Whatever the behind-the-scenes politics, the departure of Daniel Jackson actor Michael Shanks the previous year most certainly contributed to the need to run a tighter ship somewhere. On the minus side, the show tends to break its own rules for instance, for a character who's supposed to be invincible, Adria often seems awfully, well, vincible , and the commingling of Arthurian legend, Greek, Roman, and Egyptian myth, magic, and other sources is occasionally over-the-top, even for this franchise. One reason for its being a fan favorite was the cameo from still-alive-after-all Daniel Jackson. With longtime nemeses the Goa'uld having essentially been eliminated, we now have the Ori, whose agenda of domination through religion provides the season's principal story arc. It fits with the notion of which countries were involved with the space race, but sometimes I wondered why the show never touched on those modern cultures, especially since it dealt so heavily with ancient cultures and religions. In many ways, I do think Stargate is derivative, pulling influences from other sci-fi programs, but they always have a nice twist to make it fit well to this individual series. Should these be reported to Ebay for removal? Some significant changes are apparent in Season 8.
Anyway before you all judge me. You absolutely should, they are making money off of the show and the franchise isn't. Going through ten seasons, it never got old. In answer too your question, in addition too the problems mentioned above, the only other difference I can see so far is 1 Episode 14 and 15 are switched on the disk, 15 is listed as 14 2 A couple of minor audio problems in 1 episode and a skip in another. For others, the packaging led to damaged goods, and it was not worth their troubles.
I haven't watched any of the special features or anything like that so I can't comment on that yet. Michael Shanks looks frequently bored in his rare moments of individual screen time as he infiltrates a Goa'uld meeting and even when making friends with a creature everyone else wants dead. Financial rescue or genre haven from cancellation? Tony Amendola Master Bra'tek was in it, and after the play I was able to get him to sign it! Both these are terrific concepts but are scarcely enough story to have stretched across more than one episode. Some of the one-off tales were terrific in and of themselves, but it was as if the writers fell into the trap of having to refer to as much backstory as possible, perhaps to ensure loose ends could be easily wrapped up? There'd be several more through the year, culminating in a finale that relied on how much attention you'd been paying to that all-important back-story. New story arcs came about to go along with the updated cast, so it has the feel of a spin-off at least as much as a continuation. Willie Garson comically guest-starred as Martin, a geekily suspicious guy with too much knowledge of the Stargate. Is that an already planned spin-off on the horizon? More sinister was an old flame of Daniel's turning into something far more painful than an old wound thanks to an ancient Egyptian curse.
The most obvious aspect is that Richard Dean Anderson left the show after the eighth season, and he was the first among equals when it came to the starring cast, even if his role was limited during particularly the seventh season. It wasn't until last night, when I finally found this forum thread that I found out that I had the wrong version. That's when I realized that it looks way different. I love that they don't recreate the original movie. And to be honest, the franchise needs all the help and profits it can get. The spidery nasties had only seemed like one of many new enemies introduced in previous years. If the franchise didn't make money, they wouldn't produce anything.
Once open, that's when the real horror is revealed. Teal'c:If you once again try to harm me or one of my companions, my patience with you will expire. The discs are held in the worst possible way, as though the designers were trying to ruin discs and make it as horrible for the user as possible. The funny thing is, I took it with me when I went and watched The Merchant Of Venice at the Cedar City Shakespearean Festival. Meanwhile, the writers' replacement of the ancient Egyptian iconography used in earlier seasons with various aspects of Arthurian legend Merlin, Knights of the Round Table, sword in the stone is sometimes cool, sometimes merely hokey.
However, this set is great for anyone who also wants to take a look back at where it all began. I didn't even realize that it was illegal until I read this forum. As was the case in Season 9, and to a large extent in Season 8 as well, original series star Richard Dean Anderson is little in evidence here. Characters that hadn't been in the original movie, Amanda Tapping as Samantha Carter and Christopher Judge as Teal'c, also become deep and interesting as the series progresses. In the end I decided too buy the set off of eBay.
You would think that each season would have it's own images. With a seemingly endless network of Stargates found to exist on planets all across the known universe, their mission is to make first contact with as many friendly races as possible. That is an outstanding value. Exactly, I always buy the box sets and dvd movies, even though I watched AoT online I'm still going to buy it and bootleggers are just ripping off all of us honest fans. Still recalling the original movie, O'Neill is concerned for the siblings because of the loss of his son.
The picture quality in the later seasons is much better. But aside from language and subtitle options, bonus features are limited to brief featurettes that play like commercials and provide little in the way of background information or insight there are no features at all on the first disc. It's too bad they didn't find a way to keep him involved. So, sad story; I got the Bootleg version signed by Tony Amendola! Problem is, while we know that the Ori are relentless, devious, and bloated with the pride that always attaches itself to false gods, we can't actually see them. Fortunately - miraculously - nothing got scratched, and I was able to watch the series without technical difficulties. Not every episode was a masterpiece, but few were really bad.