I posted this on Joseph Mallozzi’s blog in response to his posting about Amanda Tapping doing crossovers in Atlantis, Some fans are not happy at the prospect, some fans think Stargate SG1 is becoming like Farscape. Me, I’m just happy that the mythology still continues.
“We have magic with Mckay/Zelenka, I’d hate to see that fade. I didn’t much like the McKay character until he appeared in Atlantis. In SG1 he couldn’t outshine Sam in the brains department no matter how he tried. In Atlantis it’s different he’s the go to guy and I’d hate to see Sam outshine him on this show. As we’ve seen in “Trinity” Rodney can bring himself down to the size of an ant, he doesn’t need anyone else’s help. Not to say that’s all Sam would be doing. Actually, what would be really cool is if she appeared in an ep where she totally undermines Kavanagh and then has to kill him. That would be cool. Actually any episode where he gets killed would be cool.
Do people have such short memories or am I just too easily pleased? In season 8 we get some insight into the Jack/Sam ship. We hear Sam’s own Dad tell her she can still have what she wants; basically hinting that she shouldn’t let the job keep her from getting her man. Jack gets the same kind of speech from his girlfriend. Episode 20 sees them fishing together in a way that suggests more than colleagues.
So enter season 9. No Jack and Sam I just assumed they’d moved on to different departments so that they could get together without breaking any rules. Maybe it helped that I’d read that RDA wasn’t gonna be around much but, as much as I love Jack I noticed the Stargate mythology was still going and that is why I tune in. That is the whole reason I gave the show a look in from season one, because as corny as some people thought the film was, I felt there was huge potential there. SG1 has proved this to be true. Along the way I fell in love with some characters, I missed Daniel in season six but his loss didn’t detract from the mythology.
In Season 9 the Jaffa are free and lack direction, the Ori are some seriously scary assed villains. They scare me more than the people who knock on my door on Saturday mornings. I was quite happy to watch Mitchell try to pick up the pieces of SG1 whilst helping to move the mythology forward. Everyone came back in time didn’t they?
I guess we all watch the show for different reasons. When I start to notice that Daniels looking a lot bigger these days or that Amanda has a bit of a tummy, or that that the paint is peeling in the Gate room then I blame the writing and or direction for failing to keep my attention.
This fandom reminds me so much of the Star Trek fandom, so much petty bickering it’s unreal!”