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Atlantis vs. SG-1

Posted on 2009.07.13 at 03:00


David Alexander McDonald (Steven E. McDonald)
wyldemusick at 2009-07-13 15:38 (UTC) (Link)
See, now I go the opposite direction -- I really didn't think much of SG-A, but have all ten seasons of SG-1 and the two movies. I found Sg-A to be on the campy side, and was as often annoyed at McKay as anything.

However, I will admit that SG-1 did stumble through the first two seasons. It really started picking up in the third season,and barrels along from there through the 7th season. O'Neill stays bizarrely jokey throughout, admittedly, but that's the character, and it really begins to work.

Seasons 8-10 are a bit iffy for some people, because O'Neill starts to be less present (and for some, the end of season 7 was the finale for the series; for others it's the final episodes of season 8, with 9 & 10 being a related but different show -- which at one point would have been called Stargate Command)and as of season 9 is pretty much gone, with Ben Browder & Claudia Black arriving (Black for only part of season 9.)

I can happily rewatch SG-1. SG-A...not really.
ehowton at 2009-07-13 18:42 (UTC) (Link)
When I was deployed to Saudi Arabia we worked alongside contractors - contractors which were required to be outfitted in fatigues. We had two guys assigned to us. One of them wore his blouse open, his boots untied, and a big silver belt-buckle with his. The other was always squared away. I told him once how much I appreciated how he wore my uniform. Told me he had served, and wanted to wear it with respect.

RDA seems to be playing soldier. Joe Flanigan makes me believe he's earned his rank. Lt. Colonel Sheppard is always squared away, but I cringe every time I see Colonel O'Neil with his blouse untucked and his hands in his pockets.

Perhaps it has something to do with our vocational experience as well, because I run into guys who are responsible for everything, all the time like McKay. So I can relate. Annoying? Sure. But I always marvel at their brilliance and tenacity.

I will admit that SG-1 did stumble through the first two seasons.
I shall press on then, to Season three - and who knows, perhaps beyond!
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