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Stargate Continuum – REVIEW July 29, 2008

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The one word review of Stargate Continuum – AWESOME

This is what having the power of a movie gives as opposed to just an hour episode.

It gives more of everything that we love (and miss) about Stargate SG-1. Continuum delivers on all levels. It’s got the dry wit of Jack O’ Neil and Teal’c . The villainy of the Gaould and an evil V’alla that is one nasty control freak.

What more could a Stargate fan ask for?

The basics of the story (without giving away spoilers) is that somehow Baal has adjusted the timeline to one in which the gate was never found – making Earth ripe for annihilation by B’all. Simple enough.

But the way in which the writers have blended together the timeline elements is near flawless. The ‘fate’ of all the characters is also something that on first viewing was …well shocking and made for some real drama (when you watch it you’ll see what we mean)>

Doing time travel stuff is nothing new for Stargate but Continuum takes it to a new level- though there is a small problem.

After you’ve watched Continuum yourself, come back and let us know what you think about the final scene with the picture on Col. Mitchell’s locker. Personally I don’t think it quite makes sense. The basic premise is that B’aal altered the timeline and didn’t travel to a different meta-verse. When a timeline changes in the same universe, everything changes (or at least it should) and characters that don’t belong in a given timeline should simply cease to exist. It is a flaw and it’s the only blotch that we found in this movie.

No question Continuum is a vastly superior movie than the Ark of Truth which was lacking many areas. Whether or not it is better than some of the regular SG-1 episodes (I’m thinking of some of the great Season 8 episodes in particular), I’m not so sure.

If you are a Stargate fan, this movie is something you will absolutely love. If you’re not a Stargate fan (who isn’t?) you’ll enjoy this too, it’s that good.


1. Morjana - July 30, 2008

I agree with you – AWESOME movie.

2. newbie - July 30, 2008

Actually, for a person who’s never seen a Stargate episode, i found this confusing and a tad boring, I expected Earth to put more fight

3. david jones - July 30, 2008

great review – this really was an awesome movie

4. Snowycat - August 1, 2008

It was ok.. I thought The Ark of Truth was better.. After the Ori, Ba’al really isn’t much of a threat.. The plot was certainly a bit convoluted, like most ‘messin’ with time’ movies.. Because I love the Stargate franchise I’d recommend it to anyone but don’t expect too much, the usual excitement level is not there.. It would have been better as a 2-hour TV movie.. ^^

5. jzholloway - August 3, 2008
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