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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.

Stargate Continuum Coming July 29th June 27, 2008

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Sure Ark of Truth wasn’t great – but Stargate Continuum looks to make up for that in spades.

No more of that Orii nonsense –

This is humans against Ga’ould as it should be with massive mothership battles, evil Jafaa and all the rest.

Ohh and Vala is a baad ass Ga’ould too.

The plot centers around the exploits of the Ga’ould Baal and his final (?) attempt to stop Earth from ever interfering with the reign of the Ga’ould in the galaxy. He travels through time and takes Earth’s gate, preventing the Giza expedition from ever unearthing it and the Stargate program from ever forming. Somehow, the members of SG-1 are immune to the time distortion and set-off to find T’ealc, who is still the first prime to Apophis. It’s a literal race against time as SG-1 try to discover the location of the gate and restore the timeline to it’s correct state.