…Just another white boy with a blog about geeking out and living life.
…I remember walking into the cinema with my dad about a minute or so after the film had actually started and seeing the locals pulling the stargate out of the ground. I sat, I watched, I became a fan.
The mythological idea behind the Stargate movie was amazing for me and I think I was 13 at the time. Pyramids as landing sites? Egyptian gods really aliens? Wormhole travel though a funky looking orifice? (Sure, they called it that, once, in the series) I was hooked from the beginning and longed for the day someone announced a sequel or a series or something!
When they finally announced the series, I must have been doing something else because I was late on the scene. But once I got into it I was again, hooked. Don’t get me wrong, it took me a while to get used to MacGuyver (I used to watch too) playing O’Neil but it happened and I settled down to continue the saga, for 10 years! When I moved away from home I missed a lot of Atlantis but I also caught up thanks to daily repeats on cable TV.
For me, it was the wide-eyed wonder of Daniel Jackson that took me along for the ride-along through the gate and his pleading for a diplomatic solution before just shooting everyone that kept me into the show beyond the new cultures they’d encounter. I love how they wove the old gods together and through the show linking technology and history to the Ancients.
Admittedly, there were perhaps too many ‘alternate timlines’ or ‘parallell universe’ episodes for comfort but on the same token they did each have their own unique eye-twinkles. It is a show that has managed to be a franchise surviving various setbacks or threats to its longevity but here it is, still, in it’s third series, Stargate Universe.
I’m enjoying it alot. I think like a lot of people “Light” is my favourite episode. Something else I like is the way the civillian vs military struggle is going, because unlike SG1 and Atlantis, I think the sturggle is more about the military being out of their depth this time because it takes alot of knowledge of Ancients to get through these challenges and so the soldiers and colonel Young seem to hanging on to their powerbase out of tradition rather than qualification. It will be interesting tracking that theory; can’t wait for the next show!