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31-10-2014, 10:17 AM
Stargate
We got some Trek. Why not Gate.
Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic.
-Arthur C.Clarke.

The Goa uld are not gods but those who are less advanced believe they are. We know they are not. There is Apophis, Ra(from movie) Anubis Osiris etc.
But I like that there is also Baal. A little dig there maybe?
They would dare name a Goa uld Yahweh but later there will be parallels for the abrahamic religions. In the 10th of SG1 we see the Ori. You should all see this if you haven't.
Aside from the obvious anti religion sentiment Stargate has always been fun to watch. I love the over the top Goa uld and Jaffa costumes and the fact that the show never took itself too seriously. It also often pays homage to earlier sci fi. It's a great show.
Atlantis was fun too but not quite as good as SG1.
Universe? Meh. I couldn't get into it. Maybe it was too serious and dramatic..
As for the original movie. Not really a great movie but it was fun. The others (based on SG1) were much more entertaining.
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31-10-2014, 10:23 AM
RE: Stargate
Stargate was a clever idea that steadily devolved into a run-of-the-mill Hollywood shoot-em-up. At the end it was indistinguishable from Rambo III.

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31-10-2014, 10:54 AM
RE: Stargate
I loved SG1 and watched all of it. I thought it lost something in the last 3 seasons though especially after O'Neill left. The Goa uld were far more interesting than the Ori in my opinion. I also wasn't happy when Daniel left for a season, but at least he came back. He added that necessary element of not always being on board with the others when it came to some of the military operations or ideas. Overall, it was a great series. I watched Atlantis, but it wasn't as good. I just couldn't get into the Wraith. I didn't watch Universe - I had intended to, but I terminated my Netflix account around that time.

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31-10-2014, 11:33 AM
RE: Stargate
I have only seen the movie and most of SG1 I stopped watching somewhere around season 5 or so. Was a fun show but I think it ran too long, the premise was stretched pretty thin by the end.

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31-10-2014, 02:25 PM
RE: Stargate
All I remember is that 5th avenue bars are bonne way

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31-10-2014, 02:26 PM
RE: Stargate
I liked the Spader/Russell movie. Never watched the show.

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01-11-2014, 01:04 AM
RE: Stargate
My lasting thoughts from the franchise:

1. The show. They should have introduced a translating device. Just a tiny piece of tech in/behind the ear. Never has to be mentioned at all through the entire series. Easy way to explain why everyone everywhere speaks english.

2. The movie. I always thought of Independence Day as the sequel. Basically nothing but appearance of the ships and aliens has to change.
Ra is dead. System Lords come to earth, start blowing up cities as revenge. Humans find out the events of the past film occurred. They use a Death Glider to fly to a Mother Ship. Blow it up. They clean up the remaining ships and Jaffa on earth easily since they have no shields.
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01-11-2014, 01:46 AM
RE: Stargate
(01-11-2014 01:04 AM)PoolBoyG Wrote:  My lasting thoughts from the franchise:

1. The show. They should have introduced a translating device. Just a tiny piece of tech in/behind the ear. Never has to be mentioned at all through the entire series. Easy way to explain why everyone everywhere speaks english.

2. The movie. I always thought of Independence Day as the sequel. Basically nothing but appearance of the ships and aliens has to change.
Ra is dead. System Lords come to earth, start blowing up cities as revenge. Humans find out the events of the past film occurred. They use a Death Glider to fly to a Mother Ship. Blow it up. They clean up the remaining ships and Jaffa on earth easily since they have no shields.

Both Stargate (1994) and Independence Day (1996) were directed by Roland Emmerich, so there is that. He's the guru of disaster-porn movies, and also directed the first american Godzilla (1998), Day After Tomorrow (2004), and 2012 (2009).

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01-11-2014, 08:07 AM
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(01-11-2014 01:04 AM)PoolBoyG Wrote:  My lasting thoughts from the franchise:

1. The show. They should have introduced a translating device. Just a tiny piece of tech in/behind the ear. Never has to be mentioned at all through the entire series. Easy way to explain why everyone everywhere speaks english.

2. The movie. I always thought of Independence Day as the sequel. Basically nothing but appearance of the ships and aliens has to change.
Ra is dead. System Lords come to earth, start blowing up cities as revenge. Humans find out the events of the past film occurred. They use a Death Glider to fly to a Mother Ship. Blow it up. They clean up the remaining ships and Jaffa on earth easily since they have no shields.

I've always went with the idea that either Daniel did the translation or English spread as SG1 traveled. That's probably not good enough but it eases my mind a little....
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01-11-2014, 08:13 AM
RE: Stargate
(01-11-2014 01:46 AM)EvolutionKills Wrote:  
(01-11-2014 01:04 AM)PoolBoyG Wrote:  My lasting thoughts from the franchise:

1. The show. They should have introduced a translating device. Just a tiny piece of tech in/behind the ear. Never has to be mentioned at all through the entire series. Easy way to explain why everyone everywhere speaks english.

2. The movie. I always thought of Independence Day as the sequel. Basically nothing but appearance of the ships and aliens has to change.
Ra is dead. System Lords come to earth, start blowing up cities as revenge. Humans find out the events of the past film occurred. They use a Death Glider to fly to a Mother Ship. Blow it up. They clean up the remaining ships and Jaffa on earth easily since they have no shields.

Both Stargate (1994) and Independence Day (1996) were directed by Roland Emmerich, so there is that. He's the guru of disaster-porn movies, and also directed the first american Godzilla (1998), Day After Tomorrow (2004), and 2012 (2009).
Those movies were good for shits and giggles. Except Godzilla. That movie sucked. But I haven seen a Godzilla movie that was worth watching.
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