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Stargate SG-1 Season 6 boxset has 6 dvd's together from volumes 26-31. I've not watched all of them but will give my opinion on one i have seen and what i think will happen on the next dvd episodes. My favorite one at the moment is the Descent on volume 26. This one involves the team investigating an abandoned Goa'uld ship orbiting earth, which is abit strange to see one of those mother ships that close to earth with no people onboard. So they decide to use the rings to board the ship and have a look to see fif they can start the ship up again. But they come to realise that the ship has a self-destruct sequence ready to go of when it starts again, but is frozen. When they go and have a look around to see if there really is anyone on board they hear that one of the scientists has been killed by someone who they didn't pick up while on the other ship. So they realise that these are saboteurs trying to gain as much as they can and also nick the teams ship too! The saboteurs have attacked the mother ship, making it fall to the earth and heading straight for the ocean, with still the SG-1 team still inside (apart from Teal'C). So as water flows into the mother ship they have to find a way of stopping it, so Jonas Quinn saves the day and the team ofcourse! They escape using gliders and manage to go just intime before the ship becomes waterlogged. Unfortunately for Jack O'neill he can't have this mother ship for himself as after they were saved it blew up.
I also like the idea of having an episode and then continuing from the last episode to make it 1 BIG episode but 2 individual ones. Such as on volume 26 you have the episodes Redemption: Part 1 and Redemption: Part 2 where the part 1 carrys on onto part 2 to complete the story which makes you want to watch the next episode.
To me these sort of episodes are quite exciting as you never know when a team member may die or become hurt, or even what the outcome is. If they have a good variety of action such as these ones then you will enjoy them. The episodes themselves are quite long, with each dvd lasting 3hrs each, so 6 dvds x 12 hours = 15 hours worth of Stargate SG-1 in 1 boxset. So if you bought all the boxsets then you would have alot of action coming your way.
So i would suggest buying any of the boxsets as they are all good and exciting especially if you are a Stargate fan. If your not then why not start your collection with a boxset or start of buying the individual dvds until you make a collection. Each boxset contains about 6 dvds and if you buy them online you could save yourself quite some money. I bought Season 6 boxset really, really cheap of amazon, so i would suggest starting your collection from there. I already have bought 12 dvds in 1 month from amazon, so worth checking out.
The only disadvantage to this boxset is that Daniel Jackson is gone! Hopefully in the next episodes and boxsets he will return...
(Please leave a rating and a comment if you want, and if you want me to give my thoughts on any other Stargate SG1 episodes then let me know)
Still entrenched in the simpler, early days of the TV show, Stargate's Volume 6 DVD offers a mixture of plot-furthering and random, fun shows for both the devoted and passive fans. As usual with the older releases, the picture quality is not so great for a DVD and there's nothing in the way of extras apart from scene selections, animated menus and several audio/subtitle options, but four episodes and nearly three hours makes it value for money when commonly found quite cheap on the internet. As for the episodes: SERPENT'S SONG An episode that would require some degree of background knowledge to the series ot fully appreciate, "Serpent's Song" deals with a dying Apophis, the Goa'uld who would have destroyed or enslaved the human race if not for the intervention of SG-1 at the start of season 2, and explores the ethical and realistic notions of whether he should be allowed to die. Meanwhile, a mysterious and extremely powerful ancient Goa'uld Sokar, who takes his name from the Egyptian god of death, is slowly pushing through the iris that keeps the Stargate sealed. The teaser (pre-episode titles) to this episode certainly start the DVD off with a bang, with some shots of Apophis' ship being shot down from space into a desert, however the action dwindles after this. Aside from the interesting and mysterious idea of Sokar, the storyline seems to drag on and not properly develop, and I certainly would only recommend the episode to a dedicated fan of the series. If not for the finale to season 2, I suspect MGM might have converted this into some form of clip show. HOLIDAY Meeting a frail old man called Machello in an advanced laboratory, apparently a notable hero in the battle against the Goa'uld, the team return to Earth unaware that the old man has swapped his presence with Daniel Jackson's. While Daniel lies comatose, Machello explores the local neighbourhood, intent on
living life as a free man after being hunted f or so long. Meanwhile, attempting to discover how the body swap machine works, Jack and Teal'c become involved in an identity crisis of their own. An enjoyable episode, added to by the hilarity of Christopher Judge portraying Richard Dean Anderson's character. I'm not sure how they are able to get away with Michael Shanks playing both Daniel and Machello, as I find it rather obvious, but on the whole an easy to grasp episode and funny romp. Reminds me of the Red Dwarf episode "Body Swap." ONE FALSE STEP Exploring a primitive alien world, SG-1 find they may be causing the inhabitants to fall ill. However, once Jack begins to experience the same symptoms, eyes fall towards the local plant life. A nice random episode, not particularly great but watchable. I always like it when some outdoor action is included in episodes rather than simply the SGC all the time- the alien species are interesting as well. SHOW AND TELL A young, dying boy speaks of invisible aliens who wish to destroy his people. Jack is particularly sympathetic to the boy's cause as he reminds him of his dead son. Not a strong episode, the only real high points are the battles with the invisible (nice money-saving technique there) aliens, and the shock value of the boy's alien mother being killed in front of him. One of the weaker episodes of the season, although the child actor is good. Overall, a good DVD but no fantastic episodes- only "Holiday" would be a possibility to call a 'classic.' As I said, the extras aren't too great and even the cover simply features Richard Dean Anderson in a scene not really relevant to any of the plots.
The biggest change for Stargate's sixth season was its move to the Sci-Fi Channel. Financial rescue or genre haven from cancellation? Whatever the behind-the-scenes politics, the departure of Daniel Jackson (actor Michael Shanks) the previous year most certainly contributed to the need to run a tighter ship somewhere. With the addition of his replacement, Jonas Quinn, the new show dynamic (hinted at by the new title theme tune) meant far more convoluted arc-stories and less individual focus.
One of very few solo spotlights came from Christopher Judge writing his own show, when "The Changeling" saw Teal'c act out a life as a fireman. One reason for being a fan favourite was its cameo from still-alive-after-all Daniel Jackson. There'd be several more through the year, culminating in a finale that tested how much attention you'd been paying to that all-important back-story.
Other kooky cameos included Dean Stockwell in one of the many spotlights on the energy resource n'quadria, Ian Buchanan as one of the devilish Replicators (and hopefully the end of that plotline) and regular spots from John DeLancie, Ronny Cox and Tom McBeath as the Earth-bound series baddies. More pertinently, we also saw Byers from The X-Files (Bruce Harwood) as a scientist involved with the Antarctic Gate. Lest we forget, there are other portals on Earth. Is that an already planned spin-off on the horizon? --Paul Tonks