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Details about the two upcomng direct-to-DVD Stargate movies have been well known, but just in case you still don’t know it, here they are: “Stargate: The Ark of the Truth” will take place immediately after the cliffhanger ending of Season 10, the series’ final season, and wrap up the Ori storyline. (Stargate fans know that the Ori were a bunch of Muslim Jihadist-like badasses that wanted to convert the galaxy or kill us trying.) The second movie, “Stargate: Continuum”, would be a stand-alone movie. Plot below.
SG-1 attends the execution of Ba’al, the last of the Goa’uld system lords, when Teal’c (Judge) and Vala (Black) inexplicably disappear into thin air. Carter (Tapping), Daniel (Shanks) and Mitchell (Browder) race back to a world where history has been changed: The Stargate program has been erased from the timeline. As they try to convince the authorities of what’s happened, a fleet of Goa’uld motherships arrives in orbit, led by Ba’al; his queen, Katesh (Vala); and his first prime, Teal’c. SG-1 must find the Stargate and set things right before the world is enslaved by the Goa’uld.
I’m looking forward to the end of “Stargate: SG1″, which may be odd to say especially since I’m a fan of the series. But the last few seasons just haven’t been that good, with a couple of good, stand-alone episodes shining through, like the recent one where SG1 is trapped in a museum and assumed to be rebels. Or the one where Mitchell goes to his high school reunion. Basically, every episode that didn’t have anything to do with the tired Ori storyline was good stuff.
The Ori stuff…man, that was just awful.