Wednesday, December 13

Stargate Sg-1: Shadowplay

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Fans of Corin Nemec probably liked Stargate SG-1: Shadowplay, but for me, this sixth season show is hum drum. I just didn’t care at all about the potential Kelownan civil war.  I don’t like the planet, or Nemec’s character of grinning Jonas Quinn, or, well, anything concerning them, it, or whatever.

Veteran performer Dean Stockwell guest stars, playing a mentor of Jonas’, which is how Jonas ends up being at the center of things. In reality, Stockwell’s character is plain nutty, though it gets explained away as a health issue. Stockwell did his best with the part, but I don’t think there was much there to work with.  It just put me to sleep.

I honestly don’t watch Stargate SG-1: Shadowplay much at all.  I’m not fond of the shows produced in this year, but there are some I can sit through and not cringe at; this isn’t one of them.  In fact, I’ll go so far as to say that this is the Kelownan version of Nightwalkers.

I don’t like political shows from this series, those that followed the NID, or shows that featured Jaffa culture, especially the political ones, or Kelownan anything.  SG-1 should be focused on true exploration, not insane mentors.
 

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