Stargate SG-1 had just finished a decade’s worth of episodes when they made this direct to DVD movie to conclude the story of the last two seasons. Frankly, I wasn’t expecting to like it because I hate the Ori plot that was the essence of the 9th and 10th seasons; plus, I abhor the Vala mal Doran character. She’s a tramp and never belonged at Stargate Command, let alone on the flagship team.
That said, I was stunned when I actually enjoyed this movie. Vala’s stuff was toned down with virtually no innuendo that I detested so much. That helped a lot because it let me focus on the movie and not all the yuckiness surrounding this character.
The cinematography was terrific. I loved the beauty of the area and the way it was filmed. Even the music was excellent. The script did tie up all of the loose ends and gave fans a nice, neat ending.
The very last scene was classic SG-1. It just made me sad that Richard Dean Anderson wasn’t a part of this project. Had he been in this finale moment, life would have been extra good. We were taken back to the essence of SG-1 in many ways in this movie. I liked it.