Hey! This is our 2000th post! We sure do watch a lotta telemabission!
We wrapped up this chunk of Stargate with a one-and-a-half parter over the last two nights. It’s not quite a two-parter because most of part one is a clip show. Three of our heroes got captured by Hathor, one of their old enemies played by Suanne Braun, who makes a second and final appearance in this story. I’m sure the writers didn’t like clip shows; this one compounds the cheapness by setting it in a mockup of the heroes’ headquarters as the villain uses her “previously seen footage” technology to gain intel about all the other aliens in the show.
Our son offered that he really hates Hathor, growling that she’s about as aggravating to him as the Cybermen in Doctor Who. So lucky for him she gets a liquid nitrogen bath in the second half. Also, this part was an all-action shootout with lots of explosions, several other SG teams joining the fight, and Tony Amendola’s Master Bra’tac comes along for the ride because they usually call on him for part two of these things, so he had a lot to enjoy. This episode also introduces an older-style enemy ship called a Needle Threader which is used to fly through Stargates. That certainly caught his imagination.
The episode ends with Hathor dead, but three of their Goa’uld enemies are still out there: Sokar has Apophis as his prisoner, and Heru’ur – who is Hathor’s child – still has a formidable army. Unfortunately for our heroes, their rogues’ gallery is about to get a lot bigger, which means the show’s about to get more fun. Sadly, their next opponent will be a one-off. I say sadly because he’s really entertaining and I’m looking forward to seeing him again.
That’s where we’ll leave Stargate SG-1 for now, because we like to shuffle things around to keep them fresh. We’ll watch all of season three this summer, starting in June. Stay tuned!