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elz ([personal profile] elz) wrote2017-06-07 05:49 pm
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more old tv

Were there really just never that many SG1 "the program goes public" fics, or is it just that I can't find them because of lack of standard keywords/tags? There are a handful that I know I've read, and some of those are wonderful, but it feels like somebody somewhere ought to have written the long, mostly gen version about all the fallout, and I have a sneaking suspicion that maybe they did and I just don't know where it is. That feeling always makes me twitchy.

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My haphazard revisiting of the Stargate universe has landed me on, well, Stargate Universe, which I bailed on fairly early in its original run. It's not really any better the second time around: they tried too hard to be edgy and non-Stargate-like, and they forgot to make the characters likable. The story isn't bad, I just find myself not caring very much. HOWEVER, I just got to the episode where Jack needs a super stealthy surveillance expert to help catch a traitor, and so he calls... Daniel. Which actually ends up being Daniel's last real appearance in canon, skulking around with a camera, failing to capture the bad guys, and then hanging out in Jack's office. Is he supposed to be living in DC at this point? Was this a shady excuse to get him to come visit? It doesn't really make a ton of sense. Jack and Sam's last appearances are in the following episode, where Jack yells at another colonel for not being able to make command decisions as well as Sam can. I feel like this is probably a common scene in General O'Neill's life: griping at everyone else about how they should be more like SG-1. That, at least, is charming, even if Colonel Young makes terrible choices.

Anyway, I'll try to stick it out through the second season, even if that just means leaving the episodes on in the background while I do other things. My next ambition is to catch up with the SyFy summer shows (Killjoys, Dark Matter, and maybe Wynonna Earp) and then actually watch them as they air, which I've gotten increasingly terrible at in the streaming era. It might work, at least for the month until Game of Thrones comes back and eats my brain.

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