Sunday, June 24, 2007

The Ethinic Openness That Is Me

Yesterday for lunch my aunt, roommate and I went to the 25th Annual Greek Festival held at the nearby Orthodox Church. The difference between this one and the one I went to in Hartford is this: they didn't have tirokopeida here just really good spanakopeida but the beer selection was so much better here as I didn't have to suffer through skanky beer but could get a local microbrew so, yay! After my dinner of leftover Chinese, we went back as there was an actual live band playing. The dancing was a let down as none of the really hot women seemed to participate...

Since Stargate SG-1 has now ended, I suppose I should say a few words. While they didn't totally suck, I think the last two seasons were totally unnecessary. Adding new cast members is fine but I think people should have learned their lesson from Earth: Final Conflict and Andromeda. You don't change the plot of the show mid-stream. The fact all three shows were filmed next door to each other can't be a coincidence. Only, Alias pulled this off and that's really only because I think people missed the real point of the show but I've already written about that...

As to the final episode itself, I worried that it would not have any finality to it since we all know the Ori storyline won't be concluded until the first direct-to DVD movie. I was very pleasantly surprised they actually did manage to pull it off. It was very moving. A few nitpicks, however. Killing off the Asgard was cliched (as was their gift) and who didn't see Teal'c volunteering to stay old? I mean he obviously hadn't aged as quickly as the others. Finally, the Daniel/Valla relationship, while hinted at ever since her introduction three years ago, still seemed forced. If they weren't trapped in a bubble for fifty years, they wouldn't be together and need I remind the one reader who cares about this paragraph but this is not the couple fans want to see get together anyway...

I wrap up my review with this:

2 comments:

K.J. Kofsuske said...

Okay, the Daniel/Vala thing...WTF was up with his outburst and then "okay, let's sleep together." I thought, seriously, that someone had invaded his mind, because his behavior was SO not Daniel like. That was the STUPIDEST part of the whole episode. Cam destroying his room was pretty sweet, though.

Likestrek said...

I see Daniel's reaction as pity sex which is a terrible basis for a relationship! Even I know that!

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