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Stargate: Continuum

Welp, it looks like someone over at MGM screwed the pooch again. I just finished watching a fabulous and complete version of Stargate: Continuum, the direct to DVD stargate movie that's not supposed to be out for another 3 weeks and change. Some of you might recall that I also got to see Stargate: The Ark of Truth early though in that case it was almost two months ahead of time but at least consisted of a yet unfinished version which didn't have all the shots and special effects added. Frankly, I wasn't impressed with The Ark of Truth, and I'm happy to report that Continuum does better.

Still, regardless of the script quality, I just don't see how the movie studios keep managing to leak these dvd's before their release dates. Many fans are happy to spend their money to support the series, but you can't expect them to wait when they know they can get their stargate fix now and for nothing to boot. At best, you can only hope that some few people will still buy the dvd after watching the pirated version. I, however, am not one of those people. I just can't see paying for it when I can get it for free. Not to mention that of all the dvd's I have bought in my life, I've only actually watched perhaps 3% of them. I still have bunches of sealed movies sitting around from a decade back. I'm just not one of those people who can usually sit through a movie more than once or who won't obsessively hit the fast forward button given the option. I can usually shrink most movies down to at least half the size by speeding through the boring parts.

Anyway, back to Stargate: Continuum for a moment. It was pretty spiffy for all that it was another time travel schtick. I love time travel episodes but it just seems that they've had too many of them recently. They're fun because you get to change everything and operate outside the box, but they have to be used sparingly. Since the finale to SG1 was also a time travel episode in effect, it just seemed too soon to do another one. I was really hoping for a giant space armada war instead, which is probably my favorite sci-fi trope. Almost all of my favorite episodes from various sci-fi series have been the ones where there are huge space battles like the Klingon attack of DS9 or the entire second half of season 4 of Babylon 5. I just love the idea of flying a space ship into battle and offloading lasers or phasers or quantum torpedoes at the enemy. Given a choice, sometimes I think that I would love to be a fighter pilot more than anything else. A ridiculous sort of dream but I can just imagine the thrill of it all. Besides, if all else fails you can always kamikaze the rat bastards and that sort of appeals to me too.
Tags: bittorrent, movie club, movie club: stargate

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