“Gonna try and go back to regularly watching stuff off the movie wall. Remember how I was doing that back in Boston? I’d pretty much finished round 2 thru the DVD’s (picking one unblogged movie per cubby on the shelf), so it’s time to start the second round of the BluRays.
Stargate (the movie) was released well before I got into scifi, so obvs I missed it. And I never cared all that much to go back to it, until I got my first BluRay player and HD TV and the price was right. I have seen a random assortment of episodes of the tv show. I know my Daddy really liked it, but I don’t recall watching it with him. In college, one of my best friends on the hall often had the show on in the background, so I’d catch bits whenever I was hanging in his room. Later there was a guy I dated that really liked the show and made me watch a whole bunch. I never really got that into it.
The movie never really impressed me either. I think the biggest reason is that once we travel thru the Stargate, it’s not too scifi-ish for a while. I’ve seen this a couple times and it always loses me there. It almost feels more like Indiana Jones, if he lost his sense of adventure and just hung out with the ancient cultures he was studying. FWIW however, I do really like James Spader in this movie. What can I say, adorable nerds really do it for me.
While it wasn’t my thing, I am kinda glad that it did get expanded into a successful tv series with spinoffs. There was just so much potential in the premise, it seems a waste to only visit one place. But if we’re talking about tv shows where we travel to new dimensions, give me Sliders any day. Now that I could watch forever.”