posted on Mar, 21 2009 @ 08:33 PM
I grew up in the 80s but was never really too excited about Star Wars. Maybe I was too young when the first one came out. I think I had an R2D2 toy
when I was quite little. I might have watched two of the prequels but I don't remember much of them.
I never got into Star Trek. I watched one of the movies when in college, have seen a few of the early episodes over the years. It wasn't much my
thing. I was always more into horror than scifi, unless it was stuff like Philip K Dick.
I started watching Stargate SG1 shortly after I became interested in ideas such as aliens interfering with human history in ancient times. I
remembered enjoying the movie years ago when it had come out, so I re-watched it, as well as the pilot, which introduced new ideas about aliens as
parasites. Recognizing that it is all speculation, the themes of the movie and TV shows offered interesting perspectives and possibilities about
things I was already thinking about.
This was most true in the earlier seasons of SG1, but it became more interesting with the Atlantis connection in later seasons. The Atlantis spin off
series also offered some food for thought, withs its Ancients and a vampire like Wraith creature; but again this seemed to wane as the show
progressed, becoming more focused on interpersonal drama. Though I was still disappointed with its cancellation.
There have been two SG1 movies since its cancellation, and rumors of both more SG1 and SGA movies. There will be a new show, Stargate Universe,
launching in the next year or two. I'm not sure what to expect from that.