• Transporter Room 3
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    22 months ago

    Personally I feel like the show really finds it’s legs in S3 but kicks it into high gear for S6.

    I’m sure every fan has a list of episodes you can skip, and while I do skip a lot of S1/2 depending on how long it’s been since I watched those particulars, personally I think they’re all important for Stargate as a whole. Necessary to watch on your second run I think, not necessarily for the first.

    Luckily since I know the people I’ve watched it with pretty well, I know what can be skipped and what they’ll need to watch to really “get it”. And I summarize the episodes we skip. Sometimes I’ll even give them the option like “next episode is pretty slow, no real action but a lot of off-world things and important conversations/drama” and let them decide if they want to watch a slow episode or not.

    Although honestly, how can you think the episodes where Daniel poses as Yu’s servant are boring? Sure no big explosions and action sequences, but it’s riveting.

    • Captain Aggravated
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      22 months ago

      I don’t think SG-1 started off as rough as, say, Star Trek TNG did. They were making overall good television even in the first episode of SG-1.

      The first two seasons especially had the Torchwood problem of trying to be very emphatically a show for adults, which is why there’s that infamous full frontal scene in the pilot episode. I think they realized that there’s money in syndication on basic cable so they produced most of the rest of the show to kind of a PG rating which stabilized the tone.

    • @octopus_ink@lemmy.ml
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      12 months ago

      Personally I feel like the show really finds it’s legs in S3 but kicks it into high gear for S6.

      Really I have to agree with that now that you mention it. I think it had been too long since I watched it. :)

      I’m sure every fan has a list of episodes you can skip

      I skip nothing on any show! I know people commonly do this, I just don’t. If I’m watching it, I’m watching it warts and all. 😁

      • Transporter Room 3
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        12 months ago

        While normally I would agree that you should take it all in as-is… It really depends on how many times you’ve seen it…

        SG1 was my jam while it was still running, and I watched it every chance I got from S4 onwards.

        When my family didn’t have cable, we had the first 5 seasons of SG1 on DVD, and I watched them. A lot.

        So I definitely have seen enough of The Broca Divide and Emancipation and will happily skip them my next go around. If I’m showing them to a new person though, it’s “you should watch ALL OF THEM”