Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Stargate SG-1 Neophyte Guide (Season 2)

Here we are again, resuming my quest to recruit new viewers to the Stargate franchise.  As a quick disclaimer, I am in no way associated with MGM Studios and receive no monetary compensation for this recruitment drive (though if they really wanted to make some money, they'd hire me as head writer for a new Stargate series... yeah, keep dreaming).

Next Wednesday, I promise to have a review of something (book, movie, etc...), but I plan to keep going with these Stargate guides, as well.  The Season 3 guide will likely be posted next Tuesday or Thursday.

Reminder of the color coded ratings:

Red –Major continuity episode:  This is a Must-see episode, due to important story elements that impact the whole series in some way.

Green –Medium continuity episode:  These episodes have events with some impact on other, future episodes, but they can be skipped without totally losing focus on the storyline.  If you skip one of these, be sure to go back to it after the Red episodes get you hooked.

Blue –Minor continuity episode.  These may have some minor story elements that will impact something in the future of the series, but it's not that important.

Black –Non continuity episodes.  These stories are stand-alone episodes, which have no influence or bearing on the future of the series.

*Episodes I personally recommend, even if they aren't high priority for continuity.  These are ones I especially enjoyed.

Now, on to season 2:

The Serpent's Lair
In the Line of Duty
The Gamekeeper
Thor's Chariot
Message in a Bottle
The Tok'ra (Part 1)
The Tok'ra (Part 2)
A Matter of Time*
The Fifth Race
Serpent's Song
One False Step
Show and Tell
Out of Mind*

There we have it, Season 2 listed.  This season had a lot of minor story elements mixed into a lot of episodes, so it was tricky to rate some of them.  There are a few stories which could be given higher or lesser priority, based on individual points of view, but this should help those of you who are still new to the series.

Now, onward to Season 3!

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