You know, if the Stargate franchise had to go, I really can't think of a better way to end it that the SGU finale. It had a great plot, a wonderful mix of action and character moments for everyone, even minor characters, and the last scenes were really beautiful and poignant. Seriously, y'all, my eyes were watering. I don't think they knew the show was canceled when it was made and I think that's for the best, because they didn't try any over-the-top shenanigans like they did for the other two series. It's head and shoulders above the nonsense that was "Enemy at the Gates" and in my opinion surpasses "Unending" as well. The first half of season 1 was mediocre, but once they got a grip on the characters and toned down the dickishness the show started to shine, particularly in later S2. I'd recommend checking out the last four episodes, but I'm not sure they'd have the same impact if you didn't watch the characters grow to the point they're at now. I may have to create a list or something - there's no denying there's a few real stinkers ('Cloverdale') but that's nothing that other shows didn't have.
(One other point that I thought about while watching - the producers are still giant dicks, but I'm honestly not sure how much influence they had this season, because a lot of the problems SG has always had with women and minorities were mostly absent. It's consistently been passing Bechdel and the women have been far more integral to the plot they usually were on SGA, Teyla excepted.)
Anyway, I'm slowly getting back in a fic-writing mood, and I think I may try my hand at 'SGU: Lorne edition'. (Don't judge me!) Also, having a deadline for kink bingo is definitely motivating me to finish something up for that.
In completely unrelated news, I could watch Tyrion Lannister walk around insulting people all day. I may have to write a SG/Game of Thrones crossover. Probably crackfic, given that their styles and genres are utterly incompatible, but still.This entry was originally posted at http://slybrarian.dreamwidth.org/68950.html. | comments.