Summary of "Season 8 Box Set - I love this show": The 9th season of Stargate: SG-1 is currently airing, and a 10th is already planned. SG-1 will hit an amazing milestone during the 10th season; they'll become the longest-running American sci-fi series ever, when they pass The X-Files' 202 episode run.
I found this season to be a mixed bag; it started off good, then got boring before it picked up near the end. "Citizen Joe" has to be the best "clip show" I've ever seen. The clips actually added to the story instead of appearing as filler we'd already seen; that's tough to do.
I was impressed MGM address the "Threads" issue so quickly; other studios would have taken weeks or even months to make an announcement. Nice work MGM! (read entire review)
Summary of "Season 7 Box Set - Season 7": This is one of the best sci-fi shows currently airing, and is definitely one of my favorite shows to watch on DVD. Maybe I'm a bit hard on the DVD extras, but they seem to have an amateurish feel to them. Most of the featurettes have audio problems that should have been corrected in post production. MGM is still releasing TV sets without a "play all" feature, and without chapters placed after the opening credits, and something tells me this isn't going to change. Maybe they lack an understanding about what makes TV-on-DVD special, or maybe they just don't care. It'll be interesting to see how the MGM sale to Sony Pictures affects the SG-1 sets. It's possible that the season 8 DVD set could be done by Columbia TriStar, and these problems may be fixed. (read entire review)
Summary of "Season 6 Box Set - I love this show!": I didn't attempt the day-long marathon I endured for season 5 this time around. Instead I paced the set out over 4 days and enjoyed the Stargate stories. I thought I would hate Jonas, but I really, really liked him, and now I'm a bit ticked that Daniel is back for season 7.
MGM needs stop doing half-assed jobs on their TV DVDs and actually consider how people watch these. Every review I bitch about 2 things: no "play all" and no chapters placed after the title sequence, and now I'm bitching about a useless title menu. I will continue to bitch until they fix these problems. The things I ask for aren't complicated, and they would improve the product. This isn't rocket science, it's just DVD authoring.
Summary of "Season 5 Box Set - Through the wormhole we go!": While this was a very good release, I have a few issues with it. The first thing I noticed was the lack of the second part of the documentary started on the season 4 set. Season 4 contained "Stargate SG-1: Timeline to the Future - Legacy of the Gate," part 1 of a 3 part documentary which I assumed would have been continued on the fifth and sixth season sets, but it's nowhere to be found.
I've mentioned this before, but I find the lack of chapters set after the opening and a "Play All" feature to be frustrating. While on my Christmas vacation from my regular day job I decided to spend an entire day watching a whole season of a show - all 22 episodes. When Stargate SG-1 Season 5 arrived I knew I had found my test subject. I enjoy the show, and I could see myself still enjoying it even after sitting through all 22 episodes. Waking up early on December 30th, I started the first episode at 6:40 am, and finished the last one at 12:03 am on the 31st (I had a long phone call, meal preparation breaks and bathroom breaks in there). While I wouldn't recommend doing what I did, my experiment illustrated how important a "Play All" feature was. Instead of being able to press the "next" button on my remote, I was forced to return to the episode screen, go back one screen, select the next episode and press play. On discs like Warner Bros Babylon 5 I can easily sit through an entire disc with only touching the remote control a few times.
Another frustration is the lack of a chapter marker set after the opening. I know I've said this over and over in my reviews, but it's something I find very important for television releases, and there are a few companies that can't grasp this concept. Who wants to sit through the SAME opening over and over for every episode in a set? Not me. One little setting while authoring the disc allows the viewer to skip over this repetitive piece for every episode with the press of a button. Instead, the user has to sit there and watch it, or they fast-forward then rewind a bit once they've gone past the opening, then they can watch the start of the episode. We shouldn't have to do that, MGM. Please...think of how people watch your products and author accordingly.
Less than 2 months after this set hits the street, MGM is releasing season 6 of the series. Look for it on March 2, 2004. (read entire review)
Season 4 Box Set - Season 4 set, best yet! (9/26/2003)
Summary of "Season 4 Box Set - Season 4 set, best yet!": Can you believe I still haven't found the first season set to buy? Okay, I'm not trying too hard, and I just look in stores when I remember, but I figured this thing should be around. This is such a great series they probably get a couple of sets in stock and then sell them out right away. When I was in Las Vegas for the Video Software Dealer's Association trade show I spent about an hour talking to Mike Spring from DVDAngle.com about the show, and we both agreed it's one of the best sci-fi shows.
MGM stepped up their past 2 releases, first by increasing the quality of the audio and video for season 3, and now increasing the extras for season 4. It's quite a lot of fun watching a studio get the hang of their TV product, and it's my hope that they'll catch on and provide chapter markers after the openings for the fifth season. Come on MGM, you can do it! (read entire review)
Summary of "Season 3 Box Set - No grain!": Like I said, this show keeps growing on me. Just yesterday I was in a store trying to track down the first season set, as well as the movie. Hey, I'm a collector and I want it all. The documentaries on the set are nice content-wise, but wow...those intros have to be dropped for the next set. They were just brutal.
Summary of "Season 2 Box Set - Grain!": I just can't get past the grain found on this release. I think it hurts what would have been a decent release. MGM realy needs to look at how they release TV product on DVD, from the number of episodes squeezed on a disc to the chapter marks and layer changes. I think only the die-hard fans will be able to buy this set and be happy with the purchase. (read entire review)
Studio Press Release for Children of the Gods: The Final Cut
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
EXPERIENCE THE BIRTH OF A SERIES THAT SAVED THE WORLD
...THE WAY IT WAS MEANT TO BE
CHILDREN OF THE GODS
Re-Mastered And Re-Imagined, Emmy... (read entire news item)
A New Look at the (TV) Beginning: Children of the Gods: The Final Cut
It may have all begun with the theatrical film Stargate, but the television career of the franchise began with the SG-1 pilot "Children of the Gods," cleverly picking back up where the original movie... (read entire news item)
New Double-Pack, with new Packaging, for Ark of Truth and Continuum Direct-to-Video Films
In 2008, the legacy of Stargate SG-1 continued with two new direct-to-video productions featuring the cast of the regular series, including "long-gone" stars of the show such as Richard Dean Anderson.... (read entire news item)
USA Artwork Arrives for the Hi-Def Ark of Truth on Blu-ray
Last week we brought you a look at the Canadian bilingual package art for the high-definition Blu-ray Disc version of Stargate - The Ark of Truth. This morning retailers relayed to us the English-only... (read entire news item)
Canadian Bilingual Package Art Shows Up for Blu-ray Release of Ark of Truth
Back in September we reported on the rumors about a high-definition Blu-ray Disc release for Stargate - The Ark of Truth...and just a few weeks afterward MGM and distributor Fox made it official with... (read entire news item)
Blu-ray Ark of Truth Confirmed: Exact Date, Cost, Specs, Extras
A week and a half ago we had the scoop about MGM's plans to release, through distributor Fox Home Entertainment, a high-definition Blu-ray Disc version of Stargate - The Ark of Truth. The DVD release... (read entire news item)
Is There Any Truth to the Rumors of a Blu Ark?
This past March the folks at MGM, through distributor Fox Home Entertainment, released Stargate - The Ark of Truth, the direct-to-video story which picked up where the Stargate SG-1 weekly series left... (read entire news item)
Fox & MGM Send Over FINAL(?) Revised Continuum Art, for DVD & Blu-ray
1, 2, 3...that's how many previous possible art concepts we've seen for the July 29th release of Stargate - Continuum. Now MGM Studios and distributor Fox Home Entertainment have kindly just sent us... (read entire news item)
Third Time's A Charm? MGM Revised Continuum Box Art Again!
Yesterday we reported that MGM had provided revised box art for their July 29th release of Stargate - Continuum. We showed off the new versions of the packaging, provided to retailers for both the DVD... (read entire news item)
Studio Finalizes Drastically Different Continuum Box Art for DVD & Blu-ray
A couple of weeks ago we showed you a small (thumbnail, in fact!) sneak peek at the box art for Stargate - Continuum, coming to both DVD and Blu-ray Disc. on July 29th. Now MGM Studios and distributor... (read entire news item)
MGM's Official Press Release for Stargate - Continuum on DVD & Blu-ray
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
History may never repeat itself again
The Anticipated Feature-Length Movie Following The Ark Of Truth
Premieres Exclusively On... (read entire news item)
Stargate - Continuum Getting Blu-ray Release! (Plus: 1st Peek at the Box)
As we've reported, MGM's direct-to-video release of Stargate - Continuum is coming to DVD on July 29th; we've got our first (tiny) look at the possible front cover art on the left (could be subject to... (read entire news item)
Extras, Specs & Pricing Revealed for Stargate - Continuum
Last week we reported that the Direct-to-DVD feature Stargate - Continuum, which continues the storyline of the Stargate SG-1 series, will arrive in stores on July 29th. At the time this date was all... (read entire news item)
Release Date Scoop for Stargate - Continuum DVD!
Following up on last month's highly-praised direct-to-DVD release of Stargate - The Ark of Truth, fans are champing at the bit for the release of the next feature-length production, Stargate - Continuum.... (read entire news item)
'Ark of Truth' Exclusive Sneak Peek this Friday
Exclusive One-Minute "Sneak Peek" Trailer Of
STARGATE THE ARK OF TRUTH
To Debut During Season 4 Finale Of "Stargate: Atlantis"
On Sci-Fi Channel Friday, March 7th at 10/9c
Stargate fans will get... (read entire news item)
Amazon's Gold Box Offer Is Stargate SG-1 - Season 9 for $18.99!
Amazon has a new 1-Day Sale today, their "Gold Box Deal of the Day". This time it's on the DVD release of Stargate SG-1 - Season 9, which has a list price of $49.98 SRP and normally is sold at Amazon... (read entire news item)
MGM Unveils High Resolution Final Box Art for Ark of Truth
A couple of times recently we've shown off a thumbnail of box art for the March 11th release of Stargate SG-1 - The Ark Of Truth on DVD. Last time we suggested that it might just be temp art, and as... (read entire news item)
MGM and Fox Reveal Additional Ark of Truth Extras Not Shown On Original Press Release
A few days ago MGM and distributor Fox Home Entertainment distributed the press release for the March 11th release of Stargate SG-1 - The Ark of Truth, the direct-to-video feature which wraps up the "Ori"... (read entire news item)
Official Press Release for Stargate SG-1 - The Ark of Truth
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
STARGATE SG-1 RETURNS WITH THE ULTIMATE VOYAGE
STARGATE: THE ARK OF TRUTH
First Of Two DVD Premiere Feature-Length Adventures
From MGM Home Entertainment Ascends Onto... (read entire news item)
Amazon's Current Deal on SG-1 - Complete Series Almost As Good As The Last One!
Last month Amazon ran a one-day sale on Stargate SG-1 - The Complete Series at a great price of just $179.99. If you missed that one and kicked yourself, then now's your chance. We don't know when this... (read entire news item)
Extras Revealed For Ark of Truth Direct-to-DVD Feature!
Last week our friends in the home video retail industry gave us the info that the upcoming Direct-to-DVD release of Stargate SG-1 - The Ark of Truth is officially confirmed for a March 11th release date,... (read entire news item)
Date, Price for Ark of Truth DVD to Finish the 'Ori' Plotline
This past summer saw the release of the tenth and final season of Stargate SG-1, and an enclosed insert advertised that 2008 release of the first post-series project, a direct-to-DVD release called Stargate... (read entire news item)
Amazon's Gold Box 1-Day Sale Has Complete Series for $179.99!
Amazon, our affiliate online retail partner, has featured another TV-DVD box set in their "Gold Box" 1-Day sale. Stargate SG-1 - The Complete Series has a list price of $329.98, and normally sells at... (read entire news item)
MGM's Official Press Release for Stargate SG-1 - The Complete Series
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
ENTER THE ULTIMATE GATEWAY TO
AMERICA'S LONGEST RUNNING SCI-FI TV SERIES
THE COMPLETE SERIES
Explore The Entire Galaxy Of The Award Winning Series
With... (read entire news item)
Early Package Art Revealed For The Complete Series
Our friends over at the Gateworld website have posted the very first look at the box art for MGM's upcoming October 9th release of Stargate SG-1 - The Complete Series. This 54-DVD extravaganza costs... (read entire news item)
Out-of-this-World Extras for Stargate SG-1 - The Complete Series
It's been almost a month since we let the cat out of the bag that MGM is planning a release of Stargate SG-1 - The Complete Series, a 54-DVD set that will arrive October 9th and cost a list price of $299.98... (read entire news item)
Seasons 1-9 on sale at Amazon - 63% off!
Amazon has another one day sale (which means TODAY ONLY), this time for seasons 1-9 of Stargate SG-1. The 9 season sets are just $165.99 (63% off), and are in limited supply. You'll still have to buy... (read entire news item)
Yes, There's More! Today's S10 Release Has An Insert For Ark of Truth
Today sees the release of Stargate SG-1 - Season 10 on DVD, the final season of the long-running show. It's been pretty unstoppable all these years, so why stop now? Inside the set is an insert, seen... (read entire news item)
Complete series set coming in October
Surprise! MGM is working on a complete series set for Stargate SG-1. Okay, it's not a surprise at all, since it was almost a given that there would be a big set released for the popular sci-fi series.... (read entire news item)
Cover Art Found for Stargate SG-1 - Season 10
After more than a month since the announcement for Stargate SG-1 - Season 10, which comes out on July 24th, we finally have cover art to go along with it, thanks to the pre-release listing at Amazon.com.... (read entire news item)
Season 10 hits DVD in July! Date, specs and bonus material
One of our retail friends (seriously man, we love you) sent over Stargate SG-1 season 10 information a few minutes ago. This 5-disc set will include the final 20 episodes (1,036 mins) of the series, presented... (read entire news item)
Season 9 Artwork
Fox has just release artwork for the 9th season of Stargate SG-1, due to be released on October 3. Want all the details? Just check our previous news item. (read entire news item)
Fox heads through the gate for Season 9 - Details, Date, Price & Extras!
Fox has taken over distribution of the MGM library from Sony, and with that comes Stargate, the strongest MGM TV title. Fox hasn't officially announced this, but we received an email from one of our retail... (read entire news item)
Where's Season 9, and what about the slim packaging?
This is a news item explaining why there hasn't been any Stargate news lately (news about non-news), but we hope you'll get something out of it anyway.
Fans have been emailing us about two Stargate-related... (read entire news item)
'Celebrate The Gate' Trade Ads Show Off New Slimmer Packaging
Three weeks ago we let you know that the previously-released DVD season sets for Stargate SG-1 are going to be re-released on June 13th, with everything being the same (including the cover art) but with... (read entire news item)
Big box set coming? Nope...
We've received a flurry of emails about a rumored big box set, and they all link to a news item on the SciFi.com website. The misleading news item makes it sound as though Sony has plans to release all... (read entire news item)
The Gate is Shrinking - Slim packaging announced!
Sony is gearing up to release Stargate SG-1 in new, slimmer packaging. The current sets use 5 Amaray cases, and take up a whopping 2' of shelf space! The slim packaging will consist of 2 double-slimpacks,... (read entire news item)
Canadian "Threads" replacement info
The other day we reported that customers wanting the full "Thread" episode could fill out a form online, but it was limited to people in the US. Several readers have let us know that the form has been... (read entire news item)
Threads replacement disc info!
James Brawn, Jr. has just forwarded us information on the "Threads" replacement program from Sony. You'll have to register for the exchange, and send back the disc you currently have. Visit http://www.checkmyrebate.com/Details.asp?promo=AAN... (read entire news item)
Upset about the edited 'Threads' Episode? Read on...
We had a number of Stargate SG-1 fans tell us that the original episode of "Threads" that ran for 90 minutes wasn't included in the season 8 DVD set; it was the edited 60 min version. We contacted MGM... (read entire news item)
New box art and disc breakdown for 8th Season set
Several weeks ago we brought you Sony/MGM's basic announcement about the release of Stargate SG-1 - Season 8. The only info available, though, was that it is a 5-DVD set with a $55.99 SRP which hits... (read entire news item)
Sony-MGM announcement for Season 8
A week-and-a-half ago we relayed news from the team at SG1Archive.com that stated the release date of the Stargate SG-1 - Season 8 Box Set would be on Oct. 4th. Sony Pictures Home Entertainment, which... (read entire news item)
Season 8 Date & Small Art
Our friends over at SG1Archive.com sent us a heads up that they just posted the release date for the eighth season of Stargate: SG1 to their site. The set will be released on October 4 (woohoo!!), and... (read entire news item)
Heads-up for the 8th Season!
GateWorld.NET, a Stargate fansite, is reporting in a story posted yesterday that the Stargate SG-1 - Season 8 Box Set is planned to arrive in October, approximately ten months after the seventh season... (read entire news item)
Are you missing something from SG-1 - Season 5?
When MGM announced the Stargate SG-1 - Season 5 Box Set, one of the supplements they listed was "Photo Galleries". It was also mentioned on the box as a "Season 5 Stills Gallery". It was on the back... (read entire news item)
Want to be part of the Season 8 DVD extras?
Hot on the heels of yesterday's announcement of Stargate SG-1 - Season 7 (slated for 10/19 release), comes this post at GateWorld.net, a leading website devoted to Stargate SG-1:
Contribute to the... (read entire news item)
Penultimate Season is Announced: Date, Price, Extras, Box Art
The rumor has been verified! MGM Home Entertainment has announced the October 19 release of Stargate SG-1 - Season 7 on DVD. List-pricing for $69.96 (same as the last several releases), this 5-disc... (read entire news item)
Season 7 in October?
The Digital Bits is reporting that Stargate SG-1: Season 7 will be released in October. We tried to confirm this date with MGM but were told the announcement hasn't been made yet (it will come next month).... (read entire news item)
Amazing Deal - Seasons 1-3 for CHEAP!
If any of you have read my reviews of the Stargate SG-1 DVD sets then you'll probably recall that I don't own season 1. Yesterday I was on a mission to buy it, and I stumbled upon an incredible deal that... (read entire news item)
Extras info for SG-1 Sixth Season
Following up on our report about Stargate SG-1 - Season 6, we now have a list of all the disc contents, including the supplements on each disc. On March 2nd - for a list price of $69.96 US ($92.96 CAN)... (read entire news item)
MGM announces Season 6
Screamingly fast on the heels of the 1/20/04 release of Season 5, MGM has announced that Stargate SG-1 - Season 6 will be among the titles on their March DVD slate!
The list price for this is $69.96,... (read entire news item)
Confirmed date and specs for S5
We just received full specs on Stargate SG-1: Season 5 from MGM. The 5 disc, 22 episode set is due to be released on January 20, 2004. Here's a breakdown of the set:
Length:... (read entire news item)
Some Season 5 info from MGM
Updating our news item from 9/28, MGM has released a planner of their DVD releases for January. Stargate SG-1 - Season 5 was included in it (giving credence to the 1/20/04 date that's been reported,... (read entire news item)
Season 5 release date set
According to a news item posted at SG1Archive.com, MGM will be releasing Stargate SG-1: Season 5 on January 20th, 2004:
The release date for the Stargate SG-1 Season 5 DVD boxed set has finally been... (read entire news item)
Season 5 - Tentative Plans
Sources deep inside MGM inform us that Stargate SG-1 Season 5 looks like it will be hitting store shelves right after the first of the year. A winter release for this makes sense, since we just got Season... (read entire news item)
Season 4 news, specs & date
It looks like "evilpez4" was right!
On September 2nd, MGM is releasing Stargate SG-1 - Season 4 in a 5-disc giftset. As with the prior ones, this will be a 16x9 release with a 5.1 Dolby soundtrack.... (read entire news item)
Rumor: Season 4: Sept 2
According to a post on the DVDFile.com website by registered member "evilpez4", "Stargate SG1: Season 4" is set to be released on September 2nd.
The information came from an MGM sales sheet. While... (read entire news item)
Season 3 News
The complete Stargate SG-1 Season 3 gift set is coming, hot on the heels of last September's release of the Season 2 gift set (well, relatively speaking: this nine-month wait is MUCH less than the sixteen-month... (read entire news item)
Rumored Season 3 and 4 dates
According to a post at SG1Archive.com, MGM will be releasing season 3 of Stargate SG-1 June, 2003 and season 4 in September, 2003. With the huge break between seasons 1 and 2, we're happy to see seasons... (read entire news item)