The familiar cast of “StarGate SG-1” has finally moved on, taking up occasional appearance roles. Their replacements were a surprise, since I don’t keep up with the fan news. I’m concerned about the whole thing morphing into “FarGate”. The first episode was entertaining, and included no muppets. Certain of the cast members could use a quick visit to the “What Not to Wear” series, though. “StarGate Atlantis” wrapped up the invasion they started a couple of months ago with an apparent solution to the fatal strategic problem the “Ancients” couldn’t solve. “BattleStar Galactica” cleaned up some of the mess they left at the end of last season, with a very intense episode. It seems like the writing for Galactica has improved in season two (experience?), although one has to wonder where they are going with some of the subplots—magic arrows, several stray babies, disturbing religious beliefs on both sides, and history repeating itself.
SF Channel will start showing the original episodes of “FireFly”, the unique space western that was nearly destroyed and finally dumped by Fox. SFC is even planning to show the episodes in the correct order:
The movie version of “FireFly”, called “Serenity”, is screening at a number of locations and will be released to the public on September 30. It looks like a retelling of the story shown in the two episode series pilot, with much more detail. Mal, according to the current trailer, is “planning to misbehave”:
4 He will judge between the nations and will settle disputes for many peoples.
They will beat their swords into plowshares and their spears into pruning hooks.
Nation will not take up sword against nation, nor will they train for war anymore.