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Old June 30 2013, 03:38 AM   #31
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Re: is the stargate movie any good

Honestly, I always viewed SG-1 as more of a military drama than sci-fi, or at least that's how it seemed especially in the seasons 5-8 period. And before anyone jumps up and down with "but there were spaceships and aliens" I mean military drama in much the same vein that BSG was one.
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Old June 30 2013, 03:54 AM   #32
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Re: is the stargate movie any good

I think a reasonable argument could be made that Stargate's tone/focus changed over time.
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Old June 30 2013, 04:10 AM   #33
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Honestly, I always viewed SG-1 as more of a military drama than sci-fi, or at least that's how it seemed especially in the seasons 5-8 period. And before anyone jumps up and down with "but there were spaceships and aliens" I mean military drama in much the same vein that BSG was one.
Science fiction is a very, very broad category, encompassing an enormous range of storytelling styles. There's a whole, rather large subgenre of military SF in prose, from Heinlein's Starship Troopers to Haldeman's The Forever War to David Weber's Honor Harrington series and quite a bit more; so there's certainly no reason why being a military drama should make SG-1 any less of an SF show.
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Old July 1 2013, 02:14 AM   #34
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It's a flawed movie to be sure but, there's some real character in O'Neil and Daniel and it ends on an upbeat note. In the end it's an accepted popcorn movie.
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Old July 1 2013, 03:07 AM   #35
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I don't know what the standard definition of popcorn movie is, but for my money it doesn't have enough mindless action to qualify. I suppose that may or may not constitute a compliment.
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Old July 1 2013, 11:08 PM   #36
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Well this one definition I found for a Popcorn flick

A motion picture without serious dramatic content, a weighty message, or intellectual depth, which serves simply as enjoyable entertainment

http://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/popcorn_movie
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