As a dedicated follower of Stargate SG-1 and Atlantis, I did have a good time watching this. The story itself is really nothing special, as its just pretty much like an extended, higher budgeted episode of the tv show, continuing where they left off in the series in their battle against the Or-Ai. It was, however, quite exciting nonetheless, as it proved to be rife with all the familiar elements that we fans have come to truly enjoy, if not in some respects also love.
Too bad Richard Dean Anderson wasn't in it though, because his wonderfully witty and sarcastic character was really half the reason (at least in my humble opinion) to what made the series so good. His abscence in the last three seasons, as well as in this TV movie, is sadly all the more tangible. With that said, I'm already guessing by now that he won't appear in the next film either. Luckily though, this particular fact amounts to but a minor flaw in an otherwise solid production.
Anyway, on a final note (no pun intended), I couldn't help but love the music by Joel Goldsmith. Especially the classic and brilliantly composed intro theme, which is one of the best sci-fi themes of all time if you ask me. But that's another story :-)
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