SG-1 returns from an off-world mission with an ancient artefact
that triggers the ability to see hideous yet harmless life
forms in a parallel reality. As the effect spreads to civilians
off base, O'Neill and SG-1 must find a solution before mass
hysteria breaks out...
Unseen is an average episode which would have been much
better if much more humour had been injected into it - and
there was ample opportunity to do so. These creatures look
like large rubber maggots so some of the scenes are a little
laughable anyway. Also, why doesn't Jonas simply touch the
creature to prove to himself that what he is seeing is not
real. There is also a huge nitpick with this episode which
shouldn't spoil the ending too much for you. Now, you know
that at the end everything will be back to normal and it is.
However if the cure is simply administered by touching those
infected, what is to stop them getting reinfected at a later
date by those not yet cured?
Senator Kinsey suffers an assassination attempt while campaigning
for the office of the president, and O'Neill is caught on
tape leaving the building where the shots were fired. With
O'Neill behind bars, Carter, Teal'c and Jonas must prove his
innocence before it's too late...
And Mirrors is an impressive episode but as I noticed
(and was later reminded by the audio commentary) the viewer
knows in the first five minutes that Kinsey isn't really dead
thanks to the fact that his credit is plastered all of the
screen. It is also another, very rare, no gate episode. And
there is a fantastic interrogation scene led by Teal'c. The
ending also leaves things open for a whole heap of future
problems for the SGC.
Colonel Maybourne visits O'Neill and claims to have a key
to a cache of alien technology - but he demands a presidential
pardon for his crimes in exchange for the knowledge. When
SG-1 accompanies Maybourne to retrieve the cache, they find
that his intentions may not be all they seem...
Lost is a Maybourne and O'Neill story, but it also illustrates
the frustration felt by the rest of the SGC when they think
they've lost another team member so soon after loosing Daniel.
There is a very touching scene between Teal'c and Carter and
plenty of great scenes between O'Neill and Maybourne.
SG-1 discovers that Nirrti, in an attempt to create the perfect
human host, is mutating the inhabitants of an unexplored planet
with a machine that rearranges their DNA. Captured in an attempt
to stop her, O'Neill must find a way to escape before he and
SG-1 are subjected to the same fate...
sees the return of Nirrti and I am still trying to work
out whether she is attractive or not? There is a little too
much of a "bloke in a dress" look about her. There
are some great visual effects, with victims of Nirrti disintegrating
into pools of water. This is an enjoyable episode and the
commentary gives away the fact that this sets in motion something
that will be expanded on in a future episode.
The usual collection of extras are present and correct. The
only audio commentaries worth listening too are the two where
Peter DeLuise is the host: Smoke and Mirrors and Metamorphosis.
Smoke and Mirrors also has the added benefit of
having Gary Jones, who plays the technician, onboard to add
an extra touch of humour.
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