If you’ve seen the movie, you know the premise: Earth’s military has found an alien artifact that permits instantaneous travel over vast light years. At the other end of one of the portals, however, is the Goa’uld, a hostile alien race. The special effects are impressive by TV standards, and the characterizations are pretty standard fare.
The sound is pretty solid stuff, again for TV material. The mix is in 5.1, and while I wasn’t struck by a whole heck of a …ot in the left/right department, the overall rear speaker presence of the sound effects is quite good. The music, of course, sounds terrific.
Interestingly, the series is widescreened at 1.78:1. The picture is not as well served by the transfer as the sound. There is some very bad grain in some scenes, and the blacks generally could use some work.
The extras are pretty thin on the ground, compared to some other boxed sets. The menu is basic, and apart from three featurettes (two on characters, one on production design), the only “extras” are the “next week” trailers. Not much for five discs.
This is for serious fans of the series only, and even they will likely be disappointed by the paucity of extra features.
Special Features List
- Three Featurettes
- “Next Week” Trailers