George Hammond ~ Review

Two roads diverged in a yellow wood,
And sorry I could not travel both
And be one traveler, long I stood
And looked down one as far as I could
To where it bent in the undergrowth;

Then took the other, as just as fair,
And having perhaps the better claim,
Because it was grassy and wanted wear;
Though as for that the passing there
Had worn them really about the same,

And both that morning equally lay
In leaves no step had trodden black.
Oh, I kept the first for another day!
Yet knowing how way leads on to way,
I doubted if I should ever come back.

I shall be telling this with a sigh
Somewhere ages and ages hence:
Two roads diverged in a wood, and I—
I took the one less traveled by,
And that has made all the difference.

"The Road Not Taken" by Robert Frost.

Wow. What can I say about this episode?

Ok, for a moment, I thought I was watching BattleStar Galactica.

You've got the President/General installing martial law, a balding military veteran who appears weary of the fight (fortunately with BOTH eyes), then toss in a heaping amount of trampling of civil liberties, aggressive treatment of dissenting views and....

All we needed was a blonde femme fatale ....

in a slinky dress.....

(Struggles mightily to continue on....) to make me wonder if I was watching the wrong show.

But no, this was SG1, NOT BSG.

Though I have to admit that I had my doubts... but this was Stargate.

So say we all!
~ Bill Adama.

Quoting BattleStar in a SG review is pretty bad. *shakes head*

I'm really glad to see that sleeves were a requirement at this SGC. You know, I understand that the loyal audience isn't supposed to like this evil military dictatorship and all that, but at least Darth!Hammond and Darth!President Landry make the kids wears sleeves. My friends that are Air Force Wives still call Season 8 as the Season w/o Sleeves.

Anyway, Colonel Sam Carter ends up in a parallel universe where Major General Hammond is still toiling as the commander of the SGC. You have to pity the man, as his 2IC is Lorne, who appears to be channeling Cam-Lite, which is a very weak version of Jack-lite.

On the positive side, did you notice George was wearing a wedding ring in this episode? Apparently, Darth!George has someone keeping the home fires burning bright.

What can I say?

Girls love bad boys... though George isn't really, truly bad. It's just Earth has gone to Hell after Anubis attacked, what with wide spread looting and murder, so Martial Law has been declared.

I'd like to take a trip on that universal bridge,
as I'm RETIRED over there.    

Come on Lorne, stay awake. I didn't have to keep waking up Jack.

The Road Not Taken

Assures her that she can go home AFTER she saves the planet.   

Would I lie to you?   ~ Darth George

Darth!President Landry has other ideas.

Naturally, Sam manages to save this alternative!Earth from the evil Ore Ida... errr.... Ori. Realizing that Darth!Landry is planning on keeping her there, Sam tries to escape.

Fails, fails, fails, until at last there's a scene with a bit of girl!power where Sam knocks out a few bad guys before being zatted once.

At last she makes a passionate plea to Hank to let her return home claiming that her Landry wasn't that type of man in her world. Or something like that, but by now, I was shaking my head in disbelief.

Sam, darling, you're lying. You lied big time to Rodney... err... I'm sorry... you stroked his ego (lie)... but Hank Landry?

Remember Ripple Effect?

All those stranded teams wanting to get back home?

Do you remember Janet Fraiser, living? In the Flesh? Unkilled by the Evil Powers that Be? She wanted to go home to save her people but Hank wouldn't let her because he needed to protect HIS Earth first.

Your Hank is the same as this Hank.


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