I’ve been rather unexcited with this new season of SG1. The series has had to go through several changes following the conclusion of most of the old arc storylines and the change of several cast members. The new cast are doing a good job and could be interesting, but I just don’t think they’re being given the material by the writers and the original cast have teh same problem. I think they’re trying to do too much too fast – introduce new major characters and a new arc plotline all within a few episodes. in doing this they’ve missed out on the standalone episodes that made SG1 fun to watch on a weekly basis.
Of the new stuff – the Ori plot just doesn’t interest me, I think it’s been rushed. Ben Browder’s Cameron Mitchell is frequently amusing and potentially interesting – if only he’d drift a bit further away from John Crichton. The new general is a bit bland (although so was Hammond) and the new doctor seems irritatingly bitchy. By far the highlight of the season were the 6 episodes with Claudia Black’s Vala creating mayhem and hilarity. The rest of the season so far has just not had the fire that those episodes do.