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Published:June 22nd, 2007 05:37 EST
The War Against the Goa'uld Ends

The War Against the Goa'uld Ends

By Garrett Godwin

The war between SG-1 and the Goa'uld comes to a complete climax in Stargate SG-1: Season 8, available on DVD.

The DVD features all 20 episodes with audio commentaries of pivotal episodes from this season, and much more.

There have been major changes at Stargate Command.  George Hammond (Don S. Davis) stepped down as the leader of the SGC at the end of season seven.  Spending all his life sticking it to "The Man", Jack O'Neill (Richard Dean Anderson) is the new leader of Stargate Command, meaning he is now "The Man".  This is because Anderson wants to spend less time on the series and more time with his young daughter and more time on environmental causes.

That leaves Samantha Carter (Amanda Tapping), Daniel Jackson (Michael Shanks), and Teal'c as a trio of SG-1, with Carter as the leader.  However, O'Neill is around to still lead his team and aid them on their missions.

Episode highlights of season eight include:

"Zero Hour": O'Neill wonders if he can be "The Man" now that he is the new leader of Stargate Command.

"Avatar": Teal'c (Christopher Judge) is trapped in a virtual reality game, where it is more than winning or losing; it is a matter of life and death -- for real.

"Affinity": Future Lois Lane Erica Durance (Smallville) guest stars in another Teal'c-focused episode, in which the Jaffa tries to blend in as a civilian and tries help his neighbor (Durance), but ends up putting them both in danger.  Meanwhile, Carter's police boyfriend, Pete (David DeLuise), asks her a very important question.

"Covenant": Charles Shaughnessy (Days of Our Lives, The Nanny) stars as a rich industrialist who threatens to reveal the existence of alien life, and it is up to Carter to stop them before he ends up becoming a target.

"Prometheus Unbound" marks the introduction of Vala Mal Doran(Claudia Black), who will become a member of SG-1.

"Citizen Joe": Dan Castellaneta -- aka Homer Simpson -- stars as an ordinary barber who encounters an extraordinary stone that allows him to see and tell all the real-life adventures of SG-1 to his family and friends, but no one believes him.

The two-part finale "Moebius" finds the saga between Stargate SG-1 and the Goa'uld coming to a close, ending one chapter and starting another in the Stargate mythology.

Therefore, before you watch the end, get into the middle of the story with Stargate SG-1: Season Eight, available on DVD.