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Friday, March 27, 2009

Hallowed are the Ori

- Daniel (Michael Shanks) and Cam (Ben Browder) search Merlin's hidden cache

I haven't watched any movies lately on DVD because I'm going through the 10 seasons of Stargate SG-1 instead. Right now I'm watching season 9 and it's the year when a god-like group of ascended beings called the Ori are introduced. They corruptly wield incredible power, adjuring their followers to worshipfully toe the dogmatic line or be destroyed as heretics.

- Vala (Claudia Black)

The first few episodes of year 9 are interesting - the SG-1 team consisting of archaeologist Daniel and Jaffa Teal'c, along with Cam and Vala (Ben Browder and Claudia Black, formerly of Farscape), discover that Merlin was actually an ascended being who hid his magical booty under Glastonbury Tor, an item of which is a device allowing Vala and Daniel to instantly travel to the galaxy/homeworld of the Ori, where they are discovered as unbelievers and ordered killed, their presence alerting the Ori to a whole other galaxy of heretics in the Milky Way in need of some evangelical tough love.

- Daniel and Vala about to become crispy critters

And here's a short video trailer for The Ark of Truth, in which the battle with the Ori is concluded ......

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Blogger Liam said...

I don't think Merlin should hide that magical booty of his.

12:10 PM  
Blogger crystal said...

Nope, he should shake it instead :)

12:38 PM  
Blogger cowboyangel said...

Reading the description of the Ori makes me think of Colonialism and how the West basically treated indigenous people in the countries they conquered as "non-ascended beings" and themselves as the "ascended" into the god-like realm of Western Civilization. And, of course, they also used religion to keep the non-ascended under control.

So, Ark of Truth is a movie coming out? In regular cinemas? Or Just on the Sci-Fi network?

8:20 AM  
Blogger crystal said...

After the series ended a few years ago, there were 2 straight-to-dvd movies, The Ark of Truth and Continuum. Probably only of interest to fans of the show, though.

10:33 AM  

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