I bought Ark of Truth Friday, watched it last night, and was reasonably impressed. This isn't so much a review as it is a jumbled collection of thoughts.
- It felt like I was watching an extended episode of SG-1, like the series hadn't really ended and I was jumping back in the middle of it.
- The inclusion of Tomin and the closure of this particular section of his life was a welcome addition. His conversation on board the Odyssey with Teal'c was a brilliant piece of writing. Then again, I'm partial to misguided and redeemable villains. To me, even though that particular section of Tomin's life is finished, the character's over-all arc isn't done, not by a long-shot. He's just helped bring about the collapse of the Ori power structure, his religious beliefs turned out to be a lie, and to top it off his wife left him. As an Ori commander he's in a unique position to help restructure his society and deal with the fall-out of the death of the Ori. That's a spin-off, I'd watch (hint, hint StarGate crew...or heck, even fan-fiction writers)
- The final sequence between Adria and Morgan, provided a nice call-back to Oma and Anubis at the end of Threads.
- Did the med-ward scene between Cam and Sam seem just a teensy bit shippy to anyone else? And before I'm flamed to a crispy finish, I'm not a rabid shipper, it's just an observation.
- My only complaint was the use of Merrick as a replicator meat-suit. It just seemed a little too Terminator to me.