Stargate: Continuum

 (3,035)7.51 h 38 min2008X-Ray13+
In this adrenaline-driven, action adventure, members of SG-1 find themselves returning to a world where their history has been dramatically altered. Continuing the legacy of "Stargate SG-1," the longest-running, scripted, made-for television series in U.S. broadcasting history, Stargate: Continuum reunites Richard Dean Anderson with series favorites Ben Browder, Amanda Tapping, Christopher Judge.
Directors
Martin Wood
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Richard Dean AndersonBen BrowderAmanda Tapping
Genres
Science Fiction
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English [CC]
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Supporting actors
Christopher JudgeClaudia BlackBeau BridgesMichael Shanks
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Brad WrightRichard C. Cooper
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Smart ReaderReviewed in the United States on July 25, 2020
4.0 out of 5 stars
DVD Set with Original and Uncut Scenes, but with Frozen Episodes
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I just bought the "Stargate SG-1 – The Complete Series "New Super Clean Picture" set. I have watched season 1 so far, and the sound and picture quality are pretty good. This set also seems to be the Showtime version. For example, the Stargate Sg-1 version that was airing on Amazon Prime was an edited version and had scenes and language cut out in Season 1, "Children of the Gods". I am happy that this set is the original and uncut version.

UPDATE: 7-24-2020. I'm on Season 2 and the Episode "Gamekeeper" froze up on me and made my player freeze up as well :( Hopefully this is the only hiccup. This incident just happened after only owing this DVD set for two days.
UPDATE: 7-26-2020. Just experienced another frozen episode in Season 2, "Show and Tell." I'm starting to get worried how many more frozen episodes I'm going to come across.
UPDATE: 7-27-2020. Now I have a third episode that has frozen on me in Season 2. It's "Out of Mind."
UPDATE: 7-31-2020. I watched all of Season 3 without any problems!
UPDATE: 8-4-2020. I just finished watching all of Season 4 and had one episode freeze on me, "Point of No Return."
UPDATE: 8-7-2020. I just finished watching all of Season 5 and had TWO episodes freeze up on me. They were "Between Two Fires," and "Revelations." I think at this point I can assume that I will continue to have frozen episodes throughout the remaining seasons on this DVD set.

And please note, I do not have some cheap crappy DVD player. I have an expensive 4k Blue Ray/DVD Player by Sony. On my authentic DVD and Blue Ray sets they play fine.

UPDATE: 8-11-20. I watched all of season 6 without any problems!
UPDATE: 8-15-20. I watched all of season 7 and had ONE episode freeze on me, "Fragile Balance."

UPDATE: 8-19-20. I watched all of season 8 and had ONE episode freeze on me, "Moebius (2)."

So far HERE'S MY RECOMMENDATION regarding if you should buy this set: YES buy this DVD set if you are a fan of Stargate SG-1, and If you do not have a set so far, and you are okay with a few episodes freezing up on you. Overall around 90% of the episodes do not have any problems playing. I'm watching this set on my 4k blu ray player and THE PICTURE QUALITY IS BEAUTIFUL! The sound also sounds great on my sound bar. If you have an older DVD set of this show and you are not happy with the picture quality, then I also recommend getting this set.

This is a 5 star show. I'm giving it 4 stars because of the handful of frozen episodes.
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MikeReviewed in the United States on November 19, 2020
4.0 out of 5 stars
If you own the original DVDs, read this.
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If you own the original "fat" DVD sets and are trying to decide if you should purchase this, the answer is: Maybe.

Picture Quality:

The original box sets have more detail, but also have more grain, especially the early seasons. This new set has used a filter to reduce the grain which makes the overall picture look clearer, but also loses some details.I have attached some screenshots for comparison. The first two pictures (from the pilot) show the difference between the old set (left) and this new set (right). You can clearly see the loss of detail on Jack's face in the first, and in the trees in the second, but also the reduction of grain.

However, this isn't the only consideration! The older DVD set is encoded at 30fps interlaced, while this newer set is encoded at 24fps progressive. My third picture of the opening credits shows the difference here. In the original DVD set (left) you can clearly see the banding caused by the interlacing, which is absent from the new set (right). Again, the new set shows less fine detail and looks a little blurred, but also cleaner and with no banding.

So which one is better? There is no simple answer. I dislike the loss of fine detail, but appreciate the 24fps and progressive scan of the new set. I will also add that is hard to notice the loss of detail while actually watching the video at a normal viewing distance vs a still image 2 feet away on a computer screen.

Audio:

Early seasons of the old DVDs contained only 2 channel audio, while the new set contains both the 2 channel and a 5.1 audio mix for all seasons. The older set contained audio languages other than English, while the new set contains only English audio.

Subtitles:

The old DVDs contained only Non-English subtitles, with only Closed Captions in English. The new set contains only English subtitles.

Special Features:

The new DVDs appear to contain the same special features as the old sets, along with an extra disc with additional featurettes.

Issues:

Other reviewers have reported issues such as incorrect episode order, duplicate discs, and discs "freezing" during playback.

The episode order on the new DVDs is the same as the older DVD sets. This is the "correct" episode order. Several episodes originally aired out of order and thus you find the discrepancy between "aired order" and "DVD order."

My set did not contain duplicate discs, all discs were accounted for.

As for the reports of discs freezing, I did not encounter this. HOWEVER, I believe the reason others have had this issue is because some (not all) of the discs in this new set contain both "Structural Protection" and "Bad Sector Protection," which are additional security features added to the standard DVD encryption. Both of these protections are rare for exactly this reason: They are known to cause playback issues in some DVD players. They are basically intentional defects in the disc intended to fool copy software to prevent copying the discs but they can also fool legitimate DVD players and cause playback problems.

Final Thoughts:

I really wish the powers that be would pay to rescan this show in HD and release a Blu-ray set. Until then, this is likely to be the best set available, and I will most likely be using it over my old set. However, with the loss of some detail along with the (potential playback issues) I I rate it 4 stars instead of 5.
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lartReviewed in the United States on July 31, 2020
5.0 out of 5 stars
Compact boxset
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So far I'm liking this box set. The box is a lot smaller then the original set of boxes as it's only 7.5x5.75x3" for all 10 seasons. One word of warning the dvd's are missing audio_ts so some players might not detect the disk as a dvd however my player has not had any issues. The quality of the video is very impressive considering they crammed 6 episodes on most disks.

The set has a outer lightweight cardboard sleeve. The box is very hard plastic with a square hole in the center were all 41 dvds live. The 40 disks with episodes are broken into two sets of sleeves that open like a book. There is also a small book that does little more then list what episodes are on each disk

The bonus disc that has
* Setting the mood with Jim Menard
* Life as a tech with Gary Jones
* Season 10 deleted scenes with commentary
* From Stargate to Atlantis
* Sci fi inside: Stargate sg-1 200th episode
* Behind the Stargate: secrets revealed
* Behind the mythology of Stargate SG-1
* Stargate SG-1 true science
* Richard Dean Anderson - my life as a mime
23 people found this helpful
Rich RemkusReviewed in the United States on July 11, 2020
5.0 out of 5 stars
A Better Way to Own SG-1!
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If you want to own the complete SG-1 series and do not want to take up a lot of shelf space to store it, this is the way to go. It is beautifully packaged and is much smaller than the illustration on Amazon shows. The discs are all in individual sleeves and protected. Also, the picture is nice and clear and the price is right! One minor drawback is that it does not contain any description of each episode. Personally, I found this to be a very good deal.
20 people found this helpful
AstrogirlReviewed in the United States on August 27, 2020
4.0 out of 5 stars
Apprehensive, but pleased at this time . . .
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I was a little apprehensive about getting this set. I had read reviews and was not sure as some have had problems. I was intrigued as it stated, "New Super Clean Picture." I looked into the VEI and see that they have done other television show sets and someone else writing a review stated the same. I just watched the first episode on Disc 1 and I was very impressed by what I was watching. Although I have not seen any previous episodes on disc and do not know what their quality is like. On this set, the picture was pretty clear and colors were very nice and for an old show, looked pretty darn good. I also am impressed that I am not watching on my wide screen television in a box. I know that they can increase the size of the picture on some of the older programs and it gripes me to no end when I have a nice wide television, and I am watching one of my favorite shows in a box with black bars on left and right. Also, there is not a lot of packaging as each disc is in an a basic lined plastic sleeve (one in the front and one in the back of one sleeve). I was surprised to see it in a compact plastic snap case that will be easy to store. I also noticed that when I opened the plastic case, there was a sticker inside stating to contact them with any issues with a telephone number before returning. I am hoping that I have no issues and will report, if possible, at a later date. The only thing is . . . there are a lot of discs and I may just go through the ones that someone else had problems with although there is no guarantee that will happen with the same episodes. At this time, I am pleased with this set. As an aside, I have a Sony 4K Blu-ray player since someone else stated they had complications and did not own a standard disc player.
10 people found this helpful
Chris FordReviewed in the United States on December 5, 2020
4.0 out of 5 stars
Best SG1 Complete Set Out There!
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Great collection!

PROS:

1. All 10 seasons of Stargate, yours to own!

2. The box and presentation in the box protects the disks very well and looks good on the shelf.

3. The flip booklet that houses the disks is sturdy, easy to navigate, is see-thru so you know exactly what your looking for, and fits perfectly inside the box.

4. The quality of each episode is outstanding! Above and beyond the quality of the originals. Even the first couple seasons, which were originally boxed and grainy, is now fullscreen, clear of static, and HD quality like never before.

5. The price!!!! You're not going to find an SG1 complete set of this quality and price point. PERIOD.

CONS:

1. My first of only two cons is why I give this set 4 stars instead of 5. The set comes with a booklet that tells you which episodes are on each disk, as well as the special features on those disks. The problem with mine is that THERE ARE NO SPECIAL FEATURES! I don't know if every set has the same problem as mine does (probably not considering others haven't mentioned it), but mine came with NONE.

The booklet says they're there but I have yet to see any special features. The special features were not a huge selling point for me, so it didn't affect my rating much. However, I'm sure others will feel different.

2. My only other complaint has nothing to do with the set itself but the art on the box. Michael Shanks, who plays Dr. Daniel Jackson gets the SNUB!! The box cover features Colonel O'Neill (two L's), Colonel Samantha Carter, Teal'c, and..... Jonas Quinn?!?!? Quinn was in 25 total episodes, as opposed to Dr. Jackson's 192 episodes as a main character. Yet, Jonas Quinn gets on the box and Jackson gets the shaft. I was more annoyed by this than the special features not being there.

All in all, even with my two complaints, I would recommend this set over all the others. Dont hesitate buying because I promise this set will increase in value quickly (just look at the other boxed sets, whose quality doesn't come close, and the skyrocketing prices for them).
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Lloyd LofthouseReviewed in the United States on March 18, 2018
5.0 out of 5 stars
Finally, a conclusion we can live with but what about Stargate Universe
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Finally, an almost satisfactory conclusion to a series that was canceled after 10 seasons, but was continued in Stargate Universe only to be cut off without a conclusion during that spinoff's second season. I want a feature length film similar to Stargate Continuum to complete Stargate Universe.
30 people found this helpful
Amazon CustomerReviewed in the United States on December 22, 2020
5.0 out of 5 stars
And so it ends ...
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Just watched all 10 years of SG-1 and the two movies - and now it's done.

This was a TV show ... and ... they did a lot of the things TV shows do that ... aren't as good as what can be done in a movie - where the core cast doesn't need to survive - but - as TV shows go - this was one of the best.

It was such a joy to watch something not polluted by "Diversity" in all it's Political Correctness.

I've done this at least 4 times now, watching all 10 years of SG-1 and the two movies but - in a few days it's going to leave Prime and ... while paying $4 to watch each of the movies was doable ... the cost of paying to watch the whole series is usually prohibitive. So - this may be the last time I'll ever be able to do this - and that is a sad day. I suppose if I really get to miss it - I could buy the DVD's. We'll just have to see.

Sadly - Atlantis just did not measure up to SG-1 and Universe was just the kind of Diversity Abomination I was so happy this wasn't.

I really liked how they brought so many of the past actors and characters from the 10 year run. That was truly wel
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