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7/9/11 1:50 P

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I think sci-fi, in general, does that. It's always been used as a commentary for socio-political issues.

Since I only came into the Stargate franchise a few years ago (just as Atlantis ended and SGU started although I saw the original film when it came out) I haven't ever paid attention to the shift you are talking about in relation to what was going on in reality. I couldn't tell you what year any one episode came out in.

But I do recognize that the characters and the SGC program grew. They did go into things arrogant and without thinking of the big pictures (which I find to be a trait many Americans share--we tend to be a little arrogant as a group, lol). But once they started to see the damage they caused and were capable of they pulled back.

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7/6/11 12:19 P

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I was actually going to do a paper on theology and the Stargate series. Unfortunately, my prof was not a sci-fi nerd, so I felt much would be lost on it.

However, I'm doing a short series of theology in the movies with a church group, and I'm toying with a Stargate movie or TV episode... emoticon

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7/6/11 12:11 P

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I'll have to pay closer attention to the changes when I do the rewatch. :)



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7/6/11 11:20 A

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There's a book titled "Reading Stargate SG-1" that has a whole bunch of what seem to be college or research papers about all the social, political, and ethical ideas the SG-1 tackled. I've only read part of it, but so far it is fascinating. It's a Canadian publication, so it also has a slightly outsider view of the US.
I love how scifi can explore sensitive subjects without preaching!
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7/5/11 4:09 P

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Has anyone else watched the SG franchise and noticed the changes in American history in them? I should note that I took a class on film during my graduate degree, and that probably colors how I view a bunch of film.

Still, it helped us cross the 9/11 boundary that most sociologists think is a generational marker. It marked social issues as the cost of energy vs. the cost to life. How about when Carter overrode safeguards and ended up nearly blowing up a sun! I've noticed how they went from being really arrogant about what they were doing to really caring about the other (especially through Dr. Jackson).

I find it just fascinating to watch the whole franchise progress as the world around us continues to change.

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