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Stargate Continuum

Genre: Science Fiction

Reviewed In Issue 134 (Sept 2008) Of Widescreen Review®

Ben Browder, Amanda Tapping, Christopher Judge, Claudia Black, Cliff Simon, Don S. Davis, Richard Dean Anderson, William DeVane, Beau Bridges & Michael Shanks

WSR Review Scores
WSR Picture Rating: 3
DD Sound Rating: 3.5
DTS Sound Rating: NR
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Critics' Composite Score: 3.5
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Special Features
Special features include a feature commentary track by Writer Brad Wright and Director Martin Wood; the following featurettes: The Making Of Stargate Continuum (23 minutes), Stargate Goes To The Arctic (22 minutes), and The Layman's Guide To Travel (nine minutes); and additional previews.

 DVD General Information

(Studio/Distributor): MGM Home Entertainment
(Catalog Number): M110913
(MPAA Rating): Not Rated
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(Retail Price): $26.98
(DVD Type): Single Side, Dual Layer (DVD9)
(Widescreen Edition): Yes
(Full Screen Edition): No
(Anamorphic Widescreen): Yes
(Running Time In Minutes): 99
(Color Type): Color
(Chaptered/Scene Access): Yes
(Closed Captioned): Yes
(Regional Coding): 1
(Theatrical Year): 2008
(Theatrical Release): No
(Direct-To-Video Release): Yes
(DVD Release Date): 07/29/08
(THX® Digitally Mastered): No

 Credits Information

(Director): Martin Wood
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  WSR Narrative Review
Story Synopsis:
In Stargate Continuum, the crew of SG-1 attends the execution of Ba'al (Simon), the last of the Goa'uld System Lords, when Teal'c (Judge) and Vala (Black) inexplicably disappear into thin air. An elite military unit consisting of Carter (Tapping), Jackson (Shanks), and Mitchell (Browder) race back to Earth only to find that history has been changed, and the Stargate Program has never existed. Now it is up to the earthbound members of SG-1 to find an answer to the mystery of who altered the Earth's timeline and why they did it. (Stacey Pendry)

DVD Picture:
The anamorphically enhanced 1.78:1 DVD shows fair resolution, but the images do look rather soft. Fleshtones appear to be sunburnt, but different hues are distinct. Colors are saturated well. Black levels are elevated slightly and near-black shadows are crushed. Heavy grain is noticeable throughout, but in darker scenes it is very heavy. Occasional source element artifacts are recognizable as well. Edge enhancement can be recognized, but it is only a distraction on high-contrast transitions. (Danny Richelieu)