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Archetype
archetype
10 years ago

I can’t speak to the accuracy of this review since I haven’t read the book, but I did want to comment on some of the “plot holes” Donna mentioned. It’s funny how similar these oversights are to the plot holes we see on the show. It may be true that the name Iblis comes from the wrong time period, but so do a lot of Goa’uld names. Zipacna, for example, is a Mayan demon, but the Mayan civilization is only a few hundred years old. It’s also true that SG-1 never had to deal with locating the 7th symbol, but… Read more »

Duneknight
Duneknight
10 years ago

, point of origin can be a standard glyph? any examples? How did SG-1 figure it out then? Do you think for new planets the malp goes to the dhd and searches for the unique symbol or whatever before SG-1 goes there. But then if they could be standard looking then that would be truely difficult, because then DJ would have to dial 38 times. Never heard of the extra symbol the stargate has, maybe it was there to have more addresses in the future.

AnnaOneill
AnnaOneill
10 years ago

I agree with the review. The ending was unsatisfying. This would have to be my least favourite SG-1 novel.

Ocdtrekkie
ocdtrekkie
10 years ago

I believe what they did *later* in the series to make up for the weird symbol discrepancies is make the center engage button automatically dial whatever the point of origin is. This, however, causes some discrepancies: * The Abydos glyph is used in one gate address on the series even though it shouldn’t be possible to be part of an address. * A Point of Origin glyph should not appear on other Stargates such as those planets with standard glyphs as P.O.O.s (production laziness to blame here) * The entire premise of SGU doesn’t work, because the Earth glyph shouldn’t… Read more »

Archetype
archetype
10 years ago


Who dials which symbol isn’t something I normally notice when I watch the show. But there are some people out there who meticulously catalogue this stuff. For example, this person:
http://www.rdanderson.com/stargate/glyphs/glyphs.htm
Scroll down to the bottom for a list of known Points or Origin. (…or point of origins?) You can even count the symbols on the handy DHD button diagram.

Sweetred194
sweetred194
10 years ago

I too agree with the review. I was very disappointed with the ending. The story was too violent for me, although I did read it to the end I will not re-read this story like I have with some of the other books I have.

MikeS
MikeS
10 years ago

I agree with everyone here too. This was hands down the worst book I have read in regards to Stargate. I was a little nervous of getting it but since it was Stargate, I did. I wish I had not. I don’t see re-reading the book and do not recommend it to anyone. The ending was horrible on top of everything and very unsatisfying.

GateMate88
GateMate88
10 years ago

I agree the book was awful. I will not be re-reading or recommending it. Also in regards to the DHD discussion going on here: I don’t think it’s so much of a question of how the DHD works as it is that the show NEVER had the team stuck on a planet because they couldn’t find a point of origin. A broken or missing control crystal, lack of power, lack of a DHD itself, etc. But never because of the point of origin. Otherwise how did Sam know what coordinates to dial in the episode ‘Solitudes’, as well as ‘The… Read more »

Mama uly
mama uly
10 years ago

you right i have being few stargate novels so far one is the most confused and least favorite our my stargate novels are read so far

Mcbrndjms
mcbrndjms
10 years ago

I read this one. its a dark story that doesn’t have much of a plot-I wouldn’t recomend it.