Only 1 stinker in the lot; otherwise, a great season 8!
This season was a very solid year for sg-1, and with the exception of the real dud, avatar, where teal'c gets stuck in a virtual reality device (oh, my, how many times have we had this storyline beaten to death in the sci-fi world), i enjoyed every episode. we had a healthy dose of humor injected episodes: affinity, prometheus unbound, zero hour, and citizen joe. we had some team altering dramatics, including yet another death to an sg member. we had the return of old enemies (anubis) and some new ones (the replicator carter). and we also got an incredible finish of 5 startling epsidodes to end the season. the edited threads was quite annoying, and i believe that all future box sets coming out in 2006 will have the corrected version. while watching the shortened one, you definitely get the sense that you are missing some key elements of the story, and it ends too soon. i am not sure whose bright idea it was to shorten it. i think that the high quality of the scripts and dramatic episodes helped take your mind of the loss of screen time for richard dean anderson. his moments in the series though, were key, and his presence was well known. even with less lines, he always managed to throw in his dry wit, especially to baal in the reckoning two parter. all in all, if you can finally get your corrected threads, either by mail, exchanging your other one at the store, or waiting for the newest sets to come out, you will have one very enjoyable year of sg-1 on your hands.