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Complete First Contact by cg99 - T - nBSG/SG1

Discussion in 'Television and Movies' started by Download, Aug 9, 2018.

  1. Download

    Download Supreme Mugwump DLP Supporter

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    Title: First Contact
    Author: cg99
    Rating: T
    Genre: Military scifi
    Status: Complete
    Fandom: SG1 and nBSG
    Pairings: Nil
    Length: 25k
    Summary: Stargate command stumbles on the Twelve Colonies except they're not religious lunatics eagerly awaiting the Holy War to bring their errant cousins back into the fold.
    Link: Spacebattles

    The author was a bit pissed off nearly ever Stargate/nBSG crossover these days features the Colonials acting like retards. So, this is the result, a short (25k words) fic showing how first contact would probably go. the Colonials ahve their canon characterisation, the SGC has theirs and the space battles seem pretty reasonable to me given you have people with energy shields facing people with metal armour.

    The only major downside of the story is the author has left it at the end of the first contact and has zero plans on doing a sequel. So it's finished but it does feel like there should be more there.

    4/5.
     
  2. Zombie

    Zombie John Waynes Teeth Prestige DLP Supporter

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    Anyone else have anything to contribute to this.

    Its been a while since I read SG, but this wasn't all that bad. I do agree with Download that it feels like there is more to write.

    I couldn't find any faults with this, it got a bit boring at times? But that's about it.

    I'd give it a 3.5/5
     
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    Taure Magical Core Enthusiast Prestige DLP Supporter

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    I read a fairly substantial part of it, and while it hits all the right notes in terms of realism and balance, I kinda just got a bit bored. It's the same as a lot of Spacebattles-hosted fics, which is that it gets too bogged down in the detail.

    What the fic does make me want, however, is a Twelve Colonies-centric Stargate AU. They'd be so much better positioned than Earth to take advantage of what the Stargate has to offer, but also in some ways more vulnerable - as a space faring civilisation, they might be tempted to engage the Goa'uld on equal terms in a straight out shooting contest, which would go very badly for the Colonies.
     
  4. Zombie

    Zombie John Waynes Teeth Prestige DLP Supporter

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    Anyone else got anything to say on this before I move it? Speak now.
     
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