Stargate SG-1
The Illustrated companion seasons 3&4

Author: Thomasina Gibson
Titan Books
RRP 10.99
ISBN 1 84023 355 9
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Following on from Stagate SG-1 The Illustrated Companion, which covered seasons one and two, volume two continues the saga, with full details of all 44 episodes in seasons 3 & 4. Story synopses are followed by extensive commentary and detailed behind-the-scenes information. It also features interviews with the producers, directors, writers, SFX crew and stars...

Guide books are always tricky books to review properly. If the information inside is correct and they give you a little background information as well then they have performed adequately. However, if you don't want a book full of episode synopsis then you won't want to read a guide book.

Gibson's first guide was fairly well received here and the main criticisms we had were not down to her but to Titan's insistence on releasing "Illustrated" books that had no colour photography. Again, I'm sorry to say the presentation lets down an above average book.

It is obvious that Gibson has a great deal of fun writing these books (her creative picture captioning, while not always as funny as it could be, is proof of that). If you are after content then this is pretty good but if you are after glossy images from seasons 3 & 4 then I suggest you look elsewhere.

Nick Smithson


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