Stargate – The Ark of Truth
OK, so they finished off the Ori once and for all. But how… through an ancient device known as the Ark of Truth. What does it do? It makes people see the truth of what they believe. Is that hokey? Well… I can see where some people could say it is and I know a certain person who will probably hate the concept, but I liked the overall movie. The Ark could have been done differently though… for example…
It has already been established that the Ori are sapping off the people that worship them. The more that worship them, the more powerful they would get. This could be defined as a kind of psychic or mental symbiosis. The more the worship, the more they are drawn into it and can’t be broken from the connection. The Ark of Truth could be that key to break that connection all at once, thus completely severing the Ori power.
At least that’s the way I would have done it.
Anyway, the concept was OK, but not my favorite part of the film. They had several stories going and I liked seeing them split it all up and include a lot of the cast.
I look forward to Continuum, although I am concerned that it is simply an extended episode. What they need to do is establish a new enemy and have a trilogy planned, but that’s just me, I guess. And they do not have to wipe out the enemy this time. How about beat them to the point that they would rather be our ally, or something like that. We’ve lost all our other allies at this point.
Oh well, I guess that’s why I am just a programmer and they are writers.