Monday, January 12, 2009


This weekend saw the series finale for 'Stargate: Atlantis', which saw the annihilation of the Wraith threat to Earth and the city-ship of Atlantis nestled in the ocean just outside the boundaries of San Francisco's waters. What with all of the plot threads they had to wrap up and satisfying conclusions to all of their characters, the finale still found time for a small tribute to the actor Don S. Davis, who played General Hammond on the original 'Stargate SG-1'.

Davis passed away in 2008, and so the same fate befell General Hammond as well, of a sudden heart attack. For all that he had done in service to the Stargate mission, a new starship was outfitted and commissioned in his honor; formerly to be known as the Phoenix, the starship was now the "General Hammond".

No actor could probably ask for a more fitting memorial to one of his characters. After all, nothing will last longer than sci-fi TV shows in syndication heaven.

Toby O'B

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