Tuesday, August 21, 2012
Stargate Atlantis--"Letters from Pegasus"
Dear America: Letters from Vietnam (YouTube link) which featured the letters American soldiers wrote home during the Vietnam War. The letters range from idealistic to mundane to sad and back again as the young men and women reveal their perspectives on life in a war zone. It has been years since I have seen it, but I am now inspired to watch it again because of “Letters from Pegasus.” I provided the link above in case you are inspired, too. Do I really need to say how much I enjoyed “Letters from Pegasus?” This episode is about the best one can make of a budget saving clip show. We get to know the characters on a personal level so that we care even more about the devastating battle they face in the coming days. The balance between drama and comic relief is near perfect. There are some blatant issues, such as it being a bi deal no classified information can be revealed, yet mission patches are clearly visible in the video recordings as well as alien equipment, but no matter. “Letters from Pegasus’ is too good to nitpick harshly. Rating: **** (out of 5)