“Never forget that life can only be noble inspired and rightly
lived if you take it bravely and gallantly, as a splendid
adventure in which you are setting out into an unknown country,
to face many a danger, to meet many a joy, to find many a comrade,
to win and lose many a battle.”
— Annie Besant
Well, Stargate SG-1 is over. Yeah, yeah, there’ll be movies, guest appearances on Atlantis, another new series, and so on. But Stargate, the original irreverent, action-packed, buddy show—that’s done. And I am so gonna miss it. Lilith Saintcrow talks about “filling the well,” keeping the inner light that fires us writers burning bright and hot. It’s not easy. You think it will be, at the beginning, but time wears. You have to keep yourself happy. You have to do the little things that you love.
And I love everything in books, movies, and television that espouses the pain and wonder and delight of friendship—the bury-the-body-got-your-back-through-hell-and-back kind of friendship. I suppose that’s why I love the Stargate franchise so much, why X-Files never gets old for me. Because even when aliens are invading or demons are cracking the marrow from some gas attendant’s bones, saving the day comes down to brains and heart and trust. Not just trust for yourself, which is easy—but the trust you give another.
And that’s just cool. That fires me up. That’s what I love to write and read and see, and it never gets old.
So tell me, folks—I want to know your favorite buddy flicks and books and television shows. Leave a comment and I’ll draw a name on the 24th. Winner gets a book or DVD of choice (but let’s follow PBW’s example here, and keep it under $30).