Just listened to 1.1 Children of the Gods. I was really impressed with this one. Shanks admits that he's not an expert with audio, but I thought his performance was fantastic. I think that he does a great job imitating the other SG-1 members, with a particularly accurate impression of General Hammond. I honestly felt like he was indistinguishable from the voice of Don S. Davis himself. I felt like there were a few plot holes, but overall I thought it was a very good story.
I now have the complete first two seasons, but can't find 3.1-3.3 at all, and when I have found 3.4-3.6 it has been $575 for the set or more. If anyone can point me in the direction of either physical or digital copies of that third season I'd really appreciate it.
Not as impressed by A Necessary Evil. I don't know whether she just wasn't used to audio, if the material just didn't grab her, or if she'd already "checked out" on the character, but Higginson's performance wasn't great. The plotline was also really obvious.
An unreliable narrator story and an oddly muted Claudia Black didn't give me much to enjoy about Shell Game. She definitely perks up a bit when she's playing off of Michael Shanks, but it didn't feel like I was listening to Vala.
Perchance to Dream would have been an interesting mystery, if they hadn't given away the plot twist on the cover of the CD. It still kind of shocks me that they did that. BF knows better. With the plot given away it gives you more time to find the stories flaws, and there are a couple of significant ones. It was definitely great to hear McGillion again, though, and I really enjoyed his performance.
Savarna was probably my favorite so far. While not entirely surprising, I did enjoy the writing on this one and Teryl Rothery is such a great voice actress. I also thought that Toby Longworth put in a fantastic performance. My main issue was with some of the dialog. It's clear that someone British wrote this one, but Dr Frasier is supposed to be American. No American says that someone needs to be "in hospital". They say that they need to be "in a hospital". They also don't say that someone "was sat in a chair". They'd say that someone "was sitting in a chair".
It was great to see Dr Zelenka take center stage. The story used some really, really bad science and was fairly predictable but I enjoyed it for the performances, especially Zelenka's Mckay impression.