Distant Thunder

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Title: Distant Thunder
Author(s): Arianna
Genre: gen
Fandom: The Sentinel/Stargate SG-1
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Distant Thunder is a Sentinel/Stargate SG-1 story by Arianna.

Reactions and Reviews

There are a lot of Stargate SG-1/The Sentinel crossovers, and a lot of them operate on the same premise--that Blair's Sentinel research for some reason or another comes to the attention of the SGC--but I like this one for several reasons. First, it doesn't assume that just because Daniel is an archaeologist that he's an anthropologist too. Which is something the series tends to do as well, but it's still nice to read a fic where it doesn't happen. :-) It also acknowledges that as brilliant as he is, Daniel can't know about *every* ancient Earth culture. He's more a student of the Fertile Crescent--Egypt, Mesopotamia, etc. Second, the story doesn't focus on Jack and Daniel to the total exclusion of the rest of the team. The first few SG/TS crossovers I read, before I started watching SG-1, I would never have known that Sam and Teal'c existed from them. It also doesn't ignore all the other Sentinel characters except Jim and Blair--Simon is involved and even Megan has a small role, and I love Megan. :-) Third, it doesn't follow the fanon convention that Cascade is Jim's territory and therefore he *gasp* can't leave. A lot of Sentinel fanon conventions I like; that one I never have because I find it limiting. The fourth thing...the ending! I won't say more because I don't want to spoil it, but I love it, even if it might be just the teeniest bit unrealistic within the realm of the Stargate universe. (I want to believe--oh, wait, wrong crossover... ;-) ) On top of all that, all the familiar characters are recognizable and all the new ones compelling. All told, it's a great read. The only drawback is it's a little too heavy on the Sentinel side of things for someone who doesn't know the show to follow it, but for anyone who does know both shows it's a treat well worth looking into.[1]


  1. ^ 2004 comments at Crack Van