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of the Gods
The opening double-length episode is
effectively Stargate II, the sequel to the movie,
and is actually better than the original.
The Torment of Tantalus
We discover that experiments on the Earth
Stargate in 1945 were in fact successful and the SG-1 team
discover the worlds first intergalactic traveller still
alive on a far off world.
Skaara makes his return appearance in the
cliffhanger conclusion to the first season.
is too short to watch Brief Candle, an episode about a
world where people age at an alarming rate; and the series
uninterestingly comes back down to Earth in Politics when
a senator holds a hearing to decide whether the Stargate project
should be shut down.
US military have control of an ancient alien artefact known as the
Stargate which allows instant transportation to hundreds of far-off
alien worlds. General Hammond is charged with the task of defending
the Earth from attack by the Eygyptianesque alien
who use the Stargates for conquest. Standing between the Goauld
and the Earth are nine squads of elite soldiers with the first,
SG-1, led by Colonel Jack ONeill, assisted by Dr Daniel
StarGate was originally a movie starring Kurt Russell and
James Spader. The key roles, however, were recast when the movie was
transformed into a series. Unlike other shows adapted from movies,
Stargate SG-1 is a direct sequel to the film, picking up the
action one year later.
Produced for Americas Showtime channel, Stargate SG-1 began
its first run in July 1997.
of Episodes: The first two
seasons will total 43 episodes which includes the double length
Good Gate Guys:
ONeill (Richard Dean Anderson of McGyver fame);
Jackson (Michael Shanks); Tealc (Christopher Judge) an alien Jaffa
who used to serve the Goauld; Captain Samantha Carter (Amanda
Tapping); General Hammond (Don S Davis Bobbys military
dad in Twin Peaks and Scullys military dad in The
X-Files); Dr Fraiser (Teryl Rothery).
Bad Gate Guys:
Top god with the glowing eyes Apophis (Peter Williams) leads the Goauld
in their conquest of the galaxy. He abducts Jacksons native
wife, Share (Vaitiare Bandera) who plays host to his
Goauld wife and the native boy Skaara (Alexis Cruz) who
becomes his son. Alexis is the only actor from the movie to recreate
his role for the series.
And Isnt That... Star
Trek (and Buffy)s Armin Shimerman guest stars in
The Nox as Anteaus; Trek semi-regular Dwight Schultz
is The Keeper in The Gamekeeper; and the voice of Darth
Vader, James Earl Jones, becomes the voice of Unas in Thors
Inevitably its another gate, another
planet each week. Also, early episodes were often sub-standard
imitations of Star Trek before the series was able to forge
its own identity and style.
Step back in Time and choose your era.
Egyptian? Norse? Ancient Greek? Theyre all here in a variety
of culture clashing combinations.
Photos © Showtime
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