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Stargate SG-1 (1997–2007)

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A secret military team, SG-1, is formed to explore the recently discovered Stargates.

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Complete series cast summary:
 Major Samantha Carter / ... (213 episodes, 1997-2007)
 Teal'c / ... (213 episodes, 1997-2007)
 Dr. Daniel Jackson / ... (198 episodes, 1997-2007)
 Colonel Jack O'Neill / ... (177 episodes, 1997-2007)
 Major General George Hammond / ... (161 episodes, 1997-2007)
 Sgt. Walter Harriman / ... (112 episodes, 1997-2007)


General Hammond summons Colonel Jack O'Neill out of retirement to embark on a secret rescue mission. O'Neill confesses that he disobeyed orders to destroy the Stargate on Planet Abydos, and that scientist Daniel Jackson may still be alive. Arriving on Abydos with his team, O'Neill meets up once again with the scientist, who has discovered a giant elaborate cartouche in hieroglyphics. All signs point to the fact that this is a map of many Stargates that exist throughout the galaxy - a development that makes the dream of the SG-1 team to travel throughout the universe in time a reality. Written by Sean Fitzgibbons

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Release Date:

27 July 1997 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Stargate Command  »

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$1,400,000 (estimated)

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Did You Know?


Although they wrote the original Stargate (1994) feature the series is based on, Dean Devlin and Roland Emmerich refused an on-screen credit. They are credited, however, on the series of novels based on the series. See more »


Between the episodes Stargate SG-1: Small Victories and Stargate SG-1: Redemption: Part 2, the Beta (Antarctic) stargate is used at the SGC for gate travel, since the original gate ended up at the bottom of the Pacific Ocean in "Small Victories" and later fell into the possession of the Russians until its return to the SGC in "Redemption Pt 2". We notice that in Stargate SG-1: Solitudes (the first episode to feature the Beta gate) the point of origin symbol (an octagon with a line below it) is different from the point of origin symbol of the original gate (pyramid and circle), however in various episodes that featured the Beta gate in use, the point of origin symbol mysteriously changes to the symbol from the original gate. See more »


Teal'c: Undomesticated equines could not drag me away.
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Referenced in Jimmy Neutron: Win, Lose and Kaboom (2004) See more »

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Well Done!
21 November 2004 | by See all my reviews

The movie was groundbreaking, and its ideas had great potential for further development. Usually, sequels are made to continue the story on the big screen. Creating this excellent series was a much better decision than producing lousy sequels for the masses.

Fans of the movie get to further explore all the ideas: The Stargate system, used by humans to travel the galaxy for thousands of years; Egyptian, Norse, and alien mythology; true science fiction - with fictional devices and concepts based on current science; and human exploration of our known universe – part of what made Star Trek so popular.

You see the characters develop over time, the quirky unexpected humor, the use of an alien who doesn't fully understand American English (like Data), the struggle of the oppressed, the lengths humans go in order to survive, politics and government bureaucracy, and the underlying tenet that there is more to human life then our brief appearance on planet Earth.

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