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When an old enemy, the Cylons, resurface and obliterate the 12 colonies, the crew of the aged Galactica protect a small civilian fleet - the last of humanity - as they journey toward the fabled 13th colony, Earth.
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Stem cells, gene therapy, transplants, and cloning have changed the definition of "humanity" in the modern world, but the darker side contains monsters that only few are brave enough to face, because the future lies in their hands.
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Christopher Judge (Teal'c) and Amanda Tapping (Samantha Carter) are the only cast members to stay with the series throughout its entire run, and consequently, to appear in two hundred or more episodes. See more »
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I nominate this and BABYLON 5 as the best television sci-fi series
made. Both stand out in my mind because unlike early STAR TREK series,
there is a consistent evolution of plots and characters. If you look at
the original STAR TREK and STAR TREK:TNG, they were fine shows, but
there was no overall theme or plot that connected all the episodes. In
many ways, you could usually watch the shows totally out of sequence
with no difficulty understanding what is occurring. This was less the
case with DEEP SPACE 9 (with its giant battles that took up all of the
final season) and the other TREK shows, as there was more of a larger
story that unified them. This coherence seems to have developed as a
concept with BABYLON 5 and saw this to an even greater extent with
SG-1. The bottom line is that in many ways this series was like
watching a family or a long novel slowly take form. Sure, there were a
few "throwaway" episodes that were not connected to the rest, but these
were very few and far between and were also usually pretty funny.
And speaking of funny, I loved that SG-1 kept the mood light from time
to time and wasn't so dreadfully serious. In this way, I actually
enjoyed it more than BABYLON 5. Jack O'Neill was a great character with
his sarcasm and love of Homer Simpson--it's really too bad he slowly
faded from the series in later seasons.
To truly appreciate SG-1, you should watch it from the beginning and
see how intricately the plots work. This coherence gives the show
exceptional staying power. And, if you don't like SG-1 after giving it
a fair chance, then sci-fi is probably NOT the genre for you.
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