Stargate SG-1: Season 1, Episode 1

Children of the Gods (27 Jul. 1997)

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Col. O'Neill is brought out of retirement to lead a new expedition back to Abydos, only to find an old friend, a new enemy and a far wider use of the stargate.



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Sha're / Amaunet (as Vaitiare Bandera)
Robert Wisden ...
Peter Williams ...
Brent Stait ...
Guard #2
J.B. Bivens ...
Guard #1


An alien similar to Ra appears out of the Stargate, killing five soldiers and kidnapping another, a year after the original Stargate mission. A new team is assembled, including some old members, and they go in search of the missing soldier in order to find out how Ra could still be alive. Meanwhile, the alien Gou'ald kidnap Sha're and Skaara, implanting them with symbiotes and making them Gou'ald hosts. Written by Lee Jamilkowski

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Amanda Tapping ('Samatha Carter') says, "This is how they controlled it. It took us 15 years and three supercomputers to MacGyver a system for the gate on Earth." Richard Dean Anderson played the eponymous lead in MacGyver (1985). According to one account, Tapping ad-libbed the MacGyver reference while reading for the part of Carter, and that was what clinched the role for her. See more »


After Skarra goes through the Stargate, Daniel, Kowalski and Carter run up to Jack. Daniel's glasses are almost falling off his nose. He asks Jack if he saw the symbols. Jack shakes his head, and then it cuts closer to Daniel and his glasses have repositioned themselves back up on top of his nose. See more »


Colonel Jack O'Neill: I can save these people. Help me! Help me.
Teal'c: Many have said that. But you are the first I believe could do it.
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The first A in the word Stargate (in the title) is not a true A, but is represented by the Stargate's Earth point of origin. See more »


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Written by Joel Goldsmith and David Arnold
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excellent pilot
21 March 2013 | by (Midian) – See all my reviews

Have seen the original Stargate with Kurt Russellone I didn't like that much i had to pick up the series because it was told that it was one of the best SF series ever released.

The first 10 minutes we go a bit back to the original Stargate from 1994. In fact, the whole original flick is told in a few minutes. Out the old cast in comes the new cast. But not only that, in comes more of SF then the 1994 version. Let me say that this isn't a remake, it continues what was left after 1994. Of course being a pilot it goes back to the planet Abydos because the military base were the stargate is hold is being visited by those old Egyptian Gods again and one soldier is captured. So Col. O'Neill (good old MacGyver Richard Dean Anderson) is back in business to visit Abydos with his soldiers.

I was afraid once on Abydos that it would be blah blah like in Stargate (1994)but the action came on early this time. The effects were also much better. But were the 1994 version failed script wise this does deliver. They are only a few minutes on Abydos before they are back on earth to go back on another mission. It's there that we are learning the characters. Of course things go a bit wrong and characters are lost into space. And new ones arrive. Before you know it this flick is over with one mission, save the lost ones. From there on Stargate moved into a 10 year series with his up and downs but this flick, clearly low budget but it works fine and is as I said over before you know it.

Gore 0/5 Nudity 0,5/5 Effects 3/5 Story 3/5 Comedy 0/5

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