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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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Sha're / Amaunet (as Vaitiare Bandera)
Robert Wisden ...
Peter Williams ...
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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When O'Neill takes the newly-returned Daniel Jackson back to his home, a framed Silver Star sits centrally amongst the memorabilia above the fireplace. See more »


The major who escorts Col. O'Neill to the lower levels of NORAD is also wearing sergeant's stripes on the sleeves of his dress uniform. This does not appear to be a new character (same man who picked up O'Neill at his home) and you can see that he is clearly wearing officer's rank on his shoulder epaulets. Enlisted airmen wear nothing on their epaulets. See more »


[O'Neill smells a drink that Skaara has brought for the team to drink at dinner]
Jack O'Neill: Moonshine?
Skaara: Moon... shine.
Jack O'Neill: Yeah. Moonshine. As in booze. Daniel, what are you teaching these kids?
Skaara: Try it.
Jack O'Neill: Alright. Skaara's Moonshine. I'll give it a little shot.
[O'Neill sips it and spits it out in an explosive burst]
Jack O'Neill: Whoa!
[the team and villagers are laugh]
Jack O'Neill: [hoarsely] Smooth. Very smooth.
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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 »


Follows Stargate (1994) See more »


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Written by Joel Goldsmith and David Arnold
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Great Show!
27 April 2002 | by (Washington, DC) – See all my reviews

This pilot episode launches the best series of all time. The two-hour movie length premiere was definitely worth watching. With the introduction of Captain Doctor Samantha Carter, Teal'c and Major General Hammond as a replacement for General West, the formation of SG-1 and the deeper plot lines, this makes for one of the shows best episode. I still stick with that, even after five years and over 100 episodes. This is undoubtably must-see TV.

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