Stargate SG-1 (1997–2007)
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Avalon: Part 1 

With a new commander of the SGC comes a new leader of SG-1, Lt. Col. Cameron Mitchell, a former fighter pilot who flew an F-302 in the battle over Antarctica. However, he is deterred by the... See full summary »



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With a new commander of the SGC comes a new leader of SG-1, Lt. Col. Cameron Mitchell, a former fighter pilot who flew an F-302 in the battle over Antarctica. However, he is deterred by the fact that all the other members of SG-1 are leaving for other ventures: Teal'c to manage the Jaffa Nation, Carter to Area 51 for alien R&D, and Dr. Jackson to Atlantis as an Ancient expert. Mitchell endeavors to keep the members of SG-1 for himself, but they are increasingly tough to convince. Written by trekkie4christ

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15 July 2005 (USA)  »

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(Dolby 5.1)


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16 : 9
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When the character Vala Mal Doran (Claudia Black) returns, she says something along the lines of, "I know I've never met you before, I would remember if I did," when she first meets Lt. Col. Cameron Mitchell (Ben Browder). Claudia Black and Ben Browder previously played the two main roles on Farscape (1999), which also aired on the Sci Fi Channel. See more »


Lt. Col Mitchell was presented the Medal Of Honor in a flashback, but there is no corresponding ribbon on his Class A/B uniform when he introduces himself to General Landry for the first time. Also, there is a tradition where military personnel are strongly encouraged (it is not a law or official military regulation) to render salutes to Medal of Honor recipients, regardless of rank, as a sign of courtesy and of respect, not only for the soldier who received it, but for the award itself, so technically, Landry should have saluted him when he entered Landry's office. See more »


Major General Hank Landry: [shouting] Walter!
Chief Mst Sgt. Walter Harriman: [over the intercom] The files on your desk are the personnel folders you're about to request, sir.
Major General Hank Landry: "About to request"? Walter, I'd appreciate it...
Chief Mst Sgt. Walter Harriman: [over the intercom] You have to push the button to talk, sir.
Major General Hank Landry: [sighs] Thank you, Walter.
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Referenced in Stargate: Atlantis: Identity (2008) See more »


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Written by Joel Goldsmith and David Arnold
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Grail Quest for new bad guys.
25 August 2015 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

First we had Ra. Ra was big, Ra was powerful, until his ship was blown up with him inside of it by Daniel Jackson and Jack O'Neil (Only One "L" originally).

The one thing that was established in the Stargate Film that was passed into the series, was that Ra, while being powerful and big, and possibly even intelligent, was also fairly stupid. At least, stupid as far as Homo Sapiens are concerned- Humans who blew him to atom-sized smithereens in that film's too-easy conclusion.

Then in 1997 "Children of the Gods" debuted on Showtime, and it became known that Ra was only one of many parasitic Alien "Gods" (named "The Goa'Uld"), and from there Stargate SG-1 was a series of by-the-skin-of-the-teeth escapes from extinction, while the bad guys escalated until SG-1 and their allies faced Anubis and Replicators at the same time. Remember that The Goa'Uld were easily defeated by "The Asgard" and that The Asgard were getting their Pale Skinny Lil Arses beat by The Replicators, who in turn were susceptible to the technology of "The Ancients" (aka, The Alterrans)- Making the Alterrans (Ancients) the most powerful god-like aliens of SG-1.

The story of the Ancients had been woven in to the series since the first season, finally it appears we will get to see them. That was why I was excited about these next three episodes. And at first it seems like we are to be rewarded our 8 years of waiting by finally meeting "The Ancients".

The show had more shocks added, SG-1 had been broken up, Daniel on his way to Atlantis, Teal'c occupied with the Free Jaffa Nation on Dakara, and Carter burying herself in Technobabble.

But thanks to the cancellation of Farscape and the re-assignment of it's two principle actors Ben Browder and Claudia Black, SG-1 is saved from retirement, thanks to Colonel Cameron Mitchell (Browder) and Vala Mal Daran (Ms. Black). We remember Vala from "Prometheus Unbound" when she kind of claimed Daniel forever, here she returns to Stargate Command to enforce that claim. Mitchell's introduction is a series of "Flashbacks" which kind of insert him into the story during the last part of "Lost City".

At the end of Season 8 all of the bad guys had been beaten. Hooray, the show could have ended when Richard Dean Andersen semi-retired. But what we have here is Richard's role reduced to special guest appearances, a slight change in production, and of course they had to create a brand new Wormhole Effect. And, least but not Last, they had to come up with Bad Guys that were worse than Replicators + Goa'Uld combined. But this first part merely hints at such things, yea verily: In a way, this first part is Arthurian Misdirection, to get us off balance when the new bad guys are revealed. "And then there's cake".

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