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 ...
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With interviews from cast, producers, and experts in the field of mythology and television, Behind the Mythology of Stargate SG-1 reveals how ten years of fantastic adventures have served ... See full summary »
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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 Goa'uld kidnap Sha're and Skaara, implanting them with symbiotes and making them Goa'uld hosts. Written by
Captain Carter says that the planet they're going back to is (one of) the closest to Earth, which is why they can still access it using the old "address" even after millenia of stellar drift/expansion. But in the original Stargate movie, it's described as being "somewhere in the Kalium Galaxy," on "the other side of the known universe." See more »
Stargate SG-1 started on the Showtime Network, a cable subscription channel that does not carry commercials. As such, it was looking for programming with an edge; a sharpness that would set it apart from the bland offerings of the commercial sponsored networks. When the series transferred to Sci-Fi Network, it toned down it's edge in subsequent seasons; so that it was suitable for "family viewing" and the sponsors who paid for the commercials would not offend the general viewers.
When movies and TV programs are reissued as new versions, they are extended versions (Director Cuts, Unrated, Never-before-seen, etc. ). This is neither a Director's nor extended cut. In fact, I feel the original director and producers would complain to have their names on this censored version of the pilot. All things sexual have been removed. Some of the dialog has also been replaced. The running time is less than the original. It is a condensed newly censored version.
Besides the censoring, a few CGI shots have been updated and much of the music has been replaced. Also some editing has changed to alter some of the characters intentions.
Why would you watch this scrubbed up version? If you are going to see it at a church function, I can understand. Otherwise, go see the original instead.
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