A secret military team, SG-1, is formed to explore other planets through the recently discovered Stargates.
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Complete series cast summary:
Amanda Tapping ...  Major Samantha Carter / ... 213 episodes, 1997-2007
Christopher Judge ...  Teal'c / ... 213 episodes, 1997-2007
Michael Shanks ...  Dr. Daniel Jackson / ... 197 episodes, 1997-2007
Richard Dean Anderson ...  Colonel Jack O'Neill / ... 177 episodes, 1997-2007
Don S. Davis ...  Major General George Hammond / ... 161 episodes, 1997-2007
Gary Jones ...  Sgt. Walter Harriman / ... 110 episodes, 1997-2007


General Hammond summons Colonel Jack O'Neill out of retirement to embark on a secret rescue mission. O'Neill confesses that he disobeyed orders to destroy the Stargate on Planet Abydos, and that scientist Daniel Jackson may still be alive. Arriving on Abydos with his team, O'Neill meets up once again with the scientist, who has discovered a giant elaborate cartouche in hieroglyphics. All signs point to the fact that this is a map of many Stargates that exist throughout the galaxy - a development that makes the dream of the SG-1 team to travel throughout the universe in time a reality. Written by Sean Fitzgibbons

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Richard Dean Anderson, Michael Shanks, Amanda Tapping, Christopher Judge, Don S. Davis, Gary Jones, and Dan Shea are the only cast members to appear in all ten seasons. See more »


The IOC ( International Oversight Committee) as explained makes little sense. The US can clearly afford to maintain the Stargate program and giving countries which might someday be enemies of the country access to a technological advantage could threaten national security. While it was done to give the series a broader appeal, overall the ideas behind it don't match up with the logical flow of the narrative. However, considering the vagaries of international diplomacy, it is certainly possible. See more »


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Jack O'Neill: Oh for crying out loud!
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Alternate Versions

The syndicated version of the episode "Within The Serpent's Grasp" does not include O'Neill's quip about whether the Gou'ald long range visual communications device can pick up Showtime. See more »

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Takes off where the Stargate movie left you...
14 April 2000 | by imdb-242See all my reviews

Most believe Stargate SG-1 to be better than the movie it spawned from. Perhaps that is so. But I believe being a series it can also expand on a lot of things the movie didn't have time for.

A plot, characters, and humour add the entertainment factor to the StarGate, which in it's movie phase was just a concept thrown into a film.

However being a series the writers often seem to write episodes which diverge from the main plot and end up looking like a traditional science fiction story, or an episode entirely focused on developing a character. I despise this, but many people to enjoy a break from the fate-of-the-world type hype that happens in most episodes.

Personally I think this is the greatest show to ever hit the screens, and a lot of people agree with me. A lot of sci-fi fans love this one. I am not a sci-fi fan, but this very concept has always been with me even before I saw the Stargate film, so I was very interested in this whole phenomenon. A lot of history buffs watch this one, as most races of people on the show are decendants from ancient Earth civilisations. A lot of people watch it because the cast is just so sexy! (Go Amanda and Teryl!)

It really is a truly fantastic show! I recommend everyone watch it, no matter what your impression was when you first heard the title etc...

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27 July 1997 (USA) See more »

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Stargate: SG-1 See more »

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British Columbia, Canada See more »


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$1,400,000 (estimated)
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