With Jack having the knowledge of the Ancient repository once again in his mind, he and Daniel attempt to unearth the location of the lost city of the Ancients. Bra'tac, bringing with him the news of...
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 ... See full summary »
Richard Dean Anderson,
When an old enemy, the Cylons, resurface and obliterate the 12 colonies, the crew of the aged Galactica protect a small civilian fleet - the last of humanity - as they journey toward the fabled 13th colony, Earth.
Edward James Olmos,
A century before Captain Kirk's five-year mission, Jonathan Archer captains the United Earth ship Enterprise during the early years of Starfleet, leading up to the Earth-Romulan War and the formation of the Federation.
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
The characters mention that the Stargate has thirty-nine symbols, seven glyphs, or chevrons, being necessary for any travel across the galaxy. Applying mathematical combinatorics, the number of unique permutations (and therefore gate addresses) without re-using any symbols to locate other planet or starship is 77,519,922,480. If symbols can be used more than once in an address, the number jumps to 137,231,006,679. For comparison, there are an estimated four hundred billion stars in the Milky Way galaxy. In effect, the design of the Stargate network could reach less than half the star systems in the Milky Way, and far less than half the planets. In addition, using eight glyphs for an address (extragalactic voyage), a stargate can locate 2,480,637,519,360 places throughout the universe, increased to 5,352,009,260,481, if one or more glyphs can be re-used. For comparison, there are an estimated one hundred billion galaxies in the universe. In effect, the design of the Stargate network could reach any galaxy, but less than one thousandth of the star systems, counting all them of all galaxies. See more »
Jack O'Neill is a flag officer in the USAF and thus deputy commander of the Stargate program. This means that he would have an organizational rather than an operational role in the unit. He would not be allowed to go on most missions as his knowledge and expertise would have been exploited by an enemy were if he was captured. See more »
The movie was groundbreaking, and its ideas had great potential for further development. Usually, sequels are made to continue the story on the big screen. Creating this excellent series was a much better decision than producing lousy sequels for the masses.
Fans of the movie get to further explore all the ideas: The Stargate system, used by humans to travel the galaxy for thousands of years; Egyptian, Norse, and alien mythology; true science fiction - with fictional devices and concepts based on current science; and human exploration of our known universe part of what made Star Trek so popular.
You see the characters develop over time, the quirky unexpected humor, the use of an alien who doesn't fully understand American English (like Data), the struggle of the oppressed, the lengths humans go in order to survive, politics and government bureaucracy, and the underlying tenet that there is more to human life then our brief appearance on planet Earth.
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