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Stargate SG-1 

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A secret military team, SG-1, is formed to explore other planets through the recently discovered Stargates.
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Cast

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 / ... 198 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 / ... 112 episodes, 1997-2007
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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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Country:

USA | Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

27 July 1997 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Stargate Command See more »

Filming Locations:

British Columbia, Canada See more »

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$1,400,000 (estimated)
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Dolby

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1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

The "SG" in the title stands for "Stargate," which means that the series's title in full is actually "Stargate Stargate One." This is an example of a common linguistic error first elucidated in 2001 by "New Scientist" magazine and named "RAS Syndrome"--for "Recursive Acronym (or Abbreviation) Syndrome Syndrome." Commonly heard English-language errors that fall into this category include "ATM machine" (meaning "automated teller machine machine"); "PIN number" ("personal identification number number") "HIV virus" ("human immunodeficiency virus virus"); and the publisher DC Comics ("Detective Comics Comics"). See more »

Goofs

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. See more »

Quotes

[repeated line]
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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Well Done!
21 November 2004 | by johndecSee all my reviews

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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