Colonel Jack O'Neill is brought out of retirement to lead a new expedition back to Abydos, only to find an old friend, a new enemy and a far wider use of the Stargate.


Mario Azzopardi


Brad Wright (developed for television by), Jonathan Glassner (developed for television by) | 2 more credits »





Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Richard Dean Anderson ... Colonel Jack O'Neill
Michael Shanks ... Dr. Daniel Jackson
Amanda Tapping ... Captain Samantha Carter
Christopher Judge ... Teal'c
Don S. Davis ... Major General George Hammond
Jay Acovone ... Major Charles Kawalsky
Vaitiare Hirshon ... Sha're / Amaunet (as Vaitiare Bandera)
Robert Wisden ... Samuels
Peter Williams ... Apophis
Brent Stait ... Louis Ferretti
Gary Jones ... Sgt. Walter Harriman
Alexis Cruz ... Skaara / Klorel
Rachel Hayward ... Sgt. Carol Weterings
Rick Ravanello ... Guard #2
J.B. Bivens ... Guard #1


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 Gou'ald kidnap Sha're and Skaara, implanting them with symbiotes and making them Gou'ald hosts. Written by Lee Jamilkowski

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In 2009 this was edited to create Stargate SG-1: Children of the Gods - Final Cut (2009), in memory of Don S. Davis. Some scenes were deleted or added, dialogue changed (Carter saying "MacGyver'd" is changed to "jerry rigged"), and any frontal nudity (Sha're) removed. See more »


When Apophis, Teal'c and various other Jaffa travel through the gate to Earth, the wormhole closes, but when they leave with the female USAF officer the gate is open, even though they didn't enter the control room and wouldn't be able to use Earth's system anyway, because of the difference between Earth's computers and DHDs. See more »


Samantha Carter: [Seeing the Control Plinth of the Gate at Abydos for the first time] Amazing.
Samantha Carter: But, this is what was missing from the dig at Giza.
Samantha Carter: [Touches the central boss] This is how they controlled it.
Samantha Carter: It took us fifteen years and three supercomputers to 'MacGyver' a system for the Gate on Earth.
Jack O'Neill: Captain.
Samantha Carter: Look how small it is.
Jack O'Neill: Captain!
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Crazy Credits

The first A in the word Stargate (in the title) is not a true A, but is represented by the Stargate's Earth point of origin. See more »

Alternate Versions

In 2009 MGM released a re-edited version of Children of the Gods on DVD. Certain scenes have been trimmed slightly to make the pace of the film flow faster and one new scene has been added. Scenes with violence have been toned down and the infamous full frontal nudity shots of actress Vaitiare Bandera have been removed. Also,the visual effects have been enhanced and composer Joel Goldsmith has re-scored the entire film with new music instead of the re-used David Arnold score from the 1994 feature. The 2009 version runs approx 7 minutes shorter than the original. See more »


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Written by Joel Goldsmith and David Arnold
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Best Showtime series since "The Paper Chase"
5 November 2000 | by ziggy-6See all my reviews

I mistakenly let some of first season slide by since I wasn't a fan of the movie. Was I ever wrong. Cast is superb all the way down to the smaller leads, e.g. the base doctor (Rothery) and other base personnel, as well as some great storylines. Just the right amount of humor mixed in with believable current time Sci-fi. Try not to miss, Showtime foolishly only shows the episodes once weekly unlike mega-repeating HBO series.

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