"It will take you a million light years from home. But will it bring you back?"

Stargate is about the discovery of the star gate. Star gates are portals that form a network around the universe so that a traveler can go from one planet to another without having to spend the time to do it. The story starts in Giza with a young girl named Catherine that is at the dig of 1928 with her father. They are the ones that first discover the star gate on Earth which has be buried for years. Catherine’s father tries to decipher the markings on the star gate in hopes to get it working but, dies before he can do so. She takes over the project and forms a team to decode the hieroglyphs.

Even though the military classifies the project, Catherine has invited Dr. Daniel Jackson to decode the hieroglyphs. He quickly realizes that the symbols are actually coordinates for a location in space that one would want to travel to. A team is formed to go through the star gate. The head of the team is Colonial Jack O’neil who was reinstated after the death of his son. The team powers the gate which allows them to open a stable wormhole to the planet in space that they wish to go. The team goes through the star gate to see where it leads. They are transported to a planet and quickly realize that that humans that are native to the planet are actually ancient Egyptians that were kidnapped by the Egyptian god Ra.

Stargate is a blend of Egyptian mythology and science fiction. The movie was the first to have an independent website. The director of the movie was Roland Emmerich who also directed Independence Day. The movie was originally the start of a movie series but, the sequels were changed into a television series instead.

| 1994 | 2 hr 1 min | 7.1/10
Roland Emmerich

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