Stargate SG1

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  • TV-14
  • 1997
  • 10 Seasons
  • 8.4  (101,105)

Stargate SG1 is a science fiction television series that aired on Showtime from 1997 to 2007, and it was created by Jonathan Glassner and Brad Wright. The show centers around a group of military and civilian personnel who explore the galaxy of the Milky Way through the use of the Stargate, an ancient alien device that allows them to travel vast distances instantaneously.

The series begins with Colonel Jack O'Neil (played by Richard Dean Anderson) leading an expedition through the Stargate to the planet Abydos that houses a powerful nuclear weapon left behind by the alien race known as the Goa'uld. There, he meets Dr. Daniel Jackson (Michael Shanks), a linguist who helps the team decipher the hieroglyphics found on the device in order to use it. The team finds that the Goa'uld have taken over many planets and have enslaved their people, causing the main characters to fight to protect those who are oppressed.

As the series progresses, the core team expands to include other mainstay characters such as Teal'c (Christopher Judge), a former first prime of a Goa'uld named Apophis, Samantha Carter (Amanda Tapping), a brilliant astrophysicist and member of SG-1, and Lieutenant Colonel Cameron Mitchell (Ben Browder). Additionally, the team receives support and guidance from powerful beings like the Ascended and All-Knowing Ancients.

Throughout the show's 10 seasons, SG-1 repeatedly finds themselves in peril due to the Goa'uld's attempts to dominate other planets and their conflict with the Asgard, a powerful advanced technological species who the team works with for a time. Additionally, they are at times betrayed by humans as some people in the military aim to use the Stargate solely for their own agendas, which SG-1 fights against.

The show is known for its vast array of settings in both space and on different planets. The team encounters various forms of life, including the horrific and parasitic Goa'uld, and the reptilian Jaffa, who are bred as hosts for the Goa'uld parasites. There are also friendly races that assist SG-1, such as the Tok'ra, who are an offshoot of the Goa'uld and oppose their tyranny. There are also alien life forms, such as the crystals on the planet P8X-987 that allowed the humans to control time, or the aliens who created a virtual reality called Promethius.

The show is also renowned for its strong character development, and how the team's personal lives intertwine with their missions. Carter and O'Neil share a strong bond that develops at the beginning of the series, and their relationship continues to grow throughout the show. Daniel struggles with the loss of his wife and finding a new purpose beyond the academic world, as well as bonding with the new team members. Teal'c, originally from the Jaffa, constantly grapples with his past allegiance to and betrayal of the Goa'uld and the Jaffa, and his newfound loyalty to SG-1.

Beyond its sci-fi and action elements, the show often incorporates themes of social issues and political commentary, especially when exploring the idea of unequal power distribution and the tyranny of those who possess great power. The show often questions traditional ideas of leadership and government, ultimately culminating in a time when a democratic government is established on Earth.

In conclusion, Stargate SG1 is a captivating sci-fi series that has a little bit of something for everyone. It blends action, humor, exploration, and strong character development, all while delving into deep and thought-provoking stories. It is a classic series that continues to attract new viewers decades after its initial debut, and its impact on pop culture is undeniable.

Stargate SG1 is a series that is currently running and has 10 seasons (235 episodes). The series first aired on July 27, 1997.

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20. Unending
June 22, 2007
When the Asgard decide to share all their knowledge and technology with Earth, they do so by incorporating that knowledge and technology into the Odyssey. However, the incorporated Asgard systems become a tracking beacon for the Ori and every time the Odyssey drops out of hyperspace it is attacked by the Ori. Finally, after numerous attacks, when just about to be destroyed, Carter uses the Asgard time dilation technology to slow down time in hopes of finding enough time to plan an escape from their certain destruction. However, can Carter figure out the impossible escape? And just how long will it take?
19. Dominion
June 15, 2007
Vala is forced to leave SG-1 when her prophetic dreams of the location of Merlin's treasure lead SG teams into a trap. Adria finds her mother and wants the now independent Vala to take her to the treasure. However, SG-1 and Baal have plans of their own.
Family Ties
18. Family Ties
June 8, 2007
To Vala's dismay, her father Jacek contacts Stargate Command claiming to have knowledge of Arkad's ships that were enroute to bomb Earth when he was killed by Teal'c. With it likely the mercenaries still believing they are to follow through with their bombings, SG Command is forced to agree to deal with Jacek. Regardless of Vala's warnings about Jacek's devious and scamming nature, General Landry has no option but to grant him sanctuary on Earth after his information proves to be true. Jacek, trying to assimilate into Earth's population, shows no inclination of giving up his scamming ways. While SG struggles to figure out what to do with him, Vala continually rebukes every attempt her father makes at reconciliation with his estranged daughter. Wearing down SG's patience, and Vala's resolve, they discover Jacek trying to break his home arrest and catch him consorting with one of Arkad's Jaffa splinter cells stationed on Earth. Claiming he was just trying to stop another of Arkad's ships destined to destroy Cheyenne Mountain and the Stargate, the team must put again put their trust in Jacek to help them locate the cloaked ship and disable it before it can explode.
17. Talion
June 1, 2007
When a terrorist attacks a Jaffa summit, Teal'c strikes out on a quest for revenge
Bad Guys
16. Bad Guys
May 18, 2007
When the team arrive at an alien museum and are mistaken for rebels, they are forced to stage a bogus hostage situation to buy enough time to escape from the museum and the army gathering outside. However, an overeager security guard takes matters into his own hands, complicating matters.
15. Bounty
May 11, 2007
After the SG-1 team destroys a Lucian Alliance cargo ship filled with illicit drugs, a bounty is placed on capturing the entire team, which in turn sets several alien bounty hunters against each other to claim the reward. Mitchell reluctantly agrees to take Vala to his upcoming High School reunion, where is causes quite a stir.
The Shroud
14. The Shroud
May 4, 2007
SG-1 encounters a planet that a Prior has visited yet did not make any threats to the village in the event they do not bow down to the Ori. The team discovers this Prior is their own Daniel Jackson.
The Road Not Taken
13. The Road Not Taken
April 27, 2007
While working on Merlin's phasing device and using a protective force shield, Sam is shunted into a parallel dimension where her counterpart, Major Sam Carter, was trying to tap into alternate dimensions for energy. Trapped in a world where Major Lorne commands SG-1, General Hammond runs SGC, Hank Landry is President, and Rodney McKay is her ex-husband, Sam must work with them to protect Earth from the Ori. However, once she succeeds she finds they're not willing to let her go home.
Line In the Sand
12. Line In the Sand
April 20, 2007
SG-1 are ordered to hide the population of a planet in another dimension to protect them from the Ori, using Merlin's Ancient device. However, when the device fails the Ori capture the villagers, Vala is reunited with her husband Tomin, Teal'c risks betrayal by the locals, and Mitchell and a critically-injured Sam manage to hide one building. But time is running out for them all...
The Quest: Part 2
11. The Quest: Part 2
April 13, 2007
In the search for the Sangraal, SG-1 comes across Merlin himself frozen in hibernation. With Adria and the Ori tracking them down, SG-1 must help Merlin complete the weapon before it's too late.
The Quest: Part 1
10. The Quest: Part 1
September 22, 2006
Daniel, with some insight from a dream Vala has had, determines the possible planet which might be the location of the Sangraal; the anti-Ori weapon. The search, however, turns into a maze of a journey where they must follow the prophesied path, as others try to beat them to their goal. Those dogging their path are both Baal and Adria, separately. Can the team survive the numerous traps set long ago by Merlin, the treachery of Baal and his troops, and the cunning guile of Adria to find the Sangraal in order to save humanity?
Company of Thieves
9. Company of Thieves
September 15, 2006
The Earth ship Odyssey, with Carter aboard, gets tricked into a trap near a neutron star, only to find itself in a mine field when they try to escape several attacking Goa'uld Mother-ships. This leads to Vala and Jackson being kidnapped when the rest of the team goes in search of the Odyssey. It turns out a breakaway faction of the Lucian Alliance, lead by the leader, Anateo, is responsible. Anateo is attempting to capture the entire team, and then turn them and the ship over to Lucian people in a bid to take over control of the Alliance from the its leader, Netan. While the captured crew makes plans to take back over the Odyssey, Mitchell goes undercover as a cold blooded killer, in order to find out what Netan might know.
Memento Mori
8. Memento Mori
September 8, 2006
Vala's past comes back to haunt her, as a Goa'uld named Athena, a past enemy, and then a reluctant ally of Vala's past Goa'uld host, captures her to try to recover information that she may have retained from her past host, about a treasure map that could lead to great riches. When an SG team locates and attempts a rescue Vala, an arrant Zat shot causes Vala to lose all her past memories. Vala, now not knowing who anyone is, escapes during the chaos caused by the rescue, and moments later the site she was held at explodes, leaving many to believe she is now dead. As Vala roams the streets not knowing who she is, Daniel continues to believe she has survived, and pushes the hunt to find her. However, Athena, also believing Vala is alive, also continues her hunt to find Vala. The question is who will find Vala first?
7. Counterstrike
August 25, 2006
The new leadership among the Jaffa decides to use the powerful weapon on Dakara to wipe out entire planetary life on other worlds in order to capture and build a fleet of Ori ships of their own. However, they have chosen a planet where the Ori / Vala offspring and SG-1 are on. Which will prove to be the more lethal, the Jaffa in their quest for Ori ships, or Vala's offspring, who is determined to find and stop the Jaffa's weapon?
6. 200
August 18, 2006
SG-1 gets pulled back into Martin Lloyd's world when he convinces the powers that be to let him talk to the team, as he is about to revive the Wormhole X-treme TV series as a big screen movie. He needs help with ideas from SG-1 to try to make the movie "real." The team fights this, but Gen. Landry orders them to help, but says he will get them out of the meeting as soon as possible. However, when the General drags them out of the meeting, the gate activation breaks down, leaving them stranded with time to try to help Martin out with his project, to their dismay.
5. Uninvited
August 11, 2006
As Col. Mitchell arrives at Gen. Landry's retreat, where the rest of the team are to bond with the General, the others are diverted to fight an invisible man-eating creature on another planet, and to determine if it is connected to the Ori. As Mitchell and Landry try to co-exist alone together, a storm washes out the only accessible roadway to their cabin. They soon find they must also fight off the same type of invisible man-eating creature that SG-1 has been checking on off-world.
4. Insiders
August 4, 2006
The villain Ba'al makes a surprise offer to Stargate Command; he will help them locate the Ancient's super weapon, if they deal with his now troublesome clones. Although highly skeptical, they proceed to gather the clones up. Each clone, however, claims to be the real Baal. Once the clones are securely locked away in Stargate Command, Ba'al makes his move. There is something that he desperately needs, the access codes to the SGC's most sensitive files. Plus, Ba'al may have found an insider who can help him find the desired information.
The Pegasus Project
3. The Pegasus Project
July 28, 2006
SG-1 travels on the Earth ship Odyssey to Atlantis to both try to dial in the "super gate" nearby, and to let Daniel continue his search for the anti-Ori weapon while staying at Atlantis. Things get tense as an Ori ship approaches Teal'c's position at the super gate, just as a Wraith hive ship approaches the Odyssey's position in the Pegasus galaxy, where they are trying to activate a gate connection to the super gate back in the Milky Way.
2. Morpheus
July 21, 2006
Daniel discovers a gate address that might lead them to the weapon they must find to fight against the Ori. They travel to the planet in question, but find all the people in the village have died in their sleep a long time ago. Plus, it seems all the animal life around the village has died too. Soon the team realizes that they are being affected by the same disease which killed the population of the planet. They must stay wait at all costs, until they can fid a cure Meanwhile, Vala stays behind at Stargate Command in order to take a psyche test. If she passes, she can join SG-1 on its off world missions. However, things go badly, as she tries to game the test by studying how to respond to the potential questions she might be asked. Agent Richard Woolsey offers Vala a solution to her dilemma, but can she accept doing what he asks in return?
Flesh and Blood
1. Flesh and Blood
July 14, 2006
Daniel and Vala must deal with the new born child (Vala's), who is aging rapidly to lead the Ori's Crusade.
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Stargate SG1 is available for streaming on the Showtime website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch Stargate SG1 on demand at Amazon Prime, Netflix, Vudu, Google Play and Apple TV.
  • Premiere Date
    July 27, 1997
  • IMDB Rating
    8.4  (101,105)