Stargate SG-1

Stargate SG-1 is an American TV show based on the 1994 movie, Stargate. It is a military science fiction television series produced by Brad Wright and Jonathan Glassner which went into air July 27, 1997. The first five seasons of the show were aired on Showtime broadcast while the last five were shifted to Sci Fi Channel. The show had seen its last on March 2007. Stargate SG-1 is the best TV show of any genre be it in sci-fi, drama, soaps, romance, or horror with the actual story mainly based on adventure of saving Earth from hostile enemies.

Stargate SG-1 plot

SG-1, team of soldiers and scientists travel instantaneously to other planets to explore, forge alliances, defuse crises, investigate ancient mysteries, and defend Earth from hostile forces of Goa’uld, a snake-like parasitic alien race that takes humans as unwilling hosts. The U.S. Air Force’s Stargate Command, Gen. Jack O’Neill, Dr. Daniel Jackson, Lt. Col. Samantha Carter, and alien warrior Teal’c have successfully challenged all the hostiles, from interstellar war and evil twins to death and ascension for last 8 years. But on the ninth year, things started to change. New members in Cameron Mitchell and Gen. Hank Landry joined them as the former replaced the retired leader O’Neill. SG-1 eventually learns that highly evolved human-like beings, known as the Ancients, had originally built the Stargate network millions of years earlier. The fictional Ori, who belong to the same race as the Ancients preaches religious fundamentalism.

Stargate SG-1 Characters

A good plot, characters, and humor add the entertainment factor to the StarGate. The cast are brilliant too! Richard Dean Anderson is just awesome as the show’s leading man, Jonathan O’Neill. Michael Shanks, as Daniel, brings heart and a will of steel to the character. Amanda Tapping, as Carter, has perfected the balance between depicting her character’s femininity without compromising the fact she is a strong, intelligent military scientist. Christopher Judge is excellent as the aloof Teal’c, who is able to depict the character’s emotions. And, so is Don S Davis as the esteemed General Hammond.

All the characters are brilliant. The chemistry between them is great. The characters are not stereotypes at all but are actually very believable due to their amazing acting but the writers were also fantastic!

Stargate SG-1: An overview

The show is a wonderful blend of action, science, drama and especially comedy worked so well that made it hugely popular all across US. SG1 was something special and time and time again it took the viewers across thresholds of disbelief and amazement.

This show has lots going for it- intelligent and convincing plots, great multi-dimensional characters, superb acting and expert direction with consistent use of sci-fi technology. Almost all the episodes are involving and portrayed with intelligence, reflecting on moral dilemmas as well as the friction between military interests and civilian beliefs. SG1 has everything from action to romance, from suspense to the heartbreaking scenes of death. It isn’t just an excellent sci-fi show but is an excellent show. Overall, this Stargate SG-1 is a must for any legitimate fan of science fiction and drama.