In 1994, a little movie came out called Stargate that starred James Spader and Kurt Russell. Although met by mixed reviews, it was intended to be just a part of a trilogy. Three years later, work began on the television series Stargate SG-1. Ten seasons and 2 made for DVD movies later, SG-1 is still going strong. I’m not going to go into too much detail about the movie or episodes except to say that if you haven’t seen the movie…watch it!
Why write this article? In March 2008, I said that I was going to start watching Kyle XY as the series looked like it had promise. Unfortunately, I never got around to it. I started to watch the first season of SG-1 by myself but kept pulling my wife in by telling her she had to watch certain episodes. Soon, she was as hooked as myself.
We were renting them from our local video store until they closed…and we freaked. Hastings didn’t offer the series at all unless we wanted to pay $40 per season. Netflix would just be too slow for our fix. Hence a trip to Costco where we found all seasons for the price of $20 per season! (for a SciFi production that’s an amazing price)
We’re now on season 9 and are continually blown away by the scope of the SG-1 universe that’s been developed. Here’s a short clip of the opening scene. If you have the time and desire, watch the series. It gives a fascinating look into Earth’s mythos.