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Universal acclaim- based on 69 Ratings

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  • Starring: Sarah Michelle Gellar, Seth Green, Alyson Hannigan
  • Summary: This sequel to the 1994 feature film Stargate chronicles the further adventures of planet-hopping Stargate Command (SGC) beginning a year after events in the movie. Though SG-1 was canceled by Showtime after its fifth season, production continued, with new episodes airing on the Sci Fi Channel (Syfy) for another five seasons, making it American television's longest-running science fiction series to date. The cast was led by MacGyver's Richard Dean Anderson for much of its run. Expand
  • Genre(s): Drama, Action & Adventure, Science Fiction
  • Creator: Joss Whedon, Ann Donahue, Anthony E. Zuiker
  • Show Type: Ended
  • Season 1 premiere date: Jul 27, 1997
  • Episode Length: 60
  • Air Time: 08:00 PM
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 8
  2. Negative: 2 out of 8
  1. Reviewed by: Steve Parks
    Jun 10, 2014
    70
    Despite the predictable conclusion, "Stargate SG-1," leaves many character threads dangling tantalizingly. If you aren't careful, this series could definitely hook you. [27 Jul 1997]
  2. Reviewed by: Terry Kelleher
    Jun 26, 2013
    67
    The two-hour premiere is sort of fun, but the plot is nutty even by sci-fi standards.
  3. Stargate SG-1 is mainstream sci-fi television of the no-brainer genre. Light on intellectual depth and heavy on action, it seems destined to play toward a younger age group than the Star Trek and Babylon 5 sort of science fiction shows. [24 Jul 1997]
  4. Reviewed by: David Bianculli
    Jun 10, 2014
    50
    The TV pilot, like the theatrical film, is long on hardware and gunplay and short on logic. [24 Jul 1997]
  5. Reviewed by: Robert Bianco
    Jun 10, 2014
    50
    "SG-1" is a passable action series on a par with most syndicated sci-fi fare. Its only real distinguishing feature is [a] ludicrous, completely gratuitous nude scene. [26 Jul 1997]
  6. Reviewed by: Tom Shales
    Jun 10, 2014
    20
    Anyone with fond memories of [the] film should avoid "Stargate SG-1," Showtime's oddly enervated series version. ... "Stargate SG-1" will be a treat only for those who love science fiction most when it's done badly. [26 Jul 1997]
  7. Reviewed by: Tony Scott
    Jun 10, 2014
    20
    Pedestrian writing, pulp-mag plotting, shopworn characters, hackneyed dialogue ('with all due respect' pops up at least three times in the first hour) and Mario Azzopardi’s broad direction will all undoubtedly delight billions and billions.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 11 out of 13
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 13
  3. Negative: 2 out of 13
  1. Jun 17, 2011
    10
    One of my favorite shows. I grew up with this and I've always liked it. The idea, traveling to other galaxies is so fascinating and Stargate: SG-1 really exceeded in that premise. Great cast, great seasons and well done series history/research. Expand
  2. Oct 12, 2011
    10
    This was one show I loved, and I will miss it always. The show was fun, it had good action, and most of the time I loved the story. I wish it had not ended but all good things come to an end. I still have the DVDs' to watch. Expand
  3. Nov 23, 2011
    10
    Funny, intense, well written, and a consistent joy throughout, the universe this series creates is both incredible and entirely possible, and the premise of a gate that can take you to other worlds is a brilliant basis for a sci-fi series, coupled with some truly heart-shattering good-bye scenes, this series is one to remember. Season 9 is easily the worst of a great bunch, but in Season 8 they killed off just about every major enemy, so given the understandable burden S9 had introducing the new guys, it's completely forgivable. Easily the best current sci-fi series and a believable challenger to Star Trek's (completely undeserved) throne Expand
  4. Sep 14, 2013
    9
    have to say I avoided this show when it was broadcast because I thought the movie was dumb and low-brow. In the last couple of years thogh ive watched all 10 seasons a few times and have to say this is one of my staple sci fi shows. The premise is a little silly this is one of the reasons I thought the movie was dumb) but the development and exploration of the stargate world through the 10 seasons is really terrrific and alot of fun. There are still episodes I dont like and skip but all in all this is one of my desert-island tv shows for sure. Expand
  5. Nov 21, 2014
    9
    The score reflect the entire series not just individual season.

    One of the best sf shows ever. Starts a bit slow for like first 2 seasons
    then gets much better. Amazing story, interesting characters, has some comedy mixed in. If you haven't seen it go watch it. Expand
  6. Nov 22, 2012
    8
    An amazing sci-fi show, which despite incredibly low production cost and small (but fantastic) cast managed to create an illusion of a vast, populated universe complete with politics, diplomacy, large scale wars and genuine geek humour. The concept of space travel without ships finally freed some space from the neverending "shields depleted", "activate the weapons", "hyperwarp jump mark 2" clichés, and when spaceship combat does play part, it feels exclusive, serious, dangerous, mysterious - some of which is lost in other shows. It is a must for sci-fans all over the globe. Expand
  7. Feb 10, 2013
    2
    Unlike most of the reviewers here, I must be the only one to have actually watched other sci-fi shows. The acting on Stargate was embarrassing, the writing mediocre to poor, and the stories repetitive and simpleminded. Not to mention the silly costumes and "special" effects. Anyone who feels this is the "best" sci-fi series out there needs an injection of taste or to seriously broaden their horizons. The humor of the show is to be laughed at, not with. The original Battlestar Galactica from the 1970's is better than this joke of a series, but it seems only "fans" choose to comment. Snap out of it. Expand

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