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Stargate

The core premise behind this film is just too cool and too correct not to appear on screen. As was the case previously in the original Battlestar Galactica, the Erich von Däniken influence can be felt, and helps the film resonate with audiences and sci-fi buffs alike.

The characters are less impressive, but work alright in this single film and are played entertainingly enough by Kurt Russell and James Spader. While the ideas and cultural bits flesh out the opening and center of the film, it all soon becomes a big action-fest, and a fairly satisfying one at that.

The story begins here, but of course the big success was the major sci-fi legacy that the film later spawned....

1994 Feature film starring Kurt Russell (O'Neill), James Spader (Daniel), Alexis Cruz (Skaara), Erick Avari (Kasuf)
U.S.


2003 Artisan
Canada


2003 Artisan
U.K.


2008 Studiocanal
Blu-ray U.S.


2009 Lion's Gate
Blu-ray Canada


2009 Lion's Gate
Blu-ray U.K.


2010 Studiocanal
2-disc DVD features include:
  • Theatrical version of the film
  • Director's Cut version of the film, with ~9 min. additional & extended scenes
  • Director's Cut audio commentary by writer/director Roland Emmerich and writer/producer Dean Devlin
  • "The Making of Stargate" production/design featurette (23 min.)
  • "Is There a Stargate?" featurette (12 min. with Erich von Däniken)

Additional Blu-ray extras for the
Lion's Gate 15th Anniversary Edition:
Release Date: October 27, 2009

  • Picture-in-picture information option
  • Featurettes:
    • "Deciphering the Gate: Concepts and Casting"
    • "Opening the Gate: The Making of the Movie"
    • "Passing through the Gate: The Legacy"
  • Gag Reel
  • Stargate Previews
  • B-roll footage


Stargate SG-1

This television series picks up where the feature film left off, with Richard Dean Anderson taking over Kurt Russell's role, and Michael Shanks taking over James Spader's. Why this was done is a bit puzzling, since their characters in the film didn't really have enough appeal to command a long running television series. I'd have restarted this with brand new characters. Indeed, the otherwise successful and entertaining pilot for the series seems to be tripping up a bit going to extremely horrific and graphic lengths to undo the film's resolution in an unnecessary attempt to motivate the series. Really, they only needed the drive to explore with curiosity, and it seemed science fiction was overdoing it with military and pseudo-military protagonists in the 1990's. That said, Jay Acovone's Kowalski was the one character in the pilot that seemed to have the right amount of charm to be a draw for the series....

But after a half-dozen or so formulaic episodes, along came "Cold Lazarus", the first episode to fulfill the sci-fi potential that the stargate vehicle had primed the show for. And then this series started to gel, and the central characters developed enough new facets to become interesting and compelling, while long-term arcs sank their hooks in and left audiences hungry for more.... much more....


Season One:

(1997-1998) double-length pilot + 20 episodes @ 45 min. each, on 5 discs.

U.S.

Canada

U.K.

Region 1 DVD Box Set Extras include:

  • "Behind the Scenes with the Producers" featurette (5 min.): Executives Brad Wright and Jonathan Glassner recount how they joined forces to develop the feature film's premise into the pilot episode and the SG-1 series.
  • Cast and Crew featurette (4 min.) interviewing Richard Dean Anderson (Col. Jack O'Neill),
    Don S. Davis (General Hammond), Amanda Tapping (Captain Samantha Carter),
    Michael Shanks (Daniel Jackson), Christopher Judge (Teal'c),
    executive producers Brad Wright & Jonathan Glassner, and production designer Richard Hudolin.
  • Featurette: Profile on General Hammond (6 min., contains spoilers for future seasons)
  • Featurette: Profile on Captain Carter (5 min., contains spoilers for future seasons)
  • Costume Design featurette (5 min.)
  • promotional trailers (2.5 min.)




Season Two:

(1998-1999) .... 22 episodes @ 45 min. each

U.S.

Canada

U.K.

Region 1 DVD Box Set Extras include:

  • Profile: Production Designer Richard Hudolin (7 min., contains spoilers for seasons 3 & 4)
  • Featurette: Profile on Dr. Daniel Jackson (9 min., contains spoilers for seasons 3 & 4) with Michael Shanks.
  • Featurette: Profile on Teal'c (10 min., contains spoilers for seasons 3 & 4) with Christopher Judge.
  • 46-second Promotional trailers for all 22 episodes.


Season Three:

(1999-2000) .... 22 episodes @ 45 min. each

U.S.

Canada

U.K.

Region 1 DVD Box Set Extras include:

  • Secret SGC Files - "Col. Jack O'Neill" featurette (14 min. with spoilers for next season)
  • Secret SGC Files - "The Stargate Universe" featurette (16 min. with spoilers for next season)
  • Secret SGC Files - "Personnel Files" featurette (17 min. with spoilers) including Kurt Russell's tour of the sets.


Season Four:

(2000-2001) .... 22 episodes @ 45 min. each

U.S.

Canada

U.K.

Region 1 DVD Box Set Extras include:

  • Audio commentaries on every episode, with:
    • Director Martin Wood, director of photography Jim Menard, visual FX supervisor James Tichenor on:
      • Episode 1: Small Victories
      • Episode 3: Upgrades
      • Episode 5: Divide and Conquer
      • Episode 7: Watergate
      • Episode 9: Scorched Earth
      • Episode 14: The Serpent's Venom
      • Episode 15: Chain Reaction
    • Director Peter DeLuise and visual effects supervisor James Tichenor on:
      • Episode 2: The Other Side
      • Episode 4: Crossroads
      • Episode 6: Window of Opportunity
      • Episode 10: Beneath the Surface
      • Episode 12: Tangent
    • Writer / Director Peter DeLuise on:
      • Episode 8: The First Ones
    • Writers Joseph Mallozzi and Paul Mullie, director William Gereghty, d.o.p. Jim Menard on:
      • Episode 11: Point of No Return
    • Visual FX supervisor James Tichenor on:
      • Episode 13: The Curse - with director Andy Mikita and director of photography Peter Woeste.
      • Episode 16: 2010 - with director Andy Mikita and director of photography Peter Woeste.
      • Episode 18: The Light - with production manager Andy Mikita and director Peter F. Woeste.
      • Episode 20: Entity - with director Allan Lee.
      • Episode 21: Double Jeopardy - with director Michael Shanks (Dr. Daniel Jackson).
      • Episode 22: Exodus - with co-writer Joseph Mallozzi and director of photography Jim Menard.
    • Director Peter DeLuise on:
      • Episode 17: Absolute Power - with writer Robert C. Cooper
      • Episode 19: Prodigy - with co-writers Joseph Mallozzi and Paul Mullie.

  • Secret SGC Files - "Enhanced Visual Effects" featurette (16 min.)
  • Secret SGC Files - "Alien Species: Friend & Foe" featurette (17 min.)
  • Timeline documentary, Part 1 of 3 - "Legacy of the Gate" (25 min.)


Season Five:

(2001-2002) .... 22 episodes @ 45 min. each

U.S.

Canada

U.K.

Region 1 DVD Box Set Extras include:

  • Audio commentaries on every episode, with:
    • Director Martin Wood and visual effects producer James Tichenor on:
      • Episode 1: Enemies
      • Episode 3: Ascension - with Amanda Tapping (Carter).
      • Episode 5: Red Sky - with Amanda Tapping (Carter).
      • Episode 7: Beast of Burden - with director of photography Jim Menard.
      • Episode 15: Summit [Part 1 of 2] - with co-writer Joseph Mallozzi.
      • Episode 16: Last Stand [Part 2 of 2] - with writer Robert C. Cooper.
      • Episode 19: Menace
      • Episode 22: Revelations - with writers Joseph Mallozzi and Paul Mullie.
    • Director Peter DeLuise and visual effects producer James Tichenor on:
      • Episode 2: Threshold - with Christopher Judge (Teal'c).
      • Episode 6: Rite of Passage
      • Episode 10: 2001 - with supervising producer Joseph Mallozzi.
      • Episode 12: Wormhole X-treme! - with co-writer Joseph Mallozzi.
    • Director Peter DeLuise on:
      • Episode 4: The Fifth Man - with writers Joseph Mallozzi and Paul Mullie.
      • Episode 8: The Tomb - with writers Joseph Mallozzi and Paul Mullie.
      • Episode 20: The Sentinel - with actor Gary Jones (Walter/Norman/Davis).
    • Director / co-writer Peter DeLuise and stunt co-ordinator Dan Shea (Sgt. Siler) on:
      • Episode 18: The Warrior
    • Visual effects supervisor James Tichenor and director of photography Jim Menard on:
      • Episode 9: Between Two Fires - with director William Gereghty.
      • Episode 11: Desperate Measures - with director William Gereghty.
      • Episode 13: Proving Ground - with director Andy Mikita.
      • Episode 17: Fail Safe - with director Andy Mikita and co-writer Paul Mullie.
    • Director Peter F. Woeste and director of photography Andrew D. Wilson on:
      • Episode 14: 48 Hours
    • Director William Waring and director of photography Jim Menard on:
      • Episode 21: Meridian

  • SG-1 Video Diaries from:
    • Amanda Tapping (12 min.)
    • Christopher Judge (10 min.) [specifically on his episode "The Warrior"]
    • Michael Shanks (11 min.)
  • Inside the Tomb featurette (6 min.) with director Peter DeLuise
  • Tribute featurette (6 min.)


Season Six:

(2002-2003) .... 22 episodes @ 45 min. each

U.S.

Canada

U.K.

Region 1 DVD Box Set Extras include:

  • Audio commentaries on every episode, featuring:
    • visual effects producer James Tichenor
    • directors Martin Wood, Peter DeLuise, Andy Mikita, William Waring
    • director / d.o.p. Peter F. Woeste
    • writer Christopher Judge (Teal'c)
    • actors Don S. Davis (General Hammond) and Gary Jones (Technician Walter/Norman/Davis)
    • writers Joseph Mallozzi and Paul Mullie, Damian Kindler, Robert C. Cooper
    • executive producer Michael Greenburg
    • directors of photography Jim Menard and Andrew D. Wilson
    • chief lighting technician Rick Dean

  • SG-1 Directors Series featurettes for
    • The first 11 episodes of the season
    • Episode 16: Metamorphosis
    • Episode 22: Full Circle


Season Seven:

U.S.

Canada

U.K.



Season Eight:

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Canada

U.K.



Season Nine:

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Canada

U.K.



Season Ten:

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Canada

U.K.


Stargate Atlantis

An opportunity to send a team to an ancient city in the Pegasus Galaxy results in the team being stranded there indefinitely, with a new enemy to defend against, new friends to discover, and many new worlds in the Pegasus Galaxy to explore. A much more gorgeously designed gate-room allows the "puddle-jumper" shuttles to fly in and out, and the "Atlantis" city itself holds many secrets to discover.

This highly entertaining spin-off of the SG-1 series debuted in 2004, and occasionally featured storylines crossing over between the two series....



Stargate: Atlantis - Season One:

(2004) .... double-length pilot + 18 episodes @ 45 min. each

U.S.

Canada

U.K.

Blu-ray U.S.

Blu-ray Canada

Blu-ray U.K.

Region 1 DVD Box Set Extras include:

  • Audio commentaries on some episodes:
    • 1. "Rising" (double-length pilot) with Joe Flanigan (Major Sheppard), and director Martin Wood.
    • 2. "Hide and Seek" with Torri Higginson (Dr. Elizabeth Weir),
      Paul McGillion (the very Scottish Dr. Beckett), and Rachel Luttrell (Teyla Emmagan).
    • 3. "Thirty-Eight Minutes" with McGillion and Luttrell
    • 5. "Childhood's End" with writer Martin Gero, and actors Rainbow Sun Francks (Ltn. Ford) and Luttrell.
    • 9. "The Storm" and 10. "The Eye" with David Hewlett (Canadian scientist Dr. Rodney McKay),
      writer Martin Gero, and director Martin Wood.
    • 11. "The Defiant One" with director Peter DeLuise and stunt co-ordinator Dan Shea (Sgt. Siler).
    • 12. "Hot Zone" with writer Martin Gero, and actors McGillion, Francks, and Luttrell.
    • 13. "Sanctuary" with Higginson and Luttrell.
    • 15. "The Brotherhood" with Hewlett, Wood, and writer Martin Gero.
    • 17. "The Gift" with DeLuise and actor Gary Jones (Technician Walter/Norman/Davis).
    • 18. "The Siege, Part 1" with Gero, Wood, and Hewlett.
    • 19. "The Siege, Part 2" with Gero, Wood, Hewlett, and Flanigan.

  • Set Tour with directors Martin Wood and Peter DeLuise (11 min.)
  • Mission Directive featurette for "The Storm / The Eye" (6 min.)
  • Mission Directive featurette for "Sanctuary" (11 min.)
  • Mission Directive featurette for "Before I Sleep" (14 min.)
  • Mission Directive featurette for "The Siege" (11 min.)
  • "A Look Back on Season 1" featurette with writer / story editor Martin Gero (17 min.)
  • Wraithal Discrimination featurette: "It's Not Easy Being Green" (11 min.)
  • Diary of Rainbow Sun Francks (9 min.)
  • Photo Galleries on each disc


....more Stargate, coming soon....



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