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Stargate SG-1

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Duration:
44 min
Genres:
Action | Adventure | Sci-Fi
IMDB rate:
8.5
Awards:
Nominated for 9 Primetime Emmys. Another 18 wins & 86 nominations
Details
Country: USA
Release Date: 1997-07-27
Filming Locations: British Columbia, Canada
Cast
Actor
Character
Richard Dean Anderson
Richard Dean Anderson
Stargate SG-1
Dean Stockwell
Dean Stockwell
Stargate SG-1
Corin Nemec
Corin Nemec
Stargate SG-1
Bonnie Bartlett
Bonnie Bartlett
Stargate SG-1
Joe Flanigan
Joe Flanigan
Stargate SG-1
Keith Martin Gordey
Keith Martin Gordey
Stargate SG-1
Rachel Hayward
Rachel Hayward
Stargate SG-1
Katharine Isabelle
Katharine Isabelle
Stargate SG-1
Danielle Kremeniuk
Danielle Kremeniuk
Stargate SG-1
Anne Marie DeLuise
Anne Marie DeLuise
Stargate SG-1
David Palffy
David Palffy
Stargate SG-1
Sebastian Spence
Sebastian Spence
Stargate SG-1
Amanda Tapping
Amanda Tapping
Stargate SG-1
Morena Baccarin
Morena Baccarin
Stargate SG-1
Erica Durance
Erica Durance
Stargate SG-1
Christopher Judge
Teal'c
Michael Shanks
Dr. Daniel Jackson
Don S. Davis
Major General George Hammond
Gary Jones
Sgt. Walter Harriman
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Trivia
The character, Sgt. Walter Harriman, is loosely based on Walter "Radar" O'Reilly from M*A*S*H (1972). Throughout the series we see Walter display many Radar-like qualities, particularly his ability to respond the requests of his superiors before being asked. Coincidentally both characters are also portrayed by actors names Gary.
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Jack's awards: The two badges are Master Parachutist and Master Space/Missile Command. His medals/ribbons (reading from the viewer's left to right and top to bottom): Defense Distinguished Service Medal, Distinguished Service Medal, Defense Superior Service Medal, Airman's Medal, Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Meritorious Service Medal, Air Medal, Aerial Achievement Medal, Joint Service Commendation Medal, Air Force Commendation Medal, Air Force Achievement Medal, Air Force Outstanding Unit Award, Air Force Organizational Excellence Award, Combat Readiness Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Vietnam Service Medal, South West Asia Service Medal, Air Force Overseas Ribbon - Long Tour, Air Force Longevity Service Ribbon, Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal, Kuwait Liberation Medal - Saudi Arabia. (Note that he does not wear pilot's wings of any level.)
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The large device that is sent through the Stargate prior to each mission is called a MALP. MALP stands for "Mobile All-Terrain Laboratory Platform".
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Goofs
The characters of Kasuf, Skaara and Sha'Re (originally from Stargate, the movie this series is based off of) appear through the series in various episodes. In the movie, all three characters spoke virtually no English whatsoever, however in the TV series (in which the First Season is set one year after the movie) all three speak perfect English. It is possible that Daniel Jackson taught them English during the year-long span between movie and TV series, but it is highly unlikely they learned it so well in such a short span of time.
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Between the episodes Stargate SG-1: Small Victories and Stargate SG-1: Redemption: Part 2, the Beta (Antarctic) stargate is used at the SGC for gate travel, since the original gate ended up at the bottom of the Pacific Ocean in "Small Victories" and later fell into the possession of the Russians until its return to the SGC in "Redemption Pt 2". We notice that in Stargate SG-1: Solitudes (the first episode to feature the Beta gate) the point of origin symbol (an octagon with a line below it) is different from the point of origin symbol of the original gate (pyramid and circle), however in various episodes that featured the Beta gate in use, the point of origin symbol mysteriously changes to the symbol from the original gate.
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Quotes
Jack O'Neill: Mmmmmm... Goa'uld TV.
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Samantha Carter: Holy Hannah!
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Doctor: Well, he's not human. Jack O'Neill: Ya think?
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Faq
Q
Why does every Alien race speak Modern English??
A
In the original Stargate movie, the inhabitants of Abydos, the planet the initial Stargate team travels to, speak a version of ancient Egyptian which Daniel Jackson was able to translate. In a two hour movie with a three act structure, this makes the story more interesting and time can be dealt relating to the conflicts with it. In a 40-45 minute weekly show however, not enough time exists within each episode for Daniel Jackson or someone else to translate every language of every single planet that SG-1 visits (though one can reasonably argue that most planets in the Milky Way have sizable Goa'uld-speaking populations). Thus, for the sake of storytelling, the writers decided it would be best to ignore this issue completely. For the sake of the entertainment, it is best for the viewers to ignore this issue as well and enjoy the stories that exist, even if it can be a mental challenge, especially in the episodes that feature fellow Earthlings, the Russians, speaking a different language or, at best, showing a heavy accent.It is unfortunate that the writers didn't utilize any of the standard solutions to the language problem, such as portable universal translators (used successfully in all Star Trek series) or devices that imprint linguistic knowledge directly into the brain (those aren't the only solutions, of course). Teal'c could've easily supplied SG-1 with such technology right in the first episode. This could even have explained perfectly why Teal'c, Vala, and some others speak English on such a formal level (don't understand slang in particular), Teal'c not being aware of his frequent usage of the word "indeed", and so on. All this is fitting for a programmed knowledge. Interestingly, the devices that imprint immense amount of information (including language) directly into the brain within moments have appeared later in the series as the Ancient Repositories of Knowledge.But the writers didn't even try to "back-sell" this explanation later in the show (which wouldn't be too difficult). Perhaps one day they will. After all, the sudden appearance of Klingon head ridges in "Star Trek - The Motion Picture" was eventually explained, even if it took 30 years. But so far, the only explanation provided or implied in all Stargate installations is that all of the planets where they speak English were colonized with English-speaking people from Earth. Although this might partially work with the worlds colonized by Merlin with people from medieval England, even their English would be very different after a thousand years of independent development. And of course this wouldn't work at all with worlds colonized by Goa'uld in the Milky Way or the Ancients in the Pegasus galaxy, since this would have happened at least 7000 years ago when Ra left the Earth and the stargate was buried (Atlantis was abandoned even earlier), long before any precursor to the modern English emerged anywhere in the world, let alone in ancient Egypt. But those aliens don't just speak English, they almost invariably speak American-English, and with American or Canadian accents to boot!Joseph Mallozzi, one of the writers of the series, has tried to explain it on his blog by saying that in his mind everyone who travels through the Stargate gets implanted with translator nanites that work both ways - it allows the traveler to be understood by people who have not gone through the Stargate and vice-versa. According to him, some languages like the Goa'uld were resistent to these translator nanites. It is unknown if the other writers and staff of the series agree with this explanation.It should be noted that the writers admit this oddity in the "Wormhole X-treme!" episode, when one of the characters makes fun of the fact that all aliens in the "Wormhole X-treme!" show speak English. It should also be noted that there are a few episodes where there is a language difference and communication does not come easily, such as when Daniel encounters the Unas.
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Why did Michael Shanks leave the show
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taken from http://www.savedanieljackson.com/history/originalspirit/cine.shtmlIve been playing the same character for a long time, says Shanks. I felt that the character was a regular and should be utilized like that. I thought that would be appropriate, but I felt that wasnt going to be the case. I was going to become a useless actor on that show. I felt that I should move on and do something else as an actor, so I decided to leave. But, adds Shanks carefully, our disagreement about the course of the show is not related to the wonderful years I have worked with these people. These people are great.After doing 2 guest appearances during season 6 "Abyss" and "The Changeling", he realised that he really liked working there and missed it, and was brought back in the last episode of season 6 "Full Circle"
Q
Why did Richard Dean Anderson/Jack O'Neill leave the show?
A
Anderson left the show after Season 8 wrapped to spend more time with his daughter, and O'Neill left the SGC after he was promoted the rank of Major General, and (presumably) to head "Homeworld Security" department.
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Photos from cast
Richard Dean Anderson Dean Stockwell Corin Nemec Bonnie Bartlett Joe Flanigan Keith Martin Gordey Rachel Hayward Katharine Isabelle