Stargate SG-1 10 Seasons 1997

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1. Children Of The Gods PARENTAL_GUIDANCE

The System Lord Apophis launches an attack through the Stargate, tucked away by the military after the events of the movie, and the SGC program is reactivated and given a new objective - seek out and find the alien invaders and defeat them. Jack O'Neill is called out of retirement and sent to locate Daniel Jackson on Abydos.

Starring:
Richard Dean Anderson, Christopher Judge
Runtime:
1 hour 32 minutes

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Children Of The Gods

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Season 1
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Genres Science Fiction
Director Mario Azzopardi
Starring Richard Dean Anderson, Christopher Judge
Supporting actors Don R. Davis, Amanda Tapping, Anna-Louise Plowman, David Palffy
Network MGM
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72 of 73 people found the following review helpful By Jackal on 21 Nov 2002
Format: DVD
As a big fan of Stargate SG-1, I was really pleased to see that finally, the good people at MGM decided on producing this set which includes all of season 1, and not just the best bits. Many times i was tempted to buy the complete set from America, which ofcourse would have meant getting a region 1 dvd player, but its here....and its great! The first season after the film is in my mind, one of the best, it allows us to understand the characters and there development, and does very well in following on where the film left off. I would really love to give this set 5 stars but unfortunaely i can't. The epipsodes themselves are great, presented in dolby digital and widescreen, but there is a real lack of extras, well to be frank, there is none. Despite this, its a must for any Stargate fan, buy it now....!!!
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23 of 24 people found the following review helpful By bemused on 5 April 2003
Format: DVD
I have been patiently holding off buying individual dvds of sg1 for years, waiting for the individual series' to come out as a whole. Well, I finally got my hands on it, and all I can say is, it was a FANTASTIC 15 hours! It was so good to see the first episodes, and compare the characters. Despite it being the first season of a show the writing is superb and the acting even better. A great continuation from the film, its funny, adventurous, thrilling and touching! Richard Dean Anderson is one of the strongest male leads in a sci fi show I have seen for a while, and the rest of the team do him a great credit. If you are a fan of the show this is a MUST! If not, then I would still recommend this item as a fantatic introduction to one of the best action/adventure shows (let alone sci fi) around. OK, so the lack of extras IS dissappointing, but they will come with later seasons. Buy it, buy it now, adventure awaits on the other side of the Stargate!
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20 of 21 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 17 April 2002
Format: DVD
Although this DVD only has 4 of the episodes from Season 1, it does make up for this by including the special uncut version of the pilot. This alone makes it worth buying as the video release was different. There are many extra scenes, including a touching scene at Jack's home where Jack and Daniel talk about the recently captured Sha're. Another scene included shows Sha're's possession in it's entirety. Putting aside the graphic, full-frontal nudity, this scene is so shocking, it's great. I feel that this version is the definitive version as without the extra scenes, the episode doesn't work. As for the other episodes, they are great and action-packed too.
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29 of 31 people found the following review helpful By E. Grey on 18 Feb 2002
Format: DVD
Season One of Stargate SG-1 was undoubtedly a mixed bag. I think many if not most fans would agree that S2 and S3 were better. However, mixed bag or not, to call this tiny selection the 'best of' S1 seriously undersells S1. There are only four episodes on this DVD: Children of the Gods (the excellent sequel to the 1994 movie and pilot for the series); There But For The Grace of God (another excellent episode); Politics (a pretty weak clip-show that nevertheless has to be included as it is part of a 4-episode arc) and the outstanding Within The Serpent's Grasp. However, there were many excellent episodes in S1 that are *not* included on this DVD and anyone trying to get a flavour of the first season from this DVD is going to end up feeling a little baffled and short-changed.
For a start, important themes from Children of the Gods are concluded in The Enemy Within which is not included on this disc. Also many episodes which begin far-reaching story arcs continued in later seasons (which are available on DVD) are not included here, leading to more bafflement for the viewer. Quite apart from their value as conveyers of important information about the team, there can be no excuse for not including such excellent episodes as The Nox, The Torment of Tantalus, Bloodlines, Fire & Water, Cor-Ai, Enigma, and Solitudes.
It's true that not every S1 episode was a winner. Some, like Emancipation are downright embarrassing, and Broca Divide, Brief Candle, and The First Commandment also have their less than stellar moments. However, with the exception of Emancipation, there isn't a single S1 episode that doesn't have *some* merit; something that can't be necessarily be said about some S4 and S5 episodes which are being granted a DVD release.
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19 of 20 people found the following review helpful By skb17 on 8 Feb 2006
Format: DVD
Episode quality...
Well, it's the season where it all began. For the most part the season is consistent in quality. It's not brilliant, but it's certainly not bad. A few episodes drag in the early part of the season but most strike a nice balance of watchableness. However, the season starts to kick into a higher gear in the last five episodes. "Solitudes" is a very enjoyable episode, and a welcome break from yet another episode in Canadian woods (a problem which blights Stargate SG-1). More importantly it provides some interesting character interaction and a genuinely surprising outcome. The episodes that follow take on a stronger sci-fi theme, a move which benefits the show greatly. Stories start dealing with age-old sci-fi themes of "Who am I?", mirror universes and alien invasions.
Sadly, the final batch of episodes is positively derailed by a dreaded clipshow, which is even more tedious if you've just watched the episodes recently on DVD. So, the fast forward button was utilized a lot within this episode. Over the season the writers managed to occasionally give nods towards previous episodes (for example returns of friends and foes) which ultimately for a more rewarding viewing experience, but a clip show is never welcome. But it's not a major problem, as the season gets back on its feet with the season finale.
Overall the season could have done with some bigger arcs, and the "threat" of the government interfering never quite works and gets tired quite quickly. If the government gets Stargate Command shut down or replaced the show is over, and if they don't succeed then the government just looks silly and doesn't become a credible threat.
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