Starting as a simple exploration series, the series expanded into a
brilliant tangle of politics, aliens, and Earth's spirit and guts --
Excellent writing, acting, and a sense of humor about itself and its
The Stargate has been inactive for a year. Then a bunch of
Egyptian-styled warriors come through and kidnap an officer. General
Hammond (Don S. Davis) pulls Jack O'Neill (Richard Dean Anderson) out
of retirement, and sends him to Abydos to find out what happened.
O'Neill is reunited with Daniel Jackson (Michael Shanks) -- only to
have Daniel's wife and brother-in-law abducted by the evil Apophis. A
rescue attempt sparks off a war with the Goa'uld -- aliens who have
been impersonating human gods for many centuries.
So the team SG-1 -- made up of O'Neill, Jackson, scientist/pilot
Sam Carter (Amanda Tapping) and Apophis' ex-slave Teal'c (Christopher
Judge) -- explore through the Stargate, finding plenty of hostile
aliens, strange allies (the Unas, the Asgard), and humans scattered all
over. Not to mention the gate-builders, who have ascended to another