Stargate SG-1 TV series pilot

release year: 1997
genre: TV science-fiction
viewing setting: home DVD, 9/26/06

synopsis: After years of inactivity, the stargate opens, admitting violent alien warriors; the military organizes a team to figure out what's going on.

impressions: It was good, and expanded the scope of the original film. Still, there are certain plot points (e.g. the kidnapping of a major character's loved one) that I have a feeling will never get resolved in the series, which is bothersome. The acting and special effects are top-notch here and this might be a good show to watch.

something this movie has that no other movie has: An alien parasite that apparently only wants good-looking women as its hosts.

acting: Richard Dean Anderson is the leader of the team. Amanda Tapping is a scientist-soldier. Michael Shanks is the professor who was left on an alien world in the original movie. Christopher Judge is a big alien who helps the team (and his own people) by rebelling against the aliens.

final word: Promising, if a bit frustrating, pilot episode.

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