Details about this pretty likeable tv sequel to the
popular 1994 Roland Emmerich & Dead Devlin film were a little thin on
the ground when it was first screened in the UK, but a gripping pilot
episode, which continued almost directly from the film, grabbed the series
an instant audience which a fascinating first season did much to build on.
The series was made on location in British Columbia, and
Richard Dean Anderson, who played a part in bringing it to tv, took the
Kurt Russell role, while Michael Shanks filled the archaeologist boots of
James Spader. Over the course of its first season Stargate SG-1 began
to find its feet and develop one of the more intriguing mythologies seen
in science fiction on US television.
The first season was very well received in the US, and
this ensured its return. This was despite a total refusal by the makers of
the movie to aid in constructing the series. The date following each
episode is the first US screening date.
Early episode credits and details kindly supplied by Sean