Episode #8.1: New Order Part 1 - When Carter and Teal¬'c fly to the Asgard world of Hala in hopes of finding a way to revive O¬'Neill, they are attacked by Replicators, who take Carter prisoner. Meanwhile, Dr. Weir and Dan... more »iel Jackson attempt to negotiate a treaty with Goa¬'uld System Lords who wish to unite against a common enemy. Episode #8.2: New Order Part 2 - The Goa¬'uld send a mothership to Earth, demanding that it prove its superior defenses. As Dr. Weir applies her most expert diplomatic tactics, Daniel and the still unconscious body of Colonel O'Neill are unexpectedly beamed aboard Thor¬'s ship, where Thor tries to access the knowledge of the Ancients. Episode #8.3: Lock Down - When Jackson contracts a mysterious illness from a Russian colonel, O¬'Neill is convinced that a contagion has infected the base and orders a lockdown. But when Jackson reveals that he was actually possessed by Anubis, who is now loose on the base, O¬'Neill must discover the identity of the new host! Episode #8.4: Zero Hour - O¬'Neill finds his plate full with a visit from the president and negotiations between two warring tribes from the planet Amra. But when SG-1 is captured by a Goa¬'uld System Lord and he¬'s forced to choose between the safety of the team and the fate of an entire planet, O¬'Neill begins to question his competency!« less
"Forget eBay. If you've been trying to get the 1997 movie that kicked off the television series, this is it. Apparently "Children of the Gods," the movie considered "rare" by fans, has been re-released with this new box cover. It is, however, definitely the same as the movie listed by Amazon as "currently unavailable." Thought those of you pining over it would want to know. The only place the actual title appears on the box in on the back. Way to go, MGM--and Amazon!"
A good background movie if you like the series..
Rick Fry | 10/08/2000
(3 out of 5 stars)
"This made-for-television movie takes place about a year or so after the Stargate movie and it is a good introduction to the series, Stargate SG-1, but it doesn't deliver the action and special effects it promises and that we have come to expect in the series. Sadly, the producers found it necessary to add nudity that is nothing short of gratuitous. While I'm not against nudity if it contributes to the story, I do oppose it when it occurs in a movie that is the precursor to a series that is popular with children. The writing was good, Richard Dean Anderson is a better o"Neill than Kurt Russell, and Amanda Tapping as Sam Carter is able to deliver all of those quantum physics phrases with credibility. While the series definitely does a better job of character development, this is a must-see for the SG-1 fan."
The best SciFi show on television.
Rick Fry | Bakersfield, California | 03/15/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)
"If you saw the movie Stargate and felt left out in left field, don't let that stop you from seeing the series on Showtime. If you don't mind the commercials, Fox is syndicating it and is a season behind Showtime. Richard Dean Anderson adds a personality that for some reason Kurt Russell left out. IMHO, Michael Shanks does a lot better Daniel Jackson. It's fun to watch a show that gives female leads a strong character as in Captain [now a major] Samantha Carter. As far as matters dealing with the "how to's" of the stargate she's much smarter than O'Neill. Teal'c played by Christopher Judge is incredible in his depth of character and his ability to do other things in the show. He's done several voice overs for other characters. If you've already seen the first few episodes, I can only repeat the old worn out cliche that says, "you ain't seen nothin' yet." They just keep getting better and better. Heavens, I can't forget General George [Don S. Davis] Hammond. A real "by the book" General that can actually have a softer side. BTW, this show is the only program being made today that has the USAF approval and they oversee all scripts dealing with military activities and protocols. What you see is the real deal, folks. Well, the gate is fiction. But, the rest is watched closely. The show actually rates 11 stars if I could give it to them. The SG-1 team really deserves a LOT of kudos for this one."
It's Really Stargate 2
Nick Slicer | USA | 01/16/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)
"It's good. You don't need to see the movie to understand this pilot episode. It sets up everything for the first season. The acting is on the money. (in fact at first it's hard to tell Shanks from Spader). Anderson plays O'Neill much better than Russell. I kinda wish they re-made the orginal Stargate with these two."
It's children of the gods!
Nick Slicer | 01/07/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)
"The "rare" movie children of the gods is back! The only difference is the cover. This is a great movie! I recommend this to any sg1 fan. Since it is unedited, beware: there is some nudity. I was surprised because the tv version cut the part out."