Stargate SG-1 (1997–2007)
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Children of the Gods 

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Colonel Jack O'Neill is brought out of retirement to lead a new expedition back to Abydos, only to find an old friend, a new enemy and a far wider use of the Stargate.


Mario Azzopardi


Brad Wright (developed for television by), Jonathan Glassner (developed for television by) | 2 more credits »





Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Richard Dean Anderson ... Colonel Jack O'Neill
Michael Shanks ... Dr. Daniel Jackson
Amanda Tapping ... Captain Samantha Carter
Christopher Judge ... Teal'c
Don S. Davis ... Major General George Hammond
Jay Acovone ... Major Charles Kawalsky
Vaitiare Hirshon ... Sha're / Amaunet (as Vaitiare Bandera)
Robert Wisden ... Samuels
Peter Williams ... Apophis
Brent Stait ... Louis Ferretti
Gary Jones ... Sgt. Walter Harriman
Alexis Cruz ... Skaara / Klorel
Rachel Hayward ... Sgt. Carol Weterings
Rick Ravanello ... Guard #2
J.B. Bivens ... Guard #1


An alien similar to Ra appears out of the Stargate, killing five soldiers and kidnapping another, a year after the original Stargate mission. A new team is assembled, including some old members, and they go in search of the missing soldier in order to find out how Ra could still be alive. Meanwhile, the alien Gou'ald kidnap Sha're and Skaara, implanting them with symbiotes and making them Gou'ald hosts. Written by Lee Jamilkowski

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Release Date:

27 July 1997 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Stereo | Dolby



Aspect Ratio:

16 : 9
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Did You Know?


The actors playing the Abydonians, both here and in the movie, (especially _Alexis Cruz (I)' as Skaara) sound like they are swallowing their "L"s; making O'Neill sound like "Oneer" for example. In ancient Egyptian there is no hieroglyph for an "l" sound. Later the Greeks would use the lion hieroglyph to represent the "l" but it actually represented the "rw" consonant sound. Whether the actors were doing this on purpose or not is an interesting question. See more »


When Col. O'Neil is traveling down the second elevator, the scene shown is actually of an elevator going up. See more »


Samantha Carter: [Seeing the Control Plinth of the Gate at Abydos for the first time] Amazing.
Samantha Carter: But, this is what was missing from the dig at Giza.
Samantha Carter: [Touches the central boss] This is how they controlled it.
Samantha Carter: It took us fifteen years and three supercomputers to 'MacGyver' a system for the Gate on Earth.
Jack O'Neill: Captain.
Samantha Carter: Look how small it is.
Jack O'Neill: Captain!
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Crazy Credits

The first A in the word Stargate (in the title) is not a true A, but is represented by the Stargate's Earth point of origin. See more »

Alternate Versions

In 2009 MGM released a re-edited version of Children of the Gods on DVD. Certain scenes have been trimmed slightly to make the pace of the film flow faster and one new scene has been added. Scenes with violence have been toned down and the infamous full frontal nudity shots of actress Vaitiare Bandera have been removed. Also,the visual effects have been enhanced and composer Joel Goldsmith has re-scored the entire film with new music instead of the re-used David Arnold score from the 1994 feature. The 2009 version runs approx 7 minutes shorter than the original. See more »


Featured in Stargate SG-1: Moebius: Part 2 (2005) See more »


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Written by Joel Goldsmith
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The Gate to New Worlds
28 February 2002 | by grimtrekSee all my reviews

Stargate SG-1 is one of the best sci-fi shows to hit television. I'm a fan of Star Trek and it's spin-offs, and of Babylon 5. Stargate ranks with these fine shows.

Based loosely on the movie 'Stargate', starring Kurt Russell, SG-1 takes the story to whole a new level. Once it's discovered that the Stargate can go to many worlds and not just Abydos (the planet where Ra was killed), the Earth Stargate is reactivated. Colonel Jack O'Neill, now played by Richard Dean Anderson, is called out of retirement to lead SG-1. SG-1 is the flagship unit of Stargate Command (the SGC). Located 28 levels down in Cheyenne Mountain, Colorado.

The show's science fiction is cutting edge. Using physics and astronomy coming from the top scientists of today, the writers craft interesting stories and adventures for the well developed characters to experience.

Even the guests are great. People like Dwight Schultz (Barclay on ST:TNG) and John DeLancie ("Q" on ST:TNG) have been and still are guest stars.

Each week I look forward to seeing new and syndicated episodes. Certain episodes, like "Window of Opportunity", where Teal'c and O'Neill are caught in a time loop, are both fascinating and tremendously funny. As they keep reliving the same day over and over again, they begin to have fun. They do things they would never do, like O'Neill resigning and kissing Carter, because there are no consequences. The humor is the other very important aspect of the show that makes it so enjoyable to watch.

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