The Wormhole wrote:
Honestly, I always viewed SG-1 as more of a military drama than sci-fi, or at least that's how it seemed especially in the seasons 5-8 period. And before anyone jumps up and down with "but there were spaceships and aliens" I mean military drama in much the same vein that BSG was one.
Science fiction is a very, very broad category, encompassing an enormous range of storytelling styles. There's a whole, rather large subgenre of military SF in prose, from Heinlein's Starship Troopers
to Haldeman's The Forever War
to David Weber's Honor Harrington series and quite a bit more; so there's certainly no reason why being a military drama should make SG-1 any less of an SF show.