I was Stargate curious back in my college days. I experimented with crossing the event horizon of the ole' wormhole with three different groups of guys, and even came back for a few movies too. Indeeeeed
is the most enjoyable of the bunch by far, so daunting task though it may be, you shouldn't skip it. SG-1
are closer in tone to each other than either are to the much darker and more serious Universe
, so if you insist on watching one of the shorter two series on its own, Universe
would probably be your best bet. It references SG-1
, but is about as close to a standalone series as you're going to get and can be watched independently without missing out on too much.