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Old May 14 2011, 06:40 PM   #1
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Watching SG for the first time...

Am I correct to assume it is best to watch SG-1 as the starting point, and not any of the movies (first episode being a 90 some odd min pilot movie)
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Old May 14 2011, 08:07 PM   #2
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Definitely not, no. The pilot won't make much sense without the original movie, and the episodes that follow the pilot won't much sense without that either.
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Old May 14 2011, 08:19 PM   #3
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Definitely not, no. The pilot won't make much sense without the original movie, and the episodes that follow the pilot won't much sense without that either.

Movie as in the Spader/Russell film, or another movie? (I have seen the Spader/Russell film, even if it was years ago. )
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Re: Watching SG for the first time...

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Definitely not, no. The pilot won't make much sense without the original movie, and the episodes that follow the pilot won't much sense without that either.

Movie as in the Spader/Russell film, or another movie? (I have seen the Spader/Russell film, even if it was years ago. )
Yes, the events of the pilot are supposed to happen about 1 year after the events of the original movie.
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Re: Watching SG for the first time...

Watch the Staragate movie, the one from 1994, then watch the pilot Children of the Gods and go from there.

They did a great job picking up from where the movie left off and making a TV series out of it.
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Re: Watching SG for the first time...

I don't think it's really necessary to watch the original movie to understand the pilot, most of the context is filled in for you. Also, the movie isn't that great (at least in my opinion) and is completely different than the series, so if you do watch the movie and don't like it...don't take that as evidence that you won't like the series either.
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Old May 14 2011, 09:48 PM   #7
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Re: Watching SG for the first time...

I remember that they went though the stargate, met a alien who slept in a sarcophagus to heal himself, had a bunch of slave humans, a bunch of Egyptian themed stuff, then they blow the alien up with a nuclear weapon and most of them go home.

I think that enough to follow as I am about 20 mins into the series...
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Re: Watching SG for the first time...

Is the same Daniel Jackson in both the 1994 movie and the show?
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Old May 14 2011, 11:17 PM   #9
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Is the same Daniel Jackson in both the 1994 movie and the show?
Same character, not the same actor.
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Actor? No. James Spader played Daniel in the movie, Michael Shanks played him in the series.
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Old May 14 2011, 11:32 PM   #11
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Ty. They look alike in the beginning. They did better with Jackson then O'neil.
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Old May 15 2011, 02:44 AM   #12
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Just finished watching the Pilot/movie. Not bad.
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Old May 15 2011, 05:02 PM   #13
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Yeah the movie wasn't bad. It took me a while and a internet search on Ra's character to find out Ra was a guy.
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Old May 15 2011, 06:15 PM   #14
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Enjoy Emancipation
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Am I correct to assume it is best to watch SG-1 as the starting point, and not any of the movies (first episode being a 90 some odd min pilot movie)
The other movies take place after the final season of SG-1, so definitely don't watch those before you watch the rest of the show. They won't make any sense.
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