It Will Take You A Million Light Years From Home

The Stargate series has now has been going for a long time now and it is this film that you should thank/blame (*delete as appropriate) for the series. Back where Kurt Russell was Colonel Jack O'Neil instead of the now familiar Richard Dean Anderson.

In 1928, while digging in Egypt, an archaeological team uncover a giant metal ring now known as the stargate. Ever since then a team from the US Air Force had been working on the device to try and discover what its purpose was. During the present day an archaeologist Dr. Daniel Jackson (James Spader) had discovered that this ring was in fact a way of transporting between worlds over the galaxy (the film has two worlds, but in the series they discovered that it did in fact go to other worlds). After being able to activate it a team including Colonel Jack O'Neil (Kurt Russell) and Dr. Jackson is sent through the gate to explore the other world. If the world is hostile then they have to blow up the Stargate on the other side. They discover an advanced race of a Gould "God" named Ra, who just happens to be hostile. Will Colonel O'Neil be able to defeat Ra using the help of the native population and will Dr. Jackson be able to get the team home?

This film will always have a place in memory as long as the series keeps going. The series does have a complete cast change but don't let that make you think that this is a poor film. Go see it!

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Fantasy, Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi


Roland Emmerich, Dean Devlin


Roland Emmerich


Kurt Russell, James Spader, Viveca Lindfors, Alexis Cruz, Mili Avital, Leon Rippy


David Arnold


121 minutes




USA / France


English, Norwegian, Swedish


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