For the legions of Stargate SG-1
fans who followed the series from its inception in 1997 through the final episode some 10 years later, Children of the Gods
will be like taking a trip back in time, albeit with a minor detour. This is the pilot episode of the show, but under the guidance of executive producer Brad Wright, it has been polished up and given a fresh coat of paint, as it were. At 93 minutes, it’s a little shorter, with some material deleted (including a very brief nude scene) and some added. The original musical score has been restored, special effects sequences have been enhanced, and, in perhaps the most notable change, actor Christopher Judge (Teal’c) has re-voiced his entire performance. This is Stargate
before there even was an SG-1 team. Only when the heroic but insouciant Col. Jack O’Neill (Richard Dean Anderson), who took part in the one and only previous Stargate mission (depicted in the feature film that started the whole thing in 1994), is called out of retirement to battle the dreaded Goa’uld does he even meet science geek Capt. Samantha Carter (Amanda Tapping), reunite with Dr. Daniel Jackson (Michael Shanks), and come across the alien Teal’c, who spends most of the pilot as one of the bad guys. The gate itself is barely understood; in fact, our heroes at first think it only leads to one other place in the universe: the planet Abydos. In hindsight, all of this seems somewhat primitive (and even the improved visual sequences aren’t up to later standards). But that’s part of the fun--loyal viewers will definitely enjoy revisiting what amounts to an "origins episode," knowing full well that Stargate SG-1
soon evolved into one of TV’s most durable and well-executed sci-fi shows. Bonus material includes audio commentary and a featurette detailing the developments leading to this reissue. --Sam Graham
Remastered, recut, reimagined, remarkable! The thrilling pilot episode of television’s longest-running sci-fi series is now yours to own on DVD! With exclusive special features and masterful fine-tuning from series Co-Creator Brad Wright, Stargate SG-1 Children of the Gods
Final Cut is a whole new experience.
Jack O’Neill (Richard Dean Anderson) leads a formidable team on a mission to Abydos to defeat fierce warriors led by the vicious Ra. With the threat of the brutal Goa’uld hanging over the galaxy, the team must succeed – or General Hammond (Don S. Davis) will unleash an apocalyptic solution!
- Audio: English: 5.1 Dolby Surround / French: Dolby Surround
- Language: Dubbed & Subtitled: English, French & Spanish
- Theatrical Aspect Ratio: Full Screen: 1.78:1
- New Edit with Never-Viewed Scenes
- New and Enhanced Visual Effects
- Revoiced Performance by Christopher Judge
- Original Score by Joel Goldsmith
- Special Features includes: Commentary by Co-Creator Brad Wright and Actor Richard Dean Anderson and Back to the Beginning Featurette