Buy New
$7.93
& FREE Shipping on orders over $49. Details
In Stock.
Sold by vsource and Fulfilled by Amazon. Gift-wrap available.
Stargate Sg-1: Children o... has been added to your Cart
Trade in your item
Get up to a $0.69
Gift Card.
Other Sellers on Amazon
Add to Cart
$8.15
& FREE Shipping on eligible orders. Details
Sold by: Amazon.com
Have one to sell? Sell on Amazon

Stargate Sg-1: Children of the Gods

3.9 out of 5 stars 213 customer reviews

Additional DVD options Edition Discs
Price
New from Used from
DVD
(Jul 21, 2009)
"Please retry"
Final Cut ed.
1
$7.93
$7.60 $2.73
DVD
"Please retry"
1
$10.80 $11.80
DVD
"Please retry"
$60.35
Watch Instantly with Rent Buy

Unlimited Streaming with Amazon Prime
Unlimited Streaming with Amazon Prime Start your 30-day free trial to stream thousands of movies & TV shows included with Prime. Start your free trial
$7.93 & FREE Shipping on orders over $49. Details In Stock. Sold by vsource and Fulfilled by Amazon. Gift-wrap available.

Frequently Bought Together

  • Stargate Sg-1: Children of the Gods
  • +
  • Stargate: Continuum
  • +
  • Stargate - The Ark of Truth
Total price: $24.84
Buy the selected items together

Editorial Reviews

Product Description

A retired Air Force colonel leads an intergalactic rescue mission into the past and future.

Amazon.com

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

Special Features

  • Forced Trailers: Stargate Universe Trailer, Stargate SG-1 Franchise Trailer
  • Commentary by Brad Wright
  • Featurette

Product Details

  • Actors: Richard Dean Anderson
  • Format: Multiple Formats, AC-3, Color, Dolby, Dubbed, Full Screen, NTSC, Original recording remastered, Subtitled
  • Language: English (Dolby Surround), French (Dolby Surround), Spanish (Dolby Surround)
  • Subtitles: English, French, Spanish
  • Dubbed: French, Spanish
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.78:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated:
    NR
    Not Rated
  • Studio: MGM (Video & DVD)
  • DVD Release Date: July 21, 2009
  • Run Time: 92 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (213 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B0029WLJHK
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #8,518 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)

Customer Reviews

Top Customer Reviews

Format: DVD Verified Purchase
I have to admit that I was apprehensive about the content and undecided as to whether or not I would buy this DVD. I read the reviews on Amazon.com, and ultimately decided to buy it, since I was very curious to see it, and wondered what exactly was put in that was different. Brad Wright, in the featurette, admits he took out 7 minutes of the original footage, but enthusiastically says that he "put in new footage." I am an ardent Stargate fan, and I was hoping to see some interesting new footage.

First, several of my favorite lines were removed - Carter's "Just because my reproductive organs are on the inside..." speech is removed, and frankly I object to that for two reasons - first, people watching Moebius in season 8 will not get the joke as she repeats those lines, and secondly, I think it makes O'Neill's line a bit later "I don't have a problem with women, I like women..." seem a bit out of context to me. Also removed - O'Neill's back and forth with Hammond about writing a book after retirement - that was funny, and I miss it!

Changed, just for example, when the team first gets to Abydos, and O'Neill brushes past Daniel to get to Skaara, he actually brushes him in the original, leading to a slightly hurt look from Daniel as he recoils from the brush-by. In this version, that does not occur. It is interesting to me to see the different ways the shoot a scene. The dead Jaffa that is unveiled now also has a friend - female at that, which goes against Canon. The prison scene where Daniel regains consciousness seems to have more dialogue between him and Jack, and he seems to almost pass out a couple more times than I remember from the original. The scene where Daniel and Sam are dialing the gate at the end is shorter.
Read more ›
11 Comments 175 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: DVD
First off, dont get me wrong i LOVE Stargate! i own every DVD of both SG1 and Atlantis, even have a few novles! Shows i watch and watch and love the more i watch! When i first heard last year about this "re-imagined" pilot movie i was excited! Becaused it is one of my fave episodes of SG1 (If not my first)
But when i watched this right off the bat i was deeply disappointed! Lines were cut out from the movie that didnt even need to be! making much of the start seem rushed! Sam's intro scene got a big chop, She has a few new lines here and there in the movie as well. Brad Wright said it made her character 'stronger' i didnt see this! Because she seems more wide eyed then in the original! Especially when she meets Dr Jackson for the 1st time!(i did a face palm to that one!)
Teal'c (Christopher Judge) had his ADR re looped making him sound out of Season ten where his voice has become alot deeper with age. The new CGI isnt anything that made me go 'wow what an improvement!' Yeah the nudity scene was cut, this i didnt mind cause thats not what Sg1 is about, but the few new 'scenes' added in have changed the flow of the movie for me! The new scenes are nothing worth the money of this DVD! They seemed rushed and poorly scripted (and the reason why this dvd was done was cause Wright didnt like most of the early writing?) Most are just different takes of scenes that were in the original, which i guess were not In the original because they werent as good in performance and scripting!!
The biggest sin of a change was taking out the "Macgyver" referance, which i thought was a nice touch to Richard Dean Anderson who is one of may fav actors! But this next change is what has me stumped the most! Where Major Kawalsky gets a Goa'uld in him is completely removed, why? I have no idea!!
Read more ›
8 Comments 126 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: DVD
I don't know about the others on this board, but I have actually watched through the movie, listened to the commentary track, and viewed the featurette. If I have any one complaint, it would be for a longer featurette.

First of all, this is a completely new re-edit. Expositional scenes that are establishing the basis of the series (which are wordy and slow the pace of the original pilot) are trimmed. The action is tighter. The movie has also been re-scored, whereas the pilot contained re-hashed music from the original Stargate feature film. There are also a handful of new shots, improved special effects, and a re-recording of Teal'c's voice (no longer does he have that strange accent that he had in the pilot, but it is now in keeping with the rest of the series).

There is no longer any graphic nudity. Carter no longer makes the cringe-inducing comment about her reproductive organs being on the inside, nor does she say she can "McGuyver" anything, and a continuity error has been removed regarding being able to step back through the Stargate once entering (see Apophis' entrance at the beginning of the film).

There are new scenes trimmed from the pilot now restored in this film. In all, this feels like a film and not like a studio pilot. As a result, the entire feature "feels" more in keeping with the series as a whole.

Richard Dean Anderson joins the commentary track; all in all, an enjoyable commentary.

The feature is presented in Widescreen 1.78:1 and Dolby 5.1 surround. The quality of the presentation on DVD is much better than the original box set pilot and feels much less "compressed."

*PLEASE SEE COMMENTS AND MY REPLIES FOR MORE INFORMATION*
33 Comments 176 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse

Most Recent Customer Reviews


Forums

Set up an Amazon Giveaway

Stargate Sg-1: Children of the Gods
Amazon Giveaway allows you to run promotional giveaways in order to create buzz, reward your audience, and attract new followers and customers. Learn more about Amazon Giveaway
This item: Stargate Sg-1: Children of the Gods


What Other Items Do Customers Buy After Viewing This Item?