Colonel Jack O'Neill is brought out of retirement to lead a new expedition back to Abydos, only to find an old friend, a new enemy and a far wider use of the Stargate.


Mario Azzopardi


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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Richard Dean Anderson ... Colonel Jack O'Neill
Michael Shanks ... Dr. Daniel Jackson
Amanda Tapping ... Captain Samantha Carter
Christopher Judge ... Teal'c
Don S. Davis ... Major General George Hammond
Jay Acovone ... Major Charles Kawalsky
Vaitiare Hirshon ... Sha're / Amaunet (as Vaitiare Bandera)
Robert Wisden ... Samuels
Peter Williams ... Apophis
Brent Stait ... Louis Ferretti
Gary Jones ... Sgt. Walter Harriman
Alexis Cruz ... Skaara / Klorel
Rachel Hayward ... Sgt. Carol Weterings
Rick Ravanello ... Guard #2
J.B. Bivens ... Guard #1


An alien similar to Ra appears out of the Stargate, killing five soldiers and kidnapping another, a year after the original Stargate mission. A new team is assembled, including some old members, and they go in search of the missing soldier in order to find out how Ra could still be alive. Meanwhile, the alien Gou'ald kidnap Sha're and Skaara, implanting them with symbiotes and making them Gou'ald hosts. Written by Lee Jamilkowski

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Features actress Vaitiare Bandera's first on-screen nudity. She said in an interview she turned down previous leading roles in films like The Bounty (1984) with Mel Gibson when she was 18 because nudity always made her nervous. But with the pilot for some reason, she felt nudity, even full frontal, was okay because she really wanted the role after auditioning for it and not getting it in the original Stargate film. See more »


After Skarra goes through the Stargate, Daniel, Kawalsky and Carter run up to Jack. Daniel's glasses are almost falling off his nose. He asks Jack if he saw the symbols. Jack shakes his head, and then it cuts closer to Daniel and his glasses have re-positioned themselves back up on top of his nose. See more »


[Daniel is thinking about Sha're]
Daniel Jackson: She's out there somewhere, Jack.
Jack O'Neill: I know. So's Skaara.
Daniel Jackson: So what do we do?
Jack O'Neill: We find 'em.
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Dedicated to Don S. Davis, who plays General Hammond (Davis died in June 2008). See more »

Alternate Versions

In 2009 MGM released a re-edited version of Children of the Gods on DVD. Certain scenes have been trimmed slightly to make the pace of the film flow faster and one new scene has been added. Scenes with violence have been toned down and the infamous full frontal nudity shots of actress Vaitiare Bandera have been removed. Also,the visual effects have been enhanced and composer Joel Goldsmith has re-scored the entire film with new music instead of the re-used David Arnold score from the 1994 feature. The 2009 version runs approx 7 minutes shorter than the original. See more »


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Written by Joel Goldsmith
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This is not supposed to be TV series. This was the pilot episode for the TV series.
25 June 2000 | by ChazzzzzSee all my reviews

I do not have all of the particulars in front of me, but this 1997 film directly followed the original STARGATE movie filmed in 1994. The complete title is: Stargate SG-1 "Children of the Gods", and it starred Richard Dean Anderson, Michael Shanks, and Amanda Tapping. Kudos to the casting people who replaced the original cast with very excellent performers who managed to bear good resemblances to the original characters. This sequel is slightly better than the original, amazingly. But see the movie first so that you can follow the storyline. Solid 8.

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