Stargate (1994)

Stargate (1994), directed by Roland Emmerich.

It's a solid, intriguing premise: a network of ancient portals connecting far scattered planets. At least one on Earth. Who? How? When? What danger and opportunities are waiting out there?

Critics did not much like it. I think it is enjoyable science-fiction action without much pretense of deeper meaning. Cliches: sure. Oppressed natives just need to get organized by our heroes. Take my daughter, please. Got to have a bomb countdown.

I don't know what happens to the mythology after this first film. 354 episodes across several TV series and I haven't seen one of them. It's a daunting body of work.


Available on Blu-ray. This has been released several times and remastered at least once.