Six of the very best scripts from the smash hit show, now shown on the Sci Fi Channel(, are joined by bonus materials including an in-depth introduction about the writing of the show, deleted scenes, commentary and background, rare pictures, and exclusive interviews with the writers. Photos.
What is it about the TV show Stargate SG-1 that makes it so popular - so different from comparable series? A comprehensive introduction for new fans and a multi-season storyline and character development reference for longterm fans. Interesting facts and sidebars for each episode uncover not only the myths and science behind the stories but the writing, directing and special effects used to tell them. With exclusive interviews with cast members, writers, directors and special effects supervisors, this is THE story of the CGI wunderkind that is SG-1.
Exploring how science fiction films and computer games attempt to come to grips with the changing conceptions of the world and people's identity within it, Ndalianis focuses on developments that have taken place in science fiction media over the last two decades.
A critical study of the cult television series Stargate SG-1 and its spinoff, Stargate Atlantis, provides a close-up look at its characters, themes, plots, representations of alien cultures, interaction with fan fiction, and more, accompanied by a complete episode guide of both series, an interview with a staff writer, and a glossary of terms. Original.
The Essential Cult TV Reader is a collection of insightful essays that examine television shows that amass engaged, active fan bases by employing an imaginative approach to programming. Once defined by limited viewership, cult TV has developed its own identity, with some shows gaining large, mainstream audiences. By exploring the defining characteristics of cult TV, The Essential Cult TV Reader traces the development of this once obscure form and explains how cult TV achieved its current status as legitimate television. The essays explore a wide range of cult programs, from early shows such as Star Trek, The Avengers, Dark Shadows, and The Twilight Zone to popular contemporary shows such as Lost, Dexter, and 24, addressing the cultural context that allowed the development of the phenomenon. The contributors investigate the obligations of cult series to their fans, the relationship of camp and cult, the effects of DVD releases and the Internet, and the globalization of cult TV. The Essential Cult TV Reader answers many of the questions surrounding the form while revealing emerging debates on its future.
Using popular games as a metaphor for our temporal lives, this six-session DVD curriculum neatly sorts out what's fleeting and what's permanent in God's kingdom. Being Master of the Board is not the point; being rich toward God is. Winning the game of life on Earth is a temporary victory; loving God and other people with all our hearts is an eternal one.
Daniel Jackson's successful decoding of the ancient Stargate hieroglyphics opened the inter-dimensional doorway to thousands of alien worlds. SG-1 leads the USAF effort to establish alliances with other races and find new technologies to be used against the ever present threat of the Goa'uld. Posing as the mythological gods, these parasitic creatures subjugate the races of the universe under their self-serving banners, destroying those who would stand against them. Jack has been captured by the Goa'uld and his very memories may be used against the SGC in an all out alien invasion. The SG-1 team must find a way to infiltrate a planet of enemies mobilizing for war to rescue their fallen leader. Also available in a limited hardcover edition (1-59291-030-0, $24.99).