Stargate SG-1

Children of the Gods (1)

Season 1, Ep 1, Aired 7/27/97
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  • Episode Description
  • The System Lord Apophis launches an attack through the Stargate, tucked away by the military after the events of the movie, and the SGC program is reactivated and given a new objective - seek out and find the alien invaders and defeat them. Jack O'Neill is called out of retirement and sent to locate Daniel Jackson on Abydos.

  • Cast & Crew
  • Richard Dean Anderson

    Colonel/Brigadier General Jonathan J. "Jack" O'Neill

  • Vaitiare Bandera


  • Jay Acovone

    Major Charles Kawalsky

  • Brent Stait

    Major Louis Ferretti

  • Robert Wisden

    Major Bert Samuels

  • Fan Reviews (41)
  • Awsome pilot

    By sremnes, Apr 19, 2015

  • words

    By krystalenachischilly, Nov 12, 2014

  • Two Directional Stargate?

    By KarlSchantz, Feb 16, 2014

  • This episode was great.

    By sasg_2, Jul 30, 2005

  • Let the journey begin!

    By startrek92, Sep 11, 2009

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (15)

    • Sam: You don't have to worry, Major. I played with dolls when I was a kid. Kawalsky: G.I. Joe! Sam: Major Matt Mason. Kawalsky: Oh! Who? Ferretti: Major Matt Mason, astronaut doll. Did you have that cool little backpack that made him fly?

    • Dr. McKenzie: (about the dead Jaffa) He's not human, sir. Jack: Ya think?

    • Sam: You know Colonel, you really will like me once you get to know me. Jack: Oh I adore you already, Captain.

    • (Jack sends Kleenex to Daniel) Hammond: Care to explain this concept? Jack: Daniel has allergies. Kawalsky: (smiles) Oh, I get it. Jack: He'll know this came from me and not from someone, with all due respect, sir, like yourself.

    • Jack: Moonshine. Skaara: Moon...shine? Jack: Yeah. moonshine, as in booze. Daniel, what are you teaching these kids? Skaara: Try it. Jack: Alright. Skaara's moonshine. Give it a little shot. (takes a sip, spits) Oh good god! (hoarsely) Smooth. Very smooth. Skaara: Moonshine! Kawalsky: Our little soldiers are all grown up, Colonel. Jack: Yeah, I'm so proud. Whoa...

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    Notes (12)

    • Alexis Cruz is billed as Special Guest Star.

    • From the movie, Stargate Command was situated under Creek Mountain, Colorado Springs. For the TV series, the name was changed to Cheyenne Mountain.

    • Amanda Tapping (Captain/Major/Lt. Colonel Samantha Carter) is the only cast member who did not work with any of the other cast members before the series began.

    • Un-edited, this feature length episode carries an 18 certificate and contains female nudity with Vaitiare Bandera and a lot more gory symbiotes. The nudity in this episode was included on demand from Showtime, the network airing Stargate SG-1 for the first five years. In other countries the full frontal nudity was cut from the episode when aired on network television, then restored for DVD (presumably as they were printed from the original masters).

    • Michael Shanks and Vaitiare Bandera met on the set of this episode and had a daughter together born about a year and a half later (she was not Harsisis).

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    Trivia (18)

    • In the movie Stargate, Daniel's wife's name is spelled "Sha'uri," but in the credits for this episode (and every other episode she's in) her name is spelled "Sha're."

    • Trivia: We learn that Ra was not the only System Lord. He was the Ultimate System Lord, but not the only System Lord. Here we are introduced to the System Lord Apophis.

    • Trivia: Major General West (Leon Rippy) from the original Stargate movie is replaced by Major General George Hammond (Don S. Davis) as commander of the SGC.

    • The Goa'uld scanning device that was used to scan the female airman in the Gate room, has never been seen or heard of in any subsequent episodes, although a similar device, used for stunning people, was introduced in the season one finale, "Within the Serpent's Grasp."

    • After the opening battle sequence in the gate room, the dead soldiers have a lot of blood on them, despite the fact that staff weapons cauterize wounds.

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    Allusions (1)

    • Sam: It took us 15 years and 3 super computers to MacGyver a dialing system for the Stargate. SG-1 star Richard Dean Anderson also starred in the TV series MacGyver. His character there was a master of improvising escapes, bombs, etc., out of common items.

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