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Richard Dean Anderson, who plays General Jack O'Neill in the series
Richard Dean Anderson|
Don S. Davis
|Country of origin||
|No. of episodes||
2 (DVD movies in the making)
|Running time||42 minutes, occasionally made longer to 63 minutes|
|Original run||July 27, 1997 – March 13, 2007|
|Related shows||Stargate Atlantis|
Stargate SG-1 is a science fiction television program. It takes place after the movie Stargate. The show started on July 27, 1997 on the TV channel Showtime, from 1997-2002, and then on the TV channel Sci Fi, from 2002-2007. The first episode, "Children of the Gods" was two hours long and was rated R because of a scene of nudity. It is the only episode in the series that was rated. The show ended with the episode, "Unending" on March 13, 2007.
The show follows the missions of a secret military operation known as the Stargate Program. It is run out of a base under Cheyenne Mountain, known as Stargate Command (commonly called the SGC). The plot of the show revolves around the flagship team, called SG-1. The team is made up of Colonel Jack O'Neill (Richard Dean Anderson), Dr. Daniel Jackson (Michael Shanks), Major Samantha Carter (Amanda Tapping), and Teal'c (Christopher Judge).