How to Prep for SGA

by ghcolley | created - 26 Jan 2016 | updated - 28 Jan 2016 | Public

What to watch in the Stargate saga to prepare for watching SG Atlantis (without watching 8 seasons of episodes).

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1. Stargate (1994)

PG-13 | 116 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

42 Metascore

An interstellar teleportation device, found in Egypt, leads to a planet with humans resembling ancient Egyptians who worship the god Ra.

Director: Roland Emmerich | Stars: Kurt Russell, James Spader, Jaye Davidson, Viveca Lindfors

Votes: 169,152 | Gross: $71.57M

2. Stargate SG-1 (1997–2007)
Episode: Children of the Gods (1997)

R | 92 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

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.

Director: Mario Azzopardi | Stars: Richard Dean Anderson, Michael Shanks, Amanda Tapping, Christopher Judge

Votes: 2,730

3. Stargate SG-1 (1997–2007)
Episode: Within the Serpent's Grasp (1998)

TV-14 | 44 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

General Hammond has tried everything to get the Senate's decision to shut down his Stargate program undone, but the President personally refuses to 'commit political suicide': the Stargate ... See full summary »

Director: David Warry-Smith | Stars: Richard Dean Anderson, Michael Shanks, Amanda Tapping, Christopher Judge

Votes: 955

4. Stargate SG-1 (1997–2007)
Episode: The Serpent's Lair (1998)

TV-PG | 44 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

As the Goa'uld attack fleet approach Earth, all four members of the SG-1 team are taken prisoner. They get help from an unexpected source when Bra'tac, Teal'c's mentor, reveals that he is ... See full summary »

Director: Jonathan Glassner | Stars: Richard Dean Anderson, Michael Shanks, Amanda Tapping, Christopher Judge

Votes: 940

5. Stargate SG-1 (1997–2007)
Episode: The Enemy Within (1997)

TV-14 | 44 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

The team, now designated SG-1 are planning their next foray through the gate as they try to map out the variety of sites available to them and locate their missing friends. O'Neill asks ... See full summary »

Director: Dennis Berry | Stars: Richard Dean Anderson, Michael Shanks, Amanda Tapping, Christopher Judge

Votes: 1,170

6. Stargate SG-1 (1997–2007)
Episode: The Nox (1997)

TV-14 | 44 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

With the Stargate program in danger of being terminated, the team is under pressure to find technology. Visiting a planet where they believe there is a creature that possesses the secret of... See full summary »

Director: Charles Correll | Stars: Richard Dean Anderson, Michael Shanks, Amanda Tapping, Christopher Judge

Votes: 1,131

7. Stargate SG-1 (1997–2007)
Episode: The Torment of Tantalus (1997)

TV-14 | 44 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

Daniel Jackson discovers that the Stargate was activated in 1945 and a young professor went through, never to return. Together with his still living fiancée, the SG1 team discover the now ... See full summary »

Director: Jonathan Glassner | Stars: Richard Dean Anderson, Michael Shanks, Amanda Tapping, Christopher Judge

Votes: 1,048

8. Stargate SG-1 (1997–2007)
Episode: Politics (1998)

TV-14 | 44 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

The Stargate team must justify the project's continuation when a doubtful senator, Head of the Congressional Military Appropriations Committee, comes to review the project's performance.

Director: Martin Wood | Stars: Richard Dean Anderson, Michael Shanks, Amanda Tapping, Christopher Judge

Votes: 949

9. Stargate SG-1 (1997–2007)
Episode: In the Line of Duty (1998)

TV-PG | 44 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

Samantha Carter becomes the host of a Goa'uld when she was trying to save the life of the previous host.

Director: Martin Wood | Stars: Richard Dean Anderson, Michael Shanks, Amanda Tapping, Christopher Judge

Votes: 877

10. Stargate SG-1 (1997–2007)
Episode: The Tok'ra: Part 1 (1998)

TV-PG | 44 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

When Teal'c makes Sam Carter realize how valuable the knowledge left by Tok'ra Jolinar in her brain and the chance for an alliance can be, they convince General Hammond to let SG-1 attempt ... See full summary »

Director: Brad Turner | Stars: Richard Dean Anderson, Michael Shanks, Amanda Tapping, Christopher Judge

Votes: 858

11. Stargate SG-1 (1997–2007)
Episode: The Tok'ra: Part 2 (1998)

TV-PG | 44 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

The attempt to forge an alliance with the Tok'ra seems a miserable failure, as SG-1 is practically imprisoned as a security risk and considered virtually hostile because 'blending' by ... See full summary »

Director: Brad Turner | Stars: Richard Dean Anderson, Michael Shanks, Amanda Tapping, Christopher Judge

Votes: 865

12. Stargate SG-1 (1997–2007)
Episode: The Fifth Race (1998)

TV-PG | 44 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

SG-1 travels to a planet whose people are allies of the Asgard.

Director: David Warry-Smith | Stars: Richard Dean Anderson, Michael Shanks, Amanda Tapping, Christopher Judge

Votes: 1,168

13. Stargate SG-1 (1997–2007)
Episode: Fair Game (1999)

TV-PG | 44 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

The Asgard and three Goa'uld System Lords meet at Stargate Command to negotiate a treaty modification, but subterfuge and treachery threaten not only the success of the negotiations, but Earth itself.

Director: Martin Wood | Stars: Richard Dean Anderson, Michael Shanks, Amanda Tapping, Christopher Judge

Votes: 802

14. Stargate SG-1 (1997–2007)
Episode: Forever in a Day (1999)

TV-PG | 44 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

Responding to a help cry from Kasuf, SG-1 and more USAF wipe out a Goa'uld Jaffa guard to save most Abydonian slaves. When Amaunet turns her hand device on Daniel, he can't bring himself to... See full summary »

Director: Peter DeLuise | Stars: Richard Dean Anderson, Michael Shanks, Amanda Tapping, Christopher Judge

Votes: 780

15. Stargate SG-1 (1997–2007)
Episode: Jolinar's Memories (1999)

TV-PG | 44 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

Martouf leads a Tok'ra delegation with crushing news for Carter: her father Jacob/Selmak has been captured by Sokar and imprisoned on Netu, an Egyptian name for hell, on a moon of planet ... See full summary »

Director: Peter DeLuise | Stars: Richard Dean Anderson, Michael Shanks, Amanda Tapping, Christopher Judge

Votes: 753

16. Stargate SG-1 (1997–2007)
Episode: The Devil You Know (1999)

TV-PG | 44 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

Now Apophis has revealed himself, he promises the prisoners to overturn Sokar, which requires extracting an irresistibly valuable secret, to which end he drugs Sam with the truth serum '... See full summary »

Director: Peter DeLuise | Stars: Richard Dean Anderson, Michael Shanks, Amanda Tapping, Christopher Judge

Votes: 758

17. Stargate SG-1 (1997–2007)
Episode: Pretense (2000)

TV-PG | 44 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

The SG-1 team is requested by the Tollan to participate in a trial concerning Skaara and whether he has control of his body or the Goa'uld parasite, Klorel.

Director: David Warry-Smith | Stars: Richard Dean Anderson, Michael Shanks, Amanda Tapping, Christopher Judge

Votes: 769

18. Stargate SG-1 (1997–2007)
Episode: A Hundred Days (2000)

TV-PG | 44 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

After a cataclysmic meteorite bombardment, Col. Jack O'Neill finds himself stranded on a primitive planet with its Stargate apparently permanently inaccessible.

Director: David Warry-Smith | Stars: Richard Dean Anderson, Michael Shanks, Amanda Tapping, Christopher Judge

Votes: 831

19. Stargate SG-1 (1997–2007)
Episode: Shades of Grey (2000)

TV-PG | 44 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

Col. O'Neill is dismissed from the SGC for stealing alien technology, and is subsequently approached to participate in an even more covert Stargate operation.

Director: Martin Wood | Stars: Richard Dean Anderson, Michael Shanks, Amanda Tapping, Christopher Judge

Votes: 834

20. Stargate SG-1 (1997–2007)
Episode: Maternal Instinct (2000)

TV-PG | 44 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

Teal'c's Master Bra'tac arrives unannounced, carrying his dying apprentice Moac, rare survivors of a massive ground attack on planet Chulack by Apophis, who now controls the late Sokar's ... See full summary »

Director: Peter F. Woeste | Stars: Richard Dean Anderson, Michael Shanks, Amanda Tapping, Christopher Judge

Votes: 753

21. Stargate SG-1 (1997–2007)
Episode: Nemesis (2000)

TV-PG | 44 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

Ready to go on vacation, O'Neill is beamed away by the Asgard. Thor tells him that Earth is faced with an enemy even worse than the Goa'uld.

Director: Martin Wood | Stars: Richard Dean Anderson, Michael Shanks, Amanda Tapping, Christopher Judge

Votes: 798

22. Stargate SG-1 (1997–2007)
Episode: Small Victories (2000)

TV-PG | 44 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

SG-1 has to deal with a Replicator infestation on a Russian sub on Earth while Major Carter advises the Asgards about combating the menace in their galaxy.

Director: Martin Wood | Stars: Richard Dean Anderson, Michael Shanks, Amanda Tapping, Christopher Judge

Votes: 806

23. Stargate SG-1 (1997–2007)
Episode: Upgrades (2000)

TV-PG | 44 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

The SGC is visited by a Tok'ra named Anise who brings some armbands used by the soldiers of a long extinct race, which are supposed to increase the abilities of the wearers. O'Neill, Carter... See full summary »

Director: Martin Wood | Stars: Richard Dean Anderson, Michael Shanks, Amanda Tapping, Christopher Judge

Votes: 837

24. Stargate SG-1 (1997–2007)
Episode: Divide and Conquer (2000)

TV-PG | 44 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

When an SG-team member tries to assassinate the Tok'ra leader, it is believed that some of the SGC have been converted into za'tarc - programmed assassins. The Tok'ra Freya comes to the SGC... See full summary »

Director: Martin Wood | Stars: Richard Dean Anderson, Michael Shanks, Amanda Tapping, Christopher Judge

Votes: 793

25. Stargate SG-1 (1997–2007)
Episode: The Curse (2000)

TV-PG | 44 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

When one of Daniel's professors dies in a lab explosion which might be related to the Goa'ulds, he comes back to Chicago to investigate what really happened.

Director: Andy Mikita | Stars: Richard Dean Anderson, Michael Shanks, Amanda Tapping, Christopher Judge

Votes: 743

26. Stargate SG-1 (1997–2007)
Episode: 2010 (2001)

TV-PG | 44 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

In 2010, Robert Kinsey is president of a brave new world since he concluded the alliance with the Aschen, a race discovered by SG-1 which lets humanity enjoy its far advanced science and ... See full summary »

Director: Andy Mikita | Stars: Richard Dean Anderson, Michael Shanks, Amanda Tapping, Christopher Judge

Votes: 878

27. Stargate SG-1 (1997–2007)
Episode: Exodus (2001)

TV-PG | 44 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

SG-1 delivers their newly confiscated Goa'uld mothership to help the Tok'ra evacuate their planet and deal with their disinformed Goa'uld spy in their midst.

Director: David Warry-Smith | Stars: Richard Dean Anderson, Michael Shanks, Amanda Tapping, Christopher Judge

Votes: 708

28. Stargate SG-1 (1997–2007)
Episode: Between Two Fires (2001)

TV-14 | 44 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

With the death of Omac, the subsequent sudden Tollan reconsideration of their tech embargo leads to SG-1 suspecting a government conspiracy.

Director: William Gereghty | Stars: Richard Dean Anderson, Michael Shanks, Amanda Tapping, Christopher Judge

Votes: 717

29. Stargate SG-1 (1997–2007)
Episode: 2001 (2001)

TV-14 | 44 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

SG-1 makes contact with the Aschen, unaware of that their homeworld is one they were warned previously from the future to be considered off-limits.

Director: Peter DeLuise | Stars: Richard Dean Anderson, Michael Shanks, Amanda Tapping, Christopher Judge

Votes: 758

30. Stargate SG-1 (1997–2007)
Episode: Summit (2001)

TV-14 | 44 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

In a Tok'ra plan to wipe out the Goa'uld, Daniel goes undercover as Yu's servant to release a poison at a meeting of the system lords. Meanwhile a Goa'uld attack on the Tok'ra base leaves the rest of SG-1 with their hands full.

Director: Martin Wood | Stars: Richard Dean Anderson, Michael Shanks, Amanda Tapping, Christopher Judge

Votes: 683

31. Stargate SG-1 (1997–2007)
Episode: Last Stand (2002)

TV-14 | 44 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

As the Goa'uld summit continues, Daniel finds himself face to face with Osiris. He fools him in the same fashion as he did with Yu, but cannot bring himself to cause the death of Sarah, ... See full summary »

Director: Martin Wood | Stars: Richard Dean Anderson, Michael Shanks, Amanda Tapping, Christopher Judge

Votes: 680

32. Stargate SG-1 (1997–2007)
Episode: Menace (2002)

TV-14 | 44 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

On an alien planet, SG-1 discovers an inactive android is the only survivor of the destruction of her civilization. They bring her back to the SGC for study and manage to reactivate her. ... See full summary »

Director: Martin Wood | Stars: Richard Dean Anderson, Michael Shanks, Amanda Tapping, Christopher Judge

Votes: 738

33. Stargate SG-1 (1997–2007)
Episode: Frozen (2002)

TV-14 | 44 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

The SG-1 team travels to the Antarctic science station when the scientists there discover an ancient body in the ice. The age of the ice core samples would indicate that the body predates ... See full summary »

Director: Martin Wood | Stars: Richard Dean Anderson, Amanda Tapping, Christopher Judge, Corin Nemec

Votes: 723

34. Stargate SG-1 (1997–2007)
Episode: Prometheus (2002)

TV-14 | 44 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

A television news crew has unearthed information about an Air Force project called "Prometheus". They believe it to be a generator, but know it uses Trinium, an element not found on Earth. ... See full summary »

Director: Peter F. Woeste | Stars: Richard Dean Anderson, Amanda Tapping, Christopher Judge, Corin Nemec

Votes: 699

35. Stargate SG-1 (1997–2007)
Episode: Unnatural Selection (2002)

TV-14 | 44 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

Having regained control of the X-303, the SG-1 team finds itself in an unknown part of space. Rescue comes in the form of the Asgard, specifically Thor, who needs their help. The Asgard ... See full summary »

Director: Andy Mikita | Stars: Richard Dean Anderson, Amanda Tapping, Christopher Judge, Corin Nemec

Votes: 759

36. Stargate SG-1 (1997–2007)
Episode: Smoke & Mirrors (2002)

TV-14 | 44 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

Senator Kinsey is shot in the chest at a public event, killing him just before his party's presidential nomination. Jack is arrested for the murder, and General Hammond assigns the rest of SG-1 to uncover the truth.

Director: Peter DeLuise | Stars: Richard Dean Anderson, Amanda Tapping, Christopher Judge, Corin Nemec

Votes: 646

37. Stargate SG-1 (1997–2007)
Episode: Full Circle (2003)

TV-14 | 44 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

Riding in the elevator in the SGC, O'Neill is visited by Daniel Jackson who needs his help. Daniel tells him that Anubis is headed for Abydos to search for something called the Eye of Ra, a... See full summary »

Director: Martin Wood | Stars: Richard Dean Anderson, Amanda Tapping, Christopher Judge, Corin Nemec

Votes: 726

38. Stargate SG-1 (1997–2007)
Episode: Inauguration (2004)

TV-14 | 44 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

The newly inaugurated President of the United States is briefed by the Head of the Joint Chiefs of Staff on the Stargate program. Former Senator, now Vice President, Kinsey attempts to get ... See full summary »

Director: Peter F. Woeste | Stars: Richard Dean Anderson, Amanda Tapping, Christopher Judge, Don S. Davis

Votes: 644

39. Stargate SG-1 (1997–2007)
Episode: Lost City: Part 1 (2004)

TV-14 | 44 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

Vice President Kinsey briefs Dr. Weir on the Stargate program before her meeting with the president. SG teams 1, 3, and 5 go off-world to attempt the extraction of a newly found Ancient ... See full summary »

Director: Martin Wood | Stars: Richard Dean Anderson, Amanda Tapping, Christopher Judge, Don S. Davis

Votes: 871

40. Stargate SG-1 (1997–2007)
Episode: Lost City: Part 2 (2004)

TV-14 | 44 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

With Jack having the knowledge of the Ancient repository once again in his mind, he and Daniel attempt to unearth the location of the lost city of the Ancients. Bra'tac, bringing with him ... See full summary »

Director: Martin Wood | Stars: Richard Dean Anderson, Amanda Tapping, Christopher Judge, Don S. Davis

Votes: 1,019

41. Stargate SG-1 (1997–2007)
Episode: New Order: Part 1 (2004)

TV-14 | 44 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

In a last ditch effort, O'Neill activated an Ancient weapon in the Antarctic to defeat Anubis. With Jack still in stasis in the Ancient outpost buried in Antarctica, SG-1 tries to contact ... See full summary »

Director: Andy Mikita | Stars: Richard Dean Anderson, Amanda Tapping, Christopher Judge, Michael Shanks

Votes: 698

42. Stargate SG-1 (1997–2007)
Episode: New Order: Part 2 (2004)

TV-14 | 44 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

The Asgard fleet has managed to destroy the Replicator ship, with Carter aboard, but cannot contain the debris. Talks break down with the System Lords, ending in a Ha'tak being dispatched ... See full summary »

Director: Andy Mikita | Stars: Richard Dean Anderson, Amanda Tapping, Christopher Judge, Michael Shanks

Votes: 690

43. Stargate SG-1 (1997–2007)
Episode: Prometheus Unbound (2004)

TV-14 | 44 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

General Hammond returns to SGC to take Dr. Jackson with him on a trip to Atlantis onboard the Prometheus. In the middle of their trip, the Prometheus picks up a distress signal and Hammond ... See full summary »

Director: Andy Mikita | Stars: Richard Dean Anderson, Amanda Tapping, Christopher Judge, Michael Shanks

Votes: 740

44. Stargate SG-1 (1997–2007)
Episode: The Pegasus Project (2006)

TV-PG | 44 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

While Daniel and Vala search for Merlin's anti-Ori weapon in Atlantis' library, Mitchell, McKay and Carter try to to dial the Ori Supergate in the Milky Way.

Director: William Waring | Stars: Ben Browder, Amanda Tapping, Christopher Judge, Claudia Black

Votes: 836

45. Stargate SG-1 (1997–2007)
Episode: Secrets (1998)

TV-PG | 44 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

While O'Neill and Carter head to Washington to be decorated by the President and find a security leak, Jackson and Teal'c go to Abydos (after they unbury their stargate) to see Sha're's ... See full summary »

Director: Duane Clark | Stars: Richard Dean Anderson, Michael Shanks, Amanda Tapping, Christopher Judge

Votes: 814



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