I know a lot of people like Stargate SG-1, but I’ve never been a big fan. Way back when it originally aired on Showtime, I was unable to watch it until it went on syndication and when I was able to see it, I was underwhelmed by the first few episodes. Heck, I was underwhelmed with the original Stargate movie as well. In any case, I never went back to SG-1, even when it went to Sci Fi. They must have done something right as it ran for 10 seasons then spawned the Stargate Atlantis series and now Stargate Universe is premiering in October.
Even though I have it on good authority that viewers of Universe don’t need to know any of the SG-1 background, I decided to start from the beginning. When I saw that Hulu has the first 4 seasons available, I was struck with the idea that there was just enough time to watch all of the 4 season’s episodes before Universe starts. So that’s what we’re going to do here. We’ll be posting an episode a day, starting with the pilot “Children of the Gods, Pt.1” and running through the end of September. As Universe is rumored to start on October 3rd, we’ll end just in time for the new series to start. And we may have a surprise in September that will involve our readers so stay tuned.
Welcome to the Stargate SG-1 Watchathon! Stick around, watch with us and then comment on each episode you watch. If you’re already a fan, let us know what you think as well. If Hulu decides to add more seasons, we may continue on, but at a reduced rate. And yes, Hulu is U.S. only, sadly. I’m not telling you how, but a little investigation on Google could help you find these episodes online if you’d like to watch a long.
And now, “Children of the Gods, Pt. 1”: