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Stargate is a science fiction adventure that starts when a historian deciphers the symbols on an ancient ring, and opens a wormhole to another planet.


  • Starring: Kurt Russell, James Spader
  • Rated: PG-13 for sci-fi action violence.
  • Released: 1994
  • Genre: Science Fiction, Action, Drama
  • My Opinion: Excellent!


Daniel Jackson is a struggling egyptologist who is recruited by the military to help decipher the hieroglyphs on an ancient artifact found in the 1920’s.  He quickly “breaks the code” and opens a wormhole to a planet on the opposite side of the universe.  Dr. Jackson then joins the military team to explore that planet, where they discover a civilization that still worships the sun god, Ra.  But Daniel’s main job is to find the key to open the stargate there,  and get the team back home to Earth.


I think this is a unique movie  because it combines ancient history with science fiction.  Egypt, pyramids, mythological gods… combined with wormholes, space travel, and alien races… Stargate makes for a diverse and fascinating movie!  I really enjoy that each time the film becomes predictable, a new element is introduced that makes you sit up and take a new interest.  Action, drama, rebellion, romance, explosions, slavery, spaceships, all interspersed with great subtle humor, Stargate has a little bit for everybody.  And hey, it was a good enough film to spawn a couple of sequels and three TV series spinoffs, so if you haven’t seen Stargate yet, put it on your list of “Must See Movies”.


  • You can rent Stargate at any movie store or Netflix.
  • You can purchase this movie at Amazon.com.
  • There are also plenty of good used copies at eBay.


If you liked Stargate you might also like Avatar, starring Sam Worthington, about a soldier that befriends the native people on a distant planet.


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