Across my social media news feed, I always see ‘Throwback Thursday’ photos. Whether that be of an individual 20 years ago, wearing the most ridiculous cow costume for Halloween or a college graduation photo from 5 years ago, Throwback Thursday has become quite a universal trend on Facebook.
Instead of telling throwback stories of all the ways I used to pick on my little brother, or posting photos from years ago… I wanted to talk about a television show I used to watch as a child. That show, was Stargate SG-1.
I mean, let’s be serious. The main star was Richard Dean Anderson! That in and of itself set the show up for success. The star of the television series MacGyver took up the leading role as Colonel Jack O’Neil.
After an ancient teleportation device, called a Stargate, is discovered in Egypt, Colonel Jack O’Neil is to take charge in putting a team together to explore the worlds that are connected by Stargates. Colonel O’Neil is joined by Dr. Daniel Jackson, an anthropologist, and Captain Samantha Carter, astrophysicist and member of the U.S. Air Force. During their journeys, the meet a warrior named Teal’c, who winds up joining their team as well.
The team finds themselves facing many enemies, including the Goa’uld, the Ori and The Replicator. The Goa’uld, however, are the most antagonistic. The Goa’uld, are a parasitic alien race that use other beings as hosts. Can anyone say… creepy?
With 214 episodes and 10 seasons, Stargate SG-1 had held the record for many years as the longest-running North American science fiction television series. However, since then, it has been surpassed by Smallville with 1o seasons and 218 episodes; and Supernatural with 11 seasons and 238 episodes.
I highly miss this original sci-fi series, and I may find myself enjoying ‘Throwback Thursday’ with a couple of episodes!