Flashback Friday- Stargate (1994)

Science fiction is an interesting genre. It can have mass appeal (aka Star Wars or Star Trek) or it can be appealing to fans of the genre.

In 1994, the movie Stargate told the story of two men who discover an alien planet where the civilization resembles Ancient Egypt.

During an archaeological expedition in 1928 in Egypt, a mysterious device is found among the artifacts. Decades later, Dr. Daniel Jackson (James Spader) is a linguist who is invited to decipher an ancient hieroglyph that is military property. The device allows the users to be transported to another planet. Daniel joins the team under the command of Colonel Jonathan ‘Jack’ O’Neil (Kurt Russell). The civilization they encounter looks remarkably like Ancient Egypt, including worship of the Sun God Ra (Jaye Davidson).  But there is more to this civilization and it is connected to the stargate.

While I love Star Wars, I would not say that overall I am a fan of science fiction. While there are many fans of this movie and the television shows that followed it, I personally found the movie to be too into the genre.

Do I recommend it? If you are a fan of the genre, then yes. Otherwise, I wouldn’t.

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