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Stargate SG-1 is one of the longest running cable television scifi series, entering it's eighth season as a hands-down favorite of science fiction fans everywhere. It combines riveting storylines that span multiple episodes, characters who have become like old friends and a level of continuity that turns television series into television staples and legends.

Starring Richard Dean Anderson (of MacGyver fame), the show aired on Showtime from June of 1997, then moved to The Sci-Fi Channel in the U.S. in June of 2002. It's been syndicated and also airs around the world, and is especially popular in the United Kingdom, Germany, France, Canada, and Australia.

Stargate has been a ratings winner everywhere it airs, and has been The Sci-Fi Channel's highest-rated series since moving there in 2002. Now entering its eighth season, Stargate SG-1 has become the second longest-running science fiction series in U.S. television history with the exception of the phenomenal X-Files nine year run.

So to start this off, Harriet reviews last weeks entry into the Stargate arena:




This series of Stargate episode reviews starts with "Citizen Joe" an episode that could easily be considered a filler episode. Directed by Andy Mikita, this entry offers up a range of previous episode clips using a technique that is a bit different than the standard waltz-through-our-memory routine often seen in television series. Rather, it uses devices available from the mythology of the show itself to allow the clips to be shown, by constructing a situation in which an ordinary citizen – in this case, an Indiana barber named Joe Spencer – is allowed to mentally “see” many of the situations and events that SG-1 has been.

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