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Free Downloads: Our Stargate Favorites
5:50 PM PDT, April 7, 2008
The Stargate experience -- about interplanetary journeys made possible by cool, circular portals and liquid f/x -- started as a movie. Then it became a series that hopped from one network to another and didn't necessarily look like one of sci-fi's icons in the making ... except to its legions of fans. The show's landmark, 10-year run produced a spinoff (Stargate Atlantis), books, and the usual pop culture footprints, including episodes people still talk about.
Here are three of our favorites -- free, for a limited time:
The Torment of Tantalus (season 1, episode 10): A vital chapter in the secret history of the Stargate on Earth is revealed, as we meet a man who went through the gate in 1945 -- and never made it back. The team finds him, and, maybe, the secrets of the universe. And yeah, that's Paul McGillion (later seen in Stargate Atlantis) starring the flashback sequence.
Window of Opportunity (season 4, episode 6): Stargate gets all Groundhog Day on itself with an episode where two characters find themselves reliving the same few hours -- and doing some pretty wacky stuff (including gate-golfing). I'll put it this way: It's a fan favorite for a reason.
The Lost City, Parts 1 & 2 (season 7, episodes 21 & 22): The two "Lost City" episodes were originally intended to be a second Stargate movie, and a conclusion to the series and the ambition shows. It ended up as the seventh-season finale and launch pad for Stargate Atlantis.