Where to watch Stargate SG-1 online in Australia
Ten years on, the planet-hopping sci-fi series is still as entertaining as ever.
Has anyone ever discovered an alien artifact that hasn't brought doom and destruction to our humble planet? Probably not, but at least that means we get brilliant sci-fi series like Stargate SG-1 as consolation. Continuing the story of the 1994 Stargate movie, Stargate SG-1 centres on the titular Stargate, an ancient device that enables travel between Earth and countless alien planets across the galaxy. In the wake of the device's discovery, the US government assembles teams of elite Air Force operatives and sends them out to explore the galaxy – and of course, size up any aliens they encounter to determine whether they pose a threat to humankind. This is the US government we're talking about here, after all.
The show chronicles the adventures of SG-1, one of many teams tasked with charting the galactic unknown. Led by the stoic Colonel Jack O'Neill (Richard Dean Anderson), SG-1 is made up of the best of the best, from the brainy archaeologist Daniel Jackson (Michael Shanks), to the indomitable Captain Samantha Carter (Amanda Tapping), to the fierce Jaffa warrior Teal'c (Christopher Judge). Whether it's a fleet of flying pyramid warships or a race of mind-controlling parasites, the team always manages to save Earth from an untimely end.
Spanning 10 seasons and 214 episodes, Stargate SG-1 still stands as one of the longest-running sci-fi TV series ever made. If you're looking to catch up on SG-1's many expeditions across the galaxy, read on for all the ways to watch Stargate SG-1 online in Australia.
A year after its first activation, Earth's Stargate has returned to its peaceful dormancy. The Stargate program has been scuttled, and the near-apocalyptic events of 12 months prior have faded into the annals of distant memory. All that changes when the Stargate powers up of its own accord and spits out Earth's first alien visitor: a powerful Goa'uld System Lord known as Apophis. Apophis' arrival throws the remnants of Stargate Command into disarray, and though he's gone almost as quickly as he came, the alien antagonist stirs up enough trouble that the United States Air Force has no choice but to resurrect the Stargate program. SG-1 is reborn and Earth's very survival rests on its shoulders.
Despite foiling Apophis' invasion of Earth, SG-1 has little time to celebrate. The team will have to contend with body-stealing aliens, planet-swallowing black holes and deadly double agents who've infiltrated the deepest echelons of Stargate Command. If that wasn't enough, time itself turns against SG-1 and strands them 30 years in the past, before flinging them far into a future where everyone they know and love is dead – or so they think…
After uncovering the truth behind their morbid vision of the future, SG-1 escape from their custom-built prison with the aid of Teal'c and his fellow Jaffa. Later, in honour of her unflappable tenacity, Captain Samantha Carter is promoted to Major, while at the same time Colonel O'Neill finds himself representing Earth in political negotiations alongside the Asgardian god Thor. Worlds collide when Major Carter comes face-to-face with a parallel-reality version of herself, and poor Daniel Jackson finds himself cursed with a nasty case of unwanted invisibility.
If you thought the Goa'uld were a force to be reckoned with, just wait until you meet the Replicators. This race of shape-shifting robots has a nasty habit of consuming everything in its path to fuel its endless reproduction, and Earth just happens to be the next stop on its galactic dinner course. SG-1 will have to fight smarter than ever before in order to save the planet from total destruction.
SG-1 just can't catch a break. First, their plan to finally kill Apophis by blowing up an entire sun fizzles out, then they discover that the Replicators are back on the scene. To top it all of, Apophis brainwashes Teal'c and turns him against his former teammates, forcing SG-1 to go to extreme lengths to save both themselves and their mind-controlled friend. In the end, though, only Teal'c has the power to bring himself back from the brink of evil.
The tragic demise of Daniel Jackson has left SG-1 in a bad way. Sadly, the team doesn't have long to mourn, as a new Goa'uld has stepped up to take Apophis' place as the galaxy's greatest threat. Anubis, a being so despicable that the Goa'uld themselves banished him to the ends of the universe, has found his way back to civilisation and wastes no time setting his plan for galactic domination in motion. Using Earth's Stargate itself as a weapon, Anubis will see the planet obliterated if SG-1 can't find some way to stop him. When no other options present themselves, the team is forced to fight fire with fire and potentially doom the entire Stargate program in the process.
In his quest for ultimate power, Anubis plans to wipe out all other Goa'uld System Lords in the galaxy. While SG-1 would normally welcome the annihilation of the temperamental Goa'uld leaders, a not-quite-dead Daniel Jackson reappears to warn them against letting Anubis' power-trip go unchecked. With Jackson back on the team, SG-1 must convince their former Goa'uld enemies to join forces and put an end to Anubis' reign once and for all.
Nothing ever goes right for SG-1. Not only has Stargate Command's trusty leader Major General George Hammond been replaced by the dubious Dr Elizabeth Weir, poor Colonel O'Neill is on the verge of death, confined to a stasis pod with little hope of recovery. To make matters worse, the Replicators return yet again to feed their mechanical hunger, while the practically-unkillable Anubis makes one final play for galactic domination.
After years spent diligently protecting Earth from extra-terrestrial threats, the original SG-1 team has called it a day and moved on to other pursuits. In their place, veteran pilot Lt. Colonel Cameron Mitchell takes command of SG-1 and he vows to build a team deserving of their predecessor's name. The only problem is, not a single candidate proves fit for the job. Mitchell decides to reunite SG-1's original members, a difficult task that becomes all the more important when Daniel Jackson and Vala Mal Doran accidentally invite a fanatical race of murderous aliens to the Milky Way. SG-1 has no choice but to answer the call of duty, and it's like they never left…
When the combined forces of the toughest races in the Milky Way prove too weak to stop the Ori from invading the galaxy, SG-1 must face the unthinkable: that they've failed to protect Earth for the first – and likely final – time. World after world falls to the merciless aliens, leaving SG-1 clinging to one last hope for survival: finding the Holy Grail. The Arthurian legend turns out to be more than a mere bedtime story, and if SG-1 can track it down, they might just be able to save humanity one last time…