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Stargate SG-1: The Complete Eighth Season [5 Discs] [DVD]

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Release Date:06/13/2006
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As Season Eight of Stargate SG-1 begins, Daniel Jackson (Michael Shanks) must take charge of the SG-1 team while Jack O'Neill (Richard Dean Anderson) hovers between this world and the next, while a concerted effort to rid the universe of Anubis once and for backfires disastrously. A few episodes later, Jack O'Neill, now promoted to General, is placed in full command of the Star Gate base just as the personnel faces the double threat of a fast-growing alien plant and a hostile takeover. Later on, the crew makes another foray into "virtual reality" at the hands of the Gameskeeper, a character introduced way back in Season Two. Also, Jaffan crew member Teal'c (Christopher Judge) tries to intervene in an earthbound domestic dispute and ends up facing a murder and kidnapping charge; Sam Carter (Amanda Tapping) considers a serious marriage proposal; and a UFO-obsessed industraliat must be persuade by O'Neill that yes, aliens exist, but, no, you can't tell anyone, ever! Plus, SG-1ers face such relatively new threats as the devour-and-engulf coalition The Trust, and those omnipresent Replicators, who can make themselves look like anyone and whose intentions are strictly dishonorable. Finally, a variation on the old Star Trek episode "Mudd's Kingdom" finds eternal con artist Harry Maybourne (Tom McBeath) appointing himself king of an obscure planet--and in the process seriously imperiling the secrecy of SG-1's time-travel technology. The traditional cliffhanger finale begins with a journey back into time that seriously alters events in the future (actually, our "present"), such as: Star Gate Command has never existed; Daniel Jackson is employed teaching English to foreigners; Sam Carter is a prim proofreader; and Jack O'Neill is a salty charter boat captain. It is up to Teal'c to convince these alternate-world versions of his old comrades in arms to reform into a team for the purpose of defending Mankind. And in a "full circle" development, two of the main characters resurface in the same circumstances that surrounded them in the original Stargate film way back in 1995--and one of the two isn't going to be back for Season Nine.~Hal Erickson

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"SG-1 Directors Series"

"SG-1 Beyond the Gate" series

Featurettes, photo and production design galleries

Audio commentary on selected episodes and more!