Egypt in Hollywood
A blog about the pros and cons of antiquity films

Stargate Mythology

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Stargate (the movie) was released in 1994. The sci-fi thriller was based on the ideas of alien conspiracies and travel through wormholes to other inhabitable planets. In 1997 Stargate SG-1 started what would be a long and prosperous journey into the mythology of ancient Egypt.

Over ten seasons and 200 episodes of Stargate SG-1 have woven the Earth mythology into the plots, visuals, and themes.  The main mythology of the film and series is Egyptian, but the show also incorporates Norse and Celtic mythology.

Stargate does an excellent job of portraying the mythology. The writers cleverly present common stories and folklore that we have heard throughout our lifetime  but with a sci-fi twist.

Stargate SG-1 Cast

Stargate SG-1 Cast

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