Props of Stargate SG-1 May 24, 2006Posted by karltate in props, Stargate SG-1.
The original “Stargate” movie, with Kurt Russell and James Spader, was pretty much a waste of time IMHO… but the film showcased one mindblower of a science fiction idea: instantaneous space travel via gateways on different planets.
Reinvented for Showtime cable television, the series “Stargate SG-1” improved on the movie with smart stories and engaging characters. The scenario was quite similar to classic Star Trek: our heroes would “beam down” to a different planet each week, facing a new civilization and a new problem to solve.
Stargate SG-1 completed the latter half of its 10-year run on the Sci Fi Channel. Characters were added and departed, stories became less science-fictional, and ultimately way too much was “borrowed” from the Star Trek franchise.
Stlll… I like some of the props. Here are a few replicas from my collection.
From SG-1… First the Zat gun, an alien weapon introduced in the second season:
On the show there are fixed-closed props like that one, fixed-open ones, and a “hero” Zat that can pop up and snap closed (powered by air I think).
Here’s my fixed-open one:
The standard weapon of the SG-1 team is the P-90 submachine gun which has appeared in so many other shows and movies… I have an airsoft model of this with the correct accessories (or pretty close anyway). I don’t have a photo of mine but it looks like this (publicity photo)
Then we have another piece of alien technology, the TER:
The TER (“Transphase Eradication Rod”) was effective against invisible enemies… the weapon was only used in a couple of episodes.
Then there are the patches, very accurate ones come from the MGM store (and now stargateprops.com ). That’s screenused on the left, my accurate MGM patch in the middle, and an inaccurate fanmade patch on the right.
Another Stargate item is the Eye of Ra pendant… this appeared in both the movie and the TV series.
Replicas of the Eye pendant can be gotten from http://www.stargateprops.com/