10 most disliked storylines in the Stargate franchise

As with every major franchise, Stargate does have its own little hiccups and moments that made us all raise an eyebrow more than a few times. Let's take a look at ten of these moments, shall we?

STARGATE SG 1 season 1 (1997)  BLURAY Trailer#1  - Richard Dean Anderson HD
STARGATE SG 1 season 1 (1997) BLURAY Trailer#1 - Richard Dean Anderson HD / MacPhoenix82
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Imagine stepping through a giant, circular portal and popping out on the other side of the universe. Sounds really cool, doesn't it? Well, welcome to the Stargate universe, where ancient rings known as Stargates are your express elevators to the stars and beyond.

The franchise kicked off with the 1994 movie Stargate, as did my love for sci-fi when 5-year-old me was sat down by my dad and introduced to this awesome world. Stargate introduced us to a dusty, ancient device that creates wormholes to other worlds. The ever-so-handsome and my very first crush Dr. Daniel Jackson and Kurt Russell's Colonel Jack O'Neill led the charge, finding themselves in a faraway world, dealing with alien baddies, and sparking an adventure bigger than any they could have ever imagined. This movie was just the beginning, laying the groundwork for a saga filled with aliens, ancient myths, and lots of space travel.

Then came Stargate SG-1, the TV series that turned the Stargate universe into a cult phenomenon and taught me how to record things onto a VHS tape.

This show had everything: action, humor, and heart. With a charming team led by the same Jack O'Neill (but played by Richard Dean Anderson instead and with James Spader's Daniel Jackson now being played by Michael Shanks), SG-1 went on missions across the galaxy, fighting the power-hungry Goa'uld, making allies like the Jaffa and the Asgard, and basically saving the universe on a weekly basis. Over ten seasons, SG-1 expanded the lore with new enemies, allies, and countless worlds, proving that Earthlings could hold their own in the intergalactic community. Plus, it gave us the spin-offs Stargate Atlantis and Stargate Universe, exploring the lost city of Atlantis and the mysteries aboard the spaceship Destiny. The franchise wasn't just about getting the bad guys - it touched on themes of power, ethics, and what it means to be human.

The Stargate extended family also includes movies like Stargate: The Ark of Truth, which
takes a sledgehammer to the menacing Ori storyline, and Stargate: Continuum, giving us a time-travel twist with Ba'al, the last of the Goa'uld system lords. These movies help tie up loose ends and offer fans more time with their favorite characters. Throughout all its adventures, the Stargate franchise stands out for its imaginative storytelling, loveable characters, and the ability to mix ancient mythology with futuristic sci-fi in a way that's as entertaining as it is smart.

But, as with every major franchise, Stargate does have its own little hiccups and moments that made us all raise an eyebrow more than a few times. Let's take a look at ten of these moments, shall we?