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Every weekday, your Sci-Fi 5 brings you five minutes of science fiction history. Our panel of hosts present the background stories and details about the creators and context around the stories you love. Brought to you by Roddenberry, the first name in science fiction.

Jul 27, 2021

After the movie Stargate was released in 1994, it wasn't long before MGM brought the franchise to TV. Two producers were hired after separate pitches, and Stargate SG-1 premiered on July 27, 1997 on pay-cable network Showtime before jumping to Sci-Fi Channel. Hear the story on today's Sci-Fi 5 and what separated the cable version from the network version.

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Written by Ashley Thomas

Hosted by Jessica Lynn Verdi

Music by Devin Curry