Famous names: Roland Emmerich, James Spader, Kurt Russell, Jaye Davidson

Crunchy goodness: 3


Spinoffs: Two long-running SciFi TV series based on the movie, Stargate: SG-1 and Stargate: Atlantis, became mini-industries unto themselves.

Elevator pitch: Think Star Trek, except there are no ships and the menacing aliens are Middle Easterners rather than Russians.

Deadliest spoiler: The pyramids really were built by aliens.

Mutant Reviewers from Hell do "Stargate"