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Title: Stargate
Date: 1994

Vitals: Military scientists discover a "gate" that connects Earth with another world, whose culture resembles that of ancient Egypt. Will a bumbling white guy archaeologist be able to prevent Arab-looking aliens from turning his home planet into classical antiquity hell?

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"

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