"Stargate: Continuum" is a 2008 direct-to-video sci-fi movie directed by Martin Wood. It is based upon the Stargate SG-1 television series, functioning as a follow up and a possible conclusion to the series prior to the 2 spin-off series "Stargate Atlantis" and "Stargate Universe". The story revolves around the team of SG-1 as they try to save their truth from a modified timeline created by the last making it through member of an evil alien race referred to as the Goa'uld.Plot Summary
The movie begins with the group of SG-1, which includes Colonel Cameron Mitchell (Ben Browder), Colonel Samantha Carter (Amanda Tapping), Dr. Daniel Jackson (Michael Shanks) and Teal'c (Christopher Judge), participating in an event to witness the extraction of the last Goa'uld symbiote in the galaxy, called Ba'al (Cliff Simon).
Prior to the extraction begins, Teal'c manages to pick up a transmission which is revealed to be sent out by Ba'al. Ba'al has managed to take a trip back in time to save his life, leading to the development of an alternate timeline. The team then proceeds to use the Stargate to time travel to the Icarus Base in 1929 to stop Ba'al from executing his strategies. Nevertheless, due to a miscalculation, they end up in 1939 rather.
In this alternate timeline, the Stargate Program is run by Major Henry Landry (Beau Bridges) and Qetesh (Vala Mal Doran), who is a Goa'uld queen having the body of a female called Vala. On the other hand, Ba'al and his queen, Qetesh, rule the galaxy and wage war on the forces of Earth. The timeline significantly varies from the original as the majority of the main characters have never ever fulfilled before.
Identified to repair the timeline, Mitchell, Carter, and Jackson convince the United States military to permit them to utilize the Stargate to travel back to today day. They are joined by pilot Major Frank Cobb (Rhea Fedorcio) and a few others as they embark on this mission. In the process, they likewise manage to rescue Vala, who in her original timeline belonged to the SG-1 group.
The SG-1 team comes across a number of challenges and fights throughout the film, including aerial dogfights, hand-to-hand combat with the Goa'uld, and the seepage of a Jaffa-controlled fortress. Along the method, they handle to catch the system that Ba'al had rigged to ensure his survival, enabling them to restore the timeline.Climax and Resolution
Upon returning to their own timeline, the team is forced to challenge Ba'al and his goa'uld forces. As they participate in intense combat, they also deal with the residues of the alternate timeline, such as the reality that Carter has actually now married Mitchell in this alternate version of reality, as well as Qetesh still existing within Vala's mind.
In the end, Teal'c carries out the final Ba'al symbiote, causing a temporal paradox that undoes the events of the alternate timeline. As an outcome, all of SG-1's memories of the experience are eliminated, returning the cast to the very beginning of the story. The Stargate then dials to Earth, and the group go back to their initial reality, with only O'Neill having a vague memory of their adventure.Conclusion
"Stargate: Continuum" is a gratifying conclusion to the Stargate SG-1 series and its ten seasons on television. The film provides an interesting story that takes the characters on an exciting journey through time and alternate realities, which keep fans entertained and engaged. The movie functions as a fitting tribute to the precious show while providing a sense of closure to the main story.