Beyond the Gate (Guide to ‘Stargate SG-1’ Seasons One-Five)

£12.99

Beyond the Gate (Guide to ‘Stargate SG-1’ Seasons One-Five)

£12.99

Written by Keith Topping

The Unofficial and Unauthorised Guide to Stargate SG-1 Seasons One-Five

In Beyond the Gate, an indispensable unofficial and unauthorised guide to the first five seasons of Stargate SG-1, acclaimed author Keith Topping breaks down each of the series’ first 100-plus episodes, analyses the elements and recurring themes that make it so popular, uncovers possible influences, acknowledges the moments when logic simply flies out of the window and provides trivia for use at dinner-parties and conventions.

A5 paperback book (Out of Print)
ISBN: 978-1-903889-50-3
Published 1 November 2002

6×9 paperback book
ISBN: 978-1-84583-162-2
Published 1 October 2020

 

‘You know that “we come in peace” business? Bite me.’

Stargate SG-1: two men, one woman and an alien, helping to provide Earth’s first line of defence against your worst nightmare: alien parasites from outer space. Described as the best science fiction TV show of it’s time, Stargate SG-1 matured from a basic action-movie spin-off into a confident and articulate series. And one that included, within its impressive arsenal of strengths, a sly and laconic humour – heavily influenced by the personality of its leading man and executive producer, Richard Dean Anderson.

In Beyond the Gate, acclaimed author Keith Topping assesses the first five seasons of the series, analysing recurring themes, revealing possible influences, detailing cast and crew information and presenting as much information about the show as can be crammed into this extensive and comprehensive guide.

‘For serious SG-1 fans this is the only Stargate guide book you need … Without a doubt, this is the Stargate Bible.’ Darren Rea, SciFiOnline

A5 paperback book (Out of Print)
ISBN: 978-1-903889-50-3
Published 1 November 2002

6×9 paperback book
ISBN: 978-1-84583-162-2
Published 1 October 2020

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

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Rockin’ Keith Topping is an extremely freelance journalist and author whose previous work includes co-editing two editions of The Guinness Book of Classic British TV. He’s also written numerous guides to television series as diverse as The X-FilesThe SweeneyDoctor Who and Roswell for Virgin Books. He’s responsible for four novels, (including the award-winning The Hollow Men), and a novella (Telos’s own Ghost Ship), the Stargate SG-1 guide Beyond the Gate, and the best-selling volumes SlayerHollywood Vampire and Inside Bartlet’s White House. He has contributed to numerous genre magazines, including TV Zone and Shivers, and is a former Contributing Editor of DreamWatch specialising in coverage of US television. Keith was born on Tyneside on the same day in 1963 that his beloved Newcastle United lost 3-2 at home to Northampton Town. Things haven’t improved much since. He regularly appears on local radio and also contributed to the BBC television series I Love the ’70s. His hobbies include socialising with friends, foreign travel, loud guitar-based pop music, trashy British horror movies of the ’60s and ’70s, football, comedy, murder and lots of other stuff.

Additional information

Weight .504 kg
Dimensions 22.8 × 15.1 × 3 cm

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