‘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)
Published 1 November 2002
6×9 paperback book
Published 1 October 2020
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
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-Files, The Sweeney, Doctor 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 Slayer, Hollywood 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.