The Secrets of Stargate

The Secrets of Stargate is a fan podcast about the hit 1994 movie and the TV series that followed, including SG-1, Atlantis, and Universe, plus whatever comes next. The show goes beyond the surface to look at the deeper layers and themes found in Stargate, while enjoying the mythologies explored, the fun science fiction elements, and the trademark humor. Whether you’re new to Stargate and watching it for the first time, like our host Jack Baruzzini, or a longtime fan like Lisa Jones, Victor Lams, and Fr. Cory Sticha (who also brings his expertise as a US Air Force veteran), you will be sure to enjoy the Secrets of Stargate.

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Recent Episodes

Avatar (SG1) - Groundhog Day and Doom meet in VR. Jack Baruzzini, Lisa Jones, Fr. Cory Sticha, and Victor Lams discuss this story of early attitudes on VR and AI; the metaphorical use of VR to explore human experience; and Teal'c's confrontation of his overconfidence.
Suspicion (SGA) - A lot is happening in this episode. Jack Baruzzini, Lisa Jones, Fr. Cory Sticha, and Victor Lams discuss this story, the big budget, and the themes of trust and character relationships amid continual Wraith attacks, setting up a classic mole hunt.
Icon (SG1) - We've seen this before, according to Jack Baruzzini, Lisa Jones, and Victor Lams who discuss the episode's familiar story, including the potential downsides of first contact, religious zealotry, and how alien contact could affect geopolitical tensions, plus Daniel's questionable behavior.
Thirty Eight Minutes (SGA) - There's a giant bug on your neck! Jack Baruzzini, Lisa Jones, and Victor Lams discuss this Atlantis episode whose ticking clock creates an urgency. They also note new characters who we come to like and dislike and how the different personalities affect how they react in a crisis.
Zero Hour (SG1) - Who's the boss now? Jack Baruzzini, Lisa Jones, and Victor Lams discuss this episode that shows how O'Neill is adapting to his new role in charge of the SGC, his internal conflicts, isolation, and the pressures of leadership.