I'm totally hooked on these series. I've seen an episode here and there in the past, always enjoyed the original movie, but never really understood it. I've recently rented the first 3 seasons and I think the idea and the sotry telling is amazing. The way the writers tie in our ancient history (from the whole world) to a bigger meaning, and to universal history. Some of the themes they tackle are very apropos our present times - I esspecially like when the "more advance races" in the series say that humans are still too young.
Anyways, I just wanted to share that with you, and I encourage you to visit your local libraries after the finals are over and rent SG1! yeah