In 1928, a strange object was uncovered in the sands of Egypt with never before seen hieroglyphics engraved on it.
Fast forward almost 70 years later. "Dr. Daniel Jackson" (James Spader), who believes that there is a connection between life on Earth and life from outer space, has been asked to join a Top Secret government project which revolves the object discovered in Egypt.
"Dr. Jackson" is joined by "Col. Jack O'Neil" (Kurt Russell) on the military side of the project. "O'Neil", who has been depressed since the accidental shooting death of his son, was recalled to duty to head up the project.
After "Dr. Jackson" figures out the hieroglyphs, the "StarGate" is activated and a probe is sent through. The on-board tracking system tracks the probe traveling to a distant side of t...