Stargate SG-1: Children of the Gods - Final Cut is a special-release DVD, re-releasing the Stargate SG-1 television pilot, "Children of the Gods". The film was edited; given sharper and clearer imaging, re-scoring the music, and new and trimmed scenes, including the removal of the controversial scene showing full-frontal nudity.
The Film and Changes MadeEdit
The plot is the same as with the original Children of the Gods. The scenes have been replaced with new ones, and new special effects have been added. In effect, the episode has been essentially transformed and re-released as an SG-1 direct-to-DVD movie, complete with a brand-new opening title card.
Some scenes are cut from the film altogether, and some events also do not happen, the most notable being Charles Kawalsky's possession by a Goa'uld. This does not take place on camera—in fact, Kawalsky is standing almost the whole time during the fight on Chulak, meaning the circumstances leading to the parasite's insertion (when he's knocked to the ground by a blast and a symbiote possesses him after leaving the body of a dead Jaffa) don't take place. The film also does not end with him or his eyes glowing. Kawalsky's possession by a Goa'uld is not included because there was no need to set up the next episode, as stated by Brad Wright in the audio commentary.
Also, some bits of dialog are missing from the new shots, but this is inconsequential.
- Children of the Gods - Final Cut feature
- Back to the Beginning featurette
Example of the remasteringEdit
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|Stargate movies||Stargate · The Ark of Truth · Continuum · Children of the Gods - Final Cut · Stargate Universe: Extended Pilot|