Stargate: The Official Magazine - Issue #1

Issue 1

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PUBLISHER: Titan Magazines
EDITED BY: Sharon Gosling
PUBLISHED: November / December 2004
COVER PRICE: US $6.99 / CAN $9.99
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    • Team Spirit
      As SG-1 reach the mid-point of their eighth year of adventures through the Stargate, Amanda Tapping, Michael Shanks and Christopher Judge discuss the progress of their characters and how SG-1 is handling life without Jack O'Neill!
    • Welcome to Atlantis!
      Open the gate to the Pegasus System and discover everything you need to know about Stargate: Atlantis!


    • The Debrief: Christina McQuarrie
      The costume designer describes the process involved with creating the show's memorable costumes, whilst breakdown artist Jacques Lamontagne explains his role.
    • Masters Of Design
      Todd Masters explains how his award-winning company, Masters FX, goes about creating the creatures encountered by the teams on Stargate SG-1 and Stargate: Atlantis.
    • High Concepts
      As Illustrator and Art Director, James Robbins is kept busy coming up with new designs.
    • Cause And Effects
      Visual Effects Supervisor Michelle Comens explains to readers how the effects for both Stargate SG-1 and Stargate: Atlantis develop from start to finish.
    • The Debrief: Bridget McGuire
      Bridget McGuire has her work cut out for her on Stargate SG-1 and Stargate: Atlantis – as production designer it's her job to realize the writers' visions of far away worlds.


    • Advanced Telemetry
      Stargate SG-1 The Official Magazine teams up with to bring you all the latest scoops from the universe of Stargate SG-1 and Stargate: Atlantis!
    • The Debrief: Michael Greenburg
      The executive producer of Stargate SG-1 gives his verdict on the show's eighth season, and reveals his feelings about the future of the series.
    • The Debrief: Douglas Thar
      USAF script advisor Douglas Thar has spent the past eight years checking every Stargate SG-1 script for military accuracy. Here he explains how the process works.
    • Double Sided Poster!
      In the first of your fantastic free poster pullouts, the casts of Stargate SG-1 and Stargate: Atlantis go head to head!
    • Daniel's Notebook: The Ancients
      Mysterious, powerful, and Ascended – here's everything you need to know about Earth's most advanced former occupants, straight from Doctor Daniel Jackson's mission notes!
    • Comm Chatter – Letters
      It's your chance to get your opinion on all things Stargate SG-1 and Stargate: Atlantis heard! Readers write in.
    • The Kit Bag – Merchandise
      Ever wanted to know exactly what gate travel feels like? Well now you can find out first hand! As the Stargate SG-3000 simulation ride makes its way to the United States, we go behind the scenes to see how it was done.
    • Readers Survey
      Because this is our launch issue, we want to know what you think of the magazine! You can let us know right here!
    • Mission Debrief
      Every issue Stargate SG-1 The Official Magazine examines a favorite episode from seasons past. This month: the team get super-powered in season four's "Upgrades"!
    • Next Issue
      Use the gate during a solar flare to flip forward in time and find out what's in Stargate SG-1 The Official Magazine #2


  • From Issues #1–6 the magazine was titled Stargate SG-1: The Official Magazine.
  • The official magazine ran bi-monthly for six years and 36 issues (2004 to 2010), under license from MGM. It was distributed on news stands and by mail subscription, with variant covers for the subscription edition.
  • U.S. Newsstand Distribution: Total Publisher Services, Inc.
    U.S. Distribution: Ingram Periodicals, Inc.; Kable Distribution Service
    Canadian Distributors: Kable Distribution Services
    Australia / New Zealand Distributors: Gordon & Gotch
    U.K./U.S. Direct Sales Market: Diamond Comic Distributors
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