It’s rare that really awful movies can spawn popular, good television series, especially without a ton of tweaking to the story. The Stargate franchise is an example of this. The movie was a great sci-fi flick for 45 minutes and then intolerable sci-fi horror [that’s how it seemed to me when I watched it] for an hour. The show had some difficult to watch moments in the first couple of seasons, but with the exception of the 200th episode it was a great 10 year run; I can even enjoy watching the movie now. Too bad it’s over.