I just got Amazon Prime video so I can rewatch the Stargate series. I remember things a little differently then I am seeing it.

For instance, I distinctly remember Carter saying (when first getting to Abidos)

we had to MacGyver a bunch of supercomputers together

as a joke to Richard Dean Anderson. However, she says jerry-rig instead. Is that something that they changed or am I remembering it all wrong?

Are there any other big changes done that I will be surprised at?

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  • BW: Listen, there's a change… (Pause to listen to dialog)… took out the MacGyver thing. RDA: Yeah! Very nice. BW: You know why? RDA: Unh uh. BW: Cause now you're Jack O'Neill. Why, why back-reference two series ago? RDA: Hmmm, don't know. BW: Do you want it back? RDA: Do I want it back? No. BW: I can do it again, but I can't do it for another 10 years. (Laughter) RDA: Ok. I'll wait that decade. BW: Ok. (Laughter) RDA: I have no problems with it disappearing. I think it was for the audience primarily anyway. - tinyurl.com/yylakkw9
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You likely watched the "Final Cut" version. The special effects and score were largely redone, and various scenes cut (including one instance of full-frontal nudity) mostly to get it from an R to a PG.

Dialogue changes were mostly for Sam Carter, to make her characterisation more consistent with later episodes. As well as the MacGyver reference, the infamous "my reproductive organs are on the inside" line was removed.

A few scenes were also extended to fix other issues, such not redialling an outgoing wormhole in the intro.


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