In a slave-dominated world it is a rare treat to find a film with a solid plot, believable characters, realism and good music which is totally pro-Satanist. Stargate is all of these.
Directly following my viewing this show at a nearby theater, I went into a music store to try and purchase the CD, which, of course, was not there. (Earth technology!) I mentioned what I was looking for to the young clerk and she asked me if Stargate was something like the “Star Trek” films. “Nothing like that crap,” I spat out, quite astonished at the strength of my feeling.
The next day I read a review of Stargate in the local newspaper. The reviewer felt it was a banal return to the science fiction “trash” of the forties, had only stereotyped characters, and overtones of white imperialist supremacy. I quickly checked the newspaper banner to be sure it wasn’t “Pravda” I was reading. It wasn’t and I tossed it in the garbage. In the two weeks which followed, the success of the film has been demonstrated at the box office, not in the reviewers’ fantasies.
The characters in Stargate are the kind of people I have personally known and worked with. The hard-bitten military professionals, the creative, slightly pre-occupied young scholar, these are real people I have known — not just stereotypes. In fact the second time I went to see the film, I took just that kind of person with me, a police officer friend who, in his spare time, creates neural networks to pick stocks on his super-Pentium computer for the fun of it. And, yes, he also identified with the hero.
But, apart from my disgust toward the newspaper idiots who condemn known reality as fantasy, there is the treatment of life in this film which is unmistakable and positive. For example, the hero does not hesitate to use an alien technology to beat death by restoring his wife to life. In most any other film, that alone would be condemned as “horrible” or “evil.” The source of this alien technology, the alien himself, addressed the issue of why he chose to inhabit a human body (to extend his own life) by saying, “The human body is so easy to repair.” What a breath of fresh air to even consider this idea as a possibility! What a difference from the anti-life themes of most modern science fiction swill like Star Trek where anyone desiring physical immortality is considered criminal or worse.
Additionally, this is a film about humanity throwing off the slavery of god-worship. The treatment of religion and the worship of superior beings is, for once, condemned in favor of the human! The alien, who posed as Ra, the ancient Egyptian sun god, has kept a group of humans on this distant world ignorant of their history and heritage by forbidding reading or writing. When our scholarly hero upset this balance through discovery and communication, the masses revolted against the great Ra, throwing down their gods, rising as atheists who had pride and, for the first time in centuries, hope. I’m sure the pseudo-Satanists wearing their Laurel and Hardy “Sons of the Desert” Egyptoid gear will fully identify with the despot Ra but the real Satanists in the audience will recognize that the rebels who slay Ra are just like us — real Satanists seeking personal freedom over god-worship, death before slavery!
Finally, there is my wife who will always find a flaw in the plot of continuity of any film as a game. Neither she nor I could find such a flaw. This film is a seamless tale with attention to detail which I found striking and moving. I wholeheartedly recommend any Satanist seeing Stargate. What a pleasure to see our values promoted internationally in such an elegant and powerful medium.