Stargate Origins and Drive to Revive

There is a lot going on right now for Stargate fans to be excited about.

First off, MGM has launched its own on demand service Stargate Command to coincide with the launch of new series Stargate Origins.

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Origins is a prequel series set in the 1930’s following the discovery of the gate by Professor Paul Langford. I’ve watched the first few episodes, and it was very difficult not to grin like an idiot when they went into the Stargate and the theme music kicked in.

Essentially a film split into ten ten minute parts, it has Nazis, a tough as nails young Catherine Langford and some good old Brits. All in all, what I’ve seen so far is a lot of fun and that’s the bloody point isn’t it.

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If you are wise enough to cough up the 20 quid (bucks, euros), you don’t just get access to Stargate Origins you also get access to every episode of Stargate SG-1 (plus it’s films), Atlantis, Universe and the original movie which came out in 1994 (if you weren’t already feeling old today). There is also some great interviews with cast members and a discussion forum for you to argue about whether Teal’c looks better with hair or not.

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For me however, the most exciting part is that this platforms launch has created a whole new drive to get Stargate fans involved and push for a new series. People are coming together on Twitter and Facebook to help make this happen and myself and Alex are going to jump in and help in anyway we can.

I encourage all sci-fi fans to get on Twitter and follow @StargateNow. You also need to get on Facebook and join the Stargate Now group. It is really encouraging to see so many people getting involved already and sharing their cosplay photos, art and just having a chat online with other fans all with the single goal of getting a show they love back on the air. I’ve even seen fans of shows like Dark Matter and Firefly getting in on the action.

Get involved and prove to MGM that you want another Stargate series and who knows what might happen, make sure you use #DriveToRevive in your tweets so that people can find them.

It’s  all enough to bring a tear to your chapa eye (I’ll see myself out).

– Keith

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  1. Nope. Isnt hooking me like all the other stargates and ive saw them all and usualy couldnt wait to see the next episode.

    As i said to keith i didnt realise it was only 10min episodes. So watched the first 2 and it just didnt grab my attention. Will wait to see them all at once and maybe itl changed my opinion but for me the first 2 have been a let down.

    Regards to a relaunch. Id love to see SGU revived in some way . Either children of the previous cast
    Or big acvident killed alot of previous cast and has so fresh faces .. or as ive said before play it as some sort of stasus pod failure and the people aged while in them to represent the way the cast would look now ..

    Would give. Startrek discovery a run on the action point in space .. still lota of parts of the ship to uncover and enemys to fight . And. A good change from being on a lanet going planet to planet and more ser in space geting the ship up and running again and learning how to work it.

    Though with alot of the priginal cast signed up to other projects. Once upon a time. Agents of shield . Etc and a few others looking alot older or out of shape. Then dont think itl happen

    P.s. teal’c. Without hair

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  2. SG-Origins was 100% shit script writing and really really bad acting combined to make an F grade series. And that’s being nice. MGM obviously didn’t realise Webisodes are a thing of the past as they disengage the viewers from the story too much and are basically a waste of time. It is a shame that the best scifi series of all time was desecrated in this way. Not to mention the premise in the 1994 movie was that the lead figure, Catherine, didn’t know the ring was a gate/portal in the 1994 movie. Yet here she is going through it in the past??? MGM are fools to have aired this at all.

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