This post contains spoilers for new Stargate Origins series!
Since the announcement last year, I’ve been waiting impatiently for the new Stargate series. If you didn’t know it was happening and you’re a fan I suggest watching the trailer above. I prepared for Stargate Origins, or SGO, by grabbing an All Access membership on Stargate Command. Then going back and watching all the previous movies and series. It was like surrounding myself with a warm, fuzzy, and familiar blanket. It was also a huge mistake.
I’ve been a fan of the Stargate franchise all the way back to when the movie came out. I remember having to sneak downstairs once my parents were asleep so I could watch SG1 when it was still on Showtime. Not to mention, I’ve got all of SG1 and Atlantis on DVD (sorry Universe but I’d stopped buying DVDs at that point). I was sad when Syfy, although I think it was still Sci Fi back then, decided to cancel SG1. We did get two good movies out of it though. I was angry when Atlantis canceled Atlantis and failed to deliver the movie we were promised. Then I was furious over Universe getting canned after only two years. I could write an entire article on that but I’ll save it for later.
With MGM going full force now on a new Stargate series I was ecstatic. We got this awesome Stargate Command website with everything available online, forums to talk to other fans, and even a great new web series called Dialing Home. What more could a fan ask for? Here is where we’re going to get into some minor spoilers.
What It’s All About
Origins is set to cover details of the gate’s journey after it was dug up in Egypt and before it was shipped off to America. We follow a young Catherine Langford on a fun ten part adventure. Each episode is about ten minutes long so in the end we’ll have about a movie’s worth of story. We get to see her be pretty kick ass and take charge which is pretty awesome.
Here’s where it might get a little messy. If you were a fan of the gate created for the series, then prepared to be disappointed. Origins has decided to bring back a gate that is far more similar to original movie one. Hello shiny metal and goodbye glowing chevrons. This was by far the most disappointing part of the series.
Another issue, which I can let slide, is continuity issues. I’ll admit when I watched the first three episodes I was angry at what was happening. We didn’t know a lot about Catherine’s life but what was playing out went against both they movie and series plot. I can put that aside until we see all ten episodes and cross my fingers there’s a resolution to it. If not, I might be willing to call it an alternate reality and leave it at that.
All of that aside, if you are a fan of Stargate I highly suggest checking it out. You’ll need to join Stargate Command’s All Access but it’s only $20. If it goes well we could see more Stargate series in the future!
We’ll have episode reviews up soon!