by Darrell Etherington
July 21, 2017
Stargate is the epic, storied TV and movie sci-fi franchise that gets the least amount of credit, overshadowed by the likes of Star Trek and Star Wars. But fans of the series know the truth: Stargate is a deep well of space adventure fiction that you can lose yourself in, and it’s fantastic that it’s coming back with Stargate Origins, a new series coming to MGM’s forthcoming streaming service.
This is not the first time a major media company has leveraged a beloved sci-fi property to lure users to a paid streaming service: CBS is doing the same with the new Star Trek: Discovery series premiering this September on CBS All Access. And a Stargate prequel is bound to attract loyalists to check out the MGM offering, too, especially since it’s dedicated to all things SG – but how big of a draw it will be remains to be seen.
The last Stargate TV series was Stargate Universe, which aired for two seasons starting in 2009, and was canceled by Syfy. Stargate: SG1 and Stargate Atlantis ran for many seasons, by contrast, and I’ve watched every single episode of each, many more than once. News that I can find all of these in one place for streaming on-demand is pretty dear to my heart, and I can’t wait to see what it looks like this fall.