After a feature film, books, three separate TV series, and a pair of direct-to-DVD movies, we finally thought we’d seen the last of the multi-limbed, quasi-unkillable Stargate franchise. But, obviously, we were idiots, because as long as there exist stars, and the gates what travel them, Stargate will always survive.
That’s the takeaway from today’s Comic-Con, where MGM announced that it’ll soon be reviving the Roland Emmerich and Dean Devlin-devised franchise in the form of a 10-episode digital series. Stargate Origins will center on Catherine Langford, the woman who initially recruits James Spader to investigate the titular structure in Emmerich’s 1994 film. (Langford’s character was fleshed out thoroughly in the Stargate SG-1 universe, although, from the teaser trailer MGM released today, it doesn’t look like much of that material will make it into this latest trip back “to where it all began.”)
Origins will be viewable on www.stargatecommand.co, MGM’s new spot for all the hottest Stargate news and content on the internet, a web site that was somehow developed for public consumption in 2017 and not, say, 1996. “We saw a need for a definitive hub for the Stargate fanbase to continue to enjoy news and content, both old and new,” an MGM executive stated. “Stargate Command will open a new door for the community to celebrate and interact with all content in a way that has never been done before.”