Back in 1994, few could have predicted what Stargate would become. The original film was a hit but what happened after is damn near unprecedented. Not a theatrical sequel, no, but several popular television series and a rabid fandom that far overshadowed the people who saw the original movie in theaters.
The Stargate franchise is… intimidating. There are three movies, three TV series (two of them exceedingly long-running), an animated series, and tonight, a new web series begins, titled Stargate: Origins. There’s so much Stargate that even if you wanted to check out its epic saga of soldiers, interstellar travel, and…
Oh, you didn’t think there was going to be a Stargate series without an actual Stargate, did you?
We already had a very vague teaser, but here’s our first real look at the next chapter in the Stargate franchise—one that looks to the franchise’s past with an exploration of humanity’s first discovery of the alien portals.
When Stargate: Origins was first announced at Comic-Con this past summer, the news was a little underwhelming. A prequel series? Ten minute episodes? Exclusive to a new proprietary streaming platform? Now we can at least get a look at what’s coming.
MGM’s mysterious Comic-Con announcement about the future of the Stargate franchise had fans eager to see if there would be news of a new TV show, or an update on the attempt to bring the franchise back to film. Instead, fans got something they probably never expected: a prequel made up of a series of web shorts.
The third Stargate series, Stargate Universe, ended after only two seasons and just 40 episodes. It also ended on a fairly big cliffhanger that has remained unresolved for six years. But an ending, and a new “season,” are coming in the form of a comic book.
As a fan of the Stargate TV universe, which the proposed new Stargate movies were definitely going to remove from canon, I’m okay with this. Especially seeing how the same team did with Independence Day: Resurgence.
It took 1,000 hours for 3D printing house Vigo Universal to craft and assemble the 2,000 parts of this 20-foot-tall replica of the Stargate portal—not to mention countless viewings of the film to get all the details right. The occasion: an exhibit at Belgium’s Royal Museum of Mariemont on “Egyptian gods in geek culture
Every so often, a TV show likes to go outside its usual comfort zone and do something different... something weird. It abandons its usual format to try something else, suddenly becoming a musical, a comedy, a documentary, a Western, anything. If an episode manages to pull it off, it usually ends up becoming a…
We all have those movies from our youth, the ones we remember almost too fondly to rewatch as an adult. Well, after suddenly coming down with a low-grade fever last week, I decided to pound two doses of Dayquil and turn on Stargate.
It’s 2016, and things are looking pretty grim. As prognosticators of the future, io9 is here to assess the present, and remind everyone that as bad things are, they can always get much, much worse—and they are much, much worse in mirror universes and parallel worlds. Here are 16 alternate realities that make the…
We’re already getting teases for a Fantastic Beasts sequel. An Agent Carter alum joins the Death Note adaptation. The full cast of The Mist TV series has been revealed. Spidey hangs around in more Spider-Man Homecoming set footage. Plus, new Star Trek Beyond footage, and another terrible teaser for The Walking Dead’s…
We’ve known that Roland Emmerich has been planning on continuing his 1994 film Stargate for a while, but while chatting with the press about Independence Day: Resurgence, he and producer Dean Devlin have been dropping some more hints about what’s next for the franchise.
Roland Emmerich talks about the Stargate reboot. Winona Ryder offers glum prospects for Beetlejuice 2. Plus, teases for Blindspot’s return, more Suicide Squad footage, and more stills from the return of Zoo. To me, my Spoilers!
The biggest challenge for the new Star Wars was to make us love Rey and Finn as much as Luke and Han. Mission accomplished! But most of the time, when a venerable franchise introduces new characters, it’s a horrendous failure. Here are 10 long-running series that actually made us care about new characters.
It’s starting to be the saddest time of year. This fall saw a slew of new TV shows, but nowadays there’s just too much television to keep track of. And as winter comes, fall TV shows get mown down like wheat. Sometimes, cancelation is a mercy. But here are 11 shows that died just as they found their feet.
James T. Kirk owes a lot to his space opera forebears, characters like Buck Rogers, Flash Gordon and the Lensmen: He wears a cool uniform, has a fancy ray gun strapped to his hip, flies the fastest ship in the galaxy, and has a weird alien sidekick. Yet the character of Kirk has outstripped his predecessors.
It was never in the cards that the rebooted/reinvigorated Stargate movies would keep all of the continuity from the TV shows. And that’s a shame, since the TV franchise did a lot more with the premise than anyone could have expected.
Since 2009, Disney has dominated summer blockbusters with their Marvel Cinematic Universe. However, their project isn’t the first to play with stories across television and film: television shows such as Star Trek and Stargate helped to pave the way for complicated worlds with multiple ongoing narratives.