Here are all the latest updates about the ‘Stargate’ Universe
There’s been a resurgence of sci-fi recently. Now, to many, the big franchises remain Star Trek and Star Wars with all the fandom wars to fill which is “better”. To fans, however, of the late 90s to the early 00s, there is one more beloved franchise to add to the mix: Stargate.
While the Roland Emmerich 1994 film has probably largely faded from the public’s consciousness, the TV franchise that it inspired with such entries like Stargate: SG1 and Stargate: Atlantis remained utterly beloved by fans.
There was an attempt made in 2018 to revitalize the franchise with the prequel series Stargate Origins, but nothing really came of it. (At least not in a majorly appreciable way.) To be fair, however, MGM released the series on the Stargate Command streaming platform, which not many people knew about.
Now, however, there’s been some news courtesy of Roland Emmerich about what’s going on in the franchise.
Are we getting a new series?
Nope. Not for lack of trying on Emmerich’s part though. Emmerich revealed in an interview for his film Midway that any traction that was coming for a revival of the franchise has stopped dead in its tracks.
“Yeah, I kind of talked a little bit with MGM about Stargate. But I think this is going nowhere because there was another TV show, and they kind of realized that if it’s like some sort of a mixed bag.”
And that? That is a bummer. Stargate still has a solid fan community who have an interest in seeing a new iteration of the property. It makes sense for MGM to do something.
So there should be new Stargate content?
Stargate: SG1 is one of the Syfy Channel’s longest-running series and perhaps the best known to come out of the network. Not to mention the equally beloved Stargate: Atlantis, which brings us Jason Momoa pre-Aquaman. It was weird. It was silly. There were great characters and pathos. What more could you want?
With Star Wars and Star Trek determined to go darker, it’s a perfect time for Stargate to reemerge and give us something weird, silly, character driven sci-fi that the show reliably delivered on for years in both of the best-known iterations of the series.
As it streams on Amazon Prime, MGM would probably have an easy time to sweet talk the streaming service into making a new series. This time on a platform that people actually know about.
So yes, there should be more Stargate content. Even if we’re not getting it right now.