Stargate SG-1 Twentieth Anniversary!

Stargate SG-1 premiered to Showtime viewers on July 27, 1997! The show set a few records and gave its fans a decade of sci-fi enjoyment as they followed the adventures of Jack O’Neill and Daniel Jackson, joined by Samantha Carter and Teal’c, as they formed the first SG team and visited each Stargate address discovered by Daniel on Abydos.

It seemed just like yesterday, didn’t it? Did you catch the premiere or did you pick up the adventures when the show went into syndication? What were your favorite adventures? Does the show stand up to the test of time?

Visit our wiki for more about the show, and its premiere episode, “Children of the Gods.”

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New Stargate Series! Stargate Origins

MGM has announced they are creating a new Stargate series called Stargate Origins. It will be a digital-only series consisting of 10 short episodes that together would form sort of a movie. The focus of the series will be on the early life of Catherine Langford and her early experiences with the Stargate.

The series will be offered on a new MGM portal called Stargate Command. Some of the content will require payment.

These articles provide the MGM press release and a trailer, which is all from the original movie:

Variety:

http://variety.com/2017/tv/news/stargate-revival-origins-new-digital-show-1202501988/

Deadline:

http://deadline.com/2017/07/mgm-stargate-franchise-digital-series-stargate-origins-1202131483/

This article in Vox has a lovely description of Catherine Langford, including Daniel’s attendance at her funeral.

Vox:

https://www.vox.com/culture/2017/7/20/16005620/stargate-origins-new-web-series-catherine-langford

See also our wiki article about Catherine! 

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Lexa Doig Wins Role on Arrow

Stargate alum Lexa Doig has been cast in CW’s Arrow as Talia Al Ghul, daughter of Ra’s Al Ghul. This is a recurring role, and Lexa appears to already be doing archery training for it! See her twitter feed for lots of reaction: https://twitter.com/lexashmexa/

For more details:

http://tvline.com/2016/11/02/arrow-season-5-talia-al-ghul-cast-lexa-doig/

http://screenrant.com/arrow-talia-al-ghul-lexa-doig/

The timing may be convenient, as her husband Michael Shanks’ show Saving Hope has just wrapped production in Toronto.

 

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Michael Shanks’ Saving Hope to End After Five Seasons

Saving Hope, the medical drama with a supernatural twist, will end after five seasons. Starring Michael Shanks and Erica Durance, the show filmed in Toronto.

Saving Hope showrunner Adam Pettle discusses the decision to end the series

Michael lived there, away from his home in Vancouver, for more than half the year. The show wrapped production this week, so there were many sad goodbyes.

Canada will see Season 5 this winter. In the US, Ion TV is still showing Season 4.

Congrats to Michael on a five-year run, and welcome back to Vancouver!

 

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Bridges with Emmy nomination

Beau Bridges as Tom Miller  Beau Bridges had a long film history before playing General Hank Landry  on Stargate SG-1 for Seasons 9 and 10, and his distinguished career has continued.  Most recently, The Television Academy has given him an Emmy nomination nod for his guest role as Barton Scully on Showtime’s Masters of Sex.  He was nominated for the same role in 2014.  This makes Bridges’s 16th Emmy nomination; he’s previously won 3 Emmys.  We at Solutions wish this Stargate alumnus best of luck when the Emmys air on September 20.

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Stargate to Return in Reboot Trilogy!

Stargate (MGM)We’ve heard talks about a reboot or continuation of the original Stargate movie from Roland Emmerich and Dean Devlin for several years, but now it appears that MGM will be going forward with it!

According to this article at Deadline Hollywood, Emmerich and Devlin stated, “The Stargate universe is one that we missed terribly, and we cannot wait to get going on imagining new adventures and situations for the trilogy. This story is very close to our hearts, and getting the chance to revisit this world is in many ways like a long lost child that has found its way back home.”

This new arrangement will not include Kurt Russell or James Spader as Col. Jack O’Neill and Daniel Jackson. Instead, MGM is teaming with Warner Bros. to produce a “re-imagined trilogy” based on the Stargate. Whether or not this includes Jack and Daniel, we can only speculate at this time, but the production’s goal is to introduce the franchise to a new generation. It would be hard to imagine Stargate without these two legendary characters.

The original Stargate movie was released in 1994 and was used as the foundation for the Stargate SG-1 television series (after which our website is named), which premiered in 1997 and ran for 10 years. Richard Dean Anderson and Michael Shanks starred in the pivotal roles of Jack and Daniel.

As SG-1 fans we can celebrate the enduring attraction that is Stargate, but it will be hard to let go of our preconceived notions of who Jack and Daniel are and how the Stargate was discovered and used to take them on new adventures. How do you feel about the reboot of Stargate and who would you like to see portray Jack and Daniel?

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Coming Soon: Jason Momoa Stars in Sundance’s “The Red Road”

Stargate star JASON MOMOA can be seen in the Sundance Channel’s The Red Road, scheduled to premiere February 27 at 9 PM (Eastern). It’s set in a small New Jersey town, where cultures collide. Momoa plays Phillip Kopus, an ex-con and Native American.

Here’s a preview. More information can be found on the show’s dedicated website: The Red Road – Sundance Channel

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David Hewlett Doing “Ask Me Anything” on Reddit 1/23/14

DHewlettRedditDavid Hewlett (Dr. Rodney McKay) is doing an Ask Me Anything (AMA) over at Reddit at 7 pm EST on 23 Jan 2014. For those who don’t know, Reddit is a general discussion forum that often hosts AMAs by famous people, who must verify they are ‘them’ by taking a picture referencing the AMA. Any user can ask a question, and the guest answerer can choose which ones to answer.

Anyone can read the AMA, but to ask a question, you need to be a Reddit member.

The producers for State of Syn have provided a how-to for the AMA over here: Instructions

According to his twitter, David is quite nervous about the AMA. So head on over and offer some love to the man who brought us McKay!

UPDATE: THE AMA PAGE IS HERE.

 

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Stargate Alums Attached to Bell Media Projects

Canadian multi-media company Bell Media has announced 29 new drama projects in development. Several Stargate alums from in front of and behind the camera are ‘attached’ to the projects, meaning they have agreed to participate in the project if it goes forward. This includes one in which David Hewlett and Kate Hewlett would once again ‘play’ brother and sister! Stay tuned to see which projects make it all the way to the small screen, in Canada and elsewhere. Here are the projects with Stargate folks attached:

AKA
A serialized drama about a woman with the perfect life – and a dark secret that could change everything.
Attached:

  • Thunderbird Films
  • Paul Mullie and Joseph Mallozzi (STARGATE SG-1)

ECHOES
Serialized series in which Earth becomes the battlefield for two warring extraterrestrial species, and humanity struggles to survive.
Attached:

  • Don Carmody Productions
  • Carl Binder (STARGATE UNIVERSE)

SOUL HUNTER
After literally making a deal with the Devil, a young woman must capture 100 escaped souls and return them to Hell in order to get her life back.
Attached:

  • Thunderbird Films
  • Robert C. Cooper (STARGATE SG-1)

STRAIN
When an estranged brother and sister inherit their mother’s sci-fi-writing empire, they learn the truth behind some surprising lies.
Attached:

  • Pier 21 Films
  • David Hewlett (STARGATE SG-1), Kate Hewlett (INSECURITY), and Craig Wallace (TODD & THE BOOK OF PURE EVIL)

 

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Hewlett, Staite’s ‘State of Syn’ Debuts on Hulu Plus

State of Syn, an unconventional sci-fi series, is now available for viewing on Hulu Plus! Starring Stargate alums Jewel Staite and David Hewlett, State of Syn is set in a corporate-ruled world of 2043. Its first season consists of 10 seven-minute episodes and is described by USA Today as a ‘futuristic motion comic’. Staite plays the main character, investigating the mysterious death of her father. Hewlett appears to be her nemesis, as he is her father’s former business partner and head of a corporation producing a highly addictive new drug.

As the preview below shows, the series is not filmed as conventional action, but rather a hybrid of motion and comic-like still images, with narration. It looks very interesting, and we hope it earns a following on Hulu Plus!

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