'Stargate Origins' Releases a First Look at the Digital Prequel Series

Sunday, 29 October 2017 - 1:29PM
Stargate
Sunday, 29 October 2017 - 1:29PM
'Stargate Origins' Releases a First Look at the Digital Prequel Series
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News about another Stargate project has been shaky for awhile, but ever since the teaser for Stargate Origins came out at San Diego Comic-Con this summer, it's seemingly going to happen for real this time.

And thankfully, it does seem to still be happening, even if don't have an official release date just yet. In a new update from the franchise's official streaming platform Stargate Command, they've released a behind-the-scenes look at Origins which shows off some settings and cast members from the new, digital-only prequel series

Everything so far seems vaguely Egyptian, which means there's a good chance these scenes are set on Abydos if the characters aren't running around in Egypt proper. Check it out below:



From what's been revealed about Stargate Origins, it is going to be quite different from previous shows like SG-1, Atlantis or Universe, so don't go in expecting something like that. It's a digital-only series that so far seems exclusive to Stargate Command (yes, another new streaming service), and the series will be comprised of ten episodes that are each about ten minutes long. So again, temper your expectations.

But onto the actual story - as the Origins name would suggest, it's a prequel series that follows a young Catherine Langford (played by Ellie Gall), the daughter of the professor who first discovered the Stargates, Dr. Paul Langford (played by Atlantis actor Connor Trinneer). So far, we don't really know much else, but the video implies that Catherine Langford will spend a significant chunk of time in this Egyptian setting.

All in all, it's taken the interesting choice of sticking closer to the original Stargate movie in 1994, which featured Abydos and Catherine Langford much more prominently than any of the shows (and the first teaser contained only clips from the movie). While the Roland Emmerich movie does have a well-earned fan following, most of the love has typically gone toward Stargate SG-1, so it would seemingly make more sense to tie the new series closer to that show



Either way, this isn't the same as an entirely new Stargate series, or the cancelled movies that eventually morphed into this project, but it is still new Stargate. And if this new streaming service takes off, or if Origins is eventually allowed onto some other streaming platforms, this could be the start of a new resurgence for the franchise.

Stargate Origins is currently scheduled to debut sometime later this year. There's no official date right now, but there's not much time left in 2017, so it's probably not far off unless plans change.
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