Discussion in 'Community' started by Jedi Merkurian
, Feb 10, 2006.
SG-1 turned 20 today (well, yesterday at this point):
So, info has been released about the streaming service platform, Stargate Command.
It'll be centered around the site https://stargatecommand.co (no "m" at the end). That site will be freely accessible as a "fan experience" hub for news and events.
The membership tier, "Stargate Command All-Access", grants you access to the streaming content (all 3 series, all 3 films [I guess they're not counting the rerelease for COTG], plus Origins and BTS Origins content).
The membership subscription for SGCAA is a one-time fee of $20, running from Sept 20th until May 18th. So about 7 months of access. It does imply that Origins will not be available at launch, but if you pre-order your subscription, you get a free t-shirt and digital copy of the Origins script.
So... not terrible, really. If you factor in the t-shirt it's probably like paying $0.75-1.50 a month for the streaming. It is weird though that they have the hard cut-off date with no renewal info, though. It's makes this feel like more of a test run.
Gives me access to all the series, all the films, and the new series Origins all for $20? Hell, I'll throw $20 at them for all of that.
Already linked by another user in the TV general thread:
Not too blown away by the teaser but it has potential- I don't mind the Indiana Jones vibe, though (since the original movie was described as SW meets IJ). Still, I wish they'd just come out and say that this is in the movie continuity or SG-1 continuity and take the flack up front instead of beating around the bush.
The non-lighting chevrons suggest movieverse. Catherine being involved in a functional Gate adventure suggests only a few possibilities of squeezing this into the prime continuity. The one that really makes the most sense to me is if those Nazis somehow found the Giza DHD and use it to operate the gate- but it is destroyed by the end of the series, leaving the Langfords to figure out how to get it operational without one over the decades and deciphering the first 6 symbols but being unable to figure out (or be aware of the necessity for) the 7th (since the DHD provided the 7th symbol, they potentially never saw it). That would still allow Ernest to get lost offworld in 1945 with no one able to get him home. And then I believe Catherine gets kept away from the program in the 60's.
EDIT 1- I totally forgot that the Germans did take the Giza DHD! The Soviets took it from them after the war and that was how they were able to run their own SG program (after they recovered the Giza gate from the ocean). So, there might actually be some hope that this fits into SG-1 continuity afterall!
EDIT 2- And as a bit of good timing, Fleet Yards got their hands on the show-used Daedalus CGI model, and did a few nice still renders of some of the details:
Not much of an improvement but it could still fit. Of note that it doesn't seem to have the chevron lights when we do see the kawoosh shot. But we don't know the context of that shot yet.
You know, I'm finding that I'm kinda digging on this. I'm a sucker for the period aspect, and the 10 minute episodes play right into that old time matinee serial feel. Either way Ellie Gall has the look of a breakout star.
I've watched the entire first season and there was no Mankind. Where the **** is Mick Foley?
First I've heard of this Origins, it looks like a poor man's The Mummy, which was in turn a poor man's Indiana Jones.
They've clearly kept the budget to a minimum, given the test scope of the streaming platform and the limited runtime of the microseries.
And, I'm only now just realizing that, with more hope towards this fitting SG-1 continuity- she is speaking without the accent from the movie, like she did on SG-1.
Oh, you'll have to keep watching. He doesn't show up until Season 10. And you really gotta watch everything before then for it to make sense.
"The writers made a pact right from the beginning" to honor the continuity of the STARGATE television and film franchise, a source tells GateWorld.
Surely you can only honour one and not the other?
Well, the TV universe still pulls parts of the movie into its continuity (flashback footage from the movie is used in at least one episode), even if as an indirect "treat it as an in-universe movie adaptation of the actual events which we never saw" type retcon.
The first 3 episodes are now online
Finished all 10 last night. For the budget, they did a terrific job and it fitted into canon very well. Episode 10 was my favourite
Do they leave it open for a second season? I recall reading they would use Origins like an anthology series and do different stories each season- but I can't imagine they wouldn't leave the door open for a potentially successful cast of the first season to return for another.
The way it ended, it ties to the start of the 1994 movie pretty well but obviously there is a huge time gap.