There’s something beautifully comforting about seeing the Stargate open and a wormhole forming. This new trailer confirms that the gate really is reopening rather than just a story being told around it. If you read the comments (don’t read the comments) then you’ll find lots of people saying this looks cheap and asking why they can’t continue Atlantis of SG-1. What these people might be missing is that this new show takes place in the continuity of those shows, from the font and music, it’s clearly keeping in with the style and some of the objects on display in this trailer are clearly featured in the shows they are already familiar with.
This show is clearly going back to basics and wiping the slate clean and that’s probably a good thing. It’s MGM testing to see if there’s an audience and what size that might be. If this works, maybe we’ll get a show with Daniel Jackson hunting for some ancient artefact somewhere, or Jack O’Neill sitting at his desk doing paperwork.
Here’s the official synopsis:
In 1939, Professor Paul Langford and his daughter Catherine are still grappling with the mysteries of the ancient relic they discovered in the Egyptian desert more than ten years ago. With war looming in Europe and funding running out, these brilliant minds are approaching their lowest ebb. Little do they know, answers are about to present themselves in a dangerous form, when the Nazi Occultist Dr. Wilhelm Brücke approaches their facility with a sinister motive. Enlisting the help of two young soldiers, Catherine must use all of her wit and nous as she and her new allies embark on an adventure into the unknown to rescue her father, and save the Earth from an unimaginable darkness.
The new digital series will be available exclusively on Stargate Command, a new streaming platform featuring all the Stargate Content you could ever want.
Ellie Gall stars as Catherine Langford with Connor Trinneer as Professor Paul Langford. Mercedes Bryce Morgan is the director of a script by Mark Ilvedson and Justin Michael Terry.
You can watch the teaser trailer right here.
Stargate: Origins arrives on your computer screens on 15 February 2018.