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Stargate Origins (also stylized as Stargate: Origins) is the fourth live-action series of the Stargate franchise. It premiered on February 14, 2018 [1][2] exclusively on MGM's new digital platform, "Stargate Command". The series was announced on July 20, 2017 at the 2017 San Diego Comic Con as part of Stargate SG-1's 20th anniversary celebration. The series was directed by Mercedes Bryce Morgan, with writers Mark Ilvedson and Justin Michael Terry. New Form, MGM's digital group and entertainment studio, produced the series.

Stargate Origins serves as a prequel to Stargate SG-1 and explores the backstory of Dr. Catherine Langford, the daughter of Professor Paul Langford - the man who discovered the Stargate in Giza, Egypt in 1928, as depicted in the 1994 feature film Stargate. The events of the series take place 10 years after the discovery of the gate.[3]

The series consists of 10 episodes, each approximately 10 minutes in length (essentially a 10-episode feature-length movie), and expands upon the existing mythology of the Stargate franchise. The potential for additional episodes of the series beyond the 10 announced episodes exists, pending the series' reception. The filming of Stargate Origins began in August 2017 and finished in December 2017. The first three episodes aired on February 14, 2018, with the final three episodes airing on March 8, 2018.

EpisodesEdit

Image Title Number Airdate Planet(s) Race(s) Enemies
Origins Episode 1 "Episode 1" 1 February 14, 2018 Earth Tau'ri Nazi
For more than ten years, Catherine Langford has watched her father labor over the mysterious ringed device he discovered in the Egyptian desert back in 1928. With answers eluding them both and funding running out, the Langford’s situation has become desperate. As the Professor makes plans to move the ring abroad, Catherine struggles to hold on to her life in Cairo, Egypt. But when mysterious figures show up at their facility late one night, new light is shed on the device in a most sinister way.
Origins Episode 2 "Episode 2" 2 February 14, 2018 Earth Tau'ri Aryan
Dr. Brücke’s intentions become clearer as he puts his theories about the Langford discovery to the test. As the ring’s potential is revealed, Brücke decides to kidnap Professor Langford as Catherine is held hostage by one of his loyal soldiers.
Origins Episode 3 "Episode 3" 3 February 14, 2018 Earth, Abydos Tau'ri, Goa'uld Aryan, Goa'uld
Cleverly eluding her captors, Catherine recruits the help of two soldiers for a rescue mission into the unknown. Meanwhile, Professor Langford and Brücke come face to face with a powerful new force.
Moons view "Episode 4" 4 February 22, 2018 Abydos Tau'ri, Goa'uld, Abydonian Goa'uld
The team's travels bring them into dangerous territory, and Catherine discovers that getting home won't be as easy as she thought. Matters are complicated when two new faces present themselves, but could one be a potential ally?
Motawk "Episode 5" 5 February 22, 2018 Earth, Abydos Tau'ri, Goa'uld, Abydonian Aryan, Goa'uld
As Aset learns of new interlopers on her territory, Brücke schemes to win her favor. Catherine and the team follow the lead of their mysterious guide, but his intentions remain unclear as they navigate their new surroundings.
"Episode 6" 6 March 1, 2018 Abydos Tau'ri, Goa'uld, Abydonian Aryan, Goa'uld
Professor Langford is forced to help Brücke and Aset negotiate an uneasy alliance that threatens the to unleash an unspeakable horror. Meanwhile, Catherine and team get a much needed stroke of fortune as Wasif’s miraculous recovery is followed by a dramatic change in heart by their captors.
"Episode 7" 7 March 1, 2018 Tau'ri
Aset finally reveals her end of the bargain, giving Brücke the chance to dream up a new and terrible plan for his return to Earth. Meanwhile, as Catherine bonds with the team’s new friends, she discerns the terrible ramifications of what might happen if Brücke finds a way off this planet.
"Episode 8" 8 March 8, 2018 Tau'ri
Catherine, Beal, and Wasif are unfortunate witnesses as Aset and Brücke bring their deadly game of posturing to the Nosdevli tribe. In an effort to try and assert his authority, Brücke overplays his hand leaving him with few allies left.
"Episode 9" 9 March 8, 2018 Tau'ri
United in a common goal, Catherine, her team, and the Abydonians put a plan in place to stop Brücke. But, as Professor Langford attempts to create a divide between Aset and the Nazis, a new complication arises.
"Episode 10" 10 March 8, 2018 Tau'ri
A new presence brings danger to everyone on Abydos, including Aset. As chaos ensues, Catherine and Beal make a last ditch effort to bring everyone to safety.

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Promotional VideosEdit

THAT'S A WRAP! - Behind the Scenes Stargate Origins

THAT'S A WRAP! - Behind the Scenes Stargate Origins

Stargate Origins Sneak Peek

Stargate Origins Sneak Peek

NotesEdit

  • Stargate Origins was registered by MGM as trademark on July 13, 2017. [10]
  • The Stargate featured in Stargate Origins is a 20ft physical set piece. [11] The top chevron of this Stargate is of the same design as the top chevron on the Stargate in the 1994 feature film Stargate. This differs from the appearance of the top chevron in Stargate SG-1, Stargate Atlantis, and Stargate Universe; these series depict the top chevron as being identical to the other eight.
  • The Stargate featured in Stargate Origins has 36 symbols compared to the ones in Stargate SG-1, which have 39.

ReferencesEdit

  1. Second official behind the scenes teaser footage
  2. Premier announcement on GateWorld
  3. First official behind the scenes teaser footage
  4. Official announcement on StargateCommand.co
  5. GateWorld article
  6. Nerdist post
  7. An interview with Philip
  8. Aylam interview for SGC
  9. EW announcement
  10. Stargate Origins Trademark Status & Document Retrieval at uspto.
  11. Stargate Origins: Behind the Scenes - Unwrapping the Gate at Stargatecommand.co.

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