MGM Releases Stargate Command

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The whole Stargate universe is coming back around. While it has been a while Stargate: Universe ended its run, it would seem that MGM is trying to recapitalize on the franchise that made Sci-Fi Channel a name. MGM releases Stargate Command. It is a website where fans can binge the entire Stargate series, including their original movies.

Not only that, that website will be the home to the original 10-episode prequel webseries Stargate: Origins. Obviously, this is a play to the fanbase that has not seen these episodes on television for a long time. Recently, the El Rey has begun rerunning episodes of both Stargate SG-1 and Stargate: Atlantis. However, this site will not be around forever.

The Verge is reporting that access to the site is a $20 one-time payment that will run through May of 2018. You will receive the new prequel series. As well as, the entirety of Stargate SG-1, Stargate: Atlantis, Stargate: Universe, as well as the original films, Stargate: The Ark of Truth, and Stargate: Continuum.

In addition to the shows, members will get access to behind-the-scenes footage for Origins as it enters production. Other content and interviews with the people involved in the creation of the show, and forums, polls, and quizzes. Users can log into the site through the web or via iOS or Android apps, and can stream the episodes to a television by way of Airplay, Chromecast or similar device.

The writer of the source article seemed to not realize that Stargate is available on Netflix and Hulu. So the comment of adding on “another service” is a bit silly. Ranking the fans of Stargate among those of Star Trek, Doctor Who or such is a bit of a stretch. The series its was fun and deep into their lore. I would say that comparable was Battlestar Galactica. Especially since Stargate SG-1 began on Showtime.

If you want to catch the new prequel series, which sounds like a one-off series, go for it. However, if you are only looking for is to rewatch the series binge-style, then stick with Netflix or Hulu. It is a nifty idea but it will do as well as Star Trek Discovery will do on that CBS All-Access app.