Stargate Atlantis Turns 20

MGM Television Today marks twenty years since Stargate Atlantis made its debut. (Yes — like me, you really are that old!) The series premiere, “Rising,” aired as a 2-hour movie on July 16, 2004. It was what many of us consider to be a Golden Age of science fiction television, with SCI FI Channel (back … Read more

Claudia Black To Co-Star In New Spartacus Show

Photo: Lisa Smith Stargate’s Vala Mal Doran is headed for the ancient Roman empire. Actress Claudia Black has been cast in Starz’s new sequel series Spartacus: House of Ashur, which will see the return of actor Nick Tarabay in the lead role of Ashur. The Farscape and Stargate SG-1 veteran will play Cossutia, described as … Read more

Why Stargate’s Ninth Season Wasn’t A Spin-Off

The eighth season of Stargate SG-1 brought what felt like a natural conclusion to the show. Earth’s major foes were defeated, the Jaffa were finally free, and General Jack O’Neill was moving on (as series lead Richard Dean Anderson entered retirement). But Syfy Channel wanted the hit show to continue, and the writers definitely had … Read more

Build Your Own Stargate Z.P.M. or Gate Room

BlueBrixx Here’s a new way to enjoy Stargate (and maybe share it with your kids): a buildable Zero Point Module, coming later this year from BlueBrixx alongside the company’s previously revealed S.G.C. Gate Room set. The German toy brick maker has unveiled the box art for the Z.P.M., including the final look of the device … Read more

Making the Replicators … With 1999 Technology

Stargate SG-1: “Nemesis” The third season of Stargate SG-1 proved that the show had plenty more tricks up its sleeve than just the Goa’uld. Even the powerful Asgard were under siege by a grave threat in their own galaxy. The Replicators were spider-like techno-bugs, made up of small blocks programmed to assemble themselves, self-replicate, and … Read more

Every Single Asgard From Stargate

Beware of SPOILERS for Stargate SG-1 and Stargate Atlantis in this article! There is perhaps no alien race more recognizably “Stargate” than the Asgard, Earth’s allies from a distant galaxy who occasionally flex their technological muscles against the Goa’uld … when they can momentarily break away from their war with the Replicators, that is. Their … Read more

SGU’s Elyse Levesque Cast In MGM’s New Sci-Fi Series

Elyse Levesque (MGM Television) Stargate’s Elyse Levesque is headed back to science fiction, with a role in a new genre series for MGM. Deadline reports that the former Stargate Universe co-star will appear in the new science fiction drama Earth Abides, based on the classic novel by George R. Stewart. The show is currently in … Read more

Alaina Huffman Nearly Played A Different Character

Stargate Universe: “Faith” The early days of Stargate Universe presented a challenge not only to the characters on the screen – ordinary people who are stranded on a derelict ship on the other side of the universe – but also for many of the cast. For actress Alaina Huffman it started with her casting, when … Read more