The upcoming web series Stargate Origins looks to breathe a bit of fresh life into the franchise, and for fans wondering if it’ll actually fit into the canon built over three shows and a few films the past two decades? The answer is apparently yes.
A producer on the series told Gateworld the creative team spent a good bit of time going back to the original film, as well as the episodes of Stargate SG-1 that intersect with the story of Catherine Langford, to find where this story could fit and still adhere to the world that has been built. It might be set in an era long before Daniel, Jack, Sam and Teal’c were exploring the universe, but it doesn’t mean the series plans to mess up what fans already know about the past.
“Not only is Stargate Origins part of the existing canon, but that existing canon actually forms the very basis for this new exploration of Catherine Langford’s story,” the source reportedly said. “During the early stages of this show’s creation, everyone involved took great inspiration from a number of references that the existing canon had made to the pre- and post-war era. So much so, that these references formed the basis for a large part of the Stargate Origins narrative.”
Considering these ten 10-minute episodes mark the first new Stargate content in the seven years since Stargate Universe was cancelled, it makes sense the creative team would want to tie the story into the continuity and universe fans already know. Of course, the creative team from the original Stargate film, as well as the spinoff shows SG-1, Atlantis and Universe have no involvement with the new show. Regardless, it’s still a piece of that ambitious and shifting puzzle, which should please the majority of fans starving for a fresh adventure through the ‘gate.
Stargate Origins is slated to premiere Feb. 15 on the Stargate Command streaming service.