Stargate Origins: My Reaction

So, MGM dropped this on us Thursday night, on the heels of the 20th Anniversay of Stargate SG-1.

A prequel series is being developed for a cost-based digital platform called Stargate Command.

In case you missed it, this is the teaser trailer they dropped on San Diego ComiCon (#SDCC):

I saw it in the midst of watching an episode of Psych and working on a blog article.  I’d like to tell you I was jumping up and down, excited, and shouting from the rooftops that Stargate was back.

But I didn’t.

As a hater of cliffhangers, esoteric Facebook statuses, and teasers, I really felt nothing towards this trailer.  It was too short, it showed me nothing new, and I basically saw snippets of the opening of the original film.  After it was over, I went back to what I was doing.

At the time I saw this (Thursday night), I was intrigued, and on some level, I still am.  The Stargate franchise is what opened up the world I’ve enjoyed living in for the last seven years.  It has helped me grow as an adult, find my interests (my many, many interests), and given me the confidence and friendships I needed at the point in my life that I was at when I went to my first convention five years ago.  It shaped me as a person, and I credit it as one of the things that really got me out of my comfort zone/rut.  Granted, I’ve had some bumps in the road over the last seven years, but it has certainly helped with some things.  Not everything, but some things. I met my boyfriend because of the franchise  (well, two, but I don’t discuss theverything first one).

You would think knowing how it changed my life positively, I would be all about it and making it a major part of my relationship and life. I love every aspect of the franchise, and while it has been good to me, I have something to admit.

I’ve moved on.

I know this isn’t how most others feel.  I came into the franchise during the first season of Stargate Universe, hesitant to try any of this out.  Over the years, I’ve amassed quite a collection of stuff.  I have every DVD/Blu-Ray of all three series, the two post-script movies, and the various specials from the SyFy Channel.  I have autographs, photo ops, books, and I’ve read almost every novel in the Fandemonium series (I love those the most, it has been the one constant thing with Stargate SG-1 that I enjoy despite moving on).

It was my life and my world, but lately that hasn’t been the case.  I am content knowing that the novels were continuing to provide the adventure, and that if and when the right opportunity arose, something would pop up on television or in the movie theater.  My happiness has come of my own making, and I’ve kept busy discovering other shows (I recently became a Whovian), and working on my interests/hobbies (my blog, Retroist, and nostalgia in general).

There’s no lack of interest toward Stargate  – it holds an important place in my heart, but I’m comfortable that the franchise did everything for me that I needed and wanted it to.

That said, I’m intrigued about the possibilities opening up because there is going to be something new, but it isn’t going to be the catalyst to push Stargate back into my life full force. Will I still see it, though? Since it isn’t free, obviously I will want to know how much it costs, but yeah, I will see it.

Now I’m going to go back to what I was doing before I finished writing this, which is exactly what I did the night I heard the announcement.  World not stopped.


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