This morning, Stargate enthusiasts Rita and Rebekah forwarded me a list of some 30 more fan sites to go with the 40 or so sites you’ve all been kind enough to send my way. These Stargate fan communities boast a combined membership of just under 4 million. Of course when you account for crossover, attrition, Russian bots, and those who signed up in the mistaken assumption they were joining a fan club for the Norwegian music producers of the same name, you can conservatively place our core army at, roughly, 2 million. Give or take.
Over the next few days, our job will be to reach out to these various communities worldwide and enlist them in the cause.
Our mission is simple: Let MGM know that Stargate fandom remains strong and eager to support a new series that has its roots in the television franchise Brad Wright and Robert Cooper created. Convince them that they don’t have to choose between old fans and new viewers. By green lighting an in-canon fourth series that breaks new ground, introducing new characters, new settings, and new stories, they – and fandom – they can have the best of both worlds.
Coincidentally, I came across this article today: The New Economics of TV’s Reboot Craze. The title is somewhat inaccurate as the piece focuses on not just reboots but revivals as well (which is what we’re talking about here), but one section really drives home the point I’m trying to make with this campaign:
“How do you break through the clutter when there are 20 places to sell a show? The marketing and promo folks will always tell you, ‘Give me a title. Give me a star. Give me something where I’m not starting from scratch.’ And, in many cases, these series come with built-in, contemporary fan bases through years of original series reruns on both cable and streaming platforms.”
Are you kidding me? Stargate comes with one of the biggest of built-in, contemporary fan bases, a core audience (to add to all those new viewers who’ll be discovering the gate for the first time) that will not only tune in but help get the word out. THEY are your ready-to-go marketing campaign!
But first things first. The biggest challenge this campaign faces is focusing the energies of Stargate fandom. To do that, we need to target one social media platform with a single monumental event. And this is why I’m asking you (to ask your fellow fans) to head on over to twitter, join up, and follow @StargateNow. The only thing it will cost you is a little time now and a little more time when Stargate fandom comes together in a massive show of force.
P.S. I see that @StargateNow has already amassed over 3000 followers in the short time it’s been active. This bodes VERY WELL.
Alright, that’s it for now. If you enjoyed any of the Stargate shows in the past, be it SG-1, Atlantis, or Universe, mourned the absence of old favorites like Jack and Sam, John and Rodney, or Eli and Rush, yearned to do something, anything, that could open the door to more adventures through the gate – well step up because we’re going to need your support to get this done.
With that said, I return this blog to it’s previously scheduled entry: My Favorite Comic Book Covers of the Week!
The Amazing Spiderman #796
Cover art by Alex Ross
Cover art by Mikel Janin
Doctor Strange: Damnation #1
Cover art by Rod Reis
Cover art by Jason Howard
Quantum and Woody #3
Cover art by Julian Totino Tedesco=
Sole Survivor #1
Cover art by Daniel Pez Lopez
So, what do you think?
17 thoughts on “February 21, 2018: Stargate Update and the Week’s Best Comic Book Covers!”
Sol Survivor is kinda cool! Like the viewpoint of looking upwards.
I have done it already on our Hungarian website and FB group.:
I like the Sole Survivor cover.
3092 followers in a little less than 48 hours. Outstanding.
You guys are amazing! Great job rallying today for @StarGateNow
They reached 3k at 6 pm eastern time.
New goal to aim for: 5k+ by 11:59 u.s eastern time Thursday 2/22/18.
Keep rallying gang! We got this! XO
Also: For those of you who might be around during the late morning/early afternoon on Friday
You are invited to come join us for some light hearted fun in our twitter classroom and community @NewScience101 as we dream up new sci & tech possibilities for the StarGate & its travelers.
No engineering or physics education necessary.
Just bring your wondrous stories and a full tank o fuel for your imagination!
<3 #PimpingTheGate <3
By the way ya’ll: That’s 11:59 ‘pm’ eastern time.
Translation: 26+ hours to amass another 1800 followers.
If anyone can do it … It’s you my wonderful blog siblings.
You’re the best! XO
Typo correction: New goal to aim for: 5k+ by 11:59 u.s eastern time Thursday 2/22/18.
My fav picks for this batch: Batman & Sole Survivor
I think this may be the first time that Batman doesn’t make my pick. I love Spider-Man’s bright red, eye catching color. The web creating a smile. Trying to make out the reflections in his eyes….but still this isn’t my top pic. I love Horizon. Robot dogs. The reflection of a city beneath the image of a “red” baby/child. A bloody trail…
My second pic, Sol Survivor. Love the perspective and the blood dripping from a clenched fist.
Vive Stargate! Just let me know when the tweet storm is commencing!
Every one of them I have (well, I have to get Sol Survivor) and I agree are outstanding!
Really hoping that we get the band back together and especially get some sort of closure for SGU. RightNow is a very exciting time for science fiction in television with shows like Star Trek Discovery tearing it up over at CBS and the expanse doing very well over at stutter to say it the Syfy network as well as the upcoming Krypton show then with Disney starting up its own streaming service and promising us a live action Star Wars show and Netflix with altered carbon and coming in April we’ve got the new Lost in Space series it’s a very exciting time I don’t see any reason why MGM won’t jump at the chance to bring on a full Revival for Stargate this should be a very easy task.
Hi, there’s lots of focus on new SG at the moment (which is great!), but I was wondering if there is anything happening on the Dark Matter front? I just finished season 3 so am finally in the same position as everyone else – desperate for more or an ending 🙂 I would be totally happy with novel or comic if TV couldn’t happen, but I imagine those options are also fairly complicated to work out.
I’m all for a new Stargate series, Something rooted into the canon, I just have some doubt of how this would be done given the current goings on in the stargate world (SG-1, Atlantis and Universe) would have to be addressed at some point. Is SG-1 still out there kicking ass? Is Atlantis still cloaked next to San Fran? What happened to the Destiny crew? (Yes, I’ve read the plans of what was meant to be but the new series would have to talk about this at some point, Unless they either do a soft reboot, A prequel (God no, The damage that could be done to canon.. Not hating on Origins though) A next generation type deal where its set waaaaaay in the future, Or maybe a show that takes our new heroes to a place where they are cut off from everyone even more than SGU. Don’t get me wrong, I desperately want to see more Stargate! I’m just curiously cautious on how it would be done…
Okay, I admit I’m warming up the excitement circuits. @StargateNow !!!!
Horizon is my pick this batch. What are the robot mules? Are they weaponized? Hmmm.
Hi Joe! I’ve been in contact with the StargateCommand.co website about an idea that could potentially help the franchise, I tried emailing it to you (an old yahoo address), although it bounced back. My email is here, hopefully it’s private but only you can see it. In any case, the franchise revitalization efforts that are going on are exciting! All the best!
They’re all good but I’m going with the one you picked, Sole Survivor. So much talent out there!
There have also been people drawing Stargates and Stargate-related things on the pixel canvases since reddit’s r/place experiment!
Is there a place that you know of that has a list of these websites? Besides the Stargate subreddit and Gateworld (I am excluding twitter), no other site that I have seen is quite active…
You should open up for donations in Crypto Currency like Bitcoin and Ethereum, I know for a fact there are a ton of fans out there who’s multi-millionaires on Blockchain projects.