12 years. 14 seasons. Almost 350 episodes. And this was probably the best thing I ever wrote for the franchise. Lyrics and vocals by yours truly and Paul Mullie, with an assist by the lovely Peter DeLuise.
It’s hard to believe that it was 23 years ago today that SG-1 first graced our screens. 23 years ago that we were introduced to Jack O’Neill, Daniel Jackson, Samantha Carter, Teal’c, and host of supporting characters, alien technologies, and off-world activations. I was, admittedly late to the party (by roughly four years) but I caught up fairly quickly as the production, and its extended fanbase, became like a second family to me. In some cases, a passionately opinionated extended family. We celebrated small victories. Shared many laughs. Battled over the custody of a character or two. And in the end, I’m sure we can all agree that it was a magnificent journey.
But it’s not over yet. Because, truth be told, we’ve never been closer to a fourth Stargate series.
23 years since SG-1 premiered. 9 years since SGU aired its final episode. We are close.
Thanks to the fandom that got the ball rolling with two spectacular tweet storms.
Thanks to MGM that heard their call.
Thanks to Brad Wright who has been busy on…stuff.
Long-suffering Stargate fans may finally be rewarded. Provided a few crucial pieces fall into place.
As I’ve said all along, it’s not a matter of if, but when.
But what do I know?
Ultimately, less than some. But more than most
Stay positive, Stargate fans!
22 thoughts on “Happy 23, SG-1! What else you got for us? Well, I’m glad you asked…”
What a tease. I love it! I hope it works out. 🙂
Oh, Joe! You made this 65 year old heart skip a beat or two!
That’s very exciting! I approve of this message!
That’s probably my favourite song ever, you know.
Well, this is sure a tease. I hate to get my hopes up, I really do. But…
That’s awesome to hear, and I laughed so hard when I heard the boys singing the theme song. Thank you for being there for allowing us to stay and marvel with your life, I love your blog
Patiently waiting. Bring it on. Just no singing, okay?
It’s about time! I was just randomly thinking this past Saturday how a new series might blend both old and new. You don’t need a car or even a ship!
Oh I am all tingly thinking about more #Stargate
Wow, has it been 23 years??!! Wow, I’m old.
That 4th SG series … Hoping it will materialize!
The difficulty with any science-fiction is getting the characters to the alien world which always requires an expensive special effect. Science-fiction is disliked by television executives because it is very expensive to make. I think I would pitch a script that would only require a simple effect to transport the characters. For example, in Doctor Who, they hit upon the idea of using a London Police Box as a spaceship! The tardis has the advantage that it just disappears, the special effect being a simple fade!
I want another series of Stargate! Got all the dvds and Atlantis as well and watched them like 3 times! Love love them… big fan from Belgium
23 years!! Doesn’t seem that long ago at all – I remember rushing to get cable TV installed so that I could watch the series as that was the only place I could watch it. Loved it all and really can’t wait for another show.
Great stuff, Joe. Fingers crossed!
We could use more positives in this world. Another Stargate would fit the bill!
Wow! It seems like yesterday and because I’m still involved in different aspects of fandom, it still seems fresh and alive.
Another Stargate series would be incredible!
SG is a gigantic beloved franchise with a huge global fanbase, I’m so glad it’s coming back. My nerdy little heart is doing backflips!
I am a huuuge and young Stargate fan, and so when I did my quarterly checkup of any Stargate news, I was elated to hear that a new series is planned and hopefully coming to fruition. Fantastic work and thank you to both you and Brad Wright on getting the ball rolling for that 🙂
I just have a couple of questions, or things to consider, for the new series (as I mentioned somewhere that it will involve things from all three series; I apologise if I am completely off tact here):
1) Will the amazing plot hook of Stargate Universe and an artificial structure in the cosmic microwave background radiation be mentioned in the new series? (note: it’s actually entirely possible, and current scientific papers have hinted at finding such a structure in our own CMBR; see this video from PBS Space Time, 13:55 mark, released after SGU: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PC2JOQ7z5L0 ).
2) It has been mentioned that Atlantis is meant to be massive, around the size of Manhattan, but due to a mixup with the CGI team it was rendered a lot smaller. Will the new series render Atlantis in all its fidelity, splendour, and more importantly, scale?
3) Will the series be more adventure of the week (SG1, Atlantis) or continuous (SGU, The Expanse, Game of Thrones, etc)? I’m really a much bigger fan of the latter, especially when binge watching / streaming, but I understand it’s what a lot of people didn’t like about SGU and what eventually led to its cancellation 😞
4) Will the series be set in our current time (around 2020), or will it follow on shortly from where Stargate Universe left off?
5) Will viewers who have never seen prior Stargate series and movies be able to get into and understand the show with smooth sailing, or will they need that all that backstory and lore first?
6) And finally, will the theme for the new Stargate series have lyrics?
Thank you so much in advance and I hope you have a wonderful day,
From Sydney, Australia,
Will try to answer your questions as part of today’s blog entry.
Would like to see Corin Nemec “ Jonas Quinn” back. It seems like he got a short stick for being a major character in season 6 of SG-1. I think he could have carried the show another 3 years. Really liked his character of seeing and experiencing events for the first time. Need to really include him in promotional products and advertising with SG -1.