Stargate Celebrates 25 Years With #WeWantStargate Campaign

By Britta DeVore | Published

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With fans all around the world delighted to see some of their favorite shows coming back in either reboot or a reimagined form, longtime Stargate followers are pulling for the same thing. On Wednesday, July 27, fans of the sci-fi series began pouring their hopes and dreams of a rebooted series into Amazon in the form of tweets. The day marks the 25th anniversary since the first episode of the beloved series, Stargate SG-1 made its way onto Showtime back in 1997 and fans are ready for it to return. 

After running for a whopping 10 seasons, Stargate SG-1 bowed in 2007, something that never quite sat well with fans. And now, through a new campaign of tweets, those ready to see more Stargate related stories are reaching out to Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer for a continuation series. The idea is to inundate MGM and its new parent company, Amazon, with a slew of positive tweets centered around the Stargate universe under the hashtag, #WeWantStargate. Some examples are below.

To better spread the word about the Stargate petition, participants are encouraged to use other hashtags that will support the cause. But what would a tweet be without having some direction? For that, the organizers are asking that each message comes with tags for those at Amazon and MGM, including Amazon Studios head Jennifer Salke (@JSalke) and Amazon CEO Andy Jassy (@ajassy). This incredibly well planned Twitter takeover is aiming to get most of the tweets out today at 1 p.m. Pacific time to really flood and jam up Amazon and MGM’s accounts with the push for Stargate. 

Like many well crafted and thought out series, Stargate SG-1 picked up after a film, that being the James Spader and Kurt Russell led 1994 Stargate. Because of its popularity, a series went into production and set its characters one year after the events of the film. The sci-fi series centered around a military team from Earth known as SG-1 who, along with other SG squads, would travel to different planets via a portal known as Stargate in an attempt to learn more about the universe. Their main mission was to raise a team of allies to help the Earth fight against an evil and authoritarian alien race known as Goa’uld. Though many of the actors moved in and out of the production, the main cast was made up of Richard Dean Anderson, Michael Shanks, Amanda Tapping, Christopher Judge, and Don S. Davis. The series would go on to sprout several spin offs including an animated telling. 

As part of their “demands,” those behind the Twitter petition are asking that the show not only be brought back, but that co-creator Brad Wright be given the go ahead to write more stories based around the Stargate universe. This means that the fans are ready to hear new stories told rather than the same old characters and plotlines, while still giving room for guest appearances to happen. And, should Amazon and MGM move forward with a new series in the future, this idea wouldn’t be far fetched. In fact, Brad Wright has already revealed that he has a pilot script ready to fire off at any second, he just needs the go ahead. So, if you’re a Stargate fan who has been wishing and waiting for a revival series, you may want to join the other fans in the #WeWantStargate Twitter petition happening today.