Wow, even though i’ve been suffering with a cold most of the week, this announcement really made my week: MGM is committing to two direct-to-DVD movies to extend the Stargate franchise. Now with two movies on the horizon I don’t have to worry about where my next fix is coming from.
You see, we learned last year that Stargate SG1 was on its last legs, it’s last season after 10 fruitful years as the longest running sci-fi series ever (yes, longer than ‘Star Trek: TNG’). We’re currently in the mid-season break with about 10 more episodes to go until we’re left with just Stargate Atlantis to fill our needs.
The two movies are tentatively called: “Stargate: The Ark of Truth” and “Stargate: Continuum”. Below are the synopses for the new movies [alert: might be considered spoilers by some folks]:
“Stargate: The Ark of Truth”
As SG-1 searches for an Ancient artifact which they hope can defeat the armies of the Ori, they learn more Ori ships are about to be sent through the supergate to launch a final assault on Earth. Daniel discovers that the artifact, the Ark of Truth, may be in the Ori home galaxy, and SG-1 embarks aboard the Odyssey to find it, and pre-empt the attack. The IOA has a plan of their own and SG-1 ends up in a distant galaxy fighting two powerful enemies.
While SG-1 attends the execution of Ba’al, the last of the goa’uld system lords, Teal’c and Vala inexplicably disappear into thin air. Carter, Daniel and Mitchell race back to a world where history has been changed: the Stargate program has been erased from the timeline. As they try to convince the authorities what’s happened, a fleet of goa’uld motherships arrives in orbit, led by Ba’al, his queen, Katesh, (Vala) and his first prime, Teal’c. SG-1 must find the Stargate and set things right before the world is enslaved by the goa’uld.