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MGM reveals new official SGU site!

Wednesday - July 8, 2009
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Stargate fans who frequent MGM’s official Stargate Web site noticed that it went under a shroud last week for a makeover. The wait is now over, as MGM today revealed their brand new Stargate site at Stargate.MGM.com.

The new site, of course, has a big emphasis on Stargate Universe. It boasts tons of new features including:

  • Q&A videos
  • character profiles and videos
  • photo galleries (including new SGU cast shots!)
  • SGU cast interviews
  • SG-1 bloopers!
  • full episodes of SG-1 (U.S. only)
  • … and more

A new feature also lets you take a virtual 3D tour of the Destiny using Microsoft’s new Photosynth and Silverlight technologies. The tour currently includes a corridor and the new Gate Room itself. For the vigilant, Easter eggs are even hidden throughout the ship when you zoom in to examine the detail of walls, consoles, and the new Stargate.

There’s just a huge amount of new content to explore here, both for fans of SG-1 and Atlantis and for those of us who have been eagerly awaiting the lid to come off of Stargate Universe.

It’s the first step in the studio’s countdown to the October premiere of Stargate Universe, in preparation for an exclusive first-look at SGU footage at San Diego Comic-Con at the end of July.

The panel is set for Friday, July 24 in Ballroom 20, which seats a whopping 4,000 people. MGM tells us that they are planning to screen a significant amount of footage from the show, which may never be shown to anyone again.

Joining the panel discussion (10:30 to 11:30 a.m.) are cast members Robert Carlyle, Brian J. Smith, Elyse Levesque, David Blue, Alaina Huffman, Jamil Walker Smith and Ming-Na, as well as series co-creators Brad Wright and Robert C. Cooper.

Head over to Stargate.MGM.com to see the new site, and stay tuned to GateWorld for brand new Stargate Universe photos, video, and episode details — plus full Comic-Con coverage — this summer!




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  • Why not?

    Have you seen the photo synth work that was done, and the detail that you get? Could that be done with any other technology? The answer is a resounding ‘No!’…

  • Awesome!!! The site looks absolutely amazing!!! Well done MGM!!!

  • And great job on the Destiny tour, Laurence!

    I love the new site, which is not something I’ve been able to say for the official site before. The team did a great job, and I hope now that it’s up that they can keep up the fresh content.

  • It’s a cool site! I am just jealous that they couldn’t have done that for the previous Stargate shows.

  • i didn’t check out anything sgu, but i watched some of the sg1 bloopers. cool! :D

  • Yeah, even we cannuks can’t browse to that site. Way to go MGM, alienate more visitors to your gate (pardon the puns)

  • It would be good if people OUTSIDE the US could actually visit it too. You know, these series do not just air in America. They really go from one disaster to another lately.

  • You CAN view the site from outside the US. DNS takes 24-48 hours to propagate throughout the world. I am from Australia, and all my friends can see the site fine today.

  • I will just say in MGM’s defense the reason that we cannot view episodes outside the US (I am in the UK) is because of copyright laws between countries…not their fault..same reason we can’t get certain things from Amazon.US.

    As to the new site…WOW!…there is so much to see…still looking..

    Kriss :-)

  • Not sure why they updated the DNS for all that, surely it’s just a different set of files! No matter, it’s all working now, which is good.
    It’s a shame that that horrible Microsoft garbage means that “Wonderfully Pasted together!” images become a bizarre mismash of horrible pixels, usually just becoming the odd dot on a black background.
    That program’s horrible!
    Much better if you click the “3D to 2D” gallery button on the bottom right of it, and then just plain look at the pictures!

  • It’s a completely new server environment, in a new location, so we had to update the IP address.

  • I feel sorry for all the non-US folks except the Brits. Now you know how we non-Brits feel when we try to look at the Beeb’s Doctor Who site.


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