Netflix, the United States-based company that offers both rental-by-mail and streaming service of movie and television series to its subscribers, has given Stargate fans a new reason to rejoice.
For quite some time, users of the service have had only three Stargate titles to choose from via the service’s streaming service: the original 1994 film featuring Kurt Russell and James Spader, and both of the 2008 SG-1 direct to DVD films — The Ark of Truth and Continuum. As of this past weekend, that has now changed.
Effective August 1, Stargate Universe Season 1.0 was added to the service, with Season 1.5 of SGU available the following day. Both offerings are available in HD. (For Netflix’s purposes, high-def is considered 720p — not Blu-ray quality by any means, but still not too shabby.)
Stargate Atlantis followed the week after, with most of the episodes from the series available in high-def.
Finally, all ten seasons of SG-1 arrived for the service on August 15. While the first seven seasons are standard definition, Seasons Eight, Nine and Ten are all available in full HD glory.
The Netflix streaming service allows subscribers to stream movies and television titles directly to their PC’s for viewing. For subscribers with next-generation video game consoles such as Sony’s Playstation 3, Microsoft’s Xbox 360 or the Nintendo Wii, the service can also be configured with those consoles for playback through their television sets.