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.