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Announcing the Stargate Rewatch at GateWorld!

Tuesday - May 10, 2011

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We’re going back through the gate! This week we’re thrilled to announce plans for the Stargate Rewatch, GateWorld’s plan to celebrate 17 seasons of Stargate through the rest of 2011 and 2012.  We want you to be a part of it!

Here’s the plan in a nutshell: Starting on August 1, we’re devoting one full month to each season of the Stargate franchise, encouraging fans all over the world to rewatch every episode of Stargate SG-1, Atlantis, and Universe.  It works out to about five episodes per week, so you can enjoy one episode every evening with your family, or sit down over the weekend for a marathon!

The more hardcore among us may watch episodes quite a bit faster, but this seems to be a good pace for most of us with a few spare hours to pop in a DVD during the week.

Whichever series or character is your favorite, let’s come together to celebrate a decade and a half of our favorite shows. The important part is to think of the Rewatch as a worldwide community event. Here’s what you can do while you are rewatching each of the series:

  • Facebook & Twitter. Use the hashtag #SGRewatch and post about what you are watching this week! (Be sure to follow @GateWorld and Like Us on Facebook for updates.)
  • Have a Blog? Post reviews of your favorite (and least favorite) episodes, track the growth of your favorite character, use your fanfic skills to fill in those missing scenes, or anything else you can come up with! Send us a link to what you are doing and we’ll post links to the best, most creative interactions with the rewatch.
  • GateWorld Forum! We have official discussion threads for every episode, which we’ll be bringing up and encouraging you to use again as you rewatch the series.

On GateWorld, we’ll be supporting the Rewatch program every week with special features, podcasts, and more.  We’re open to your ideas here, but so far we have these on the list:

  • Week 1 of each month:  We’ll kick things off by re-introducing you to the season of the month, with behind-the-scenes factoids, links to relevant interviews, podcasts, galleries, and more on the site, and a call for you to nominate your favorite episode, favorite character moments, etc.
  • Week 2: The polls go up!  Vote for your favorites from that season.  We’ll also release an exclusive audio commentary on an episode selected by your GateWorld podcasters. Just press play on your iPod or PC when the episode starts, and we’ll watch along with you!
  • Week 3: Other season-specific special features — suggestions welcome!
  • Week 4: We’ll announce the final poll results as readers pick their favorite episode and character moments from the season.  And (if all goes according to plan) we’ll have a second audio commentary ready to go for the episode that you’ve selected as the best of the season!

We’ll be rewatching ten seasons of SG-1, five seasons of Atlantis, and two seasons of SGU in that order.  (No confusing overlapping of SG-1 and Atlantis, as they originally aired.)  That’s an amazing 354 episodes of great science fiction.

The goal is not just to give you an excuse to get some mileage out of your DVD collection, but to rewatch 17 seasons of Stargate together, on the same schedule, as a community of fans from around the world.

We hope this project, nearly a year and a half long, will be great for long-time fans ready to enjoy the entire Stargate story all over again, and also from newcomers who haven’t seen every series or every episode.  We hope that you’ll join us for the Stargate Rewatch through the rest of 2011 and all of 2012, finishing up 17 seasons of Stargate at the end of next year!

Bookmark for the full plan and future updates on the Stargate Rewatch.

Are you ready to rewatch the entire Stargate saga? Post below and let us know you are on board!

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  • 1st :)
    So are we starting with the original Children of the Gods or Final Cut?

  • I only have the Atlantis DVDs but I’ll find a place online (legal of course) to watch the SG1 eps, and I’m in too!

  • I am in! Thanks for helping to take the sting out of the current franchise limbo.

  • Luckily I have a month to get each DVD! haha

    I’ll definitely be joining in. A great idea. And a good way to spend time till the next SG series (I’m way too optimistic after that finale.)

  • Darren/David/GateWorld Crew. This is a fantastic tribute to the show! I am truly excited with this idea and look forward to following the series from year 1 and listening to your podcasts. Finally, I am very VERY pleased that you guys are flying the SG flag for the future!

  • AWESOME idea,I’ve been planning on rewatching everything for a while now,so this definitely will get me started!I’m in and will spread the word!!
    I would also like If you would comment,if only shortly on each of the 5 episodes for each week on your podcast,not just on behind the scenes stuff,cause as I’ve understood,you’ll be rewatching the whole thing too!And you’ve never had podcast ep.analysis for those,except for the 5th Atlantis season and the overyall season by season thing of the rest of stargate.I just think it’d be cool if you two and possibly some guests,as well got involved with the particular episodes toether with the rest of us!

  • Consider me already signed up! I do this anyway all the time. I have to have my daily fix of Stargate. Whether it be in show or book form I gotta have it. I can’t seem to stick to doing it in order though I keep jumping around so I accept the challenge to do it from beginning to end. I love em all!

  • After we finish the episode stuff,we could do the books as well..that’s how you keep the franchise alive!

  • I’m in, very good idea Gateworld! And perhaps syfy will notice that Stargate is anything but dead.
    Long live Stargate!

  • Sounds Awesome! Count me in. I started watching SG-1 from the beginning last October and am now to Episode 117 of Atlantis Season 1. Let’s see if I can start all over by August 1.

  • I’m on SGA season 5 of my own Stargate rewatch that has taken years to hit this point due to lack of time. Hopefully I’ll be done by August but I’ll probably rewatch some of the better episodes as things hit those points.

  • Yeah sounds great! Look forward to it. Hopefully this will show TPTB there is there is still a strong fan interest in Stargate. Great idea Gateworld. :)

  • Fantastic, we’ve got the lot on dvd, going to start watching the lot again starting with the move Stargate, got to do that before SG-1.

  • I’ll be rewatching the two Sg-1 movies as well, ark of truth after sg-1, and continuum after atlantis. So a movie between each series.

    Also Stargate(1994) at the end of July.

  • I’ve done this a couple of times (watched a DVD in a day) and went through two DVD players in the process, lol.

    It’s a lot of fun to do, but I don’t know if I’m up to doing it again at present.

  • sounds great. might start on the 31st and enjoy a night of Spader and Russell

  • Cool! I just need to buy SGU seasons 1 and 2, and I’ll be good to go. Sound like fun! Great idea Darren! Stargate WILL go on! :)

  • Just an FYI for everyone, if you have Netflix they have all of the shows (including all seasons of SG1, Atlantis, up to episode 2.16 of SGU, as well as the the two movie) available to watch instantly.

  • this should be great, maybe we could finally find out how many times Teal’c says ‘Indeed’

  • Sounds like fun! Are you including the original movie, and Continuum and The Ark of Truth with this rewatch?

  • This is going to be so fun! Great way to keep the community going.

  • cool idea if you are too cheap to buy the dvd boxsets.

  • Count me in!

    Obviously i’ll start with the seed of it all (thanks Roland Emmerich for you one and only good movie) on blu-ray and then continue with CoTG: Final Cut, and then get into the real meat of the franchise (SG-1, Atlantis and Universe).

    Are we watching the 3 shows in order of time line (Atlantis overlaps SG-1), or in order of SG-1, then Atlantis and then Universe?

  • What a fabulous idea! I love the idea of us coming together as a community of dedicated fans to share our love of Stargate and show our support for the franchise.

    The S/J shippers started a full SG1 rewatch in April 2009 and we finish up S10 and the movies around the end of July. So perfect timing!

  • I will happily join the rewatch. Matter of fact, I’m already in the midst of a mini rewatch and am on Season 4.5 at the moment. :)

  • I was planning to rewatch SG1 anyway and my sis is already rewatching SGA. I’ll have to think about SGU, but for SG1 and SGA I am so there!

  • I’m on S3 of SG1 rewatch now, but will restart just to be a part of this. Great idea!

  • I’ll be watching the whole thing on Netflix. Really happy they’ve got the stream up for most of the episodes. Hoping they get the last 4 of SGU up soon.

  • Sounds great! But why don’t we start with the movie, and include the two movies that sort of make up SG-1 Season 11? I like the idea of an “indeed” count. I still can’t believe Stargate is just over. I’m 18, and have been watching Stargate for almost my entire life. I just hope this Rewatch is only going to bridge a temporary hiatus (perhaps until a smart network decides to wake up the Destiny sleepers.)

  • Count me in! Sounds like a great way to start out my first year of graduate school :)

  • I agree with blindfoldedbiker…..let’s get the movies involved!! Amazing idea Gateworld, count me in!! Push it through your facebook page as well to get others involved in watching this AMAZING franchise…I tell anyone that will listen to watch any and all things stargate….:-)

  • Its a good idea, but I already did this after SGA was cancelled back in 08, and in between the void of waiting for the movies. This is just a good idea for those who want to wait, and let me tell ya, I’m tired of waiting! And when is MGM gonna step up and address SG fans in a press confrence or something? Ever since the wait for the movies we been getting information from Brad Wright or Mallozi. The right thing to do is give the fans some closure, not ten years from now, but right now or the very least plan something up for a year. Its not like they won’t recieve any money from this. They just have to spend some to get some.

  • Hehe, I will need to buy SG-1 Seasons 8-10 and The Ark Of Truth but I will definitely take part :D Keen

    Will one of you rewatchers do a statistic tally for the Gateworld community during your rewatch?
    How many people have died in the Stargate franchise?
    And could somebody break down the death tally by Military, Civilian, Alien. SG-1,A,U.
    I would do it myself but I am in Season 3 of my own rewatch.

    Call me old fashioned, but I cringe everytime one of our troops dies on screen, so I was just curious that if the Stargate storyline was real, how it would compare to other wars in history.

  • Thats awesome!! SO August 1rst is when it kicks off. I come to this site everyday lol, and this is the best news yet, I pray everyday that I will see SG-1 New Movie is being filmed or SGU not canceled… But at least today its good news, Just one thing… Please dont include commercials in the episodes, if you guys have to I understand, cause we get to watch the best shows for free, but still if You can, make them commercial free. and if you absolulty have to add commercials please avoid the ones about laundry detergent and baby soap, and womens conditioner lol. I love stargate world so either way I will be here to watch every episode :) and btw I totally agree that wrestling killed SYFY!!!!! Wrestling is garbage. Its the dumbest show on TV, how did it get better ratings than something intelligent like SGU?? Wow We as human-beings need a lot work for our species to one day actually be exploring the stars, First, wrestling has to go. and then Jersey Shore!!! Anyways glad to hear about the rewatch :) Keep Stargate ALIVE!!!!!!!!!!1

  • Great idea! Apparently Gateworld can schedule sci-fi better than the SyFy channel. Go figure…

  • I mean come on people Wrestling? I know these comments are for the Rewatch, but I am bewildered… Wrestling??….. SGU > wrestling. How dumb do we have to be, before we appreciate the finer things on television, Hence Stargate, well sorry for preaching in the wrong forum. People watch the STARGATE REWATCH on gateworld and also join the free email (or get better service email for cheap) I love having my email at

  • “cool idea if you are too cheap to buy the dvd boxsets.” — The Tenth Doctor.

    Just informing you that a lot of people (myself included) own the entire series on DVD and now on Blue Ray, that I will still be watching on Gateworld so us gateworlders can rejoice and speak between the stargate community, its more about being with the people who share common interests, hanging out and spending time with other fellow gateworlders than it is about watching the show. Its a tribute, and the mre support we bring to this website to watch the show (hopefully people who have never watched them before) we can show them just how great the series and whole “universe” is. And especially how great the fans are. I mean if you really wanted to watch it you can watch the series at hulu or netflix or many websites I can not mention here against forum rules to speak of *(pirating)* This is about us coming together as a fan base not only to the wonderful 17 years of Stargate but to this website as well. PLease think about your comments before posting :) and KEEP STARGATE ALIVE!!!!!!!!!

  • Woops so sorry the Tenth Doctor I thought you had posted that I am wrong. The real culprit is Stargate80. Stargate80 does make one point I agree with. Buy the Box Sets especially Stargate Universe, even if you dont like it as much, Everyone bought Firefly and they made Serenity, Firefly only lasted half a season basically. Sorry again The Tenth Doctor for getting you confused.
    my bad

  • oh yes, its been a couple of years since my last rewatch and been meaning to do it again. cant wait

  • This is a wonderful idea – I was a relative late starter to the franchise, so it’ll be nice to rewatch everything with the community.

  • Great idea, Darren and David. I’m in!
    – Would like to do the movies as well.
    – Teal’c’s “Indeed” count.
    – Daniel’s “I have no idea.” count.
    – Fan “check ins” so we can keep track of the number of people involved as we go and report these numbers to any TV Show producer who will listen.
    – Other counts episode notes as we think of new ones.
    – We can add the counts and notes to the Stargate Encyclopedia.

    Sounds like a plan.

  • This is such a cool and great idea. You can count me in. I can hardly wait. I wish it were August already.

  • This an absolutely BRILLIANT idea! Count me in.. (Just updated my calendar to remember!)

  • I’ll join ya, but I already started last night…lol

  • Darren Sumner

    @acey916: Just to be clear, this sort of fan rewatch involves participants watching their own DVDs / iTunes / Netflix / etc. on their own time. GateWorld won’t actually be providing the episodes to view.

    So no commercials. :)

  • Well I’ve been waiting to buy the season of SG1, Atlantis and Universe for a reason cause I knew one day some assholes would try and cancel it. So I’m hoping others like me will go out and buy the seasons and start showing MGM that there is money still in the Stargate franchise and that it isn’t a waste. So I hope others are with me. I’m tired of fighting with my other Stargate fans about what caused the end. Let’s all work together to get the franchise back on TV or a Movie or Both.

  • Very very nice guys, i’m looking forward ot it, especially to listening to your adio commentary. I can already imagine to comments on “Window of Opportunity”.^^

  • This feels like a last ditch effort to keep a fan site for a dead franchise from fading into obsolescence. Just calling it as I see it.

    That being said, it *has* been a long time since I pulled out my Stargate discs.

  • Darren, might I suggest you include a monthly art and video challenge? Perhaps that could be a part of your Week 3 special features. There are lots of amazing artists in our GateWorld community and it’s an excellent chance to delve into the incomparable GateWorld Gallery.

  • Im in. Screw you SyFy maybe someone will notice.

  • @Darren – Have you looked into any way of potentially offering the shows for viewing? I know the licensing and hosting costs would be too much to directly do so but I was wondering if you had considered trying to make some sort of arrangement with Syfy, Hulu, Netflix or some such thing to do some sort of cooperative thing? It would provide some interesting data if nothing else.

  • Super idea, guys! Can’t wait. Love the earlier suggestions for counts…I have no idea, Indeed, For cryin’ outloud, Wormhole disengaged…so sad!
    Thanks for keeping us together!

  • Awesome idea, you can count me in from start to finish. Still can’t believe its over, what a blow.

  • Nice idea :D Count me in!! Feel like rewatching the whole thing again anyway after Chevron 7.6 last weekend!

  • I once watched SG-1 in a month
    but now all together
    yeah I will do

  • I was planning this anyway, so count me in! The end of this franchise is especially sad for me, cause it has been on for most of my life, and now, im 24, Im ending my studies and there so many things changing in my life… on might actually said, that Ive finally grown up:)

  • I did my own watch through SG1 with the commentaries afterwards a few years ago. I think it’s a great idea to do a rewatch of the whole series. It gives me enough time to buy SGA season 5 and hopefully for a boxed series set of SGU.

  • It would be cool if you had a gadget that would say what episodes to watch during the week. Also if you could make a banner or wallpaper for the rewatch I would love that. I am totally on board and so are my brothers! Let’s spread the rewatch program across the web until we take over the world with Stargate! Or at least generate enough hype to get MGM back on board with producing more Stargate.

  • Somebody should do something like this for the entire Star Trek franchise, from the original to Enterprise with all eleven movies and The Animated Series included. With the series on netflix and getting cheaper to purchase and also with TOS Enterprise and The Animated Series on free it could be doable :D

  • okay so gateworld will not be hosting the shows, but I was wondering… Anyway I could put Links to for each 5 episodes each week?? I mean Hulu offers them freely, but this way people could come here and click the link and go directly to each episode that is apart of each week… If not then people can always go to hulu to watch them. The only problem is, is that you have to watch commercials, (the thing I dont like) but it is free and LEGAL to watch them at Hulu so it kind of makes up for it. I hate commercials about as much as I hate Wrestling (TV wrestling, not real wrestling) and the absolute worst is commercials for wrestlng, lol but yeah I could post links to Hulu for each week, 5 links a week for SG-1 at least :) well let me know how that sounds, no matter what I am still going to rewatch them with the rest of everyone, just trying to make it easier for people who do not own them DVD’s or have Netflix :) I am excited for the Rewatch :) Keep STARGATE ALIVE!!!!!

  • I agree with ocdtrekkie that this is a way to keep a fan site going in the wake of a dead frachise.
    But that’s a good thing. I’m thoroughly looking forward to going through my favourite series with you all.

  • I’m in! This is a great idea. (Not that I don’t have my own SG run through every once in a while. :-)

  • I watch SG almost every day but still cant wait for 1st of August!!!! It will be soo cool

  • I was going to be doing this soon anyway, this will be fun!

  • I would but I cant I don’t own any of the DVD box sets and only watch reruns when they come on TV.

    I would love to own all the stargate and star treak DVD’s but I spend all my money on Video game collecting.

    and I have not seen every episode of any stargate series yet either.

  • @Cube, You can watch the whole 10 seasons of Stargate SG-1 and both Movies, The Ark of Truth (The Ori Conclusion) and Continuumm (Goa’uld, Ba’al conclusion) at for free, you have to watch commercials but far less annoying than on the SYFY netwrok, on daily TV, I believe there are like 5 commercials per an episode and only about 30 seconds to a minute long for each one, not bad at all. And its 100% Legal, ALSO if haven’t already you can get a trial version to Netflix and start there, then finish it on Hulu. I have the monthly streaming to Netflix, its only $7.99 a month, and the only shows I watch is SG-1, Atlantis, and SGU.. OCcasionly I’ll watch Farscape or Babylon 5, depends if I;m high or not lol. (JK about the high part, Northern California its legal here :) but anyways Cube watch them at for free and then you can come to Gateworld to participate weekly :) Just trying to help. I have the Box sets just to lazy to put them in da PS3, Netflix is great, and if you have a Laptop and a Flat screen TV with HDMI plug ins then both hulu and Netflix offers HIGH DEFINITION for seasons 8 and 9 of SG-1 and all 5 seasons of Atlantis. hulu has the last 6 episodes of SGU (or will have them hopefully by Aug. 1) and Netflix has everything you need to rewatch all 17 seasons. I am also like you I spend all my money on Video Games as well. I wish they made a Stargate MMORPG, that would be so awesome, or even a single player Stargate RPG, they could, Stargate has an entire universe… I watch Stargate on Netflix every single day while I play games on my laptop. Anyways Cube hope to see you Aug. 1rst. Save $10 bucks and get a Netflix account watch instantly with us, there is always PS3 store and Xbox Live Store, but thats exspensive after awhile. Owning the DVD box sets was the bets purchase I ever made tho!! KEEP STARGATE ALIVE!!

  • @Cube, last thing Bud, If you haven’t watched Sg-1 in order from season 1 to season 10 Aug. 1 is the time to do it. Everything will start to make sense that way. its really the only way to watch :) and if you are dying to see the conclusion of each season there are always a few episodes here and there you can skip and go back later to watch. There are a million guides on Gateworld Forums about the essentials of Stargate, like which episodes you can not miss or episodes you have to watch for later episodes to make sense. Overall Stargate SG-1 (especially) is so well written for the most part and enjoyable I never skip an episode, but thats me and I am a hardcore Stargate fan, I have to stay away from Ebay right now, I bought a Zat Gun for $200 bucks lol, and last thing if you decide to watch them on hulu, you will never have to watch a commercial for Professional Wrestling :) Major Plus, unless you like that sort of thing, I wont judge… as Teal’c would say: I do not.

    Cube you should watch every episode, some are better than others, but in my opinion none of them suck! Well I hope I have helped :) Acey Out… KEEP STARGATE ALIVE!!

  • I watch stargate almost everyday.. I can help it, i need more and more and its starting to get a little spooky.
    But rewatching all the seasons just makes makes the scifi heart grow fonder.. heehe

  • Just curious, not trying to be a sh*** kicker or anything. Are we expecting/hoping everyone that dismissed SG1/Atlantis as cartoonish, totally unbelievable and unrealistic, to join in as well?

    This is a great idea, and our little community will be blogging the re-watch at We’ll gladly exchange track backs to anyone discussing Stargate SG1/ Atlantis

  • @acey916 – links to hulu are fine for USian viewers, but don’t work for the rest of us.

  • this is going to be awsome i have every season on dvd except for season 2 of sgu but cant wait to start this even thought i watch it every night any way after all who can ressist this awsomeness of SG-1,and SGA this will give the popullation of stargate fans around the world to not give out hope for the movies or a new season of stargate

  • I’ve been meaning to start a rewatch. Sounds really cool!

  • Oh dang I already started….who cares!! i will rewatch it 100 times(: no one understands my obession…

  • What about the original film and the 2 SG-1 movies? Also, it makes more sense to me to overlap SG-1 and Atlantis.

  • @Fenny, thats too bad to hear that Hulu links will only works for the United States. Well if people outside the US cant view the series at Hulu, there is always a netflix account. You can get a free trial and then continue it, its almost worth it to watch all 10 seasons of SG1 + Continuum and The Ark of Truth. In fact netflix has all 5 seasons of Atlantis and both 2 seasons of Universe. Overall that would be cheaper than purchasing the box sets.

    The good thing about the Box Sets is that you have a hard copy of the greatest show ever to be on TV, imo. Also purchasing the box sets helps the Stargate franchise, and you can find them dirt cheap at movie/record stores, used that is. Even brand new I dont think its a lot. Purchasing the box sets to SGU helps the most. The more dvd’s of SGU that are bought, the better chance we have to seeing them end the story ark for good. Firefly had tremendous dvd sales after 1 season and then they made Serenity. And if you can not afford netflix or the box sets, there are other sites on the net that offer them, illegal or not, im not sure, at least you could watch it with the rest of us and participate in the re-watch. I would burn you my copies and mail them if I could :) In fact IMDB offers all 10 seasons of SG1, I wonder if that works across seas…. All in all Netflix is the best way to view them, and its 100% legal and NO commercials!!! its pretty cheap, I only have the Instant Streaming, I dont do the mail order dvds. Just trying to help make this possible for people who are afraid they wont be able to watch the series with us :) KEEP STARGATE ALIVE ALWAYS AND FOREVER!!

  • Hulu has all 214 episodes of Stargate SG-1 available for free streaming. No Stargate Atlantis, and only the last 5 episodes of Stargate Universe. Not that I need them, I have every episode on DVD (except first season of Universe, which I bought on bluray). I am definitely on board. Also just started reading the SG-1 novels. Bought every single one, so I’ll be reading them while watching the shows.

    Stargate cannot die. I don’t remember what life was like before Stargate. Not having a new episode to look forward to is depressing.

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