Seventeen months, seventeen seasons, three movies and 354 episodes of Stargate: It’s all come down to this.
The Stargate Rewatch concludes this month, going out with a bang with Stargate Universe Season Two. Fire up those DVDs or digital downloads and join us as we revisit the final (… so far!) 20 hours of one of the greatest science fiction franchises of all time.
Tell us your Rewatch story! We’ve had more than 3,000 people tell us they were participating in some part of the Rewatch. To ring out 2012 and the worldwide fan community project, we want to hear your stories of how you celebrated 17 years of Stargate history during the Rewatch. Did you throw a big viewing party? Or just cozy up on the couch with the one you love? Did you blog or tweet your way through the episodes, or write some new fanfic, or do something else?
E-mail us your Rewatch story and we’ll choose some to post here at the end of the month.
Stay tuned in 2013! We have some new ideas brewing on how to keep Stargate alive while we wait for the next TV show, the next film, the next adventure through the gate. If you want to write an on-going feature column next year, drop us a line.
Now, to help with your SGU Season Two Rewatch, here are links to everything related on GateWorld …
‘We’re talking about a mystery rooted in the foundation of reality, a puzzle with pieces scattered across the length and breadth of the universe itself …’
After fending off the Lucian Alliance invasion of Destiny (and bringing on a few new crew members in the process), the men and women stranded on the ship were in desperate need of something to bring them all together — to give them a purpose, to help make them a real crew, more than just “the wrong people.”
Cue a breakthrough from Dr. Nicholas Rush, who cracks the ship’s master control code and discovers not only how to control the Ancient vessel but also what its mission is: to pick up the pieces of a puzzle left over from the Big Bang. Embedded in the universe’s cosmic background radiation, it hints at an intelligence at the beginning of all things and may hold the key to the meaning of our existence.
The crew bands together to fulfill Destiny‘s mission, with Rush and Colonel Young setting aside their differences and their people slowing learning how to steer the ship. But standing in their way is a fleet of automated warships from a long-dead war — drones and their control motherships. Once awakened, the ships will stop at nothing to destroy Destiny.
SGU Season Two on GateWorld:
- Forum: Official discussion threads for every episode! (The main thread for the Rewatch project is here.)
- Podcast: Darren and David discuss all of Season Two. (If this is your first time watching, beware of thorough spoilers!)
- Episode Guide: Our handy guide to every episode
- Gallery: Production photos
- Gallery: Thousands of high-quality screen captures
- Cast Interviews (2010-2011): Elyse Levesque – David Blue (2010) – Brian J. Smith (2010) – Alaina Huffman (2010) – Ming-Na – Louis Ferreira – Jamil Walker Smith (2010) – Lou Diamond Phillips – Patrick Gilmore – David Hewlett – Julia Benson – Alaina Huffman (2011) – Jamil Walker Smith (2011) – Brian J. Smith (2011)
- Podcast: SGU Deconstructed
Where to Watch?
- Amazon: Buy Season Two on DVD and support GateWorld!
- Amazon: Download Season Two episodes
- iTunes: Download Season Two episodes in HD
We’re now taking your nominations for the following categories for the SGU Season Two Awards. Use this forum thread if you want your nominations to count. One nomination for each category per person, please. (All nominations must be from SGU Season Two and Season Two only!)
- Best Episode (Season Two)
- Best Nicholas Rush Moment
- Best Everett Young Moment
- Best Matthew Scott Moment
- Best T.J. Johansen Moment
- Best Ronald Greer Moment
- Best Eli Wallace Moment
- Best Chloe Armstrong Moment
- Best Camille Wray Moment
- Best David Telford Moment
- Best Supporting Character
- Coolest Technology
- Best Adversary
- Best Stargate Crossover
- Best Guest Star (based on one specific Season Two episode)
Those “moments” can be a single moment, a line of dialogue, a scene, or in some cases even a full episode’s storyline.
Remember: The point of the Rewatch is not just to watch everything again, but to watch it together as a fan community! So post your thoughts on your blog, on Twitter (hashtag: #SGRewatch), Facebook, or over at GateWorld Forum. Write a new piece of fanfic to go along with what you’re watching, create a new piece of art, chat it up on your podcast — whatever your creative outlet is! Be sure to post a link so we can see it and share it with other Stargate fans.
Come back in a couple of weeks to cast your ballot for the final month of SGU Awards!