Averaging about 10 minutes each, the episodes are available to viewers around the world. You’ll just need to sign up for a free Stargate Command account.
The three episodes streaming today is one more than MGM had promised for the free preview. Taking Origins as one big story, these installments make up Act 1 of a three-act movie.
The remaining seven parts will spool out in the coming weeks, exclusive to “All-Access” paid subscribers in the United States, Canada, U.K., Germany, Australia, and New Zealand. MGM has expressed a desire to offer the streaming service in more international markets in the future.
Stargate Origins chronicles the adventures of young Catherine Langford (Ellie Gall), who in 1939 Cairo must rally help from two soldiers to rescue her father (played by Connor Trinneer) from the Nazis. It’s an adventure — to quote the marketing tagline from the 1994 Stargate feature film — will take her a million light years from home … but will it bring her back?The exact release schedule for Origins has yet to be announced officially, and sources tell GateWorld that earlier reports of two episodes every week may not end up being the final plan. (Curiously, the latest press release from MGM indicates new episodes “at least once a week.”)
We have confirmed that new episodes will continue to arrive on Thursdays. One new episode per week would put the finale on April 5.
The short-form Web series comes nearly seven years after Stargate Universe took its final bow on Syfy Channel, back in May of 2011. Fans hope that an investment in new, live-action content for the 24-year-old franchise could signal more on the horizon.
GateWorld’s full coverage of Stargate Origins continues every week! Talk about the new installments at GateWorld Forum, read our in-depth story and canon analysis (starting tomorrow) in the episode guide, and watch the Stargate Gallery for new photos and screencaps.