MGM’s official Stargate streaming service has a new look. Today the studio relaunched Stargate Command with a site-wide redesign, and some new content.
New on the site are interactive features told in a linear “storyline” fashion, including moving video illustrations. A new, ongoing feature will also spotlight Stargate fans and their personal stories.
Also new is a “Faction” system for users. A personality quiz will sort members into their designated faction — Tau’ri, Goa’uld, Wraith, Jaffa, Tok’ra, Asgard, Ori, and Replicators. This creates a sort of alliance between fans on the site, who can level up with experience points and cooperate to achieve larger tasks.
The site added digital comic books back in October. Now All Access Pass (“AAP”) subscribers also have access to a limited collection of Stargate e-books. Published by Fandemonium under license from MGM, the SG-1 and Atlantis novels will rotate in availability on the site.
E-books will be available on the site for two months at a time, on a rolling basis.
Along with the relaunch comes a pair of new mobile apps, for Apple and Android devices. If you have the Stargate Command app already installed, check your Apple or Google Play app store for the May 30, 2019 update.
On our preliminary tests casting to a television still works from the mobile app only. Strangely, though, closed captions are on by default and at least the Android interface has no way to turn them off.
A source tells us that updates to the service will continue to spool out as fans begin to use the new site.
The relaunch marks a move off of previous service provider TopFan, and we hope to have more to report on this front soon for those who are interested in the behind-the-scenes of the site. Some content from the old site does not appear to be available today, including user-created discussion topics.
Existing members will probably need to reset their passwords in order to log in to the new site.
Stargate Command will continue to roll out original features, articles, polls, quizzes and more in the weeks ahead. Sign up for a free account or upgrade to the All Access Pass for $20 (USD) per year now at StargateCommand.co.