This year’s Stargate panel at San Diego Comic-Con is going to be one for the history books.
Details on this year’s fifteenth anniversary celebration for Stargate Atlantis are finally here, including the guest list for the panel — plus a live table read of scenes from Stargate: Extinction, the unfilmed Stargate Atlantis movie.
Cast and crew from the show will be on hand in San Diego to share their memories from the series, which ran from 2004 to 2009 on SCI FI Channel in the United States.
Extinction story was written by Joseph Mallozzi and Paul Mullie, and would have seen the city return to the Pegasus Galaxy to continue the struggle against the Wraith.
“Over ten years after being written — and subsequently locked away, not for public consumption — Stargate: Extinction, the Atlantis movie script, finally gets its long overdue table read,” Mallozzi told GateWorld. “With members of the original Atlantis cast no less! Not the whole script, mind you, but select scenes that offer insight into what could have been. And I am thrilled to be finally sharing this script with Stargate fandom.”
Here’s the plan for Stargate at Comic-Con in 2019:
First up: Stargate fans assemble for the official panel on Thursday, July 18 (1 to 2 p.m., Room 7AB).
Stargate Atlantis‘s doctors — Paul McGillion (“Carson Beckett”) and Jewel Staite (“Jennifer Keller”) — will be joined on stage by executive producer Joseph Mallozzi, plus Stargate SG-1 fan favorite Gary Jones (“Walter Harriman”). (This list may not be final, so stay tuned for updates.)
The group will share memories from their time on the Atlantis set, along with some behind-the-scenes and VFX photos.
Emceeing the panel is blogger and self-described nerd Yael Tygiel.
The panel will also feature a table reading of a short scene from the Extinction script. Mallozzi will have a chance to talk about the movie’s story as well as the backstory of the film’s production, which was iced in 2010.
And if you are in San Diego, stick around — because there is more.
THE FLUXX CLUB
The fun continues on Thursday evening with an extended anniversary celebration at Fluxx Club in the Gaslamp quarter (500 Fourth Avenue), from 5:30 to 7 p.m. All the panelists will be there to mingle with fans, along with actor Christopher Heyerdahl (Halling, “Todd” the Wraith) … plus another surprise guest.
Fans will enjoy more Atlantis memories and pictures from the guests at this live stage event, as well as an extended table read from Stargate: Extinction! The group will share multiple scenes from the film script at the event.
Stargate Command is taking RSVPs for the event starting today. But space is limited to 350 people — so be sure to reserve your spot now!
Can’t be at Comic-Con this year? Us neither. But there is good news for you, too: Stargate Command tells GateWorld that, while this event is not the precursor to the movie going into production, fans everywhere will be able to see the table read. Both events will be recorded and made available to the public.
Stay tuned for updates on how you can see the entire Atlantis anniversary celebration from Comic-Con.