UPDATE: Stargate has received a holiday reprieve, and as of December 31 is no longer listed for removal from Amazon Prime Video in the United States. (This happens sometimes where a streamer and a content provider wait until the last minute to renew their existing deal.)
Enjoy your binge! The original story follows.
Amazon Prime members: It’s time to accelerate your holiday Stargate binge.
All seasons of all three Stargate television series will no longer be available free with Prime in the United States at the end of the month. This is according to the shows’ online listings, which now indicate that Stargate SG-1, Stargate Atlantis, and Stargate Universe will leave Prime Video streaming on December 31.
That means Wednesday, December 30 is your last day to watch.
All three series are currently streaming on Hulu, and Stargate SG-1 also recently arrived on Netflix.
Even for those who subscribe to multiple services, Stargate’s departure from Amazon is a loss. Prime Video is the only streamer to offer what is (by far) the best version of Stargate SG-1 Seasons One through Seven. These early seasons are only available in 4:3 aspect ratio and 480p standard definition video on other streamers. Only Amazon has the clean, 16:9 episodes with upscaled video quality.
Amazon is also the only one of the three services to offer Children of the Gods: Final Cut, the SG-1 pilot movie that was reissued in 2009 with better visual effects … and the full-frontal nudity cut out. (Not only does Netflix include the original, but as a result it has also erroneously labeled the entire series as “TV-MA.”)
Streaming availability often changes from year to year, as services renew their licenses with Stargate owner MGM or allow them to lapse. In fact Stargate departed Amazon Prime just this past July, and was back by September.
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