You’re currently listening to a special 30-minute version of Brad Wright’s Conversations in Sci-Fi Episode 4, but for diehard Stargate fans, there’s a 79-minute extended cut available only to members of The Companion.
In it, the co-creator of Stargate SG-1, Stargate Atlantis, and Stargate Universe reveals details of an unmade Stargate movie that would have seen David Hewlett’s Rodney McKay involved in a crossover effort to recover the seemingly doomed crew of Destiny, left hurtling hopelessly through space in the finale of SGU Season 2…
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For the first time their eyes meet through the frosted sheet of ice and it begins to crack. With understanding comes opportunity. For us this often comes as a means to repair relationships and heal old wounds, but Stargate being Stargate, it arrives in a far more fantastical guise.
On the surface, SG-1 is about our four explorers charting the vast network of stars, but at its core are the human relationships each hero needs to work through. At this centre is lead character Jack O’Neill and how he deals with the death of his son.
In the process of talking to John, we watched him rummage around to find a dusty external hard drive absolutely rammed with unique behind-the-scenes photos which had gone unseen for over a decade. We’re excited to present seven of them to you here…
KAWOOSH! KAWOOSH! This being the noise the Stargate’s unique, liquid effect made as it activated. It’s iconic, it’s weird and John and his crew had to not only recreate it on a TV budget, but do so weekly, at the same time as not contradicting the movie or alienating an element of the still nascent SG-1 fandom.
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The Companion is Where Stargate Happens
This isn’t the first time one of our scoops has left fandom reeling.
- Brad Wright shared the first details on the new Stargate series with The Companion – that it was a continuation, not a reboot.
- In conversation with Michael Shanks on his Companion podcast, Brad teased the return of Dr. Daniel Jackson.
- The Companion published tear-jerking deep dive on the Sam and Jacob Carter relationship that was voted Best Digital Original Content 2020 by the Stargate subreddit.
- Amanda Tapping spoke to The Companion about her hopes for the new Stargate series.
- On his Companion podcast, Brad also confirmed the Sam/Jack ship was canon by dropping a line from the new Stargate series.