Sci-fi hit Stargate SG-1 ready to mark 25 years

MGM’s Robert Marick discusses the timeless themes of the franchise and how the company will be marking the milestone.

Hit television series Stargate SG-1 turns 25 this year, having launched three years after the film premiered and was the longest running sci-fi TV programme.

“Stargate SG-1 has been the first introduction for many fans into the Stargate universe,” says MGM’s Robert Marick. “Stargate has become a cultural phenomenon, capturing the imaginations of sci-fi lovers and inspiring legions of fans around the world. The Stargate franchise includes three TV series, three films, an animated series and a web series. More than 56 million Stargate DVDs have been sold, as well. Living well beyond the screen Stargate has found its way into games, comic books, trading cards and more.”

Robert explains that MGM will be leaning into the gaming category for the property with recent launches including Stargate: Timekeepers and Astrokings x Stargate. In addition, the company also collaborated with Hero Collectors for an official line of Stargate ship collectables.

“Stargate and the beloved television series Stargate SG-1 are supported by incredible storytelling and compelling characters that new generations of fans enjoy engaging with. The themes of the franchise and TV series feel timeless and relevant to viewers no matter when they first become acquainted with the storyline,” Robert concludes.

This feature originally appeared in the spring 2022 edition of Licensing Source Book. To read the full publication, click on this link.

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