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When the prequel series Stargate: Origins was first announced at San Diego Comic-Con in 2017, it didn't take long for the enthusiastic Stargate fanbase to start praying for a glimpse of the show. Well, the series just dropped a brand new trailer in anticipation of its arrival on the Stargate Command streaming service in a few days, and, as can be expected, it's filled with some crazy action. Take a look!
The new trailer for Stargate: Origins gives us a pretty good look at how the action will get underway in the new show. Set in 1939, the adventure will follow Catherine Langford (Ellie Gall) and her father, Professor Paul Langford (Connor Trinneer), 10 years after they discovered a Stargate in Egypt. World War II is, obviously, about to break out in Europe, and, unfortunately, the Langford's are running out of money to study the gate and figure out what it actually does. As if things couldn't get worse for them, their research has attracted Nazi attention in the form of occultist Dr. Wilhelm Brücke (Aylam Orian), who has nefarious plans of his own with regards to their work.
Catherine will then be tasked with seeking help from two young soldiers, Captain James Beal (Philip Alexander) and Wasif (Shvan Aladdin), as she tries to not only rescue her father, but save the world from previously unimaginable forces of evil. And, with that shot of the Stargate opening, it definitely looks like saving the world will entail a lot of adventuring through the gate to wild, unknown worlds. I mean, really, what's the point of a new Stargate show if not to give fans exactly that?
Stargate: Origins will, undoubtedly, take viewers to some crazy places, and the overall look of the show is very cinematic and so reminiscent of films like Raiders of the Lost Ark that it's hard not to get goosebumps watching the trailer. With all previous versions of the Stargate mythos taking place in the modern day, those behind Stargate: Origins were smart to take things back to the beginning, which will not only allow them to tell completely new stories (and possibly lead into those we know from the other Stargate shows) but make sure the series has a very different feel from its predecessors.