On Sunday, the official Stargate SG1 Facebook page posted the following:
Wow what a day! Tonight the Stargate Convention in Vancouver, is buzzing with excitement about an earlier announcement made by independent producer, Darren Thomas. Fans were treated to previously unreleased news about MGM’s collaboration on a new SG-1 App designed for smart phones and tablets. The scoop from Thomas is that MGM is reviving SG-1 albeit in a new format- music to the ears of many fans around the world. Thomas didn’t want to divulge more, but he did say that “plans are underway and I wish I could tell you more. The good news is that we will be unveiling something big at this year’s Comic-Con in San Diego”. But in the meantime stay tuned for more information right here on the SG-1 official MGM page.
Does this mean SG1 is returning to TV? Sadly, the answer is most likely not.
Half of the main (original) cast is very busy with their own projects. Michael Shanks (Dr. Daniel Jackson) is on Saving Grace and Amanda Tapping (Samantha Carter) is the lead in Sanctuary. Christopher Judge (Teal’c) has a small part in the upcoming Dark Knight Sequel too apparently. Richard Dean Anderson (Jack O’Neill) was a guest star last year on Fairly Legal and although he is probably free, he is 62 now, a little old to be playing a soldier. And Don S. Davis (George Hammond) sadly passed away back in 2008.
As well, Michael Shanks tweeted in response to this that he is not involved at all.
According to research done by Gateworld, it is most likely a video game of some sort.
So in conclusion, Stargate still looks to be done on TV for a while. But you never know, if this SG1 video game sells well and the new James Bond movie, Skyfall, is successful in theaters, maybe MGM will be more financially stable, putting it in a better position to relaunch Stargate back to the small screen!