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Stargate Moving To SCI FI
The SCI FI Channel has completed a deal with MGM Television to pick up Stargate SG-1 from Showtime for a sixth season and to produce 22 new episodes, SCI FI president Bonnie Hammer announced. The series, which stars Richard Dean Anderson, will begin airing original episodes on SCI FI in June 2002. More...
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
New York, August, 2001: MGM Television Entertainment's STARGATE
SG-1 which recently began its 5th season on SHOWTIME, will present it's 100th
episode on Saturday, September 8th at 8:00 PM (ET/PT). (STARGATE SG-1
normally airs on Friday nights at 10:00 PM). To celebrate, SHOWTIME will have a STARGATE
SG-1 marathon beginning at 12:30 PM leading up to the 8:00 PM telecast of
the 100th show. Richard Dean Anderson, Michael Shanks, Amanda Tapping,
Christopher Judge and Don S. Davis comprise the STARGATE SG-1 team.
The 100th episode titled "Wormhole X-Treme!" brings back the character of Martin Lloyd who is played by Willie Garrison ("Being John Malkovich," "Sex And The City," "Ally McBeal"). Last season, Marty, a nebbish type fellow, professed to being an alien with a space ship. Now, living on earth, he is so distraught by the demise of his home planet that he goes on medication, which makes him forget he is an alien. However, he still has odd memories of SG-1 and the Stargate program. With these memories he creates a television series called "Wormhole X-Treme!"
More on the Move to Sci Fi
Stargate SG-1 is the third MGM series to find a home on SCI FI. The channel is currently airing new episodes of The Outer Limits and previously produced 22 new episodes of Poltergeist: The Legacy.
Production on the new season of Stargate SG-1, which is currently airing its fifth season on Showtime and its fourth in syndication, is slated to begin January 2002 in Vancouver, the network announced. SCI FI will also air reruns of the show on weekdays, beginning with season one, starting in the fourth quarter 2002.
Stargate SG-1, based on the hit 1994 feature film Stargate, stars Anderson as Air Force Col. Jack O'Neill and debuted on Showtime in 1997. It centers on the Stargate, an ancient portal that allows instantaneous travel across the galaxy. O'Neill and Egyptologist Daniel Jackson (Michael Shanks) explore the uncharted regions of the universe, searching for clues to save the Earth from destruction. The series also stars Amanada Tapping, Christopher Judge, Don S. Davis and Teryl Rothery and is executive produced by Brad Wright, Jonathan Glassner, Robert Cooper, Michael Greenburg and Anderson.
In honor of the 100th episode of Stargate, showtime put on it's first (and only?) Stargate marathon! September 7th fans tuned as usual at 10 sharp (well, 9 for those of us in the central timezone) and tuned back in Saturday for 7 hours of Stargate!
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Stargate Cast Picture is (C) MGM 2001, it is a scan of the postcard distributed at the MGM Booth at the San Diego Comic Con 2001