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The Stargate franchise is the military science-fiction television franchise emanating from the 1994 movie Stargate created and written by Roland Emmerich and Dean Devlin and starring Kurt Russell and James Spader.
Three years later Brad Wright and Jonathan Glassner acquired the rights and created a television show based on the movie called Stargate SG-1. The show originally starred Richard Dean Anderson (Colonel Jack O'Neill), Amanda Tapping (Captain/Major/Colonel Samantha Carter), Michael Shanks (Dr. Daniel Jackson), Christopher Judge (Teal'c) and Don S. Davis (General George S. Hammond). The show was later joined by other leads such as Corin Nemec (Jonas Quinn), Ben Browder (Colonel Cameron Mitchell), Beau Bridges (General Henry "Hank" Landry) and Claudia Black (Vala Mal Doran). Stargate SG-1 lasted for ten seasons and spawned two movies - Stargate: The Ark of Truth which wraps up the Ori storyline and Stargate: Continuum which wraps up the Ba'al storyline. A third planned movie Stargate: Revolution was to be filmed but has been shelved indefinitely.
A spin-off series Stargate: Atlantis began in 2004 which dealt with the lost city of the Ancients, Atlantis located within the Pegasus galaxy, the exploration of this galaxy and the battles with the Wraith, a powerful enemy who defeted the Ancients and feed off humans. The show originally starred Joe Flanigan (Colonel John Sheppard), Rachel Luttrell (Teyla Emmagan), Rainbow Sun Francks (Sergeant Aiden Ford), Torri Higginson (Dr. Elizabeth Weir) and David Hewlett (Dr. Rodney McKay). The show was later joined by Jason Momoa (Ronon Dex), Amanda Tapping (Captain/Major/Colonel Samantha Carter) and Robert Picardo (Richard Woolsey). A movie, Stargate: Extinction, was to be made that would give some closure as to the events that occurred over the five seasons, but this movie has been indefinitely shelved.
In 2009 a second spin-off series started, Stargate Universe which delved into the Ancient starship Destiny and the Ancients interest in the cosmic microwave background radiation. The series starred Robert Carlyle (Dr. Nicholas Rush), Louis Ferreira (Colonel Everett Young), Brian J. Smith (Lieutenant Matthew Scott) , David Blue (Eli Wallace), Alaina Huffman (Lieutenant Tamara Johansen), Jamil Walker Smith (Sergeant Ronald Greer) , Elyse Levesque (Chloe Armstrong) and Ming-Na (Camile Wray). Stargate Universe also had several Kino Webisodes which showed more information about on life on board the ship and some information about the characters on the show.
The series also spread into many non-canon media such as novels, short stories, audiobooks, comics, role-playing games, computer games and even a childrens cartoon Stargate Infinity. Stargate also has a large fan base who contribute with fan-made images, fan fiction, virtual series and many others.
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