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Stargate fans will spend this week do much more than celebrate the 25th anniversary of Stargate SG-1. We’ll also be looking ahead and asking Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer and new studio owner Amazon for a new Stargate TV series.
The latest “tweet event” from fans of the franchise will focus on flooding Amazon and MGM with positive Stargate messages this Wednesday July 27. It’s been 25 years since ‘Children of the Gods’ debuted on Showtime in the US… and over 11 years since our screens went dark. Stargate Universe.
Those wishing to participate on Twitter or any social media should use the familiar hashtag #WeWantStargate. Organizer Sebastian (@Le_mediavore) encourages you to add other hashtags as you see fit and tag these key Twitter accounts Amazon, MGM, Jennifer Salke, Director of Amazon Studios, and Andy Jassy, CEO of Amazon:
- @PrimeVideo @mgmstudios @AmazonStudios @JSalke @ajassy
The magic hour to concentrate maximum tweeting is Wednesday at 1 p.m. PT. That’s 4:00 p.m. Eastern Time, 8:00 p.m. GMT, 9:00 p.m. British Summer Time and 10:00 p.m. Paris.
Continuous tweets throughout the day are of course also useful! Unless past fan campaigns have focused on maximizing participation in an hour-long “tweet storm,” this campaign is billed as a “tweet event” that fans should feel encouraged to join when it suits them.
The December 2019 event was organized by fans with the help of alumni stargate writer and executive producer Joseph Mallozzi. It saw extensive participation from the Stargate fan community, as well as cast and production crew associated with the franchise. The hashtag trended globally on Twitter.
Mallozzi said he was also supporting this week’s tweet event, although this time around he was not an organizer.
Amazon has announced its agreement to acquire all of MGM — including the Stargate franchise — for $8.45 billion closed in March. Since then, the two parties have remained silent on the radio about the future of Stargate, despite the fact that Brad Wright (who co-created all three TV series) has a pilot script for a new show ready to go.
Fans must keep their message to Amazon and MGM positive and respectful, showing that Stargate’s fan base is still alive and (very) active all these years later. Consider attaching a Stargate image and share what you love most about Stargate.
We would also like to see not just any old Stargatebut a continuation of Brad Wright’s existing TV canon. It’s the canon that connects us all to Stargate. It’s a rich universe filled with so many stories yet to be told, with familiar and beloved characters, and millions of fans around the world who are ready for a revival.
Feel free to also tag us @GateWorld with your tweets, and we’ll retweet some of the smartest and most interesting ones to help boost your message. See you on Wednesday!