SG-1 is back on DVD.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, MGM is resurrecting Stargate SG-1 with two brand new DVD releases. Stargate: The Ark of Truth will be the first movie, slated for a March 11 release date. The trade paper is reporting that this movie will bring the storyline from Season 9 and the final Season 10 to an end. The series, which aired on the Sci-Fi Channel, was cancelled in March, despite a strong fanbase and ratings.
"The show was not renewed after 10 record-breaking seasons," said Robert C. Cooper, who executive produced the series and wrote and directed this film and provides a commentary track on the "Ark of Truth" DVD. "Ratings were still strong at the time the show ended its run on Sci Fi Channel and continue to be strong for 'Atlantis.' 'Stargate: SG-1' is the longest-running science fiction show in history, and sales of the TV-DVDs do very well. And, essentially, we believed there were still 'SG-1' stories to tell, and the studio obviously thought there was a market for the product."
Many from the original cast, including Amanda Tapping, Beau Bridges, Christopher Judge, Michael Shanks, Ben Browder and Claudia Black have returned to reprise their roles in this DVD.
A release date for the second DVD, Stargate: Continuum, has not been set as of yet, but, this will be more of a stand-alone release.
"'Stargate: The Ark of Truth' really is much more of a conclusion -- the final chapter in the Ori story line that had been the major arc for seasons 9 and 10," he said. "There were a number of unresolved story and character issues, and we felt a responsibility to fans to wrap things up in a big way."
"Continuum," on the other hand, is "a good old-fashioned 'SG-1' stand-alone story that will hopefully show our audience that there are still 'SG-1' stories to be told with this cast beyond the wrap-up in 'Ark of Truth,' " he said.