For crying out loud, why do they have to go backwards on everything!?
The old Stargate website was vastly superior to the new Stargate Command one. There were dozens of behind-the-scenes videos and hundreds or thousands of backstage photos. Todd even had his own page there. Why could they not have tacked on the streaming and new series to the site they previously had? Stargate has been off the air for so many years, it is the die-hard fans who care who are left, the types who already have the DVDs or Blurays, who won’t need streaming except for Origins, and who wanted all that extra fan stuff for art and fanfic references—not some cheap, watered down, unorganized, endlessly scrolling site!
As for Origins: meh. Besides no Wraith, the setting goes backwards, in both lack of ‘gate travel and social norms. What is Stargate without being able to explore new worlds? It is also hard to get excited about an era where women and people with darker skin tones are treated inequitably, with colonialism, cruelty to fellow animals, no indoor clean air acts, no marriage equality, etc. Ugh. SG1 fixed the mistakes of the original movie with Teal’c and Sam being an integral part of the team. Casting the actor who portrayed Michael isn’t going to help any of this. I might eventually watch Origins, if I can find a way to view it in a part of the world where streaming isn’t available, but will be in no hurry.
So, maybe Fandy going backwards by publishing books with anti-Wraith racism after Legacy only fits the backwards pattern.
One of the letdowns with Stargate vs other scifi franchises it is always decades behind, socially, while others are more forward-thinking, even ahead of the curve in some.
Rather than to go back in time, I would rather see a reboot and/or new series with social responsibility, environmental sustainability care, more Asian characters, from China and India especially, to match the modern global economy, and equitable treatment of both alien races who are part human and species who are not human. All the best special effects in the world won’t do any good if the social progress portrayed is not also up-to-speed.