I have been a fan since 1994, when Stargate the motion picture was first released in theaters. Right around the time it came out, I saw an article on the film in a magazine -- a big double-page spread of photographs -- and that was what did it for me. The Ancient Egyptian influence on the costumes and sets intrigued me. I made a point of going to see the film as soon as I could. Then I made a point of going to see it again.
I LOVE all things Ancient Egyptian and have since the first time I saw the collection at the Boston Museum of Fine Arts. I was about age three. That's about how old I was when my parents began taking my brother and I to museums. It was the jewelry that caught my attention at that young age. The mythology and the romance and wonder of discovery captured me once I could read for myself. Stargate has all of that plus alien spaceships. It really is my perfect movie.
Stargate: SG-1 turned out to be my perfect television series when it arrived on the scene. Honestly, all they had to say was Richard Dean Anderson was in. I was even ready to forgive them for messing with my favorite film. I'd watch RDA read the phone book. I know. That's very, very shallow of me. The thing is, I didn't find anything about SG-1 that I needed to forgive. Obviously they changed a few things. But the changes made sense to me. For the entire 10 year run, I never missed an episode. I hung in for all of the spinoffs and am still hoping there's more to this story.
Over the coming months, I will be sharing my photos from Wondercon, 2019 and those I took on visit to the SG-1 sets in 2001. I'll be delving into the history of the franchise and talking to people about where it might be going. I hope you will come along and explore this incredible universe with me.