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Stargate Origins cast revealed, including one very familiar face

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In a perfect world, SyFy would never have cancelled Stargate Universe but left it to explore the mysteries of the Ancients, while Daniel Jackson, Samantha Carter and the rest of SG-1 would still be out saving the world on a weekly basis. Alas, this world sucks, and we no longer have any Stargate on our TV screens. Thanks to a surprise announcement at San Diego Comic-Con earlier this year though, we know that be changing with a brand new prequel series titled Stargate Origins. And now we also know who will be bringing this new story to life.

Stargate Origins is said to follow a young Catherine Langford, the girl whose archaeologist father first discovers the buried Stargate in Egypt in 1929 and who as an adult kept the program alive long enough to bring in Daniel Jackson in 1995 to finally get the interplanetary teleporting alien technology working. Origins looks to fill in that gap between her childhood and adulthood, and it’s now been revealed via SyFy that Australian actress Ellie Gall (Lifetime’s A Midsummer’s Nightmare) will in fact be taking on the lead role of this young Catherine.

Joining Gall in the lead will be Connor Trinneer as Catherine’s father, Professor Paul Langford. Trinneer should of course be familiar to Stargate Fans as the actor played the wraith Michael in several episodes of Stargate: Atlantis. Having had his face hidden behind layers of alien make-up means there should be no confusion with him now playing a completely different character in the same universe.

Joining those two will be a supporting cast that includes Salome Azizi, Philip Alexander, Michelle Jubilee Gonzalez, Daniel Rashid, Sarah Navratil, Shvan Aladdin, Tonatiuh Elizarraraz, Derek Chariton, Justin Michael Terry, and Lincoln Werner Hoppe. At this point, no details have been revealed yet on exactly what characters they will be playing, but chances are we wouldn’t have known these people anyway due to where Origins falls on the timeline.

It is a timeline that’s a little bit tricky though. As Origins takes place before Daniel Jackson got the Stargate working, exactly what will this show be about then? According to SyFy, “Catherine will undergo an ‘unexpected adventure’ to unlock the mystery of what lies beyond the Stargate as she tries to save the world from ‘unimaginable darkness'”. That really doesn’t tell us much though.

We know there were some experimental trips through the Stargate that happened before this though – most famously Catherine’s boyfriend Ernest Littlefield made a successful jump through but then found himself abandoned on an alien planet for decades until SG-1, along with an elderly Catherine, was able to rescue him. Were there other such botched trips that led to this unimaginable darkness?

We’ll get our answers when Stargate Origins launches later this year as a 10-episode digital-only series on Stargate Command, the franchise’s official online platform that hosts all the Stargate TV series and movies as well as all kinds of interesting facts and activities for fans.

Last Updated: October 13, 2017


  1. In a perfect world, it would still be called SCI-FI!!!
    (throws table, knives, forks, spoons, spatulas, and a teflon coated pan)


  2. HvR

    October 13, 2017 at 09:06

  3. Admiral Chief

    October 13, 2017 at 09:07

    A show about a Stargate that kinda doesn’t work. I dunno man.

    SG1 FO LYF


    • HvR

      October 13, 2017 at 09:08

      • Admiral Chief

        October 13, 2017 at 09:09

        Sceptical Admiral is sceptical.

        MOAR McGuyver STARGATE!


        • HvR

          October 13, 2017 at 09:10

          Don’t go spoiling my excitement with facts and reason

          But yes McGuyver Stargate was best


          • Admiral Chief

            October 13, 2017 at 09:12

            When they went from MP5’s to P90’s (also that P90 shooting from the hip McGuyver moves were schweet)

          • HvR

            October 13, 2017 at 09:13

            Think I’m going to track down the SG1 series and rewatch it with my son.

            Everybody needs Stargate in their life

          • Admiral Chief

            October 13, 2017 at 09:14

            Let me know where you find it, I need it again

          • Kervyn Cloete

            October 13, 2017 at 10:28

            Takealot had the SG1 and Atlantis box sets on special last year for dirt cheap. Got them all in my collection and rewatched them a few times. Still need SGU though

          • Mighty Meh

            October 13, 2017 at 13:14

            Too bad you not in PE, could hook you up

    • Kromas Ryder

      October 13, 2017 at 12:04

      Exactly how I feel about ST:Discovery.


      • Admiral Chief

        October 13, 2017 at 12:24

        Everything works in ST:D, geez, grumpy Kromie


        • Kromas Ryder

          October 13, 2017 at 12:28

          Everything in ST:D is an STD. Not grumpy just unhappy ST is completely ruined for now. Hopefully it can make a comeback in a few years like Star Wars did after the prequels.


  4. HvR

    October 13, 2017 at 09:17

    Wait only 10 10 minute episodes


    NEED MOAR!!!!!


    • Admiral Chief

      October 13, 2017 at 09:28

      HAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHA, oh man, dying here


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