In 1928, an archeological dig in Giza, Egypt, unearthed a giant ring and cover stone that had been buried for nearly 10,000 years. Decades later, disgraced Egyptologist Daniel Jackson discovers that this ring is a gateway to another planet, Abydos. However, the “stargate” is also a doorway to danger, as it was originally buried to stop a powerful alien being from enslaving ancient Egyptians in the guise of the god Ra. Thus, the Stargate franchise was born.
That first step into the cosmos reveals a vast network of stargates throughout the galaxy and beyond, while introducing Ra’s species, the parasitical Goa’uld, who seek to subjugate all inhabited worlds. Earth establishes a program with the mandate to explore the vast array of planets on the other side of the stargate, while seeking allies and technical assistance in fighting the Goa’uld and freeing those already enslaved.
What began as an exciting adventure film in 1994 has endured as a multimedia franchise spanning multiple Stargate television shows (SG-1, Infinity, Atlantis, Universe, and Origins) and an expanded universe of licensed literature. The mythos has explored not only alien civilizations and customs, but also the human condition, politics, and morality. This anthology gathers essays from subject-matter experts examining these and other themes through an insightful and scholarly lens. Chevron seven is locked, and the wormhole is open and ready for you to step through…
- Somewhere Beyond the Heavens: Exploring Battlestar Galactica
- The Cyberpunk Nexus: Exploring the Blade Runner Universe
- A Long Time Ago: Exploring the Star Wars Cinematic Universe
- A Galaxy Far, Far Away: Exploring Star Wars Comics
- A More Civilized Age: Exploring the Star Wars Expanded Universe
- New Life and New Civilizations: Exploring Star Trek Comics
- The Sacred Scrolls: Comics on the Planet of the Apes
- Bright Eyes, Ape City: Examining the Planet of the Apes Mythos
- The Weirdest Sci-Fi Comic Ever Made: Understanding Jack Kirby's 2001: A Space Odyssey