It seems that the co-creator of the stargate the franchise had some interesting plans for a 4th door design for a future series. Now if only he could find someone to fund him for this series. Maybe Amazon can help now that they own MGM?
A 4th gate for earthlings?
stargate fan site GateWorld recently revealed some exciting news from The Companion’s “Stargate Legacy” podcast for the franchise’s 25th anniversary. Apparently, Brad Wright (the co-creator of every live action stargate series) revealed his plans for a 4th door design that he planned to use for a future 4th series. Whenever he gets the funding for it, of course.
According to Wright, this 4th gate would be an entirely human design, built using entirely human-made components. In addition to bringing humanity full circle with the construction of the gate, this new, locally-made gate would have even featured improvements over the original design of the Old One. The most noticeable improvement would be the dialing speed. Unlike the slow, cumbersome dial-up sequence of the first Stargate in SG-1according to Wright:
“In my pilot script that I wrote…a few years ago when MGM asked me to write a pilot script for a new show, I had an entirely new, man-made Stargate. And it just went crazy and then…[rapidly locked each chevron into place to establish a wormhole.] I thought it was time to speed up the process, after 25 years! You do not think ? It’s cool. It’s really cool, at least in the script.
Brad Wright also revealed that this 4th live-action series will bring the Stargate to the public, explaining how this man-made gate could be designed and built. Unfortunately, as we all know, such plans never materialized. You can thank COVID-19 for that. Wright actually completed the pilot script for this new series in early 2020, only for COVID-19 to halt all film and television production that year, including for this new stargate series. Alas, this is how the rafter locks.
Man-made Stargate reviews
Personally, I would like to see this kind of man made door design appear in the future stargate series. This would be a clear example of how far humanity has come in terms of technological level to start building their own gates, and not just using a pre-existing ancient gate network. Not only would building their own gates open up huge potentials for interstellar colonization on gateless worlds, but it would also open up some interesting new weapons and defense systems. We have already seen that a wormhole can be a powerful offensive and defensive tool. A man-made gate could be used as a cannon for a very large cannon that can connect and fire from any man-made gate. Bonus points if it can also be connected to the networks of the ancient gate.
That said, we’ll have to wait for said future stargate series to materialize first. Maybe Amazon can help? You know, now that they own the franchise with the rest of MGM? Just a suggestion.