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'Stargate Origins' Release Date Announced, New Trailer

The "Stargate" prequel series "Stargate Origins" has an official start date: Feb. 15, 2018. And a newly-released trailer provides a look at the series' cast in action and exciting glimpses of the Stargate itself.

The series will feature 10-minute episodes and will air on MGM's new streaming platform, Stargate Command, which also announced the new air date. For a flat fee of $20, "Stargate" fans can use Stargate Command to stream the new series as well as watch every episode of the three previous "Stargate" series and the three "Stargate" movies.

"'Stargate Origins' is a premium digital series that will explore a brand-new chapter in Catherine Langford's early history surrounding the extraordinary portal," Stargate Command representatives said in a statement. "The series embarks on a journey that sets young Catherine on the way to helping unlock the secrets of an ancient technology that could change the very course of humanity."

A young Catherine Langford, played by Ellie Gall, stars in the new digital series "Stargate Origins." (Image credit: Stargate Command)

You can learn more about Stargate Command on the website here.

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Sarah Lewin
SPACE.COM ASSOCIATE EDITOR — Sarah started writing for Space.com in June of 2015. Her work has been featured by Scientific American, IEEE Spectrum, Quanta Magazine, Wired, The Scientist, Science Friday and WGBH's Inside NOVA. Sarah has an MA from NYU's Science, Health and Environmental Reporting Program and an AB in mathematics from Brown University. When not writing, reading or thinking about space, Sarah enjoys musical theatre and mathematical papercraft. You can follow her on Twitter @SarahExplains.