Stargate producer Joseph Mallozzi revealed the date and time for the upcoming Stargate tweet storm to encourage MGM to green light a new Stargate series.
Mallozzi had previously indicated the tweet storm would take place on December 6th and he confirmed that would be the date.
On his blog, Mallozzi wrote:
“Save the date! There’s a big Stargate tweet storm a-brewing. Friday, December 6th at 21:00 EST, 18:00 PST (Check your local time!)”
— Joseph Mallozzi (@BaronDestructo) November 23, 2019
For those unfamiliar with military time that’s 9 PM ET and 6 PM PT. Mallozzi indicated the tweet storm will last for a full hour.
Along with announcing the date and time for the upcoming Tweet storm, Mallozzi explained why he believes now is the right time to campaign for a new Stargate series:
“To let MGM (and all those prospective new broadcast/cable/streaming homes) know that Stargate fandom is very much alive and eager for a new series. But not just any new series. Stargate fandom will settle for nothing less than an in-canon series, one that offers an easy jumping on point for new viewers yet still honors seventeen years of sci-fi t.v. history.”
“Several new streaming platforms have entered the game, driving the market for marquee content. And, truly, what is more marquee than a crown jewel franchise that spawned over three hundred episodes of television?
I’ve been saying it for years now: Stargate will come back. It’s not a matter of IF, but WHEN.
And given the developing television and streaming landscape, it’s clear that WHEN is NOW.”
Mallozzi also shared details that former Stagate SG-1, Stargate Atlantis, and Stargate Universe co-creator, showrunner, and Executive Producer Brad Wright has already been having preliminary discussions with MGM about a new Stargate series as far back as late 2018.
In a follow-up blog post, Mallozzi also detailed why he’s so optimistic this tweet storm will work, and he points to the last one he led being successful.
“For several reasons, most of which I’ve already outlined. But for one reason almost no one has noted. The last tweet storm worked. No, it didn’t immediately result in a new series, but I believe it did get the ball rolling in that direction.”
He provides some further details:
“Stargate: Universe was cancelled on December 16, 2010. Its final episode aired May 9, 2011. Years went by without any word regarding a new series. And then, in March of 2018, Stargate fandom launched an enormous tweet storm in support of a new in-canon series. Six months later, during an appearance at Gatecon, longtime Stargate Executive Producer and Showrunner announced that he was in talks with MGM. “I’m very happy to be able to say that MGM has a nice renewed interest in the franchise,” Wright said to fans. “And we have started talking again.””
Mallozzi then reiterates why the time for a new Stargate tweet storm is a recipe for success:
“Between the rise of the streamers, the quest for marquee content, and Brad Wright’s renewed involvement in the franchise, I think we’re nearing critical mass. And this upcoming tweet storm will help us achieve it.”
As for how the Tweet storm will work, Mallozzi revealed they will be using a dedicated hashtag. However, that “hashtag will only be revealed 15 minutes prior to the commencement of [the] tweet storm.”
He explains why it is not shared earlier:
We’d love to reveal it in advance but experience has taught us that doing so results in people tweeting out the hashtag early – which inhibits our ability to trend. So, we’re going to have to keep it under wraps for now.
There will also be a video tutorial to outline everything. That video is currently being worked on. Mallozzi writes:
“The High Council is finishing work on a simple video tutorial that will clearly outline everything you need to know about tweeting up a storm. Stay tuned!”
Are you ready for the Stargate tweet storm? Do you want a new in-canon Stargate series?