Stargate SG-1 stars say there's "interest" in reviving franchise

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Photo credit: Shane Harvey/Syfy/NBCU Photo Bank - Getty Images

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Stargate SG-1 stars Richard Dean Anderson and Amanda Tapping have teased the possibility of a franchise revival.

The hit sci-fi series, which was adapted from the original 1994 Stargate movie, ran from 1997 to 2007 and followed the adventures of an elite US Air Force operations team who explored the far reaches of the galaxy and defended the Earth from extraterrestrial threats.

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Photo credit: SyFy

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Although the series has been off-air for more than 10 years now, in this revival-based TV world it was inevitable that the cast would be asked about a possible return during a recent Comic-Con event – and it looks like Anderson and Tapping are hopeful they could be gearing up again soon.

"My initial statement will be: 'God, I hope so!'" Anderson, who played Jack O'Neill in the series, said at Wales Comic-Con last month (via Gateworld).

"There are elements of working with that group that is just so dynamic, and so wonderful and comfortable and creative. We had a freedom with each other that I haven't seen or experienced in other venues."

However, he did stress that the decision isn't down to him or the cast, adding: "It's not really up to us. I don't know how the other actors are feeling about it. But I don't sense that Brad [Wright, co-creator] has got anything cooking. I'd suggest write letters…"

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Photo credit: Getty Images - Sky

Tapping, who played Samantha Carter, seemed a little more optimistic though, explaining that the show's co-creator has been "approached" by MGM about a revival.

"I know that there is interest from MGM, for sure, to try to revitalise the franchise in some way. And I know, having talked to Brad, that they've approached him about it," she said.

"It's not black and white, for sure. I think it would be great to revisit it, even if it was a series of movies, like 'Movie of the Week' type movies, or a limited-run mini-series. I don't think that's out of the question.

"I think it's more possible now than it was, say, five years ago," she continued. "I think the idea of it has been germinating for a long time now and MGM has actually seemed to have latched on to that idea. And because there are so many shows that are being rebooted, it's more possible now than it ever was.

"So never say never. I think it would be quite fun to revisit it for a period of time."

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