SciTrek has become the primary resource for everything Stargate in the last 2 years!
Well, I am Jay, I started a Youtube channel called SciTrek just over 2 years ago in 2021. I used to run a channel talking about mysteries and conspiracies but it got a little boring when the News started being more fantastic than the myths.
So I started talking about my one true love, behind Manchester United of course… Sci-Fi.
To monetise a Youtube by the way it requires you to have 1000+ subscribers and over 4000 watch hours (per year). It took me nearly 3 years to monetise my first channel. SciTrek was monetised in 6 weeks after its launch so I quickly realised I was on to something.
How did I get monetised so quickly?
Well basically I did a video that was wrong… kind of.
So I started talking about TV and Movie news, No-one really watched but they got some views. I did a couple of videos on Star Trek and again, not much traffic. But then I did a video based on a story a friend had shared with me about how Stargate was coming back, not with just a new show but with an animated series too. I was overjoyed to read this news and couldn’t wait to tell the world. The problem? The story had come from a website called Giant Freakin’ Robot.
Now at this stage in my Youtube career, I did not read a lot of news from websites, I didn’t need to actively research content so I did not know about GFR and its reputation. I learned very quickly though as viewers, over 150,000 of them, told me the story was fake. I got lots and lots of views and subscribers but many more people telling me the story was rubbish.
But one comment stood out… it was telling me that the news was not actually faked, just very out of date, and that yes MGM had in fact considered doing a live-action Stargate reboot as well as another animated series. Now Stargate, as Gaters know all too well, has had an animated series before… briefly. Stargate Infinity back in 2002 was not popular and did not last very long but MGM at the time of this plan did still have MGM animation studios and they wanted something to do. Also, Start Trek was wondering into animation so someone high up in MGM thought they should too. Luckily, I think, a new boss came in at MGM and the plan was scrapped.
So I started a conversation with this person and eventually, they admitted that they in fact work at MGM and that they had known about these plans for some time, and that had been scrapped years before the GFR story had come out. These were plans dreamed up before Brad Wright was approached about reviving Stargate 2 years earlier. This new source went on to tell me that MGM was still desperate to revive Stargate and that Amazon was interested in buying the show for Prime but Covid had ruined that plan too… and then MGM was sold to Amazon.
The source was able to introduce me to several others who were more than happy to talk considering everything that was happening at MGM. The company was being sold, they were being told by bosses that everything was going to be great and that Amazon was going to fund them to create more amazing TV and movies. It was going to be a new dawn for MGM, a new golden age for the historic studio. But that all turned out to be not entirely true. Many of the sources we were talking to then got let go from MGM thanks to new bosses at Amazon and the entire company was eventually absorbed into Prime Studios.
Some of these amazing sources still work for MGM, and some have moved on and worked for other studios or firms in the entertainment field.. one is now a teacher.. but they kept talking.
On SciTrek we were the first to tell you that Brad Wright was not wanted by Amazon for their plans with Stargate… HIS Stargate as far as most fans are concerned. We were first to announce Amazon was letting companies like Bad Robot pitch their ideas for Stargate, which the creators of the Expanse (Penguin in a Parker) had pitched as well as being asked to complete a Bible document of Stargate for whatever new creator won the competition. We were first to tell you Mark Fergus (Penguin in a Parker) eventually won with their ideas for the new franchise, that they had begun negotiating with Amazon Studios, and then first to tell you that now even those plans are up in the air again because the head of Amazon Studios wants to a do a movie instead of a series. And so so much more.
Since our exclusives other sources have come forward and talked to sites like Gateworld, the biggest focused Stargate site on the planet, and confirmed everything we have been telling you. Deadline released a story confirming much of this too. But you heard it first on SciTrek.
Well we continue talking to our friends in the industry who are now going through very different battles but even through the strikes the machinery keeps turning. It is true that all plans for new projects are on hold during the strikes and in many ways we have no idea what might change again during this period of lull. What you can be sure of though is that SciTrek will be keeping our eyes open and will get you all the news and rumours the second we have them.
Stargate, Star Trek, The Expanse, Battlestar Gallactica, Star Wars, Foundation… so on and so on. If it’s Sci-Fi then SciTrek is watching.