Welcome to our Fall 2015 event!
The library is happy to announce a wonderful sci-fi event that is open to everyone! Instead of having one movie night, the library will show all three Stargate movies and their television series starting on August 1st through December 16th. Snacks and drinks will be provided twice a month, however, you are more than welcome to bring your own snacks and drinks but no take-out food, please. You are welcome to stay all day and watch the series and movies or you can watch for a little while and leave. This will take place in one of the library's classrooms, as to not disturb others than are not participating in the event.
What is Stargate about?
Stargate is a military science fiction franchise that started out as a movie in 1994. In the movie, archaeologists in Giza found a teleportation device called a Stargate. This device allows you to travel to a distant location through a worm hole. The Stargate from Giza led them to a planet called Abydos where humans from Earth were brought there as slaves and have been there for many, many, many years. The creators of the movie went on to create the television series: Stargate Sg-1, Stargate Atlantis, and Stargate Universe, in addition to two more movies: Continuum and Ark of Truth.
In the television shows and movies, they explored other planets, made contact with aliens, studied different cultures, artifacts, nature, plants, food sources, what different planets were made of; formed treaties with other planets, fought the Goa'uld (very bad guys), while keeping the program top secret. The team explorers were part military (air force) and scientists (physicists and archaeologists). They were constantly seeking out new technology to defend Earth from the Goa’uld, which meant that they had to seek help from their allies or create new technology themselves.
Below is an image of what an active stargate looks like: