Science fiction has always fascinated the audience, and ‘Stargate’ is the franchise that benefitted from this interest. It began in 1994 with a film, and what followed was a couple of TV shows, web series, animated series, video games, comic books and other forms of literature! Over the span of more than two decades, the franchise has created its own universe and quite a successful one at that. The dedicated fanbase keeps it going. So, even if the show-runners want to call quits on it, the fans won’t allow it. The proof of this fact is that the last time the producers decide to conclude things with the final season, they ended up renewing a prequel web series! The fans are the real stars here.
While there a multitude of shows that have impacted the sci-fi culture over the years, I had to sort down the list to a select few. Still, I feel the need to make some honorable mentions: Earth 2, Firefly, Warehouse 13, Altered Carbon, Farscape, Blake’s 7, Dark Matter, Sense 8. So, while you wait for the next chapter of ‘Stargate’, here is the list of TV shows and movies similar to Stargate that are our recommendations and should engage your inner science enthusiast. You can watch some of these movies and shows like Stargate on Netflix, Hulu or Amazon Prime.
15. The Fifth Element (1997)
The Fifth Element is a 1997 science fiction action film set in the future world of 23rd Century and features Bruce Wills as Korben Dallas. In the 23rd century, a New York City cabbie, Korben Dallas, finds the fate of the world in his hands when Leeloo falls into his cab. As the embodiment of the fifth element, Leeloo needs to combine with the other four to keep the approaching Great Evil from destroying the world. Together with Father Vito Cornelius and zany broadcaster Ruby Rhod, Dallas must race against time and the wicked industrialist Zorg to save humanity.
14. Eureka (2006-2012)
There is a secret facility, in a fictional town, named Eureka. All the major scientific developments that have happened in the recent years are due to the scientists that live here. But all those brains can’t prevent things from going wrong. A town sheriff finds himself in an uncanny situation where the secret of Eureka is opened to him and he works with the scientists to set things straight. Each episode shows one or other technology that has gone wrong or is potentially in wrong hands. The scientists and the sheriff work hand in hand, combining the genius and the common quirks to solve the bigger problems. This show is a lot different from other shows on the list. But what does a sci-fi nerd want? Lots of technology and a little bit of conspiracy.