PARIS FILM PREMIERE: 'STARGATE' AT THE GRAND REX (Photo by Eric Robert/Sygma/Sygma via Getty Images)
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The Syfy channel has had many hits over the years, but arguably none were as big as "Stargate," the franchise which gave humans the ability to travel across space with the help of ancient portals. The original 1994 film that sparked the later TV series is now streaming on Netflix, and many viewers are tuning in to watch.
"Stargate" is a unique take on the Ancient Astronaut Theory — the idea that the ancient Egyptians communicated with aliens — which is still big enough today that Elon Musk tweeted about it in 2020. The show plays on this fascination by suggesting that the Egyptian god, Ra, is a powerful alien who still controls Egypt's descendants in his home world.
In addition to Russell, "Stargate" boasts a cast that includes James Spader, Djimon Hounsou, Richard Kind, and French Stewart. One final interesting note: It's been a century since the 1920s, a decade known for many things, one of which was a fascination with Egyptian culture, perhaps this is the perfect time for a nostalgic revival.