After Stargate Origin was released a couple of days ago, I decided to refresh my memory about Stargate. I stumbled upon "Star Gate - Das Original" (Star Gate - The Original), a series of German science fiction novels started in 1986. The German Wikipedia entry claims that it is set in the same universe as the TV show and the description of the story sounds quite similar.
This is an automatic translation of the German Wikipedia article:
Star Gate is a German series of science fiction novels, which was developed in 1986 by the authors W. K. Giesa, Wilfried A. Hary, Uwe Anton and Frank Rehfeld and will be rewritten from 2005 onwards. Their origin lies far ahead of the more famous American series Stargate, therefore the German series was given the epithet "Das Original". Furthermore, the name is written separately in the German series.
The earth in 2063 is dominated by corporations; nations and states have lost their importance, human rights no longer seem to exist. One of these companies, Mechanics Inc. based in Detroit, is working eagerly on the commissioning of a star gate. The competitor Flibo is on their heels. But Mechanics Inc. is one step ahead of its competitors. The technology group sends a seven-man team through the gate on Earth - but then the inconceivable happens: the team disappears. The nurse's gate on the moon never makes any difference. Professor Bryan Holmes, head of the project, flies to the moon to investigate the Star Gate and find the error.
Meanwhile, the team is leaving the Stargate - on a foreign planet. Slowly they are swaying that they have accidentally invaded an already existing stargate net.
The concept is to let teams travel through many worlds, where they always find new friends and enemies. The possibilities are de facto infinite. In the course of the series, a different protagonist repeatedly takes on the leading role in individual novels, so that there are several strands. The main strand is told by the alpha protagonist Ken Randall.
Does anybody know if the TV show is based on these novels?