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Shanks: Another SG-1 movie may not happen

Monday - February 8, 2010
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Michael Shanks 5The much-anticipated third Stargate SG-1 movie might not come to pass, “Daniel Jackson” actor Michael Shanks told SciFi Wire. “Given the amount of time lag that’s gone on between us doing the movies, I suspect that we might be very far away from, if ever, doing another DVD movie,” he said.

“This might be the closing of the book on that particular [chapter of the] franchise.”

“I think everybody’s moving on to a certain point,” he told the site.  “And with the new show doing well, everybody’s focusing their attention on that. The SG-1 idea is somewhat on the back burner, which is a little bit unfortunate, because I think one more story would have been a great way to bring Rick [Richard Dean Anderson, Jack O'Neill] back in and really go there. But you know, business is business.”

But it doesn’t mean that fans won’t get any Daniel Jackson and Jack O’Neill.  Both actors will reprise their roles in the back half of Stargate Universe‘s first season.

While Anderson otherwise enjoys semi-retirement, fellow former SG-1 cast member Amanda Tapping is busy producing and starring in her own series, Sanctuary (recently renewed for a 20-episode third season).

The script for a third SG-1 movie (as well as a Stargate Atlantis film), titled Stargate: Revolution, has been written.  Though the producers were hopeful that it would go into production last fall, MGM’s financial woes and a depressed DVD market have kept it waiting in the wings.

MGM, which owns the rights to the Stargate television franchise, is up for sale and is currently in the second round of bidding from Time Warner, Lionsgate, and a few other interested parties.  The studio will bring potential new owners the James Bond, Rocky, and Stargate franchises,as well as a 4,000-title film library.  It also owns half the rights to the two Hobbit movies being produced by Peter Jackson (The Lord of the Rings).  The downside:  MGM comes with a reported $3.7 billion in debt.

Whoever the studio’s new owner ends up being, the math for the profitability of more direct-to-DVD Stargate films has to add up.

Shanks, though, certainly isn’t giving up hope. “Never say never,” he said.  “It’s always a possibility.”

Read the full report at SciFi Wire.  Shanks’ first Stargate Universe appearance of 2010, in the episode “Human,” is expected to air in late April.




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  • Can’t say this is that much of a surprise but noe the less let me be the first to say “Nooooooooo!!!”

  • What can we do to change this? How? I can’t believe it’s over…and I don’t want it to be over :(

  • Unfortunately I think this is kind of old news and the producers have been holding off on saying anything because the people who already dislike SGU are probably only going to blame SGU for putting a nix on the SG1 and (I assume) SGA movies. And to be perfectly honest it would seem to me SGU is responsible for shutting down SGA and putting a kabosh on these films. Which, in my opinion is unfortunate because despite what Mallozzi and Wright believe I think a good enough portion of Stargate fans don’t like Universe and I don’t think it will pick up fans from another source. Once the second half of the first season of SGU is aired and if it happens to be just as uneventful and slow as the first half one would assume that will kill SGU.

    But the only real option to get these movies back to the forefront is for SGU’s rating to nosedive and for DVD sales for SGU to be atrocious. And if that were accomplished there is a chance these movies would get going again. However from reading things the producers have wrote they would probably be pissed if the ratings dropped for SGU and then not make those movies just to spite the fans of the first two series.

    I actually would be curious what a poll by this website would get for results if it asked, What would you rather have SGU continue or another SG1 and an SGA movie?
    It would be interesting to see at this point where fans would stand if that were the choice given straight up one or the other. (Admittedly this is not an option presented by the producers but its probably a pretty good assumption that if SGU fails MGM would move to those movies even if these producers at that point would be unwilling to do it).

  • “I think everybody’s moving on to a certain point. And with the new show doing well, everybody’s focusing their attention on that. The SG-1 idea is somewhat on the back burner…”

    Dont try denying the fact that a HUGE amount of fans dont give a damn about SGU and have not moved on from SGA or even SG-1 yet. I dont think I ever will without a proper good-bye salute…and a great Jack/Sam scene, obviously.

  • Every next one minute of SG1 better than SGU season (and I must say, I like the show), sg1 is something specific, like a symbol, and we must defnd it, please do anything, write petition, infiltrate MGM, anything, but save sg1, a scifi heaven

  • That’s a shame.
    Expected, but a shame nonetheless.
    I don’t think the franchise will survive much longer with SGU as it’s only offering.

  • and I cannot understand, how is possible to say its end, one day before the first official stargate sg1 will be released?

  • @Zach
    Unfortunately you could be right. SGU certainly (somehow) influences decisions that have been made or will be made about future SG movies (SG1 and SGA). I myself would of course prefer the movies to SGU, but I do understand the choice. SGU is a chance for a new start. SG1 and SGA are old. They don’t look as fresh anymore. Plus, who’s going to watch it? If you see it with their eyes (and that’s what I’m trying to do), SGU is the hope to attract new people. Sadly.
    I don’t believe it’ll work. Stargate already has its image. People have made up their minds about the show. Also the younger ones. What Stargate should have done in my eyes is surprise such people. Stating that SGU is different than the other SG series doesn’t help. Why then not make another show? Well, we all want the gate to keep spinning…that’s one thing we all have in common.

    A poll would turn out in favour of the movies, that’s because the “new” fans are not (yet)as numerous as the old ones.

  • Oh well then Nice job stargate maker people! do not close Sg-1 really we don’t care… The last 2 movies were not epic or shocking enough to end SG-1 correct.

    Oh and give us total crap the opposite of closeting the series for stargate Atlantis.
    Since you just Killed off Atlantis early put out a crap rush final episode and now I guess what Do not get the stargate Atlantis movie that might have ended Atlantis with some decent dignity. Well now we won’t get to see that will we?

    Oh joy well back to the Battlestar Galactica rip off stargate universe I guess…… No wait I think I will watch Caprica and re runs of Battlestar Galactica ….ya that is better.

    So Why do we need stargate universe again? I am still waiting for that “new fresh direction” “stargate stuff” you said we would get and all I see is Battlestar Galactica rips every week and It is not even doing a good job at it. Why didn’t you just start focusing more on Stargate Atlantis with deeper character stories rather than pumping out this Stargate universe (AKA Battlestar Galactica with stargate stickers on it) junk?

  • i *have* to stay hopeful!!

    ~3rd sg1 movie~3rd sg1 movie~3rd sg1 movie~3rd sg1 movie~3rd sg1 movie~~3rd sg1 movie~~3rd sg1 movie~~3rd sg1 movie~~3rd sg1 movie~~3rd sg1 movie~

  • I would MUCH rather have a SG-1 and SGA movie than continue with SGU. I’m not a fan of it. I think Mallozi and Wright are deluding themselves thinking that fans of SG1 and SGA like SGU – hoping that if they say it, it must be true. Of the half-dozen friends I have who are Stargate fans, one watches SGU – no one else can stand it.

  • I’m hoping that whoever is the new owner after MGM will do some house cleaning at the top and get the franchise back on track. I vote SG1 and SGA movies over SGU.

  • Sad, but not unexpected. I’ll take new SG-1 and SGA movies over SGU any day.

  • I have to agree with the majority of responses here–I, too, would rather see the promised SGA movie rather than the incredibly dull SGU.
    Even though it seems pretty hopeless now, I’m still going to hold out some faint hope that the demise of MGM will at least let us see a proper ending to Atlantis. Of course, a “proper ending” would entail more time than one single movie could possibly cover.
    In my opinion, MGM’s takeover of Stargate was the beginning of the end for the franchise. I don’t know a lot about how television works or who truly has the final say in how a show runs, but, looking back at the last couple of years–particularly for Atlantis, it seemed that MGM didn’t care about what happened to the quality of the show. Perhaps that blame should be placed on the writers and producers but, since MGM owned the rights to the franchise, I have to put the ultimate blame on them.

  • I have to agree with Zach236. I would MUCH rather have an SG-1 or SGA movie than SGU. But maybe that’s just a few of us.

    How about it, GateWorld. Replace that Poll on the right hand side with a new one:

    Vote for:
    A. Continue with Universe
    B. Make an SG-1 DVD movie
    C. Make an Atlantis DVD movie
    D. A & B
    E. A & C
    F. B & C
    G. ALL of the Above
    H. NONE of the Above

  • Knowing MGM’s financial situation, I have not been overly optimistic for more SG-1 or Atlantis. But, when I saw Universe, my hopes were completely and finally dashed. SGU is simply too different to coexist with the old Stargate shows. It just wouldn’t make sense to alternate back and forth from a series where the Stargate program is run by hormonally charged incompetents to movies featuring a Stargate program that is populated by the best of the best.

    Here’s hoping for many more seasons of Sanctuary. (Too bad they *killed* Michael Shanks off in that show.)

  • Disappointed but not surprised. Minus a miracle the live action side of the stargate franchise is as good as dead. At least SG1 and Atlantis still live on as novels and audio books.

    I’d vote for even just one more SG1 or Atlantis movie over more SGU anyday.

  • I vote for SG1 or SGA movies over SGU any day. Not a difficult choice at all. The new series is lousy. I am not interested in worrying about who is sleeping with who. Can’t believe this franchise has been botched so badly.

  • The movies are probably the only thing keeping some old fans, now that the movies might be out. As well as those fans

  • Just as the ratings for Caprica have continued to go down each week, Stargate Universe and the Soap Opera on Syfy appraoch to programing will contimue to kill the franchise and may already have along with the network as far as any science fiction goes. The network and the studio have committed themselves to the so called new direction for the franchise, so making anything new for SG1 or Atlantis would require them to admit Universe is not the correct way for the franchise to go. Also the fight that Universe has caused in the fans base for the franchise has likely angered so many supporters the gamble and the money problems at the studio add up no go for new movies.

    Only time will tell but Mr Shanks knows the facts and just told us what he feels.

  • I’m not surprised, but I am a little disappointed. SGU holds zero interest for me, while SG-1 is my favourite installment of the franchise. I would have liked one final SG-1 movie, something that neatly wrapped up the entire series (realistically, there was only ever going to be one more I think), but I didn’t think it was going to happen even before this report. And an SGA movie won’t fare any better.

    But at least we still get more SGU! *headdesk*

  • I don’t like the suggested poll because I reject its implied premise — that MGM and TPTB are choosing or have to choose between SG-1, SGA or SGU.

    The movies aren’t being made right now primarily because MGM doesn’t have any money. They’re currently pleading with other companies to come and buy them, so they can continue to turn the lights on in the morning. Even with a forecast of profitability for a direct-to-DVD Stargate title, they have to wait until they stabilize again.

  • I am a fan of SGU and i love SG1 and SGA! i guess what i dont understand is do they not have the money to make these movies? The last two SG1 movies that were released were either number one or two on dvd sales that week. I dont understand why they dont think they’ll sell. If your a SG1 fan your an SG1 fan i dont think that even in this bad economy that the sales would be bad. And as a fan of SG1 and i would like a little more closuer to the SG1 story than Contiuum offered. And the people that think by SGU getting bad ratings would help bring these movies to light i dont agree with that at all if anything it would prolly kill the Stargate franchise all together. I really hope they end up making both SG1 and SGA movies even if we have to wait another year or two.

  • What they should have done is. Keep Atlantis along with Universe for some time. After Atlantis fans or SG-1 fans get accostum with Universe put an end to Atlantis and make 2 movies out of it and keep Universe.

  • If SGU, nose dives, I think it will be good bye to any chance of an SG-1 or SGA movie. I believe that the best way to get a movie is to watch SGU and buy the DVDs (SG-1 and SGA especially). The ratings and dvd sales are going to be the only thing the executives are looking at.

    If you have ever thought about buying the dvds, now would be a good time.

  • @solista: MGM did a great job in my eyes. I’d blame syffy for what is going wrong…but they are a channel, what can one expect?

  • @Darren Sumner: If you look at my suggested poll, you will notice that ALL possibilities are listed. Only if production money is too short does it become an either/or proposition.

    Are you afraid of what such a poll would show?
    Even having a little data may have an impact on the decision makers. Conduct the dang poll!!!!

  • The hell with SGU… sorry for that, but with every news, I hate this show more…And it’s not even good! I really can’t believe SG-1 and SGA movie will not be made because of that :((

    And as I see from comments here – there are a lot of fans out there who haven’t forgoten about the original SG series and want them back (not only as guest stars in SGU)…
    Yes, as many of you said, this was expected, but still very sad to hear…
    If they will not be making the movies, they should at least publish the scripts so we can have at least some form of the movie… Like a book :(

  • Well considering the SG1 film was gonna be base on Jack O’neil, an well Richard Dean Anderson have been pissed poor for the last few years in SG1, I am actually not that bothered that we are not getting a other SG1 movie. It time to move on.
    But Atlantis not getting a closing movie to wrap up the Wraith and Atlantis stories lines is a shame, I am far more interest in a SGA movie by a long way, with many ways for it to end.
    Anyway I love universe. The franchise have evolve into a far better, producing a show which blows the other away.
    But wrapping Atlantis would be nice.

  • The reason I believe that sending SGU into a nosedive would be the only effective means to get these movies is that admittedly from the creators of the show they know its nothing like SG1 or SGA and SGU. They have said just as much. If Stargate fans who do not like SGU continue to watch it and/or buy the DVDs the only thing that will cause is more SGU and perhaps down the road a forth series thats a spawn of SGU.

    And yes they could cancel the whole franchise from the failure of SGU but I find that highly unlikely considering how much has been made off the first two series. Which once again were a different brand of Stargate than SGU and the failure of SGU I believe would hint that they should turn back to make one last profit off the Stargate franchise through those movies. As for money one would assume they spend something on SGU if its gone hey look there is some freed up cash. Granted these movies would not start right after cancellation because yes MGM probably would like to stabilize. But I think supporting SGU will in fact permanently kill any chance of SG1 and SGA because Wright and Mallozzi will get it in their heads that there is no market for them anymore. That is if they don’t already think that.

  • Starscapesg1

    It not a matter of whether the DVDs sales are going to be be good or even excellent or whether it the top selling of the week.

    The fact is what little money MGM does have, an it very little, they have invested in the Hobbit, an the next James film. They simply do not have the cash on hand right now to film an other movie, certainly not a movie an a tv series. An the little they do have they are investing much bigger revenues generators a SG1 or SGA films would ever be an keeping on staff employed. Revenues makes companies look good, an could produce bigger price for the company.
    What interesting in this debate, is what will happen when a other company takes control of MGM. what will happen to the Stargate franchise. An the biggest threat is that the new owners could shut the entire thing down or even worst sell it to the syfy channel.
    A even worst possibility is that they sell it Roland Emmerich and Dean Devlin in which case SG1, SGA an SGU would cease to exist an ignored an shut down all together. An they would proceed with the original plans they had for the Stargate franchise, most likely with big budget cinema releases, something only they can do.
    All these are possibilities considering the 3billion worth of debt an the billions needed to buy MGM an the fact that many of the buyers seem only interested in the Hobbit an James bond franchises an some the bigger names in it back catalogue, which are prime targets for remakes. It very easy to foresee the rest being sold of to finance the buyout of the company an to clear it debts.

  • This is not surprising. TPTB were never going to make an Atlantis movie. They aren’t even talking with the cast. The SG-1 movie fell by the wayside because of budget problems. I predict that there will be no more movies and whenever Universe is canceled that’s the end of the franchise.

    Buy the Universe DVDs if you like the show. Don’t be fooled into buying them only in the hope that you’ll get an Atlantis or SG-1 movie.

  • @ Darren

    They seem to have money for SGU. So it comes somwhere. Also it seems the SGU DVD is not selling too well which could mean only more bad news for the DVD market. Is it because it’s a half season, or maybe people just don’t like SGU or are not getting into it, or is the DVD market truly in trouble?

    I think the decision to axe SGA when it was not only keeping it’s audience but growing was one of the worse decisions by MGM and Bridge. We cannot blame SyFy on this one, because either way they just wanted a Stargate to air and hence the reruns of SGA being renewed for 2010 proves they are profitable. All the blame goes to MGM, which, imo are destroying this franchise. This article is this just more proof of this.

    I am with you, I wanted to see all 4 things happen with this franchise. I listened to your podcasts, and you said Stargate was supposed to be 4 parts strong. Which was SG-1 movies, SGA movies, Stargate Worlds, and SGU. Now 3 out of 4 of these things are in trouble. The franchise went from a strong Stallione ready to win the Triple crown, to a one-legged dog, ready to be put out of it’s misery. Sorry for the graphic image there, but it really is unfortunate that the franchise which had so much potential is putting it’s eggs in a basket that is not peforming in a stellar manner in ratings on SyFy or in the DVD sales market.

    I truly feel more movies will only make the franchise stronger.

    I’m just saying.

  • Let’s hope who ever does end up owning MGM can see sense and release all the planned straight to DVD Movies. Judging from what’s written here, there’s still a thirst for an SG1/SGA Movie.

    Let’s face it, if it’s a movie based on Stargate, I’m buying it. Maybe that’ll make sense to whoever gets MGM or the Stargate franchise. And they’ll keep milking the franchise. (anyone got any rich relations?)

    And can i say as a UK resident who doesn’t have Sky … I’ve already paid for SGU Season 1 on iTunes. I don’t wanna see it crash ‘n’ burn. I didn’t really warm to SGA until at least season 3, I want more SGU not less. I want to like it as much as SG1 and SGA, but I’m gonna need more than half a season to do that in. And if SGU does well doesn’t that mean the new owners are liley to keep releasing direct to DVD movies?

  • well we have left only hope for dvd movies nothing more
    SGU looks more like they have more money to actors then the story
    at fist i tought SGU will start from zero that means nothing to do with sg1 or sga but instead they start with old actors on sg1 and make it a new story as continuing from where they were cause of the stone tech and so on
    btw how come computer geek like eli know how to read alien tech and so on ? if he have never seen nothing more then the pc he owns at home ?

    in sg1 and sga the people who worked with tech did it in area 51 or what ever place before they joined so they knew something about alien tech
    ok it goes of topic already

    i actualy dont care about sg1 movie but i would like to c at least one movie of SGA cause they just left other galaxy to die out in the wraith and so on

  • I think they are so full of SGU right now (follow the money) that the prospect of movies at this time really is moot. When MGM is sold and the new owner dumps SGU then the door might be open for better things.

    *** Has no one considered a mini-series of perhaps 8 episodes using the SG/SGA actors and premise? Atlantis is sitting in San Fran bay ready to go after all. ***

  • A mini-series would be terrific!
    As it is I see three ways in which the success or failure of SGU affects the movies:
    1. If SGU had been a spectacular ratings star they might have thought there was so much interest in the franchise it would be worthwhile to make the movies.
    2. SGU failed so terribly in the ratings that it was pulled after the one season and in order to keep the franchise alive they decided on making the movies (or a combined SG1/SGA movie)
    3. Since SGU has neither done super well or super poorly, TPTB may think there is only medium level interest in Stargate, not enough to make a movie but enough that SGU can carry on as the franchise’s only offering.

  • Bloody hell. I’m extremely disappointed by that, I have to say. I’m still going to hold out hope though. I don’t want SG-1′s journey to be over.

  • I really dislike SGU and this news saddens me. First Jason Momoa says he doesn’t think an Atlantis movie will happen, now Shanks says SG-1 movie is unlikely. This gets more and more disappointing.

  • time to split for TPTB and the fans? Time to write and put together our own ending? Hell, this fandom has amazing ff writers, good designers and people who are good at vidding.

    Probably we should give us our own movies…that’s my hope at the moment oo

    dreaming on

  • Some fans have already started doing their own SGate fan films.

    I am not surprised at this news in the slightest. The sad fact is we were lucky to get Ark Of Truth to end SG1 as a series, and CONT was an added extra.
    As Darren highlighted, MGM is looking to be bought out, its struggling to survive! Although a second season of SGU has been greenlighted, who’s to say there will be the full budget to support it? – It may have cut backs, reduced number of eps etc.

    In the end, time will tell what happens to the SG1 and SGA movies, if anything. I too would prefer more for SG1 than SGU, but lets face it, we are the fans. Is clear from what they have done before, the TPTB do have an ear for our ongoing support. Part of the problem is BSG and Heroes re-wrote ther definition of Tv Sci Fi.
    However when it comes to making more money / profit than previously achieved, which is the lifeblood of any tv series, the networks consider us irrelivant. To them we are a minority abstraction. Once a programme has screened and the ratings are in, its old news to them.

  • Brian: SGU’s budget is paid largely by the licensing fee paid by the network. The direct-to-DVD market is simply a whole different ballgame. MGM must fund it entirely on its own, or find investors to support this specific project (and then share any profits it can attain).

    The DVD market for an original project is also not quite the same as the release of a television show.

    I myself think that the “1.0″ and “1.5″ release plan isn’t a terribly good idea, but I suppose MGM and Fox will see how it plays out. I haven’t seen any numbers on the pre-orders. If you have, I’d be curious to see them.

    I agree (and I’d bet MGM does, too) that the franchise would be re-strengthened by new SG-1 and SGA movies. I think they really, really want to do them. They just can’t afford to right now; but those circumstances will change. Yelling at MGM for deconstructing a successful franchise doesn’t really get us anywhere — since they don’t want SG-1 and SGA to be over and done any more than you and I do.

    EDIT: I should add, there isn’t anything in this latest interview from Michael that is news, per se. SciFi Wire decided to run a story on his slightly pessimistic comment. It doesn’t mean the movie is dead, and I’d encourage people not to take it that way. Look at the quotes and see exactly what one actor did (and did not) say.

  • @Thunderbird: When did TPTB last show that they have an ear for the fans? It has become very rare.
    Mallozzi asking for our suggestiion for season 2 is probably an example. But I still feel it’s not really enough.

    @Darren: Thanks for explaining how the DVD thing works, didn’t know that.

  • @Thunderbird
    Forgot to ask: I’ve seen some fan films, but they do not deal with is SG1 or Atlantis. I’d like to see people work out a skript and put it together with clips from the old episodes… one time, when I have enough time, I’ll do it and make the episode everybody dreamed of ;)

  • I’d definitely take an SG1 and Atlantis movie over SGU as well. What they were trying to do with SGU was make a long-term (ie, many seasons) source of revenue as opposed to a ‘one time’ movie or two. At this point they must be really concerned that they decided to go with a new series because I don’t think the financial forecast of the long-term series plan is looking anywhere near as good as they originally thought :/

    I like that idea of mini series as well, especially for Atlantis. They release half-seasons already, so really this wouldn’t be all that different just a couple ‘episodes’ less maybe.

    The Stargate fans brought back Dr. Beckett, maybe in time we can bring back the movies as well if we make enough noise ^^

  • A. Continue with Universe
    B. Make an SG-1 DVD movie
    C. Make an Atlantis DVD movie
    D. A & B
    E. A & C
    F. B & C
    G. ALL of the Above
    H. NONE of the Above
    I vote wholeheartedly F.
    Kill of SGU that it’s obviuosly not SG show and produce our movie promised. An I agree with many here despite what JM and BW said I’m not really sure a big part of SGA audience moved on to SGU and even from other shows. It’s only another lie or propaganda to claim in their opinion SGU is a success as they spinned the numbers where DVR+7 became very important for them to improve their results

  • “Dont try denying the fact that a HUGE amount of fans dont give a damn about SGU and have not moved on from SGA or even SG-1 yet.”

    I would love to know where these facts come from. And having many people voice displeasure on this site doesn’t count. 100% of the people who watch the show, do not come here. I would be willing to believe it’s a small percentage of the fans on gateworld.

    Trying to pass off your opinion as fact doesn’t make it so.

  • To translate, he’s getting paid more money to do other projects instead of returning to Stargate-SG1. Nothing wrong with that really, all the power to him he’s a great actor. As for depressed dvd sales theres a ton of free streaming movie webpages online, most of which have movies currently in theaters. I think people are increasingly resorting to downloading and copying movies then buying them.

  • I just discovered the average customer review on amazon and seen SGU gets only 2 stars when SGA got an average of 4 1/2 stars for each season. I think it’s the answer to TPTB about their real audience and their real success they claim the real quality of the show and the real reception among the audience. no more numbers spinned.

  • I have heard that in the past the writers of Stargate listen to the fans. Well, I really hope they are listening to all the negative comments about SGU and the incomplete SGA series.

    I am with the majority here by saying SGA & SG1 need to continue and the movies need to be released with SGU going to the back burner.

    I find it hard to believe that the DVD market is in that bad of shape when the regular movie theater business had the best money making year of all time last year.

  • ‘And with the new show doing well, everybody’s focusing their attention on that.’ ?

    We need to know who been lying to him.

  • I hate SGU, i watched it online and i don’t like it, it doesn’t use an stargate, it’s just a bad copy of BSG or Voyager. I’m from Costa Rica and i bougth every DVD of SG-1 and SGA, and SG-1 Movies, and surely i’n not gonna buy anything from SGU, i’ll spend my money in Sanctuary, because Amanda is great, as everyone in SG-1.

  • I really do wonder if Michael sees this what is going on in his head. I really do hope SG1 and SGA will get a movie, to get some closure to this. Continuum didn’t really provide that as the last scene wasn’t exactly a closure scene. I really hope SG1′s movie (if happens) will end off in a good bang

  • I also find it amusing that the poll did indeed change, but to something in the opposite direction

  • honestly I feel like the only person on this site who really loved the SG-1 and SGA and who really enjoys SGU.

    SGU has been successful, getting a complete order and second season, and it wasn’t the down fall of SGA, ratings were. It is hard to keep coming back with new apocalyptic enemies and have any credibility or suspense.

    It’s very wishful thinking to believe that SGU failing is going to help other products in the franchise.

  • Guess I, for one, am a bit perturbed by the idea that we were kind of told to give SGU ‘the benefit of the doubt’, bearing in mind that we were going to get not ONLY a third SG-1 movie, but also the SGA flick. These were our ‘panaceas’… our ‘sugar’, if you will, to help the medicine go down. They gave us those to look forward to and, in turn, we would deal with SGA’s cancellation as best we could while giving SGU a chance. (Well, at least the semblance of one, anyways.)
    While realizing that the economy is bad… it still seems like TPTB should make good on ‘promises made’. There are numerous quotes, easily located, where it has been stated, without qualification, that the SG-1 movie WILL be made… and that the SGA flick is ‘still in the works’.
    Just think it’s cruel to promise the fan-base something and not deliver. SGU has NOT lived up to expectations… apologies to those who like it, but seems to be the case. This is a fan-base that continues to sell out conventions, etc., so the franchise is still viable.
    It just seems a shame that TPTB would repay fan loyalty by failing to uphold their promises.
    A bad economy is one thing, but it won’t keep them from investing in other, certainly more questionable projects. This is fairly certain, I’m sure many would agree.
    No doubt a concerted effort on the part of the ‘entire’ fan-base (not SGU fans versus SG-1/SGA fans!) would have SOME effect on their decision making process… It has in the past. However, it would have to be, as said before, a CONCERTED, focused movement.
    Is there anyone out there willing to organzie such an effort? Ill health prevents my organizing such a project. It worked for Michael Shanks before, as well as Paul McGillion… didn’t it? Perhaps the third time is the charm.
    All I know is that I’m left feeling that the Stargate PTB are not fulfilling their part of ‘the bargain’.
    Does anyone else feel that way?

  • Hi guys, I` the new fan of SGU. My point is I would like to see SG-1 & especially SGA movies, but I don`t want to choose between them and SGU, cos I think we must give a chance to this show.

  • Watched latest SGU episode last nught on Sky 1 in UK – I’m afraid it looks like BSG and really not original. Also I watched 2 episodes of SG1 series 9 currently being run on Sky 2 which I had not seen. My wife watched 1 episode of SG1 and then SGU with me. She is a shrewd judge of TV shows and her judgement was – “SG1 great with engaging characters” and SGU …… “I would not want to watch that tripe again”.

    Unlike me she is not a great sci-fi fan but she does understand what makes a good story. So what would be my preferences – make the SG1 and SGA movies and then have a serious rethink about SGU – for heaven’s sake just do something original.

  • @Playos:

    You’re not the only one who’s interested in SGU. Many people are, and I myself am not yet judging it as good or bad…I’m simply saying that it’s different.
    What I’m judging (and probably other fans do also feel that way) is that the producers ignored what the fans are/were saying.
    SGU might become a great show, yeah, but what i tried to explain: It needs more than only being a good show in order to get me hooked. Take NCIS or Dexter for example. I like both, but am I interested in the DVDs? No! I love to watch it, but that’s it. Still, I’m a Stargatefan, I watch SGU, listen to TPTB and I wait what things are yet to come…

    @RippersPet:

    “This is a fan-base that continues to sell out conventions, etc., so the franchise is still viable.
    It just seems a shame that TPTB would repay fan loyalty by failing to uphold their promises.”

    –> Thess 2 sentences are so true! Also what you said about the projects that had worked in the past. I’d be in if a group would find itself together…but to do what?! The problem as I see it now is that we can’t find a consens in the fanbase.
    -I don’t think we can change what is already done. (Movies don’t depend on us, as well as SGU, these decisions had already been made a long time ago)
    - Do we want to end the SG history:
    a) because we are unhappy that TPTB are ignoring fan-loyalities
    b) because we dislike SGU?

    My humble opinion:
    Either accept what is happening and be mad at TPTB, boycott SGU and say Goodbye to the SG franchise or, start a Fanrevolution!

    I’d like to see the last option happening! :)

  • HERE IS MY VOTE:
    How about it, GateWorld. Replace that Poll on the right hand side with a new one:
    Vote for:
    B. Make an SG-1 DVD movie—THIS IS MY NUMBER ONE REASON

    F. B & C–BUT FOR THOSE ATLANTIS FANS, I AM A SMALL ONE, I WILL VOTE THIS WAY.

    Other than than, Universe, sorry, but to date you have nothing i want in a series. I am a Stargate SG1 freak and love my RDA, always wanted him and sam to hook up. I wanted to do what sam did and almost made it to astronaut training 20 years ago, but had my daughter instead. THis series was my escape and dream, it seemed so real, the others, atlantis and universe were over the top spin offs and never compared to the original. I could have watched SG1 for another 10 years and watch sam and jack’s kid become the next generation gater. I dont think universe will make it passed its first season if it isnt real enough for space enthusiasts. Make the movies and can the universe.

  • One of two things is about to happen:
    1. SG1 and SGA will be wrapped by with storylines within SGU. Don’t think it can happen or has ever happened before. Well check out Batman Beyond. They wrapped that up in Justice League even thought Justice League takes place decades before BB.

    2. REBOOT!!! If SGU makes it through season 2, I think season 3 would be it. However, when SGU does go off the aire the Stargate franchise will be relaunched either with another movie or series with all new actors, writers, producers, etc. It’ll only be “away” long enough for existing contracts to die off.

  • Maybe someone with money and brains will buy the Stargate franchise from MGM.

    Comcast has money.

  • This is semi off topic, but I’ve been talking with my cousin about SGU and Caprica. The only episodes of SGU I mildly enjoyed was Air Part 3 and “Time” other than those two episodes I really do not look forward to watching SGU. I will however try to finish the season. Now Caprica, I knew I would dislike this show so much that I call it Crapica but even though I wasn’t thrilled about the pilot episode when I watched last year I enjoyed the following two episodes more than SGU, not counting the two episodes I named earlier. While it has it’s drama just seeing the tech mixed with a vintage look, and Caprican culture before the fall has intrigued me enough to keep watching so far.

  • This is insane why why why why why
    i can’t think why you would get rid of something so successful SG-1 was PEAKING
    SGA started getting insanely good aswell i just don’t understand ??????????????????????????.
    bill gates can buy the Stargate Franchise and ill him whats needs to be done to get it going again, we all know BIll is a nerd and must watch this epic show except SGU which is POO

  • Well, according to Creation Entertainment, all the standing sets are being taken down to make room for SGU’s S2 sets and by April 2010 there won’t be any sets standing anymore. So, the last nail was finally struck. At least now it’s pretty much official *sigh* Bye bye any chance to see a SGA movie.

  • It’s almost sickening cliche. The ‘network execs’ come down and change things and retool because they know what the fans want! And then a long-standing franchise falls apart as a result. And they’ll blame the economy or a dozen other things for it when it was really just their own stupidity. Stargate Galactica was just a bad idea. So it’s best to just let it die. Start watching an episode of SG1 or SGA on DVD during the timeslot when SGU is running, it’s what I plan on doing. In it’s own way, it will let Stargate live on for a while longer for me.

    The new owners are going to come into this seeing it only as a failing franchise and aren’t going to be interested in it unless someone really goes to bat for it. The problem is, with the ratings already steadily declining, it would take someone with a lot of power to go to bat for it and it would require another retooling. Which will either be an awkwardly re-imagined SGU with a very rapid, awkward transition or another new show. Either would probably be better, but it’s such a long-shot that it’s almost definite to not happen.

    Stargate Universe will be remembered as the death of Stargate.

  • [...] – Intr-un interviu acordat celor de la SciFi Wire, actorul Michael Shanks (Daniel Jackson din SG-1) a tinut sa precizeze ca este posibil ca al treilea film Stargate SG-1 (film ce urma sa fie lansat direct pe DVD) sa nu mai vada niciodata lumina zilei. In sustinerea teoriei sale, Shanks a adus urmatoarele argumente: lunga pauza dintre filme, noul serial din franciza (Stargate: Universe), nevoia vechii echipe de a merge mai departe, serialul Amandei Tapping, Sanctuary, serial care tocmai a mai primit un sezon de 20 de episoade, (semi)pensionarea lui Richard Dean Anderson. Scriptul celui de-al treilea film, Stargate: Revolution, a fost deja scris, dar problemele financiare ale MGM-ului au pus bete in roate proiectului. Pana la noi informatii despre filmul Stargate, noi ii vom revedea pe Daniel Jackson si pe Jack O’Neill in cea de-a doua parte a primului sezon din Stargate: Universe. Sursa [...]

  • Well, I’m not surprised, Its been so long now and TPTB have seem to have forgotten about SG1 and SGA, and they very obviously don’t value or care about the many fans they have lost or are losing. Including me, since I guess this means I’m done with the SG franchise. The possible movies were the only thing keeping me hanging on. SGU throughly disappointed me, I honestly tried to be open minded, but I’m not into “As the Stargate Spins”. The angst level of SGU is off the chart and eye roll worthy. I can’t take SGU seriously, I got eye strain from just about every episode. Another thing that annoys me is that except for the fact that they are on a spaceship there is nothing really sci-fi about this show. Isn’t Science fiction the point of the SG franchise? A very sad very disappointed fan, but alas all things must come to an end and I think the SG franchise is beginning to breath its last. I have a feeling after SGU’s season 2, it will all be over. And no, I will not watch something I don’t like just to keep a franchise afloat.

  • Many people like SGU. Probably many more than we realize. It’s just that some people like to post that EVERYONE hates it, simply because the most vocal here are the ones with the most hate, and some like to just assume that the most vocal represent the majority of everyone who watches TV

  • I just knew it! Lets put all our time into the space soap instead of the great original stuff. It shouldn’t be called Stargate Universe it should be called Stargate Undone or Unscrewed. If I wanted more drama in a scifi series I would of watched BSG. Sorry for the rant couldn’t help it, I just hated that my two favorite shows turned into SGU. But it is sad that I can’t even look forward to a movie anymore ,I don’t even watch SGU , too angry if you ask me!

  • I am so unhappy with SGU, it’s horrible and I won’t spend one more minute watching it or purchase the DVD. I hope MGM will reconsider and produce SG1 and SGA. Otherwise, I am finished with this franchise downturn. Stop wasting money on SGU.

  • i personally think they should cancel the sg1 and sga movies and sgu…and renew stargate infinity for another season

  • As a long term Stargate fan, I have to say that not proceeding with the SG1 and SGA movies is a huge mistake. I own all of SG1, SGA and both SG1 movies. To cancel Stargate Atlantis was also a huge mistake…why dump a loyal audience and take a chance on something new. By the way…I watched only two episodes of SGU. I HATE it and won’t watch anymore. SGU will not last…I expect it to get canceled before it makes it to season 3…Get rid of SGU and move on with the movies or bring back Atlantis…give it the time it deserves!! The fan base already exists…

  • i come to gateworld, checking and hoping everyday to see word on the 3rd sg1 movie…

  • I hate SGU and all of the other shows on sci-fi or syfy (lol) as they are calling it these days. They need to bring back SGA and SG1 and make it into the 24/7 stargate channel.

  • And while they are at it bring back the x-files too and just get rid of everything else and focus on these three shows. Maybe play some old lost in space to fill up the empty time slots or something and funnel all of their money into SGA, SG1, and the x-files.

  • lets hope they are not cancelling sga as its rating (with pvr) are the same if not better than sgu. I personally find sgu boring and do not consider it stargate, all it is is a Battlestar galactica wannabee. I watched the first half of season one and will not be wasting my time with the second. I am patiently waiting for the sga movies. If they don’t materialise i will kiss stargate goodbye and watch the complete series of sg1 and sga on dvd.

  • All right I know alot of us did not like sgu but think back when sga came out they still had new sg1 coming out and sga slowly weend us off from sg1.I think they should have done the same with sgu and sga. Im still hopeing for the sga movie.

  • I will choose SG1 and SGA movies over SGU anyday. All these posts here prove we are in the majority and that there is a large SG1 and SGA fanbase.

    TPTB have to realise that making these movies IS a good business decision so I believe it WILL happen…just not as soon as we would like.

  • I think there is a guy that posted yesterday that doesn’t know SGA was canceled. Some one better break the news to him.

  • troller86 I know they canceled sga but what Im saying is they should have did 1 or 2 more season of sga at the same time as sgu to give us fans time to get into sgu.

  • If Time Warner acquires MGM, would that mean SGU would end up airing on the CW? :P

  • I have visited this site weekly since SGA went off the air in hopes of movie news. I watched every episode of SGA. It was an excellent show. I purchased the SG-1 movies and I would gladly purchase an SGA movie. I have never watched SGU nor will I ever. I felt cheated when SGA was taken off the air. Great characters, great stories, great show!! Miss ya SGA!! I’ll get down from my bitchin box now.

  • They keep editing my posts. I very much want to make the point that SGU sucks.

    The SGA team would have had the destiny home in time for dinner.

  • I really, really hope that the films will be made! Especially The SG1 film. I want to see Rick as a main character again!!!

  • I always give a show a full season to hook me. They’re learning what works, etc. The first ep of SGU, I was intrigued because it was different…but my interest waned with each passing week. I’ve already sat through Battlestar Galactica and I’m not ready for another one.

    It would be nice if they could do one more just to wrap things up and say goodbye. I recently caught the ST:TNG ep “All Good Things” and I think that was a perfect ending to a series. I will always watch that ep when I see it on TV. But SG1 didn’t give us that. sigh.

    This franchise has disappointed me over the years. While I love the episodes and still watch repeats on SciFi – I haven’t like the way they’ve brought up compelling stories and issues and then just left them.

    Ah well. We did have an enjoyable show while it lasted.

  • i bet if you made a poll 99% would rather have sg1 back as a series rather than movies or SGU.. cmon give the fans what they want. why not integreat some of the sgu and sga cast into a new sg1

  • They CANT just ignore it. I am a HUGE fan of SG-1 and only Sg-1. Atlantis is just kinda boring and nowhere near as epic (in my opinion) as SG-1. Plus, the characters are so much better. I can only say that even though it is the original TV series and 2 more have come out after, does not mean people are forgetting about it or anything like that. I own all 10 seasons and both of the movies about It and let me say, if they dont do this movie…I will cry. It even says the script has been written so why not make the movie? Please whoever is really in charge…PLEASE make this movie.

  • Sadly, SGU may be the demise of the Stargate franchise. I tried watching the first three episodes of SGU on Hulu.com (since I no longer get cable, and don’t care to get it back). I tried, honestly, to follow along, but I felt bored with all three episodes. Usually, my rule is to watch three episodes of a show before deciding it’s not for me. Well, I did that, and SGU just doesn’t do anything for me. I read Joe Mallozzi’s blog about SGU and fans reacting badly to it, and although I can see his side of it, I have to agree with fans. It’s just more drama that we get to see in our everyday lives, only now it’s on TV. We’re watching Stargate to be entertained, not shown what we go through already. Sadly, I was just NOT impressed by the show, and the new fan base of SGU doesn’t appreciate what the Stargate saga is supposed to be about. Because of this, I believe Stargate may come to an end. It’s sad, really, because this show so outdid Star Trek in so many ways, and I’m a fan of Star Trek, Star Wars, etc, and love them all equally, and Stargate SG-1 and Atlantis gave so much more than either could have done on their own.

    I’m hopeful that another SG-1 movie will be produced, and even more hopeful that we will get an SGA movie, but I have my doubts, and I knew from the very end of SGA and the beginning of SGU that regardless if SGU did extremely poorly, or had out-of-this-world ratings (I have yet to see either extreme with the show), the SG1/SGA show creators would close those chapters indefinitely. It’s almost as if they wanted to close those chapters prematurely as sort of saying “F YOU, WE DON’T CARE ABOUT YOU!” to fans. Like “We’ll put this show on, whether you like it or not, and even if you don’t like it, we’re gonna shove it down your throats until you do!”

    Anyway, I’m getting off topic. Bottom line, we may very well not get proper closure to either series.

  • I agree with the following comments:
    I actually would be curious what a poll by this website would get for results if it asked, What would you rather have SGU continue or another SG1 and an SGA movie?
    It would be interesting to see at this point where fans would stand if that were the choice given straight up one or the other.
    AND
    How about it, GateWorld. Replace that Poll on the right hand side with a new one:

    Vote for:
    A. Continue with Universe
    B. Make an SG-1 DVD movie
    C. Make an Atlantis DVD movie
    D. A & B
    E. A & C
    F. B & C
    G. ALL of the Above
    H. NONE of the Above

  • I am a big Amanda Tapping and SG-1 fan, plus a big Sam/Jack shipper. I really hate to think that these characters are going to die out. Please let there be one more adventure!

  • look people instead of gateworld cahnging its poll to demand the movies how about this:

    A continue with universe

    B cancle all stargate stuff

    C no movie

    D cancle universe anf bring back SG1 and SGA as the show again for a few more years!

    isnt that more fair? then the actors and producers would see we dont want sgu we want sg1 and sga now!

  • I’ve read somewhere the 3rd sg1 movie is on good track. I really hope so, I’m a big fan of SG1, SGA was ok and SGU well I like the show but I don’t get why it’s called “stargate” in the first place as it’s just another sci-fi show.

    Anyway, I don’t know about this or how much money they need etc… but what I know is that I really want that final movie (hoping it will end the serie properly) and was thinking maybe fans could become producers in a way.

    Just sayin…

  • @ All Everyones and Darren,

    Hmm…. Please better Stargate SG-1 ties SGA Fans. I love old SG-1 tie SGA.

    But,I m Sorry… Brad feeling failed to SGU. He now new idea is Good better Sg-1 ties SGA movie than My idea new Stargate: Legend story is Old Sg-1 and SGA big familiar in New big Shuttle Gold name is Sg-1 Thor and SGA Gold City than New member SGL-1 family with SG-1 and SGA. I trust Cast is RDA,MS,AT and CJ really want better back Old SG-1 three movie is Stargate: Revolution had maybe New big Shuttle name is SGC with Light Beam had Weapon than Accident Light beam made for Big orb for new build Shuttle had GOLD New Stargate: Legend. :-D I tell Brad and Old Sg-1 and SGA Casts, You do it better new planning still alive good story new movie is SGR and SGE… I called is SGL! :) I promise to Brad W. I wish to Brad and RDA will Glad at me. Thanks to Darren will send Brad look show up my draw is New Stargate: Legend. On Website is: http://forum.gateworld.net/showthread.php?78979-New-Stargate……

  • Actually, SGU is the answer to my prayers to make Stargate less ridiculous. But, of course, SGU doesn’t have nearly the same sense of humor, nor the sense of adventure that SG-1 had. So, ideally, I’d love for both to go on. But if I can’t have both, I’d still rather get SG-1.
    As for Atlantis, it’s more ridiculous and less fun than SG-1, so I don’t actually like it.

  • SGU might have been a bold premise with solid actors, but it neglected most of what made the Stargate series popular. I truly hope someone makes more movies based on SG-1, Atlantis or even combines the two for a movie,


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