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Friday - March 4, 2011
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As we told you back in January, Stargate Universe co-creator Brad Wright is working hard at finding a way to finish the story of Destiny and her reluctant crew (story).  He’s been in talks with MGM about continuing the story in some form, though all the major players have been pretty quiet about those discussions behind closed doors.  So where do things stand today?

Fortunately, SGU fans have executive producer Joseph Mallozzi’s blog to let us know that those conversations are still progressing.  He revealed last month that the door was pretty much closed on a third season someplace other than Syfy Channel.  That doesn’t leave a lot of other possibilities: a wrap-up movie, a series of movies, a mini-series, online webisodes, or cocktail napkin doodles posted on YouTube with the producers doing all the character voices, augmented with special effects from Mark Savela.

This week Mallozzi helped clarify the picture a bit, while fans continue to wait for some announcement from the studio.

“Hopefully, by the time [the season finale, 'Gauntlet'] airs, we’ll have definite word on a potential movie or two,” he said.

“If it’s a go and fans can look forward to a proper end to Destiny‘s mission, then ‘Gauntlet’ will certainly set the stage for a grand conclusion.  If, on the other hand, things don’t pan out and ‘Gauntlet’ does turn out to be the bittersweet finale, fans will be thrilled, touched, heartbroken — and left to wonder what could have been.”

Let’s hope for the former.

The studio has had past success with the DVD and Blu-ray releases of Stargate: The Ark of Truth and Continuum, two SG-1 movies that followed the show’s cancellation.  The home media market has changed radically since those two were shot in 2007 and released in 2008.  MGM may be crunching the numbers to see if it can give a potential series of SGU films a decent budget and still turn a profit from the combination of media sales, online digital downloads, TV broadcast licensing, and the many international markets where Stargate is popular.

Wright and his team have certainly demonstrated over the years that they have the ability to make a modest production budget look like a feature film on the small screen.  And in our humble opinion, MGM will need to commit to paying off this story — and make at least one Atlantis film — to keep Stargate‘s existing fan base and win back some disenfranchised viewers.

Stargate Universe returns with its final 10 episodes on Syfy next Monday, March 7 at 10 p.m. (E/P)!  That’s a new day and a new time, so set your Tivo and mark your calendar.




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  • This sucks. I mean, I’m hopeful we get ANYTHING, but there is NO WAY that this story could be summarized in 1 or 2 movies. Terrible. We can’t find ANY network willing to at least give it like a 6 or 7 part mini-series AND THEN a movie??

    sigh.

  • I guess they could build on the idea you brought up in a podcast, that the destiny and seed ships have basically reached the vicinity of their destination and were waiting for the crew. Rather then us just getting lucky. Could be why the ships AI is ‘working’ them so hard to get them up to speed. Really hope this comes to pass, would preorder on Amazon now!

  • Great. Let’s charge forward and make a “movie or two” about a show, story and characters that barely made 1.5 seasons before it was canned for bad ratings. And lets just flush a movie for a show that was still going strong after 5 seasons, or the movie for a show that ran for 10. Yeah. This makes perfect sense. :/

  • Why do I keep coming here after getting these “tweets” and get excited? SG(whatever) is dead. Thanks to the writers, enough said

  • Someone has said in one of these comment threads that the guilt for things with SGU ending and turning out the way it did wasn’t only on SyFy but on showrunners as well.And I tend to agree.They must have known due to “fantastic” ratings that there was a “quite” strong possibility of the show being canned and this being the last season.And they still refused to take notice of that,and/or count that in.So the fact that they still refused to make,at least a contingency plan,just in case they don’t get renewed for another season and make an alter-ending with the other,alter one being the series ending,closing up the story..tells me something.And what it tells me isn’t anything good about them.

  • @ipfnd i tend to agree, i just wanted to say if there is going to be any movie made it better be SG-1

  • Be nice if BW tried harder to get an Atlantis and Sg1 movie made. Better yet a 6th season to Atlantis. Though the chance of that happening is 0% unfortunately. :-( A fitting end to SGU is the Destiny crashing into a star.

  • this is so NOT what i wanted to hear, they still don’t get it, we want to see SGA/SG-1 movies not an SGU movie.so angry right now, all they care about is their precious SGU. I for one will not watch the movie if they ever make it.

  • SGU movie would be perfect. Can’t wait to see it with extinction and revolution…… so how many more years are we going to have to wait?

  • @kellx Probably till direct to home hologram market becomes really profitable.

  • To tHose saying an sg1 and a sga movie should happen are crazy!! Sg1 had 2 great movies and I agree sga needs 1 but sga had a nice run but what story is thereto close on? Sga had no story after season 1.5. I agree enemy at the gates was super rushed and a better ending should happen but in reallity there is now real ending to sga.sgu has a specific story that has a beginning and a conclusion and it’s that story that should get a movie first.

    Also for those sayingsgu characters weregarbage plz! Other than shep McKay and Lorne the characters on sga were terrible.

  • So the series ending that they said they might possibly be able to finish up in one more season, they’re hoping for a movie or two to tell? Have we ever been told the truth about anything with SGU?

    I’m hoping it doesn’t happen. Stargate needs to die for now so that the buildup for a reboot can begin. Mallozzi has all but said that he didn’t agree with the direction that Wright took things in his blog (he’s jumping at the chance to work on a fast-paced action-adventure comedy…ironically not another slow, character driven drama..) and Cooper was smart enough to leave earlier.

    All of the blame for the troubles that came to the Stargate franchise begins and ends with Brad Wright. It’s not the SGA/SG1 fans’ fault. It’s not the SGU fans’ fault. It’s Brad Wright’s fault. The SGA/SG1 fans and SGU fans have been like two teenage girls fighting over a guy who’s just sitting back and enjoying the it. Blame the guy. Blame Brad Wright.

  • Well said Mythos! I always focus my anger to him. He destroyed stargate!

  • Brad Wright should be thanked for the many great years of Stargate. Yes, SGU did not work out but to be so unkind towards the man who brought us Stargate for so many years is very short sided. There would be no Stargate without him!

    I would love to see them wrap up the franchise with a movie from SG1, SGA, and SGU. But to be honest, SG1 and SGA are far more bankable than SGU.

  • As someone who dislikes SGU, I would still say an SGU movie *IS* higher priority than another SG-1 one, or even one for my beloved Atlantis. Simply because they need to finish the story.

    Atlantis really bleeds for a good movie, but the series had a proper finale. You don’t want to leave a series hanging on a cliffhangar if you can help it.

    Hopefully, they’ll push for the SGU movie enough to get it, and maybe it’ll even be profitable enough for MGM to bring the Atlantis one out.

  • It’s just more hype. What are the odds they would ever green-light a movie to a show that bombed, when they wouldn’t even green-light a movie to their previous show that was successful and actually had viewers? If anything came of this, I’d be shocked. And appalled.

  • it wont happen, and these actors dont seem attached to stargate so much to keep them from being busy with something else. Sorry just cant see this ever happening. if it was hard to get a SG-1 and SGA movie than can you imagine how hard it must be to convince whoever to make a SGU movie?? sheeesh!

  • Tekrelm lol didnt read your comment until now, i said the same thing.

    I also agree with Jim, what TPTB piss me off how they choose to end this season with a cliffhanger, knowing they have bad odds of getting picked up for a third season. They did this to blackmail the network with it, which is silly.

  • BW from wikipedia: “And the fact that some of the fans that liked SG-1 and Atlantis were so angry that they have deliberately hurt us, which is unfortunate.” I don’t think I even have to comment on that.

  • It’s funny. I loved SG-1, was bored quickly with SGA, and really got addicted and… absorbed… by SGU. There were some powerful episodes and moments. I so wish we could have a third season, and its cancellation has about finished SyFy for me. So I’d love to see an SGU movie – or any SG film they can get on a screen.

  • @sixampfuze: But SGA was ended specifically to make movies, not because of bad ratings, and SyFy already owns the airing rights for one movie. SGU simply bombed and SyFy canceled it. That’s a big difference.

  • I hate to say it, but you people are blinded by your anger. Might as well blame Brad for multi-billion debt that MGM managed to make. That’s more than many countries’ national year budget! The reason we didn’t get third SG-1 movie, which was at one point green-lit and a SGA movie is because MGM couldn’t afford to change a dead light bulb, much less pay an electrical bill to power it. Hell they even couldn’t afford to get their biggest franchise (Bond) of the ground, which was a sure bet at the box office.

    But no, let’s blame Brad, let’s blame Joe for writing a script for SGA movie, which he totally doesn’t want to see made…
    Yes, let’s do that.

  • @SGAFan: MGM didn’t cancel Atlantis. SyFy did. Besides, SGA wasn’t going strong at that point. It was awful & had totally gone downhill *and* had bad ratings.

    As for others, the only good thing about SGU getting canceled is that I won’t have to see anti-fan rhetoric mucking up comment sections about Stargate anymore.

  • So my guess would be that they want to see how these last 10 episodes trend in the ratings. So make sure to sit down on Monday night and watch it LIVE if you want ANY Stargate in the near future.

  • focus on the successful parts of the franchise (sg1 and atlantis) BEFORE you try concluding the weakest link (sgu).

  • @zainy
    I agree ratings wise sgu bombed but the 5th season of sga wasn’t that muchbetter. Except for a few episode sga was pulling in what 1.2 ,1.4′s even a 1.1 the show ha it’s moments. I agree it needs a movie but re show that pnnow needs it more.

  • @sgfan – Whatever Brad Wright had to do with making the Stargate shows, it’s still his fault that things are how they are. His prior actions don’t change that. He is responsible for where things are at now. I’m not saying that he may not come around and redeem. But it is his fault just the same. And Brad Wright lives his lofty lifestyle because of the career path he chose to take. Part of the price of choosing that career is being bound to the fans of television and having your decisions be judged.

  • @majorsal
    Took the words right out of my mouth.
    All this talk of needing to give SGU a proper ending/conclusion, what about Atlantis being concluded? We were promised an SG1 and Atlantis movie and before we get a movie to a far less successful show (lets face it, it was dropped after 1.5 seasons) it MAKES SENSE to make the SG1 and Atlantis movies first. I’m not saying that SGU shouldn’t get a movie to conclude its story for its viewers, it should get a proper ending. But the fact is not only is it fair that SG1 and Atlantis movies should be made first because the fans were promised this but it also makes more sense as they were more successful shows.

  • @ sixampfuze

    SGA’s ratings were a lot better!

    SGA Season 5 average: 1.6 million viewers live + SD
    SGU Season 2 average: 1.078 million viewers live + SD

  • Really hoping that SGU gets a proper conclusion in a movie or two. If we’re gonna not get confirmation of this until around the air date of “Gauntlet”…the weeks are gonna draaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaag until we find out.

    *fingers crossed*

  • Sry aboutthe grammatical errors I had 10 sec title that because my train was going down into the subway.

    I understand the frustration by the die hard sga fans because I am one but I’m not an angry fan. I’m a die hard stargate fan  that wants the franchise to go on and to be honest sgu’s mission was a great side story to sg1sga. Sga’s   Beginning story was wonderful but it went to he’ll really fast.

    But like I said in my other post sgu deserves the movie first because that show will be left without any form of conclusion where as sga doesn’t need one. What kind of end could sga have? Kill all wrath? Why ?they are a joke . In 2 1/2 yrs 120 people reduced millions of wrath to nothing.Asurans? Nope killed them.Why would sga need a movie right away. They are on earth fishing. 

    Sg1 has nothing to wrap up. 
    Sgu does and sgu deserves the movie. Once it gets some conclusion then sga should get one and sg1. 

  • I’m not speaking about season average. I don’t care about that. I’m talking about actual episode per episode and sga was around 1.4 ish on the reg with a uptick here and there and a down tick here and there. Those are not great and if sga was on today with 1.5 ish ratings would it be renewed? W13 and eureka pull high 2′s and 3′s.
    I want an sga movie but as a stargate fan I want a sgu movie first . That’s all

  • SGU’s best episode in season 2 got only 1.222 million viewers. Two episodes didn’t even get 1 million viewers. 1.4 million viewers is still quite a lot better and SGA was able to uptick for important episodes, SGU not.

    And I think if SGU would have gotten 1.6 million viewers in season 2, they would currently make a 3rd season. W13 and Eureka are hits shows on Syfy. A show doesn’t need so good ratings to get renewed.

  • Could be just me, but does anyone else think it strange that a movie for SGU only came up after the sets of SG1 and SGA had been sold at auction and are no longer available? Definitely something to ponder, in my opinion.
    I can only hope that someone at MGM has a brain and knows how to use it because why on Earth…or anywhere else, for that matter…would you make a movie for a show that tanked in 1.5 seasons?
    And yes, before anyone mentions it in reaction to my comments, I’l admit that I still would like to have the SGA movie that was promised and that has a script already waiting to be put into production.

  • I would hope if they dont make the last three or four seasons. Then they should make at least three to four movies to finish the story. The other thing is to see if FOX, USA, THE CW, OR TNT or even where SG-1 first started on SHOWTIME. To air the rest of the series. The othing that SYFY should do is move SGU back to Friday Nights. Moving it to Monday on CBS you have Hawaii Five-0 on at ten.

  • solista said: why on Earth…or anywhere else, for that matter…would you make a movie for a show that tanked in 1.5 seasons?

    me: good question!!

  • I have ZERO interest in seeing any future SGU projects. If an SGU movie somehow involved including the rest of the Stargate franchises, then I would be interested.

  • @solista
    “why on Earth…or anywhere else, for that matter…would you make a movie for a show that tanked in 1.5 seasons?”

    Your point?
    Firefly only lasted one season and yet they made Serenity.

  • If they decide to make any of the movies,it’d be kinda logical to start with the movie that’s already ready to be made..SGA.It could be finished quickly,it would certainly be popular among the fans and it could open up the possibility for other movies to be made.

  • I was greatful for AOT, because it closed SG1 as a series and “bookends” it with the Final Cut version of COTG.
    Therefore I think if two more movies are made, they should do one for SGA and one for SGU to do the same.

    However, in the end we all know that money/profit is what makes production decisions in the film industry. MGM will know that too, and if they do consider more SGate films, they will have to carefully balance the popularity and longevity of SG1 and Atlantis, along with ending Universe’s story.

    For me personally? The Atlantis movie first, because its been waiting longer. But in the end, SG1 has already proved itself in DVD movie terms. In these uncertain financial times, I can see MGM using that as a financial safer bet. – Assuming they take a chance and make any Stargate films at all.

  • So might not watch the last episode “Gauntlet” then there will be less chance of an SGU movie. Possibly then an SG-1 or SGA movie will be made. :)

  • First time poster, but I have trolled this site for a long time – and have been with Stargate since the early years of SG-1. I have to say, I had absolutely no connection with SGU, never will do – it is *not* the show I fell in love with, simple as that. I gave it around 10 episodes, by which point I honestly couldn’t give a toss about any of the characters. By contrast, SG-1 hit the ground running, and by the 10th episode (Torment of Tantalus?) I was hooked, and I stayed around for 10 seasons and two movies.

    I have absolutely no interest whatsoever in an SGU movie – none. What I want is another SG-1 movie. Guys, seriously, I will happily order the DVD, buy copies of it for my friends, order it on iTunes, you name it. But make Stargate : Revolution. If that does the business, then you can look at an SGA movie, and then at SGU. But the fact that viewing figures for SGU were around 1.1 should tell you something.

    If you want to expend effort on getting a movie made, get an SG-1 movie made. That’s what everyone wants, and one thing is absolutely sure – it will stand a hell of a lot more chance to make money than either an SGA or a SGU movie.

    Anyway, Gateworld, keep up the good work. Thanks for your efforts over the years. Lets hope we get the chance to see Jack, Sam, Daniel and Teal’c in action one more time.

  • By the way, the approach for the film is simple : – one last adventure, with the original team. Vala and Mitchell were fine, but they aren’t necessary.

    And have a clear pay off on Sam and Jack. Yes, it’s been made pretty clear they’re together, but make it canon, and close the circle on it. I’m honestly not sure if an SG-1 movie can make money right now – not when the budget would probably have to be a fair bit north of $12m dollars. But one things for sure – the only Stargate that has a chance of a return is an SG-1 movie with the original cast. That is all!

  • Well, it’s not the news we were hoping for, but I’m glad to hear that at least some form of proper ending will be given to the series. Shame on SyFy for doing this!! And their ads for the end of Destiny… BAH!!!

  • @ psw (and everyone else claiming bad ratings brought about the cancellation of SGU).

    I have posted, several times, the reality (and inescapable fantasy) of the rating system. So, to put the expressed ratings in proper perspective, here is a recalculation of the ratings example you used.

    SGA Season 5 average: 400 Nielsen viewers live + SD
    SGU Season 2 average: 270 Nielsen viewers live + SD

    I’m using an approximation of 100 million viewing house holds in the US (might be less but probably more) measured against the approximately 25000 boxes Nielsen uses. For a more detailed understanding of the Nielsen system go here => [...] http://io9.com/5636210/ [...].

    So when ratings numbers say 1.6 million, all that is CERTAIN is that about 400 Nielsen house holds were watching. The reality could be 4000 or 4 million or 40 million. There is simply no REASONABLY accurate way to know at this time.

  • This site is so pro SGU and BW with some of the editing they do to some peoples comments!

  • This has been so upsetting. Since the hammer fell in December I have been dreading the upcoming last 10 episodes. Why? Because I honestly believe that this is it. There will be no more Stargate after this. At least not one that is noticeable by previous fans or recent ones. And no time soon neither. All this blame the fans have been throwing at each other surrounding the battle of which was better is too much as well. I never like comparing Trek fans to Gate fans, but you never read or heard this kind of debate between that respected franchise. I know Gate fans are extremely passionate. But enough already. The producers and the network ruined it. Not SG-1 fans. Not SGA fans. Not SGU fans. I enjoyed all three. But to the SGU faithful. Realize that the fans of the previous two series have been feeling exactly how you feel now, and have been for a longer period time. I want SGU to continue too. But I can not say it deserves more of a continuation in it’s storyline more than other two. For them to be singled out by both the stargate community and ‘gasp’ the producers too is just plain unfair.

  • same arguments everywhere. if a movie will be made, SGU movie will be done first because SGA fans deserve nothing after abandoning the franchise. not that there will be any stargate movie anyway, but thats the logic.

  • Stargate Universe movie, huh?

    I don’t think these guys are getting the message. I will not buy a stargate universe movie. I refuse to watch it just like I refuse to watch stargate universe. You killed my favorite show for your pet project.

    I refuse to support it.

    Your show died because people didn’t watch it. Your movie will tank for the same reason. Make the Atlantis and SG-1 movies, and then I might reconsider my position. As long as you continue to cram SGU at me instead of giving me, the consumer, what I want, I refuse to support you in any way.

    I don’t know what it takes to get through to TPTB; Apparently cancellation hasn’t opened their eyes. Maybe a failed movie will do it.

  • I think the SGU movie is more likely. DVD sales of SGU would be boosted if the story is complete. SGA is second most likely for a movie. It had a reasonable finish but there’s still the issue on getting Atlantis back home. SG1 movie is unlikely. After 10 seasons and 2 movies, I think SG1 is done. Anything more and you risk tarnishing it’s legacy – a bit like an old sports-person coming out of retirement.

  • I personally don’t understand the jaded sga sg1 fans. I’m a stargate fan. Sg1 wasn’t killed by BW. Sg1 could have gone on but syfy cancelled it. Sga was a mess. There’s no need for a sga movie. What would that movie consist of.sga doesn’t have an open
    Story, sgu does

  • ok well SGA finnished the story by that atlantis have returned to earth and thats all good but , but the left the other galaxy to die out what was left of the wraith and other creatures…
    SG1 ended with aot and got second movie to so sg1 really dont need new movie
    sgu needs a movie but how to wrap all the story of a 2 seasons to one or two movies

    @Gaeth .. sga was canceled cause they didnt want to run two series at the same time and they shoosed the sgu … was not syfy fault or mgm … writers just didnt want to write atlantis anymore and had there pressious fail project in mind only

  • one thing i dont understand is that why BW blame sg1 and sga fans for not watching and suporting sgu … maybe it’s cause before sgu come out they said it will be all new and for a new audiance so they didnt get new audiance and then they blame to old fans who didnt like the new direction they took

  • Ive never posted a blog on any website about anything but i have a few things to say about comments ive seen on this page. Ive been a HUGE stargate fan for years now ive seen every episode many times its my fav show. I really dont understand why people hate on SGU. I think it is the best show on tv. The story is unique, theres plenty of drama, the spec effects are unlike anything ive seen from a tv show. i love the old sg episodes but these new SGU episodes are dark, and more intense than anything that sg1 or sga has done.
    And to all the “true stargate fans” that boycotted sgu, not only are you missing a great show but you are hurting whatever chance the producers will get to make more movies or a reboot show. Dont cut your nose off to spite your face.
    I cant wait for these last ten episodes cause after that what is there? Cheesy syfy movies with sg cast members? I know eureka, w13 and being human get better ratings but those shows are trash compared to stargate. Everybody needs to stop comparing sgu to sg1 and start recognizing sgu for the brilliant show that it is. I hope that true stargate fans realize that the only way to save stargate is to watch the last ten episodes live.

  • @sixampfuze: SGA still has the open Vanir plot, SGU did way worse that SGA, why should it get a movie? I can safely say that a notable portion of the fans, not me though, would boycott it and SGA movie is just less of a risk for MGM. Besides, if they do a SGU movie, they would have to burn a lot f cash cuz even the shows budged is just huge.

  • There will be NO MOVIES for any SG,no matter whos at fault, people can wish all you want, as for the sifi channel, sanctury is they have left, when they are cancled syfy will have nothing left to justify keeping the network on tv.almost every thing they show can be seen on other networks. and we the fans will have the last laugh when the network is history.

  • SyFy’s current programming is so awful, it kind of makes me sad to remember how great SciFi Fridays used to be. What a lineup – SG1, SGA, and BSG! How depressing is it to realize that SyFy now has nothing that can compare?

  • Huh? The movies were successful because they were Stargate. Universe is not Stargate. SINO. Ratings proved that.

    I hear they resuscitated someone after 96 minutes the other day. Mallozzi’s been huffin and puffin on this one for three months now. Like they say: “He’s dead Jim.”

  • The thing is that whatever movie they decide to make,IF that happens at all,we should all support it,because it increases the chances of other movies being done.In this case,we’re not talking about SyFy anymore,but MGM and DVD’s.
    I’d like to see SGU’s story closure,but I understand that it would be easier to do the SGA Extinction.But the thing is immediately,the moment this news broke out,the same old bickering has started;I won’t watch SGU movie,I don’t wanna see sg1/sga movies,they aren’t necessary,their stories are finished.And again this screwed up fandom starts behaving like children,when something doesn’t go their way.
    So I say probably nobody here even deserves to get the movie,not even me,because although I do respect the fact that it’d be a logical thing to do SGA first,I simply cannot go back and take the space vampires seriously anymore.SG1 movie isn’t even an option,it only got the working title and was abandoned,that one the showrunners don’t wanna do.So face it,there’s not gonna be anymore movies,Stargate franchise is the thing of the past and that’s it.

  • I wonder if the Stargate writers especially Brad Wright actually come on to this site and read our comments, our opinions and how angry most of us Stargate fans are. Having said that I bet that if they do they pretty much ignore it since the last few years would of been very different for the Stargate franchise. Pretty thick of them if you ask me.

  • I’ve no real interest in an SGU movie but it is the most logical to go first for the moment mostly because keeping access to this cast is going to be far more difficult. Most of them have no connection to Stargate and this cast was not particularly close like the casts of the other shows. A few of the younger cast members were friends, but most of them were probably relieved to get sprung from the sinking ship. So any chance of an SGU movie relies on the next few months. Once this cast moves on, many of them will never look back.

    As for the ratings of SGU vs SGA, no matter how you spin it, almost 1.5 times the number of people watched SGA compared to SGU. Whether you look at the actual number of nielsen boxes tuned in or the nielsen ratings. 1.5x is not an insignificant amount more. SGA was much more popular and much more liked. And SGU’s numbers were continuing to drop more and more. Not just here but the world over. SGU was simply a failure.

    They took far too long to get anywhere. And they lied too much. First it was a 5 year plan. Then they said they could wrap it up in one more season if they had to. Now suddenly it’s a movie or two. Next it will probably be a 10 minute clip only shown online. Then when they can’t even get the cast to agree to that, it will become a posting of a copy of some notes scribbled on a napkin from which the ideas for SGU came. And ultimately I hope it does because SGU can’t end well. Even in the Stargate universe, humanity is not ready for it. They’ve learned so little so far on the show…and they have them set up to learn the origin of the universe? Really? That idea is almost as inflated as Brad Wright’s ego. So while I do think SGU would likely get first crack at a movie, I think it would turn out really bad. If for no other reason than there hasn’t been evidence of a script yet (and I’m not even sure who’d be left to run the script). And so they would have to rush the script to get it together in time to have the cast available. But there is an SGA script available. Which was written over time from ideas that were around for a while. And it was written by people who worked with the show. So it would turn out much better. Assuming they could get the actors back. But at least for right now, it seems like most of them could be available if they were interested.

    As for me, I’m going to continue sneaking into Nielsen family homes and changing the channel when they’re watching SGU since, according to Brad Wright, this is what we’ve apparently been doing. So yes, we control what people watch. Keep a close eye on your remotes, SGU fans, because you never know when we’ll sneak in and change the channel and not let you change it back. We’re slick like that.

  •  @jauh0
    The evil Asgard would have been a nice story for sga to follow Up on but it wasn’t a major story because it was what 2 episodes?. Maybe if they wrote it in season 3 or 4 it would have matured but it’s not worth making a movie about. As for leaving the galaxy to the wraith well tough luck I
    Guess. The ancients did the same thing and we know how that turned out so I guess everything That has has happened before will happen again (bsg). Still there’s no movie there. They left the galaxy and are on earth. They won’t be flying back because Atlantis is mess up.

    As for BW blaming fans of sg1 and sga for not supporting the show well he had every right to. The site sgusucks houses all those who made it their mission to see sgu fail by going to sgu related sites and sabatoging. Polls,forums and reviews with negative remarks about the show. They went to twitter and facebook being negative because sga was canceled. This is a fact and if you went to that site you would see that they organized stuff like this.
    So Yes BW has every right to say the franchises “FANs” were a cancer to the show. Most of Them let their emotions cloud their judgement of sgu because when they saw sgu they saw the sga killer. The reason sga wasn’t
    On air any longer ! Now im sure many just disnt like SGU which is
    Fine but hating on a show because your show isnt on and hurting the franchise  that you invested so much in is wrong. Ive invested 14or so years of my life into stargate. I was 16 when i started watching stargate and now im 30 <– ewww . Im not going to do what i can to see the Next chapter of the SG lore fail! We got to see how and where stargates are made. We got to see orginal ancient ships, we learned that even 2+million years ago how the ancients were technologically advanced,we got to see rhona mitra in black leather :).
     As for BW talking About bring in new viewers well when you change a format of a show you expect new viewers . I for one have been watching SG since Showtime and was so happy they made sgu the way they did. Sg1 got too goofy. SGA was too predictable, it was the same episode every week and the characters were bad except the big 3.
    An episode of  SGU cost around 2 million to make and I believe sga was around 1 and some Change so its not a huge leap. I may be wrong about sgu's cost But I thought I read that here.

    Sorry for any grammatical errors I typed this on An iPhone 

  • Sgu episode 18.mackey apears and solves all destiny problems….last 2 episodes destiny coming back home……SGA movie never made….Stargate the end.

  • lol @mythos, but you’re right I guess.

    Anyway I have a plan to make stargate popular again: Lets all just watch SGU this week, like it or not just watch the final episodes of something that has the name stargate in it. Because it will be the last time you will see the word Stargate on any screen ever again.

  • @sixampfuze: SG-1 got too goofy yes, Atlantis wa too predictable yes(but this could have been differently, it’s not like all other shows are full of twists. “*Gasp* The redshirt didn’t die! WTF?”). Well anyway, rest assured, my judgement isn’t clouded. When SGU started I had barely finished SGA. I didn’t know why it was cancelled, I just knew it was cancelled, so I thought: “Ok, the show was cancelled but the studio was confident enough to allow a spin-off(to a spin-off)”. Air 1-3 weren’t that impressive, 1&2 yes, but not 3. Then it kept falling. Time was good, but other than that the onely good eps were Space, Sabotage and maybe Lost, but only the ending. Especially the last few episodes of s1 were disappointing to say atleast. Rush is a secret agent now? Why can’t they just disconnect the friggin stones?

    Well, season 2 started to improve bit by bit. Most eps were even atleast enjoyable. But not Aftermath and Cloverdale(BW’s ep btw). And hey, if the LA can be brought back, then I don’t see why not the Vanir. What could they be up to? Attero mkII? Finding a fleet of Ancient ships? Finding and reactivating the Asuran remnants in space? Yes, they rushed a bit to th plot, but those are the guys I want to see, or the Goa’ud. To a lesser extent the Wraith and the replicators, both Ida and Pegasus models. But not the Ori nor the LA

  • SGA fans will be FURIOUS if they make an SGU movie before an SGA movie!
    This is ridiculous! They promised us an Sg1 movie and an Atlantis movie!
    SGU just ruined the whole Stargate franchise.

  • I wouldn’t give SGUsucks too much credit. Whilst I’ve written about their immature exploits a couple of times, I think the show itself was the problem more than anything else, at least to begin with.

  • I don’t think they were the overall cause of it’s death but they didn’t help with it’s survival. I think many things caused shutout fail with ratings. The slow flow of the show,the drastic change in style, syfy, fans being b******

  • (bows to the master that is mythos)

    “Keep a close eye on your remotes, SGU fans, because you never know when we’ll sneak in and change the channel and not let you change it back. We’re slick like that.”

    And *boy*– the things we’ve seen inside some of your refrigerators while we were there… YIKES.

    Get better grub, or we’re getting lawyers… ;)

  • Yeah the idea that somehow SGA fans are responsible for SGU’s poor ratings is laughable. Whats funny is that some actually believe that. I mean short of SGA fans sneaking into SGU fans homes and changing the channel (as mythos said) I do not see how that is possible. So some fans are vocal about their dislike of SGU. How is that gonna prevent SGU fans watching their show? The truth is there just isn’t enough people that like the show enough to watch it. Its as simple as that. There are no fans sneaking into SGU fans homes. There are no fans with super funky mind powers controlling SGU fans and their remote controls form vast distances. SGU fans should get their ending but not before we get the SG1 and Atlantis movies we were told we were gonna have 2 or 3 years ago. Its only fair and it actually makes sense.

  • All i know is that a 3d imax SGU movie would be a great finale to a show that got canceled way before its time.

  • @natasha
    No one ever said sga fans were completely responsible. I said they did have a small part in it. Sga doesn’t deserve a movie now , sgu has unfinished business. Finish it then move on to the next film. Doesn’t really matter who gets the movie first because the blueray and DVD market is gone. People don’t buy them like they once did.probably would just be better to make an online movie and fill the surrounding screen with ads.

    @med
    Yea other shows that have suck sites may do well but they also have 7+ million watching. The stargate shows “all 3 pull 1.0-1.6 in their final seasons. Like I said I don’t think the fools over there are completely responsible I’m sure many just did t like it but many didn’t like it just because it wasn’t sga and doing whatever they could to stop the show from doing well was their main
    Agenda
    Sgu didn’t get the ratings it needed, syfy moved it around ,it was slow, there
    Was no humor . Blah blah blah. It was a new direction for stargate and I hope if they do make anew show they make it similar to sgu but with sga’s tech stuff

  • @sixampfuze
    My comments were not necessarily directed at anyone who has made a comment in this news story. But from other news story article comments and the forum on gateworld there are people who actally believe Atlantis fans are somehow responsible for SGU’s poor ratings. And SGA does deserve a movie. Its storyline was never tied up and fans have been waiting for longer for it. SG1 and Atlantis both had better ratings. Atlantis had better ratings in its 5th season than SGU is currently having in its 2nd. I’m pretty sure SG1 had better ratings in its 10th! I’m just saying it makes more sense financially for them to make SG1 and Atlantis first as there are not enough SGU viewers to justify it getting a movie as priority over the other 2 series.

  • For PK_Barbie

    You said: “Your point?
    Firefly only lasted one season and yet they made Serenity.”

    If you look at the history of Firefly, you’ll see that it was cancelled because of Fox’s stupidity and its refusal to put the show in a solid time slot. It constantly got preempted by baseball and other “more important” programming. You are comparing apples and oranges. Firefly was a brilliant show that wasn’t given a chance by the network. SGU has gotten more than its fair share of good air time…and it still didn’t make it. That pretty much explains it.

  • sixampfuze took out an angry red crayon and doth scribbled:

    “Wow u guys are wacked. No one ever said sga fans were completely responsible. I said they did have a small part in it. ”

    Oh, no, you don’t get off that easy. Your statement in the above is the type of excuse a child uses when they say, “I never *said* I didn’t like that ginger kid over there,” while at the same time said child was grimacing, snarling, and being down-right rude at that kid.

    That aside, you said this in your own words:

    “Most of Them let their emotions cloud their judgement of sgu because when they saw sgu they saw the sga killer. The reason sga wasn’t
    On air any longer !”

    If you believe this guff, then have the conviction to stand fully behind such a belief when Natasha called you on it. As many readers of my posts can attest to, I am personally an SGU fan; but I vehemently disagree with fellow SGU fans that seem to have this annoying ‘tick’ of blaming SG1/SGA fans for the poor ratings, ill-timed pacing, and bad execution of our beloved SGU by Brad and his crew.

    Not only, sixampfuze, did some SGA fans not watch SGU (on Tuesdays, Fridays, or Rainydays), but *neither* did Eureka fans, American Idol fans, NatGeo fans, as well– as the ratings ultimately showed us all.

  • Some fans are guilty for other fans not getting their show and vice versa,probably each fans have infiltrators for the other’s homes..cry babies sounds about right.And of course Brad Wright is the most guilty for everything..he killed your beloved show(although he created it as well).The more I read this bull,the more I’m sure if I was at his place I’d flipp you all off as well!A new show without the burden of people living in the past should be created and stargate be let to R.I.P.I honestly hope everyone gets exactly what they want and deserve..NOTHING.That is always the case when people without any creativity,or talent start imagening they know better.Most people here deserve “Wormhole Extreme”!Hope they get it!

  • I dont understand how theres not money for a direct to dvd movie. most SG fans buy all the dvds $$$$$money$$$$$. They can charge for online purchases $$$$money$$$$$. And since syfy still ownes a considerable chunk they can work out a deal for a premeir on their channel $$$$money$$$$.Lets go producers make it happen. And u know what, for a show that had bad ratings syfy is certainly plugging the finale an awful alot, like every ten minutes.

  • I’m hoping that the writers get their movies, all their movies… but I’m not holding my breath. It seems to me that SGU died not because of conflicted fans or writers who wanted to create a different feel to an old franchise. No, SGU died because it was in the hands of a network that failed to put its’ wholehearted support behind the show. SyFy has proven that it isn’t interested in being a genre tv station anymore. Even though it was this genre, science fiction, that made it so popular in the first place. Oh well.

    If there is one thing I’m grateful for it is that here in Canada we have a real science fiction channel that has remained true to it’s name since it’s beginning in 1997: SPACE the imagination station.

    Follow this link to wikkipedia to see a list of all the great sci/fi, fantasy and horror programs that they have brought to us. [...] http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Space_Channel [...]

    Too bad the US no longer has a channel like SPACE.

  • Wait what? God no! do not bring back stargate universe in any form.

    And if they do this over that dead Stargate Atlantis or another sg1 movie I would be pissed and Not buy it.

    How could they even think possibly bring back such a huge failure in every way possible?

    I mean god it didn’t even hold a candle to battlestar galactica or even caprica and it got canned and caprica was not that great but it blew Stargate universe away with out even trying, and they did not get movies.

    Seriously I have started watching the syfy wrestling just because it helped kill stargate universe just to thank it for doing so and I hate wrestling.

  • Well, I agree it seems unlikely we will get an SGU movie. Which is sad, because that means no more Stargate of any kind. I’m afraid anyone who thinks otherwise is delusional.

    In my opinion, there was only one mistake made with SGU (besides the devastating move to Tuesday night), and I’ve avoiding posting this anywhere because I didn’t think SGU needed any more negative comments than it already has… but my feeling is they shot themselves in the foot by trying to remove it so much from the previous Stargates. I’m not talking about humor or action vs. drama or anything like that… I’m talking about the races and technology they’ve built up from day one of SG-1. The producers tried to forget as much as they could from the previous shows. Why were the Lucians using human projectile weapons instead of their cache of Goa’uld weapons? Why did we never see or hear anything about the Goa’uld, or the Asgard, or the Replicators? I understand that the older SG shows were on the campy side and that they were trying to go serious, but it certainly would have been possible to include more tie-ins to the SG universe that had been so well defined and keep it in the spirit of SGU. It’s almost like they were embarrased by that world, and I think that is something that drove a wedge between fans. I’m a huge SGU fan, but I still found this to be really disappointing. There is no excuse that we never even saw a Zat gun on SGU. I imagine what the shootouts with the Lucians would have been like with Zats, and it would have been awesome.

  • @Jim – SGU actually was ‘Wormhole Extreme’ (watch SG-1 episode 200 again).

    As for those defending Brad Wright, he is still ultimately responsible for this outcome. He killed SGA (Syfy wanted both, BW didn’t want to do 2 shows at once again so said they can only have one, Syfy chose SGU as they were desperate for new content because of the pressure on the network to increase their viewership which they were promised SGU would do. But the option for more SGA was present). He also venomously attacked the very people that allowed him the luxuries of this life. Make no mistake about it, producers are bound to the fans. Far bigger players in the game have suffered at the hands of those that make their big paychecks possible. The reality is that the SGA fans do not have the ability to prevent SGU fans from liking the show. Less than half of those that started watching the show remain. These weren’t people whom were poisoned by reading unfavorable online reviews. They’re people who saw it for themselves and decided they didn’t like it. So it’s arguable that the negative sites could have prevented SGU from reaching an even larger viewership than the pilot, it’s not arguable that they are responsible for cutting the viewership in half since then. They’re just not that powerful. So again, it comes down to Brad Wright. Stargate was not his creation. He was the producer on a television show based on a movie. His JOB was to make the most popular and profitable derivation of that idea that was possible. Instead, he opted to feed his ego. He should have stepped down from Stargate and went on to another show that was more like what he wanted to make. In failing to do this, he failed to do his job. If you fail to do your job, you get fired. This end result was not hard to predict.

    And for those who are wondering why Syfy is putting so much advertising into the last 10 episodes, what do you think happens when a show’s ratings fall very far below the advertiser’s expectations? And they have to show them because they spent so much on the show. So yes, they want to bleed it for all they can get out of it. And from Joseph Mallozzi’s blog: “The ratings of the back half of season 2 will have absolutely no bearing on whether or not Brad and co. proceed with movies.” The movies aren’t bound to Syfy and he only has to convince MGM. The other movies didn’t do great but they made millions more than they cost to make. With SGU, that may not hold true because of the cost of the cast, so it’s going to be much harder to convince MGM.

  • @medegno5
    I never said sga fans I said or meant to say the one who made it their personal mission to ruin the show

  • sixampfuze: Did they sabotage the production? Harass the crew? Put horseheads in the Mallozzis bed? No. Like many people, they just didn’t watch it. They had the right no to, and they didn’t. They weren’t sheeps who just followed like slaves. If they don’t like it, they don’t have to support it. Yes, they can be childish, but they had very little effect.

  • A movie? SGU should have a 3rd season to give it some proper closure, not a f’n movie. SGA “NEEDS” a movie. Theres so many loose ends that need to be closed. Like will Atlantis be kept on Earth and we just make another midway station for the Pegasus galaxy?, and the 3 304′s that are stuck out in space with no hyper drive. I watch SGU, but learning that both the SGC and SGA sets were destroyed to make “room” for SGU hurts and it makes me pissed. No wonder they keep showing shots of the pentagon, though the pentagon gives the orders, SGC was made for a reason! whoever is running stargate needs to be challenged for “joma secu”

  • I wonder how the rest of Europe handled SGU? I ask that because Sky 1 then Sky 2 are the only channels to show All the Stargate series here in the UK.

  • @Mythos That was just one segment in 200 parody.
    If you look at it that way,then sg1 and aga were wormhole extreme as well.

  • @Xyla That is true,I was thinking about it just the other day.Ok,maybe not the Goa’uld,but yes,they could have hold on to those previously established stargate mythos elements more and still remain more serious,gritty,edgy and all that.To avoid most of it wasn’t necessary.But I’d say that even more significant mistake than that was simply too slow progression of events and too little real drama,not big brother drama,tension and excitment that goes along with the exploration of deep space where no man has gone before.By the time that slowly began,it was too late,they had already lost a good portion of viewers.Otherwise,I believe that the ratings would have at least been around 1,5 mil.Maybe more.

  • I agree. SGU doesn’t need a film.
    let them close up SGA with a film first, like promised.
    SG1 got two movies allready.

    SGU wasn’t cut after just 2 seasons for nothing, it was slow, not entertaining and just a failure to go in the direction of Battlestar Gallactica. I wish the writers could just accept that.

  • If SGU doesn’t get a movie, don’t expect any SGA or SG1 movie. It simply won’t happen. The cheapest and best option to jump start a movie franchise is SGU simply because the sets are still there, the writers staff for the most part, the production staff, and the actors have not moved on to other project. Logistically it’ll be an easier deal to put through. With SGA or an SG1 movie, it’s negotiating with new contracts, it’s rebuilding sets, and getting actors and actress to resign on. Right now, they essentially need something that will show the network that there’s incentive to keep the franchise alive. For the most mart SG1 finished. SGA has more stories to go through, but if they never continue the stories, the endings was a fairly decent ending for the series as a whole. Atlantis went full circle. For SGU, they do need to finish the story.

    I think the best approach would probably be the Futurama approach. Make a movie that could be broken down to several episodes (3-5), and release it on dvd/bluray, digital download, etc… If sales are good enough and it looks promising, then the network could always reorder the series. We could then see SGU, SGA, and maybe SG1 in a series of micro seasons.

  • @puddlejumper_1

    Common, I don’t think SGA viewers are that dumb. There were some unanswered questions left, but it’s not like they left that many, and the ones they left were fairly self explanatory. In really, there was only one main unexplained question, which is would Atlantis stay on Earth, move to another planet, or return to the Pegasus Galaxy. We don’t need them to explain what happened to the 304s. Yeah the hyper drive was disabled, but they could always be repaired, they could always use the gate from a nearby planet to bring in additional parts, or borrow a ship from the Jaffa and deliver the parts necessary. They just couldn’t repair the hyper drive in time to reach Earth for the battle. Anyway, I think most fans could figure out that the 304s were eventually recovered, and we should know what ended up happening with Atlantis when there’s an SGU SGA crossover in the remaining 10 episodes.

  • I have no problem with them making an SGU movie but, frankly, if I can only have one, I want SG-1. The script, concentrating on Jack O’Neill, has been completed since 2008, for crying out loud. Rick (and fans) deserve this. According to MGM’s filing, they went into bankruptcy owing RDA $1.2 million dollars! Do the movie but, Rick, get your money up front!

  • I know that this has nothing to do with SGU but i was just wondering because of what professorhenryjonesjr said about sam and jack, if S9 ep 7 (23:38)confirms their relationship?

  • SGU definitely needs a closure,SGA/SG1 movies are just an added bonuses.SG1 story is finished,SGA was a war of atrition against the Wraith and the closure is pretty much self-explanatory.So SGU movie first,SGA that’s been over and waiting immediately following and then whatever comes of it,maybe,just maybe sg1,but RDA is a bit old to be a lead action star,Ben Browder and Claudia Black are out of picture,anyway…if it happens,cool,I guess,but it isn’t necessary.I’d rather remember it as something great,than to do another movie,just for the sake of it and ruin the memory,as it often happens in similar cases.

  • The Direct to DVD market is gone.

    SGU could never justify even a movie about itself on its own, no matter how good the final ten episodes, too much money under the bridge.

    The best hope would remain with a backdoor movie that starts with the SGA team, perhaps intertwining it with the script that’s already been written.

    The City has the power source to bring fugative crew home, but more logical by the time the City was built the Destiny’s mission was old news.

    I think the SGA movie was called “Extinction” and might explain why this hasn’t already happened, once its major plot points were resolved and the City brought back up to fill strength.. a follow up movie could cover it reaching out across the Universe to bring the rag tag misfits home.. and tie up the Destiny’s mission perhaps with an epitath, they might even dispatch the story as mission that was already accomplished millions of years ago and Destiny flew on like the Flying Dutchman.. and like the Flying Dutchman or the story of Icarus over extending your reach is something mere mortals.. and production teams.. should not attempt without trepedation.

    In that way they really wouldn’t have to build lots of new sets.. the second act would merely be about them coming home.. and letting more of the SGA and SG1 team resolve the Destiny’s final destiny.

    To a degree the solar incinerator trick has already been done with the Galactica.

    I’m banking on something in the answer leads to another question, like the recent MOND theory overtaking ACMD and that Blackholes really are traversable.. perhaps the Destiny has always been headed towards a special Blackhole that is a burnt out Whitehole from which many of the local galactic group came from.. Rush continues to pilot the ship into the abyss.. and fini.

  • @xyla
    I definately agree with your point of there not being enough tie-ins, i would of liked to see more sg1 and sga cast members using the stones to get on destiny. I mean they never brought carter on board to solve the ships lockout code before rush did? It took him a season and a half to figure it out, carter would of taken a half an episode. The reason the lucian alliance were using projectile earthlike weapons is that they are superior to staffs and zats plus they were on earth in a cargo ship i guess they stopped by the gun shop.

  • @wingsabre my point was there were storylines unfinished. sure the Apollo might have gotten to a gate in a month, but what of the new ship we have never seen,the Sun Zu? And the Daedulus was still in the Pegasus Galaxy. And that was just cliff hangers from the last episode. Theres still the evil Asgard’s, they found a way to fix there genetic disorder, if we find out how we could bring the Asgard back. Why not, we have all there technology and research? And yeah, what of Atlantis do we keep it here, or put bring it back to Pegasus. SGA needs a movie or two an infact a season 6. SG-1 having a movie would be nice. And SGU’s fate should be reconsidered pending the outcome of season 2.5 They should be given a ultimatum. Like if season 2.5 does well about 1.0-2.0 ratings then the show should be renewed

  • @jwillis84 That is very true in fact,especially the thing about over extending the reach,lol.It is incredible how symbolic that really is,regarding this whole project called SGU.That’s what I had been talking about,as well.So Icarus is more than a fitting name.They’ve bitten off more than they could chew.And speaking of Destiny’s Destiny..to me it just doesn’t make any sence whatsoever.Seems as one of those many projects that we saw Ancients start and then abandon,never to be finished in SGA.Why,because for one reason or another those projects and experiments were untainable or simply failed and were then abandoned.
    That’s something Ancients seemed to had been doing alot.Wouldn’t be a surprise if SGU crew were on a fool’s quest.

  • Just out of curiosity those who say they should make an SG1 and/or SGA movie first and agree that an SGU movie should be made after them how would you suggest they do this? At the moment the SGU sets are still standing and the cast are more likely to be available.

    If they decided to do an SG1 & SGA movie before SGU they would need to pay to take the SGU sets down, pay to put up sets for SG1/SGA and later on pay to put the SGU sets back up.

    Saves money to do an SGU movie first at this point (If they decided to do a movie for SGU and aswell as SGA/SG1).

    In my opinion SG1 doesn’t need a movie, to me it falls into the “It would be nice” category since all of its main storylines have been concluded.

    SGA could use one but there isn’t much story left to be resolved. The Wraith arnt really much of a threat anymore.

  • To SGU Writer Staff – I wouldn’t hold my breath if I were you. Same goes for SGU fans. Don’t get your hopes up. Those of us still waiting for an SGA movie have waited over 2 years with little results, if any.

    So sad that this is going to happen yet again, and this time to a sister fanbase. :(

  • Yeah, like all those wonderful SGA movies we had since the cancellation ? How are we supposed to trust this ?
    It would be like trusting Rush to want the crew all safely back to earth :^)

  • Oh Come on! Finish the Atlantis story FIRST “Creators.” Ronin and Tayla need to go home, Mckay needs to get married to Keller, Shepherd needs a new gig, Woolsey needs a new job with the IOA. Then you can do an SGU movie followed by a third SG1 movie. Then we’ll talk about a NEW show that everyone will appreciate.

  • @kenney, if making Extinction means seeing McKay and Keller get married, I’d rather have no movie at all. Yech

  • They could make a SGA/SGU movie. In the last SGA episode, Zalenka made a “wormhole” drive on Atlantis. Now they can just give McKay a few hours to pinpoint the location of Desteny and go for a rescuemission.
    I would watch that. :)

  • @Sylvia – OUCH!! Just… OUCH!! But you have to admit, IF (and I have to stress the “if” part) that there is an SGA movie made, it HAS to include McKay. Otherwise the whole thing would just be a deal-breaker to me!!

    No SGA movie can be made without McKay being part of it!! It’s THAT simple!

    SGU and their movie prospects – they’ve only been on the air for 2 seasons. They don’t have the connection to fans that SG1/SGA had made over 12 seasons.

  • @Noldor To be honest I’d like to think that technology was never introduced, was just silly.

  • @Tanith
    I guess i have to agree with you on that. But they had to wrap it up and save the world, and it may seem like they did it in a hurry.

  • I’ve learned from HBO shows that after an unexpected cancellation when a producer says, “We’re going to wrap it up with two TV movies”, they REALLY mean, “We don’t plan on doing ANYTHING after the last episode other than leave our fans in the lurch with unresolved plots and huge cliffhangers, but we’d like you to tune in anyway.”

  • BTW, all of the infighting between SGA and SGU is silly because… drumroll… SGA and SGU are the same show! Same premise. We’re stranded on Ancient technology and must find out how to work it to face and enemy and get home. It’s a workable premise, but SGA had no interesting characters aside from McKay. The only one on SGU of any worth is Rush and for some reason, the writers spent all their time trying to make you hate him.

    Stargate is finished. It’s whole premise has been busted, that is, sci-fi taking place in modern times. They’ve acquired too much technology for this to be modern times any longer. It might as well be Star Trek. That happened the moment they introduced the Deadalus.

  • @Sylvia LOL!

    Maybe they could do SG1/SGA movie with the SGU and it’s lost in space crew getting a small part in it too.

    @Noldor and @Tanith But if that technology is so silly,then how do you explain the incredible speeds Asgard ships had been moving all the time in SG1..and between galaxies at that!?
    What was that,the speed of plot?

  • [...] ten episodes of SGU will air on SyFy. I’m looking forward to and dreading it simultaneously. The door is closed on SGU continuing somewhere other than SyFy, though there is the possibility of a movie or two like [...]

  • @ Jim

    I have observed that hyperspace travel seems to depend on a number of factors:
    (1) The hyperspace window generator, ie: how large a “window” needs to be created for the mass of your ship and how much power is available to maintain it.
    (2) The velocity generated by the sub-light engines. We have seen that some ships are much faster than others at sub-light speeds. Hyperspace isn’t a “speed” but rather a dimensional short-cut.

    As for the Asgard; they admitted that they had downloaded a copy of one of the Ancients’ libraries. They would have had thousands of years to copy and even improve upon Ancient technology.

  • I hope Brad dose get the green light in making SGU moive.

  • @Slayme I know,I was mostly kidding.
    But,about the Asgard I wanted to say since they had such knoledge it isn’t unbeliavable,or silly to think that they really have mastered the wormhole travel.

  • Anyhow,their knowledge is now ours.
    And wormhole travel seems the only explanation of travelling such vast intergalactic distances(and mind you,the Asgard galaxy wasn’t a neighbouring one to our Milkyway)in mere minutes,or even less.

  • I hope we get a SGA movie before anything else. I might watch a SGU movie because cliff hangers are annoying. At this point I’m just waiting for the episode with McKay and Woolsey to air. I miss them. I won’t miss SGU. There was no hope, and no one to follow. It also took 25 episodes to get to the Bridge.

  • how about a last ditch effort for the answer with atlantis there to help(worm hole drive)

  • I don´t think that will happen. Why to make a movie of a show that almost didn´t last 2 seasons…don´t believe it. We are still waiting SGA movie. ATLANTIS MOVIE was promised as well. I am still waiting.

  • I hope that they make more then one SGU Movie. They should make several mini series movies to finish the five year journey.

    SyFy has been making fraking mistakes when they moved it to Tuesday Night as well as Monday Night. They should have kept iy on Friday Night as well as in the summer too. Just like who SyFy no longer show new episides of Doctor Who or Sarah Jane Smith. They sound show clips or preview of the next episode on other networks as well.

  • To the people that think SGU doesn’t deserve a movie because it was canned so quick, a little show called Firefly comes to mind. Just because it’s canned, doesn’t make the show any less interesting or worthwhile. Furthermore, just because a show has low Nielson ratings doesn’t mean people aren’t watching it. I’ve watched the show faithfully online and all of my friends who watch the show do the same. Summary: WE DESERVE A MOVIE! haha

  • Very few people had said that SGU doesn’t deserve a movie at all.Many have been waiting a long time for the SGA movie,so they only think it should be made first,many including me thing that SGU should get an ending first,because it seems to me as a priority.SG1 is mostly viewed as a welcome bonus.
    Firefly,on the other hand never was such a popular show and people either hate it,or love it.I love it and consider it far superior to SGU.It got canned very soon and still got a movie closure.That could be a reassuring thing,but the reality of the DVD market has changed radically in the past seven years,since Serenity has been made.

  • Just to let everybody know, this will be long.

    So the big question is will SGU get its movie? The answer–I doubt it. Both SG1 and SGA movies were promised but, surprise, they never happened. I do think that SGU should have a proper conclusion even though it didn’t go well. But then I get thinking: Was this planned all along? To have a series ending in a cliff-hanger then say that we have to conclude it with a couple of movies to me is too coincidental. (You can throw in selling the sets in too.) I don’t know; I’m just throwing a bone out.

    If any Stargate movies are done, I think SGU will be done first considering 1. the sets are still up 2. need a proper conclusion (at least for the SGU fans out there). But the movie would be very expensive. And considering that there isn’t much fans for it, well, it probably won’t get approved. (Oh, and I’m not a SGU hater. I watch the show to see what happens.) I would be pissed of if there isn’t any conclusion to SGU, but hey, if there isn’t much fans for SGU then well, you know.
    I really don’t know whether or not SG1 or SGA movies will be done. Well, SG1 is kind of a bonus one cause its story-line is pretty much done. (But they can add more plots if they really wanted to) However, on a special anniversary (like a 25th, something like that) there should be a SG1 movie. Its expected: I expect it, no wait I demand it!
    Now SGA… SGA should get a more suitable ending. People say that there is much to tie up. Ok, there isn’t much to really tie up (but there are some things that are worth it like the Asgard and Wraith, even though they are pretty much weakened) but that doesn’t mean that the writers can’t come up with a new plot. It’s Scifi. In scifi, anything is possible.

    Oh, I want to add is that the reason why the SG1 movies were a success is that 1. the fans and 2. the formula it used. Just wanted to add that.

    I’ve read all the posting up above and I noticed that a lot of people say that this is the end of the Stargate franchise. I am a glass-is-half-full kind of person: I do think the Stargate franchise is not over, well at least not completely. Yeah, right now things don’t look like there will be any new Stargate shows/movies but that doesn’t mean it won’t happen in the future. When Enterprise was canned, I honestly thought that the Star Trek franchise was over. But the Star Trek franchise got a reboot with a new Star Trek movie, and now there will be another. I think Stargate is like Star Trek: they both are quite popular shows. Now I know Star Trek has been out much longer than Stargate but I do know that Stargate is a hit. Yeah, Stargate is going through a bumpy patch, but I think (sometime in the future) it will get a reboot (using the formula that has worked for over 10 years).

    We are only limited to our imagination.

  • Sorry if I couldn’t make myself clear up above and any grammar and punc.

  • I look again there talking about movies. Sigh. That said the same about alantis. They guys need to sort it out. Leaving it on a cliffhanger would be silly as they end up doing the same with SGU. End one and for all and let it be. SGU has got better but not enough for really. Think stargate need to have a few year away before come back if it even can.

  • The posters comparing Firefly to Universe are conveniently forgetting that the former had unified, enthusiastic, and obsessive fans and the latter most assuredly does not. The network doesn’t care, the producers don’t care, the fans don’t care. Stick a fork in it, Universe is done.

  • Seems the BEST way for the SG franchise to get a movie made would be to FIRST win back the affection of the fans they alienated. That means delivering on the previously promised SG-1/SGA films (either or both). THEN working on (and hopefully using profits towards) an SGU film. This would go a long way towards rebuilding some ‘burned bridges’ with a huge segment of their fanbase. Not casting blame anywhere, but they made a lot of promises about movies that were never delivered. Now they want to make a movie for a series that didn’t even survive for a quarter/half of the seasons the other two series did? Seems it’s pretty clear where the fans’ preferences lie and they should try to deliver on those first. Then, by all means, do their ‘wrap-up’ of SGU. (Just remembering… how upset, vocal, etc. the cast of SGA was upon hearing of their cancellation. Seems Robert Carlyle has already moved onto another series. There just hasn’t seemed to be much upset/drama over the cancellation in the sci-fi community, either. Like it was expected. Doesn’t that tell the creators something?) As in all things with showbizness… you must pander to your audience and give them what they want. In this case, the fans want more of SG-1/SGA, over more SGU… it would seem. Perhaps, for a change, TPTB should LISTEN to the fans. Just a thought.

  • I’m sorry everyone, but the SG1 and SGA props where sold in auction i think last year to remake these would add a large cost to movies that where already on a shaky budget, I have just seen the last episode and all i will say is…WHHHHYYYY such a cliffhanger. I originally wasnt a big fan of SGU but Season 2 really changed my mind and I now believe its a great show in its own right though I would have liked Eli to play a larger part in the over all story, after season 1 ep 1 I had high hopes for him but he seems to have just disappeared. Well I’ll hope for a movie but I won’t hold my breath, maybe there will be a season 3 in 3 years Wink Wink I guess now Ill have to go into sanctuary or just endlessly rewatch SG1,A and U…


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