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SG-1 movie would have revealed the Stargate

Sunday - May 15, 2011
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JR Reid Space Terminal ("2010")

The third Stargate SG-1 movie would have finally revealed the top-secret Stargate program to the world, Stargate executive producer Joseph Mallozzi revealed on his blog this week.

“This subject (the revelation and its many implications) would have formed the plot for the planned SG-1 movie, Stargate: Revolution,” Mallozzi said.

Written with the working title Stargate: Revolution, the movie was to heavily feature Richard Dean Anderson’s character Jack O’Neill.

The script was written by Brad Wright and Carl Binder, and of the possible Stargate projects bandied about over the past three years it came the closest to seeing the light of day.  Wright was very confident in an April 2009 interview with GateWorld that they would be filming in the fall, and also said as much during his stage appearance at the official Stargate convention in Vancouver that month.

“I had a story idea that really worked with O’Neill,” Wright said. “And it’s not just his character, by any means. It’s a Stargate story that brings O’Neill back in a big way.”

Anderson confirmed on his Web site sooner thereafter that MGM had indicated its plans to go ahead with the movie.  But when the DVD market continued to soften and the studio fell further into debt, plans were again put on hold.

Wright had previously told GateWorld that revealing the Stargate to the general public would be a major event in the fictional world and for the franchise — certainly a “revolution” — and was big enough that he wanted to reserve it for a movie.  It was an idea that the writers enjoyed toying with in the television series, including the alternate-timeline episode “2010.” In that episode, Earth’s Stargate was kept in a public “space terminal” and available to the public for travel to other, allied worlds.

In an alternate future, the Stargate is a public transit service. From ''2010''

Mallozzi said that, even after those shows’ sets were taken down and key pieces auctioned off, he still held out hope that Revolution and the Atlantis movie (titled Stargate: Extinction) might still be made.  (Wright announced last month that both were effectively shelved for good.)

“I still held out hope for both movies because, in the case of Stargate: Revolution, the lionshare of the action would have been off-world and ship-based while, in the case of Stargate: Extinction, although there was some action on Atlantis itself (eminently achievable through the magic of VFX), much of the story takes place on Earth and off-world,” he explained.

Mallozzi will give his blog readers new insights into the story of Extinction (which he co-wrote with Paul Mullie) next week.

MGM owns the completed scripts for both movies.  At this point, there is no indication from the studio as to whether fans might eventually see these stories in the form of a novel, comic book, or in another medium.  Keep your browser locked on GateWorld for the latest!




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  • I’m glad that this movie is cancelled. I hate to see the entire project revealed to the world.

  • It’s really disheartening to “REALLY” see the producers give up on the movies and show; and the decision to give away the plot lines just sets this reality in stone. This movie should have been made. “REALLY MAD” right now!! In fact, just ruined my day!

  • Hmmmm, don’t know what to think about this. As much as I’d love to see RDA back in action again, I’m REALLY not keen on the idea of the program being made public.

  • I’m actually really surprised that they would have somehow revealed the gate to the general population. We have to remember that there have been more then a couple times in the last few years of SG1, SGA, and SGU that the Stargate program could have easily been found out: Lost City, Ex Daus Machina, Enemy at the Gate, and most recently, Alliances.

  • How about a letter campaign to get this shot? Or even a DVD pledge/preorder campaign? I’d certainly buy it.

  • I actually called it on this plot. Way back when there was information regarding political intrigue and a problem “which has plagued the Stargate program since its inception”, I figured that the one thing that best fit that description was the fact of hiding the Stargate from the public and the fact that characters always told themselves that “eventually” it would be revealed.

    Looks like I was right… too bad we won’t actually get to see it. At the very least not any time soon.

  • Still makes for a great plot for if and when a new SG series starts. It should be set a few hundred years in the future. Not some Star Trek Utopia, but the world has gone to sh*t. Maybe Stargate technology is abused and portals to other dimensions are opened. Thus ushering in two hundred years of chaos and war…much like the table top game RIFT :)

    Then again, if SGU was too dark and not family friendly then that wont fly with most people :P

  • @lee_machine part of the magic and beauty of Stargate is that it takes place in the here and now. At least SGU kept that part, if they made it be 100 years later it would lose that aspect and it would be less like Stargate then SGU was.

  • I wonder what would’ve been the motivation for revelation. Were they under attack, as they were in The Road Not Taken and Continuum? Or, with all of Earth’s enemies defeated, did they decide the time was right for revelation? I guess now we’ll never know.

  • I’m actually kind of glad this didn’t get made. I think the covert nature of the Stargate program is a huge part of the mythology, and while it could make for an interesting story, I think it would irreparably damage the franchise.

  • @Sealurk

    I agree, while it’s nice to think about. To have it permanent would cause too much to change. I like that Stargate is in the here and now.

    If it went public, then there’s nothing stopping the outpouring of technology OR war with other countries that feel threaten.

    I mean in the here and now, the revelation of the Stargate could cause deep resentment and further attacks on the SGC. Which is good for story-telling, but grounds the story too much on Earth and not on using the Stargate.

  • Too be perfectly honest, I’m super curious to see how it would have played out. I like the idea for Revolution way better than some of the possible scenarios for SGU’s continuity(also revealed in the same blog post from Joe Malozzi).

    I still have hope that the movies will be made. Stargate is essentially MGM’s flagship TV franchise. The only reason they were shelved is cuz of their financial issues. The next Bond movie was green lighted after it also had been shelved at around the same time, due to the bankruptcy. It wasn’t approved until MGM received a bail out and they were sure they could fund it.

    Who knows… 3 years down the line, after 007 has made blockbuster millions in revenue, we just might Stargate return full throttle. Well, I know all of us are dreaming along those lines.

  • I’m glad it was never made then. Having said that though, Revolutions was supposed to be set before SGU, so there was probably a reset in there anyway.

  • I always figured this would happen eventually, and maybe be the basis of a new Stargate series. Wasn’t Revolution supposed to occur prior to SGU though?

  • I’d really like them to release the scripts so we can read it ourselves and do our best to pretend they made movie by visualizing the action.

  • @Jenks

    Revolutions initially was set before SGU but after the delay they changed a few things to keep it at present time. I don’t think there was a reset, SGU was supposed to have “ended” the franchise anyway and brought closure to all three shows so knowing that, its more likely to assume that Revolution wouldve showed us the “earth” events and issues that happened at the same time as the Destiny mission. If Destiny crew returns back home, they would come back greeted as heroes by the whole world. Thats just speculation but I think thats what they probably were aiming for.

    Im a little ambivalent about the stargate being public, it would definitly ruin the franchises appeal, on the other hand it wouldve opened up more storylines to explore that couldve revived the franchise. after all, every franchise needs a revolution at some point.

  • well what better way to end the franchise than with a movie showing the revealing of the stargate to the general public.
    i really hate that stargate was canceled.
    After it lasted a cumilitive 17 seasons and 2 movies, i hope they get to finish their story through a book or comic series.
    i just wish the fan were as supportive as they were when it came to Atlantis. it really is a shame to see it finally go.

  • I would have thought that the all star movie was going to be the one when the Stargate is revealed, because that is the ultimate ending to the franchise. Can you just imagine what would happen if the Stargate program have been revealed? The economy, everything would be revolutionized! I would hope that even though these movies or all shelved “permanetly” that they still in some way could make it to production in some time. I’m still optimistic that the franchise will rise up again. Also what happened to the money they made from auctioning stuff off? Surely that money could be used to remake the props for new movies. Brad Wright said the window has closed. Well, the cast and crew is all still alive, and we have time. It’s time they should re open the window and make time to get it done! If dvd sales are low, then release half the normal amount of dvd’s/blu ray and put the movie up on itunes. The facts are there that people will buy

  • I feel that MGM betrayed us more than anybody else, even SyFy here. SyFy may have canceled SGU but it was MGM who kept on promising us “games, movies and a bright future for the Stargate franchise.” Instead we got nothing from them. Absolutely nothing. Everything they were promised was shelved.

    I always go “wtf?” when they say “there’s no DVD market for a Stargate movie” YES THERE IS! EVERY fan I talk to and I mean EVERY fan both online and off is always asking me “what about the movies? what about the movies?” EVERY fan wants to see them made and I’m sure EVERY fan would have supported it! This isn’t some Disney movie. This isn’t just a DVD release of an existing movie. This is brand new material that we get to see! I bet every fan who bought Continuum and The Ark of Truth and Children of the Gods SE would have bought these films!

    Maybe they can get it done through Netflix, but every time I see stuff like this it just makes me shake my head at the mismanagment of SGU by SyFy and of the Stargate franchise by MGM itself.

  • Looks like I’m in minority here, but I love this idea and I would love to see this movie made. Now that I know it was supposed to be about the revelation of Stargate I’m even sadder that it’s been shelved. I want to see it, darn it!

    For me it’s obvious that any story about revealing Stargate to Earth population would need to feature heaviy original SG-1 team (and Jonas, please) and especially Jack O’Neill. He’s essential for such plot and I’m very happy to hear that BW knows that.

    Here’s hoping that the movie will get made at some point, with RDA, AT, CJ and MS all present. CN too, if I have my way ;)

  • How strange that I made a comment about this sort of thing the other day

    “I wonder if there was any plans to have a 4th spin off, not so much about gate travel (although could of been a feature at some point)

    Its just with all the references to Homeworld Command, to me it sounded like they were plugging something..

    Maybe it’s something they could to combine all three series in the future, why does it always have to be set in one area of the universe, use all 3… Maybe even announce to the world about the program, would be very interesting to see the struggles after that, whether there’d be uproar or even acceptance, people using it every day like the ep with The Ashen..”

    Looks like my feeling was right in a way

  • The way I always felt it to be cool to go is make the movies like the Star Trek novels. In the Trek novels, you have your DS9 and your TNG, your Voy, etc. but its all one Universe so events and characters cross over all the time.

  • Wow…. I can understand why this one was shelved – that would have destroyed the entire SG mythos, and mandated a reboot if we ever wanted to see it on the small screen again. Good call MGM.

  • @ace_love I actually agree with you that a 4th show could have been based out of homeworld command and been amazing. They could have featured SGC, Atlantis, Destiny, Carter on the USS Hammond, and even some of our other off world bases, even the jaffa nation would be good to see every now and then.

  • I would of buy the next two movies. three if you count one for SGU. But maybe in three years SGU could return right were they left off but in a new galaxy. i was truley hopping to see that they were going to find if the show was still on for another three seasons….

    i guess, i’ll just have to work on my crossover/ timetravel stargate story then.

  • I’m sure Joe has all kinds of wonderful ideas of what would have happened if… But they ain’t never gonna happen now, so why taunt us with it? The band is breaking up and it’s going to take more than Jake and Elwood to get them back together.

  • Damn that sounds like it would have been an exciting movie. I don’t understand why revealing the Stargate programme would ruin the franchise. Look at the franchise now. There is nothing at the moment. I always thought there had to be a point when the Stargate programme would be revealed. That would have made for a great and exciting movie in itself but just think of all the other storylines they could come up with (more movies or TV series perhaps). Please MGM give us our movies. There is a market for Stargate still.

  • one well written movie could incorporate this. as well as tie up atlantis and sgu. thats all we need. just one movie.

  • I am with Sealurk, Mrja34 and Jenks. The secret nature of the Stargate program has been what has made it so compelling since the original film. Inevitably with each new advancement – Gaining access to advanced tech, gate travel becoming routine, the development of Prometheus – finding Atlantis and the IOA, etc, the format has been inching in this direction piece by piece. – However, it has also been stadily moving away from its “this could happen somewhere” ethos into the realms of present day set Star Trek. Revolutions might have been a great, exciting, character building and dramatic DVD film. It would also mean the end of the Stargate concept as we have all enjoyed it for over a decade. I have thought for a long time it was best for me to see AOT as the final chapter and leave it at that. This report confirms that.

    The only question left is – What was Extinction going to be about? Looks like we may get that answered too.

  • besides the awesome idea of revealing the stargate program to the world (think of the story possibilities!!), this was also the movie that was going to reveal sam and jack’s relationship *had* progressed to an actual RELATIONSHIP

  • i meant to hit the period at the end, not enter. :p

    so anyways, i soooooo wish this movie had been made!! maybe it’s not too late.. MGM, pay attention, make this movie! (and include atlantis and sgu aspect, so those fans get closure too!). one grand and wonderful story, for ALL fans!

    please, MGM!!!

  • As much as I hate the notion that the Stargate franchise is dead and long over, and we’ll never see any real closure to either of the three series, especially with the possibility of movies, etc. – we need to get off the whole denial train and move towards acceptance!

    After reading so many blogs, stories, and other press releases – the fans need to “accept” that SG is no more – there is no hope, not even a glimmer of hope or the notion of hope that the movies will get made, the series will return or continue in any fashion. I hate to be the one to have to say it – but it is true! MGM/SyFy has officially put the last nail in the coffin for the SG franchise!

    I will say, that Brad, Joe, Carl and others put up one hell of fight to save SG, but in the end it is all about dollars and marketability. Stargate, unfortunately ran its course…and it had a wonderful run. I am sure, in a perfect world (or even an alternate/parallel universe), if the economy was more lucrative then SG might have survived and we would have had a 6th season of SGA, the movies and probably see a 3rd + season to SGU. But this is our reality and we have to accept it.

    I find it a little disheartening that people think there is still hope of a return, and there is nothing wrong with hope – but to think one is reading in between the lines of press releases or someone’s comments about this or that – is only going to make things worse. We have 10 awesome seasons of SG1, 5 seasons of SGA and two seasons of SGU to reflect and remember – and to enjoy…lets not taint those memories and experiences with false pretenses and hope that isn’t there.

    Let’s remember the good times and stop dreading about what is not going to happen. Yes there are way too many questions to answers that are not ever going to be available…lets just leave it at that and move on!!!

  • @nobycane-
    brad and joe both said stargate will return someday, so why not start letting MGM know *now* how much we want it back!?

  • @wraithkelso – exactly, the possibilities are pretty much endless, it would unite all of the fans by one massive cross over, it’ll give a better insight with the IOA, the heavy handed politics side (not just earths), don’t forget about all the alliances that need to be maintained and new ones created during the show.. Every other week would guest star the characters from all 3 series, it’ll finally link everything together with off world eps (SG:1/SG:A style) plus actual gritty drama (SG:U style).. People forget that there was alot of onworld episodes with some great boardroom dialogue..

    I really wish they’d do something like this, hopefully someone will see this and pick something up.. It doesn’t have to be “Stargate” just “Homeworld Command”

  • @nobycane
    I refuse to “let it be over” with multiple cliffhangers. You just dont let a franchise go on for nearly 2 decades and have no ending. It doesn’t make sense, it’s stupid and messed up to say the least. Once we…the millions!! of the stargate fans get our ending that we deserve, then we will accept the fact that its over and move on. But untill then we will fight

  • @ace_love I would like to say that I remember reading a while ago that back when SG-1 was ending season 8, they wanted to rebrand and just make it Stargate Command, stil using the same characters, but that is why Mobius is like a series finale, and Avalon pts 1,2 and Origin are like a series premiere. Who knows, maybe SG-1 would have lasted longer if they did this, then SGA would have lasted longer, and SGU could have too. For all we know they could have had 3 shows on at once (how awesome would that have been???)

  • Yeah, but from the 3 years that they had both shows running at the same time (SG1-SGU) they dropped SG! from 22 eps. to 20, and were always talking about how tough it was having both.

    Anyways, ANY movie would have been better then nothing, which is what we have now.

  • @wraithkelso – awesome is not even the word that could describe it! :)

  • Isn’t all of this information we already knew? I thought this was revealed ages ago.

  • @ace_love exactly. If I had the money I would buy the rights and get something made. I can say that if I ever work for Disney i will push for the mto buy the rights and keep it as is because it is such a great franchise (similar to when they bought mirimax but didn’t water down those movies).

    Also, as a shameless plug, I would like to ask you all to look at my new blog. It is a mixture of Disney and Stargate, but besides the name and picture, I keep them separate. The blog is called Stargate: SG-Disney and is at http://wraithkelso.blogspot.com/

  • I rather have a company like Paramount to have Stargate than Disney. Stargate is too grown up, and I just rather not have them baby it down. It would have been fun however if back then MGM studios at Disney World had a amusement park ride similar to the star wars one. Btw is losing MGM studios one of the reasons MGM went bankrupt? I’m sure that park generated millions a year

  • I agree that revealing the covert operation would have severely damaged the franchise. It’s best Revolution didn’t get made, but sad to admit this “Full Disclosure” of the movie scripts and SGU S3 plot means one thing … it’s dead, Jim :-(

    @nobycane, sad to say, I agree with you. Don’t want to, but I guess I do. Yet, I still say who know in 3+ years. Maybe things can change at MGM in 3 years or even SyFy.

  • If they want to do the movies, they should do them now (especially the one with O’neill). The actors/actresses aren’t getting any younger.

    The whole idea of revealing the Stargate to the public–well, I don’t know if I like it or not. I guess it’s okay, but what about the last 17 years of Stargate??? Isn’t keeping the gate a secret Stargate???
    It wouldn’t matter to me if they made this one, but I do demand the Atlantis movie!!! I want them back in the Pegasus!!! Earth can use space ships to defend itself–by now they should have a lot, right?

    If Atlantis have it’s proper ending, I will be happy! (or maybe continue it?–but that’s hopeful thinking, I guess…)

  • I simply don’t get why MGM wouldn’t sell the Stargate franchise to another studio. Granted they gave birth to it, but that doesn’t mean they couldn’t just set a price for the license and create an entirely new universe as before.

    Why should fans be penalised because MGM doesn’t have the money to continue the shows/movies?

  • I would love to see RDA in a new staragte movie but i would prefer a sgu movie first… i keep wondering what s going to happen.. and besides make a movie about the stargate program going public is a terrible idea… it would really destroy the franchise… make an SGu movie then SGA movie and then SG1 movie…SG1 is the only stargate show that had a real finale with the last 2 movies…

  • As an ad-lib; if MGM is dead-set about mothballing it as a television franchise, I’d rather it end with a 20th Anniversary than a 17th.

    I’m unemployed but have an idea that might drastically offset the cost of such a series, whilst retaining the VFX quality found in previous seasons… if MGM are interested in knowing more, they can contact me through my GW Forum-handle, Tiletron.

  • i have to say i think the revealing the stargate to the public is a great idea!!

    i didn’t used to think that (i liked it being a secret, like it could be happening right now in our own world), BUT, i think the stargate story *needs* an influx of new ideas, and this going public could sooo open up possibilities!

  • @Hyncharas

    first MGM doesn’t read these forums lol

    second, its more like a 15th anniversary because don’t forget that for 2 seasons SG-1 and SGA ran together.

  • @puddlejumper_1 don’t forget that Disney owned Mirimax during the time frame that movies such as Clerks, Mallrats, Chasing Amy, Dogma, and Jay and Silent Bob, etc. So Disney doesn’t baby down everything they have. As for the MGM Studios Park at WDW, I think it benefited Disney more because they were able to put in rides like Tower of Terror, and Great Movie Ride.

  • YAY!!!!!!!!! THANKS TO BRAD AND OTHER!! I do idea is: I story talk about Stargate:Revolution have New Mega Shuttle SGC and Old Stargate. Jack O’neill is back now Hero too Teal’c, Daniel and Sam join to him LEGEND SG-1 than After new series is “new Stargate: Legend” add is Old member SG-1 and SGA now big familiar New SGL-1 looking new stargate solid Gold and vothex wormhole Gold and Chevons Light change Color. SG-1 and SGA and SGL-1 warrior at Evil name is Darkoirl inside Dark mothership and the Dark Stargate and all Red Chevons and Vothex Wromhole Blood get trapping virus block at The New Stargate is Gold. I got idea. :) I wish it! I LOVE STARGATE SG-1!

  • @wraithkelso I dont know any of those movies, but I’ll take your word for it. However, I still think a company like Paramount, WB, Columbia, or even Spyglass would be better suited for Stargate. Paramount might be best because they work with Star Trek so they got great SciFi experience, and also experience in dealing with fans. I’m sorry, though Disney is a great company, I can’t picture the Disney logo scene comming up before Stargate. I’m getting images in my head of the Cheyenne Mountain complex becomming Race to Witch Mountain lol.
    And though MGM didnt have much to do with rides at the theme park, their name was on practically all of the merchandise(t-shirts, cups, magnets, etc..) which just that alone would still generate loads of money! Back in 2008 when the Atlantis movie was green lit, I remember taking a high school Grad Party down to disney world and they were saying MGM studios got in a fight with Disney world and there not part of it anymore. So all that money MGM was making just stoped. They had practically nothing left making them money besides Stargate. There downfall went shortly after when MGM was reported going bankrupt. So it all just adds up. MGM is however sitting pretty with 500mil at the moment. And thats all that they’re doing so far, just sitting pretty. Probably with earplugs on because they’re not hearing SG fans.

  • @puddlejumper_1 I hear you, and a lot of Marvel fans have a similar fear now that Disney owns Marvel too. But they would probably have it under the touchstone logo. I don’t care who buuys the franchise as long as they treat it with the respect it deserves. I just know Disney could do an amazing attraction based on Stargate in one of the parks. And here is something to prove that Disney can release adult films. Jay and Silent Bob trailer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I3L8054ratI&feature=related

  • I completely agree about Paramount taking over, that would be immense! Personally i’m rooting for Speilburg to get involved somehow, he’s jumping on the TV series bandwagon, maybe in hope to revive the dying genre, a lot more movie celebs are taking on TV shows as well as movies, just hope they jump in to sci-fi to kick it a well deserved boost

  • MGM have had it and shoudn’t drag down Stargate with it. If they need money -SELL it off to another studio – don’t just leave it. Afterall it’s the best sci-fi show anywhere and still has millions worth of potential.
    All MGM are doing is making fans so angry that they will boycotte everything else MGM puts out over Stargate.
    It’s criminal to leave story lines unfinished – esp when the scripts are already written and the fans have been promised repeatedly that things were going ahead.
    I’m so mad now that I will never watch another d***ed thing that MGM or syfy put out

  • frankly the MGM studieos are just pushing stargate aside proably so they can save money but you know what there lossing money the stargate francise has in my oppinion made more than star terk. if this movie would be made it would make lots of money for MGM but if it is like how dark SGU was it wont do as good. I myself want to see the movie created so that at lest we can bid ferwell to the series that brightened our days

  • MGM probably won’t sell the Stargate franchise. They own it outright, so they will probably just lease it out in syndication all around the world. No new costs = all profit. Paramount did it with Star Trek throughout the seventies and eighties. In fact, it was the on-going popularity of the old show which eventually inspired the movies, and Next Gen (they saw profit). Be prepared to see the old shows (SG-1, SGA, SGU) run again and again and again. You will have to watch them if you want to see more Stargate.

    Secondly, it IS 17 years since the original film came out in 1994.

    Finally, the film story sounds pretty good. I’ve always wanted to see the program revealed, maybe with a serious off-world colony or two? I don’t mean the alpha site, but a real colony. Just a thought.

  • As far as I’m concerned any Stargate is good Stargate. Whatever they give me I will watch! Unfortunately, it appears I wont get to watch any.

  • I would love to see the planned movies as well … with all of our original actors in their roles.

    But, here is the reality — MGM will bring back “Stargate” one day. Maybe in a couple of years from now.

    Here is what everybody needs to understand. It won’t be, sadly, made by any of the TV producers, writers or stars of all 3 series. Chances are it will be a reboot with a new group of people involved. Most likely a big screen treatment to start off.

    Brad Wright and company know their “Stargate” version is over. We have to accept that, too. Just like all the “Star Trek” TV actors, writers, and producers, who won’t get to revisit their universe. Their nail was the cancellation of “ST: Enterprise” and that successful reboot movie. :(

  • Never thought I’d be so happy that the SG-1 movie is shelved. Reveal the Stargate? Might as well just call it “Stargate: Wings” and put it on USA Network.

  • As much as I want the movies to keep coming…I am glad that this one won’t be. Revealing the gate would ruin it for me. I like to imagine that it could be true, revealing the gate would demolish that.

  • I never thought I would say it but – thank the gods above the movies weren’t made. Wow, a bullet dodged.

    The Stargate program revealed? Wow, they were really burning all the bridges. The franchise would’ve never recovered from that because there would’ve been no way back. Sure, it would’ve opened new horizons but it would’ve also changed the basics of this show. No, just no.

  • @wraithkelso Haha dang that show had a lot of f bombs. That show however look like it was a long time ago, so I don’t know if Disney will try something like that again. And I agree with you too, as long as SGU or Stargate for that matter gets the respect it deserves and freedom(as in no changes from current storylines, objectives, mandates, and cast members)then I’ll be happy where it goes.
    @buddyglenn The situations between Stargate and Star Trek are very different though. Star Trek had its ending, and their rebooting it from the same story that has been told. Stargate hasn’t had a proper ending, so rebooting something that hasn’t been finished isn’t a good idea. Especially since the fanbase is so close to the cast members of SG-1, SGA, and SGU. However if they rebooted it say 10 years from now, then the idea wouldn’t be so far fetched. Just doing it now would feel like your dog just died and someone comes along and saying it’s ok, will get you a new one. You can never replace something that means so dear!
    And to all the others saying that Stargate Revolution might have been a bad idea or glad its been cancelled. Surely the idea of the movie has it pros and cons…a long list of them. But it would open the door, of something new. Pretty much in all alien invasion movies and stories, and even apocolypse stories. The government never told the Public anything because they believed it would cause mass panic and caos. And its true, anyone remember what happend back in 2001? This movie however could prove to be the antithesis. I believe the public is ready to know, it could stop the fighting, end world hunger, and literally better the world with all the new technology they have procured. The thoughts are endless of what could happen. But, like we saw in SGU episode “Epilogue” we turn out great. Also, even when the program has been revealed in the movie, the creators still had other movies planned, and the continuation of SGU. So it wouldn’t be the very end

  • @puddlejumper_1 that was the 5th movie from that director/writer, and those 2 characters were in all 5 movies in varying degree of importance lol.

  • Was disappointed to see SGU cancelled and didn’t realize there was talks of more movies in the works. But really hope they decide to make the movies in the long run. Love SG-1 and SGA. They both have lovable characters who actually work together. I think that’s why SGU failed, they didn’t have the same family feeling the characters of the first 2 shows had. All the back-biting in SGU is the reason I stopped watching it. Especially with Rush and his arrogance.

  • @mutly was Rush’s arrogance any different then McKay’s?

  • I wish MGM would be bought or at least the Stargate franchise be sold to another company who can invest money in the Stargate franchise so that everything isn’t in limbo. The Stargate franchise, including SGU, diserve more than the wait around and gather dust. There is still plenty of potential in SGU and the other movie projects for a company to make money off of.

  • @Mutly, why doesn’t everything have to be so perfect? The back-biting as you call it created tension and drama. You have to remember that thos on the shop got there through an emergency gate out because of the planet being blown up. Not everyone there was a part of a team that was supposed to be there by plan. They were thrust together by accident. SGU was a great series and I felt was as intense and dramatic as SG1 and Atlantis. Actually, SGU had more drama and intensity than the other two combined. I loved the Season 1 cliff hanger where the crew were detained and Colonel Young was beat up and the camera rotates around him and end up above him and his look of desperation. It was awesome and should be a classic cliffhanger.

  • Stargate is dead because MGM is bankrupt. Stargate isn’t dead to millions of fans who follow it. This feels similar to what Star Trek fans went through when Enterprise was cut short and canceled. Except that CBS wasn’t bankrupt. I’m still holding out for a new Star Trek series someday. The Stargate franchises help in the absence of Star Trek on TV, but now that Stargate is gone, there are no other Space Sci-Fi franchises on TV for anyone to watch. I blame reality shows.

  • I think it was time for the gate to go public. This movie would have been a perfect end to SG-1.

    Sorry, I loved the Stargate franchise but let’s face it. Yet another unbeatable enemy brought in to almost defeat the Earth (oh wait, no, it’s the galaxy now, or 2 or 3 of them) only to be defeated by some deus ex ancients weapon at the last possible moment… yet again… would have been too much. I think the franchise should sleep* just not with so many loose ends.

    The public becoming aware of the stargate, everybody getting the benefit of all the alien technology and the Tauri starting to reconnect with all their long lost relatives out there.. that would be a nice ending. (Sorry emo kiddies who prefer unhappy endings)

    As for the believability of it? Would they tell the public? Well, it had to get out eventually. Can you imagine future SG teams leaving through Cheyenne mountain in secret 10, 100, 1000 years later? I don’t know what they intended in the movie but in the show it almost got out enough times. Maybe something happens they just can’t cover for anymore.

    Of course the Pegasus galaxy needs an ending too. I’m just saying that it would have been a good ending for SG-1. And Universe? If they made more season 2 type episodes and not so much the season 1 like ones then maybe it could have kept the franchise alive (as in not stale) a few years longer.

    I can’t imagine a good ending for Universe though. They meet God? By flying a ship to him right? This could have been worse than BSG! Maybe an easy way out is they decide to take on the drones after all in order to save the descendants from them. They do so but Destiny is destroyed in the process so they stay and live with the Descendants. Maybe the last scene is a flash forward where they are older but alive and with the Descendants they manage to rig a Stargate to connect to the Milky Way. That would be more to make connection and open relations I think… by then home is where they are not Earth.

    * By sleeping I mean for now. I eagerly wait to see it all again in 10-20 years in the form of a reboot just like BSG(2003) and maybe StarTrek(2009).

  • @ryan.poehls
    Star Trek was more fortunate than Stargate though. Every single one of the the series(TNG, DS9, Voyager, Enterprise)including the originals got their ending. I wonder if Paramount was the owners of Stargate, and MGM of Star Trek. Stargate would have its ending, and Star Trek would be left unfinished. MGM should do the right thing and sell the Stargate Franchise, instead of punishing fans for their lack of finances. We deserve an ending, you dont just let a 16 year franchise end without one!

  • i like this idea. i like the episode 2010 and i really wanted to see that moon base carter mentioned in continuum

  • I think the revelation of the Stargate was inevitable in our “the public has a right to know” society. It would have been interesting to see how they did it. I’m sorry it’s not to be done and that it is, at least for the moment over. Doubly so since SGU was getting really engaging with a team that was finally coalescing. Oh, well.

  • DARREN SUMMER.. I’ve mentioned on your GW’s FB page that it’s about time for action in the form of words! You sir are in a position to accomplish this more so than the rest of us! I’m talking about a respectful, well structured, well planned, hand picked set of responses (in the form of an open letter) to SyFy’s current direction which will submit several things. Things they probably know already, but still need to hear from their subscribers like…
    1.Total Discontent with the prospect of no more SG anything
    2.Advice to either do something with the SG franchise, or sell it.
    3.Recognition to some degree of the multitude of ditto requests from their viewing audience (what ever they may be).
    4.Ask of them is “SyFy” just a name without meaning now?
    5.Have they thought through their programming decisions, or is it now 100 percent profit based?
    6.Better programming even IF it’s not SG, come on? Cooking?? Auctions?? not to mention the “w” word.

    I’m sure YOU Darren can find 20 literary scholars, attorneys, business consultants, authors, philosophers, and possibly even a poet or two who reside right HERE on this GW page and if not here, then you have license to look elsewhere to find them… I suggest 20 different die-hard SG fans, who are extremely articulate. Each contributing 100 words or less to this “Open-Letter to SyFy” cause. I have no doubt that there are MANY wonderful minds out there, which are also great Sci-Fi fans, who can come up with yet ANOTHER super valid laundry list of items which carry even more weight than the very well known list that I’ve just posted. When that letter is completed, it can be posted HERE on GW for all to see and especially the powers that be who currently control the SG franchise. At that point we can sit back and wait for a chart … lol … No ..
    Hopefully not… In fact, at that point, I would actually be looking for a tiny speck of hope.
    Okay it’s a LONG SHOT, but a long shot beats no shot. What do you think Darren?
    J.S.

  • I haven’t read all comments, but ever since the first hints posted by Joe, I have been wondering: “okay, the movie is dead but why the heck not novelize the script and print a book?!” I mean surely the costs of writing and printing a book are far less than producing a movie, and there would be a market, if only for the fans…

  • This just adds up to the general sadness of seeing our beloved series go down the drain. But oh yeah, we get crap like The event, the cape and some others… yay… not.

  • come onnnn I’d even donate £50 the get it made, lets raise some money.
    They should totally release all episodes on their site and keep them ad supported, atleast that way it’s out there rather than gathering dust in the mgm warehouse and who knows, might bring money. Can’t beat the internet so join it!

  • I agree with those that say that revealing the Stargate program to the general public would’ve been a huge mistake. One of the most appealing aspects of this franchise is/was the realism (the political wrangling/maneuvering was a great example of this), and it would’ve been very UNrealistic to show the world population accepting all this without going into fear and panic, which is exactly what would happen in reality…

  • lets be honest they should of just stayed with doing the films.in my apinion they should not of even done sgu in the first place,its killed the franchise.what they could of done is two sga movies and another sg1.i dont agree with revealing the stargate so they would have to change it.so many more gates to explore.atlantis has a worm hole drive it could go anywere.or probably not.still a massive fan base,c,mon sky1 keep showing these two programs all the time and it never gets old.so yes if they had not gone with sgu we would of been c ing sga films.the books may be good but u carnt beat actually c ing the action on blu ray, its awsome.mgm sell up give someone else a chance.

  • 38yr old father of 3. I am mystified by anything scifi
    guess that comes from a love of the stars space in general and yes I do believe in aliens.I just love the idea that star wars could of actually happened some were maybe even millions of years ago.I also have a love of ancient Egypt sound familiar??????????:
    STARGATE i loved it cld of thought of a better way to combine space and Egypt genius.I am gutted that its over and also feel let down after being a fan all along.Stargate universe mixed opinions at the start season 1 didn’t do it for me i thought back then it would get cancelled.
    Season 2 started worse and i even considered not watching no more but always held on with hope the story would improve.End of season 2 season 3 fantastic if im honest loved it my favourite of the whole franchise couldn’t wait to see the next episode think the writers preformed a miracle not only had the story got better we was going to find out what the star gate was all about.Its like finding out the answer to all questions.I feel let down that you-they didn’t end the story after being a fan for well half my adult life as a fan I feel robed.just a suggestion but why dnt we start a fund to help fund a movie? i would pay to see the final answer to the gate and ancients.Stargate as got a few million fan what does that calculate to??????? £5-£10 $15-$20 were do i send my make the movie the fans deserve to see???????????.

  • Wow what do you say? The last of the Stargates…. One would hope not with all the loose ends each of the gates had. SGA had an alien race during one off their jumps I thought for sure they would use but, nope. Reload guys before you put out that 3rd movie and it has no real chain of events or is based on spotty events from some other ship we never heard of. Don’t let SG die a bad writer’s death.


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