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  1. Derentus
    Derentus
    (1 comments)
    April 27, 2009 at 11:05 pm |

    Intriguing. So it shall be on SPACE…funny…they are only now showing season 4 of Atlantis there. In anycase this shall be interesting. All this talk about realism and its difference to science fiction. They will forget things…but they will never forget that it’s not the people that make it sci-fi in this context but the technology and circumstances. -arches brow like Teal’c does-

  2. ssx001
    ssx001
    (14 comments)
    April 27, 2009 at 11:20 pm |

    Cool!

    I am soooo missing out on my hit of Stargate it’s not funny!

    Bring it on!!

  3. nathan_w
    nathan_w
    (9 comments)
    April 28, 2009 at 1:11 am |

    PLEASE DON”T DO IT IN FLASHBACK FORM LIKE LOST FOR CRYING OUT LOUD

  4. td100
    td100
    (4 comments)
    April 28, 2009 at 4:41 am |

    Looking forward to more info on the Children of the Gods special edition. An audio commentary with RDA should be ‘interesting’.

  5. sheenabeena123
    sheenabeena123
    (32 comments)
    April 28, 2009 at 10:40 am |

    “So it shall be on SPACE…funny…they are only now showing season 4 of Atlantis there.”

    I could be wrong here, but I believe that’s because Astral Media (who run TMN) have first dibs on Canadian broadcast rights- they aired Atlantis around the same time as SkyOne and/or Sci-Fi (you can only get TMN with certain specialty satellite or digital cable packages, though). Space gets the chance to air it a year or more after Astral Media does.

    The broadcast agreements for SG1, Universe and the direct-to-DVD releases were/are different, though, so they’re not always behind.

  6. Aaronjw
    Aaronjw
    (12 comments)
    April 28, 2009 at 11:30 am |

    I was wondering what was going on with the CotG re-release. Good to hear some news about that.

  7. Christopher
    Christopher
    (14 comments)
    April 28, 2009 at 12:07 pm |

    The documentary type filming has been done and redone already. Frankly, it’s getting waaaay old. This show has zero vision. There is nothing new for this fan.

  8. universacred
    universacred
    (68 comments)
    April 28, 2009 at 12:48 pm |

    Please do it a bit in flashback form like LOST, for crying out loud. Flashbacks is g00d. IN “LOST in Space” WE TRUST.

  9. AllTerroristsMustDie
    AllTerroristsMustDie
    (6 comments)
    April 28, 2009 at 12:50 pm |

    This is becoming more and more of a BSG ripoff every day. I really hope they make it original and I do commend them for trying to be different – but copying a show which is both thematically and tonally different I don’t think is the right solution.

    Inter arma enim silent leges,
    ATMD

  10. Lorix
    Lorix
    (2 comments)
    April 28, 2009 at 1:29 pm |

    I’m really really really really intrigued =D
    The more I know about this show, the more I’m excited!
    I hope it will bring back the dark tone of the very first, unforgettable Emmerich’s “Stargate” movie, partially lost in the SG1/SGA series.
    Good job, BW & co.!

  11. kzap333
    kzap333
    (78 comments)
    April 28, 2009 at 2:49 pm |

    “we wanted to shoot this a little bit like a documentary crew would shoot a ride-along to a space ship out in the universe” that is” that is word for word what someone said about the shooting style of BSG although some of the things in this put my mind a little at rest but I still don’t have high hopes for another SG1 or SGA, and I think that’s not what they want either :(

  12. kzap333
    kzap333
    (78 comments)
    April 28, 2009 at 2:51 pm |

    (Last post I promise)
    I really don’t like the sound of the
    ‘language’ of documentary
    Defiantly not a kids show.
    As specially as swearing is band in our house, I’m assuming it will be worse (language wise) than the early season of SG1.

  13. Orion Coran
    Orion Coran
    (60 comments)
    April 28, 2009 at 3:24 pm |

    @Christopher:

    Then why post here Christopher? If has “zero vision” and there is “nothing new” for you, then why post to begin with?

  14. Coremae
    Coremae
    (105 comments)
    April 28, 2009 at 6:50 pm |

    They got their wish, at least, they got to play with gay characters, they canceled an entire show to play with gay characters, lets through some pedos and porn stars in their and make it anything but a suore, bastards. On a happier note, I’m getting over my Stargate addiction.

  15. Coremae
    Coremae
    (105 comments)
    April 28, 2009 at 6:51 pm |

    or even better, lets through side some morally strong characters who have opinions on such things, or even better yet, i’ve never seen a gate member use the toilet, now’s the time.

  16. Vladius
    Vladius
    (17 comments)
    April 28, 2009 at 9:04 pm |

    Just in case you didn’t hear, GAY CHARACTERS LOL.

  17. the_nephilim71
    the_nephilim71
    (1 comments)
    April 28, 2009 at 11:07 pm |

    Do you have something against gay characters? And I KNOW you are not seriously saying we’re all pedophiles ARE you?

  18. Bapman
    Bapman
    (4 comments)
    April 29, 2009 at 12:15 pm |

    You what gets to me is this whole ‘gay character’ deal.
    So some characters are gay… whoop dee doo… how does that EVEN matter !?
    Does being gay or straight give them some seperate powers?
    NO? Then its not important.
    Bringing a person’s sexual preference to the front n beat a drum over it is lack or creativity n exploitation like ‘Blackula… check it out… Dracula who’se black’.
    It doesn’t matter whether they are gay straight or bi.
    What matters are the stories the characters and oh ofcouse… SPACE BATTLES !!!
    And
    About the people b|tching about SGU trying to emulate BSG… yeah… BSG emulated FIREFLY… right down to the lonely space feel… shaky vfx cam… docu style shooting… no aliens in space.
    And Firefly in turn was a live-action Cowboy Bebop.
    So, stop b|tching. Everyone rips off everyone these days.
    Heroes is a outright ripoff of ‘Rising Stars’ and ‘X-men’… big frakking deal.
    What matters is if its good.
    Hopefully, SGU will be… atleast for few seasons.

    P.S. – Does anyone know what’s so special about the Children of the Gods special edition DVD? Will it have extra footage or just random bonuses that won’t matter?

  19. Puddle Splasher
    Puddle Splasher
    (22 comments)
    April 30, 2009 at 12:29 am |

    It’s becoming clear that SGU is going to be a more highly symbolic-oriented show. Even though the 2 previous series were very symbolic, they also had the ability to explore the many different aspects of the human experience through the vehicle of science fiction.

    But I worry that the situational nature of the premise will not allow the writers to bring that experience “down to earth” enough for the show to get a long term grasp on viewer interest. Despite having a physical storyline “bridge” with the ability to use a stargate or the Ancient comm. device, it *appears* to look like the characters will be living out these symbolic storylines about life within such extremely defined phyiscal and mental locations (namely, phyisically onboard the Destiny OR mentally on Earth) that viewers will grow weary of storylines being hampered by such heavily construed duality.

    Both SG1 and SGA were had the ability to move both physically and mentally from the well know to the unknown so that the perspectives of the characters exploring the experience of life weren’t always going about the same way; the were able to explore from different angles. This is especially evident when SGA finally established a link to Earth. Even the highly respected premise of BSG which was ALL about duality as much as sophisticated, complex and immediately contemporary aspects of life did well because characters weren’t always stuck on Galatica; plots, even storylines, arose and shifted from non-Galactica ships.

    SGU writers needs to find a to “move” character and storyline perspectives in MULTIPLE ways. The clues of SGU’s creation: the single word titles of opposites (ie. Light/Darkness, Earth/Water), the situational premise as we know it, and what the writers have said they intend to focus on with the characters, it *appears* like they may be limiting their means of exploring the very human experience of relationships that they wish to explore through symbolic duality and varied aspects human relations.

    And btw, shooting in a documentary style without the above mentioned considerations, will only work on an aesthetic level. It may reinforce the strength of the focus on the stories and character relations, but STORYLINES are the heart of any series. How you go about illustrating them visually, and through dialogue are largely predetermined on the concept. And as I’ve been explaining, the concept of this show runs a risk of hampering the means to reach the viewers, even if it is visually arresting.

    (and if you

  20. Christopher
    Christopher
    (14 comments)
    April 30, 2009 at 8:07 am |

    Orion Coran,

    Then why post here Christopher? If has “zero vision” and there is “nothing new” for you, then why post to begin with?

    Because I am a fan of the franchise and I’m not spoon fed everything Stargate. I wish to voice my disatisfaction with the way the franchise has been run into the ground. If you don’t like it then ignore me.

  21. beardrewz
    beardrewz
    (20 comments)
    April 30, 2009 at 8:25 am |

    I bet the screenplay and character development is going to be like lost, the tv show. any money says it will. As for Balttle star style….it makes me sleepy

  22. banvard
    banvard
    (4 comments)
    April 30, 2009 at 10:09 am |

    How convenient, I device that lets them talk with loved ones back on Earth. Just in case the writers get bored, and have no idea what to do with the characters, like LT Ford, so they can tell Earth stories, their favourite fallback position.

  23. Atlantis Rocks
    Atlantis Rocks
    (61 comments)
    May 2, 2009 at 11:22 am |

    I’m sorry BUT I so want Atlantis back!!!!!!!

  24. nathan_w
    nathan_w
    (9 comments)
    May 4, 2009 at 10:45 pm |

    @universacred

    why do you want it in flashback form like LOST CAUSE I WATCH LOST ALL THE TIME I AM SO F****KING CONFUSED AS TO WHAT”S GOING ON TRYING TO REMEMBER THINGS FROM PREVIOUS SEASONS

    NO FLASHBACKS!!!!!!

  25. nathan_w
    nathan_w
    (9 comments)
    May 4, 2009 at 10:46 pm |

    PLEASE BRING BACK ALANTIS JOE WAS A HOTTIE TO WATCH

  26. nathan_w
    nathan_w
    (9 comments)
    May 4, 2009 at 10:49 pm |

    if the enemies turn out to be slightly cylon like then we clearly know it’s a bsg ripoff but i was actual expecting it to be like a star trek rip off now i don’t know what to expect so writer you only get one shot don’t screw it up or i won’t be pleased

  27. Dumbledore
    Dumbledore
    (9 comments)
    May 5, 2009 at 5:39 am |

    BSG rip off yes I agree at best, just horrible at worse. To Cooper & Wright, this is Rubbish with a capital R I’m sorry but this is not want I want from a Stargate show. NO THAT WAS Stargate SG1 and Atlantis. So sad that for me this now end like this, so sad.

    Goodbye

  28. Atlantis Rocks
    Atlantis Rocks
    (61 comments)
    May 5, 2009 at 7:13 am |

    Docu type of filming OMG!!!! Well that’s a turn off for a start.

    If I wanted to watch Firefly I would have, if I wanted to watch BSG I would have, if I wanted to watch a reality show I would have.

    NO I wanted to watch Stargate, an used to with SG1 & SGA, this is NOT Stargate. Unless you include the fact its got Stargate in the title that’s the only likeness.

    (B)SG U.

  29. ro39ar
    ro39ar
    (4 comments)
    May 7, 2009 at 1:25 pm |

    Ok,producers.I’m excited about SGU.But you´ve invited Richard,Amanda,Michael…And Ben?? Yes,BEN BROWDER.Call him!Come on,he´s a brilliant actor!!!!!And he´s part of the sg1 family.PLEASE,DON´T FORGET BEN.

  30. elrondaragorn
    elrondaragorn
    (2 comments)
    May 12, 2009 at 9:46 pm |

    As for Gay Characters, I don’t see the point of telling me what my characters are doing in the bedroom. A person’s sex life should be kept private. The only reason for mentioning it is to try and normalize a type of behavior that a small percentage of people engage in. If you are going to mention that, then have characters prascticing the Egyptian rituals of having sex with children, animals, and even trees, but I won’t watch it even if it is a heterosexual couple because I don’t need to know what my characters are doing in their bedrooms, and I don’t need other people’s lifestyles shoved down my throat through the medium of television.

  31. elrondaragorn
    elrondaragorn
    (2 comments)
    May 12, 2009 at 9:58 pm |

    I wanted to add that most people on this planet still have politically incorrect opinions regarding homosexual acts which they regard as immoral, including me. In spite of the fact that we get called names and told we don’t have a right to our opinion, by a society that tells everyone that there is no truth and everyone is entitled to their opinion except the ones who aren’t, we will be the one not pouring our hard earned cash into the new series, or watching the series if it insists on using the series as a political soap box.

  32. Joycelm2
    Joycelm2
    (10 comments)
    May 16, 2009 at 12:31 pm |

    Been reading this an some of the other stuff, as only recently found out about Atlantis and googled an found GW. To say I’m shocked is a under statement more like GOB SMACKED! COULD THESE GUYS BE ANY MORE CONDESCENDING who he hell do they think they are! Its like some sort of bad taste joke. Well this is one fan that wont be watching this pile of pants! ITS NOT EVEN ORIGINAL, “bloody hell” what where they thinking or perhaps they weren’t. I’ll go back now and tell anyone that will stand still long enough “WHAT A LOAD OF OLD RUBBISH THIS IS!” Don’t even get me started on the style of shooting, camera shot, you already lost the argument with words like:
    ”that maybe we could get audiences to embrace the science fiction elements and the characters in a realistic way if we shot the show using the ‘language’ of documentary and reality.” Thanks but it’s a big thumbs down to shaky camera angles, I don’t wana watch a documentary thank you very much.An I sure hell don’t wana watch bunch of nobodies running around being realistic.

    I honestly cant see ANY of my friends or family for that, who like Stargate ( COZ SGU ISN’T STARGATE) even remotely being interested in this, what ever it is. An Robert Carlyle he ruined 28 weeks later and god just look at some of the other depressingly gloomy stuff he’s done. He’s supposed to be a draw “I think NOT”.

    Gob smacked, truly gob smacked!!

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