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  1. Craig MacD.
    Craig MacD.
    (38 comments)
    February 19, 2010 at 8:06 pm |

    What’s your favorite on-going subplot from SG-1, SGA and/or SGU? What things do you wish had been explored more in Stargate (certain technology? certain character? missed opportunities for character development?)?

  2. dread
    dread
    (6 comments)
    February 19, 2010 at 8:22 pm |

    Well not a topic to talk about, but any chance you will get round to fixing your VOTE section? At the moment every time i try to put in a vote it come up with this “Internal Server Error”
    Dread

  3. HotOne
    HotOne
    (6 comments)
    February 19, 2010 at 9:05 pm |

    What open story lines in SG-1 or SGA would you like to see resolved? What about learning more of the Furlings or what happened to Daniel’s grandfather?

    Any ideas for new story arcs?

    How about any disappointments? – Such as O’neill not being included in the series finale and seeing how things would have played out between him and Carter.

  4. Sylvia
    Sylvia
    (594 comments)
    February 19, 2010 at 11:00 pm |

    I like the idea of this column, but don’t quite get the title. Does it relate to SG somehow?

  5. Sylvia
    Sylvia
    (594 comments)
    February 19, 2010 at 11:01 pm |

    Oops, never mind, bad fan.

  6. Eagle1
    Eagle1
    (11 comments)
    February 19, 2010 at 11:44 pm |

    I really enjoy the podcasts. Please keep up the great work. I’d really like to hear a podcast on the comparision of Babylon 5 vs. Stargate in general.

    In my opinion, J. Michael Straczynski, is a genius. JJ Abrams is just trying to mimic what he did. He had the plan from the beginning on a tale that truly showed the best of science fiction. He had actual character development and depth, where he showed the good and bad of each character.

    This is what excites about SGU, they are showing true character development, where they are flawed and still rise to the occasion. Now we need to mix in the action, the fans are vested in the characters, let’s do something with it.

  7. OCD4theSGC
    OCD4theSGC
    (1 comments)
    February 20, 2010 at 12:32 am |

    I would like to know your take on the issue of the SG1/SGA movies. Sources say that MGM is out of money or running out of money, yet we get such deep thought provoking fair as “Hot Tub Time Machine”….

  8. Jimmy007
    Jimmy007
    (7 comments)
    February 20, 2010 at 12:50 am |

    What is going on with the Stargate Movies? I know about all the financial trouble…..but give us some more details on when Brad Wright thinks they will start filming….?

  9. majorsal
    majorsal
    (147 comments)
    February 20, 2010 at 1:05 am |

    my obsession (besides sam/jack :D) is whether the 3rd sg1 movie is going to be made.

  10. Sonicstargate
    Sonicstargate
    (3 comments)
    February 20, 2010 at 7:51 am |

    cancel sgu and bring back sg1

  11. Tanith
    (305 comments)
    February 20, 2010 at 9:19 am |

    @Jimmy007 probably when he gets the go ahead by MGM.

  12. AtariGabriel
    AtariGabriel
    (10 comments)
    February 20, 2010 at 10:06 am |

    I wnat asgards comeback!

  13. mythos
    mythos
    (346 comments)
    February 20, 2010 at 10:22 am |

    I’d like to see a discussion about the backlash from the fans over SGU that’s not just another attempt to gloss over the issues.

  14. SuperG
    SuperG
    (18 comments)
    February 20, 2010 at 11:00 am |

    10 seasons of Sg1 is very long. But the Fargate part with the Ori and Farscape crew went to fast away. It’s actualy a restart of the show, SG1B. The ark of truth give you a real fast pace story feel, and that for a movie. Could been easy a mini series. Now it feels like one but compressed into a movie.
    Might wurth to fill a full season to round everything up. Wenn the writer know that it is there last season, so they can write up to it.
    Or spread it over two big movies. Does it have to be 90min?

    Atlantis I want to see some more deep unveiling backstory about the Wraith culture and society.
    But now movies could do that.

    SGU less air time filling drama and charbuilding. Only wenn the story go in that direction. But to much is just forced. Make no sense. Could be spread over seasons.
    So I realy miss the scifi the humor and action. Because there is so much charbuilding it hurts.

    The early SGU unbased anti argument are realy SGA releated. And very wild silly expectation.
    Like 90120 in space idioticy.
    But after 10 eps the current anti argument are more often valid. The SGA pain might be there. But weight in less then before.

    Bit drama and charbuilding can be a good thing but to much of everything is often a realy bad thing. And have nothing to do with the 180 degrees of direction the take. It’s to much it hurts.

    even humor and action should come in right dosis. Now it’s a exception.

    There must be some bit off balance.

  15. Tanith
    (305 comments)
    February 20, 2010 at 11:07 am |

    @mythos To be completely honest so would I. I ‘wrote in’ asking Gateworld if they have considered directly responding to those issues or have a proper debate between both sides without the petty insults creeping in.

  16. Sylvia
    Sylvia
    (594 comments)
    February 20, 2010 at 2:54 pm |

    I agree with @mythos, this is one of the most important issues in the Stargate world at this time and deserves an honest and open discussion.

  17. wisconsinrocks
    wisconsinrocks
    (3 comments)
    February 20, 2010 at 7:55 pm |

    Won’t be watching SGU, 2 episodes was enough. Really miss SGA and SG1. Still hoping the movies can happen but as time moves forward, that becomes less likely..the actors and crew have to make a living and have to move on…wondering of MGM’s issues is at the heart of the recent delays in release of Stargate novels…

  18. Eagle1
    Eagle1
    (11 comments)
    February 20, 2010 at 8:29 pm |

    @mythos and the others have a point that does need to get addressed. That being said, hasn’t Cooper and Wright earned your loyalty enough to see how this is going to play out? IF they kick the second half of the season into action, it will blow BSG out of the water. There has to be something special in second half, as SYFY, has like the numbers enough to grant a second season.

    We’re patiently waiting for April 2nd. Let’s go guys.

  19. Mrja84
    Mrja84
    (58 comments)
    February 20, 2010 at 9:21 pm |

    1) How do you view SGU’s treatment by Syfy? Since it’s been pushed to April, does that mean Syfy has little to no faith in it?

    2) Do you see SGU using any previous elements of Stargate in future episodes? Technology may be the easiest, but would characters/cultures likely appear that are not apart of the previous main characters?

    3) Realistically, How deep in the hole do you think CME is?

  20. rsharpe
    rsharpe
    (60 comments)
    February 21, 2010 at 12:38 am |

    For goodness sake, dump SGU and bring back SGA and even SG:1. It would certainly be less expensive in that they threw all their money into the failure that is SGU. Give the fans what thet want. We’ll support you in droves.

  21. Tanith
    (305 comments)
    February 21, 2010 at 11:39 am |

    For cryin out loud (no pun intended just applies) why are people posting there opinion of SGU on an article asking for topics to be discussed on a new “Friday’s column”. I’ll give the Anti-SGU camp that: they have a flair for going off topic.

  22. Mentat
    Mentat
    (141 comments)
    February 21, 2010 at 12:01 pm |

    I’d like to see D&D get a hold of some of the PTB and just ask them if they really just tossed away a good portion of their existing fanbase and expected them to roll over and silently die. It seems to me alienating a good portion of the fans hasn’t really been such a good strategy. Not just one-line dismissals like “we planned for that response” either. Even I’m a bit shocked at the Amazon comments I’ve scanned because that directly translates into lost sales for the studio and puts further production, all assurances aside, on shakier ground.

    And I can’t believe that a re-make of the SG/SGA genre wouldn’t bring in the SGU fans + “The Haters” and result in an overall larger more healthy franchise. Seriously how many thousand viewers would desert the show if Chloe wasn’t around? I bet a lot of people would welcome the current acting cast dressed up in Galaxy Quest outfits and dumped back in the Prometheus in a different premise. C’mon this isn’t Cancer research, it’s a TV show.

    Right now the road less travelled seems to be looking impassible due to weeds. That’s an issue I’d like to see D&D pursue on the podcasts and site interviews. The old “Keep watching It will get better” echo seems to have died out to me at this point.

  23. EryasDax
    EryasDax
    (49 comments)
    February 21, 2010 at 1:56 pm |

    Sylvia asked: “I like the idea of this column, but don’t quite get the title. Does it relate to SG somehow?”
    The phrase “For cryin’ out loud!” was an expression that O’Neill used on numerous occasions when he was exasperated. :-)

  24. nell
    nell
    (35 comments)
    February 21, 2010 at 6:47 pm |

    1.How about discussions of our favorite/least favorite moments of SG1 or SGA and also SGU.

    2.Discussing the current financial crisis our favorite franchise seems to be in. It would be cool to have some real facts on that instead of a lot of speculation.

    3. I would like an honest answer of yes or no on the movies…no more “Well, maybe, probably not, or it could happen, but probably won’t” BS.

    4. I would like to see TPTB called on their attitudes towards the fans. I have actually been shocked about how rude and insulting they have been. I have never seen a fandom do this to its fanbase. Talk about biting the had that feeds you!

    5. I would like to see a discussion about SGU and the backlash it has caused in the fandom. Whether you like it or don’t like it you have to admit it has seriously stirred things up. I just don’t know if that can yet be discussed in a civil manner. Both sides are still downright cruel to each other. They haven’t learned to keep discussion impersonal, too many of us have that “Your stupid because you don’t agree with me” grade school mentality.

  25. Jago77
    Jago77
    (75 comments)
    February 21, 2010 at 7:17 pm |

    Hey Darren Sumner , Brad Wright , Robert C. Cooper , Joe Mallozzi & all real Stargate fans – The most IMPORTANT & URGENT thing to talk about is THIS !! – Someone told me that by April 2010 all of the SG-1/SG-A sets are going to be taken down to make room for the SG-U second season sets – First , if the DVD market is not doing well why not make SG-1 Revolution & SG-A Extinction BLU-RAY Movies ? ASK MGM/SYFY/sky1 & so on… channel to invest in those BLU-RAY movies TOGETHER – Second , Why not spend a little less & make 2 straight to TV movies ( Since they already have the sets)& ask MGM/SYFY/Sky1 & so on… to invest in those TOGETHER – Three – in the DC Universe timeline they brought Batman Beyond for a closing episode using the Justice League show – Why not bring back SG-1 for 1 two or three parters using the SG-U show – They already know Jack so they would fall in love pretty quickly with SG-1 – just start SG-1 Revolution by having Jack deal with a SG-U crisis then watch him deal with a crisis in the milky way , putting is team back in the same room they use for meetings in SG-U & if SG-1 Revolution(Shot in the beginning of & part of SG-U second season) is made to be 100% accessible to anyone , all SG-U/SG-1/RDA & Amanda Tapping fans would watch – As i recall The Pegasus Project got 4 stars here on Gateworld & even beat battlestar galactica in the rating that week so crossover ARE HUGELY POPULAR & SATISFYNG FOR FANS & RATINGS.It would give the Stargate franchise a SECOND LEG to stand on so one or more crossover like that a year would make SG-U impossible to fail(even tough i think that show is AMAZING).It would make the Stargate franchise stronger by giving it TWO LEGS !! – YOU MUST SEE THIS INCREDIBLE OPPORTUNITY TO PLEASE THE FANS/GET HIGH RATINGS & MAKE SG-U EVEN STRONGER !!
    P.S.Darren Sumner,please contact Brad Wright , Robert C. Cooper & Joe Mallozzi & make them aware of this/ask them if any of these possibilities could be done before the SG-1 set & SG-A set are taken down – I’ll borrow some of what Daniel said at the end of the first SG-1 season – If you don’t do anything now and the sets ARE taken down & SG-1 & SG-A DIE , how are you going to feel then ?

  26. majorsal
    majorsal
    (147 comments)
    February 21, 2010 at 7:28 pm |

    i’m seeing more and more ppl feeling the way i’m feeling, which is have sgu all you want, but please bring on the sg1/atlantis movies too!!!

    that’s a topic to discuss, the state of the movies, or non state, and what it’s doing to the fanbase. and franchise.

  27. Tanith
    (305 comments)
    February 21, 2010 at 7:42 pm |

    Well to guarantee the movies will happen feel free to donate about a billion dollars or so to aid MGM out of its current financial problems.

  28. nell
    nell
    (35 comments)
    February 21, 2010 at 8:03 pm |

    @Tanith I’m not sure if this was directed at me or just to the discussion in general, but to clarify what I’m wanting….I would like TPTB to just tell us one way or the other. If the answer is no, which I’m 99.9% certain it is, then just say no. This whole maybe, kinda, sorta, is frustrating Yes, a no answer will tick off/sadden some of us, but no more than we already are. They obviously don’t have the money to make the movies and make SGU at the same time. (And I’m not meaning that as a slam, just stating the truth) I just wish they had the guts enough to just admit it so those of us that want the movies could stop hoping and move on. The actors speculating about it doesn’t cut it for me. I want to hear it from the horse’s mouth so to speak.

  29. Tanith
    (305 comments)
    February 21, 2010 at 8:35 pm |

    Well to be honest the future of MGM itself is still undecided so we realistically will need to wait to see what happens to the company before we get a definite answer about the movies.

  30. mondo187
    mondo187
    (5 comments)
    February 22, 2010 at 3:45 pm |

    why dont they just make the movies dont air them on syfy for about a year and see the dvd sales climb. If you build it we well come. Its that easy MGM

    Now on to sgu, did not like it I think it is partley becaus of what hapend with sga but we well see what hapens in the second season.I do have an idea of how I would like to see the second season end and that is that we find out that the Lucian Alliance knows somthing that the SGC dosnt and that is that destiney was the second ship sent out by the ancients the first was a ship made up of replicators with one goal and that is to make path of stargates for destiney and at the end of the path it would make another great city like atlants and that is why the lucians want destiney so bad. I think if the second season ended smothing like that it would make it more like sg1 and sga and it would make it more likeable for us die hard fans.

  31. Eternal Density
    Eternal Density
    (23 comments)
    February 23, 2010 at 11:45 pm |

    @Jago77
    Your opinion has been invalidated by your excessive use of capital letters. ;)

    Seriously though, I doubt SGU will be helped by diluting it with the other shows.

  32. Emily
    Emily
    (70 comments)
    February 24, 2010 at 2:40 am |

    What happened to the friday 5! I really miss those :(

  33. Overmind One
    Overmind One
    (45 comments)
    February 24, 2010 at 3:17 am |

    Hi Darren. Uh, Im glad you guys are opening this column, but what about the censorship? Is it also going to affect this column when it comes to ranting negatively about SGU (in an intelligent fashion, of course)? Stargate Universe is the only cirrent show carrying the Stargate name (even though its not ‘real’ Stargate). I know that the sets for SGA and SG-1 are being auctioned off or dismantled as this column is published, so that means no movies using those sets, but I suppose they could do them with CGI…if at all. The producers seem to be intent on doing whatever they are going to do in the Stargate universe using SGU as the vehicle. LOL. They would have to do something similar to taking a beige 1972 Buick, and then swapping the engine out for a BMW V-12, all leather and wood interior, some slick rims and wheels, and then taking off the Buick badges and replacing them with BMW badges. But it would still be nothing but a highly modified Buick.

    The Stones – FAIL, but they have already messed up several episodes with them.

    The Cast – Great actors, no chemistry, fatally flawed to the point that none of them can be considered “hero” material

    The Ship – Too dark, to “un-Ancient” in operation and design, despite Rush claiming that the design is “clearly Ancient”. It is? LOL.

    The Shaky Cam – FAIL. But they will keep it because they dont understand WHY its a fail.

    The Caracter Interactions – Scott and Chloe have no chemistry, despite them shagging every chance they get. Young is too emotional and short tempered to be a believable military officer. Greer is good, but because Rush and Scott are being given all the attention, he doesnt get to shine as a leader type. Eli is okay, but he does not necessarily represent geeks with his silly worship of Chloe and utterly wimpy deference to Scott. I could go on about interactions, but I wont.

    When will this column start?

  34. Sylvia
    Sylvia
    (594 comments)
    February 24, 2010 at 12:13 pm |

    Darren, if you are going to talk about the comments, perhaps you might address how you handle situations like these, in which one of the people associated with the show (in this case BJS’s mom) has an opinion about them?
    http://malibunextyear.blogspot.com/2010/02/entitlement.html#comment-form
    It must be a delicate balance for you here at Gateworld.

  35. Jago77
    Jago77
    (75 comments)
    February 24, 2010 at 1:09 pm |

    Tanith – My two first suggestions imply that MGM decide to pull themselves OUT of debt(in the sort & long term) by investing in profitable projets(like Stargate & James Bond) instead of going bankrupt,making bondholders lose a lot of money & starting to lose franchise like James Bonds. – Eternal Density – I just wanted to make a few things stand out since my first post was kinda…LONG :)

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