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Browncoat1984
Browncoat1984
8 years ago

The more I think about it the more I think I would be interested in seeing what his vision for a Stargate trilogy would be and how it would have differed from the TV series. However, he could have a problem here. When Stargate Universe was announced, some fans of SG-1 and Atlantis did not like it because of how different it was from tone and feel to those shows. And Universe was part of the TV franchise. Now, what would reception be to announcement of a new Stargate movie that has absolutely NO connection to the TV show? I… Read more »

MacSmith
MacSmith
8 years ago

@Browncoat
Well said!

GoodThings2Life
GoodThings2Life
8 years ago

I’ll be honest, I could stand to see his vision of what Stargate was meant to be. I think the Stargate fans are largely intelligent enough to accept it as well, and there’s plenty of casual sci-fi fans that will remember the movie and appreciate it as something new.

Kanten
Kanten
8 years ago

I’d say look at the upcoming Buffy remake to see about how well this would go over with the existing fanbase. Devlin and Emmerich may have created the concept, but it was people like Cooper, Wright and Glassner that made it into what the general public recognizes. It’d be nice to see the direction Devlin intended to go with the Stargate series, but not if it’s coming at the cost of the existing franchise. The smart move would be to offer some sort of announcement of a new entry in the television franchise alongside this, otherwise the fanbase is going… Read more »

Pmartin1
pmartin1
8 years ago

The original movie loosely fits in with the show’s canon. While I’m Interested to see how Devlin’s movies would differ from where the show went, I would much rather have the loose ends from the two shows that were just left hanging. Maybe 5 – 10 years down the road someone will step in a do a reboot (seems to be the trend these days). There are so many sides to the SG universe that are left unexplored. I don’t see why they wouldn’t want to go in a different direction from where the show went. But definitely wrap up… Read more »

Sgcduffman
sgcduffman
8 years ago

Really? he created Stargate the movie but has never even watched the series, you think after maybe 5 seasons that would peak his interest, but 10 seasons and 2 spin offs, and you’ve never watched an episode… Nope I will not watch his trilogy. You don’t give my show the time of day, I won’t your squeals.

Tekrelm
Tekrelm
8 years ago

I would like to see that movie. It’s not going to be anything like either of the shows, but since they’re being totally up-front about that, no one should be expecting it to be. With Universe, they pulled the rug out from under us. Sure, they said it’d have differences, but we were all thinking that it would still be a Stargate show underneath, and it wasn’t. With this new movie, I know to mentally set the TV franchise aside ahead of time. Then I get to see a completely different take on the property. That’s cool! I don’t know… Read more »

Shermacidal
shermacidal
8 years ago


Really good point. You re not even curious with the direction they took YOUR story? Anyway,id much prefer proper series conclusions for atlantis and universe, but i will def go see a new stargate movie. Money and attention is what will get us more SG shows. a blockbuster summer release of a stargate movie in imax would do that.

Daffymjb
daffymjb
8 years ago

Great!
Make it…………….

TheUnending
TheUnending
8 years ago

@sgcduffman: I agree with Shermacidal, VERY VERY well said. To be honest, the fact that he hasn’t watched the series at all makes me kind of frustrated. He wants to basically make his movies as if 10 season of SG-1, 5 seasons of Atlantis, and 2 seasons of Universe never happened. Honestly, that is insulting to all the fans that love the show and its also insulting to the people that made the Stargate franchise extremely popular. To be honest, I think that his sequels will probably belly flop(aka: fail) if he ignores 17 total seasons of Stargate and acts… Read more »

Ictus75
ictus75
8 years ago

While they’re at it, someone should do a Farscape film that has absolutely nothing to do with the series. I’m sure that would go over…

Majorsal
majorsal
8 years ago

the original stargate movie was mediocre. the TV stargate series (sg1) brought heart and soul to the concept.

going back to the devlin stargate is downgrading the wonderful stargate concept.

(((casts of sg1, atlantis, sgu)))

Sylvia
Sylvia
8 years ago

I don’t really mind if he wants to make a movie, but what bothers me is that if MGM gets invested in his project I think we can kiss any continuation of our TV Stargates good bye. This will be STARGATE to MGM and I’m not sure they will recognize the differing fandoms for the movies and the various series.

Tonkinite
tonkinite
8 years ago

Ironically, as a big fan of the Stargate movie, when I saw the first Stargate SG-1 episodes, I thought the show was going to be A JOKE. Really. But when I saw that the characters and script were so compelling and the sets were so fantastic, I fell in love. Over time when I re-watched the movie, it came to seem narrow minded and naive in some ways. I could also see it as being an parallel universe version of the SG-1 universe (brings to mind the O’Neil vs. O’Neill jokes). As a big fan of the movie, I am… Read more »

Buddyglenn
buddyglenn
8 years ago

Sylvia is right. If MGM makes a “Stargate” film with Dean Devlin, there will not be a continuation with the TV cast…nail in the coffin. Nothing in that TV timeline. This is their version of the “Star Trek” reboot…in some ways. We have to realize the SG-related TV shows/TV-movies/straight-to-DVD-films are history.

Silurian
silurian
8 years ago

I loved the movie and would be delighted to see what Devlin would do with a continuation. Don’t get me wrong, I loved SG1 too but it did have its flaws and frankly Stargate was always about Daniel Jackson to me, whether played by Spader or Shanks. So bring it on, I reckon.

Grif
grif
8 years ago

they better not reboot it. if you want to make sequels. go ahead. but do not remake the first movie.

TheUnending
TheUnending
8 years ago

To be honest, I don’t think MGM will bite. I think MGM realizes that Devlin wants to do a reboot style thing and completely ignore all 17 seasons of Stargate shows. MGM knows that they have a large fan base that loves the series and they know if they ignore the series and let Devlin do what he wants they’ll probably lose 75% of that fan base and the movie will have poor amounts of profit no matter what way they release it. I think MGM would much rather take the other Stargate movies that were shelved off the shelf… Read more »

Thunderbird 2
Thunderbird 2
8 years ago

I stand by my comments in the last article on this matter. – It also seems foolhardy for a film and tv producer to be pushing for their continuation of the original concept – without paying the slightest bit of attention to what made the alternative (Ie SG1) such a massive commercial success.

If Star Trek and Galactica are anything to go by, it may end up that we end up with an unrecognisable “re imagining” of SG1 at some unspecified point in the future.

Catwoman13618
catwoman13618
8 years ago

to be completely honest i could care less how many movies this guy made. Ive never even watched the first one all the way through. I couldnt do it. Maybe its because I started watching the show before I ever knew there was a movie and the characters were just all wrong…who knows. But Im sorry 17 seasons and you have never watched it, but you expect people to just accept parts 2 and 3 of “your” trilogy? Im sorry I just dont see it happening. I would however like to get our Atlantis and SG-1 movies, and I would… Read more »

Catwoman13618
catwoman13618
8 years ago

His efforts and funds would be better spent giving us fans what we want

Skittles
skittles
8 years ago

I have no interest in seeing these films. Devlin’s a piss-poor writer, and his movies usually suck. Even Stargate was not a good film. SG-1 is why Stargate is popular, not that film, and he’s deluding himself if he thinks sequels that ignore that TV continuity would be well-received. They’d be inferior to the TV series in every way–just as his first film was.

The_Elite_Elite
The_Elite_Elite
8 years ago

While I do admit to being curious about what the original vision for Stargate was, I don’t care to see any new Stargate project that is just going to ignore what’s come out since the original movie. If there’s going to be money spent on a Stargate project do the Atlantis movie and third SG-1 movie. (And the SGU movie for those who liked that show) Don’t spend it on movies that are just going to pretend the TV shows never happened.

Mollymouse
Mollymouse
8 years ago

I don’t believe his comments about never watching the show. I think that’s a bit of a vanity play. I would, as others have said, be interested in what their trilogy concept was. Probably the best thing would be for them to use different SG units and not “our” SG-1. It would be a little easier to swallow.

Scully
Scully
8 years ago

Unfortunately for me I fell in love with my first girlfriend. I learned that while there may be others, you always want to compare. I wish but dont believe for a nano-second we will ever have a continuation of the SG-1 or Atlantis series.

TW
TW
8 years ago

I hope not the movie sucked compared to the series

H1016482
h1016482
8 years ago

Claiming his sequels will fail without SG-1 is rubbish. The average movie goer who makes up majority of ticket sales could care less about the politics, and probably have never even heard of SG-1. – All they have to do is write the movie well, make it well, and market it well. If they do those three things, the movie has a very good chance of success. – To expect everything to be SG-1 is also a bit selfish, because some people like both the TV series and film, and some people just prefer the film. You should learn to… Read more »

Samcamfan
samcamfan
8 years ago

One thing Stargate SG1 taught us is that there are many different realities out there. Who is not to say that in one of them, Devlin’s vision for the saga didn’t come to pass? As a huge fan of the SG1/SGU/SGA alternate universe / reality theories, I for one am looking forward to it. More Stargate is… well, more Stargate!

Knoweyedhermit
knoweyedhermit
8 years ago

The original Stargate Film is one of my favourite movies from when I was a child. From what I can tell, MGM has given up on the TV Universe. I , for one, am incredibly interested in what Devlin had in mind for if he were to finish the project he created. I love the TV series, but if this is the only chance we’re going to get to see Stargate in the next few years, then I’d far prefer Stargate 2 to a complete reboot!

Jeffoconnor
8 years ago

@h1016482 While I respect the thrust of your statement, I feel as though comparing those numbers is a bit of an apples-and-oranges scenario. Both of SG-1’s outings were released straight to DVD, and Continuum in particular was released a time with sluggish DVD sales. The fact that they did indeed turn a profit is somewhat noteworthy, really, given their $7 million price tags. Still, there’s always something to be said for results, and SG-1: Revolution doesn’t and likely won’t ever exist. Funding is funding, and the original Stargate movie has surely made at least $7 million in DVD/Blu Ray sales… Read more »

Majorsal
majorsal
8 years ago

jeffoconnor said: (replying to ‘h1016482’): “While I respect the thrust of your statement, I feel as though comparing those numbers is a bit of an apples-and-oranges scenario. Both of SG-1′s outings were released straight to DVD, and Continuum in particular was released a time with sluggish DVD sales. The fact that they did indeed turn a profit is somewhat noteworthy, really, given their $7 million price tags.” ‘continuum’ also had blu-ray sells that aren’t reflected in the sales figures. ‘continuum’ actually made more money than ‘ark of truth’. i don’t have the numbers on hand, but someone(s) at gateworld had… Read more »

DancerChick1982
8 years ago

Sounds like a great idea, but I’m wondering how much the films would deviate from what the TV show did. I love both the movie and SG-1, but it just feels like two completely different things. And I know I heard Kurt Russell wanted to play Jack again, but I don’t think people associate him with the franchise the way they associate Richard Dean Anderson with it. I did like Kurt Russell in it, and dare I say it, it was the only instance of me liking James Spader. But I like Michael Shanks better. I own the original film… Read more »

Methos1x
methos1x
8 years ago

I personally would like to see the conclusions to the shows before any movies that ignore the existance of the shows are made.

Once a new movie is made, that will close the doors on SG-1, Atlantis and SGU. the same way Trek 2009 closed the doors on the original trek universe. I would rather not see that happen until they wrap up the outstanding storylines.

Morganlefay
Morganlefay
8 years ago

Thing about completing his trilogy, SG-1 already did that. They stepped in, a couple of years after the events of Stargate, and ran with that storyline. SG-1 wrapped up the Goauld story line, with the destruction of Abydos. I think if this guy wants a successful addition to Stargate, he really needs to sit down and screen SG-1, at least the major story points. So we don’t wind up with another “footloose”, or “Total Recall”, where they replaced the original actors, re-filmed the movies. I just don’t see parts Stargate 2, and Stargate 3 being successful by ignoring SG-1. Truth… Read more »

Stoko
Stoko
8 years ago

I’d be intrigued, especially as I remember reading that the sequel they’d originally envisioned would’ve taken place roughly the same length of time after the first one as it’s actually been in real life. Assuming that’s actually true and not just convenient hyperbole. Honestly though, I was more intrigued years ago (I think when SG-1 was still on the air?) by the rumour Gateworld posted that the movie was going to be remade by the TV crew, with RDA and Michael Shanks etc. Now that would’ve been worth watching! I mean, let’s remind ourselves. In Devlin’s Stargate, Abydos was in… Read more »

Aquaguy
Aquaguy
8 years ago

I believe that a true Stargate fan should accept Stargate in any flavor,a movie, a tv show… I would embrace this project with 100% excitement.

In some part I blame the “fans” who turned their backs on the franchise when SGU was presented, even before it was scripted or aired, that in conjunction with MGM’s “bankruptcy” killed the franchise… at leas for now.

I hope to see more Stargate soon.

Flickshtain
flickshtain
8 years ago

Yes, of course you’re right. Details do not match. But these details can easily be brought to compliance with the first film. Remember, the system of Lords, the man was a personal servant, not Jaffa. Warriors of Ra, too, were human beings. Method of entry into a person could differ. Ra was the first. His method may be imperfect, and in time could be improved and changed. I think the other part can fit, too. After all, we’re talking about science fiction, right?

Cay
Cay
8 years ago

I’d really like to know when it’s set. Is it present day, because the Milky Way galaxy is pretty open right now for anything. Though it scares me that Devlin has not seen the series. I am curious if Kurt Russell or Richard Dean Anderson play Jack and what his rank would be, as long as it fits somewhere in the canon, I’ll be happy. It does give me some hope for the series since they’ll have to rebuild all the sets for the SGC. To be clear, I want nothing more than another couple seasons of SGU and a… Read more »

Jakeslapper
jakeslapper
8 years ago

What would be hilarious is if Stargate 2 and 3 blow up the whole storyline of SG1, Atlantis, and SGU. I’m very psyched about two more movies coming out. Awesome sauce!

Romulus
Romulus
8 years ago

I was the fan of of the original movie, before I saw the TV show and I watched the show because of the movie. To me both are great except for the SGU. Which had overused emotional teenage angst mixed with too much backstabbing in order to gain better position of power. I am really glad that SGU was cancelled and I am ready to hear all of you badmouth, curse and threaten me on my opinion.

Skittles
skittles
8 years ago

Aquaguy: The “true fan” concept is elitist nonsense. There’s no such thing as a “true fan.” You’re a fan or you’re not; no one is pretending to be a fan. Elitism is unnecessary.

Medegno51
medegno51
8 years ago

Doth sayeth Devlin: “The thing is, clearly — look, I don’t know the TV series. I didn’t watch it, I wasn’t involved in making it. But the fact that it had such longevity and has such a giant fan base … clearly they did something that was worthwhile.” Okay. I agree with you at this point… “But I think it shows that there is an audience that wants to hear this story told. So I think there’s a lot of interest in trying to make that happen.” TRANSLATION: “I wanna piece of that Stargate action (which was mine at first,… Read more »

Hugojwm
hugojwm
8 years ago

The sequels sound like a good idea, but if you look at the original movie, rah was an azguard / grey alien that found a way to posses human bodies, in the TV series rah was depicted as a goa’uld which are snake / eel like creatures that posess humans and use them as hosts. two entirely different concepts. I see how Atlantis was connected to sg1 where they discovered that the 8th cheveron was linked to the pegasus galaxy and in universe where the 9th cheveron was linked to a ship that is on a course of who knows… Read more »

Mortimerbooks
mortimerbooks
8 years ago

Devlin is living in the past. A ten season TV series, two spin-off’s and two successful DVD movies and he doesn’t even bother to take a look? He obviously believes that his vision for the story is the only acceptable one. Let’s be honest here, the original movie wasn’t great. What was interesting about it were its concepts and its ideas. All of those ideas has been developed far beyond anything Devlin could have done with another two movies. In any case, he won’t get that chance. Not even those who greenlit “Zookeeper” are stupid enough to give it the… Read more »

Jd823592
jd823592
7 years ago

The original movie was much more mature. I grew up watching the series, i always loved it – BUT – its just effects, the story has holes. It changed a lot since the first series. I think the more humble concept was better. The story shifted from the “Stargate” to hunting new and new enemies in cheeper and cheeper costumes. Open endings, Ori … that all could be a story told by something that would not be called Stargate and no one would ever connect it to the universe. So why do you people keep complaining… the tv show is… Read more »

NorthCoast42
NorthCoast42
7 years ago

I agree with the general sentiment. How could the creator of the original movie not have seen any of the 17 Stargate seasons…spinoffs of his own creation? If that’s true(I doubt it), it speaks to a singularly uninquisitive mind. I’m a huge fan of SG-1 and Atlantis. Very disappointed with SG-U. A soap opera in space with a very dark and constantly depressing story line, too often showcasing the worst of humanity. Terrific original concept but it immediately took a wrong turn. The constant drum of dark depressing melodrama killed the show for me. I will be interested to see… Read more »

Guitarjesus
guitarjesus
7 years ago

I think one has to give Devlin a little room here. Stargate was his concept originally, and we must take him at his word that he intended it to be a trilogy. He gave credence to the show, knew it had an impact on his original property, but he’s a writer! From an artistic standpoint, if he watched the whole series of intellectual properties that is the Stargate universe, he possibly gets into muddy waters with ripping off the shows. He very well might have avoided them because he knew he wanted to return to the franchise. Lets give him… Read more »

Greets
greets
7 years ago

I wonder if the original actors would be reused. I really enjoyed Richard Dean Anderson as Jack O’neill, but Kurt Russel did a good job. The only really confusing part about the idea of this trilgy is that both the show and the next two movies would have the very same introdutcion story with completely different endings. I feel that after all this time spent creating the currently known Stargate universe makes it almost taboo for Devlin to go back and create a completely new story regardless of the fact that the original concept was his idea. Seeing the whole… Read more »

CRAsucks
CRAsucks
7 years ago

I think it was a complete management failure to stop producing Atlantis and Universe. I can understand that some of the actors moved on with SG1, but with the new replacements it was holding its own. Atlantis definitely had more steam in it, it was disappointing to not see at least another couple seasons or a movie or 2 to wrap that up. SGU lost a lot of people due to the long breaks between episodes, but it was getting really good in the end, with a ton of places to go. It is particularly disappointing that SGU was cut… Read more »

CRAsucks
CRAsucks
7 years ago

Typo, my last sentence should have said “Sci-Fi Show” :-)