58 Responses

  1. majorsal
    majorsal
    (147 comments)
    September 5, 2013 at 8:21 pm |

    it doesn’t *need* a reboot, especially if it’s going to ignore the TV franchise!!

    i think brad wright and jonathan glassner should partner again, and make that proposed sg1-atlantis-universe combo movie. (though don’t let the universe storyline overwhelm the sg1/atlantis stories)

    don’t fix what’s not broken. just pamper and tread lovingly on the stories/characters you already have. if you make it, the fans will come!

    (((stargate tv franchise)))

  2. GallifreyanKnight
    GallifreyanKnight
    (1 comments)
    September 5, 2013 at 8:36 pm |

    I’m not sure how I feel about this.

  3. rsanchez1
    rsanchez1
    (59 comments)
    September 5, 2013 at 8:51 pm |

    He’s stupid if he’s gonna ignore the TV franchise where an Earth with advanced technology and spaceships is established. The success of Star Trek has shown people like spaceships on the big screen. 304s are much cooler than the Enterprise. If MGM wants to visit Stargate again, don’t let Emmerich touch it.

  4. Gene
    Gene
    (11 comments)
    September 5, 2013 at 11:20 pm |

    No Reboot! Don’t thow away 17 seasons of mythology. If MGM wants to start it back up, get the fans what they want – a new show.

    The Problem is, that’s not what MGM wants. They want $$, and they don’t care about the existing fanbase. If they feel they can make more money off of a rebooted trilogy in the theaters, they’ll do it in a heartbeat.

  5. thesaifking
    thesaifking
    (1 comments)
    September 5, 2013 at 11:25 pm |

    I think one of the reasons why Universe got cancelled was the writers didn’t do a good job introducing it as a new type of show, there was too much back story and elements from the other shows to make you appreciate the show in the first 10 or so episodes. It worked if you were a hard core stargate fan, but to not as a new viewer. There simply too much that has happened since the show started, that to just make a movie continuing the story would be a bit challenging to sort of “get” if you never watched the show. It CAN be done, but sorry I don’t think the producers of the show should be involved in a movie, I don’t think the TV movies were that good either. But if they ARE going to reboot this, I’m not sure Emmerich is the right choice, he makes blockbusters in the vein Michael Bay does, focusing on set pieces and trailer moments while sacrificing good story. If they did make a movie based on the show, it should be about the world finding out about the Stargate program, and basically the world goes in chaos and Stargate command become public enemy number 1. Then throw in some gate travel and SG-1 trying to find a goauld to help takeover earth to bring stability even though they don’t want to. That would really shake things up to an epic scale. You can still have independence day type explosions.

  6. Sylvia
    Sylvia
    (594 comments)
    September 6, 2013 at 12:45 am |

    To quote Grumpy Cat: “NO”

  7. SamJackShipper93
    SamJackShipper93
    (18 comments)
    September 6, 2013 at 12:56 am |

    NO! There is no reason to reboot this movie, especially when SGU needs to be completed, SGA never got a proper ending on television, and SG-1 was going to get its own movie!

    It would be nice if Emmerich and MGM would actually *listen* to what the fans of Stargate (the ENTIRE franchise!) would like to see!

  8. wiseowl777
    wiseowl777
    (10 comments)
    September 6, 2013 at 2:10 am |

    A deal for a big screen trilogy is only a good thing. It will be hype spread out over at least half a decade and perhaps that hype can respawn a series set in the original sg universes, if not one set in this new one. Season 1 was nearly 17 years ago and this would only help to bring in new and younger viewers. Think of it as a long alternative reality arc and enjoy it if it happens!

  9. raindog469
    raindog469
    (3 comments)
    September 6, 2013 at 8:09 am |

    The Star Trek reboot occurred 40 years after the series whose characters it shared went off the air.

    The Stargate reboot, if greenlit today, would be on the air less than 10 years after the series with O’Neill, Jackson and Skaara went off the air.

    There’s really no comparing the two. And frankly, Emmerich hasn’t done a single decent thing since Stargate, and he’s made one of the most laughable disaster movies I’ve ever seen (The Day After Tomorrow… oh no, the freightliner that crashed in the middle of Manhattan had rabid wolves on it!), making me dread what he or his hired guns eventually come up with.

  10. Duneknight
    Duneknight
    (153 comments)
    September 6, 2013 at 8:33 am |

    this franchise is in desperate need of a reboot. Universe got canceled because its a show based on a movie from 1994, kids today dont even know the movie existed. Reboot it, and lets see what they will focus on this time.

  11. florentdu40
    florentdu40
    (1 comments)
    September 6, 2013 at 9:59 am |

    No reboot

  12. phillyhtown
    phillyhtown
    (1 comments)
    September 6, 2013 at 1:19 pm |

    I will never watch a StarGate reboot unless it incorporates the TV (Stargate SG-1 10 seasons) and TV Movies (Stargate SG-1 Continuum & Ark of Truth) within its story. If Emmerich was dead on he’d hire Brad Wright and Rob Cooper or Joseph Mallozzi and Paul Mullie and Carl Binder to write the script and story for the reboot. That I would watch as well as a few more hundreds of thousands or millions of fans I’m sure.

  13. Thunderbird 2
    Thunderbird 2
    (60 comments)
    September 6, 2013 at 4:01 pm |

    As a massive fan of Star Trek that franchises reboot has left me cold. Its not my Trek.

    As a dedicated fan of SG1 who also likes seasons 1 & 2 of Atlantis, I have accepted we will never see the Glasner / Wright / Cooper version of SGate again. Its finished, completed, ended. Everyone has gone off in different directions, the cast and crew working on new projects. The book has closed.

    I can accept the idea of a new version Stargate. It probably will not be for me, because I love SG1 so much. The idea of another approach is not a bad idea though. However, that is why I don’t think the Devlin / Emmerich approach will work. Stargate as a film did well, but it was not exceptional. The other films in the D & E catalogue are banal and forgettable. A crying shame if the Stargate legacy is three steps forward, two steps back!

  14. unstoppability
    unstoppability
    (1 comments)
    September 6, 2013 at 5:17 pm |

    I love stargate, just ran through the entire run, still in SGU. But the fact is, this wasn’t even the original vision. This, as insanely awesome as it all was, was just a serialized sugarcoated super happy tv fun time. These shows, as fantastic and thoughtful as some of them are, are, believe it or not, Wormhole X-Treme. And it was especially thoughtfully painstakingly built not to be too good or too specialized so it wouldn’t scare away any viewers, we didn’t even see something as mundane yet important but too smart for americans as the way geologists would find different elements w UV light until SGU. Accept it within yourself or not, it was a spoonful of sugar compared to what a reimagining with a clean slate could be, look within and you all know it to be true. Look at Blood And Chrome, look what they can do with green screen effects in scifi nowadays. Can anyone here say, that with the right people doing it, this wouldn’t be the coolest thing ever? I’m not talking about the action, explosions, and violence, I don’t like the New Star Treks at all. But am I the only one here who was a little tired of seeing humans everywhere? How deliciously egocentric. While stargate(s) was the highest budget scifi show ever, it was still plagued by the cold hard facts of financial feasibility. There are some things you just can’t make or do for a television show set. But now? Technology is insane, and in 2018 or whenever? It’s gonna be sick, as long as they don’t pump it full of vengeance and violence just to appease us dumbed-down, monster energy drink drinking, call of duty playing numbskulls. But handled correctly, it could be one of the best science fiction experiences ever. Don’t hate.

  15. keifski
    keifski
    (2 comments)
    September 6, 2013 at 9:40 pm |

    I agree with much of the comments here especially at mgm for seeing dollars signs, but the reality is they are right, now matter how much we all slag of this movie and hate on it, we are all going to see it just to prove a point. And beacuse it is a emmerich film and beacuse it is an cinema release, this has the advantage of bringing in the general public as well, which has what has made the last 2 trek films a financial success.

    I fear the only conclusion we are going to get to the sg1 universe is if the risk was totally taken away from mgm. Continium cost around the $7 million dollar mark, if we as a community, could get someone to fund it .. we may get the conclusion we want.

    After thinking about this , i sent a tweet to Craig Engler at SYFY suggesting that if I won the lottery and approched them to see if they would co-fund the project, i was shocked when he said prob not, syfy would obviously licence it so they could show it but they would not help pay for the production.

    I fear we would get that response preety much anywhere, so unless one of us wins a lot of money on the lottery etc, I fear we are preety much screwed. The one good thing i suppose is that mgm may finally release sg1 on blu-ray

  16. Magfire
    Magfire
    (1 comments)
    September 6, 2013 at 10:55 pm |

    Reboot the original movie? Sure, updated special effects alone would make that worth while. The rest? Well…

    The only way I see this working is if they made sure to stick to everything up until SG-1 started, turning the original movie into a trilogy could actually do wonders for the franchise as a whole. Hell it’d be pretty sweet if as a trilogy they made the first movie about the discovery of the gate, the risk of getting it to the US (maybe a cameo of Browder as a nod to Continuum, culminating with Ernest’s trip in 1945 (S1E9).

    The next two flicks would take place pretty much the same as the original movie, but in more depth… maybe even ending with Daniel’s marriage, leading up to…

    Children Of The Gods…

    IF a reboot were to occur, that would IMHO be the only way to do it right; as they wouldn’t alienate existing fans, it would still appeal to sci-fi action movie buffs new to stargate or not, PLUS it would generate new interest in the existing 17 seasons, and HOPEFULLY bring in enough money that they could finally finish SGU and the 3(?) movies that might have been.

    That being said, Hollywood will probably do the exact opposite and ruin the Stargate name for future generations.

  17. silurian
    silurian
    (11 comments)
    September 7, 2013 at 5:41 am |

    I’d be up for this. The TV series had a good run, an amazingly good run really, how many shows last that long? But it’s had it’s day and I’d be thrilled to see a reboot of what is at heart a brilliant concept. The world needs more Daniel Jacksons!

  18. Blastbeats
    Blastbeats
    (2 comments)
    September 7, 2013 at 10:07 am |

    I’m a huge fan of SG-1, one of my favourite shows ever. But I have always wanted to see how Emmerich’s vision would have panned out. As much as I love the series, his movie is the “true” Stargate. It had an incredible, fascinating bleakness that was sorely missing in SG1.

  19. JoshuaJSlone
    (20 comments)
    September 7, 2013 at 4:08 pm |

    Though it would irk people like us who are already fans enough to be showing up at SG sites, I can understand that trying to use the TV canon as we know it is going to make it fly over the head of everyone else.

    That said, I don’t particularly put much faith into people like Emmerich producing something I really want. He’s good enough at making something full of explosions based on old ideas, but doesn’t get much chance for depth. Similarly, the idea of a TV followup to 2012 that explored the consequences of that movie sounded a lot more interesting to me than the original.

  20. pixelstuff
    pixelstuff
    (13 comments)
    September 7, 2013 at 7:00 pm |

    The thing I liked most about SG:SG1 and SG:Atlantis was the exploration of new worlds concept. Incidentially that is the same thing that made Star Trek good.

    For me SG:SG1 started losing some of that appeal in it’s last two seasons when they started focusing on battle and war with the Ori (but it was still good enough). SG:Universe, on the other hand, had almost none of that exploration appeal. It seemed like fifty percent of the time SG:Universe had the crew bickering among themselves. Universe could barely considered good entertainment because of that reason.

    Personally I would rather see a new TV show with the feel of early SG1 and Atlantis rather than a rebooted movie trilogy that ignores everything already done. If they want to make a movie trilogy about exploring other planets, name it something different.

    Mass Effect did a good job of coming up with something new, I’m sure it’s possible for someone to do it again.

  21. Ganthet Jr.
    Ganthet Jr.
    (14 comments)
    September 9, 2013 at 3:11 am |

    Personally, I’m excited. I see a lot of people worried about 17 seasons-worth of continuity being “thrown away”… but it’s still there. The new doesn’t eradicate the old. Good stories is more important than whatever the “current canon” is, and no one is stealing the dvds from our shelves.

    I mean, let’s look at something that finished but hasn’t been “replaced” yet: shows like Cheers or movies like The Shining. Those were released long ago and are still treasured, but aren’t ongoing. They’re done. But they’re still great. Just because we’re getting a new type of Stargate doesn’t mean the old Stargate isn’t important to us.

  22. "Stargate" : Bientôt de retour sur grand écran ? | Beyond The Gate
    (369 comments)
    September 9, 2013 at 9:38 am |

    […] Sur le Web : https://www.gateworld.net/news/2013/09/emmerich-still-working-toward-stargate-movie-reboot/ // http://www.allocine.fr/article/fichearticle_gen_carticle=18626751.html […]

  23. skittles
    skittles
    (66 comments)
    September 9, 2013 at 11:10 am |

    This movie will never be made, so the entire question is moot. Roland Emerich is a hack, nothing more, and his Stargate film sucked compared to the TV series that spun off it. MGM knows this, and isn’t that stupid.

  24. flickshtain
    flickshtain
    (64 comments)
    September 9, 2013 at 12:15 pm |

    If the action is happening at a time when Jack O’Neill is retired, and the other people are doing all this, then I have no problems. History may not be related to the franchise.

  25. buddyglenn
    buddyglenn
    (11 comments)
    September 10, 2013 at 12:30 am |

    Sadly, the TV version of any of the series are not coming back. No TV-movies or made for DVDs. If the company wants to continue the franchise, MGM will reboot just like Paramount did with Star Trek. This is what will happen.

  26. Duneknight
    Duneknight
    (153 comments)
    September 10, 2013 at 12:50 am |

    The article and people here rather pessimistic, which i think is unwarranted. Sure its been said before, but never after SGU’s cancellation. And the stargate movie is unlike any other, for it perfectly lends itself to being an enduring franchise, as the tv shows success werent some fluke. And unlike independence day, it doesnt rely on a mega movie star to pull its weight. Had stargate been in the hands of a more competent studio (sorry MGM), we wouldve seen a reboot ages ago and probably wouldve been watching the tv show based on the reboot right about now. As for fans worried about the prospect of reboot erasing characters we grew to love, don’t fret, as that already has happened with SGU and it can’t be any worse, if anything it will be closer to the premise that made stargate what it is to us.

  27. GermanButEnglish
    GermanButEnglish
    (2 comments)
    September 10, 2013 at 10:37 pm |

    Hey-Hi. Here speaks a stupid German girl from the fanbase. All these words here are very impressive, but they did not answer my question: What will become of Stargate? Is there a sequel? One can hope something on any? Which always occurs in the producer responsibility, how high the cost may be, I would like it just goes on. It’s that simple my statement. No more and no less. xxx

  28. GermanButEnglish
    GermanButEnglish
    (2 comments)
    September 10, 2013 at 10:57 pm |

    And yoooooo- I’m sorry for the naive words, I know how that sounds. You are all so cool and entertain you about things I barely understand English, I love syfy, I’ll pay it just because of Stargate. It makes me sad that Stargate Universe was so unfortunate end, there was much more to get out. As you twist and turn, the voice of the fans will be ignored so? Sad, thats so sad.

  29. RDA
    RDA
    (20 comments)
    September 11, 2013 at 11:02 am |

    EMMERICH cant do anything “new” anymore that hasn´t been done in stargate world. just make continue to these shows movies or series

  30. RDA
    RDA
    (20 comments)
    September 11, 2013 at 11:08 am |

    THERE SHOUDL BE SOMEKINDA OF POLL TO EMMERICH AND MGM!!!

  31. QuinnMallory
    QuinnMallory
    (31 comments)
    September 11, 2013 at 11:17 am |

    Wasn’t there some rumor that their proposed Stargate franchise looked very much like Independence Day?

    I’m still holding out hope that we can use Kickstarter to get another SG-1/SGA/SGU TV movie made.

  32. RDA
    RDA
    (20 comments)
    September 11, 2013 at 2:43 pm |

    maybe arkalis games are somekinda of test to see how many fans are still out… maybe:)

  33. Hublo
    Hublo
    (13 comments)
    September 12, 2013 at 2:57 pm |

    I despise Roland Emmerich and I would never have watched his movie hadn’t it be for the Stargate TV series.

  34. Jedi_Master_Bra'tac
    Jedi_Master_Bra'tac
    (50 comments)
    September 12, 2013 at 11:02 pm |

    Well…. At least this plan is more realistic than having Russel and Spader reprise their roles in sequels to the original movie, I still don’t see it happening though. If Stargate is to be rebooted, I’d like it to be done by someone who isn’t just gonna completely ignore SG1/SGA. When a superhero franchise is rebooted they use characters/plots/themes etc from the comics, ignoring SG1/SGA’s extensive mythology would be a shame.

  35. skittles
    skittles
    (66 comments)
    September 13, 2013 at 7:22 pm |

    My biggest problem isn’t that it’d be a reboot–it’s that it’d be from Roland Emerich. His film is the weakest part of the franchise–all three series were better than that movie. Emerich is a hack writer, and the only reason the film worked was because of its two lead actors playing Jack and Daniel–everything else about it was cheesy. The show surpassed it by a magnitude of a thousand. To now go back to Emerich’s weak writing and one-dimensional storytelling would be a huge misstep.

  36. medegno51
    medegno51
    (107 comments)
    September 13, 2013 at 10:30 pm |

    This is NOT a direction where MGM should even contemplate going towards…

    Emmerich should not be the one to ‘retake’ the reigns of the SG universe; he gave up those rights to MGM in the 90’s- who in turn gave it to a new team of TV artists that created something more special and longer-lasting than Emmerich himself could have dared to hope for. (“Godzilla”, anyone..?)

    That said: The idea of a reboot does have a certain appeal to my heart. But to me, Brad Wright, et al, has already burned enough fan-base bridges to de-select him and his SGU cohorts from any mention of a franchise reboot.

    Dark realism and grittiness- believe it or not- does not always translate into instant BSG-like critical acclaim and artistic success. Even concert-level pianists sometime have to play in small dinner lounges to keep a steady supply of rent money coming in…

  37. flickshtain
    flickshtain
    (64 comments)
    September 14, 2013 at 3:47 am |

    I disagree. Roland Emmerich, as well as Robert Cooper, even their immediate environment, is quite provided people. I want to believe that they do not need to do anything the rest of their lives. So, I believe that Roland Emmerich have a good reason to present his version of Stargate. And I really hope that this is not money.

  38. flickshtain
    flickshtain
    (64 comments)
    September 14, 2013 at 3:52 am |

    In any case, I am glad that the Stargate moved forward. I am glad that something is happening.

  39. Dawesstategate
    Dawesstategate
    (88 comments)
    September 15, 2013 at 2:02 am |

    from reading the post people do not want a reboot,but just look at star trek we need reboot to keep it alive.

  40. flickshtain
    flickshtain
    (64 comments)
    September 15, 2013 at 10:34 am |

    Finally, at least someone understands that absence of movement equal to death. We can not ignore even the smallest efforts to revive the Stargate. This is a unique concept that allows you to build any story. I would even brought Stephen Hawking to develop the plot.

  41. dastny125
    dastny125
    (2 comments)
    September 15, 2013 at 11:51 am |

    They should just continue where SGA left off – that series never really ended properly in my opinion. It could just be spiced up a bit – more focus on the interaction and relationships between characters, and DR WEIR’s long wanted return to the galaxy as the new replicator leader or something (“Ghost in the machine” was just an over-hasty and non-final episode) . If they’re just going to make up something new, then I don’t know how special it will be really – most of the base material is already there, they just need to develop it more.

  42. worgel
    worgel
    (45 comments)
    September 15, 2013 at 8:00 pm |

    Please don’t mention the name Emmerich, I’m eating!

  43. himeros
    himeros
    (6 comments)
    September 16, 2013 at 12:23 am |

    I’m shocked to read hostile comments from Stargate zealots. I need to remind you guys that your over zealousness is the main cause why Stargate now is extinct, thanks to the Boycott-SGU movement. Now, Emmerich wants to do a reboot. We should have rejoiced! If you guys create Boycott Emmerich, then Stargate may be DEAD for good! Think about it….

    Some argue about years of Stargate mythology will be messed up by the reboot. Well, think from Emmerich’s perspective. His movie is THE original. From his eyes, Stargate series might have ruined his original vision.

    I myself am very excited about the news. I like both the original movie and the series. But the movie has more mysterious sense, while the series only feature human-aliens who speak English very fluently.

  44. flickshtain
    flickshtain
    (64 comments)
    September 16, 2013 at 4:34 pm |

    Yeah, I also will not buy the aliens speaking English. I was especially impressed by a military specialist Ronon Dex. He was able to learn English in a few minutes! But the decision creators of the show is understandable. If you force the aliens to learn English, you have to double the time and costs. However, it can be fun.

  45. Blastbeats
    Blastbeats
    (2 comments)
    September 17, 2013 at 2:16 am |

    Why was my post edited? I quite rightly pointed out that the series was already dead during the Atlantis days. The bar got lowered as did expectations, and SGU was too layered, too deep for that same audience. They killed the show so now it’s being rebooted. Good job. I can’t wait.

  46. skittles
    skittles
    (66 comments)
    September 17, 2013 at 6:41 pm |

    himeros wrote:
    “I’m shocked to read hostile comments from Stargate zealots. I need to remind you guys that your over zealousness is the main cause why Stargate now is extinct, thanks to the Boycott-SGU movement.”

    That’s not even REMOTELY true.

  47. Synergi
    Synergi
    (5 comments)
    September 18, 2013 at 9:22 pm |

    I loved the original movie to the point I didn’t touch SG:1 for 8 years. I finally did and I was hooked. Same with Atlantis, not so much Universe. Despite the moving having come first, not the other way around, they both were good.

    Anyway, I don’t see why they can’t make one off the original. The TV show and the movies were good and I would like to see where they were headed with it in the original trilogy they didn’t get to make.

  48. medegno51
    medegno51
    (107 comments)
    September 18, 2013 at 9:41 pm |

    Oh, well.

    We were all having such a great time, engaging in a good pro/con debate on Emmierich’s possible revamping of our beloved SG franchise… until, as if on cosmic cue, someone *had* to take our their angry red crayon and scribble maniacally about dem mean ol’ “Stargate zealots” on this post… *sigh*

    (I should be surprised that it took this long.)

  49. dastny125
    dastny125
    (2 comments)
    September 22, 2013 at 8:27 am |

    Stargate – Rise of The Asurans = Next movie title ;)

  50. Urgonath
    Urgonath
    (1 comments)
    September 23, 2013 at 7:58 am |

    Hmm, if they do this they ought to compromise.

    The Start Trek reboot works and didn’t shun the fanbase because it is still technically cannon. Yes it’s a parallel universe and things look a little different, but it’s the same characters, the same bad guys, and the aesthetics have just been updated to meet current cinematographic expectations.

    These guys should draw on the TV show. Making it a parellel universe with time travel would be far too much like copying Star Trek so it would just have to be an alternate version. I see no reason no to bring back O’Neill and Daniel, yes probably with different actors. Teal’c probably won’t make a resurgence, Carter could, but most likely wouldn’t.

    They should draw on the richness of the Characters created, the Mythology and Designs. So Jack and Daniel would be recogniseable, why not a few other familiar faces? Bring back Apophis for the same reasons as the show, or another Egyptian God and keep a lot of the design ideas for ships and such (inspired by the original move anyway so not a stretch). I think the Asgard could be brought back as well, perhaps throw in the whole “fifth race” storyline, mention the ancients as the gatebuilders etc. Going any further than that will be a stretch though, and Asgard probably wouldn’t feature until second movie.

  51. Anquietas
    Anquietas
    (12 comments)
    September 24, 2013 at 7:29 am |

    I wouldn’t mind seeing where the original idea was going to go, although I suspect it is going to involve the Roswell-type alien motif, with bland acting and a plot that may or may not make me cringe, based on ID and the other ideas that Emmerich might propose as ‘good’.

    What about the other authors of the original Stargate script? Will they be involved?

    This seems to be stepping both towards ST reboots, and Ghostbusters Ii territory: Modern films, recreating older films, always fail to live up to the originals.

    SGU didn’t fail due to protests. it was a genuinely bad programme, and failed because SG fans hated it. It was no more than a drama with a Stargate as a backdrop element, to tie in into other the SG series, in the belief that viewers are mindless drones who will watch anything with ‘Stargate’ on the tin.

    That series alone proved this a fallacy, and that SG fans are too deeply ingrained into the profitability of any future series, or films.

    SGU posed as a Stargate programme, but in reality, it was a horrible deviation in mood and plot. It left us with none of the good stuff from SG1 and Atlantis, but kept all the bad stuff intact.

    I honestly think that a series based on the Ancients would have been better, set in *their time*, establishing events we always wanted to know.

    Rather than having humans from now following their path, if the crew in SGU were Alterran, abd from Earth 20-Million years ago, trying to discover the meaning of life because of some kind of mysterious background radiation, having only recently established a Gate network in our galaxy.

    A race, surviving a plague, as escaping refuges of their homeworld, pursued by the Ori (or Orion, linked to the sky-warrior constellation, if you were curious about the name), and exploring in a Star Trek manner, seeding the Universe with Stargates so that others of their race can establish colonies.

    We would have loved it, and new fans would have been attracted to it without needing to link it to the characters from SG1. That, and much more could have been done in that kind of setting.

    The direction they took diverged from the fanbase as a whole, trying to appease only new viewers. using the above material could have attracted new viewers, and pleased older (and intellectual) viewers at the same time.

    A new trio of films, IMHO, is not going to please older viewers, but it may make money at the box office. His films may be terrible, but they make money because they target an audience that doesn’t want (or need) to think. The uneducated masses may gobble them up, but they won’t be what we would call good science-fiction.

    This isn’t only because he isn;t a great writer, but also because the studio intentionally dumbs down plots, appealing to the masses, and adds a great deal of unnecessary baggage. You can;t get a production started anymore if there is no romantic angle, and sex-appeal in it. Spock making out with Uhura is just a prime example, as the studio won’t green-light a project without this to attract the younger, female audience.

  52. Mr. Oragahn
    Mr. Oragahn
    (12 comments)
    September 24, 2013 at 6:01 pm |

    This is a period of movie audiences liking dumb action movies (Iron Man, Thor, Avengers, GI Joe), and they ask for more.
    So Stargate has even more chances to succeed. Especially since the premise, all respect due, isn’t that silly to begin with.

    And LOL at the opinion of series-loyal fans on this website. So stuck up. And so sure that “SG fans” surely hated SGU. Well guess what? SGA was a mediocre show beyond the first season, and I for all its failures, I actually found SGU more entertaining and beautiful to watch than the crappy stuff vomited by the uninspired old writers.
    SGU was a Stargate show just as much as any other Stargate material, and the lore about the stargates was just as legit as anywhere else.
    In fact SGU is pretty much what SGA should have been, perhaps with a notch of campiness and less BSG-esque stuff. That’s all.
    In fact, considering that BSG was aired at the same time of SGA, it’s no surprise that SGA become the poor child and was turned into what we got. Once BSG was out, MGM actually made the show that we should have had. But it was too late, and still rushed, pretty much like all Stargate seasons beyond the Showtime era.

    So hail to the reboot, and if it sucks, never mind, I still have my beloved ’64 movie and the first seasons of SG-1 on DVD. :P

  53. Mr. Oragahn
    Mr. Oragahn
    (12 comments)
    September 24, 2013 at 6:04 pm |

    Oh and the Star Trek movies worked not because they specifically pleased the Star Trek fans (quite the contrary in fact, especially for Into Darkness), but because they were enjoyable movies on their own.
    In general, loud mouthed fanbases with delusions of grandeur have pretty much zero impact on theater movies.

  54. mitchell4207
    mitchell4207
    (1 comments)
    October 2, 2013 at 12:17 am |

    they should reboot with a prequel, like starwars!

  55. Anquietas
    Anquietas
    (12 comments)
    October 5, 2013 at 2:52 am |

    I’ve often thought, as I said in my previous post, that a series or mini-series on the Ancients/Alterrans and the history of making the gate network would be fantastic.

    I could probably work on a screen-play, but MGM, et. al, haven;t the interest at present.

    I honestly think that a series about an advanced race under religious persecution and the history of their culture is very do-able. I have many ideas for how to make it a good plot, and still require no viewers of SG-1 & Atlantis to make it stand, while not being the disappointment that SGU was. (Meaning that fans of SG-1 and Atlantis would enjoy it.)

    The problem is that pitching it at present is essentially pointless.

  56. Mr. Oragahn
    Mr. Oragahn
    (12 comments)
    October 15, 2013 at 1:12 pm |

    The less we fiddle with ancients, the better. It’s infinitely superior to keep the mystery than to try to milk it by enforcing certainty and one vision, with all the risks this decision entails.
    REAL imagination would have writers focus on something certainly part of hte series continuity without having to exploit and abuse already established lore.
    Otherwise, it would just reek off expanded universe selling just to “explain” every piece of lore that hasn’t been written about.
    So I totally despise the idea of even seeing anything about the ancients (not to say that the more the writers did it, the worse it became).
    Such a show has all chances to suck, so it’s better to leave them and find something else to pen about.

  57. tkdall
    tkdall
    (1 comments)
    December 9, 2013 at 9:17 pm |

    I keep seeing comments of what they would like to see, and many complaints and/or demands regarding Stargate. I watch Stargate in the form of SG1, SGA or SGU or read an SG book, or listen to an audio book, an SG1 Movie every single day of my life. My son died just before Stargate was released. It may have saved my life. I will remain a fan for all time and it has brought me a large measure of sanity and enjoyment in a way that in 14 years has yet to be replaced. I would follow and encourage Stargate adventures in any format. I have never been more drawn to any other show in my lifetime. I wait patiently for anything at all new to the franchise. Stargate was made in such a way that I became interested in more than just a story line. It became personal. I learned about the cast, crew, writers, producers commentaries, special features. I cried till I was sobbing when Don S. Davis passed away. It felt like I had lost a friend. I tried to follow the actors in their adventures after Stargate had been cancelled, but it was not the same. In fact, there has not been anything to compare with Stargate. I waited at the front door of a store the day The Ark of Truth and Continuum was released. I immediately bought up the remake of “Children of the Gods”, I, for the first time ever, bid on e-bay for an authenticated prop that was being sold from the SG1 series from season four’s “Scorched Earth”. That is saying a lot coming from someone who has many disabilities due to the tragedies that have come my way. Please bring a new “anything” Stargate to the big or little screen. I will be waiting with baited breath and excitement. After 14 years, it has been difficult not having something Stargate to watch or look forward to. I have read so many comments from so many who feel the same, but this is the first time I have commented. There are many, many fans who, like me, would do just about anything for the continuation of Stargate. Even if this is actually the end, I want to thank TPTB for the years of Stargate entertainment we did receive. Thank you from a true fan…

  58. Iccanui
    Iccanui
    (2 comments)
    September 6, 2015 at 2:27 am |

    Ignoring the series is a mistake. I get it, but its a mistake.

    But in the end, i just want some more good sci fi. There hasnt been anything new and GOOD in a long time. If it takes a reboot from scratch and they dont screw it up entirely, im ok with it. Im literally sitting here considering rewatching every star trek episode in order then star gate in order … again. For like the 4th time. Something isnt right.

    So whatever, just make it happen capt’n, just dont F it up.

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