16 Responses

  1. randyored
    June 29, 2015 at 8:25 pm |

    Wow! If they really do this right, they can take the sci-fi away from SyFy. I am stoked!

  2. majorsal
    June 29, 2015 at 11:17 pm |

    maybe this could give the stargate tv franchise a chance at revival!! #hopes

  3. FredDawes
    June 30, 2015 at 3:27 am |

    This is hope maybe someday we can get a real end to SGU.

  4. Sylvia
    June 30, 2015 at 10:45 am |

    Wonder if they would consider anything SGA related as a new project? They were complicit in cancelling SGA in the first place and now they are backing the Devlin reboot. That would be my only interest.

  5. Mrja84
    June 30, 2015 at 11:01 am |

    Doubtful that we would get the full cast of either SGA or SGU to finish their stories. But a new show with references to those stories and maybe some choice guest stars would go a long way.

  6. Mrja84
    June 30, 2015 at 11:05 am |

    Calling it now. A show depicting descendants of the Destiny crew discover Destiny and continue the mission and discover contact with Earth for the first time.

  7. themaingmaster
    June 30, 2015 at 12:59 pm |

    IT’S ABOUT FREAKIN’ TIME! .. Let’s hope they get their heads on straight and do something to save FUTURE Stargate travel.

  8. wiseowl777
    June 30, 2015 at 4:29 pm |

    What? A sci-fi channel that plays sci-fi?!… This is amazing! And not just one, bur they’re giving us multiple sci-fi channels?! Just goes to show you how disconnected and off base Syfy really is to what fans want. They had the monopoly and messed it up big time. Have fun with your wrestling and C-level movies Syfy, I probably have no reason to ever watch you again.

  9. wildbuf
    June 30, 2015 at 7:16 pm |

    You all do realize this “network” is just going to be one of the upper digital channels on one of your local Sinclair owned broadcast stations. In my market they own the ABC and FOX affiliates.

  10. Captain Galaxy
    Captain Galaxy
    June 30, 2015 at 7:18 pm |

    Oh my god, This actually may be the start of what could be the revival of the stargate we love! and the Stargate that will make big money for MGM if they get it right. SGU was picking up and if they continued it and finished at 5 Season that would be great. Along the way you can tie into SGA and SG1 perhaps bring the Ancients in, Morgan LeFay e.t.c perhaps where Destiny is going is more important somewhere higher than the planes that ascension takes you.

  11. ViRGE
    June 30, 2015 at 11:40 pm |

    Take it easy, gents, before you get too wound-up.

    To be very clear here, MGM/Sinclair are NOT launching a SyFy network competitor. The channel is a “digital multicast channel”, which is to say it’s going to be a sub-channel carried by Sinclair’s terrestial television stations. This is similar in concept to This TV and Me-TV, which are two other ventures that MGM is already involved in.

    The point to take from this is that the purpose of this channel is to offer low-cost last-run programming for broadcasters to place on their subchannels. These channels attract few viewers, but the content is long since paid for, so it’s free money for MGM and Sinclair. But the important part to take away is that there won’t be any first-run programming on these channels, so no new MGM series will be airing on them. Not that you’d want to anyhow, these channels are broadcast in overcompressed 480i, so well below DVD quality.

    Really this is just a deal for MGM to make a few more bucks on their back-catalog of sci-fi content. Stargate alone (by my calculations) is about 25% of the 1500 hours quoted, so it’s going to be airing a LOT of Stargate re-runs, for better or worse.

  12. Sylvia
    July 1, 2015 at 10:42 am |

    ViRGE thanks for that insight, makes a lot of sense.

  13. Steve B
    Steve B
    July 2, 2015 at 11:30 am |

    Poltergeist: The Legacy!

  14. UnknownUzer
    July 3, 2015 at 12:53 am |

    Maybe this channel will know the difference between sci-fi and other genres such as horror and professional wrestling.

  15. Pioneering
    July 22, 2015 at 11:48 pm |

    Looking forward to watching Stargate re-runs knowing that other fans are also watching at the same time. And who knows what the future will bring?

  16. FredDawes
    July 24, 2015 at 12:00 am |

    would Love to see poltergeist

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