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The End of the Stargate Era (RIP Stargate)

Bad news Stargate fans.  You know how all of us on the web kept telling you there was a chance that SGU and the other Stargate movies might see the light of day?  Turns out that’s not happening now.  I’ll give you a moment to collect yourselves before I continue.

Stargate showrunner Brian Wright was the featured speaker at the Official Stargate Convention in Vancouver, British Columbia.  It was there that he broke the first bit of news that Stargate Universe would not be wrapped up in a movie:

“We just recently found out that the SGU movie is not going to happen. It took too long. We just couldn’t get it together in time, and the window has closed. It’s actually sad for me, because after 17 years, I’m cleaning out my desk tomorrow morning.”

I fully admit I’m fairly disappointed that Stargate Universe will not be wrapping up all of their storylines.  Instead the loyal fans will be left with the unresolved tale of the Destiny and her crew.  The show has hit its stride and been really good in season 2, it’s a shame that it wasn’t given enough time to flourish on Syfy Channel.  But that’s to be expected anymore.

The other bit of news was that the additional three movies that Wright and his writers had begun developing will also not be filmed.  Scripts have been written for the first two projects Stargate: Revolution and Stargate: Extinction but with not greenlight filming will not take place.  The most interesting thing that Brad Wright mentioned was there were plans for a 3rd, currently untitled, Stargate movie.  This movie would have combined the casts of all three shows.  Is it just me or could that have been really cool?  Part of me thinks that, in light of SGU’s cancellation this movie would be when the crew of Destiny was rescued.

To wrap things up, Wright reported there are currently no plans to begin production on any additional Stargate programs.  For the first time in 15 years there will be no Stargate programs on TV.  RIP Stargate we hope to see you again one day.  It truly is the end of an era.

Via: Gateworld


5 responses to “The End of the Stargate Era (RIP Stargate)

  1. Tom Baker April 21, 2011 at 9:31 am

    It would have been nice to see the movies although I can’t imagine what kind of paycheck the actors would get with such a huge cast in the third movie. There’s no Star Trek on, there’s no Stargate on! Just a bunch of horrible reality shows.

    Thanks for stopping by my blog even though I haven’t been updating lately and only posting pre-scheduled-ly. I should be back soon posting more regularly in the near future.

    • Chris April 22, 2011 at 2:27 pm

      Yeah, the paycheck could have been hefty, especially for some of the folks who have already taken other acting roles. Its going to be quite the shock to not have SciFi like Stargate and Star Trek no longer on the air (new that is).

      Glad to hear that you plan on posting regularly again. Its always fun to check in and see your new stuff Tom!

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  3. Sadfan April 26, 2011 at 4:51 am

    I’m really surprized that they are not doing a wrap up movie. A quick straight to DVD movie would have worked fine and would have made money in the range of the SG movie releases. I’m sure it would have been profitable.

    • Chris April 28, 2011 at 8:19 am

      I agree with you 100%. I think the reason a movie is not happening is that no one outside the Stargate team is supporting or pushing for it. At the very least they need to finish the story of Destiny.

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