The End of the Stargate Era (RIP Stargate)
April 18, 2011
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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.