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Two Stargate SG1 Films Announced 181

Posted by CmdrTaco
from the good-for-them dept.
Presence2 noted that MGM announced that the Stargate franchise will migrate to the big screen, carrying with it the ending of the last two season's Ori plot-line. The plot summaries listed in the article don't seem like anything surprising... one even has a wacky time-line slip-up plot. Very original for scifi ;) I'll still watch it.
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Two Stargate SG1 Films Announced

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  • Excellant (Score:5, Funny)

    by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday January 17, 2007 @10:12AM (#17645510)
    Movies based on a TV show based on a movie. What'll they think of next?
    • Films based on games... Ooops, that happened already.
    • by MountainMan101 (714389) on Wednesday January 17, 2007 @10:21AM (#17645656)
      A spell checker in a web browser?
      • Re: (Score:2, Funny)

        by NotQuiteReal (608241)
        So why wood ewe think a spiel chucker can help quality of posts? Don't be such a podiatrist. Their will still be grammar things rang.
    • Re: (Score:3, Insightful)

      As stupid as that may sound, it seems to be the only way in which SG1 can continue. Due to their contract with SciFi, they can't resume the show on another network / channel after they got axed.

      One of the problems they have, is that Stargate still has an impressive fanbase, which really can't just be told "No more for you", so rather than finishing the SG1 storyline, they have opted to move it to TV (or Direct to DVD) Movies.

      I personally think it's a shame it ended up this way, although it wont stop me watc
      • Re: (Score:2, Troll)

        by StikyPad (445176)
        It's a great show with a great cast.

        You must have watched a different version than I did. What the people in front of the camera were doing barely passed as acting, and the plots, dialog, and sets left much to be desired. The characters were generic, wooden, and shallow, and there was little to no reason to care about them. Technology and science underwent idiotification (No problem.. I can troubleshoot a crystal with my handy multimeter), alienating the supposed target audience, while everyone else was
        • by StikyPad (445176)
          Mods: a troll is someone who posts something he doesn't really believe in order to evoke a reaction. Let me assure you that the above post is an accurate representation of my opinion. The moderation of "Troll" is not synonymous with "I disagree." If you disagree, post a coherent response.
        • Technology and science underwent idiotification (No problem.. I can troubleshoot a crystal with my handy multimeter)

          It's science fiction, it requires a measure of disbelief. And besides, how do you know something couldn't be rigged up? Got some real alien technology laying around that you'd like to share with the rest of us?

          alienating the supposed target audience, while everyone else was already alienated by the fact that it's a dorky show.

          Yes, it sucked so bad that it ran for 200+ episodes, spawned a spino
      • What would be amusing is to take the already-existing cross-over between SG-1 and Atlantis and just merge the two into one show. I'm not saying that it'd make great television, but it would certainly have the "Fuck you Sci-Fi!" charm.

    • How about a movie based on a play based on a movie about a play?
    • Perhaps movies [wikipedia.org] based on musicals [wikipedia.org] based on movies about musicals [wikipedia.org].
    • Re: (Score:2, Funny)

      by orbit500 (827043)
      Hungry Hungry Hippos ? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y7Z3bEzCZJw [youtube.com] I ruined a whole page of notes crying with laughter over this :)
    • Movies based on a TV show based on a movie. What'll they think of next?

      How about movies [sonypictures.com] based on game based [wikipedia.org] on a movie [google.com]?

      All that recycling... So very post-modern.

    • by Jesus_666 (702802)
      It'd be so cool if they would make a series based on Serenity!
  • Big Screen?? (Score:4, Informative)

    by Nishal (636649) on Wednesday January 17, 2007 @10:14AM (#17645536)
    It was my understanding these were gonna be straight to dvd, maybe even HD or Blue Ray.. Either way i will still watch em...
    • It was my understanding these were gonna be straight to dvd

      I really, fervently hope so. Whatever it takes to keep these "films" (and I use the term loosely) away from mainstream cinemas. As if we need to give studios one more reason to demonstrate that sci-fi fans will watch anything, no matter how cheesey. This in turns removes any incentive to make good sci-fi, which further contributes to the (accurate) stereotype that sci-fi and art generally don't belong in the same sentence, which further drives th
      • I agree that stargate has issues, but I think a lot of that has come from them adding in new enemies. The first few seasons were good imho, but then they started adding things in that didn't make any sense. And then they added the Wraith and the Ori, both of which are not very realistic enemies. The Wraith are supposed to be so strong (or have such high numbers) that they overpowered the Ancients, but then can't catch those rascally humans. And the Ori are ascended beings, and can't even realize that so
  • Old News? (Score:5, Informative)

    by FrostyCoolSlug (766239) on Wednesday January 17, 2007 @10:14AM (#17645548)
    Since then, MGM have confirmed that they hope to continuing SG1 as Ongoing Movies [gateworld.net] instead of a season 11. Hopefully this means the ongoing success of Stargate, and the cast.
    • Re:Old News? (Score:5, Interesting)

      by rucs_hack (784150) on Wednesday January 17, 2007 @11:09AM (#17646394)
      I'm glad they're stopping with season 10. I love stargate, but they have run it for too long now, and it's not quite as good as it once was.

      Better for there to be movies in the main franchise, so we can continue enjoying it without seeing it turn like X-files, with no end in sight and ever weakening storylines.

      This new spin off series thing might be entertaining, so long as they don't 'enterprise' it and make everyone hate it, just like Crusade did to Babylon 5, what a horror that was.
      • Re: (Score:3, Interesting)

        by Dachannien (617929)
        I thought Crusade had a lot of potential. There just wasn't enough of it made to be able to tell whether the series was actually going somewhere or not.

        The "Legend of the Rangers" movie, on the other hand.... *huuurk*

        • by rucs_hack (784150)
          The problem with Crusade was that is was basically 'The Galan Show'. He was, intended or not, the main character, the one pulling all the strings, and by far the most interesting. Unfortunatelly that wasn't really meant to be the focus of the show, which resulted in a confused mess.

          Was it a Fantasy show or Scifi? Well it had ships, but far too much 'lord of the rings' stuff going on to be the sci-fi successor to the masterpeice that was Babylon 5.

          ps. You mentioned Legends of the Rangers, Go wash your mouth
  • Movie: released in theaters, moderate success. Sequel: Straight to video, parlayed into a successful series. Series: Enjoys a 10 year run Movies 2 & 3: Released BACK into theaters


    Wow, you can't even hope for a rollercoaster with so many twists and turns. It's like M. Night Shyamalan put the Stargate franchise in a movie of itself.

    What a twist!
    • Re: (Score:3, Informative)

      by ParraCida (1018494)
      Actually, the plan is to release these movies directly to DVD, so they won't be in theaters at all.
      • by dgatwood (11270)

        That's pretty lame. These would have been the first movies I'd actually bother to go to a theater to see since the LOTR trilogy.

        *sigh*

    • by geeber (520231)
      What a twist!

      Not really. Mostly it just emphasizes how few new ideas Hollywood really has.
    • by drxenos (573895)
      There was a sequel to the original movie?
    • It's not about the punchline. We all know the punchline. It's all about the setup.
  • by MikeRT (947531) on Wednesday January 17, 2007 @10:26AM (#17645728) Homepage
    A final movie to finish off the series would be a great move. 2-2.5 hours of non-stop sci fi action, that finally ends with the Ori facing defeat. I mean, after this point, there's no returning to the story. It's over, all conceivable bad guys that could be a threat are dead. Even the wraith are finished as they'd be hopelessly outgunned technologically by a race far more willing to wipe them out. The second one just reminds me of a last ditch effort to revive some of the time traveling storylines from the series. Bad, bad move. It'll be at best anti-climactic at that point.
    • Agreed, the first one looks real good... I can't wait.

      I really don't even want to think about watching the second one. That is painful enough... But to actually watch it..

      oh god! I'm thinking about it... *cringe*
      • by Babbster (107076)
        I know time travel has been overdone but when it's done well I think it's a lot of fun. For example, Back to the Future I and III were fun movies (II was a mess), and time-traveling in SG1 has been done pretty darn well (in particular, I'm thinking of the one where the team went back to 1969 - I believe titled "1969" - which was played for fun, and the one where they had to send a message back in time to avert Earth's depopulation which is one of my all-time favorite episodes). The plot for the second SG1
    • Re: (Score:3, Funny)

      > all conceivable bad guys that could be a threat are dead

      Ascended wraith Prior inhabited by gould?

  • by Paulrothrock (685079) on Wednesday January 17, 2007 @10:27AM (#17645760) Homepage Journal
    Movie 1: The evil aliens do something and one or more of the team are put in jeopardy. The rest of the team accomplishes a harrowing rescue and then the commander says something moderately amusing just before the end credits. Movie 2: The team goes to another planet that looks suprisingly like Vancouver and then some evil aliens separate one or more of them and the others accomplish a harrowing rescue. Then the commander says something moderately amusing just before Teal'c raises his eyebrow in disbelief.
  • hmm (Score:5, Interesting)

    by mastershake_phd (1050150) on Wednesday January 17, 2007 @10:36AM (#17645876) Homepage
    Devlin(writer of original movie) has, however, stated that he plans to write his own sequel to Stargate separately to its spin-offs, providing two versions of the continuing story. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stargate [wikipedia.org]
  • by MROD (101561) on Wednesday January 17, 2007 @10:38AM (#17645920) Homepage
    The actual announcment of these films was a few months back and they're going to be TV movies for the SciFi channel. For more details browse ISN [isnnews.net].
  • Hooray for the continuing adventures of Captain Space MacGyver!
  • Presence2 noted that MGM announced that the Stargate franchise will migrate to the big screen

    And end up failing miserably like every other sci-fi tv to big screen endeavour outside of Trek TOS?

    While the original SG movie was pretty good the TV series just doesn't have the same energy to it. And what makes this even worse is that just about everything that has gone from a TV series to the big screen in sci-fi just seems to have the same feel as a very long episode of the TV series. Trek at least put a few
    • Re:Ha! (Score:4, Informative)

      by PhoenixFlare (319467) on Wednesday January 17, 2007 @11:01AM (#17646268) Journal
      And end up failing miserably like every other sci-fi tv to big screen endeavour outside of Trek TOS?

      I doubt it, since it seems atm that they'll either be direct-to-DVD or TV-only. Slashdot and the linked site are woefully behind, these movies have been known [gateworld.net] about for at least a few weeks now.
    • by zakezuke (229119)
      Trek at least put a few years between it's TV series and motion picture release, maybe that was the key to Trek's theater success versus everyone else's failures. Even the Trek TNG films just seemed like long episodes to me.

      Trek TOS only had three seasons before it was cancled, and remained in syndication. And actually there was a plan to have another trek series, StarTrek Mach 2 or some such, but star wars sort of encouraged NBC to not release another sci-fi series. The movie (The motion sickness) was ba
    • Spoken like a person who hasn't seen Serenity.
  • It's all about the religious fundamentalism.

    How else could you tie a Sci-Fi show to current events? "Enterprise" had nothing to link it to current events (with the exception of the terrorism episode) and it neatly failed. On the other hand, you have Stargate SG1 making a human to Sci-Fi connection: Religious fundamentalism, Crusades, Terrorism, Homicide Bombings (is that the latest "hip" P.C. name for a suicide bomber?) etc.

    However, I am curious how they will translate this cultural clash into the big

  • by airship (242862) on Wednesday January 17, 2007 @12:17PM (#17647438) Homepage
    Samantha Carter single-handedly develops a super-weapon that destroys both the Ori and the Wraith and is unanimously declared Queen of the Universe. Wearing an outfit creatively fashioned from a thin lace hanky, she chooses only the fattest and pimpliest of slobbering SciFi fanboys to slake her insatiable lust.
    • by taustin (171655)
      I think they did that already, in season 15.
    • by Deadplant (212273)
      Beautiful.
      However, I don't think I'm the fattest or pimpliest so your script may need a little tweaking...
      Also, I suggest that she will need Valla Maldoran as a second in command or something.. she makes me tingly.
  • by kahrytan (913147) on Wednesday January 17, 2007 @01:40PM (#17648902)
    I think MGM needs a big thank you from all of Stargates Fans. SciFi channel wants to end the SG1 franchise, MGM says fuck no. Let's hope DVD sales skyrocket so it'll slap SciFi in the face to pick up the franchise again.
    • Its my understanding that Stargate: Atlantis is not ending. Additionally, these movies are allegedly going to launch a new Earth based Stargate series as well, it just won't be Stargate: SG1 anymore.
      • by kahrytan (913147)

        Its my understanding that Stargate: Atlantis is not ending. Additionally, these movies are allegedly going to launch a new Earth based Stargate series as well, it just won't be Stargate: SG1 anymore.

        I am aware of this. SciFi dropped Sg-1 and choose to continue Atlantis. Writers/Directors fucked up SG-1. They introduced the Ori too soon. I would have loved to have seen actual end of the goauld. They could have gotten a full season or at very least a half a season from the goauld plot.

        I got the impression from SG-1 stars that MGM has more plans for them in the announcement of the ending of the show.

  • Hey wait, thats Star Trek. At least not in the beginning of the movie franchise.

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