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(MovieWeb)   Realizing that they haven't yet ruined every sci-fi franchise, Hollywood is preparing to reboot 'Stargate'   (movieweb.com ) divider line
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2013-09-05 10:31:50 PM  
They crossed the streams again?
 
2013-09-05 11:49:20 PM  
Keep the theme song, at least

/I like it
//Daniel Jackson could stand to be a little bit less of a wuss
 
2013-09-05 11:52:50 PM  
I'm not sure how I feel about this.  The original Stargate movie was OK, but the TV shows were awesome.  It's my favorite major sci-fi franchise because of the TV shows.

I'm happy to see Stargate coming back, but I'd much rather see it come back as a new TV show instead of three movies.  Six or seven episodes of a TV show in, and you have more content than three movies, and much more quickly.

Still, I suppose beggars can't be choosers, and perhaps the trilogy will spark another run on TV.
 
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2013-09-06 12:14:52 AM  
All the TV series-es did pretty much everything they could do. I am a huge Stargate fan but I just don't know what they could do, except like most reboots, they are playing to a younger audience that knows nothing about it.

/Amanda Tapping, yes please
 
2013-09-06 12:17:38 AM  
Isn't that the most re-booted franchise out there?
 
2013-09-06 02:37:52 AM  
Haven't seen the TV shows, but my thought when I watched the movie was "this could have been a lot better."
 
2013-09-06 02:51:27 AM  

unlikely: Isn't that the most re-booted franchise out there?


It was never really rebooted (other than between the movie and the first episode of SG1), all of the series that came after were set in the same continuity, and actually contained quite a bit of crossover.

Triumph: Haven't seen the TV shows, but my thought when I watched the movie was "this could have been a lot better."


The TV shows, at least IMO, were far better than the movie.  The movie tried to be too serious, while the shows were able to balance that with a sense of a humor and a bit of self deprecation.  Plus, as is almost always the case when comparing a movie vs a TV show based on it, the casts of the TV shows were able to develop a more natural relationship with each other and build that into the characters, so it all felt better.
 
2013-09-06 03:30:33 AM  

Triumph: Haven't seen the TV shows, but my thought when I watched the movie was "this could have been a lot better."


Yeah... and the TV show kinda did that

/still could have been better, though
//so many possibilities when you have instant travel to any point in the universe
///why the hell all the aliens look perfectly human is a bit... mystifying
 
2013-09-06 05:19:03 AM  
How about giving Stargate: Universe a proper ending first ?
 
2013-09-06 05:19:43 AM  
I thought the movie was alright.  Didn't get around to watching any of the TV shows.. I'm still catching up on Farscape on DVD.

I didn't think the original movie had much leftover.
 
2013-09-06 05:22:40 AM  
I actually made one of my best friends ever over the Stargate tv shows and was incredibly disappointed when Universe was cancelled just as it hit its stride.

MaudlinMutantMollusk:
///why the hell all the aliens look perfectly human is a bit... mystifying

Except that it's explained that they don't. Goa'uld are actually parasitic worms in human bodies, Jaffa are incubators engineered out of human stock. Asgardians are not human looking, though they are bipedal humanoids. Neither are the Unas or the Wraith.

It's really space English that was the biggest problem I had in the series. It was never explained, especially when linguistics and communication played such a big role in the film.
 
2013-09-06 05:34:48 AM  
The movie was good, for what it was.  I don't think it was ever meant to be a highly praised work of art, so much as a movie the actors starred in for a paycheck.  It was still a fun sci-fi romp..  Unless you got ahold  of the version that didn't have the subtitles for the long speeches in "Egyptian".  That bit kind of sucks.
 
2013-09-06 05:38:46 AM  

madnessupmysoul: I actually made one of my best friends ever over the Stargate tv shows and was incredibly disappointed when Universe was cancelled just as it hit its stride.

MaudlinMutantMollusk:
///why the hell all the aliens look perfectly human is a bit... mystifying

Except that it's explained that they don't. Goa'uld are actually parasitic worms in human bodies, Jaffa are incubators engineered out of human stock. Asgardians are not human looking, though they are bipedal humanoids. Neither are the Unas or the Wraith.

It's really space English that was the biggest problem I had in the series. It was never explained, especially when linguistics and communication played such a big role in the film.


And every planet looking like Vancouver, as well.

I really liked the series but lost interest after the Goa'uld were done with.
/Window of opportunity and Wormhole X-Treme FTW!
 
2013-09-06 05:49:19 AM  

Dancis_Frake: madnessupmysoul:
/Window of opportunity and Wormhole X-Treme FTW!


Damn, now I've got to dig out my dvds and watch window of opportunity again.

Couldn't bring myself to watch the show after season 8 ended. Ben Browder and Claudia Black turned it to pure unadulterated shiate.
 
2013-09-06 05:55:10 AM  

Memoryalpha: Couldn't bring myself to watch the show after season 8 ended. Ben Browder and Claudia Black turned it to pure unadulterated shiate.


They were the symptoms, I think, not the disease which was the fact that the show was waaaay past its sell by date at that point and it seemed like few of the actors wanted to bother with it anymore.

One night I made the comment that Claudia Black looked too damned old to play the kind character they gave her in the kind of wardrobe they gave her.  I was told to shut my whore mouth by my loving spouse, but I still think it was a valid point.   She wasn't right for that role, it needed to go to someone who seemed much younger.
 
2013-09-06 05:59:05 AM  
Aboleth, 1994: Well, that was not too bad a movie. I wish they elaborated more on the Stargate. It's obvious they can dial other gates based on how the thing worked on screen. There might even be a network of stargates and a whole universe of stories through it!

Aboleth, 1997: Gasp! SQUEEEEEEE!
 
2013-09-06 06:00:58 AM  
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2013-09-06 06:06:02 AM  
gadian:
One night I made the comment that Claudia Black looked too damned old to play the kind character they gave her in the kind of wardrobe they gave her.  I was told to shut my whore mouth by my loving spouse, but I still think it was a valid point.   She wasn't right for that role, it needed to go to someone who seemed much younger.

You mean you blatantly told your wife that an actress seemed 'too old' for a part?
You were just asking for trouble.

"She doesn't seem naive or innocent enough for that part"
Much better, even if it's not what you really mean.
 
2013-09-06 06:20:53 AM  
As long as someone uses the Stargate to perform the longest (golf) drive in human history, I will be happy.

/Loved seeing O'Neil and Teal'c correct Daniel's work.
//Looping day episodes for the win!
 
2013-09-06 06:26:50 AM  

Dancis_Frake: You mean you blatantly told your wife that an actress seemed 'too old' for a part?
You were just asking for trouble.

"She doesn't seem naive or innocent enough for that part"
Much better, even if it's not what you really mean.


I told my husband she looked and acted too old for the part.  And she did.  He just likes leather clad chicks, but, I believe, deep down knows I'm right.
 
2013-09-06 06:58:03 AM  
I always wanted to like Stargate, I like the IDEA of Stargate, but I HATED the movie Stargate.

So I'm hopefully optimistic about this news

Also

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/proof of God's existence
 
2013-09-06 07:01:44 AM  

Memoryalpha: Dancis_Frake: madnessupmysoul:
/Window of opportunity and Wormhole X-Treme FTW!

Damn, now I've got to dig out my dvds and watch window of opportunity again.

Couldn't bring myself to watch the show after season 8 ended. Ben Browder and Claudia Black turned it to pure unadulterated shiate.


It's actually kind of funny because I've been making my way through the Stargate series again. I've finished SG-1 and I'm working my way through Atlantis. I don't think Browder and Black turned it to shiat, but I can't deny that the show was a bit diminished.
 
2013-09-06 07:04:54 AM  
Firefly/Serenity.

Do it.
 
2013-09-06 07:06:19 AM  

TappingTheVein: How about giving Stargate: Universe a proper ending first ?


That one they can redo from the start. I don't think they had the same chemistry the other shows had.
 
2013-09-06 07:11:36 AM  

buntz: I always wanted to like Stargate, I like the IDEA of Stargate, but I HATED the movie Stargate.

So I'm hopefully optimistic about this news

Also

/proof of God's existence


Your friend is going to become a Satanist if you keep this up.
 
2013-09-06 07:20:53 AM  

Unoriginal_Username: TappingTheVein: How about giving Stargate: Universe a proper ending first ?

That one they can redo from the start. I don't think they had the same chemistry the other shows had.


Eh, that one wasn't really a chemistry show though IMO. Half the characters hated or distrusted the others and the other half were written like functional retards. It was nice to see the writers pull their head out of their ass mid season 2 but the damage was done and the show ended up being cancelled.  Eli was cool on the show though.

I'll also echo the sentiment for Window of Opportunity, that was an awesome episode. Watching O'Neill goof around and Teal'C lose his temper with the guy that kept hitting him with the door. I know people don't like the stuff past S8 as much, but I enjoyed the episode 200. The whole Farscape reference part was brilliant, and seeing Teal'C half done up as D'Argo was hilarious.

/"In the middle of my backswing?!"
 
2013-09-06 07:49:41 AM  

The Billdozer: Your friend is going to become a Satanist if you keep this up.


As long as we can still play golf together.....
 
2013-09-06 08:01:29 AM  
Oh yes, the movie was bad, but the series was soooo good. It became one of the longest running sci fi shows ever if I recall, second only to Dr. Who.
I have to agree with Window of opportunity.....second would have to be "urgo"....or the 2 part "summit".
 
2013-09-06 08:08:28 AM  

TuteTibiImperes: unlikely:   The movie tried to be too serious, ...



Really? They tried to get us to believe French Stewart could play an elite soldier, so highly trained and physically powerful that he's sent on missions to other galaxies, and you don't call that a comedy?

/I love the scene where Kurt Russell gives French an order and French pauses, squints, and says "you know, I have a theory about that".
 
2013-09-06 08:16:12 AM  
atlantis rules for all time!
 
2013-09-06 08:30:38 AM  
You can't ruin a franchise that wasn't any good to begin with, so I'm not sure what anybody is worried about.

Silvyrbug: Oh yes, the movie was bad, but the series was soooo good. It became one of the longest running sci fi shows ever if I recall


I've heard other people say that but I can't bring myself to watch it because of the bad taste from the movie. I feel like I'm missing something here but I just can't bring myself to turn it on and see.
 
2013-09-06 08:42:29 AM  

skozlaw: You can't ruin a franchise that wasn't any good to begin with, so I'm not sure what anybody is worried about.

Silvyrbug: Oh yes, the movie was bad, but the series was soooo good. It became one of the longest running sci fi shows ever if I recall

I've heard other people say that but I can't bring myself to watch it because of the bad taste from the movie. I feel like I'm missing something here but I just can't bring myself to turn it on and see.


Seriously, the first season was...ok, but it really hit its stride in season 2 and was amazing from then on. I also waited to watch it because of the movie, but when I finally saw it, I was hooked. Give it a shot, you will love it too.
 
2013-09-06 08:50:42 AM  
Stargate was already ruined when an omnipotent alien god glared at his soldiers while Kurt Russell ran around his ship for two hours.
 
2013-09-06 08:54:02 AM  
Hey Guys! The Movie is back on!
 
2013-09-06 08:55:29 AM  
I've got an idea.  Hows about youz guys finish that final SG1 movie that was canceled a couple years ago, END THAT STORY, and then we can talk reboot.
 
2013-09-06 09:03:36 AM  

Silvyrbug: skozlaw: You can't ruin a franchise that wasn't any good to begin with, so I'm not sure what anybody is worried about.

Silvyrbug: Oh yes, the movie was bad, but the series was soooo good. It became one of the longest running sci fi shows ever if I recall

I've heard other people say that but I can't bring myself to watch it because of the bad taste from the movie. I feel like I'm missing something here but I just can't bring myself to turn it on and see.

Seriously, the first season was...ok, but it really hit its stride in season 2 and was amazing from then on. I also waited to watch it because of the movie, but when I finally saw it, I was hooked. Give it a shot, you will love it too.


Just don't watch SGU
 
2013-09-06 09:17:31 AM  
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Stargate SG-1 was a pretty great show, all in all, but I'd have watched the whole ten years just for one line this good:

"I'm Christian Boucher, I'm portraying the character of Raymund Gunne who portrays the character of Doctor Levant who is based on the character Daniel Jackson portrayed by the actor Michael Shanks, originally portrayed by the actor James Spader in the feature film. ...Are you okay?"
 
2013-09-06 09:22:13 AM  
SGU gets 2 seasons and 3 movies?.... I can live with that.
 
2013-09-06 09:29:21 AM  
I'd rather see more TV shows with a better budget than more movies.  In retrospect, the movie seemed like a pilot for a TV series which hadn't (at that point) gotten made.
 
2013-09-06 09:30:22 AM  
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Best episode ever.
 
2013-09-06 09:35:51 AM  

Dancis_Frake: madnessupmysoul: I actually made one of my best friends ever over the Stargate tv shows and was incredibly disappointed when Universe was cancelled just as it hit its stride.

MaudlinMutantMollusk:
///why the hell all the aliens look perfectly human is a bit... mystifying

Except that it's explained that they don't. Goa'uld are actually parasitic worms in human bodies, Jaffa are incubators engineered out of human stock. Asgardians are not human looking, though they are bipedal humanoids. Neither are the Unas or the Wraith.

It's really space English that was the biggest problem I had in the series. It was never explained, especially when linguistics and communication played such a big role in the film.

And every planet looking like Vancouver, as well.

I really liked the series but lost interest after the Goa'uld were done with.
/Window of opportunity and Wormhole X-Treme FTW!


Maybe it just Vanvouver that looks like other planets?
 
2013-09-06 09:37:22 AM  

Best Princess Celestia: Silvyrbug: skozlaw: You can't ruin a franchise that wasn't any good to begin with, so I'm not sure what anybody is worried about.

Silvyrbug: Oh yes, the movie was bad, but the series was soooo good. It became one of the longest running sci fi shows ever if I recall

I've heard other people say that but I can't bring myself to watch it because of the bad taste from the movie. I feel like I'm missing something here but I just can't bring myself to turn it on and see.

Seriously, the first season was...ok, but it really hit its stride in season 2 and was amazing from then on. I also waited to watch it because of the movie, but when I finally saw it, I was hooked. Give it a shot, you will love it too.

Just don't watch SGU


It was pretty bad at first when the writers were making everyone act like functional retards, but once they got their act together it started getting pretty good. Of course that's when they cancelled it.
 
2013-09-06 09:51:16 AM  
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2013-09-06 10:13:51 AM  

TappingTheVein: How about giving Stargate: Universe a proper ending first ?


I liked SGU too, bud. I remember being so bummed when they held the It's a Wrap! Auction. That's when it became clear that it was never coming back.
 
2013-09-06 10:30:03 AM  

MaudlinMutantMollusk: ///why the hell all the aliens look perfectly human is a bit... mystifying


In the movie and the first season, they made that quite clear:  The gouald planted humans from Earth on other planets because they find us useful, prefer our bodies as hosts.  An early episode even had Daniel figuring out where the local language fit into the family tree of human languages.  Later seasons seemed to forget this.
 
2013-09-06 10:35:35 AM  

madnessupmysoul: Asgardians are not human looking, though they are bipedal humanoids. Neither are the Unas or the Wraith.

It's really space English that was the biggest problem I had in the series. It was never explained, especially when linguistics and communication played such a big role in the film.


The Wraith contain a considerable amount of human DNA.  As for "space English", I missed some early episodes--I assumed that the Gou'ald forced their slaves to adopt a single language, and the SG1 crew learned that.  Was that not it?
 
2013-09-06 10:39:47 AM  

Alphax: I thought the movie was alright.  ...I didn't think the original movie had much leftover.


Triumph: Haven't seen the TV shows, but my thought when I watched the movie was "this could have been a lot better."


Frankly, I avoided the shows for many years for the same reason--the movie just didn't do it for me. But since they were on Netflix last year*, I decided to give SG-1 a go, and...got hooked pretty quickly. I'd say the movie ranks in the bottom 10% of individual episodes and arcs.

TuteTibiImperes: It's my favorite major sci-fi franchise because of the TV shows.


Most definitely.

The stories were more consistently interesting than other franchises, the characters had excellent chemistry, especially after season 1, and there was consistent humor. What moved it to the top spot for me, though, was the (relative) realism and accuracy of the show, both militarily and scientifically (at least in relation to anything else comparable on TV). It seemed like they actually listened to and utilized their Air Force and science liaisons and consultants for maximum benefit.

/*Netflix doesn't have them at the moment, but Amazon Prime does, AFAIK.
 
2013-09-06 10:42:20 AM  

Silvyrbug: Seriously, the first season was...ok, but it really hit its stride in season 2 and was amazing from then on. I also waited to watch it because of the movie, but when I finally saw it, I was hooked. Give it a shot, you will love it too.


I was impressed that the movie had humans living on another planet...because they were brought there from Earth!  And the archeaologist was about to learn their language once he figured out what Earth language it was descended from!  Then, in an early episode, they found that the entire human population of a planet they had recently re-established contact with had died of a disease, and their first thought was that it was a disease from Earth that these humans had never been exposed to--that episode really made me think they had some actual science fiction writers on the staff.
 
2013-09-06 10:46:14 AM  

Triumph: Haven't seen the TV shows, but my thought when I watched the movie was "this could have been a lot better."


My one issue with the movie... they discover a stargate that transports them millions of light years... literally across the galaxy... and what do they find?

More humans.
 
2013-09-06 11:01:55 AM  

LivingDeadX1: Triumph: Haven't seen the TV shows, but my thought when I watched the movie was "this could have been a lot better."

My one issue with the movie... they discover a stargate that transports them millions of light years... literally across the galaxy... and what do they find?

More humans.


As other folks have been saying, there's a reason for that.

Definitely one of my favorite sci-fi series. I know some folks complain about the whole language thing being dropped after a while, but you can't spend a given amount of time every episode coming up with a way to figure out their language. Yeah, they could have done something really smart like Farscape or Star Trek and have some kind of universal translator, but oh well.
 
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