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Rob B
March 25th, 2009, 12:37 PM
I've never really watched any of the Stargate television shows, outside of a random episode here and there but I'm pretty impressed the two shows (SG-1 and Atlantis) combined for over 300 episodes.

I really liked the movie and think it is the best move Emerich and Devlin made. Granted that isn't saying much, but the movie is pretty good.

All that said, I find myself looking forward to the new series coming out in the fall. Maybe it's the need to fill that Friday Science Fiction TV need. Show runner/producer Joseph Mallozzi (http://josephmallozzi.wordpress.com/) runs a pretty good blog and is really big on promoting SF literature, so that's cool. However, I think the thing that has me most interested in checking out the series is the fact that John Scalzi (http://whatever.scalzi.com/2009/01/14/one-of-my-big-announcements-for-january/) has been brought onto the production/writing team as Creative Consultant (http://josephmallozzi.wordpress.com/2009/01/14/january-14-2009-scalzi-and-stargate-together-at-last/). I read John's blog everyday and really enjoyed all of the novels I read by him. Also, this series looks to be pretty open to new viewers who, like me, don't really have any attachment or foreknowledge about previous Stargate incarnations.

So, anybody have thoughts on this?

March 25th, 2009, 01:48 PM
I am not familiar with the production folks you mentioned, but I am grateful for any continuation of Stargate. I've been a diehard fangirl ever since the first episode of SG-1, and own most of the seasons. I watch the reruns all the time, and know many episodes by name. (no life, whatsoever, I know)

I've not seen every single Atlantis episode, but I've seen most.

I am disappointed that Atlantis will be gone, because I think there was a lot of room for the story development there. But I will definitely be checking out Universe.

March 26th, 2009, 03:57 AM
I loved the first 8 seasons of SG-1 and the first 2 of Atlantis; I thought the production values and storylines were terrific.
I am REALLY excited for Universe. It's supposed to be more of a space opera than the other shows, but with the same mythology. :)

March 26th, 2009, 07:47 AM
I was a big SG1 fan, but lost interest in the last couple of seasons. Never really took to Atlantis.

SGU, based on the one trailer they've released http://www.gateworld.net/news/2009/03/watch-the-first-stargate-universe-preview/it looks like it is going in a different direction.

Quite excited about it. Looks like it is going to be darker in both tone and visuals. Hoping it doesn't go the way of ST:Voyager as the plot sounds a little similar.

March 27th, 2009, 03:57 AM
I am a Big Fan of SG1 and Atlantis aswell. I watch every episode from both of them and own them as well.Can't wait for the knew spinoff series Universe.

May 9th, 2011, 11:00 PM
Just watched "Gauntlet," the season finale and final episode of one of the best sci-fi shows ever produced. I loved the closing image of Eli on the observation deck......so fitting because without Eli, Destiny would never have been found.

I can't believe I am saying goodbye to the Stargate franchise. There have been so many years of great entertainment......a 14-year run of fascinating storytelling built around truly memorable characters.

Farewell, Destiny.

May 16th, 2011, 07:09 AM
its an amazing TV show to watch...i like its all character...just love it

May 22nd, 2011, 06:59 AM
Just watched the Finale and although I never expected a conclusive ending it felt too open, like they had no good ideas and couldn't decide how to shut it down. I understand they're hoping there may be a TV movie or two to address what happened in Gauntlet but that seems naive to me when they knew Gauntlet was to be the series end. Highly flawed show that could have been so much more.

May 22nd, 2011, 10:26 AM
It's not a matter of knowing what to do or not. They had the season scripted and filmed before it was cancelled, I think. So that was just the end of season 2, and in true SG fashion, they left it at a cliffhanger. They're hoping to do something to tie it up, though.

(I say all this still having 8 episodes or so to watch.) Shame it's cancelled, though. I thought there were glimpses of really nice character building, particularly in second season. Definitely not old-school StarGate, though, and slow to get started, which in today's TV climate probably doomed it to failure from the start.

May 22nd, 2011, 06:56 PM
They're hoping to do something to tie it up, though.

'Fraid not