Stargate SG-1 Movie in jeopardy. Do something...

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  1. John Berggren

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    SOURCE Gateworld Spinoff News

    The Sci-fi channel has announced that they've greenlit Stargate : Atlantis for the 2004/2005 season. As a result, the Stargate SG-1 movie that was to bridge between Stargate SG-1 and Stargate : Atlantis has been put into question.

    MGM and Scifi are deciding now whether to downgrade the planned theatrical film to TV movie status and air it on the Scifi channel in 2004 between the end of SG1 and the beginning of Atlantis.

    I beleive this is a mistake. Airing the planned SG1 film as a TV movie will reduce or destroy chances for SG-1 to become a viable film series. I think it would benefit all parties: Scifi, MGM, and the producers & cast of SG-1 for this first film to be theatrical.

    I've contacted Gateworld, one of the primary Stargate fan sites to seek their assistance in developping a call in/write in campaign to assure that this film goes theatrical. We succeeded before in saving SG-1 when it was to end in season 5. I think we can succeed again if we try here.

    I'll post further contact information as it become available. No petition has been created yet as internet petitions are far less effective than call in and write in campaigns.
     
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  3. John Berggren

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    Stargate did start out as a movie, but I feel if they do a TV movie after the TV series wraps, then SG-1 (not Stargate in general) will be seen as a TV property only. I think a theatrical film would not only spur interest in SG-1 and Atlantis, but it would allow for future feature films with the SG-1 cast.
     
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    Gotcha. Thanks for the clarification.
     
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    I'm in, John. Let me know what to do.
     
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    I know there was a lot more talk about a movie a few years back, but that was before Showtime dropped it. I'm not sure if I'd want a movie now, as the whole thing has been a series for years.

    I did think just yesterday after the Atlantis thread appeared that their best bet would be to end the series without an ending, and put the ending in a movie as a prequel to Atlantis too, but outside of Trek, how many movies have really suceeded from a TV series?

    I don't think the revenues would be that great, especially with us being able to buy the DVD's, which all of the fans would anyway, and once SG-1 is over, I don't think we would have to wait that long until all of the seasons were out on DVD.

    Just my nickel
    Glenn
     
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    Unlike Trek, SG-1 has a LARGE J6P audience. I think it'd do pretty decently, especially if it rocked
     
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  9. John Berggren

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    MGM has indicated, and Devlin/Emmerich have groused that MGM has no interest whatsoever in proceeding with what could be termed D & E's Stargate. All future Stargate projects will involved SG-1 or it's spinoffs.

    I personally wouldn't go see a Stargate film with Spader & Russell, as I feel that the original was mediocre to good. The series has improved upon it so greatly, that only that would be "true" Stargate to me.

    I'm not just criticizing what you want because I disagree, but because there is concrete evidence that it's NEVER going to come to pass. The goal here is to see SG-1 go big screen instead of small screen for their post season 7 adventure(s).

    I'm continuing to secure information about contact addresses and phone numbers. Gateworld has indicated they would be in support of such an effort. I've also been in touch with the save SG-1 yahoo group that has been dormant since season 6 was announced. If anyone else knows of Stargate resources that should be contacted, let me know.
     
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    The series can't hold my attention for an hour so they're better off cutting their losses and just making a TV movie.
     
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    I would rather they bring back Russell & Spader and do a sequel to the original.
     
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    Then Russell and Spader should have done the TV show [​IMG] (which for the record Russell is a big fan of)
     
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    I would rather have a Farscape movie.
     
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    This is not a thread about Farscape movies pro or con. This is also not a thread about Devlin/Emmerich Stargate movies pro or con. This thread is about a Stargate SG-1 Feature film that may be downgraded to TV movie status. It's not a discussion about liking Kurt Russell better or being angry at Scifi for cancelling Farscape.

    Please keep this in mind.

    Anything else is thread crapping.
     
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  19. John Berggren

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    Mailing Address for MGM:

    Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, Inc.
    Attn: MGM Television Entertainment
    2500 Broadway St.
    Santa Monica,
    CA 90404-3061

    Sorry it's taken me so long. I've only just found the newsgroup again, and I'm seeking their support and advisement.
     
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    Personally, I'd rather see SG-1 continue the series, regardless of a silver screen film or not.

    I thought the original movie was "o.k.", but when I caught a couple of SG-1 shows last November, it started growing on me. So much that I wanted to see more. And more. Not a week goes by that I don't watch at least 3 airings. (I'm trying to catch up on all the seasons and fill in the few blanks I've missed.)

    I hope this series continues on TV, because I'd rather not wait 18 months to 3 years for new SG-1 material. I'm not against a silver screen feature by any means, but I'd really like to see the SG-1 cast remain intact and continue the series. With the exception of the Jonas Quinn character, they've all really grown on me. I find a lot of subtle (and not so - remember the time trap episode where O'Neill and Teal'C tee off into the Stargate?) humor in this show. It's a lot of fun to watch.

    This is one of the real quality television shows I find on the air nowadays. I hope it doesn't get ruined.

    My $.02, thanks for listening.
     

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