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Dean Devlin to produce STARGATE sequels independent of SG-1's mythology


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#1 of 42 Robert Floto

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Posted July 20 2006 - 10:38 AM

The Sci-Fi Channel website is reporting that Dean Devlin, co-writer and producer of the original Stargate movie is planning to make film sequels that take place after the first film, but do not follow the television series' storyline.

Here's the link to the story... http://www.scifi.com....ory=0&id=37194

He also states in the article that...

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Both Russell and Spader have "always said they wanted to do it," Devlin added. "They've always said they wanted to do it. ... The irony is actually because it was 12 years ago that we made Stargate, [and] part two was actually supposed to take place about 12 years later. We were just going to kind of age them up as actors. So it actually works out really nicely."
I don't know about this. After ten years of SG-1 I'm kind of locked into Richard Dean Anderson and Michael Shanks in those roles, and with the epic storytelling that the series has displayed, can Devlin really do anything new and original...? Hmmmm.
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#2 of 42 Greg_S_H

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Posted July 20 2006 - 10:48 AM

I guess it can't hurt, but I think the show took a decent but forgetable concept and built a great, lasting mythology on its foundation.

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Posted July 20 2006 - 12:41 PM

I say bring it on. I like the movie for what it was and I like the new TV shows for what they are. I'm definitely ready for a new movie with Russell and Spader!
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Posted July 20 2006 - 02:47 PM

Fine by me. LOVED the film, but have never watched any of the series.
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Posted July 20 2006 - 03:34 PM

I'm apprehensive about it; it could be interesting, but more than likely it'll just complicate things. I'll have to choose between what SG-1 has built and this new take, and that's not good.
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#6 of 42 Nicholas Martin

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Posted July 20 2006 - 04:24 PM

What are the odds of this, considering I have just revisited the film tonight, after just thinking about how long it's been since watching it.

I followed the series for a short time, but it never really mattered to me, so if Dean Devlin wants to go ahead with it, it's just fine by me.

I don't hold the same low opinion of him as most seem to.

I like the fact that he has no intention of interferring with the series, and it will be independent of that.

It will be its own complete story, which should satisfy everyone.

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Posted July 20 2006 - 05:02 PM

I hate this idea. I can't believe MGM would willing go with the idea of diluting a brand they've just spent the last 10 years building. I can't imagine that many of the show's fans flocking to see this.
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Posted July 21 2006 - 02:33 AM

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I hate this idea. I can't believe MGM would willing go with the idea of diluting a brand they've just spent the last 10 years building. I can't imagine that many of the show's fans flocking to see this.

There's fans of the show? Posted Image Maybe only hardcore fans will care, but this is Dean Devlin's baby and he should continue on from what he originally envisioned.

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Posted July 21 2006 - 03:09 AM

I love the movie, and have never seen the show. This is welcome news for me. Hope it gets done, however Spader is quite a bit heavier now and just doesn't look like the same guy, IMHO.

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Posted July 21 2006 - 03:18 AM

I remember seeing the movie in the theaters and loving the concept. Got into the series early on, and have been a fan since.

I wasn't too impressed about what I've read about his proposed triology, but I admit I could have read inaccurate material. By the same token, I think Sci-Fi has worn out the SG-1 brand and it may need a slight rest.

Overall, if it happens it'll be just like Highlander - fans of one or the other but not both, and fans that can accept each as they are. As long as it's good sci-fi I'll enjoy it, and we certainly need more good sci-fi.

#11 of 42 Norm

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Posted July 21 2006 - 04:28 AM

Count me in. I never liked the series that much.

#12 of 42 Carlo Medina

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Posted July 21 2006 - 04:31 AM

Doesn't suprise me. I loved the movie, but never was able to get into MacGuyverGate.

I met Dean Devlin at a small function about 6 months ago, where he spoke at length about his career. When he mentioned Stargate a surprising amount of the small crowd hooted and hollered. And then he said "let me make something clear. I have nothing...nothing to do with the TV series". At which point everybody laughed and applauded.

#13 of 42 Nicholas Martin

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Posted July 21 2006 - 04:34 AM

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#14 of 42 Robert Floto

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Posted July 21 2006 - 04:47 AM

Well, I'm a bit surprised here. I had always thought the series was more popular than the movie that spawned it. It IS the longest running American science fiction drama now...and for good reason!

I'd definitely watch Devlin's movies! But I think ultimately it will confuse the general audience...
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Posted July 21 2006 - 07:42 AM

count me in as someone who loved the movie but has never watched the TV series...

i'd be all over a stargate sequel with spader and russell.
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#16 of 42 Ric Easton

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Posted July 21 2006 - 09:50 AM

Harrumph! I guess it will have to be explained as an alternate universe!

#17 of 42 Norm

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Posted July 21 2006 - 10:20 AM

The movie should ignore the series. The series is not that good, people are desperate for sci-fi tv. I watched it because there was nothing on TV sci-fi wise, but I haven't watched it in 5 years, it was to repetitive.

#18 of 42 Mikel_Cooperman

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Posted July 22 2006 - 09:47 AM

Devlin must need the work and the money. Never thought the movie was that great and the series was never interesting until they added Browder and Black last season.

#19 of 42 Nicholas Martin

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Posted July 22 2006 - 11:44 AM

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Devlin must need the work and the money.

No, and no.

What's wrong with wanting to finally complete a project after years of being unable to because you had to give it up?

He has a development deal with the studio that put the prospects of sequels away, and is taking the opportunity to right a wrong, so to speak, without interferring with what currently exists.

I don't like Indiana Jones, but I wouldn't say that after 17 years, Spielberg and Lucas are making another sequel because they need the work and the money.

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Posted July 22 2006 - 01:13 PM

As a pretty serious SG-1 fan, this worries me because

1) it will obviously walk all over the continuity of the TV shows
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2) it means Brad Wright & co. won't get to do the SG-1 based movie(s) they've been wanting to make since forever. Posted Image

Also, I think it's pretty sad to see Devlin put down the TV show at every opportunity. I understand and sympathise with his position, but IMO the movie works a LOT better as the introduction to the Stargate universe the TV shows have been building for a decade than as a stand-alone story. I kinda wish he'd recognize that his original concept has spawned greatness, even if it happened without his direct involvement.





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