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SG-1 heading to the movies?

By Karl Schneider     October 12, 2006
Source: TV Guide


The cast of STARGATE: SG-1.
© MGM and SCI-FI
According to executive producer Brad Wright in an interview with TV GUIDE, Stargate SG-1 will wrap up its 10-year run this spring and then begin production on two feature films.

MGM has given a green light to produce two films which would most likely go directly to DVD. The first film will tie up most of the finale's loose threads. "It's the climax of the Ori storyline," Wright said, and will be written and directed by executive producer Robert Cooper. The second film, written by Wright, will involve time travel, and both projects should debut in the fall of 2007.

Though no deals are signed, SG-1's stars are said to be "very eager" to continue, Wright added. "They're not big-budget [films] by any definition, but for us it's pretty good," he said. "As we've proven over the years, just give us little more money and we can make pretty good television or DVDs."

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ponyboy76 10/12/2006 4:22:06 AM
I think that is the way to go for the show. A big screen movie woudn't be right for them but direct to dvd would be cool or have them debut on Sci Fi, like the Peacekeeper Wars.
theduke 10/12/2006 6:59:04 AM
no one can sell me a kurt russell knock-off, and an imitation of roland emmerich's classic film... oh, and ponyboy, judging by you argument, can we get together sometime and trade pogs or discuss who we'd rather have sex with... princes leia or dana scully? then we can dress up like kirk and spock and prance around your moms house (where youve lived after a dismall 40 yrs) for halloween. give frienship a chance, stop slandering me... give into your inner neville chamberlain
godsonfilm 10/12/2006 7:44:48 AM
um... what?
godsonfilm 10/12/2006 7:46:21 AM
You guys may want to keep that to personal messages lol...
popa 10/12/2006 8:10:26 AM
Personally, I preferred Richard Dean Anderson to Russell. Assuming that Richard Dean Anderson will be in the movies, I’m looking forward to seeing him in his Stargate role one last time, even though he’s getting a little long in the tooth (aren’t we all). But, of course, it depends upon what turns you on. Russell has more of an emotional appeal, while the fascinating thing about TV’s Stargate was watching Anderson think his way through a crisis. Sci-fi has traditionally appealed more to the brain than the heart. But whatever floats your boat...
ponyboy76 10/12/2006 8:12:21 AM
Ah man, Duke, I told you all that stuff in strict confidence. You`ve betrayed my trust. You`re out of the circle!! I could mention the 3 way you had with Roland Emmerich and Russell but I`m not going to go there. And damn it, you know I want Seven of 9!!
spiderkeg 10/12/2006 9:53:01 AM
I'm very sad to see this show go. Innovative. Sassy. Fun. If MGM has their way, they'll sell the series to another network. Doesn't sound as if the actors are having issues with the show, in fact the actors seem to be having a lot of fun. I think the reason for cancellation is due to rising products costs. As for the original movie. I liked it. I loved it. The acting and characters are great. The movie was specifically engineered to start a franchise. This was the full blown motivation behind the original movie. Emmerich and Devlin have admitted this. Emerich has since backed out, but Devlin intends to continue the franchise with 2 more theatrical movies which work outside of the TV series (big mistake in my opinion). The TV show has since cut away from the cloth and forged a new view of the Stargate universe, which I prefer much better. While the original movie was inventive, there was some lacking specifics which the TV show had to clear up or outright invent because thes plot devices in the movie were a little "cloudy" at best. Don't get me wrong though, I'm a huge fan of the entire Stargate landscape.
monkeyfoot 10/12/2006 11:24:42 AM
I am very happy to read this. I've been a big fan of the series. I always thought the movie never even touched the potential of the intial concept. Stargates that go to different worlds...and all they do is go one place and have an Indiana Jones type adventure? The series has explored all types of possiblities (within a TV budget) and had a cast I truly enjoyed.Anderson by far made the show for me with his sense of humor. Great stories, some with humor, some with great drama. I look forward to movies from the TV series, not the theatrical. Speaking of which, the actor Gary Jones was at a convention in my area. He plays the airman Walter who opens and closes the Stargate and yells "Offworld activation!" He told how a few years ago on the set, he was up in the control room looking down at the Gateroom where Anderson was standing, when all of a sudden in walks Kurt Russell-dressed like Elvis. He was on the studio lot shooting the movie 3000 Miles to Graceland where he played a casino robbing impersonator. He greeted Anderson and they began to talk. He couldn't hear what they were saying, but commented what an odd sight to see Russell/O'Neil/Elvis and Anderson/MacGyver/O'Neil chatting away in front of the Stargate.
mbeckham1 10/12/2006 11:50:56 AM
I just hope they put Claudia in both movies. She should at least be there for the Ori finale. Though I still wish she'd have gotten at least one more full season. Too bad the big screen movie won't relate to the series. Ori armies on the big screen would have been awesome. And Claudia would be great in a big movie where she didn't die in the first ten minutes. Maybe this will lead to a hire on another show or a major role in another big screen movie. I expect she'd work well with Joss Whedon. Theb original was fun, but never really explored its concept much. Like ID4 oncve it got down to shooting the bad guy it never looked back.
lister 10/12/2006 12:28:29 PM
So this Ori storyline won't even get resolved this season? Why should I keep watching?
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