RSS iconTwitter iconFacebook icon

The Trek BBS title image

The Trek BBS statistics

Threads: 138,902
Posts: 5,387,577
Members: 24,717
Currently online: 653
Newest member: teriankhoka

TrekToday headlines

IDW Publishing November Trek Comic
By: T'Bonz on Aug 20

Pegg/Wright Trilogy In The Works
By: T'Bonz on Aug 20

Star Trek: The Compendium Rebate Details
By: T'Bonz on Aug 20

Gold Key Archives Volume 2
By: T'Bonz on Aug 19

Takei Documentary Wins Award
By: T'Bonz on Aug 19

Cumberbatch To Voice Khan
By: T'Bonz on Aug 19

Shaun And Ed On Phineas and Ferb
By: T'Bonz on Aug 18

New Ships Coming From Official Starships Collection
By: T'Bonz on Aug 18

Trek Stars Take On Ice Bucket Challenge
By: T'Bonz on Aug 18

Retro Review: Profit and Lace
By: Michelle on Aug 16


Welcome! The Trek BBS is the number one place to chat about Star Trek with like-minded fans. Please login to see our full range of forums as well as the ability to send and receive private messages, track your favourite topics and of course join in the discussions.

If you are a new visitor, join us for free. If you are an existing member please login below. Note: for members who joined under our old messageboard system, please login with your display name not your login name.


Go Back   The Trek BBS > Entertainment & Interests > Science Fiction & Fantasy > Stargate

Stargate Sir, we can't call it the Enterprise forum.

 
 
Thread Tools
Old September 5 2008, 10:29 PM   #1
blockaderunner
Rear Admiral
 
Location: Seattle, Washington, USA
Stargate: Universe: Too soon?

We've all seen what happened to Trek when TPTB started up ENT before the corpse of VOY grew cold in the ground. Don't you think that TPTB of Stargate should learn form that error and take a year off and figure out what they want to do instead of hammering out a script based on a flimsy premise, build some sets, hire Canadian actors and throw everything together and hope people will tune in?
__________________
If God is willing but not able to prevent evil, he is not omnipotent. If he is able but not willing, then he is malevolent. If he is willing and able, then whence come evil? If he is neither willing nor able, then why call him God?
blockaderunner is offline  
Old September 5 2008, 11:01 PM   #2
EyalM
Captain
 
Location: Haifa
Re: Stargate: Universe: Too soon?

They should learn form the BBC that put Dr.Who for a year off.
Or for God's sake, hire new writers!!!
If Atlantis grew stale, there is reason to believe that changing the setting will automatically make them churn out original ideas.
EyalM is offline  
Old September 5 2008, 11:46 PM   #3
The Wormhole
Admiral
 
The Wormhole's Avatar
 
Re: Stargate: Universe: Too soon?

I suspect Sci-Fi may be responsible for fast-tracking SGU. After all, with SGA and BSG off the air next year, they're running out of shows they know people will watch.
__________________
"Internet message boards aren't as funny today as they were ten years ago. I've stopped reading new posts." -The Simpsons 20th anniversary special.
The Wormhole is offline  
Old September 6 2008, 12:41 AM   #4
DrFyzziks
Cadet
 
Re: Stargate: Universe: Too soon?

blockaderunner wrote: View Post
instead of hammering out a script based on a flimsy premise, build some sets, hire Canadian actors and throw everything together and hope people will tune in?
I agree - I think they need to take some time off and build anticipation for the new series ... but what's with the "hire Canadian actors" bit? You realize of course that most of the actors you've seen on SG-1 and Atlantis have been Canadian?

Throwing the "hire Canadian actors" in there along with the flimsy premise, and "throw everything together" bit makes it sound as though you don't like us ...
DrFyzziks is offline  
Old September 6 2008, 01:07 AM   #5
DWF
Vice Admiral
 
Location: Columbus, Ohio
Re: Stargate: Universe: Too soon?

They've been working on Stargate Universe for almost two years(By the time it comes out.), I think it's more than enough development time.
__________________
The greatest science fiction series of all time is
Doctor Who! And I'll take you all on, one-by-one
or all in a bunch to back it up!"
--- Harlan Ellison, from his introduction
to the PINNACLE series of Doctor Who books
DWF is online now  
Old September 6 2008, 01:39 AM   #6
Jax
Admiral
 
Jax's Avatar
 
Location: England - "The Home of Football"
Re: Stargate: Universe: Too soon?

Far too early with too many of the same writers, I just feel that anyone in the world would be burn't out after over 300 episodes of the franchise. Also canning Atlantis and denying its, would be final 6th season is not a smart move and has pissed off more than a few who could harm SG:U ratings by not bothering to watch.
__________________
World Cup Thread 2014
Jax is offline  
Old September 6 2008, 01:41 AM   #7
JoeZhang
Vice Admiral
 
JoeZhang's Avatar
 
Re: Stargate: Universe: Too soon?

DWF wrote: View Post
They've been working on Stargate Universe for almost two years(By the time it comes out.), I think it's more than enough development time.
But that's unconnected to the hunger of the audience for more SG stuff.
JoeZhang is online now  
Old September 6 2008, 02:02 AM   #8
Kirby
Rear Admiral
 
Kirby's Avatar
 
Location: Alt: 5280
View Kirby's Twitter Profile
Re: Stargate: Universe: Too soon?

Stargate needs time to rest like Star Trek should have been given time to rest after Voyager. They need to let the audience miss Stargate for a while, and an SG-1 or SGA movie each year would be enough to keep everyone satisfied for 3 or 4 years, then hit us with a new series. I'll watch Universe, but I think it's too soon.
Kirby is offline  
Old September 6 2008, 02:18 AM   #9
Kpnuts
Commodore
 
Kpnuts's Avatar
 
Location: London
Re: Stargate: Universe: Too soon?

DWF wrote: View Post
They've been working on Stargate Universe for almost two years(By the time it comes out.), I think it's more than enough development time.

You're missing the point, again.
Kpnuts is offline  
Old September 6 2008, 02:20 AM   #10
DWF
Vice Admiral
 
Location: Columbus, Ohio
Re: Stargate: Universe: Too soon?

JoeZhang wrote: View Post
DWF wrote: View Post
They've been working on Stargate Universe for almost two years(By the time it comes out.), I think it's more than enough development time.
But that's unconnected to the hunger of the audience for more SG stuff.
Seeing as how the Continuum DVD has outsold the Ark Of Truth DVD I'd say the hunger is out there and Sci-Fi's ratings aren't the only ratings out there the series still sells well overseas.
__________________
The greatest science fiction series of all time is
Doctor Who! And I'll take you all on, one-by-one
or all in a bunch to back it up!"
--- Harlan Ellison, from his introduction
to the PINNACLE series of Doctor Who books
DWF is online now  
Old September 6 2008, 03:07 AM   #11
bigdaddy
Vice Admiral
 
Location: Space Massachusetts
Re: Stargate: Universe: Too soon?

Yes.

No, but hire new people.

Take your pick.
__________________
The powerful play goes on, and you may contribute a verse.
bigdaddy is offline  
Old September 6 2008, 04:55 AM   #12
Temis the Vorta
Fleet Admiral
 
Temis the Vorta's Avatar
 
Location: Tatoinne
Re: Stargate: Universe: Too soon?

I see no reason to believe that this particular TPTB group would do anything different if they took ten years or fifty years off. What exactly is going to change between then and now? Will they suddenly gain ambition and talent to do something creative and different instead of the same old crap?

Nah, the solution is FIRE EVERYONE!!! Bwahaha, mass carnage! Sometimes the situation is so bad, that a clean slate is the only solution.

Alternatively, if the current lack of creativity and substance is profitable - and apparently it is, or Stargate would be put out to pasture - then why would MGM wait one millisecond before charging ahead? Why take the chance on creative improvements when you can make money off the same old crap?

They've been working on Stargate Universe for almost two years(By the time it comes out.), I think it's more than enough development time.
Yep, if the producers/writers have any talent at all, they should be able to wow us right out the gate. And if they don't, it's either because they can't, or they just don't give a shit because they get paid the same either way.
Temis the Vorta is offline  
Old September 6 2008, 12:48 PM   #13
DWF
Vice Admiral
 
Location: Columbus, Ohio
Re: Stargate: Universe: Too soon?

Yep, if the producers/writers have any talent at all, they should be able to wow us right out the gate. And if they don't, it's either because they can't, or they just don't give a shit because they get paid the same either way.
Yeah it'd really mean something though if you actually cared who wrote what, but since nobody cares to follow the credits what difference des it make getting new talent or not?
__________________
The greatest science fiction series of all time is
Doctor Who! And I'll take you all on, one-by-one
or all in a bunch to back it up!"
--- Harlan Ellison, from his introduction
to the PINNACLE series of Doctor Who books
DWF is online now  
Old September 6 2008, 01:40 PM   #14
Jono
Rear Admiral
 
Jono's Avatar
 
Location: Australia
Re: Stargate: Universe: Too soon?

Wouldn't mind if they took a few years off. Maybe just have the odd DVD movie for either/both series now and again. That said the show could be fantastic.
Jono is offline  
Old September 6 2008, 01:54 PM   #15
Kpnuts
Commodore
 
Kpnuts's Avatar
 
Location: London
Re: Stargate: Universe: Too soon?

DWF wrote: View Post
Yep, if the producers/writers have any talent at all, they should be able to wow us right out the gate. And if they don't, it's either because they can't, or they just don't give a shit because they get paid the same either way.
Yeah it'd really mean something though if you actually cared who wrote what, but since nobody cares to follow the credits what difference des it make getting new talent or not?

What are you talking about? The current writing staff keep rehashing the same tired, bored plots week in week out.

Are you actually saying they don't need to hire new writers after 12 years?
Kpnuts is offline  
 

Bookmarks

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump



All times are GMT +1. The time now is 10:28 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.6
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
FireFox 2+ or Internet Explorer 7+ highly recommended.