is Stargate dead for good?

Discussion in 'Stargate' started by Temis the Vorta, Dec 18, 2010.

  1. Robert Maxwell

    Robert Maxwell memelord Premium Member

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    As long as we get a reprise of Carter's "my reproductive organs are on the inside" speech I'm sold. :lol:
     
  2. stj

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    Tens of millions in syndication may even be true, if one takes into consideration the many years Star Trek, like SG-1 was syndicated.

    This is interesting on Star Trek ratings and demographics:
    http://www.tvobscurities.com/articles/star_trek_look.php

    Emmerich's unique combination of clever and brain dead may still pack'em in, but the story is that he's already rebooted the Stargate sequel as Independence Day, and the prequel as 10,000 B.C. Which if it isn't true, should be.
     
  3. Noname Given

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    That was an intersting article of Star Trek, and if true, blows a LOT of things that Star Trek fandom (including myself) took as 'gospel' of a sort. To read that they were aware of demographic trends; and that Star Trek was not given a Third Season based soley on a fran write in campaign (the srticle states that NBC had already decided to NOT cancel te series before the write in campaign started, etc.)

    Again, just goes to show how much GR blew out of proportion as there is already a memo showing that NBC suits wanted producers to 'racially diversify' cast if possible (and given teh cast makeup of the first pilot, I always thought that memo was the reason why Star Trek became racially diverse; and not because GR decided on it as a 'way to depict the future'.

    Also, the myth that the 'Number One' character was cut because the suits didn't believe the audience was accept a woman in a second in command decision; when in fact, it was MORE because majel barret (at the time) was GR's girlfriend; and they were concerned more with the fact:

    a) If they broke up, what would that do to the series production.

    and

    b) She wasn't a good enough actress to pull off a lead role in a TV series.

    Again, interesting reading. (Sorry for the derail)...back to the Stargate franchise discussion.
     
  4. Temis the Vorta

    Temis the Vorta Fleet Admiral Admiral

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    Justin Beiber as Daniel Jackson! I called it first. :p
     
  5. Robert Maxwell

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    If that pans out I will hold you personally responsible!
     
  6. Temis the Vorta

    Temis the Vorta Fleet Admiral Admiral

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    Okay then. Shia LeBouef.

    Going back a bit...

    That little movie called Avatar last year wasn't successful enough?

    TV and movie sci fi are two very different things.
     
  7. bullethead

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    How about no.

    I wouldn't mind Josh Duhamel (sp?) as O'Neill though.
     
  8. Joel_Kirk

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    If Emmerich does it, he'll plan for Will Smith as O'Neill...(or is that O'Neil? It was changed for the series...)

    It doesn't always have to be young guys. Liam Neeson was still Hannibal Smith for 'A-Team'...

    My pick for an awesome O'Neil (or O'Neill): Jeremy Renner....

    As was aforementioned by Dennis, if Roland Emmerich and Dean Devlin do go ahead the sequel, they aren't going to want to have anything to do with the tv-series; I don't think they've liked it since it's inception...
     
  9. MANT!

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    Yes,but Star Wars was an obvious marketable franchise with Lucas, AT THE TIME, talking about a total of NINE films . Also, the huge success of Close Encounters that same summer sealed the deal..Sci-Fi became a hot property in popular media.

    Fast forward.. Avatar was VERY EXPENSIVE to create, would be hard and expensive to recreate on the small screen and is not on for a confirmed sequel yet, ..District 9 wasn't enough of a blockbuster to provide the greenlight on several series..it'll take 2 Sci-Fi blockbusters based on Space Opera hitting it big at the same time to change Hollywood's mind about a Space Adventure TV series.
     
  10. Caliburn24

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    Well hopefully John Carter of Mars knocks it out of the park and shows just how good space opera can be.

    Fingers crossed.
     
  11. Admiral Buzzkill

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    Oh, they'd be crazy not to cast LeBoeuf if they can afford it and he's willing.

    Again based on recent history I wouldn't expect MGM to pony up for A-listers, though. Look at Avatar, Star Trek, and any number of other big-budget actioners of recent years - the strategy is to sign people who you hope are on the verge of breaking out or you hope will become stars in association with your movie.

    If it's soon, of course there will be rumors about Chris Pine - Pine is the "go-to" casting rumor these days. ;)

    You know, there's a place for Dwayne Johnson in this flick. I sense it. :lol:
     
  12. The Wormhole

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    The dirty talking robot could have a field day with that.

    Carter: "Just because my reproductive organs are on the inside..."
    Robot: "Hey Walter, she has something in common with you."

    Ah screw movie reboots, let's just remaster SG-1 and Atlantis with a dirty talking robot. Hmm, not practical is it?

    Guess what idea I have to improve SGU in a third season?
     
  13. Kelso

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    I want Josh Holloway to play Jack O'Neil.

    He's on the verge of breaking out, right?

    With John Krasinski as Daniel Jackson.
     
  14. Saga

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    the Nu Stargate would also need a smartass/genius ten year old kid and a talking dolphin.
     
  15. Admiral Buzzkill

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    Can't wait to see the dolphin's arrival on Abydos. ;)

    Found this at Wikipedia:

    Wright may get to revisit that old Hollywood adage about being careful whose asses you kick on your way up. "I very much doubt that they'll ask him to do it" is probably the best that can be said of Wright.

    I'm thinking Dwayne Johnson as O'Neil and maybe Seth Rogen as Jackson...unless they're both too old. :lol:
     
  16. Agent Richard07

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    I can see Shia LaBeouf as a Richard Dean Anderson-type O'Neill. I'm not too keen on a movie like that, but I can see him in the part. He's got the wise cracks down without being too goofy. The only problem is that he looks too young and lacks the toughness you'd expect from a military leader. In his defense though, he wouldn't look entirely out of place given the youthful look that a lot of leading actors/characters seem to have these days.
     
  17. Temis the Vorta

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    Oh yeah?!? Just for that, Zach Efron.

    As O'Neill. :rommie:
    Yup, there's our Ra! No girly-man villain this time around. :p
     
  18. jbny67

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  19. Admiral Buzzkill

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    If they do anything with Stargate in the future, it looks like it's back to square one.

    Wonder if Propworx has been in contact with MGM about auctions?
     
  20. AJ86

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    MGM don't need Brad and Joe to make a fourth series.