October 12th, 2006
|09:26 am - SG-1 News|
So, from the SciFi Wire, we have news about the continuation of SG-1...as straight-to-DVD movies?
SG-1 DVD Films Get OK'd
SCI FI Channel's original series Stargate SG-1 will wrap up its 10-year run this spring, but that's not the end of the saga. Executive producer Brad Wright told TV Guide that MGM has granted a green light, and enough money, to produce two movies, most likely for 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."
I'm not quite sure how I feel about this.
Maybe they'll get RDA to come back for one or both of these?
Current Mood: okay
hmm. how bizzare. Well... maybe they'll finally give us a sweepingly romantic Sam/Jack story.
I WISH, OH PLEASE, OH PLEASE....
Seriously. It's about time.
(i spelled bizarre wrong before, oops)
|Date:||October 12th, 2006 05:01 pm (UTC)|| |
Let's just hope beyond hope we don't get a TNGMovies-style character reboot.
You are scaring me now.
Though, since their first idea for a movie is what became the "Lost City" two-parter, I shouldn't worry just yet.
I find the irony amusing. This whole thing started out as a one-shot theatrical movie. Which obviously was prime fodder for a sequel . . . over 200 of them, in fact. ;-)
And now they're thinking of continuing the "sequels" with a movie or two.
I'm all a-smirk.
Seriously, though. Straight to DVD? Not sure what to make of that. I mean, at least Farscape got a miniseries that then went to DVD.
Straight to DVD? Not sure what to make of that. I mean, at least Farscape got a miniseries that then went to DVD.
Well, there is precedent now. At the SD ComiCon, J. Michael Straczynski announced that there are going to be mini-movies set in the Babylon 5 universe, and that these are planned to go straight to DVD (though there are talks happening that might get them an airing on SciFi or one of the major networks prior to release).
They know the fans will buy the DVDs. :-)
You know what gets me? The whole "wrap up the badguy storyline" followed by "time travel" plots sound suspiciously like what happened at the end of Season Eight: "Reckoning" and "Threads" wrapped up the Goa'uld storyline, and were followed by the loopy "Moebius."
They sure had better get RDA, and I'm pretty certain they will. Committing to two movies is way easier than committing to even half a season.
Y'know what I really want to see, though? A seven-member SG-1. Just once.
Jonas, too? :-) If he survived the fall of Langara.... Yeah, I wouldn't mind seeing that, either.
The whole "wrap up the badguy storyline" followed by "time travel" plots sound suspiciously like what happened at the end of Season Eight: "Reckoning" and "Threads" wrapped up the Goa'uld storyline, and were followed by the loopy "Moebius."
I was thinking the same thing. How can they beat "Moebius" for time-travel coolness, anyway? It's awesome!
I don't see how it can be a bad thing, particularly since I'd think there would be much more chance of having Jack. Think of 'em as extra-long episodes. I'm going to be optimistic.
*takes a deep breath*
*joins you in optimism!*
Ah, so SG1's pulling an Alien Nation? Well, considering their origins are identical, too, that's appropriate. :)
I didn't know that! How amusing.
|Date:||October 16th, 2006 01:52 am (UTC)|| |
Re: the idea of direct-to-video
Seems like it's a good thing to me. Direct-to-video films don't necessarily mean "Lion King XXVIII 1/2." I'm thinking that this will be much more along the lines of "Farscape: The Peacekeeper Wars." Except that it's more fashionable to go direct-to-video right now than to have a miniseries first.
B5 is one example of that, and the Buffyverse movies would have been too if that project hadn't been idefinitely shelved.
I'm always glad when any series gets a chance to wrap up properly. Sam Beckett never got to Quantum Leap home, and the Sliders had nearly all original cast members die before ending on a lame cliffhanger that will likely never be resolved.
In fact, direct-to-video would have been the best way to go with Firefly/Serenity, in retrospect. The film (like the TV show) was an expensive flop. Then it went to DVD and sold like hotcakes (again, just like the TV show).
So I'm optimistic, anyway.