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July 21 2006 @ 04:47 pm
Screwing Up Stargate!  
Have you heard the PTB's want to screw up Stargate. Read...

"Stupid News About Stargate Movie Sequels by sanssong
This has hit all my hot buttons today and I just had to post a little rant!

When I read this article on GW it just brought home to me how completely clueless most movie execs are.

MGM and the director of the original Stargate have announced plans to make two more SG movies. Great says I, when I saw the article, (
http://www.gateworld.net/news/2006/07/devlinoptimisticaboutstarg.shtml ) but then I read further and discovered the catch.

They want to use the actors from the original movie! Do they not understand the fans of any movie of this type will have it's fan base from the beloved show that has been airing for the last 10 years? Do they not understand that there is no one who can play "Jack" like Richard Dean Anderson and no one else could be "Daniel" but Michael Shanks? Never mind that the story line has morphed off into a completely different direction in the TV show than was intended in the movie. Never mind that we'll have two versions of Canon. Never mind that the other beloved characters like Sam, Teal'c, Hammond, and the Asgard aren't included in a project like this! Never mind, in their vision of things, Atlantis doesn't exist!

It's a HUGE slap in the face to 10 years of story telling saying in escense that it never really happened.

I sincerely hope they will lose a fortune on this venture if they do it, as those of us who love the TV show won't be going to see it. It will go the way of Star Trek - Nemesis, a box office bomb that flew in the face of everything that made Star Trek popular and is widely regarded in Trek circles as the movie that doesn't exist. But of course in the mean time, we'll be subjected to the crappy PR spin telling us all how great it is that the show we love is going to be trampled on."

I don't know what possessed them to think any Stargate fan would be okay with this. Why would they want to ignore Atlantis? Why not Richard Dean Anderson? Why not Michael Shanks? Haven't these PTB's realized we, the fans, spent the last 10 years making their show great? Didn't the fans make Atlantis a virtual overnight success? Sure both shows are awesome which makes them a hit, but without the fans the shows are nothing. So now they plan on shunning what the fans want! Do these people even care about the product they put out? Are they even fans?
mira_dex: Movingmira_dex on July 22nd, 2006 12:33 am (UTC)
I agree
You should send your note to these guys. You're SO right!!!
Jill aka Josireesanwar on July 22nd, 2006 12:35 am (UTC)
Re: I agree
Thanks. I think we should all send our opinions to these guys... but first I want to check on an article I read recently that said something about the tv actors being in the movie... I'll get back to you all.
Mira -Blueberry Witch / human in Elf disguise..: MP tearsmiravisu on July 22nd, 2006 05:16 pm (UTC)
Most curious.. they feel jealous over not having been part of the two series?
Jill aka Josireesanwar on July 23rd, 2006 08:00 pm (UTC)
That is my theory!