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LateFan
August 23rd, 2006, 08:22 AM
As part of an in-depth interview with TV Guide magazine, Stargate SG-1 exec producer, Brad Wright, reveals that while Sci Fi Channel may have announced the series' end after its 10th season wraps up, the show might go on. Promising "a very satisfying end to the season," Wright tells us that the finale is "not necessarily an end to SG-1 by any means."

Full article here:

http://community.tvguide.com/forum.jspa?forumID=700000044

Another article on TVGuide Insider linked from above article

While Stargate SG-1 fans are already gathering signatures to petition Sci Fi Channel to pull a 7th Heaven move and un-cancel the veteran series, it probably ain't going to happen, folks. However, there are some signs of life in the show and it's not just the MMO (massive multiplayer online) game that is due out in the fourth quarter of 2007 and that MGM, which owns the Stargate franchise, is sinking $40-50 million into. While executive producer Brad Wright tells TV Guide his "dream is to take SG-1 back to the feature it began as," we are now hearing that MGM may produce a series of TV-movies based on the mother-ship series.

Full article here (http://www.tvguide.com/News/Insider/default.htm?cmsRedir=true&rmDate=08232006&cmsGuid={1D34F028-6983-4C7B-BD8B-B4C97EEC13FA}).

keshou
August 23rd, 2006, 09:27 AM
A series of TV-based movies makes a lot more sense to me than either:
1) continuing a 10-year old expensive series on another network or
2) a theatrical film (didn't work too well for Firefly)

Even RDA might be available to participate in some TV-based movies.:)

I was kind of hoping for the miniseries approach as I think that gives you more room for meaty story arcs and character development but TV movies could work. That also gives them a platform to launch another spin-off series.

So I hope that's the direction they go - and that the break will give them time to come up with some really creative ideas to flesh them out. Sounds like Scifi would still be a candidate to air them.

BJX
August 23rd, 2006, 09:53 AM
I like the sound of this. I for one, all things considered, am glad SG-1 is coming to an end (of sorts) now. I love the show and I love the direction the show is going now but Michael Shanks had said recently that he had not signed on, at that time, for season 11 and it sounded as if he wasn't planning on doing so. Personally I wouldn't want the show to continue without him. It's one thing to lose Daniel or O'Neill but for both of them to be gone from the series is too much and I don't see how you could continue the Ori storyline without Daniel. There's also the danger of running the show into the ground for the sake of profits and at the expense of quality (The X-Files, and to a much great extent, The Simpsons). So as I said, I'm glad the series is going out while it's still strong but it still gets to continue in another format.

A feature movie to wrap everything up would be awesome but I actually prefer the sound of a series of TV Movies. That way we get more SG-1. The writers would have more time to wrap everything up in a satisfactory way and I would assume RDA would be around every now and then until it ends.

wasp2020
August 23rd, 2006, 09:56 AM
Yeah, the TV movie idea sounds neat.

Seshat
August 23rd, 2006, 10:03 AM
I am all for the idea of a tv-movie(s), much more so than a one-time big screen version (which seems very unlikely to me). However, I would not be surprised by the announcement of another spinoff with a new, much younger cast.

I would prefer anything that reunites the original SG-1 (plus the latest add-ons) over a new crew, though. :)

LateFan
August 23rd, 2006, 10:14 AM
Direct to video might be a way to go. Why give Sci-Fi a chance to make more money of SG

HirogenGater
August 23rd, 2006, 10:15 AM
I would prefer anything that reunites the original SG-1 (plus the latest add-ons) over a new crew, though. :)

Me too.
I hope we will get to see more of Cam, Vala, and the rest of SG-1 in a future series.

Oreo
August 23rd, 2006, 10:19 AM
People bash me but this is what I wanted. I wanted SG-1 to finally end and then just make some TV movies or something. I do not understand how people thought it might go to another network when for years they said even if the show ends they would make movies.

Hopefully they kill off the Ori and do something creative. Make Sam in command of SG-1 like it should be and kill off the new guy, I hate him.

FoolishPleasure
August 23rd, 2006, 10:22 AM
Big Budget films take YEARS to make. I'd rather see something on TV, preferably a new series.

Arative
August 23rd, 2006, 10:33 AM
According to this article, that was posted in the cancellation thread. It appears at least to me, that TPTB will continue on as mini-series or movies and they are planning a third series or companion to Atlantis.

http://www.canada.com/theprovince/news/etoday/story.html?id=97d6273d-25d3-40f0-8e9f-9c023d0681d9&k=3150

PG15
August 23rd, 2006, 11:09 AM
Eh...I guess it's alright, but only if they make 10 2-hour TV movies. ;)

the fifth man
August 23rd, 2006, 12:39 PM
Eh...I guess it's alright, but only if they make 10 2-hour TV movies. ;)

That's what I'm talking about.:)

Seriously though, something is better than nothing. I just don't want SG-1 to be totally over just yet. I think there are still good stories left to tell.

Oreo
August 23rd, 2006, 12:44 PM
Didn't they say last year when SG-1 ends they would do movies? Yes. Also in that article they said that a third series was already being planned. Maybe they canceled SG-1 because of ratings and cost and will do the movie thing with it. Then in a year or so do a "new" (Hopefully this time it will be new unlike what Atlantis is.) show. I don't see what the issue or problem is.

Lenonn
August 23rd, 2006, 04:42 PM
According to this article, that was posted in the cancellation thread. It appears at least to me, that TPTB will continue on as mini-series or movies and they are planning a third series or companion to Atlantis.

http://www.canada.com/theprovince/news/etoday/story.html?id=97d6273d-25d3-40f0-8e9f-9c023d0681d9&k=3150

Hmm... they want somethin new on the air with Atlantis in February? The only way I could see this happening in the current timeframe is to take SG1 and retool it (as they planned to do after season eight) as Stargate Command. It could be considered either a continuation of SG1 or a new show, depending on one's view (kind of like how The Practice "became" Boston Legal (or so was David E. Kelly's original concept).

OberonSky
August 23rd, 2006, 06:25 PM
Mark Stern, executive vice president of original programming for Sci Fi, said creative and economic decisions also came into play.

Stern added that under terms of its contract, the network’s decision to cancel the series prohibits MGM from making any new episodes of the show to air on U.S. television.

He noted, “If MGM came to us for less,” Sci Fi would be interested in more Stargate SG-1 fare, whether in the form of episodes, movies or miniseries. He would not disclose the network’s license fee to MGM.

Full Article:

http://www.multichannel.com/article/CA6365387.html?display=Breaking+News

So does that mean, MGM cannot look for another Network for a season 11?

Way to go Sci-Fi, ruin the show with poor timeslot/advertising, cancel it, then prevent it from going to another place to continue? :mad:

SaberBlade
August 23rd, 2006, 06:30 PM
Damn you Scifi, that's low. They must have taken a page from Fox.

What was said does mean that the MGM can not make new episodes for US TV, which means anything being done must go through SciFi. This is bad for the US, however it does mean that MGM could get a canadian network to replace Scifi and continue the show that way as it would still allow them to make it and show it worldwide, except for America.

I can't see MGM getting into a contract like this without having some sort of delay. It's possible that it only lasts until current contract expires and when they negotiate again they can get the rights to develop SG1 on another network. It's also possible it could be non contract related and when the show ends MGM can't get another network for a certain amount of time.

jenks
August 23rd, 2006, 06:30 PM
They could always look to a network outside the US.

All hail the USAF
August 23rd, 2006, 06:34 PM
wow...dude....Sci Fi sucks hardcore....but FEAR NOT! For they have put quality shows on now...such as ECW! What a great Science Fiction show that is right? huh?


To those of you playing the home game...that ^^^^ is called sarcasim.

G8-watcher
August 23rd, 2006, 06:34 PM
Regardless of what you believe concerning SG1… Do Something… you're in a Stargate forum for a reason, YOU CARE... write MARK STERN, Conan O’Brien, SG1 Advertisers, the News, write anyone that can make an impact. If supportive fans concentrate their efforts on a few specific key players, an 11th is possible. This is like the end of a concert, the band leaves but if you make enough noise, they come back for an encore.

You can SOS :vortex04: at-
EVERYTHING- http://www.savestargatesg-1.com/
PETITION- http://www.ipetitions.com/petition/Stargate/index.html
CONAN- http://forum.gateworld.net/showthread.php?t=33884
TISSUE- http://laundr.us/
BOTTLE- http://www.savestargate.com
MYSPACE- http://www.myspace.com/savingsg1

Although many factors were involved, the real decision maker behind the SG1 Cancellation is MARK STERN. He has a large majority of influence on the cancellation and possible, yes, possible continuation of SG1.Trust and believe MGM would keep SG1 where it is but SciFi probably feels they can merge SG1 & SGA viewers and create greater numbers for Atlantis. It doesn’t matter though, there are countless reasons to cancel BUT there are more reasons to keep SG1. It should be stressed that MARK STERN should be receiving the bulk of mailed fan support... too many addresses will lead to less effective group support whereas if MR. Stern were to be flooded, we could make more impact. Here's the VARIETY ARTICLE- http://www.variety.com/article/VR1117948764?categoryid=1009&cs=1
Mark Stern
EVP Original Programming
SciFi
100 Universal City Plaza
Bld. 1440, 14th Floor
Universal City, CA 91608
Mark.Stern@nbcuni.com

OSUIvan
August 23rd, 2006, 06:37 PM
They could always look to a network outside the US.


Yea but the biggest fanbase is in america. I doubt they would do that.

walter_MacChevron
August 23rd, 2006, 06:38 PM
Because of eight years of Gouald and only two years of Ori....it just all seems like a big tack-on, I wanted to see where the story ended :(

mindwarped
August 23rd, 2006, 07:15 PM
do you think it is time to boycott SciFi yet?


so if Stern is not wrong or just lying the only way SG-1 returns is if they cut cast members to lower production cost??

If it guarantees SG-1 return push DJ to SGA, as much as I like Teal'c his story is about finished. Jaffa story lines just slow down the Ori story.

That Leaves Sam, Vala, & Mitchell, bring back Jonas for some reason and you have a new well balanced team

OberonSky
August 23rd, 2006, 07:21 PM
Or maybe rename/re-brand the show .. in other words end SG-1 and create a new show called Stargate Command .. same cast etc. just season 1 of a "new" series and have ti run anywhere else?

But I bet the contract would preclude something like that, considering that MGM could make two series on two diff channels that end up competing with each other which I bet Sci-Fi may have wanted to prevent through a clause in the contract?

Who knows, but if Sci-Fi stands in the way of a season 11 or a new show on a diff. channel to continue the story then they are jerks beyond anything I have seen.

takinspace
August 23rd, 2006, 07:40 PM
I would not be surprised by the announcement of another spinoff with a new, much younger cast.

Nooooo! We saw that in 200! The universe will implode! :)

Uber
August 23rd, 2006, 07:48 PM
A Shabby Axing for an Interstellar Show - August 22, 2006:
...Given that news of the cancellation began emerging over the weekend, before final ratings for “200” were available, it’s hard to escape the conclusion that Sci Fi Channel had decided to end the long-running show this season, no matter what.

It’s surprising and shabby treatment for “Stargate SG-1,” which helped Sci Fi emerge from the margins of the basic-cable world and gave the network a steady rock on which to build the rest of its programming. One would have thought that the powers that be at Sci Fi Channel would let the show’s cast, crew and fans celebrate the much-lauded “200” without pulling the plug on the program so abruptly and with such frankly terrible timing...http://featuresblogs.chicagotribune.com/entertainment_tv/stargate_sg1atlantis/index.html

Booted `Stargate SG-1' Could Live On - August 23, 2006:
The Sci Fi Channel has pulled the plug on "Stargate SG-1," but there still might be life ahead for the long-running series.

MGM, which produces the show, is hoping to dock it on another channel.

"We do have plans," MGM spokesman Jeff Pryor told The Associated Press on Wednesday. "This is not the end of the `Stargate' franchise. This is just the end of (`Stargate SG-1') airing on the Sci Fi Channel."...http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2006/08/23/AR2006082301171.html

RedGuard
August 23rd, 2006, 08:22 PM
They wanted to make room for Painkiller Jane (OK movie, nothing series worthy) and Dresden Files. SciFi has what, 5 shows, that play at separate times and they want to make room. There is 7 days in a week, how much more room does that channel need?

the fifth man
August 23rd, 2006, 08:48 PM
They wanted to make room for Painkiller Jane (OK movie, nothing series worthy) and Dresden Files. SciFi has what, 5 shows, that play at separate times and they want to make room. There is 7 days in a week, how much more room does that channel need?

Not to mention, killing SG-1 saved them a ton of money for next season. It was their most expensive show I'm sure. Oh, well. I think they'll come to regret it.

MediaSavant
August 24th, 2006, 04:05 AM
They wanted to make room for Painkiller Jane (OK movie, nothing series worthy) and Dresden Files. SciFi has what, 5 shows, that play at separate times and they want to make room. There is 7 days in a week, how much more room does that channel need?

It's not about room on the schedule. It's about room on the budget. Cable networks can only financially sustain a handful of original series at a time. Look at them all--TNT, USA, FX and others. They all only have a few going at a time.

Dromag67
August 24th, 2006, 04:12 AM
"This is not the end of the `Stargate' franchise. This is just the end of (`Stargate SG-1') airing on the Sci Fi Channel."



Haha I love that quote. :D

And I loved how the show stuck it to Sci-Fi in the 200th episode multiple times.

Sci-Fi will get what they deserve in the end.

Pitry
August 24th, 2006, 04:26 AM
Full Article:

http://www.multichannel.com/article/CA6365387.html?display=Breaking+News

So does that mean, MGM cannot look for another Network for a season 11?

Way to go Sci-Fi, ruin the show with poor timeslot/advertising, cancel it, then prevent it from going to another place to continue? :mad:

Sorru, but I have to raise my eyebrows on a differnet part:


He noted, “If MGM came to us for less,” Sci Fi would be interested in more Stargate SG-1 fare, whether in the form of episodes, movies or miniseries. He would not disclose the network’s license fee to MGM.



Doesn't MGM already pay 2/3 out of SG1's budget? I never heard it said about SGA's budget, only SG1, because they know it's expansive and want it to go on. I recall some of teh 200 articles having MGM people saying they raised the budget without asking SciFi to raise it as well.
(not to mention that with Farscape, for example, where it was for money, they first offered a reduced number of episodes, then cancelled when Henson declined.)

"We call it 'spinning'!"

It's better for SciFi to stop making excuses, really. Don't recall which article it was, but the one that said SciFi announced they're cancelling the show "just because" got it about right.

jenks
August 24th, 2006, 08:52 AM
Yea but the biggest fanbase is in america. I doubt they would do that.

Fanbase hasn't got much to do with it, if a network from another country put up the money I'm sure MGM would be all for it. Isn't SG-1 ment to be much bigger in France and the UK anyway?

KatG
August 24th, 2006, 02:57 PM
I actully think the fanbase is bigger overseas than in the US.