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Madwelshboy
September 9th, 2008, 11:31 PM
Stargate Solutions has posted an exclusive Q&A with SGA Exec Producer Joe Mallozzi. The interview covers Atlantis' cancellation, the fan responce, SGU and the Atlantis movie.

http://stargate-sg1-solutions.com/blog/?p=1604

prion
September 10th, 2008, 05:08 AM
Stargate Solutions has posted an exclusive Q&A with SGA Exec Producer Joe Mallozzi. The interview covers Atlantis' cancellation, the fan responce, SGU and the Atlantis movie.

http://stargate-sg1-solutions.com/blog/?p=1604

that's probably one of the best interviews done with Mallozzi as it's not all spin, but actual quotes like

6. Assuming the crew and production staff stay on board, it seems all the built-in costs for Universe will be the same as they would have been for another year of Atlantis, except perhaps for actor pay. Can you say what costs might be lower on a new show versus a 5-year-old one?

Across the board, salaries would be lower and the licensing fee commanded by a new series in contrast to a show entering its sixth scene would be higher.


So, all down to money.

pilgrim soul
September 10th, 2008, 06:16 AM
How likely are crossovers from SG-1 in the first SGA movie?

It’s very possible that we’ll have, at the very least, limited crossover. Given the story we’ve been spinning, it would make sense to see Carter, Daniel, and Teal’c pay Atlantis a visit.

So the SGA film is actually going to be some sort of crossover? That's deeply disappointing. I knew we would get cross over movies eventually but they're not even letting the Atlantis cast have one film.

Linzi
September 10th, 2008, 06:32 AM
So the SGA film is actually going to be some sort of crossover? That's deeply disappointing. I knew we would get cross over movies eventually but they're not even letting the Atlantis cast have one film.
I read that, and my heart just plummeted. If SG1 gets their own movies, then why not Atlantis??? :mad:

pilgrim soul
September 10th, 2008, 06:35 AM
I read that, and my heart just plummeted. If SG1 gets their own movies, then why not Atlantis??? :mad:

Its like they are kicking Atlantis fans while they're down. I know I'm almost certainly overreacting but right now, as silly as it sounds, I'm quite hurt by this.

gange57
September 10th, 2008, 06:37 AM
What? Did you think that Atlantis was it's own show? It makes sense though. Just look what O'neill, Carter, and Teal'c did for the ratings. A crossover in SGA's movie will bring in the viewers by the dozens! :eek:

Linzi
September 10th, 2008, 07:07 AM
Its like they are kicking Atlantis fans while they're down. I know I'm almost certainly overreacting but right now, as silly as it sounds, I'm quite hurt by this.
Ditto. It's just not necessary, IMO. Now, if there's a specific reason for a quick cameo, fine. But otherwise? Honestly? No thanks. :mad:

Killdeer
September 10th, 2008, 07:11 AM
I read that, and my heart just plummeted. If SG1 gets their own movies, then why not Atlantis??? :mad:


Its like they are kicking Atlantis fans while they're down. I know I'm almost certainly overreacting but right now, as silly as it sounds, I'm quite hurt by this.


Ditto. It's just not necessary, IMO. Now, if there's a specific reason for a quick cameo, fine. But otherwise? Honestly? No thanks. :mad:

I agree with all of the above. I could cry right now. :(

thekillman
September 10th, 2008, 07:27 AM
i like crossovers. as long as SGA is an SGA movie with SG1 visiting by, not SG1 movie visiting atlantis.

jenks
September 10th, 2008, 09:46 AM
7. Do you know yet which of the standing sets will need to be dismantled to make room for Universe, or will the studio space expand?

For now, we’ll be holding onto Stage 5 (our SG-1 standing set) and Stage 6 (our Atlantis standing set). We’ll probably move the Daedalus and hive sets over to a smaller stage and end the village’s glorious run.

Yes!!!

Laura Dove
September 10th, 2008, 10:39 AM
I agree with all of the above. I could cry right now. :(

Bad news indeed... When JM said there would be 3, 4 if lucky, Stargate films, he really meant 3-4 SG-1 films? How are we supposed to be appeased if they don't even make ONE single SGA film?!

Hopefully there is still time for them to change their minds.

SGFerrit
September 10th, 2008, 12:01 PM
FGS it's an Atlantis film! like he said, 'paying a visit'. Carter could be classed as an Atlantis character now anyway, she'll have been in more episodes than Ford by the time the show ends. Unless Ford pops up before the end of the season. Daniel and Teal'c can't, but I personally don't mind them dropping by, as long as the main focus is on the Atlantis cast and they are actually there for a reason, needed for something. I didn't see anyone with a problem when the Pegasus Project aired in season 10, or when McKay popped up in Mobius and The Road Not Taken, and I know this is different, but still, Atlantis fans always seem to be a hell of a lot more averted to crossovers than SG-1 fans. IMO, to now say they aren't making an SGA film is silly. Was Pegasus Project not an SG-1 episode?

prion
September 10th, 2008, 12:36 PM
FGS it's an Atlantis film! like he said, 'paying a visit'. Carter could be classed as an Atlantis character now anyway, she'll have been in more episodes than Ford by the time the show ends. Unless Ford pops up before the end of the season. Daniel and Teal'c can't, but I personally don't mind them dropping by, as long as the main focus is on the Atlantis cast and they are actually there for a reason, needed for something. I didn't see anyone with a problem when the Pegasus Project aired in season 10, or when McKay popped up in Mobius and The Road Not Taken, and I know this is different, but still, Atlantis fans always seem to be a hell of a lot more averted to crossovers than SG-1 fans. IMO, to now say they aren't making an SGA film is silly. Was Pegasus Project not an SG-1 episode?

It's like ordering a cheese pizza, and suddenly, whoa, what are those pieces of pepperoni doing it? It would be rather a waste of time (and $$$) to just toss in an SG1 character just for show, plus take away plot line from the SGA folk. Sorry, I want my cheese pizza with no pepperoni on it ;)

Ncc-72452
September 11th, 2008, 05:06 PM
So, am I to assume then that Atlantis characters will be crossing over to the SG-1 movies? Somehow I doubt it, but I will be very happy if I'm wrong. This, IMO, only serves to emphasize SG-1's status as favorite son. Don't get me wrong, this is disappointing news, but I will still buy the movie and still give it every chance.

Flyboy
September 11th, 2008, 05:39 PM
As long as Earth is relevant to an SGA story, there'll be SG1 characters.

When Pegasus is relevant to SG1 there'll be SGA characters.

Unfortunatly for SGA fans and SGA's identity, the former occurs more than the latter.

But Ellis did appear in AoT briefly, and McKay has had numerous SG1 appearances...

Laura Dove
September 11th, 2008, 11:12 PM
As long as Earth is relevant to an SGA story, there'll be SG1 characters.
When Pegasus is relevant to SG1 there'll be SGA characters.
Unfortunatly for SGA fans and SGA's identity, the former occurs more than the latter.
But Ellis did appear in AoT briefly, and McKay has had numerous SG1 appearances...

How many is "numerous"? I only heard of two, one of them being even before SGA was created. As for Ellis, he's such a background character he hardly qualifies as "SGA character".

Anyway, while it makes all sense in the world to see the SGC crew when Atlantis people go to Earth, what's the point of bringing Teal'c and Daniel Jackson to Atlantis? Aren't Ronon/Teyla and McKay/his colleagues competent enough? Carter, if in command of a ship as we assume, makes sense to come in the Pegasus galaxy along with Caldwell and Ellis. But if her new position is Milky-Way based, then no, just no.

Jumper_One
September 12th, 2008, 12:15 PM
How many is "numerous"? I only heard of two, one of them being even before SGA was created. As for Ellis, he's such a background character he hardly qualifies as "SGA character".

DH appeared in 7 SG-1 eps: 48 Hours, Redemption Parts 1 and 2, Moebius Parts 1 and 2, The Pegasus Project and The Road Not Taken


Anyway, while it makes all sense in the world to see the SGC crew when Atlantis people go to Earth, what's the point of bringing Teal'c and Daniel Jackson to Atlantis? Aren't Ronon/Teyla and McKay/his colleagues competent enough? Carter, if in command of a ship as we assume, makes sense to come in the Pegasus galaxy along with Caldwell and Ellis. But if her new position is Milky-Way based, then no, just no.

Joe said we may see Daniel or Teal'c, those are probably just ideas. Sam was a regular in s4 and she'll appear in the season finale so it would make sense to see her imo

stclare
September 12th, 2008, 01:18 PM
My main concern with the crossover in the first movie made is why is there a need? they did not need sga characters on the two sg1 movies which im guessing meant there was a story revolving around there own characters and story arcs.

why then cant we have a story that does the same for the atlantis movie. it just feels like at the quickest opportunity they will write in an sg1 character.

I know its a selfish and probably a biased thing to want. i also know that there will be a lot of fans who want the crossovers. i just hope they hold it off for the first movie thats all :o