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    Default How many of you would watch a new show SG Universe or an SG Command if...

    ...another nation took control of the stargate programme, as has been hinted at in several seasons of SG1, particularly the Chinese? Would you be more or less willing to watch the show if complete control of the gate was handed to an International Body (NOT the IOA, but a similar organisation to NATO)?


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    Default Re: How many of you would watch a new show SG Universe or an SG Command if...

    I'd be just as willing, personally. Though the 'spirit', to a point, of the franchise, would be significantly altered in such an instance, it could be argued that it'd be a lot less than would initially seem. If it's really about international exploration as has been emphasized time and again past the first few seasons of SG-1, such a move would almost seem a bit natural.

    It'd just still seem terribly out-of-place to me.
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    Default Re: How many of you would watch a new show SG Universe or an SG Command if...

    I would watch it just to see what it would be like, and how well they would run it. But if another country would run the stargate program, would SG-1 still be there, since it is stargate sg1? Also what would happen if the country to take over talked in another language, subtitles for all the people that speak english? It would be very interesting indeed, but weird.

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    Default Re: How many of you would watch a new show SG Universe or an SG Command if...

    Well SG1 as a show is gone anyway, so no it wouldn't be, but the Chinese IOA official asked Daniel if he'd work for them, so we could assume there'd be non-chinese nationals, in otherwords, English would be used for the most part, but like Zelenka you can guarantee some muttering and swearing in Chinese for example.


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    Default Re: How many of you would watch a new show SG Universe or an SG Command if...

    Quote Originally Posted by Flying Officer Bennett View Post
    ...another nation took control of the stargate programme, as has been hinted at in several seasons of SG1, particularly the Chinese? Would you be more or less willing to watch the show if complete control of the gate was handed to an International Body (NOT the IOA, but a similar organisation to NATO)?
    I would not watch the show, period. Stargate is the Air Force and always has been.
    Meh.

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    Default Re: How many of you would watch a new show SG Universe or an SG Command if...

    Quote Originally Posted by Jack_Bauer View Post
    I would not watch the show, period. Stargate is the Air Force and always has been.
    Stargate Atlantis isn't about the Air Force though, even the majority of military personnel are not the Air Force, they're Marines.

    Besides, who's to say the Chinese wouldn't be operating it under their air component? Or do you mean it's USAF only? In that case I think you're being a little closed minded, no offence (honestly). As a Brit I've been enjoying British based sci fi AND US based sci fi, are you saying you couldn't enjoy a DIFFERENT stargate show that didn't star America, but merely featured America as a co-star?


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    Default Re: How many of you would watch a new show SG Universe or an SG Command if...

    Quote Originally Posted by Flying Officer Bennett View Post
    Stargate Atlantis isn't about the Air Force though, even the majority of military personnel are not the Air Force, they're Marines.

    Besides, who's to say the Chinese wouldn't be operating it under their air component? Or do you mean it's USAF only? In that case I think you're being a little closed minded, no offence (honestly). As a Brit I've been enjoying British based sci fi AND US based sci fi, are you saying you couldn't enjoy a DIFFERENT stargate show that didn't star America, but merely featured America as a co-star?
    I'm saying... think Tibet...
    Meh.

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    Default Re: How many of you would watch a new show SG Universe or an SG Command if...

    Quote Originally Posted by Jack_Bauer View Post
    I would not watch the show, period. Stargate is the Air Force and always has been.
    With a username like Jack Bauer I would'nt doubt you.

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    I would still watch it if it became a European or Japanese thing... I would absolutely be watching it if it became an Australian thing but being the insignificant country we are on the global scale of things... that would be just weird.

    If it was any other nation, I would be hesitant.

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    Default Re: How many of you would watch a new show SG Universe or an SG Command if...

    Quote Originally Posted by Jack_Bauer View Post
    I would not watch the show, period. Stargate is the Air Force and always has been.
    ymmm...... the Chinese have an air force lol

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    Default Re: How many of you would watch a new show SG Universe or an SG Command if...

    Quote Originally Posted by Madwelshboy View Post
    ymmm...... the Chinese have an air force lol
    pardon me, i meant the USAF
    Meh.

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    Default Re: How many of you would watch a new show SG Universe or an SG Command if...

    Quote Originally Posted by Jack_Bauer View Post
    pardon me, i meant the USAF
    Yes indeed, Tibet is an attrocity. Maybe it's just me, but I LOVE the politics in the Gateverse, my favourite ep is Full Alert, and I loved Disclosure and later seeing efforts from the Chinese to undermine the US. If you ask me, the gate being put under Chinese control would add a whole new level of political intrigue to the show, both the US and the Chinese have done morally questionable things, but the Chinese ones are more obvious, particularly when we consider that they don't play ball with the UN. I think it would be an interesting direction, not because I like China, but because of the conflict it would cause.

    I don't see any other nation getting the gate, certainly not Britain (though my interests obviously lie there), nor Europe as a whole, and that doesn't matter to me, it wouldn't make sense in the show's world, it would be out of the frying pan and into the fire. The US has no right to represent the world in such a way, but then neither does Britain. Neither does China, BUT I think it's conceivable within the show that it could happen and would be interesting because of the problems it would cause. I certainly think it would be a much more intelligent show in some ways.

    But still, as I said, SGA wasn't the Air Force...


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    The SGC is Cheyenne Mountain, period. I don't have any problem with them staffing it with a multi-national team, but just moving it to another country does not solve the inherent problem of a single country having control of the gate, and would just be pointless and detract from the feel of the show.

    Besides, I don't think the next series is going to be set in the SGC anyway.

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    I didn't say it would solve anything. I said it would be interesting.


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    Default Re: How many of you would watch a new show SG Universe or an SG Command if...

    it should go to africa......think about it.

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    Default Re: How many of you would watch a new show SG Universe or an SG Command if...

    Quote Originally Posted by unluckynumber11 View Post
    it should go to africa......think about it.
    hmmmmmmm....
    Meh.

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    Default Re: How many of you would watch a new show SG Universe or an SG Command if...

    Quote Originally Posted by Flying Officer Bennett View Post
    Yes indeed, Tibet is an attrocity. Maybe it's just me, but I LOVE the politics in the Gateverse
    Nope, it's not just you. I also think one of Stargate's strengths lay in its political stories and arcs. More (or some) of these would make me happier about Atlantis, too.

    I don't see any other nation getting the gate, certainly not Britain (though my interests obviously lie there)
    A British spin on Stargate could be interesting, but then I too am biased. I wonder why the UK hasn't featured more in Stargate, beyond a few Wraith-fodder and the occasional blink and you'll miss it Union Flag or a dull, vanilla IOA rep. More potential for political intrigue there - are we Brits as reliable an ally in the Gateverse, or do we also have an agenda - or do the US just not want to share?

    The US has no right to represent the world in such a way, but then neither does Britain. Neither does China, BUT I think it's conceivable within the show that it could happen and would be interesting because of the problems it would cause. I certainly think it would be a much more intelligent show in some ways.

    But still, as I said, SGA wasn't the Air Force...
    It would certainly be interesting for Atlantis if the Stargate changes hands, if only for a short time.

    Given Stargate's global appeal and fanbase, an increased international presence or feel to the franchise seems logical, and desirable, except for the occasional difficulty of casting.

    I would still watch Stargate regardless of which nation has the gate in the show, and as has been mentioned, a gate-centred power struggle, possibly even with the Stargate changing hands for a while, could be very interesting. The only things that would stop me watching Stargate are bad writing and tired, repetitive plots. And SGA S5 is starting tonight here in the UK, so I'll see if it fits that description.
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    I will keep watching SG as long as it's on air, but I won't like it as much if China were put in charge. Is it really good for communists to be representing Earth? Now, on the other hand, NATO could take it over, and that would be fine, but I don't like the idea of it being moved. It should stay in Cheyenne Mountain. But the SGC levels of it will now be a NATO run multi-national military installation, not unlike a foreign embassy, or Atlantis. That's how I'd like to see it, if the US must be takien out of power. (being American I would like them to stay in charge)

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    I'd watch Stargate: Kazakhstan starring Borat.

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    lool borat could fight in the first line against warith, because they would be scared what whould happen to them if they would suck him
    ...science/physics/universe can't tell good from bad, which means that both concepts are abstract and don't matter... don't be afraid of acting on this knowledge...

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    Default Re: How many of you would watch a new show SG Universe or an SG Command if...

    Quote Originally Posted by Flying Officer Bennett View Post
    ...another nation took control of the stargate programme, as has been hinted at in several seasons of SG1, particularly the Chinese? Would you be more or less willing to watch the show if complete control of the gate was handed to an International Body (NOT the IOA, but a similar organisation to NATO)?
    letmethinkaboutthatno

    ummmmmmm.....no

    did i mention, NO??

    But I'm not opinionated or anything

    Like it or not, Stargate's primary audiences are north american/australian/european. The asian culture is very different from ours (which is fine, obviously), and I'm afraid that moving it to that arena would alienate those who identify with the show. AKA the fans.

    And moving it there and then "Westernizing" the feel of that country would be a waste, and probably offensive to people of that culture.


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