View Poll Results: How do you want Stargate to return? (Please comment after voting)

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  • Continuation TV series of SG-1,SGA and SGU

    9 15.25%
  • Continuation of SG-1

    4 6.78%
  • Continuation of SGA

    8 13.56%
  • Continuation of SGU

    7 11.86%
  • As a NEW Continuation series

    15 25.42%
  • Continuation TV series of SG-1,SGA and SGU AND a new Continuation Series

    7 11.86%
  • Reboot the Series

    4 6.78%
  • Reboot Movie

    0 0%
  • Reboot Movies

    1 1.69%
  • Continuation in Movies (Please comment & say which one!)

    2 3.39%
  • Cinema Movies

    1 1.69%
  • Television Movies (Eg AoT)

    0 0%
  • Other (please comment)

    1 1.69%
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  1. #141
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    Has there been any news from MGM about the future of Stargate? I have looked myself.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Raj_2006 View Post
    Has there been any news from MGM about the future of Stargate? I have looked myself.
    It's dead. D-E-D, dead!
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    It is time that CBS buys the right of Stargate from MGM. Imagine as we could get new Star Trek and Stargate side by side, so CBS All-Access would turn into an even cooler scifi stream. Okay, I am just dreaming...
    "I was hoping for another day. Looks like we just got a whole lot more than that. Let's not waste it."

    "Never underestimate your audience. They're generally sensitive, intelligent people who respond positively to quality entertainment."

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    Star Trek is back baby, and stronger than ever.

    If the MGM-folks aren't slapping themselves senseless by now, they have no right to be in the TV-business.
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    Don't tell the purists that FH. They hate Discovery.

    I think it has a lot more to do with the popularity of Star Trek vs Stargate not the production company
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    People would love more quality scifi, so I believe Stargate could still survive on the market as it is different from Star Trek. Such franchises can co-exist and the audience don't have to choose.
    "I was hoping for another day. Looks like we just got a whole lot more than that. Let's not waste it."

    "Never underestimate your audience. They're generally sensitive, intelligent people who respond positively to quality entertainment."

    "Individual science fiction stories may seem as trivial as ever to the blinder critics and philosophers of today, but the core of science fiction, its essence, has become crucial to our salvation, if we are to be saved at all."


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    Quote Originally Posted by Platschu View Post
    People would love more quality scifi, so I believe Stargate could still survive on the market as it is different from Star Trek. Such franchises can co-exist and the audience don't have to choose.
    The thing is that these days they kinda do. More than ever. Discovery is on CBS All Access (Or Netflix if you aren't in the states.) The Mandalorian is on Disney Plus. Picard and The Expanse are on Amazon Prime. They're all on separate services which you need to subscribe for. Sure if people really wanna play the system then they can just subscribe for a month or so then cancel when they've watched what they want to watch but most people don't have the patience to keep doing that. Some people are fortunate. My partner pays for Netflix, I pay for Prime (and shortly Disney Plus) and we get HBO and another local Norwegian service by "borrowing" their mum's accounts but we wouldn't be able to afford all of them if not and thus we would be forced to choose which content we most wish to see.
    Please do me a huge favour and help me be with the love of my life.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jelgate View Post
    Don't tell the purists that FH. They hate Discovery.
    That's okay, I think Star Trek TOS is absolute rubbish so that makes us even, I guess.

    Quote Originally Posted by P-90_177 View Post
    The thing is that these days they kinda do. More than ever. Discovery is on CBS All Access (Or Netflix if you aren't in the states.) The Mandalorian is on Disney Plus. Picard and The Expanse are on Amazon Prime. They're all on separate services which you need to subscribe for.
    I was going to take a subscription to Netflix when I thought they also had the Arrowverse shows at the same time as they had them in the US, or at least only a few days later. When I found out that they didn't actually had them at the same time, I didn't bother and continued to download them through other means.

    Then I watched the first season of Discovery, learned it was on Netflix and took out a subscription just to continue watching.
    Arrow, The Flash and Outlander were added bonuses.

    Disney Plus isn't available in Belgium until September 2020, so The Mandalorian was downloaded. My sister is planning on taking a subscription to Plus so season 2 will be watched through the streaming service.
    I have no desire for more streaming service subscriptions, other than the Netflix one, so Picard was downloaded.

    That's the issue with all those subscriptions -- some of us just don't have the funds to spread them across a gazillion platforms, and of course it has to be available, which most of them aren't.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Platschu View Post
    It is time that CBS buys the right of Stargate from MGM. Imagine as we could get new Star Trek and Stargate side by side, so CBS All-Access would turn into an even cooler scifi stream. Okay, I am just dreaming...
    It might be good if MGM sells the rights or partners with ViacomCBS for more Stargate.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Raj_2006 View Post
    It might be good if MGM sells the rights or partners with ViacomCBS for more Stargate.
    I think for them to sell the rights, something seriously bad would have to happen first. I mean, they went near bankrupt and didn't think to sell of their "most prized possessions" -- by which I mean Bond & Stargate -- so I don't think they ever will.
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    How about starting a petition on change. org to show MGM we want Stargate back? Either bring back SG-1, SGA, SGU and a new continuation series or bring back SGA, SGU and have a new sequel series. Which, will be either on MGM's on streaming service, Netflix or Amazon Prime.


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    You'd have a better chance of winning the lottery and buying the show yourself
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    Quote Originally Posted by Raj_2006 View Post
    How about starting a petition on change. org to show MGM we want Stargate back? Either bring back SG-1, SGA, SGU and a new continuation series or bring back SGA, SGU and have a new sequel series. Which, will be either on MGM's on streaming service, Netflix or Amazon Prime.
    It's like Jelgate says, you have a better chance at winning the lottery than that MGM is going to take notice of the fans.

    I think Stargate Command has proven (the website, I mean) that MGM has a bit of a problem when it comes to marketing the franchise.

    Stargate SG-1 can be streamed on Amazon Prime at the moment, but only in the USA.

    Whenever they put the franchise out there, it's always restricted access.

    CBS on the other hand makes sure that the access to their Star Trek shows is as widely available as possible. Sure, Picard is on Prime and Discovery on Netflix, but people across the globe do have access to it, unlike MGM's services which only look towards the "tiny" market of the USA, even though there's definitely a lot of people outside of those bounderies very much interested still in the franchise.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Raj_2006 View Post
    How about starting a petition on change. org to show MGM we want Stargate back? Either bring back SG-1, SGA, SGU and a new continuation series or bring back SGA, SGU and have a new sequel series. Which, will be either on MGM's on streaming service, Netflix or Amazon Prime.
    It's not just up to MGM. They need to find a partner willing to finance and air a new show. Since they came out of bankruptcy, they've gone to great lengths to ensure that their big budget projects are co-financed so they don't take as big of a hit if it fails. Even if that were not the case, their TV network doesn't seem to be large enough to take on the budget of an expensive science fiction program all by itself.

    Traditionally, shows are licensed to a network and that network pays the bulk of the production budget. In exchange, the network nets all of the ad revenue. MGM would pay a smaller percentage of the overall budget to help make the show profitable during its first run, and then they would be able to cash in on all the profits from syndication, DVD sales, merchandising, etc. (if it gets that far).

    Some do things a little differently. Netflix, for example, pays for the entire production budget and they give the studio a licensing fee each season in exchange for the studio providing the exclusive rights to the show. This means that the studio cannot profit by later syndicating a property, but since most shows never make it to the 5 season minimum necessary for a show to do well in syndication, this allows them to make some money off of something that they might not otherwise have made a dime on.

    In the first model, the few shows that do well in syndication pay for all the shows that fail to make it that far (as far as the studio is concerned). In the second model, studios can increase their revenue stream by licensing properties that they don't think would do well on network TV anyway ("Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt" was turned down by NBC and would've come to nothing if Netflix didn't want it, "Sense8" is too far out there for most networks, etc.). This unfortunately means that if a studio has something that they think would make a boatload of money in syndication, they're going to sit on it rather than license it to Netflix. Nobody wants to give up the syndication rights to the next "Seinfeld," and while Stargate isn't "Seinfeld," syndicating it has made MGM a significant amount of money. They might agree to team up with Netflix on a movie or limited mini-series with the old cast, but the chances of MGM inking a deal with a new series on Netflix is very low.

    With that in mind, they have to find a network or platform who doesn't want exclusive rights to a show and thinks that Stargate can do well enough with their audience to justify paying the lion's share of a new show's production budget. This is easier said than done. Even some networks are turning more toward in-house productions and increasingly shunning or giving early cancellation notices to licensed shows. Complicating matters is that Stargate is viewed as a big budget sci fi program with a niche audience that previously failed. I'd argue to my dying breath that it failed because of the Sci Fi channel's mismanagement, but people deciding whether to shell out tens of millions on something can be prickly. The good news is that TV science fiction is, I believe, in the early stages of a renaissance, so some of those "niche audience" concerns may fall away in the next few years.

    As for a continuation of an existing show; it's very unlikely. The sets are too expensive to recreate unless they think they can get a few seasons out of a continuation and many of the actors for those three shows are busy doing other things. Scheduling is a behind-the-scenes nightmare that is responsible for a great many of the movies and shows you love not coming back. Read up on how the hoops they had to go through to create a new "Arrested Development" show on Netflix given that nobody was around at the same time. Fans were highly critical of the disjointed storylines and something like that would never work for Stargate.

    As far the original actors are concerned, the SGU cast is the busiest, the Sg-1 cast is the oldest, and Jason Momoa is never coming back for a Stargate anything as his quote is now too high. A movie, mini-series, or guest/starring roles in a new series with a mostly new cast is the best we can hope for at this point.
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    Besides, I don't think the characers from SGA and SGU - in-series - would be willing to stay on Atlantis/Destiny for longer than they would have to stay. They'd probably all want to move on to do other things eventually, projects that would allow them to have more space and time for their personal lives. For starters, Zelenka, at the end of SGA, looked like he's completely fed up with McKay and I for one, wouldn't blame the guy (no offence to David Hewlett or his character on the show). And I also doubt, for example, that Young and Rush would't eventually have another go at each other too for XYZ reason, so the Earth guys would be eventually forced to either find annother, but this time stable Icarus planet (or come up with a new energy source that can provide the needed gate power for dialing Destiny) in order to send reinforcements, supplies, help everyone on Destiny to at least make it able to dial back to Earth without too many (bigg(er)) hitches and make the crew members the offer to either stay or leave Destiny at their own will.

    On the other side of the medal (also in-series), the IOA would probably want to milk the hell out of the SG-1 guys so I imagine that Daniel, Sam, Vala, Jack, Teal'c and Mitchell would probably be stuck going trough the Stargate/Supergate for as long as the health would allow them to do so. That's why I think out best bet with any furure cameos in any potential future SG spin-off will feature SG-1 cameos in the front line.

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