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    Default Could a future SG show be sponsored by different countries?

    Maybe a heretic idea, but could a future SG show be shot on location in different countries? There are so many beautiful landscapes on Earth, so what if an episode could be made by a small crew and actors with some travelling props while they would advertise the place in the extras as a return? Or could they just send only a cameraman to shoot some digital backgrounds for blue-box scenes?
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    Default Re: Could a future SG show be sponsored by different countries?

    Cost is usually the qualifying/disqualifying factor.

    Sending people and equipment out on location even just by car/truck is a costly venture--that's why so much is filmed on sets on sound stages rather than out in the field. Sending people out to different countries multiplies that cost exponentially, which is why productions that are done in different countries tend to pick a location based on available tax credits and 'home base' it from there.

    Stargate is the obvious example here: it's owned by US-based company MGM, but was 'home based' out of Bridge Studios in Vancouver (BC has great tax credits for film production) where the sets were housed, and on-location filming was done nearby.

    Country-hopping? I like the idea, it would give the franchise some colour and thereby, some extra authenticity. But it's just not very likely. Too expensive.


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    Default Re: Could a future SG show be sponsored by different countries?

    In the end, MGM would have to approve.

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    Default Re: Could a future SG show be sponsored by different countries?

    Well... Probably you are right about it as SG was always just a small cable show. Even the smallest crew would mean at least min. 20-30 people. Just I imagined how nice it could be if they could shoot some scenes at different environments, but the logistics of the show (like costumes, props, extras, foods) could never afford such things.

    The only reason I was wondering on such things, because I was a bit bored to see the same forest, sand dunes, lake or quarry all the time. I am guessing they have to pay same expensive license to shoot an episode somewhere, but don't tell me they couldn't find any other places around Vancouver. I could even recognize the same valley with the mountains in the background.

    * * *

    Have you ever heard from the Naica cave in Mexico?
    http://www.luvthat.com/wp-content/up...hua_Mexico.jpg

    Or the Wave in Arizona, USA?
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Wave,_Arizona

    Or the Glowworm cave in New Zealand?
    http://www.rumblerum.com/glowworm-cave-new-zealand/

    Or Hang Son Doong cave in Vietnam?
    http://www.atchuup.com/son-doong/

    or the Dallol Vulcano in Ethiopia?
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dallol_(volcano)
    https://steemit.com/photography/@car...rt-in-ethiopia

    or the Danxia Mountains in Zhangye, China?
    http://www.awakeningstate.com/nature...hangye-danxia/

    So such places are the inspirations for me to imagine "wild" alien planets. Okay, they can never afford to shoot some scenes there, but maybe they could use them as digital backgrounds for blue-box scenes. I don't know if the technology reached that level now or not. Maybe it would be still cheaper to make a CGI set instead of travelling a few cameraman around the world. That is the reason I was wondering if any countries would "promote" their own natural landmarks to invite the SG crew to shoot an episode there.

    You know I would be happy with a stargate on the savannah with some real / digital baobabs or acacia trees or dragon trees. There are such rare plants on Socotra as well which could be used as inspiration or digital background in the future. Just they should forget the pine trees!
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Adansonia_digitata
    http://www.viralforest.com/alien-looking-place-earth/
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dracaena_cinnabari
    http://www.ancient-origins.net/news-...ears-old-00866
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    Default Re: Could a future SG show be sponsored by different countries?

    I wasn't being negative towards set locations. RDA had filmed MacGyver at Bridge Studios and the surrounding areas, and I believe it's why we saw so much familiar scenery in Stargate. MGM used RDA with his connections to Canada for lesser taxes.

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    Default Re: Could a future SG show be sponsored by different countries?

    For at least one of the SGU episodes, filming was done in Arizona or New Mexico (desert scenes). Not international, but not in Vancouver either.

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    Default Re: Could a future SG show be sponsored by different countries?

    Quote Originally Posted by hedwig View Post
    For at least one of the SGU episodes, filming was done in Arizona or New Mexico (desert scenes). Not international, but not in Vancouver either.
    From Vancouver to New Mexico is international.


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    Default Re: Could a future SG show be sponsored by different countries?

    I know and I was happy to see new environments in Stargate. Just our own planet is so beatiful, so if they could shoot 2-3 episodes here and there then it could really show the diversity of our planet. But I am aware of it that is a huge budget question and probably it would never happen and SG has never meant to be a documentary show.

    That is the reason I am wondering if they will move the next SG show to the digital sets. I mean OUAT also used such CGI sets in greenbox, but they had probably 2-3x times bigger budget than an average SG episode. On the other hand.. if the technology is so advanced now that more and more little vfx teams could work cheaper and cheaper. So that is the reason I was wondering if they could send maybe 1-2 persons around the globe to record ultra high quality backgrounds for digital works (like mountains, savannah, rock formations, geysirs, old castles etc.).

    Or if they can't leave Vancouver, then it would have been nice too see different type of forests not just pine trees all the time. You know.. birch trees or oak trees. So something different.

    I also would like to see lots of new aliens in a new SG shows which could be based on real animals. There are so many beautiful and odd coloures slugs, catterpillars, mushrooms and insects in nature, that I wouldn't mind to see their "design" in an SG show as alien races. Here are a few examples:
    https://www.boredpanda.com/22-weird-...-caterpillars/
    https://www.pinterest.com/pin/239042692696611424/
    https://www.boredpanda.com/unusual-animals/
    https://www.treehugger.com/natural-s...mushrooms.html
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