This year marks the 20th anniversary of Stargate SG-1, the series spun-off from the 1994 Roland Emmerich movie about an Air Force project to send people to other planets through the titular ancient alien transportation device. Many fans wondered if the occasion of San Diego Comic Con might force Stargate rights holders to make a special announcement about new adventures, especially since the two SG-1 spin-offs were promised continuations that never materialized. So when we tell you this is not the Stargate news you were expecting, trust us, this is not the Stargate news you were expecting. (more…)
Remember back at the beginning of the year when everyone was excited about Independence Day: Resurgence? Yeah, a lot of us drank the kool-aid on that one. At the same time, Roland Emmerich and Dean Devlin saw that excitement and decided it was worthwhile to further revisit their past, and reboot Stargatethe right way that had nothing to do with that TV show that stole all their thunder. Of course, since the Independence Day sequel bombed we’ve heard nothing about that Stargate reboot, and now it seems we never will. The plug has officially been pulled, according to Devlin himself. (more…)
Ever since the SyFy channel unceremoniously cancelled Stargate Universe a couple of years ago, fans have been clamoring for more trips through the ‘gate to brand new worlds and to seek out new human life living like cultures gone for thousands of years…. But I don’t think this is what they wanted. However, the slings and arrows of franchise management are outside the control of mom and pop sci-fi nerds, and because a brand name is a brand name is a brand name, Stargate will be rebooted. At least an attempt will be made anyway. The endeavor is one step closer now though as news has reached the interweb that a pair of screenwriters have been hired to pen the franchise reboot. (more…)
Hey, remember when Syfy showed science fiction? How many times have you heard that question asked amongst the nerderati or amongst your circle of nerdish friends? See, there was once this time that the Sci-Fi channel, later rebranded SyFy in a much maligned and mocked marketing campaign, but the somewhat radical respelling of “sci-fi” came with a shift to do less compelling and original programming, and do more cheap reality shows and ridiculously over-the-top “original” movies like Sharknado, Dinocroc Vs Supergator, et al. In a surprising and interesting new interview, one SyFy exec is saying that the channel screwed the pooch when it comes to their programming the last few years, and at a time when genre TV has been booming on other network to boot. (more…)
Back in May, we announced that Roland Emmerich and Dean Devlin–in concert with their plans to release two Independence Day sequels–would be remaking their 1994 sci-fi hit (and probably only truly GOOD movie), Stargate. Today we have confirmation that Stargate will indeed be rebooted by its creators–as the trilogy they originally intended it to be. (more…)
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This time on the show, the guys return for episode 101 with special guest Chris Cummins (Den of Geek US, Topless Robot, Geekadelphia) who stops by to shill his eBay auctions and talk with our illustrious hosts about the week’s nerdy news, the splendor that is The Hitchhiker’s Guide, our right to read whatever we like and the death of Batman and Superman: Friendship is Magic.
In today’s news that is sure to make you do a double take, MGM and Warner Bros. revealed Roland Emmerich will direct a remake of his own 1994 film Stargate. Yeah, you read that right, the director of the original Stargate movie… IS REMAKING HIS OWN MOVIE! As if that’s not shocking enough, Emmerich is also planned to shoot Independence Day 2 and Independence Day 3 back to back. Is this what it feels like to be in The Twilight Zone, ’cause it sure feels like it.
Jump below for full press release and some of our Nerd Bastards diatribe that we know you love so much. (more…)
Stargate Universe – spun from Stargate SG-1 and Stargate Atlantis – has its place in fandom. Unfortunately, that very fandom wasn’t strong enough for the show to last beyond its two seasons, with it getting cancelled in 2011. Now 4 years later, and despite the shows lukewarm success, a passionate fan has taken to Kickstarter in hopes of funding another season. He needs $50 million and 50 days to do it. Talk about a long shot. (more…)
Director of the 1994 Stargate movie starring Kurt Russell and James Spader, Roland Emmerich is back to take the Stargate reins in hand with plans to create a trilogy of movies to reboot the entire franchise. Emmerich recently sat down with Digital Spy and laid out that his original plan of a trilogy back in 1996 was nixed by MGM, which decided to take the franchise to television, creating the Stargate shows we’ve all come to know and love.
Take a look at the video below, you can skip to the 46 second mark if you don’t want to know about Will Smith and ID4 plans.
Well it’s to be expected that Kurt Russell and James Spader won’t be back as their original characters with the time between the original movie and now. That doesn’t rule out either of them taking on another role in the movie, although it would most likely be a small role. Emmerich won’t want to confuse viewers any more than he has too with who is the true leads in the movie.
This pretty much kills any hopes fans had of a movie version of Stargate SG-1 or Stargate Atlantis coming to the big screen like Joss Whedon’s Firefly finally managed to do. The good news is that a successful trilogy could spark all kinds of new opportunities for the franchise in the form of television, books, web series etc.
What do you think about this news? Are you happy or bummed out, hopeful or pessimistic?
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Above: A fratboy take on a classic scene from the Star Wars Trilogy by the skillful hand of Marco D’Alfonso. Currently part of the upcoming “I Love You Man” art show at the Bottleneck Gallery in Brooklyn, New York. [XombieDIRGE]
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