Aug 22, 2008
Just after announcing the end of Stargate Atlantis, Sci-Fi Channel and MGM have announced another spin-off to the Stargate franchise. Stargate Universe be headed up by Brad Wright and Robert Cooper, co-creators of Stargate SG-1 and Stargate Atlantis.
In the press release, Wright and Cooper say, "In Universe, we plan to keep those elements that have made the franchise a success, such as adventure and humor, while breaking new ground in the relationships between mostly young and desperate explorers, thrust together and ... Read More
Aug 21, 2008
Sci-Fi Channel has announced that they will be cancelling the hit series Stargate Atlantis at the end of the fifth season. It's one example of how a show's budget has just gotten too out of control. Factor in the production costs (Canada is no longer a cheap place to film these days), actor salaries, etc and it's just too much.
But there is some good news from all of this. There will be a two-hour movie to follow the conclusion ... Read More
Jul 16, 2008
When I woke up at 5 this morning, I learned of Amazon's sale of the complete series DVD box set of Stargate SG-1. Just before going to bed last night, I was thinking about that set, in fact. I was wondering when it would be on sale. And then the next morning, it was on sale for the incredible price of just $117, that's $11.70 a season, which is a sweet deal.
Do I pull the trigger or don't I? ... Read More
Feb 12, 2008
It is fair to say that I'm not a big sci-fi fan. I've never followed Star Wars, Star Trek or any other TV series or film franchise with much passion. I know Stargate SG-1 developed quite a following over its years on Showtime and Sci-Fi, but I never gave it much of a look. I did, however, see the Stargate film the series is based off and I did enjoy it, but I didn't love it.
What I did like ... Read More