Stargate: The Motion Picture
Stargate SG1: SG1
Stargate Atlantis: SGA
Stargate Universe: SGU
Many Stargate productions have come out of the franchise over the years, dating back to 1994 with the original motion picture.
£8,723,023 (UK) (19 February 1995)
£3,020,239 (UK) (22 January 1995)
$125,000,000 (Worldwide) (except USA)
SEK 8,895,339 (Sweden)
I remember back then the movie was underrated, and frankly I can't remember it even being in theatres, but it was at my aunt's house when I found the
movie on VHS, and I remember watching it back to back 3 or 4 times. It was one of my favourite movies of my early teen years.
The box office shows it made a minor play, but the attention was long to come, turning to a cult following which spurred three TV shows one of which
had a ten year run and pretty much launched a SciFi channel.
In any case, I'm looking for the opinions of Stargate fans, and what they would have done differently with the series. What changes would you have
made to each franchise to make them better? As two of them (Atlantis, SGU) were cut from the air pretty early in the lifetime of the show (long before
the full potential could be reached) it's pretty clear that nearly every fan has an opinion on this subject.
I'd like to hear them.
The series was great. I had a hard time accepting RDA as Colonel O'Neill at first, because of the major differences in character, yet, it turned out
to be the best play for the lifetime of the series. The lighthearted approach RDA had to the role made the Character pivotal to the show overall,
dropping in a few laughs here and there when it definitely needed it.
The only thing I'd change on this series would be:
A quicker transition when the old SG1 switched over to the new one (around season 7&8?) and bring in the Ori a little quicker. There was at least 3 or
4 seasons worth of material the Ori could have brought in, but instead it was rushed at the end, and we had to watch the straight to DVD movie to get
Another story arc that could have been developed more is the Goaold infiltration on Earth. After they were defeated they could have completely shifted
their methods making them more of a subversive enemy fighting in the shadows. Essentially this did happen with the Trust, etc. BUT, way more material
could have been made under this premise.
Also, they should have done more funny episodes, like episode 200, Wormhole X-treme, etc. The in-jokes and the absurdness was great in some of those
episodes. Citizen Joe gets a thumbs up from me as well.
SGA - Stargate Atlantis
Okay, seriously, stop making bad guys seem so incredibly invincible and then beat them with some half assed plan by accident. Or, set up these huge
ass scenarios that have simple solutions but make the team do a million dumb, impossible things so it all fits into place and "somehow" they win every
There were so many altercations with the Genii where I was just sitting there thinking, uh... Call the ship from home and have them beam off all the
Genii higher ups into the brig, or outerspace for that matter!! Seriously, some backwards, screwed up race similar to Hitler's Third Reich and you
can't whoop their asses with beaming technology? Give me a break.
Another one on this one was casting. Weir was annoying as hell. I usually mute the TV everytime she tries giving one of those signature "heart felt"
speeches warning everyone they are gonna die and she's their mother and she loves them, and they're brave and she loves their struggle, and they are
so brave and they have courage, oh did I mention she said they are brave. *Pukes*
Worst woman character ever!
Universe was extremely underrated. It got crapped on because of the slow pace and the very dark theme it had. It was by far however, one of the best
Stargate shows done.
It is really in another category altogether. For me, the realism was great. BUT, the whole "being on the brink of death" and coming back every episode
got old fast. The second season was much better than the first, but they could have improved it greatly along the whole way.
It's too bad it was cancelled.
It would have been nice if they somehow found a way for Destiny to get restored to original condition, similar to how the shuttle was. Perhaps if that
god race, which sent back the shuttle had also mentioned to them "You're on the right track" it would have added some weight to the whole "searching
for god's message in the fabric of the universe".
Some of the continuity is hard to grasp comparing it to the other series. Like the Destiny is supposedly millions of years old, but it has some
technology that outdoes Atlantis. And vice-versa. And where did the Destiny people go? And why did some ascend and others not? There are so many
questions raised with the Alterans that it's hard to have a simple understanding. Destiny had been flying for how long but it's in what galaxy now?
What data did it get in the years it had been going in auto pilot? What information was in Atlantis about Destiny? Etc... A million questions pop up
when you think about it.
I like all the characters.. they were amazing.
The only thing that could have made it better is a little more action outside the ship, outside influences, AND, if they had actually gave them some
winning scenarios. I mean, give em a couple allies, a fighting chance. Give them new technologies they actually get to use.
Atlantis and SGU kind of suffered the same thing. Any time they got any cool powers or abilities, something would happen to destroy those, reset them
back to zero and often beyond.
It's like watching someone in a sinking ship and as soon as they patch one hole in the boat, 3 more spring up because they used tape to patch it.
Okay, Now it's your turn. Go!
edit on 24-9-2013 by boncho because: (no reason given)