Edited by TVspectator, Apr 28, 2012 @ 6:40 PM.
Stargate: Universe—Apparently It's Destiny
Posted Apr 28, 2012 @ 6:33 PM
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Posted Apr 28, 2012 @ 7:12 PM
Edited by TVspectator, Apr 28, 2012 @ 7:19 PM.
Posted Apr 28, 2012 @ 11:05 PM
My personal interpretation was that Col. Young was on the tail end of a bad time. I think once they got better control of Destiny was about the time he pulled his head out his butt. In the episode "Epilogue" he admits to making mistakes.
Maybe not SGC repercussions, but the writers made (Col. Young) the president of the planet or whatever and made it seem like he was Mr. Perfect in the end.
The problem might not have been he was Mr. Perfect in the end, but that he was sold as Mr. Perfect from the start.
Writers couldn't say he was a frakked up dude from the git.
Posted Dec 11, 2012 @ 12:36 AM
Posted Dec 11, 2012 @ 6:12 AM
I believe one of them said something to the effect of, "We wanted a SG show that was more about drama than adventure". Well, they certainly got it. Too bad that I wanted to see a show about adventuring and exploring the galaxy. Instead I was watching a show on an an ancient rustbucket full of people I just didn't wind up caring a lot about.
And they repeated that stuff about the DVD market bottoming out. There may be some truth in that. But it wouldn't surprise me that the failure of SGU also could have been a big reason why we won't get any more Stargate movies.
Posted Dec 11, 2012 @ 7:36 AM
Posted Dec 11, 2012 @ 12:32 PM
And they repeated that stuff about the DVD market bottoming out. There may be some truth in that.
The thing is, both direct-to-video SG-1 movies successfully turned a profit. It may well be true that MGM's market bottomed out for theatrical DVDs or even their broadcast series sets, but there was a proven audience (to the tune of roughly $8 million in sales) for new Stargate adventures. Mind you, that's adventures featuring characters that the audience actually cared about, not the tepid cut-outs on SGU.
Posted Dec 11, 2012 @ 8:03 PM
I think the market did bottom out of the DVD market to a certain extent, but I don't think that realistically there was going to be an SGA movie after it wasn't immediately greenlit in 2008 or early 2009 to much time was passing and the cast were moving on and the brass were all exciting for their new "BSG style" (yes they did use those kinds of phrases) that was supposed to be a huge hit. If SGU hit they'd all be too busy being smug that their gamble paid off to bother with more "bumblegum" and if it failed as it did they'd loose a lot of franchise momentum. The producers wanting to do an SGU movie was probably never going to happen. It's ratings were in the toilet from late S1 and had *franchise lows* in a row in S2 before being cancelled. I think it was just wishful thinking on the writers parts. Wanting to do a "All Star Team up movie project" was just desperation at the end there.
I think SG-1 sort of reached a natural end point with Continuum. Yes they could have gone on, but it works as an end, with Baal being offed. Both AOT and Continuum were more explode-y, slightly less well written (IMHO) versions of "The Reckoning" and "Mobieus" anyway.
Edited by Featherhat, Dec 11, 2012 @ 8:05 PM.
Posted Dec 11, 2012 @ 10:57 PM
Posted Dec 12, 2012 @ 6:48 PM
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Edited by xaxat, Dec 12, 2012 @ 7:18 PM.
Posted Dec 12, 2012 @ 11:17 PM
I can imagine them frantically writing an episode where McKay awkwardly makes out with Keller (like Tom Cruise with his wife/girlfriend/contractually-obligated publicity partner du jour whenever there are cameras around) in response to being shown something like that.
We already got the whole Scott banging Lt. James in the closet (and it was the very first scene of SGU). Which proves that A). this wouldn't be your fathers Stargate (:( ) and B). IMO, the TPTB's way of saying "see, our characters are not gay."
Edited by TVspectator, Dec 12, 2012 @ 11:19 PM.