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Posts Tagged ‘Stargate Extinction’

Interview With Stargate Atlantis’ Rachel Luttrell

Monday, August 22, 2011 @ 09:08 PM
Abbas Karimjee[ Administrator/ Owner]

Actress,Rachel Luttrell has been leading a distinguished, multi talented career  as an actress,singer and dancer. Luttrell  experienced a strong  musical upbringing which included a great deal of inspiration from her father, who was a former member of the acclaimed Mendelsohn Choir  as well as  her piano  studies at the Royal Conservatory of Music.Luttrell’s strong background within the television industry  is evident from her many past television credits,which include shows such as ER,Charmed and Touched by  an Angel.

Rachel’s more recent and most prominent television role was on Syfy’s original series,Stargate Atlantis where she portrayed the Athosian leader and warrior,Teyla Emmagan.Rachel portrayed the character over the  course of the show’s five seasons, which aired from July 2004-January 2009.

With the Stargate franchise having drawn to an end earlier this year after the cancellation of  Atlantis’ spin off series,Stargate Universe and Rachel being kind enough to  participate in an interview with me, we discuss the actress’ initial experience in playing the role. Particularly,we discuss  some of the challenges involved  in portraying  the character of Teyla and how Rachel related to the character.

The actress also shares her perspective on Teyla’s development over the course of the show’s five seasons, her experience on having her real life pregnancy incorporated into the show’s fourth season and Teyla’s conflicted feelings between the father of her child, Kannan[Patrick Sabongui] and Lt. Colonel John Sheppard[ Joe Flanigan].Luttrell also comments on her perspective on the recent announcement that Stargate Extinction ,the follow-up movie to the series has been  cancelled as well as her thoughts on the future of the Stargate franchise.

 The actress also discusses the  recent  projects which she  has been working on since Atlantis ended, including  her musical CD which is  scheduled for release this September!

Rachel Luttrell as Teyla Emmagan

Abbas Karimjee:Were you contacted for the role of Teyla or did you audition? Could you please describe the initial experience and any challenges which were involved in the process?

Rachel Luttrell : Oh!  I had to audition, and audition and audition.It was a long process.But I always felt connected to Teyla.I initially found the fight choreography challenging but soon grew to enjoy it.  Another challenge was to preserve the “other worldly” quality of Teyla.Human but not of Earth.

AK: How did you relate to the character of Teyla ?

RL:Yes.  Very much.She resonated with the side of me that is from Africa.I really drew on aspects of my mother’s life and my grand parent’s influence on me as a young child.

AK:The role of Teyla is that of a warrior,which in turn deal of physical activity and action.What challenges did  this present to you and how did you learn to cope with this?

Luttrell trains with Atlantis stunt coordinator, James Bamford to help perfect her fighting moves. The actress comments on how she broke the moves down as dance choreography, to master the art.

RL:I had never fought on camera before.  I was a dancer.So, initially the fight sequences were daunting. But I soon began to see them as a type of dance choreography and could break them down that way.I began to enjoy them and certainly thought they were a vital part of bringing Teyla to life.

AK: How do you think Teyla evolved over the course of  the show’s five seasons and  was there any aspect of  the character’s background or personality  which you would have  preferred to see further  explored?

RL:Teyla  grew up over the course of the series.She had to make some pretty challenging decisions, including leaving her people  in order to further the greater cause of getting rid of The Wraith.  She became a mother (which changes everything). If the series had continued I would have loved to have explored her heritage more.  The mythology, the history….  I also would have enjoyed seeing Teyla truly in love.

AK:.In   season 5 , Teyla pursued a relationship with Kannan, who is the father of her  child, Torren.Though the two have a strong connection from Teyla’s  time with her people, what are your thoughts on  the inner nature of her relationship with Colonel Sheppard, in terms of the possibility of  romantic interests between the two? Who would you prefer to see Teyla with and why? What challenges may be associated   with  your choice?

RL:I believe that Kannan was someone Teyla dearly loved.I believe that he would have been the choice that her parents would have made for her had they been alive.He represented her connection to her people and Teyla desperately wanted to keep that strong.There was already a great deal of guilt for having joined Atlantis and “leaving” them in a manner of speaking.But I think that she did love Sheppard.In a way he was forbidden but longed for.

AK:On the show’s fourth season, Teyla’s pregnancy was incorporated into the  show, in order to  coincide  with your pregnancy. What were  your thoughts on the direction which the writers took Teyla’s storyline  as a result  of the pregnancy and how do you think it further developed the character’s personality?

RL:I thought that the writers did a great job and I will forever be grateful to them for running with my own pregnancy without judgment and with great imagination and care.I think it acted as a way to fully showcase Teyla’s strength and determination. You don’t mess with a mamma bear.

AK:In retrospect,how suitable of an ending do you think  Enemy at  the Gate was to SGA and  how do you feel about the Stargate franchise ending?

RL:Well, I think that everyone involved at the time really did hope and indeed expect a film.  So the session/series finale was not meant to fully satisfy.  And it didn’t.  But all good things come to an end making way for new good.  The franchise was an immensely successful one.Unprecedented success, really.And I am very happy to have been a part of it.

AK:Brad Wright  recently announced  at  a Vancouver convention that the Atlantis movie, Stargate Extinction ,as well as other Stargate productions ,including the pending Stargate SG1 film,Stargate Revolution  and a pending  Stargate Universe movie, has been cancelled.

What  is your  reaction to the cancellation of  the Atlantis  film and how did you  hope it would tie up both the overall story arc  of Stargate   Atlantis as well as Teyla’s journey,   in terms of her relationship with her people, her role as a  mother  and a member of Atlantis?

RL:I am not at all surprised by the announcement.Although the movie would have been fun and deeply satisfying.It would have been nice to see that Teyla had managed to find some marriage between her people and her love of her Atlantis team.There was such a huge “dot, dot, dot” at the end of the final episode and so many questions could have been answered.

AK;How has being a cast member of  SGA,  impacted your career as well as your  personal life, in terms of the various friendships you formed?

RL:I made some life long friends.  And it never hurts to say that you were on a successful series for five seasons in terms of my career.

AK:What do you think is in store for the future of the Stargate franchise? Do you think it will be revived at some point?

RL :P erhaps.Anything is possible.

AK:What message would you like to convey to fans ,as the Stargate  franchise draws to a close?

RL:Just know how grateful each and every one of us who were lucky enough to be involved in the franchise are to each and everyone of you for your support.It was a pleasure serving you!

AK:What recent  projects have you been involved ,which you would like to /share with viewers  and what   future plans or aspirations  do you have for your career, both as an actress and as a singer?

RL:I have been working on a CD for over a year and a half now and it will FINALLY be available September 2011!Yeah!I am still auditioning for shows and movies.Any number of those may bare fruit soon.And I am writing some pretty fun screenplays at the moment that I hope to see produced soon.I would like to be involved in all aspects of this industry from acting to directing.

AK:What activities do you enjoy during  your spare time?

RL:Being with my son doing, anything!Writing.Singing.Going to the movies.Going to the stables to watch my boy ride.Hiking.Hanging out with dear friends and family….

Stargate Atlantis’ Rachel Luttrell Answers Our Questions At SciFiTvAndTalk

Friday, September 17, 2010 @ 05:09 PM
Abbas Karimjee[ Administrator/ Owner]

The  SciFi TvAndTalk  blog recently  provided its readers with the opportunity to  conduct a Q &A  with Stargate Atlantis actress, Rachel Luttrell [ Teyla Emmagan] .  Luttrell has finished responding   to some of the questions  which readers submitted through the site  and among these is my questions, which I submitted  for  the actress.Take a look at the answers which  Luttrell provided to my queries below and for a complete read of the first part of the  Q& A, visit  SciFiAndTvTalk

Hello, Abbas. Let’s see if I can tackle your questions.

1.) What did you find the most challenging about playing Teyla?

The first challenge to me as a performer was getting Teyla’s fighting skills to a place where they looked natural, studied and trained. I had never fought nor had I ever practiced a martial art. I used my dance background to help me with the choreography

2.) Is there any aspect of the character’s background that was not explored and that you would have liked to see touched upon, or one that you would have liked to see explored in greater detail?

I was intrigued from my first encounter with Teyla by her personal history and about the history of her people. I always find it rather wanting in story when a culture that is not indigenous to a region comes in and saves the day due to their superior knowledge. I have always had a feeling that Teyla’s people and Teyla herself had much more perspective, mystery, mythology, knowledge and strength than was given breadth to be explored.

3.) In your opinion, would you imagine Teyla leaving her people behind in the Pegasus Galaxy to pursue a secure life on Earth with Torren and Kannan, following the events of Enemy at the Gate?

In short, the answer to your next question is no

4.) Should Stargate Extinction be approved for production, would you be willing to return for the movie?

Yes, of course I would be happy to be involved in an Atlantis film should there ever be one.

5.) What was your favorite episode of the series? Why?

We did 100 episodes. 100…it’s hard for me to choose ONE that honestly qualifies as my favorite. For me it’s more like moments of many, many episodes that are stand-outs. Moments in The Giftwhen Teyla finds out about her heightened sense and when she reveals her ability to the team; my fight with Jason in Lost Boys; working with (director) Mario Azzopardi in Thirty-Eight MinutesCritical Mass; working with Connor Trinneer for the first time in Michael, and truly on and on and on..

6.) Have you been cast in any upcoming films or TV series? Thank you very much for taking the time to answer these questions.

As I write this I am still a free agent! But I am working on my CD thanks in large part to all of you out there who kept asking me to get off my butt and record something. I hope that once it’s all done, everyone will enjoy it! I’m having a lot of fun working on it. Aside from the CD, this year has been about selling our house in Vancouver, moving countries, immigration, and working on creating normalcy and security in our son’s life…oh, and now school for Caden, wow!

Special thanks are extended to actress, Rachel Luttrell for answering  the questions.

SGU/ SGA Crossover Finalized

Tuesday, July 20, 2010 @ 09:07 PM
Abbas Karimjee[ Administrator/ Owner]

UPDATE -It was revealed in the San Diego Comic Con  that  the two Atlantis guest stars   scheduled to appear in  the fifteenth episode of Stargate Universe’s second season, Seizure  are David Hewlett and Robert Picardo who will reprise in their  roles as Dr. Rodney McKay and   Richard Woolsey respectively. A further overview will be posted shortly.

Producer, Joseph Mallozzi revealed on his blog that   two  cast members from Stargate Atlantis will  guest star in their  respective roles  in  a crossover for the 15th episode of  Stargate Universe’s second season entitled,  Seizure. There is no word yet on exactly which  characters will be reappearing.

As a result of these appearances,  Mallozzi  indicated  that  slight changes will be made to the script of  he impending   Stargate Atlantis film,  Stargate Extinction. ““There was a reluctance to move ahead with an SGA crossover, particularly on my part,” Mallozzi said, “because the feeling was it would step on the timing of the SGA movie, Stargate: Extinction, the events of which directly [followed] the Atlantis series finale, ‘Enemy At the Gate .’But given the delay on the movie front and the idea premise pitched out by Remi Aubuchon and Brad Wright, it was decided to go ahead with the crossover.  Not a big deal, but it will require some changes to the Stargate: Extinction timeline which, in turn, will beg a host of questions, some of which will be answered in episode #15, some of which won’t … at least not right away.” To see a list of these hosts of questions, head  over to Mallozzi’s blog.

Mallozzi has since repeatedly asserted  that the  involvement of Atlantis characters will not affect the  core conflict  of the film. He specifically indicated that “The changes made to the script will have to do with the timing of events (essentially the set-up) and won’t influence the heart of the story”. Essentially, the appearances will help provide  certain details  regarding  the aftermath of the series finale of Stargate Atlantis,  Enemy At the Gate which will in turn require  the script to be altered in a way so that such details are not repeatedly conveyed and that the storyline remains  true   to the timeline. Having the Stargate Extinction  storyline occur after the  appearances on Stargate Universe would  therefore not contradict with any of the circumstances or situations surrounding the characters’  appearances in  the series  and the situation on Atlantis as  the  film would take place afterwards.

We   look forward to seeing  the Atlantis cast members reprise in their roles  in Stargate Universe and we   strongly hope that  we will eventually  have the opportunity to revisit the characters of  Atlantis in greater  detail through Stargate Extinction.

  Discussion Center

Which Atlantis characters do you think  will appear in Stargate Universe?How would you like to see them involved?What are your thoughts on the timeline change for Stargate Extinction? Share your thought with us in the comments section.

Stargate Movies 2010

Friday, August 15, 2008 @ 01:08 AM
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UPDATE  April 20 2011 – Producer, Brad Wright recently reported  at a Vancouver convention that both Stargate Extinction as well as Stargate Revolution have been permanently shelved. The confirmation  came at the same time when the announcement of the failure to secure an SGU movie, was also announced. Consequently, there  is no aspect  of the franchise which is expected to reappear in the foreseeable future. .A full report is to be posted shortly however  readers can visit Gateworld for a full report .


Stargate Revolution[Third Stargate SG1 film]

A brand new  Stargate SG1  movie has been approved by MGM studios.Filming for the feature length film was scheduled to  initialize by fall 2009, however the film has been placed on hold due to the current economic crisis and   due to the fact that MGM has claimed bankruptcy[ see further below for full details]. The film has been penned  by Brad Wright and Carl Binder.It is still unclear if the film will first  be shown on SyFy or if it will be  initially released on DVD just like the previous two Stargate films, Stargate: Ark of Truth and Stargate  Continuum .

The film is expected to revolve around Jack O’ Neill[Richard Dean Anderson].  During the Vancouver 2009 Convention, co creator of the film, Brad Wright  specifically   indicated that   “I  had a story idea that really worked with O’Neill.  And it’s not just his character, by any means. It’s a Stargate story that brings O’Neill back in a big way.”  Readers should note that the feature   was  initially expected   to be   released  on DVD  sometime between early spring to early summer of 2010.The storyline is expected to occur  between the end of the previous Stargate SG1 film, Stargate Continuum and the commencement of the Stargate franchise’s third series, Stargate Universe.

Information on the film’s main cast is now available.Amanda Tapping has communicated that she will be appearing  in the movie.Tapping played  the brilliant astrophysicist, Samantha Carter in  Stargate SG1 for all ten seasons. Michael Shanks has confirmed his involvement in the film as well.Shanks played the  role of  the archaeologist ,Dr.Daniel Jackson from seasons 1-5 and seasons 7-10 of  Stargate  SG1.Christopher Judge will be returning in the film as the Jaffa,Tealc whom Judge played during all seasons of Stargate SG1. However, actors have yet to be contacted for official  negotiations.

Stargate Creator and Executive producer,Brad Wright has indicated on a Question and Answer session on executive producer, Joseph Mallozzi’s blog thatVala Maldurin[Claudia Black] will not be returning  for  the third Stargate SG1 movie  saying that ” I thought Claudia [Black] was terrific in Continuum, but Vala won’t be returning in the third movie“.Wright also communicated that it will   be highly unlikely to have the entire cast in the same movie.   The reasoning/cause behind this limitation is with respects to availability among many other concerns .Our speculation is that  the budget for future films  is  a contributing factor.Readers are encouraged to  visit frequently  as further developments occur.

Additional Details

While there is little information available  regarding the storyline of the film, producer Joseph Mallozzi has advised readers on his blog that  all of the earth ships could possibly be together in a space battle  in Stargate Revolution.

Producer Joseph Mallozzi has  revealed  details regarding the  main  enemy in the film on his blog where he  indicated that “Let’s just say the story stems from an issue that has plagued Stargate Command since its inception”.

Producer, Joseph Mallozzi  recently advised readers on his blog that the film would   give further insight   as to whether  the SGC  remains  in Cheyenne  Mountain or  if has been  to Homeworld Command . The specific text which   shows  Mallozzi’s response has been placed below.

Q: Does the SGC still exist or is the Stargate being moved to Homeworld Command?

A” More on that in Stargate: Revolution.”

When asked on her personal opinion on the fate of the film in a recent interview with Gateworld , actress Amanda Tapping[ Colonel Samantha  Carter] indicated that ” I’d do it. We had so much fun doing Continuum and Ark of Truth that I would do it, time permitting. But I think the window is closing, that’s for sure. That’s what it feels like. Had we shot it this past winter, that would have been a different thing. But I don’t know. Never say never”.

UPDATE-August 16 2009:The film has been placed on hold due to financial restraints  associated with the current economic downturn, reports Sci Fi Wire.Please scroll further below for the complete details regarding this recent development.

UPDATE-November  12 2009- Producer Joseph Mallozzi revealed on his blog that the working title for the film is Stargate Revolution. Also, presently there is still no word from MGM  stating if the feature will be produced.

UPDATE- April 5 2010:There is still no  word on MGM’S decision  with regards to the  producing the film, according to  producer,Joseph Mallozzi on  today’s blog post . Further information will be posted as it is obtained.

UPDATE–June 17 2010-Stargate producer,  Joseph Mallozzi recently advised  readers on his blog that there has been  positive  rumblings  regarding  Stargate  Revolution  . According to Mallozzi, this progress is due to  the  great efforts from the creator of  the film, Brad Wright who ”as the movie’s co-writer and producer, has been tireless in working to keep the project alive and in discussions”. Further  information  will be posted as it is obtained.

UPDATE – July 1  2010:  Producer Joseph Mallozzi commented on the current prospects  for the film on his blog , indicating that“despite the delay, the mood is fairly confident that Revolution will move into production eventually.  It’s just a matter of when”.

UPDATE – September 15 2010- There is still no word on  MGM’s decision with regards to  approving the film. Further  information will be provided as obtained.

UPDATE – September 29 2010-Producer, Brad Wright recently indicated  in a interview  with TV  DeathRay that  there is still a   realistic possibility that the Stargate Movies may be produced. Wright indicated that there is a  another    innovative business plan being discussed with MGM ,  which may help expedite  the production of the film, despite the current economic  downturn and  MGM’s  virtual  bankruptcy.  Please scroll further below for the full details.

Update- March 25 2011- There has been no further word on the fate of the film. Current efforts are still being devoted to  reviving Stargate  Universe either in the form of a movie or mini series.

Stargate:Extinction

[Working Title - Subject to Change]

Stargate Atlantis fans can look forward to a 2 hour movie which will premiere on the Science Fiction Channel  for residents of the USA and will subsequently be released on DVD by MGM .The film was  initially  expected to be released sometime between spring – summer of 2010,  however, it has now been placed on hold due to the current economic crisis and due to the fact that MGM has virtually claimed bankruptcy.It  is unknown when filming for the feature will begin.

Creator of Stargate Atlantis , Brad Wright has expressed excitement in continuing the series in movie format  while the series still has further potential.Wright added that he is looking forward to having Stargate Atlantis storylines told on a “bigger canvas”.Readers should note  that the  movie will not wrap up any long term storylines from the Stargate Atlantis  TV   series  and  will therefore be similar to Stargate Continuum in that it will be  a stand alone movie.The feature, however, will involve characters referring to the past and acknowledging the potential of future adventures. .It should also be noted that future releases of Stargate Atlantis movies is  solely reliant on the success of this first feature.

The film will start off in Earth, where the series finale, Enemy at the Gate left off.   Viewers will,  however, discover that Atlantis has relocated from   San Fransisco Bay[where the city landed in  the series finale]to  another base.The script  for the film has been written by both executive producers of the final two seasons of  the Stargate Atlantis television series, Joseph Mallozzi [40 pages]and  executive producer,Paul  Mullie[60 pages].It has been communicated that Andy Mikita will direct the movie.Mikita has directed on both  Stargate SG1 and Stargate Atlantis   including the  Atlantis series finale.We have received confirmation that Sheppard, McKay, Teyla, Ronon, Woolsey, Keller, Zelenka, Lorne, Beckett, Chuck, Banks, Todd  and 2 guest stars[to be announced] will reprise in the film.A potential guest star could be actress Amanda Tapping[Colonel Samantha Carter] who had discussed the possibility of appearing for a cameo role in the film with executive producer of the film, Joseph Mallozzi. Actors have yet to be contacted  for official  negotiations. As this news is still developing, readers are encouraged to visit frequently to observe the updates of this post

Additional Details

While there is very little information available on the storyline of the film at this time, Mallozzi has indicated that the film will  have a Teyla -Beckett character moment.

It has also been communicated, that although Todd and his fellow Wraith will have a significant involvement in the movie, they will not be apart of the primary storyline of the film.

According to Joseph Mallozzi ,   the character of Elizabeth Weir  has been completely dealt with.”Weir’s story ended in ‘Ghost In the Machine .’ The character will not be appearing in the movie”, said Mallozzi.

When he described the film on his blog, Mallozzi divulged  what the plot will include. “We’ve got action, adventure, exploration, a race against the clock, Atlantis in peril, unlikely allies, surprises, tragic loss, and new beginnings.”Further information regarding the plot  will be revealed as it is obtained.

When asked to divulge a general sense of the plot of the film, Mallozzi   responded by indicating  that “The action starts on Earth, then shifts to Atlantis, then shifts to a planet, then back to Atlantis.”[ August 19 2010 on his blog]

You know, please do ask for it because if it happens … I mean, I’d love it to happen. But as the years go by, it gets more and more difficult for that to happen because we’re all off in different directions. I mean Jason [Momoa] is Conan, for God’s sake![ Actor, David Hewlett on a recent interview with Gateworld]

I have heard nothing of any intention or any momentum towards an Atlantis film. Our lovely set no longer exists. But who knows, stranger things have happened. I would love to get a chance to work with my buddies again”.[ Rachel Luttrell on a  Q&A  with ScifiTVAndTalk]

UPDATE:On May 16 2009 Joseph Mallozzi revealed on Twitter  that the  working title for the Atlantis film is Stargate Extinction.Mallozzi indicated he likes the title because it is appropriate to the storyline and it is dynamic.

Update-August 16 2009:The film has been placed on hold due to financial restraints associated with the current economic downturn.Keep scrolling for further details.

UPDATE – April 5 2010- There is still no  word on MGM’S decision  with regards to  producing the film.  When  he was asked about the status of the film on his blog today , producer Joseph Mallozzi simply indicated that ” Still no word and I don’t expect to hear anything either way for a while”.Further  information will be posted as it is obtained.

UPDATE – July   1 2010-Executive producer of the film, Joseph Mallozzi responded to a  query on his blog regarding the    future  of the film and how  a lack of discussion between the producers and MGM, would affect its fate in contrast to the much discussed, Stargate Revolution .Mallozzi indicated there is “no news on the Atlantis movie front.  That’s not to say it won’t get made, just that Paul and I have not had similar discussion with the studio with regard to Extinction”.

UPDATE -July 18 2010- Producer, Joseph Mallozzi  reported on his blog. that  two cast members    from Stargate  Atlantis will be guest starring in  their respective roles for  the fifteenth episode of the upcoming second  season of Stargate Universe entitled, Seizure.Although the reappearances  will  require adjustment to the timeline of  Stargate Extinction,  Mallozzi, indicated that the heart of the film will remain unchanged . Scroll further below for the full details.

UPDATE – September 15 2010- There is still no word on  MGM’s decision with regards to  approving the film. Further  information will be provided as obtained.

UPDATE – September 29 2010-Producer, Brad Wright recently indicated  in a interview  with TV  DeathRay that  there is still a   realistic possibility that the Stargate Movies may be produced. Wright indicated that there is a  another    innovative business plan being discussed with MGM ,  which may help expedite  the production of the films, despite the current economic  downturn and  MGM’s  virtual  bankruptcy.  Please scroll further below for the full details.

UPDATE – December 25 2010-Stargate producer, Joseph Mallozzi,indicated the following  when asked for an update to the film, now that Stargate Universe has been cancelled. Mallozzi,specifically indicated that ” I’m sorry to say but the cancellation puts the brakes on whatever progress the SGA movie had made in the past month, shelving it indefinitely.

Update- March 25 2011- There has been no further word on the fate of the film. Current efforts are still being devoted to  reviving Stargate  Universe either in the form of a movie or mini series.


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August  16 2009-  Stargate Films Delayed

Due to the current economic  downturn, the  third Stargate SG1 film  and the first Stargate Atlantis movie titled Stargate Extinction have been placed on hold, reports  Sci Fi Wire.Stargate Co creator, Robert C Cooper  explained  in a recent interview, the concerns expressed from both the producers and  MGM studios which caused this delay.

We’re ready to go,” Cooper said in an exclusive interview over the weekend in Pasadena, Calif., where he was promoting SGU at the Television Critics Association summer press tour. “We’re just waiting for the right opportunity,” he said. “We want to be successful with it. The studio wants to be successful, and we really don’t want to proceed with something in the wrong climate, which I think financially it is right now.”

Although  two  straight to DVD  films, Stargate;The Ark of Truth and Stargate Continuum were released   just in March 2008 and July 2008, respectively, Cooper indicated that the  current economic crisis  has reduced the sales of DVD premieres .

“It’s tough, because we were very successful with the first two SG-1 movies,” Cooper said. “Since then, the economics have changed a little bit. DVDs aren’t selling the same way they were when we released those even just a year, and a year and a half ago.”

Readers should note that prospects for the eventual production of  Stargate Extinction are optimistic as MGM is still paying rent for the Atlantis studio which  consequently remains standing.The  Cheyenne Mountain stage of Stargate SG1  has been  remade to suit the  environment of the upcoming Stargate  Universe.It has , however, been communicated  by executive producer of Stargate Extinction and consulting producer of Stargate Universe, Joseph Mallozzi  that the stage can be remade for the  production of the third  SG1 film.

As a result of the delay in production, a release date cannot be indicated at this time.It is anticipated that the production for the films will initialize the foreseeable future.Best of luck is extended to the Stargate productions during this difficult time.

UPDATE –  It should be noted that  the set for Stargate Extinction [ Atlantis]  has since been removed.Further  details will be provided as  they are obtained.

July 18 2010-    SGU/ SGA Crossover Finalized

Producer, Joseph Mallozzi revealed on his blog that   two  cast members from Stargate Atlantis will  guest star in their  respective roles  in  a crossover for the 15th episode of  Stargate Universe’s second season entitled,  Seizure. There is no word yet on exactly which  characters will be reappearing.

As a result of these appearances,  Mallozzi  indicated  that  slight changes will be made to the script of  he impending   Stargate Atlantis film,  Stargate Extinction. ““There was a reluctance to move ahead with an SGA crossover, particularly on my part,” Mallozzi said, “because the feeling was it would step on the timing of the SGA movie, Stargate: Extinction, the events of which directly [followed] the Atlantis series finale, ‘Enemy At the Gate .’But given the delay on the movie front and the idea premise pitched out by Remi Aubuchon and Brad Wright, it was decided to go ahead with the crossover.  Not a big deal, but it will require some changes to the Stargate: Extinction timeline which, in turn, will beg a host of questions, some of which will be answered in episode #15, some of which won’t … at least not right away.” To see a list of these hosts of questions, head  over to Mallozzi’s blog.

Mallozzi has since repeatedly asserted  that the  involvement of Atlantis characters will not affect the  core conflict  of the film. He specifically indicated that “The changes made to the script will have to do with the timing of events (essentially the set-up) and won’t influence the heart of the story”. Essentially, the appearances will help provide  certain details  regarding  the aftermath of the series finale of Stargate Atlantis,  Enemy At the Gate which will in turn require  the script to be altered in a way so that such details are not repeatedly conveyed and that the storyline remains  true   to the timeline. Having the Stargate Extinction storyline occur after the  appearances on Stargate Universe would  therefore not contradict with any of the circumstances or situations surrounding the characters’  appearances in  the series  and the situation on Atlantis as  the  film would take place afterwards.

We   look forward to seeing  the Atlantis cast members reprise in their roles  in Stargate Universe and we   strongly hope that  we will eventually  have the opportunity to revisit the characters of  Atlantis in Stargate Extinction.

UPDATE - It was revealed in the San Diego Comic Con  that  the two Atlantis guest stars   scheduled to appear in  the fifteenth episode of Stargate Universe’s second season, Seizure  are David Hewlett and Robert Picardo who will reprise in their  roles as Dr. Rodney McKay and   Richard Woolsey respectively. A further overview will be posted shortly.

September 29 2010-Producer, Brad Wright recently indicated  in a interview  with     TV  DeathRay that  there is still a   realistic possibility that the Stargate Movies may be produced. Wright  added  that there is a  another    innovative business plan being discussed with MGM ,  which may help expedite  the production of the films, despite the current economic  downturn and  MGM’s  negative financial situation

During the interview,Wright specifically stated the following  in regards to the Stargate Movies.

“The only thing that is blocking the SG-1 movie or the Atlantis movie, the only thing, is the fact that the direct-to-DVD market has gone away. We were very fortunate with Ark of Truth and Continuum to be among the last very successful direct-to-DVD releases before it all stopped happening. The market has change, and it’s still changing, and it’s not what it was. And, of course, there have been very big changes at MGM that kind of added to that. But we had the intentions to make them. We were ready to go, and it was “Wait a while” and “We should wait a little longer,” and the climate never got better. We held on to a lot of stuff and were ready to go for a very long time, but that doesn’t mean it’s not gonna happen. We have a plan B, and I’ve been talking with MGM about it, and hopefully we’ll still get our chance.”

For a complete read of the interview, in which  Wright  also discusses the  second  season of Stargate Universe and  the SGU/ SGA crossover with Robert Picardo and David Hewlett, please visit   TV  DeathRay.

Indeed , we strongly anticipate that  this alternate business approach will succeed and as a result  both Stargate Revolution and Stargate Extinction will  enter production.

November 7 2010 : MGM Officially Files For Bankruptcy, Increasing Hope For Stargate Films

Indeed the Stargate producing Studio of MGM has officially filed for bankruptcy  in New York on Wednesday, November 3 2010.This  was filed due to a great deal of  approval in turning over management of the company to MGM’s debt holders.

According to MGM, the  matter will now be taken under consideration in the courts. A response to this proposal is expected within the coming month.This new arrangement allows for the debt holders, whom MGM owes  $4 billion to, to  have  control of 95% of the studio. The remaining 5% will go to
Spyglass  Entertaintments and its  associated subsidiaries.Spyglass chiefs, Gary Barber and Roger Birnbaum, would now act as co chief officers for MGM.

This news is crucial for the development of the Stargate movies  as MGM  indicated its commitment  towards  a new set of films and  television series  as  it would raise  500 million dollars in new capital after emerging from chapter 11assets which will be devoted to such areas. Te long awaited Stargate films,  Stargate   Extinction and  Stargate Revolution, now have a likelier chance of being produced. However, there is no guarantee  in regards to the fate of the films, as the studio needs to determine that whether  the Stargate movies be profitable for the company  to produce them and  which method of distribution would be the most effective, should they decide to do so.

For a complete report on MGM’s  current situation, head over to the Hollywood Reporter at http://www.deadline.com/2010/11/mgm-starts-pre-packaged-chapter-11-cases/

What are your thoughts on this plan and do you think  the Stargate movies will be considered profitable by the new management?Discuss in the comments section.
UPDATE-December 17 2010- Please note that this plan was approved by the courts on December 2 2010 . As a result, MGM is now being restructured, under the leadership of SpyGlass.The company is expected to announce its approval on various films in the upcoming period.Once this has been announced, the fate of the Stargate films will also be known.Further information will be posted as soon as it is released.For the full details on the approval, visit  The Money Times at http://www.themoneytimes.com/20101203/court-approves-mgm-reorganization-plan-id-10143790.html.
Stargate Movies Timeline

Take a look at how the   appearances of  the Atlantis Alumni  will  alter the timeline for the Stargate Movies as verified by producer, Joseph Mallozzi on his blog.

1. Stargate Atlantis “Enemy at the Gate”

2. Stargate: Revolution

3. Stargate Universe “Seasons 1 and 2″

4. Stargate: Extinction

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General Movie Discussion

  • Opinions/thoughts  regarding the delay  of impending Stargate Movies.Do you  still think that either or both of the movies  will  be produced?Discuss.
  • What are your thoughts on plan B?     Do you have any insights on what this business plan could  be?  Does  the potential plan B help to  renew or revive a sense of   hope  for you in the   ultimate production  of the films? Discuss.
  • How do you think the cancellation of Stargate Universe will impact the  fate of the Stargate films?

Stargate Revolution

  • What do you think is the significance of the title? Speculate
  • What are  your thoughts  and predictions about the plot of the movie?
  • Who do you think  the big enemy  , which has been present since the inception of Stargate Command ,will be in the film?
  • O Neill Centric -  What are your opinions   on this and  how do you think the character will be brought back in a big way? What  are your thoughts  on having  such a film?
  • Who else other than the original team,   would you like to see apart of the film?

Stargate Extinction

  • What do you think is the significance of  the title?Speculate.
  • Character relationships .Discuss which relationships you would like to  see touched upon  in the film
  • What are your  speculations and thoughts on the tragedy?Could the film bring forth the end of one of the main characters? Who? Speculate.
  • Do you have any possible thoughts  of  possible storylines which could correspond to the stand alone theme of the film? What are your thoughts on having a stand alone theme movie as opposed to having the film wrap up long term storylines from the Stargate Atlantis television series?
  • What questions would you like answered before Stargate Extinction , in the fifteenth episode of  Stargate Universe, Seizure? Why?
  • What are your thoughts on  the timeline adjustment for the film ?Discuss how the appearances of Rodney McKay[ David Hewlett]  and Richard Woolsey[Robert  Picardo]  on SGU , will have towards the film  as whole.

Previous Stargate Films

  • Stargate Ark of Truth and Stargate:Continuum:Rate , recap, review and discuss these two  films.
  • Rerun dates for films – post it in the comments section or if you wish to have it published on  this post, please inform  us at blogmanagement@ymail.com. Be sure to include  film name, country,channel, time and a reference which verifies the slot.
  • What is your favorite Stargate film to date? Why?

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