I know, I know.  You’re sitting there, re-reading yesterday’s blog entry, thinking to yourself: “Surely rebooting the franchise wouldn’t be that big a deal.  The longtime fans who invested so much in those 17 seasons of television history – the characters, the technology, the worlds created for SG-1, Atlantis, and Universe – would get over it.  Eventually.  Wouldn’t they?”  To be honest, I don’t know.  Fans can be fickle, passionate, and vociferous.  Also incredibly loyal.  It would be akin to, say, informing fans of the NFL’s New England Patriots that they were getting a new coach…none other than Harry Redknapp who managed Tottenham Hotspur from October 2008 to June 2012!  He also had great success with AFC Bournemouth and West Ham United, so there’s no reason to doubt he won’t be great calling the shots in New England.  Unfortunately, terms of this new deal will require that Brady, Gronk, Edelman and other Patriots players never again set food on the field – or be publicly referenced hereafter.  Finally, touchdowns will only be worth 4 points, field goals 2, we’ll be going 5 downs instead of 4, and the game will be overseen by three officials: a line judge, a referee, and grandmaster oortsman.

I mean, I don’t know.  It could be great.  But the purists may balk.

On the other hand, how could one possibly create a brand new series that is accessible to first-time viewers yet simultaneously rewarding to long-time fans? Hmmm.  Let me think about this for five seconds.  Wait!  How about you introduce a protagonist who knows nothing about the Stargate program and becomes the conduit through which the home audience learns about the gate network?  Maybe they’re a young soldier or a scientist or young anthropologist who joins a team on a visit to a top secret facility.  There, to their amazement, they are introduced to Stargate Command, the workings of the intergalactic stargate network, and then informed they will be making a trip through the gate to an alien world.  The base commander, General Carter, orders the technician to: “Dial the gate, Walter.”  The gate is dialed, a wormhole is established, and the young team step through the event horizon.

When they step out the other side, they find themselves on an alien world where they embark on their first exploratory mission.  Not telling what they find or what complications ensue.  There are so many possible ways for the series to go but it’s fairly easy to do so without burdening the story, these new characters, with heavy mythology.  The mythology exists to support the narrative, but need only come to light gradually.  Perhaps  they’ll learn that the gate network was built by a race known as the Ancients.  Maybe they’ll discover that Earth has outposts in various galaxies including the Milky Way, Triangulum, and Pegasus. Somewhere down the line, there may even be an episode in which the young team embarks on an op accompanied by a veteran of the Stargate program – an anthropologist, a Czech science officer, an overbearing but brilliant scientist with an aversion to citrus.  Who knows?

My point is the existing fandom is not only a great audience base for any future series, they’re a fantastic resource for spreading the word and getting other potential viewers onboard early.  They’re a passionate bunch and, when excited about a show, they will make their voices heard.

Don’t believe it?  Well, stay tuned.

Thanks to stopitcharlesgetoutofmyhead for all the nifty gif and video work!

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gforce

You’re going to get me chomping at the bit for this new Stargate series! Whenever/whatever it is.

ceresis64

My thoughts too!! Just even discussing the possibility of it all, is so cool.

So many arcs a new Stargate series could follow –
Other Stargate networks – What if the Ancients had their ‘own’ gate network, independent from intergalactic ones but only accessible with a unique code transmitted by a personal handheld device?

Dan of Iniquity (@DPoem)

I’d like to see a Stargate set far in the future after the landscapes of earth and the galaxy have changed. I think a post-apocalyptic earth and the discovery of a forgotten, abandoned Cheyenne complex would make a fun jumping off point. Ya know? Rebuilding the gate and using it to try and rebuild some semblance of society?

As a longtime fan, I’d watch that.

poundpuppy29

I like that idea

Kathy
Kathy

I’m trying really hard to read between the lines here.

Vickie
Vickie

I would love, love, love a new Stargate series. But your description…..sounds like Atlantis.

Bilal mohammed
Bilal mohammed

Sound a lot like universe if you ask me

Bilal mohammed
Bilal mohammed

Sound a lot like universe if you ask me

Joan001
Joan001

What a stellar idea!! Will praying help make it a reality?

Daniel Fleming
Daniel Fleming

Thanks Joe for the last couple of posts, they have been really insightful and interesting.

I’ve just been thinking about a reboot of Stargate, and I just can’t stomach it. Stargate has been what I have grown up watching since I was 7 with my dad I’m now 23 and it has been such an important part of my life. Though Carter and McKay, those characters where highly influential in pushing myself to be a scientist. I’m currently doing a PhD in computer science. I do have stargate, you and all involved to thank for that.

My point is that to then have a rebooted show just disregard the history and hard work put into making it just hurts. Intellectually, I know that sounds stupid as the shows will always still be there. But the idea of them just dismissing it and using the name stings a little.

I know as a fan, I’m not loyal to the name. I’m loyal to the family of people who made the show (Writers, actors and directors etc) as I think it’s their vision, ideas, personalities and craftsmanship that made the show what it is. Not the name of the show. A stargate series without you guys, disregarding history just wouldn’t be something I would invest in. But, maybe that’s just me.

Although that show idea you had in today’s post, especially with General Carter and Mckay in it, I’d watch it in a heartbeat!!! smile

Brandy
Brandy

I agree. I would hate for SG1 and SGA to be dismissed. Sorry, I never got into SGU. SGO seems to be doing that unless it’s all in a different timeline or they have their memories wiped, because the movie Katherine never even figured out the 7th symbol, so she couldn’t have gone through the gate.

Nick
Nick

I thank you for remaining so intrigued if not involved with Stargate. I had actually written some fan-fiction about a new SG-1 set some time after the shows, introducing completely new characters who get introduced into the Program and are immediately thrown into the deep end when a new enemy shows up, threatening all that we’ve built in the past years since the defeat of the Goa’uld and Ori. I really hope to see something like that.

baterista9 AKA gildermcc
baterista9 AKA gildermcc

Triangulum? I think I missed something…

StellaByStargate
StellaByStargate

…I do believe in Stargate…I do believe in Stargate…I do believe in Stargate…*claps hands…*

Christina Testa
Christina Testa

There are soooooo many ways /paths you can go down.

As you said, set it in the future where a new team sets out to explore a new galaxy, with guest spots of the original cast from SG1 /Atlantis. Which we would ALL love!!!

Perhaps we take a look back into the past. Like what Origins is doing. There is so much mythogy from Ancient Egypt you could easily go back from there.

We saw how the G’ould took on human hosts in the original movie. But what about their previous race/hosts – that could be interesting.

There’s also the Ancients, who built Atlantis and many outposts just like it, go back before the war with the Wraith or maybe even an action packed series called the Wraith Wars instead if you want to leave Stargate alone and go somewhere new but familiar.

These ideas have probably already been floated and all have their pros and cons, but all reboots or prequels/sequals/spin offs will have their challenges.

As a fan base we are still passionate and hungry it and I say bring it on!!!

Scott Fox

No please don’t go back into the past. I hate prequels!

coveredincathair

I’ve been waiting for 10 years to hear there is a possibility that Stargate could come back in some form. If this doesn’t happen i’ll be devastated, just devasted. Joe, my hopes are soaring and i’ll be praying to the gods for its return!

Colleen #TeamRaza #TeamPsych (@dr2red)

I never connected with Stargate Universe because I did not know any of the characters. Going from SG 1 to Atlantis I had Rodney. I think having a legacy character he helps a show connect with old and new fans.

ltsich

I have watch SGU recently. In the past I didn’t like SGU.
But it was finally interesting. But you have to accept that this is not SG1, it’s another world with the stargate story. When you accept that you are not watch SG1, and that you don’t expect to see SG1, then SGU is a good serie…

Scott Fox

Agree 100%!

Ham
Ham

think that this article was longer than all three epps so far. Do it justice that it deserves.

mazlumaltun
mazlumaltun

I would love to see a Stargate show where they have a spacefleet and the world finally knows.

Dennis
Dennis

Fans be fans, one way or the other, still fans. An amazing show but damn I miss Destiny. That ending makes the show somewhat up into legend together with Firefly and latest, Dark Matter. The notion of exploring is so human as it can be and the interconnection with Norse mythology was to me very well thought off, later expanded to so many cultures and beliefs. Shangri-la, Atlantis to name a few. To follow along the people for so many years it is like they are friends you know. That is truly something.

Brandy
Brandy

But, is there a point in starting a new series when we never got an ending to the others? I mean, how do you brush over the fact that there is a city in the SF bay? We probably won’t get an ending if there is a new show. It seems like the sci-fi shows are always cancelled. Maybe no ending is better than an ending like Lost’s.

cudaker
cudaker

idk but its sound just like SG1 season 11 …Would realy like something new to add to the franchise story without destroying or undoing ,modifying the previous series.Sure for a new young team but something that will rush them in a Code red emergency situation more than a walk in a park .With a Briefing of 2 minutes they (new viewers and the new SGx team)will know about the Basic of the Network

Jojo
Jojo

Look at all the different variations of star trek. Storylines and casting so varied. Characters cross over to other series and are very successful. I don’t understand the aversion to using previous characters/actors from last shows. Sure, they have gotten older, look different. So what? Are we going to pretend that no time has passed since the last event in the series? Hasn’t the reboots of old shows with the same casts shown that the fans will accept good actors and well-written, well-produced shows? We are hungry for them. I say success should be rewarded and respected and called upon for more before trying something new, somebody new. New is not always better.

Tim G
Tim G

If they reboot the series, and ignore all the history from SG1, SGA, And SGU, I will have no interest in watching. I am getting really sick of most of these reboots of older series, although I have to admit I am enjoying the MacGyver reboot.

arcticgoddess

I’m sure that Apophis and Ba’al would love to be a part of it all. Well, that is, Peter Williams and Cliff Simon. wink

Barbaro
Barbaro

Oh how I would love more Stargate! But not if everything that came before was erased, or if, say, they made it a dark and too serious show.

Larry D.
Larry D.

I would be very fearful of any reboot without Brad, Robert, you, Paul, Carl, Martin etc. Or any combination. Joe, you’re making me kinda drool. Somethings up.

Grimtrek
Grimtrek

No reboot! Give fans a TV, or direct to DVD movie that gives a better resolution to both SG: Atlantis and SG: Universe (especially Universe).
Fans don’t know if Atlantis was even allowed to return to Pegasus, and we definitely were left with a major cliffhanger at the “conclusion” of Universe.

I personally wouldn’t give a Stargate reboot a look.

ltsich

A movie to close SGU, and a reboot about the ancients discovering Pegasus and after that fighting against the wraith. Or building the Stargate network in the milky way.

I think it will be difficult to make a new series in SG1, SGA or SGU… All actors are a lot older now… But we need to know more about the ancients, that strange signal at the border of the universe, etc etc…

Unending One
Unending One

Do you know something we don’t Mr Mallozzi?

CheyenneSG1
CheyenneSG1

Joe I am totally against violence but all I want to do right now is walk into mgm and start hitting the big wigs with the biggest heaviest frying pan I can find till they start to wisen the fuk up. Seriously tho what is wrong with these people their not going to be happy until they totally ruin Stargate.