Stargate fans are still on the fence over the upcoming reboot of the franchise…
And understandably so, between the movie and the various TV spin-offs there’s been a lot of history built up in that universe. The idea of just wiping it clean is a bit of a daunting one. Not quite Star Trek or Star Wars daunting, but big, none-the-less.
But now, speaking to the Portland Business Journal, producer Dean Devlin says there was a plan for Stargate originally than didn’t happen, but now they aim to get it back to where it was meant to go: “We did the original Stargate as an independent movie. It was a surprise success. Shortly before the movie came out, the financiers, who were frightened the movie might not do well, sold the film to MGM. When the film came out, it was a hit and spawned TV shows.
“Of all the projects I’ve ever done, Stargate is the only one from the beginning intended to be a trilogy. We always wanted to do parts two and three, but the thinking was they didn’t want to do anything other than the TV series. So literally for 20 years I’ve been chasing this project. Twenty years later, we can’t really do part two. We have to start over from the beginning. So let’s reboot the series, put in all the things we couldn’t the first time and set it up properly.”
So, how do you feel about this? Do you think him saying the TV series was never part of the plan is an insult to the legacy or are you excited to see what the plan was originally? Let us know your thoughts in the usual ways.