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“Stargate reboot will follow original movie trilogy plans,” says Dean Devlin

July 2nd, 2014 by Marc 1 Comment

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.

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Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….

  • The Watcher

    I don’t think saying the TV series was originally part of the plan is an insult. What *is* an insult is the implication that the TV series was somehow inferior and did not follow the supposed ‘Grand Plan’ that would have come by having two more films.

    The legacy of the SG series (all of them) is of a brilliant programme which capitalised on the original film and allowed audiences to see what else lay within the premise that earth was visited by aliens who took on the role of gods from various cultures.

    Whilst a trilogy of films may have been the original idea, it;s not what happened. Why not move on, and spare us from yet another unnecessary reboot? Move forward with it, not back.

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