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keberoxu 05 Oct 18 - 04:33 PM
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Subject: BS: the Stargate sci-fi franchise
From: keberoxu
Date: 05 Oct 18 - 04:33 PM

Mudcat before this moment
had no Stargate science-fiction multi-media thread.

True, the Stargate franchise gets mentioned on numerous threads.

But maybe a modest thread to itself
will give a little space and time for those who followed
the whole Stargate branching-out and big-business entertainment.
From the feature film to the multiple television series-es.

Myself, I was partial both to Richard Dean Anderson
as the tongue-in-cheek commander -- nice self-deprecating presence --

and Robert Carlyle's Dr. Nicholas Rush in Stargate Universe.

Now that there's no more television after several decades, in this franchise,

Amazon dot com is taking pre-orders for an edition of,
I think, comic books or graphic novels.
They pick up where Stargate Universe shut down, with one young crewmate
at the controls of the big spaceship Destiny
and everybody else in pods, in stasis.

Stargate Universe: Back to Destiny

SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER
SPOILER SPOILER
SPOILER
alert:

here's a tip being reported in online news reports.
The humans on the ship Destiny are not alone.
It turns out that Destiny has an area no human has explored,
not even the sneaky Dr. Rush.
In that area there are stasis storage areas containing ...
Stargate Ancients individuals, a team of them, in stasis.

And it's time for them to wake up and come out ...


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Subject: RE: BS: the Stargate sci-fi franchise
From: robomatic
Date: 05 Oct 18 - 07:10 PM

I enjoyed the Stargate TV show, the special effects and Richard Dean Anderson. I was not of the same tender age to really imBIBE 'em, but I thought them much superior to Star Wars.


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Subject: RE: BS: the Stargate sci-fi franchise
From: keberoxu
Date: 06 Oct 18 - 01:03 PM

The Stargate Universe lost-in-space spinoff
was broadcasting around the same time as
the re-make of Battlestar Galactica,
on rival networks.

I noticed how the Battlestar Galactica soundtrack,
which I believe was nominated for awards,
influenced the SGU soundtrack as well:

very different from the symphonic soundtrack for
the Stargate SG-1 series, which also was pleasing to the ear.


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Subject: RE: BS: the Stargate sci-fi franchise
From: Dave the Gnome
Date: 06 Oct 18 - 02:22 PM

Was Richard Dean Anderson famous for "MacGyver" ? I never saw it but understand it had quite a cult following.


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Subject: RE: BS: the Stargate sci-fi franchise
From: keberoxu
Date: 06 Oct 18 - 02:36 PM

Hope we hear from someone
who did see MacGyver, which I never did.
Here is what I understand:

MacGyver was Richard Dean Anderson's breakout role,
and he has since remarked that he was a very young and inexperienced actor
who had much to learn about his craft,
and he ended up learning it on the job in front of everybody --
words to that effect.

Briefly, on Stargate Universe,
Richard Dean Anderson did a crossover appearance in his starring role
from "SG-1".
SGU's Robert Carlyle has said that
Richard Dean Anderson was/is one of his actor heroes,
so it was a big deal for the two of them to be in an episode together.
I would guess that
Robert Carlyle was a MacGyver watcher.


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Subject: RE: BS: the Stargate sci-fi franchise
From: Nigel Parsons
Date: 06 Oct 18 - 05:59 PM

And, for spin-offs, there was a 1995 Stargate Pin-ball machine based on the original movie.


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Subject: RE: BS: the Stargate sci-fi franchise
From: robomatic
Date: 07 Oct 18 - 04:09 PM

The original MacGyver series was good enough to turn the word macgyver into a verb!

For first rate adventure Sci-Fi check out the defunct Firefly series and its movie. They were everything Star Wars should have been, but wasn't.


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Subject: RE: BS: the Stargate sci-fi franchise
From: keberoxu
Date: 08 Oct 18 - 03:34 PM

Must confess, regarding the original feature film "Stargate" (1994),
that I have never sat through the whole thing from beginning to end.

When it came out, I was not going to cinemas and sitting through films any more.

The few times I have gotten a peek at it,
were on the television in a hotel room.
The film will turn up on television channels now and again,
usually cable networks.

James Spader is young, slim, and fit. How he has changed physically.
And somebody got a camel to run really fast.
I don't think I had ever before seen a RUNNING camel.


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Subject: RE: BS: the Stargate sci-fi franchise
From: David W
Date: 09 Oct 18 - 12:53 PM

I liked Stargate a lot, but Universe was terrible. However I thought the best Sci Fi of the era, better than both Galactica and Firefly, was Farscape.

When Sci Fi Channel bought Stargate, the special effects team from
Farscape was used on the show hence the superb visuals in the later series and for the last two series they got the two lead actors from Farscape, Ben Browder and Claudia Black to join SG1.


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Subject: RE: BS: the Stargate sci-fi franchise
From: David W
Date: 09 Oct 18 - 12:55 PM

Almost forgot Farscape made a recent comeback in the form of Guardians of the Galaxy, which most people think if not a total ripoff of is heavily based on Farscape. Even the writer/director of the movies said he was a major Farscape fan.


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Subject: RE: BS: the Stargate sci-fi franchise
From: Dave the Gnome
Date: 09 Oct 18 - 01:22 PM

Robo - big thumbs up for Firefly.


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Subject: RE: BS: the Stargate sci-fi franchise
From: keberoxu
Date: 16 Oct 18 - 05:12 PM

The "Stargate Universe" "Back To Destiny"
comic book was just delivered
-- my order I mean, hot off the presses.

Yes, there is more drama
on the Destiny ship,
which means that there are more bodies
out of stasis pods than in them,
but it would spoil a great deal to say more.

The commander and Dr. Rush are still sparring partners,
and Dr. Rush is still a thorough cynic, doubting and naysaying everything.

And yes, the characters all look like the actors that played them.

Here's one hint:
there is a significant amount of time, and dramatic interaction,
in the sickbay of the ship.


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