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Thread: Stargate: Origins

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    Stargate: Origins

    For the dedicated fans: will you watch? I'm so excited! A series devoted to Catherine and her role in the discovery of the Stargates.

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    If this was a poll the only 2 options would be, "Hell yes!" and, "Who wouldn't want to watch that?!"

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    I dunno. I loved Catherine's role in the series. But as a prequel? We know it ends badly. We know they didn't discover how to use the Stargate effectively, or interact significantly with any of the folks who are out there. We know that whatever knowledge & experience they did acquire got buried & forgotten, & Catherine spent most of the rest of her life putting the Stargate project behind her. So really, what's the point? Watching characters I like struggle to achieve death, despair and failure with nothing to show for it (except eventual vindication in a different series that's already years off the air) is not really my idea of a fun show. Stargate isn't like a superhero universe where there's always a big current threat to fight and another battle -- it was set up so that the active story STARTS with the events of the movie & the TV pilot, which open up the universe to our Earth characters, & everything that happened in Catherine's time was no better than a false start that led nowhere for decades. They'll have to do a lot of persuading to get me on board.
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    I would've rather seen Stargate Universe continued but without the Soap Opera BS than this but JMO
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    Quote Originally Posted by TCnKC View Post
    I would've rather seen Stargate Universe continued but without the Soap Opera BS than this but JMO
    Me, too. If they'd asked me, I would have said no need for a prequel. But. I'm trying to be happy with what we're getting.
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    No doubt it will be cancelled as soon as it gets interesting.

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    It's like new Doctor Who things: I am nervously excited.

    But I guess if they break things we can all just call it a parallel universe, so no problem?
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    It's on a subscription service only, so it's going to have to be *really good* to tempt me. I liked most of the various Stargate series, but this seems a bit forced.

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    I'm incredibly pessimistic about this. As a general rule, I don't care about prequels, but this is one specifically makes me ask "what story could they possibly tell?". Langford never figured out the Stargate, never stepped through it until she was already grey. The clearest route they have to a story is to come up with something utterly implausible (that Langford WOULD have mentioned in SG-1), and then oh no her memory is erased, or she has to promise not to tell anyone. *gag*

    Even if this wasn't its own subscription service, I can't see myself putting in the time to watch it. And as much as I love the Stargate shows, I seriously doubt many people will find it worth the money just to subscribe to a single franchise. Even if the reviews are stellar (I'd wager they won't be), this could totally fail based off the subscription model, and MGM will assume no one wants Stargate and shelve the franchise for another 7+ years. On the off chance it is successful, they'll take that to mean people want more prequels. Which personally, I don't. No prequels or reboots, I want a continuation.

    So from my perspective, they're making something I don't want, with no sign in sight that I'm about to get a show I would want.

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    I have to agree with the pessimism above by various posters. If it's already on something I get like Hulu or Streaming Netflix or even mail order Netflix, I'll give it a try otherwise it sounds like the plot might be a soap opera version of a tax audit.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TCnKC View Post
    I would've rather seen Stargate Universe continued but without the Soap Opera BS than this but JMO
    JMO? I agree it had too much soap opera angst

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