A year-long auction of Stargate memorabilia has begun. The auction, run by the same company that did last year’s Battlestar Galactica sell-off, is supposedly of items that the production company knew they’d not need for future movies. (via)
Of course, this only reinforces the fan perception that the new straight-to-DVD movies will never happen. MGM has been unable to gather the funding to launch them in the current economy. But after 15 years, one can imagine that their prop storage is full to busting at the seams. Still, Stargate fans enjoy some good angst, so the worry continues.
Actor David Hewlett (Rodney McKay) has proposed another idea on his Twitter, though:
Okay, here’s the plan: We buy everything, put it all back together, and then we make the Stargate Atlantis movie. http://bit.ly/8qJ2tQ
David Hewlett (Rodney McKay) is fairly convinced that the lack of contact with the show’s producers means there will be no Atlantis movie. And it makes him sad.
But the newbies to the franchise are enjoying the hype that comes with a new (and still supported) show at the Television Critics Association:
- The ladies get caught doing Wookiee impressions (two e’s people…geez)
- David Blue outs himself…as a geek (no surprise to anyone following his Tweets) and Lou Diamond Phillips scores the biggest laugh of the panel in this summary.
- And the producers try changing tacks from the earliest marketing disaster to saying they’re trying to “broaden” the Stargate appeal.
Well, look who’s been a bit lazy! So what’s been happening around the Gate, lately?
Now, everyone giving Stargate Universe a hard time should stop and appreciate the enthusiasm coming into this project (well, if Brian J. Smith is any indication). The brave man takes his first step into fandom by granting an interview with GateWorld. He can’t be all bad, though. He admits to being a “Trekkie.” <sic>
In related news, writer Joseph Mallozzi shares that Robert Carlyle will get to keep that lovely accent for the show. (Ahh…Scottish accents on Stargate.)
Those still mourning Atlantis and worrying about the fate of her actors will be happy to know that David Hewlett appears to be making progress on his sci-fi comedy Starcrossed first featured in his movie A Dog’s Breakfast. Keep your fingers crossed it makes it out of Development Hell. We don’t need any more ghost shows on SciFi.
During a press conference for her series Sanctuary (debuting tonight on SciFi), Amanda Tapping told reporters that both the SG1 and SGA movies will be filming at the same time next year. Sounds like they’re shooting for late spring or early summer.
Just like a big ol’ family reunion!
In the meantime, Mitch Pileggi (Colonel Caldwell) is glad for his time on Atlantis and other series, but still gets frustrated that he’s still associated with X-Files after all this time. You’ll always be the Colonel to the Gate Geeks, Mitch!
And finally, a big ol’ juicy set of spoilery SGA pictures and some fangirlish squee on io9. I’m totally with you, Meredith!