“A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away….” was a tagline that brought the thought of SciFi to the mainstream and exposed our universe and our creativeness. From the three decades following the kick off on the Star Wars franchise, we certainly have observed numerous incarnations of Science Fiction series come and a lot of much more go. Series similar to Star Trek, Babylon 5, FireFly, Battlestar Galactica, Andromeda, Earth: Final Conflict plus a slew of others. On the other hand, there exists a single distinctive franchise who has remained a prevalent player from the SciFi space despite the demise of much of their competition.
The Stargate Universe as an entity has persisted given that 1994 and has since expanded into a international dynasty encompassing a film, 2 television collection, comics, books, audio books, games, toys and selection of FanFiction.
The Stargate Universe all started using the initial motion picture, written by Dean Devlin and directed by Roland Emmerich. The motion picture turned out being a huge hit with global revenue of $196,600,000 and a $55,000,000 cost of production. The movie was initially plotted being component of the multi-film franchise but, as a result of scheduling issues and differences in creative visions among Devlin/Emmerich and MGM, the first vision never was carried out. It was in reality this disagreement that led to the studio execs evaluating other techniques to capitalize about the accomplishment of the motion picture.
The executives chose a television string would likely permit for long-lasting possibilities and with that Stargate SG-1 debuted on July 27, 1997 about the Showtime premium cable network. Following experiencing impressive ratings on Showtime, the studio desired broader distribution and transferred the set to your SciFi network where it instantly became a cult classic. The actual series led by Richard Dean Anderson of MacGyver fame lasted regarding a total of ten seasons and on average price MGM $1,400,000 to shoot. By its last year, the show surpassed the ratings of huge hits like X-Files and taking on title on the longest running consecutive sci-fi sequence in the media. Following a fantastic incredible ten year run, Stargate SG-1 was discontinued in August of 2006, but the franchise lived on as Stargate Atlantis.
Stargate Atlantis was made in 2004 like a two component season finale for season 8 entitled “Lost City”. The plot involves a group of military forces and civilian scientists in which travel on the Pegasus galaxy in search from the Lost City of Atlantis. In its current incarnation, the sequence has seen brilliant achievement and has proven over the years to draw the same level of followers as SG-1.
The future of the Stargate Universe is scheduled to include two direct-to-DVD films being released later this year entitled “Stargate: The Ark of Truth” and “Stargate: Continuum”. In addition, there was a 2006 Comic-con announcement by Stargate creator Dean Devlin that he is currently in talks with MGM to produce the final two films inside the trilogy and leverage the talents of James Spader and Kurt Russel.
The set today stands out as a remarkable example of creativity and vision of a greater future. The set is one that will live on in multiple incarnations moving forward as ling as it retains the fantastic writing staff and an uncanny capacity to explore existing social and political troubles in a unique way.