Stargate Universe: The Gate Has Been Closed Indefinitely For The Franchise

It’s the end of an era for another sci-fi series.

According to GateWorld.net and Airlock Alpha, fans of Stargate Universe and Stargate in general were delivered a double whammy of blows this weekend at the Official Stargate Convention when Stargate producer and franchise overseer Brad Wright announced that the franchise as we know it is officially dead… at the moment.

‘It was a great ride and I felt really good about [SGU] and about Stargate in general,’Wright told the stunned crowd in Vancouver. ‘When something’s been a part of your life for 15 years, it kind of takes you over.’

What does this announcement exactly entails? Well, the proposed SG-1 movies and Atlantis movies are now canceled as well as a the possibilities of a potential wrap up movie for the recently canceled SGU, which will end its run on SyFy next month.

The cast members of SGU went on Twitter to speak their minds to the fans of the show. David Blue, who portrays whiz kid Eli Wallace on SGU, tweeted to fans “I am incredibly proud of SGU and I’ll calmly discuss why with anyone who wants to challenge that in person.”

As for the role of Eli and the cancellation of SGU, Blue stated that wished the cast and crew of SGU had a chance to have one last moment with each other on set, and that he “can’t imagine” not donning Eli’s trademark graphic tees and snark demeanor.

Brian J. Smith, aka Lt. Matthew Scott, shared his co-star’s sentiment and thanked the fans through his Twitter account before offering a glimmer of hope for the future of the franchise.

“That’s not to say that Stargate could [not] re-emerge later on down the road in some form, but for the foreseeable future, this is it.”

Brad Wright also feels that the Stargate brand is far from dead, because “it’s a franchise.”

Stargate is not over. Somebody smart from MGM is going to figure it out, and something will happen.”

Let’s hope so…

Are you guys sad to see this franchise leave so soon? What would you like to see in the future? A reboot ala J.J. Abrams’ “Star Trek” or a continuation of the established history/canoncity laid out by SG-1, SGA, and SGU?

Sources: GateWorld, Airlock Alpha


34 Comments

  1. cassi April 18, 2011
  2. oldhousegeek April 18, 2011
    • TJ April 18, 2011
    • SCIFIDRAGON April 20, 2011
      • gillian May 6, 2011
        • ieuan May 12, 2011
  3. TJ April 18, 2011
    • Jaclyn April 18, 2011
    • Chris April 18, 2011
    • Wolfman jr. April 18, 2011
      • gillian May 6, 2011
    • Jared Lorz April 18, 2011
  4. Ann April 18, 2011
    • Shelly June 27, 2011
  5. Wade April 18, 2011
  6. Terra_Nova April 18, 2011
    • SCIFIDRAGON April 20, 2011
  7. Flash Back April 18, 2011
    • Chris April 19, 2011
      • Amethyst April 20, 2011
        • SCIFIDRAGON April 20, 2011
  8. oscar1974 April 18, 2011
  9. Unknown April 18, 2011
  10. adem April 18, 2011
    • gillian May 6, 2011
  11. Selket April 19, 2011
  12. Thomas April 20, 2011
  13. SCIFIDRAGON April 20, 2011
  14. genkumag April 30, 2011
  15. Case May 4, 2011
  16. SD May 8, 2011
  17. Christoper Ross May 9, 2011
  18. JJ May 12, 2011
  19. Dany December 1, 2011

Add Comment

Here’s Why Chelsea Peretti Left “Brooklyn Nine-Nine”
How Does “The World’s Best” Differ from “America’s Got Talent?”
How the Show “Criminal Minds” Changed Cop Drama Forever
Turns Out The Boys Of “Riverdale” Have Some Rigorous Training Regimens
Five Amazing Bank Robbery Scenes in Movies
The Five Best Michael Shannon Movies of His Career
The Five Best Adrien Brody Movies of His Career
The Five Best Helen Hunt Movies of Her Career
10 Things You Didn’t Know about Mickey Rourke
10 Things You Didn’t Know about Jason Sudeikis
10 Things You Didn’t Know about Sarah Shahi
10 Things You Didn’t Know About Cara Geswelli
This is Why Life is Like Dungeons and Dragons
10 Things You Didn’t Know about Marvel’s Carnage
Five Comic Book Characters That Are Better in the Movies Than in the Comics
The Sleep Habits of Your Favorite Superheroes
10 Things You Didn’t Know about Fairy Tail: Dragon Cry
10 Things You Didn’t Know about The Irregular at Magic High School
10 Things You Didn’t Know about “Date a Live”
10 Things You Didn’t Know about Angel Beats!
Five Fun Super Mario Games You Can Play Online
How Does a Gaming Chair Boost Your Console Gaming Performance?
How to Play Nintendo 64 games on Your PC
10 Things You Didn’t Know about RuneScape