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Stargate: Extinction: Never to Be?

In the February 11, 2011, entry in his weblog, executive producer Joe Mallozzi wrote about how he's packing up his office at Bridge. He's working on possibly moving to another franchise with Paul Mullie and Robert C. Cooper in Toronto. Among the items that he found and posted an image for: the script for Stargate: Extinction, the Atlantis movie that he and Mullie penned.

What's even more grim is his caption for the image: "And, of course, THAT script. For what it's worth, it involved a return mission to Pegasus, the tragic end of one relationship, the beginning of another, and a surprising progression in the alliance between one man and one wraith."

Does this sound like Stargate: Extinction will never be made? Do you think that MGM has other plans for SGA?


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Feb. 12th, 2011 02:53 pm (UTC)
Sounds like we're done. It's over with the last episode of SGU for the Stargate franchise. :(

Ah well...it was a good run and we had fun. We can be thankful for that.
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Feb. 12th, 2011 09:21 pm (UTC)
If they could work out the nitpicky Stargate franchise media-tie-in issues, an Atlantis AUDIO DRAMA via Big Finish would be the next best thing, especially if the whole cast reassembled to record their lines.
Feb. 12th, 2011 04:17 pm (UTC)
That's depressing.

Thought to be honest, I wasn't holding out much hope to begin with - I figured if I didn't think it was coming and then it did, it would just be a giant bonus.

Still disappointed though. =(
Feb. 12th, 2011 04:18 pm (UTC)
*Though, not thought. Go go gadget proofreading.
Feb. 12th, 2011 04:34 pm (UTC)
Considering the sets for Atlantis had been struck to set up the ones for SGU, with bits of the gateroom set showing up in other shows (not just put into storage), I think it was a foregone conclusion SGA was never going to get a movie.

I'm starting to think Mallozzi may have wanted to do more with Atlantis, but he was outvoted by Brad Wright, who chose to take take a guaranteed two seasons of SGU instead of one of SGA running concurrently with SGU. Gamble didn't pay off and it's killed the franchise for now.
Feb. 12th, 2011 07:17 pm (UTC)
I read it the same way you did -- his way of saying the SGA movie will never be made. At least not based on that script. Too bad he always has to announce things in such roundabout ways.

I'm not at all surprised. BW still seems committed to finishing SGU above all else. To me the odds of that are low, so the odds of more SGA or SG-1 are even lower...
Feb. 12th, 2011 08:11 pm (UTC)
That's kind of how I read it too.

But of course, it could mean that if the Stargate franchise continues on he just won't have any involvement in it (considering he's moving on to other shows).
Feb. 12th, 2011 09:23 pm (UTC)
I'm pretty sure the franchise is over now. And as much as Mr Mallozzi likes to show how much he disagrees with this opinion, I'd say ending SGA to put SGU on the air was a big mistake. While I consider myself a fan of Universe, it just doesn't compare to Atlantis and that led to the downfall of an otherwise successful franchise.

Edited at 2011-02-12 09:23 pm (UTC)
Feb. 13th, 2011 12:58 am (UTC)
It'll never happen now. They gambled on SGU, lost, and I'm afraid the SG franchise is dead, at least as far as new series/movies might be concerned.
Apr. 23rd, 2011 06:38 pm (UTC)
Some times it amazes me how the movie industry can just shut down like this, I hope there still will be a movie, the series ended in such a jolt. Leaving questions unanswered and people wanting more, personally SGU is good. I think the lighting is a little dark, but otherwise, it's good.
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