Rumors of a Stargate SG-1 reunion had the internet in a frenzy on Thursday (July 9) as reports claimed that producers confirmed a revival of the popular sitcom for 2021.
UPDATE 10/07/2020 : This story seems to be false. (read more)
Can you believe it's been 22 years since Stargate SG-1 first aired?! (22 years, 11 months, 13 days to be exact.)
Why in the world did Stargate SG-1 end?
When Stargate SG-1 came to an end after 10 years in March 2007, million viewers tuned in to say goodbye to Sam Carter (Amanda Tapping), Teal'c (Christopher Judge), Daniel Jackson (Michael Shanks) and Jack O'Neill (Richard Dean Anderson). And since then, they have been itching for a reunion.
Would a Stargate SG-1 reunion disappoint people?
Stargate SG-1 aired from 1997-2007 and is considered one of the most influential TV shows ever on pop culture. Although no original episodes have been shot since, it has remained a regular feature on many station's schedules. But Shanks said he's not sure if Stargate SG-1 would work today. “I don't want to see old Daniel Jackson,” he told a journalist (Shanks turned 49 in December). “Everyone’s going to have different vision of what the character is like, so to have that materialize is going to disappoint most people,” he added.
Still hoping for a Stargate SG-1 movie?
In a recent interview, Christopher Judge said he can't imagine a Stargate SG-1 reunion hitting the big screen. “I'd rather people go, ‘Oh, please! Please!’ than ‘I can't believe you did that. It was horrible.’”
Co-star Richard Dean Anderson has also previously explained, “It would be terrible to do something and have it not be good,”. “It was so terrific ... If we did a Stargate SG-1 movie and it sucked, then it would, you know, blemish it.”
On the subject of whether there could be a Stargate SG-1 film, Lexa Doig stated : “I think it's a bit of a case of ‘the book is better than the movie’.”
What about a Stargate SG-1 reboot?
Recasting Stargate SG-1 for a modern reboot. Hollywood is known for remaking remakes of films or tv series and the studios might think it would be great to bring the story back with a new set of characters.
Be it in the form of a Stargate SG-1 reunion, a Stargate SG-1 movie, or a Stargate SG-1 reboot, if you had to start filming today, who would you cast in what role?
© 2020 MediaMass All rights reserved. Do not reproduce (even with permission).