Stargate is an American/Canadian science fiction franchise based of the 1994 film Stargate. Stargate SG-1, Stargate Atlantis and Stargate Universe are its three cannon shows.
Stargate SG-1 follows the adventures of SG-1 led by Colonel Jack O'Neill (Richard Dean Anderson) with Doctor Daniel Jackson (Michael Shanks), Captain (Major/Lieutenant Colonel) Samantha Carter (Amanda Tapping) and Teal'c (Christopher Judge) as they explore new worlds through the use of an ancient alien device known as a Stargate. Along the way they must fight an evil race of paracitical beings known as the Goa'uld that enslave humans that they original took from Earth thousands of years before.
Stargate SG-1 was cancelled after its 10th Season (not before some cast changes, notably Ben Browder playing the new leader of SG-1, Cameron Mitchell and the character of Daniel Jackson being replaced in season 6 by Jonas Quinn (Corin Nemec)). There were two TV movies that followed SG-1, while a third was cancelled.
Stargate Atlantis was the spin off from SG-1, that overlapped for some three seasons before proceeding on its own. Atlantis had the same premise, but took place in the Peaguses galaxy and the enemy were the life sucking Waith.
The main cast members were
Major/Lt. Colonel John Sheppard (Joe Flanigan) (Season 1-5) Dr. Elizabeth Weir (Torri Higginson) (Season 1-3 main, 4 recurring) Lt. Aiden Ford (Rainbow Sun Francks) (Season 1, 2 recurring, and 5 guest) Dr. Rodney McKay (David Hewlett) (Season 1-5) Teyla Emmagan (Rachel Luttrell) (Season 1-5) Ronon Dex (Jason Momoa) (Season 2-5) Dr. Carson Beckett (Paul McGillion) (Season 1,4,5 recurring, 2-3 main) Colonel Samantha Carter (Amanda Tapping) (Season 4 main, 1 guest, 2 guest, 3 guest, 5 recurring) Richard Woolsey (Robert Picardo) (Season 5 main, 3-4 recurring) Dr. Jennifer Keller (Jewel Staite) (Season 5, 4 recurring, 3 guest)
The show was not renewed after the fifth season, and a movie planned was not produced.
Stargate Universe was the second spin off from the Stargate franchise. A group of soldiers, scientists and civilians are forced to abandoned their base after it is attacked to an ancient space ship in another part of the universe with no way home and limited means of survival.
The cast included
Dr. Nicholas Rush (Robert Carlyle) Colonel Everett Young (Louis Ferreira) Eli Wallace (David Blue) MSgt. Ronald Greer (Jamil Walker Smith) Lt. Matthew Scott (Brian J. Smith) Lt. Tamara Johansen (Alaina Huffman) Chloe Armstrong (Elyse Levesque) Camile Wray (Ming-Na)
The show was not picked up for a third season and there are no reports for any further productions in the Stargate Franchise.
I wish I could watch this show, but my wife hates the genre (completely hates the genre). I loved season one, but just don't get the chance to watch it anymore... its such a shame...its excellent that some shows however are still being allowed to continue on for long periods when so many great shows are being cancelled before their time.
How come that VS movies aren't o popular as they are on MZP for instance? Considering they are a great way for an aspiring author to get noticed, MZP even recommends that for new writers as a good starting point.
has anyone ever considering taking their movies faster?
read epsisodes 3 adn 4 over the last couple of days. its nice to see the changes in the characters and how they are developing. the story is becoming a little interesting too. I wonder how long Lang wont know who the white queen is and where checkmate is.clues are appearing all the time. well done.
1. Least Favorite TV Shows - soaps, The Only Way is Essex, Born in Chelsea (anything of that sort)
2. Least Favorite Movies: -Donnie Darko - was spoiled by the university flatmates over doing it... so perhaps it isn't a bad film, but by being overplayed to me as the most awesome film that was ever made, perhaps made it seem bad. - Lost in Translation - same as Donnie Darko
3. Least Favorite Games - Racing games (except mario kart 50% of the time)
4. Least Favorite Actor: - Shane Ritchie - really? come on could you get any worse?
5. Least Favorite Actress: - Katharine Isabelle - a bit of a stuck up actress in my opinion. Claims she hates doing guest roles if she can't get film or lead roles in series. However if she was as good as she claimed, she would get those roles. needs a reality check in my mind.
6. Least Favorite Book: - Harry Potter - over hyped, lots of the plots taken from other authors (intentional or subconsiously it doesn't matter).
7. Least Favorite Character Aspect: - the best girl in the world in the worst place on the world. No offence, but how many of them can there be?
Most Loved - The OC - it caught the series perfectly, and it was great to see Ryan at the end taking his adoptive fathers example. pure brilliance, if only we had seen ryan and taylor marry - that would have made it perfect.
Mixed feelings - Stargate Atlantis - too short, too rushed, but what they were trying to do was perfect and great. seeing atlantis taking in the hive ship was awesome.
Hated final - Stargate sg-1. After what was a good high action, brilliant tense drama 10th season came the anti-climax of the final episode. i know they were planning on the films, but the last ever episode should have much better still.
Ba'al from SG-1 - such a fantastic and deep bad guy Adria from SG-1 - as her mother put it - "Origin is about to become a lot more appealing to the males of this galaxy. " Sloane from alias - cold, calculating and had the big plan in mind all the time Dalek's - why would they not just die!
^Hi, Dave! I think what did it for me with Carson's death, what made it so powerful, was that it was not part of any big storyline or something dramatic build-up... it just happened, in a normal "event-of-the-week" sort of episode. That was brilliant.
hi amin. i would have to agree, that is certainly something that makes it even better. its a shame about the whole clone storyline, that really did spoil his death. Of course originally it was the clone that would have died and not the real carson, but the writers thought that the clone wouldn't have had enough time to have developed. good call in my mind. Beckett was one of those rare characters that was simply brilliant and wanted to see more of, but ultimately his death was needed in order to give the show more realism and bring home the dangerous circumstances that they all lived in.
From someone who was so full of passion and honour to later be so corrupted, it was an interesting end I would not have foreseen in season one.
4. Marissa in The OC
A touchy moment, that is sad as well as meaningful, but the character was too destructive and the writers had taken her her course and really left her with only one way out.
3.Carson Beckett in Stargate Atlantis
A sad moment, I almost shed a tear. It was sad to see him leave the series. But the series did ruin this moment by bringing him back in clone form.
2. Wash from Serenity
After the death of Shepherd Brook earler on you can't believe that someone else is going to die and the moment is pure brilliance. Although technically not a TV program, it was spawned from a show and Wheldon said it would have happened in the series.
1. Janet Fraiser in Stargate SG-1
A moment of true sadness. The fact you know someone has died but don't find out for half the episode is amazingly strong. I loved the character and she is sorely missed.
I would actually agree with every single one of those... interesting that I would have put them in that order too. Janet's and Carson's death really did have nearly in tears. Carson's death is so brilliant because not only is a sad moment, but he did it thinking he was safe after just saving someone from an exploding tumour (you have to watch the episode I think to understand).