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Aug. 22nd, 2008

So tonight's Stargate Atlantis was really good. I was truly impressed with the performance of the guy who plays Rodney McKay. They announced today the show was going to end after the current season. They are going to do Stargate Atlantis movies. There is a new show which is going to be called Stargate Universe. I am not sure what I think of that. I know I am actually a fan of Atlantis and will miss those characters a great deal.

Oh and Stargate Universe will be set in a sort of Star Trek Voyager set up. They will be on a ship called Destiny that jumps them somewhere else and the crew will have to make it back. The report I read said there would be at least one familiar character and the rest will be new.

The part I am afraid of the following quote

"This is an opportunity to reinvent this franchise and make it relevant to a new generation," he said. "We really don't want to be more of the same. It's going to build clearly off the existing franchise but with a cast that gives it a younger vibe."

See that does not breed confidence in me. "a younger vibe" is never encouraging. The part that is encouraging is some of the same creative people from Atlantis will be carrying over as producers and the like.

I will say the Stargate TV shows have actually made it up to Star Trek and Bab 5 in my esteem. They have been consistently good for about 9 years now(the first season and half is rough). Both shows are internally consistent for the most part, deals quite often with some great classic sci fi ideas, and actually has some casts that seem to have good chemistry. If you have not in fact made a point of watching Stargate and Stargate Atlantis then you should.

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djfanboy
Aug. 23rd, 2008 09:07 am (UTC)
Rodney McCay is played by Canadian-born actor David Hewlett.

And incidentally, Rodney's sister Jeannie is played by Canadian-born actress Kate Hewlett, David's sister.

fyi... :)

The end snapped things up a little too quickly for my taste; it would have worked much better as a two-parter and have us see a little bit more of Rod's breakdown (and his friends' increasing frustration).

And a Wraith attack on their way home, possibly giving the Wraith the location of Atlantis, setting up another future mini-arc storyline that they will probably get into anyway down the line...

But the show itself is cancelled. Drat. I liked it too.

Edited at 2008-08-23 09:11 am (UTC)
technoir
Aug. 23rd, 2008 11:48 am (UTC)
Yeah I knew it was his real sister. She is also pretty awesome.
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