Those of you who know me well, know that I am an avid fan of everything that is Stargate related. Yes, I watched the whole 10 seasons of Stargate SG-1 and I have followed every single episode of Stargate Atlantis so far. It is simply a show I cannot get enough of.
Still, the tv network SciFi seems to be determined in upsetting me and all the Stargate fans out there. First they pulled the plug on SG-1 and now, they decide to do the same on Atlantis’ , as soon as its fifth season ends. What are the true space fans supposed to watch now?! Battlestar Galactica? I’m sorry, but I’m a little over sneaky women in red dresses, and the whole worthless drama surrounding that tv series which was so promising to start with.
Well, not all hope is lost though… Apparently a new Stargate series is on the making, this one of its name Stargate Universe. According to tv.com this new series will be about a «a group of explorers board an abandoned, Ancients-built starship called The Destiny» *raise eyebrow*. I was a little bit excited at the prospect of a new Stargate series since I had known about it for a while, but what I did not expect was the sudden decision of shutting down Atlantis – now, with this information regarding Universe, my skepticism is through the roof. A Stargate series without travelling through Stargates? Err… is it me or something does not match?
Unless of course, The Destiny is small enough to fit into the Stargate, but then it is most likely a puddle-jumper, and that would be utterly boring. Maybe I’m being too harsh but I think that SciFi is inevitably killing the original spirit of the Stargate. Give us something new, but not that new…
On the streak of good news reasonable news is the fact that the Stargate fans will also have the MMORPG game coming out relatively soon. Once again however, the game isn’t overly based on the tv show and whilst I am excited to try it out, I’m also taking it with a grain of salt.
According to an interview carried out by GameSpot, it seems that Stargate Worlds will actually be some sort of World of Stargate.
This means we can’t keep retelling the story of SG-1. We’re going to let players choose from seven archetypes–Jaffa, Goa’uld, Asgard, and human soldier, scientist, archeologist, and commando–when they create a character.
Ah well, thank you SciFi for killing my inner-child 🙁