Crews were called out to strike the sets of Stargate Universe at The Bridge Studios. Brad Wright has addressed rumors that the show would not get the movie he had been hinting at in the past few months since cancellation. In February of this year, the arrangements had already been made to start striking the sets starting in March, but this announcement in April means that he was given one month to make a case for the show. This was probably based on ratings performance, which was…to say the least…dismal. Late last February, GateFans published this article:
Late February 23, 2010, the Production List posted for Local Teamsters 155 for Vancouver, BC contained this cryptic entry: WRAP OF STARGATE UNIVERSE SEAS. Seeing this cryptic entry prompted a call to the Dispatch desk at Teamsters to ask for clarification. The answer was “Im sorry, that was a typo. It should say wrap of Stargate Universe SETS”. So, from March 10th 2011 to November 23, 2011, the tear down of the Stargate Universe sets will be completed.Starting March 7th, 2011, Stargate Universe will start airing its final episodes on Syfy on Mondays at 10:00pm. Stargate Universe fans have held out hope that there might be some sort of final movie for the show to bring closure. But much like the seemingly rushed “Enemy At The Gate” episode of Stargate Atlantis which served as its Finale, it left too much unresolved. Stargate Universe did not follow the format of the previous two shows, and its overall mission and plot never really took a definitive direction before it was canceled on December 16th ,2010.
Stargate writer, executive producer and mastermind Brad Wright took the stage earlier today at Creation Entertainment’s Official Stargate Convention in Vancouver, British Columbia and proceeded to update and clear the air on the fate of the latest series, Stargate Universe.
“We just recently found out that the SGU movie is not going to happen,” Wright said during his stage panel today. “It took too long. We just couldn’t get it together in time, and the window has closed. It’s actually sad for me, because after 17 years, I’m cleaning out my desk tomorrow morning.”
So, its over. Its been over for quite some time, Brad. What really irks me as a Stargate fan is that the entire time since Stargate Atlantis was cancelled, TPTB of Stargate (Brad Wright, Robert Cooper) chose to run a covert ops program with regard to the development of Stargate Universe. It could have been such a great show if done right, but better yet would have been to continue Atlantis and use all that new money to make a better Atlantis. That didnt happen, so we got Stargate Universe. The first season was really going in the direction of the cliff, but since all of the episodes had been completed for the season, there was really no way to rework them or adjust them. When season 2 was announced, the showrunners chose to be dishonest about the fact that Stargate Universe was promised two seasons from the start of the show (as tweeted by Craig Engler of Syfy). Read more »