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Stargate films plots released

Stargate.jpgSo the Stargate films have been announced by MGM after they were rumoured and then confirmed. MGM even had the titles, Stargate: The Ark of Truth and Stargate: Continuum.

The announcement also carries the plots for both films with the first completing the past two seasons main storyline and the next film bringing something new in the universe.

Here are the two plot summaries from MGM through Coming Soon:

Stargate: The Ark of Truth
As SG-1 searches for an Ancient artifact which they hope can defeat the armies of the Ori, they learn more Ori ships are about to be sent through the supergate to launch a final assault on Earth. Daniel discovers that the artifact, the Ark of Truth, may be in the Ori home galaxy, and SG-1 embarks aboard the Odyssey to find it, and pre-empt the attack. The IOA has a plan of their own and SG-1 ends up in a distant galaxy fighting two powerful enemies.

Stargate: Continuum
While SG-1 attends the execution of Ba'al, the last of the goa'uld system lords, Teal'c and Vala inexplicably disappear into thin air. Carter, Daniel and Mitchell race back to a world where history has been changed: the Stargate program has been erased from the timeline. As they try to convince the authorities what's happened, a fleet of goa'uld motherships arrives in orbit, led by Ba'al, his queen, Katesh, (Vala) and his first prime, Teal'c. SG-1 must find the Stargate and set things right before the world is enslaved by the goa'uld.

Well I haven't followed the series for some time I have to say, and I had just assumed that it wasn't as good as the film anymore. That's bad of me I know, but what with scheduling over here becoming as bad as the chaotic scheduling in the US I ended up missing a series.

So, we need some Stargate fans to tell us what these plot outlines sound like, how they fit in with the series, and how well they think they will fare against the original film.




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It REALLY bugs me that they're not going to tie up the current storyline in the TV show, instead finishing it in the movie. Blatant attempt at sucking more dollars out of the franchise and not cool.

The other story could be interesting, although they've already done enough time travel stories. The best villains have always been the Goa'uld and I've never liked the Ori storyline with it's anti-religious overtones.

Vic

So Vic, as the resident TV expert, what would you say they should do? Would you like a sequel to the first film for example?

To be fair, the Ori storyline isn't really anti-religious. The protagonists are fighting against slavery and conquest in the name of religion. If the Ori were recruiting followers on a voluntary basis, the conflict wouldn't exist (which would make for a pretty weak story). It is specifically because they ENFORCE belief in Origin that the two groups clash.

That being said, it makes sense that they would use knowledge as a weapon against the Ori. Point out to their would-be followers that these beings demanding worship are not actually gods. After all, it's been very firmly established that this is the case. It's also been a running theme since the first film was released which begs the question: Why didn't you find the Goa'uld storyline just as offensive?

I find it kind of disturbing that you seem to think telling people the truth (even in a fictional setting) is anti-religious. I do agree with you that the Goa'uld were far more interesting villains though.

Richard, I think it would great if they did a closing story for the series/characters... something along the lines of Star Trek 6 which had a nice sense of closure to it, but they should wrap up the current plotline on the TV show.

Vic

"I find it kind of disturbing that you seem to think telling people the truth (even in a fictional setting) is anti-religious."

And I find it insulting that you state so presumptuously that the non-existance of God is a fact.

I won't bother defending my reasons for my comments because it's obvious they'll fall on deaf ears.

Vic

Cheers Vic/ISO100 - since I don't watch it I was interested to hear your thoughts.

"And I find it insulting that you state so presumptuously that the non-existance of God is a fact.

I won't bother defending my reasons for my comments because it's obvious they'll fall on deaf ears."

Wow. Someone is reading a just little too much into a science fiction television show. Not to mention at NO POINT did I say that God doesn't exist.

But hey, if you insist, consider the issue closed. It seems my comments have also fallen upon deaf ears anyway.

Iso, I know you're a regular here. I apologize if I misinterpreted your comments.

Vic

No hard feelings man. I was just pointing out that you may be seeing allegory where there is none. Frankly I like a spirited debate, so if you have anything to indicate that the Ori are in fact allegorical of something real (Christianity, Islam, Judaism, etc...), I'd love to hear it.

Seriously. :)

Sorry, but my brain is fried right now. Been working many, MANY hours on a promotion for another one of my websites ( Kettlebell-Training.com ) and I don't have the brain cells left over for a discussion like that. :-)

Vic

Yeah, I feel your pain. My last job was pretty intense too. It tended to leave me pretty braindead most days.

I checked out the site, and I dig the banner. Very heroic. :)

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