The original Stargate movie from 1994 was created by Dean Devlin and Roland Emmerich. They wanted to make a trilogy of films, but when it was turned into a TV series, that opportunity was lost.
The show was so popular it lasted ten years, and they had to wait all that time until the series ended before they could pursue their original idea again.
Now Devlin and Emmerich plan to reboot Stargate with a new movie that has nothing to do with the television series. What do you think of this? Are you glad that Stargate will be returning, or upset that the cannon is going to be ignored?
I'm really in two minds about this. Part of me is excited that there is going to be another movie (or more), but at the same time I am really frustrated that it is going to act as if the last 10 years of SG-1 and 5 years of Atlantis never happened.
Since they are the original creators they have every right to do this, but then again, I can't help but feel that it has been too long and the ship has sailed. They had the opportunity to work on the TV show, but didn't want anything to do with it, so should it really be rebooted as something new?
After replacing the actors from the original movie when the TV show started, I separated the stories. I loved both, but always thought of them independently. This means I'll have no problem seeing them differently again, and I don't mind at all that the TV series will be ignored.