Friday, January 19, 2007

Stargate: The Ark of Truth & Continuum

Fans were left stunned when MGM cancelled Stargate: SG-1 on the basis of comments I made last May that the series had run it's course. I broke the news here that SG-1, the longest running Military Sci-Fi series ever was finishing with Season 10, it's current season. However there was a silver lining delivered with this cloud not too long after: news came that the series would continue as at least two movies.

Naturally at that point nothing was known about what the movies would center around, but I can now tell you that most of the cast already has signed the contracts for the two movies, with the first to begin shooting in April and the second in June. The first will wrap up the story with the Ori and the second one will involve time travel and Ba'al.

MGM's press release states that "Stargate SG-1 cast members Ben Browder, Amanda Tapping, Christopher Judge, Claudia Black and Michael Shanks are confirmed to star in both movies. Written and produced by Brad Wright and Robert Cooper, the new movies will feature the latest visual and sound effects, providing viewers with a theatrical movie-going experience." The release didn't state where or when the movies would be airing or if they would be going directly to DVD.

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.

That's all I have at the moment, more soon.

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