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'Stargate' should return to television, says writer Joseph Mallozzi

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Stargate writer Joseph Mallozzi has argued that the sci-fi franchise should return to television.

Roland Emmerich - who directed the original 1994 movie - recently told Digital Spy that he had "proposed" a new movie reboot trilogy.

Kurt Russell starring in 'Stargate' 1994

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Kurt Russell in Stargate



"My gut instinct tells me the studio would love to follow the Star Trek model - take an established property, re-imagine it for the big screen, and make hundreds of millions of dollars," Mallozzi - a writer and executive producer on Stargate SG-1, Stargate: Atlantis and Stargate Universe - wrote in a recent blog.

"If the studio does consider going down this route, careful consideration will present two indisputable facts: a) Stargate is not Star Trek, and b) alienating long-time fans in favour of a new audience could prove disastrous."

Stargate SG-1 (1997-2007)


Mallozzi claimed that "a new television series would be the best way to go", suggesting "a fresh take on Stargate that would bring in new viewers while rewarding the long-suffering fans".

"While the original movie was successful, it was the television franchise that proved an incredibly lucrative earner for MGM," he concluded.

> Babylon 5 creator wants show back on TV: "It's up to the fans now"

Watch Roland Emmerich talk the planned Stargate movie reboot below:

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