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October 2nd, 2008

Stargate Atlantis sets destroyed

Thanks Brad :(


http://www.canada.com/vancouversun/news/business/story.html?id=abec6209-6c7b-42e1-be65-2ea36946819d

excerpt from Oct 2 2008 article

BRIDGE CONTRACT: Heavy machines are smashing the Stargate Atlantis TV series' set in Bridge Studios' 40,000-square-foot effects stage. That's the largest of eight movie-shooting facilities in almost constant use on the six-hectare complex at Boundary-off-Second Avenue, Burnaby. The studio's website claims it's the largest in North America.

But Bridge Studios general manager Ron Hryniuk -- say Her-nik -- isn't sorry to say goodbye to a show that produced some 100 episodes on six of his sound stages, as well as twice that number for the predecessor Stargate SG-1 series. That's because the SCI FI Channel and MGM Television recently announced the launch of a new "science faction" series called Stargate Universe.

"Its great news. Fantastic," Hryniuk said of a show that will premiere as a two-hour movie on SCI FI and become a weekly one-hour series next summer.

In a press release Stargate SG-1 and Stargate Atlantis co-creators Brad Wright and Robert Cooper said Stargate Universe "will break new ground in relationships between mostly young and desperate explorers, thrust together and far from home."

**This sucks***

UPDATE: See next post - http://wraithfodder.livejournal.com/249781.html - for update. NOT all sets, PHew phew phew.
Phew. Apparently the Solutions blog is on top of this. Alas, i couldn't post till I got home from work.


http://stargate-sg1-solutions.com/blog/?p=1752

 

The Vancouver Sun has a brief article on the tearing down of Stargate’s FX Stage to make way for the new television series Stargate Universe that will start filming in February next year. As the location of the popular Medieval Village Set, this stage has a lot of Stargate SG-1 and Stargate Atlantis history tied up in it, and to see it being torn down to be rebuilt is bittersweet.



However, it still sucks that basically all you hear in the press is SGU SGU! Might as well get some cheerleaders to chant it. Hmmm, if "Heroes" keeps going down in the ratings, there may be one unemployed cheerleader! ;)

Got a reply back from the author of the article who, oddly enough, couldn't answer my question of 'are all the sets being destroyed?' Weird...

Update on what IS being destroyed (10/3)Collapse )

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