Post Mon Dec 07, 2009 8:10 pm

Stargate books

Film novelizations

As I watched Stargate the Origional Motion Picture with Kurt Russell I noticed several thing diffrent from the show. The biggest thing I noticed is that RA at the end showes "his true form" if you will and he looks like an Asguard. It made me wonder how the sequel to the movie would have went. Was SG1 what they had in mind? MAybe not. I found this on Wikipedi I know it is a lot to read but it is interesting. A diffrent Idea to the Stargate we know. I am trying to find these books think it would be great to read them. If any of you have please let me know.


From Wikipedia

A series of five novels written by Bill McCay were published from 1996 to 1999, based on the story of the 1994 film, Stargate. Each book was also produced as a book on tape read by David Fox. These were produced by consulting the original notes made by film director Roland Emmerich, in an attempt to envision where the film "would have gone". Neither party has commented on whether McCay's interpretation was correct. The film's producer, Dean Devlin, had his own ideas, but he did not bring them to light until interviewed much later, after the publication of all the novels. The subsequent television series Stargate SG-1 was an entirely independent development, making no attempt to reconcile with the plot line of the books. This marked the first major branching of the franchise.[3]

The story continues immediately after the events of the film, with the United States armed forces interested in the mineral that is mined for Ra by the Abydonians. As conflict arises in many forms on the planet of Abydos, a new threat comes when other gods from Ra's pantheon (namely Hathor) come looking. Bits of the Ancient Egyptian myth, The Destruction of Mankind, is acknowledged in the novel's construction.

The first three books form one complete storyline:

Stargate: Rebellion (October 1995)[4]
Stargate: Retaliation (September 1996)[4]
Stargate: Retribution (October 1997)[4]
The last two continue after the events in the first three books, but move the story forwards by dealing with the Abydonians and the events which happen at the climax of the trilogy.

Stargate: Reconnaissance (May 1998)[4]
Stargate: Resistance (October 1999)[4]
The book canon of the franchise has been plaged with many differences with the television series Stargate SG-1. In the books, Ra is the last of his race, and all of his lieutenants (such as Hathor and Ptah) are actually loyal humans who pose as the other Egyptian gods created by Ra to enslave the populace. The movie version of Ra inhabits a human body by possessing the human with his soul, rather than as the parasitic snake as seen in Stargate SG-1.[5][6][7][8][9]

The books focus more on politics, with budget issues and human rights considerations playing a large role. The book's version of O'Neil is much more of a straight soldier, while Jackson remains the idealistic maverick scientist. The quartz-like mineral (called Naqahdah in Stargate SG-1) remains unnamed. The city that Kasuf and Sha'uri live in is called Nagada and more cities on Abydos are shown. While the first three books focus on the plight of the Abydan (called Abydonian in Stargate SG-1) people and the war between Ra's humans and the humans from Earth, the last two books introduce other worlds and other races
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