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Old August 21 2008, 03:40 AM   #16
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Re: Stargate Atlantis CANCELLED

Joseph Mallozzi has confirmed the news on his blog (his confirmation came in post #49).

The general consensus seems to be that MGM in fact pulled the plug so they can focus on DVD movies, and of course Stargate Universe. I was actually pretty much expecting this to happen ever since they said that they wouldn't launch SGU until after Atlantis ended.

Those motherfuckers. I'm starting to get really pissed off right about now.
It wasn't the best show, and it was inferior in just about every way to a lot of other shows, but I loved it. Even when everyone trashed it, I stood by it, just like with Enterprise.
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Old August 21 2008, 03:43 AM   #17
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Re: Stargate Atlantis CANCELLED

If MGM pulled the plug then thats due to the new owners who took over it a while back, didn't Sony buy out MGM ?

SG-A had some sort of 6th season in it and if its so dam expensive mive the god dam franchise to America.
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Old August 21 2008, 03:46 AM   #18
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Re: Stargate Atlantis CANCELLED

Farscape - 4 seasons
Sliders - 5 seasons (2 on SciFi)
Stargate SG-1 - 5 seasons (on SciFi)
Battlestar Galactica - 4 seasons
Stargate Atlantis - 5 seasons

I'm seeing a pattern here. Sliders is a bit of an exception to the SciFi rule, as it had a whole saga of a behind-the-scenes issues, but the others were all highly successful (for SciFi) at the time they were cancelled. Eureka will probably be cancelled after the fourth season at this rate, and then what will SciFi have? Nothing. And good riddance to them.

ETA: Wait, MGM pulled the plug? Oy. Even better.
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Old August 21 2008, 03:46 AM   #19
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Re: Stargate Atlantis CANCELLED

They've also got Revolution and Warehouse 13 coming down the line. And of course all their silly movies and horrible reality series. They might actually need the timeslot.
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Old August 21 2008, 03:52 AM   #20
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Re: Stargate Atlantis CANCELLED

I can't really say I'm upset about this. I'm past the point of being angry about S4. I'm apathetic, so that makes the cancellation sort of a non-event for me. I've been keeping up with Gateworld, and it seems that while the ratings were okay, there were other factors that would make the difference between renewal and cancellation. I think people can blame the success of the SG1 movies. MGM saw a way to save themselves some money.

Boy, the SGA panels are going to be hopping at D*C.
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Old August 21 2008, 03:57 AM   #21
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I'm trying to be upset, but I'm really not. The series had a lot of promise in the first season, but it has since squandered that promise repeatedly. Season four had an interesting idea for an arc, but it wasn't always executed properly and there is plenty else wrong with the series that it didn't bring it out of the darkness for me. I haven't seen season five yet. I'll pick it up on DVD, but I'm glad this age of Stargate is finally over.

Hopefully we get one Atlantis DVD movie, one more SG-1 DVD movie, and then it finally is allowed to rest for a while.
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Old August 21 2008, 03:57 AM   #22
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I wish i were running things. I can understand the need to cancel a show if the prices get too high, but if it were me I'd show more space based series and superhero stuff.

I don't mind horror flicks on The Sci-Fi show, as long as they're good oners like hellraiser, but it's called

SCI-FI, NOT HORROR DAMMIT!

Hell, even a little bit of Swords and Sorcery series could be good.

I wish I hand the money to buy the station.

But as far as Atlantis leaving the show, i was never impressed with it and watched it only on occaision. SG 1 was far superior to it, until they started D&Ding the series with Arthur and the weapon to stop the Ori.

I mean come on.

I WANT TO SEE SPACESHIPS FIGHTING EACH OTHER!

TIME TRAVEL STORIES!

SUPERHEROES!

SWORDS AND SORCERY!

The good stuff.
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Old August 21 2008, 04:00 AM   #23
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Re: Stargate Atlantis CANCELLED

I wondered why there were those wraith in the new Hellboy movie? I guess they were dropped ahead of time?
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Old August 21 2008, 04:03 AM   #24
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Wow. Kinda surprising and kinda not. I kinda have the same reaction I had with SG-1 ending. "That sucks, but still a good run." I think I'm more irritated that it'll end on a cliffhanger to be resolved in a movie.
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Old August 21 2008, 04:06 AM   #25
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Hopefully not a big cliffhanger. And hopefully not a movie like Ark of Truth, if it is a big one.
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Old August 21 2008, 04:11 AM   #26
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The show should end on the cliffhanger with the Wraith heading to Earth.

The movie should be them getting their asses kicked.
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Old August 21 2008, 04:15 AM   #27
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I doubt there will be a cliffhanger. I think that they have enough time to write a decent finale, maybe even an Atlantis D2DVD movie, before they run out of time.

What they should do for Universe is get people who've gotten bachelor degrees from film schools, supervised by more experienced people of course, familiarize them with Stargate canon, and let them create something different than what we've gotten in the past.
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Old August 21 2008, 04:16 AM   #28
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5 seasons I just knew it. SG-1 had 5 seasons on Scifi and so will Atlantis
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Old August 21 2008, 04:16 AM   #29
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I thought they already filmed the final episode? Isn't the whole point of this forthcoming TV/DVD movie the resolution of that plot point?
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Old August 21 2008, 04:22 AM   #30
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I'm still waiting fro the story about FULL DISCLOSURE... Where everyone finds out and the world changes.

Of course, if the wraith come to earth... Once people are told that they get a high 100 times more potent than heroin from shooting them up. The Mafia and the Triads will be farming Wraith like cattle inside of a month. Quite a reversal of fortune.
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