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Old August 21 2008, 04:25 AM   #31
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Re: Stargate Atlantis CANCELLED

Now well never get to see the alternate alien foes promised for season 6 It seems that its become the norm

"We're cancelling the show........but you get dvd movies for closure,now shut up while we greenlight "Mansquito" the series"
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Old August 21 2008, 04:30 AM   #32
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I don't want to be too much of an ass, but we did get five seasons of Atlantis and ten seasons of SG-1. That's a total of more than 300 episodes. Add to that two DVD movies (and now a third movie finishing up Atlantis, and possibly a fourth movie dealing with dangling SG-1 threads) and you have at least 310 episodes worth.

And as much as I'd like to make fun of Mansquito, it was just a TV movie. And any series as bad as that (Flash Gordon, Painkiller Jane) has been canceled after one season.

It's not like we haven't gotten our share here.

Besides, we'll probably get all that in a series of DVD movies with a bigger budget and (hopefully) none of the filler anyway.
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Old August 21 2008, 04:33 AM   #33
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Well, this is what happens when a show starts to suck.

Sorry Atlantis fans, I feel your pain.
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Old August 21 2008, 04:34 AM   #34
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I'm guessing that the powers that be behind this are related to the former FOX board of directors circa 2002... It's like the Firefly cancellation all over again. And I agree... isn't Sci Fi Channel supposed to be about sci-fi? Where's all this low budget horror crap coming from???

Oy... my head hurts now. No more Rodney McKay. This really sucks.
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Old August 21 2008, 04:35 AM   #35
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I'm guessing that the powers that be behind this are related to the former FOX board of directors circa 2002... It's like the Firefly cancellation all over again. And I agree... isn't Sci Fi Channel supposed to be about sci-fi? Where's all this low budget horror crap coming from???

Oy... my head hurts now. No more Rodney McKay. This really sucks.
Quit the hyperbole. The show ran five seasons. Longer than Enterprise was on the air. And Rodney McKay will still be in an intended series of DVD movies.
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Old August 21 2008, 04:36 AM   #36
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Hirogen Alpha wrote: View Post

Besides, we'll probably get all that in a series of DVD movies with a bigger budget and (hopefully) none of the filler anyway.
now we can have Rodney and Sheppard curse like sailors in the dvd movies

The season finale is finished filming right? It probably ended in a cliche cliffhanger so that will probably be resolved in the dvd movie along with the Wraith threat

Like I said a few posts above i'm not surprised that it ended at 5 seasons. It's the same as SG-1's run on Scifi and Temis the vorta posted that article that said it's getting costly to run Vancouver shows
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Old August 21 2008, 04:50 AM   #37
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Re: Stargate Atlantis CANCELLED

Son of a bitch. While I don't see it as exactly an excellent show, it has still always been entertaining enough. 11 straight years of Stargate TV, and now no more. At least until SG:U begins, assuming it's still coming.
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Old August 21 2008, 04:59 AM   #38
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From SyFy, and I've been wondering when the dollar's slide would start hitting Vancouver productions:

Mallozzi, the "Atlantis" show runner, has stated in his blog that five years may be the limit for franchise shows in the future. He cited the fact that the rising Canadian dollar versus the U.S. dollar is becoming an expensive way to make Vancouver-produced shows like those in the "Stargate" family.
The ratings were decent, so it must be the exchange rate that was the nail in the coffin.
I can understand that that might make Canadian shows more expensive but why does this specifically limit them to 5-year runs?

I figured the reason why Stargate SG-1 got cancelled when it did was because MGM had to keep upping the license fee to pay for Amanda Tapping, Christopher Judge, & Michael Shanks to keep them interested. Around the end of Season 10, Shanks seemed to be making grumblings about leaving again anyway.

BTW, what's the status on that angels show that Judge & Shanks were working on.

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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?
They bought a significant interest but not a controlling interest. Since then, the other owners at MGM have tried to reassert its independence. That's why the new DVDs are being put out by 20th Century Fox instead of Sony. I've also heard that Columbia's association with the James Bond franchise will end after The Quantum of Solace this year.
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Old August 21 2008, 05:00 AM   #39
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Son of a bitch. While I don't see it as exactly an excellent show, it has still always been entertaining enough. 11 straight years of Stargate TV, and now no more. At least until SG:U begins, assuming it's still coming.
I thought it was 12 years?
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Old August 21 2008, 05:02 AM   #40
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So how many movies do you think it will take to wrap up the Wraith/Michael and the new species plots ? I guess the reps/asurans are finally gone for good.

I am thinking at least 4 or 5 DVD's. They could of wrapped up most stuff with a single season or a shorter season and then still made stories for DVD afterwards.
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Old August 21 2008, 05:05 AM   #41
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I guess the reps/asurans are finally gone for good.
God I hope so. They were by far the least compelling storyline this show ever cooked up.
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Old August 21 2008, 05:11 AM   #42
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From SyFy, and I've been wondering when the dollar's slide would start hitting Vancouver productions:

Mallozzi, the "Atlantis" show runner, has stated in his blog that five years may be the limit for franchise shows in the future. He cited the fact that the rising Canadian dollar versus the U.S. dollar is becoming an expensive way to make Vancouver-produced shows like those in the "Stargate" family.
The ratings were decent, so it must be the exchange rate that was the nail in the coffin.
I can understand that that might make Canadian shows more expensive but why does this specifically limit them to 5-year runs?
maybe a 100 episodes for syndication? any more seasons than that, things have to be renegotiated I guess.
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Old August 21 2008, 05:11 AM   #43
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^^The thing with Weir and her little Replicator ship could have been interesting, but this is something we will probably not get to see.

Unless that is one of the movies. That would be pretty cool.
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Old August 21 2008, 05:12 AM   #44
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^^The thing with Weir and her little Replicator ship could have been interesting, but this is something we will probably not get to see.

Unless that is one of the movies. That would be pretty cool.
Did you see "Ghost in the Machine" yet?
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Old August 21 2008, 05:13 AM   #45
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Um...tell me which one that is.

If it's from Season 5, no I have not.
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