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Old August 23 2008, 09:47 AM   #196
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Re: Stargate Atlantis CANCELLED

Hmm. So "Stargate Atlantis" has met its Waterloo, huh? Oh, well. It happens to every TV show at one point or another — and for some, it comes a lot sooner than it ever did for SG:A.

I've enjoyed SG:A to one degree or another over the years, wish the actors and actresses well in future endeavors, and hope the writers can do a good job of wrapping up the storylines.

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Old August 23 2008, 12:15 PM   #197
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Not surprised. Think the franchise needs a bit of a rest.
Looks like it'll get a six month rest.
More so, really. Only the pilot is being aired next year, correct? aren't they holding over the first season until a year later or something?

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Old August 23 2008, 04:43 PM   #198
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Ah, I got you. They aren't giving the franchise any time to rest at all, it seems, at least production wise.
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Old August 25 2008, 10:55 PM   #199
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Oh well.
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Old August 26 2008, 05:44 AM   #200
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Sadly, this is not completely surprising. SGA has been a bit on the downturn the last 3 seasons I'd say. I mean each season had its good eps, but overall, it got worse and worse.

Again, I am reminded of the good old days of SCI Fi Friday.....SG1-SGA-BSG..... A time when the ranking of the shows/episodes were Best, Great, Good.
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Old August 26 2008, 05:45 AM   #201
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Sad, but I look forward to SG Universe.
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Old August 27 2008, 10:39 PM   #202
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I thought SGA's real tension came from them having been stranded in the Pegasus galaxy with no support or contact with the SGC. When they gave up that plot point and introduced Earth ships that could fly between galaxies, SGA turned into nothing more than an extension of SG-1 with different bad guys.

Not unlike Voyager, I think they could have done more with the show as originally envisioned. SGA could and should have made various alliances, such as long-term relations with the Jenai (sp?) and perhaps founded some kind of alliance against the Wraith.

I wanted to see Atlantis' people having to make tough choices as their food and resources ran out. Instead, contact was re-established with the SGC, and aside from the first season and a half (which I really enjoyed) the rest became a rather pedantic ride. Even the shakeups amongst the cast didn't seem to make much difference in the overall arc of the show.

I dropped the show for a few seasons and only picked it back up when they brought in Samantha Carter as the new mission leader. I'd waited for a long time to see that character get her due... and then they go and replace her with Wolsey!

And Wolsey's character has made the transition from paper-pusher to leader much more easily than he should have. I was expecting tension and acrimony, but like Voyager's seldom-addressed inclusion of the Maquis, Wolsey's entry into the close-knit operation has been nearly seamless.

At this point, I must admit to being really indifferent about the fate of SGA. Perhaps they'll punch up the SGA movies a bit.
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Old August 28 2008, 12:35 AM   #203
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Can't say I'll be sad to see it go. Here's hoping that Joe Flanigan, Connor Trinneer and Robert Picardo can get on better sf/f shows quickly.

There are too damn many really excellent genre actors who aren't on good shows.

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. This will start impacting other sf/f shows in Vancouver. Maybe they can get some decent credits in New Mexico or other inexpensive places? How about Utah, that's some stunning scenery and it can't be that pricey.
So now we will have no more soggy Vancouver(BC) forests? Maybe this is a good thing. They pushed the find device/device blows up by end of the episode thing way too long and the Wraith sucked. I guess we are going to get some more Flash Gordon quality shows now.
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Old August 28 2008, 12:41 AM   #204
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Honestly, I'm not surprised by this news. Speaking for myself, after BSG is done, I'm done with TV for the most part anyway. It's just background noise for me anymore. I might watch Caprica, and I'll tune in for new Who when it airs. Otherwise, I'm taking a TV break.
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Old August 28 2008, 12:45 AM   #205
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So now we will have no more soggy Vancouver(BC) forests? Maybe this is a good thing. They pushed the find device/device blows up by end of the episode thing way too long and the Wraith sucked. I guess we are going to get some more Flash Gordon quality shows now.
Well, no. We're going to have the same forests, but with shows running shorter and shorter. At least for Stargate at the moment.
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