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Old August 21 2008, 10:28 PM   #151
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^I was actually glad they made contact with Earth so early, but I think it would have been better if it had been limited to short radio communications and data bursts. It has become too easy to travel back and forth.
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Old August 21 2008, 11:27 PM   #152
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btw why did he get that spot anyways? was it because he was already established as a character from his SG-1 appearences?
2 reasons that I can see.

1) Established character from SG1
2) Most popular character
More like a good agent.

Sad to hear that whoever made this decision, MGM or Sci Fi, is calling it quits. There is still so much that could be done, so much that could've been done, I just don't want it to end.
Darn it, now we'll never get to find that blasted ZPM factory!

Ironically, I found this comment about the show in an article discussing the success cable networks have had this summer...
Wakshlag said DVR viewing plays a significant factor in the final ratings for many cable shows. The series that gets the most boost in the 18-49 demo from DVR playback is Sci Fi Channel's "Stargate: Atlantis," which on average doubles its numbers when factoring in Live+7 data. Other shows that see big DVR-fueled ratings boosts are Bravo's "Project Runway," which typically rises by 73%; "Kathy Griffin: My Life on the D-List" (68%); and Sci Fi's "Eureka" (60%).
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Old August 22 2008, 12:10 AM   #153
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Sorry, fans have declared SCIFI dead or dying since about three months after it started transmitting. Ain't happening any time soon - they'll generate more programming of one kind or another as they always have.
Sci-Fi Channel = the COBOL of television programming.
That would be CBS - old, ungainly, and everyone who cares about it has one foot in the grave...but it ain't going nowhere.
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Old August 22 2008, 12:12 AM   #154
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Sad!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I always liked SGA better than SG1. The show has good eye candy!
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Old August 22 2008, 01:07 AM   #155
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Mallozzi just posted this on his blog.
Regardless of whether we got the pick-up or not, we had always planned a clean conclusion to our 100th episode, one that would hopefully leave fans satisfied yet eager for more. And that “more” will come in the form of the Stargate Atlantis movie…
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Old August 22 2008, 01:21 AM   #156
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Who would have thought that the Enemy at the Gate would be......MGM/SG-1 DVD Movie Sales?
Which is a shame because I think that the premise works terriffically as a weekly series but the 2 direct to video movies have left me distinctly unimpressed. ("The Ark of Truth" gave us yet another piece of deus ex machina Ancient tech to save the day. "Continuum" was a slightly improved rehash of "Mobius.") Here's hoping that the Atlantis movies offer something more interesting.
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Old August 22 2008, 03:04 AM   #157
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Mallozzi just posted this on his blog.
Regardless of whether we got the pick-up or not, we had always planned a clean conclusion to our 100th episode, one that would hopefully leave fans satisfied yet eager for more. And that “more” will come in the form of the Stargate Atlantis movie…
interesting change when only last week it was reported the last episode would be a cliffhanger

The last episode will end on a cliffhanger

http://gateworld.net/news/2008/08/ia...my_at_th.shtml
The show's writers have previously confirmed that this season will end on a cliffhanger, regardless of whether or not the SCI FI Channel decides to pick up Atlantis for a sixth year. (That decision should be announced some time in the fall.) Should the show fail to be renewed, a direct-to-DVD Atlantis movie is likely.
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By now, I assume you’ve all heard the news. This will be Stargate Atlantis’s fifth and final season. I’m disappointed but not surprised. We came into this year knowing that renewal would be a longshot. With 100 episodes under our belts, rising production costs, and the US dollar’s steep decline, the odds were stacked against us. Still, we’d heard no definite word either way and if SG-1’s surprising 10-year run taught us one thing, it’s that anything is possible. The circumstances that contributed to SG-1’s longevity were very different but, back then, we hadn’t expected it to get a sixth season pick-up either. Furthermore, with our strong premiere numbers and the equally impressive showing of the ensuing episodes, some of us were, if not exactly upbeat, then cautiously optimistic. We watched. We waited. And, finally, received word the other day.

We told the cast first, then headed down to set and broke the news to the crew. These are people who have given so much of themselves over the show’s five-year run and we felt it only right that they hear it from us rather than finding out about it elsewhere.

It’s been a bittersweet couple of days. On the one hand, I’m sorry to see the series end but, on the other hand, I’m extremely proud of what we’ve accomplished. 100 episodes is pretty damn impressive feat and, as evidenced by the quality of recent stories and the uptick in the ratings, we’ll be going out on a high. Even though I see a lot of anger directed at both MGM and Sci Fi, the fact is we couldn’t have done it without their support. And we’re going to count on that support as Atlantis continues its adventures as a movie franchise.

Episode 20, Enemy at the Gate, will mark our 100th episode and, contrary to online speculation, we will not be ending things with a cliffhanger. Regardless of whether we got the pick-up or not, we had always planned a clean conclusion to our 100th episode, one that would hopefully leave fans satisfied yet eager for more. And that “more” will come in the form of the Stargate Atlantis movie…



About a month ago, with so much uncertainty about the future of the series, Rob Cooper pitched out the idea of shooting the SGA movie at the end of this season. His thinking was that if the series did end, we would have a movie in hand. If, however, the series was picked up, the “SGA movie” (codenamed Project Twilight) would simply become the opening two episodes of the show’s sixth season. Alas, this notion never got past the consideration stage and, as a result, we won’t be rolling right into it as planned. On the bright side, however, the network has greenlit the movie and we do have a terrific idea in mind. Obviously, I can’t say much about it at this point but suffice it to say that it should include the entire cast in addition to a certain gaunt and pallid flowing-locked guest star. And, if it proves anywhere as successful as the first two SG-1 direct-to-video features, you can be assured that this will be the first in a long, long line of Stargate Atlantis movies.

Like my grandmother used to say: Whenever a gate closes, a hyperspace window opens…
could that be todd?
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Old August 22 2008, 03:28 AM   #158
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Wow, I don't check in one day and all hell breaks loose. I don't know what to think. Atlantis was inconsistent enough to warrant the cancellation, but this season seems to have hit a pretty good stride.
I hope Universe, or whatever the hell it is, will be good. Maybe they can take the lessons learned from problems they've had with Atlantis and keep it on an even keel.

That said, this now frees up more money for the Saturday night movies. I'm hoping for Mansquito II. Mansquito just left too many unanswered questions...
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Old August 22 2008, 03:36 AM   #159
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Stargate Universe sounds like a bad Voyager knock off to me.
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Old August 22 2008, 03:41 AM   #160
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Well, that's still better than the absolute rating plummet that Star Trek: Voyager did after its first few episodes.
Not really.

"Voyager" dropped off after one or two weeks, yes, same as DS9 - people sample new shows and a certain number move on. In fact "Voyager's" drop over the course of its first year was less steep than DS9's, and both shows declined on similar curves for their seven year runs.

The lowest ratings "Voyager" got - which were in its seventh year - were around the threes, about the same as the "Star Gate Atlantis" premiere numbers. Similarly, "Enterprise's" ratings didn't fall to SG-A levels until its third season.
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Old August 22 2008, 03:57 AM   #161
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Mallozzi just posted this on his blog.
Regardless of whether we got the pick-up or not, we had always planned a clean conclusion to our 100th episode, one that would hopefully leave fans satisfied yet eager for more. And that “more” will come in the form of the Stargate Atlantis movie…
interesting change when only last week it was reported the last episode would be a cliffhanger

The last episode will end on a cliffhanger

http://gateworld.net/news/2008/08/ia...my_at_th.shtml
Maybe it will be a little bit of both, like "Lost City." It was designed as a series finale and yet still had some cliffhanger aspects-- Col. O'Neill was on the verge of death and put into stasis at the end and Daniel Jackson realizes that they still haven't found the Lost City, merely another Ancient outpost.
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Old August 22 2008, 04:28 AM   #162
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I'm glad that there's no cliffhanger ending so there's no waiting months and months for a conclusion.
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Old August 22 2008, 05:18 AM   #163
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Gateworld has confirmed this...

SCI FI can fuck themselves, the show is only 5 episode into its 5th season with higher ratings than 4. MGM don't you dare give them the 3rd show or anymore shows.

BSG and Stargate made that shitty network and they get repaid with 3 canned shows.

go on Daddy and Nuts gloat about it
Heh, I remember saying almost exactly that back in the day when Sci Fi cancelled Farscape.

Obviously, they think they can field some programming that will get better ratings. That, and they hope the DVD sales will line their pockets.

With Atlantis and nuBSG ending in the same year, one hopes Sci Fi's got something of quality in the pipe, or things are going to start looking a little sparse.
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Old August 22 2008, 05:42 AM   #164
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Knowing SciFi, they'll likely replace both Atlantis and BG with a show about a pre-schooler who has the ability to walk thru walls and solve mysteries, all before nap time.

The child will also be either half reptile or half insect. From a parallel universe.

Lot's of cool explosions every week too, and a single parent so there can be the romance aspect as well.

Nothing like quality scifi entertainment...
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Old August 22 2008, 05:45 AM   #165
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Knowing SciFi, they'll likely replace both Atlantis and BG with a show about a pre-schooler who has the ability to walk thru walls and solve mysteries, all before nap time.

The child will also be either half reptile or half insect. From a parallel universe.

Lot's of cool explosions every week too, and a single parent so there can be the romance aspect as well.

Nothing like quality scifi entertainment...
Heh, no kidding!

I remember back to when Sci Fi was essentially nothing but re-runs of Quantum Leap.
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