SGU CANCELLED!

Discussion in 'Stargate' started by TheInsideMan, Dec 16, 2010.

  1. arch101

    arch101 Commodore Commodore

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    Call me a nut, but, I really enjoyed the characters and liked the show alot. It's a bit startling that we have no space travel sci-fi show on TV for the first time since 1987. At least I don't have to subsist on just the original 79 Trek shows and Buck Rogers. There's LOTS of good sci-fi to rewatch from the last 23 years.
    Personally, I have doubts that Blood and Chrome will ever see the light of day, despite what they say. It'll cost AT LEAST twice as much as SGU to produce and I just don't see a willingness to fork over that kind of outlay right now on new sci-fi.
     
  2. hamudm

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    Nothing would make my day more but at $2million production cost per episode, I doubt they're in a charitable mood!

    RIP SGU; it was a great run while it lasted :(
     
  3. PsychoPere

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    The pilot will certainly "see the light of day." Blood and Chrome was originally going to be a webseries, so its promotion to a telemovie / backdoor pilot is telling that Syfy wants a "prestige" show, even if ratings for Caprica and SGU didn't warrant renewal for either. Whether Blood and Chrome receives a series order after the telemovie airs will, of course, depend entirely on the ratings that the telemovie achieves.

    What makes you so certain of this? SGU used actual sets and required location shooting; Blood and Chrome will be using virtual sets and greenscreen backgrounds.
     
  4. Saquist

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    You're not a basher for that reason.
    I'm likely a basher because I just hated what they did the franchise I was starting to appreciate...such a shame.

    Exactly...but more than that it shows that someone in the business aspects isn't working objectively. How can they pretend to put this show out knowing what it was like. Do not preview the first few episodes to see if it has a possibility of tanking?

    I know movies are done that way.


    It was a logical decision. They're ratings dipped below 1 million viewers for a few weeks.[/QUOTE]


    It dropped bellow 1 million once...but it never really got above 1.1 million after than even the mid season finale was under 1.1 million... That's Flat Line....
     
  5. C.E. Evans

    C.E. Evans Admiral Admiral

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    Stargate Universe was my first Stargate series and I really liked the characters and how they dealt with their problems. Too bad I was among the few who did...

    In hindsight, maybe the show did spend too long on the crew dealing with being stuck on a spaceship and it probably did drive away some longtime Stargate fans and didn't pull in enough new ones. It did seem, though, that the show had just found its "mission", but now it's too late...
     
  6. Mr. Adventure

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    It dropped bellow 1 million once...but it never really got above 1.1 million after than even the mid season finale was under 1.1 million... That's Flat Line....[/QUOTE]


    Well, man, enjoy the dead air.

    If nothing else, you can rewatch SG-1 and Atlantis. Watch a different episode each night and it will get you through the next year.
     
  7. Barbra45

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    I'm not all that sad. At least I still have Bones and DOOL left to watch, And plenty of Books to read. I was just looking at how the daytime soaps were doing ratings wise(DOOL is getting 2.6 million viewers and Y&R gets 5 mil.) and its sad that SGU couldn't even get higher ratings than the soaps.
     
  8. startrekwatcher

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    [Tangent Alert]

    I used to really enjoy DOOL--if I had to be in class I'd record it on my VCR and couldn't wait to get home to watch it(the buried alive Carly storyline, Marlena's possession, Hope/Gina saga etc) but after about 2000 the show just was never the same anymore. Like I was mentioning with a shows from this past decade- DOOL just recycles way too many storylines done before and done better as well as ruining characters(i.e. Sami/Stefano) I once enjoyed watching while at the same time getting rid of actors/characters and bringing in younger characters I can't stand(Chloe, Nathan, Gabi, Chad, Phillip). Plus their budget has taken such a hit that the production values like the sets are awful.

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  9. Brent

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    I miss SGA
     
  10. F. King Daniel

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    It's a shame - I was just starting to like SGU, after the awful first season.

    Not every long-lost crew makes it home...
     
  11. SmoothieX

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    I really wanted to like SGU, but it sucks worse than a bowling alley birthday party.

    Maybe they'll just toss everyone out an airlock slowly in the finale.
     
  12. The Wormhole

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    This post reminds me of back in Enterprise's first two seasons, whenever anyone would criticize it someone would defend the show by saying "you can't diss the show yet. It hasn't reached its third season, and that's when TNG got good."

    Just because it took TNG three years to get good does not mean we're supposed to hold off criticism of a show in its first two seasons. If you feel a show is crap, you have a right to express that opinion regardless of what season it's in. And a good show usually grabs you in some way right from the start. I can tell you both SG-1 and Atlantis had me a lot more interested by the end of their first seasons than SGU did when its first season ended.

    How do you figure? Blood and Chrome will be filmed on virtual sets and is rumoured to feature a smaller cast than SGU. If you think featuring space battles is going to raise the budget substantially, it won't. While they certainly aren't cheap, space battles these days are more affordable than most people realize. Caprica actually cost more to produce than BSG.
     
  13. The Habs Fan

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    The show was pretty good this year... I'm sad to see it go :(
     
  14. SG-17

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    I wonder if they would be able to film a two (or four) hour wrap up episode in the time between now and the airing of the 40th episode.
     
  15. PsychoPere

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    Who would pay for it? And what incentive would Syfy have to air it?
     
  16. Guy Gardener

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    In the lap of squalor I assure you.
    I wouldn't mind seeing a conclusion with stop motion animation of lego men and women broadcast through Youtube... i mean they may have to recast a few parts if a few of the actors arn't willing to volunteer a lunch time or two between paying gigs, but fuck it. We need resolutions.
     
  17. Admiral Buzzkill

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    It didn't have a week where the writing was as superficial and rote as the best the Stargate franchise has ever offered.
     
  18. Cm. Kora'Tor

    Cm. Kora'Tor Lieutenant Junior Grade Red Shirt

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    Being an Admin of a fairly large Stargate site...It went down hill when this SGU came out.
    I kept telling people it was going to get canceled, but no one listened to me. Being an Admin for almost 5 years I guess ya kinda see where things were heading. Up grading show stats and the like, I really had to pay attention to the episodes plots etc. And personally they sucked. So many things wrong with the show...too many too mention.
    It's like they canceled a top rated show (SGA) for this? No wonder MGM is having financial troubles. They cancel a perfectly good show that was making them a ton of money and they lose it all and more, with SGU. Talk about stupid financial choices.
     
  19. Admiral Buzzkill

    Admiral Buzzkill Fleet Admiral Admiral

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    SyFy cancels the shows, not the studio.
     
  20. Cm. Kora'Tor

    Cm. Kora'Tor Lieutenant Junior Grade Red Shirt

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    Wouldn't you? :p
    Sorry, My Bad...I forgot to add the Sy-fy part of it. You know how it is when ya start typing sometimes. OOps. :cool: