SGU CANCELLED!

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

  1. Saquist

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    I agree ut it was going down to the same mismanagement.
     
  2. Cm. Kora'Tor

    Cm. Kora'Tor Lieutenant Junior Grade Red Shirt

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    Actually, SGA was at the top of it's game when they canceled it far as I knew. They did not want 2 SG's to be running at the same time and SGA would have over shadowed SGU. Either way SGU was doomed from the start. :shifty:

    I want SGA back so bad...I hope another company like, *cough* SPACE *cough* picks it up and does something decent with it. Considering it is filmed in Vancouver area in Canada. :D

    *SPACE is the scifi-horror-fantasy channel here in Canada for those who do not know.
    I do not know how many Canadians are on the site. :shrug:
     
  3. Brent

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    They made a huge mistake canceling SGA to make SGU, MGM or whatever wanted to try a new direction (emulate nuBSG), well, they got a new direction all right, straight to the bottom. They should have kept SGA going.
     
  4. Scotty

    Scotty Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    Bullshit. BSG's scripts were nominated twice for an Emmy, something Stargate's writers were in no danger of achieving. :rolleyes:
     
  5. Guy Gardener

    Guy Gardener Fleet Admiral Admiral

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    In the lap of squalor I assure you.
    There was a lull.

    It got worse for a while, then got better then died with a whimper.
     
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  6. MPH

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    SGA was not perfect either and anyway it had a good run as 5 seasons is about the norm for shows these days.
     
  7. Kpnuts

    Kpnuts Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    Is that supposed to impress us?

    I think most people could have predicted cancellation, again, was your prophecy supposed to make us sit up and take notice?

    Eh? Being a regular fan of a show with half a brain cell let's you see where things are heading.

    He's been an Admin for almost 5 whole years, shouldn't he know that?
     
  8. Jax

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    BSG problem was it put off casual viewers so I can't understand why MGM/The Writers and SyFy wanted to go down this road with a Stargate show ? at least at this point in time where TV audiences are disappearing faster than icebergs in the summer.

    oh and for BSG --- it was a fine show but outside the miniseries/season 1 and patches for the rest of the way, it was over-rated no doubt. A good show but not in the league to be called one of the greats TV shows of our time as many claim.
     
  9. MPH

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    Why has no official word from Brad Wright or anyone that makes the show including MGM? All we have is a few Twitter reports.
     
  10. PsychoPere

    PsychoPere Vice Admiral Admiral

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    No, we have a reputable news report and a Twitter response directly from Syfy. The reason Syfy tweeted the announcement was to reply to Deadline breaking the story.
     
  11. Agent Richard07

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    Ajay Fry addressed the issue in a recent interview. SPACE wouldn't be able to pick up SGU (and presumably SGA) because it would be too cost prohibitive.

    It was still a game-changer and made an impact on televised sci fi.
     
  12. Saquist

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    Not unless you mistake a simple introduction as bragging as you are.

    You need to get familiar with Gatworld and it's fans so that you know that what is obvious is only for the objective.

    Which doesn't bold well for any Fan Intelligence.
    Being on a Star Trek Site you should know there was similar blindness toward Star Trek Enterprise...and still is.

    Not unless you make the assumption that is part of his job description to know.
     
  13. RoJoHen

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    Yeah, but if you're just replacing one Stargate show with another Stargate show, the least you can do is give the current Stargate show a final season to wrap up its story. As it happened, SGA got canceled and had to rush an ending.

    They could have even used SGA Season 6 as a backdoor pilot for SGU, similar to how SG-1's "The Lost City" served to introduce the idea of Atlantis.
     
  14. Cm. Kora'Tor

    Cm. Kora'Tor Lieutenant Junior Grade Red Shirt

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    Oh, I understand that...Maybe 'hope' was not a good word...should have used 'wished'...but *shrug*

    Thank you, Saquist. :)
    I was not bragging, (I am sorry people took it as such and I will try and watch what I say in the future) I was just letting people know, as I might mention it or my site in the future without really realizing it. Actually, I am proud to be an Admin. of a Stargate website for as long as I have. As probably most Admins are of most sites they have worked long and hard on. Not being the owner, I have really no say as it will likely be shut down.
    With SGU being canceled, it does effect smaller websites like mine (we are not nearly as large as Gateworld) that are Stargate based sites. Just as I am sure it effected some smaller Star Trek sites when Enterprise went off air.

    BTW as I explained in a previous post, I just forgot to add the Syfy part of the cancellation as I was typing. It happens sometimes.

    Oh, and I am a 'Girl'...not a guy if you were talking about me as a 'He' up there. ;)
     
  15. TiberiusMaximus

    TiberiusMaximus Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

    Hey, Kora. :)

    Be nice, guys, she wasn't bragging. SGU's eventual cancellation was discussed quite often on the forum she was/is an Admin for, and sadly the cancellation won't be a good thing for the small but fun forum.

    If the show had moved faster earlier on, we might have another season or so...but like somebody said earlier, a show can't 'find it's footing, they have to hit the ground running' and instantly grab the viewer's attention. SGU just wasn't exciting enough to draw in or keep a strong fanbase.
     
  16. Cm. Kora'Tor

    Cm. Kora'Tor Lieutenant Junior Grade Red Shirt

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    Thanks, TM. :techman:
     
  17. Admiral Buzzkill

    Admiral Buzzkill Fleet Admiral Admiral

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    It is possible to be very critical of nuBSG and acknowledge all of it's faults and missteps where storytelling is concerned without pretending that SG has ever been nearly as impressive.

    I liked SG:A real occasionally and early SG-1 quite a bit, but in the same way that I can watch an old episode of Mannix or The A-Team - they're decent cheap cheeseburgers, not filet mignon.
     
  18. Scotty

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    Overrated compared to what? :confused: Actually you are making my point for me. By your own admission, BSG had a brilliant first season, while SGU needed a season just to get going. And by that time, SG fans like me had stopped watching the show.
     
  19. Scotty

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    As I said, I really love Stargate. It is an entirely different series than BSG. BSG is a dark, dramatic sci-fi series and SG-1 and SGA were perfect antidotes to that. I loved the light, adventurous and humorous sides of the previous Stargate series. I am only comparing SGU to BSG because the writers/producers purposely tried to emulate BSG and it is obvious they failed. Ron Moore had a clearly defined vision for the show. That vision seemed to be lacking on SGU.
     
  20. startrekwatcher

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    All three Stargate series weren't very good--they were just campy shows stealing similiar elements from other more popular and better sci-fi shows like Star Trek and BSG with stupid alien threats like the G'ould, Ori and poor Borg wannabes in the Wraith.

    BSG is overrated and far from the brilliant masterpiece some claim. It had a very strong first year and the first half of season 2 was great as well but then after that it became highly uneven and aimless with a bunch dead-end plot threads, wasted characters, silly romantic coupling, too much pointless filler and it started to buy its own hype and became way too pretentious for its own good. Its final season was all over the place and was only salvaged by a great series finale that managed to work because of the great character moments and not because of its botched mythology. The Cyclons ended up being one of the weakest and most uninteresting alien adversaries in all of sff.