SGU CANCELLED!

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

  1. Deckerd

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    You're a cup half full guy, aren't you (to Gep)?
     
  2. Scotty

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    Like Heroes, you mean. ;)
     
  3. Gepard

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    @Deckerd: Not usually. I just really like BSG. It helps that the shitty stuff happened mostly in the middle of its run, so I have fond memories of the show overall thanks to the ending. If you shuffled that all around so season 3 was great but the finale really was crap, I'd probably be singing a different tune.
     
  4. Deckerd

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    I made it to episode 3 of Heroes before I bailed, so I'm not the person to ask.
     
  5. Gepard

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    Anyway, on-topic, I'm going to miss SGU. It wasn't any good, but I found something compulsively watchable about it's misaimed ambitions. And I guess there was that one episode that one time that was pretty okay. You know, the one where things happened and stuff.
     
  6. Australis

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    Not sure what to make of this. I'll get back to you.

    Are the production companies so poor/bankrupt they can't make a series? How can they continue at all?

    Interesting times.
     
  7. crouteru

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    I agree. BSG was the best sci-fi series of the 00's.
     
  8. Australis

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    Actually, for all those saying "no more space ship shows", keep in mind SG1 was at the start, the antithesis of a ship based show. They went through the gate and there they were. Only later did ships come into it.
     
  9. Gepard

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    And, not coincidentally, that's when the franchise really started to go down the toilet. In my humble opinion, of course.
     
  10. Shurik

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    Well, seeing the same pine trees for ~5 seasons eventually became pretty boring so I guess some change of scenery was needed. IMO, of course - I liked SG1 for the entire run and I think the last season was actually one of the best.
     
  11. Xavier_Storma

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    Cannot say I am suprised. Eventhough I would not call myself a fan, I enjoyed both SG1 and Atlantis for all their cool action, light humor, great SFX and beautiful scores. SGU was so boring from the start. I stopped watching after that lesbian episode in season 1, which was just embarrassing.
     
  12. Pemmer Harge

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    And isn't the TARDIS a spaceship, anyway? And they use it to go to other planets and meet aliens!
     
  13. ares93

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    SGU canceled?

    *gets revolver from locker*

    Would anyone care to repeat that? :evil:
    Dont worry. Its just for show. Frankly, I'm afraid of the thing... Not all guns, just this one.
     
  14. Samurai8472

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    SG:U in syndication aired "darkness" Rush yelling at everyone is how i'd expect Carlyle to act if he blew up at someone.
     
  15. RoJoHen

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    As much as I love Doctor Who, it's just not the same.
     
  16. PsychoPere

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    Yeah, Doctor Who is an entirely different animal in that regard. The TARDIS as a spaceship or as a "home base" is rarely (at least in the current incarnation; I can't speak to the old serials) used in the same manner that Destiny on SGU was, or an Enterprise/Defiant/Voyager was used on the various Treks.
     
  17. Valandil

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    Pretty damning.

    SGU produces some decent drama television (no, not "drama" drama, but character drama") and Americans fall off and fall asleep.

    I predicted the show would flop. It did, but for all the wrong reasons.
     
  18. MPH

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    I seems that most people now want sci fi fluff and also all the answers must be given in the first few episodes, shows now don't seem to get the time for developing characters and story arcs.
     
  19. RoJoHen

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    ^^But it wasn't decent drama (at least not in Season 1...I haven't seen Season 2 yet). It was meandering and mopey.

    I don't need answers in the first few episodes, but I do need some indication that there will be answers down the road. I watched the entire first season of the show, and I had no fucking clue what the Destiny even did.
     
  20. Temis the Vorta

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    Maybe this is a thread for the general SF/F forum, but there seems to be at least two viable sci fi audiences emerging from the mad chaos of cable TV (forget sci fi on broadcast; Lost was the last of that ilk):

    The Eureka audience - wants lightweight, escapist dramady.

    The Walking Dead audience - wants powerful, gripping, character-based drama.

    My take on it is that neither audience is in it for sci fi, in and of itself, but doesn't see sci fi as an obstacle. The first audience wants lightweight escapist fare and is just as happy to get it from Covert Affairs as Eurkea. The second audience wants powerful, serious drama and is just as happy to get it from Breaking Bad as The Walking Dead.

    SG:U didn't delivery Eurkea/Covert Affairs style fluff and didn't come anywhere close to Breaking Bad/The Walking Dead level drama. Successful sci fi in the future needs to appeal to one of those two audiences.