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miyeko IMed me the unfortunate news that SG-1 has been cancelled by the Sci-Fi channel. I'm all for the inevitable campaign to save it, as I said two years ago: "It will probably go two more years, though there are at least four more of stories before it lapses into warmed-over cheese." I have a feeling its time has finally come, though. Before proceeding directly to the wake, and to questions about where Black, Bridges, Judge, Shanks, Tapping et al. will go next: where are Anderson and other alumni of the show?

Here's hoping Stargate: Atlantis has legs. Even though the last few episodss have impressed me about as much as the late first and second season of Enterprise, I think there's potential for developing the Wraith meta-arc into something epic, cf. Babylon 5. Are they up for it? I doubt it, as there are not too many Straczynskis and Whedons writing for sci-fi these days. You never know, though.

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fleurdelista
Aug. 25th, 2006 03:20 pm (UTC)
I doubt it, as there are not too many Straczynskis and Whedons writing for sci-fi these days

I hope hope hope BSG's third season (and its inevitable spinoff Caprica) don't suffer the same fate!
banazir
Aug. 26th, 2006 01:10 am (UTC)
Indeed
Holy cow, yes.

Love the icon!

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Banazir
neutopian
Aug. 25th, 2006 05:45 pm (UTC)
It is distressing; SG-1 has provided me with the consistency I would otherwise lack in a Trekless universe.

I guess Sci Fi could better use the money to make Mansquito II: The Revenge. They must have some fascinating board meetings.
(Anonymous)
Aug. 26th, 2006 05:52 am (UTC)
SG-1 wasn't always brilliant, but it was comfortable like an old group of friends I visited weekly. I will be sad to see it go, especially since Ben Browder and Claudia Black just joined. I was hoping new blood would infuse the story line with some interesting twists.

Tonight's Stargate: Atlantis was better. It seems any time they bring in the wraith, the quality improves. I have great hope for this series. There is much untapped potential. And we haven't killed all the characters off several times, yet!
bojojoti
Aug. 26th, 2006 05:56 am (UTC)
Sorry for the anonymous post. In the bad weather, we must have had a power dip and I didn't realize I was no longer signed in.

It was good to have the tornado slip past us without any destruction. I think one was sighted around Smolan and perhaps Brookville, but it looks as though things are settled down for the night.
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