Syfy (ended 2008)
|It would be interesting is really Sci-fi had no intention of cancelling the show and using this announcement as a way to boost ratings. Im sure its been done before. Or maybe im clutching at straws.|
That thought crossed my mind but why do it to boost the ratings of SG-1 alone and not SGA too? Both shows have been having low ratings.
Plus, and this is what makes me even more confused, episode 200 had a 1.9 average household rating. That's the best rating of the seasosn if I'm not mistaken.
I can't believe that this threat would appear in here, but it look like it happen, and you point is a valiate one and "200" rattings where the type that SF was looking for.
Yes it is terrible news that SG-1 is going but look at it this way, we still have Atlantis and that means that the producers still have a way of continuing the SG-1 story. This means that the cancellation is no way near as tragic as those of Farscape, Firefly or any number of other series that were cut down in their prime and left the viewers with nothing other than the dreams of possible future projects.
I would hope that the series has a definitive end,however if they want to really make things interesting they shouldn't make it too happy (remember that we have Atlantis to sort out any problems left by SG-1). Therefore I say that SG-1 should end with a full scale invasion of Earth and leave SG-1 either dead (see the end of Blake's 7 for inspiration) or in the hands of the enemy. That leaves Atlantis cut off from our galaxy and truely alone in Pegasus but also opens up the possibility of future attempts by the Atlantis crew to save Earth and thus give them a mission with a bit more purpose.
Of course assuming the characters do survive you can almost guarentee that they will be showing up in Atlantis next year!
|How does this affect SkyOne in Britain? Are they a Sci-Fi affiliate? |
In any case, I really would be disappointed with anything BUT a series. I just hope Sci-Fi and whoever goes with SG1 don't fight with each other and say no crossovers...
Ironically, earlier this month I had posted a message about how TV ratings are contrived, and I had praised the Sci-Fi channel for keeping shows like SG-1 ongoing. The truth is, no one will know if we watch this last season or not. The fates of all TV shows are in the hands of less than 10000 viewers, the random ones who are surveyed. Has anyone here ever been surveyed? No one knows if YOU have been watching SG-1 or not. This is the tragedy.
Watching this last season won't matter. Keeping the interest level high (by letters, emails, and other direct actions, including posting literate messages on fansites) is the only effective way to keep SG-1 living.
|To be honest, I did not like the writing in the last two seasons. That said, I will definitely miss the original cast. Sci Fi does have a history of recycling their actors. I look forward to seeing Amanda Tapping or Christopher Judge in another series. Maybe even their own. I will not miss the two rejects from Farscape. No offense to the fans of that show.|