Syfy (ended 2008)
|I can't accept a miniseries, I want the show back. I think that the Farscape miniseries turned out pretty bad because everything happening seemed rushed due to the fact that they were puuting a season's worth of plot into one miniseries and I don't want that to happen to SG-1. So i'm just gonna shoot for another network and hope for the best.|
they can do it. They did it with "Highlander".first came the 2 Highlander movies, then the series, then another highlander movie, the funny thing is that the series was still on when the 3rd movie was made. Basically what the viewers have to do is seperate the movies from the series and regard them as alternate universes.
On August 21st, 2006, shortly after the 200th episode of Stargate SG-1 aired, SciFi announced the show would not be renewed after it's tenth season. The Reasons why are:
1. the 10th Season of Stargate SG-1 has fallen from 2.5 million viewers in the 9th season to 1.3 million viewers in the 10th. This is due to the fact that SG-1 has had a time slot change, and that SciFi has not run nearly enough advertisements as needed, or as many in the 9th Season.
2. SciFi thinks that SG-1 has had its day and a good run, and rather than running more advertisements, SciFi thinks it is better to deny SG-1 of its potential, rather than letting it continue.
What fans can do to help are:
1. Watch all the episodes of Stargate SG-1 when they come out. don't tivo it or record it, because that doesn't count in the ratings. Watch the episode when it comes out, Friday, 9:00 p.m. SciFi, I urge you.
2. Sign any petitions you find. You can go to www.petitiononline.com and go to the save Stargate SG-1 petition, and any others you find. Also try and convince anyone else you know who like Stargate SG-1 to watch it when it airs and sign any petitions they find.
3. Buy the DVD's. This will prove SG-1's cult value and that it has a large and devoted fanbase.
Fans of SG-1 have gotten lucky. We know the tenth season will end in March, and we can try and keep it alive in that time. If enough people watch it up to that time, If the ratings are good enough, then SciFi might reverse its decision. If not, the we, the fans, should enjoy Stargate SG-1 while it is still on. But if the ratings increase, if the petitions work, then SG-1 will continue, and we will be able to further explore the Stargate universe through it's greatest and richest force, Stargate SG-1.
- The SG-1 Origin
I agree totally and i Implore you....please, every fan in the USA, watch the series WHEN IT AIRS and the rest of us will do our bit as well by buying dvd etc. Sign every petition you find and tell anyone you know who likes the series to sign them as well. Or alternatively, do what i do...bookmark the petition sites into your favourites (if you have a laptop) and when you see your friends you can encourage them to sign it then and there.
Keep it Alive people...most of the petitions have over 10 000 signatures already...and that's within 3 days of the big announcement...and we have till MARCH... so just imagine the results we could get in that time if we just keep informing other fans and friends of the petitions.
|All they need to do to reinvigorate the series is to reveal the existence of the Stargate to the earth population. It adds a completely new dynamic to the series, which gives the woefully negelcted political aspect of the series a new place of prominance. The first season of a spin-off that continues where SG-1 left off, Stargate: Fifth Race (a reference to the SG-1 episode of the same name) could develop into the expansion of colonists from Earth to various worlds in both the Milky Way and Pegasus, and the political consequences therein. Sort of like Firefly in that respect. Threats would include the Ori and Baal (In the Milky Way), the Asurans and Wraith (In Pegasus), and perhaps Earth based political factions (dictatorships, religious groups, etc.). The low ratings for SG-1, I believe, are the result that the Stargate SG-1 Universe has grown too big to fit the "Secret Miltary operation" that it started as, it's time for the earth to expand it's borders.|
I don't know if this has been posted here yet (I haven't gone thru all the posts), but for all of those out there who, like me, were hoping another network would pick up the series and save us, it is not to be. The blood-suckers at Sci-Fi have screwed us over with that as well:
"Stern added that under terms of its contract, the network’s decision to cancel the series prohibits MGM from making any new episodes of the show to air on U.S. television" (from http://savestargatesg1.com/news/?p=24)
Sci-Fi really knows how to royally screw up the best thing to hit their channel. So now the only chances of a renewal lie with Sci-Fi overturning their decision...which i personally find really unlikely.
But while I'm at it, i would like to once more pronounce my undying love and affection for MGM and all who work for them, from the guys who make the coffee right up to their top exec's: they have publicly announced their support for the SG-1 franchise and will do all they can to ensure it lives on in some way. It wont be the same as a series but that's really not up to them and I applaud them with all my heart for not just leaving SG-1 for dead.
I was devastated when I heard the news. I've only really been into the show for a couple years, but in that time I have poured myself into it. I guess it kind of filled a void when the Star Trek franchise died and now this is being taken away as well. I've made it a point from now on to think of the wonderful, albeit brief time I've known it. And hey, at least there's still Atlantis for another year. And Smallville. I think Grull said it best at the end of 200 when he said science fiction is an allegory and it could represent the thing that saves us if we are to be saved at all.
Haha, just thought I'd throw in a Jack Handy moment. But seriously, it sucks but I'll get over it. Who knows, I might even get into Desperate Housewives or Grey's Anatomy or some other sub-intellectual unmitigated crap that the networks want us to watch instead of high quality, mind-expanding writing.