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You know, I will be the first to say that Stargate Atlantis isn't the best television show out there... it has plenty of flaws, but they are lovable flaws and it's fun and, when the writers remember that, it is hard to beat. It's like all good comfort food... simple, easy to swallow, and it just makes you feel good. It may not be fillet mignon in a port wine reduction, but sometimes you can't beat a cheese burger with all the fixings. I don't think Sci Fi gave SGA all the chances it deserved and I don't feel the producers gave it a chance, period. To hear the writers and producers talk about it in comparison to SG1, it was obvious they felt SGA wasn't up to par when in reality the character dynamics are better than what we'd seen on SG1 in over five years. Over the run of SG1, the characters seemed to grow apart, whereas on SGA they just grow closer. The last three seasons have just gotten better and better... the writing, character development, team interaction, hell the acting itself has improved. Add to that the improved ratings and awards (won and nominated) and you would think TPTB would realize they had a solid show on their hands, especially in the sci fi genre. Instead they decide to cancel it and make a few movies and play with their new toy Stargate Universe... not to mention ruin my entire fucking week right before the episode I've been waiting to see for months.
I'm frustrated, disappointed, and, yes, pissed. I started out as an SG1 fan and, admittedly, didn't really care for SGA when it first came on. But then I saw The Defiant One during a minimarathon during the midseason hiatus and John and Rodney hooked me and I've never looked back. SG1 lost its glimmer a few years ago when RDA started limiting his appearances. I love Ben Browder and Claudia Black but even they couldn't save the show, especially when they started the whole Ori storyline. Mobius was the perfect ending point for SG1 and they kept going. Maybe they're worried SGA will start that slow death, as well, but to me, it hasn't even reached its peak yet. And what frustrates me most is that of all the things SGA did to make me happy, the best was that it inspired me to write. I have to admit that it scares me a little bit to think that part of my life might come to an end with the series because no other show in the past five years has inspired me to write and I'm not seeing anything promising on the horizon. As much as I'll miss my team love and John and Rodney snark and the fun I have on Friday nights with them, it's getting hit by a story idea that eats me up until I start typing that I think I'll miss most of all. And the worst part is that I can't see any really good reason why.
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Ok, I'm not as deeply intrenched in SGA as I used to be (thanks to some horrid casting decisions at the end of S3 wherein we lost Weir and Beckett - that was the end if my obsession). While I shunned the Carter season (like the plague that it was) I was ecstatic that Woolsey was going to take the helm, thought is should'a been him WAY before Carter, and then I was starting to see some light at the end of a very dark tunnel.
Yea, I'd like to point the finger (the middle finger) at Mullozie and his cohert, say it's their fault (thanks to getting rid of good cast and pissing off some fans) but yea, given all the bits about the 100th ep, and costs, I definitely am seeing this as a financial decision.
Well, I am sorry to hear that it's getting canned. Truely. Again, I was seeing a light there....
I'll say this, however, I didn't think I'd find another place to hang my obsessive hat but I have. The show Supernatural over at the CW has caught my heart. We're starting season4 and the show's creator, Eric Kripke says he's only going as far as 5 seasons, then he's done. Both stars contracts are up then too, and they both feel the same.
My point? I'll be crying too at the end of that 5th season (assuming the CW doesn't fold due to financial woes) but hang in there... the next thing might be out there. But shoot, John and Rodney snark is just epic so I'm sorry to see that end.
So, are they going to finish this season out for SGA then call it quits?
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I honestly didn't mind Carter. I think it had to do with the fact that I was never a Weir fan (I had problems with the character from the time they introduced her on SG1 and they only got worse the more I watched the crappy way the writers handled the character) but I will never forgive them for what they did to Carson. As much as I loved Jewel in Firefly, Keller is yet another character the writers can't get a handle on. My main worry was the Carter-love the writers have flowing over to SGA but they actually contained themselves. And I was so totally dreading Woolsey but I've fallen in love with him in the few eps he's been in. I can't help but wonder if Amanda Tapping's show hadn't been picked up and she'd stayed on, TPTB might have fought to keep the show on. If only the had the same devotion to the SGA cast as they do to the SG1 cast, I don't think we'd be saying so long so soon.
The plan is to finish out Season 5, make a two hour movie to air on Sci Fi and then to DVD and possibly continue making SGA direct to DVD movies. I guess anything past the first movie remains to be seen, though.
Edited at 2008-08-22 04:02 am (UTC)
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