I couldn't find an existing thread about this, so i thought I would start one.
For those of you who care, and haven't yet heard, the record breaking sci-fi series Stargate SG-1 is being cancelled.
Stargate has run for 10 seasons, and has just last week aired it's 200th episode.
Not only does suck, but Sci Fi have also prohibited MGM (the franchise owners) from making any other epiodes for airing on US tv
Sci fi prohibition
So not only do they cancel it mid season, after a huge huge milestone, but no-one else can make this series!!!!!
If, like me, you are a fan of SG1, you will be taking this badly. Not only cos the show is finishing, but also the lack of respect this Science
Fiction channel has for true science fiction.
Bye bye firefly, hello ECW wrestling...need I say any more??
The Sci-fi Channel made a decision to cancel it due to low ratings. Even though it is sold to over 20 ther countries, with millions of viewers
watching it world wide.
I personally have converted many non-sci-fi fans to it, due to the stories, action, humour. People who would never watch Star Trek watch SG1
So in this thread, I'm going to put a list of info on how to try and save this illutrious series, and to collect ideas on how to try to save it.
1) Sign an online petition
2) Write (not email or fax but whip out some pen and paper) directly to the Sci Fi execs making this decision:
3) Watch the show live - as this impacts on ratings.
Sci-fi fans - who tend to like new fangled technology - apparently tend to record the show (TiVo, DVR etc), rather than watch it live. Please please
make an effort to watch it live.
Personally, I have had it with TV execs cancelling great/good/decent sci-fi shows (firefly, Enterprise, sliders, first wave, space above and beyond
and many others) with great stories and yet crap like American Idol get full airtime and exposure.
Sci-fi is not just about technology and science - they tend to have morality based stories and ethical messages about what is good and bad in
humanity. There are many lessons to be learned from sci-fi.
And more than once certain episodes in SG1 have made think about certain aspects of my life.
We can but try to save this show.