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Syfy cancels Stargate Universe after two seasons

Thursday - December 16, 2010
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Destiny‘s mission will come to an abrupt end this season, with Syfy Channel announcing today that it has canceled Stargate Universe after two seasons.

The news was first announced by Syfy’s Craig Engler via Twitter (first reported by Deadline.com).  “Syfy will end its original action-adventure series Stargate Universe when the show returns with the final 10 episodes of its second season in the Spring of 2011,” Engler said. “The Stargate franchise — consisting of Stargate SG-1, Stargate Atlantis and Stargate Universe — has aired on Syfy since 2002.

“Syfy has a slate of new scripted projects lined up for 2011 including the series premiere of Being Human on January 17, the recently green lit one-hour drama series Alphas, and the much anticipated Battlestar prequel pilot movie, Battlestar Galactica: Blood & Chrome. Warehouse 13, Eureka, and Haven will also return with new seasons next year.”

Stargate Universe premiered in the fall of 2009 with a larger cast and a very different style from the two previous incarnations of the long-running franchise.  Series creators Brad Wright and Robert C. Cooper expressed a desire to do something different after producing over 300 hours of Stargate, and crafted a third installment for the franchise that was a gritty, more realistic character drama.

Lt. Matthew Scott (Brian J. Smith) records a message to try and save the crew's lives. From ''Time''

The series premiered in front of more than 2.3 million viewers in the U.S., but fell to less than 1.5 by the end of the first season.  Syfy attempted to revitalize the viewer base with a move to Tuesdays — a successful night for its top-rated summer shows Eureka and Warehouse 13.  The move ultimately proved unsuccessful, with SGU averaging less than 1.1 million viewers (Live + Same Day) so far this season.

SGU‘s Tuesday night lead-out companion, Caprica, was canceled in October after faring even worse in the 10 p.m. time slot.

The production team members have been focused on finishing Season Two and securing a third season, and so far haven’t publicly suggested any plans for a fourth Stargate television series. (Cooper departed Universe earlier this year.)

The 2011-2012 season will mark the first time in 14 years without new episodes of Stargate airing.

The final ten episodes of SGU will air in the spring, picking up where the mid-season finale left off, with “Deliverance.” The second season finale has already been filmed, and is expected to end on a cliffhanger.

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  • Well the told us “if you don’t like it don’t watch it”. And we did!

  • Can’t say i’m surprised about this. It’s not like it was completely unexpected. Perhaps Stargate should go on rest for a couple of years until NEW writers and NEW showrunners get involved, and can make something that properly honors the franchise (pre-SGU). Doubtful if we’ll ever see the light of day for either the 3rd SG1 movie, or 1st SGA movie.

  • ^ We have the only fandom where fans gloat about the newest series in the franchise getting canned. I’m honestly ashamed to be a part of it sometimes.

  • For those who kept winging about the show and are now happy it’s gone; bare in mind that you will have NO Stargate for a very longr time, enjoy sitting alone and watching your Atlantis episodes over and over. ;)

  • This sucks, SGU was getting better and i really hoped that they would renew it for a third season.

    This is a sad day for all stargate fans, as the franchise will die a slow death… RIP Stargate :(

  • “Crap. Just heard the news as well. Apparently, nobody decided to tell us ahead of time. My rep heard it online. Seems they cancelled #SGU..”

    - DavidBlue via web -

    Well done Syfy, real professional

  • NO, NO, NO… THEY DID IT… THEY CANCELED IT…DAMN THEM…DAMN THEM ALL TO HELL (FALLS ON FLOOR CRYING) why would they do this to the Stargate Franchise its the only thing that is watchable on “the channel that shall not be named”

    i think this is unfair to all the viewers online and worldwide and im saying that because i don’t have cable or a DVR and because the barely even gave the show a chance…from this point on im going to not watch any show on “the channel that shall not be named”

  • I don’t care what all the haters say. SGU was and is an EXCELLENT show! Great acting, writing, and everything else, great science fiction! You suck syfy channel. It could have been just as big as Sanctuary if it had the same time slot, and it’s a much better show than Sanctuary, hands down.

  • Wow, this sucks. The longer success of Universe was probably going to contribute to MGMs and SyFy’s decision for the SGA and SG-1 movies.

  • i hope, somewhere down the line, the sgu saga will be allowed to finish their story, *for the fans*.

    (((sgu fans)))

  • No more new Stargate in production at all… Abrupt end to one of my favorite franchises ever. Heartbroken.

  • Trouble is the last 10 eps are wrapped up and end on a cliffhanger.

    Also I heard if a dvd movie is offered to the SG franchise, the SGU has the priority and writers preference. So SG1 & SGA fans will be suffering either way…… as they did by having this show shoved in there face because the writers wanted to.

  • Badly done all round, from the moment SGA was cancelled a season too early to this sorry state of affairs. It’s the fans that have been massively let down all round, whether SGA or SGU or both.

  • Thus continues the death spiral of the “syfy” channel.
    *facepalm*

  • This is really sad to hear. I actually liked SGU a lot. I was on the edge of my seat the whole time. They should at least get half a season after this one ends so they can wrap up the story properly. You know, for those of us who actually cared about the franchise.

  • I won’t miss SGU.
    However the network has given us more than just a little hope about Stargate continuing. They made an effort to keep the rights to the series despite the bankruptcy and space made for a couple of movies and another series.

    What is needed now is to clean house. SGA was cancelled because they thought they could spike ratings with a new series… And while I don’t agree running SGA into the ground that ending was alot more merciful than this one.

  • So – Stargate is dead. Damn… this sucks. It’s been around for so long, and it’s been part of my life for so long that this seems like it’s almost impossible. I don’t even know how to express what I’m feeling right now. This is gonna get really bad once it truly sinks in.

  • unfortunately, most of those people with a ratings box think reality shows are the bestest-ever. what can you expect from a slowly dumbing down of our society.

  • Well, I’ll just say that it’s sad but expected since SyFy is now run by monkeys.

    In before the SGU hate machine spins up for their final hurray. They should be proud of what they’ve accomplished. Now nobody has the StarGate series they want.

    Man, this sucks, even crappy Stargate was better than no Stargate.

  • The best of the franchise now gone. Enough to make me quit watching that channel. By all means… let’s have more wrestling, because that makes sense. Right?!!??!

    In my opinion, the original Stargate was only good up to about season 7. Then it got stupid with the “Ori” a poor man’s “G’ould”. Then SGA wasn’t much better (except for the chemistry between Hewlett and Flanigan. But c’mon the “wraith”?! Really?! Just another villain that leaches on humans. Three villains in a row with no difference between them. Finally, with Universe, something new and smart. The best show (even over the original Star Trek) ever made about exploration and flying into the unknown. Believable, with characters that are rich and selfish (in every great and wonderful way). All three layers of conflict explored and building upon themselves. (Man vs. Self, Man vs. Man, and Man vs. the World). I have to admit that I had doubts as to whether the writers of the original series would be able to deliver what they were promising. I was concerned that Carlysle might deliver the scene chewing from which past performances showed him capable. But all fears were put aside, and the guys delivered quality work. This show will be missed.

  • if they moved it back to Friedays for the 2nd half of the 2nd season i’m sure it’ll do better. but i hope Syfy will change their minds if it does better in the 2nd half. so watch it and get those ratings up so it can return for a 3rd season.

  • What the hell…

    SGU was the only television series still in production that I was regularly watching. I loved this show.

    Those of you gloating about it being canceled come off as pouting children who just got their way.

  • First…there is no way they’ll sacrifice shows like wrestling and Sanctuary that are doing better just to keep SGU alive

    Second…SGU started out with poor rating for a pilot. The reviewers weren’t completely on board but wanted to see more and once they did we never heard from them anymore. The remaining critics were Fan oriented blogs or special interest (sci fi/stargate specific)

  • A said day for all of us, but why the heck is Syfy the one pulling the strings here? If I’m correct, the show had fantastic ratings in Canada, on Space. Just because the people in the US don’t like it that much shouldn’t mean the end for this great series. Can someone enlighten me please?

    Geesh, I’m going to go cry now.

  • Well…that means I will not be watching Syfy anymore…I was only watching Sanctuary b/c Stargate was still on. All I got left is Supernatural. Hopefully that will stay on a little longer. The bright side to this is I now have one more hour to use elsewhere…and no real reason to have Direct TV anymore.

  • This might not have happened if they’d had less sex, more aliens and less earth-based episodes.

    I really hope another network will buy out the rights to do a third season. Didn’t TPTB say they’d need six seasons to tell this series’ story? I want to see the entire story…and not rammed into one final episode (i.e, Unending, which I’m sure was a testing ground for what would later be re-used, in a sense, in Stargate Universe), or two movies (AoT and Continuum) that were FAR too short and missing a lot of pivotal scenes that could’ve really made them 10 times more enjoyable (though I say that as someone who loved them anyway, I just wished for at least another 40 minutes length in both films).

    The people I feel most sorry for of the SGU cast and crew….are the cast who found out…ON TWITTER. Bad move, SyFy. Bad move.

  • I am not surprised at all. Don’t get me wrong, I love Stargate Universe. It’s just SyFy doesn’t know how to run anything anymore.

    Seriously, the first sign was not maintaining a concurrent schedule for SGA after the winter break. Fans had no choice but to download it via torrent since Europe was ahead of the schedule. Second, the stupid “name change” from SciFi to SyFy (totally unnecessary). Third, moving SGU from Friday to Tuesday so they can make room for wrestling. Great job execs. I hope Sanctuary is over soon. Then I’ll never have a reason to tune into a channel that doesn’t know how to identify themselves anymore.

    Please pardon any spelling or grammar errors. I typed this in anger on my smartphone.

  • Well that does it, I’m completely done with the Sy-Fy channel. They keep adding stupid new shows and don’t support the good shows they have. They gave SGU and Caprica a bad Tuesday night spot, so what did they expect? Solong Sy-Fy, I’m not coming back for ANY of your shows!!!

  • This is very sad news indeed. Why didn’t they at least try moving it back to Friday rather than just succumbing to “low ratings” and killing the show entirely?

    And with the massively lame series finale BSG had plus the dull as dirt mess that was Caprica, why the hell are they trumpeting the third installment in that franchise as if it’s something to be excited about?

    Can’t even conceive of there being no new Stargate to look forward to…please please say they’ll get back on track with making movies!

  • Like you all said to the SGA fans when it was cancelled, it’s just a TV show GET OVER IT.

  • It’s a shame. I can’t help but wonder how things would have turned out if it had stayed on Friday nights.

    “Time” is still one of the finest Stargate episodes period.

  • Well this is very disappointing. I’m not really surprised, but I am disappointed. As timzen said, I thought they might do a low budget season 3. I guess not though. I guess I won’t be watching Syfy anymore. That kind of sucks…there are so many Syfy shows I watch. I thought Caprica was great, and they cancelled that. SGU was better, now that is cancelled. I recently got interested in their new Hollywood Treasure show and Fact or Faked is ok…but I might just stop watching them just because they’re on Syfy. Warehouse 13 is ok, but it’s nothing special. The only show that I really like a lot on Syfy now is Destination Truth. I may just start watching that on Hulu though…just so Syfy doesn’t get the ratings for it.

    What is up with TV these days? First Lost goes off the air, then Caprica, and now SGU. Sucks. There’s really nothing on TV now that I would consider outstanding.

  • *Many colourful expletives*

    I have loved every stargate minute since 1994.

    This truely sucks! I knew that the new CEO at SyFy was trying to kill sci-fi!

    I honestly can’t imagine that there will be no more stargate produced after the final 10 eps.

    :’(

    Thank you SyFy Channel for destroying the only thing left that was good in my life.

  • NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

    Dammit! At least let the story finish properly!!!! Will we ever see Destiny reach its destination? probably not anymore

    !!!!

  • We all knew it was coming with the ratings.

    Perhaps, in a couple of years, we can have a new SG series like that of SG1 and SGA.

  • This sucks, SGU is a Great show!!! I watch sgu in syfy latinoamerica but only count the audience of EEUU!! I hate SYFY CHANNEL!!

    And still have to wait 4 months to start the secOND mid Season!

    THANKS TO ALL!!!

  • I love SGU and I am really upset to hear it is canceled SYFY channel has sucked since they changed there name The wrestling has to go and bringing the real house wives of Atlanta on ghost hunters ?? I mean really WTF! Lets go back to Sci Fi and tell great stories don’t drop an awesome show to keep bringing us crap

  • Yeah syfy, way to go ruin my day…..again…. I am so depressed, this is the end of stargate…..

  • SG1 _ SGA _ SGU _ Rest in peace.

    will be missed :(

    Way to ruin XMAS FOR EVERYONE SCI – FI CHANNEL

  • @Professor Plum
    I agree whole heartedly. It is just a TV show.

    @Pioneering
    I think that is more than justified considering.

  • I swear all you SGU haters had better not keep gloating now that you’ve gotten what you wanted. What exactly did you think was gonna happen when SGU went off the air? That Atlantis would magically come back? Let me give you a reality check, Atlantis was getting stale fast. The majority of episodes of season 5 were poorly written, and they even had to resort to a clip show when they ran out of ideas; this is why it was canceled. Atlantis had set a precedent in its earlier season of maintaining 5 or more million viewers and when this dropped to 3 mill in season 5, it was canned. Then economy collapsed and the direct to DVD market died overnight, coupled with the crash of MGM, there is no possibility of SG1 or Atlantis movies, and now no SGU movie to wrap things up.

    So all you SGU haters take a good long look at the scenario I’ve painted out for you and ask yourself if it was really worth it to be hating on SGU? Because Atlantis and SG1 are never coming back, and the Stargate franchise has died with SGU, yet another Stargate series who’s plot was never resolved by the end of its run.

  • I think we should boycott the other Syfy shows. We should avoid watching their new shows altogether, and stop watching their current shows. And if there is a particular show on Syfy you just don’t want to stop watching…watch it somewhere else. Hulu, or iTunes, or whatever…since apparently the number of views and downloads from online sources don’t count for much. If enough people stop watching any Syfy shows on Syfy as a response to cancelling SGU, maybe it will have some kind of impact….maybe a SGU renewal, or at least some kind of new Stargate…whether it be a new show, reviving an old one, or just some made for TV movies.

  • Like some of you I must admit that I’m not surprised the series has been cancelled. But it is a shame, it seemed like it was starting to pick up and get interesting. Perhaps we may see something of it in the future? Perhaps not. We shall see.

  • Yet another bullet pointed example of why basing your programming solely on ratings is the worst idea ever. Way to go NBC/Universal. Just keep alienating your prospective viewers. Since I know any post with foul language directed at studio execs will get deleted, let me just say that I am thoroughly pissed.

  • Screw SiFi. Go it alone. There are enough viewers and DVDs consumers to make this work. Better off with no masters I say. I watch. I’ll continue to watch and I buy any DVDs you ship. I truly hate SyFy (really? syphilis?) and welcome the opportunity for SGU or any other Gate show to make their own way. Good luck and I’m still watching!

  • And with that my association with the Sci-fi channel ends. I watched Sanctuary but that’s all I watch on the SyFy channel. I tried getting into Eureka but just couldn’t for whatever reason.

    SGU was getting really good but due to poor programming decisions on SyFy’s part they have now canceled the series, just like Caprica. With that, serious drama is now dead on the SyFy channel and the only series that is remotely serious serious Sci-fi is Sanctuary but I’ll find other methods to watch where SyFy won’t get any revenue or ratings from me because I’m done with this network.

    Haters will be pleased that its over but you know what? This don’t kid yourselves, this is it for the franchise. Its not going to make a comeback like Star Trek did, its gone. No more. They promised us SGA and SG-1 movies, and did not deliver. They promised us more SGU and did not deliver, and they promised us Stargate Worlds and, oh guess what did not deliver!

    I hope haters are happy that the franchise is now dead.

  • I want to take a moment to say THANK YOU to all of the people involved, writers, producer, actors, crew, for SGU. I really have loved it, and hope we get to see the rest of season 2.

    Thanks for taking a chance on something different, thanks for giving me a show I really liked, and best of luck to you wherever your careers take you!

  • I feel for you all. They did the same to Farscape and I was just falling in love with SGU.

    To those who think that the fans spoke out by not watching it — the fanbase is not large enough to support or have detriment to any Stargate series. A few dozen people bashing the show online compared to the hundreds of thousands of offline fans who are not vocal at all is negligable.

  • can’t say i’m surprised, but i’m definitely disappointed. Why they chose to air this show at the same time as heavy competition, i can’t imagine. What happened to airing cable shows during the major networks’ off-season? that’s the reason why USA shows do well, as well as Eureka and previous seasons of Stargate.

  • Well I hope all you cynical fans are happy now that the Stargate Franchise is dead. Do not expect any SG1 or SGA movies to come out after you chose to destroy the franchise you claim to support. I think it is funny now that the SyFy channel just is not even worth watching anymore.

  • Hmm.
    I don’t know if anyone remembers me (probably not), but I was one of the biggest critics of this show. I absolutely hated it. Passionately. But as season 1 began to wrap up, something weird happened. I suddenly saw all these amazing story threads that were coming together. By the time the season had ended, I was an SGU convert.
    Look, the show had some serious faults, but I saw such great potential there. I began to care about the characters and see such life in the world they were building.
    Before, I would have been apathetic at this news. (I’m don’t lead so pathetic a life as to be happy when a show I don’t like is cancelled.) Now, however, I’m genuinely upset. True, my previous disdain for the show has likely helped to soften this blow a bit as opposed to those of you who were fans from the beginning, but I’m still kinda bummed.
    All of Syfy’s upcoming new shows sound absolutely terrible…like it’s seriously almost offensive to fans how awful they sound. So no new Syfy programming for me next year, but at least I’m a fan of Eureka, W13, and Haven.

  • SGU reminded me a lot of Enterprise, in that they were both new series in long running franchises that wanted to “start fresh” and disregard the established fan base. And like Enterprise, SGU has now suffered an early cancellation. There’s something to be said for giving the fans what they want.

  • NOOO!!!! WHY!?! SCREW THE RATINGS! LET THEM FINISH THE SHOWS STORY LINE, NOW WE’LL NEVER KNOW IF THEY MAKE IT TO THE EDGE OF THE UNIVERSE AND COMPLETE DESTINIES MISSION! BOOOO!!!

  • Not until the last few episodes did they actually get to any interesting SF concepts. They should’ve started the show right there, and spared us the Days-of-Our-Lives first season. Putting metal walls around a soap opera doesn’t make it science fiction.

  • And Syfy descends lower into it’s on filt by cancelling the best show that ever graced it’s unworthy channel. SGU was from the beginning the best Stargate and thanks to everyone who worked on it and got Science fiction right for a change. Once again proving that Syfy could care less about Science fiction. I won’t be watching blood and chrome and I’ll wait till I can find Eureka in the public library to watch the rest.

  • No surprise here. Just one final disappointed sigh as another great idea gets buried by mismanagement at the top. Maybe a little less hero trashing, and a little more villain butt-kicking for the next one?

  • Can this be the end of the mono-chromatic soap operas in space too? BSG has ruined a generation of science fiction.

  • Ill be candid, while SGU had its good points and MGM was willing to try something new and different, the formula didn’t work. Far too much of it was forced and unbelievable, a prime example is the “Scott and Chloe relationship” (lets be honest here, anyone who was dating someone with privilages only to leave them for someone else and in that same episode we see him sleeping with his new gf would not be viewed with respect or trust, but would be considered a sleaze).

    The writing was far too rushed as well, within the first season we have the crew mutinying and at the end of the episode the instigators are forgiven and continue to try to undermine the leadership of the military. BSG, which this show is clearly taking notes from, waited until the final season to play that card and only after the crew had hit rock bottom, the Destiny’s crew reason? They didn’t like military. Numerous other example

    I could go on but suffice to say the writing, the unbelievably emotionally shallow main characters and ultimately weak overall plot (which wasn’t even revealed until the second season, at least with SG1 and Atlantis you knew what you were getting into right off the bat) all contributed to this shows demise.

    To be honest, the StarGate franchise needs to either reboot with fresh writers after being gone for a few years, or die, and frankly I prefer the ladder. If viewers are honest with themselves they will have to agree that SGU, while it was an interesting different direction, ultimately had only itself to blame for not capturing its target audience.

  • As the old saying goes “if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it”.
    They killed Stargate!! You Bastards!!!

  • NOOO, and I was just about to go buy season 1, now i might as well wait for the complete series set. I was thinking that they should have switched the time slots for SGU and their stupid wrestling to see if it was the show or the time and day slot.

  • This is pretty much the last straw for me with SciFi, errr I mean Syfy… it turns out you can remove channels from the Guide on most all cable networks and that’s what I plan on doing… this network will never be watched again in this house.

  • I can’t say that I’m surprised – it was just too damn boring to watch.

    Let’s hope we get the SG-1 and SGA movies we were promised.

  • To all those who say that this is the end of Stargate, you are wrong. Stargate, as a consistent and continuous series, ended with SGA. SGU has never been “Stargate”, and always more BSG.

    SGU certainly improved as the writing did, and had they sold the premise of this show completely seperate from Stargate and let it stand on its own merits, it might not have fared so badly.

    This is, however, a rejection of the liberties the production and writers have taken with what once was Stargate.

  • To paraphrase Will Ferrell in Land of the Lost:

    “SyFy CAN SUCK IT!”

  • This doesn’t bring back Atlantis, all it does is take an excellent show off the air. Way to go “SciFi” fans. You just made it really clear you don’t know what Science Fiction is.

  • art of me wanted for it to be renewed just so I could gloat at the vindictive SGU haters. Part of me wanted it to be cancelled just to show the show’s creators how wrong they were to make a show like this. Most of me doesn’t care because I gave up after the first half of season one.

  • This just in SYFY cancels its best series Stargate Universe! Ill be surprised if Stargate comes back in any way congrats SG1 and SGA fans who didn’t watch no Stargate for a long time maybe never again!

  • @Joe Friday
    Indeed, sir. I’m all for creativity but this IS a business.

    @The Admiral
    SGA was getting stale for the same reason SGU was stale. Lack of Vision and poor writing…I’d say cost cuts too. But SGA was a critical sucess in Season One and because of said lack of vision.

    The Whole concept of SGU was born from that lack of Vision in SGU. It was DOOMED from the start. I frankly don’t know how this got past TPTB. No had no attachment to the show and very optimistic now that it’s canceled and that it happened quickly and painlessly. To me that’s a sign that they know it’s time to move on from this poorly conceived concept.

    Thumbs up SyFy, it was the only decision you could make based on the ratings.

  • Thanks to all those fans that did not watch the show due in hope of SGA to come back and all others. There is no way that there will be any stargate. Why would they invest in any further projects when there are NOT ENOUGH VIEWERS. They originally canceled SGA due to the cost. I am deeply sadden by this news. I hope they somehow bring a conclusion to Universe, but i doubt that. Sigh. RIP stargate was a fan from the beginning and till the end. Universe was a great show on its own and was great addition to whole stargate universe. BOOO this sucks!!!!

  • A sad day for us all, no more stargate!

    I’ve been a fan of stargate since the start and have supported SGU by watching every show without fail even though I’ve never actually liked it, just because some stargate is better than no stargate!

    The responsibility for this lies squarely on the shoulders of the producers and writers of the show. Stop having a go at SGA fans as we were rightly miffed the show was cancelled too soon and unfortunately now you know how we feel. Its not like fans decided to boycott the show to get SGA back, as I can assure you we’re not that naive!

    SGU just never worked, it was an ok idea in theory but wasn’t developed properly. We can all see what the producers and writers were attempting to do and if they’d pulled it off it could have been good, unfortunately for us they just weren’t capable of doing it.

    The people who make stargate killed the show, not the fans.

  • This is outrageous!! First they cancel Caprica, and now Universe?!? What is supposed to take the place of these two awesome shows! I was a huge Atlantis fan, and was devastated they took that off the air after only 5 season…and now this after only 2. Where are Stargate fans supposed to get their fix now? I really hope that more movies are given a go soon.

  • Oh well, at least unlike SG1 and SGA, I won’t have to miss the SGU “characters”.

  • As a hard core fan of Stargate since the first movie, I have to say I am not sad to see SGU go at all. Unfortunately, SGU became the show that was parodied in SG-1′s episode. “200″.

    The sad thing is that it seems that the creators forgot somewhere along the way that the show is supposed to be made for fans, and thinking you can get by without them only leads to this. This didn’t start with SGU, but earlier on when TPTB decided to stop listening to the fans at all, and instead start ignoring what they wanted (i.e. More Jonas, Nicholas Ballard, The Ashen, etc.).

    Oh well. No Stargate is better than Stargate in name only. Bye! Bye! Stargate. It’s been nice knowing you.

  • So what happened to the five year story arc? BTW I’m watching SG #200 tonight. Where it all started. Thanks Marty!

  • it’s not a bad show but i knew when they moved it to tuesday it would kill it the stuff in the summer may have done good but it has nothing to go up against like in the fall the new stuff syfy has looks stupid warehouse 13 and Eureka are stupid and the so called new battlestar will not make it either all i can say is thankfully the FX network is good go SONS OF ANARCHY

  • @The Admiral

    A lot of people hated on the fans because they were so obnoxious. The show was just not quite what it should have been – as many had been trying to tell the producers for months.
    It will get a reboot eventually.

  • WE ALL ENJOYED SGU WHY LEAVE IT IN A CLIFFHANGER? GET SEASON THREE BACK!!!!! WE WANR SEASON THREE!!!!!

  • Glad to see all us haters were right and of course there was obviously more of us rejecting it than liking it!
    Watching SG-1 all the way through for about the 30th time and its still better to watch than SGU. You told us not to watch if we didnt like it soo we didnt and now you killed it. One message to other companies…dont screw with the fans that made you popular in the first place!

  • “all i can say is thankfully the FX network is good, go SONS OF ANARCHY”.
    FX network ROCKs!!! SyFy bigwigs,take note, this is a channel giving fans what they want!!

  • @redfox000
    I totally agree with you that was my same thought! He said if we don’t like then don’t watch it so we didn’t.

    Glad that it’s cancelled didn’t like it to much drama and not enough of our Stargate that we like. Hopefully the attention can now be turned to the two movies now that they realize that to the fans SG-1 and SGA is what we want!
    :D

  • vis. a vis. SGU. I always thought that having a Machiavellian Doctor (Rush), a Robot du ex machina (Chloe), and a lost little boy (Ely) went out with Lost in Space?

    Danger! Danger! Cancellation in progress.

    Just when it started to unsuck.

  • Hopefully SGU ratings will go up on the second half of season 2 then, stupid syfy will deside to make a third/fourth season and kill the show then. What you say guys?

    And get those ratings up for second half of season 2 and lets tell those syfy we WANT MORE!!!!!!

  • They should have pulled the plug after the first season. Because now the show is getting much better, and i realy wanted to continiue wathcing now. But why did they just announce that SGU was a 5year story??

    Anyway… i don`t realy care, because SG-1 and SGA was the real Stargate. Not a “scifi drama”…
    Merry christmas and thank you very much!

  • I hope everyone who hates the show and wished for this is happy. It’s gone. So is the rest of the franchise. Thanks.

  • Can’t say I’m surprised. Season 1 started off way too slow paced, and while Season 2 got a good bit better in the pacing department it was still way slower then SG1/SGA and felt more like the latter seasons of BSG, bunch of people on a ship whining about their circumstances. Was a bit too emo for me. Worst of all is the fact they likely Enterprised the franchise with this show. I’ll be very surprised if we ever see an SG1/SGA movie filmed now as their faith in the franchise doing well will probably be greatly diminished. Yet alone another show. And even though it’s popular it’s not popular enough for a reboot to wake it back up from the grave like Star Trek got after the fiasco that was Enterprise. =P And of course they’ll probably if what it sounds like is right will end on a finale since it’s already been filmed. So we’ll likely be left with no ending just like SGA. They already proved they have no qualms with leaving stuff with no ending after all. =(

    Lovely. I hate the TV industry. No wonder so many shows don’t get good ratings, no one wants to get invested in something that’s likely to be canned shortly after it comes out. Happens WAY too often nowadays.

  • I had football couch that always said stick to what works… They didn’t do that and now we all will pay the price.

    I really thought things were looking up and they started to see the error in their ways and we were “starting” to get some old school SG in our lives…

    Stop blowing your money on your lame SyFy Original Crap like “Mega Python vs. Gatoroid”, “Sharktopus” and “Triassic Attack”,
    HELLO!!! WE DO NOT WATCH THEM!!!! I can “imagine greater”… like more Stargate!

  • Why do they never prepare for the worst. Ending the 3rd franchise on a Cliffhanger that will never be finalised. They should be filming 2 separate endings for their finales “Just in Case”.

  • Well, this sucks massively, SGU has been only getting better since they reduced, and then bettered the use of the Ancient stones 1/2 way through season 1.
    The SyFy channel can go jump in the lake as far as I am concerned, they are incapable of properly managing Science Fiction shows, and I would go as far as saying that they have possibly changed their name from SciFi to syfy to eventually distance themselves from the genre entirely.
    I have zero understanding of why Wrestling is popular there, it’s the most fake “sport” on the planet.
    I’m not interested in shows that mess with the supernatural and mutant or werewolf type storylines, so aside from the final 10 episodes of this fine show, that will be the end of SyFy for me, hopefully they will cease to exist in a year or so.

    There is a chance, albeit slim one, of MGM scouting around for another network to continue SGU, but I hope they are absolutely mad at SyFy for stuffing their franchise completely and never let them have anything to do with Stargate again.

    In hindsight I suppose that SGU should have been a 2 season story arc, but as the producers have said, there is no way the story can be wrapped up in a single “Straight to DVD” Movie, so unless some sort of miracle happens, that’s the end of that.

    I’ll happily forgive SyFy if they change their minds however.

    Lastly I feel for all fans of SGU, SGA, as both have suffered from Syfy’s bad decision making, and not least the Actor’s, producers, writers, etc who all now are out of work just in time for Christmas.

  • a Eulogy for Stargate:

    all in all the Stargate Franchise has spanned 17 season, 10 of them was the original shows time frame; Stargate SG-1; 5 were the time frame for Stargate Atlantis, and unfortunately the last 2 are for Stargate Universe. The Franchise was originally born out of the Movie Stargate which served as the basis is some ways for SG-1 It spans over 17 years(movie made in 1994 and then 3 year break before SG-1 was born and SG-1 spawned 2 direct 2 DvD movies there was going to be a third one and a movie for Atlantis but thats a long story) i my self have been watching i think for about 8 or 6 years i can’t really remember its been so long that its almost like apart of me, i had alot of fun nights staying up and watching it over the summers, its influenced, it made me laugh and cry(not really but i felt like i could) its even taught me about wormholes and time travel and all the reason Sci-fi is so great, its shown me AWESOME MOTHER WATERING SPACE BATTLES and … land battles…taught me about religion and the difference between right and wrong and has made me think differently on somethings, i guess you could say its the reason why im a Nerd. But I and im sure alot of other SGU fans are hopeful that the next half of the season will change the execs at Sci-fi channel minds and give SGU a chance to wrap up the plot line even though the producer said it would be a five season story arc or that some other channel will pick it up and air it Hopefully (fingers crossed). i think were all going through the 5 stages of grief, 1st is Denial (i was in Denial when i read the headline at Gateworld) then Anger (i was Angery at the decision to axe SGU and thats its the end of an era) next Bargaining and im pretty sure we’re all doing that in some form or fashion. Next Depression and then we Accept it even though we won’t want to. But i know that when it ends It will live on in our memories….and many downloaded episodes and online and our DVD Boxsets and books and so on and so forth….so in some form of fashion it will never die and its made history, SG-1 was the longest running sci-fi show in the US. so in conclusion i just want to thank the Cast, the Crew and everyone involved in this wonderful, wonderful Franchise… Stargate this is for you

  • A stargate reboot would be a nightmarish disaster, forget that idea, as it is a crap one.

  • Pretty sure I wont watch SyFy anymore, too much wrestling and B rate SciFi movies, SGU was a show that was getting better with each episode. SyFy is like USA, good summer shows thats about it. Difference is USA has been smart enough to drag those shows out a bit, SyFy is just making dumb moves left and right.

  • Best part is I would have loved Chrome and Blood, but you know I just don’t trust that network anymore, they don’t get that the way people view shows has changed.

  • They told us if we didn’t like to stop watching. Looks like that worked then! An object lesson to showrunners everywhere.

  • I am utterly shocked and saddened at this news. Not only the end of Stargate: Universe but the end of the Stargate franchise after 14-years come the second and final half of Season 2 of SGU in 2011.
    There were going to be so many amazing things to see in Season 3 that would have further developed both the characters and Destiny’s mission according to Joseph Mallozzi. Things that will never see the light of day now.

    I thank the wonderful cast and crew of Stargate: Universe for their incredible hard work these past two seasons and wish them all the very best in their future endeavours.

    Goodbye Stargate: Universe (2009 – 2011).

    Goodbye Stargate (1997 – 2011).

  • I just read the twitter remarks, very unprofessional way to sack people.

    SGU would need to get picked up by another network quickly, as once the actors get jobs elsewhere, there’s no way it can continue.

  • I have a couple of questions. What happen to Stargate being part of Syfy’s long term plan? I guess Money talks and BS walks. Although I seriously doubt it will ever happen. I do hope that some other network picks up Stargate and continues it. Because quite frakking frankly, Syfy has this tendency of canceling shows as they get good. This season was Awesome compared to last season, they kill Caprica when it starts getting good. What the Frak man!?

    This Question is at Darren, what is going to happen to Gateworld now that Syfy has axed Stargate?

  • This Sucks i was getting to like SGU this second season. The only thing to do is to watch the remaining episodes and hope SYFy changes its mind and give us a third season and end the series with closure.

  • I can’t say I’m surprised with the ratings being what they were and how much the show cost to make. With SyFy footing the bill for it…

    I personally couldn’t get into SGU, it just wan’t my cup of tea, but I am sorry for the fans of SGU as an SG1 and SGA fan I know what its like to have a show you love suddenly jerked away from you. Sadly it sounds like TPTB are giving you the same BS they gave us when SGA was cancelled. Meaning the movies. Don’t hold your breath, guys. I have a feeling theres more of a chance of a blizzard in the Sahara than there ever being any movies.

    I’m sad to see the franchise go down like this. But TPTB only have themselves to blame. If they hadn’t ticked off a large portion of their fanbase a lot of them would have stuck around. Though, I won’t say it’s the end. Both Star Trek and Star Wars took substantial breaks and both are still strong as ever. There is always a chance for something a few years down the road.

  • It is a shame about the people (actors and crew) who got sacked, they did their job the best they could, took all the heat when the ones to put a blaming finger on are only the writers/producers (TPTB).

    Hopefully the actors and crew get good new jobs asap.

    Hopefully TPTB learned their lesson, most importantly regarding their arrogance. And hopefully they too move on to a better and smarter future.

    The series itself had to go, it was full of senseless negativity in season 1 and was plain boring in both seasons.

    It is no wonder (and actually a good thing) that people lost interest quickly and in the case of SGU the ratings DID reflect the quality of the show.

    Happy holidays everyone!

  • I think the show R O C K E D …
    Bummer it is going to be canned, it was just starting to become more interesting with crew having control of the ship. I think it stayed in complete character of the series, and in no way was not to be admired by fans. The cast worked very hard to keep the atmosphere realistic, and it contained aspects of our political and social systems.. Very well done..

  • First of all I want to say that if you scrol down this 100 comments,you’ll see three same names that have always been there as haters of this show.Which means about 95% of people are either sad,mad or at least dissappointed by this decision.That is the silent and smarter mayority that is now talking about boycotting the damned SyFy.And that is exactly what needs to be done,I will certainly do it.The only show worth watching..Sanctuary,I’ll download.Anaway I join those in whose households that programm will never be watched again.
    By killing off Caprica and SGU they’ve killed off last two shows that required a brain to watch.So let’s leave that piece of $&&#t network to the mindless,oblivious of what a good sci-fi should be..what a good tv show should be in general,who’ve obviously become it’s targeted public and to greedy execs,screwing with the forementioned,without them even knowing.They hope that now tey’ll get to see SG-1 and SGA movies..ha,ha!
    Anyway SyFy deserves the destiny of SGU and that is probably how it’s gonna end..unfortunately not before whomever was sent to squeeze the last cent out of it,does so before delivering the final shot to the head!!

  • If I’m honest I didn’t really get into the show and I didn’t really see it as ‘Stargate’ enough for my liking.
    For me, it lacked everything I ever liked the most about SG1 and SGA, but I’m still sad to see the franchise fade out with what I consider to be a poor last showing.
    Stargate deserved better, and even though it was picking up slightly it never got good enough; it had the potential but never used it.
    That’s just my opinion and everyone’s entitled to a different one.

  • Well Damn. This is disapointing, especially considering how much better SGU was when compared to Atlantis, specially the later seasons.

  • I’m shock to hear the news about the cancel of SGU. What are they going to do now? work on stargate movies three and four?

  • It’s really disappointing. Not just because it was cancelled, but because of how they designed the show. I was really digging it in the first season, but it just seemed to be getting more and more pointless. They could have really taken the show in a strong direction with better characters and more tension.. that’s what makes for good character drama.

    And don’t get me wrong, I really don’t like SGA, and I wanted SGU to succeed, so I’m not a mindless basher or anything. It was just poor execution on a series that could have been so much more…

  • I’m very sorry to see SGU go. But I would like to thank Brad Wright, Robert Cooper and all of the writers, cast, directors, and crew for all the years of incredible entertainment. This must be a bitter time for them as well as the fans. May Stargate rise again one day.

  • Atlantis has its revenge!
    SGU was never the show that SG1 and SGA was that made the franchise a success. None of the characters were likable and the episodes were too slow and boring. We were told after dirt was thrown in our face that if we don’t like it then don’t watch it. Well most of us didn’t. TBTB should have listen to the viewers and not bite the hand that feeds them!!
    To all the SGU fans that told us to get over SG1 and SGA, well same goes for you. I’d rather have no stargate show than have a boring one. Just remember SG1 and SGA made stargate what it was and if so many fans a still sore from Atlantis’ cancellation after all this time then that shows the impression SGA made in the stargate world.

  • Why lash out against the network that brought you 2 seasons of a show you enjoy while losing big money on it? What sense does that make? Let’s hope Syfy will bring some good Sci-Fi series in its place soon.

  • @kvasirdor , I agree Syfy has lost my confidence. I can walk away from Eureka & Warehouse 13 because frankly those shows are boring. At least with Stargate (any version) there was depth and progression. Not that E & W are bad shows, but they are not where Stargate is in my heart.

    So no Being Human either, never liked BSG anyway, guess what, After SGU also marks the first time in X years that I DON’T watch Syfy.

    It sucks too, cause I just moved for a job (just graduated) and missed SGU eps from late Oct to current. Only caught up thanks to Hulu and the almighty DVR of some friends, and guess what? I WATCH THE COMMERCIALS! And wreslting is not a good ad for Science fiction shows.

    I did see a TV ad for Syfy’s Hollywood collectibles and guess what, it featured Stargate props! That was cool.

  • @charmedstargate, just so you know, peanut butter sandwiches are my favorite, but does that mean I don’t want a turkey sandwich every once in a while? No. The issue wasn’t about whether any show was better than another, but how each show expanded on the franchise. If you don’t like to try new things, that’s boring. But hopefully you’ll support whatever Stargate show/movie comes next.

    PS I’d like an anthology series in the SG universe.

  • Any hopes the Stargate franchise will move networks again? Possibly back to Showtime?

    MGM owns the rights, not SyFy, and they said they have $500 million set aside for the Stargate Franchise.

  • But where will I go for my weekly fix of slow emo montages of people sitting in the dark?

  • @mrja84
    Well it appears that SGU didn’t expand very much if it only lasted 2 seasons! Clearly SGU was what was boring.
    But i will definitely support any SG1 or SGA movie or movies that come next. That’s if they come. As for the next stargate show. I’m there if its full of action packed scifi like SG1 and SGA had. I watch Days of our Lives for my slow paced drama fix. I don’t want it in my scifi shows nor does it belong there.

  • I loved the new show as well as the old. I hate this!!! Where do i sign up to get them to change their minds? Should they cancel a good show just because they can’t keep up with their fan base by counting viewers by more than one medium, should

  • I registered when the announcement came through that they cancelled Atlantis and announce Universe. I said then I would never watch an episode of Universe or ever tune to SyFy again. This marks my second post on this site.

    I kept my word. I, for one, could not be more pleased with this news.

  • To those who think we’ll get those movies, I think the Stargate movies are becoming the new Duke Nukem Forever, and I would sooner believe that Gearbox is finally going to finish DNF than MGM will finally greenlight those movies…

  • ughhhhhhh That’s so disrespectful letting them know an HOUR before they made an announcement -_-
    i was also just starting to really enjoy SGU. They should of waited until the 2nd part of this season to make the decision instead of canceling it in the first half. This is why I dislike to watch shows when people hate on em cause if I get into it and then it gets canceled im really stuck on like a WTF are you serious…….cmon brah -_-

  • I wonder if we ever will see another star gate show.. or evem movies, well i hope that the stargate fans are happy they got what they wanted, they killed of the franshise.

  • As for me, it’s not over. We have a campaign to run, and we know from the SG-1 campaign what works and what doesn’t. For instance, Boycotting SyFy won’t do anything. Instead we need to work really hard to support what we do like on SyFy, whether that is Sanctuary, Destination Truth, or Treasure Hunters. We need to tell them we want more SGU in every way we can, including watching every episode live when it returns. We need to watch it via Hulu, buy it on iTunes, watch it On Demand, and buy season 2.0 on DVD as soon as it comes out. We have to show MGM our support so that they will do what it takes to get SGU picked up again. This doesn’t have to be the end.

    It’s time to fight.

  • I can’t say I’m surprised at all, considering the ratings. How can they keep a show on the air with numbers like SGU had, it’s a business after all. Also can’t say I’m sad, except for the actors and crew, as I never watched it.
    I am another person who kept my vow.

  • I liked all three shows SGU not as much but it was getting better. SGU is dead they can finish it with movies. They need to find a new show fast with more action and less soap. If they don’t the Stargate franchise will die, I don’t want that to happen.

  • To People that never even watched it, why are You even here?, gloating obviously.
    To those who reckon SGU was too slow, give me a break, You have no idea what You are talking about. Go and watch DS9 and You will discover what slowly getting to the point over 7 seasons of 26 episodes each is like, And I really liked DS9.

    I really believe this is the end for Science fiction tv series as we have known them for decades, probably all we will get is rubbish aimed at a much younger audience, or at best, new series that start and finish in 1 season.

    Next on the chopping block likely will be Sanctuary (it’s rating aren’t that good), the new BSG spin-off will tank as Caprica did, but at least, for a while anyway, I can enjoy V and The Event.

    I will not support SyFy channel one bit, they have stuffed Stargate and no longer deserve any support, good riddance and hopefully Stargate can live on elsewhere.

  • @Saquist
    Actually, I was just quoting Daniel Jackson’s lines from Stargate Continuum. The runners of this forum probably didn’t get that as it seems that they decided to delete my posts.

  • This is what you get for moving a perfectly show to the tuesday block SGU was good and I really enjoyed it SYFY just made a big mistake

  • To all the writers, actors and faithful Stargate followers: Thank you for so many years of dedication! I’m so happy where the franchise took us!!!! I fell in love with history and archaeology because of Stargate. It led me to discover local ancient archaeology in the process ;-) As well as other ancient discoveries in North America.

    Well, I for one am finished FOREVER with SyFy. I had a feeling that as soon as SGU started crossing into Creationism, that would be it because there’s so many in the media that don’t like to discuss that. I’m a creationist and I saw the trend many years ago as to where Stargate was going (John 14:2 & Genesis 1:28). I believed it was toward an ultimate conclusion that the universe was intelligently and creatively designed and it was revealed in Season 2. What a neat story!! I believe Destiny would have ultimately revealed it was launched only thousands of years ago (10K/years). Anyway, there’s real science for Stargate called “Flux Transfer Events (FTE)”, which gives realism to the Stargate story! It’s a pity SyFy has gone this path and disgraced the fanbase!

    I’m going to stick around and watch the remaining SGU episodes as long as they air, but after that, ADIOS, SyFy! Frankly, I believe SyFy won’t air the remaining episodes in the Spring. Chances are SyFy will wait until the summer to show all the episodes in one week since they’ve deemed the series unfit just like Caprica. I feel the long wait has only begun. There’s no reason now to air it as a new series would air in weekly segments. They’ll push it out in mass airing over a holiday weekend.

    And HONESTLY, get real! SyFy will never revive SG1 or SGA. It’s never going to happen. Networks don’t go backwards. Star Trek was a different era and that’s long gone. The plug is already pulled on SGU.

    Well, unlucky me, I’ve lost my favorite show … Mr. Grinch stole my Christmas :-( Now I get to cancel my cable TV subscription and save $60/mo! See, it’s a domino effect. Now, another business will lose out on this. Thanks SyFy! Adios! You’ve lost my viewership.

    Again, SGU cast, thank you so much for all your dedication! Bravo!!!

  • So much for that 5 year plan. Well I guess that I can finally stop watching SyFy, so that’s one plus.

  • I can see why SG-U was cancelled.

    Quality, intelligent programming doesn’t reflect SyFy’s view of who is watching.

    Wrestling and cheesy movies. That’s who they think we are.

    Have remote, will click!

    OTOH, we had a layoff of 100 people today. That was a third of us. Let’s not forget what’s important. This news just makes a bad day worse!

  • I’m really angry about the manner SyFy chose to inform the actors, crew and the rest of us about canceling SGU. Totally uncouth.

    I am as equally pissed at the “I told you so” oh so knowledgeable “fans” gloating about the demise of a quality show. Be real people … actors age, writers loose the muse and fans grow older and occasionally wiser. SGA & SG1 won’t be back as series and after this amount of time, probably not in movies either.

    SGU took time to grow on me but I was hooked by Justice. The acting is phenomenal; Louis Ferreira and Robert Carlyle … wow. After the last 10 episodes, how am I going to get a weekly dose of Louis?

    SGU storytelling is about the characters not the ray guns or so much about the Gate. People complain it was a soap opera .. so what! I’ve read many a terrific space opera. I enjoyed seeing stories that had broad, deep scope; that didn’t connect the dots every week but left me wondering what will happen next; how will the crew handle the pressure knowing there is no rescue from Earth; that they have to rely on each other to solve problems themselves… how cool is that! SGU made me think outside the “ring”; not just jump through the gate to shoot this or that alien of the week. SGU is the thinking person’s stargate. It is it’s own self-contained Universe but clearly within the Stargate mythology.

    I for one can hope for awhile anyway that another network picks it up .. I’ve seen rumors about Starz. I say YEAH! Do IT! Make the show longer than 43 minutes and really dive into some of these ideas floating through SGU, make it meatier, sexier, edgier … wow! Unlimited possibilities come to mind …

    I gotta have hope … SGU lives!

  • @in3d

    I hope your comment was some sort of horatian satire, but if not I highly doubt SGU was headed towards fictionally validating Christian Creationism.

    All that was said was that there was an intelligent signal that predates the Universe.

    This is possible if the Universe is circular in existence. Which recent evidence suggests it is.

  • To be fair, you could see it coming. Okay, so the first half of the first season sucked. Except Time. But they kept you watching by insisting the second half of the season rocked. And it did. The second half of season one kicked ass, and took names, and totally made up for the rubbish first half.

    So why did the second season go back to that same slow nothings-really-happening pace from season one? I mean, what, was the plan to have every season be slow and rubbish in the first 10 and fast paced and fantastic in the second 10? Can’t imagine that was the intent, but that’s what it watched like.

    I mean, the whole Lucian Alliance thing. Introducing Gynn (i.e. the awesome Anna from Supernatural) and T-Bag, and then doing nothing with them. What was the point? T-Bag got to be surly a few times, Gynn almost sorta got with Eli, but then within a couple of episodes… oh, right, so she was murdered off camera for no reason and T-Bag died for it. Not to mention bringing back the awesome disabled scientist they made such a big deal about before the show first aired and killing her too. I mean what, was it just an attempt to be “edgy”, and show us “no one is safe”? I’dve prefered some character development first.

    I’m rambling now, I’m losing my own point. To get back on track? It sucks there’ll be no more Stargate for ages, if ever. But it sucks more that they had a chance to do something awesome and screwed it up. And by “they”, I don’t mean the actors, the actors do fantastically with the material they’re given, I mean the writers and the creators. What were you all thinking? Was it worth cancelling Atlantis in it’s prime for this? What, this screw up couldn’tve waited a few more seasons of Pegasus goodness?

  • @Darren: Thank you for a very objective article that didn’t sugar coat the fact that SGU flopped in the ratings where other shows thrived. The ratings and the show’s cost just didn’t merit another season, objectively.

    I just hope that the writers didn’t run the whole franchise to the ground with their experiment… :/

  • I am truly sorry for all SGU fans. Being a huge SGA fan, I understand the disapointment and frustration. I think it especially disappointing that they do not allow for a proper ending of the show, a cliffhanger is certainly the worst possible ending. So for all the SGU fans out there I hope for a DVD movie to end the show in a good way.

    I totally agree with the first poster though. They wanted to make something different and told us “if you do not like it, don’t watch it”. I am afraid, lots of people followed that advice.

  • I feel like someone has just ripped off and burned the last half of a novel that I was really getting into.

  • I am so disappointed that TPTB have canceled SGU, it is a sad day indeed, just like when they canceled SGA – that was an even sadder day :( . So I do hope they will now consider making the SGA movie they have been talking about for a while. Just one other point, the show airs in other countries like Australia and we don’t get it until way way way after its been aired in the US, very disappointing indeed. But at least we still have fan fiction to read to make up for the loss! :)

  • I am SO disappointed in this cancellation. I don’t understand this new approach that the “Syfy” channel is taking. Traditionally, science fiction fans are well-read and educated, and thought-provoking shows like SGU resonate well with this audience. Lately, however, Syfy is happy just airing WWE Smackdown or whatever it is on friday nights. Granted, it is Syfy’s highest-rated program, but it just goes to show that the network execs will settle for less than mediocrity. If that’s the case, just change the name of the station! I’m no expert on demographics, but it doesn’t seem that a wrestling match can serve as a good media vehicle for advertising a sci-fi show. Different mental levels, you know?

    Props to the terrific cast and crew who were a part of SGU. The network needs to apologize for the lame way the cancellation was announced to these wonderful people (Twitter? REALLY?! GREAT PR, network execs. Good luck trying to put a positive spin on this one…)

    One last gripe-to all(7) of you SGU haters, you showed your feelings by not watching the show, now please stop gloating about how the show is cancelled. Can’t you see the rest of us are in misery? and I hope you’re happy, because this most likely killed the stargate franchise. Why would they try something new and different again if it didn’t work out the first time?

  • for so long i have been a fan of the series…of the franchise. Living outside the US all i could do to support was buy the dvds. Due to my age i only really picked up stargate when sg1 was wrapping up and the 4th season of atlantis was underway…but i loved this show. It became such a huge part of my life and i have watched it to death. Having watched the episodes so many times i cant bear to watch sg1 or sga anymore, and so i have drifted from stargate. But with universe, i found something in it strangely appealing. It was very different to sg1 and sga for oen main fact: at the end of the day, there was no picking who they were stuck with on the ship, and things didnt always end on the bright side of life. It appealed to me as they were mounting tensions and conflicts that couldnt simply be resolved by a court marshall or a firing….episodes such as justice and the greater good….even these episodes left wiggle room at the end of the day…the fact of how these aliens werent humanised or shown to be less evil…that they had a purpose to benefit their race…shown with the glowing blue and the orsini…stargate universe ended up having that which the other two series lacked…the nature of humanity…and also a point. During the second season with the discovery of destiny’s mission…that was astounding and was so different. THe main reason i can see for this show being cancelled however, is that it was far too slow. There was some periods where there was intense action undergoing, such as during the civilian coup and the alien attack, then other periods such as episodes earth and cloverdale…even as i say they are slow, any viewer with a decent amount of intelligence can tell that they were just plots being developed for later seasons…however to the fanbase that watched these early episodes of sgu…they were left wanting, and they were the more ****** part of the demographic…or perhaps the less patient…and left the show before watching it out, leading to lower and lower rating. Manly tears have been shed over the loss of sgu, but more importantly, as you all say, i fear the end of a franchise. Movie promises and nothing delivered. MGM bankruptcy…the end of a stargate era is approaching and stargate will be sorely missed…RIP O’neill, Carter, Teal’c, Daniel, Shepphard, Ronon, Taylor, Rodney, young, Chloe, Matt, Eli, Rush and countless others…but a big shoutout to my all time favourite TODD the wraith. I love you buddy and just for Christopher Heyerdahl i went to see that Twilight movie…it was horrible but i saw him again…not quite in his Todd form but in one similiar. Goodbye stargate i doubt that we shall meet again.

  • Just to react to a couple of statements made here, the first half of season 1 was definitely not crap, the 2 part pilot plus “Air” was excellent, and “Light” was awesome watching the Destiny descend into the Star for refueling.
    “Water” was very good, and also “Justice” and “Time”.
    The only real criticism was the misuse of other peoples bodies with the Ancient stones and the “Soap Opera” effect that gave the show for a few episodes.
    Please name 1 Science Fiction series that was perfect, there aren’t any, they all have filler episodes, occasional crap stories, etc.
    Star Trek TNG had loads of rubbish episodes, but still managed 7 seasons, I guess the 90′s overall was very kind to us Sci-Fi fans.
    Hopefully SGU will get picked up by another network, but if so, they must not change it too fast, like “Earth Final Conflict”, after season 1 that was crap, so You wonder how it managed to continue to 5 seasons. The worst of SGU is better than season’s 2 to 5 of that were.

    If it doesn’t get renewed by another network, then at the very least, it can be finished off via a Novel, which I would certainly buy, better than nothing, but not much.

  • SGU joins a long list of Science fiction series that have been cancelled before any proper conclusion. Here’s an incomplete list, some deserved cancellation, some didn’t.

    Logan’s Run (Pretty woeful really)
    Fantastic Journey (major influence on Sliders, but very hard to watch nowdays)
    Battlestar Galactica (Original of course, continued via novels by Richard Hatch)
    Planet of the Apes (actually quite good)
    V (80′S, original mini-series good, fell away from that point)
    SPACE 1999 (Awesome special effects for 70′s, story very unbelievable though)
    Buck Roger’s in the 25th Century (very campy, but season 2 was complete Trash)
    Firefly (One of the best, Serenity saved the day there, still so much more could have been done with that)

    I’m sure there are others, but they are the main ones anyway.

  • I think its time to give the syfy channel the boot, SGU should do direct to Itunes or digital media distribution and skip the middle man. It’s how Sanctuary got started and it would definitely make MGM some desperately needed money.

  • I haven’t been a big fan of SGU – for valid reasons. I watched it from day 1, hoping it would get better – and admittedly it has, but only a little. You will probably hate me, but the reason I loved SG1 and SGA were because they took you in to another world. SGU explored human relationships, but they kind of left out the sci-fi part. They spent most of the time on earth, or on a ship with four walls.

    I am sorry for the fans who no longer have SGU – I know how it feels. I am also sorry to the cast and crew, because that is a horrible way to find out you don’t have a job. I’m amazed syfy did that!

    BUT in saying this, they should have kept true to the Stargate form. I have the right to an opinion. Sad to see the Stargate franchise end…. for now.

  • Bummer-This IS my favourite show on TV at the moment. I was really hoping they would give it one more season.

    I still remain hopeful someday we will have a new stargate series, but hopefully not with all this hate amongst fandom.

  • @Lightmaker and @kimmyg
    I absolutely agree with you..it is the fact that the execs of SyFy think they need to cancel smart shows and run with wrestling,cheezy movies and reality shows and it is no wonder when you see comments like the one from @charmedstargate.
    SGA has it’s revenge,I mean how primitive can you get,living for revenge and over a tv show at that..geez!?
    And what do they have from that revenge,is SGA gonna come back?Or any Stargate show,for that matter..no,it’s over,that’s all folks!!
    Those are people who think that drama, and character development are the same as the soap opera,those are people who absolutely do not understand sci-fi,because they think it is about gunfights and kicking but.That’s what there are Steven Segal,Van Damme,or Chuck Norris c-films..sci-fi has always been about people,characters,their coping with the new and unknown,so when there’s action,in quality sci-fi..it’s there for a reason..exploring human condition and human reaction to it.
    Anyway that’s why Wrestling is now so popular on SyFy..because of such people.Fiction and meaningless violence,without a shred of science,or inteligente concepts.
    But you know what..SyFy sucks so bad in their business decisions,that they can’t even make a coherrent decision about that kind of stuff!
    So,good luck with that..distancing themselves from real sci-fi fans and real sci-fi,making the worst possible,suicidal programming decisions has destroyed smart shows,like Caprica,or SGU..but this other direction,targeting morons as their audience will destroy the network itself!
    And,unlike haters that gloat over nothing,over their own defeat,in fact..just because it gives them the impression that for once in their lives they were “right” about something,I wont be gloating when that happens,I’ll be sad.
    And I really hope that Stargate and it’s talented and creative producers and cast can continue somwhere else,where they can be appreciated for the quality they bring..I agree with you @kimmyg..Starz would be a good choice,there they could be really creative,sexier,edgier,experiment and be diferrent,without small minded people preaching,or even if they did..screw them!
    Or even Space in Canada..something,I like people that propose solutions,think positively like you and unlike haters who just feel big because they THINK they managed to destroy something.Their closed,small minds will never be able to create anything,or appreciate anything really good.
    And I am willing to bet all I have they haven’t read one single sci-fi book,in order to maybe understand the essence of a genre better,but not having read a book is probably a compliment in their mind.lol!

  • @holden89 I understand your POV an respect your opinion fully..I really do not want that you,or people like you get offended by my comments,nor are they directed at you in any way.
    Everyone has an opinion and the right to express it,even the morons,which I don’t consider you to be.You just may have diferrent taste than me or some other people and that is perfectly fine.I do not see in you any hate,or frustration coming essentialy from self-loathing,as is the case with some other people.
    And I really hope nobody hates you,as you suggested might happen.
    So just wanted to make that clear..we may not agree,but respect man!

  • Absolutely gutted: been a Stargate fan since the beginning, started to go off SG1 when the Ori came in, and couldn’t watch the horrendously poor later seasons of Atlantis, as much as I tried, and as much as I enjoyed the first two, the third onwards were just painfully bad. That made me really dubious about SGU, and for the first 10 or so episodes I’d just about had enough, but realising how much leeway I’d given Atlantis, I kept watching.

    And was I glad I did – in the last two season halfs, I have grown to love this show more than any other show I’ve ever watched on TV. So miserable it’s been cancelled. :(

  • After the wonderful news of Sanctuary being renewed for a fourth season, the cancellation of Universe comes as a great disappointment. I was one of the people who was physically unable to watch the show because of the camerawork (it had the same effect on me as striped wallpaper and flashing lights and I could only watch with my eyes closed) but the scenes I saw were intriguing and well-acted and I was always hoping I might be able to come back to it if the camera work changed.

    Like many of the people who regularly post here, the Stargate franchise has been a life-changing part of my world for more than a decade and I feel a real sense of loss that there will be no new Stargate episodes after this season of Universe has aired. I’m also so sorry that Stargate: Universe wasn’t given time for the character and story development that we fans of SG-1 and Atlantis enjoyed. It’s so painful when a show one loves is cancelled and having gone through that experience myself (most recently with Atlantis) I really do feel for the Universe fans. I’m also very sorry for the hard-working cast, and for the crew, some of whom must have been working together for more years than some Stargate fans have been alive. May they all find work that is worthy of them.

    I hope that the writers and producers of Universe can bounce back from this without their creativity and enthusiasm being too shredded by the cancellation. (Perhaps Tim Minear should start running therapy sessions for showrunners who have their shows prematurely axed.) And I hope, too, that this isn’t the end for the franchise and that there will be a new Stargate series before too long and plenty of older and newer fans still around to be wowed by future incarnations of this amazing universe.

  • What hell what do network consider highr rating foxs cancled lonestar after two episode a the had a lot of veiw

  • ok syfy and mgm let go i what movie i what to see whaty happens atlantis and i what more sg1

  • They freaking killed it by putting it on Tuesday. >.>

    Everyone, simply download it from the net. Then you can watch it whenever you want and even put it on pause! O_O

  • I knew this would happen when they moved it Tuesday. All I could do is watch the show from week to week and I did. SyFy has lost my confidence. What is that with the SyFy by the way? SciFi wasn’t good enough- they wanted to promote the channel to an illiterate audience. Well they do. I’m still going to watch Sanctuary but as far as anything they think they’ll replace SGU with, I won’t watch. If they move Sanctuary to Tuesday, I’ll know they intended to cancel it.

  • CANT BELIEVE THEY CANCELLED IT!! WHAT A GREAT SHOW WITH GREAT CAST AND CREW…..THEY DONT DESERVE IT….
    I think the move in AMerica to tuesdays didnt help…can’t they see that….URGH Syfy annoys me and i dont even live in the US!
    My condolances to everyone involved, not in any way blaming mgm or the producers.

  • A weak show killed by a Tuesday slot! Who knew? They did. SyFy killed SGU using the “ratings” to escape looking like badguys for “unjustly canceling” a show.

    I’m surprised it took this long. It sucks for the actors, they were all really good… the writing was less than… what I personally hoped for. I think treading water is the phrase.

    I hope they shift the monies around to finish off the SG-1 and Atlantis movies. Or make those movies into 5 part mini series.

  • we didn’t like it, we didn’t watch it! now on to a NEW Stargate in a few years I hope. If not, I still ahve my DVDS of sg1 and sga to watch again and again! :D

  • Also, the end of 14 years of a reat franchise loved by many….and its not even going to have a proper ending…..its going to end on a cliffhanger?! are you kidding me…thats even worse! At LEAST let them do another series to finish the story! geez! at least then we all have time to get used to the fact it wont be coming back!! :( sadness fills my heart right now!

  • I have to admit I was not a fan of SGU in the beginning however it has started to grow on me and get interesting. As a hardcore fan of the SG franchise,the cancellation of SGU was sadly inevitable although I take no joy in it. As a previous poster said what drew people to SG was the exploration of other worlds and meeting of other races and SGU was almost “too human” sometimes. And with a fickle Syfy net exec who care more about ad dollars than decent sci fi programming well the writing was on the wall. Now outside of Sanctuary there is nothing decent on Syfy to watch. They killed it all.

  • This doesn’t bring back Atlantis, all it does is take an excellent show off the air. Way to go “SciFi” fans. You just made it really clear you don’t know what Science Fiction is.

    jhemp50 | December 16 @ 8:28 pm

    sorry but it looks like you dont have a clue about science fiction

    to all of you fans who blame on the sg1 and sga fans for sgu canselation grow up … all the fans who were on sg1 and sga left sgu cause the sgu was bad show and got canceled cause of it … you cant blame old fans for that

    if they would have finnished the sga in the first place and started sgu with differant name like just destiny without stargate title it would had more viewers … we all knew that the day is coming when we see the news that sgu is canned … if you dont like the show you dont watch it, thats why all the old fans didnt watch sgu … BLAME ON SYFY CHANNEL AND NOT THE OLD FANS … when sg1 started in year 1994 there was no raitings and show didnt depend on raitings like rite now they do … it’s all because bad choices SYFY has made .. why not set a show on a date when there is no competition ?
    i am not clad that they canned the show but it was clear already in the end of seson one and season two was made cause of the contract of 2 years

  • Well, that does it for me and the syfy network. This network used to be great, but now it’s not worth watching. SGU is done, Warehouse 13 is cheesy and I won’t be watching that anymore, Eureka, dame. I gave up on wrestling after the end of the attitude area… what is there left? Well, now I can save my money and time. I can cancel my Cable TV subscription. There are only 3 or 4 good shows left on TV and the rest is crap. I can buy the shows like mad men, sons of anarchy, the league and breaking bad on iTunes. It’s something I’ve been wanting to do for a while, and now I get to do it.

    Well, SGU is done, and now needs a proper ending. I’ve seen EVERY episode of SG-1, SG-A, AND SGU. I own every dvd set. I went back and tried to watch SG-1 and SGA, but after watching SGU, I am having problems because of how cheesy those shows actually are. SGU leaves me astonished and surprised at the end of every episode, not the previous two.

    Maybe we can start a fan campaign and get a mini-series done to at least end the show. maybe a 10 to 13 episode season so that we can finish it?

  • RIP Stargate. I didn’t like SGU but I supported it because it was the best chance for more SG-1 & SGA. Now that’s gone & who knows if MGM will ever revisit it again? The scripts are written but I’ve heard the SGA was rejected in favor of the book series that’s begun. So who knows if we’ll ever see any Stargate on a screen again, let alone get the actors back.
    I also watched some of SyFy’s other shows, to keep numbers flowing again in support of Stargate, but with this news that will stop immediately. The sole exception I will make is Sanctuary. I have no interest whatsoever in any of the other shows or movies, current or future, few I’ve seen are of the lowest quality imaginable. I can’t believe scifi fans are watching. Never liked the re-imagined Battlestar AT ALL.

  • I’m baffled by the SGU hater haters asking, “Are you happy now? By not watching the show, now there’s no Stargate of any kind.”

    Well, as someone who never cared for the SGU show, but watched it anyway, let me answer for the other SGU haters. “Yes.” If having to deal with SGU (which was a VAST depature from the previous 2 incarnations) was the only way to keep the Stargate name on SciFi (I refuse to spell it the other way), then let the Stargate ship sail into the sunset. No Stargate is better than the Stargate we were forced to watch.

    The producers said at the beginning, “If you don’t like it, don’t watch it.” The fans have spoken. But… rather than listen, TPTB decided to screw things up worse by changing the time.

    RIP, Stargate. We’ll always have Richard Dean Anderson.

  • @admiral: ” The majority of episodes of season 5 were poorly written, and they even had to resort to a clip show when they ran out of ideas; this is why it was canceled”

    News Flash.. Who do you think wrote those episodes? Darren and David? nope, the Same writers who got tired of writing for Atlantis, and decided to play with a new Toy: SGU.

  • Boycott SyFy? To Quote Mr. Brad Wright, “you represent a very small portion of the actual viewing audience we need for financial success”. Oh Well, Karma can be a “bee with an itch”. If Caprica Fans Boycotted SyFy as soon as their Show was Cancelled, SGU would have died much earlier than this.

  • There are shows that only have 13 episodes per season like the walking dead or like “V”. The y should bring SGU for 13 episodes and use them to wrap up the story.

  • i am very sad that SGU is being cancelled. There are so many unresolved stories….like the FLURRINGS!!!! Please dont cancel the series, its the only thing I watch on syfy. This is a GREAT show. You could see where the story was going, and I knew it was only going to get better. This is a very sad day.

  • What is SyFy thinking first Caprica nou SGU. Makes me think about what’s in store for BSG: Blood & Chrome

  • First off, too all the SGU fans I am sorry for your loss. To all of us Stargate fans in general I think this is a sad moment in Stargate history.

    But one thing I want to call out is blaming those fans that didn’t like the show for its demise is foolhardy. First off, the ratings were horrible for SGU across the board. The handful of Stargate fans who didn’t like SGU and refused to watch are miniscule compared to the overall population of Neilson raters. SGU “haters” are not the reason this show failed. It failed due to not appealing to the general population of viewers. So please put the blame for the demise of this show squarely where it belongs, on the show itself and the fact it couldn’t draw the viewership needed to continue. The show failed on its own merits and not because of a handful of vocal SGU bashers.

    This is no time for the fan base to start fighting with each other. This is a time where we should all come together and demand that Stargate continue in some fashion after SGU is gone. Perhaps MGM will decide to move forward with the Stargate movies or perhaps given some time they will decide to try a forth show. If we as fans push hard for the franchise to continue we might be pleasantly surprised with the results.

    Good-bye SGU, SGA and SG1. You’ve been good friends who will be sorely missed. Let’s hope TPTB realize this is still a viable franchise and keep producing Stargate shows.

    jjs

  • Why are people blaming SyFy? They aired the show on Friday and within a few episodes, it started slip sliding – or better said, falling like a rock. So, they moved the show to a different night, to give it more/different exposure – to a night that brought W13 and Eureka good ratings, even with the fall competition. And SGU fell and flat-lined. And abroad? Take the UK, Australia, Germany, even Canada (even there the ratings fell almost 50%, no matter what Mallozzi said) – it flopped, literally.

    Maybe, just maybe it was the show’s fault? Or better said, the writers’?

    I’m sorry you lost your show, fans, but it’s not like the writing wasn’t on the wall, unlike the quite shocking cancellation of SGA that was on the upswing in ratings. SGU’s ratings simply didn’t merit a renewal, one look at them was enough.

    So, if you have to blame someone, blame the writers for not having written a show that appealed to more viewers.

  • I am so upset right now. SGU was an excellent show with a great cast and an interesting story. I made sure to stay home every friday and every tuesday just to watch to live.

    What really upsets me is that some fans will start to compliant about their being no Stargate on TV when those so called fans never watched SGU live in the first place.

    People just don’t seem to get it. If you don’t watch live your hurting the series. Plus, you have to wonder what the executives at Sci fi think when a show like SGU gets bad ratings. TV is all about viewership and money and if no one is watching SGU then it makes you wonder if the executives will even want to spend money on a future series since this one didn’t do well.

    I’m going to miss this series and I hope they do get a chance to do another one in the same style. While I love SG1 and SGA they are different shows. Everything can’t be SG1.

    RIP SGU
    So upset right now

  • Hey Admiral, save your lectures for your children. I feel bad for the actors who lost their jobs. But this wouldnt have happened if they had made an actual Stargate show. The humor is what made it unique from most sci-fi shows. That they transformed it to the same old we see on every channel and in everyday life was fine for those who like Greys Anatomy or ER, but the ‘fi’ in scifi means FICTION!!! Why do think NCIS wins the ratings everyweek. A little humor and lightness blended in with the reality. A little solace for those who are sad. 2 years really aint bad. Really bad shows dont make it to tv at all or get cancelled after a few episodes. SG will be back in some form or another. I’m sorry for those who liked this show, but it wasnt Stargate, it was BSG 2 with a big round thing that had a puddle in the middle. Celebrate 17 seasons of Stargate and be happy we had that. Who else gets to say that?

  • Why they put wrestling on a SYFY channel i’ll never know as it has NOTHING scientific about it!

    But way to go SyFy and make my day even worse than it has been already i mean do you even care what you have done to us fans? Just because people in the states don’t like it don’t mean that people in the rest of the world don’t You really need to pull your heads outta your butts and take a look at the bigger picture here. I hope your channel crashes and burns!!!

    I am SO NOT IMPRESSED RIGHT NOW!!! Such a great series being cancelled that was just starting to come into it’s own. I want to see Destiny’s mission through, i want to know what is going to happen with Chloe,how did the people left behind on that planet really get back to Destiny with the shuttle, where is TJs baby? What are those aliens up too? Come on people, these questions need to be ANSWERED!! How people can say that SGU is not syfy need a good slap on the face., How is space battles syfy? Are any of you haters even seeing the ship known as Destiny? It’s ANCIENT TECHNOLOGY. THAT my friends is still syfy. You all just didn’t bother to watch the show in the hopes of SGA being returned to our screens well NEWSFLASH……IT AIN’T

    QUIT BLAMING SGU FOR SGA BEING CANCELLED!!!

    *Screams and throws a tantrum*

    Such another great series ending on a cliff hanger. And those who say it’s not great writting? Please, we can’t watch space battles every episode of the season. It was an amazing show and very well written., How people would cope without their every day necessities, how the tension builds up between the characters. how they bond, how they don’t… how they cope without being with their loved ones…but also thrown into a situation they had to take control off quickly… Like Dr Caine said, “Out here in the centre of the Universe, who you are and what you believe in, is everything”

    And now they have control of the Destiny….it’s a shame people couldn’t see past season one as being dull and slow and give season 2 a chance as it was so much better than season one, but really and truley, season one was still good, you just have to watch closley as it was a learning curve of the Destiny herself!

    I hope another network picks it up and that we get a third season to continue to tell the story the way it should be told. Last thing we need is for the show to end on a cliffhanger like Atlantis did…

  • Oh stop this nonsense. The haters did not kill the franchise. SyFy did not kill the franchise. The writers and producers did by creating a show that had franchise-low ratings. Their product was a failure.

    The Walking Dead achieved live ratings of 4-6 million people. This is proof that TV shows can succeed if the viewers are interested. Casual viewers simply did not care about SGU.

    I am perfectly fine with never having another stargate show. I can watch old episodes and reminisce. I am not some junkie who goes into withdrawal if stargate is not on the air. I feel no need to blindly endorse anything and everything TPTB puts on the air just to get my fix.

  • Well if Syfy doesn’t pick up Sanctuary for a 4th season, then there is NOTHING keeping me on that channel! What a waste and a shame! I thought this season was opening it up to newer possibilities and W2G syfy by putting my 2 current favorite shows into a time slot doom to failure, i myself had to watch BOTH caprica and SGU online in order to see it!

  • Someone posted that only the same small number of people are posting their satisfaction with the show’s cancellation, and that most people are sad about the cancellation. Well, maybe most of the people who have stuck it out at GW are sad, because maybe most of the people who didn’t like SGU hit the road from this website and aren’t around anymore to proclaim their satisfaction…. Anyway, I thought I’d try to balance it out then and state emphatically that I am glad the show is canceled. For a good number of fans, the franchise has already been dead for 2 years, so this certainly isn’t suddenly “the end of the franchise” for those fans. And for a good handful of those fans, No Stargate at all is better than SGU continuing to set the tone for the future of the fandom. So, now there is no new SG on the air, but that doesn’t mean the franchise is dead or the fandom; fan fic and cons have already proven that fandoms can have a long life, even after a show is no longer on the air. I guess only the future can show how truly popular SGU was, when we see how it fares at conventions and thru fan fiction, merchandizing sales, etc., when compared to SG-1 and SGA.

  • This is unfortunate. As others have said ad nauseam, SGU started out WAY, WAY too slow. Things have finally started to happen, only too late to save the show.

    I understand that they wanted to go the BSG route, but it just wasn’t going to work without things actually happening on occasion.

    I’m really disappointed that now, when they’ve finally got their act together, the show has been cancelled.

  • The show cannot be picked by another network, for same reason SGA or SG-1 haven’t been. Syfy has a contract clause which disallows any other network to continue the Stargate series once they cancel it.

    My biggest gripe with whole fans vs. the TPTB is that they blamed the writers/producers for the cancellation of SGA, like they hold that kind of power.

    Series are not owned by writers but the studios. And it’s the studio and the network that negotiate the continuation of a series. Malozzi was just as surprised at news of cancellation of SGA as the rest of us. He even gave us basepoints for what would have been season 6.

    So Syfy’s the one who decided to cancel the SGA and immediately pick up SGU. No one forced them to do so, least of all the writers.
    And to all who now despise them so much, if the movies ever get made, just remember that they were written by the same group of people you’re blaming for killing of SGA.

  • Just as it starts to get a decent story and actually get me interested they do this…. I’m really starting to loathe Syfy. I’m one of the online viewers, so my numbers dont contribute to the series killing ratings.

    Guess I might as well go back to anime, since Dr Who is for kiddies now as well.

  • WE NEED TO SAVE SGU. Just like fans tried to sabed Jericho. If SyFy canes Eureka, Warehouse 13, and Sanctuary then i will most likey never watch the SyFy Channel again.

    • i’m very sad that the show is no more. i have been a fan since the Stargate Movie. Sad when SyFy canned SG-1, SGA, now SGU, Doctor Who, and Sarah Jane Adventure. i guess i would have to make my own store of SGU with maybe a crossover with Star Trek as well with the other two Stargate Shows.

    • I think that SyFy should move the show back to Friday Night and also give SGU at least another season or until they reach the main point of Destinys mission. Or somebody should make a channel just for Stargate. have it show every thing that has stargate in it. from all the movies to all the shows even the cartoon one as well.

  • To those happy that SGU got cancelled because we may now have “proper” Stargate — forget about it. The cancellation is the WORST thing that could have happened to the franchise as all any studio or network will think is that there isn’t an audience for such material anymore.

    So, short of a miracle, there will not be any new movies and sure as hell no return of SG1 or SGA (such a hope was doomed from the beginning as returning the old stars of either show would be far too expensive). We may easily have seen the last of Stargate for years and years.

    So congrats — SGU is over. I hope that feeling of success haters now have will tide you over because you aren’t getting anything else for a long time.

  • I tried to like SGU. I really did. I found it ultimately the most depressing show of the franchise. I found I wasn’t interested in the darkly lit rooms and corridors of Destiny-or for that matter the angst ridden people who dwell within. These were miserable folks stuck in a miserable situation. There was just no fun here.

  • It is very discouraging to hear this happening. Stargate has been w/ me since the movie came to theaters in 1994. Followed it on showtime to SciFi, all the way to the SyFy we have now. How is it that a show that litteraly offers unlimited number of concepts for episodes can not be seen as worth it. Ok I understand it hasn’t maintained the viewers of the early series. But there are still plenty of fans collecting the 16 seasons of the shows. I mean come on, Do you think any other scifi franchise comes close in lasting power for tv. Starwars and Star trek only have a head start. Give stargate the amount of time. Then see what it gives you. I don’t know why some can’t seem to understand the dept of character SGU was trying to provide. Does anyone remember any serious acting in SG1. I barely do and what I do remember didn’t scratch the surface of the emotional, character and technological development in SGU. But I guess that’s primetime TV. Can’t be to serious, “Might make the viewers depressed with no guarentee if we can’t get them home.” I just hope this isn’t the end and that they allow Stargate to either save SGU, create a new SG series(NOT ANIMATED!) or let the more viewer take notice of the level of acting involved with these shows. Oh well, here is to the future of television. Maybe when everything is just broadcast on the internet they’ll get better feedback on what to and not to cancel.

  • SGU was a BSG wanna be…I missed the humor and light of SG1…even SGA was better and more fun

  • Some of the problem with the show were the poor plotting, a failure to create characters who were admirable or likable despite their flaws, and a BIG failure to deliver to viewer expectations. To paraphrase the experienced Sci-fi writer, Jacqueline Lichtenburg on her website “Alien Romances”, *Stargate Universe did not present the premise, the goal the crew and ship were working toward, within the first few episodes.*
    We were left dangling as to what the end goal of this crew would be until far into the second season, where the “message of god” popped up the reason to continue forward. This is great, but it happened way too late to hold the viewers.
    On a personal note…I wish we could see a SGA movie that set partially within Wraith culture. Understanding the Wraith as an alien culture rather than cardboard baddies would have been fascinating. That’s why “The Queen” was my hands-down favorite.

  • @Jim: You’ve asked a few places what is going to happen with GateWorld. Rest assured that we’ll be here day in and day out for years to come!

    We have 10 more episodes which we are very excited about watching and covering on the site. We’re thinking about how the site might change its modus operandi after the show goes dark. But who knows? Maybe by then we’ll have some word from the new MGM chiefs about some Stargate movies!

  • @Ranillon – well, the anticipation of SGU’s cancellation had to tide people over for 2 seasons so far, so I think the long haul won’t be a problem. Not like people who didn’t like SGU were getting anything they wanted anyway….

  • @Darren, I’m glad Gateworld is going to continue on, I’ve enjoyed coming here and everything you have to offer! Good luck and fingers crossed for the movies!

  • I think the low viewership was partially attributed to Stargate-fatigue.

  • Are they now at MGM crazy? First SGA neck
    SGU to turn against the will of the viewer through them button. SGU now beginning to get used to and the correct episodes better start to the plug to be decided pull! This is roughly an insult to the cast andviewers of Stargate Universie it on and off!

  • Sorry, here the englisch translation from the above message. first i want apologize for my poor choice of words, but it unsaleable for viewers of Stargate SGU that no further chance will be awarded to the series better tune and new stories to develop SGU more visible to come. Apparently seeing the producers and MGM are no good at SGU for a higher level to produce because it costs too much money and the ratings are not what they do at MGM apparently had expected. I want to be honest in expressing that it is rather weak in the studio to stop the series and the hardcore fan so to ship it here but it should do.

  • Stargate u is the mads show out on tv now and so what if only 1.1 milion people watch it that isnt a good reason to cancel it that will just be a sad act if us do

  • this is ridiculous! all u people who think abadoning SGU would get us more SG1 and SGA eps or movies have ruined it for everyone! why the hell would they think ppl would want more films if the fans dont even support SGU??! No support means no money, and no money means no films.
    SGU was fantastic, a genuinely brilliantly written series. I felt very proud that the SG team produced it and that I was lucky enough to be able to watch it.
    if they do have money left to do i film, i really hope they do an SGU movie!

  • The same cliffhanger we had in Atlantis. Just justice. Bad acts, bad ends.

  • @redfox000: Again, fans & anti-fans don’t make the ratings casual viewers do. Not you, not me.

  • This sux this season was finally getting better. I thought switching to Tuesday was a bad move and I was right. They should have moved it back to Friday and waited to see how the second half of season 2 does. One of the things that bothers me is how many people watch it that don’t even count for ratings. If the second half doesn’t do any better they could at least make a third season and end things properly

  • I’m not surprised but I’m very disappointed. SGU was just getting good! Frankly sick of the way SyFy cancel on a whim every show I get into when they have so much potential left in them, usually not allowing for a proper conclusion, so that at best we get a rushed movie to tie up the main story arc.

    It would be cool if they’d at least commission a mini series to try and tie everything up, I imagine we’ll get a rushed movie though at the expense of the SG1 and SGA movies. Anyway did someone say they’d need 6 seasons to complete the story? Real shame we won’t ever get to see it in its entirety now.

    It makes me wonder what the point is in watching new shows on SyFy when you know it’s probably going to get dropped at any moment and have no conclusion. First show this happened to me with was Farscape (rushed movie followed), then SG1 (understandable I guess), Atlantis (loads of plot points left that will probably never get revisited, 1 more season would have been perfect), Caprica, and now SGU.

    Pretty poor management lately as others have said putting stuff like wrestling before actual SciFi! You’d think they’d be supporting their own genre. People complain about the BSG ending but at least it had one. Is that too much to ask after we’ve invested 40, 60 or 100 hours of our lives into supporting their shows?

    Wonder where this leaves the Stargate franchise as a whole. I honestly can’t see where they can go from here really. Glad to hear Gateworld will continue anyway.

  • @phronsie

    “Well, maybe most of the people who have stuck it out at GW are sad, because maybe most of the people who didn’t like SGU hit the road from this website and aren’t around anymore to proclaim their satisfaction….”

    Bravo.
    I felt like Stargate was the walking dead after Season 1 or SGU. Just couldn’t tolerate it. I’m happy it’s gone because it makes room for something else. They no longer think that this show is good and I assure everyone that’s a good thing. My sympathies to the actors but this show never should have been.

    I’m here because I’m an Stargate fan. I stopped watching SGU, not that’s gone…the storm is over and sun has come out. We got clean up to do and it’s no time for the fans to be mopping around and feeling sorry for themselves because this is not the end, no sir, not by a long shot.

  • I still fail to understand why anyone would be pleased by the cancellation of SGU. It’s not like anyone ever was forcing you to watch this show against your will for its duration. The show’s continuation should be pleasant to those who like it and simply irrelevant to those who don’t like it. The idea that the existence of this show is somehow an affront to someone is quite insane.

  • No disrespect to the guys who worked on SGU. The problem with the show wasn’t the acting, lighting, or set-dec, and I know the writers are fully capable of delivering fantastic stuff. I hope they all land on their feet and succeed in the future. But…

    SGU was like a zombified loved one. That person I cared for had died, and though I was saddened and mourned their loss, I came to terms with it. But then… they came back. Not like how they were before, but as a twisted version of their former self. A repulsive entity using my dead loved-one’s body and name; an insult and desecration of their beloved memory. And like any zombie, it needed to be shot in the head.

    Killing the zombie didn’t bring us back to a time before they died, but it will give them peace.

    Rest in peace, Stargate. May you be reborn again in glory some day.

  • Wow…though I can’t say it’s a shocker.
    Maybe they’ll announce a new show right after, just like last time! ha.

  • My hope is another network – more worthy of Stargate (I hate you SyFy)- picks up and lets the Franchise move forward. I WANT MY ATLANTIS MOVIE.. or better yet, call up all the old cast members and start the older shows back up. Remember, Showtime was the first network to bring the movie to television with SG-1. Maybe this is a chance for another network to take a stab.

  • ^yup, couldn’t just another network pick it up? maybe… Space?

    This is such a sad end to the only franchise I ever got to love…

  • @jjs
    thanks for that post, I am glad someone has some perspective here and I couldn’t agree more.
    I also think it quite strange that I read so many posts starting with “for all the gloating haters”… Please look around, yes, there are those few but the big big majority is angry, sad or at least sad for the SGU fans and the SGU actors. I always tried to argue against that idea that there are two groups fighting each other. There are a few noisy and disrespectful people but the vast majority just engages in lively debates over their favourite show. So could we please come together and fight united against the death of the whole franchise?

  • Its just sad how they canceled it for low ratings while there are millions of people watching it.

    Moving it to tuesday as an effort to “rescue” it was the most ******** move ever. =-=

    There they lost even more people…

  • i will not be watching syfy anymore. I have been watching stargate from the very beginning. Syfy will not be getting my ratings anymore.

  • WRITE YOUR COMMENTS TO SYFY.COM IN THE FEEDBACK SECTION ON THE BOTTOM OF THE WEB. WE NEED TO LET THEM KNOW HOW UPSET WE ARE.

  • Okay seriously, first off let me start simple and good by saying that I totally agree with everyone that said SyFy doesn’t know how to do their jobs anymore, I mean the only thing I always hear about that damned network it’s that they finally succeeded in cancelling show 1 Million! I mean I’m seriously starting to think that’s their goal or something. And to think I don’t even have the frigging network on my television here but I seriously only hear what’s getting cancelled on SyFy and I seriously hoped they would be smarter.

    Secondly, I really have to say this so forgive me but to all you people who really saying: ‘Oeh I’m glad it’s cancelled.’ Or something like that, please look at yourself, and stop calling yourself a Stargate fan, I mean if you loved SG1 or SGA and really call yourself a Stargate fan, HOW THE HELL can you just choose to ignore the fact that SGU IS in fact a Stargate series, even if it goes above your understanding or liking, if you really were fans, you would have given it a chance instead of your logic: ‘He said to not watch it if we didn’t want to.’ I mean that’s just: ‘If he told us to jump of the bridge, we would do it.’ Logic if you ask me.

    As someone before me already said, the more I keep hearing “wannabe” fans saying they hated it and never gave it a chance and especially are happy with that it’s cancelled, the more I’m ashamed of the fact to be part of it as a fandom.

    Don’t get me wrong, I’m really not trying to hurt someone, but I am trying to make a point, which is that even you SGU haters must realize one thing with this, are you happy? Are you guys really just happy now that it has been cancelled with an upcoming ending that’s just going to end with a cliffhanger and that there is now sign for now whatsoever there is another plan? For neither SGU, nor for the SG! or SGA movies.

    So as I asked, just all of you haters and people that are happy with this cancellation, think: Are you happy with how you probably screwed up the whole Stargate franchise now because you were too critical about the whole series and how it wasn’t as YOU wanted it and how you immediately decided to just ignore the series and not watch it while constantly commenting, badly to add, on the series, the actors and especially the same damn writers who wrote for the shows most of you still apparently love!

    And before I get judged as a rude… Someone or something, let me say this, I DO care! Because unlike you people I watch Science Fiction, and especially ALL of Stargate because I have a reason to, it helps me, and not only that, it’s still my favorite show of the many MANY shows I watch. So before I’m TOO rude or something, let me just say that if you read all this, if it’s accepted to be posted, and you still think you’re right, go ahead, but if the sudden and probable unsolved ending of SGU is still the last ghing we see from Stargate in a few years, I just ask you, realize that you critics who didn’t give it a real chance, we’re greatly to blame.

    Now, I do have to say it isn’t of course all on you, for the biggest part I’m still mainly pissed off at SyFy, because I don’t understand how you can be so frigging naive as a Network to just cancel shows, only on bad ratings you mainly caused yourself as a Network. Because seriously, I know for sure it’s series like this that really DO have potention, whatever most of you say, and that it’s just stupid to cancel something like that after just 2 pretty short seasons of only 20 episodes, and I can’t espcially still not understand how a Network just thinks it’s normal to cancel it in the midst of something like a cliffhanger as a last thing, has it never occured to them how enough fans, who DO love the show, will always keep wondering what the hell was going to happen, but just because SyFy thinks they’re SO awesome and amazing for always wanting the ratings that THEY have in mind?

    I’m actually glad they changed their name, because if I’m totally honest, I just blame that damn network. I mean it’s pretty simple these days, it doesn’t matter if your show has good characters and a good plot or anything, if the ratings aren’t good enough, just pull the plug! If you ask me, that’s how SyFy thinks, or the 1 Million cancells thing I said of course xD

    But the last thing, what I started about the name, if they were still called Sci FI, every dead Science Fiction writer would turn in their graves for what and how SyFy was running things.

  • Brad Wright – “If we make a good show, you will watch it. If we don’t, you won’t.”

    We didn’t. Not only those of us who were devestated by the loss of first SG-1 and then by the abrupt cancellation of Atlantis, which had so many more excellent shows that would have been televised that would have done credit to the francise, but apparently TPTB’s much valued 18 – 49 fan group. I’m 59 so I suppose I’m of no value, even though I watched all episodes of both shows “live” and have all of the DVDs.

    Don’t feel too sorry for the cast and crew of SGU getting the cancellation news the way they supposedly did. Joe Flanigan was approached in his trailer while trying to eat lunch and casually told that they wouldn’t be back.

    Mr. Wright also said “. . . fortunately there are enough viewers and reviewers who think SGU is neither boring, poorly plotted or sexist to keep us on the air long after ‘V’ is just a letter in the alphabet again.”

    Funny that “V” begins new shows in January.

  • No network, broadcast or cable, will pick up a show dipping below 1 mil. several times within 10 eps. No one is quite that insane.

  • I hope then can bring SGU back as a min series or make several SGU Movies Direct to DVD. Also were are the SG1 and SGA movies at?

  • Considering the majority of the posters here appear to be US or Canadian, let me add the sullen vindication for SGU from Australian viewers.
    There is a considerable number of people in Australia that herald to the Stargate frnachise. They love it, they really do. But for some reason in this convict colony of ours Stargate Universe has barely seen the light of day.

    Why?
    Because the network over here that was SUPPOSED to broadcast SGU in fact didn’t after 3 episodes!
    That’s right!
    So if SyFy or any other publisher in the US was bummed by the lack of international viewership look then at the incompetent “TEN Network” here in Australia for the lack of Pacific ratings.
    Ironically with the incredibly belated dawn of NEW free-to-air channels here in Australia, the TEN Network, currently advertising NEW SGU episodes for their forthcoming channel ELEVEN, will find their relaunch of the series is soon to find a short death. So even if this relaunch here Australia garnered a couple millions viewers it would do nothing to stop those Capitalist publishers like SyFy from dictating whether the rest of the world should view it.

    Don’t get me wrong SyFy is available in Australia to view, but only on Foxtel and Austar, two pay-to-view extra channel providers that have lost favour here and in particular popularity. So unlike the US that can view these for free Australia has to suffer repeats from reality shows, and a negligible amount of sci-Fi shows. Recently I think the only posthumous sci-fi shows to air in Australia since SGU died here were Sanctuary (before that got canned), Supernatural (which died the same time SGU did), and Fringe (which has intermittently restarted, retracked, stopped, repeated, stopped again, changed channels, and repeated).

    Their is a real hate for sci-fi in this country, or at least the powers that publish these shows to our screen seem to think. The broadcasters here are incredibly stringent, if it doesn’t peak at 5 million viewers in the first couple episodes they can it. Mind you Australia only has a population on 20 million, so I think their hopes are a little high.
    This is just another pain Australia has to deal with. SG1 was shot down after Season 9, and Atlantis was shot down after Season 4. SGU is just another pain in this unhealed wound, another stab in the back for Australia.

  • Seriously folks, this can’t possibly be a surprise to anyone. This is business. And it seems that SGU didn’t bring in the numbers/money that Wright/Cooper figured it would and SyFy didn’t want to expend any more time on it. Wright and Cooper made a really bad business move by alienating an established, mature fan base of which I am a member. Me and my disposable income wouldn’t have touched SGU with a ten foot pole, So, I took Wright at his word when he said “If you don’t like it, don’t watch it.” Some comments lament that “there is no more stargate” – well for me, there hasn’t been for a while now and you know what – you’ll survive. It’s a TV show, FCOL. Maybe read a book? Use a Kindle if it makes you feel better. I would appreciate some more SGA or SG-1, but if it doesn’t come my way – oh, well, life goes on. I can’t lay my happiness on the whims of Wright, Cooper (who flew the coup on SGU – so if you couldn’t see the cancellation coming, you weren’t paying attention), and SyFy. I suggest everyone “devastated” by this news re-align their priorities and head back to reality. TV is a business, and these guys made some really made a huge mistake with SGA, and their paying for it now. Don’t let it affect you to the point that you’re “devastated” – devastation is 400,000 people with cholera in Haiti after 9 months of living in squalor after a catastrophic earthquake and genocide in Darfur – not the fact that you don’t get to watch a TV show.

  • What? Why does Syfy cancel their best shows? First, it was SGA and now SGU too. Well, I am never watching Syfy again….

  • What?!

    The story is now that Wright and Cooper wanted the change in style for SGU?

    Articles published before SGU went into production had this silly decision as Dave Howe’s.

    He is quoted as saying he wanted it to be made more contemporary, more like BSG and skewed to a younger audience.

    He is also quoted as saying that Wright and Cooper “are very eager to keep the action and adventure and the sense of humour [in Stargate Universe. But I think there’s an opportunity to maybe inject a bit more dramatic intensity into the series.”

  • I have a question. Why can’t Sky one, Space Channel and all the other Networks that show Stargate, Battlestar and so forth say that they want to keep a show going? I am not all too familiar with TV station politics, but would MGM continue to produce these shows if an other foreign network were to want to continue it?

  • @Jim Hutto: If SGU were cheaper to produce, then maybe. But not with a series this expensive – according to Robert Carlyle, one costs over 2 mil. – and low rated.

  • I’m really disappointed that it’s been cancelled. SGU was my favourite series of the franchise by quite a long way. I was in my teens when I started watching SG1 and, while I loved those shows at the time, I find them quite embarrassing to watch back now whereas I felt SGU was more appealing to all ages.

    I personally loved it. The method of storytelling was far better (having a series of mostly self-contained episodes is just less fulfilling) and the dialogue was no where near as cringe worthy. I’d also have to say that the characters in SGU were far superior to most of the characters we’ve seen before. I’ll certainly miss them and I’ll miss this show.

    I’d also like to say that, although I loved the show, I also understand why fans have been split over it because of how different it is. For me, it was effective at what it tried to be which is something that my now-more-matured self prefers to what I liked when I was in my teens… it’s no reason for people who disliked the show to insult those who did.

  • Any genuine SG fans that are “SGU haters” (like me) should still feel very sorry for the fans of SGU – remember how you felt when SG-1/SGA was cancelled? Any gloating should be directed at the TPTB rather than other fans (unless they were gloating over the SGA cancellation), I am glad TPTB’s new direction failed after the way they treated SGA, the cast and the fans.

    @VoodooFX technically SGU did kill SGA, TPTB lost interest in SGA because of their latest “new idea”.

    In answer to stupid posts like “now SGU is gone there’ll be no more SG” please google “Star Trek”… Who knows the cancellation may actually free to budget for things – judging by the past record don’t get your hopes up though!

    Sorry you lost a show that many of you seemed to like.

  • its a sad day this show was really starting to get good it was more scifi than the first season. syfy is making a mistake. there best show they destroyed why on why would you move it to tuesdays. and dont point to well are summer shows do good on that day its summer time there arent any other shows on in the fall all the shows have new eps and tuesday night are a big deal for the big 4 networks the reason stargate did well on fridays was cause there wasnt any other shows on really worth watching but startgate. not saying thats the only reason the show did well on friday night it was a good show. the first season of sgu was bad it was to much drama fans of stargate sg1 and sga watched them for the scifi stuff and action. not really the drama. i think if sgu was on friday nights where it should be there would be another season was the ratings would suck they would be good enough to bring it back. and the fact that scifi doesnt count people recording the show to watch later and the on demand viewing of the show part of the rateing is the reason why ratings are down cause thats what a lot of people had to do to watch the show on its dumb new night. syfy has screwed the fans of stargate. you should of never moved your best franchice to a new night it was always done great on friday nights and should of stayed there. i wont watch syfy channel any more after sgu ends. great move syfy your going to lose fans now that most of your other shows suck

  • @katikatnik, somehow, you’ve read my thoughts while writing your post… SGU was my favourite series, too and I’ve considered it the maturity of this franchise, because of the psyhchological implications presented… I’ve waited a lot to see something like this!
    Unfortunately, very many people couldn’t understand the insights of such an approach, so, they didn’t like it the way we did…
    It’s a shame, because we had a lot to learn about human nature, and not only…
    I’ll miss this show, too!

  • Sorry, my mistake, I’ve understood too late that the name is positioned after the post… I was talking to macabremagpie…
    Sorry, again!

  • @macabremagpie: “it’s no reason for people who disliked the show to insult those who did.”

    I agree. But it’s a pot and kettle thing, it goes both ways. SGU fans shouldn’t call people who didn’t like SGU stupid idiots, primitive apes etc. And that’s just the mildest name-calling I found on this very site.

    I remember very well the attitude future SGU fans had towards SGA fans when SGA was canceled. It was the very same and SGA fans were told to “get over it” when they complained. So yeah.

  • Well that sucks, I thought it was only just finding it’s ground and starting to get good – I had my critisicms but I found it enjoyable. I think it deserved at least a 3rd season, as I thought SGA deserved a 6th..but hey when Syfy are behind the decisions it’s no surprise they take the stupid one.

    Personally im sick of investing time in shows only to get prematurely cancelled. Seems these past 4 or 5 years shows get canceled way too much, more often and too prematurely than in the past. It’s just not worth it, these days you can predict a good show till get canned after 1 or 2 seasons so I simply dont see the point in wasting my time any more.

    I think the future is independant companies broadcasting on the web via streaming and pay-per-download services. Sort of like Steam for sci-fi shows. Lets face it – TV industry has been getting worse and they cant keep up with the times – the fact they still use the 60 year old nielson ratings system is proof enough of that even.

    personally I say screw the corps and major tv industry. It’s time to let in a new independant underground.

  • Does anyone know to who or where at MGM we should send our comments .. I didn’t really see anything on the “official” Stargate website. And I don’t Facebook or Twitter … whatever happened to simple email?

  • @Heero .. well said.

    Another nail in SyFy coffin … they didn’t even advertise the awards SGU earned let alone announce to the world that two of their top stars (Louis Ferreira & Robert Carlyle) were both up for lead actor for Canadian Gemini’s. And Robert Carlyle won … where’s the hooting and hollering for that SyFy?! It may not be an Emmy; Hollywood is too biased against science fiction to ever nominate a major award, but its the Canadian equivalent and deserves just as much fanfare from them as it they won an Emmy.

  • I wasn’t a fan of SGU, and if canceling it means SGA and SG-1 movies have a bit bigger chances of happening because of it, I’m glad. Otherwise, I think I would rather keep up with SGU and hope for some glimpses of the former SG-1/SGA cast than nothing at all…
    I guess we’ll have to wait and see…

  • All i can say to all this that this is the most screwed up thing syfy could have done they will lose sooooo many viewers such as my self. i only watched syfy for SG1 SGA and SGU i couldnt wait till new episodes came out and new movies but now i dont have anything to look forward too. i hope that somewhere some exec. is sitting there reading all of our comments on this cuz than they will realize that they shouldnt have doen this and maybe if not bring it back than make some more SG movies. I WILL NOT BE WATCHING SYFY AFTER THEY END THE SERIES NEXT SPRING. I HOPE YOU EXECS OUT THERE REALIZE WHAT YOU HAVE DONE TO US

  • I think this will be the end OF SG as we know it. The SG movies clearly aren’t happing and with SGU ending. I think its the final nail in the coffin. Shame since this story will remain unfinished (Even if it was mediocre compared to SG1 & SGA! RIP

  • Well that’s what you get for NOT listening to your audience. Ever since that last SG1 show, it seems like they’ve been trying to stuff every episode with a bit of sobby music and sad faces. I hope the people responsible for killing the franchise go bankrupt and live in the gutter for a few years until they’ve realised what they’ve done.

  • Why is it that good shows such as Stargate and Startrek get cancelled but crap like Dancing with the stars and American Idol get renewed for 50 seasons?

  • I would have to say I’m not shocked, the show has been getting better as it went on but I would have to say i was just not good enough.. the idea was a good one but the show ended up trying to be like BSG trying to pulling in new viewers but ended up pushing the stargate fans away and not pulling new viewing in and a very poor start to season 1 did not help with this.. For me is what kill it the first 10 eps after the pilot where just laughable to much time spend on earth and not enough of the story on the ship we had to wait to almost mid season 2 to get access to the bridge really was it that hard to find come on!!!!! If they had got it right from the start than we would be talking season 3 in the end too little too late

  • “So as I asked, just all of you haters and people that are happy with this cancellation, think: Are you happy with how you probably screwed up the whole Stargate franchise now because you were too critical about the whole series and how it wasn’t as YOU wanted it and how you immediately decided to just ignore the series and not watch it while constantly commenting, badly to add, on the series, the actors and especially the same damn writers who wrote for the shows most of you still apparently love!”

    Wait, earlier you lot were arguing that the haters were such an insignificant number that there’s no way they could influence the ratings. Make up your minds.

  • I’m actually somewhat surprised because I thought the show was still doing just ok enough and it didn’t seem like they had much in the way of a replacement to aim for. But at the same time, when you thumb your nose at your fan base…

    I am disappointed mostly in the fact that the story was one worth telling, they should have just done a better job telling it. No Stargate show has ever gotten stellar ratings, but SGU went very low. Now it will likely just go untold. At least for quite a while to come.

    Ultimately, I am sorry to see it go. I didn’t like it much the way it was but it was showing signs of change and it’s not like Syfy has much to offer. But I still ultimately miss SGA more than I will SGU.

  • @KimmyG:”Does anyone know to who or where at MGM we should send our comments?”

    Well, since all the email and mail sent to save Stargate Atlantis was delivered to a round filing cabinet somewhere, You might as well send it to Santa Claus, North Pole, H0H 0H0, because just like every child’s dream, this is just wishful thinking.

  • Worst part is, i wont miss any of the SGU characters except possibly ELI. After a year of SGU and i still dont like the characters.

    I miss the SGA, SG1 characters.

  • Its a shame for all the fans who were enjoying the show but it isn’t surprising (look at the ratings). For me personally I am not that dissapointed , not like I was when SG1 and SGA were cancelled. I just couldn’t get into SGU. It was distanced from stargate so much that you could forget you were supposed to be watching stargate. Although I am sorry for the fans who were enjoying it and the cast and crew. My concern is on how this will affect the (hopefully) upcoming movies. I would like to think that in order to keep the franchise alive they would push harder for the films.

  • I’m one of those SGA fans who was really sad when it got cancelled and irritated by TPTB (especially the writers, producers, etc)who basically said too bad to the fans and produced this new type of Stargate to try and get some of the BSG props. I liked BSG, but I love SG1 and SGA. I brought both entire series and have watched them over and over…I tried to get into SGU but it just didn’t appeal to me. I’m not surprised that SyFy cancelled SGU, they are trying not to be a sci fi channel anymore, I hope someone else picks up the ball. All of you who say we SGA fans killed the franchise by not watching SGU are truly cracked! The PTB cancelled this show. The Stargate franchise guys caused this to happen, not the fans. So direct your anger elsewhere! Most of us don’t have Neilson boxes in our homes so their guestimate of viewers was and has always been skewed. I have no hope of seeing the return of SGA, and I don’t think the movies are going to happen and I miss the two enjoyable, fun loving Stargate series. However, all things must pass. I was a Caprica fan and I love Eureka, but since I don’t have cable anymore I’ll have to see them online. Yeah, I know, they’re all just TV shows, but even so they’ve brought joy and superb entertainment into the lives of so many people. I been missing them for a while now, but find the same enjoyment watching the DVD’s and reading the Stargate novels, but what a shame this glorious thing ended so badly.

  • Its a shame for all SciFi fans that the network executives determine when, where, and to some extent, how the show is to be made. I refer to the gargantuan mistake to “Not” air the pilot to the Firefly series(yup, still pissed about that one). Also, this rating system for “live” viewers is so ridiculously outdated it isn’t even funny anymore. To many podcasts, downloading and DVR’s to make these ratings system useful anymore.
    We need a studio (…hopefully MGM….) to be the first to order a series (like season 3) and release it straight to DVD. I would bet they would make more money that way then the ever would trying to sell it to a Science Fiction channel. (especially one that shows fake wrestling)
    This way, they will know exactly how a show is doing and they can decide wether to keep making the show or not. I also believe that there are so many SGU fan’s(and SciFi fan’s in general “worldwide”), that this may be the only way to get quality Science Fiction anymore.

    If not…
    RIP Stargate
    RIP Firefly (although I’m still not giving up hope on this one)

  • Also, I hope this doesn’t mean the end of Gateworld. I am a Huge stargate fan(fan of all of ‘em), and this website has been a shinning beacon for all things Stargate. I check here more than I check my email. Thanks for everything and let’s hope there is another reason to keep this site going. (SGA still isn’t finished!!)

  • coco333,

    I agree. I’m not an Atlantis fan and prefered SGU, but I do wish people would quit using their personal biases to try and justify their opinions against the ones they dislike.

  • I have to admit I’m pretty gutted about the cancellation of SGU.

    I’m a fan of SG1 and SGA as well, but I especially liked how SGU brought back the serious “uh-oh, we’re in a really serious mess” aspect that was present in the first half of the original Stargate movie.

    I can see why some fans of the franchise were unhappy about the direction of the show, however anyone who boycotted the show out of principal after Atlantis was axed has probably done the franchise more harm than good.

    I’m only hoping TV networks will be open to the idea of a new pitches for the franchise…

  • I myself hated SGU, it was very bad at the strat of the show, the plot itself had massive holes in it. The characters were lame and the adventures they went on were always to barren planets with no people. If you look at the successful SG1 series you can easily tell they had everything this show lacked. Also as an SGA fan i was upset about that shows ending/cancellation, because it had so much promise. But after a while the show began to show its age first with Teyla’s Baby and the Unkillable Wraith Micheal, Never figuring out how to make ZPM’s after talking to and finding living ancients. The list goes on….. But SGU didnt have any of that they barely mentioned the ancients at all, as a matter of fact they neve ran into any civilization or colonies at all. What ultimately killed this show other than ” the channel that shall not be named” was viewers like me. C’mon admit it you weren’t watching it either just recording it an later viewing in your own spare time. Hopefully these lst cope episodes will be a bit better than the last couple one but knowing SGU they will probably flop, and i hear there ending the show on a cliffhanger. What do you think it will be? Were they all dead at the beginning and all were seeing is flashbacks from a dog? Or will they find out that they are actually ancients who lost their minds? Tune in Folks!!! Same Bat Time Same Channel that Shall not Be Named!!

    Oh yeah , Merry Christmas to All and To All a Good Fight!! :0

  • Compared to other shows I think SGU is of high quality – and it was healthy for the franchise to change in character from SG-1 and Atlantis. I STRONGLY SUGGEST THAT EVERYONE SPREAD THE NEWS ABOUT THIS SAD ANNOUNCEMENT TO YOUR FRIENDS SO THAT WE CAN SKYROCKET THE RATINGS DURING EPISODE 11-20. I don’t think this is the last we hear of SGU – it is too great for that.

    Hey – why don’t we fans collect money – if all fans could donate like 20 $ I think we could finance another season, no?

    Think about that dear editor. COuld you facilitate this? I would be happy to donate even 50 $ to the producers for saving SGU

  • Iv watched stargate since the first movie and I ticks me off that the shows ratings fall a little an syfy desides it isn’t worth keeping well I say that the syfy network isn’t worth keeping ether so I ask all true stargate fans to join me and leave the syfy channel and stupid shows behind they don’t deserve our ratings if they won’t even keep the stargate legend going this channel can kiss my butt and get lost

  • I am very disappointed of this news and what the hell is SyFy thinking? Here we have a serial-drama that is almost as good as Battlestar Galactica and probably one of the best shows came along since Star Trek The Next Generation and Star Trek Deep Space Nine. I think this show deserves to go for a third season or more. I think its lower ratings were more due to it being on Tuesday rather than poor program quality. Plus having it paired up with Caprica did not help, that was a poor prequel and probably destroyed the BSG franchise. I am aware of the financial issues with MGM studios and may be another factor in this decision.

    Please lets try everything we can to get to SyFy re-consider canceling Stargate Universe. There have millions of fans out there that want to see this show go forward. Can we all get a fan write in directly to SyFy and hope to persuade them to continue the show. Lets stuff their mailbox and overload their email inbox.
    Email: Feedback (at) syfy (dot) com.

    This news forced me to signup for this forum and the syfy forum. We have to take a stand NOW!!!

  • Stargate Universe should be picked up by TNT! If they really knew drama they’d put SGU on there network. Plus that would bring the ratings up i think. Because SGU may not appeal to people who are fans of SG1 and SGA who dont like a slower pace Stargare but i think SGU can appeal to a different audience and branch out like they hoped. For instance i’ve shared SGU with a few friends who have never watched Stargate before and they loved it! So i hope SGU continues and just breaks away from the syfy channel cause i think they only attrack a certain audience and there scheduling is terrible i think that people who have never seen Stargate before would like and apperciate it more than those who have and didnt watch it! (of course there’s people who love all Stargate i’m one of them!) Please TNT or somebody pick up SGU don’t let it die the actors the sory and show is too good to let die!

  • I don’t believe it, I just thought i’d see what stargate news was out and i see this.

    While it was a little slow it was getting better i’m quite sad now I love my stargate now that’s it all gone.

    I doubt they’ll ever make another series they should have just kept atlantis going.

    Bugger you syfy hope you burn for this, i still prefer sg1 and atlantis but you know sgu was still stargate I still liked it as did many of the stargate fans what is wrong with you people.

    I can only hope the sg1 and atlantis movies some how get made least that will be something, though iw on’t hold my breath.

  • I wasn’t aware SGU was getting such low ratings, but not surprised it’s been cancelled. I am a fan of the franchise, but this baby was broke from day one, then went backwards from there.

    None of the characters worked for me, and those that started out with potential were soon put into reverse gear.

    I am sure there is plenty of air left in the tyres for a new Stargate series. Just get the premise right next time – and the casting. Like next time you want to make some adult sci-fi try getting in some female writers/directors so that we can actually get some mature depictions of women. Yes, women watch sci-fi too!

  • Assuming you scroll down this far…
    I love sci fi always have. As a child I grew up with the exploits of Captain James T Kirk and Jean Luc Picard. Hell I even loved a space adventure cartoon called Jayce and the Wheeled Warriors!! Which I might add turned out to be written by Babylon5 creator J. Michael Straczinski. SG1 was spawned from an action movie. As a result the action style was kept. Back in the mid nineties that worked, it’s what people wanted. Hell that format survived until 2008. However a new generation of sci fi was being created in the mid 2000′s with Firefly. Edgy, violent and actually pretty believeable the situation itself. This was cancelled after one season as Joss Whedon fell out with exec’s over the direction of the series not because of lack of fans. BSG then picked up the style and as a child I loved the adventures of Apollo and Starbuck no matter how cheesy. But the remake series took me to a place I had never even imagined. The end was a little silly yes however, it left you thinking. Music is an integral part of that series and is my primary reason for loving it. The S3 music transpired to eb the co ordinates for the jump to Earth. Amazing.

    On to SG:U this series has a good concept. The early part of the first season was poor. There was far too much background and starnge time filler musical intrludes at the end of each episode. However once they settled into the Lucian Alliance plotline it accelarated at great pace. The finale was amazing and the second season has managed to continue this momentum. I have always been a huge fan of Atlantis. I love tech. Atlantis was robbed by having a single final episode that should have been feature length. However Universe is not Atlantis and should not have been judged in comparison. Atlantis maintained many ties with SG1 including crossover episodes and so can be comapred one to the other. The initial use of Carter and O’Niell has been more to establish that SG:U is a Stargate franchise more than actually connect it to the others.

    With the success of BSG this style was inevitable. However good performances by the cast and finally some risk taking from the writers have provided us with a show that has some scope and direction. It lacked that early on but now with the revealing of Destiny’s mission and wrapping up a few loose ends they can move forward and tell the story.

    I can understand those of you that hate this show everyone has free will to like and dislike whatever they want.

    But to those that chose never to watch it and still hated on it. How can you even have an opinion? You have not sat there and watched and judged objectively what is on the screen beore you. There are some that would hate this show regardless even if you sat and watched it. This is your right. But I hope your reasons are. Don’t hate it just cos you loved SG:A, I loved SG:A. Hate it because you truly believe it is crap. I happen to enjoy this series and would at least like to see a conclusion to it if nothing more.

    All shows deserve an ending Serenity closed of Firefly but there was more in the tank for it.

    I never saw Caprica so I cannot comment on it.

    Episodic sci fi is thing of the past the continous style brought to us by Bab5 and BSG seems to be the way forward. It isn’t eaxactly fast paced but it doesn’t insult the intelligence of the audience either.

  • To those who think that they can get the ratings to skyrocket in the back-half of the season…I have to ask how you think that would be possible? No one was watching the show when it was active. Everyone who said it was doing really well in their part of the world, when numbers from that part of the world came up, turned out to be wrong. The show wasn’t actually doing well anywhere. They through it all away for something that only a handful of people actually really liked. It wasn’t SGA or SG1 fans that cancelled SGU, it was the lack of SGU fans.

    It’s also unclear how this will affect the SG1 and SGA movies. It actually puts MGM in a good position to make them if they move on it quickly as much of the staff is now without jobs and so they have an opportunity to snatch them up short-term for cheaper. And with the popularity of the franchise as a whole lower at this point, they can probably get the talent for cheaper too. So I’m guessing they’ll either jump on it shortly or the idea of the movies is as good as dead. On the other side, however, the quality will likely suffer as a result.

  • I am also very saddened to hear SGU has been cancelled, but to tell you the truth, I’m not overly surprised, which hurts me to say =( I have been a massive fan of the Stargate franchise since the very beginning – I absolutely loved (!!!) Stargate SG1 and Stargate Atlantis but unfortunately SGU didn’t rise to their level, and in many ways it has been a massive let down to its fans, which is very unfortunate, =( tear …

    The series focused too much on the characters personal struggles on the ship, the Ancient communications stones, and the characters private lives (and time away) back on Earth; where it should have revolved around exploring Destiny and its advanced technology, the ships mission across the universe and all its data and possibility the presents of an advanced alien race plotting their demise, lol. Over a season has passed and all the planets they have visited have been boring and no advanced alien technology has been discovered, lol, which I find rather amusing due to the fact they’re living on an advanced alien Ancient space-ship. So far we have seen more advanced alien technology on the Earth battle-ship the Hammond, and here I thought the Ancients were over a million years our predecessors, which once possessed near-infinite knowledge of the known universe, lol. Furthermore, very little that has actually happened in the series that has actually added to the Stargate story itself. =(

    In Stargate SG1, within the first couple of seasons alone, we saw power of the Goa’uld. We meet the Noxes, the Asgard, the Tollan, the Re’tu, the Ancients, the Tok’ra, and I’m sure a few others too, as well as encountering as some pretty awesome alien technology. In Stargate Atlantis, Colonel Sheppard and Dr. Elizabeth Weir met a couple of ascended beings, a handful of advanced alien human cultures, a few pretty cool bad guys and accomplish much more than mire survival, and they had some life sucking aliens on their ass, lol. However, to spite my many criticisms I am going to miss it. SGU was finally starting to pick up and get interesting, and they were finally starting to work together as a team and stop plotting against each other. Unfortunate I think it’s too little to late though. =(

  • I’m not one of those fans who can quote large sections of the show, or who would die without it, but I did enjoy SG-1 and Atlantis.

    Gave SGU a go, even tho’ I didn’t really like it, and have watched every episode. However, for the first time in the francise, I am fast-forwarding a lot of each episode – too much “character” time, not enough action, and definitely not enough of the humour that I loved from SG-1 and Atlantis.

    Show had potential, but not in the same league as SG-1 or Atlantis (IMHO) – felt like a show the writers used to stroke their own egos, rather than something the fans (or would be fans) would want.

  • I have been Watching since the first SG-1, many have commented on how the show is touchy feely stuff?, and the writers have forgotten what the fan-base wanted? Its not to say it was horrid because it was not, but it was off key singing the wrong words? anyway if they clean it up and up the writing it could be another SG-1 and Atlantis? but I think the people at SyfWHY should have left it SciFi? what were they thinking?

  • Cancelled, huh? Well, I don’t like to say it, but it may be partially our (the fans’) fault. Half of us never gave the thing a chance. Also, I suppose the “average American viewer” who ultimately decides the ratings is simply not going to watch stuff like this anymore. Look around. The scene has chaged in those fourteen years. The series out today (all of them, not just scifi) are quite different from the older ones, and I guess the average viewer is kind of too much used to that new approach to really appreciate a scifi franchise that’s been around since 94.

  • I guess the franchise / sci-fi should have stuck with the second SG1 crew or maybe should not have killed off the good characters in SGA. Hind site is mostly 20/20. I enjoyed the idea of SGU but when I started watching it I tuned it out after a few episodes. I did not like Battlestar Galactica because of it style of “edgy” sci-fi. I thought that is the direction SGU went. It was more about shock than the value of entertaining mind challenging science fiction. It was also something I could not watch with my children as a family show. I hate to see it fail. I hope if there is a fourth series (fifth if you include the cartoon). While Eureka and Warehouse 13 are okay, there is something about exploring the universe that is exciting.

  • I just wanted to say the ONLY reason I ever tuned in to the syfy channel was to watch the 3 Stargate series. Needless to say I now have no reason to ever watch this channel again.

  • @shadowcrab, Dude, so your saying that the writers shouls stay in their protecive bubble making the same series over and over again??? SG1 was great, and SGA was good too, but they were the same show… sure with a diffrent storyline and characters and stuff, but felt like the same show, SGU was a brand new idea. Just like in SGA and SG1 it may of had its troubles in the first few episodes trying to get the storyline worked out but it did start to work out. I understand that Scifi cancelled it cuz it was not having the amount of viewers because you cant handle somthing diffrent

  • Let’s see…SG1 had better ratings than SGU…SGA had better ratings than SGU..so am I saying that they should have kept on that path? Yep! We’d still have Stargate to watch if they had. The formula worked. It kept SG1 going for 10 years. And all they had to do to revive it was come up with a new crew in a new situation and the success continued. And SGA could have gone 10 years with the same formula. And again, we’d have still had Stargate to watch. They did delve more into the characters with SGA, particularly with Rodney. But they took it slowly and people knew that while one week it may be a little slow and deeper, the next week there’d be more scifi back in the mix.

    So breaking the formula completely was a dumb idea. An even dumber idea was not keeping SGA going to help SGU get past it’s stumbling start. If SGA were still going right now, SGU would be doing better because while a lot of SGA fans wouldn’t have liked it as much, they would have still had SGA and so they would have been more inclined to watch SGU. Then when it came time for SGU’s fifth season which was supposedly the end of the story, it may have been up to a level where Stargate fans would accept it for it’s own merits. Because it clearly wasn’t there yet. And it was the producers who didn’t want to do both at the same time, not Syfy. They were so intent on making their new little toy that they tossed SGA aside. And now they’re unemployed for it. It really is poetic justice.

  • Action adventure series? You gotta be kidding this was like some stupid soap opera. No wonder it was canned. It was always question when it will be canned and not if.

  • What people have to realize is that for MOST of SGU HATERS the franchise ended with SGA.So i don’t get why people keep asking questions like, ‘are you happy that SGU was cancelled now the franchise is dead’,it was already DEAD.

  • Very disappointed to hear that Season 2 apparently ends on a cliff hanger. There should be some sort of law in place to stop this. Cancelling a show without a finish is nightmarish.

  • Very sad to hear about the cancellation… THANK YOU – to the actors and writers!!! I only have time to watch one show – and SGU was my show… I fought the kids for the TV, rushed home from work to see the show (no TiVo/DVR) I will definitely watch all ten remaining episodes, and then I’ll look for the book / comic book, while hoping that a better backer can be found for SGU Season 3…!!! THIS IS MY DESTINY…

  • Aweful news. Enough to make me consider cancelling my payTV subscription. I only bought it SGU/Syfy. Crazy really, as SGU was actually starting to improve and I recall some great long running series looking pretty rough series 1 and 2….HAve you viewed series 1 for SG1 recently? DS9…

    They need to look at all channels to market not just Syfy, and consider a shift in location or making sets in modules in china-thats where everything else is made!

  • I told my friends as soon as I heard about the change to Tuesday nights that SyFy was trying to kill SGU. They put it up against NCIS: Los Angeles, a VERY popular CBS show. I ended up recording a later showing of SGU so I could watch it later. No way was I missing NCIS. Any show SyFy puts on Tuesday nights in fall prime-time will have a hard time staying afloat against the VERY popular NCIS duo and the show on right after them. Before changing nights for ANY show, SyFy needs to do more homework.

  • I can’t believe that they would actually cancel this show! Yes it is different than the other two, but different is good. Who wants to watch rehashed story lines from the other two shows. I loved the original Stargate show, didn’t watch Alantis as I found the characters seemed fake and had no depth to them. But then there was Universe with a very interesting story line, wonderful characters and actors who could actually act! I feel that by not giving them at least 2 more seasons is a huge mistake and for those of us who watched and enjoyed SGU, I am sorry that our enjoyment of the show doesn’t seem to matter.

  • @Judy – Your enjoyment of the show doesn’t matter. Ratings matter. SGU’s kept falling because people didn’t like it.

  • No Caprica, No SGU, SyFy plays wrestling. Got DirecTV because SyFy was in HD. Guess I can cancel that now. Wright and Cooper should make an internet based show. If Ted Williams Radio annoucer can go from street to 1337 in one day these guys should be able to make a decent show online that will get them more money than the crap on standard TV in a month.

  • This is a real shame, so much so that although I’ve been following Gateworld for years, this is the first time I’ve been compelled to actually get myself a password and leave a comment! It took us half the 1st season to get fully into it but then we were totally hooked. Personally I thought that although the SGU format was obviously different from the other shows, the essence of Stargate was there and I totally cared about the characters, their journey and their fate. I thought the twist of Destiny’s purpose in the 2nd season was great and gave the show a new focus and I was fully looking forward to where we were taken next. We have this on Sky in the UK but when flicking past the Syfy channel I have never seen anything that would justify a continued programming more than SGU!
    Bad decision guys. I’m off to empty the piggy bank to see if there’s enough in there to back a third season…

  • this was a very good show i loved everything about it and i was hoping it would never come to an end and but i need to say this SGU->FOR THE WIN!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Just saw that Stargate U was cancelled. What is the the matter with SYFY? I don’t want junk like wrestling and ghosthunters. I love stargate. They are nuts. I am 66 years old and want to watch sci-fi not that other junk. Bring it back and Caprica as well.

  • I also have been following stargate since the beginning and gateworld since its creation. however i haven’t felt the need register with gateworld until i heard about the cancellation. SGU was and still is an amazing show, the entire purpose of television and movies is to entertain in a way that immerses the audience in the story making it so real that you feel it. in this regard SGU surpassed the others while SG1 and SGA were great works of science fiction, they lacked a sense of reality. occasionally something bad would happen but they always came out on top. it was a little to fanciful and upbeat.
    SGU changed everything, while the fans of the traditional stargate began to loose interest in a show that seems to them as a “knock off” a small group realized the shows potential. After watching every episode over and over i realize how well the show draws you in. as i watch the show i feel genuinely bad for a bunch of people that DONT EXIST. i felt sad when Tamara lost her baby. i get pissed when Rush makes a bad call.
    i am amazed at how well the show made all of it seem real. i can not believe that these next ten episodes are the last. it was a mistake to cancel it and it will be missed.

  • We have all seen the telltale signs many times.
    The producers are consistently create shows that are entertaining and gain a huge following just to take it away. It happened with Star Trek, then the StarGate Francise took off and they tried to make spin offs and they succeeded just to make them short lived.

    Now all we are left with is crap I would not waste my time watching. For the last 15 years, My system has recorded the shows when they were in a time slot I could not personally watch the show for later viewing. No one time have I noticed a telephone number where you could call to rate the episode with your number. They get their information from some fat ugly guy who could make a Feringi look like a beauty queen. And all of the bean counters that still haven’t learned now to pump the fans for support. You want to create a francise that can self substain do just that. Let your fans vote on the like or dislike of an episode with a $1.00 motivator. I would go even as far as to create a list of the actors so a fan can tip them when they do great.

    Well it looks like the stupid vampire movies are going to be the meal of the day and that really sucks.

  • It was quirky and I wasn’t sure about the series at first, but I think it is brilliant, very different to SG1 and Atlantis, but it has become my favourite. It is a shame people can’t be a little more open minded and see the series with fresh eyes rather than be purist to the old Stargate Legacy. I loved it and am sad that it will be finishing this year. I hope some questions will be answered for the series Characters before the end and we get to some resolutions.

  • SGU was just “OK” as far as the Stargate world goes, HOWEVER its the best thing on that cable sci-fi channel … the one that shows wrestling?

  • SyFy are a bunch of ******* as far as I’m concerned. This show had great potential and had already shown it was different, and better in some respects, than SG-1 and Atlantis.

    I feel sorry for all the cast and crew that worked very hard for this show.
    Good job guys – I thought it was great.

    RIP SGU … unless we do another Firefly and get it resurrected??? Come on, who’s with me???

  • Come on you have got to be joking!!! I have been watching Stargate since it came on air!! My 4 year old loves it and is going to be heartbroken when I tell her. Can’t another channel take it over? I’m going to be stuck watching paint dry now because I would rather watch that than all the crappy I’m a “celebrity” shows, reality TV shows and music wannabe shows. And don’t get me started on soaps!!!

    I loved the different angle that was in Stargate Universe, it was refreshing. Well done everyone who worked hard to bring it to us and good luck to you all for the future.

  • Sci Fi is so bad now because it is owned by NBC, (which also owns the Weather Channel and has so ruined that it’s not watchable any longer). Personally, I can’t stand SGU so I’m glad it’s gone. It was an interesting idea, and I love some of the actors and characters on the show, but why did they have to make it so dark? They needed to keep it along the lines of SG1 and SGA. I think it would have done much better.

  • interesting reading the posts on here, i felt compelled to chuck in my opinion,i think there is a certain naivety amongst fans of tv shows, they assume tv execs have the slightest interest in what they put out beyond the bottom line, and sci fi fans being particularly invested in characters and storylines does not make a jot of difference to whether they pull shows before stories are wrapped up to a logical conclusion.
    tv however is undergoing an encouraging change, moving to on demand services online. this will give a true reading of a shows fanbase ,undistorted by shuffles round the schedules, personally i think tv shows should sort out international copyright issues as a matter of urgency so those of us who live in other countries can view LEGALLY other countries content, piracy will drop as a result, and direct revenue will give showmakers ready cash to continue making succesful shows without interference of the fickle gods of the networks.
    personaly i liked SGU, it was grownup sci- fi , although not without a shaky start, but deserved to continue. posters sre probably right in saying it had slight connection to the stargate name but who cares, good sci fi is still good sci fi. now somebody hurry up and reboot blakes seven!!(showing my age there) cheers!

  • Hey SyFy – What happen too all the humor and innuendo that all us fans loved about the franchise. Who cares about homosexual lifestyles back on earth somewhere.
    What is needed is a new well-konow headline that restarts the Stargate program in 2028 after the gate was damaged by a world nuclear war. Its Mad max era, and the world’s militaries are left a shambles and it is Stargate Command’s job to find beings and technology to help rebuild earth. However, most of earth’s allies had been wiped out 10 years ago by a new multi-dimensional, god-like race of beings from another galaxy.
    So exploring they go……
    With humor and changing scenery. There’s your story…

  • I really like the fact that the story arc was maintained pretty well through each episode… It’s not as ADD as most other shows are nowadays. The consistency is what really drew my attention. I’d cry at the airing of the last episode.

  • This is one hell of a screw up, SG is the back bone to modern sci-fi, younger generations that love sci-fi look to this to fuel their imaginations, i mean ive been watching this for the past 3 years, since i was 13, ive seen every episode and love it, so whats the point of T.V. when whats gunna be left on it is garbage rather than quality sci-fi franchise, Isnt there anyone else that would be willing to take up the series? Anyone at all? surly they cant leave us on a cliff hangar and bring back the series when the original cast are old or even gone, its rediculus.

  • Well to say that I am disappointed in the cancellation of Stargate Universe and disillusioned by the SyFy Channel is an understatement! Yet again we fans mourn this sad passing of yet another well produced and skilfully written television production… Sacrificed at the alter of falling profits and not given a chance to prove itself!

    While I understand that money talks, therefore ordinary ratings is going to mean a drop in revenue, surely the bean counters at SyFy Channel could have found some creative ways of milking some more revenue out of the franchise? Surely they considered the potential for profits on long term revenues via DVD/blueray sales, merchandise, online downloads etc? Could this additional revenue generated help keep Stargate Universe in production?

    So what now? Do we trust SyFy Channel enough to become attached to other current science fiction offerings on their channel? Sadly I think I might throw in the towel and cancel SyFy Channel… Its just not worth my time watching anymore!

  • ‘Going to miss SU… cannot understand it ending on a cliffhanger… Is it wishful thinking that it may be picked up by some entity, perhaps a web enterprise? I hope so… ‘Til then, buh bye my fave character, GeekBoy of the red, surely odoriferous t-shirt worn every ep of the past two years…

  • im not happy now so how will it all end why couldnt they just end the series as they got back home etc doing this like this is not right its not fair on all the people that have been watching all the stargate series to be treated like this its all about the money as normal never about the viewer that pays the tv bills etc or sky if it was a uk firm making this the usa viwers would kicj up such a stink that they would change trhere minds

  • i’m a big fan of all the Stargate’s and i only ever saw the pilot ep and one or 2 other ep’s before they didn’t show any more on the channel it aired on how can they expect a series to take off if u only air 2-3 episodes

  • I’ve stopped watching syfy everyone I get goin into a show an I watch it just like all the other stargates they cancel then I’m sick of the network, honestly keep a show goin till the end for once, I loved the stargates and the newest one I liked a lot it kept ur mind going but now u cancel it jeese, I’m done with syfy and them not finishing things

  • Why are they now re-running the old episodes on SyFy? Are they just using them for filler or are they using them to taunt and frustrate the fans of the show? This show in some ways reminded me of Deep Space 9. At the beginning it was not all that exciting but with some tweaks it improved. The later episodes seemed to keep me interested and they seemed better written for a syfy buff. I still think that the original SG1 was the best but SGU has a lot of potential. Killing this show off without an ending is like NBC killing off “The Event” without an ending. This has happened too many times to me and I tend to not start watching new shows until they have been on the air for at least a full season. This is like having an itch that you cannot scratch. There is something missing but you just cannot put your finger on it. If networks are going to cancel a series without a finish or ending, we should just stop watching any television series. Release everything to DVD and let us purchse it as a complete package. No more of this “leave us hanging” attitude from the netoworks. Why can’t the studios and production houses just release straight to DVD like the movie Ronin?

    Just my 2 cents or more.

  • PLEASE , PLEASE bring stargate BACK I loved them all ; but I think universe was my favorite you could have done so much with the show what a tragedy to get rid of the program now there is nothing on sy – fy I even like boo -hoo

  • Stargate SG1 and SGA are a reference on modern SciFi series, and the first SG1 addresses a number of issues that currently are explored by cutting edge open minded scientists, like the subject of Humans not originating on Earth. Just go over your DVDs and you will find lot’s of very smart topics that just makes sense.
    SGU focused a lot on human relations, unnecessary drama. At some point it just looks like a Battlestar Galactica revamped. Anyway , this is not a reason for Cancelling out the series, but in the end it was just not making Money, and that’s what is all about to MGM.
    It seems that they are going to try again from the beginning, with a new Trilogy going back to the first Movie.
    Best wishes and SG forever !


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