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Billz
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Smallville should’ve ended after season 7.

Fitzretsil
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Surely just the North American record, as even ignoring New Doctor Who it ran for 26 years consecutively? or 22 if you count the 1985 thing as a break.

Superman71099
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Well, if anything was gonna break SG-1’s record, I’m glad it was one of my other favorite shows.

Brokenarmsgordon
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I know that Doctor Who has been around for a long time… but there have been *massive* gaps in its production, a revolving door of cast and writer changes, and the length of its episodes are nothing compared to an American 22-episode production schedule.

Jetrocks2
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SG-1 should’ve ended after season 8.

Shame it didn’t.

Replicator Todd
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I love both SG1 and Smallville greatly! So i’m glad to see Smallville prevail!

Myanimator
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At Comic Con last year, Guinness presented Doctor Who with the award for Longest Running Sci-Fi TV Show.

PEAKKING18
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They could high rateing if they move back to thursday night becuse of wwe on upn on fridays but way to go smallville still like SGU Better

Stevearm
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Billz: “Smallville should’ve ended after season 7.”

Ditto SG-1

Krazzed
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All that says to me is…. GET MAKING A NEW SG-1 SERIES!

Delcoro
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‘Of course, with the nearly 50-year-old Doctor Who in the mix, that title should be qualified with “continuously produced” or “in North America.”’

That’s what “consecutive” means.

Coremae
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HA!

Benwahballboy
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Hey, wow, look at that. Had they not assumed they could hold the record with a pithy “10 Years Straight” record and just kept SG-1 for another 2 years, maybe Smallville would have gotten canned and Ark of Truth wouldn’t have felt like a rushed season and a half of story.

I miss SG-1.

Kosh
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Congratulations to Smallville :)

I love SG-1 and like Smallville, I actually think the more recent seasons of Smallville have been better. Either way, it’s always nice to hear success stories. Congrats!

Grif
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as bad as smallville is. it is better than sgu

Warpfactor
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I don’t understand this. Although Doctor Who had a 16 year break starting in 1989, it ran for 26 seasons without a break with close to 700 episodes between ’63 and ’89. This makes it the longest running consecutive scifi series in the world. 26 consecutive series is way more than ten. I don’t get how Guinness work this out.

Thomasturbo
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Loved Smallville’s first four seasons, but from that moment the show went downhill. They should just cancel the show and stop ruining the Superman mythology.

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Grif
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warpfactor

this is for american sci records

Philster1972
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I loved SG-1 but I’m thrilled Smallville will break the record. I love it much better and it isn’t ruining the mythology. It just gets better every year where as SG-1 really should have ended after season 7. It breaks the record against Dr. Who because it only had 159 episodes even though they were 700 parts, That’s what they’ll have taken into account.

SomeVeryRandomStuff
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“Longest Consecutive Running Sci-Fi TV Show” this is non specific to what part of the world, if it was to say North America, then fine, Stargate SG-1 then Smallville would hold the title. But it doesnt, is Guinness totally stupid? The Longest Consecutive Running Sci-Fi TV Show IN THE WORLD is Doctor Who, and even if you count all the gaps in production, the longest part of Who’s run is still is about 10 years longer than SG-1. Stargate should never have been awarded the title in the first place. I dont know where guinness gets its information from, but… Read more »

Junebug
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it just shows it pays to cater to the 14 year old crowd who all share a brain cell, then actually have good shows on TV anymore. it’s the downfall of TV…. eventually it will be all “Ouch, My Balls!”

Warpfactor
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Sorry Philster but there were 159 stories or ‘serials’ which were made up of 696 seperate episodes. In the same way two part episodes count as two episodes in SG1 (eg. Exodus and Enemies). Most of the 696 episodes were only 25 minutes, but some were longer with a total time of over 17000 minutes. Compared to 9000 odd minutes of SG1. Whichever way you look at it, the original Doctor Who run beats SG1 or smallville by a long way.

Giza1928
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I think calling Smallville sci-fi is a stretch.

Adamtm
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If its a WORLD RECORD, it better be the longest running sci-fi show in THE WORLD.

which it isn’t so the “award” is moot.

Sweetred194
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NOOOOOOOOO!

Jenks
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SG-1 doesn’t have a world record, it has a North American record.

SomeVeryRandomStuff
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@Jenks

Longest Consecutive Running Sci-Fi TV Show

Where in that phrase do you see the words North or America? – especially when its “THE GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS”

Yxelione
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Smallville and sci-fi, you’re kidding right?

Gaia
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I like Smallville and I do watch it, but I think record holder or not, it will never reach the same quality as SG-1. At least not in my eyes :)

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Mikeaspatrick
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It’s utterly hilarious and such a demonstration of American ‘superiority’ that you can ignore Doctor Who, which ran without a break for 26 years, and declare a US show the ‘longest running’ when it’s done less than half of that!

Jenks
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@SomeVeryRandomStuff

The record was a mistake, acknowledged afterwards by the editor. Dr. Who still holds that record.

Clemontine
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This makes me sad. :(

Gwr_editor
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I’m the Editor in Chief at Guinness World Records (and the one who presented Russell Davies his Doctor Who certificate at ComicCon last year). To clarify: Stargate achieved the record for the Longest running consecutive TV sci fi, as it was currently ON AIR and had been on air CONSECUTIVELY longer than any other TV sci fi that was currently on air at the time; Doctor Who has the absolute longevity record as it started in 1963 but is has not CURRENTLY been on air longer than SG (and yes, DW had longer spells consecutively, but not at the present… Read more »

Jago77
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Yes! Yes! It’s the Longest Consecutive Running Sci-Fi TV Show in North America – Now,can you people MOVE ON… & Thomasturbo i agree with you the first four Smallville season were GOLD – Then they sould have done a Movie(With the commencement/arrival storyline) Then – Hire a lot of DC comic book writers & Relaunch with four more seasons with clark really becoming Superman/Lana dying(but could be brought back as a clone)/Lex dying but not before getting split in half by black kryptonite(so the ONLY lex left standing would be the one we saw in onyx)(& let’s not forget the… Read more »

Scifirocks
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SG-1 was the best! I’m sorry to hear Smallville will break its record. Smallville is a good show, but they have gone way overboard with the typical CW drama crap. I wouldn’t call it a sci-fi show, but I’m not Guinness.

Scifirocks
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Oh yeah. SGU SUCKS! Too much political correctness and crappy drama.

Scott Watson
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@scifirocks Nobody was talking about SGU here, it isn’t even mentioned in the article.

Janet99
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How on earth can Smallville be considered Sci-Fi? Don’t get it.

As others have said, surely Dr. Who or Star Trek is by far the longest running Sci-Fi series anyway.

GateRider
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Darn…

I’m not sure I’d really call Smallville sci-fi…

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Jimv1983
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They are NOT the same genre. SG-1 was Sci-Fi. Smallville is more like a soap opera or teen drama like 90210.

Donsta
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I’d say that Smallville is fantasy not science fiction.

Eternal Density
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That’s okay, Smallville is good too :D

wait, Star Girl in Absolute Justice was Merrin? yeah, I see it now. Small world. (no pun intended)

Elder Dragon
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Well ok this is cool i know they mean American sci fi show, but no matter how you look at it i won’t call Smallville a Sci Fi show.

DrHPMW
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Smallville for me got boring after Season 2. I’m suprised it’s lasted this long, what with it’s main antagonist gone. It’s very drawn out, and I believe it should be put under the fantasy genre.

More so I’d like SG-1 to fight for that title. Bring on Seasons 11 and 12 following this hiatus of SG-1/SGA movies. Anubis gets free (how? I don’t care) and brings with him infinite knowledge and destruction.

Fingers crossed

TheNextMaster
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In deference to GWR Editor,
His posting was just a load of semantic bawlockz, Doctor Who ran CONSECUTIVELY from 23rd November 1963 to 30th March 1985 [23 Seasons], whereas Star Gate ran 27th July 1997 to 13th March 2007 [10 seasons] (this “CURRENTLY”/”PRESENT TIME” stuff is B.S.!) And this so called “CLARIFICATION” is just plain old Jingoism.

So Doctor Who holds the 2 records “Longest Consecutive Running Sci-Fi Series-Worldwide” and “The Most Successful TV Sci Fi, based on longevity, DVD and book sales-Worldwide”.

Dcolex7
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I like both shows but can’t believe that Smallville show has gain so much popularity to break the world record of SG – 1.

66korn66
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66korn66

Does stargate atlantis not count? Or stargate universe?