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SGUnite
9 years ago

Thanks for linking to us! :).

I’ve still got hope for a third season. Even if it’s a shorter season, as long as it wraps up the main points, I’ll be happy.
-Chris

Jauh0
Jauh0
9 years ago

I don’t that there’s gonna be a third season. The fanbase is so rifted and SyFy is more in to wrestling, disappointing fans, and getting their shows cancelled these days. I just hope that another channel(preferably one that lives up to its name) takes over broadcasting the show. What we need is a miracle. Nothing less will do.

Jauh0
Jauh0
9 years ago

And I don’t think that SyFy(isn’t it combined with NBC or something?) will listen to anything else but $w€€£ old currency. What we need is a gazillion billion dollars.

SGUnite
9 years ago

Jauh0, it may only require $15 million as Brian J. Smith pointed out, but I’m not sure if he made that number up or if that’s the actual amount that is needed. Still, that’s a lot.
Source: http://twitter.com/BrianJacobSmith/status/28753238966673408

GavinR
GavinR
9 years ago

I cannot see a 3 season it not putting the rating and it not even a great show, it has got better in season 2 but the damage was already done and with the “we not making SG:A movies because u did not watch SG:U (i have watch all SGU)” I’ve lost all respect for these people

Ryster
Ryster
9 years ago

No offense, but why did you need a tip from the organiser of the Spread The Stargate Love campaign for you to report on all these efforts? Even the most casual of fan couldn’t have missed all the twitter and facebook activity, as the various websites that have sprung up.

Shocking then that a site promoting itself as the “complete” Stargate resource either didn’t notice, or couldn’t be bothered to report on it.

TV Junkie
TV Junkie
9 years ago

What we really need is a cable network dedicated to airing science-fiction programs.

Rambosmurf
rambosmurf
9 years ago

Craig Engler (@Syfy on twitter) a senior executive at Syfy has stated many times that such petitions and campaigns simply do not work anymore because every show that gets canceled does this. And in the end, it really doesn’t work as Firefly and Jericho have unfortunately shown. On top of that, for every show that gets canceled people go to Syfy and ask if they are going to pick it up, which they don’t do anymore. All the people signing these are the same people who already watch the show and therefor they don’t matter, if you want this show… Read more »

Possumms
possumms
9 years ago

I hate Syfy they are just wrong I think people should just defect from them not use them at all

Browncoat1984
Browncoat1984
9 years ago

While I’m not 100% convinced we’ll not see SGU in SOME form next season yet, I’m also not holding my breath that these campaigns will do any good, because the only times I’ve ever seen them work in modern times in any form is with Firefly and Farscape. I’m starting to resign myself to the fact that not only will there not be any Stargate on TV next season but that in general there might not be much genre programming on networks at all next season, except for The Walking Dead and Dr. Who and maybe a few shows on… Read more »

Jimv1983
jimv1983
9 years ago

I can understand when this happened for SG-1 and Atlantis but I’m surprised that it’s happening for Universe. I’ve been a Stargate fan from the beginning and was upset when SG-1 and Atlantis were cancelled but I haven’t really cared that Universe got cancelled.

Wnelson
wnelson
9 years ago

First off, I’d like to pick up the problem with the SGUnite campaign. It’s a death dealer…and obviously people who do not know the way things work. Their tip about contacting any other networks. Even IF (and it’s a big IF) another channel didn’t know SGU is cancelled a simple search would reveal it. Amatuers! As for the cancellation and fan response to it. I’d like to make a plee: DO NOT FIGHT THE CANCELLATION! Now, I am a fan of SG:1 SG:A and I actually thought that SG:U was okay. It was by no means great and certainly didn’t… Read more »

Kellx
kellx
9 years ago

Any new stargate would be great

Donsta
Donsta
9 years ago

I’m hoping that we can at least get a mini-series to wrap up the show. Anything beyond that would be gravy.

Ngreen
ngreen
9 years ago

@wnelson I’m not sad to see SGU go either but… Sure it’s possible to make shows on a smaller budget. But if networks can make several million dollars from airing an episode (advertising etc.) then smaller budget shows just mean lower quality viewing for us and more profit for the networks. That’s why we’re plagued with so much “reality” television. In SGU’s case budget is a big issue because the viewership isn’t big enough to warrant the 2 million they spend on making each episode. SG-1 and SGA had smaller budgets and more viewers so they’ve really gone backwards financially.… Read more »

The Tenth Doctor
The Tenth Doctor
9 years ago

Not a chance, guys. Come on. Enough is enough. SGU is a toxic product, nobody is gonna touch it. I’ll be amused to be proved wrong.

Wnelson
wnelson
9 years ago

@ngreen I actually wasn’t necessarily referring to traditional TV. A lot of good creative stuff is coming out from the edges these days. I could list 9 or 10 good shows that could be made on a tiny budget, but be the same quality that we are used to. Sanctuary is one of those. In fact that’s where it started (small budget web-tv show). The Guild, Carpool, Anyone but Me, David Michell’s Soapbox, Re-invent the Wheels…there is something for everyone and all good “traditional TV quality”. I personally think that web TV shows will become the pilots of the future…the… Read more »

Gate_Fan
Gate_Fan
9 years ago

They should never have cancelled Atlantis for SGU. I bet they’re feeling dumb now.

Skiznot
Skiznot
9 years ago

Some of you may be surprised that there’s a fan base fighting to save SGU just like the SGU fanbase was surprised that gate fans and fans of science fiction in general didn’t give more suport to SGU which was clearly superior to the previous two SG shows. Why would you make a plea for people not to show support their show. Whether it’s futile or not it’s our choice to show our support and let the writers/producers and actors know that they got it right and that science fiction fans appreciate their ground breaking work.

Sparky
Sparky
9 years ago

For quality you need people. Just look at few low budget films on “that channel”. Lower the budget and lower the number of people working on something and you’ll inevitably end up with something that people will not watch more than a few minutes of, science fiction is notoriously expensive for quality and in the case of SGU I think worth every penny.

Bellboy
bellboy
9 years ago

It’s nice to see Gateworld is still the bedrock of positive thinking as always… >:(
Good luck guys. For everyone’s sake. (Myself included.)

Charcad
charcad
9 years ago

@wnelson The best chance to continue SGU in some form is while the sets are still standing. Once these are demolished the revival cost bar is raised a lot higher. The existing SGU sets are a sunk cost. I expect that nearly 90% of the current per episode costs are personnel costs in one form or another. Getting these down to a point where revenue exceeds cost of goods sold is the key to restoring profitability. “Traditional studios now have too much bloat slim them down and cut the fat.” MGM’s recent journey through Chapter 11 bankruptcy might have engendered… Read more »

Jauh0
Jauh0
9 years ago

: For the sake of our mental health.
btw, has anyone noticed that if you say anything bad about SGU on this site, it get’s cencored?

Chevron Atlantis
Chevron Atlantis
9 years ago

The show barely had any Sci-Fi at all to be honest. It was more of a drama driven show than Sci-Fi.

SGUnite
9 years ago

Yes, I’m planning to update the plan tomorrow, thanks for reminding me.

I know that emailing SyFy won’t help. Telling them they’ve made the right decision won’t help either though.

Also, I think you meant $750,000 per season, not $75,000, right? :P

-Chris

Charcad
charcad
9 years ago

I wrote several bad things about SGU and it wasn’t censored.

The Star Gate franchise possesses one other advantage held by few other shows. This an immense reservoir of institutional goodwill in the US Air Force and the US Department of Defense in general.

It’s intangible but “goodwill” has long been recognized as a real asset for accounting purposes. (except by NBC, which has no goodwill from anyone anywhere).

Scott Watson
9 years ago

@Chevron Atlantis So what you’re saying is that it was a Sci-fi Drama show instead of Sci-fi Adventure?

TheDudeDean
9 years ago

Fellow fans, please read and follow my Shorty Awards Battle Plan: http://on.fb.me/dJP39F

Skiznot
Skiznot
9 years ago

@Chevron Atlantis. Fans of Astronomy find plenty of sci-fi. Tidally locked planets, gas giants, exo-bological speculation, binary pulsars, the cosmic microwave background. The hole premise was about surviving in words where humans didn’t evolve. If you don’t consider exploration of astronomy first hand via ftl science fiction then I don’t know what science fiction is. The core of SGU was exploring what’s out there.

Joe Friday
Joe Friday
9 years ago

I could see a TV movie, or 2 part mini-series being done to wrap up SGU’s storyline. If they brought in some SG1 and SGA characters to help bring home Destiny’s crew, it could even be billed as a sweeps-week Stargate extravaganza. But continuing SGU as a series? Not a chance. It just wasn’t popular.

Duneknight
Duneknight
9 years ago

ah this place is a mess.

Eagalis
Eagalis
9 years ago

the guys at syfy said that petitions won’t bring back sgu just stop fighting. quit beating a dead horse.

Katikatnik
katikatnik
9 years ago

AFAIK, the only show that went to a different network successfully was The Game – from the CW to BET, setting a cable record. Even Medium was flopping on CBS and they kept it stubbornly on air only because it was an in-house production and they got money from syndication. Jericho and Firefly – yes, they got a closure but the closure was a flop too. See Jericho’s ratings and Serenity’s box office failure. Which proves that even when a petition works, the end product doesn’t – when a show gets canceled, it usually (SGA aside) gets canned because nobody’s… Read more »

Darren
Admin
9 years ago

A little note on censorship:

1) You’re welcome to criticize the show(s) and TPTB, if it is stated respectfully. What we edit or delete are words like “crap,” “s**t,” “stupid,” “morons,” “idiots,” etc. Just state your opinions with respect, and it’ll probably make it through just fine.

2) When you post here you agree to follow GateWorld’s comment rules. If your post is edited or deleted, frankly, it’s on you.

Jim
Jim
9 years ago

Let’s face it,tne best petitions for any show are the frakin ratings!And the populus has spoken.Regretably,sci-fi has always been the avangard and as such,not part of the main stream.Also the fact is that many of the people that’d been posting here talking about SGU not being the real sci-fi,really just want ass kicking action,gunfights between bad guys and the good guys,just like westerns.And when any sort of depth to the characters,or god forbid tnree dimensions occure.,any kind of shades of gray,they cry soap opera!Of course that tney don’t understand even what soap opera is,not to mention sci-fi.But the thing is,we… Read more »

Jim
Jim
9 years ago

Let’s face it,the best petitones for any tv show are the ratings..and the populus has spoken!Regretably,we’re all at the mercy of the masses and we know what masses always had represented in history..masses,mainstream..never was a synonyme for quality.So many of the people who had posted here are the representatives of those masses that took way our show?from us and that is the fact.I’m talking about the people who immediately start crying,soap opera,whenever any hint of the depth of character,or shade of gray appears,instead of black and white but kicking action between the bad guys and our perfect heroes..ha! the real… Read more »

Jedi_Master_Bra'tac
Jedi_Master_Bra'tac
9 years ago

I do like SGU, but I’m more interested in the Save the Movies campaign

Gaia
Gaia
9 years ago

No offence to SGU fans, but personally, I would rather see save the SGA or like Jedi_Master_Bra’tac said – save the movies campaign! Can we organize one of those?! :)

Jazz
Jazz
9 years ago

I hope all actions of the fans will help keep SGU. But watching the series is best thing to do and will keep ratings higher. And I dont think the ratings were to great and so SGU moved to Friday wich means not a long live unfortunetly.I read about Fringe tv series and thats another channel (network) but they also put it on the Friday and that means oh no people watch or its out with Fringe. So its not only syfy who does it with series they have on their channel.so SGU to another network? I dont think it… Read more »

Axcel1
axcel1
9 years ago

Just wondering, why can’t syfy make a Stargate movie and show it on their Saturday night time slot? Nobody in the cast and crew of all three shows want to go to Bulgaria? I believe that’s the country of choice to make cheap movies for syfy.

Axcel1
axcel1
9 years ago

Also, I think now is a good time for a Stargate UK series.

Lepidus
lepidus
9 years ago

What if all of us, that want the show to continue, each donated $10 to cover the the SyFy cost. Would that work to get it going again?

Rsharpe
rsharpe
9 years ago

This will do no good. It’s a waste of time. If I wanted to waste time and effort, I’d lobby for the SGA movie. There’s the same amount of likelihood of that happening.

Psw
psw
9 years ago

There is a SG1 and SGA movies campaign.

http://www.stargatemoviescampaign.com/

Unfortunately I think it is a waste of time. Online campaigns are usually not successful. But feel free to participate, if you want. ;-)

Katikatnik
katikatnik
9 years ago

: Because SyFy doesn’t own the rights for SG. They already do own the airing rights for the SGA movie but MGM just isn’t delivering. Blame MGM, not SyFy.

MediaSavant
MediaSavant
9 years ago

Why do fans wait until after a show is canceled to do this?

It’s much easier to “save” a series before the decision is made until after.

It was obvious from watching the ratings last spring that the show was in trouble.

But, fans were in denial and did very little, if anything, to lift the show’s ratings and revenue.

Maybe they’ll learn: watch the ratings, folks. When anyone says they’re “not good”, kick in your campaign.

Scott Watson
9 years ago

@MediaSavant SGUAwareness (Which originated on a GW thread) tried back in September but most fans don’t pay attention to ratings sadly. On a lot of shows the bulk of fans don’t know that it’s in danger until its gone. We all should know that the movies are now on an indefinite hold due to the cancellation of SGU. It was MGM’s financial issues that were a main factor in those movies not being produced before (They weren’t faking that) but they are not in that situation anymore. This makes me assume that they do not wish to do the movies… Read more »

Mythos
mythos
9 years ago

I don’t want to save SGU but for very different reasons. It’s no secret that I wasn’t much a fan of the direction of the show (which after having just watched the SG-1 episode “200” over the weekend seems even more surreal), though I have watched every episode that has aired. My reason for not wanting SGU to be saved is that it was meant to wrap up the franchise. There’s really nowhere left to go when you’ve solved the mystery of the universe. It can be done, but everything would seem kind of small after that.. There are many… Read more »

Tuskin38
Tuskin38
9 years ago


SGU was not cancelled for SGU, how many times do people have to say this?

Tuskin38
Tuskin38
9 years ago

i mean SGA for SGU