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GateWorld Podcast: Open Line Night!

Saturday - March 5, 2011
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The GateWorld Podcast is back! We’re getting ready for the final 10 episodes of Stargate Universe, starting this Monday on Syfy Channel (Tuesday on SPACE in Canada).

This week we’re opening up the phone lines to hear what you have to say about Destiny and it’s A.I., ratings and measuring all viewers, interfacing the human mind with Ancient technology, traveling in stasis, and ending the show on a cliffhanger. We’ll also discuss what we’d like to see from the future of the franchise, including movies for SGU, Atlantis, and SG-1. There are lots of listener comments on that subject … and all this is just for starters!

Join the Discussion! Watch this week’s new episode of SGU, “Deliverance,” and then call into the GateWorld Podcast Hotline with your reactions.

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DiscussionOpen Line Night

Leave us a voicemail on the GateWorld Podcast Hotline any time, day or night! Just dial:

(951) 262-1647

(Long distance rates apply)

Listeners outside the U.S. can use Skype to call for just 2 cents per minute. Or, record a brief message on your computer and e-mail the MP3 or WAV file to us. Please call by Friday night to make sure your call makes it onto next week’s show.

You can also leave a comment below, or post on the Podcast Feedback thread at the forum.

Next Episode: Destiny‘s ‘Cosmic’ Mission We’ll discuss where the ship (and the show) is going as we head into the back half of Season Two. Look for it this Monday!

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  • Yeah! Podcast. My Saturday is now complete. Thanks :)

  • People clearly don’t know how the industry works. They are quick to blame syfy for cancelling the show…

  • This has all happened before. First, a much loved show with strong characters, chemistry, and stories – and consequently beloved by fans (Star Trek : The Next Generation / Stargate SG-1). Then, effectively a carbon copy that tries to go back to the well, and despite having some very good aspects only partially succeeds (SGA, Voyager).

    Finally, the producers decide what we actually want is a reimagining. Let’s put the show we fell in love with behind us, and instead let’s revamp it for a younger audience (Enterprise / SGU). Enterprise killed the Trek TV franchise, and frankly SGU has killed the Stargate franchise. In both cases it was due to the producers opting to ignore the clear preference of their viewership; instead of redoubling their efforts to capture the lightning in a bottle that was SG-1, they decide we actually want something different. By and large, we don’t. I don’t even see SGU as being Stargate; it is indeed Stargate In Name Only (SINO).

    I hope we get the chance to see the original team in action one more time in the form of one more SG-1 movie, but I fear the franchise is probably done – and for me, it will have ended with “Continuum”. Continuing the analogy, seeing the end of SG-1 was for me like watching “All good things…” all over again – a bittersweet goodbye to friends, people you’ve come to know and love. These goodbyes are always sad moments, but as a very wise man once said, if nothing ever ends, nothing can ever get started.

  • I am going to be dead serious. I do not know if the SGU writers will ever read this but if they do, I, along with many of my friends, love stargate. But what is confusing is how this show SGU is meant to be directed to people in my age group. Yes I am 16 currently a junior in high school, and No I do not really like what you did with SGU. Although my opinion my not be heard or considered, I do not believe TV should be about drama but how it was on the older shows like SG-1. But now I see one of my favorite franchises coming to an end and I can only say you guys had a chance to keep your old viewers and your new ones (me and my friends) if you stuck with what made your shows original and exciting. If you guys ever have the chance after this day to make a new series or movie, Please don’t make the same mistake.

  • Ta dam tam ta dam…’Yesterday and day before’
    ‘There’s a calm before the storm’
    ‘I know!!1’
    ‘I’ve been waiting for some time’

  • isn’t destiny a hundred thousand years old? but its been said several times that atlantis is ten thousand years old in sga

  • @professorhenryjonesjr

    I thought enterprise was excellent, it felt like a star trek series to me…but SGU didn’t and that was the problem. People felt alienated.

  • I didn’t despise it,but I also didn’t like Enterprise very much.I generally don’t like prequels.At the time Enterprise had gotten out,I wanted to see what happens next in a Star Trek Universe,not the whole show about what happened 200 years ago.They had a good writing team,so it wasn’t a complete disaster,but still,the premise was all wrong,in my opinion.
    SGU was better in theory and premise,but worse in execution.Why?Well because instead of,as the name SG Universe says,capturing and involving everything we’d found out and know by now about that world and then some and then going all out with more, exploring all the facets of it,making it a wild and exciting ride..the peak of the franchise,they made it into this,mostly bottled show about just one part of the entire sg universe.Now they obviously had ambitions to widen that significantly,but instead of going there sooner,they were waisting time with characters behaving like on Big Brother show,swaping bodies by using those stones,resolving completely unsignificant and mostly boring issues back on Earth..etc,etc.
    All that,while the entire time they had this amazing opportunity to dive into a brilliant,awesome,beautiful premise that could have taken them on an incredibly exciting,unforgetably adventurous and rich journey,that I’m certain all the fans..old and many new ones would have loved.In that case it is very possible that the numbers,not only wouldn’t have dropped,but would have grown.

  • What people like professorhenryjonesjr are forgetting -again- is that fans, no matter how devout, & anti-fans, no matter how spurious, don’t make the ratings. The casual viewers do. That’s right, the plebs that were too busy watching Dancing With The Stars or another CSI/NCIS/Whatever knockoff.

    Believe me, I wish I was wrong. Anti-fans I can actually reach & argue with. If only through the internet. No amount of expounding on the merits of a show or trash talking it will make the average couch potato switch that remote.

    It looks like for the near future if you want good sci-fi, you’ll have to do what I’ll be doing: read a book.

  • @Gaeth Since that’s how I started and never really stopped,that is actually a good idea.
    The thing is most people think of themselves as sci-fi fans,just because they used to watch Star Trek.

  • Nomatter what they said they were trying to appeal to, SGU used more mature story telling, more mature writing and acting and a more realistic approach. Most of the people I know that love the show are close to their 40s and also like to read science fiction. But I really think who actually likes the show just depends on personal style. Some folks just don’t like the long arc story and prefer episodic. I love the chapter approach of SGU but admit it would be hard to pick up in the middle. If I commit to a show I want to be rewarded by building the plot and developing the characters and SGU has delivered.

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