56
Leave a Reply

avatar
1500
56 Comment threads
0 Thread replies
0 Followers
 
Most reacted comment
Hottest comment thread
43 Comment authors
DeangrrThomasGRichinkEteasleyJim Recent comment authors
  Subscribe  
newest oldest most voted
Notify of
Michael Sacal
Member

“it’s not so much the show as the night that it is airing”

Yep.

In3d
Member

That quote really does say it all. Looks like putting Sanctuary on Monday was a good experiment to test the theory. Good enough, now put them both back.

So, MGM and SyFy, recall the escape pods. Let’s get back to work! Recall what cast you can and set a timeline to restart SGU … say in a year or two. Bring in an all-star cast to kick-start the interest. It can be done! Make it so!

Dachannien
Member

Er, they already have an all-star cast, in my book.

Jshier
Member

Friday has always been Syfy’s most successful night, with double episodes of two or three original series that night. So the move was never going to be helpful. But Common Descent and Epilogue have been the best SGU episodes so far, so I think this week’s uptick can be explained both by Sanctuary’s lead in and viewers wanting to catch the continuation of the story started the week before. After losing viewers in season 1 due to focusing on personal drama rather than scifi, and Syfy’s horrible scheduling (seriously, a 4 month hiatus?), moving it for season 2 practically guaranteed… Read more »

The Admiral
Member

Can you get the raitings for the show Sancturary was bumped for by any chance?

Rsanchez1
Member

Does Syfy want Sanctuary out too? I guess Monday is the slaughterhouse where Syfy takes shows it wants gone. Will Syfy be smart enough to take its two biggest shows back to Friday for a one-two punch? Probably not, they don’t do SciFi anymore, they do wrestling.

trackback

[…] episode, the continuation of last week’s ‘Common Descent‘ episode.  Ratings were up 27% over last week’s episode. SGU: Epilogue aired Mon 25 Apr 2011 on […]

Captainstorm
Member

Seriously?? Childbirth 5 times over in 60 seconds was just wrong. I was upset that sgu was canceled, but with half the episodes ending with some horrid song and the lack of anything scifi… I can’t even form words this is just a very big disappointment. They should have just took the stargate and put it on One life to live if they wanted a drama show… and lets put it on during the day since its basicly a soap. Listen i’m some one who likes 98% of all scifi, I even liked enterprise and voyager.. just saying if I… Read more »

Michael Sacal
Member

This episode was superior to similar episodes done in other sci fi shows, like ENT’s E2.

Michael Sacal
Member

Or DS9’s Children of Time.

ZJW88
Member

I don’t want more SGA – I want more SGU. Last nights episode was not only top qulity Stargate but also top quality Sci-Fi. As for ratings it’s quite obvious that w/e series has the lead in of WWE will receive the best ratings…

Inkblots
Member

*headdesk* I don’t understand the thinking of any of the networks right now. Why do they feel the need to “compete” by pitting shows against each other in the same time slots when there are plenty of time slots during the week when there is NOTHING ON. I don’t understand why everyone sticks ALL their good shows into the same spot. For crying out loud, I often have THREE THINGS I’m watching all on at the SAME TIME, especially on Thursday nights, but the rest of the time there’s nothing (not that this affects anything in terms of numbers since… Read more »

Greenfire32
Member

“it’s not so much the show as the night that it is airing”

YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES

Rocky89
Member

Sanctuary has never gotten stellar ratings, but they’ve never been bad– until now that is. :( Pax wasn’t so bad compared to this train wreck, in fact I’d rather have the ratings for Pax than this. IF and that’s a big IF, it does rebound, I can’t see it going up at much, and Castle last night was a repeat. Ratings like this can never happen again, tonight was just embarrassing, for the show, the cast and crew, and the fans, and it breaks my heart that happened. SGU did have great ratings, and they started to go down, even… Read more »

Browncoat1984
Member

Is anybody surprise? I almost forgot it was on because I JUST watched an episode on Friday. Changing your date drastically in the middle of a run like that makes no sense, and you will almost ALWAYS loose lots of viewers who will still expect it to be on during its regular time. Sanctuary is about the only show in recent memory that I can think of where the show changed the day in the MIDDLE of a set of episodes. The only other show I can think of is No Ordinary Family which changed to Saturdays. It would have… Read more »

Jedi40
Member

They are still airing Sanctuary on Fridays on Syfy. It is just a repeat of Mondays episode.

ZJW88
Member

Glad to see the ratings slide upward but it’s truly of little consequence in the grand scheme of things. To address the 1 overly critical remark about the episodes quality and proclaiming we “all” want more SGA however; i really don’t. I mean i’d take it but really want i want is more SGU. Last nights episode was not only top quality Stargate but also top quality science fiction. This season has been fantastic and it’s sad to see the show cast aside with it’s creativity finally shining through. Back to the numbers however it goes w/o saying that whichever… Read more »

Rocky89
Member

@Browncoat1984 Very well said. It always did good on Fri, some nights it did very good, and it’s first night on Mon it– it hurts to even think about it. :( What happened tonight DOES NOT reflect on the show, it’s the move, Syfy knew the risks, and it still did it. I also knew they’re be a drop, and but I didn’t think it’d crash and burn. The situation is completely different now, the show always bounced back on Fri, they’d go from high to not so high rating, now it’ll being back from low to low. If the… Read more »

Glucharina
Member

It is sad, because Hollow Earth arc is over and show is awesome again.

Professorhenryjonesjr
Member

Sorry, but sometimes I honestly think you people actually do live on another planet. Some of the quotes here just show a total lack of understanding of how things work on a network. I’m sad it’s died too, but seriously – think about what you’re saying…

Imperious
Member

I agree with you professorhenryjonesjr, most of us don’t understand the bone headed decisions the management of these stations make. SGU’s ratings dropped in the 1st half of season 2 because they put it on a stupid timeslot, had they left it on a Friday night, likely it would have improved as people recognised the improvements that had been made. I didn’t like the constant fighting amongst the crew either, or the stupid songs that were completely out of place in the show, and include immoral use of someone elses body via the stones. The fact remains that they listened… Read more »

Starscapesg1
Member

@captainstorm its obvious your completely bias for Atlantis and hate the fact that (as you see it) Atlantis was cancelled so they could bring in SGU. Buy had they kept Atlantis and aired SGU right after it like they did with SG1 to Atlantis you’d be telling a different story. So just so everyone is clear mr I like 98% of all scifi is still Pissed that Atlantis was cancelled and that’s why he hates SGU and its him and fans like him. If you can call them fans. Are the reason the entire Stargate franchise has been shelved!

Ace_love
Member

Every 10-15 mins or so, Syfy is getting ravaged by comments on their Facebook page “Save SGU” “Frack you SyFy” “Why have you moved Sanctuary” etc etc etc

Surely they must realise what they have done? I don’t understand the mentality of it..

Piernik
Member

SyFy is a joke like the whole Universal.
They killed Crash Bandicoot, Spyro the Dragon and now SGU. Im done with that company.

SGU is epic!

DanMan
Member

(Humming Crash Bandicoot theme now; will be with me for several days!)

Stargatefan1958
Member

if they would go back to friday nights and take off wwe they wouldnt be axing SGU and now sancuary is suffering give me a break. TAKE OFF WWE and give us our friday nights back please

JoeTheDragon
Member

Urban Legends is a poor rehash of Mostly True Stories: Urban Legends Revealed that was on The Learning Channel / The Discovery Channel

Mythos
Member

I liked Epilogue, but not because it was sci-fi because it wasn’t. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, simply being on a ship or on another planet does not make it sci-fi. I liked last night’s episode because it spoke of the camaraderie of the crew. For once, the over-saturated, unrealistic drama was set aside. The dissenter was treated like the outcast rather than as the order of the day. That was it’s biggest appeal. People actually got along. For the first time since the show started, there wasn’t a part that made me think that the… Read more »

Browncoat1984
Member

Can we please drop the whole “Atlantis was killed for SGU! Bring back Atlantis!”? Its been more than TWO years people, NOTHING is coming back, its ALL gone. Why can’t the haters recognize that we are ALL Stargate fans whether we like SG-1, SGA or SGU? I don’t think I’ve ever seen this kind of hate in the Star Trek fandom, whether you like TOS, TNG, DS9, Voy or Ent. Sure, people will say one show was terrible but certainly they don’t say that others are stupid for liking it and that everyone had to conform to THEIR views. Stargate’s… Read more »

Eagalis
Member

@Browncoat1984 Remember what Brad Wright said about the angry atlantis fans …. that’s why this arguing is always pursuing. “I don’t think if we for any reason go away, it is an issue necessarily of the quality of the product that we’ve been making. I think getting moved on the schedule has hurt us. And the fact that some of the fans that liked SG-1 and Atlantis were so angry that they have deliberately hurt us, which is unfortunate.” – Brad Wright

Skiznot
Member

How is watching the histories of alternate versions of the crew created via time paradox not sci-fi. And yes, until we have actual space ships with people traveling faster than light to other planets then any show that does so is sci-fi. SGU IS sci-fi, Epilogue was a very sci-fi episode. @Captainstorm, it’s sad that you can be upset about the creation of life i.e. and episode showing 5 births but seem to have no problem with several Jaffa getting shot point blank by machine guns. It’s a sad state when the only way someone can consider something sci-fi is… Read more »

Fish519
Member

I thought the episode was pretty good even being a ripped off storyline that I’ve personally seen in at least two other series. Has anyone else put the connection together that we now know the seed ships are at least two thousand years ahead of the destiny. Seems like a stretch considering how similar a seed ship and destiny are. But that’s stargate for you. They never were very good at continuity. Even David Blue mentioned that in an interview once at the end of the first season. I think this show could be the basis for a relaunch of… Read more »

Mythos
Member

@Skiznot – Because there was no focus on how they got there or any scientific aspect of it. Just ‘strange things happen with gates and solar flares’. And until they give a plausible explanation of how the FTL drive works, even if only within the stargate universe, it’s fantasy, not sci-fi. They’ve done nothing to deal with the science of it. It may as well be magic (ie Clarke’s third law). It was a really good episode..just not sci-fi. What I don’t understand is why there’s such a need for it to be considered sci-fi. It doesn’t have to be… Read more »

Blackcat124gt
Member

So if the last two episodes do really good will that mean that they may continue SGU?

Mythos
Member

@blackcat124gt – The decision of whether or not SGU would continue was made several months ago. The ratings will have no effect on this.

Xbladedragonx
Member

Stargate is officially coming to an end… With the last 2 episodes left… There’s nothing else besides the literature books. I’m not a huge fan of creating the images in my head so I doubt I’ll be reading up on those. Stargate Alliance never made it past development and died early. Stargate Worlds made it to closed beta (Got to try it btw) but died. Stargate Resistance (also beta) died fast… It’s official… Stargate is finally coming to an end D:

Coremae
Member

Epilogue wasn’t stellar because the Amish looked Pissed me off big time—sure it played will to the story, but I hated it. But I watched it though, and after watching all those BIRTHS, I realized that what I was seeing wasn’t a bit of us spending most our lives living in an Amish paradise, but, it showed the progression of a destitute few, becoming an astounding, almost Alteran like majority. Everybody hooked up and seeded the gene pool, it was so cool. And Camila got to live long enough to share something as well; her words of Wisdom. But Brody,… Read more »

The Tenth Doctor
Member

Why can’t people accept this is it? It is dead. They will NOT renew SGU now, whatever the ratings of these final episodes. Last I heard, the sets had been taken down.

Majorsal
Member

sell the franchise to someone else. mgm seems to not want to do anything with stargate anymore, so let another company make the movie for the fans!

about sanctuary’s ratings…

let’s see if they can improve on mondays, before throwing in the towel.

AsFarAsLarry
Member

I was an SG-A,-1 whiner last year. I ended up really liking SGU, never missed an episode, and really enjoyed Epilogue.

I’ll be sad to see it go.

I’ll be sad to lose Sanctuary after next year. I’ll have 3 shows left I care about on SyFy, but I’m not watching any new ones. Most of my attention is going towards new content on TNT, FX, A&E (catch up on Rubicon if you haven’t seen it, that one is intense) these days.

SyFy can go … wrestle itself.

Gijoe50000
Member

SGU was just getting interesting, though it was missing some off the humor of the other SG’s, and needed more interaction with other species..BUT IT HAD SO MUCH POTENTIAL. Even one more season to tie up loose ends and turn it from a good show to a great show.

Captainstorm
Member

Imperious.. You seem to totally have missed the things I pointed out about SGU that have made it a horrid show. Also i’m not sure how the fact that i’m an atlantis fan leads to the end of the stargate series. I’m sure you probably like BSG too which would make sense since SGU is filmed in the same format. For the record I don’t like BSG ether. I beleive BSG was the beginning of the end for all scifi shows. They did good for 1 season and all the sudden the networks thought thats how scifi should be filmed.… Read more »

Captainstorm
Member

I’m sorry Imperious, I ment this post for Starscapesg1.. I usally just read on here and don’t post much but with Syfy’s Cancelation StarGate I’m not too happy.

Excalibur5
Member

Come down off that pedestal. You’re being single minded, and making some utterly outrageous generalizations. You claim that there’s some sort of band wagon, that “the networks thought thats how Sci-Fi should be filmed”. Now I interpret this in two ways: That these “networks” (which ones precisely?) felt that good Sci-Fi took place on space ships, where the inhabitants are forced to fend for themselves. Alternatively, you could mean that Sci-Fi shouldn’t just be about technobabble and technological speculation, but about asking moral and ethical questions that are relavant to the situations present in our own time. The former I… Read more »

Browncoat1984
Member

@Excalibur – Amen about the intro. The last Star Trek did this too in an attempt to be contemporary they replaced the traditional intro with a stupid song. I missed having a theme song I could hum to myself with Enterprise and I miss it with Stargate Universe too, especially since the rest of the music of the series, like all of Joel’s work for Stargate has been brilliant…unlike Star Trek, which with the exception of Best of Both Worlds has had terribly music in the TV series (except the main themes). In fact, I used to think that Trek… Read more »

Blackhawlk
Member

Still with the excuses. SGU’s ratings were plummetting on Fridays, thats why it was moved and they still plummetted on Wednesdays when other shows thrived!. The show is one of the most expensive shows on Syfy and it needed better ratings than it was getting and it wasn’t getting them on fridays or wednesdays. But SGU was never going to get the ratings that Brad wanted – remember he hoped for 1.6 million viewers MORE than SGA and thats what he probably promised MGM and Syfy. But SGU couldn’t increase its audience on any night and that is down to… Read more »

0s1r1s
Guest
0s1r1s

Perhaps they should air the episodes every night of the week and see how that goes? Surely someone would record it if they’re not going to be in to watch it. Dur!

If only they would include torrent downloads – at least to see how many people have been downloading the episode. Oh but wait, TV executives are still the dinosaurs of our age.

Mythos
Member

@0s1r1s – Or maybe the tv executives are smart enough to realize that people downloading the product online for free doesn’t pay the cost of making the show. Syfy cancelled the show because it wasn’t making THEM money. MGM let go of the show because no one else was willing to pay THEM money to make it. The actors and writers looked for other jobs because THEY were no longer going to be paid to do it. See a trend here? See why people downloading torrents means absolutely nothing in the grand scheme of things? Popular downloading and a dollar… Read more »

Mrs john sheppard
Member

i knew this was going to happen!!! why are the doing this to sanctuay?!! it was doing so darn well on friday nights. these bozos are never going to learn, are they? they killed sga, they killed sgu, and they are now killing sanctuary. i hope amanda talks to them and maybe they can place the show back on fridays nights. ugh!!!