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JohnnyB
JohnnyB
9 years ago

She’s so cool! Great interview Chad!

Browncoat1984
Browncoat1984
9 years ago

Great interview. She’s the first person since SGU was canceled who has openly stated what most fans feel about the situation – maybe its time for Stargate to leave SyFy. A question I’d love to see you guys ask these people is “if at some point in time they finally decide to conclude it in some way would the cast be willing to come back?” Since everybody says “oh its been so long at this point there’s no way they could do it.” I still hold out hope that SOME DAY we’ll get the conclusion that we deserve. I would… Read more »

Coremae
Coremae
9 years ago

SYFY sucks, there’s no denying that, but unless some one can come up with a way to make the special effects cheaper than it presently cost, we’ll never get our show back. I’m teaching myself C++ and 3d with applied C++, but I’m a small guy with no resources and no funds. I was reading Syd Field’s Screenwriting the other day (good book, please buy), and in his revision he said that soon enough, fans will be able to write scripts and make movies using camera phones and applied computer visuals. And Stephen Spielberg says that the reason he doesn’t… Read more »

Pioneering
9 years ago

Great to hear from Alaina and that she’s doing well on all fronts. I look forward to seeing her on the small screen and perhaps on the large one as well.

e-mail me at GateWorldpioneeringcom with any C++ questions. I’m a software engineer and I teach it from time to time at the local community college. Always glad to help out a fellow Stargate fan.

Jim
Jim
9 years ago

Great interview,she’s awesome..that’s not even news to most of us fans and yes the first person beyond fans here who said it like it is.I absolutely agree with her in everything she’s said.It IS a rapidly changing industry,networks ARE where record companies where 10 years ago and I’m positive we won’t have to wait longer than few years at the most till the whole situation changes business-wise as well.Tech is already here,new creative people are appearing and the exec dinosaurs with their mind sets stuck somwhere in the 80’s(ratings,numbers,live tv,prime time…)will have to adapt,or make way for new generation..that’s us!

Zack
zack
9 years ago

It was both a good interview and a perceptive one – re both participants. It’s really too bad that SYFY has become such a zero network. Eureka was often their number one series this past year, while Warehouse faded just a bit. It’s hard to believe that the costs that would go into a fifth season for Eureka would have been so hefty that SYFY just couldn’t afford to renew the series. And Comcast, that’s a sad joke – before they consumated (and I use that term lightly) their purchase of NBC and all it’s properties, they were so public… Read more »

Jim
Jim
9 years ago

@zack Eureka will have 5th season and it’ll be shown next year,it’s already been filmed.They cancaled the 6th.But I agree,cost that would go into next Eureka’s season couldn’t have been too high,especially because all the sets,which are huge are already there and as with most such shows props are being reused and new ones scrapped from the old ones parts and so on.CGI will only become cheaper as computer tech advances.So what remains is marketing, regular maintenance and salaries,which if due to economy should cost more,a show as successful as that should find a way to make it work.Redirect,shift,get a… Read more »

Sylvia
Sylvia
9 years ago

Interesting interview and congrats to Alaina on the upcoming addition to her family. Two things struck me, one is that Syfy has been completely co-opted by Comcast’s mentality and has become a cheap shadow of its’ former self. Second, re SGU, I am kind of sad to hear they “guaranteed” that her character would be around as long a the show lasted. As much as she was a good character, it also meant there was never any real jeaopardy for her or perhaps any of the other main characters on the show.

Coremae
Coremae
9 years ago

, thank you kind neighbor, thank you very MUCH! I am in your debt.

Jim
Jim
9 years ago

@Sylvia That’s true,reg. characters not being in any real danger.Shows nowdays should take more risks and really good ones actually do.Like what’s happened in the Game of Thrones,or Spartacus(and I’m not talking about the unfortunate and sad thing with the lead man).And even in Atlantis when they killed off Dr.Weir..I absolutely loved her character and was sad to see her go.But it never occurred to me to stop watching the show because of it.Or Dr.Becket…or any of the doctors in Stargate for that matter,lol!Maybe they were even referring to that.Like this time we are NOT killing the doctor character! Anyhow,I… Read more »

Slayme
Slayme
9 years ago

@zack @Jim Regarding Sanctuary: while I consider it unlikely, Comcast/SYFY could go the route that ABC did with Defying Gravity in cancelling the show and then not bother showing the last 5 episodes. Season 5 of Sanctuary is slated to be 13 eps. I remember reading a lot of angry posts from US viewers about not getting to see the entire series. Those of us in Canada were fortunate that SPACE had acquired the broadcast rights for the full season and showed all 13 eps. It seems to me that many of the broadcasters these days have no clue how… Read more »

Jim
Jim
9 years ago

You mean Eureka,right?Reg. fifth season and 13 eps.Not Sanctuary..correct me if I’m wrong.
But yes you’re exactly right,that was the point of what we were saying as well. And I was ome of those pissed of,cuz of Defying Gravity!But few weeks later I simply downloaded it from the net.And trust me,without any guilt about doing so.

Dawesstategate
Dawesstategate
8 years ago

Love it, hope she is still working, Miss SGU.