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22 August 2008 @ 11:50 am
FAIL SciFi  
Sci Fi Channel isn't about to let down "Stargate" fans.

Really Skiffy?? Really?? Because I think you let us down when you canceled our freaking show! You know, the one we actually care about, with characters we're invested in. I am not really inclined to feel any excitement whatsoever about Stargate: Universe.

"Howe said the new series will reinvigorate the franchise by targeting a younger audience.

"This is an opportunity to reinvent this franchise and make it relevant to a new generation," Howe said. "We really don't want to be more of the same. It's going to build clearly off the existing franchise but with a cast that gives it a younger vibe."


Wow. I think I feel insulted.

First of all, Skiffy, your average demographic age isn't sixteen, or whatever. It's great that you want to bring more of that younger demographic to you viewing audience, but given the success of, say, Twilight, and books like Wicked Lovely perhaps a vampire or even fairy drama aimed at teens would do the trick. Pissing off your core audience by canceling their freaking show so you can bring in a younger, hipper version is perhaps not the best strategic move on your part. Focusing more on space battles and "...breaking new ground in the relationships between mostly young and desperate explorers, thrust together and far from home..." is bringing to mind horrors like Wing Commander and Starship Troopers.

I mean, sure, you can have a show about adventure and humor and relationships in space, and do it right and have it be successful. (Says I, as I have a book kinda like that sitting on my hard drive.) But...you kind of already have, with Farscape and BSG. And if you'd actually do something with some relationships on SGA, you could go there, too. But no, you must reboot the entire franchise and try to "reinvigorate" it with a younger vibe. Whatever the hell that means.

Won't let us down? A little too late for that.
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MiniOrrminiglik on August 22nd, 2008 07:45 pm (UTC)
It's pretty pathetic, isn't it?

Mostly because the real reason they're doing it is that shows get expensive after 100 episodes (and isn't that the magic number to syndicate it too?). Why not reboot? Your sheep with all magically follow to the new show, no problem, right?
Ambassador of  Awesome: McKay scientistamphetamine_47 on August 22nd, 2008 08:33 pm (UTC)
Yeah, I have a mental image from SG1's 200th episode, with teen!SG1 saving the galaxy, making out, and looking hawt.

...Because I've been dying for Dawson's Creek in Space! *headdesk*
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