Even though I'm a Rodney fan, by the end of Season 5 I was sick of him because the writers had used him as a crutch too often to recycle tired storylines. For instance, The Shrine was just a variation of Tao of Rodney. I find it amazing that the writers didn't seem to care that their overuse of the character was driving some fans away.
Poor Sheppard was in the unique position of having a lot of face time, but very little story. So, on the surface it looked like he got a lot of attention, but as you mentioned, not really. He was usually relegated to action guy and little else. So, while he wasn't wall-papered like Teyla and Ronon, and Ford before them, the writers didn't treat him like the leading man either and that was strange.
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Have the last couple pages of this thread been a little off topic here? I mean this thread is about why do you think they cancelled SGA. (At least somewhat on that line.)
I think SGA was cancelled because mainly of SGU. They did say that they didn't want to write two series at once which is understandable. But they could have hired more people so that they could write two series at once. It would certainly have brought a fresher view to the table.
I mean, SGA had huge potential. They could of brought the aliens, that boarded onto the Daedalus, as an enemy for season 6. Or they could have brought in a real live Ancient who doesn't know about ascension or what happened; he just was living by himself, tinkering his technology. In other words, more stories with the Ancients; after all, they did build Atlantis.
Instead, they cancelled SGA and started SGU. Grant you, SGU is very different and I don't mind it that much (though it does get a little boring now and then), but it's definitely not a replacement for SGA.
But for now, I'll still daydream of SGA: of what it could have been.
i think they should keep it going because there just to much to fit in one movie
I predicted its cancellation in 2008.
BEFORE the debacle of the Fifth Season.
I now predict the cancellation of SGU if significant character and plot changes are not made ASAFP.
I predict that this season will be the last w/o a serious changes in the series.
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back on topic: I think the reason it was cancelled was what BW and others have said...they didn't want to do two shows at once and they wanted their new baby more than their older (redheaded step-) child. IMHO
All of the above statments are merely my own opinion unless otherwise stated.
LOL, just read your other line. lol. But yeah I meant ratings. Season 5 had the highest viewership since Season 2.
During my meet and greet with Elyse, she told me she was told by Brad that SGA and SGU would be on at the same time for a while.
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