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prion
April 15th, 2007, 04:14 PM
http://featuresblogs.chicagotribune.com/entertainment_tv/2007/04/an_online_tribu.html

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
4-13-07

An online tribute to 'Stargate SG-1'

Sci Fi has unveiled a special tribute site for "Stargate SG-1," which begins its final run of episodes Friday.

The site, www.scifi.com/stargate, will allow users to share their favorite "SG-1" moments, submit video tributes and test their knowledge of Ba'al, Teal'c and all other "SG-1" knowledge. (Extensive knowledge of outer-space names with commas in the middle is not mandatory, but certainly encouraged.)


*READ REST OF ARTICLE AT LINK ABOVE*

You gotta read the comments ;)

Platschu
April 16th, 2007, 02:04 AM
Am I the only one who feel this event is a bit bizarre after the SciFi Channel cancelled the series? If GW or other fan page begin such tribute, I would be happy, but now I am sad. :(

prion
April 16th, 2007, 04:58 AM
Am I the only one who feel this event is a bit bizarre after the SciFi Channel cancelled the series? If GW or other fan page begin such tribute, I would be happy, but now I am sad. :(

actually, read the comments on the chicago tribune page. your remark pales in comparison to how many viewers feel. get out the asbestos gloves! ;)

Platschu
April 16th, 2007, 08:13 AM
I hope they won't boycott SciFi channel, because we need good rating for season 3 and 4, but the SciFi website should forget this whole tribute or they will get Sky One TV-rip videos from the fans. :D

morjana
April 16th, 2007, 09:35 AM
http://featuresblogs.chicagotribune.com/entertainment_tv/2007/04/an_online_tribu.html

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
4-13-07

An online tribute to 'Stargate SG-1'

Sci Fi has unveiled a special tribute site for "Stargate SG-1," which begins its final run of episodes Friday.

The site, www.scifi.com/stargate, will allow users to share their favorite "SG-1" moments, submit video tributes and test their knowledge of Ba'al, Teal'c and all other "SG-1" knowledge. (Extensive knowledge of outer-space names with commas in the middle is not mandatory, but certainly encouraged.)


*READ REST OF ARTICLE AT LINK ABOVE*

You gotta read the comments ;)


Their original network, Showtime, FIRST canceled Stargate SG-1 during its FIFTH Season. The SciFi Channel picked up Stargate SG-1 for a 6th season (granted, they may have only done so because they had just picked up the exclusive US rights to syndication of previous SG-1 seasons, but I digress).

SG-1's 6th season did so well for SciFi Channel, that they ordered a 7th season.

And then an 8th season.

And a 9th.

And finally a 10th season.

After ten seasons, the salaries of the cast, staff and crew of the series were too prohibitive for the SciFi Channel to maintain. MGM declined to pony up any additional monies.

Sure, SciFi Channel has made some mistakes. Every one does.

But if it wasn't for the SciFi Channel, we wouldn't have received FIVE more seasons of Stargate SG-1 (an additional 104 episodes), three seasons of Stargate Atlantis (60 episodes), with season four of SGA due this Fall.

I'd prefer to THANK SciFi Channel for the extra five seasons of Stargate SG-1 -- and for the wonderful, exciting, delicious episodes we've been gifted with. "The Quest, Part Two," and "The Return, Part Two" that aired Friday, April 13th were terrific. Looking forward to the rest of the seasons for both SG-1 and SGA.

Morjana

ShardsofGlass
April 16th, 2007, 10:38 AM
I don't think it's bizarre. I think it's nice for Scifi to do a tribute for SG-1. The show was on for 10 years, 5 of those with Scifi. All shows end at some point, even Law and Order. I can't find fault with Scifi for airing Stargate for 5 years after it was cancelled from Showtime. Without Scifi, Stargate would've ended a long time ago.

To me, it would've been weirder for them to just ignore the fact that SG-1 is ending. A tribute is nice.

prion
April 16th, 2007, 03:40 PM
I don't think it's bizarre. I think it's nice for Scifi to do a tribute for SG-1. The show was on for 10 years, 5 of those with Scifi. All shows end at some point, even Law and Order. I can't find fault with Scifi for airing Stargate for 5 years after it was cancelled from Showtime. Without Scifi, Stargate would've ended a long time ago.

To me, it would've been weirder for them to just ignore the fact that SG-1 is ending. A tribute is nice.

I think some fans find the whole idea of a tribute as a slap in the face because Skiffy are the folks who pulled the plug. The SG1 movies are continuing because of MGM, not SciFi. They're putting more effort into their SG1 page right now than before, and are ignoring the SGA page, which is odd as that's the show they're continuing to help pay for.

But then this is SciFi, who thought that show about scaring people was a hoot too. It was so good I can't even remember the name of it ;)

ShardsofGlass
April 16th, 2007, 04:28 PM
But who else would pull the plug if not Skiffy? Did fans really think the show would go on forever?

prion
April 16th, 2007, 04:42 PM
But who else would pull the plug if not Skiffy? Did fans really think the show would go on forever?

After reading posts on various boards, um, er, yes, I think some fans thought it would last forever (or at least want it to last forever)....

the fifth man
April 16th, 2007, 07:07 PM
After reading posts on various boards, um, er, yes, I think some fans thought it would last forever (or at least want it to last forever)....

Not forever. But another season would have been nice to wrap things up properly. At least IMO.

NowIWillDestroyAbydos
April 16th, 2007, 07:31 PM
But if it wasn't for the SciFi Channel, we wouldn't have received FIVE more seasons of Stargate SG-1 (an additional 104 episodes), three seasons of Stargate Atlantis (60 episodes), with season four of SGA due this Fall.

I'd prefer to THANK SciFi Channel for the extra five seasons of Stargate SG-1 -- and for the wonderful, exciting, delicious episodes we've been gifted with. "The Quest, Part Two," and "The Return, Part Two" that aired Friday, April 13th were terrific. Looking forward to the rest of the seasons for both SG-1 and SGA.
I got thank Sci-Fi for the extra 5 seasons because it ended after 5 season, I would've never caught on. And besides, odds say SGA would've been on Showtime if SG-1 wasn't saved by Sci-Fi.


After reading posts on various boards, um, er, yes, I think some fans thought it would last forever (or at least want it to last forever)....
It will live on forever, in fan fiction. Which reminds me that I have to update my fan fiction (http://www.fanfiction.net/~abydos).

Platschu
April 16th, 2007, 10:26 PM
Not only the fans, but the SG crew thought too there will be a 11th season. :o I am thankful for the SciFi Channel for the last 5 season, but now I am disappointed. They made their best season imho and they deserve a tribute.

Team SG-1*save the show*
April 17th, 2007, 01:27 AM
Was it not Sci-Fi that cut our show short?

i dont care what they do! It is SCI-FI's fault that we have no season 11, and so many unanswered questions!

I did not want it to go on forever. just another season to finish off the ori storyline over a few episodes and answer some unanswered questions from previous episodes. then maybe a movie. thats all the fans wanted. Sci-fi cancelled the show because of ratings and replaced it with stupid shows and that angers me. i dont watch the sci-fi channel over here anymore because the sci-fi shows have been replaced with crap!!!!!
Where is Firefly, Farscape and all the other great shows. Cancelled by Sci-fi!

Platschu
April 17th, 2007, 01:36 AM
Team SG-1*save the show*: Don't be angry, please! I have the same feelings, but I don't want to hurt them, because SciFi Channel is the future of Atlantis and the third SG series. :) I hope we get 4-5-6 DVD movies in 2008, which is almost a half season (double episodes!). They will get more money to special effects, more creative time to wrote bigger, better SG-1 stories. I think every fan will be happy. OK, it won't be equal to a new season, but other shows don't have such oppurtinities after cancelling and I think the crew will fascinate us. So you can be angry to SciFi Channel, but you should see the interest of the SG franchise too. ;)

Team SG-1*save the show*
April 17th, 2007, 01:41 AM
Team SG-1*save the show*: Don't be angry, please! I have the same feelings, but I don't want to hurt them, because SciFi Channel is the future of Atlantis and the third SG series. :) I hope we get 4-5-6 DVD movies in 2008, which is almost a half season (double episodes!). They will get more money to special effects, more creative time to wrote bigger, better SG-1 stories. I think every fan will be happy. OK, it won't be equal to a new season, but other shows don't have such oppurtinities after cancelling and I think the crew will fascinate us. So you can be angry to SciFi Channel, but you should see the interest of the SG franchise too. ;)

yeah i suppose. i just get carried away :) i really wanted an 11th season but we do still have Atlantis and im hoping the third series will be as good as SG1 and Atlantis.
I just had a look at the site and it does promote the show. i had a go on the hard quiz and got 10/10!!!:)

SaberBlade
April 17th, 2007, 04:03 AM
It was nice for Scifi's press release to say "SCIFI.COM ORIGINAL CONTENT" because all of the site ideas listed before that were ripped from the new MGM sites.

Personally the site is lacking something, a Mark Stern hate page. A place where SG1 fans can come together, and tell Mark Stern how much of an ******* he is for cancelling the show.

However it seems that the Chicago Tribune comments section has turned into that nicely enough.

"Sci Fi channel having a tribute to the show THEY killed is like Jeffrey Dahmer holding a banquet in tribute to the people he ate."

I loved that bit.

prion
April 17th, 2007, 04:18 AM
Not forever. But another season would have been nice to wrap things up properly. At least IMO.

Well, no, I've actually seen some posts where a couple fans have said they want the show to last forever.... ;)


Not only the fans, but the SG crew thought too there will be a 11th season. :o I am thankful for the SciFi Channel for the last 5 season, but now I am disappointed. They made their best season imho and they deserve a tribute.

The show deservse a tribute, sure, but for Skiffy, the folks who said uh uh, we got our 200 episode, you're out the door, they're being very hypocritical in running the tribute.



It was nice for Scifi's press release to say "SCIFI.COM ORIGINAL CONTENT" because all of the site ideas listed before that were ripped from the new MGM sites.

Personally the site is lacking something, a Mark Stern hate page. A place where SG1 fans can come together, and tell Mark Stern how much of an ******* he is for cancelling the show.

However it seems that the Chicago Tribune comments section has turned into that nicely enough.

"Sci Fi channel having a tribute to the show THEY killed is like Jeffrey Dahmer holding a banquet in tribute to the people he ate."

I loved that bit.

Well, that one sentence about sums up a lot of fans feelings about what Skiffy did to SG1. While no show lasts forever, and SG1 was getting tired (hey, it looked that way to me), killing it on the day of the 200th episode premiere was the ultimate in having no class. But then Skiffy thought Trippin the Rift was prime stuff too ...

Jackie
April 17th, 2007, 12:00 PM
Sci-fi gave us 3 more years of SG-1. For that I am grateful. Season 9 and 10 was going to be Stagate Command. They placed it under the same name for that big record they had to claim. The show cancelled right at the 200 mark. The record breaking mark.

I'm gratefull we got up to season 8 with Stagate. But I feel as if season 9 and 10 should have been a new show to begin with. Season 9 and 10 should have been season 1 and 2.

So, to me...this is just another plug in for that record title they recieved. I honestly don't think they would have renewed the show past season 8 (which was written as the last season) if they didn't have that carrot dangling before them.

To me, Skiffy used the Stargate name to gain a record that they did not start in the first place. The show was started on showtime.

The programs on Skiffy are below par and the creature features are just B-movies. Wrestling, soap operas and Law & Order do not belong od sci-fi.

The channel is marketed as a science fiction channel. It is sold to customers as a channel that carries science fiction. All science fiction/fantasy. By carrying the non genre programs the channel has dooped the customer into buying a product we don't want. Like going to a store and picking up a box of mac and cheese. Get it home to cook and find out that instead of mac and cheese, the box is full of stuffing mix.

Well, sci-fi is full of stuffing mix and a few gizzards!

prion
April 17th, 2007, 04:52 PM
Sci-fi gave us 3 more years of SG-1. For that I am grateful. Season 9 and 10 was going to be Stagate Command. They placed it under the same name for that big record they had to claim. The show cancelled right at the 200 mark. The record breaking mark.

I'm gratefull we got up to season 8 with Stagate. But I feel as if season 9 and 10 should have been a new show to begin with. Season 9 and 10 should have been season 1 and 2.

So, to me...this is just another plug in for that record title they recieved. I honestly don't think they would have renewed the show past season 8 (which was written as the last season) if they didn't have that carrot dangling before them.

To me, Skiffy used the Stargate name to gain a record that they did not start in the first place. The show was started on showtime.

The programs on Skiffy are below par and the creature features are just B-movies. Wrestling, soap operas and Law & Order do not belong od sci-fi.

The channel is marketed as a science fiction channel. It is sold to customers as a channel that carries science fiction. All science fiction/fantasy. By carrying the non genre programs the channel has dooped the customer into buying a product we don't want. Like going to a store and picking up a box of mac and cheese. Get it home to cook and find out that instead of mac and cheese, the box is full of stuffing mix.

Well, sci-fi is full of stuffing mix and a few gizzards!

Yup, Skiffy seems to always forget that Showtime footed the bill for five years on Showtime, and Skiffy picked up it after Showtime decided five years was enough. I get so tired of them calling SG1 'original' programming when it's not. SGA is original as it was created on Skiffy, but SG1, nope, uh uh.

I don't think fans detest the fact that SG1 got a few extra years - just that Skiffy is leeching off the fans with a celebration (and this after they axed the show). i'd love to see SGA go to USA Network instead of scifi. Reception is better, for one thing!