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akuma07
June 15th, 2011, 07:55 AM
Pretty much as the title suggest?

Did the cast know before filming had finished or after?

Also I got the impression Eli never had any intention of fixing the pod, he knew he was dead.

Egle01
June 15th, 2011, 08:33 AM
No, they didn't know for sure, but first ratings from season 2 hinted as much.

magictrick
June 15th, 2011, 09:17 AM
No, but there was a lot of uncertainty about a 3rd season so they had to film it in such a way as to serve as a season finale and a decent series finale.

LtColCarter
June 15th, 2011, 09:30 AM
No, but there was a lot of uncertainty about a 3rd season so they had to film it in such a way as to serve as a season finale and a decent series finale.

Season finale...yes. Decent series finale...not so much.

Replicator Todd
June 15th, 2011, 09:57 AM
Season finale...yes. Decent series finale...not so much.

Ah I disagree. Out of the three series finales we have had for Stargate "Gauntlet" was the best one because it actually felt like a finale instead of having a rushed event or plot.

LtColCarter
June 15th, 2011, 10:16 AM
A series finale wouldn't have had the crew of destiny floating off for three years and Eli just hoping to fix a stasis pod before he died. SGA was rushed but still a finale none the less. SG-1's finale was in movie form which is why their final episode of season 10 was just another episode.

s09119
June 15th, 2011, 11:39 AM
A series finale wouldn't have had the crew of destiny floating off for three years and Eli just hoping to fix a stasis pod before he died. SGA was rushed but still a finale none the less. SG-1's finale was in movie form which is why their final episode of season 10 was just another episode.

And why can't a series finale have that?

Egle01
June 15th, 2011, 11:39 AM
Ah I disagree. Out of the three series finales we have had for Stargate "Gauntlet" was the best one because it actually felt like a finale instead of having a rushed event or plot.Plus 1.

xxxevilgrinxxx
June 15th, 2011, 12:27 PM
plus 2 :)

I don't think they knew for sure, but SGU wouldn't be the first, or the only, series out there that tried to make a season finale that could pass for a series finale, if things don't work out.

General Jumper One
June 15th, 2011, 01:54 PM
plus 3

Arga
June 16th, 2011, 08:03 AM
If they knew, it seems they kept it open for the possibility of a come-back, maybe in 3 years...

LtColCarter
June 16th, 2011, 09:36 AM
If they knew, it seems they kept it open for the possibility of a come-back, maybe in 3 years...

It would be nice if the show did come back, but I doubt that would happen. Especially not after three years of being off the air. Plus, the studio is having an auction to sell off stargate related items.

wabbit42
June 16th, 2011, 09:44 AM
Just to joinin... plus 4 ;-) .

dacooker
June 17th, 2011, 06:14 PM
They knew it was on the fence. David Blues unprofessional rants on his Facebook page was evidence of that.