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Exclusive interview with Michael Shanks and Chris Judge
So, as we head into an eighth year of adventures for the SG-1 team, are there any chances of a ninth?
MS: Well, never say never. We were happy to go back to do Season 8 Ė the numbers in the US are, apparently, growing. So, who knows. Everybody knows that when something has yet to reach its peak, companies are loathed to axe it. Weíll have to wait and see. The lucrative side of the show wasnít in question, in terms of whether or not it was financially feasible. Having said that, at this point, after eight years of a show, it might just not be financially feasible anymore.
We really take every year as it comes. I mean, I took the seventh season with the notion that it was going to be the last as well, like after leaving for a year, then coming back, and thinking, ďWell, itís just one year of the show,Ē and I happily signed on for another one. So, it certainly depends on how things go. Iím certainly enjoying it at this point. So long as youíre continuing to tell good stories, and so long as youíre happy in your work, then thereís no reason that I can think of not to sign on for another year.
CJ: Well, the great thing is that you know that when you reach a plateau, you know that itís going to go down from there. Weíre still ascending the mountain, so to speak. Itís like weíve got brand new storylines, so we havenít even had to rehash old stuff. So, you know, the show is still creatively growing. Iím not one of the decision makers, but so long as that atmosphere so prevails, thereís no reason to end it.
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