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More Cancellation News, Comments...

The Solutions Blog is one of the places I go to look for updates, and they are doing a good job of rounding up coverage of all this:


New up there today are links to E! Online's article ("In a statement long on plaudits (i.e., “worldwide phenomenon”) and short on specifics, Sci Fi said it was canceling SG-1 because, well, it just was.")... Maureen Ryan of the Chicago Tribune ("A shabby axing for an interstellar show.")... a very brief statement by MS...

And, of most substance, a link to TV Guide Insider, with the first statements from Brad Wright: "While executive producer Brad Wright tells TV Guide his "dream is to take SG-1 back to the feature it began as," we are now hearing that MGM may produce a series of TV-movies based on the mother-ship series." (n.b. I would feel better if the article confirmed from whom it was hearing the latter -- from BW? From Pryor at MGM, whom it then quotes? Or...?)

"Pondering the idea of at least one movie, Wright says that the show's finale — the last 10 episodes should begin unspooling around March — "should be a very satisfying end to the season, but not necessarily an end to SG-1 by any means."


ETA: From the Province, more words from RCC:


"Cooper says a good guess would be an SG-1 miniseries, made-for-TV movie or even a feature. Good news for the 200-or-so crew that work on the show."

ETA2: Be sure to go look at fantasygoat's post today.


Aug. 23rd, 2006 07:23 pm (UTC)
Writing a satisfying season/series finale keeping at the same time enough open doors for some sort of future incarnation won't be easy. Still, I've faith in them and, at least, they still have time to work on it. It would have been much worst if they had already filmed the whole season.
Aug. 23rd, 2006 08:18 pm (UTC)
Actually, I really don't think it ought to be difficult. I would point to "Moebius" as an example. Like many people, I thought that was a largely satisfying ending for classic SG-1. The Team on the dock, I mean. It felt good, it felt like an endpoint, but it was really pretty much completely open... as 2 more years' worth of show attest.

(It's not that Moebius is my *ideal* ending, mind you. It's not. So for this "real" ending, if that's how they decide to treat it, I'd sort of like something less mind-twisty and with a grander feel to it, I guess. Hard to explain. But anyway.)

And agreed, that they've been given warning, which is a really good thing. That is the only bright side to the timing of the announcement.
Aug. 24th, 2006 03:53 pm (UTC)
Mmmh, my worries come mostly on behalf of the new characters. With Moebius they brought to a possible conclusion characters that have had years to evolve. This time we have Cameron and Vala who are just starting to shape out, whose arches of evolution are just at the beginning. I don't know, maybe it's just me wanting more about them.