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Benjamin McKenzie may be returning to TV in 'LAPD'. This news pleases me more than I would have expected.

Kandyse McClure and David Anders have been cast in a remake of 'Children of the Corn'. Color me shocked it's premiering on the SciFi channel. On the plus side, it's another case of my fandoms colliding.

MGM and SciFi announce the greenlight for 'Stargate: Universe'. It's being compared to Battlestar Galactica and Enterprise. I hope it will be more like the former, but fear it will more closely resemble the latter. And this description makes it sound similar to Voyager:

"Universe" introduces a team of explorers who find an ancient unmanned ship called the Destiny. Unable to return to Earth, the crew must fend for themselves aboard the ship, which has a preprogramd mission taking them to the far reaches of the universe.

I'm also not thrilled with the 'we're aiming for a younger audience' mentality.

You know, it occurred to me the other day that depending on when SciFi opts to premiere the final episodes of BSG and ITV decides to premiere Law & Order: London I could be watching Jamie Bamber twice a week. Not that that idea has me excited or anything. ;)
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*sigh*

Here's an idea: Maybe Skiffy and the other PTB should aim for a smarter demographic, rather than younger. :P
Hey, Skiffy just realized women watch their programming, let's not get greedy! ;)
*sings* Twice-A-Week Jamie, Twice-A-Week Jamie!

*Strangely, this song has the same tune as the "My Little Pony" themesong.
'My Little Pony' had a theme song? I never really got them or the Smurfs. I'm a Loony Tunes girl. ;)
Im worried about the future of stargate. Aiming for a younger audience does not bode well. Remember the episode '300' where they pitch the younger cast for the movie? And yes it does sound like voyager.
Any franchise looking to 'Star Trek' as a model to revitalize itself has got problems. And why would the government entrust a find such as Destiny to a bunch of kids?
I'm also not thrilled with the 'we're aiming for a younger audience' mentality.

All I can do is picture teen SG-1 from "200" and laugh and laugh and laugh. However, I stop laughing when I realize that you're right and the premise does sound disturbingly like Voyager. (It does give them the freedom from crossovers that they'll need now that none of the other series actors will be under contract, though, as well as the ability to shift to three different canon tracks for the movies.)
However, they will continue with the fine Stargate tradition of not allowing any of the characters to get romantically evolved....even though they're millions of miles from home and may never be able to return. :/
Well, I tried to watch Spooks: Code 9, which was pitched at a younger audience... and I didn't last long. On the other hand, I've watched the first four seasons of the Wire in four weeks - so I think I'd rather have my shows pitched at smarter people rather than younger people, thanks.
I don't get skewing a show to a younger audience. They're the ones with the smarts to illegally download the episodes and not buy the series when it comes out on DVD. :p
The proposed Stargate plot sounds like that of the cartoon. What was, it, Stargate Infinity or something? I only every caught it once in the wee hours of the morning and had to rub my eyes to believe that I actually stumbled onto a Stargate cartoon.
I never saw 'Infinity' and I don't think many people did. Maybe it's time for the franchise to take a break. Put out the DVD films, but keep the series off the air for a few years while they come up with an original idea.