Sci Fi Closes the 'Gate'
Gee, was the 200th episode's Wizard of Oz spoof that bad? Stargate SG-1, the longest-running sci-fi series in TV history, will end its journey after the final episodes of its 10-year run are completed, Variety reports. Mark Stern, exec VP of original programming for Sci Fi Channel (which picked up the saga from Showtime in 2002), tells Variety the axing "was not a ratings-driven decision," though total viewership has slipped by more than a half-million, to 1.95 mil, since 1Q 2005. "We're actually going out on a high note," Stern insists, noting that the production staff has been afforded time to bring the series to a proper conclusion and tie up all loose ends. Sister show 'Stargate Atlantis', still going strong in its own third season, is unaffected by the cancellation, and in fact will absorb some of the SG-1 cast members.
Because of this news as well as another thought I had I figured now was the time to try out the poll feature! :) (Which does not seem user friendly btw. Hmmph.)
Which SG-1 Cast Members Will be Transplanted to 'Atlantis'?
And apparently some SG1 fans have already started a Kleenex box campaign with the words 'Send More' written on it. It took me a minute to get that. So I was wondering, if 'Battlestar Galactica' were to suffer the same Sci-FI treatment, what would the fans decide to send?
In unrelated news, my computer would not start up this morning! The battery and computer light were on, but nothing would come up on the screen. Before going into a full blown panic attack, I decided to take it in to work to see if one of the IS people could do something. Very fortunately for me our help desk guy took one look at it, determined that it was the battery stuck in standby, popped it out, popped it back in, and it works! Phew.