It’s a sad way to start a Monday when I browse the handful of feeds on my RSS aggregator and read from an entry entitled until we meet again on Joseph Mallozzi’s Weblog (Stargate Executive Producer and writer) that the end has arrived:
That was the title of the email I received from Brad Wright late yesterday, an email confirming the worst. Despite his best efforts and a situation so fluid it vacillated from “almost yes” to “probably not” and back to “almost yes” on any given week, final word had come down. There would be no SGU movie. Stargate, that had spanned fourteen years, 354 episodes, two DVD movies – that had helped build a network and establish itself as a studio’s most successful television franchise was coming to an end. It was a terrific ride and, while it would have been great to give the fans that final chapter, that last crossover movie in which Brad had envisioned incorporating elements from all three shows (SG-1, SGA, and SGU), the truth is television is a fickle business. When it comes down to decision time, it’s less”What have you accomplished?” and more “What have you done for me lately?”.
It was indeed a terrific ride which never failed to excite the sci-fi loving geeky kid hidden inside of me.