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'Stargate: SG-1' Cancelled

Zonk posted more than 8 years ago | from the gate-closed dept.

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Ant writes "The Sci-Fi channel has announced that it will not be renewing its (very popular) original series Stargate SG-1 for another season.The spinoff series Stargate: Atlantis will get the nod, though, airing for a fourth year. SG-1 aired its 200th episode on August 18th, and the SF series is the longest-running SF show on American television." Gateworld has further details: "New episodes of both Stargate SG-1 and Stargate Atlantis continue Fridays this summer starting at 9 p.m. Eastern/Pacific, leading up to the mid-season finale on September 22. The second half of the season will begin in March, leading to SG-1's final bow on SCI FI in June."

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It's just like... (5, Funny)

Nick Fury (624480) | more than 8 years ago | (#15954815)

It's just like that show with the guy who went through a space warp portal thing and landed on that living space ship thing with those little yellow robots and those damn crackers... what was the name of that show again? :)

Re:It's just like... (1, Troll)

Ahkorishaan (774757) | more than 8 years ago | (#15954824)

Farscape.

Re:It's just like... (4, Funny)

joeyblades (785896) | more than 8 years ago | (#15955081)

Actually, I thought he was being rather clever... given the overlap in actors between Farscape and Stargate SG-1...

Re:It's just like... (2, Funny)

kalirion (728907) | more than 8 years ago | (#15954836)

You got me... I have never heard of that show before.

Soylent Running (1)

krell (896769) | more than 8 years ago | (#15954922)

" landed on that living space ship thing with those little yellow robots and those damn crackers.."

The living ( = has biodome) spaceship with little yellow robots? Must be "Silent Running". But this classic film was not known for crackers. I think you confused it with another classic science fiction film known for its people-crackers.

Re:It's just like... (4, Informative)

sammy baby (14909) | more than 8 years ago | (#15954948)

Nice try. Anyone who remembers "Crackers Dont' Matter [scifi.com] " is obviously a die-hard fan. ;)

Re:It's just like... (1)

sparkchaser (594964) | more than 8 years ago | (#15955071)

One of my favorite episodes. That and "The Way We Weren't".

Re:It's just like... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 8 years ago | (#15955028)

FARSCAPE!

A show like FireFly that was cut in the prime of it's life

Re:It's just like... (1)

Zenaku (821866) | more than 8 years ago | (#15955084)

SG-1 and Farscape are nothing alike in content, except I suppose that both have wormholes. Though I did find it very disconcerting when Colonel Mitchell joined SG-1 and they made Vala Maldoran a main character. Wierd. But I guess sci-fi has always been a genre where you see the same people over and over again in different roles.

So Long and Thanks (5, Interesting)

Marillion (33728) | more than 8 years ago | (#15954817)

Well, if you're going to go out, go out on top.

By the way, if anyone from the staff, crew or cast reads this: Thanks for ten wonderful years.

Killing the Goose that lays the golden egg (2, Insightful)

Travoltus (110240) | more than 8 years ago | (#15954929)

Sci Fi Channel is doing a 7th Heaven and they, as far as I can see, don't have a good show to replace it with.

All they have left to hold dedicated viewers is Battlestar Galactica.

What else is there to watch on that network now?

Re:Killing the Goose that lays the golden egg (2, Funny)

MustardMan (52102) | more than 8 years ago | (#15954976)

What else is there to watch on that network now?

Why, ECW, of course!

(cue flames)

Re:Killing the Goose that lays the golden egg (1)

Ginger Unicorn (952287) | more than 8 years ago | (#15955073)

Atlantis?

Re:Killing the Goose that lays the golden egg (1)

Rydia (556444) | more than 8 years ago | (#15955120)

Doctor Who.

Willl continue as video-over-internet? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 8 years ago | (#15955082)

Connecting dots' I expect it to continue on video-iPods or similar internet devices.
Wikipedia states:


"As far as the future, I can't comment yet because nothing has been confirmed," Cooper said. "What we want to emphasize is that the franchise is not dying. SG-1 will go on in some way. We're just not ready to announce how." Cooper also emphasizes that, though emotions are running high among Stargate fans who have just learned the news, it is important to keep the show's ratings strong throughout the remainder of its run on SciFi. "What's most important is that fans don't take out their frustration with SciFi by not watching," he said. "In fact, what they need to do is watch both SG-1 and Atlantis LIVE and make sure the ratings stay strong. That helps prove to other outlets that might be interested in SG-1 that the show is still as strong as we think it is."[4]


Which makes me think it's probably going to go on through some new-high-tech thingy like video ipods or video-over-internet.
Otherwise they could say and wouldn't be as evasive about the outlets

Re:So Long and Thanks (5, Insightful)

FrYGuY101 (770432) | more than 8 years ago | (#15955106)

Personally, I have mixed feelings about this. On one hand, I don't like where the show's been heading. The Ori aren't good villains. I don't like the concept, and the execution has been even worse. They're fighting gods, for all intents and purposes. It's the same problem as Superman: you're constantly getting stronger because instead of writing within the same levels of powers, writers take the easy out and make a challenge that is overcome by making the protagonist(s) stronger, instead of writing for the same strengths, but dealing with choices they make and the consequences they face. On the other hand, the characters are well fleshed out, well written, and the show is still good in SPITE of these crappy villains. The relationships are among the best written on TV right now, in my mind only second to Battlestar Galactica, maybe tying with House. I only hope that they can end the series as well as it would have ended had it not been renewed after Season 7 like they thought.

nudity (3, Funny)

brap999 (778802) | more than 8 years ago | (#15954818)

The article mentioned full frontal nudity. Does this mean that some where out on the interweb is a full frontal nude shot of Samantha Carter? :)

Re:nudity (4, Informative)

Marillion (33728) | more than 8 years ago | (#15954841)

In the pilot episode (originally on Showtime), Jackson's offworld girlfriend was naked when turned into a Go'uld.

Re:nudity (5, Funny)

kalirion (728907) | more than 8 years ago | (#15954856)

Oh, I thought they were talking about the Asgard (shameless bastards).

Re:nudity (2, Interesting)

Midnight Thunder (17205) | more than 8 years ago | (#15955024)

Oh, I thought they were talking about the Asgard (shameless bastards).

This is one thing I never understood. Why do advanced races no longer need clothing in out shows? Would that mean people in nudist camps are onto something? :D

Re:nudity (1)

j0nkatz (315168) | more than 8 years ago | (#15954962)

Damn! How about a image link?????

Contract costs or ??? (2, Interesting)

afidel (530433) | more than 8 years ago | (#15954823)

I wonder if the original cast members wanted too much money, or if they simply got tired of doing the show and told the network they wouldn't do it any more. Those are the only two reasons I can think for cancelling one of your most profitable shows.

Re:Contract costs or ??? (1)

Lobo42 (723131) | more than 8 years ago | (#15954880)

Do we know that the show was profitable? The Slashdot posts only mentions that it was popular.

Re:Contract costs or ??? (5, Insightful)

Anonymous Coward | more than 8 years ago | (#15954907)

It could also be there simply isn't much more story to tell. A lot of fans will agree that there wasn't much point to the last two seasons. The main story threads were cleaned up at the end of season 8 (in an episode entitled "Threads" no less). Introducing the new Ori really took away from the series, as there wasn't much originality in how they were used. I am looking forward to seeing Morena Baccarin on Friday, but in my mind that has been the only highlight of the last two seasons (and the few good laughs I got from 200).

In general, all good things should come to an end (especially with an episode entitled "All Good Things...") and it actually isn't that uncommon to end a series at its height.

Re:Contract costs or ??? (1)

Captain Splendid (673276) | more than 8 years ago | (#15954923)

You haven't watched a lot of Fox shows then? ;)

Re:Contract costs or ??? (2, Insightful)

the unbeliever (201915) | more than 8 years ago | (#15955046)

Or it could be that it pretty much jumped the shark after richard dean anderson left (although I do like ben browder, stargate is not his show) and the Ori are the stupidest villain they've come up with yet?

Better to burn out or fade away? (5, Interesting)

Digitus1337 (671442) | more than 8 years ago | (#15954828)

I'm a long time SG-1 fan, but I've had my fingres crossed that they'd end the show for the past few seasons now, ever since Don Davis (General Hammond) left and they started up atlantis. Recent episodes haven't been up to par, and have weakened the canon of the series overall. We all love Firefly, as it was short and sweet. Six or seven seasons of SG-1 were gold, but it is time to hang up the hat.

Re:Better to burn out or fade away? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 8 years ago | (#15954997)

You are completely wrong.

The reason the show was cancelled was simply that Ben Browder was cast in it.

Honestly he's a good actor, but he has the touch of death that follows him with the sci-fi channel.

Re:Better to burn out or fade away? (1)

Gr8Apes (679165) | more than 8 years ago | (#15955109)

Arrgh!!! Now what am I to do on Friday nights?!?!?!?!?

Season 8 was a great series ending season. I agree that when Don Davis left, followed more recently by Richard Dean Anderson, that the show lost something. Occassional episodes are still quite funny: episode 200 made me laugh out loud, but it was a horrible episode as far as the series went. Claudia Black was a welcome addition with a great dynamic, and would have helped make the show even better if she'd been in it earlier. Beau Bridges? Just doesn't have the "right" feel, Don Davis was so much better.

Ep 200 made lots of funny comments about the series changes of personnel, it was hilarious from that perspective.

Sci-Fi Does Dumb Again (5, Interesting)

Cpt_Kirks (37296) | more than 8 years ago | (#15954830)

Poor Ben Browder. Screwed by Sci-Fi again!

At least MGM is planning on continuing the series, somewhere else.

I guess Sci-Fi needs more space for shitty B monster movies, fantasty crap and "wrasslin'"...

Re:Sci-Fi Does Dumb Again (1, Troll)

imsabbel (611519) | more than 8 years ago | (#15954869)

Sorry, but stargate should have been canceled YEARS ago, while there was still something left besides stupid rehashes and lack of ideas.

Shitty Movie Saturday, all Saturday on Sci-Fi (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 8 years ago | (#15954879)

They only do the really shitty monster movies on Saturday.

Re:Sci-Fi Does Dumb Again (4, Insightful)

Cheerio Boy (82178) | more than 8 years ago | (#15954889)

I guess Sci-Fi needs more space for shitty B monster movies, fantasty crap and "wrasslin'"...

Explain that one to me please? They cancel things like Farscape and SG-1 but put the ECW on there??

We should probably start calling it the B-Channel. B for Bad.

Oh well. If they keep canceling shows I'll be able to lower my DirecTV bill by going to the basic package that doesn't have them on it. If one of their shows turns out to be good enough to escape their massive suckage it'll show up on some other channel or DVDs.

Re:Sci-Fi Does Dumb Again (1)

sammy baby (14909) | more than 8 years ago | (#15954919)

Ugh. ECW. I gotta believe they put that on there because it was cheap.

But otherwise, I dunno - SG-1 had a ten year run. I was annoyed when they canceled Farscape, and god only knows that other shows haven't gotten a fair shake there (G vs E, anyone?), but I think now's a good time for SG-1 to take its curtain call.

And remember, for every ECW, or Who Wants to be a Superhero (which I'm told is actually not bad), there's a Eureka.

Well, okay. For every five such shows, there's a Eureka.

Damn.

Re:Sci-Fi Does Dumb Again (1)

Neon Spiral Injector (21234) | more than 8 years ago | (#15954957)

G vs. E, was not an Sci-Fi original. It was just aired there after it had already been canceled on USA Network.

Re:Sci-Fi Does Dumb Again (1)

Cheerio Boy (82178) | more than 8 years ago | (#15954992)

Ugh. ECW. I gotta believe they put that on there because it was cheap.

Selling your soul because it's cheap is no excuse. If they want to have good happy viewers they need to put out what they want to see. I can't honestly believe anybody asked for ECW.

But otherwise, I dunno - SG-1 had a ten year run. I was annoyed when they canceled Farscape, and god only knows that other shows haven't gotten a fair shake there (G vs E, anyone?), but I think now's a good time for SG-1 to take its curtain call.

I can see the curtain call because of the actors but not much else. The fanbase is still quite strong and vocal and watch this stuff almost religiously. Despite jokes..."Stargate is Farscape with 50% less muppets!" ;-)

And remember, for every ECW, or Who Wants to be a Superhero (which I'm told is actually not bad), there's a Eureka.

While I admire Stan Lee for sticking around and being active WWTBAS is some of the worst crap I've ever seen. If we wanted a "reality" show we'd watch Reality TV NOT SciFi!

As for Eureka? I love it but not to the extent that I'd pay extra $$$ per month to see it.

Re:Sci-Fi Does Dumb Again (1)

MustardMan (52102) | more than 8 years ago | (#15955006)

ECW is the highest-rated show on Sci-fi. It's also the highest rated show on ad-supported cable that airs on tuesday primetime. ECW is making money for sci-fi. Hopefully, they will use that money to bankroll more good science fiction shows.

Re:Sci-Fi Does Dumb Again (1)

Tekzel (593039) | more than 8 years ago | (#15955051)

Uh, what is G vs E?

As for Who wants to be a superhero.... I had no intention of watching that crap, but then I did anyway out of curiosity. I enjoy it, but not for the reasons they intended I am sure. Its cheezy and corny and I swear either some of those folks are damn good actors or they really take that crap seriously, either way it is actually pretty hilarious.

Eureka is a good show so far, it has potential. I am enjoying it.

Last and most definitely least. Wrasslin' on SCI-FI. Who the hell would have THUNK it? I mean, really, how many sci-fi channel regulars want to watch it? I could see them putting it on the boot wearing shit kicking fishin channel, but sci-fi? Isn't only the backwoods redneck hillbillies that watch that garbage? I was stunned when I first saw that they were putting that trash on sci-fi. Horrible, ridiculous, AWFUL made for TV originals I can forgive, but WRASSLIN? My god, the person responsible really and truly needs to be hung.

Re:Sci-Fi Does Dumb Again (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 8 years ago | (#15954897)

All I have to say is "Battlestar Gallactica". Sci-Fi could be preparing yet another great series, far better than Stargate SG-1. Even if they aren't, they're showing Doctor Who, which is again far better than SG-1.

SG-1 sucked. The science in it is laughable (we're talking ignoring grade-school thermodynamics principles), the characters are static and one-dimensional, and the acting sucks, even in the face of actors with talent.

Hopefully we'll get another new series like Battlestar Gallactica.

Re:Sci-Fi Does Dumb Again (1)

Cheerio Boy (82178) | more than 8 years ago | (#15954943)

All I have to say is "Battlestar Gallactica". Sci-Fi could be preparing yet another great series, far better than Stargate SG-1. Even if they aren't, they're showing Doctor Who, which is again far better than SG-1.

Yes but BSG is available through the website or iTunes with only a day delay. And Dr. Who is available on DVDs. (Though I wish they'd start putting the entire Dr. Who series on DVDs. *grumble*)

So, really, SciFi Channel is going in a direction that will put it out of business. At least in my opinion that is.

Re:Sci-Fi Does Dumb Again (1)

clickclickdrone (964164) | more than 8 years ago | (#15955101)

>wish they'd start putting the entire Dr. Who series on DVDs
You can get the lot in the UK - why not import the DVDs, assuming your player can handle multiregion/PAL.

Re:Sci-Fi Does Dumb Again (1)

F_Scentura (250214) | more than 8 years ago | (#15955059)

"I guess Sci-Fi needs more space for shitty B monster movies, fantasty crap and "wrasslin'"..."

Are they still playing "Crossing Over" reruns? I can deal with all of their horrid made for TV movies, but regardless of the implied "fiction" aspect that show put me off.

Well it figures (4, Interesting)

Pharmboy (216950) | more than 8 years ago | (#15954831)

They add more the show, bring in three new exceptional talents (Ben, Beau and Claudia), and I finally get my wife to enjoy SciFi so it is something we can watch together, and they cancel the show.

I had thought the last year.5 had introduced some new blood and ideas into the show, after I quit watching it in Season 7. Surely I can't be the only one who thinks the show had taken a turn for the better, fresher, while still being true to the original concept.

Re:Well it figures (1)

Tx (96709) | more than 8 years ago | (#15954953)

I have to agree, I had also quit watching it around season 6, and started up again in season 9, which I thought had a different tone to earlier stuff, but was possibly the most entertaining season yet. Haven't seen season 10 yet. It hasn't broadcast in the UK yet, and I've resisted downloading it ... so far ;), but I hear good things.

How disappointing (1)

KingFeanor (950059) | more than 8 years ago | (#15954834)

This has been one of my favorite shows for years. I had hoped for a couple more seasons, but all good things must come to an end. It is good that they are keeping Atlantis going.

Re:How disappointing (1)

Lord Padishar (994400) | more than 8 years ago | (#15955000)

Yes, i agree. I really enjoyed the show. Episodes I don't care for I don't watch. My favorite episodes were where the actors just relaxed and played "themselves". For all the slashdotter's out there who despise this show did it ever occur to them that there's other channels on the TV? I don't like Oprah but i don't get on a forum and whine about how much it sucks....i change the TV channel. SG-1 is one of my favorite shows...not because they respect the fundamental laws of physics (which no movie out there does anyways) but because of how well the actors get along. Besides, one day Capt. Carter may show up naked....it could happen. As an engineer, i think it's funny that they cast a woman to be one (which is very rare in my line of work). even more rare is a woman engineer in the military and she's HOT! What a great idea on the producers part in casting. I'll be sad to see SG-1 go but i'm still giving atlantis a shot before I stop watching that. It took me several years of SG-1 before i really got to like it. ~LP

It's kind of strange... (1)

TrickFred (231420) | more than 8 years ago | (#15954835)

It's kind of strange how last week, I had thought that season ten had been going a bit down hill, but now after watching '200' yesterday, and reading the headline this morning, I want nothing more than to have the show go on another ten years...

Holy Hell (2, Insightful)

RawGutts (879317) | more than 8 years ago | (#15954838)

Holy Crap, now what am I going to do? Go outside and enjoy the sunshine?

Re:Holy Hell (2, Funny)

'nother poster (700681) | more than 8 years ago | (#15954898)

Let's not go overboard here. Baby steps, dude. Baby steps.

Re:Holy Hell (2, Funny)

tscheez (71929) | more than 8 years ago | (#15954955)

it's on at 9pm, what sunshine?

It was time. (4, Interesting)

Angostura (703910) | more than 8 years ago | (#15954842)

Great series, but clearly showing its age and suffering from 'we need to keep inventing more überenemies' syndrome. I shall look forward to seeing how they bow out. Personally, I think it is about time that they found an enemy capable of destroying the earth which actually does it. Might not please some fans, but would make great television.

Re:It was time. (1)

forgotten_my_nick (802929) | more than 8 years ago | (#15954946)

It would make for a nice spin off for Atalantis as well if the human race on Earth where wiped out.

GAH! (4, Interesting)

The MAZZTer (911996) | more than 8 years ago | (#15954848)

Ah well. I suppose this is a blessing in disguise though as it means:

1) We'll get to see the Ori beaten (hopefully, according to gateworld.net the last few episodes aren't set in stone yet).

2) At the end of Episode 200 Martin Lloyd announces to the 10-season cast of Wormhole X-treme that "the movie's back on!". I like to think this extends back to that Stargate SG-1 movie [gateworld.net] , but I guess we'll have to wait and see. Now that the series is over there's more hope for it, at least according to gateworld...

I wonder how long the SG-1 writers/producers etc knew the 10th season would be the last. Episode 200 makes a BIT more sense if you realize "hey, they knew they would never have another chance to pull stuff like this again".

Re:GAH! (1)

Ignignot (782335) | more than 8 years ago | (#15954991)

Yeah I wondered about that as well. Where can I look to keep up to date with the possibility of an SG1 movie?

Re:GAH! (1)

Dachannien (617929) | more than 8 years ago | (#15955112)

I thought the exact same thing about the Martin Lloyd comment. I'm sure the SG-1 team hopes they can get some feature film action. They've done some amazing things on a TV series budget, and it makes you wonder what their special effects wizards could do with ten times that much money.

One problem is that they'd almost certainly have to bring in a new enemy for a movie, and SG-1 pretty much exhausted the limits of what they can fight when they introduced the Ori.

We heard this before (4, Funny)

jackb_guppy (204733) | more than 8 years ago | (#15954852)

SG-1 was to be killed just after Atlanis
SG-1 was to be killed after Jack left
Now Again.

But true they now have Farscape people, so the death should be quick!

Re:We heard this before (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 8 years ago | (#15954964)

Tranlated...

sg-1 is mc guyver in space. Now sg (season 8.9.10) is mcguyver in space without mc-guyver. --> end of series.

10 seasons for a series is too long anyway) there is a sweet spot arround 6-7 season.

Wow... (-1, Flamebait)

Anonymous Coward | more than 8 years ago | (#15954854)

...I'm sure both of the show's heterosexual fans are devastated at the news.

Viewer Req. (5, Interesting)

Anonymous Coward | more than 8 years ago | (#15954860)

Please send Claudia "Vala" Black to Atlantis in the last scene, then make her NOT all comic relief (since you already have McKay, m'kay?), but more kick'ass, like we remember her from her introduction into the galaxy.

It had a good run. . . (1)

AcidLacedPenguiN (835552) | more than 8 years ago | (#15954863)

. . . But I think more shows should end before they get stagnant anyway. I'm not saying that studios should just drop their show entirely, I think they should just make room for new series once they get their point across. I'm happy that SG1 is getting retired as long as they're giving space for atlantis to breathe. The same should have been done for Futurama when The Simpson's got old.

surprised that I'm sad to see it go (5, Interesting)

sammy baby (14909) | more than 8 years ago | (#15954864)

Okay, let me say it up front: Stargate SG-1 isn't a great show. In fact, most of the time I'd be hard-pressed to say it's even a good show. But I'm sad to see it go, and in retrospect here are a couple of notes:

1. Did anyone else pick this part up?

"Stargate SG-1," based on the 1994 movie starring Kurt Russell and James Spader, spent its first five years on Showtime -- which annoyed the show's producers by demanding full-frontal nudity -- before migrating to Sci Fi.


I mean, don't get me wrong, Amanda Tapping is cute as a button, and Claudia Black (who hasn't been with the cast that long), rrowl. But I was really shocked to hear this. There are so many producers and directors out there who want to push the boundaries - is it too much to ask that those who want to make a more conventional show not be forced to throw in some gratuitous nude scenes? There wasn't even anything like that in the original movie.

2. SG-1 is probably at its best when the cast & crew isn't taking itself too seriously. And with that in mind, let me tell you that if you missed the 200th episode... well, it's a shame. It was a bit uneven, but it was packed with in-jokes for the kind of people who like not only the show, but sci-fi in general, and even things "vaguely related" to sci-fi. (Veiled Firefly/Serenity references? Check. Not so veiled Star Trek, Farscape, and Team America: World Police references? Check.)

Anyhoo, if you have the chance, catch the 200th episode as a rerun. You'll be glad you did.

Re:surprised that I'm sad to see it go (1)

SpecialAgentXXX (623692) | more than 8 years ago | (#15954945)

I own all of the seasons on DVD and never saw any nudity in Seasons 1 - 5. Are you sure?

Apparently it's true (2, Informative)

sammy baby (14909) | more than 8 years ago | (#15954996)

I don't remember seeing anything particularly naughty, but courtesy of the Hollywood Reporter [hollywoodreporter.com] ...

Anderson's humor served him well during the show's first season, which even Wright and executive producer Robert Cooper, who came onboard as a writer, admit got off to a shaky start. There were rocky story lines, and there was cringe-worthy dialogue. And there was a creative argument with Showtime.

Wright still bristles at remembering how the channel wanted full-frontal nudity. "People said, 'It's Showtime sci-fi -- that's what fans want,'" he says. "We got lambasted by the critics for it. Here was this fun 'Star Wars'-like show with flashes of naked women."...

But the following year, Showtime decided not to renew the series. Explains Cohen: "Showtime decided they wanted fresh programming despite the fact that 'Stargate' was popular and performing well. We were determined to find it a new home."

Nevertheless, Wright and Cooper prepared for the show's demise. "I said to MGM, 'Let's have a spinoff show ready to launch, which would fall on the heels of a feature film,'" Wright says.

Enter Sci Fi Channel, a natural fit for the series (no full-frontal nudity required). "The show hits squarely with our fan base," executive vp original programming Mark Stern says.


Maybe the DVDs they released were sanitized?

Re:Apparently it's true (4, Informative)

MustardMan (52102) | more than 8 years ago | (#15955064)

I can only recall one time where there was full frontal nudity - in the pilot episode, where daniel's woman gets turned into a snakehead. This was on the season 1 DVD

Re:surprised that I'm sad to see it go (1)

_xeno_ (155264) | more than 8 years ago | (#15955015)

Check the pilot episode. The captured Air Force woman is shown to be nude (although we never see anything "naughty") and later Daniel Jackson's wife (Charee? Sharee? I dunno how it's spelled) is shown completely nude when she gets implanted with the Gou'ald.

Other than that, I can't remember any full nudity. I remember being a little shocked when watching the pilot episode on DVD - I wasn't really expecting anything like that. It was rather gratuitous.

Re:surprised that I'm sad to see it go (1)

SpecialAgentXXX (623692) | more than 8 years ago | (#15955056)

Oh yeah... that was a while ago. Now I vaguely remember. Jackson's wife was nude when the Gu'ould stripped off her clothing. Can't quite recall the AF woman, though.

Re:surprised that I'm sad to see it go (1)

Telephone Sanitizer (989116) | more than 8 years ago | (#15955061)

> I own all of the seasons on DVD and never saw any nudity

Episode 1, "Children of the Gods."

Re:surprised that I'm sad to see it go (1)

CaptnMArk (9003) | more than 8 years ago | (#15954956)


>Anyhoo, if you have the chance, catch the 200th episode as a rerun. You'll be glad you
did.

Agreed.

IMO, SG-1 was ripe for cancelling at the Wormhole Xtreme episode,
but the "merge with Farscape" made a big improvement.

Re:surprised that I'm sad to see it go (1)

Lumpy (12016) | more than 8 years ago | (#15955030)

Stargate SG-1 isn't a great show. In fact, most of the time I'd be hard-pressed to say it's even a good show.

no but compared to the other crap on TV, it is farking brilliant.

ABC,NBC,CBS all have teletubbies for adults on them. Nothing that is worth a damn to watch. We record on a Replay anythign that is worth watching, everything else get's so few episodes made a year that the shows suck.

I'm waiting for the spin off series! (2, Funny)

forgotten_my_nick (802929) | more than 8 years ago | (#15954870)

"Yo Wonderbread! Sure shes a goa'uld, but I'd tap that".

Re:I'm waiting for the spin off series! (1)

forgotten_my_nick (802929) | more than 8 years ago | (#15954920)

In case anyone doesn't understand the joke -> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mV1pFDj2l2w [youtube.com]

Warning clip of "200" if you haven't seen it yet and don't want a spoiler don't watch it.

get some good stories, slashdot (-1)

Anonymous Coward | more than 8 years ago | (#15954872)


Lately it seems like slashdot just repeats stories I can find from CNN.com.

Show me something obscure and cool!

Its about time... (1)

rogerborn (236155) | more than 8 years ago | (#15954905)

The tenth season will more than likely end up redoing time
in order to kill off the vampirish humans in the Pegasus
galaxy, who interbred with monster life-sucking spiders.

Send a team back in time to right before this happens and
nuke the spider planet - bad guys gone. Back in the Present,
just a happy, peaceful galaxy.

Do the same with the ORI, those ascended soul-sucking
beings invading our own Milky Way galaxy. Sic Daniel
Jackson on them, right before they all ascend, to straighten
out their greedy tendencies.

So the final season of SG-1 is about time. And its about
time they did this - I mean, how many times you want to
climb through that ORIFACE?

The only fun we have any more with Stargate, or Atlantis,
for that matter, is their self-parody 200th episode.

I guess I gave up watching SG-1 after they killed off all
the Gou'alds. The ORI just stink as bad guys. Reminds
me of some old teacher I had growing up, trying to bind all
those semi-moral rules on all of us already decent kids....

No fun there any more.

"These are my principles. If you don't like them, I have others."

Re:Its about time... (1)

rogerborn (236155) | more than 8 years ago | (#15954974)

This is not to say that SG-1 had a terrific run.

And I (we) should thank RDA and cast for all that.

And thanks in advance for that great TIME TRAVEL
FIX for winding up the series. (you heard it
here first)

Regards,
Roger Born
"Sorry. No Refunds"

Re:Its about time... (1)

PFI_Optix (936301) | more than 8 years ago | (#15954993)

Yeah, the Ori suck as bad guys. After the chaos that was seasons 7 and 8--replicators, anubis, the rest of the goa'uld--the Ori almost seem like a joke. They have to try way too hard to make them into the Greatest Threat Ever Known, while the Wraith of SG:A are a lot more interesting.

I'm hoping that mid-season has the Stargate project finally going public, and things get really interesting on Earth. Then bring on the Ori and a great big battle in Earth orbit with the Human/Asgard/Jaffa alliance taking a final stand against the Ori. I'm thinking about a desperate pitched battle something like we saw leading up to the Endgame episode of Babylon 5.

Of course, that's never been SG1's style. Four people save the world every time, the rest are just disposable extras (yeah, it's getting a bit old).

And this is bad because? (1, Troll)

supabeast! (84658) | more than 8 years ago | (#15954912)

"Ten seasons and 215 episodes is an astounding, Guinness World Record-setting accomplishment."

At least the Star Trek producers had the decency to stop running the same old plots into the ground after seven seasons of their shows. SG-1 has been running the same story into the ground, over and over, for far too long. Here's hoping that they're clearing the way for something better - or at least another Galatica, which had the decency to reuse old ideas that had been on the shelf for a couple decades.

Why oh why oh why!!! (1, Flamebait)

Telephone Sanitizer (989116) | more than 8 years ago | (#15954918)

...couldn't they have cancelled Atlantis, too?!!

Re:Why oh why oh why!!! (1)

Wubby (56755) | more than 8 years ago | (#15955107)

The ONLY reason I watched it to begin with was because it was an hour between SG-1 and BSG I had no plans for. SciFi really needs to figure out what it thinks is good TV and stick with it.

Since BSG probably costs a sh!tload to make (in SciFi's estimation), I give it another season and a half. I doubt they will come up with anything good after that, since all "SciFi Originals" invariably suck: Stargate Atlantis, Invisible Man, ALL the movies. Everythink else was started by someone else. SciFi just buys up the syndication rights.

Jump the Shark (1)

MindStalker (22827) | more than 8 years ago | (#15954934)

Stargate has jumped the shark a number of time. Whats your personal favoriate. Personally the Artic Battle was it for me. Don't get me wrong, it was cool, but it definatly spelled the beginning of the end.

Everytime you threaten to cancel SG-1... (5, Funny)

saboola (655522) | more than 8 years ago | (#15954960)

.. Teal'c kills a kitten

Just a thought

it was inevitable (5, Funny)

Yonder Way (603108) | more than 8 years ago | (#15954963)

I mean, how could the SGC continue to operate if Cheyenne Mountain was closed down?

Re:it was inevitable (1, Insightful)

Anonymous Coward | more than 8 years ago | (#15955088)

Dude, that's the perfect cover story...

It means more room for ECW !!! (0)

krell (896769) | more than 8 years ago | (#15954971)

Well, this means more room for such wonderful core sci-fi programming as ECW. They might be able to squeeze in a couple of "Caroline in the City" syndicated reruns now, too, right?

Worth Getting on DVD? (1)

Erwos (553607) | more than 8 years ago | (#15954972)

The wife and I enjoy a good sci-fi series (she absolutely loved Firefly!). Is SG-1 and/or Atlantis worth getting on DVD? I guess we could watch reruns on sci-fi, but I'm spoiled - I can't stand watching these things out of order anymore.

Re:Worth Getting on DVD? (1)

mlk (18543) | more than 8 years ago | (#15955114)

Yeap.

The show will go on (5, Informative)

Anonymous Coward | more than 8 years ago | (#15954998)

http://www.gateworld.net/news/2006/08/cooper_isg-1 i_will_go_on.shtml [gateworld.net]
Cooper: SG-1 will go on

Monday - August 21, 2006 | by Darren Sumner

Don't count Stargate SG-1 out just yet. Though SCI FI Channel has cancelled the long-running series (story), the show's producers are hard at work looking for a new outlet for the story to continue, executive producer Robert C. Cooper told GateWorld exclusively.

"As far as the future I can't comment yet because nothing has been confirmed," Cooper said. "What we want to emphasize is that the franchise is not dying. SG-1 will go on in some way. We're just not ready to announce how."

A formal announcement from the studio and the network is expected later this week.

Cooper also emphasizes that, though emotions are running high among Stargate fans who have just learned the news, it is important to keep the show's ratings strong throughout the remainder of its run on SCI FI. "What's most important is that fans don't take out their frustration with SCI FI by not watching," he said. "In fact, what they need to do is watch both SG-1 and Atlantis LIVE and make sure the ratings stay strong.

"That helps prove to other outlets that might be interested in SG-1 that the show is still as strong as we think it is."

Could Stargate SG-1 find its way to yet another network in 2007? Or might the SG-1 team be headed for a TV movie, mini-series, direct-to-video feature ... or the big screen? Stay with GateWorld for the latest developments.

What a shame (3, Informative)

Pedrito (94783) | more than 8 years ago | (#15955002)

Starting in Season 8, SG-1 really started to go downhill, but I really felt like they were starting to put it back together this season and I was really starting to enjoy it again. When Browder first came onboard, I really felt like that was the end, but I've started liking him and I think the show has really returned to the kind of stories that make it great.

Whether it continues or not, it has been an excellent series and will, for a while at least, have its place as, I believe, the second longest consecutive running sci-fi series in history. It's going to be hard for anyone to beat the original Dr. Who's 26 consecutive seasons, and obviously that isn't going to happen soon. I was kind of hoping SG-1 might give it a run for its money, though.

The creators, writers, and actors who have been involved, old and new, all deserve congratulations for really fine work.

Gender-balancing the viewership (0, Troll)

xxxJonBoyxxx (565205) | more than 8 years ago | (#15955007)

Let's face it: if you're a SciFi male, your Friday nights already contain a viewing of Battlestar Galactica. That kind of makes SG1 superfluous; you're already watching. However, SG-Atlantis is as close to "Dr. Quinn, Starship Woman" as SciFi gets, so they keep that one around so SciFi females have something to watch too.

sci-fi is going to get hatemail (1)

jonfr (888673) | more than 8 years ago | (#15955016)

Sci-fi is now going to get a ton and ton of hatemail. I oppose this, I don't like. It takes away the few reasons I have to actually watch a Tv. They are getting fewer and fewer by the years.

Longest running show? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 8 years ago | (#15955022)

I think that title might be hotle contended by another show whos first serial has a few no name actors--Shatner, Nimoy and someone who's name sounds like Topay. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Star_trek [wikipedia.org]

get over it (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 8 years ago | (#15955029)

It's weird, I enjoy the odd SG-1 episode well enough, but my sister who hates sci-fi loves SG-1.

But now Captain Carter has gone the way of Agent Scully, who's left?

The show will (hopefully) go on (1)

Devoir (973883) | more than 8 years ago | (#15955032)

http://www.gateworld.net/news/2006/08/cooper_isg-1 i_will_go_on.shtml [gateworld.net] It should be noted, as in the above article, that this is not the first time that Stargate SG-1 has had the network cancel. While it may be just blind fanboyism, I trust that there's a good chance that these fairly talented and motivated people may be able to sell Stargate SG-1, in some form, to another media outlet, be it another network or as a movie.

sg-1 sucked (-1, Troll)

Anonymous Coward | more than 8 years ago | (#15955034)

Well thank God it finally finished. I mean, don't get me wrong and all, every geek chromosome in my body ached to not zap away when this was on and at very very limited times it was actually mildly funny, but i ask you, how many times can a show repeat itself? Basically every episode was a (usually boring) rehash of the previous one. No, a good show is allowed to rehash now and then. No problemo with that.

Let me give you some examples: (Actually not only sg-1 is guilty of this, i know plenty of other tv-series that did the same. They found a cool gimmick, and they milked the sh*t out of it).

-The whole dial thing. I mean jeez. And what about the actor who actually has to say "Chevron 5" everytime for 2 seconds and then can go home.
-The G'oald. Milk it for all their worth baby.
-Amanda tapping. She's annoying.
-McGyver. He's trying to be funny whereas i don't think he should be funny. Not in a authoritative position anyway. I mean, look at all the teammembers. They don't take him seriously. They could have evened the scale by just once, have him do a serious episode where he would show what's he worth and why he is a bloody leader of the platoon!
-The Antropologist dude. He's annoying to.
-The general. I think this guy just stands all day on the bridge saying stuff like "What's up McNeill?" and "Alrightty!" or "Get me the president".

All in all, to make a long story short; it's a boring and insult to any self respecting geek to watch this crap. Yes i do watch it, can't help it. But come-on for gawds sake. Do they think they can get away with anything these days? I'll bet it's cheaper on the props if they can re-use a single set each day.

Oh well.

Really? (1)

gary gunrack (956165) | more than 8 years ago | (#15955037)

Like most science fiction, I thought this show and the movie which spawned it should have been great-- but weren't. Not nearly. Battlestar Galactica: excellent. Serenity: excellent. Startrek NG, excellent. ...but Stargate? Well, ok, I'll give it another try. There is such a dearth of good sci-fi out there that the thought of 10 seasons of a good show out there for me to watch is kind of thrilling. Netflix, here I come. But if you are filling me with false hope, I will never forgive you.

I felt a great disturbance in the Ascension . . . (0, Redundant)

Yeechang Lee (3429) | more than 8 years ago | (#15955067)

. . . as if millions of Goa'uld-infested Stargate fanatics suddenly cried out in terror and were suddenly silenced.

SG1 = TNG; SGA = Voyager (1, Insightful)

dwayner79 (880742) | more than 8 years ago | (#15955072)

Too many similarities to name, but they will suffer the same fate. Voyager was disconnected from the normal species fans wanted to know about. Atlantis is the same. Fans want to follow what is happening here on earth and the surrounding systems not what is happening to some far off land. Some fans will come around just like Voyager fans did, but a major part of the Star Gate culture will die just like it did when TNG ended.

Too Many Secrets (2, Insightful)

Clock Nova (549733) | more than 8 years ago | (#15955087)

Maybe they'll finally let the people of earth in on the whole Stargate thing. How the cat hasn't gotten out of the bag by this point is completely beyond my willingingness to suspend my disbelief.

Scifi being Scifi (2, Insightful)

Rob T Firefly (844560) | more than 8 years ago | (#15955115)

I'm no Stargate fan, but as a fan of the original "Sliders," classic "Doctor Who," "Mystery Science Theater 3000," and other things Scifi "rescued" with great fanfare before unceremoniously killing off, I feel your pain.

SciFi to buy Firefly? (1)

kulakovich (580584) | more than 8 years ago | (#15955122)

Yeah I made that up. Viewership = sponsor reveniew. Dear SciFi - Buy Firefly and the money will follow. kulakovich
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