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Not that this will come as any surprise to SGA fans who have been holding out hope for a movie, but today I got confirmation that they've decided to screw us over once again.

Brad Wright and his cronies have decided that there "...is not enough fan interest" in an SGA movie - so they're NOT MAKING ONE! I know, I know, there's been rampant speculation about this, even David Hewlett stated on his Twitter that he didn't think it would be happening. But we now have positive confirmation from a highly placed inside source. I heard today it's been decided that the fans simply won't care.

So. When they killed our show, there really wasn't anything we could do – it was pretty much fait accompli, and barring winning the lottery and buying the frickin' rights to produce the damn thing ourselves, there wasn't really a snowball's chance we'd get another season.

HOWEVER!! We *CAN* show the rat bastard Brad Wright that he is wrong, wrong, OH SO VERY WRONG about the level of fan interest in an SGA movie. Anyone around here in the mood to throw some lemons Brad's way?

Come on! If Bjo Trimble could organize a letter writing campaign in the 1960s to bring back Star Trek for a third season, and spearhead another campaign to have the first of NASA's space shuttles named Enterprise (BOTH of which worked!) then... hey. We're not asking for a whole season of our show. We're not asking to name anything! We just want the movie they promised us.

Anyone have any ideas? I'm all for writing the PTBs!

ETA: I have been asked, numerous times, about my source. Well, let me just say you can't live in Vancouver for a week without running into someone who works in the industry. I've been here for over 20 years. I can hardly go to my local Safeway without running into industry insiders. Hell, when we were building the Stargate for the parade, a woman in the neighborhood walked by and said her husband had worked on the show - a few hours later he came by and chatted with us for over an hour about the gate and props and such!

So. Call it bullshit if you want. Especially if you don't know me - use your best judgement for goodness sake, that's why you *have* it. It's not like I'm going to be offended that people doubt the veracity of the source. I grok your skeptiscim. I just happen to A) know that the source is for real and B) be telling the truth.


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Aug. 19th, 2009 07:43 pm (UTC)

Why does hearing this not surprise me one bit?

Aug. 19th, 2009 07:51 pm (UTC)
Colour me (un)surprised !

Aug. 19th, 2009 08:11 pm (UTC)
That is just so out of order!! GRRRRRR!
Aug. 19th, 2009 08:12 pm (UTC)
This was kinda hinted at, but I am still really pissed off. And the fact they're using the fans as an excuse, just like they used the economy as an excuse before, is bullshit.
Aug. 19th, 2009 08:13 pm (UTC)
Oh look, they appear to be confusing the dislike of their asshattery in screwing us over with our love of the show.

...y'know how the writers strike had, like, a million pencils sent to studios? I vote something like that.
Aug. 19th, 2009 08:19 pm (UTC)
You know, this doesn't come as a surprise but it really saddens me. Not only for myself, but also for the amazing actors they royally screwed!
Damn, those people needs some serious spanking. The bad kind! *grr*
Aug. 19th, 2009 08:20 pm (UTC)
Colour me entirely unsurprised, but really, do you *want* that Mallozzi and Co to assrape the show even more than they did already?
Aug. 19th, 2009 08:27 pm (UTC)
Alas, you bring up a good point. ARGH! Maybe we could convince David and Joe to co-write it, hmm? It should be deep *and* funny then.
Aug. 19th, 2009 08:25 pm (UTC)
I'm not at all surprised by this, but their bullshit explanation still pisses me off.

"Not enough fan interest"? Fuck them very much.
Aug. 19th, 2009 08:31 pm (UTC)
Heh. I'll tell you what is going to fail for lack of fan interest: SGU. I wasn't even vaguely curious about it before. Now, I wouldn't touch it if it was the last show on earth.
Aug. 19th, 2009 08:37 pm (UTC)
...um, and the grass is green and the sky is blue...any more Earth-shattering revelations?':-P sorry for the sarcasm,but I don't really think anyone expected this film to actually get filmed after all the crap those idiots already lied about*shrugs* and, well....do you really want those same idiots to write another script and further ruin the show??? personally, this is currently the best thing to happen to SGA...no matter how much it pains me to admit it....
Aug. 23rd, 2009 08:59 am (UTC)
Agree with you.
Aug. 19th, 2009 08:38 pm (UTC)
I remain unshocked. Now I just wish I'd actually put that large sum of money down on it never being made. And fan interest, lol! What a load of bs spin - talk about deflecting their own decision by blaming the fans instead. Oh Brad, stay classy.

Considering the trainwreck the movie could very well be, I think at this point it's best to let the character rest in peace. Eh.
Aug. 19th, 2009 08:38 pm (UTC)
You know, if they're basically disinterested in it and messing around, I'd rather have no new canon than bad canon. It would be worse if they did it and did it horribly.
Aug. 20th, 2009 12:50 am (UTC)
WORD. You said it very nicely here. (I've been saying it too, just not as succinctly :-)
Aug. 19th, 2009 08:39 pm (UTC)
I'm actually not interested in a movie because I fear what they'd (further) do to the franchise, frankly, but even so I'm disgusted at the behavior of the showrunners. Not cool.

If there's any kind of protest, it shouldn't be "mail pencils!" or "mail lemons!" or anything like that. It should be charity donations, like somebody did for Children of Earth recently. If you liked it, send money to this charity under this promotion; if not, under this other one. Worked great. So set up something similar for, I don't know, Hewlett's fave Doctors without Borders, or Donors Choose, or something like that.
Aug. 20th, 2009 01:27 am (UTC)
Y'know, as much as I want a movie, you have a point. And as much as it might feel GOOD to see SG 90210 FAIL MASSIVELY, I don't want the actors to suffer. It's not *their* fault, there just doing their job. This is their bread and butter, and I'd hate to see them lose it.

I like the Doctor's Without Borders thang. For sure. Thanks for a thoughtfull, rational suggestion.

I must admit, I'm not feeling to rational about Wright and crew right now. They're kind of like the dumb jocks trying to get into my hospitality suite, bothering my girls, pestering them for attention when really, the just want to be left alone to hang out with like minded people.

Aug. 19th, 2009 08:48 pm (UTC)
Not enough interest my backside. Everyone I know who watched it has been eagerly awaiting the green light and holding out hope, willing to buy the DVD if it were to happen, even if they had to beg or borrow for the monies.

I don't think a lemon would make it through customs, unless it was plastic or maybe send them letters on yellow lemon shaped paper.

SGA seems to have always been treated like the proverbial red headed step child. Now there's proof.
Aug. 19th, 2009 08:51 pm (UTC)
Seriously, Shad, I'm really *not* much interested in the movie because I fear what it'd be - The Great McKeller Love Story (with a bunch of other guys), or some other completely shitty script as written by the M&Ms.

I also think this decision was inevitable because large numbers of SGA fans = female. Not the fanbase Wright/Cooper et al is interested in.

You know, as pissed off at Joss Whedon as I've gotten over the years, I've never felt disrespected by him as a fan of his shows. Brad Wright? Total disrespect. I'll never watch another show he's involved in. Period.
Aug. 19th, 2009 08:54 pm (UTC)
Shocked, I tell you, Shocked! NOT
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Aug. 19th, 2009 09:57 pm (UTC)
I like the way you think.
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Aug. 19th, 2009 09:12 pm (UTC)
Wow. I actually am shocked. Curse my optimism and naivete.
Aug. 19th, 2009 09:29 pm (UTC)
OMG! I knew this was gonna happen but I still feel so damn angry now that it has. These dickheads think they can stomp all over fans and we'll still keep coming back to kiss their feet as long as whatever they produce has 'Stargate'in the title.

Makes me feel sick to the stomach to even think about watching anything they produce from now on. Thank god for fanfiction and the novels.
Aug. 19th, 2009 09:41 pm (UTC)
This calls for an immediate petition at the petition site. Wish I knew how to make one, otherwise I'd already be linking to it. Someone should get on this, for reals, because darn it, fans should not let themselves be badmouthed. *growly face*
Aug. 19th, 2009 09:45 pm (UTC)
Let's see...

It worked for 'Star Trek' in the 60's [I was a part of that one, BTW]. It worked for 'The Sentinal', 'Farscape' [we got a movie out of it], 'Jericho', At least two season of SG-1, getting Mike Shanks back, the writer's strike and a couple of others I don't remember right off the top of my head.

And I was a part of each and every one of them.

You have to go into it knowing it's going to be a long haul, going to take a lot of time, coordination and, in most cases, money of some sort. Sadly, with the new show coming right in, it'll be a lot harder. TPTB went ahead with the two SG-1 movies because, IMHO, it was additional press for SGA and a push for their new baby SGU. With SGU safely funded, there's no reason to drag out the old show and it's, now, much more expensive actors.

It's all about spin and the money. Probably another reason they 'killed' Starcrossed'. They don't want anything taking the limelight away from their new baby.


Aug. 19th, 2009 09:45 pm (UTC)
I'm kind of in two places about this. On the one hand, I'm pissed and want to protest; on the other, I'm thinking that at least they won't get another opportunity to fuck over SGA again. I just feel like large parts of S5 were nothing but a big screw you to the fans, and the way it's gone down since then just continue that theme even further.
Aug. 19th, 2009 10:09 pm (UTC)
carolyn_claire had a good point above - instead of campaigning for a movie they'd probably screw up anyway, let's campaign against that piece of shit SGU. They've already pissed off many people with their incredibly insensitive storylines, I think it would be better to show our displeasure by trying to tank SGU than by getting a movie we'll end up hating anyway.
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Aug. 19th, 2009 09:47 pm (UTC)
I'm am so not shocked. I'd rather they left SGA in the hands of people who actually care about it --- the fans. If you want to show W/C (now there's an acronym for you!) how you feel, boycott SGU. Don't watch it, don't download it, just let them hear the crickets chirping. Asshats.
Aug. 19th, 2009 11:24 pm (UTC)
This is totally my plan!
Aug. 19th, 2009 10:08 pm (UTC)
$*§%&! Can't say I'm surprised, but still, so f$*&§# disappointed. :|
Aug. 19th, 2009 10:34 pm (UTC)
Do you have an address or three?
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