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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.
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