I didn't announce this last week when I heard about it because I didn't want to overshadow Matt coming in.  But here's the news that I wrote at the time…

The SciFi Channel is cancelling Stargate SG1.  I have no frelling idea why they think this is a good idea, but here's the story from Gateworld.

Now, the folks at MGM are standup folks, and they've agreed to stand behind their show, and the producers have agreed to do the same. I'd love to boycott SciFi, but both Atlantis (which has my fave character in the whole blooming franchise, McKay) and Battlestar Gallactica (which is, hands down, the best sci-fi out on TV right now) are still going to be there.

Not to mention, it will be my only legal way to get the new Doctor Who and possibly Torchwood, if it ever comes out.  So, I can't ban Sci-Fi.  I thought about banning NBC, who is a sister company, but then I would miss out on My Name is Earl

I'm screwed.  We've seen the writing on the wall for years, but BSG gave us a false sense of security: all good sci-fi gets cancelled too early. The Farscapes and the Fireflys are all thrown out to make room for WWE wrestling, and Who Wants to Be on the Reality Show Du Jour?

Ah well, where there's life, there's hope.  Maybe Joss will come out with something new for me??

BTW, I put most of my links to Gateworld because I think they have the best resource for up to date news on this stuff and  I tend to use Whedonesque a lot as well because they just kick demon ass.  I'm going to try to put up banners for both of them, but I may fail horribly (because I don't know how!!).  Either way, please visit their sites often for insight and news…or just a few giggles!

About Matt

In 2002 I started contributing to Open Source software, and life has just gotten better from there. Co-founder of WordPress, founder Automattic.
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