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Old Feb 19th, 2011, 08:08 AM   #21
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Old Feb 19th, 2011, 10:15 AM   #23
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I'm still upset that Stargate Universe was cancelled. I think its Syfy's fault by slitting the season up with a huge winter-spring break!
I think there was a number of factors that led to the cancellation. I was trying to find out when it was coming back on and I found it was cancelled. I think that the article sums up some of the problems

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There was some problems with the show though. I think that there was a little bit too much moody drama to it. I thought the performances and writing were very good, but there was lacking some of the human interactions that would be found even when struggling for survival in another galaxy. With all that said, I think the elements mentioned in the article actually had a bigger role then people think.
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Old Feb 19th, 2011, 05:56 PM   #25
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I'm still upset that Stargate Universe was cancelled. I think its Syfy's fault by slitting the season up with a huge winter-spring break!
I think it's the producers' fault for trying to copy the gritty dark style from Battlestar Galactica and trying stretch thin plots too long.

I liked Stargate SG-1 and Atlantis, but I just couldn't watch watch Universe. Plots were too long, drawn-out, and just plain boring.
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I think it's the producers' fault for trying to copy the gritty dark style from Battlestar Galactica and trying stretch thin plots too long.

I liked Stargate SG-1 and Atlantis, but I just couldn't watch watch Universe. Plots were too long, drawn-out, and just plain boring.
Producers, SyFy network.... Blame can be put lots of places for this shows cancelation. I just thought it was more like a more drawn out movie like experience. And I rather liked that the story was a huge continuos arc.
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I'm still upset that Stargate Universe was cancelled. I think its Syfy's fault by slitting the season up with a huge winter-spring break!
I'm with you on that one. This whole splintered season stuff is pretty horrible. They say that fans lost interest in the show ... it's not a big surprise considering that you never know when the next show will be. Sometimes it's a week later, sometimes a couple of weeks, sometimes a few months. Many of the shows they did this with are now cancelled, go figure.

I mostly wait until seasons are complete of shows like this and they buy them on DVD/BD/iTunes and watch them un-interrupted and without commercials. They did the same sort of crap with the SG Universe on Blu-Ray ... if you wanted the whole first season you had to buy season 1 and season 1.5 discs, then later they updated the season 1 to being a "complete season 1" but for more money than both of the previous combined. Sad part is that they don't tell you on the packaging of the discs as to which one it really is for the season 1 set, grrrr.

All-in-all they made some horribly bad decisions with this series's marketing and schedule, as they did with Caprica (which is also cancelled).
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I'm with you on that one. This whole splintered season stuff is pretty horrible. They say that fans lost interest in the show ... it's not a big surprise considering that you never know when the next show will be. Sometimes it's a week later, sometimes a couple of weeks, sometimes a few months. Many of the shows they did this with are now cancelled, go figure.

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All-in-all they made some horribly bad decisions with this series's marketing and schedule, as they did with Caprica (which is also cancelled).
I was never a big fan of Caprica, a little to dramatic for me, but I also think that splitting it up also caused its death.

This is similar to a situation that Lost was going to go through. ABC (I think) tried to split the series up, which saw ratings drop dramatically. While I don't appreciate the show it demonstrates that even a highly popular show running a long story arc will suffer with splintering of the season.
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