Tuesday, August 22, 2006

The Colonel has Stargate SG-1 cancelled

Sorry folks, as I say in my profile to the right "you've made the wise choice of coming here to benefit from my vast wisdom". Once such person was obviously an overpaid TV executive who read the very last lines of this post in May and has pulled the plug on Stargate SG-1.

(Right: The true SG-1 team)

I'm not surprised I'm being listened to, after all 10,000 hits gets serious attention in the online world. On Monday evening the announcement that Stargate SG-1 the longest running Military Sci-Fi show in the history of the planet, is to cease production with its current 10th and now final season arrived.

SCI FI channel issued the following statement: "SCI FI Channel is proud to be the network that brought Stargate SG-1 to its record-breaking 10th season. Ten seasons and 215 episodes is an astounding, Guinness World Record-setting accomplishment. Stargate is a worldwide phenomenon. Having achieved so much over the course of the past 10 years, SCI FI believes that the time is right to make this season their last on the channel. SCI FI is honored to have been part of the Stargate legacy for five years, and we look forward to continuing to explore the Stargate universe with our partners at MGM through a new season of Stargate Atlantis."

To add to my wisdom and foresight rom May, I noticed that the quality had diminished somewhat with the departure of Richard Dean Anderson at the end of Season 8, but I was further taken aback last month as I began to watched Season 10, by the sub-standard of writing and plot especially when compared with its spin off show Stargate: Atlantis. To be honest, SG-1 should have ended when the Gou'ald were defeated, but instead our heroes go off and piss of a group of powerful jihadist aliens who sprout all manner of religious zealotry, which is fine to the common audience, but for someone like me who has to watch the same type of shit practiced by the more nefarious members of the tea-towel-head brigade through my night vision sniper scope more often than I'd like to: You'd understand why I prefer the more Science-Fictiony concept of alien space vampires in Atlantis' Wraith!

While it is the end of Stargate SG-1 in ist's current form, the producers were quick to say that it wasn't the end of SG-1's adventures, although they couldn't say anything right now. It doesn't take a Marine Colonel to figure out that they're talking about a TV Movie series or a full Motion Picture (which could be somewhat confusing if Dean Devlin puts his plans in motion)

Hey! Maybe I'll pitch my own idea based on my real-life adventures with the Marines of SG-3, Stargate: Jarheads...?


Anonymous said...

that Stargate SG-1 the longest running Sci-Fi show in the history of the planet

Maybe in america but surely Dr Who has got that one nailed down, it originally ran for 26 seasons and the current incarnation is on top of that.

Wikipedia - Dr. Who

Anonymous said...

Yes, but didn't you know that any TV show doesn't exist unless it's outside the realms of the "great" USA, htey don't believe that any other country could produce Sci Fi, and it also proves their insular thinking when they say "the Planet". The Doctor Rocks!

Lieutenant General Creedon said...

@ Pint OF: No that wasn't the US Press for once. That was my own insular thinking. Having never watched a single episode of Dr.Who; I didn't count it (d k eeshan the previous commenter practically introduced me to Sci-Fi in '89 by lending me Star Wars and Star Trek video tapes, but no Dr.Who so it's his fault).

@ d k eeshan: I've corrected the innacurate statement by specifying Stargate's sub-genre of Military Sci-Fi to avoid confusion.

Anonymous said...

If memory serves, I had to drag you into star trek kicking and screaming. You were making fun of people with strange ears blah blah blah, in a few short years you were one of them.

I guess I couln't handle the prospect of you dressing up like one of the doctors, or god heavens a dalek, I wouldn't put it past you.

But yes I'll have to take the blame for the monster I created.

Anonymous said...

You mean there was a time when the Colonel was an anti-Trekkie, well, well, well. That explains a lot.

Lieutenant General Creedon said...

@ d k eeshan: Memory isn't serving. I was a "willing Trekkie" after you told me to watch the Star Trek: The Next Generation episode "Conspiracy" where at the end Picard and Riker blast a hideous space creature, the likes of which had not been shown on TV before. After that, there was no turning back.

@ Civilian Overseer: I was young and ignorent. Sue me.

Anonymous said...

Colonel, advancing middle age has taken care of half that problem for you. ;)

Lieutenant General Creedon said...

My next advancement will be to take the King of the Internet title from The Hoff. Will you support that campaign?

Anonymous said...

No one worth his salt will stand by a campaign like that. You're finished Sir!

Anonymous said...

Guns, it could happen, it has happened before, for instance in the DC comic line, Superman was not always the premier Superhero that we know today, for a long time Captain Marvel reigned supreme. Kal-El was just a snot nosed whiney wannabee 'lil punk much like the Colonel is today. Could the Colnel take on the Hoff for the title of "King of the Internet", Yes but not yet.

Actually I would like to see the Colonel's creation story. How he became the hardbitten' SOB that he is today.

Lieutenant General Creedon said...

@ Civilian Overseer. My story will appear exclusively in "Eagles Of War" a book currently being written about famous Colonels, John "Hannibal" Smith, Jack O'Neill, Nathan Jessop and dozens of others. It should be done in 2008.