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SciFi Channel Celebrates Stargate SG-1’s 200th Episode by Cancelling Series

Having recently aired the 200th episode of Stargate SG-1 amidst much hoopla, one might think that the SciFi Channel has a certifiable hit. Not so, apparently. The SciFi Channel has just decided to cancel the series while renewing another season of Stargate:Atlantis.

“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.”

Perhaps this answers JP’s question, eh?

UPDATE: Oh, and it also makes this week’s poll quite timely!

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6 Comments on SciFi Channel Celebrates Stargate SG-1’s 200th Episode by Cancelling Series

  1. Oh for the love of … I just will never understand the management at that station. I know that SG1 has been going for a while, but I am kinda confused how they will magically tie off this last storyline in the remnants of the season. Meanwhile they fire up Atlantis which has been rather meh, and continue to show crap!!! Thats it – time to upgrade my netflix queue to allow me never to watch TV again 🙁

  2. That makes zero sense to me. I’ve only seen some episodes of Stargate here and there, but Tim’s comment is right–how do they expect to wrap things up on the drop of a hat?

    I guess Sci-Fi needs another slot so they can put on more bad movies…or maybe more wrestling, or something.

  3. TV execs are less concerned with wrapping up a story (artistic closure) than they are with throwing away good money after what they see as “bad” (business).

  4. I feel that “Atlantis” is the main reason for the dilution of “Stargate”. I’d rather see them end the “Atlantis” line and work on SG.

    Oh well. More free time on Friday nights for reading!


  5. Hmmmm…I wonder if the announcement of plans to do more SG movies (continuing the original movie, NOT continuing the series storyline) has anything to do with this. Rights fights?

  6. Greg Lindenberg // August 23, 2006 at 11:41 am //

    Huzzah!!!! Huzzah!!!! Hopefully “Atlantis” will sink, too, after one last season.

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