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21 August 2008 @ 06:16 pm
SGA gone...  
...And it sucks. I'm not surprised by the cancellation, I've thought for a while now that they'd probably get five years and that would be it. In fact, the eps have not gripped me so much lately anyway, my new shiny is Torchwood, but that is not the point. This is the first show that I've seriously followed in a fannish way that has been cancelled on me like this, since Blake's 7 back in 1981. Ok, it's not as bad as that - name me a finale that is :) - but I'm surprised to find in myself an echo of the anguish my 12-year-old self felt. I suppose, at least it's not ruined Christmas this time. I think it's just the unexpected depression. I was expecting the cancellation, as I say, so I'm not surprised by that, just more by my own feelings. And I *do* hope the actors will be all right. Oh SGA...

I'll never get to a Creation Con now. I'll never get to touch that gate.
Kalypso: Blake/Avonkalypso_v on August 21st, 2008 08:16 pm (UTC)
Were they given sufficient notice to plan a glorious bloodbath finale?
Valderys: Cube - Worth - half deadvalderys on August 21st, 2008 11:34 pm (UTC)
I suppose I shouldn't complain - they weren't given notice in time and the finale is apparently another cliffhanger (they always write in a cliffhanger) but they have been promised a tv-movie to tie up the loose ends. Which is more than many a show had got!
my wings are like a shield of steel: not a professional soulmatebuckle_berry on August 21st, 2008 10:16 pm (UTC)
i've never been even vaguely in sga but i still felt pretty sad when i heard about the cancellation. the show feels like a part of my fannish life too, somehow. i commiserate!
Valderys: Cube - Worth - half deadvalderys on August 21st, 2008 11:36 pm (UTC)
It's still such a large and active fandom. *sigh* I've been reading loads in it even though I'm writing Torchwood now. It's been so *important* to the last few years... I suppose in fannish terms it will now go the way of The Sentinal and the X-Files.
Egwene: cat - izdedgwene on August 21st, 2008 10:32 pm (UTC)
Strangely enough I was more upset when they canceled SG1, mostly because the show was on the rise again and I was having fun with it, than I am about SGA.

I am still a bit sad, mostly because of the little bits and pieces they used to throw at us about those cool secondary characters... I think I'll miss Zelenka the most, probably because you're sure to see Hewlett in something else pretty soon, as well as Joe Flanigan, but David Nykl...? I'll miss all the McShep tidbits too of course.
Won't miss the awfully written eps of season 5 though... (have you seen the last one yet?)

Creation-wise, I'm guessing that if you went to the next one, the SGA set would still be there, esp if they're doing a movie. When we went last year, both SG1 movies had been finished but the Gate Room was still intact! Just a thought ;)
Valderys: Cube - Worth - half deadvalderys on August 21st, 2008 11:39 pm (UTC)
Maybe I should plan to go to the next one, come what may? :) How early do the tickets go on sale?

And yes, I'm going to miss David Nykl so much... And Chuck! But what if Starcrossed doesn't make it in the end? What if Joe goes back to doing rubbish pilots? Wah.
Egwene: Fangirl Fungwene on August 22nd, 2008 12:00 am (UTC)
The tickets have been on sale for a while already. And they've sold about the first 100 at the last event I think.

Creation website

They've also announced the first two guests: Amanda Tapping and Connor Trinneer.

Of course, now that I've talked about it, I'm tempted to go back as it'll be about the last chance to visit that set and touch the Gate... damn!
It is pretty expensive though :( Even it IS worth it.