Category: Stargate

Stargate Universe

It occurs to me that if you put the word “Star” in front of just about anything, odds are, I’ll watch it. Star Wars (all the movies). Star Trek (all the shows and movies). And Stargate. I watched all ten seasons of Stargate SG-1, all five seasons of Stargate Atlantis, and now on October 2nd, “Siffy” will be launching a new series called Stargate Universe. And why not? Here’s a peek …

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Stargate: Atlantis Canceled After Season 5

Although I don’t think I’ve ever blogged about it, I’m actually a big fan of the Stargate franchise. It was kind of a slow burn. I picked up Stargate SG-1 around season 3 or so, kind of gradually got into it, then at some point found that I actually looked forward to it every week. It’s not a profound show like Battlestar Galactica, and it’s not “appointment TV” like Lost, but I always considered it — and its spin-off show Stargate: Atlantis — to be fun, well-written sci-fi shows that I catch up with on the weekend, usually while my wife is taking a mid-afternoon nap. (In fact, we have a going joke that Stargate actually helps her to nap.)

You really wouldn’t think writers could get much play out of a big stationary ring that sends people to other planets, but SG-1 was on for TEN YEARS before it was cancelled last year. And Atlantis has been on for five seasons. So it’s obviously done something right. Continue reading