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Topic # 25453 21-Aug-2008 19:00
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Just read some sad news for any geeks who like this series as much as I do, the current season being air'ed on Sci-Fi channel in the USA (Season 5) will be the last one for it :(
There will however be some DVD/Blu-Ray movie versions of it coming out like they did with Stargate SG1 which is something...
I don't fully get why they are doing this as the series rates really well and I'm sure I read somewhere its one of the most downloaded programs on bittorent.

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  Reply # 158801 21-Aug-2008 20:14
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  Reply # 158809 21-Aug-2008 21:03
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I'm not a huge fan but I watch for a sci-fi hit each week.  I'm more upset about the demise of battlestar galactica next year....but add this to the mix and we're coming up on some very dry sci-fi telly days ahead.  roll on some new ideas!

 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 159042 22-Aug-2008 19:27
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DjShadow: Just read some sad news for any geeks who like this series as much as I do, the current season being air'ed on Sci-Fi channel in the USA (Season 5) will be the last one for it :(
There will however be some DVD/Blu-Ray movie versions of it coming out like they did with Stargate SG1 which is something...
I don't fully get why they are doing this as the series rates really well and I'm sure I read somewhere its one of the most downloaded programs on bittorent.

ref: www.gateworld.net
Ever considered that maybe the P2P illegal downloading has something to do with its early demise? TV Networks dislike anything that doesn't earn the big buck, & this form of piracy will probably do more harm than good. Remember, most network hirachy don't really like the sci-fi genre: full-stop. It's just a form of profit-making in their eyes. But also remember, their type canned the original Star Trek series before its time. It took the real genre enthusiasts to resurrect it years later.

It is a good series but doesn't have the X-factor the original SG1 series had. Don't ask me to quantify this statement, because I can't. It just has something missing that separates the good from the great, IMHO.




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Reply # 160190 27-Aug-2008 15:50
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How is downloading a TV program - which you could record on video quite legally when it was broadcast on the TV - a form of piracy if you are only downloading it to watch for personal use?

Surely it would only be piracy if you made copies and sold them?





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  Reply # 160207 27-Aug-2008 16:26
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Bummer.  It's one of my favorite programs.  Guess sciFi  is going to be dumbed down to the level of reality shows soon..




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  Reply # 160221 27-Aug-2008 16:59
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But, they did say they have green light a new series SG: Universe to replace it.

They are simply following the Trek model of rounding up series when they start to sag in the ratings, boot them to a DVD movie offering a couple of times a year, and then move onto the next big thing.

Its all about product to the studio. :(

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  Reply # 160223 27-Aug-2008 17:04
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Big fan of all the Stargate franchise stuff. Really getting into SG:A now, pity its being canned. Look forward to a fresh perspective in a new series though. There is so much unanswered from the whole franchise, they could keep this up for years....




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Geektastic: How is downloading a TV program - which you could record on video quite legally when it was broadcast on the TV - a form of piracy if you are only downloading it to watch for personal use?

Surely it would only be piracy if you made copies and sold them?
Not sure if you're referring to my postUndecided but I was talking about illegal copies of DVD via P2P which, I would think make up over 50% of available downloads, seeing how people prefer the best: SD TV just doesn't compare to, even DVD.




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Reply # 161585 2-Sep-2008 15:54
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That sucks :) I dont even watch stargate SG1 much these days ( I watch it when its on tv but then again I dont care if I miss it anyway).

But after renting a copy of stargate atlantis season 1 and 2, went and purchased 3 and 4, have been aquiring season 5 episode by episode.

Maybe scifi channel should go into online distribution ( I know they have the "scifi rewind") heck id pay a couple of dollars to download the episode each week and/or watch ads through it that way they could count all the international fans as part of their ratings.

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  Reply # 161660 2-Sep-2008 19:09
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Maybe scifi channel should go into online distribution ( I know they have the "scifi rewind") heck id pay a couple of dollars to download the episode each week and/or watch ads through it that way they could count all the international fans as part of their ratings.

 

I believe in the US you can do just that via Itunes and Apple TV..  Will never happen here though..





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