Well, here are the final results of our Stargate: Universe Greatest Episode Tournament – Season 1 Face-Off…
Time advances to the semifinals. But Air Part 1 and a couple of write-in candidates will be duking it out in the wild-card round later this week – so stay tuned!
In the meantime, head on over to twitter and vote for your favorite episode of SGU’s second season (Even though, yes, the tweet says Season 1. Damn twitter and it’s failure to incorporate an edit function).
— Joseph Mallozzi (@BaronDestructo) November 9, 2019
So, I’m thinking end of November/first week of December for our upcoming Stargate tweetstorm. I’ll be in Montreal the week of the 18th dogsitting sis’s pack, and will spend the time strategizing. I think the timing will be good. Very very good.
I’ve noted increased online discussion concerning the fate of Stargate over the past day or so. There are those who paint a pretty bleak picture of the franchise’s future which is, honestly, very much at odds with my view. While I can totally sympathize with fandom’s frustration and growing impatience, I must point out the absurdity in assuming MGM no longer cares about Stargate and has no interest in producing a new series. Respectfully, that doesn’t make a lick of sense. Rather, I strongly believe the long hiatus has everything to do with an over-abundance of caution on the part of the studio. If they’re going to green light a new Stargate series, they need to ensure it has the best chance at success – and, in order to do that, they have to be absolutely certain about timing and creative.
Now, I can’t speak to what’s going on internally (the last time I visited the MGM offices was back in 2013), but I am pretty damn certain they have run through every possible scenario. And, while running through these seemingly endless scenarios, I have absolutely no doubt that our last tweetstorm did serve to remind them that a strong and very passionate fanbase is still out there, ready to help launch and support a new series – one that serves as a jumping on point for new viewers while paying respect to the existing universe in which they are invested.
But one more tweetstorm might be a nice reminder.
Stay strong, Stargate fans! Stay positive!