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Enough is Enough

This probably makes me a bad fan, but I like to think I learn from the past. We fought for Daniel Jackson. Okay, we got him back, but what we got was seasons 7 - 10. I'm not complaining about seasons 7-8, but you can keep 9 and 10. Especially the Sam/Jack shenanigans and you can keep the Vala/Daniel bullshit too.

We fought for Carson Beckett and got a necrotic clone (I stole this term from somebody brilliant but I forget who it was right now).

What will fighting for SGA get us? Think about it. Especially in light of what they have planned for the new show. Is it worth it?

When I think of Atlantis, I think of seasons 1 and 2. I think of Dr. Weir with all her brilliance and her flaws. I think of Ford and hope he's still out there somewhere, and will come back someday. I think of Carson trying to adapt to the insanity of it all. I think that with Bates going back to Earth it should've been Stackhouse taking his place. I think of Sheppard being a big kid and planning surfing expeditions to the mainland. I think of non-photoshoppy promo pics where the characters look like themselves and are laughing and having a good time together.

Everything changes and nothing lasts forever and I'm okay with that. Yes, SGA could still be great, but given that the people who make it have decided not to, what good is it to put the gun to their head and make them? They're just going to continue making crap.

So I'm not going to be joining any campaigns this time around. And if you need me, I'll be in my bunk watching season 1.

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heuradys
Aug. 23rd, 2008 01:38 am (UTC)
Yes.
megsjedi
Aug. 23rd, 2008 01:44 am (UTC)
Me too.
sgatlantislight
Aug. 23rd, 2008 04:00 am (UTC)
The thing is, this isn't the Stargate: Atlantis I tuned in for. You know, the one with the international expedition and a female pacifist for a leader having to make tough decisions in the face of a militaristic foe and where they screwed up, big time, and had to face major consequences for their actions. So, yeah. They lost me when they killed off Carson and essentially killed off Weir, only not, so they could manipulate us. Any show that wipes out 3 main characters in 3 years against the wishes of their actors-- their faithful employees-- makes me a bit chary. And that's not to mention Peter Grodin and killing off major villains-- Acastus Kolya and Cowen-- in ridiculous and pointless ways. Then there's the whole "isn't this rapist so cute and funny?!" thing that was Irresistible and Irresponsible.

I'm sorry, but right now we've got an expedition that at its upper levels consists entirely of North Americans and one Czech guy the writers have decided no one really likes. So much for that international appeal there, guys.

Yes, the times in Season 5 that they've decided to *show* and not *tell* have been excellent and wonderful and breathtaking (including Hewlett's performance in The Shrine. Wow!). But there has been so much 'tell' on this show of late. I just can't help but think the writers are just filling in some exposition between explosions and F/X sometimes.

So, yeah. I'm not signing up to "save" this abomination that SGA has become. If they could just jump back to Siege I and change that, not kill Grodin, and then not give us our reconnection to Earth, I could really love this show. I loved the concept of this group of people cut off from Earth, having to make it on their own in a big, scary new galaxy. I miss it.

Ah, well. It's not to be. At least we still have fanfic and RP.
elven_wolf
Aug. 23rd, 2008 11:13 am (UTC)
INDEED. I miss that sense of international community, fuck, any sense of community at all was lost when they started shipping people in from the US Earth after they regained contact.

Abomination is a good word for it.
inkscribe
Aug. 23rd, 2008 04:45 am (UTC)
*nods* As all the above -- I agree. The show already isn't what I fell in love with.

I'm reminded a bit of Harry Potter. I saw the first film long before I got around to reading it. The film was ... utterly 'meh'. I honestly couldn't see what the big deal was. Once I read it, I enjoyed it immensely, but it was the author's style, not the concepts, that kept me interested -- not stuff that you can really translate into the screen. Anyhow ... long story short, the thing I love about the HP films? More footage for fanvidders. SGA has been like that for me for awhile now. ;-)
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