Okay, see, I get it, Brad, PTB, Stargate franchise, all franchises, everyone, ever. I am just a fan! I have no power! I have no influence. You will tell me what to like and when to like it. I WILL SIT DOWN, SHUT UP OKAY. WHY ARE YOU STILL YELLING AT....
Opinion: Atlantis fans need to stop punishing Universe
“I don’t think if we for any reason go away, it is an issue necessarily of the quality of the product that we’ve been making,” said executive producer and co-creator Brad Wright.
...sure, we'll go with that.
“I think getting moved on the schedule has hurt us.
Okay, that's fair.
And the fact that some of the fans that liked SG-1 and Atlantis were so angry that they have deliberately hurt us, which is unfortunate.”
Technically speaking, the longer you stare into the Moebius strip that is popular entertainment, the more you think 'fans' are not 'people' who can 'type' and don't 'like' things (Cooks Source? Terrible grammatical influence.), but actually are mindless faceless numbers without actual opinions that live within Nielson boxes.
It's not that I necessarily disagree with the premise that small, vocal groups of fans do not and maybe should not have power over the life and death of any show (...we don't need to talk about shows with that kind of influential fanbase, do we?). Having said that, it's a pretty fucking specialized population that watches the Sy-Fy channel and not die inside just looking at how we have to spell it (did I spell that right? I can't stand to go look. Just, no.) and it gets exponentially smaller when it's like, people who watch the actual sci-fi on it, and when it comes to the Stargates, and when it doesn't have Daniel Jackson.
(Truth: the more I look at statistics, the more I suspect Nielsen's statistics are based on constellations or possibly, cheese.)
And having said that:
a. SG1 and SGA fans did not have anything to do with the failure or success of SGU. Hello, we came, we saw, we left as you told us to, but when I started watching SGA, I was not contractually obligated to give a shit much less an hour a week to anything else in the franchise. You make a good show and hope for the best. And also, you're not even canceled, Christ.
b. ..you mean that 'fans' are 'people' that 'watch shows' and that's you? Whoa.
c. ...you really want to tell a group of people who can and do pull off massive mail-in and charity efforts in twenty four hours or less and spend enough time on the internet to qualify as AI in some jurisdictions and can flame your ass in Imperial fucking Klingon and sixteenish hours and going of obscure pop culture references....
That we have power? How are you on land wars in Asia, btw? Just curious.
Seriously, Brad, honey. We've both changed as people. It's time to let go. The BBC is really impatient sometimes, and they have tea!
Oh, whatever, hands up: tell me your inner fangirl did not just laugh herself silly.
Context is Contexty: For those of you playing the home game, circa January 2009:
No. You guys are actually pretty predictable (take no offense, most fan groups are). Unfortunately, you represent a very small portion of the actual viewing audience we need for financial success. - Brad Wright, on fans of SGA and SG1 at the cancellation of SGA and the release of SGU
Yeah. You're fucking adorable, sweets.
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