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Thursday, December 16, 2010

RIP, Stargate Universe.

Posted by Erik Henriksen on Thu, Dec 16, 2010 at 2:46 PM


Oh, Stargate Universe! What times we've had! From the heady days when your first worrisome details were released, to the confusing moment when Begbie from Trainspotting was cast, to the tepid first reviews, to Steve's interview with a Stargate nerd, to that crappy Blu-ray set, we've wasted entirely too many pixels and hours on you.

And now you're gone.

It was obvious this was coming, because the show kind of sucked and no one watched it. That said, delusional executive producer Brad Wright did his best to blame Stargate fans for his show's impending failure—apparently, they were just too bitter too appreciate his masterpiece.

"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. “I think getting moved on the schedule has hurt us. 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.”

No, Wright, that's not "unfortunate"—that's more or less exactly what you can expect to have happen when you (A) try to coldly exploit a fanbase, while also (B) taking away everything about said fanbase's preferred franchise that made 'em like the stupid thing in the first place.

But let us not speak ill of the dead. Considering that Universe's cancellation is almost certain to be the final nail in the coffin for a once wildly successful franchise, let's take a look at some of the finest Stargate fan art and cosplay the internet has to offer. For some reason, a lot of it is really gay; also, there are Stargate-themed cakes! I call them Starcakes, you see.

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