Syfy flush STARGATE UNIVERSE down the wormhole

Syfy have announced it's cancelling Stargate Universe, the second spin-off from its successful Stargate SG-1 franchise (itself based on Roland Emmerich's 1994 movie.) SGU's currently airing second season will air its remaining 10 episodes in spring 2011, but a third season will not be made. This means Stargate Universe only lasted 40 episodes, compared to 100 episodes of Stargate Atlantis, and 214 episodes of Stargate SG-1. This news come hot-on-the-heels of Syfy axing Caprica, another spin-off from a successful Syfy original drama -- Battlestar Galactica. Maybe the network are rethinking their strategy of commissioning spin-offs to existing hits, as their two big shows for 2011 include Being Human (a remake of the UK supernatural comedy-drama) and superhero series Alphas. That said, Syfy are still replacing Caprica with another show set in the same universe, Battlestar Galactica: Blood & Chrome, so will they eventually get around to trying another Stargate-orientated premise? So, are you unhappy about Syfy's decision to pull the plug on SGU? Or did the series deserve this fate? Personally, I thought SGU suffered from a number of creative problems, but fundamentally it alienated the core Stargate fanbase (who disliked the darker tone and serious-minded approach to character/plot), while non-fans just couldn't see past the fact it was part of the Stargate family. It had enough of a chance to prove itself, but simply failed.

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