Deadline Hollywood is reporting that Syfy has canceled Stargate Universe. The last half of the second season will air in the spring. But what’s the point?
Further proof, if you ask me, that Syfy doesn’t have any faith in its products or their creators. In October the network canceled the Battlestar Galactica prequel Caprica — also in its second season — just after greenlighting another BSG prequel, Blood & Chrome … which I’m sure will also go down in flames in its second season. Especially if it’s good.
But we already knew Syfy doesn’t care about quality content, critical acclaim or viewer demands.
Here’s the bigger question: Is this the end of the franchise that began with the 1994 feature film Stargate starring Kurt Russell and James Spader?
After all, a series of direct-to-DVD and movies based on the defunct previous TV series Stargate SG-1 and Stargate Atlantis has stalled, and MGM has just recently revoked the license for an Arizona company to make Stargate computer games (the online third-person shooter Stargate Resistance is no longer available for sale and shuts down next month).
Is Stargate dead? Is it time?