Throwing my two cents in here... Sometimes I wonder about some RDA fans and their attitude a little. RDA left Stargate SG-1 because HE wanted to not because they made him go or got rid of him etc etc. It was HIS choice and one he did not take lightly, but a choice that had (according to what he said) to be made and something he'd been thinking about since season 6. He went and he came back for small roles, but never voiced his wish (to the public) to be a long term part of Stargate anymore. This is something people need to accept and live with. He devoted many years of his life to his fans and his TV shows and apparently there was a point where he wanted out and went.katann69 wrote:Everyone, one of the reason for the cancellation of the show was because of the fans attitude for not seeing RDA. They pretty much made it known that Brad Wright was a nobody to a lot of fans and wanted RDA back. Yes, Brad was angry as the fans and network caused the demised of the SGU.
You can't blame producers, a network, a show etc for not having an RDA show when RDA doesn't want to be part of it. You can't blame anyone for making other SG show without RDA in it if he isn't even interested to do it. I just don't get this 'we want RDA or we want nothing'
One of the important reasons SGU didn't fly was that lots of SGA fans were angry that they canceled that show in favor of creating a new one. Another reason it was canceled was that Syfy kept moving it around and treated it bad. A third reason was that the cast and plot was not STARGATE. It was more going in the direction of Lost and such shows and it was too different to be accepted by SG fans. I did watch SGU and never got into it because it was not to my taste, i could not find anyone in it I liked and I could not feel my way into the whole storyline. There was no one in it who held my attention. But it had nothing to do with RDA himself because he left years before that and there wasn't a chance in hell he'd be back for a fulltime show at that point or any other point.
I read some of the rather rude comments on Gateworld back then - from RDA fans - and was taken aback of the viciousness. Especially since it was not as if RDA had wanted to be casted for a show or anything. It's the same attitude about the new Stargate movies coming up. I don't get it. RDA is done with Stargate. Unless he steps up to the plate and wants to do it, is eager to do it and CAN do it physically - there won't be any Stargate with RDA in it. No one is forced to watch any SG without RDA in it but dissing it openly on the net because of the lack of RDA won't bring RDA back either. Plus it sehds a very weird bad light on RDA fans in general throughout the Stargate fandom.
SGU had imo a lot of flaws and it backfired, but because of no RDA? I don't think so. And it did have its own fanbase etc, it's not like no one ever wanted to watch it. Brad Wright was angry - everyone would be if they created something and not enough ppl want to watch. I guess they had it coming because they ditched SGA and then went and created something that was dark and dull and humorless. But it had very little to do with RDA not being there.