Will Netflix listen to fans and revive Stargate SGU?
Apparently fans of Stargate SGU are trying to make the argument to the suits over at Netflix that the last Stargate spin-off, SGU is exactly the kind of show, with exactly the strong and tech smart audience Netflix would arguably desire.
At least that is what fans of the short lived SGU are hoping through their on-line petition. Specifically, Sci-Fi fans who would prefer to watch SGU via the Internet through gaming consoles, PCs, smart phones, tablets, laptops, iPods, etc. This technological argument indicates that fans of SGU are unlike many others in very important and key ways. Thus making SGU a good candidate for the very market Netflix would tend to specialize in as a more traditional television rating system would have missed this audience entirely.
While it would seem a logical argument I would think, I would have to question why Netflix would choose to revive a show like Stargate SGU rather than a show like Firefly, which would seem to have a huge cult following? When put into the context of which show would a Sci Fi fan prefer to watch; Firefly or SGU? I just don’t see SGU coming out on top, but that is just me. Given a choice, I would choose a show like Star Trek Enterprise or Farscape even before choosing SGU in that I would feel more secure from a fan base perspective with either of those over Stargate SGU and I can only hope that I am not murdered in my sleep by crazed Stargate fans after taking that stance!
Written By: Tye Bourdony
Tye Bourdony is a Sci Fi cartoonist and creator of ‘The Lighter Side of Sci-Fi’, a mediator, science fiction reporter and the U.S. based content editor for Sci Fi Pulse. He is also a graduate of the Barry University School of Law, SUNY Purchase and H.S. of Music & Art. Tye currently works in Florida’s 9th Circuit as the Staff Family Mediator, is currently the Public Information Officer for the Osceola County Bar Association and has a regular self-published column in Sci Fi Magazine. You can visit Tye on facebook and www.thelightersideofscifi.com.