The time has come. Tonight is the night. “Gauntlet,” airs tonight (9PM ET), and that will be it for Stargate Universe. A franchise that began with Stargate: SG-1 fourteen years ago will end, and there is no indication that it will be continuing. The movies have been cancelled. SGU has been cancelled. It seems like all is lost. And yet…
There is a band of intrepid fans who are determined to Save Stargate Universe. They are determined to invoke the powers that saved Chuck, Futurama, and other shows saved by their fans, and they are pulling out all the stops to do so.
First, there is The Plan, which has multiple facets. Part One is a standard Post Flood.
On Monday, May 9th, every member of Save Stargate Universe leave a post on the SyFy facebook page, the SyFy Forums, and any other public forum/page related to NBCUniversal, SyFy, or MGM, demonstrating your anger for the cancellation, your desire for more Stargate, and your willingness to fight for it. Please try to keep the language civil. There are children who visit this site. Keep posting all day long and during the last episode of Stargate Universe. If your comment is deleted, post again. If you are blocked, you know they saw it. There are over 26,000 of us. If we all do this, they will get the message.
Part Two is the Tissue Box Campaign, which Stargate: SG-1 fans will recognize from the very first episode:
“TISSUE BOX CAMPAIGN”
During the week of May 9th, purchase three boxes of Kleenex (or three of any box of tissue you are able, does not matter if they are the cheap ones, but the bigger the better!) and write on it these three things:
‘Save Stargate Universe Tissue Box Campaign’ www.facebook.com/SaveSGU
(We WANT them to know who is doing this)
‘BRING STARGATE UNIVERSE BACK’
You can also include any message on these boxes that you like, but we want these things on there so that this campaign is uniform. If they know we are organized, they know we are serious. Remember; do not send any violent threats. You can be arrested for sending threats through the mail.
Addresses for this part of the campaign and others will be listed at the end of this post. Remember to be safe and sane about what you send these people through the mail.
Part Three is the equally clever Communication Stone Campaign:
“COMMUNICATION STONE CAMPAIGN”
During the week of May 9th, find several stones (not too small but no boulders either!) and write on it these three things:
‘CALLING OUR DESTINY’
‘Save Stargate Universe Communication Stone Campaign’ www.facebook.com/SaveSGU
(we WANT them to know who is doing this)
‘BRING STARGATE UNIVERSE BACK’
You can also include any message on or with these stones that you like, but we want these things on there so that this campaign is uniform. If they know we are organized, they know we are serious. Remember; do not send any violent threats. You can be arrested for sending threats through the mail.
Finally, there is the Bye Bye Syfy Campaign:
BYE BYE SYFY
Anyone who is done with SyFy all together (meaning that there is not another show on that you want to watch, I know that many like Being Human and Merlin, no shame in that) delete the SyFy Facebook page from your account. Now remember before you do this, to see any updates or post on the wall, you have to “like” the page. So we leave that up to your discretion. This is a personal choice and not mandatory.
I also want to encourage others to join the SyFail group on Facebook. As I have said elsewhere, in my opinion Syfy has been increasingly going astray and alienating its fanbase. A Save Sanctuary page has already been started because no matter how amazing the show is, we know which way the wind is blowing. Speak out, in every way you can, and maybe, just maybe, Syfy will listen.
And remember, another way to help make sure the Stargate franchise continues is to buy their DVDs and products:
Stargate Universe DVD:
And finally, with heavy heart, I must finish and prepare for the season finale. Let’s just hope it isn’t the series finale, instead.
Addresses for The Plan:
MGM Worldwide Television Distribution
2500 Broadway Street
Santa Monica, CA 90404-3065 USA
c/o NBC Universal
30 Rockefeller Plaza
New York, NY 10112 USA
NBC/Universal Media Studios
c/o Barry Wallach
Domestic Television Distribution
100 Universal City Plaza
Universal City CA 91608 USA
- Stargate Universe Cancelled And The Fans Are Not Happy! (blazingminds.co.uk)
- Can A Facebook Fan Group Save Stargate Universe? (crunchgear.com)
- The Closing of the Stargate (tor.com)