Hi. I have nothing to do with Stargate Universe, but I want to bring it back anyway. Give me $50 million, please.
There's no question: We are living in the Kickstarter era. Games, movies, web series, watches, a 50-foot electromechanical serpent. You name it, Kickstarter has funded it. And while that's amazing, not everyone who asks for your hard-earned money is going to make good on their Kickstarter campaign promises.
And some of them shouldn't bother asking in the first place, because they absolutely cannot make something happen, no matter how well-meaning their intentions may be.
Such is the case with Jonathan Annett, a fan of Stargate Universe who is taking it upon himself to try and raise $50 million to bring the series back for a third season. Annett admits he is "simply a fan of the show, and am not affiliated with any of the cast, crew, writing staff, producers, studio or special effects companies who produced SGU."
Which means, even if he got all that money, he does not have any of the rights or skills to produce another season of SGU. Dude. No. Stop.
I say this not out of anger or to mock, but with love and understanding. I was an SGU fan too. I thought it was the kick in the pants the franchise needed. But the audience just wasn't there, so it got canceled. It stinks, but sometimes that's just how things shake out. The actors, the writers, the directors, the gaffers, the key grips and the catering people have all moved on. Sometimes you have to be willing to do the same.
Kickstarter is a many-splendored thing. It can bring new things into the world, and it can resurrect things from the past that we loved, but you have to pick your battles. Sadly, this just doesn't look like one he can win.
(via The Mary Sue)