Although I never got into Stargate SG-1 (despite a strong interest, I just never managed to watch enough of the show to get caught up), I really enjoy it's existence. There is something nice about knowing there is a popular, long-running sci-fi show on television, and I could always think "maybe I'll start watching next season." Unfortunately, as we all know, my "next season" plans are no good any longer, as the show is finishing up a ten year (wow, ten years?) run and will not have a "next season" after this spring. Oh well, there are always DVDs.

However, fans will get one final treat according to the Sci Fi Channel's website, as MGM has okayed funds to bring about two low to mid-budget films, most likely in direct-to-DVD form. Essentially, a small budget on direct-to-DVD means they'll be able to make two extra-long episodes on DVD to wrap up the series in fine fashion. According to producer Brad Wright, the first film will wrap up loose ends and such, while the second will be a "time travel" flick of some variety. The cast is very excited for both projects. It is nice to see a long-running show get a proper, well-planned goodbye, instead of a sudden cancellation. Maybe I'll get into it next year ...