Indeed. BTW, does anyone know where any of the creative minds formerly behind Stargate have been talking about where they planned to take the series? It'd be nice to have some food for thought on that, since I have so many ideas of my own that I'd like to fit in as long as they don't take the story too far away from their vision.
No, there was a plan for a season 6 of Atlantis, which then got condensed into a film, which then got canned. Plus seasons 3-5 of SGU. I know that Joseph Mallozzi has talked in his blog about some of the things they were going to do with SGA and SGU, but I'm wondering if anyone knows if the others have been saying anything anywhere. I'm talking about the actual story content, BTW.
They wanted to do a full 5 seasons. The close of season 2 wasn't meant to be an end, but they had a suspicion that Siffy would cancel them, so they made sure it would work as an end if it came to that. They still have 3 years of story planned out, though.
That ending is a placeholder and way of not completely killing the possiblity of more down the track. Its very easy to reboot it from there and continue on, and if they want to continue with the storylines, they could pull any actors they dont get back in for flashback scenes and also just have their pods "malfunction"
Or have an entire new cast with a completely different set of new storylines, they did quite well to give it a semi-closed ending