Brand-new interview with Joe Flanigan (Stargate Atlantis). Interesting stuff!
This year is Stargate Atlantis star Joe Flanigan’s first year at Dragon*Con. I sat down with Joe to get his thoughts on his co-stars and the cancellation of Stargate Atlantis, as well as his views on a variety of matters.
DD: Based on published reports on the internet, you’ve been made to sound as if you’ve spoken out against the new Stargate Universe series.
JF: I have? I don’t remember ever speaking out against it. I think the feeling was, from David Hewlett and I, that it was odd to cancel us but yet to spin off a new show at the same time. I don’t think that anybody is speaking out against Universe at all. I have absolutely nothing against the new show and I encourage people to judge it on its own.
DD: So it’s more a case of speaking out as to why Atlantis was canceled.
JF: I think mostly because David and I haven’t been given a proper explanation and I don’t think anybody has, and I think everybody’s running around wondering if we’re doing the movie or we’re not doing the movie. I think everybody wants their cake and eat it, too. I think they want the fan base but they don’t want to necessarily listen to the fan base also. I’m also a businessman; if somebody gives me a reason as to why something doesn’t work (…) I’ve been on many shows that were canceled or failed for many reasons and I get it. I just get it. We’re just looking for a compelling reason. We’re confused why—the show was doing so well, and if you look at the DVD sales you’ll know how well the show was doing. Why, if it’s a favorable economic model, why would you change or cancel it?
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Yeah, even we the fans would like a decent explanation...