Friday, September 12, 2008

Stargate Atlantis - Vancouver Sun: Sci-fi fans won't let Stargate go without a fight

At the Vancouver Sun (Vancouver, BC, Canada):

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Sci-fi fans won't let Stargate go without a fight

Rally against cancellation of TV show expected to draw protesters from Seattle, L.A.

Marke Andrews, Vancouver Sun

Published: Friday, September 12, 2008

Refusing to take no for an answer, fans of the cancelled B.C.-shot television series Stargate Atlantis will pick up placards today to protest the show's demise.

The rally, to be staged at Burnaby's Bridge Studios -- where the series is finishing its fifth season -- is expected to draw at least two dozen protesters, including one fan from Los Angeles and another from Seattle.

"We hope to have a lot of people with signs and a lot of people chanting," said rally organizer Gwen Groden, a stay-at-home Richmond mother who has religiously watched all four seasons of Stargate Atlantis and all 10 seasons of its predecessor, Stargate SG-1.

The Vancouver rally is the first of its kind, though Groden has heard there will be other protests in Los Angeles and New York, and possibly overseas. An online petition to save the show has gathered 15,000 signatures.


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