FLAN, TELLING IT LIKE IT IS:
“It was a series of unfortunate decisions. It’s primarily driven by human arrogance.
“After 12, 13, 14 years of having a successful [franchise], there’s — the producers of that show really felt like they were geniuses. And that anything they did, people would watch. And they loved the idea of getting rid of us (which, I think they were just tired of us) and just getting new people. And they were like ‘Stargate! People were gonna watch Stargate! Whenever we do Stargate, people will come.’ And it was arrogance ‘cause the audience pretty much: the answer was [flips up middle finger]. That was the answer they got.”
(at 3:25 footage of Joe Flanigan Q&A , Sci-Fi World Convention in Malmö 2012, Sweden)