This community was created by regann and pookaseraph late 2006 when a number of spoilers for Stargate: Atlantis's fourth season left them feeling as if the show that they had loved and supported for three years was straying far from everything that had made it a worthwhile hour of television.
Since neither of them are happy unless they are lighting fires and basically causing chaos in whatever corner of the fandom they play in -- they were, after all, the masterminds behind weir_caldwell -- they decided to begin scripting out how SGA's fourth season should go in a perfect world where TPTB weren't delusional.
When another set of spoilers hit the internet and basically confirmed their worst fears, these two lovely ladies threw themselves into their pet project with earnest.
As of this moment, the Stargate: Atlantis Virtual Season Four (SGA:VS4) is set to begin its run in summer 2007, picking up where the Season Three finale of SGA leaves off. But instead of following in the footsteps of TPTB who seem intent on changing the show completely and destroying it for its dedicated watchers, the SGA:VS4 will continue in the spirit best encapsulated in the show's first season, following the adventures of Weir's intrepid crew stationed on the Ancient city of Atlantis as they face a hostile galaxy populated by enemies like the Wraith and the Asurans.
Our main characters will include all those still standing at the end of Season Three, including Dr. Elizabeth Weir, Colonel John Sheppard, Teyla Emmagan, Ronon Dex and Dr. Rodney McKay, as well as popular recurring characters like Dr. Radek Zelenka and Colonel Steven Caldwell.
Unconstrained by budget and political agenda, the SGA:VS4 will tell the kinds of stories that viewers of the show want to see. Following the tone set by the show in its better days, the SGA:VS4 will continue to focus on character, action and plot; romance will remain negligible to non-existent. It will run twenty "episodes" with a mid-season two-parter in the show's past mold.
As anyone can see, this is a huge -- and insane -- project that cannot be mounted by two women, no matter how insane dedicated they are. They need HELP and they're pointing their fingers at you!
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Do you want to help with SGA:VS4? Good! You're a noble soul and regann and pookaseraph will be forever in your debt, raining compliments down upon your blessed head for all eternity. There is a sign-up post that can be found here -- if you're interested, please fill it out, leave your answers as a comment to the post and then join this community. Membership is moderated by one of us will give you access as soon as possible.
We are in dire need of writers; we also need editors, graphic artists and, ideally, a vidder willing to help us with a few pet projects. We also need people with fandom connections to help us pimp this out. Even if you don't want to participate directly, if you'd like to read this or just like to see us succeed, please spread the word!
Our goal is to start writing in March so we can debut and stay apace with the television airings of Season Four.
If you have any questions, leave us a comment on the community or email Regann (regannfoxx at yahoo) for answers.
This table layout was shamelessly copied from the code that divergent gave me for another one of my communities.