So a painful reality for Atlantis comes to light. I figured I'd share this those who still care. I have 3 friends who I considered Atlantis fans...2 of which were encouraged to SG-1 by myself and later developed an affinity for Atlantis. These 3 were really my "source" for overviews, and heads-up if something really significant happened...as well as bi-weekly ribbing for not being an avid watcher of the show. True believers. Or so I thought. All 3 have said since the announcement, they will stop watching the show...and why? They told me...all 3...that they would've quit watching years ago, but held on loyally for the show to find a better course. One said she was ready to quit as early as the introduction of Ronin. Another said he was done when they took the "fangs" out of the Wraith, but he couldn't nail down a precise moment. The third simply said he grew tired of hearing McKay say "zed" (I think this is more in jest then his real reasoning, however, McKay as a character grated on him). ____________________ I know it's a small sample to draw from, but considering a 100% rejection rate in fans I know well, I can only imagine that this might be a trend in a smaller proportion worldwide. Was the fanbase a fraud? Were people pitying this show? Was it a desperate attempt to keep ANY Stargate being made? ___________________ I'll be very curious to see the numbers this fall...will it stay steady to the finale...or is it going to flicker out unnoticed?