thanks to my platonic wife @sga-owns-my-soul for telling me that I'm right and I should say it louder.
seriously like 80% of the problems in multiple galaxies are the Ancients' fault. they put humans on the iratus bug planet and made the wraith. they put humans on the goa'uld planet and made the goa'uld. they fucked up raising the replicators and made them vengeful and aggressive. they didn't take care of the handful of zealots now we're dealing with the ori. I didn't get through sgu but they probably caused problems in that galaxy. fuck the Ancients the only good things they did was the stargate system and building Atlantis
and we took over those. those are ours now. and we're using those tools better than the Ancients ever did.
I hate modern science fiction shows, all filmed in flatly lit green screen. I miss when science fiction shows weren’t cowards and just told the audience that every inhabited planet in the galaxy looked like British Columbia.
A problem trope that both Stargate and Star Trek has that I find very annoying is when one character says, "You guys, I know this is crazy, but I think I'm (seeing ghosts/hearing dead people/jumping dimensions)" and their friends - who have dealt with being possessed, body swap, time travel, time loops, monsters, demons, telepathic aliens, etc - all say, "You're probably just tired, go take a nap."
If you're in a scifi world and your friend says, "Guys, I think my dead grandpa is in the corner," you go DEFCON 1 and lockdown your base/starship and quarantine your pal until you know what the hell is going on.
TOP 10 TV SHOW FANDOMS ON AO3 BASED ON NUMBER OF FANWORKS, SINGLE CATEGORY VERSION (2009-2022)
If you want to see the TV Show bar chart with the multi-category fandom tags included, please check this post.
To make these bar chart race, all series titles in the TV Show Category on November 29 (or the closest date to it) of every year were copy-pasted from Wayback Machine to Google Sheets, rearranged according to number of fanworks, manually filtered for fandoms belonging in only one category and then inputted to Flourish to turn into a bar chart race.
Locked fanworks aren't included in the count because Wayback Machine can’t view those, only Ao3 users can.
Jossverse was in the top 10 from 2010-2017 (Top 2 in 2010 and 2011). In 2018, it was removed from the TV Show fandom list and works tagged with it show up in Buffy the Vampire Slayer (TV) instead so I’ve excluded it from the bar chart.
Thanks for understanding and hopefully I didn’t mess up anywhere! 🙏
ETA: About Doctor Who: Doctor Who actually has 2 tags with ranked higher (Higher than Doctor Who (2005) even) on the list. Unfortunately, they were both multi-category tags: Doctor Who & Related Fandoms was also in the Other Media category thanks to the Doctor Who (Big Finish Audio), and the other tag Doctor Who was also in Books & Literature thanks to Doctor Who - Various Authors. You can see them rank in the top 10 TV Shows multi-category bar chart race linked above.
About Stargate: The Stargate - All Media Types tag is actually interesting because unlike most All Media Types tags, it’s only listed in the TV Show category. That’s why it still turned up in this list. This might just be a lack of tagging its other categories (like Books & Literature) on AO3, however. Now that I checked its subtags, it actually had at least 2 Book & Literature only subtags: Stargate Atlantis: Legacy Series - Various Authors and Stargate SG-1 - Various Authors. So it probably should not have been in this bar chart race. Apologies for the oversight.🙏