From the January 6, 2003 JMS posting:
On Polaris...we got down to one of three projects of which one or two would be greenlighted for production. It went down to the wire, but finally SFC decided that the premise of Polaris was a little too science fictiony, when they were looking to go for ideas that had more immediate mainstream appeal.
Too Science fictiony.
For the *SCIFI* Channel.