I don't think I can run this game.
I've assessed just how much time I've put into prepping for various games, online and off, over the past week, and it's not a pace I can sustain over the long haul. Given the need to teach at least the basics of the Third Imperium setting to new players, to generate a bunch of planets for the characters to visit, etc., this is clearly the most demanding game I am running; it's also one of the two newest, therefore easiest to sacrifice without disappointing people too much.
I was looking forward to seeing what you all would get up to in the big bad galaxy, and I know you were too. My deepest apologies. Perhaps we can play together sometime in the future.
I am locking this thread. Commiserations and recriminations via PM please.