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Lordofseas
lordofseas
12 years ago

All in all, a rather interesting review.

Kzap333
kzap333
12 years ago

I’m sure the show will be great (in terms of quality) and I’ll watch the first episode but if it’s anything like I think it is (and you say it is) I may have to give it a miss, which is a shame, as I was really looking forward to more of the ‘old’ Stargate, which may never happen in this economic climate if SGU succeeds. I fully admit I’m still bitter over SGA and SG1’s cancellation, and the fact that they are no longer making that ‘style’ of show, disappoints me. We’ll have to wait and see if there… Read more »

Tregonsee
Tregonsee
12 years ago

Sounds like the rumors that this will be “Stargate Voyager” are accurate. Depending on whether they mange to combine the best or the worst of both series, it could be excellent.

GateRider
GateRider
12 years ago

Interesting… I’m looking forward to it.

About Voyager not living up to it’s disturbing premise, you have to consider that these are Starfleet officers who may serve on deep space ships for years at a time. They know how to handle themselves on a mission like that.

J-Whitt987
J-Whitt987
12 years ago

“Unlike its predecessors, Universe is also a show aimed particularly at adults. This isn’t one to watch with the kids, as one very “adult” scene demonstrates early on.”

So much for them aiming at getting the younger crowd watching.

MattSilver 3k
MattSilver 3k
12 years ago

@ J-Whitt987: Younger audience meaning teenagers and early-20’s, not the ten-year-olds the review was probably indicating to. Yeesh

Great review. Less than a day left! Awesome.

Imitation Tofu
Imitation Tofu
12 years ago

“Unlike its predecessors, Universe is also a show aimed particularly at adults. This isn’t one to watch with the kids, as one very “adult” scene demonstrates early on.”

So Joe Mallozzi lied about Universe being a show the family could watch, huh?

US06154
US06154
12 years ago

@imitation Tofu: Sadly, Family no longer has the traditional “Mom, dad, 2.5 children and a dog” meaning. Now it broadly encompasses “person, spouse or significant other (more to what this show targets), and an unspecified pet of indeterminate gender”. It’s like Gene Roddenberry’s “To boldly go where no man had gone before” changed to “no one had gone before”. So technically, Mallozzi may not have lied. New Seasons of Stargate in the past was always a joyous occasion, and much looked forward to. Now All I have is an empty feeling in the pit of my stomach (Wonders off to… Read more »

Anubis lives
anubis lives
12 years ago

Cannot wait for this. Damn lucky yanks watching it tonight :(

Still have to wait for 4 days and I refuse to watch it on the internet. Ah well, enjoy :)

Goku235
goku235
12 years ago

I subscribe to many of the opinions above regarding the disappointment, caused by the radical change in tone, of the show. I really enjoyed the uplifting sensation the show gave during the first two series and I will miss it incredibly. I’m also a bit sad because there aren’t that many shows out there which make you fell like stargate did when it comes to humor and knowing stargate will be different just makes the world a place a bit less cheerful. I do hope something similar will come to take it’s place( I have enjoyed Warehouse 13 so far… Read more »

Blackhawlk
blackhawlk
12 years ago

So the big difference between SGU and previous incarnations is that we are immersed in the characters issues from the start (oh and their sexual relations)and this is meant to draw us in. Stargate was about the adventure and the comraderie, not plodding plots and cliched characters. All of them have over the top dramatic pasts to add to the so called “drama” that was seemingly missing from past shows. Well I could relate to the previous casts much better than this latest one. You need to be able to connect and care for the characters before inflicting their interpersonal… Read more »

MediaSavant
MediaSavant
12 years ago

I’ve read most of the reviews by the more major media outlets (e.g. TV Guide, NY Times, Hollywood Reporter). Not one mentioned the “adult” scene. I’m expecting that it won’t be any racier than what you typically see in Primetime TV these days. Nevertheless, Kids under 12 only represented 4% of the audience of the previous shows anyway. Time to stop writing for an audience that wasn’t even there in great numbers anyway.

David Read
12 years ago

blackhawlk I understand where you’re coming from. Do not take our word for it, of course. See for yourself and make up your own mind. :)

NavyGater
NavyGater
12 years ago

I have been watching Star gate since I was in 7th Grade! I am 26 now and still a doe hard StarGate fan…. Today is like Christmas to me because I have been waiting for new StarGate for along long time… Please let this new show be even close to as good as SG1 and I will be happy! Also lets get the next SG1 movie!!!

AbstractAlien
AbstractAlien
12 years ago

Well, thats reassuring to hear that aliens will actually be alien. I just hope they dont have boring features like Legs, arms ect.. I want -completely- alien aliens that are entirely unrelatable and out of this world, and a lack of symmetry would be nice too ;)

Mrja84
Mrja84
12 years ago

I’m not reading this until after I watch it. Gotta do it with fresh eyes

Caelestes
caelestes
12 years ago

DOA. Any show that requires porn in order to get ratings to replace the lack of substance is poor writing. Not to mention trained professionals crying in the middle of an immediate crisis situation. Looks like they have combined the bad from both BSG and Voyager.

Mentat
Mentat
12 years ago

Fell asleep in it. Too much like Battlestar G’s “I’m peeing my pants” camerawork. Maybe someone could bring back Lost in Space.

Fridgefiend
Fridgefiend
12 years ago

I really enjoyed parts 1 and 2 and i’m hoping 3 will be a decent conclusion. One thing that i’m worried about is the character drama we’re going to get. Now it seems we’re going to end up with conflict between the characters which is understandable and probably a good thing. But I really hope it isn’t just this week character A hates Dr. Rush and next week character B hates Rush. That’s the majority of the conflict I saw allthough Greer I think? He seems like he’s going to be interesting but then the teaser for part 3 shows… Read more »

Tom
Tom
12 years ago

Hi, I am Tom and I have been watching an SG-1/SGA episode everyday on DVD for two years. First of all I would like to say I am a Die Hard SG-1/SGA fan. When I found out that SGA was cancelled, It saddened me deeply, but on the other hand the franchise had gone off the air in a blaze of glory. Whith the new films comeing out my sorrow turned to anticipation. Then I heard of Stargate Universe and how it was going to be “different”. I said I would try it because the other two shows were so… Read more »

Leanbarton
leanbarton
12 years ago

Well i just watched air and it was awesome. I anticipate it just getting better. The writers made you care about these characters in the first hour. It’s different yet familiar. And it was nice to see a few familiar faces.

For those of you still complaining, perhaps the campy Dr. Who is more your style. Let the rest of us enjoy the new series you’ll be missing out on.

Alamyra
alamyra
12 years ago

Only thing that bother me was the sex scene. I really don’t think it was necessary. That was too much for this being Stargate. Everything else was fine. It’s too early to tell if I really like it.

Afblue07
afblue07
12 years ago

It looks promising… right now I would give it a solid 6.5 and expect it to jump another point or two after episode 3. I do like how they are portraying the young LT’s though. It is easy to think that you are just a Lieutenant and you have little responsibility or influence and then all of the sudden you are flung into a situation that you never thought you would be in. Some step right up… some revert to the whole “I’m just a Lieutenant… don’t ask me” mindset. I think it is very accurate how these characters are… Read more »

Afblue07
afblue07
12 years ago

Well… except for the whole sex thing… a bit out of line if you ask me. I hope that she was another officer and not some airman that the military advisers missed the rank on the sleeve… that would piss me off.

Pjcase2004
pjcase2004
12 years ago

Ok. Just watched the premier. Here are my thoughts. This was a VERY CAUTIOUS start. It is very different from any other Stargate series. It’s actually much more like the original movie as far as the characters go (in conflict and edgy). I wasn’t crazy about the whole bounce backward, bounce forward scenario. SOOOO many shows are doing that now. It is OLD. There is a LOT of conflict on this show. No one trusts anyone (accept the military contingent). Dr. Rush (Carlyle) is hiding something and may be up to no good. Half of the military folks are sleeping… Read more »

Ranillon
Ranillon
12 years ago

Sheesh, what is it about “fan fanatics” that can wait to condemn a show because it’s not what they think it should be? At least give it a chance to fail before bitterly dismissing it.

Bugginkrd
Bugginkrd
12 years ago

OMG WTF!!! There are no likeable characters on this show. I fell asleep on it, boring. I will be watching Dollhouse from now on. Just call it Battlestar Voyager.

Stgibbs
stgibbs
12 years ago

Trust me its going to make you think of a knock off of BSG, LOST and Voyager. Which I liked all, but to have bad softcore sex in first 10 mins is poor writing. I remember SG1 started with nudity in first episode but it wasn’t needed to create revenue or more viewers. So much for younger kids watching it. If I was still a kid my parents would have blocked it with the first impressions, those are my BIGGEST concerns. I’ve been watch stargate for a very long time and in my mid twenties now but it needs to… Read more »

SGUbetternot
SGUbetternot
12 years ago

Yawn. For a pilot episode there should have been better writing, ah well just gotta wait til LOST comes back on air and dissapoints me :(

AscendedTauri
AscendedTauri
12 years ago

Slow paced opening, but wow… loved how they inserted epic parts to the plot and the acting is incredible. I cannot wait to find out more about these characters! FINALLY, REAL people rather than super-human geniouses all the time.

Area52
area52
12 years ago

Right now I am so missing SG-1 and Atlantis. This was terrible. Terribly boring, boring and boring. I thought they were going to break new ground, not watch it dry up. I was holding out hope but all those hopes died tonight. Can’t wait for the movies to get back on track. That or them bringing back the superior Defying Gravity in place of Universe.

HaxMii
HaxMii
12 years ago

I loved it… I think it is a very bold and great direction to take the franchise. I can’t wait to see all 18 remaining episodes of the first season. And I already hope it gets renewed for a second season. I for one, am glad that this is a bit slower paced. However, the first two hours still seemed to go by very quickly. I also am loving Dr. Rush. His whole hidden agenda is great. I can’t wait to find out more….

Mmcgowan1
mmcgowan1
12 years ago

Stargate Universe strikes me as a lot of unlikeable characters “Lost in Space” complete with its own version of Dr. Smith. It seems heavy on military characters and extremely light on engineers and scientists. I guess the idea is to thrust “ordinary” people into an extraordinary situation, but I don’t buy the premise. If these people weren’t trained for a dangerous mission and selected for their smarts, what were they doing on a military base on a distant world with heavy armor in the first place? The show’s writing wasn’t as stinking bad as you encounter when you tune into… Read more »

Sylvia
Sylvia
12 years ago

I miss SGA and SG1 so VERY MUCH right now!

Icarus812
icarus812
12 years ago

I’ve been a Stargate fan since the beginning. I’ve watched the movie, SG1, and Atlantis numerous times. I know the franchise backward and forward. I’m such a fan that I and several friends are working on a fan series. After watching the premiere of SG:U tonight, I feel extremely satisfied that Stargate has not been bastardized into an entirely different show. Rather, it has ascended to a new plane of being. There are elements of what made both SG1 and Atlantis great laced throughout ‘Air’ (which I will not mention due to spoilers). The tone is definitely darker, and the… Read more »

jermdavid
jermdavid
12 years ago

I liked the premiere of SGU for the most part. It may have been just a little to Battlestarey, and I did not care for the sex scene toward the beginning, two military people kinda forbidden. That was right out of BSG. I love the Stargate franchise and I am ok with SGU going a little darker, but I hope that the fact that there is a gate is not the only similarity to the other shows.

Arnoldrimmer
arnoldrimmer
12 years ago

It was the worst Pilot since Caprica and Legend of the Rangers.

I give them 1 Season

Nemhauser
nemhauser
12 years ago

I liked the pilot very much. It’s different than SG1 and Atlantis but still has the “stargate” feel.

I was a little worried of how would (or even if) they incorporate the usage of stargate and the last moments of the pilot made me glad.

I have to agree that there was not much action (in a sense of shooting, running and explosions) but there was not even a second of boredom.

Arnoldrimmer
arnoldrimmer
12 years ago

There was also a lack of a real Story and for me it had absolutly no Stargate Feeling.

Alxx
12 years ago

I’m also a long-time fan, having studied both series. I wrote a live-blogging review of my own here: http://fieldbeatings.blogspot.com/2009/10/stargate-universe-premiere-live.html

I liked it. Not as much as I liked the SGA pilot at the time, but SGU is more intriguing. It’s darker, it’s different. If they manage to pull it off, it’ll be excellent. There are hundreds of premises that could be exploited to the show’s advantage. The acting force is absolutely top. They have everything on their side, except maybe for the VFX.

I have faith in Stargate Universe. Can’t wait for the next episode!

Asthmaguy
asthmaguy
12 years ago

I just watched the premier and thought it rocked. I did not know that the SyFy channel these guys had it in them. About the voyager comments I thought Voyager was the worst thing Star Trek ever put out, yes worse then Enterprise. This was completely different. I think Sci-Fi is getting more complex. I don’t know if anyone here ever watched Babylon5. In B5’s first season it seemed like a typical Sci-Fi adventure and then by season 3 you realized what the first 2 seasons were really about. I think this is going to be like that. The show… Read more »

Nemhauser
nemhauser
12 years ago

(“There was also a lack of a real Story”), you mean there was no “alien/planet of the week” kind of story that most episodes of sga/sg1 had?

for me that is not a bad thing.

i’m pretty sure we will have later on plenty of that with the “stop at habitable planets for 12 hours” rule.

Tom
Tom
12 years ago

In an interview Micheal shanks once said “on stargate your not watching every week to find out who is sleeping with who, you watch to find out what alien wourlds the team will discover, what people they will meet, and how they will try and change things for the better” Universe so far is a discrase to Stargate SG-1/Atlantis. As an avid fan of both series when I heard universe was going to concentrate on characters I said “ok” and decided to watch. What I didn’t expect is that all the characters hate each other and the show is pretty… Read more »

Arnoldrimmer
arnoldrimmer
12 years ago

I dont want “stop at habitable planets for 12 hours” Storys see B5 JMS did plan for 5 Years and pulled his Story to the end. Even encounter at Farpoint was not that Boring. Btw I expected something like this Disaster Pilot, seen how many good Storys were in Season 5 of SGA or Stargate Continuum… a few examples the General Hammond could have blown Ori ships out of the sky but a few Goauld Hatak gets them into trouble? Hello? Coumputer Game Riddle = see last Starfighter or Mercury Puzzel and the Destiny is leaking Air since ages but… Read more »

Kv0921
kv0921
12 years ago

To be totally honest I hated it. For me Stargate died with SGA. It seemed more star-trek to me then anything For Stargate it has a certain feel to it and SGU lacks that. They made alot of mistakes my mother stopped watching it after the half hour and me well I watched it threw but it was only for Amanda Tapping and Richard Dean Anderson. It was Very Disappointing.

Lala791
lala791
12 years ago

That episode was simply just ****… I mean I gave it the chance, I watched the pilot.. probably cause I wanted to see the SG1 guest stars (yes even Dr Lee) but it was done so wrong… I dont even know where to begin. I LOVE SG1 and SGA, followed both from the beginning but this was so disappointing to the brink where I hope they all die on that ship. I mean when did a daedalus class battlecruiser ever had any problems dealing with 3 motherships (oh marks was there, hes so cool!). Why didnt the airman in the… Read more »

Sgfanatic
sgfanatic
12 years ago

My wife and I were deeply disappointed. The dark tone and creepy characters were what put us off. This was not the Stargate universe as we know it. It was Stargate meets BSG or the Hills or something unpleasant like that. The characters were not likeable, and they were constantly fighting. Where was the military order of the SGC infrastructure – this should not have been a Lord of the Flies situation. The writing was weak. I thought it veered wildly from one emotion to the next in attempts to try to show idk maybe more depth, but in fact… Read more »

Maninthesuit
maninthesuit
12 years ago

I’ve got positive and negative feed back, so hear me out both sides. I’ll go back and forth. First off, let me say that the cameos by the SG-1 cast were great. They established that SGU fit into the previously set up canon, while not taking the focus away from the new cast (although I wonder if the next SG-1 Movie will focus on the L. Alliance and the attacks). I hated that sexual scene. They didn’t show anything (0bviously) but I wasn’t crazy about the moaning and blah. It contributed little to the plot. This scene will likely be… Read more »

Arnoldrimmer
arnoldrimmer
12 years ago

And think what Buck Rogers Season 2 did and does someone know Space 1999 (Monbase Alpha) both Shows traveld also across the Universe without a Destination SGU has absolutly nothing NEW just stole Ideas from other SciFi Shows. Maybe the writer did think we had forgotten these old Shows?

Tom
Tom
12 years ago

I’m toms friend and I borrowed his account to say what i think about Stargate Universe…… It is way to much like Battlestar galactica. Too much Drama. I don’t think it is going to be a very FAMILY FRIENDLY SHOW, anyone who watched it also will know what i mean. SG1 and Atlantis were always PG, they never went into anything gross. I am going to give this new show a chance, but it needs improved or i will not watch it past the first season(if it doesn’t get canceled before then). I THINK THIS SHOW IS A DISGRACE To… Read more »