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Benny-Gun
Benny-Gun
13 years ago

Wonder how they will figure this one out.

Sinderg
Sinderg
13 years ago

wonder if its in his contract to say
“these are the wrong people” every ep :p

kenny
kenny
13 years ago

Ahhh yes. SGU-A Space Soap Opera. Here we start again with the BSG crap. Have to check here first to see if the kids should watch tonight’s Ep. I am counting. Two eps so far using sex to sell the show. Really, who could think of sex when your life is about to end unless you take swift and decisive action. Oh yes. The writers and SciFy could. Wish this was a family show again. Everyone sure argues and back-stabs a lot in this show. I am wondering how much management will be using this ploy for ratings instead of… Read more »

Mentat
Mentat
13 years ago

This ship will fly into a star so you kids better get busy and start necking. LOL Just as predicted.

andrewdavis218
andrewdavis218
13 years ago

If SGU does not get its act together I am going to stop whatching. sex is not needed and usually used to cover a weak plot. I own all the sg1 seasons and atlantis seasons but so far I will not be buying SGU.

Scott Watson
13 years ago

I wondered how long it would take for this to yet again be another article for SGU venting.

How long are you guys going to keep it up?

Jan Vetulani
Jan Vetulani
13 years ago

Love the show so far. The visuals are stunning, the characters are real. And there’s none of the usual techno babble – only real science! Of course it is a bit sad that the spirit of adventure and exploration is gone so far, but where it lacks with that it gives back in other areas, namely that the show is not as naive as other SG ones. It’s a different show, and the talk of a “broader audience” scared me at first, but I’m loving it so far, watching each episode a couple of times, and looking for every bit… Read more »

trowells
trowells
13 years ago

I actually really like this show. It is very different from Stargate and Atlantis but u know what that’s fine bc change is good. Keep in mind that they are trying to get their footing and get started so things are weird but its going to just keep getting better. And a character driven show makes for great tv viewing. So it kind of takes a page from BSGs book but it will come into its own. You naysayers just need to give it time. I seem to remember ppl complaining about Atlantis too when it first started. Put everyone… Read more »

arnoldrimmer
arnoldrimmer
13 years ago

The visuals are stunning??? putting one to sleep

that movment was Cool as Quentin tarentino did a ER Episode but that is 10 years old…

Jan Vetulani
Jan Vetulani
13 years ago

I’ve seen almost every sci-fi series there is (except LOST – hate it) as far back as Star Trek TOS, and I do think they are stunning. The ship looks real and really old. Makes me think a bit about Farscape. This whole whinery is the same as with the new Star Trek movie, “fans” get annoyed that someone messed with “their” “canon”, forgetting it belongs to the writers who have their “licencia poetica”, and a right to evolve. I was sceptic at first, but I sunk right into it.

SGUfanatic
SGUfanatic
13 years ago

I have read a lot of complaints about the romantic aspects of the show as well as with where the show is going. As has been stated before, the people on the Destiny were not supposed to be there, the original intent was for those trained to go after the 9th Chevron was established, that didnt happen for reasons we all have witnessed. These are people learning to cope with situations they were not prepared for. Romances, alliances, survival are all part of the human element. Give them time and if you do not like it, then please do not… Read more »

Scott Watson
13 years ago

To be honest can please just talk about the episode this article is about instead of everyone’s opinion of SGU in general. Every SGU related articles comments before this one have been the same and didn’t really touch upon the episode the article was originally about.

Mentat
Mentat
13 years ago

The LOST question. I was wondering when that would come up. The technique in Lost is to break into previous character situations. Have we seen this before? Lets get the stones out. Let’s just flip back and forth. And throw in some “understandable” horny-dog sex scenes the fans will surely love. No. Between the barf cine-photography and the 90210 groveling this had the potential to be a good show. Some characters are good with Carlyle putting on his Hitler face very so often. But the producers are just not respecting the franchise and milking their cash cow to the end.… Read more »

Outbreaker
Outbreaker
13 years ago

Looks like a other lame episode.
SGU is good if you can’t sleep.

cryospark
cryospark
13 years ago

anyone else figure the ship that travels such a long time has its own way of recharging its power using the solar energy of the sun.
seems like its a pretty smart ship, probably purposely headed that way

DarkElfa
DarkElfa
13 years ago

I love the show as well. For those who don’t, be gone, no sense wasting your time and resources complaining about things that won’t be changed just for some disgruntled viewers, you’re just bringing down the moral of the rest of those who enjoy it.

Tanith, don’t waste your time, their minds were made up long ago, now they’re just venting every chance they get in hopes of ruining everyone else’s fun.

SGUfanatic
SGUfanatic
13 years ago

Grrr tonight is one of those times I really wish I lived on the East coast.LOL I still have to wait a little over 3 hours to watch Light. “sigh”

clarkfk
clarkfk
13 years ago

You know the best part about SGU, aside from the predictable script? The beautiful fact that I can watch the first 5 minutes of the episode, go find something else to do for the next 50 minutes, and then come back and watch the last 5 – and not miss anything important.

wnelson
wnelson
13 years ago

Okay, here comes the nasty part first. Tanith, you may love the show, but believe me when I say trying to tell nay-sayers to shut up is a losing battle. You have to roll with the punches on that one. People won’t look at SGU as a standalone series, there is baggage, it’s the way it is. Right now the episode. Quite frankly as soon as the story in ‘Darkness’ hit that it was doing some sort of ‘slingshot’ manouvre I thought that’s how power is recharged. By the end I knew it was the sun that would do that.… Read more »

Rush Fan
Rush Fan
13 years ago

I for one really loved to nights episode. I thought the sex scene which might I add we did not see that much of was very realistic considering the they have bond in the last few days and they did not think that they were going to make it. While I agree that how they got out of trouble was predictable the way that it went about was not.

Skwalla
Skwalla
13 years ago

I think Dr. David Rush is a Lucian Alliance…
it got reviled to soon

Blitzo
Blitzo
13 years ago

There is nothing wrong with having a few sex scenes seriously… SG-1 and SGA were all adventure oriented shows and were actually quite predictable once you started getting into the second season onwards. Don’t get me wrong, I loved this predictableness, but you shouldn’t be looking for ways to bash SGU because it’s different. I personally think the show is brilliant thus far (though to get a proper gauge we should wait until the start of the second season), it combines the legacy which is the Stargate franchise with a whole new dimension of characters, themes, maturity and most importantly… Read more »

SGUfanatic
SGUfanatic
13 years ago

I thought tonight’s episode was wonderful, even though we all pretty much figured out how the ship would recharge itself, I still felt it was well done. The sex scenes were there to show 2 people that have come to mean alot to each other saying goodbye just as was previously mentioned. The way that the others made peace with others and with themselves was masterful. Even my husband who hasnt really cared for the show so far said that this episode was really good. They did the space, shuttle, and ship scenes as believable as other shows out there.… Read more »

washingtonmonumentinmypants
washingtonmonumentinmypants
13 years ago

I vote for less action below the waist and more action in outer space. For drama to work you need more leadership. These guys are scripted as morons. It took an entire episode to close a door? Your second in command military guy has banged to woman on this ELITE team within a week? What? It doesn’t make sense. Also, everybody is complaining and being so self centered when team work is requisite? Was this script the result of computerized random plot generator? Do you think people who dig sci fi has the emotional intel of amoebas? I think sg1… Read more »

AbstractAlien
AbstractAlien
13 years ago

Nice visuals, music and characters…but the plots/stories themselves leave alot to be desired, very predictable. If they can get decent more innovative stories this series will be great IMO. Still early days though..

Piernik
Piernik
13 years ago

FACT: SG:U is 10 times better than SG:A!

Imitation Tofu
Imitation Tofu
13 years ago

We’re all going to die! Let’s try to save each other with our groins!

Realistic? Hardly.

wganubis
wganubis
13 years ago

3 Things. 2. In my opinion the “we’re all going to die so lets send 15 people off!” was too soon in the show for my tastes. We haven’t connected to any of the characters (save maybe math boy) to really care who lived or who died. 3. Destiny can fly into a sun to replenish its energy… so then why has the ship taken such a pounding? Surely if the shields are powerful enough so that those on the inside didn’t notice an increase of heat or the turbulence from the sun and so forth surely the shields would… Read more »

NavyGater
NavyGater
13 years ago

I mean come on if they have those damn stones lets get Samantha And Rodney out there stat!!! Oh and Piernik its way to early to say that SGU is better then Atlantis, I Have every season of SG1 and SGA all the movies and still so far will not be getting SGU on dvd…

Jan Vetulani
Jan Vetulani
13 years ago

All you naysayers almost got to me… but fact is, it was an awesome (albeit a little predictable) episode!

DarkElfa
DarkElfa
13 years ago

No changes need to be made to this show at all, its great as it is. What needs to be changed is the legal trolling limit on these comment boards.

Imitation Tofu
Imitation Tofu
13 years ago

If the writers wanted to have a more intelligent and mature show they should have written intelligent and mature characters and stories. Instead they think more sex and love triangles will make the show more mature. They took the most boring aspects of battlestar and none of the good ones. lol.

Jan Vetulani
Jan Vetulani
13 years ago

What is it with you people and sex? Sounds like half of the people here cannot relate to a story with something as basic as that… Come on, if so then you can at least relate to Eli being dumped in favour of the muscle guy! nudgnudgewinkwink.

krdstargate
krdstargate
13 years ago

wow…all of the people writing these positive reviews must be cast members. There was absolutely no plot in this episode, but then again I guess there really has not been a plot on any of the episodes to date. It seems that all the characters in this show are there just to look pretty. We have a lot of melodrama, but nothing happens.Every episode seems to be the same, a problem occurs, people act like idiots, and then in the last minute the ship, yes the ship saves the day. At least on SG-1 and SGA an actual person saved… Read more »

Jan Vetulani
Jan Vetulani
13 years ago

Well I’m smack in the middle of Europe… Anyway, here’s a “quote”: Science fiction is an existential metaphore, that allows us to tell stories of the human condition. Isaac Asimov once said “individual science fiction stories may seem as trivial as ever to the blinder critics and philosophers of today, but the core of science fiction, it’s essence has become crucial to our salvation. If we are to be saved at all.” If you read any of Asimov’s books, or the works of Arkadij and Boris Strugatsky, or 70’s an 80’s Nebula and Hugo prizes winners you’d know that good… Read more »

Jan Vetulani
Jan Vetulani
13 years ago

Meant as:
SGU is doing just that, putting regular people, with regular (even sometimes naive) problems and issues into an extreme environment (I for one might also be “not sorry at all” if I was on that ship).

krdstargate
krdstargate
13 years ago

“SGU is doing just that, putting regular people, with regular (even sometimes naive) problems and issues. And so far it’s been really great about doing it. If you stop looking for flashy battles, shootouts and people playing soldiers, you’ll notice there’s plenty of story there – in the characters.” The problem with what you have said is that flashy battles, aliens and good old military saving the day is what made stargate actually stargate. Stargate was all about exploration, incredible and unbelievable science, and aliens. There are lots of shows out there about human emotions, relationships, drama, discussion about our… Read more »

whirleeq
whirleeq
13 years ago

I’m really surprised that so many people dislike this series so much. Was the sex scene between Chloe and Scott gratuitous? Sure, maybe. The love triangle between Chloe, Scott and Eli predictable? Yeah, perhaps… the solar recharge original? Maybe not… but what grips me about this series isn’t so much the plot, but the characters. You feel Eli’s pain as he sees Chloe seeking warmth from Scott right over his shoulder. And Camille… oh Dr. Jing-Mei, you’ve always been so expressive. Her desperation cut through beautifully as she argued with Young about who should and shouldn’t be chosen for the… Read more »

Jan Vetulani
Jan Vetulani
13 years ago

“Stargate was always about expanding your imagination, exploring new territory, and yes aliens and gun battles. You cant take the heart of Stargate out and expect it to still be Stargate.” As I said before, you disturb the “canon” and fanboys start complaining. I think SGU is closer to the heart of the first movie. In all honesty, you can’t expect that the writers to try and do the same stuff over and over again for decades, until they milked that cow dry. It’s new, it’s different, it’s still entertaining and its sci-fi! I would never think that science fiction… Read more »

krdstargate
krdstargate
13 years ago

Let me just say that every one has a right to their a opinion. If you like the show then okay, you like the show. Me personally I dont like the show. However, the statement that scifi fans who dont like SGU are conservative, is simply ridiculous. I am not a conservative sci fi fan. I like different types of sci fi shows like firefly, star trek, eureka, stargate, sliders, etc. Most of these shows were completely different. But I enjoyed them immensely. However, I am conservative in that I would like the spinoff of a particular show to actually… Read more »

redfox000
redfox000
13 years ago

Is this stargate universe? Oh, my bad, I haven’t seen them go through the stargate more than once (outside of the first episode). Why not just call it universe, because obviously we are not going through the stargate much (you know, the whole we don’t have the power that they say every freaking episode).

redfox000
redfox000
13 years ago

I would like for the title of the series (the Stargate) to at least be a player in 4 out of 5 episodes. It is STARGATE afterall. If they wanted to make this type of show fine, but why market it as a STARGATE spinoff when it clearly is NOT.

Jan Vetulani
Jan Vetulani
13 years ago

I felt the same way when Rayman 3 and those godawful Raving Rabbits came out! Difference here is that this show is actually good, and those games where horrible and dumbded down (yes, from time to time I play childish games, sue me!)… Now, I think you people forget something. The Stargate franchise doesn’t belong to you… Those people, the show’s writers took us on a 15 years long adventure with SG1 and SGA… I think that would count as something, especially when you can clearly see they’re tired with the SG routine, and wanted to create something new, while… Read more »

krdstargate
krdstargate
13 years ago

So I guess Joss Whedon can call Dollhouse Firefly tomorrow and everyone should simply accept it as Firefly.
“The Stargate franchise doesn’t belong to you… ”

The viewers and fans are what made Stargate last on air for 15 seasons.

Everyone has a right to their own opinion. It’s just not my Stargate. I am okay with drama, and relationships in sci fi shows like Eureka. However, in my Stargate I would like them to actually shoot some aliens every now and then.

Scott Watson
13 years ago

Have said this before: If you don’t like SGU then why are you still watching?

Seriously guys listen to the Gateworld podcasts I couldn’t put what they say about SGU any better myself.

krdstargate
krdstargate
13 years ago

And I have said before: Because it is called Stargate, and I keep hoping that it will get better.

AbstractAlien
AbstractAlien
13 years ago

@Jan Vetulani,

you kidding ? sci-fi fans are some of *the* most conservative and narrow-minded people out there, most have limited views of what they want and lack real imagination and creativity. I bet if someone did the most weird, creative and out there show – people would moan about it cos it lacks charactersation, realism and drama… its funny cos its true.

mattcci
mattcci
13 years ago

Let me start off by saying, as others have, that I am long term Stargate fan. I’ve watched every episode, and have all 15 seasons on DVD. I had high hopes that Universe would be a continuation of the Stargate that I love. I did not buy into negative hype, and came into the show expecting to like it. That said, I have been sorely disappointed. This show is boring and makes little sense. The plots holes are so large that it takes real effort to try and ignore them all and the characters are, well, just ridiculous. First of… Read more »

Scott Watson
13 years ago

So anyone feel like talking about ‘Light’?

bluecat
bluecat
13 years ago

This has got to be the most badly written episode I’ve ever seen on television of any kind of show. At the end of the last episode where they’re flying towards the sun, i imediately thought “ah the ships going to recharge itself”. Not a big deal, why didn’t the crew on board think that, we’re already got stuff in space that uses solar energy so it’s not a huge leap to think that a race that can build the Destiny would have a more advanced method of recharging *sigh* As for the line “i feel we’ve bonded these last… Read more »