If you’d made us guess exactly when the second half of Stargate Universe‘s freshman season would begin, we’d have picked Friday, April 2.
Even before the series premiered this fall, Syfy said that the second half would air in “Q2” — the second quarter of 2010. And April 2 happens to be the first Friday in Q2.
MGM confirmed today via their official Stargate Web site that this is indeed Syfy’s target date for “Space,” the eleventh episode of SGU Season One. Of course, that’s subject to change between now and the spring, and Syfy is still the boss of its own scheduling.
Barring any unforeseen breaks, that would put the season final on June 4, 2010.
We haven’t heard anything about the show’s return to Sky1 in the U.K. or SPACE in Canada yet, but it’s a safe bet that new episodes of Universe will pick up in April and air around the same time as the U.S. premieres.
Meanwhile, the Battlestar Galactica prequel Caprica will take over Stargate‘s time slot starting on January 22, giving it 10 weeks before the return of SGU.
Season Two will begin shooting around the first of March, and will premiere in the fall — likely the first week of October.
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so long waiting time, caprica to spare?
These large gaps are actually detrimental to the show. The same thing happened in the last season of Battlestar Galactica, and by the time the show resumes, you are having troubles remembering all the little details that made the show great. Which was why I rewatched the entire series over again this fall. Watching the episodes in quick succession allowed me to really see the ‘big picture’ of that particular series.
These gaps will risk losing the show viewers
It’s nice that they give us an airdate. But I’d still like to know why there has to be a five month gap in the middle of the season. What reasoning do they have for that?
The Winter Olympics will demolish everything on television and are taking place in Vancouver where they shoot which will be an added disruption.
Many shows are not coming back until later, but because they shoot elsewhere they will return a little sooner than spring as they will not have had to stop shooting to accomodate the crush of crowds in the host city.
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I see how the olympics could be a disruption, but they don’t last 5 months I think. Besides they don’t really have to stop shooting since all episodes for season one have already been wrapped. It remains a curious issue for me. Does anyone know the actual reason for the mid season break?
OLYMPICS? Really, My God!!!! Who gives a damn about a pagan festival, screw that man, bring on the stargate.
These bloody mid-season breaks have annoyed me since they started, but between this one and the final seasons of BSG, it’s enough to make me NOT watch any more Sci-Fi shows (i refuse to use their stupid new name, the english language has degraded enough). By the time “Season 1.5” rolls around, I will have lost interest in SGU, and I suspect many other people will. My expectation is the ratings will start lower than expected, fall during the “season”, Season 2.0 will be the last one for the series, and the quality of programming on SciFi will fall even… Read more »
DAMMIT, I was hoping to see a little Stargate during the cold, dark winter!
At least there’s still 15 seasons and 3 movies you could enjoy during the cold dark winter. ;)
You guys are right. Waiting until April for the half of your FIRST season is idiotic! The Stargate brand is strong, but I don’t know these characters like the ones from the past. I don’t think the ratings will recover from this.
i don’t know about you folks but i can’t wait for the 4 month break hopefully i will totally forget stargate universe ever happened.
sg1 movie 3 and sg atlantis movie have to be awesome they just have to be :)
SGU is no were near good enough for ppl to keep track of their stupid gap in the middle of the season… I don’t think I’m going to be watching it anymore
So we have a show that is filled with characters no one can relate to on any level. Characters that have no redeeming qualities what-so-ever…mindless boring drivel. The studio and SyFy are rewarded for this crummy conflicted concoction by being picked up for a second season. This show has production costs that are double what SG-1 and SGA cost per episode. The producers not only are wasting potential beyond imagination but are squandering resources that could be best used on another series or direct to DVD films with characters that are more excepted by the viewers, and that can be… Read more »
Why do we have to wait till April for the second part of the show, it seems to me that the sci fi channels just keeps sticking two fingers up to the fans ill proberbly forget to watch it when it comes back on in the uk
F…. Sake the wait is too lonngggg…
Maybe they can start making a Stargate Atlantis episode back god i miss that show D: MAKE A SGA MOVIE!! D: :O D: :O D: :O D: :O D: :O
I totally agree.. By the time it comes on again, I will probably have lost interest.. SG-1 10 seasons SGA 5 Seasons.. SGU ~ 2 Seasons (prediction) I have been watching the Stargate series since the movie… I was sad when SG-1 ended and was thrilled when SGA came on although it took me a while to get in “sync” with the SGA cast.. and again sad when it was cancelled.. When SGU was announced… as they say “Hope springs eternal”… I have had more trouble trying to “like” SGU… it is kind of like a bad movie that you… Read more »
I hated to see Stargate and Atlantis canceled. I was very shocked to see Atlantis canceled only after a few seasons. Its like loosing old friends. I was somewhat unsure what I would think of SGU when it aired, but was very, very pleasantly surprised and excited after watching the first few shows. I was very sad to see SciFi interrupt SGU with such a long break; Ive noticed this with many series, as well on other networks. Even tho I DO NOT LIKE THE LONG BREAKS; I will be back to watch the return of SGU in April; I… Read more »
Also…don’t you guys miss the old comic scenes from sg-1 and atlantis? I really enjoyed the situation humor on those series, that was my favorite. Somehow Universe doesn’t have that kind of bliss. No humor, oversized drama, very few sci-fi alien tech scientific speech and so on. Are the writers the same? What happened with their talent and sense of humor? Not to mention a series-killing mid-season break…
I really like SGU it’s Star Trek Voyager all over again and that was my favourite sci fi series. I belive this will run (if done well) for as many as 6 or 7 series it has to to be a proper story that develops on the back of it’s own steam and characters. Now I really don’t understand the long mid season break after only 10 episodes, it’s bad form but I suppose some mad marketing agent on too much money has seen that we will moan about it and unintenionally advertise it for them through exposure. The second… Read more »
My hopes for SGU were dashed when I learned about the delay some time ago. If they are willing to cripple the ratings (not unlike the “V”) but taking such a long hiatus, then what about production value? That will surely slide, and it is not that high right now. With a cast of mostly unknowns, shot with HD handycams, and a seemly rambling storyline, the show cannot weather a reduction. If they had not picked it up for a second season, I would abandon it as a dead show. Since they did, I will likely just record the remaining… Read more »
Can’t wait for this series to get back on tv all ready! I can understand taking a few weeks vacation for the holidays or something, but to have this show take a three or four month break was killing me!!! I even looked into purchasing the first 10 episodes because I was jonesing for the show, but figured I would spend a lot less on the boxed set when it came out then if I were to buy it in two separate halves of the same season… I have the entire Stargate Collection (SG1 , Atlantis, and the 4 movies)… Read more »