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  1. Michael Sacal
    Michael Sacal
    (194 comments)
    December 14, 2009 at 10:31 am |

    Very cool

  2. Hajhaabotbea
    Hajhaabotbea
    (24 comments)
    December 14, 2009 at 10:39 am |

    Yes!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  3. Egle01
    Egle01
    (28 comments)
    December 14, 2009 at 10:49 am |

    *happy dance*

  4. J-Whitt987
    J-Whitt987
    (28 comments)
    December 14, 2009 at 11:12 am |

    “anyone is at risk of being killed off.”

    Bull. Any actually believ this?

  5. EvilSpaceAlien
    EvilSpaceAlien
    (35 comments)
    December 14, 2009 at 11:45 am |

    Woooohoooo!!!!

    *happy dance*

    YES! What do you say now, haters? :p

  6. Alan
    Alan
    (111 comments)
    December 14, 2009 at 12:15 pm |

    Fantastic!!!!!! I’m overjoyed at this wonderful news!!! A great early Christmas present!!! :D

  7. Yxelione
    Yxelione
    (24 comments)
    December 14, 2009 at 12:26 pm |

    *happy dance* as well, but ONLY for Sanctuary.

  8. AsFarAsLarry
    AsFarAsLarry
    (27 comments)
    December 14, 2009 at 12:29 pm |

    It’s a sufficient Sci-Fi show, I just wish it had nothing to do with Stargate. Why didn’t they just call it “Monolith Universe” or something, don’t have a stargate, don’t have any of the other cast it in, slap a ‘from the creators of Stargate’ on it, and have a Sci-Fi show that stands off in a corner on it’s own.

    It has nothing to do with Stargate. What made Stargate awesome is it didn’t take itself overly serious (“Now, we came in peace, and we expect to leave in one … piece.” “Where I am from, I would be well within my rights to dismember you.”) The other thing that made it great was how it incorporated our mythologies, and of course, how it made archeology really interesting :)

    The whole “I Wanna Be Like Ron Moore When I Grow Up” thing is all fine and dandy, and I hope it builds people’s resumes up and gets everyone involved in making the project the experience they need to make their lives better yada yada yada, but did they ‘really’ have to make it a Stargate show? Really?

    Sunspot Universe! There you go.

    Btw – fun seeing Shanks on Sanctuary the other day (“I like the hair.”)

  9. Morticae
    Morticae
    (5 comments)
    December 14, 2009 at 2:21 pm |

    I was waiting for you to finally post this!

    No doubt many people are going to have a hissy fit over this. A small group of people took a negative stance from the beginning, before even seeing an episode. Then they are so far removed that they can’t give the show a chance. Half a beginning season isn’t a chance. Here’s a newsflash: SG-1 didn’t hit it’s stride in that amount of time. This is a brand new show, brand new concept for them (Versus Atlantis which was a reboot of SG-1 scenarios in a different area). It’s going to take a wee bit of time to establish some relationships and a premise here.

    And some people are so spiteful they will go as far as being upset about the renewal. Oh yes, that’ll get you far. Here’s a reality check: the demise of this show isn’t going to bring about the return of Atlantis.

    @AsFarAsLarry: I’m sorry the show doesn’t match your concept of what Stargate should be. The show is more Stargate oriented than BSG oriented I believe. I’m a fan of dark/gritty SciFi and I’m happy my favorite show merged with it. I still feel a Stargate vibe from the show and seeing as how we barely know the premise of the show because its so early, the possibilities are endless as to what is to come. I find that to be an exciting prospect and look forward to see where the show goes.

  10. sheenabeena123
    sheenabeena123
    (32 comments)
    December 14, 2009 at 2:27 pm |

    Sweet deals!

  11. blackhawlk
    blackhawlk
    (85 comments)
    December 14, 2009 at 2:41 pm |

    Well it looks like ratings have nothing to do with a show being renewed. It’s laughable now all the excuses we got concerning SGA’s cancellation. Since when did DVR become so popular. Strange how JM denied last year that DVR’s were counted or even important but now suddenly DVR’s are all they can talk about. How many people who DVR actually sit through the adverts. That is just ridiculous. Its no surprise though that SGU got renewed as a 2 year contract was pretty much in the bag and the franchise is riding on SGU. Its a shame that Brad Wright didnt just hand over the reigns to someone else if he had become so bored with it. SGU would never have been renewed if it didnt have the Stargate name, I guess that’s why he wanted to call this show Stargate eventhough its not remotely like Stargate at all.

  12. AscendedTauri
    AscendedTauri
    (92 comments)
    December 14, 2009 at 2:50 pm |

    YESSS!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    YESSSSSSSSSSS!!!!!

    More amazing acting! More Stargate :) More amazing music :)

  13. domdom
    domdom
    (45 comments)
    December 14, 2009 at 3:01 pm |

    Unbelievable and sad for stargate concept after 15 years of viewing.
    IMO it’s obvious this renewal is not related to the low SGU rates as the SGA cancellation.
    I know some here are going to sing victory and show their respect to those who don’t like SGU by some “respectfull” and triumphant comments.
    SGU is renewed and it’s not a good thing and for not good reasons It’s only coz BW had 2 years contract and the money engaged to produce and promote. TPTB want to get their return on investment that’s all.
    Enjoy your chance.
    I followed SG since the episode 1 now after giving some chance to SGU I quit the Franchise.
    It’s definitely not for me.(darkness “love affair” in a middle of events, weak and unlikable characters, lack of humor, selfishness, sex orientation what I don’t care, kids in space ship, poor plots, neither sci-fi show nor entertainement)
    I agree wrong people in wrong place.:(

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    (366 comments)
    December 14, 2009 at 3:28 pm |

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  15. Craig_92
    Craig_92
    (4 comments)
    December 14, 2009 at 3:49 pm |

    Well done SGU. Any word on when this returns to Sky1 in the UK?

  16. daffymjb
    daffymjb
    (21 comments)
    December 14, 2009 at 3:52 pm |

    Good news!

  17. domdom
    domdom
    (45 comments)
    December 14, 2009 at 3:53 pm |

    @blackwalk
    Well it looks like ratings have nothing to do with a show being renewed.
    …………
    Its no surprise though that SGU got renewed as a 2 year contract was pretty much in the bag and the franchise is riding on SGU. Its a shame that Brad Wright didnt just hand over the reigns to someone else if he had become so bored with it. SGU would never have been renewed if it didnt have the Stargate name, I guess that’s why he wanted to call this show Stargate eventhough its not remotely like Stargate at all.
    ____________
    You’re right the rates have nothing to do with the renewal. Now even if a series got low rates it would be renewed coz the budget engaged.
    You’re right the channel had none other sci fi series on air sadly coz they cancelled the others. In addition, they would have had none stargate show on air if SGU had been cancelled so they must renew SGU in spite of its rates. Plus you’re right they put stargate name in the title to appeal an audience and this insure the renewal. It’s sad for stargate franchise as the fact BW didn’t let the reigns to others to keep SGA on air to keep a chance.
    It’s sad to see Franchise only depends on SGU.

    I hope some here will show moderations in their comments about SGA fans or those who dislike SGU but I doubt of this.

  18. JustLikeRodney
    JustLikeRodney
    (4 comments)
    December 14, 2009 at 4:02 pm |

    And where season one episodes were single word titles for each show, I’m predicting season two will be two-word titles, much akin to what the producers did in La Femme Nikita. Really enjoying SGU.

  19. joecool280
    joecool280
    (9 comments)
    December 14, 2009 at 4:12 pm |

    Hell yeah!! =D Absolutly loving this show!

  20. Mentat
    Mentat
    (141 comments)
    December 14, 2009 at 4:40 pm |

    Absolutely Ignoring the Show.

  21. zack
    zack
    (80 comments)
    December 14, 2009 at 4:48 pm |

    That’s GREAT! An excellent series!!!!!

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    December 14, 2009 at 7:11 pm |

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  23. lordofseas
    lordofseas
    (20 comments)
    December 14, 2009 at 8:02 pm |

    GO SANCTUARY! And, good job, SGU.

  24. Sylvia
    Sylvia
    (594 comments)
    December 14, 2009 at 8:43 pm |

    Congrats to Sanctuary – 20 episodes!

  25. Blitzo
    Blitzo
    (8 comments)
    December 15, 2009 at 1:06 am |

    Freaking BWILLIANT!!!

    @ blackhawlk

    What do you think the show should have been called? Something without the term “stargate”? The show is part of the franchise, and still uses a stargate in the plot (the whole reason they’re on the ship in the first place is due to the good ole chaap’ai..) so I really see nothing wrong with it using Stargate in it’s name.

    Stargate DOES NOT EQUAL Predictable plots, bad CGI, intellectually challenged jaffa and wraith, plastic looking sets… (which was what SG-1 and SGA were relative to SGU at least)

    Seeing SGU, I really can’t see how people can miss SG-1 and SGA (even though I was a big fan of the shows, still am) – espicially when most of what they’re missing is the bad aspects of the shows (see above).

  26. mistergroenevingers
    mistergroenevingers
    (162 comments)
    December 15, 2009 at 8:22 am |

    Yaaaeeeey!!! Sanctuary will return! :D

  27. mistergroenevingers
    mistergroenevingers
    (162 comments)
    December 15, 2009 at 8:22 am |

    @Blitzo
    Stop dissin’ SG1 and SGA or we will have to come and beat the crap out of you :P

  28. GJ
    GJ
    (5 comments)
    December 15, 2009 at 8:50 am |

    I’m sorry but I’ve really given the show a fair but BUT it really sux.

  29. zackwbrandon
    zackwbrandon
    (39 comments)
    December 15, 2009 at 9:26 am |

    @Blitzo

    So you’re saying you watched 15 years of Stargate BECAUSE you hated it? You’re as bad as the folks who watch SGU just to bash it.

    The old was better, but the new isn’t the end of the world folks. I’ve stopped watching by appointment.

    I plan to DVR it and sit down to watch it a few months later from now on. Easier to sit through slow plotting when it all happens at once.

  30. Universe hírcsomag /091215/ « Csillagkapu hírek magyarul
    (366 comments)
    December 15, 2009 at 10:07 am |

  31. mistergroenevingers
    mistergroenevingers
    (162 comments)
    December 15, 2009 at 10:57 am |

    @zackwbrandon
    That way you only have to watch to episodes a year :)

  32. Stormin
    Stormin
    (37 comments)
    December 15, 2009 at 12:09 pm |

    Second to “Ghost Hunters”. That says a lot!

    Unless it gets interesting fast, the show will continue to decline in viewership. A second season is a big gamble based on what we have seen so far.

  33. mistergroenevingers
    mistergroenevingers
    (162 comments)
    December 15, 2009 at 1:13 pm |

    @zackwbrandon
    I meant ofcourse ‘2 episodes’

  34. oneofseven777
    oneofseven777
    (1 comments)
    December 15, 2009 at 2:44 pm |

    I am a father of five. My family and I have loved Stargate since day 1. Now, It’s a crap shoot if it’s something we, as a family, can watch or not. Anymore, I have to watch it after the kids go to bed on Demand. I am not going to expose my kids to the sexual scenes in that show. My Wife has refused to watch it since the lesbian scenes a few weeks ago. I am for more grit and more realistic characters and a re-vision, but this is too far. These same techniques were used on BSG, and it got cancelled. BTW, We would not watch BSG either for the same reasons. Let’s clean it up a bit, OK.

  35. DocScience
    DocScience
    (26 comments)
    December 15, 2009 at 3:16 pm |

    I approached SGU with skepticism. It seemed the producers had rewatched the “200” episode and didn’t remember that the “younger, edgy” character idea was satire.

    However, as I watched the first few episodes, I have come to like the show, even if I find I dislike most of the characters. Which is strange.

    Renewal is good news. Congratulations. I hope that MGM-TV survives so that the shows can actually be made.

  36. ashizuri
    ashizuri
    (21 comments)
    December 15, 2009 at 3:17 pm |

    This news makes me a happy fan. :D

  37. daxmaryrussel
    daxmaryrussel
    (165 comments)
    December 15, 2009 at 3:31 pm |

    This is good news! We need a Stargate series. I think the show is better than I thought, but agree with DocScience: I’m not particularly fond of the characters…

  38. Gaia
    Gaia
    (65 comments)
    December 15, 2009 at 6:01 pm |

    Yeeeees for Sanctuary =)
    Don’t really have an opinion about SGU anymore so… whatever =)

  39. Blitzo
    Blitzo
    (8 comments)
    December 15, 2009 at 7:21 pm |

    @ zackwbrandon

    I never said I hated SG-1 and SGA, but I’m saying that some of the people who are hating on SGU because they miss all the bad aspects of SG-1 and SGA is a bit strange and incomprehendable for me.

    I think that the opinions of the show really depend on what walk of life you’re in.
    I’m 16 years old, so the sex scenes don’t really bother me much and some of the younger characters doesn’t really annoy me or anything…

    @ oneofseven777

    I’m not a big fan of BSG, espicially cause it’s a bit too edgy for me – but one has to give it lots of kudos for all the positives.

    It’s been critic responses have all been extremely positive, and it’s awards are probably all more favourable than the whole of the Stargate franchise – how many emmy’s does stargate have?

    I’m not wanting to diss stargate here, what I’m saying is that I hope with the new direction SGU is taking that stargate will be able to be more successful. As fans I think we should be happy if a franchise gets better.

  40. flmatthew
    flmatthew
    (75 comments)
    December 15, 2009 at 7:31 pm |

    With the lack of Sci Fi on TV this renewal is a good thing. I only hope the direction of the show changes. Had I never saw Stargate of any type I still would not be excited about this show. Yep I do watch because I want it to be good. It just isn’t.

  41. Gaeth
    Gaeth
    (103 comments)
    December 16, 2009 at 12:13 am |

    @AsFarAsLarry

    I’m getting mighty sick of the old ‘it’s BSG’ talking point. You keep stating it again and again like it’s a given and yet it never gets substantiated. Character drama with SciFi is hardly the invention of Battlestar Overactica. Firefly and Odyssey 5 were around well before BSG. Did BSG rip them off?

    Some people can’t stand anything different. To compensate they falsely compare it to things that came before, to fit it in that context. When that fails, they claim this isn’t their franchise. How could it be? If they change anything then they change everything. It’s always too much. I remember this same rhetoric with Atlantis, and the 9th and 10th seasons of SG-1. It’s an inflamed immune system attacking its own flesh out of confusion.

  42. Jen
    Jen
    (2 comments)
    December 16, 2009 at 5:52 am |

    I am guessing at most three seasons, despite the fact I like the show.

  43. mistergroenevingers
    mistergroenevingers
    (162 comments)
    December 16, 2009 at 1:27 pm |

    @Blitzo
    I’m sorry I didn’t know you are only 16. I therefor retract my previous statement about beating you up. For now. If however you’re still dissin’ SG1 by the time you reach maturity however, …………
    JK ofcourse. Have a look at the original stargate movie from 1994. It was probably in production at the same time you were. :P

    @Gaeth
    I don’t mean to step on your toes, but even though I’ve never really seen any episodes of BSG, I know it’s been around since waaaaaay before Firefly and that other show you mentioned which I do not know. I could be mistaken, but I’m thinking somewhere in the eighties of the previous century. The BSG that’s been on air the past few years is to my knowledge a continuation of a very old series.

  44. save Scifi
    save Scifi
    (12 comments)
    December 16, 2009 at 2:08 pm |

    First, folks need to really know what is going on with the SGU and the former franchise series SG1 and SGA fans, the fans of SG1 and SGA were too few in number and second they were getting too old to sell to the advertisers so the folks at the franchise (and the network) decided to do two things. First a D I V O R C E had to take place to run off the old hag long time SG1 viewers so a new pretty younger viewer could be found to replace them. They started by attacking and having others attack those that they no longer want. To do that they even have NEWBYS attacking the older series as being campy, predictable and any number of other attacks to make us mad so we would just go away. Yes I am an OLD HAG fifteen years (plus) viewer and I need to go.

    The second thing going on is the “OLD HAGS” like any former wife are fighting back to try to keep something of our former marriage to the franchise. Like any long term relation breaking up is hard to do. The OLD HAGS are not afraid of small changes but we do fear what drastic changes mean which is an end to the relationship. Some of you as fans are so desperate for any Science Fiction of any kind you will put up with anything just to try and keep it going even if (and you know you do not really like SGU ) it means accepting a soap opera without any of the familiar things that make Science Fiction worth watching.

    Just look at the hate expressed against SG1 and SGA by the new fanboys of the new non science fiction SGU.

    The network has also DIVORCED the genre (changed their name) and they completely support what is happening to Science Fiction viewers in general and us OLD HAGS in particular. So giving a second season was part of their plan from the beginning.

  45. mistergroenevingers
    mistergroenevingers
    (162 comments)
    December 16, 2009 at 5:22 pm |

    @savescifi
    You may a good point.

    @tptb
    I want half of everything you own, you hear?!
    Half and nothing less!
    :P

  46. fiveskin
    fiveskin
    (3 comments)
    December 16, 2009 at 6:28 pm |

    I think I’m more excited that Sanctuary was renewed!

  47. Scott Watson
    (306 comments)
    December 16, 2009 at 6:41 pm |

    “Just look at the hate expressed against SG1 and SGA by the new fanboys of the new non science fiction SGU.”

    We don’t hate SG1 & SGA its just that a fair number of naysayers have put those 2 shows on a high pedestal and use the ‘perfection’ to justify why SGU sucks.

    We in turn point out that both those shows had there own flaws aswell.

  48. mistergroenevingers
    mistergroenevingers
    (162 comments)
    December 16, 2009 at 8:58 pm |

    Yeah but they were good flaws. :)

  49. Imitation Tofu
    Imitation Tofu
    (177 comments)
    December 16, 2009 at 10:30 pm |

    The producers have pitted SG-1 and Atlantis against Universe. They downplay both shows to make Universe look better. They didn’t tear down SG-1 to try and make Atlantis look good.

  50. Blitzo
    Blitzo
    (8 comments)
    December 16, 2009 at 11:05 pm |

    @mistergroenevingers

    Yeah I’ve seen the Stargate 1994 film, but as an actual movie I can’t say I find it particularly entertaining. The only reason I like it is that it connects to the Stargate universe.

    And also I agree with Tanith – too many people rate SG-1 and SGA as the bar that SGU should reach (this bar may actually be underneath SGU in some respects), but SG-1 and SGA had many flaws which, while may be entertaining for older viewers, are a bit tiring for other stargate fans. But I still like SG-1 and SGA; though I also think old time viewers should just stop hating on SGU because it’s different – from the conception of SGU they basically were saying “It’s different to SG-1 and SGA”

  51. I Revanchist I
    I Revanchist I
    (1 comments)
    December 16, 2009 at 11:55 pm |

    hopefully they will up the action slightly, i realize that they are trying to do, but to care about the characters i actually have to care about the story first, so far from what ive seen most of the plots are just a lame excuses to show 90210 style drama, that ‘Life’ episode was truly embarrassing, while Justice was more along the lines of what i hope to see in stargate, for me it was ruined slightly by my general apathy for most of the characters. i will continue to watch this season(hoping and praying it gets more interesting) and see if they revamp season 2, if not well i will be unlikly to watch anymore.

  52. blackhawlk
    blackhawlk
    (85 comments)
    December 17, 2009 at 7:19 am |

    I don’t think anyone said SGI/SGA was perfect but they were entertaining and they captured what Stargate was all about, adventure, team, comradarie, and excitment, and most of all they had wonderful characters. I loved the majority fo the previous characters and put up with lacklustre writing and sometimes bad story telling because I cared so much about the characters. On SGU not one of the characters has caught my attention. I don’t feel any connection to them or care about them in the slightest. None of the actors have brought anything interesting to their performance that has hooked me the way the previous casts did.

    I didnt think anyone could come close to the SG1 cast, but I was wrong, the Atlantis cast were even better for me. I don’t know whether any other actors would have drawn me in the way they did. Joe Flanigan made Sheppard an interesting character by what he brought to the character and I don’t think Sheppard would have been near as intersting without the JF quirks and expressions. The SGA cast like the SG1 cast were what kept me watching but I can’t say the same for the SGU cast. Its not just that SGU is so different, I could handle different if it was done well and kept me on the edge of my seat. If SGU offered up some mysterious aspects of the ship, if we had intereting stories or great characters I may have taken to this new Stargate, but now after 10 episodes I cannot say anything about SGU has entertained me, least of all the characters. I find them bland, annoying boring and Rush is just miscast as a lead. Robert in a great actor but miscast for a Stargate show imo. There is no chemistry, no comradarie nothing at all that binds these characters together. I don’t care what happens to them so even if the ptb bring changes in season 2 more in line with previous shows, it won’t make any difference to me because I don’t care what kind of situations these characters find themselves in.

  53. Chloe Daniels
    Chloe Daniels
    (1 comments)
    December 17, 2009 at 8:53 am |

    Ugh! Why on earth would Sci Fi even give this horrid show a second season? This show is NOT Stargate and never will be! You can put a Stargate in the room but it doesnt make it Stargate! This show has bad writing, bad acting and even worse plots. I don’t plan on watching Season 2 and I certainly will not watch the rest of Season 1. I am saddened that Sci Fi would even put a show like this on air, they are wasting good money by allowing this terrible series to contiue.

  54. gatelady
    gatelady
    (10 comments)
    December 17, 2009 at 6:01 pm |

    I don’t dislike SGU because it is “different” It is just not interesting. Yes SG-1 had “flaws” but it lasted 10 years..10…Did I mention it went 10 years?

  55. mistergroenevingers
    mistergroenevingers
    (162 comments)
    December 17, 2009 at 7:08 pm |

    sigh…. those were 10 good years…
    if only there’d been more than 10

  56. macauley01
    macauley01
    (1 comments)
    December 18, 2009 at 6:56 pm |

    hey all i am not here to piss anyone off. but i have been reading comments from a few of you guys about stargate week in and week out..
    and i feel i have to respond to you all :)

    stargate sg1 was great but lets be honest not all seasons were. but we all stuck with it why because we all new it would get better and it did.

    stargate atlantis was also great and again not all seasons were. but we also stuck with because we knew it would get better and it did.

    so now we have stargate universe which to be honest hasn’t started as good as we have come to expect from stargate but something tells me if we stick with it it will turn out great just as the sg1 and atlantis did.

    so what am saying is have faith in stargate and it wont disapoint you in the end. and who knows we might see the azguard make a suprise appearence like they did in atlantis…..

  57. shaq33
    shaq33
    (10 comments)
    December 19, 2009 at 10:04 am |

    @blitzo or blazito. You might conceder SGU better, or the recongnition BSG got makes it better that is your opinon but let me give you a list.

    1. Emmies who gives a crap
    2. 4 season of BSG vs. 10 seasons of what you call a bad show SG1 and five of atlatnis.
    3. not becase crtics or crickets like something then it is good. Half the dam movies that win oscors are unwatchable.
    4. YOu say SG1 and Atlantis had bad parts and they fixed it in sgu or at least that is what you mean, then you are crazy since pretty much everthing that was in SG1 or Atlanis was exactly done on SGU in opisite direction they saw what what SG1 was and they siad what would be the exact oppiste and they made SG1.

    I don’t care for SGU, and not going to watch that show, and nether should anyone since it will be cancelled after season 2, don’t belive you ahve a victory here, all of us who understand that SGU is #### knew that it was going to be renewed for a second season, but I’ll challange you all that if it keeps this it will not see a third season.

  58. jessie4363
    jessie4363
    (15 comments)
    December 19, 2009 at 10:16 pm |

    @blackhawlk
    “I don’t think anyone said SGI/SGA was perfect but they were entertaining and they captured what Stargate was all about, adventure, team, comradarie, and excitment, and most of all they had wonderful characters. I loved the majority fo the previous characters and put up with lacklustre writing and sometimes bad story telling because I cared so much about the characters. On SGU not one of the characters has caught my attention. I don’t feel any connection to them or care about them in the slightest. None of the actors have brought anything interesting to their performance that has hooked me the way the previous casts did.”

    I couldn’t have said it better. And the converse is true as well. If I don’t care about the characters, then I am annoyed by lackluster writing and plotholes that you could drive a Mack Truck through. The very fact that I sit finding fault as I watch is a sure bet that the show has missed the mark for me. And I’m sorry, but I don’t recall needing more than one viewing to be entranced or engaged in watching say, Castle or White Collar. Too lightweight and fluffy, you say? Comparing apples to oranges?

    Well Defying Gravity then. I think DG was everything that SGU *wants* to be but fails at miserably. That DG disappeared off the radar before it found an audience had more to do with the poor promotion and handling by the network then any flaws in the show itself. But that’s the one area where SGU succeeded. It was aired on a network that has little else to offer and came with a pedigree behind it that promised, at the very least, recognition.

    Number 2 behind Ghost Hunters. Way to go, SGU.

  59. gigitravels
    gigitravels
    (34 comments)
    December 20, 2009 at 3:50 pm |

    SGU the reality show in space.. bunch of losers stranded in one place and lash at each other while occasionally the big brother pays a visit (through the stones) and gives them orders.

    science fiction it is not

    reality show it tries very hard to be but alas, it’s still fiction

    soap opera it sure is but a weak one, at best

    riding on the stargate name, it will last for a while longer i guess.

    sounding negative am i not.

    maybe i’m just inspired by the new show’s characters, each one of them a true inspiration.

    also sgu fans have a habit of defending the show solely by making assumptions regarding the IQ levels of those who don’t like it.

    once again, probably inspired by the show’s characters, who do nothing but lash at each other, even when they go through the gate on a timer before they jump back to ftl.

    even then, dissing each other and beating each other up is their top priority.

    there were some highlights in SGU though.

    one highlight was dr. rush lashing at everyone around because he was on caffeine withdrawl. that scene was truly fascinating.

    the scene where telford was screwing young’s ex-wife on and off because the stones malfunctioned was also mind boggling.

    truly grand moments of television.

  60. Scott Watson
    (306 comments)
    December 20, 2009 at 9:44 pm |

    No offence to anyone your all entitled to your opinion but if those naysayers who have made up there mind about SGU come back here in April to comment about what they didn’t like about the next episode then I would be really curious about there life since they have nothing better to do than to watch and criticise something they don’t like.

  61. gigitravels
    gigitravels
    (34 comments)
    December 21, 2009 at 1:03 am |

    @Tanith,

    It’s not that we don’t have a life, but rather, after *15* seasons of stargate, it was fair to give SGU a chance and watch more than 2 episodes.

    So I watched the first half of the season, and while it was heartbreaking for a devoted SG fan like myself, I did keep watching to give it a chance.

    And I will watch one more episode in April, just to see if the writers may have decided to snap out of the dark corner they went into.

    If they didn’t, then just like you suggested, there is no point in denying the truth about what stargate has turned into and you can rest assured that I won’t be watching anymore.

  62. mistergroenevingers
    mistergroenevingers
    (162 comments)
    December 21, 2009 at 6:34 am |

    I’m not really fond of what’s been going on so far but I’m gonna be watching at least the whole first season. Then I’m probably gonna watch the second season as well. Hell, I’m probably gonna keep watching it because stargate is actually one of the very few series that I really like. Even though the first half of the season was for me somewhat disappointing I still see a lot of potential in SGU. I wouldn’t have had high expectations in the first place if that wasn’t true. My guess (and hope) would be that the writers will manage to make the show far more interesting to me and perhaps a lot of the other critics by shifting the focus onto Destiny in the next 1,5 seasons to come. Still this gloomy feeling of a potential demise of my fav show remains with the thought that the show might continue on the same road it is now or even take a turn for the worse. I can only wait and see.

  63. rsharpe
    rsharpe
    (60 comments)
    December 21, 2009 at 10:55 pm |

    Maybe TPTB will take all the money they’re supposedly making on Stargate:90219 and make the Stargate movies we were promised.

  64. NashVOLcat
    NashVOLcat
    (2 comments)
    December 22, 2009 at 10:45 pm |

    Being one that has watched SG1 and SGA since they both first aired and seen every episode of both more than once (thanks to hulu and netflix)
    I am still stuck in the middle on SGU.
    What I think I did wrong from the begining of SGU was trying to compare it to the first two series and it wasn’t stacking up, so I kind of had to look at it as a different kind of show which it is and that helped…a little
    I will for sure give every chance to sway me over but SG1 and SGA had me from the very first episode of each.
    I have to find out what happens to Rush who I think is one of the high spots of the show.
    All in all it will have to do a lot better to make me a complete fan. Throw in some good fire fights and meeting some mortal enemies, lets battle it out with other ships, anything I don’t care just make it more exciting.
    I agree with parts of a lot of the post here for and against the show.
    Everyone is entitled to their opinions and I feel people have that right, after all thats what forums like this are made for.

  65. NashVOLcat
    NashVOLcat
    (2 comments)
    December 22, 2009 at 11:16 pm |

    @ mistergroenevingers
    Could not agree more

  66. Varyy
    Varyy
    (3 comments)
    December 22, 2009 at 11:33 pm |

    I have watches SG-1 before it was even aired and I must say SGU is utter crap….

    Yeah, peeps, watching a show since the beggining (and even before) does not title you to anything, you don’t know what is better to the SG franchise, you dont know how to fix it, and you most problably now squat about making a TV show.

    Regardless, you are entiteled to your opinion, but sayimg that SGU doomed the franchise is as constructive as a H-boom.

    So please, when SGU, the show i love, comes back in April, please shut your pie-holes, we already know that you hate it, really, got it. So move on, and rewatch SG-1 and Atlantis, but leave SGU move its coure, because that you cry about it (which is mostly hateful rant)it wont help anyone.

    So yes SGU destroyed the franchise, blah blah, leave the premisses now please, there is people that want to see this show. I wont give reasons why, because you’ve obviously made your mind, so just leave.

    Please don’t come back on April

    And please, if the show gets cancelled (god hopes not!), dont come back to gloat, that is just not of human quality, really.

  67. mistergroenevingers
    mistergroenevingers
    (162 comments)
    December 23, 2009 at 12:50 pm |

    @Varyy
    Could you please stay on topic here?
    I’m getting really tired of all these people bitching about other people leaving comments.
    :P

  68. Zach236
    Zach236
    (36 comments)
    December 25, 2009 at 2:40 am |

    Stargate Universe at this point could be called a decent show, but a majority of the episodes have been insanely unentertaining. I think the show has certainly benefited from its name. As to this point it seems to have received a major boost from Stargate fans. The only reason I bring that up is that this show I think most people would agree is a polar opposite to the first two series. Which is all well in good but very disappointing. Stargate used to be something that was difficult to find on television in that it was not a complete insult to the viewers intelligence and both shows to some extent kept themselves serious enough. Admittedly the last season of SG1 and parts of seasons 4 and 5 of SGA went south in terms of sacrificing a better quality show for ridiculousness. But I’d almost rather see that than what the current producers have come up with for Stargate.

    My major problem is the producers have come up with a kind of drama that you can find everyday on cable or network television. Not necessarily in space but space plays a relatively insignificant role to this point in the show anyway. I see no reason to continue watching SGU the producers have essentially said that this show is not Stargate and it will never be Stargate though not so directly. And to fans who also take issue with this, I suggest the best way to get actual Stargate back is to stop watching this show and watch Sanctuary. Why Sanctuary? Mostly because from the credits it seems that Amanda Tapping took a large chunk of the behind the scenes people that worked on Stargate at some point and frankly that show though not in space is far more similar to Stargate than SGU has been and probably ever will be. And those of you continuing to watch to hold on to Stargate Please Do not. To do so would only continue these producers delusion that they were right and will probably serve to do nothing but ensure that Stargate as it was known and at the very least liked for 15 seasons will be gone for good.

  69. gigitravels
    gigitravels
    (34 comments)
    December 26, 2009 at 4:19 am |

    No matter how weak SGU is and how low its ratings will get, the creators/producers of Stargate will never return to produce SG-1/SGA style episodes. They have made it clear that they are through with that.

    So when you think about it, the Stargate that we knew and loved will NOT return, no matter what.

    As the producers are determined not to return to the old style, you can expect SGU to either remain pathetic as it is or just slightly less pathetic so to quiet down the angry fans – i.e. the writers will add a battle or two, maybe even an alien, like, one per season or something.

    Bottom line is – The ‘real’ Stargate is gone, forever. NOTHING will change that because you can’t force someone to write a certain kind of script if he simply does not want to.

  70. KOBE SBM
    KOBE SBM
    (6 comments)
    December 26, 2009 at 6:01 am |

    “Bottom line is – The ‘real’ Stargate is gone, forever. NOTHING will change that because you can’t force someone to write a certain kind of script if he simply does not want to.”

    You are right.

    And because of that stubborn attitude, the show will be cancelled and there will be nothing the writers or actors can do about it. Thats the way this business works…they dont care about “accolades” and serious writing or artistic interests, they care about MONEY, and money comes from advertisers, based on ratings which are based on VIEWERSHIP. The original fans of Stargate and SG-1 and SGA are the reason this franchise exists, plain and simple. He OWES us. But of course, he can take his hissy fit and stay the course he has taken, and he will be out of a job. The show will be cancelled after season 2…mark these words.

  71. caramelmonkey
    caramelmonkey
    (26 comments)
    December 28, 2009 at 2:56 am |

    Well I’m not a fan of SGU, but hey! It got renewed. Good for the show. Yay for the fans.

    Still not a fan of it, but whatever. It’s not like we’re ever getting our stargate back. The writers aren’t the same anymore. If they do continue Atlantis, they’ll do all that stuff they’re doing with SGU. :/

  72. Cafe 5
    Cafe 5
    (3 comments)
    January 5, 2010 at 7:09 pm |

    I’ve read several interviews with the producers of SGU and maybe I’m reading into these interviews in a bias fashion but when they talk about SG-1 and SGA it comes off like their trying to scrape something off their boots, instead of an almost 15 year franchise that they should be proud of. I’ve been catching reruns of SG-1 on “this” channel and it makes me appreciate the early episodes all the more. I can’t watch SGU they lost me several weeks back, in fact I know of no one who watches this show that is in my circle of friends. This show is to me a waste of potential, resources,and my time. It such a shame really that something my family and friends enjoyed so much is being run into the ground
    in such a careless manner.

  73. Scully
    Scully
    (2 comments)
    January 5, 2010 at 9:51 pm |

    I did not believe they would renew SGU. I stoped watching the show after a the 6th episode as did many of my friends. It in no way reminds me of SG-1 or SGA. I enjoyed those shows because they were light, humorous and adventurous. They were escape-ism at its very best. SGU has too much in common with the real world with complicated interaction between the characters, endless mind games and little if any levity. When I watch a TV show I want to relax and be entertained not hit over the head with a sledge hammer. SGU reminds me of a headache that wont go away. Thank God I can however. Back to re-runs…..anybody see a Prior?

  74. Spaceman13
    Spaceman13
    (1 comments)
    January 7, 2010 at 2:53 am |

    They say big people make big mistakes, and this is what happened to the Stargate franchise.

    Everywhere we look, from forums, video sites to Amazon reviews, SGU received massive outcry, even affiliated fan sites are finding it hard to contain all the negative responses.

    While the producers of SGU publicly stated they don’t care about the old fans, going as far as calling old fans “morons” and “idiots”, what they were afraid to admit is they needed the old fan base as a crutch just incase people found out how much they sucked. After all, why use the Stargate brand if they didn’t need the fan base at all?

    What really happened is the producers of SGU have lost the touch, the world changed so much, they look at other shows and wonder why they’re not making as much money as well, so they thought it’s time to change something, fix something that’s not broken.

    They didn’t have the balls to create something entirely new, so they used the Stargate brand as a blanket, looked at Survivors, American idols, Lost, Greys anatomy, Cloverfield etc, took what they thought was making them popular and combined them base on BSG, a framework they were comfortable working with.

    The end result was a gigantic fail, what they ended up producing is exactly what you get when you take everything out of your fridge, blend them into a paste, cook it in microwave then put it in a used Coca Cola cup from McDonalds and call it the new Coke.

    Now normally when someone create a ####, people simply ignore it and move on, but what the producers of SGU did, was on top of producing a ####, they also betrayed an established fan base, destroyed an established franchise, and spent more money per episode doing so.

    The producers are too insecure to admit it, but anyone with basic business skills knows it was simply a bad business decision. There’s simply no excuse.

    And it’s too late to turn back, the cat is out of the bag and not even Cooper & Wright’s ego can contain this mess.

    Goodbye Stargate.

  75. underdog
    underdog
    (4 comments)
    January 16, 2010 at 9:26 pm |

    After the pilot episode this stopped being about any kind of a comparison to SG-1 or SGA. Even prior to the pilot, we had been told that SGU wouldn’t have any of the same characters and would be a very different kind of Stargate. What we couldn’t have anticipated was that it would be, in fact, a complete departure from previous SG-1 and SGA series.

    We couldn’t have anticipated that we would not only find it difficult to like the characters, but that we would actively DISlike them.

    Nor could we have anticipated that Stargate would be reduced to a soap opera, with everything detestable that goes along with that.

    We couldn’t have anticipated having to send our children out of the room when watching a Stargate episode of any kind.

    And there is no way we could have anticipated hoping that the series had been cancelled mid-season, only to find out that it would be back, not only for a second half but a second season at that.

    It’s not about edgy, it’s not about gritty, it’s not about dark. It’s about a soap opera filled with unlikable characters, masquerading as science fiction, and worse, as Stargate.

  76. underdog
    underdog
    (4 comments)
    January 18, 2010 at 8:27 am |

    Just wanted to add that all of you who are wondering what happened to the great writing should switch over to Sanctuary. It’s now obvious that Damian Kindler and Martin Wood were the real talent behind Stargate. I wasn’t overly impressed with Sanctuary’s first season, but season two is excellent. Give it a try.

  77. Jaronimo
    Jaronimo
    (1 comments)
    January 11, 2011 at 12:25 am |

    I loved watching SG-1 and once I started watching SGA I liked it to. Why did they cancel SGA it was just starting to get good ? All SGU is ” see who can stab each other in the back fastest ” while SG-1 and SGA was ” no man left behind “.

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