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Stunner
Stunner
12 years ago

Never doubted you for a second SGU.

daxmaryrussel
daxmaryrussel
12 years ago

I so love RDA’s comment about Kurt Russel’s hair :) “Strong hair”. He’s said that earlier too, meaning he could never have done Kurt’s hair from the Stargate film. Sorry for commenting on tangent issue like this – but the hair thing cracks me up.

grif
grif
12 years ago

i am uncomfortable seeing sg1 videos in a sgu article

Stunner
Stunner
12 years ago

Because SG1 is so dated now?

Eagle1
Eagle1
12 years ago

Darren, I couldn’t agree more that SG1 and SGA could never be compared to B5. SGU, though has the potential of possbily meeting it. The one huge glaring issue is that Cooper and Wright haven’t come out and said that they have a 5 year plan for the show. Giving it a beginning, middle and an end like JMS did. In my opinion SGU has shown the capability of true character development, now if they kick up the action, the fans will have true buy in. The show has a ton of potential. My concern is that their may not… Read more »

Jason96706
Jason96706
12 years ago

Action and more science is not enough. They have to make these charcters a little more likable. Battlestar Galatica had great action but I didn’t care about any of the characters. They need to have some episodes where some of these characters reform themselves because right now I just can’t relate to any of them. For example everyone could relate to O’neill.

Jason96706
Jason96706
12 years ago

Oh and I’ve never really seen Babylon 5 or Farscape eithier so your not completely alone.

Stunner
Stunner
12 years ago

You couldn’t relate to O’Neill dude, he was a cartoon character. A relatable character is a realistic character. If you are stuck on a ship with the possibility of death, you don’t crack jokes.

Personbot
Personbot
12 years ago

O’neill was the likeable everyman that people could relate to.

SGU they’ve gone the reality tv route with the characters and they are the type of people I wouldn’t want to associate with much less relate too.

Scott Watson
12 years ago

I personally find Eli is be a perfect character to relate to. He was literally beamed out of his home and thrown into this situation with no prior training and thus reacts closer to what we might would. Anyway think that latest SGU trailer is just awesome and have heard nothing but good things about ‘Space’. But even though I don’t personally believe this will happen I want to submit the following question for Gateworld: ‘What would you say to those who believe that the trailer only contains the good bits from the 2nd half to just build up hype… Read more »

Jason96706
Jason96706
12 years ago


I like Eli too.
I did like Col. Everett but than he did you know what in someone eles body and now he just gives me the creeps. I do still like the medic T.J. but I’m afraid thats it. I still think its not too late for the characters to redeem themselves but they more troubled than most people. I mean everyone has vices and slip up on them from time to time but these charcters seem to be almost totally controlled by them.
I should add I’m loyal to the franchis and will keep watching.

Lightmaker
Lightmaker
12 years ago

It’s time to move forward with an open mind and a sense of adventure.

Lighten up for cryin out loud! It’ll all be okay!

ictus75
ictus75
12 years ago

I so can’t wait to see the rest of the season. This is going to be one crazy ride!

junebug
junebug
12 years ago

: “What would you say to those who believe that the trailer only contains the good bits from the 2nd half to just build up hype for SGU’s return”

Do you watch no tv at all??? That is how commercials and trailers work!!! I’ve watched movies where scenes that were in the trailer were cut out of the movie, and only ever seen in commercials.

Stunner
Stunner
12 years ago

Yeah, and sometimes the movie is better than the trailer.
O’Neill was likeable but certainly not relatable. Guys like that don’t exist, maybe down the pub, but not in life threatening situations, you relate to whats realistic and behaviour on Destiny is realistic.

Scott Watson
12 years ago

read the rest of my sentence.

Those who are sceptics believe that the trailer is just a bit hype and that a few episodes in we will just have more of the same as we had in the first half. But those of us who like SGU believe the trailer is a good indication of what’s to come and that SGU is going to pick up the pace and involve elements that the first half lacked.

Billz
Billz
12 years ago

I must say that I am surprised by that comment by James Spader in this article Darren. I always thought he had a good time when working in the original film. Sure, his career basically went t!ts up afterwards if you don’t count Boston Legal, but to talk about Stargate with such hatred?!? I alwasy wondered why alot of people hate him. Now I know why.

Personbot
Personbot
12 years ago


So using humour to cope with life threatening and/or difficult sitations is unrealistic but a ranking military officer being pre-occupied with his sex life with someone in another galaxy while in a life threatening situation is realistic?

Emily
Emily
12 years ago

Why are there no recent convention reports?

Stunner
Stunner
12 years ago

Absolutely, it’s probably the only good thing he has going on that ship.

EryasDax
EryasDax
12 years ago

@Stunner “O’Neill was likeable but certainly not relatable. Guys like that don’t exist, maybe down the pub, but not in life threatening situations, you relate to whats realistic and behaviour on Destiny is realistic.” RDA said in an video interview on disc 1 of Season 8 SG-1 DVD, that he had a conversation between takes with (4 star) General Ryan (at that time Air Force Chief of Staff) who was doing a guest shot on the show. He asked him how if his portrayal of a Air Force Colonel was at all credible and if so did they have any… Read more »

EryasDax
EryasDax
12 years ago

Sorry Darrin for getting a bit off topic in my above post. As for the new MGM trailer for season 1.5, it certainly does look amazing. I am hoping that if it delivers, as I think it will, that BW & RCC haven’t drawn out the “introduction” phase to long to regain some of the audience that have already jumped ship. This kind of feels a bit like the 1st half of season 7 of SG-1. While it had some above average episodes and it did bring back Daniel, many of the episodes were average and I didn’t want Stargate… Read more »

Stunner
Stunner
12 years ago


Of course the Military loved his portrayal, it makes them look good. A strong, brave soldier, who takes everything in his stride with a smile and grit of determination. Anyway even if there were Colonels like him it still doesn’t make him relatable, well only to other Colonels.

Stunner
Stunner
12 years ago

Regarless of how much I love SGU, SG1 will always have my heart, especially RDA, he’s gorgeous.

EryasDax
EryasDax
12 years ago

“Regarless of how much I love SGU, SG1 will always have my heart, especially RDA, he’s gorgeous.”

Boy, you can say that again. But then he’s a contemporary of mine.

EryasDax
EryasDax
12 years ago

Has it ever been established how many people made it to the Destiny? Chloe said to Scott in “Light” that the odds of her being one of the 15 chosen in the lottery was 5 or 6 to 1. So, does that mean that there was originally 75 to 90 that escaped?

Stunner
Stunner
12 years ago

That episode there was a lottery for 15 people to ‘leave’ Destiny for safety on a planet in one of Destiny’s shuttlecraft.

mythos
mythos
12 years ago

First, I have to say that the trailer has drawn the line in the sand. I am actually curious enough to watch at least a few episodes of the second half of the season now. However, if they doctored it up to make it seem more like classic Stargate with no intention to deliver, I’ll stop watching completely. As for SGU and Babylon 5, SG1 and SGA are too different from B5 to compare them and SGU has a very, very long way to go to prove worthy of such a comparison. And it’s not just because they haven’t said… Read more »

Stunner
Stunner
12 years ago

That guy was not realistic. He was skewered, burned, Zatted, blasted more times than you can count. That doesn’t breed wit, it breeds ‘shell shock’. He’s a super hero, with no links to anything, a comic book character. Real people have other worries, family, sex, money, human problems.

mythos
mythos
12 years ago

Again, just because you can’t relate to them, it doesn’t make them less realistic. Not everyone has the luxury of dwelling on the simple things. Just because you’ve never known someone whom isn’t like that, it doesn’t mean they aren’t real. Those aren’t human problems you listed, they’re your problems. Also, you clearly didn’t pay much attention to the character, otherwise you would have noticed that he wasn’t entirely ‘stable’ mentally. He sought solitude when not on missions, his refrigerator contained only beer and condiments which he was a bit old for, he never really sought another relationship after his… Read more »

Emily
Emily
12 years ago

I’ve heard from plenty of people who their most like is Oneill, including myself. Granted people don’t get zatted, but its what he does with a problem, which is use humor to brighten up a bad day which is what plenty of people do. When I have a bad day, I laugh it off and make the best of it, I don’t crawl into bed with my rommie.

Mentat
Mentat
12 years ago

Re: O’Neill. Sure almost everything and everyone at one time or another in the SG/SGA genre was perhaps improbable or even slightly ridiculous, but that’s what made the two series entertaining and enjoyable, not the 43 minutes of misery and irritation we’re presently stuck with.

Stunner
Stunner
12 years ago

Haha, you’re comparing one of your bad days to being tortured, and the only irratation and misery is from the haters love, If you don’t get the show you havn’t watchind it properly. there are already multiple people on this site don’t even know whats going on properly. You’ve watched a couple of episodes and cried through the rest. O’Neill is an off shoot of an 802 action hero, unrealistic but very entertaining.

Stunner
Stunner
12 years ago

, you’re kidding yourself about SGA characters having depth, terribly 2 dimensional, regardless of that I still really like, don’t make stuff up though. Don’t patronise me either I know the characters inside out(it didn’t take long with SGA). If you don’t have the problems I listed, you know real grown up problems, you’re obviously not a grown up.

katikatnik
katikatnik
12 years ago

: “I know the characters inside out”

OMG, you gave me a laughing fit. Nobody knows the characters inside out – obviously not even the writers whose inconsistent writing gave me the hives.

Stunner
Stunner
12 years ago

Of course I know the characters, I know how they’ll react and what they will do in situations. Pointless comment by the way.

Imitation Tofu
Imitation Tofu
12 years ago

“If you don’t get the show you havn’t watchind it properly”

BINGO! I’ve got bingo here! I’m on a roll!

mythos
mythos
12 years ago

– I knew what you would do in this situation. Ergo, you must be unrealistic.

mythos
mythos
12 years ago

I can also predict that Stunner will disagree with this. Further proving that Stunner must be unrealistic.

Stunner
Stunner
12 years ago

Totally different context. When was the last time you saw Jack Bauer being facetious.

katikatnik
katikatnik
12 years ago

: So, you’re saying that people who actually have some moral code and act on it – O’Neill, Jackson, Sheppard etc. – are unrealistic because not being a selfish jerk is totally out there and not based in reality? Wow, you must live in a sad, sad world.

Stunner
Stunner
12 years ago

No, I’m just a chick with a psychology degree, and didn’t Young take himself off the evac list, he’s a good soldier, his personal life is a different thing.

katikatnik
katikatnik
12 years ago

Sorry, but a good soldier doesn’t leave a civilian behind, no matter how much he hates his guts. Rush could spit in his face and do whatever he liked and Young should have never, ever left him behind. He should have brought him back and put him under guard or incancerate him but what he did was absolutely inexcusable. A soldier like that would never pass a psychological evaluation. Actually, none of the characters on SGU would. And if depth equals crazy then I prefer being shallow.

Emily
Emily
12 years ago

If a world contains more scotts than oneills…ai, we live in a sad world

Ascended Asgard
Ascended Asgard
12 years ago


Couldn’t agree more. Some of the comments that suggest Destiny and it’s crew are more relate-able then RDA dates me I suppose; but it also really doesn’t say much for the current “in” generation and is really alarming to be honest.

Personbot
Personbot
12 years ago

Gotta agree with Kati, Emily and Ascended.
It says a lot about the sad state of society when these types of people are considered relateable.

Stunner
Stunner
12 years ago

New generation does suck.

Scott Watson
12 years ago

Is it really such a newsflash that the world isn’t all sunshine and rainbows?

Stunner
Stunner
12 years ago

According to some people they relate to O’Neill, hence are perfect human beings.

adamtm
adamtm
12 years ago

@Stunner “No, I’m just a chick with a psychology degree..[]” I got a PhD of everything at the age of 10. Well, as someone that has a degree in psychology you should know that “relatable” does not have to pertain to one aspect of your personality. I can relate to Superman/O’Neill, thats because my SUPER-EGO wants to be like him. I can relate to Rush because my ID relates to him. I can relate to Eli because my EGO relates to him. “Realistic” and “relatable” are completely dependant of which aspect of my personality i actually aim to please. SG… Read more »