63 Responses

  1. Billz
    July 24, 2010 at 9:25 pm |

    I want SGU to get as many seasons as possible, but with the discovery of Destiny’s mission, the bridge and the ever “popular” character drama, I don’t see SGU getting another season after it’s second, which is a shame.

  2. Mitchell82
    July 24, 2010 at 9:54 pm |

    Billz I’m right there with you. I love this show and season two looks amazing but I too fear that it won’t go beyond season 2.

  3. lordofseas
    July 24, 2010 at 11:32 pm |

    Very, very nice. And remember, the show will go on as long as ratings are high. :P

  4. Spaceman-XIII
    July 24, 2010 at 11:32 pm |

    if S2 is going to be so great why do they need SGA actors to help the ratings?

  5. jdenns
    July 24, 2010 at 11:55 pm |

    The show is a copy cat of Battlestar Galactiga. I love SG1 and SGA, and now with no Col Shepperd on SGU-why watch-I’m sick of seeing no redeeming qualities in any of these terrible characters except maybe Eli-it’s depressing.

  6. zainea13
    July 25, 2010 at 12:48 am |

    Definitely raises many questions. Looks like most of it is from the first half at least when the Lucian alliance is still on board. But I think it looks great. A lot of new things are coming up. Looks like Rush takes another step toward the edge. GO RUSH!

  7. fargater7
    July 25, 2010 at 12:58 am |

    Some very interesting developments. Can’t wait till september

  8. AscendedTauri
    July 25, 2010 at 1:00 am |

    The itensity factor for Season 2 is going up 10 fold. I love it. Rush just gets more interesting. Bring on September! My only concern is that maybe this trailer gave away too much information….

  9. brevis065
    July 25, 2010 at 1:06 am |

    Jdenns…really have you stepped outside. You need to have completly redeeming character qualities. I’m saying i dont know many people with that kind of stuff in real life.

  10. Lindsey
    July 25, 2010 at 1:30 am |

    That trailer gave me chills!! I can’t wait for season 2!! And I am going to be optimistic. I think there will be a season 3. Interviews with Robert Carlyle and Ming Na said they were hinting at the fact that there is going to be a season 3. I am not going to put my faith in that. I will believe it only when it is officially announced that SGU is picked up for season 3. But I am going to be optimistic and hope for a season 3.
    I am loving SGU so far and season 2 looks like it’s going to be great!

  11. battlegate
    July 25, 2010 at 1:50 am |

    Whatever S2 is going to be, no matter who they bring back from SGA, it’s not going to save SGU from being canceled, the damage is already done.

  12. altera
    July 25, 2010 at 5:11 am |

    @ jdenns

    It is not a copy. Only BSG Lovers can say such things^^ If SGU would have been come first you wouldn´t say this. The Art of these 2 shows are different.

  13. altera
    July 25, 2010 at 5:12 am |

    Anyway i can´t wait till September. This Season will be si damn epic. I do hoping that we will get many more seasons.

  14. nova444x4
    July 25, 2010 at 5:51 am |

    maube 2:07 is someone from SGA.

  15. bellboy
    July 25, 2010 at 6:56 am |

    Why do I get the feeling Eli’s new romance is going to end in tears? If like a comment said yesterday that this is the Lucian Alliance member he gets pally then there’s every chance it could all be a ruse. But that is circumstantial. I could be right off.

  16. daxmaryrussel
    July 25, 2010 at 7:47 am |

    Great with Eli romance :)
    ‘Welcome to Destiny’ – Trailer looks good. Eli is cute – and he is a little mini McKay (or the writer puts McKay quotes in his mouth) Loved this: “Experience tells me this is a very good time to panic”

    The general quote was a bit… ah well typical American movie trailer quote “When you’ve been to the edge of existence, the only place left to go is further!” LOL

  17. ant101
    July 25, 2010 at 8:01 am |

    Brilliant cant wait now!!!!!!!

    Rush is great and just keeps getting darker and better!!!

  18. Tanith
    July 25, 2010 at 8:28 am |

    Love Greer with that flamethrower lol

  19. Alan
    July 25, 2010 at 8:36 am |

    Amazing!!!! Cannot wait!!!! Bring it on!!!!

  20. Evilslayer
    July 25, 2010 at 10:00 am |

    The scene with Telford could be the episode “Twin Destinies”. Anyway, this trailer gets me excited. I don’t understand the people doubting the show will last for much longer.

    Star Trek Enterprise survived for FOUR seasons despite terrible ratings the whole way. That should be an absolute minimum for SGU. Besides, the only reason SGU had lower than expacted ratings the first season was because of the first half of the season.

  21. ZGoten
    July 25, 2010 at 10:45 am |

    Was that Scott who punched Young? :O

  22. Orion Coran
    Orion Coran
    July 25, 2010 at 11:08 am |

    @Spaceman-XIII: “if S2 is going to be so great why do they need SGA actors to help the ratings?”

    I knew someone would pull that card. Considering that the SGA characters are going to be in the second half of the season, more specifically episode 15 (“Seizure”), the show will have been picked up or dropped already. So, in reality, that argument isn’t sound, and is just a poor attempt to make the show look bad.

    But anyway, I was a bit let down by this trailer. MGM trailers had me more pumped. Considering Syfy’s trailers haven’t pleased me in the past, maybe it’s a bias that got in my way of enjoyment. Whatever the case is, I’m hopeful SGU season 2 will be great. Now, it would be awesome if MGM released their own trailer. That would make my day.

  23. J-Whitt987
    July 25, 2010 at 11:37 am |

    Awesome! Can’t wait! We might finally see what Rush’s ulterior motive is for getting to the 9 chevron address.

  24. gluttonforstargate
    July 25, 2010 at 1:29 pm |

    The TV-series is awesome, that’s beyond doubt and I’m hankering to check out the second season. There’re concerns the show might get cancelled after Season 2 wraps up, well, I’m growing a bit concerned too.oo many people, true Stargate fans as they call themselves, have turned their backs on the show by refusing to watch it which is extremely detrimental to the ratings. My message is a plea for all those who both adore the show and who still entertain certain doubts to give the 2nd season a try and keep watching it. Hopefully there’ll be seasons 3 and 4 but that all happens to be hinging on us watching SGU on a regular basis and should this show be pulled off air untimely, well, there might not be another StarGate to watch, so please keep this in mind. I’m really all worked up about Hewleet and Picardo putting in a guest appearance on the show, Atlantis is gone but the characters are still out there doing there thing (this one is intended for those mad at the producers of SGA over canceling it) and if SGU is gone after season 2 I’m pretty doubtful we’ll ever see any of them again and this will definitely result in the chances of them ever shooting StarGate:Extinction dwindling down to next to impossible. Dont get me wrong, I equally adore both SG1 and SGA, those are mingbogglingly amazing shows exemplary of good scy-fy and subtle and outstanding acting. SGU is also good in its own way. It just takes some getting used to, I think…so I call on all of you both liking and disliking the show to tune in on September 28 and support the ol’ SG franchise)))
    And remember if SGU gets dropped the curtain on this certainly might signify the demise of StarGate

  25. grif
    July 25, 2010 at 1:51 pm |

    not a good trailer at all. the trailer for the second half of season one was epic this was meh.

  26. zainea13
    July 25, 2010 at 4:13 pm |

    @ Orion Coran

    Bringing on the SGA actors isn’t a ploy to gain audience. It has been stated that the episode will be in the second half of the season, after the 3rd season has been decided upon.

    @ everyone

    Don’t think that the actors saying there will be a 3rd season means anything. In the ladder that is movie/television business actors are like the part time employees at taco bell. And don’t trust a trailer, when have you seen a trailer that accurately reflected a movie/show?

  27. lkg
    July 25, 2010 at 6:07 pm |

    I don’t know if Enterprise had terrible ratings. the worst was Season 4 at 2.81 million viewers and that is when they were not even counting DVR numbers. that is higher than Stargate Universe.

  28. Rob24
    July 25, 2010 at 7:02 pm |

    The only reason this show gets low ratings is because its on syfy and they don’t even add in the people that watch the show online.The real question is why would they even try to cancel this show syfy has nothing to replace it with.

  29. Mitchell82
    July 25, 2010 at 7:03 pm |

    How can you say that? This trailer was amazing!
    Apples and Oranges. Enterorise was going to be canceled after season 3. Season 4 only happened because of a fan write in campaign.

  30. Janus23
    July 25, 2010 at 7:25 pm |

    OMG!!! aMAZING trailer… i can’t wait!!!

  31. jwillis84
    July 25, 2010 at 8:43 pm |

    Have to agree.. the thing that sold it (it’s like Battlestar Galactica in Space) could kill it. Seems there’s a long tradition of seasons one, then two.. let’s reset and try something different.. SG1 really didn’t follow that pattern until like season 8 or 10.. Ori was hmm.. blending Camelot was hmm.. global climate change made an interesting movie Day After Tomorrow.

    I tend to think the more interesting tack would be the opposite of SG1 secrecy on Earth, off Earth.. ect.. loved the hypocrisy of “we represent earth.. and the Asgard calling them on it..”

    Maybe hide in plain site.. a whole new series kinda like the old SG1-2010.. but instead of an alternative timeline.. it’s the arrival of Atlantis on Earth that changes everything.. cover story could be Atlantis is a multinational venture and everyone thinks it was built on Earth.. mega storylines… almost like that old Macross/Robotech storyline.. attracts many alien races threatens to blow the covers off.. eventually asked to leave.

    What if Ancients still lived among us.. ect…


  32. Orion Coran
    Orion Coran
    July 25, 2010 at 11:08 pm |

    zainea13: “Bringing on the SGA actors isn’t a ploy to gain audience. It has been stated that the episode will be in the second half of the season, after the 3rd season has been decided upon.”

    Uh, I thought I pointed that out? Maybe you misread my post, but I pointed that very fact out and stated that Spaceman’s argument was not sound.

  33. zigger
    July 26, 2010 at 2:21 am |

    I’m sorry, but as a big fan of SG1 and SGA, SGU is NOT Stargate. It is a mish-mash of BSG, Lost in Space and Star Trek Voyager. Bringing in the Lucian Alliance, SG1 and SGA characters is TOO little, TOO late!! I tried watching SGU. After the first half of season 1, I couldn’t take it anymore. It actually HURT to watch it! And, putting HALF a season on DVD was a joke. I won’t be watching SGU Season2, and actually hope it gets canceled. I’d rather watch the old SG1 and SGA episodes, than see the Stargate franchise get massacred with SGU. Let’s put our efforts in getting MGM to make the promised SGA and SG1 movies. I’d watch and buy those.

  34. Gaeth
    July 26, 2010 at 6:42 am |


    The SGA crossover will happen *after* the show gets renewed or not. Thus it won’t have an effect on ratings. That was discussed in previous news.


    The show isn’t anything like BSG. That’s just another anti-fan talking point. Unlike BSG they all have some redeeming quality: Greer has loyalty, Scott has courage, and even Rush has his moments of compassion. So that’s a falsehood right there. Also, I don’t recall seeing the ghost of Anne Coulter follow some weepy British guy around in a show that has tons of cultural and technological anachronisms and so many character behavior shifts that it’s rendered meaningless.

    I liked the trailer except for that announcer, that’s got to go.

  35. ipfnd
    July 26, 2010 at 10:28 am |

    Amen to that “gluttonforstargate”. I should not have watched the Trailer because now I’m salivating on my keyboard as I did for a year waiting for the SGU to start!!!

  36. ipfnd
    July 26, 2010 at 10:32 am |

    Can someone explain to me why SGU is “a copy of BSG” Although I watched every episode it really was not good.

  37. altera
    July 26, 2010 at 11:32 am |

    Noone can it really explain because it isn´t true.Some similarities exist but that things that more shows have. The whole screening and Story an such things are totally different. If a BSG fan don´t see this then he is blind. I watched 2 episodes and that was the most boring crap i have ever seen (but the “this is crap” is my opinion)

  38. Tuskin38
    July 26, 2010 at 11:44 am |

    Before you people keep saying they’re brining in the SGA actors for ratings. its episode 15, the decision to renew the series will be decided before it airs.

  39. Callie
    July 26, 2010 at 11:58 am |

    I’m excited! Is it September yet?! Was that FRANKLIN in the background around about 1.56?!

  40. lkg
    July 26, 2010 at 3:57 pm |

    why do people use BSG as a insult? BSG has more Emmy’s than Stargate SG-1, Stargate Atlantis, Star Trek: Deep Space Nine and Enterprise. it’s a compliment. nothing is original anymore.

    @ zigger if Stargate Universe is canceled before a company buys MGM I think it decreases the chances of MGM financing direct to video movies. I think this is it for the franchise. from a logical and financial stand point it makes no sense to create a 4th series in the franchise.

  41. Wesley32
    July 26, 2010 at 5:10 pm |

    Here’s another returning character on Season 2 of SGU, Doctor Franklin(who sat in the ancient chair and later disappeared)! Dunno how he will get back though, maybe he has ascended.

  42. sgfan
    July 26, 2010 at 5:16 pm |

    Honestly can’t believe how the anti-SGU fans keep coming out of the closet. Seriously, it’s way past getting old folks. Quit your QQ’ing about SGA and get on with your life.

    I appreciate all the shows. I’m happy to have SGU now. It’s not perfect but nothing is. It’s a quality show and it’s getting better. The trailer looks great. I hope they have an excellent season 2 and we’ll have more
    seasons to look forward to.

  43. horusksa
    July 26, 2010 at 5:23 pm |

    With all due respect to Stargate fans, I was a fan since the movie, and never completely watched the shows till last Feb when I watched all the 10 seasons of SG-1 along with SGA’s 5 seasons and the follow up movies straight. SGU is my thing right now, I think the show/franchise has taken a turn for the best, most fan boys will cry about it not being as cool as the previous shows (its not stargate anymore), but you can only make so many episodes about dialing gates, exploring new planets, fixing a problem there, and dialing home. It is time for a change really, not that I didnt like the previous shows, its just that making a third show about the same pattern over and over wouldnt make it any better.

  44. KaidotheVizard
    July 26, 2010 at 10:26 pm |

    OH sooo can’t wait for the second season! Well done Rush he’s finaly found the Bridge! I want September to be now. I miss not knowing what happened to the Destiny.

  45. kellx
    July 27, 2010 at 9:16 am |

    CAN’T WAIT! I love SGU and i really hope that season 2 is successful enough to get a 3rd season. it seems like every show that i enjoy gets canceled! I will be so unbelievably disappointed if there is no more stargate on TV. For all those haters, if you don’t like the show, don’t watch it and don’t come to a SG site and complain to SG fans. SG1 and SGA are gone, SGU is the future. If you like SG, support the series if you don’t, move on. And i agree, if SGU is gone, we probly won’t get another SG series, simple as that. I have high hopes for season 2, so everyone keep watching!

  46. Togame
    July 29, 2010 at 2:30 am |

    Aren’t SGU S1 ratings higher than the later Atlantis though? So much for your wishful thinking of SGU getting canceled. “Wow, I can’t enjoy this, then no one should!”.

    Anyway, nearly not enough… you know… stargates.

  47. altera
    July 29, 2010 at 5:35 am |

    Yes, SGU S1 ratings were better than SGA S5 ratings.

  48. flubber2kool
    July 29, 2010 at 2:10 pm |

    I have been told that they wanted to cancell Enterprise after season 2. So It was amazing it got to four.

    As for SGU, its not like Atlantis or SG-1. I for one am glad. I have no problems with it being completely different. It’s funny but the arguments that are permeating the SG fandom are exactly like those in ST when DS9 happened. And that went on for 7 seasons. Let’s hope that SGU can manage the same or at least get to 4 or 5 which would be good.

    I agree with kellx. All those who don’t like it, don’t watch it and leave it to those who do.

    And would someone please point out the simliarities between SGU and BSG cause I cant really them. And so what if its a little bit Lost in Space. I loved that show and the movie too.

    It strikes me that there are two camps here those who like SGU and those who don’t. I happen to be on the side of those who do. I also loved the trailer too. I didn’t find it that spoilerish because it may have showed things that happened but it didn’t show how or why. As far as I am concerned it has wetted my appitite for this program. ROLL ON SEPTEMBER

  49. AbstractAlien
    July 30, 2010 at 4:27 am |

    Wasnt really impressed with the trailer, but I still think itll have some good stuff in the season. Just hoping for some decent non-humanoid aliens and some interesting sci-fi concepts and ill be happy. I guess I remain cautiously optimistic. IMO this show should of come after SG1 finished. Atlantis felt like it pandered to the fans too much, and often bordered on fanwank, this new one isnt perfect but it’s certainly a step forward after 5 years of stagnance IMO.

  50. Saurabh
    July 30, 2010 at 12:57 pm |

    I have been a fan of the entire franchise since the original movie . As much as I love SG-1 and Atlantis, I doubt they’re coming back ever as series! We only have SGU now – and for all its weaknesses, its some form of Stargate on TV! Does anyone realistically think if they cancel Universe, the ‘studio’ will rejuvenate Atlantis for further seasons? Wishful thinking is one thing but realistically, No. As voiced by gluttonforstargate, if we loose SGU prematurely, maybe the remaining movies never get made. I guess I would support SGU, if only to eventually have the movies made. On the bright side, what if Season 2 really twists things around for SGU and it seriously gets its own momentum going for further seasons? I can’t really feel it but you never know…but am keeping my fingers crossed for the remaining movies.

  51. JohnSN7
    July 30, 2010 at 1:40 pm |

    SGU takes a lot from BSG. The dark interior of the ship, the shaky camera (which is worse in SGU than BSG), and even the soundtrack of SGU reminds me of BSG. Never mind the plot. What BSG did very well, which SGU has tried but not done well, is create characters who are flawed, but also likeable and worthy of respect. BSG balanced that out very well. In SGU, the flaws are so dominant that I don’t like most of the characters and have a hard time rooting for them.

  52. altera
    July 31, 2010 at 2:49 am |

    Why is a Darker tone and the shaky cam from BSG?? We saw these things before. It is not a BSG original. For me is BSG not good. And if you are honest, SGU is not like BSG. BSG is maybe the up to date viewpoint for these show elements but BSG is not the founder of these elements.

    The Camera Quality is much better in Universe than in BSG. Pleas stop saying that SGU is a worse BSG copy.

  53. JohnSN7
    August 1, 2010 at 11:37 am |

    BSG used the cameras much better than Universe. The camera movement and zoom effect during the space battles in BSG were very well done. I could tell what was going on during the battle. For example, during Incursion pt. 1 when the Lucian Alliance boarded the Destiny, that camera was shaking like crazy and I had no idea what was going on.

  54. altera
    August 1, 2010 at 3:24 pm |

    Thats your reason for quality?

  55. tleski
    August 13, 2010 at 9:38 am |

    Although i Like what they have done in some respects. Personally I do not like any of the characters in the new series. Usually I find a show I am drawn to because of the drama, or the genre, or some other subject matter, and there are always characters I side with, or relate to in some way. But in SGU that is not happening for me. I do not like any of them and at times don’t care if all of them wind up written out of the scrip due to some catastrophic ship failure.

    However the drama remains good, albeit too much at times, I believe they need to take us in and out of the drama more often, and pepper it with more wittiness.

    It reminds me of Law & Order somehow.


  56. Lunchboks
    August 18, 2010 at 9:28 pm |

    Lol, the camera work in BSG is obviously not original as The Shield used it before BSG did and probably another show did before that. Why does everyone compare SGU to BSG? How old are you guys and gals? The closest comparison I can think of, personally, would be Star Trek Voyager. A crew of people who are stranded on a starship light years away from home. That sounds more like SGU than BSG. I hope just like the rest of the Stargate world that SGU gets a fair shake. I love SG-1, Atlantis and SGU. The 1st season of almost every show out there is slow and sometimes boring due to the fact that characters have to be introduced and their stories told before you can really get into the good stuff. SGU is the best new science fiction show out right now, once it’s gone we’re all screwed! What are you gonna watch after it’s gone, reruns of Lost? Have fun with that.

  57. wrigsnipe
    August 28, 2010 at 4:30 pm |

    there will be a season 3 I have a reliable sours that told me lets just say he work for Syfy

  58. Jyard
    August 31, 2010 at 5:34 pm |

    For my two cents, I loved BSG, loved all the stargates, and i am really liking SGU, give it a couple seasons i am betting its going to get really good. All shows seem shaky at first, its not what you remember, but its not supposed to be.. let it go. SG1 SGA and BSG are gone.

  59. CaptainMcKay
    September 14, 2010 at 6:51 pm |

    I was one of those fans who refused to watch SGU when it aired. I was also one of the fans who thought SGA was just a knock-off of SG1. I didn’t give SGA a chance until it was announced that SG1 was heading into its final season.

    The networks choice to give a full year’s announcement that SG1 was ending, gave me time to adjust. The sudden cancellation of SGA, specifically so they could launch SGU, may have put me in a foul mood. Had they given us more of heads up, I would have watched SGU in real time.

    Ironically, it wasn’t until nearly the end of season 3 of Atlantis that I suddenly fell in love with the show. The episode Submersion unveiled to me everything I was missing.

    Graydon: It’s my name.
    McKay: No, no, ’cause I could’ve sworn the guy I wanted for your department was Grayson, because I remember thinking ‘Dick Grayson’, Bruce Wayne’s ward.
    Graydon: Well, it’s Graydon.
    McKay: Huh, that means I hired the wrong guy.
    ((Did he really just say that out loud?!))

    That episode marked a turning point that also brought me to the revelation that the stargate series’ have used epic levels of humor that my Star Trek shows simply could not match.

    Getting back to SGU. My husband finally talked me into watching it on Netflix. I’m going to give you my honest opinion as a writer and an aspiring film producer. The first half was slow. The characters were painful to watch, in that none of them, save Eli, had many redeeming qualities. Introducing that many characters so soon in the series and giving them near equal air time made it impossible to show well rounded characters. As a fan, I hated Rush and felt let down by Colonel Young. The show also carried more of an air of the tv show ‘Lost’ rather than of a stargate series which may have thrown fans off a bit. Lastly, I was put off by the amount of sex in the series since all of the stargates had intentionally avoided it, playing off the (often unspoken) tension between characters instead. I had always liked that about stargate, and was sad to see that aspect go.

    The second half of the season, however, impressed me. The writers added depth to the characters. They softened Rush’s character by adding heart wrenching back story and made him believable instead of a raging, power hungry lunatic. He is a power hungry lunatic, but at least we like him now. We can sympathize with him. That’s why Eli was so easy to like. We could relate to him, to his life’s story.

    I was very glad to see this show evolve. I am very much looking forward to finding out what happens in the s2 premiere, although the trailer spoiled the question: “Who’s gunna die?!” … No one. -_-

    One last note. Chloe is beginning to remind me of River Tam from Firefly. I like it.

  60. cheyenne67
    September 26, 2010 at 7:58 pm |

    MOAN MOAN MOAN!!! Would all you wingers be happier if the Stargate franchise died? Sounds awfully like it too me.

  61. phoenix2000
    December 6, 2010 at 11:57 pm |

    I am sorry, it has to be said and I don’t care who I piss off. I personally love SGU and Caprica, look forward to watching them every week and fear both of them being canceled. If you are true SG and BSG fans, you don’t stop watching cause they are a little slower than the originals. Don’t forget, they have to fight for time slots from the mind numbing reality offerings that abound. Reality garbage require virtually no budget. How is any decent show to compete? Watch your fav Sci Fi and boycott any and all reality TV, which is destroying the very fabric of society as we know it. Don’t believe me…
    Oh what is there latest offering. Plastic Bride. A show where 12 future brides compete for items from their wish list of cosmetic surgery prior to their wedding. And they said Barbie caused self esteem issues for young girls.

  62. chriskura
    January 22, 2011 at 11:40 pm |

    Phoenix2000 you hit the nail on the head I say we boycott all these shows and boycott SYFY until the restore our shows Return SGU and Caprica and down with WWE

  63. Dawesstategate
    March 27, 2014 at 3:11 am |

    Still sad

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