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psw
psw
12 years ago

“Music with lyrics has up to this point been scarce in the sci-fi genre,…”

And I am very glad that this is so! The music montages are one of the worst aspects of SGU.

Indeed.
Indeed.
12 years ago

And Rod Stewart’s “Have You Ever Seen the Rain?” in the SG-1 series finale “Unending?”

You’d think that that, being the very first time it was done in the franchise, would merit a mention…

jjs
jjs
12 years ago

– I 100% completely agree. I find the music (at least the way they use it in SGU) distracting and unpleasant. While I understand what they are trying to do, I don’t feel it is implemented well in SGU at all.

The music montages really need to go in my humble opinion.

Sylvia
Sylvia
12 years ago

I liked how they used popular music in the SGA episode Vegas, but that was because it was so novel. I don’t think I’d want to see it frequently, a bit too emo, IMO.

Darren
Admin
12 years ago

IIRC the first was “Who Am I” at the end of “Fragile Balance” (SG-1 Season Seven).

And … Rod Stewart? Really? ;) That’s CCR.

ashizuri
ashizuri
12 years ago

Thank you for this. I’ve loved all the music choices in SGU so far and a few times I’ve even googled the lyrics to find the artist. I’d love to see more articles here spotlighting the great music on SGU.

ZeroNinja14
ZeroNinja14
12 years ago

i couldn’t believe it when they used Brand New’s you wont know. i love that song. yes it was risky but it was a good song choice as that whole album is dark and about what the people on destiny are going through. and i love the stuff by Alexi.

psw
psw
12 years ago

Music montages are extremely overused in SGU. One or two in a whole season are still ok, but not one or more in every episode!

JohnSN7
JohnSN7
12 years ago

The use of songs with lyrics in science fiction doens’t bother me. What really bothered me in SGU was the blaring, grating MTV music video in the beginning of Divided when Chloe has her nightmare (after being abducted by aliens). I was pretty pleased after seeing Space, but that scene kind of killed Space’s momentum for me. I consider that scene a low-point in the series (directly following one of the high points).

twaysive
twaysive
12 years ago

The only use of music I didn’t like was in the episode, I believe, Earth, where they are in the club. Mainly because I didn’t see how that artist performing really fit into the show. @psw I know you’re entitled to your opinion, but I’ve seen you on several threads now, and would prefer to see a positive comment here and there, I personally don’t get where you are coming from, and it seems like you’re posting just to be negative. Generally speaking I don’t mind it, I’ve loved the use of Alexi Murdock and when they used Flogging Molly’s… Read more »

twaysive
twaysive
12 years ago

Previous post of mine, if approved should be ignored… cursor mishape The only use of music I didn’t like was in the episode, I believe, Earth, where they are in the club. Mainly because I didn’t see how that artist performing really fit into the show. Generally speaking I don’t mind it, I’ve loved the use of Alexi Murdock and when they used Flogging Molly’s “Worst Day Since Yesterday” @psw I know you’re entitled to your opinion, but I’ve seen you on several threads now, and would prefer to see a positive comment here and there, I personally don’t get… Read more »

Raine
Raine
12 years ago

I guess I am in the minority here, but I really enjoy the montages and the music. Even more after I re-watched the episodes on DVD.

gkarris
gkarris
12 years ago

one more Chloe MTV music video and SGU is all over for me…

nicknad
nicknad
12 years ago

I think that having this type of music is a good way to help people relate to the show. They don’t use random bits of songs, they use music that can connect anyone watching the show to what the characters are going through. My favorite was in “Life”, when “Worst Day Since Yesterday”, by Flogging Molly, was used. At first I laughed, then I realized it fit the situation completely. I say GOOD JOB!!!

Kathar of the Hill People
Kathar of the Hill People
12 years ago

Yes, I totally did a facepalm to the Chloe MTV video, it was hard to watch. I’m not a fan of SGU using contemporary music. 1. I can’t understand 75% of the words being sung in Rock music anyway, so to “strategically place” the music to compliment a scene, this usually goes over my head. 2. I would rather they use the 2-3 minutes it takes to do a video montage, to instead explain the plot deeper, with words. 3. Stargate is taken from a movie, thus it should have a cinematic feel to it with classic movie music, not… Read more »

Gaeth
Gaeth
12 years ago

I don’t mind the montages if it helps keep SGU on the air. I’d prefer they used *better* music, but whatever. That’s nothing new to me. Actually I’ve made a game of what music I’d replace them with.

Michael64
Michael64
12 years ago

Stargate Universe – Music. I have read many comments about it some like it some don’t. I note careful consideration of the Music was NOT taken lightly or randomly, to all those who are against SG-Us music. I say this from what I have heard in the New Stargate Universe I like it not simply because I like any particular track or that the music fills the show out, but because for me the selection of music approproiately included, has for me REAL meaning that I can relate to – the Music in Faith, Human and Air III and Divided… Read more »

Thing
Thing
12 years ago

I like the musical additiona, and if chosen appropriately the music and lyrics can get across a lot of emotion reveal things about characters that could be clumsy in expository dialog. I loved the inclusion of Floggin Mollys – The Worst Day Sine Yesterday

sgfan
12 years ago

meh -I don’t like the montages. They are going to date this show. I would be happier with less of them.

brechtos
brechtos
12 years ago

I’m not a big fan of those montage. There where parts where it somewhat works but that was not always the case and at moments took me out of the moment… . Think it could be better if it wasn’t so much in your face. I strongly remember that had this feeling with a scene that would have worked so much better with some joel goldsmith music. It was still great though. This is based on what I felt the first time I saw the episodes…waiting for the complete season blu-ray release so will see what it gives if I… Read more »

junebug
junebug
12 years ago

I love the music they have included. It gives it a more human feel to the show. Helps to emphasize the drama and the struggle they are facing.

Craig MacD.
Craig MacD.
12 years ago

I think some of the montages work better than others, and sometimes it depends on how its used. I loved the montage with “Breathe” in Air pt. III. I didn’t like the Flogging Molly’s song (“Worst Day Since Yesterday”?) the first time it was used in Life, but when it was used again at the end of the episode it really had an emotional impact. While I don’t want to see it done too often, I really don’t have any problem with the use of contemporary music in the show. Sometimes it really works and helps set SGU apart from… Read more »

Emily
Emily
12 years ago

Fragile Balence was BG music, it wasn’t a music montage. But yes, it was the first time outside music was brought in. Music montages to me was rare and special. I liked ‘breathe’ but after that when they had one in every episode it lost its uniqueness to me. I did not like the music in the opening for Pain.

Ganthet Jr.
Ganthet Jr.
12 years ago

I don’t think lyrics are what anyone is angry about. It’s the music itself. It’s bad.

That being said, I’m still a fan of the show, fo sho.