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bhorwith22
bhorwith22
10 years ago

“The show premiered on Syfy Channel in 2009, introducing not only a new cast of characters and a new mission but also a very different style of Stargate on television: darker (both thematically and visually), hand-held, with characters more flawed and less heroic. For some it wasn’t Stargate enough; for others, it was the first Stargate they were actually interested in watching.”
Perfect summary of SGU. It is probably my favorite Stargate show, even though I love SG-1 and Atlantis.

TW
TW
10 years ago

The reason SGU failed, well for oen part it was something different than the previous two but the biggest was there was no good opening credits. Loved the show as well as I love Sg-1 and SGA and wished it would have lasted longer but we wouldn’t be doing this. But yes if it had a biggere opening sequence like SGA and SG-1 then it would have made it.

jimv1983
jimv1983
10 years ago

The SG-1 and SGA rewatch was fun but I’m going to have to end my participation here. I’m surprised it even got an entire season and even more surprised it got a second season. I am a long time Stargate fan so I watched both season just hoping it would get better. It didn’t. The only character that was worth a damn was Eli. I didn’t care what happened to anyone else. Every week I was hoping they would find a cool way to kill of Chloe.

archetype
archetype
10 years ago

TW- My favorite theory so far.

davey1983
davey1983
10 years ago

TW- I have to disagree with you. While I do not like the current trend of not having a credit sequence, I have never started, continued, or stopped watching a show because of the opening credit sequence. If opening credit sequences helped bring in viewers, we would not see shows getting rid of them like we do right now.

Orcen
Orcen
10 years ago

Just remember Lost’s opening credits… oh well.

oneme
oneme
10 years ago

SGU is my favorite STARGATE!

Loved sg-1 when it was out, but always wanted more character development. SGU was the answer!

And if you didn’t like that pilot episode…you just hate tv in general then

:)

mynameschris
mynameschris
10 years ago

Guys just wondering, wheres the nomination for best Greer moment?

Darren
Admin
10 years ago

Thanks for the reminder, Chris — I’d added it to the forum thread where nominations are taking place, but forgot to come back here with the fix.

jimv1983
jimv1983
10 years ago

oneme, Character development was all the show was and the characters ****** (except Eli). 95% of the show was fighting between the characters or someone crying. The Stargate mythology, team work, sense of adventure and heavy sci-fi stories were what made SG-1 and SGA so good. SGU had hardly any of that. The only part of the pilot episode that was any good was the battle above Icarus planet, the part where they recruited Eli and Eli figuring out how to dial the 9th chevron. If you liked SGU you might like: 90210, Smallville, The Vampire Diaries, Supernatural. Go back… Read more »

Noldor
Noldor
10 years ago

Stargate ended with an Enemy at the gate…

Akurai
Akurai
10 years ago

If you didn’t watch SGU, don’t pretend that you know what it is about. If you had watched more than three episodes of SGU, you would understand that you’re entire statement is wrong.

And yes, I did enjoy Smallville and Supernatural. But I also enjoyed Stargate SG1, Stargate Atlantis,, Firefly, Battlestar Galactica(old and new), Star Trek, Lost, Andromeda, Farscape, Continuum, Sanctuary, and many other fantastic science fiction shows.

Just because you dislike Stargate Universe, does not automatically make you better than people who do like it.

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jimv1983
jimv1983
10 years ago

, I actually did watch all two seasons hoping that it would get better. It didn’t. I also never claimed to be better than you.

Stargate Universe was an insult to the franchise. The show was 90% drama between the characters and 10% actual sci-fi. Why do you think it only got two seasons? Go back and watch “200″ from SG-1 where they had the parody of SG-1 where they were all over-dramatic teenagers. That was what SGU was. SGU was basically Stargate: 90210.

Noldor
Noldor
10 years ago

I have to agree 100% with jimv1983. I have given the two seasons of SGU many chanses, but it`s still ****. There was two good episodes though, the first one, and i belive it was ep15 in s2. That was it.

jimv1983
jimv1983
10 years ago

I really hope the voting for the SGU seasons does not require us to vote in every category. I’d like to vote for best Eli moment, coolest technology and best crossover. The other categories don’t have any best moments.

bhorwith22
bhorwith22
10 years ago

I think most of these hate comments on SGU are just one spammer who is trying to overcompensate that the small group of SGU haters that agree with them is so insignificant. Universe was the best-written, best-acted, and best overall Stargate show.

DocScience
DocScience
10 years ago

Let’s have some really hard questions like “Least likable character?”

bhorwith22
bhorwith22
10 years ago

That would be extremely easy, since the only remotely unlikable character was Chloe.

orfeu
orfeu
10 years ago

SGU was the lowest rated show from Stargate, at times the lowest rated show on the network. It caused something very rare: a letter campaign to get it canceled. It had abysmal DVD sales, which means that not many cared, although people keep saying that Nielsen id flawed, DVD sales aren’t. It didn’t sell. There two type of people who liked it: those who love soap operas, but are ashamed to admit it, or didn’t know they do, and those who have artistic aspirations, but are not very good at it. You know the last one: in their thirties, didn’t… Read more »

Akurai
Akurai
10 years ago

@jimv1983 okay, so does that mean we can blame episode 200 for seasons 4 and 4 of Atlantis? They used zombies, used technobabble to try and make themselves sound smart. They even had a detective episode. You did say were better than me. The tone of your entire post what that of a person stating that their opinion is better than another persons. It only got 2 seasons because the fanbase didn’t support it, and demanded that it be cancelled before had a chance to do anything. Yes, the show was very dramatic, but wait…. that’s what the producers wanted… Read more »

bhorwith22
bhorwith22
10 years ago

SGU failing made me lose hope in the intelligence of humanity.

oneme
oneme
10 years ago

I LOVE SGU!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

(sry…needed to bring some balance to the force.)

(Oh and I watched SG-1 from the begining, and SGU is my favorite stargate serise :D )

(and sga kinda stunk in regards to it being a sg1 clone (but loved Makay!)

oneme
oneme
10 years ago

I think something everyone can agree on tho, is that SGU had the best Pilot episode.

Like…SG-1 was great an all…but those first few episodes…PHEW did they stink! And SGA was just a SG-1 clone at first. And even shows like Star Trek: next Gen had crappy first episodes.

It just really bothers me that people were hating on the show months before it even aired, and then after the first episode said it was **** compared to the other Stargate shows. LIKE ARE YOU SERIOUS?!
:)

bhorwith22
bhorwith22
10 years ago

Sorry. I am being a little too antagonistic. I don’t want to start a flame war, and I hope we can just choose to civilly disagree. I know there are a lot of people who dislike it, but if you just gave it a chance, I’m sure you would like it. Season 2 takes the focus off of character development, and the last half of season 2 is excellent, probably the best Stargate that has ever been aired on TV.

SolitudeMan1977
SolitudeMan1977
10 years ago

All right now! SGU was bad? I don’t think so. Sure, it was VERY different from other SG series and I was little disappointed at first. But as the story evolved I began to like the series! In season 2 there are few over the top episodes of all SG series. The last few episodes of SGU were awesome. I think SGU is for people who have something more than air between their ears…. Actually I haven’t been paticipating on this rewatch event. I recently started watching SGU and now I’m watching SGA and am now in second season. I… Read more »

jimv1983
jimv1983
10 years ago

bhorwith22, best written, best acted and best overall Stargate show? Are we even talking about the same show? Except for Eli the characters and acting was horrible. TJ was ok until she lost her baby and found out she had ALS. After that she did nothing by cry most of the time. SG-1 was a TEAM. It was an adventure. It had a huge emphasis on SCI-FI. SG-1 still had character development and drama but it was almost always secondary to the sci-fi part not the main focus. Besides the horrible characters the reason I didn’t like it was because… Read more »

ZJW88
ZJW88
10 years ago

Stargate “Fans” who go out of their way to hate on SGU infuriate me to no end. The show was fantastic. Yes, the first season was only mediocre, but the 2nd season was the greatest of all 17

jimv1983
jimv1983
10 years ago

@JZW88, People who say SGU was good Stargate and call themselves Stargate “fans” infuriates me. Season 2 of Universe the best of all 17 Stargate seasons? That is just laughable. Season 6 or 7 of SG-1 was the best. I’ll admit that season 2 was better than season 1. The two part episode Common Decent/Epilogue and Twin Destines were ok. Cloverdale was quite possibly the worst episode of Stargate of all 354 episodes. Hope, The Hunt, Blockade, Deliverance and Pathogen were pretty bad. One of those episodes had the scene between Camille and her girlfriend that was just unbearable. The… Read more »

maxsgc
maxsgc
10 years ago

SGU its not bad it was amezing show the best for fans and for other new viewers i tiought the only problem its beceause some poeple followed SGU on streaming and not on the Syfy channel.. Thats the problem we are in a new generation.. of broadcast media.. So its the only raison of the declining viewership.. Thats very hard to said but.. Stargate its not only a story its a market thing.. For me the story continu to live in my mind forever!

dtheories
dtheories
10 years ago

Is it too late to post nominations cause I keep being told there’s an error.

Darren
Admin
10 years ago

You can still post category nominations on the thread. (I jut got home from a trip and will start compiling them today, so it may be closed without further notice.)

jimv1983
jimv1983
10 years ago

Please make the voting so that we don’t have to vote in every category. I want to vote on

Best Episode
Best Eli Wallace Moment
Coolest Technology
Best Stargate Crossover
Best Guest Star

The rest of them I don’t give a damn about.

ZJW88
ZJW88
10 years ago

@jimv1983: See, i think it’s interesting that you point to season 6 or 7 of SG-1 as being the being the best ever, b/c to me, those seasons are the model of mediocre. Season 6 had a few standouts, but plenty of throwaways as well, and while you’d be hard pressed to find many bad episodes in season 7, you’d also be hard pressed to find any truly remarkable ones either. Cloverdale doesn’t even come close to being the worst episode of the franchise. As for your hatred of Rush, well, he was my favorite character on the show, and… Read more »

Dawesstategate
Dawesstategate
10 years ago

Been watching SGU And listen to your podcast at the same time.
I think the acting is great and the ideals of SGU Are in fact the ideals of the mass number of people who love Star Gate.

Darren
Admin
10 years ago

jimv: I’ve configured the ballot (which should be up shortly) to allow people to only vote in some of the categories.