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Dana Farricker
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Dana Farricker

I just wish this site would edit the articles a bit better. The opening sentence (“As a teenage boy growing up in North Carolina — fascinated by the military, ancient mythology, and all things science fiction — Stargate SG-1 seemed like a television show “) grammatically says that Stargate SG-1 was a teenage boy growing up in North Carolina. Obviously, that’s a mistake, and the writer and editor should have noticed. Come on, folks. Editors are supposed to pick up things like misplaced modifiers, which render sentences like that one entirely nonsensical, and thus a lot less enjoyable. And that’s… Read more »

Shawn Miller
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Shawn Miller

To answer the title of this article- NOT SGU.

Heightmeyer's Lemming
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Adam, your articles are always well thought out (and I’m not gonna comment on grammatical errors here cause I’m native Dutch so I’m bound to make worse ones in English) but I can’t believe you went here… and I quote: “But not everyone saw that potential in SGU. In fact, many blamed the controversial spin off for the collapse of Atlantis and the cancellation of the SG-1 and Atlantis movies. Some even rallied to sabotage the new show out of pure spite.” Seriously?! You’re still blaming other fans for the failure of your favorite show? Yeah, Universe’s declining viewing numbers,… Read more »

Cliff
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Cliff

Would love to see Stargate return, best show ever

Darren
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Thanks for the head’s up, Dana — this is fixed. Adam and I both spent a lot of time doing multiple passes on this essay. But they do tend to slip through.

Darren
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H. Lemming: IMO it’s fair to say that some fans actively worked to sabotage SGU. An infamous Web site was even set up as a rallying point. While we might debate their motives and their ultimate (in)effectiveness, in my mind it’s not controversial to say that they existed and wanted to deep-six the show.

Hey , now would be a great time to bring back SGU
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Hey , now would be a great time to bring back SGU

Great piece , thanks a lot! I wont say sgu was my favourite but I was loving where it was going ……..

David Walters
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The evidence is already right here, on this site.

https://www.gateworld.net/news/2009/09/shanks-give-sgu-a-chance/

This article appeared a month before the first episode even aired.

“I’ve never seen so many knives being sharpened for a show being aired, especially by the fans of the franchise, as I’ve seen over this past year when it came to Universe,” Shanks told GateWorld’s Chad Colvin. “I’ve also seen a lot of love for it. … But I’m just kind of surprised at the waiting-in-the-wings tension that is almost desirous for this thing to fall on its face. And I think that’s a mistake.”

Jesus
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Jesus

My entry into stargate was the movie then SGU which I Loved so then I found out their was SG1 and Atlantis I watched those as well loved all 3 showa all amazing with different character’s growung thought the series. With all the garbage tv produced now im amazed that these shows didt last longer great shows tend to go out faster than bad ones. Great articled I hope theirs a new stargate series made ill be ready to watch as soon as it comes out.

antonio romero
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I watched very nearly all of the Stargate TV properties and enjoyed them in varying degrees… I thought Universe needed more time to get a fair shake and find itself, especially given that it was such a departure from the other shows, and frankly a bit of a Battlestar Galactica pastiche in a lot of ways. It was on the right track when they pulled the plug, which I really did rather regret. There was one detail that I thought quite brilliant, though: in the episode where they find that an offshoot of the Destiny led to the creation of… Read more »

Mollymouse
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Just to echo Dana, if we really want good grammar, it’s “As I said….” not “Like I said….” However, the latter is currently embedded in the spoken language.

I was not a huge fan of SGU, though I was coming around 2nd season, but then I’m not a fan of the slow and impressionistic bent Sci-Fi seems to be taking today. Somehow I think that people think that kind of unfolding of a story is more profound. For me, Stargate is the humor and the characters. They were first rate.

Ironclad
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Great show and great article. It’s not true that these three shows were cancelled right away. SG-1 is the second longest running syfy show ever made in history and the only one endorsed by a branch of the military (air Force). I’d be satisfied with a continuation of any of them. If the producers are out there reading this anywhere. Please bring back more movies or shows. I’ve watched them all and I don’t know how many times I’ve said to my self. “This is such a prefect show, I absolutely loved every minute”. Please bring this back in the… Read more »

JediMB
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JediMB

The thing about Shuttlecraft Universe, to me, was that it felt like it had an endless stream of things that annoyed me. (With that said, I didn’t participate in any sort of movement against it.) First, as alluded to above, it bothered me endlessly that the shuttlecraft got more use than the stargate throughout the series. The ships were even given such great importance that a bunch of dead/lost characters were brought back and immediately killed off again with the only long-term consequence being that the Destiny crew got their shuttlecraft back. (And later in season 2, the show actually… Read more »

Mark
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Mark

I wish they could remake them all in 4k and add Dolby Atmos.

Jimmy O'Shea
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Jimmy O'Shea

Great piece. 👍🏼

Zaid
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It’s because of the characters in SGU that I didn’t like the show. They were not like-able.
You mention people wanting to tune in for hope and humor. SGU was intentionally dark, serious, had a great deal of character conflict, politics, civilians versus the military, etc.
In tone, SGU was vastly different from the SGU we loved and the beauty of Atlantis.

We didn’t even know of Destiny’s mission until the 2nd season began, and still, it remained unclear by the end of season 2

Season 1, episode Earth put me off SGU. I count it as the worst ep of the entire series.

JackO'Neill
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I always loved the military aspect of Stargate. It was always fun seeing how we use our modern military tactics to go toe to toe with these more advanced alien societies. Or showcase these tactics to to lesser advanced societies and show them that sometimes there are other ways to win a fight other than just straight up violence and self sacrifice.

Nekomajin
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@Heightmeyer’s Lemming I usually agree with you, but this time I don’t think you are right. The fate of the franchise was sealed by many unfortunate factors. The economic crisis, the bankruptcy of MGM, the different tone, and yes, the hate campaign from certain fans all worked together. Some people decided to hate Universe, because it was different, and they had the right, but when a show depends on the viewing numbers, actions like these can lead to decisions. As you can see, there are still people, whose only argument is “not SGU”. I understand why some fans don’t like… Read more »

sandis
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sandis

I don’t think new stargate are coming any time soon…I kind of don’t understand them. If they didn’t react after twiter stargatenow and Brad, R.D.Andersons, C. Judge and other would like to do something…fans want something…were is a problem?

Well, i guess it all about money. So why dont do kikstarter for some tv movie or pilot. Let see the real power of fans. I think money for Brads new Stargate would be rised pretty fast.

Steven
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I feel that Stargate Universe was an excellent (next) in the series I just hated the antagonist role as the human conflict element became tantamount rather than “survival and exploration”.