Slow down, speed up, learn about characters.

Does nobody who comes to this site understand about characters evolution/plots? The thing that made SGA better than SG-1 is character evolution. Firstly they are building up every character even the ones who don't get much screen time.

I personally love the pacing its not to slow (for a character driven tv), not to fast for those that need some action.

REMEMBER this isn't a normal SG it is going to be about the people. People are complex, have a myriad of things going on with them. I think this is the first SG to have mostly believable characters. If you think Rush is just a jerk then your not really looking hard enough. If you think the angry Marine guy is just that your mistaken. If you think that James is really going to care about Scott getting with Chloe you really don't understand the idea of FWB or NSA (though she might we haven't seen her really since they did it [except once or twice when Chloe is was around and she did give Chloe the stink eye]).

I assume those of you who think that when Chloe and Scott got together it didn't makes sense other than hot guy (debatable) and hot girl (debatable), then you have never had loss before. The scene right after Chloe lost her father was key. He was there when she needed him to be; even though I wish they had done Eli instead (us cute dorks [male and female] need loving too).

As for the few things people have complained about that I agree with. Yes the stones make terrible plot holes of well why don't you just have ____ come and fix the problem. Its true. But there is one thing about the stones we do know. They can only be used for a short period of time. The reason the ones on SG1 in the ep when Vala and Jackson were trapped in the bodies is because they didn't have the base for the other side and they need the base to be fully used.

Yes they somehow shave...This is fantasy do we really need to see most characters take a shit no but we know it happends; this is off screen stuff. Up to "Life" the eps have been sequential in days, so once one ep is done the next is about to start.

I personally would rather have a show that really delt with characters in real fashion then one that goes hey Sam fix this ship...DONE problem solved.

Rant done.

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Nov 22, 2009 6:11AM EST

One addendum it wasn't until life that the eps were sequential in days it was up to water. Also I apologize for the misspelling and the few grammar errors by the end I didn't care about my English.

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Nov 22, 2009 9:31PM EST

I have to agree with you. There are plenty of little Clues and Puzzles that still need solving, like Rush and the photo of his wife? Did he really understand Chloe's loss, i think he did more than the rest. And for all the complaining about Chloe and her moaning how would any of us be feeling if we lost a parent in curcumstances like that and from what we know he is still in that shuttle. I've said more than once give it time

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Nov 28, 2009 5:22PM EST

It just seems that no one understands Stargate. They all seem to think it's another one of those explosions and abductions kind of show... they don't get the concept of character driven shows...I love the fact that they spend so much time on character development.. and i love those little Kino moments where they show one character or another talking about themselves and how they feel.

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Nov 30, 2009 4:16AM EST

SORRY, but battle star gallactica meets days of our lives is NOT what SG was based on.
If they wanted to present that type of show, it should have been called Keno Video Diary from Space.
This show is all soap and no action. You can analyze it any way you want but it's not a SG series. Frankly, after show 1 and 2, it's been down hill and getting worse. I keep checking back each week to see a review about how this one brought things around--BUT nothing. I can't even make myself watch any more though I want to if it was even 20% SG.
They can bring Carter back but she can only plug one hole and SGU has a 1000. Analyze all the holes in the characters and figure out why they have to keep showing us Carter, Jackson, O'Neil so we think this is really a SG series.
SORRY- KVDS is LAME

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Nov 30, 2009 4:36AM EST

this says it all.

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Nov 30, 2009 5:11AM EST

Sftech,You haven't even watched the show after the first few. So you can't even comment on how the show is going.Also there needs be only 2 things for a show to be called SG 1 MGM brands it as such and 2 there needs to be a stargate. Oh look it has both.I'm sad SGA was canceled and I tried to get them to keep it. But life moves on so do I.If they were going to bring any mad scientist why bring Carters she sucked McKay is the bomb, but unfortunately he wouldn't fit in with the rest of the cast.Your right SGU has 1000 holes hence why they are going to fix the ship.Either learn to like it or don't bother us with your drivel.

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Dec 1, 2009 9:21PM EST

chefofuniverse, (aka master of his own very very small universe)
Look here you ass hat (you earned the title). You don't know what your talking about. I watch every episodes except for last one Life, aka lesbian lovers unite. Any other things you'd like to tell me that I did or didn't do?
The show can have a stargate so did the SG cartoon--that doesn't make it a Stargate series. comperable to SG1 or SGA. You're a funny fool...1000 holes... fix the ship...moron. The analogy is that the show has a 1000 holes in the story line.
That's the good thing about TV "I don't have to like it" and I can express my opinion about how POOR the show is...that's what comments are all about.
You want to bet a $100 the show only last one season? Come on, man up or take your own advice and drivel outa here.

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Dec 3, 2009 6:07PM EST

RE: sftech's quote:
"SORRY, but battle star gallactica meets days of our lives is NOT what SG was based on."
I agree sftech! I miss what Stargate was all about! :\

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Dec 3, 2009 8:32PM EST

Thanks WinterRose
We and 80% of the SG fan base agree SGU is the pits

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Dec 5, 2009 9:42AM EST

yeah SGU is missing alot that the other series had.There is no arch enemy alien race or the comedy that the others had.I was really excited about this series as this was meant to be the big budget version.Who said SGA was better then SG1?SG1 10 seasons compared to SGA 4 seasons.

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Dec 8, 2009 10:54PM EST

I'm definitely with Chef and DarksunX.......Seems everyone else just wants a third show about the same type of thing that we've already had (don't get me wrong, I loved SG1/Atlantis) but I love how much more real SGU feels. Think about it, if you were part of a team who got stuck on an ancient ship, billions of lightyears away from home and no idea how to use the ship, with no planets you know of in this galaxy to dial to, and a constant fear of death by many factors, would there be a lot of comedy and things going on? No. And this show moves more on a daily basis whereas with SG1/Atlantis it felt more like days or weeks went by between episodes which makes it more likely that they would encounter aliens or get involved in something every episode.
Basically, SG1/Atlantis is a type of fluffy, feel good, fun, funny show where every episode something happens and it usually gets solved at the end. SGU is much more realistic of what would happen in their situation and is a moment to moment, day to day show - no fluffy stuff. Realism! And if you're looking for a third SG installment of fluffy then you're obviously gonna be disappointed. I think what everyone is mostly diasappointed with is the storyline......realistically speaking, the show could have had more action and more travels if the writers had never come up with the concept of sticking them on an ancient ship with practically nothing. They could change a few things but I like it this way nonetheless.

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Dec 9, 2009 12:03AM EST

Hobbit720,SciFi can write anything they want, but why take a franchise and make it something it isn't.1. Gallactica would have been a better match.2. SG is about action and adventure not mondane things about day to day life, wasn't there a show about that on fox called married with children???
Seriously SciFi took a legit series and tried (and failed) to make it something it isn't.SG:Isn't a soap opera.Isn't a handy cam movie.Isn't about personal stories.Isn't about homosexuallity.
I'm gone, I'm not coming back. If you like it and I'm sure there will be new people that do--great for them.
What if they took FireFly and made it about time travel? Huh?What if they took ScareTactics and made it about cooking? What?
Get the idea, SG is about travel through a gate to different places with ACTION.
NOT a tin can soap opera.

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