Sorry but this is lame...

The difference between Stargate SG1, Atlantis and Universe was that they had many many episodes of action and excitement before getting to personal garbage.


Every show gets successful on core features like SG1, Sopranos, etc and then it goes to personal this, not core that, crap that you just want to fast forward through.


Universe, Episode 3 and it's already a personal tell all. "I cut my feet on glass" and "I like football". Please--Just lame!


I'm going through Stargate withdraaaawall but his is no replacement for the real thing.


Please don't flame me, I'm just telling you how it's for me, you may love this lame show but I need the real thing.

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Oct 17, 2009 10:08AM EDT

I don't think you have to worry about flames except from the heat of everyone nodding so fervently in agreement. I'm trying to watch this show because it's has Stargate in the title. But it's so not Stargate. It feels more like Battlestar Gallatica, but without the interest factor of their entire civilization being destroyed and being chased by evil robots. SGU is like Battlestar Gallactica if nothing interesting ever happened.
And I don't know why they are doing the personal tales of the characters already. I still can't tell any of them apart. I haven't connected with a single one of them. There isn't anyone on that ship I give a damn about. The next episode could be of the ship exploding, everyone dying and them starting over with a new cast and I'd be like - Thank God! Viewers are suppose to love characters, they are suppose to want to spend 7 hours making cheesy 5 minute music videos about the characters. I don't see any of these guys getting their own music video. I'm three episodes in and I still can't name a single character, because they are written in a way were I just don't care who these people are.

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Oct 17, 2009 10:32AM EDT

I like it, but can see SGU getting old fast. What made the old shows good were the action packed episodes. Each one had a start and a finish and you left feeling somewhat satisfied.
SGU is just an endless 'to be continued' episode of some Battlestar Galactica/Lost hybrid. I hope its gets better!

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Oct 17, 2009 4:45PM EDT

I hope it gets better too, I actually turned it off because I was bored!! It's way to dark to be stargate for me.

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Oct 17, 2009 4:52PM EDT

>>>I'm going through Stargate withdraaaawall but his is no replacement for the real thing.>>>
I hear ya. The two previous SG shows may have been cheesy, but they were cheesy in the best possible way, and they were fun and thrilling and interesting. Also, they did their own thing. SGU is embarassingly derivative.
It's not unsalvageable, but the writers have to stop slacking, and come up with something that isn't blatantly and shamelessly ripping off BSG and Atlantis. As it is, it's cringe worthy.

>>>I'm three episodes in and I still can't name a single character>>>
That's on you, though. Several characters have been quite well established. SGU does deserve a lot of criticism, but this particular complaint is unfounded.

Also, they have those communication stone thingies, so why would Rush be the only one working on their Ancient tech problems? He may be the only one qualified on the *ship*, but hello? Carter, McKay, Zelenka?
From a storytelling perspective, it was a mistake to give them access to those stones this early in the season. It would have been better to have them be entirely cut off from earth to start with, in order for Rush to actually *be* as crucial to their survival as they're trying to make him out to be. And then later, they could have discovered some stones already onboard the ship. Communicating with earth could have had more impact then. Because none of their communications with earth so far have served any kind of purpose. Just failed attempts at pathos with Armstrong's mom, and Young's wife (or whoever). We don't care about those characters yet. Their grieving mothers and crumbling marriages are *boring*.
All that said, SGU is still better than Defying Gravity, haha.

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Oct 17, 2009 5:10PM EDT

i love rush and eli, but apart from that i cant actually remember the names of characters...
maybe im being a bit dumb but why cant they get someone knowledgable to come aboard using the stones to help sort out the problems?
(i havent seen the final couple seasons of sg1, so i dont know if they are dead or not - but there are a few names and faces - i would like to see go aboard the ship using the stones. jackson, quinn, carter, the short dark haired scientist geek etc - surely they would be a great help?

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Oct 17, 2009 6:10PM EDT

We were warned from the very start that SGU was going to be different from the other Stargate series, so I'm not too surprised it doesn't have the same feel as the other two. I can respect the "darker" approach the writers are using to try to make SGU its own show, and it is something we are just going to have to accept.
That being said, I won't deny that I would rather be watching SG1 and SGA (which I strongly believe should not have been canceled). I don't think the new series will ever replace the other two. I can only hope they will find a rhythm soon, and hopefully an enemy in their new galaxy who will be equivalent to the Goa'uld and Wraith.

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Oct 17, 2009 10:28PM EDT

I think that the reason that they don't get somebody else to help Rush is supposed to be because he is the most knowledgeable out of everybody on the ship, and on earth. Its easy to say that you could pull somebody from one of the other tv shows but you have to be realistic, those people aren't watching from the sidelines they are busy doing other things. Possibly fighting Alien robots and saving earth lol.
I say be patient tho, once people get the ship figured out and running, there should be lots to explore, and in theory, it will be much different than any other stargate show because the ancients haven't populated this area of the universe with humans.
And as for the battlestar galactica feel. Its only because of the style that they used to film. I imagine they are trying to flip old battlestar galactica viewers over. Maybe after a while they may adjust the style, if you go back and watch the original stargate it had a similar dark feel I think.

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Oct 17, 2009 10:53PM EDT

the poster above me is party correct Daniel is on a random ship (not sure what one) Mckay and them are still on atlantis and they have there own problems and Carter is also on a random ship not sure if its the same one or not lol so Dr Rush is the best person they have around to deal with this plus the fact that if they did bring some one els in they would have to bring them up to speed which when you are not sure how much time you have is not the best idea

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Oct 17, 2009 11:23PM EDT

I think that there are a lot of people out there having a lot of trouble connecting with anyone in this new series. It's hard to pass too many judgments... no, actually, it's too easy.
One of the problems I have so far is that I cannot identify with any of the characters. There seems to be no real hierarchy, and even though I'm sure it's supposed to be Dr. Nicholas Rush who is in charge, you would never really know it. As for everyone else, I can't quite figure out what their purpose on the show is.
Second, these first few episodes feel like the Atlantis beginning - only less interesting. I think that once the show gets beyond the initial 'power issues' and 'how do we use the ship' problems that things will pick up. But again, it feels like Atlantis, but with no structure or momentum.
I will keep watching because I'm a fan of the franchise - but I just want it to get better - or at least somewhat interesting. But that's just me. ^_^

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Oct 18, 2009 6:54AM EDT

I miss in SGU the action its all drama like in BSG and yes they where gone change it but when they sad more drama i did not expect no action.

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Oct 18, 2009 11:48AM EDT

SGU reached a much more higher quality that BSG had. SGU has lots of potential for action and new space-thingies but they also got rid of all the silly stuff of the previous versions.

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Oct 18, 2009 5:44PM EDT

At the end of episode 4 there is 3 big ships including Destiny? What is that about?? For the life of me... what is with that?

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Oct 18, 2009 5:45PM EDT

At the end of episode 4 there is 3 big ships including Destiny? What is that about?? For the life of me... what is with that?

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Oct 18, 2009 8:37PM EDT

@ DanB2, rewatch the last 10 seconds, i had to. You will see that it is all one ship, just that shadows make it look split up.
I have to agree, i couldnt give a crap about "whats-hi-name's" marrage or how pissed people are to be stuck on a ship so far away ( I would love to be on there, other than the non-smoking lol, but maybe thats just me) you would think being scientists they would be in there element, for example when jackson and crew find the meeting place of the 5 races, you didnt see him bitching and crying for mommy he was happy to stay there forever, alone if need be.

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Oct 19, 2009 6:46AM EDT

"Second, these first few episodes feel like the Atlantis beginning - only less interesting. I think that once the show gets beyond the initial 'power issues' and 'how do we use the ship' problems that things will pick up. But again, it feels like Atlantis, but with no structure or momentum."
Bang on.It's dull. It's strained. The characters are boring and unlikable. I wish they'd thrown the whining girl into the hatch with her father. Much as I love Bobby Carlyle, he doesn't seem comfy in this role.The personal stories are dreadful. Grim grim grim.I don't care about any of them. Hopefully the wraith will get them all and then we can start again.
Actually, on UK tv, they've just started re-running SG Atlantis again from the start. SO much better.

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Oct 24, 2009 8:45AM EDT

got to agree with fudgefase, the beginning of sgu and atlantis are really similar, other than that destiny is a quite large ship, and atlantis is a forgotten city, which actually was a city-ship, but other than that, the show looks ok, though, i hope they will bring in a new enemy, different from the wraith and the goa'uld, but even more powerful, so we get to see some nice space battles, and the like

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