What happens when you take the characters from Galactica and insert them into the SG franchise? You get Stargate Universe.
We have technology that doesn't make sense. Most of it wouldn't have been obsolete in Atlantis. If you've got the shield technology to fly through the sun and can recharge with solar power I'm not sure anyone would bother with the ZPM seeing as how a sun is more powerful. But just like with SG the writer's waive their magic pen, and expect fans to buy it. I would, honestly if the show was traditional SG. But it's not. It's a drama. People are even having sex.
Just as Stargate Atlantis was filled with cookie cutter characters from SG1, Dr. Rush is clearly Baltar from Galatica. HE MUST FIT THE MOLD. Episode 5 was slow but toward the end Rush's character develops. Two seconds later he regresses to an evil person who knew the ship would survive but let the leaders hold a lottery for shits and giggles. He's got one dimension and it's sour.
Same with Eli. For math wiz his only skills so far are recording video. Oh and making sad puppy eyes at the senator's daughter. I'd tell you her name but her character isn't memorable.
The first time I met this cast was in 9th grade. It was a play called Twelve Angry Men. The scene from Twelve Angry Men has been rehashed in movie classics like Dawn of the Dead (2004) and on some TV drama every week, sometimes more. Here we have these twelve personalities in triplicate- though the shows favorite mold seems to be "Crowd investigator," "Sheep," and "One Rational Man."
I never complained about the writing with the SG franchise because I knew it was a cheesy save the day at the last minute show. I watched it for the mindless entertainment. It was fun. Here we have a show that isn't entertaining and yet still manages to be mindless. Yes, lets "sling" around another planet because the first time was interesting enough. A twofer like bonus content on DVD's but not interesting.
After watching this I was so annoyed I wrote this review. After this episode I'll return for the next train wreck, excuse me, I mean episode, like the jaded lover who's been bitch slapped one to many times.
"Give me another chance," he says. "I've changed... Let me prove it to you." (Translation: You'll get used to me and like it because I know what viewers want.)
That has yet to be seen.
I'll come back because I miss my SG fix but if the writers don't get their heads out of their dairy-airs soon, I'm going to send them a Dear John letter: