Not sure about SGU yet...

After just watching the first episode, I will break it down by parts...


Cast: I feel the cast is really uncoordinated and probably the worst part of the whole SGU "expedition". The kid genius seems to be nothing more than the comedic sidekick for the main guy Rush. He hasn't really added anything useful but the occasional laugh. I don't think the "main" people really mesh well and will drag the show down unfortunately. Everyone seemed to be standing around with their thumbs up their butt not knowing what to do and that's my next point.


Story: (thus far) Seems interesting with some somewhat new twists to the SG series, but with all the new gadgets and the learning curve they are going through on Destiny it feels like a "been there done that" from Atlantis. At two different parts I won't go into for those that haven't seen it yet, I felt like some of the actors/actresses were going for academy awards and were failing miserably. It felt like watching daytime drama TV with soap operas. Three of the actors were just plain terrible. Christopher McDonald is probably one of the worst actors there is and I honestly can't look at him with a remotely serious face as a Senator after seeing him in Happy Gilmore. Jamil Walker Smith reminds me too much of a poorly acted Lt. Aiden Ford. They could have found a doorknob that is more menacing and chaotic than this guy. Last but not least, Elyse Levesque is a terrible actress thus far and in my opinion the only thing she's worth on the show is that she's gorgeous. They definitely need some of that because this cast is horrible.


CG and Camera: (thus far) is about the only good thing about SGU so far. They seem to have updated the graphics and technology they are using to film these shows because I was really impressed with how it all looked. The music is utter garbage, but you can't win them all.


As far as this show goes so far, I rank it a 6/10 for the first episode which is the most important next to the first season finale in my book. I truly hope they improve and get this show moving come episode 2 and on.

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Oct 3, 2009 11:35AM EDT

I agree with your rating and pretty much all of your comments. There's a very SG Atlantis feel to it and you can see how the weekly installment is going to be set up - they've got 12 hours through each new star gate to find something, or do something and then swoosh - on to the next one.We'll leave people behind, we'll pick up a Tayla or Ronan en route and so the ebb and flow will go.People complained, perhaps rightly, that SG Atlantis was ended too soon. It had a really good cast, good effects and effectively the same storyline. I guess Rush, being a bit of a cold fish is someone that Atlantis didn't have, but the rest of the cast of SG Uranus, - sorry - universe - is poor. The soldiers are inefficient and straight out of central casting, that girl should have been chucked through the air lock with her dad, and Eli, as you say, it just apparently there as the comedy/McKay genius character.Unless they've got something very special set up in the next couple of weeks, this one will disappear up its own, well, fill in the blank.

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Oct 3, 2009 3:17PM EDT

I was very unimpressed. There was nothing new with the storyline and the worst part is the characters. I didn't like any of them. This might as well be called Stargate - D Team.

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Oct 4, 2009 4:53AM EDT

"Cast: I feel the cast is really uncoordinated and probably the worst part of the whole SGU "expedition". "
couldn't have said it better... if they wanted to show us a well organized military operation, they failed badly...Probably they should have called it "I know what you did last stargate" or "Desperate Stargateexpeditioners"....

"The kid genius seems to be nothing more than the comedic sidekick for the main guy Rush. He hasn't really added anything useful but the occasional laugh."he had one or two good ideas.I guess it should give us the idea that every normal geeky guy could in reality be a supergenius that could even participate in a top secret government-mission.Something like celebrating the american dream. "you can be whatever you want to be"... or in our case "you will be everything your government wants you to be"...

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Oct 4, 2009 6:43AM EDT

Just finished watching SGU, the writers of the show have cut and pasted plots and story lines from past episodes of SGA & SG1 not to mention they total plagiarized part of the plot from the last star-fighter, really using a video game as recruiting tool, come on writers. I will continue to watch just because I am a big fan of the franchise, but you get 60% on this try guys please step up the pace our you will lose your loyal viewers.

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Oct 4, 2009 6:44AM EDT

I agree mate and will too say that I was rather disappointed with the air. The 'smart' kid is completely useless and I did not find him funny at all. Further, the angry/hot-headed solider guy I fund to be annoying and should go the same route as the last hot-headed solder guy from Atlantis.
However, I do like how they seen to have gone a little Battlestar'ish with the plot.

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Oct 5, 2009 10:14AM EDT

I liked the idea that the kid was useless. In my oppinion, it would be even worse to see that some WoW geek suddenly becomes an expert on alien technology by playing his MMORPG all day. It is very realistic that, even though he is smart, he has yet to learn about alien technology, and is currently useless.What I was most dissapointed with is the way the shuttle scene was ended. They didnt think to weld the leak with something, or to seal off that section rather than just the one door they couldnt seal? They didnt think to sellotape a pen to a Kino and use it to press the door button in the shuttle? It really feels like these scenarios were forced. Also at the begining of the show, when Carter says that they couldnt beam out the base staff because a shield that prevents teleportation was in place. Well, when Carter warned them of the attack, and they had time to react, why didn't anyone think to turn off the teleport shield??I like SciFi shows, and I am a fan of the stargate series, but I really wish the show was a little more logical, and a little less on the "lets force scenes that are totally unrealistic and solved in the most inefficient but most dramatic way".

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