I WON'T waste time by telling what the show is about as its stated above, so..
Going on the first episode, the people who are comparing this show to "Firefly" and "Stargate Universe" are probably correct in little bits, the few comparisons I drew on..
1. crew of people wanted/outcasts/outlaws/on the run?. (Firefly)
2. the ship - big, dark, mysterious, locked doors with secrets.
3. hunted by mysterious unknown ship. (SGU)
4. weird twisted back stories of crew. (SGU/Firefly)
5. the settings/props/scenes. (Firefly/SGU/Farscape)
The shows first episode seems to border on a mix of those three shows i stated above, which i suppose is good, as 2 of the 3 shows were excellent, SGU being NOT so much.
People are NOT remembering.. the show's Executive Producers are
the guys behind Stargate, so they ARE going to draw on similarities and things from that show and have stated that the show WILL have a sense of humor/comedy in it.. so on them stating that and after watching episode 1.. i'm thinking the humor/comedy will lean more towards a darker/twisted sense of humor BUT who knows? it might turn out to be humor from Farscape.. LOL! let's hope rygel (Farscape) and Vala (SG-1) turn up.. NOW! that would be a sense of humor that would kill the most hardened of people, those two CRACKED ME UP!
EDIT: I seriously HOPE they start introducing different worlds and stuff cos three episodes in and it's just mostly been stuck on the ship, that's going to get boring very quick if the rest of the season is going to be like this.
Season 1: 8/10
It snuck up on me and made me like it. I didn't know from the first episode that I would get so into it.