10Stargate Universe is a fantastic show for those who facepalm the old ideals of sci-fi tv being wacky effects, uninteresting characters and laughable dialogue. If like me, you're a science fiction fan looking for a more gritty real space drama, with believable characters, sublte effects, mystery and intrigue, Stargate Universe fills this void.… Full Review »
As someone who was a huge fan of both Stargate SG-1 and Stargate Atlantis, I've always been very disappointed in Stargate Universe. While some enjoy the drama, space soap that Stargate Universe adopted, I'm one of those that just did not. What made Stargate SG-1 and Atlantis work was the fact that it was cheesy, it never took itself seriously. Stargate Universe is the exact opposite.
There are very few characters that actually peak my interest, and those that do get very little screen time. The only parts that I actually can say that I enjoyed were the crossovers with characters from the old series.
What it really comes down to, though, is whether or not you like the space soap opera genre. It's never appealed to me, so of course Stargate Universe isn't going to appeal to me. If you like that style, then this is the show for you. Unfortunately, I can't say this is a show that I enjoy watching, no matter how much I wanted to like it.… Full Review »
10I was so surprised to read all the negative reviews about SGU. I agree that the first season was very slow to take off and somewhat depressing but it has definitely picked up in season 2. Of all the Stargate shows I think this is the best one yet. SG1 had some memorable episodes but near the 10th season I thought it got ridiculous and corny. SGA was garbage - reminiscent of Babylon5. I'm tired of StarTrek wannabe utopias. I agree that SGU is a lot like BSG but you can't really compare the two other than to say it's a similar dark dramatic style. Although I have my opinions about the whole SG franchise, I really have only ever watched the movie, and even though I missed out on a lot of the backstory of SGU, I still find it to be a gripping premise. I think if you hold out until Season 2 you won't be disappointed. It's really one of the best written, most stylishly creative sci-fi shows I've seen in years. It's my favorite show right now on TV.… Full Review »