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Stargate Universe




abp1873

Reviews: 10
slowRating: 10 likes, 13 dislikes
Sorry to say but the franchise seems to have lost the magic. Stargate Universe is slow as a week in the jail and i don't know how many more episodes i'm willing to watch to give it a chance. In conclusion not a patch on SG1.

Review posted on Friday, October 30th 2009 at 2:33 pm

philicity

Reviews: 45
searching for The CauseRating: 7 likes, 0 dislikes
the tv execs behind this cancellation should be dropped in a remote island with aerial cameras watching their attempted survival.

We'd love to see that, hollywood


Review posted on Sunday, October 27th 2013 at 11:41 pm

jeffsupersaiyan

Reviews: 4
Stargate UniverseRating: 7 likes, 11 dislikes
The show is doing better than I thought . The Crew is learning more about the ship they were transfered to . LOTS of arguing and differances. So far no known enemy as of yet. i have only seen 3 episodes . so far just like the other two stargates it starts out as discovery.

Review posted on Tuesday, October 13th 2009 at 4:54 pm

nocky

Reviews: 4
Stargate Universe is the best Stargate installment...Rating: 7 likes, 18 dislikes
First of all I'd like to say I'm not a big fan of the first installment in this franchise. I found SG-1 unwatchable. Stargate Atlantis was fun but not that engaging.
This one however, is a totally different story. The characters are believable and complex. The writing is top notch, there is drama, conflicts, romance, action and lots of tension. The production value is good. Third time's the charm apparently.

The fact that there is no alien enemy trying to kill them is a great change of pace I think. Just the circumstance and them self can bring their demise. I actually hope it stays that way.

Some people says it's slow but I think that's a good thing, focusing on building the characters actually makes you feel something for them when they're in hardship.
All in all this is by far the best Stargate installment yet. I certainly don't want to offend anyone but I think this one is made for a bit more grown up audience.

Review posted on Saturday, November 14th 2009 at 2:44 pm

Jim_Ambler

Reviews: 1
Stargate Fans should like this show...Rating: 6 likes, 6 dislikes
If you've read the other reviews, you may be thinking to yourself, wow it must really stink! So here's my take (much like the others that liked the new series, I am a fan of all of the series however, I felt that Atlantis lacked new ideas, so it wore me out a bit. In my opinion Atlantis contained no new theories or innovations like the original series and the movie introduced. From a social side, Atlantis was stronger on the theatrical front. It contained a stronger balance and less "forced" emotion than the original series. The movies were also guilty of trying to force emotion onto unemotional characters. SGU capitalizes on both series and uses the best of all the prior series and movies with a dark and issolationist undertone. I actually was going to recommend that everyone give it a shot, if you liked the original movie and/or book, but that doesn't seem to fly with some groups from reading the other reviews here. Apparently the attempt to provide some insight into what it might be like to be stuck on a ship with only the stuff you had on was overplayed. I don't totally disagree or agree with that point. The character development issues that people mentioned a couple of times, I didn't understand since it has not been more in-depth than any of the preceding series (although it is more adult-oriented.)

So, here's the suggestions that I would give my friends.
If you...
found that you wished there were more cool weapons in the original series and movies....You will hate it.

have never had to make hard life decisions....You will likely not like it.

wish that they had battled more aliens and shot more stuff, you will not like it.

believe that a Sci-Fi has to be like Avatar or [insert any mainly action and/or vividly-colored flick] here, you will likely not like it.

are and act like you are under 18ish, you are questionable to like it.

wish they could have somehow involved the SG-1 folks in Atlantis a little more or pulled more themes (and cast ocassionally) up for recycling, you won't really enjoy the creativity of it, but they do through in some throwbacks periodically.

OK, enough of the NOTS. Here's the groups that would likely enjoy it.
are a fan of Battlestar Gallatica, H.P. Lovecraft books or basically any "darker or more mysterious" fiction, you will likely enjoy it.

enjoyed the science, theory or creativity of the original movie, series, book, etc. you will not be disappointed.

enjoyed the crazy landscapes of different worlds and would enjoy the contrast compared to the ship, you will like this series.

liked the longer multi-part episodes from the other series, this series has several multi-parters and some elements of the story are forever ongoing (such as the battle between military and civilians for who is in charge, the emotional side-stories, paranoia and the ship's smarter than they all are combined.) Of course most of these "carryover" types of show were king a while back (think more than a decade), but in today's short attention span world, shows can't normally do that anymore. People want to be able to pick up a show midstream and still figure it out quickly.

****PARTIAL SPOILER IN NEXT PARAGRAPH****
(OK, now I'll go there)
are drawn to shows with emotional (read: toned down soap opera-like) reactions, it contains several of those, but they do a good job of building the backstory to make it believable and less "in-your-face." If you don't want the college kid to hook up with the senator's daughter, you need psychiatric help to deal with your emotional issues. With the two polar opposite guys going after her most of the series so far, I found myself rooting for both of them at different times.

****SPOILER END****

I do have to applaud the creators for taking the requests of the average female Sci-Fi fans into consideration. They are an ever-growing segment of our Sci-Fi community. They deserve some respect since we've made them watch hours of Vigo Mortenson and Keanu Reeves fighting people (and computers) to get to the parts they really wanted included (if that wasn't it :) )

All in all, I still think you should give it a shot. If you don't like it, you can go back to watching your porn while your mom is still asleep. (Sorry, had to make one last jab.)





Review posted on Monday, April 26th 2010 at 10:19 pm

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Warning: Stargate Universe guide may contain spoilers
Classification: Scripted
Genre: Sci-Fi
Status: Canceled/Ended
Network: Syfy ( USA)
Airs: Mondays at 09:00 pm
Runtime: 60 Minutes
Premiere: October 02, 2009
Ended: May 09, 2011
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