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07 October 2009 @ 10:40 pm
Stargate Universe  
So, I finally managed to see Stargate Universe and I pretty much have one major thing to say about it - (no - I didn't cut this because I'm not including any spoilers lol)

SGU needs to decide right now if wants to be light or dark. At the moment it's kind of coming off like some weird lovechild of Battlestar Galactica and Voyager when what it really needs to be is SGU - the dark side of the stargate.

Firstly - cull the irritating cast members - and do it fast. They are enough to make me stop watching - please start with the daughter of the senator.

Secondly - you do the whole 'spaceships - attacks - and awe omg stargate is awesome' thing really well. DO MORE OF IT. I want to SEE THE STARGATE and I want it to be a major part of the plot.

Thirdly - it'd be really cool if that main scientist doctor guy is an Ancient - just saying. At the very least, he should be evil in some way.

Fourthly - seriously - KILL PEOPLE. I know how weird that sounds, but if people are flying uncontrolled through the gate landing on each other - some of them shouldn't have made it. Plus, it's a much better way to raise tension rather than stamping your feet and acting like a three year old.

Lastly - a joke or two wouldn't hurt - you can be as dark as coal with your themes but it doesn't mean you should abandon humour. Remember, this is Stargate.


All in all - it was okay but it easily could have been so much better. There is waaaay too much needless dialogue and sitting around doing nothing but yap at each other. No more flashbacks please, they're really irritating and a cheap, lazy-arse way of spewing backstory onto your audience that at this point, really doesn't care.

The whole thing feels like they need to get another writer in to sit back, look at what the people would be going through, and write them some HONEST reactions. At the moment all the cast just seem blasé about the whole OMG BILLIONS OF LIGHT YEARS FROM HOME ON AN UNMANNED ANCIENT SPACESHIP WE'RE ALL GONNA DIIIIIIIIIIIE !!! thing... but that could just be me. lol

 
 
 
Courtkneecourtknee on October 7th, 2009 07:58 am (UTC)
it's kind of coming off like some weird lovechild of Battlestar Galactica and Voyager

This is exactly what I picked up from the previews. plot-wise it wants hardcore to be Voyager, but style-wise it's obviously trying to cash in on what BSG did, and it bugs me.
ellymelly: blameellymelly on October 7th, 2009 08:03 am (UTC)
exactly - and all it really needs to do is be stargate *shakes head in dismay*

this really bugs me because Atlantis had exactly the same opportunity - large unknown city - the terror of being lost on the other side of the galaxy with all the lost knowledge of the ancients - and they blew it off.

*epic sigh*
this and that...alyssa22 on October 7th, 2009 08:06 am (UTC)
The opening scenes were chaotic, and not in a good way. I really couldn't get any further than about halfway though.

It seems disjointed, and a bad mish-mash of a whole bunch of different scifi shows.
ellymelly: togetherellymelly on October 7th, 2009 08:10 am (UTC)
it lacks direction and a decent plot. the only thing the accomplished in the opening was getting everybody lost and turning half of them into irritating children LOL

the episode was at its best during the fight scene and when stargate regulars were on screen. sad but true. (and i was really hoping that this show would be epic*
eh - no subject - alyssa22 on October 7th, 2009 08:26 am (UTC) (Expand)
eh - no subject - ellymelly on October 7th, 2009 08:30 am (UTC) (Expand)
minion to the evil plot bunnies: San - Helen :Pdeviantfantasy on October 7th, 2009 08:10 am (UTC)
There were so many things I didn't like about SGU. I'm not liking them ripping off BSG and Voyager. Also, I'm still baffled at why people were flying through the Gate. Running through the Gate doesn't give you wings. Seriously. The only person that was truly propelled through it was Young.

But I love your idea of Rush being an Ancient. That would be awesome, but I have the feeling the writers aren't smart enough to think of that. ;-)
ellymelly: FAILellymelly on October 7th, 2009 08:13 am (UTC)
i'd believe the 'flying through the gate' idea if they'd penned it down to 'ninth chevron OMG IT FLINGS YOU THROUGH THE GATE LIKE WOAH!' lol mind you - that was the least of the episode's problems...

Rush - that's right. forgot his name! you like Rush as Ancient? i'm soooo tempted to write fic... and obviously - it would rock - unlike the opener... (it wouldn't be difficult to improve on it!)
eh - no subject - deviantfantasy on October 7th, 2009 08:19 am (UTC) (Expand)
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KosmikDawg: [tv] sga_stargatekosmikdawg on October 7th, 2009 08:24 am (UTC)
I agree with everything you said.

My sister and I watched it last night and right off she said it looked like it was the bastard child of BSG. Dunno if I'll continue to watch or not.
ellymelly: BORED NOWellymelly on October 7th, 2009 08:28 am (UTC)
LOL i'm going to give it four episodes. That's a fair enough time for them to introduce their characters and get themselves sorted. it if still sucks then I'm using my intergalatic parachute!
eh - no subject - kosmikdawg on October 9th, 2009 08:44 am (UTC) (Expand)
sofie_sanctuary: House -wtfsofie_sanctuary on October 7th, 2009 10:32 am (UTC)
please start with the daughter of the senator.
can I 2nd that request!!
ellymelly: blameellymelly on October 7th, 2009 06:02 pm (UTC)
lol - there are petitions - right right?
birdgirl78: Birdiebirdgirl78 on October 7th, 2009 11:26 am (UTC)
BWHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAAH
I love you!
ellymelly: deathitisellymelly on October 7th, 2009 06:04 pm (UTC)
LMAO and you haven't even WATCHED IT *steals some more of your cake*
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Gwenhwyfar: House- Red Sweater of Disapprovalgwenhwyfar1984 on October 7th, 2009 11:36 am (UTC)
I agree with absolutely everything you said. I have never watched BSG but it is seem that the camera wasn't acting like on Stargate. Did BSG do the whole shaky camera work.

After the daughter can they then kill Eli? He was most annoying to me.

Rush an Ancient...that would be so cool and explain a lot.

*sigh* if only the PTB listened to fans...
ellymelly: imustnot dial the gateellymelly on October 7th, 2009 06:07 pm (UTC)
oh yes - very similar to bsg with the shaky camera (but it worked in bsg) - even their colour palette was the same - not to mention the story felt like a direct rip from 38 minutes where the bsg ship is out of air and has to keep jumping into a random segment of space.

oh yes - eli was fine at first and then he was just annoying - like he was trying to be a young mckay.

LOL
kat_rowe: fandom we know dramakat_rowe on October 7th, 2009 03:50 pm (UTC)
Yeah, it was pretty fail. I'll give it a few more eps since first episodes of new shows can be uneven as all crap (the fact that it's on right the hades before Sanctuary probably helps SGU get more second-time veiwers than it would get otherwise).

Rush is cool. I love how bored he sounds when he announces things like "we're losing life support and will all die" ... him being an Ancient could be cool. Or evil, like you said. He kind of reminds me of Doctor Smith from Lost in Space. Evil, Ancient, or other, he definitely has his own agenda. Time will tell (assuming I'm still watching by then)
ellymelly: never speak of this fanficellymelly on October 7th, 2009 06:09 pm (UTC)
i'm with you - i'll give it a few more eps and i honestly hope that it improves because i desperately love stargate. LOL
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ellymelly: perfumeellymelly on October 7th, 2009 06:10 pm (UTC)
The day I don't like a Stargate Franchise, would be a very sad day for me.

I agree with you there. I was born and bred on stargate and i'm going to be upset if they stuff it up and turn it into something unwatchable.
poisoniv13poisoniv13 on October 7th, 2009 06:19 pm (UTC)
Ever since I saw a preview I thought it was going to be too much like Voyager and BSG with lots of explosions.
ellymelly: blameellymelly on October 7th, 2009 06:57 pm (UTC)
lol then you nailed it - only without lots of explosions :( i think there was one... *wants more explosions*
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gate_ship: TW-Ianto frowngate_ship on October 7th, 2009 08:05 pm (UTC)
1: The Senator's daughter is staying...I hope she stops whining.
2: More Stargate indeed. And I hope they look different too. Because the Milky Way Gates look one way and the Pegasus Gates look another.
3: I totally think the scientist dude is either A.) Totally bonkers or B.) Possesed by an Ancient. Because he's nuts.
4: There weren't enough boo boos from the flying incident. At least the main military guy got pretty banged up.
5: More funny indeed.
And they are very "Mph. Whatevs. I get home. It's Stargate after all. Even Atlantis got home -- literally."
ellymelly: are you gameellymelly on October 7th, 2009 08:57 pm (UTC)
1: oh NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO
2: !!!!
3: B - please?
4: but then he suddenly made a shiny recovery...
5: YES
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ellymelly: deathitisellymelly on October 7th, 2009 09:00 pm (UTC)
omgz the senator - i was REALLY hoping he'd be the one to sacrifice himself - though it was a toss up between him and the blond medic.

i thought with the 'ancient' idea, he's come back from human form to retrieve something or do something that he couldn't when ascended? i totally hope they go that route, or something similar.

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eh - no subject - ellymelly on October 7th, 2009 10:38 pm (UTC) (Expand)
jadestarslayer on October 7th, 2009 08:53 pm (UTC)
My only reason for sitting through 2 hours, was because it said 'special appearance, Richard Dean Anderson & Amanda Tappinh'
I was curious if they screwed up Amanda Tappings hair and makeup like in the final of atlantis. Luckily they didn't! She looked like Sam, not a blond version of Magnus from sanctuary!

Other then being excited to those those few scenes, the show sucked! Every moment of watching it, the more I was upset that Atlantis was canceled for this! I mean seriously! They've been able to pull off two amazing shows and they write this crap!

Maybe it will fail and they'll reconsider bring atlantis back!!!!
ellymelly: i would bowellymelly on October 7th, 2009 09:00 pm (UTC)
i thought Daniel's cameo was HILLARIOUS though. LOL
hypercazhypercaz on October 8th, 2009 08:08 am (UTC)
I liked the Keno joke. :)
ellymelly: act betterellymelly on October 8th, 2009 08:17 am (UTC)
there was a Keno joke in there?!!
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kirsten_faithkirsten_faith on October 17th, 2009 07:08 am (UTC)
A bit, yeah...
I agree with you...but I also think it's the: "we are a new show so we gotta get the boring stupid things out of the way before we can wow you with our awesomeness"...at least I hope that is what they are doing :)
ellymelly: helenteslasciencegeeksellymelly on October 17th, 2009 07:31 am (UTC)
Re: A bit, yeah...
i just saw the third episode of stargate (we're a week behind) and i was even less impressed - and i'm trying really hard to like it. so far the best performance i've seen is from the irritating (dead)senator's wife. she was excellent.
Re: A bit, yeah... - kirsten_faith on October 17th, 2009 07:37 am (UTC) (Expand)
Re: A bit, yeah... - ellymelly on October 17th, 2009 07:44 am (UTC) (Expand)