Anyone else get behind Stargate: Universe intensely? Or maybe just was a big fan? I just rewatched the entire series (2 seasons) and I can't believe that SyFy canceled such a fantastic show. No matter how many times I watch it, the characters, the premise, the set, everything about it is incredible. I haven't gotten into a Sci-fi show or movie since watching Star Wars years ago. Even SG1 and SG: Atlantis are great shows. I understand they sort of ran their course, but SGU was just beginning and was cut down in its prime. I'd love to get this show back on the air, even more then I would Firefly
do you not remember the final cliffhanger.
it gives them a few years where starting again would be acceptable. (and plausible)
The second season got much better towards then end a shame SyFy cancelled it, kinda wished they didn't have to cancel SG: Atlantis to make though it as I still preferred that, also there was meant to be another TV movie like Ark of Truth or Continuum but I think they cancelled that as well
I thought it was amazing. Such a shame that they cancelled it, although it wasn't the worst thing they could have ended on.
I hate it. I was a huge fan of both SG-1 and Atlantis, but I was really disappointed with Universe. Maybe hate is a bit strong, it held my interest enough to watch every episode, but I don't think it holds a candle to the other Stargate shows. Some of the ideas weren't terrible, it just felt more like a soap opera than a science fiction show. Even that wouldn't have been so bad a premise, I loved Lost which was a similar character focused sci-fi show, the thing really killed SGU for me was the fact that I couldn't stand like 90% of the characters. Eli was the only character I actually liked, while I tolerated a few others and hated the rest.
I loved it. It was such a meticulously constructed show, where right up until the end they were still drawing drawing plots from the pieces put in place early in the first season. Was sad to see it go, though being a longtime TV science fiction fan I'm used to it by now. At least, as others have said, it got a decent finale.
I enjoyed the show and wished it was still on too. I never got into SG:A, when it came on I never watched and recently when I tried to go back and watch through it, it just doesn't interest me. I always liked the stargate idea and really wish they would start up some kind of new show. There must be millions of fans willing to get behind an decent show.
I got the feeling it was cancelled because, by adopting the SG name, they brought over a bunch of fans who really were not looking for a show of that style. It was way more in tune with what BSG fans would want than SG.
That said, I was fully hooked by the first season and then got disappointed by things that happened in the second season. It kept looking like the show was going to gain some momentum, either by the removal of some characters or the addition of others, but they kept cancelling out those potential changes. It really took me out of it and reminded me it was a serialized TV show.
I love the Stargate Universe unconditionally, but Universe was my least favourite of the series. I really loved the show, but I just loved the others more. Atlantis was my favourite, as I felt it had the best cast, characters, and story all rolled into one.
End of Atlantis Spoiler
It got better near the end and I think the last episode was great. Unfortunately it wasn't as sci-fi'y as I would have hoped. More non Human aliens and go deeper into the SG universe would have done it for me. All in all I think they just hopped on the BSG band wagon and deviated from the other SG's so it was harder to sell.