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Title: Stargate Universe: Season 2. Psych Evals and Moonshine
Post by: nacho on June 27, 2010, 07:03:17 PM
Thread for season 2 of SGU.  Last I heard, October is the premiere.  So we can start with spoilers and nude photos of Rhona Mitra right here.
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Post by: RottingCorpse on June 27, 2010, 07:10:26 PM
Rhona "Beckensale Lite" Mitra?
Title: Re: Stargate Universe: Season 2. Rhona Mitra vs. Top Tits
Post by: nacho on June 27, 2010, 07:21:17 PM
That's the one!
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Post by: nacho on September 02, 2010, 02:33:43 PM
Trailer!

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Post by: nacho on September 16, 2010, 05:40:22 PM
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NEW YORK - September 16, 2010 - Syfy unveils an impressive roster of guest stars set to make appearances throughout the second season of the drama-adventure series, Stargate Universe, including Victor Garber, David Hewlett, Robert Picardo, Kathleen Quinlan and French Stewart, along with the previously announced guest appearances by Robert Knepper and Julie McNiven, who will both appear in multi-episode arcs. The second season of Stargate Universe debuts Tuesday, September 28 at 9PM (ET/PT) on Syfy.

Stargate Universe follows a band of soldiers, scientists and civilians, who must fend for themselves as they are forced through a Stargate when their hidden base comes under attack. The desperate survivors emerge aboard an ancient ship, which is locked on an unknown course and unable to return to Earth.

In the new season, the team fights to take back the ship from the Lucian Alliance, who transported themselves on board Destiny with plans to take control. The team also discovers their true mission. It's not about going home, it's about going further.

Stargate Universe stars Robert Carlyle (Trainspotting, The Full Monty) as Dr. Nicholas Rush; Louis Ferreira (Hidden Hills, Grey Gardens) as Colonel Everett Young; Brian J. Smith (The War Boys, Hate Crime) as 1st Lt. Matthew Scott; Elyse Levesque as Chloe Armstrong; David Blue (Ugly Betty, Moonlight) as Eli Wallace; Alaina Huffman (Smallville, Painkiller Jane) as Lt. Tamara Johansen; Jamil Walker Smith (Waynehead, Sister, Sister) as Master Sergeant Ronald Greer; Ming-Na (ER, The Joy Luck Club) as Camile Wray; and Lou Diamond Phillips (Stand and Deliver, Young Guns) as Colonel Telford. This season, series star Robert Carlyle makes his directorial debut in episode four, "Pathogen."

Second Season Guest Stars Include:

Victor Garber (Alias, Titanic) Acclaimed stage and film actor Garber stars as Ambassador Ovirda of planet Langara.

David Hewlett (Splice, Whistleblower) reprises his role as Dr. Rodney McKay, the lead scientist of the Atlantis team.

Robert Picardo (Stargate SG-1, Star Trek: Voyager, China Beach) reprises his role as Richard Woolsey, commander of the Atlantis expedition.

Kathleen Quinlan (Apollo 13) stars as Senator Michaels, who replaced the late Senator Armstrong as the new head of the off-world spending committee.

French Stewart (3rd Rock From The Sun) guest stars as Dr. Andrew Covel, the new head of research at Stargate Command.

Robert Knepper (Heroes, Prison Break) portrays a member of the Lucian Alliance in a multi-episode arc.

Julie McNiven (Supernatural, Mad Men) portrays a member of the Lucian Alliance in a multi-episode arc.
Title: Re: Stargate Universe: Season 2. Rhona Mitra vs. Top Tits
Post by: Sirharles on September 17, 2010, 11:16:28 AM
I like how they don't acknowledge French Stewart being in the original Stargate movie....of course the TV Stargate universe is drastically different than the movie, but still.

And yes, I'm fully aware I'm showing my Stargate nerdness right now.
Title: Re: Stargate Universe: Season 2. Rhona Mitra vs. Top Tits
Post by: nacho on September 22, 2010, 04:21:35 PM
Recap/trailer:

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Post by: nacho on September 22, 2010, 04:28:19 PM
So -- season two is a gritty reimagined-BSG-style version of Space: 1999 meets the last season of Angel!

And now that I typed that, let's talk about a gritty reimagined-BSG-style version of Space: 1999! Because that would make my life.
Title: Re: Stargate Universe: Season 2. Rhona Mitra vs. Top Tits
Post by: nacho on September 29, 2010, 08:52:46 AM
*resumes prayers for a sci-fi series that doesn't follow up a character's major injury with a dream (or supernatural) sequence*

Of course, the huge problem with dopey blondes in peaceful settings with babies and someone who's probably dead is sooooo BSG.

Also -- they weren't clear in the season one episode that anyone stayed!  They resolved the situation, everyone filed back onto the ship, and nobody said anything about Kane or anyone else staying behind.  Never mentioned again.  Now we find out that several did stay?  And they've become magical?

Meanwhile, on Destiny, the franchise can't afford to pay Rhona Mitre this season.  Her body double is dead! 

And I love that NOW the plants in hydroponics are producing enough air to sustain four lives.  (Or, at least, Brody suggests that scenario.) Of course, (a) that's impossible and (b) remember the big huge dramatic episode where the civilians mutinied and Rush suggested the same thing as a ruse to Young and Eli was all, fuck, no way.  It was a great scene. Yet Eli now accepts Brody's claim without comment?

Finally -- things that are not worth notifying anyone about:  Chloe is a Cylon and TJ sees the nebula from the Mystery Planet.  Really? I would think a normal person, despite what they've been through, would instantly go, "Oh, fuck," and call Young.  Colonel!  I'm half-alien!  Or -- Colonel! The all-seeing, all-powerful aliens took our child and now they're here!

Oh, well.  What's really important is that we've added a cute fake redhead to the cast.  That'll take the place of TJ moping around in dumpy clothes not providing key points of information.
Title: Re: Stargate Universe: Season 2. Rhona Mitra vs. Top Tits
Post by: nacho on September 29, 2010, 11:54:49 AM
Some nice spoiler-ish stuff!

http://blastr.com/2010/09/8-spoilery-good-tidbits-a.php

Little Red and Eli are hooking up, the aliens are back, and the crew becomes embroiled in Destiny's million-year-old mission. That part sounds cool:

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Rush makes a discovery that is a million-year-old discovery in the ancient archives, which is the thing that motivated the ancients to launch the mission in the first place," said Mullie. "Rush eventually discovers what it was the Ancients were going to investigate in Destiny. It is kind of a big reveal moment in the first half. What we wanted to do was sort of get beyond just the idea of, well, we're just stuck here and can we get home, and start to get invested in the adventure itself and realize maybe there is something to being out here. Maybe there is a reason for us to be out here and there's something important that we have to do out here."

At the same time Rush figures out how to get more control of the ship. A big storyline that "plays out throughout the whole first half of the season is finding out a little more about the ship and gaining control over the ship. So exploring the ship, finding parts of the ship we haven't been to before and eventually gaining some measure of control over the ship ... that becomes part of the arc of the first half of the second season," said Mullie.

The Lucian Alliance will be around for "the first half" of the season and interacting with the crew (such as Little Red and Eli), but I get the impression from that "first half" quote and talk about more action this season that all we're really getting are a bunch of red shirts.  Which is fine...

Title: Re: Stargate Universe: Season 2. Rhona Mitra vs. Top Tits
Post by: nacho on October 06, 2010, 12:26:23 AM
So the fans are bitching that the show has gone BSG (and it has -- god talk, Rush being haunted by his dead wife, the command falling apart), but, you know, tonight's episode was better than the last two seasons of BSG... And we now develop a larger story than just some people in a bad situation.

However... Marooning most of the Lucian Alliance but keeping the named characters was weird. The IOA has certainly changed their tune these days.

Riley's fate was a bit of a surprise. After pulling their punch with the dead baby, I didn't expect them to have the balls to do something like that.  Let's just hope the super aliens didn't take him away!
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Post by: nacho on October 13, 2010, 08:44:42 AM
I look forward to watching all these again when they come out on Netflix so I can actually see what's happening underneath the GIGANTIC FUCKING CAPRICA AD THAT FILLS A QUARTER OF THE SCREEN.

Jesus. 
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Post by: nacho on October 20, 2010, 08:54:48 AM
I love that the Pentagon clears almost everybody's loved ones to know the truth except for Eli's dying mother.

When Eli broke the rules and told her everything, I kept expected her to go Go'auld or something.  Thank you, Eli.  JAFFA!  CREE!

The Earth stuff was particularly annoying this episode because there's now lots of shit happening back on Destiny.  Why create a pointless filler subplot when you have Lucian Alliance shenanigans, and Chloe possessed, and Rush increasingly dangerous and insane? 

One thing I did like is the possibility that Rush's ghosts represent the ship either testing him or trying to impede him. And, taking that a step further, could they also be ascended Ancients testing him?

Or is he really just that crazy?

Title: Re: Stargate Universe: Season 2. Psych Evals and Moonshine
Post by: nacho on October 27, 2010, 09:00:36 AM
So, wait... Chloe is alienized and in a coma, as we're all reminded of in the "previously on", but then we start up and she's not only fine but part of the away team. 

But then that fact does come in handy when Scott gets infected by some fungus thing and a transfusion of Chloe's magic immunity blood saves him.

Now... Anyone above an IQ of 60 knows that that's not how it works, right?

You know -- what the fuck was the whole idea behind this episode?  There's so many cool things going on and we get an in medias res away team episode that's set half in imaginationland and the reality half doesn't jive with anything that's happened this season.  Rush has willingly left his Cylon base for a generic, uninteresting away mission? 

Title: Re: Stargate Universe: Season 2. Psych Evals and Moonshine
Post by: nacho on November 03, 2010, 04:36:58 PM
Okay, dude, they're going to have to pick up the fucking pace.  I like that Destiny appears to like Colonel Young, and that Eli is getting a redhead, and that Franklin-ghost is now more clearly Destiny and not Rush going crazy... But, Jesus. We're creeping along here. 
Title: Re: Stargate Universe: Season 2. Psych Evals and Moonshine
Post by: nacho on November 10, 2010, 09:22:30 AM
Well, with the exception of several glaring problems, we finally got a decent episode.  Everyone knows about the bridge, and the mission is the same as in the first season of Space: 1999 with an Arthur Clark twist -- we're inadvertently heading towards god and/or the origin of life.

The problems -- how come the Lucian Alliance asshole is still there when they made a big point of kicking all the assholes off the ship?  He has no info, he's a liability.  And how come he has a guard who just stands there staring into space when he assaults the VIP-our-lives-depend-on-her Dr. Perry? And how come that same guard allows him, just hours after the assault, to go into her room and lock the door?

And I love Rush turning on life support in the alien ship and having his helmet off before he even finishes saying that life support is back on.  Now...just hold your breath for 30 minutes while the ship pumps oxygen in. 

(And, of course, Young with his machine gun out in the weightless, airless ship...)
Title: Re: Stargate Universe: Season 2. Psych Evals and Moonshine
Post by: nacho on November 17, 2010, 04:56:24 PM
The latest episode is passable. There were only five or six times where I went, "What the fuck?" and had to shake off nonsense. So that's a record for SGU!

Sadly, it's still better than episode three of Walking Dead.
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Post by: nacho on November 24, 2010, 08:54:10 AM
Haha!  You know a show is bad when the high point of an episode is when the Repair Bot gets a cameo!

I was all, yawn, okay, whatever, blah blah... Hey!!  Repair Bot!!

Title: Re: Stargate Universe: Season 2. Psych Evals and Moonshine
Post by: nacho on December 01, 2010, 07:48:16 AM
Well, the latest episode made no sense!  And then the Battlestar Pegasus arrived....Er....I mean...and then a seeder ship arrived and it got even more ridiculous.

But there were big space battles, so okay.  Whatever.
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Post by: RottingCorpse on December 16, 2010, 05:21:36 PM
Cancelled. Last episode in early '11. Will post a link when I'm home.
 
Title: Re: Stargate Universe: Season 2. Psych Evals and Moonshine
Post by: RottingCorpse on December 16, 2010, 05:29:22 PM
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Syfy Cancels 'Stargate Universe'

After weeks of speculation, Syfy just announced that it won't renew  Stargate Universe for a third season, putting an end (for now) to the long-running Stargate franchise on the network. The upcoming 10 episodes of Stargate Universe's second season, which will air  in the Spring, will be the series' last. The news follows the recent cancellation of another franchise Syfy series, the Battlestar Galactica prequel Caprica. The Stargate franchise -- consisting of Stargate SG-1, Stargate Atlantis and Stargate Universe -- has aired on Syfy since 2002. Syfy's slate of returning series includes Warehouse 13, Eureka and Haven, which will be joined next year by new series Being Human, which launches on January 17, the recently greenlit series Alphas as well the Battlestar Galactica prequel movie/backdoor pilot Battlestar Galactica: Blood & Chrome.
Title: Re: Stargate Universe: Season 2. Psych Evals and Moonshine
Post by: nacho on December 16, 2010, 05:41:24 PM
On one hand, this is sad... Because the story had so much potential. And it's Stargate. And, hell, it hasn't been as fucking awful as the last couple seasons of Atlantis.

But...it's been pretty bad.
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Post by: nacho on January 13, 2011, 10:25:07 AM
Mallozi hints on his blog that there's good news coming regarding the franchise. My bet is that Sci-Fi will throw them a bone and let them do the movies.

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Post by: nacho on February 22, 2011, 06:13:59 PM
Here, I'll just quote the announcement because it makes Sirharles go crazy every time French Stewart is listed as a gust star and nobody mentions his Stargate connection.

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STARGATE UNIVERSE - Returns Monday March 7, at 10PM - Syfy's drama-adventure series returns for its anticipated final ten episodes. The new episodes pick up with the Destiny crew in a battle with a drone command ship and the surprise arrival of the aliens that abducted Dr. Nicholas Rush (Robert Carlyle) and Chloe (Elyse Levesque). The final season culminates with a dramatic conclusion for the fate of the Destiny crew, who face a difficult crossroads when they realize the time has come for them to take a risky stand ... or they will be left adrift forever.

Guest stars appearing in the final episodes include Victor Garber (Alien, Titanic), French Stewart (3rd Rock From The Sun), Robert Picardo (Stargate SG-1, Star Trek: Voyager, China Beach), Kathleen Quinlen (Apollo 13) and Julie McNiven (Supernatural, Mad Men).
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Post by: nacho on March 07, 2011, 04:46:15 PM
Season two starts again on Friday. The final 10 episodes will be burned off without interruption and then we'll be Stargate-less! Which, I realize, we haven't been since 1997 with the exception of a year between the Atlantis cancellation and the start of Universe, but most of that year was spent talking about Universe and the movies. So this will be the first time we hit a gap and there's nothing on the horizon. 
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Post by: Sirharles on March 07, 2011, 05:09:05 PM
I have to admit, I'm not to broken up by that.  Universe really kind of killed it for me.  I still have the last three episodes from before the break DVR'd and I have zero interest in watching them.  If it picks up and tries to redeem itself, maybe, but right now.....snore.
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Post by: nacho on March 07, 2011, 05:26:00 PM
  If it picks up and tries to redeem itself

LOL
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Post by: nacho on March 08, 2011, 08:58:32 AM
Oh! They moved it to Mondays! Watching episode 11 right now. I love how it starts up in the middle of the battle where they left off months ago. So the first five minutes are trying to remember all the crazy shit that happened pre-hiatus. Which is okay because then they spent five hours talking about it and repeating the same things over and over.

With all the desperate "last man" stuff (our stranded crew, and the aliens who are the last of their kind) and the pursuit by a machine drone menace, I feel like I'm watching a fan-made BSG episode. Like fans acting as the characters on $3 sets.

You know, another thing -- the Ancients have broken the rules for 15 years. But when we come to The Most Important Quest in Time and Space, not a peep?

Hell, the last we heard from the Ancients half of them were ready to uplift Humanity, right? Isn't that what Morgan said in the last movie?

The big problem with Stargate is that humanity is on the verge of enlightenment. The Ancients are closer than ever to becoming involved, and we're sitting on top of the Asgard database. Atlantis is on Earth. Humanity's the most powerful race in the universe ever, actually. The combined power of the Ancients, the Asgard, and the ascended Ancients. So how do you go on from there, franchise-wise?

You do NOT create a show where all of that technology seems lost and Earth is worried about some crappy Lucian Alliance uprising and are unable to rescue the SGU crew even though the Ancients didn't need a lava planet to get to Destiny and -- oh, hey, Atlantis has the fucking wormhole drive, remember? It can get to Destiny in about three hours. 

Since late in SG1, Stargate has made the classic error of relying on increasingly godlike Dues ex Machina's (that's dei ex machina. right Latin students?). So now you can't make a normal series with normal people. i.e., the "gritty space drama" is out the door. So is the "journeyman" space drama like SGU. Earth has the Ancient database and the Asgard database, which means they know the location of every single gate in three galaxies. And if they ever recover Destiny, they'll have a map of the gate system for the entire universe. They have a fleet of ships as strong as any Asgard vessel that we can only assume is ever-growing as time goes on.

The Ori are a classic example of the problems with the franchise. Any possible future villain has to, simply, be godlike. But even then there's no lasting threat.

I think SGU, in copying BSG, is a sign of where things will go. The big clue for the next step in the franchise is in the titles of the two proposed follow-up films -- "Revolution" and "Extinction."

So, I'm calling it -- the next iteration of Stargate is going to be the apocalypse!

Which, I think, sucks. Because Stargate is best when it's a light-hearted ensemble show about new discoveries.
Title: Re: Stargate Universe: Season 2. Psych Evals and Moonshine
Post by: nacho on March 15, 2011, 07:47:47 PM
If you still care, Sirharles, last night's episode was one of the worst. If we had more than 10 episodes to go, I'd quit. But we're almost there...might as well ride it out.

But, seriously -- since you're still back with the early episodes, just delete them from your DVR. It's not worth it. It's insulting, in fact, if you're a Stargate fan.
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Post by: Sirharles on March 16, 2011, 08:48:59 AM
Deleted...and wow what a way to end the franchise.
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Post by: nacho on March 16, 2011, 10:45:00 AM
I especially loved how they didn't know McKay's name, so there's a scene where they're asking, "Who was that doctor who kept staring at your tits?"

Oh! You mean the leading expert in Ancient technology who was famously trapped in another galaxy for five years and brought Atlantis back to Earth and mastered the wormhole drive that isn't being used to save us? That's Rodney McKay! Hahaha! I almost expected a 60's freeze frame.

In this episode, they encounter a duplicate ship where Rush killed the crew, except for Telford who escaped to Earth. So the second Rush is killed, and the first Telford is killed, and they get all the supplies they need to continue the mission even though the duplicate ship was in worse shape and... The second Telford is still in the timeline and on Earth now causing trouble. So the promo for next week's episode looks like it'll be all about explaining to second Telford that first Telford is dead and....aaaahhhh!!!

Title: Re: Stargate Universe: Season 2. Psych Evals and Moonshine
Post by: Sirharles on March 16, 2011, 10:58:02 AM
God...so basically they are sitting in a bathtub full of gin writing this stuff now?
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Post by: nacho on March 16, 2011, 12:13:30 PM
My feeling is that they aren't written at all. It's just some sort of improve skit show.
Title: Re: Stargate Universe: Season 2. Psych Evals and Moonshine
Post by: nacho on March 22, 2011, 08:58:01 AM
Okay, so, in this episode, a duo of SGC bigwigs visit the ship to determine whether or not they should fund another Icarus Project to "extend the mission."

Um...haven't they been looking for another Icarus planet anyway to rescue the crew? RDA said as much last season. But this episode makes it sound like the SGU crew has been written off...

So why the change, then? Because everyone back on Earth is all about the "message from God" that Rush claims to have received.

While the suits wander around the ship being weirdly aggressive and ominous, Camille and Greer are back on Earth for R&R and they get trapped in an attack by a single Lucian Alliance shuttle. Which gets back to my rants above about why the fuck is the Earth actually in danger from the Lucian Alliance? The planet that, literally, defeated gods is now unable to defend against a bunch of pirates?

The whole Lucian Alliance plotline is only there anyway because they're afraid to make a Stargate show without constantly going back to Earth. I really think SGU would have been miles better if they really had been cut off all this time and quietly going insane. Instead, they're getting more visits from the authorities than SG1 ever did.
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Post by: nacho on March 29, 2011, 11:29:11 AM
Oh my god. Okay, so Ginn and doctor what's her name are magically rescued from... I don't know. The land of death, I guess. They download into a sleeping pouty girl's brain (stop me when you want to punch something) and then are downloaded into the ship where they become sentient ghost things who can appear to anyone, which, I guess, tells us that Franklin and Rush's wife are also in the ship. Which makes sense for Franklin, since he was eaten by the ship, but the whole nature of that episode had us thinking that Rush was just crazy... What's with his wife being in the ship?

Anyway, now Rush and Eli have spirit guides, and the whole crew has access to doctor what's her name's knowledge... And, I guess, Ginn's useless simpering.

All this played out while we had a medical drama! A kidney transplant performed by the medic who, for two years, has been nervous around any sort of major operation... But it's okay this time because they have three scientists and the Ancient database and Ancient medical equipment (all making its first appearance at the start of this episode) to help her out. Oh, and the ghost of doctor what's her name who has suddenly gone from propulsion expert to surgeon. Well, she was plugged into the Ancient database, I guess... Which has detailed instructions on performing an antiquated, dangerous surgery with equipment that could have healed the kidneys without ever cutting flesh.

Next week: The writers will all scratch their nails down a blackboard for 40 minutes.
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Post by: nacho on April 05, 2011, 07:45:00 AM
Today's waste of 42 minutes is also a waste of McKay and Woolsey! While SGC uses the stones to infiltrate a planet that magically has access to an Icarus-like power station, Rush goes into dreamland Amanda.

I just love how, suddenly, there's a stable way to dial Destiny. And it's always been there. But the residents of the planet in question are worried that it's not stable. The assumption -- the Alliance has gotten to them. SGC's solution -- Woolsey uses the stones to replace the leaders of the planet at the highest level. Glad SGC is behaving just as badly as the Go'auld!

Plot B, in dreamland, is just about as annoying as can be. Rush in love! And it's all a set-up for Amanda to steal his body...or...something, because she's evil. Or just arrogant and dumb or something.  And is now battling Ginn, who can only break free of Amanda by shutting down the FTL drive... Which, in this ONE case, doesn't fuck with the stones because, of course, the stones are being used to infiltrate the alien base. But, instead of using SGC personnel on Earth, they use Destiny crewmembers. Lousy writing.

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Post by: nacho on April 11, 2011, 06:31:57 PM
I think somebody's supposed to die tonight...or something. They gate to a world and get attacked by a saber toothed something and then something then hunting and something something.

We won't burn off the last of the episodes till May 9th! For god's sake. I'll be the last person watching by then.

Next week's episode starts an arc (which looks like it carries through to the end) that sounds suspiciously like the return of the Replicators. It better not be. I'm a feather away from not finishing this season.
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Post by: nacho on April 12, 2011, 07:49:18 AM
Um...wait. They still haven't gone through all the cargo on Destiny? They have to "be cautious." Really? They're starving, hunted by aliens, and on a ship that's going to fall apart any day... There's an endless mountain of Ancient cargo intended to supply a huge crew for god knows how long. Open those boxes up!

So they haven't been able to figure out what to do with the Lucian Alliance people for this whole season. It's been the silliest subplot. They could have turned them into redshirts, or mingled them with the crew... Instead they wrote them all out.

Or so I thought... Turns out there are still six more in addition to the main guy. So they get rid of those others in this episode.

That said, I actually managed to sit through this episode. I guess I just like looking at the Canadian forest that covers every planet in three galaxies!

I also hate the relationship subplots. There are, what, 30 people, and you've been locked together on a tin can for a year. You don't know who's together and who isn't?
Title: Re: Stargate Universe: Season 2. Psych Evals and Moonshine
Post by: nacho on April 19, 2011, 08:12:13 AM
Well, I'll be.  A good episode. No stones and no trips back to Earth! How daring of them to do that in a show about a desperate group of people stranded in a distant galaxy with no way home!

Um...

What I feared were Replicators are actually the descendants of the duplicate Destiny. Because the solar flare made the wormhole...loop....to....a very very distant planet...which is not possible with the Destiny gates.

Oh, and, it transported them back 2000 years. And Rush even says that there wouldn't have been a gate seeded yet. Which means that it makes even less sense...and, of course, wouldn't be true because the seed ships are far, far ahead of Destiny. Except when they're not for plot purposes, I guess.

Anyway!  Whatever. The duplicates got sent back 2000 years and the 30 of them started a civilization that now numbers in the millions and is advanced enough to be on the same level as modern day Earth. Due to an ecological catastrophe, they sent out expeditions to find a new world, and we pick up with one of the lost expeditions.  So really just a straight up sci-fi story. Evil drones chasing them, an innocent community in awe of the crew, and 300 refugees on a ship that can barely sustain 30 people.

It's a two-parter, too.
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Post by: Reginald McGraw on April 19, 2011, 09:34:12 AM
This seems to go on and on.
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Post by: nacho on April 19, 2011, 10:48:14 AM
This seems to go on and on.

No shit. Burning off these last ten episodes has felt like sitting through an entire season of terrible sci-fi. They really should just air the last few over the course of one week and get it over with.
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Post by: nacho on April 26, 2011, 10:33:50 AM
Oh my god... Okay, so, last night's episode was primarily flashbacks... Of the duplicate crew! Covering the rise of the civilization they founded 2000 years ago. Our crew pretty much sat on their ruined planet and just watched TV recordings from the archive for most of the episode, though we did have a ridiculous subplot where TJ discovered that she had Lou Gehrig's Disease.

So the leader of the "descendants" says, oh, yeah, we have a cure. It's in the database. They copy the database and, in the epilogue, TJ is upset because they can't find a cure, and Eli says there's lots of info to go through and the name of the disease might be different and...

No! Wait! You've still got the guys who know the database. And they're your children! They have the same name for the disease! They know all about it! What?

Also -- birthing montage. We see EVERY SINGLE female crewmember screaming wildly during childbirth.

And that's the episode! Also, the final Lucian Alliance guy gets cheaply written out. He's now severely wounded and unconscious. Leaving TJ emotionally alone to deal with the knowledge that her duplicate got sick ten years after being stranded on an alien planet and living a rough and primitive life 2000 years in the past.
Title: Re: Stargate Universe: Season 2. Psych Evals and Moonshine
Post by: nacho on May 02, 2011, 11:19:20 PM
Getting ready to download tonight's episode.  Here's a review from the site:


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This was the worst episode of any show that I have ever seen and I watch a lot of shitty tv shows.
Title: Re: Stargate Universe: Season 2. Psych Evals and Moonshine
Post by: nacho on May 10, 2011, 10:15:48 AM
Oh, thank god. The last episode. 

The whole thing with the drones really makes no sense. So they decided to ignore a 2000 year old technological, gate-using society up until a few years before Destiny came through? Oh, and, considering that society was based on the duplicates, the duplicates didn't mention the drones in their records?

But, whatever, that was just a throwaway two part episode with no resolution and nobody seems to care about it now.

They pull an Earth 2 with the finale and decide to go into stasis for three years...or a thousand if things go wrong...so most of the episode is going back to Earth via the stones and saying goodbye, and then talking about saying goodbye back on the ship, and then talking about talking about saying goodbye in corridors and control rooms.

We end with Destiny on her probably doomed three year jump, and Eli awake and alone with only two weeks of life support left to unfuck the last pod (because, of course, Destiny only had exactly the number of pods for the cast).

For now, this is the end of the franchise. Brad Wright said a couple weeks ago that all the movies are trashed, and SGU will have no follow-up (or conclusion) and pretty mush said that he's done, after helming this franchise for 20 years. So, if we believe him and others on his team, the next Stargate won't come until there's a reboot.

Title: Re: Stargate Universe: Season 2. Psych Evals and Moonshine
Post by: nacho on July 13, 2012, 10:45:57 AM
Hahaha! What?


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The fans have spoken, and Stargate Universe is the runaway winner at the 2012 Constellation Awards. The series took home five of the six awards for which it was nominated.

Presented by the fan-run TCON Promotional Society (organizers of the Polaris convention), the awards focus on excellence in science fiction television and film, with an emphasis on Canadian productions. Nominations and voting in each category come from fans.

SGU‘s wins include:

Best Female Performance: Ming Na, “Epilogue”

Best Science Fiction Television Series

Best Technical Accomplishment: Joel Goldsmith, Music

Best Overall Film or Television Script: “Twin Destinies”

Outstanding Canadian Contribution to Science Fiction Film or Television