Sonic Glitch wrote:...However people don't (generally) watch Stargate to get "space drama." If I wanted drama/tension in space, I would watch BSG but that is not Stargates niche. I think that is where SGU went wrong, to some extent they tried to be BSG but they lost the "stargate" feel we all knew and loved.
I see this argument a lot, and really don't get it. The fans wanted... what? Another 10 seasons of the exact same thing? I loved SG-1, and to a much lesser extent, Atlantis... and then I thought SGU was a great move - a different feel because the circumstances and crew were so different to what we'd seen previously on Stargate.
Jim wrote:BSG and SGU were very similar... which is why SGU failed. I didn't like either show.
Yes, it failed because you didn't like either show.
Jim wrote:SGU was a drama that just happened to take place in space. Very little adventure, very little action. Mostly just drama and inter-characer tension (more drama). It was like West Wing, Law & Order, Dallas or what-have-you in space. zzzzzz
I take it you're one of the folks who watched two or three episodes, said "I don't like it", and never watched again. Or perhaps someone kept changing the channel when you weren't looking. "Very little action"? Wrong show.
As an aside, there was supposed to be a whole series of SG-1 and Atlantis movies, but the "fans" blew it by not supporting SGU. Now, no new Stargate at all, probably ever, and certainly not with any of the beloved old cast members. So much for finishing the story arcs.