Wednesday, June 1, 2011
Stargate Universe - it's all over
It is over now. The Stargate franchise will not have show running in the near future. Poo. Stargate Universe was the unique project that pushed the Stargate franchise to another level. In away it did what it promised, but it did not attract enough audience to get the advertisers to buy commercials.
I did like Stargate Universe right from the get go. The setting was new and exciting and there was different types of characters in the cast which created tensions within the crew. There were also fun story lines like the initial powering up of Destiny, power battle between Rush and Young and the main plot line of Destiny's mission was really exciting. I was not so crazy about the invasion of Lucian Alliance to Destiny and the drones were a bit old. The plot line of Lucian Alliance attacking Destiny tied the series too deeply to the previous Stargate series'. They should've focused more on the new galaxies and find the stories from the new planets and cultures Destiny met or one alternative would have been to explore Destiny's various nooks and crannies. For example, there could have been new technologies that could have created problems or some creatures that would attack the crew.
With it's flaws the show started to get better this season and it is a shame to see it go. However I did like the ending which enables the show to pick up where it left off. That might be sooner than we expect.