-Aging ship falling apart at the seams
-Scientists, civilians and military personnel stranded aboard far from home
-Wacked Head scientist has an agenda not necessarily in the best interests of all, struggles to lead the group.
-Military leader struggles to lead the group (SGC has command
of the secret project, so theoretically, they should be answering to him)
-IOA representative struggles to lead the group (IOA has oversight
of the Gate program, so theoretically, they should be answering to her)
-Young genius in awe of older enigmatic genius
-Shaky cam mode engaged
-Death, death and more death
-Darker plot arcs
-Dark, dark, dark!
...any similarities between it and BSG are purely coincidental.