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Old September 14 2009, 09:02 PM   #1
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The Battlestar Galacticafication of Stargate has began!

Sorry, but after seeing the trailer for Stargate: Universe just now, that's the vibe I got; Robert Carlyle's character even looks a little bit like Gaius Baltar, and the situtation sounds a lot like that of the Galactica's. Plus, according to the website, three characters will die in the pilot, and the ship will be on the verge of falling apart.

Anybody agree? Or disagree?
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Old September 14 2009, 09:25 PM   #2
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Re: The Battlestar Galacticafication of Stargate has began!

Let's see...

-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
-Darker lighting
-Dark, dark, dark!


Nah ...any similarities between it and BSG are purely coincidental.
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Old September 14 2009, 09:29 PM   #3
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Re: The Battlestar Galacticafication of Stargate has began!

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Old September 14 2009, 09:58 PM   #4
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Re: The Battlestar Galacticafication of Stargate has began!

Well, I would love them forever if they put Callum Keith Rennie on my telly more.
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Old September 15 2009, 04:49 AM   #5
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Re: The Battlestar Galacticafication of Stargate has began!

Where ya been, we've been bitching about this for months!

Yes, it looks like SG:U will be Stargate's attempt to ape BSG, but with fewer decent actors, no decent writing, and zero sense of style. I'm sure they think they're going to be "dark and hip," just like BSG, but Stargate has this amazing way of taking any subject matter, no matter how dire, and rendering it utterly innocuous and shallow. The writers don't get up to the cliff and then balk; they usually don't even get withing spitting distance of the cliff.

Robert Carlyle's character even looks a little bit like Gaius Baltar
The Stargate Way would be to make him an upstanding, noble fellow and under no circumstances should he actually turn out to be a villain. So if your theory is correct, that would be a step up for Stargate.
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Old September 15 2009, 05:29 AM   #6
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Re: The Battlestar Galacticafication of Stargate has began!

at least we won't have too much o'neil in it. unless they want to make it campy again.
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Old September 15 2009, 09:09 PM   #7
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Re: The Battlestar Galacticafication of Stargate has began!

I don't mind the BSG-ification of Stargate. That said I don't know that I have the faith in the writing staff to pull it off....
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Old September 15 2009, 09:19 PM   #8
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Re: The Battlestar Galacticafication of Stargate has began!

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I don't mind the BSG-ification of Stargate. That said I don't know that I have the faith in the writing staff to pull it off....
This.
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Old September 16 2009, 01:10 AM   #9
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Re: The Battlestar Galacticafication of Stargate has began!

More shows need to be like BSG.
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Old September 16 2009, 01:28 AM   #10
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Re: The Battlestar Galacticafication of Stargate has began!

After the pilot episode it will probbly end up being more like Star Trek Voyager than nuBSG.
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Old September 16 2009, 02:05 AM   #11
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More shows need to be like BSG.
No, they don't.
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Old September 16 2009, 04:42 AM   #12
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Re: The Battlestar Galacticafication of Stargate has began!

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I don't mind the BSG-ification of Stargate. That said I don't know that I have the faith in the writing staff to pull it off....
Bingo.

Also more shows need to be like themselves and not copy whatever they think the cool new thing is.
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Old September 16 2009, 05:50 AM   #13
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Re: The Battlestar Galacticafication of Stargate has began!

Either way, Stargate needs to put something unique out there...they can't just do another rehash of the type of writing that characterized late SG1 and a lot of SG:A.
And SG* wasn't my favorite show...but I'm not bad mouthing it, it has quite the nice following. However, you have to bring something new to the table on occasion.

Is the SGU writing staff largely the same as the SG:A staff?
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Old September 16 2009, 07:17 AM   #14
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Re: The Battlestar Galacticafication of Stargate has began!

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More shows need to be like BSG.
No, they don't.
Agreed. I watched nBSG from start to end and, frankly, it's not in human nature to be dark 100 percent of the time. That, however, is exactly what nBSG was — dark, hopeless and full of bitching and backstabbers. And this is from a fellow who watched it, and more or less enjoyed the majority of the episodes.

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Old September 16 2009, 07:26 AM   #15
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That, however, is exactly what nBSG was — dark, hopeless and full of bitching and backstabbers.
BSG was not hopeless. Did you even watch the final episode?
Nor was it totally dark. BSG was notable for contrasting dark with light.

And given that this is the Stargate forum, my only other comment is that there is a funny typo in the thread title. XD
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