Sci-fi greenlights STARGATE: UNIVERSE

Discussion in 'Stargate' started by Ghostface1701, Aug 22, 2008.

  1. Tom

    Tom Vice Admiral Admiral

    Nov 10, 2003
    In your Mind!
    They do need new writers for sure, hey what about bringing on some of BSG's writers! after all it about being stuck on a ship and them tryingt o get to Earth! LOL
  2. Harvey

    Harvey Admiral Admiral

    Oct 8, 2005
    Los Angeles, California
    Wow, going for an even younger demographic, with even younger and more attractive characters? With more ship action (as if Atlantis didn't have enough)?

    I hate to sound like certain posters here, but my enthusiasm is plummeting with every new piece of news I read.
  3. Starbreaker

    Starbreaker Fleet Admiral Admiral

    Feb 19, 2001
    Birmingham, AL
    I'll tune in. Couldn't hurt.
  4. Samurai8472

    Samurai8472 Vice Admiral Admiral

    Mar 27, 2007

    They make fun of it and then they do it! argh!

    "yo dawg what'd you do that for?"

    "Duh, I was still gonna tap dat"

    I think they'll bring Keller(Jewel) aboard the series. She seems young enough. Ofcourse if everyone around her is younger then she'll be like a grandma to them
  5. RoJoHen

    RoJoHen Awesome Premium Member

    Apr 14, 2000
    QC, IL, USA
    ^That scene really is pretty awesome.

    "I don't think Mitchell likes me anymore."

    "I'm pregnant."
  6. bigdaddy

    bigdaddy Vice Admiral Admiral

    Oct 19, 2007
    Space Massachusetts
    It won't be Voyager because Voyager could at least steer the ship. So what will the bad guy be? They can't have any allies and we can't see the same people more than once because the ship just keeps going.
  7. Samurai8472

    Samurai8472 Vice Admiral Admiral

    Mar 27, 2007
    thats just begging for alot of filler episodes like what Voyager and all other space shows do.

    visit the planet

    save the villagers

    leave and never come back
  8. Meredith

    Meredith Vice Admiral Admiral

    Nov 8, 2001
    Abh Space
    I would rather have another season of Atlantis, take a break for a year or so then do Universe.
  9. MPH

    MPH Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

    Aug 15, 2001
    United Kingdom of Great Britain
    Atleast we know now that Scifi wasn't the ones who axed Atlantis. I would have rather had a few more years of Atlantis than this younger vibe "universe"
  10. TheInsideMan

    TheInsideMan Commodore Commodore

    Jul 12, 2001
    England, UK
    I have a very bad feeling about this. Younger vibe = appeal to younger demographics.

    Look out for the 'hawt', busty, de-ascended Ancient babe and the muscular, male 1st officer who has a habit of reporting for duty in his underwear.

    God, I hope I'm wrong, I really do. The casting for this series should be interesting.
  11. The Squire of Gothos

    The Squire of Gothos Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

    Jun 24, 2001
    Northern Ireland
    I'm only an occasional Stargate fan, but it sounds like a terrible idea for the franchise on the whole. Even the Caprica spin off sounds a little too soon for the Battlestar franchise.
  12. Temis the Vorta

    Temis the Vorta Fleet Admiral Admiral

    Oct 30, 1999
    New Mexico, pleeeeease. :( I want proper alien worlds for a change!

    But we'll get stuck with the same old dreaded pine trees.

    Since we already know we're getting a rehash of a rehash, my one wish is for Stargate to once again do the one thing it excels at, mainly casting a hotty as the lead actor. Michael Trucco would do just fine. :bolian:

    Like the guy in your av? :D

    There have been a lot of premises that sounded good. VOY's sounded good at first - the reason SG:U sounds bad is because we know that Stargate + VOY doesn't equal anything good. ENT sounded good. BSG - basically VOY with Ron Moore doing it right - sounded frakkin' great.
    For their sake, I hope it's Ronin - he's the only one on Atlantis who's ever right about anything.

    This is essentially the same premise, but without any Cylons chasing them (tho I wouldn't discount them picking up a Cylon-type enemy along the way). The bigger change is no need for political or religious metaphors. So yeah, the BSG writers would be a big improvement. By taking an apolitical approach, SG:U won't seem like a BSG ripoff - VOY ripoff, maybe - and the BSG writers can write strong character-based stories, which is the only place for SG:U to go other than the dreaded gimmick based stories which I'm certain we'll be getting instead of anything good.
    Oh why not. It's going to be a trainwreck, why not make it entertainingly bad?
    Last edited: Aug 22, 2008
  13. Samurai8472

    Samurai8472 Vice Admiral Admiral

    Mar 27, 2007
    The destiny will have it's own version of the decon chamber with Coomb(I'd die if they cast Billingsley in SG:U) watching over the wash down.
  14. Jack Bauer

    Jack Bauer Fleet Admiral Admiral

    Jul 12, 1999
    Jack Bauer
    I really hope they don't have such a character. That has been done to death and is totally played out in the Stargate shows.
  15. USS Kongo

    USS Kongo Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

    Jan 25, 2006
    Yeah, same here. I'll give it a shot, too.

    If it turns out to be really bad, I'll do what I did with Atlantis and just stop watching. :D

  16. Samurai8472

    Samurai8472 Vice Admiral Admiral

    Mar 27, 2007
    Oh we just know the pilot episode will go roughly like this

    team is formed and introduced to the destiny with cameo from someone from Atlantis or Sg-1

    probably a sending off speech

    You are the world's best and brightest. And in light of the adventure we are about to embark on, you're also the bravest. I hope we all return one day having discovered a whole new realm of humanity to explore, but as all of you know, we may never be able to return home. I'd like to offer you all one last chance to withdraw your participation.

    We land on the first planet, stick our noses where we shouldn't and piss off a villain

    *insert P90 gunfire in a Vancouver forest*

    A strong silent warrior type decides to come along since there's nothing left on his planet
  17. RoJoHen

    RoJoHen Awesome Premium Member

    Apr 14, 2000
    QC, IL, USA
    ^That sounds awesome! I love it when shows explore new and exciting concepts.
  18. Candlelight

    Candlelight Admiral Admiral

    Apr 12, 2000
    New Zealand
    This is great! I wanted the third show to be set on a ship!

    Not sure about this preprogrammed bit though.
  19. The Wormhole

    The Wormhole Admiral Admiral

    Jul 23, 2001
    I remember after 200 aired, someone thought up a Stargate teen series based on the skit, and made it a parody of The OC. They called it The SG, with its theme song "Colorado, here we come..."
  20. James Bond

    James Bond Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

    Apr 8, 2004
    James Bond
    That was just fan speculation, but it makes a lot of sense. How stupid does Brad Wright think the fanbase is?

    Exactly. Even if it's the same type of "younger audience" stuff on Smallville, this will be a disaster, in my opinion. And I'm a part of the "younger audience"! :wtf:

    I'm still pissed off about the Atlantis cancellation, but I'm willing to give Universe a chance. They need to wow me, and make up for their bullshit within the first 5 or so episodes.