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SG-U : Stargate Universe October 2


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#1 OFFLINE   Fontano

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Posted 22 September 2009 - 08:51 PM

SG-U: Stargate Universe premiers on October 2 at 9pm ET

I just checked, and it is available on my DIRECTV HR21 Guide for scheduling (not sure about other carriers)

I am really anxious to know how this show is going to connect to everything else.

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Posted 22 September 2009 - 09:30 PM

SG-U: Stargate Universe premiers on October 2 at 9pm ET

I just checked, and it is available on my DIRECTV HR21 Guide for scheduling (not sure about other carriers)

I am really anxious to know how this show is going to connect to everything else.


Excellent! Just set the Series Link...thanks for the heads up!

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Posted 22 September 2009 - 09:36 PM

Thanks .. I was waiting for that one to show up. Fills out my schedule :)
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Posted 23 September 2009 - 10:45 PM

Yeah, set up that one also. A no miss for me.

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Posted 24 September 2009 - 10:03 AM

Stargate:Universe showing up on E* EPG.
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Posted 24 September 2009 - 11:12 AM

Yup, it was in my D* guide a few days ago too, and is all setup. The only Stargate I've ever watched was the original movie - am I going to be lost with this series?

I'm going to give it a try to fill my space sci-fi hole since there is no more BSG.
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Posted 24 September 2009 - 11:55 AM

I am happy to see this coming around. However, I am very, very, very, very, apprehensive of Lou Diamond Phillips in this. He could potentially do a David Caruso to this show.

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Posted 24 September 2009 - 12:29 PM

I'm looking forward to this show, albeit with a bit of trepidation. SG-SG1 and SG-Atlantis are a favorite of mine, I have all ten seasons of SG1 on dvd. A lot has to do with the humor and character interaction. Just going by the preveiws for SGU, I see this to be a dark and humorless show. Reminds me of BSG, which I didn't watch for the same reason, it was dark, dreary and humorless.
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Posted 24 September 2009 - 12:34 PM

Yup, it was in my D* guide a few days ago too, and is all setup. The only Stargate I've ever watched was the original movie - am I going to be lost with this series?


I, too, would like to know that answer.

I'm sure Directv can't wait to get their hands on your unit.

 
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Posted 24 September 2009 - 12:56 PM

I, too, would like to know that answer.


Have no worries. We Stargate aficionados will clue you in.:D
I have a feeling it will be a stand alone series......I think it looks more like "Lost In Space" by Gate"
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Posted 24 September 2009 - 02:24 PM

I think it looks more like "Lost In Space" by Gate"


Or similar to the original premise of "Sliders"??

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Posted 24 September 2009 - 02:32 PM

I just watched the trailer it looks promising

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Posted 24 September 2009 - 02:49 PM

Or similar to the original premise of "Sliders"??


Yea, that one also.
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Posted 24 September 2009 - 02:59 PM

This Stargate might be a stand alone... I'm hoping anyway. I've watched all the other versions. Hope they don't refer too much to them.
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Posted 28 September 2009 - 06:18 AM

I am happy to see this coming around. However, I am very, very, very, very, apprehensive of Lou Diamond Phillips in this. He could potentially do a David Caruso to this show.


Aww, David Caruso in CSI: Miami is so outrageously campy, I think he's worth watching the show for by himself. He's even got the detective walking around with his hands on his hips.

I've been waiting for Phillips to have a breakout show. I think he's a good enough actor to carry a show.

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Posted 28 September 2009 - 10:43 AM

Lou Diamond Phillips appears to be a solid actor who could easily be the lead in a show. He's been enjoyable in his occasional repeating role appearances on "Numb3rs" and I liked him in "Wolf Lake" though the show wasn't the best.

However, IMDb says he's only in 7 of the 20 episodes listed. There are 11 cast members in 15 or more of the 20 episodes most of whom have solid resumes outside the Syfy realm. So if this is correct, Phillips isn't critical to the show.

IMHO, the show quality will depend on the writers and the directors and we have here an all veteran "Stargate" company. As many here list shows that this one might resemble in its overall story arc, the critical factor is how well the "Stargate" old-timers handle creating new characters using the sub-plot mechanism without having someone become a twin of a character in a previous "Stargate."

Since MGM Television and The Syfy Channel are sharing the cost of this, it's going to have to get decent cable ratings to generate revenue for NBCU. They're probably hoping for 2+ million viewers on Fridays, but demand over 1.5 million.

Initial distribution is set for the U.S., Canada, and Britain and likely will sell elsewhere. These Syfy shows generate huge DVD sales. They have, of course, big numbers in the pirated bit torrent download international community. And, unfortunately for Syfy, the core audience DVR's the show which makes it less valuable to advertisers.

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Posted 28 September 2009 - 11:03 AM

Lou Diamond Phillips appears to be a solid actor who could easily be the lead in a show. He's been enjoyable in his occasional repeating role appearances on "Numb3rs" and I liked him in "Wolf Lake" though the show wasn't the best.

However, IMDb says he's only in 7 of the 20 episodes listed. There are 11 cast members in 15 or more of the 20 episodes most of whom have solid resumes outside the Syfy realm. So if this is correct, Phillips isn't critical to the show.

IMHO, the show quality will depend on the writers and the directors and we have here an all veteran "Stargate" company. As many here list shows that this one might resemble in its overall story arc, the critical factor is how well the "Stargate" old-timers handle creating new characters using the sub-plot mechanism without having someone become a twin of a character in a previous "Stargate."

Since MGM Television and The Syfy Channel are sharing the cost of this, it's going to have to get decent cable ratings to generate revenue for NBCU. They're probably hoping for 2+ million viewers on Fridays, but demand over 1.5 million.

Initial distribution is set for the U.S., Canada, and Britain and likely will sell elsewhere. These Syfy shows generate huge DVD sales. They have, of course, big numbers in the pirated bit torrent download international community. And, unfortunately for Syfy, the core audience DVR's the show which makes it less valuable to advertisers.


You'd think, with all the SF books on the shelves, there would be plenty of material for several new SF series. I had always hoped for a Dune series, or something based on Asimov's books. Harry Turtledove writes so many alternate history books that it would be easy to make a series or two based on them. But...

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Posted 28 September 2009 - 04:23 PM

You'd think, with all the SF books on the shelves, there would be plenty of material for several new SF series. I had always hoped for a Dune series, or something based on Asimov's books. Harry Turtledove writes so many alternate history books that it would be easy to make a series or two based on them. But...

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Oh man, I would SO like to see a good production of "The Moon Is A Harsh Mistress"..........

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Posted 28 September 2009 - 05:06 PM

Oh man, I would SO like to see a good production of "The Moon Is A Harsh Mistress"..........

Ever since I was a child I've longed for a theatrical or TV release of "Citizen of the Galaxy". One of all time favorite books from my childhood ...

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Posted 29 September 2009 - 06:58 AM

Oh man, I would SO like to see a good production of "The Moon Is A Harsh Mistress"..........


That was a great book and the final page was truly wonderful.

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