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#81 OFFLINE   Wire Paladin

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Posted 06 October 2009 - 05:28 AM

The guy playing the doctor is either a terrible actor or the character is incredibly sinister or mentally ill. Pretty much every scene with him annoyed me to no end. From my understanding 20 episodes have been ordered and most of them shot so I guess there will be a good chance at straightening things out before any plug is pulled on the series.

While there was a lot of focus in the pilot on the doctor character and the gamer kid there wasn't on others.

However when checking the IMDB database I see that the pilot is in 3 parts and so far we only seen 2. This makes sense since the pilot ended without resolving their critical problem of life support on the ship.

Perhaps the third part will resolve some of the issues. However some of the characters like the Lou Diamond Philips and Ming-Na characters seemed to be nothing more than background.
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Posted 06 October 2009 - 08:02 AM

It was a pilot! All character development and setting up the story. Very few pilots are considered great episodes! I'll give it a few more weeks. Saying you hate it after the pilot sounds to me like you hated it before you even watched it. Sorry, but I won't take any opinions of how good it "is" based ojn this one episode.

As for predictions ... I think they will return to the ship and the ship will keep trying to fix itself for the entire first season. That is why they had that timer on the wall. They will not be able to change how long it stays in one place for a while making the drama of a limited amount of time at each planet a plot line. It also allows them to leave characters behind and have to find them later. So many things they can do with such a uncontrollable limitation!

Now ... the real question is who will be the arch enemy that is unstoppable until the second or third season when they meet a more powerful unstoppable arch villain! :rolleyes:
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Posted 06 October 2009 - 08:29 AM

I think maybe I was one of the five fans that really enjoyed Voyager. I mean come on .. Seven of Nine? Hello!?


Well, there's no doubt that Jeri Ryan was easy on the eyes. But did you actually *like* Voyager or was it just a Jeri-Ryan-Delivery-Vehicle for you? :)

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Posted 06 October 2009 - 09:12 AM

Well, there's no doubt that Jeri Ryan was easy on the eyes. But did you actually *like* Voyager or was it just a Jeri-Ryan-Delivery-Vehicle for you? :)


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Posted 06 October 2009 - 09:21 AM

Well, there's no doubt that Jeri Ryan was easy on the eyes. But did you actually *like* Voyager or was it just a Jeri-Ryan-Delivery-Vehicle for you? :)


I liked Voyager, yes. I'm sure I will like SG:U as well.
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Posted 06 October 2009 - 09:49 AM

I liked Voyager, yes. I'm sure I will like SG:U as well.


So far I'm not liking SG-U. I also saw Voyager twice.
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Posted 06 October 2009 - 11:22 AM

Assuming they find something on the desert planet that allows them to stay on the ship, any guesses as to whether it will be a technology or a plant based solution?

If it is tech, then there may be an advanced civilization (probably in ruins) on the planet. Or perhaps the advance scout ships that were sent out (there was a reference to them) brought along a pile of spare parts. All neatly labled of course. :rolleyes:

Maybe it will be a super fast growing plant that converts CO2 to O and tastes just like chicken. :)

Anyway, the acting of the lead scientist leaves something to be desired, but it is the pilot and it is pretty common for the actors to take a few episodes to get into the characters. I'm willing to overlook those issues for a while.
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Posted 06 October 2009 - 11:49 AM

I think we're supposed to not be in full sync with the lead scientist .. from that perspective, I think he's played his part perfectly.
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Posted 06 October 2009 - 05:31 PM

Hawk! http://en.wikipedia....ki/Avery_Brooks


Interesting, I never heard Avery called by that name.
He's doing a crap load of documentries, so I guess life is good for him.

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Posted 06 October 2009 - 05:39 PM

It was a pilot! All character development and setting up the story. Very few pilots are considered great episodes! I'll give it a few more weeks. Saying you hate it after the pilot sounds to me like you hated it before you even watched it. Sorry, but I won't take any opinions of how good it "is" based ojn this one episode.

As for predictions ... I think they will return to the ship and the ship will keep trying to fix itself for the entire first season. That is why they had that timer on the wall. They will not be able to change how long it stays in one place for a while making the drama of a limited amount of time at each planet a plot line. It also allows them to leave characters behind and have to find them later. So many things they can do with such a uncontrollable limitation!

Now ... the real question is who will be the arch enemy that is unstoppable until the second or third season when they meet a more powerful unstoppable arch villain! :rolleyes:


All of what your saying is the problem with the show! Been there done that, I am tired of them being out gunned at the start and then by season 3 being able to dispatch the enemy with great ease. The pilot is less than thrilling because it smacks of Atlantis, the ship has major structural problems, Atlantis had major structural problems, the ship is empty, Atlantis was empty. They are cutoff, Atlantis was cutoff.

It would have been so cool if they had gotten to the ship and found lots of cryo freezed ancients just waiting to be revived, maybe Ancients with a fresh perspective like they dont want to asend, they want to explore in human form, they like humans and want to learn more about the milkyway and what has happened since they have been gone.
Who knows anything new, just not the same old same old.

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Posted 06 October 2009 - 06:06 PM

All of what your saying is the problem with the show! Been there done that, I am tired of them being out gunned at the start and then by season 3 being able to dispatch the enemy with great ease. The pilot is less than thrilling because it smacks of Atlantis, the ship has major structural problems, Atlantis had major structural problems, the ship is empty, Atlantis was empty. They are cutoff, Atlantis was cutoff.

It would have been so cool if they had gotten to the ship and found lots of cryo freezed ancients just waiting to be revived, maybe Ancients with a fresh perspective like they dont want to asend, they want to explore in human form, they like humans and want to learn more about the milkyway and what has happened since they have been gone.

Who knows anything new, just not the same old same old.

Well then, you're going to be really perturbed that the nemeses in later episodes of the first season are members of
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Posted 06 October 2009 - 07:12 PM

Looks to me like we can stop worrying if they get off the Destiny or not. I believe they're in for some trying times on a long ride to destinations unknown. And I'm looking forward to the ride.
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In 1994, mankind discovered a network of Stargates that took them to the farthest reaches of the universe and unlocked some of history's greatest secrets. Since that time, they've carried us through travels to numerous planets and battles against relentless villains. They've brought to the surface the wonders of Atlantis and led us to conflict with the dreaded Wraith. Now, humanity is about to cross a new threshold with the activation of a new Stargate that links to incredible Ancient technology. Welcome to Stargate Universe.

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Posted 07 October 2009 - 06:18 AM

Interesting, I never heard Avery called by that name.
He's doing a crap load of documentries, so I guess life is good for him.


I don't think he'll ever be recognized for the great actor he could have been. Shame. Don't matter what he does, to me he'll never top his "Hawk" character.

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Posted 07 October 2009 - 04:44 PM

Well then, you're going to be really perturbed that the nemeses in later episodes of the first season are members of

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Posted 07 October 2009 - 04:48 PM

Looks to me like we can stop worrying if they get off the Destiny or not. I believe they're in for some trying times on a long ride to destinations unknown. And I'm looking forward to the ride.
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Dam this does not sound very exciting, but on the bright side for SlyFy it sounds like the episodes will be cheap too make ;)

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Posted 07 October 2009 - 05:18 PM

Dam this does not sound very exciting, but on the bright side for SlyFy it sounds like the episodes will be cheap too make ;)

Sure it will be exciting. How many times will the exploration party run in to one eyed one horned flyin' purple people eaters? And variations of same? How many times will they come flying back through the gate only one or two seconds before it closes? How many will get left on a strange world inhabited by strange creatures because the strange creature grabbed their foot before they could get through the stargate? With all those worlds in all those universes just think of the possibilities man :P
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Posted 07 October 2009 - 06:21 PM

Sure it will be exciting. How many times will the exploration party run in to one eyed one horned flyin' purple people eaters? And variations of same? How many times will they come flying back through the gate only one or two seconds before it closes? How many will get left on a strange world inhabited by strange creatures because the strange creature grabbed their foot before they could get through the stargate? With all those worlds in all those universes just think of the possibilities man :P


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Posted 07 October 2009 - 06:48 PM

I don't think he'll ever be recognized for the great actor he could have been. Shame. Don't matter what he does, to me he'll never top his "Hawk" character.

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Posted 07 October 2009 - 07:02 PM

Many crime procedurals follow the same pattern in telling a story: crime is committed, crime is covered up, wrong person is accused, search for clues commences, shocking twist is revealed, guilty party is eventually discovered.

So what?

For me it's about how the story is told and whether the characters are compelling, or at least interesting.

I find SG-U fits the bill for me.

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Posted 07 October 2009 - 11:44 PM

Many crime procedurals follow the same pattern in telling a story: crime is committed, crime is covered up, wrong person is accused, search for clues commences, shocking twist is revealed, guilty party is eventually discovered.

So what?

For me it's about how the story is told and whether the characters are compelling, or at least interesting.

I find SG-U fits the bill for me.

Me too. I hope there's another nearly two million viewers who agree.

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