Originally Posted by Somegeezer
Anyone who liked Universe, probably watched it before SG1 and Atlantis, or just didn't like SG1 and Atlantis to start with. Universe is just far from either.
Beg to differ!
I've always loved Stargate (SG1 & Atlantis) but I also loved SGU. I agree that it's a very different animal, but life would be boring if everything was the same! There were still bits of plot/situations that made it fit with the more usual Stargate vibe, but the desperate setting meant it was always going to be more gritty, and it was much more of an ensemble cast, rather than the 'small team visits a different alien planet each week' thing.
I think it was well done, and I think a lot of the reason it got slated by fans was because they were expecting another clone of SG1 (which lets face it, Atlantis pretty much was
). You have to view it in its own right...but even then I appreciate it's not going to be for everyone.
Also, I adore Robert Carlyle in SGU!