SyFy just tweeted (twittered?) that this current season of SGU will be its last. The Stargate franchise has been airing on SyFy (well it was Sci-Fi back then) since 2002.
I’ll have to do that math, is Stargate the longest running franchise? The original Stargate show holds the record for longest running Sci-Fi series, but I don’t know if the three series add up to more than Star Trek’s 28 seasons. I don’t think so, but it’s still a good long legacy that I know a lot of fans will be very sad to see go.
How about you? Going to miss it? Time for it to go? Never saw it?
Finally, an episode where they don’t spend 3/4 of the show back on Earth, courtesy of the MacGuffin plot stones. This week, we have an apparent murder and a little bit of honest-to-goodness character development.
The crew finds a (plot) device that’s about as likely to get them home as anything Voyager found in the first season. Y’know, the problem with “here’s a way home” in a show where the premise of the show is “you’re a long way from home” is that even though the characters don’t know it won’t work, we know it won’t.
This week, the Destiny finds an apparent picture of their future, and it ain’t pretty. Surprisingly, no wisecrack Internet critics are involved in this vision of horror.
Every episode title so far has been about how the people aboard Destiny are running short of whatever the title is. Does that mean, this week, there’s a shortage of potting soil?
Next week’s episode: “McDonald’s.” The crew is jonesing for Chicken McNuggets.
Okay, I’ll quit making fun of one-word titles for at least one week. In the meantime, the Destiny is out of both water and Diet Pepsi.
Nobody on board the Destiny has an excuse not to have a good suntan. How will the crew survive a ship that’s flying right into a star?
The Destiny is about a zillion years old – maybe the reason the ship’s running low on power is because it’s old and falling apart? Discuss the new episode here.
When last we left our intrepid heroes, they were stranded several galaxies away, and about to walk through a suspiciously familiar circle thing. This week, there’s an awful lot of sand and a few creepy visions. What say you about the last part of the pilot?
I’m not sure how we overlooked this one – couple nights ago, the latest series in the Stargate franchise premiered on Syfy. At this point, after fifteen seasons of two other shows and two made-for-DVD movies, I think it qualifies as a “franchise,” with all both good and ill that entails.
So, what did the rest of you think of this new and slightly darker chapter in the Stargate universe?