I joined GW so I could enjoy the discussion, I don't mind healthy, constructive criticism. But when people continue to tell me my opinion is wrong, that is not fun or healthy. There is no accounting for taste. And I really understand if someone doesn't like SGU, so why are they here? I have never gone into other show discussion areas to trash a show. There are plenty on GW I don't like. It would be rude of me and disrespectful to go in there and ruin someone's fun.
Frankly, the seriousness around SGU discussions are not really about the show, are they?
Can we get back on topic?
What´s the point? This topic is useless. SGU is still a awesome, fantastic, wonderful show!
Too much shaky camera makes me nauseous. At first the idea appeared to be to imitate amateur videos, but now most productions endeavor to imitate the effect of our own human visuals while moving, when done correctly, it gives us the feeling of motion and being there. It's interesting to see how the technique has been perfected by most productions since the earlier days when it first became popular.
When I watched Cloverfield I was uncomfortable the whole time, won't watch it again.
SGU's shaky cam wasn't like Cloverfield or the Blair Witch but it was disappointing; it felt like someone tried to combine a dramatic camera with a reality show camera and ended up failing... I mean compared to 24 the camera angles felt mostly safe.
I thought they were very similar shows to each other, actually, and I loved both.
While I like Atlantis, I think Universe is much better. I haven't actually seen more than a couple episodes of SG-1, so can't really talk about that, but they only had the Lucyn alliance and the Ori - no other aliens afaik?
I think having them be on a ship is much more interesting than just going throigh the stargates - ships are cooler, I guess so they share that with Battlestar Galactica.
Universe has a more edgy feel, and I think it shares that with Battlestar galactica also - and I thought it was on purpose b/c it was such a popular show. I think it was a good idea to copy that.
I don't think it was the writers intention to turn Stargate into Battlestar Galactica, while creating SGU. Some similarities between the show's styles does SGU not make a copy of BSG.
I enjoyed the darker tone, though, the use of camera (don't kill me but I never had problems with this style, should I feel sorry now?), the normal behaving, flawed people, military and civilians respectively, amongst other things.
And without knowing a lot of SG-1 episodes, yes, there have been more aliens, like the Goa'ulds (a parasite life form, who lives in human bodies, and controls its hosts), and others, in the earlier seasons. But it's hard to recognize them as aliens, cos they look like humans, and talk fluently English like English natives.
I liked the filming style of SGU as well.
The shows were similar in a couple regards but not so much in most. For example, in BSG, it was believed that the ~50,000 people of the fleet were the last surviving humans. On SGU, there were only 80-ish stranded on the other side of the universe.