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Repli!kat
August 25th, 2008, 07:34 PM
Not sure if this is an approved thread or not, but with so many seemingly positive spin threads already here in this folder, I thought it might be nice to share our concerns about the entire concept of SGU.
I realize that there is no actual show yet to be anti about, but the CONCEPT of the young, angsty, lost in space characters does not thrill me. (I will admit that I'll probably turn in to see what it is like, and make a final judgement at that point)
If this thread gets deleted or merged, I'd understand....

david2708
August 25th, 2008, 09:47 PM
Stargate has been so mediocre over the last half a dozen years that it's safe to say an anti thread is almost compulsory these days.
I expect it to be the most popular thread very, very soon as soon as we hear more ghastly details and castings.
Sign me up!

Vespasianus
August 25th, 2008, 10:02 PM
Not sure if this is an approved thread or not, but with so many seemingly positive spin threads already here in this folder, I thought it might be nice to share our concerns about the entire concept of SGU.
I realize that there is no actual show yet to be anti about, but the CONCEPT of the young, angsty, lost in space characters does not thrill me. (I will admit that I'll probably turn in to see what it is like, and make a final judgement at that point)I'm not crazy about the idea of another official split in the fan base before the actual series goes on air. Dividing everything like this may even hurt SGU's chances, even if it turns out to be good. If it's gonna be bad, well, then okay, but despite what some people think, we don't really know that yet.

When I came back to this forum a year ago or something, I was ASTONISHED by the Anti and Pro sections of the Atlantis forum, and not because I'm a Pro, I hated Atlantis most of Atlantis S4, but there is nothing like this Anti-Pro thing in the Hungarian forum.

Bareassedmunky
August 25th, 2008, 10:39 PM
I'm not crazy about the idea of another official split in the fan base before the actual series goes on air. Dividing everything like this may even hurt SGU's chances, even if it turns out to be good. If it's gonna be bad, well, then okay, but despite what some people think, we don't really know that yet.

When I came back to this forum a year ago or something, I was ASTONISHED by the Anti and Pro sections of the Atlantis forum, and not because I'm a Pro, I hated Atlantis most of Atlantis S4, but there is nothing like this Anti-Pro thing in the Hungarian forum.
I think sga and sg-1 are very different shows, and they should be, if they were too similar it would have been pointless. A division amongst the fans was inevitable.

This time is different though. Despite their differences sga and sg-1 had many things in common too, they were cut from the same cloth. They are quite open about the fact that universe is aimed at different audiences, so when it launches we will have an even bigger split as some current fans will fall within the new target audience, and others won't. It will only get worse

Zarius
August 26th, 2008, 02:31 AM
This concept doesnt remind me of Voyager, aspects of it do, but it reminds me more of a 1990s television series called Space Cases which was created by Peter David ( author of the "Star Trek: New Frontier" novels) and Bill Mummy (Lost In Space, Babylon 5). Some fans of Space Cases also consider it the forerunner to Farscape only for an eight to thirteen year old demographic

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XukV58Y18m8

...Coupled with the panic buttons of the "young demographic"...I would be very worried.:cameron:

Reiko
August 26th, 2008, 09:14 AM
» Younger audience? Blegh. I'm going to go ahead and reserve a seat of this Anti couch. (Not that I have to - seniority.)

metabog
August 26th, 2008, 09:17 AM
Not sure if this is an approved thread or not, but with so many seemingly positive spin threads already here in this folder, I thought it might be nice to share our concerns about the entire concept of SGU.
I realize that there is no actual show yet to be anti about, but the CONCEPT of the young, angsty, lost in space characters does not thrill me. (I will admit that I'll probably turn in to see what it is like, and make a final judgement at that point)
If this thread gets deleted or merged, I'd understand....

WE. DON'T. KNOW. THAT.

It's way way waaay to early for an anti thread. Give the damn show a break. A few years for new you guys will be making anti threads for "possible shows".

jelgate
August 26th, 2008, 11:08 AM
» Younger audience? Blegh. I'm going to go ahead and reserve a seat of this Anti couch. (Not that I have to - seniority.)Its times like this that I'm glad I don't follow seniority:P

magie
August 26th, 2008, 11:42 AM
Why am I more than wary of that new show? I read the concept of those Lost in space stargaters and I thought :

- "oh boy, the crew will have to be VERY young, and VERY stupid, to not be able to manage to take control of the navigation system of the ship. We are talking about characters who are supposed to be the best of the best, in the Stargate world, and characters who have blown up suns, planets, asteroids, who have fought fake gods roaming the galaxy for milleniums and who have managed to kick the Wraith's asses, which was something that even the all powerful Ancients hadn't managed to achieve!"

Please!

starfox
August 26th, 2008, 01:31 PM
I'm just hating because the "lost in space/increased character drama" angle could have been done with Atlantis, had the producers chosen to go the secession route. They had things perfectly set up for that to play out a couple of seasons ago. While I understand that they've got a shiny new toy they want to play with, I don't trust it because, well, it's the shiny new toy they want to play with. Nothing can possibly as awesome as they're hyping this up to be.

jenks
August 26th, 2008, 02:19 PM
» Younger audience? Blegh. I'm going to go ahead and reserve a seat of this Anti couch. (Not that I have to - seniority.)

The average age of Stargate's viewers is 47.

Naonak
August 26th, 2008, 02:23 PM
Why am I more than wary of that new show? I read the concept of those Lost in space stargaters and I thought :

- "oh boy, the crew will have to be VERY young, and VERY stupid, to not be able to manage to take control of the navigation system of the ship. We are talking about characters who are supposed to be the best of the best, in the Stargate world, and characters who have blown up suns, planets, asteroids, who have fought fake gods roaming the galaxy for milleniums and who have managed to kick the Wraith's asses, which was something that even the all powerful Ancients hadn't managed to achieve!"

Please!
These characters won't have done that stuff...

And, anyway, it depends on why they can't control the ship. There could be a damn good reason for it.