View Full Version : Younger Viewers =/= Teen Drama

August 26th, 2008, 02:39 AM
You see, at first I was worried that that was what they were after. But now I'm not so sure. Plus I'm fed up with people mouthing off that ''it's going to be like the OC!'' with absolutely no basis, just because they have no faith in TPTB.

As I mentioned in another thread, I think that comment is taken completely out of context. I don't think it means a dumbing down or an increase in angst (at least I hope it's not) I just think it's meant to be more standalone than SG-1 and Atlantis, i.e. you don't need to have seen any of the other two series to understand what's going on.

People who started watching SG1 at the beginning are older now, and let's assume that the majority of SG-1 fans are also watch Atlantis. Atlantis was very much tied to SG-1, which may have put off new viewers. So by younger viewers they just mean people who can watch SGU from the start and not need 10 years of Stargate backstory. SG1 was always fairly mythology heavy, it's probably not easy to start watching it from half way though.

August 26th, 2008, 10:16 AM
Just so long as there's no Wesley Crusher/Will Robinson "super smart kid", I'll be happy.