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    "Stargate: Universe" is a U.S. Military Drama
    Since there were a lot of science fiction elements in "SG-1" and "Atlantis", the military aspects of the show faded into the background. You were not affected by those elements as much. Now, "Stargate: Universe" is similar to watching the show "Jag". Instead of telling science-fiction stories that provoke interest, the writers chose to make the franchise into a military based show.

    Why bother watching if the show is not science-fiction? I can watch "NCIS" on Tuesdays instead. I watch "Stargate" for the science-fiction, and I don't watch it for the military and bureaucrat drama.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Col. Tomorian View Post
    "Stargate: Universe" is a U.S. Military Drama
    Since there were a lot of science fiction elements in "SG-1" and "Atlantis", the military aspects of the show faded into the background. You were not affected by those elements as much. Now, "Stargate: Universe" is similar to watching the show "Jag". Instead of telling science-fiction stories that provoke interest, the writers chose to make the franchise into a military advertisement.

    Would not that make "Stargate" into a military drama instead of a science-fiction series?

    Why bother watching if the show is not science-fiction? I can watch "NCIS" on Tuesdays instead.
    SGU is (as were SG-1 and SGA) a military science fiction show.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Col. Tomorian View Post
    "Stargate: Universe" is a U.S. Military Drama
    Since there were a lot of science fiction elements in "SG-1" and "Atlantis", the military aspects of the show faded into the background. You were not affected by those elements as much. Now, "Stargate: Universe" is similar to watching the show "Jag". Instead of telling science-fiction stories that provoke interest, the writers chose to make the franchise into a military advertisement.

    Would not that make "Stargate" into a military drama instead of a science-fiction series?

    Why bother watching if the show is not science-fiction? I can watch "NCIS" on Tuesdays instead.
    But it IS still science fiction, but a bit stripped from all of this techno babbling. It's a different category though.

    It's more focused on people, but it's still a sci-fi. It would be boring if the next show was a replica of the previous one, just in different circumstanes. This difference is the major reason why I'm waiting so impatiently for the next episode.

    Personally I think it's not less sci-fi just because it shows more people less technology.

    You may disagree with me of course, and I respect your opinion.

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    It's a military drama, sure, but I don't think it's "instead of" scifi, but "as well as".
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    Quote Originally Posted by Col. Tomorian View Post
    "Stargate: Universe" is a U.S. Military Drama
    Since there were a lot of science fiction elements in "SG-1" and "Atlantis", the military aspects of the show faded into the background. You were not affected by those elements as much. Now, "Stargate: Universe" is similar to watching the show "Jag". Instead of telling science-fiction stories that provoke interest, the writers chose to make the franchise into a military based show.

    Why bother watching if the show is not science-fiction? I can watch "NCIS" on Tuesdays instead. I watch "Stargate" for the science-fiction, and I don't watch it for the military and bureaucrat drama.
    Actually... that's kinda more reason for me to watch.


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    I wouldn't call SGU "JAG in Space" though

    The funny thing is that on the Destiny there's actually not very many officers.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Eternal Density View Post
    I wouldn't call SGU "JAG in Space" though

    The funny thing is that on the Destiny there's actually not very many officers.
    I agree. I can't see the JAG in space angle. It does have a military aspect, but one that I find fairly respectful to both those in and out of the military. It is what it is and I don't know that I would like the franchaise without the military angle.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Col. Tomorian View Post
    "Stargate: Universe" is a U.S. Military Drama
    Since there were a lot of science fiction elements in "SG-1" and "Atlantis", the military aspects of the show faded into the background. You were not affected by those elements as much. Now, "Stargate: Universe" is similar to watching the show "Jag". Instead of telling science-fiction stories that provoke interest, the writers chose to make the franchise into a military based show.

    Why bother watching if the show is not science-fiction? I can watch "NCIS" on Tuesdays instead. I watch "Stargate" for the science-fiction, and I don't watch it for the military and bureaucrat drama.
    SGU is probably more of a science fiction show than SG-1 or Atlantis were. Things like the implications of the Ancient stones (and the science fiction elements of the show in general) are actually explored in SGU, whereas in SG-1 they'd be used to make a nice hour long action story and hardly ever be referenced again.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KEK View Post
    SGU is probably more of a science fiction show than SG-1 or Atlantis were. Things like the implications of the Ancient stones (and the science fiction elements of the show in general) are actually explored in SGU, whereas in SG-1 they'd be used to make a nice hour long action story and hardly ever be referenced again.
    With the exception of the Stargate that is...

    Seriously, they may the use the comm stones more, but now the Stargate itself seems more like an afterthought.

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    I think that both SGA & SG1 where all about the gate & tech stuff. We never really saw the human factor. Like wow how do you really process waking a an enemy that beat the ancients? BTW fighting that enemy with limited bullets! before we got the zpm!

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    WAAAAAAAAAAH!

    U.S. JINGOISM! WAAAAAAH!

    MILITARY SHOW! WAAAAAH!

    Do you even like Stargate?

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    As far as I'm concerned, SGU is Sci-fi Drama, while SG1/SGA were Sci-Fi Action/Adventure.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PG15 View Post
    As far as I'm concerned, SGU is Sci-fi Drama, while SG1/SGA were Sci-Fi Action/Adventure.
    And both are all good but may tend to not always have the same set of viewers, or viewer interest.
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    Then repeat to yourself its just a show, I should really just relax.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jwgrlrrajn View Post
    With the exception of the Stargate that is...

    Seriously, they may the use the comm stones more, but now the Stargate itself seems more like an afterthought.
    Not really. The gate is still a big part of the show just not as much. Personally I like how more character involved SGU is.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Coronach View Post
    SGU is (as were SG-1 and SGA) a military science fiction show.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Military_science_fiction

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lightning Ducj View Post
    And both are all good but may tend to not always have the same set of viewers, or viewer interest.
    Which is all very well and good except that the viewership crossover is taking a long time carrying over to the SGU forum.

    Quote Originally Posted by jwgrlrrajn View Post
    now the Stargate itself seems more like an afterthought.
    The what gate????
    [edit]Oh, you mean that spinning space door thing.
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    Meh, it's drama with a Stargate twist. I mean "Come on!!!!" -

    Who wouldn't want to get their eyes on to anything with a Stargate twist.

    Hey...that sounds like a great name for a drink...!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Eternal Density View Post
    Which is all very well and good except that the viewership crossover is taking a long time carrying over to the SGU forum.
    Hey, I'm here
    If you're wondering how he eats & breathes, and other science facts...(la! la! la!)
    Then repeat to yourself its just a show, I should really just relax.

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    Hey, I'm here
    Hmm?
    My point that if Colonel Young was here and saw all the 'haters' in this fan forum, well you know what he'd say.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Eternal Density View Post
    Hmm?
    My point that if Colonel Young was here and saw all the 'haters' in this fan forum, well you know what he'd say.
    He'd call us, "the wrong people"!

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