I wish SGU would have some sort of people counter like in BSG (50,000 people left). So in some episodes they should tell us how many crew are left, now that's survival for you! "We don't leave people behind" - classic. "Yes we do" - SGU.
I could have sworn I clicked on the link for discussion about 'Lost'. Seems more like the discussion for 'Space' given the 'classic Stargate' stuff.
Never really thought of flashbacks to a poor kids upbringing as being very 'stargatey' but what do i know. Just going to re-watch Space and Divided so I can rest assured that SGU can pick itself back up again.
I just wikipedia'd a short synopsis on the rest of S1...man looks like boredom town til Incursion. Thats OK though, not all of SG1 and SGA was gold. For me, SGU is running about 50/50 so thats not too bad.
@Phenom (and anyone else that posted something similar): I'd beg to differ. This episode was a very strong 'Stargatey' episode for a variety of reasons:
- There are several examples in SG1/SGA of a single main team member being stranded for a period of time and doing some reflection (even if it wasn't shown as actual flashbacks, per se)
- The idea of using several connected gates in range of each other to reach another stargate usually out of range has been done before (think: McKay-Carter Intergalactic Gate Bridge... "cue applause")
- The person that was left behind happens to be the first person to be rescued... that has occurred before in other SG1/SGA episodes (though I think it's usually wrapped-up in a single episode and not ended on a cliff hanger)
And there's probably more similarities to good, solid Stargate episodes from SG1/SGA. This episode in SGU has brought together ideas from several previous episodes and has done it in a way that is both entertaining, and is paced well.
In my mind, this is definitely Stargate, and it's definitely one of SGU's shining moments.
P.S. Sorry for the lack of references to actual episode names - I suck at remembering those kinds of details and as it's early morning here... I'm too tired to go and find out which episodes the events I described were in
*heads off to get some sleep*
SGU is not classic stargate and is so much better for it.
The ep certainly wasn't the worst of the lot this series but for me, where I am liking about 50/50 thus far, it goes in the forgettable pile.