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    First time since it originally aired. Are there any noteworthy episodes of season 1 I should watch specifically? I seem to remember there being a lot of faff. Get the feeling I'm going to be skipping around a fair bit.

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    Strangely enough I found going back to re-watch the first season much easier after I'd watched the whole series. I found it hard going at first up to episode 5 but continuing on paid off. Rewatch it all in sequence as I found there were little things I missed the first and even second time round.

    Have you started your re-watch yet? I'd be happy to join you, I haven't re-watched SGU in its entirety for a while now. Been revisiting SG-1 season 8 recently, I'm one of the few who liked that season as well as SGU lol!

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    I know this is an older thread, but I started going through and watching again myself just recently. It's only furthered my love for these characters though, which may or may not be a great thing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nicholas_Rush View Post
    I know this is an older thread, but I started going through and watching again myself just recently. It's only furthered my love for these characters though, which may or may not be a great thing.
    There is something about how the characters gradually 'grew' on you for better or worse! We were just at the point of knowing these characters when SGU was cancelled I felt. This was sad as I would have loved to have seen how all these people would carry on and make a crew for Destiny or..... self destruct!

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    I am just now doing a rewatch as well and there are a ton of things I missed when it was on air. I remember it being this different from SG1 and SGA. The younger edgier darker feel of it and all. It would have been super interesting to do any kind of a SGA - SGU crossover?

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    So this is a quick update. I made it as far as Sabotage and I had forgotten how much SGU concentrated on character development. And while I love that aspect, the "darkness" of the show just... isn't as fun to watch. Within the mythos of the Starge Gate universe , the mixture of science, action and soap opera, the Soap Opera is over the top. They could have dialed it back about 50% I think.

    I think I am falling into the group that really wishes that SGA had gone on and SGU had never happened...

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    Got as far as Malice earlier sentiment is still holding. I like how well the production is done. In a Q and A Michael Shanks said that he really liked it, it was well produced and very well acted. He also said that the tone was so different that he and RDA felt out of place and that his scene with RDA as guest stars was mostly cut down because it didn't fit the show. He also said that they put more money into it than any other show.

    Which REALLY makes me wish (becuse of the budgets) they had continued with SGA and not done SGU. I know SGU lovers out there will hate that but... That where I find myself.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SeaShephard View Post
    Got as far as Malice earlier sentiment is still holding. I like how well the production is done. In a Q and A Michael Shanks said that he really liked it, it was well produced and very well acted. He also said that the tone was so different that he and RDA felt out of place and that his scene with RDA as guest stars was mostly cut down because it didn't fit the show. He also said that they put more money into it than any other show.

    Which REALLY makes me wish (becuse of the budgets) they had continued with SGA and not done SGU. I know SGU lovers out there will hate that but... That where I find myself.

    S.S.
    Doesn't surprise me that MS liked it, he's quite fund of intense emotional / serious acting. I don't think RDA' scenes were cut down because of that, I think it was cut down because if not so half the budget of SGU would've went in RDA' salary

    You're not alone in this, but I'm in the unpopular crowd that really enjoyed it. Personally I found the shift to SGU the best think that could ever happen to Stargate, the show became too repetitive in my opinion. It is true that they shot themselves in the foot with the first season, but the show really picked up his pace and footing late 2nd season. You really should finish S02 though, it has the best episodes. Twin Destinies & Gauntlet are incredible episodes.

    I also think SGA needed 1-2 more seasons or 1 season + movie to wrap up. Although the first seasons of SGA seemed to me a clone of SG1 with a little twist, I think the show really got better on its 4th and 5th season.
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    I don't like how they have built up the seasons in Atlantis. They had too many standalone episodes, while more interesting storylines should have been two parters.

    The Universe was great and it was getting better and better, but it was a bit too serialized. But since they were always on the track of the ship, there was not really a way to stop and to return to earlier storylines. And I really liked how they managed to integrate the "standalones" into the main plot. Even the Earth based scenes served a purpose (like Lucian attack, Jonas' homeworld, Homeworld Security etc.)

    So I don't know which season type is better, but both of them can be enjoyed and loved. It is still sad to hear how many fans haven't watched Universe yet and they couldn't discover the values of this SG show.

    And we haven't talked about the Infinity series yet... I know it is not "canon" and the drawings are a bit poor, but it can be still entertaining if you can turn off your expectations and then just simply enjoy the adventures.
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    Personally season 1 is one of my favourites so I'd watch all of it if I were you.
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    I still stand by Universe. I think it got progressively better every 5 episodes or so as the writers continued to find their feet with the show. That said, there are some stellar moments early - Time is one of the best episodes of Stargate IMHO and that Season 1 2 parter is fantastic too.

    By the end of Season 2, I was devastated the show ended. It just kept getting better whereas Atlantis had gotten worse in Season 5. There's some stand-outs in S5 but over all, I think it was a step-down from S2-4.

    I just want to know what it is they would have found.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Elite Anubis Guard View Post
    I still stand by Universe. I think it got progressively better every 5 episodes or so as the writers continued to find their feet with the show. That said, there are some stellar moments early - Time is one of the best episodes of Stargate IMHO and that Season 1 2 parter is fantastic too.
    Could not agree with you more on this. Time is my favorite as well, this episode is to me Stargate perfection. This episode has mystery, horror, it's a time travel story and the acting is simply great. I had the shiver watching it the first time, and I really love at the end when Rush says ''And here I thought we were in trouble'' and proceeds to kill himself in the event horizon.

    By the end of Season 2, I was devastated the show ended. It just kept getting better whereas Atlantis had gotten worse in Season 5. There's some stand-outs in S5 but over all, I think it was a step-down from S2-4.

    I just want to know what it is they would have found.
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    I wish they could have shot that closing movie for Universe. We will never find out what happened with them.

    SG:U is worth for a re-watch, because even the first episodes will be accepted differently now that you know the main story and the characters. So when somebody has seen it for the first time, it could be a bit slow and boring, but for the second time you will know and care about these characters, so the judgement of SG:U is also getting better and better.
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