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    Sci-Fi Doing a Rewatch of SGU

    I never bought the SGU series after it went off of TV. I have SG1, SGA, and the TV movies. I started a rewatch of SGU last night with my son. I introducted him to SG1 and SGA...both of which he loves. We finished all parts of AIR last night, and I must say that I have a new appreciation for the series that I didn't have when I watched it the first go 'round. My son also seems to enjoy it.

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    I thought it was underrated 10 years ago and I still think the same!
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    Default Re: Doing a Rewatch of SGU

    I watched this one when it aired, and I rather liked it, even though it wasn't well received by most.
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    Aside from the space battle with the Lucian Alliance, the episode was great showing us the characters and the odds stacked against them.

    Personally my opinion of SGU is still low because there was just too much drama. I'm fine if it lasted two to three episodes to work out their problems. Then a few moments of it here and there as the show progressed. But their focus should have been putting their sh*t aside long enough to get things done while not breathing down each others throats. Didn't help that Rush either kept crucial information to himself or his attitude was constantly being a downer for everyone.

    An example of this would be in the episode 'Light'. It could have ended on a good note with a laugh as things picked up from there as they made the best of the situation from then on. But Rush just had to throw cold water on that.

    But season 2 really picked things. Really wished it continued from there.

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    I think Rush, by his nature, was protective of himself and distrustful of others. He didn't think other people had the drive that he'd developed in Glasgow to get things done.
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    Honestly the distrust and difficulty between the characters early on really made it have a huge impact when they actually started to get on. The "including me and you?" moment from Twin Destinies will always be a standout moment from the show for me, and it would have been impossible without that conflict.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Elite Anubis Guard View Post
    Honestly the distrust and difficulty between the characters early on really made it have a huge impact when they actually started to get on. The "including me and you?" moment from Twin Destinies will always be a standout moment from the show for me, and it would have been impossible without that conflict.
    I agree completely - I love the character development in SG-1 and SGA of course, but what made SGU special was how they slowly worked past the differences between them. It feels more real and the fact that there's no heroic lead team and all of the crewmembers are equal makes the camaraderie between them all hit that much better.
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    Im about to start a rewatch of SGU (after having completed SG1/SGA and all of the movies). It will be my 3rd rewatch. I never liked SGU - because I vehemently hated how they abandoned the "We dont leave our people behind", all of the infighting and the massive overuse/misuse of the stones....

    .....but Im going to approach this rewatch with a much of an open mind as I can. The series of episodes in season 2, where they came across a civilization created by alternate time versions of themselves was arguably one of the best set of SG episodes Ive ever seen....

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    Default Re: Doing a Rewatch of SGU

    I think it also would've been interesting to have more characters like Eli on the show in which there were other contest winners who not only understand Ancient but solved the mathematical formula.

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    Well...my rewatch is about halfway through season 2. I've really enjoyed the rewatch. There were a lot of things I missed when I watched it back when it originally aired.

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    Anything in particular jump out at you?

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