Stargate Universe Might Be Good (Plus Some SG Comic News)

Published 6 years ago by , Updated September 13th, 2009 at 4:43 pm,

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Somehow Syfy overlooked me when they sent out their screeners for Stargate Universe, so I have to live vicariously through others.  More importantly, I need to convey to you, the selective Screen Rant readers, what I’ve learned about the show.

From what I’m reading from sites I trust, Stargate Universe is not going to disappoint when it lands in our living rooms.  That does not surprise me, since Robert C. Cooper and Brad Wright have been successfully bringing us 15 years of Stargate.  They know what they’re doing.

So, despite our dour first take on the marketing efforts, we might just end up pleasantly surprised.

Syfy has finally put up a website for the show at Stargate Universe (click the link to see the page), which gives us plenty of time to look things over while we wait for Stargate Universe to premiere on Syfy on October 2nd.

Stargate Comic Tidbit:

If you’re also a comic book fan, Dynamite Entertainment will be debuting it’s anthology comic, Stargate #0, in October.

The comic will contain stories from Stargate Universe, SG-1 and Atlantis.  The 3 tales will spin-off into their own ongoing titles after that.

The Atlantis title picks up where the series finale left off.  The Universe title will be tied into the TV series and SG-1, they claim, will be a glimpse into the near future, and will make us say “What?”

I Have A Question:

I have to wonder – do comics really translate into something you like to follow when it’s associated to a show you like?  They don’t really do it for me.  When I like a show, I like it for the actors and the story.  To see an actor’s likeness in a comic book is OK for me, but doesn’t transcend my barrier of enjoyment enough to get me to pick up an issue.  Curiosity will get me to consider an issue or two, but really, is it the same thing?

Let me know what you think about the comics, or the reviews of Stargate Universe.

Sources:  io9, Airlock Alpha on Twitter, Digital Spy

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  1. I’m no longer a comic book fan (the prices of the comics have become a joke as well as tying one story in one book to another story in another book for more cash), so the whole comic book angle to Stargate does absolutely NOTHING for me. However, I would LOVE to see the Atlantis and SG-1 stories continued in A) movies and B) novels. Especially if they keep the novels as cannon to the universe itself much like the Star Wars novels have. Stargate Universe is one of the shows I am looking forward to this fall.

  2. I don’t care how many people close to the “business” tries to tout how great the new show is going to be, I will NEVER forgive BW for his cancellation of SGA and his callous remarks re the fans since then. I mean, seriously, “cancelled SGA on the toss of a coin”?! “the fans will watch *anything* as long as you slap ‘Stargate’ in the title”!?! They’ve sacrificed the “older” fans for a desperate grab at a younger audience and forgotten their own formula for assuring the success of SGU, namely that they should’ve kept SGA around as a lead-in for the new show and let us get used to the idea of losing the programme we love and *gradually* easing us into the new one. Trying to copy BSG (with their jitter-cam and disregard for life — which makes it REALLY HARD to get attached to any characters) is not “progressive thinking”, it only illustrates BW & company’s growing inability to BE ORIGINAL anymore.
    As I’ve said before in other comments on other sites… I hope that they’ll bring back SGA when SGEwwww tanks.

  3. I’d rather them bring back SG1 than SGA, lol. But RDA won’t be returning so it won’t be as cool…

  4. ““cancelled SGA on the toss of a coin”?! “the fans will watch *anything* as long as you slap ‘Stargate’ in the title”!?!”


  5. From what I’m understanding Betty, it was getting very costly to film Atlantis… and somewhere’s about $2 mil an epi was a tough pill for the studios to swallow in this economy.

    Andy S: Yea… I started giving up on comics when they kept trying to shove my into reading other titles with all the character crossovers they were doing. Even in my youth, I was leery of sly marketing ploys to increase sales and diminish my wallet width!

  6. Your wallet width? Come on, it’s all plastic now! lol just kidding… :-P

  7. Well… back then, it was wallet width… before the days of ATM cards, RFD, cell phones and other freaky future world things we have today.

    Sheesh, did I just date myself? (Maybe we don’t answer that.)

  8. Jesus was in your yearbook? Sure you’ve heard that joke…

  9. Joke? He was labeled hardest working shop student!

  10. LOL, he had to be the best freakin carpenter there ever was!

    Oh we’re going to hell… :-D


    I believe he was joking about as much as I believe Mallozzi didn’t know a *thing* about the cancellation 4 months before it was announced.

    BW and company are free to joke and throw out the truth disguised as a flip remark because they’ve got a show and are still working. The people who got screwed were the actors and all that crud about getting the stars of SG-1 and SGA to do guest shots was a flat lie. Shanks, Tapping & RDA have mere cameos in the pilot eps and Shanks was quoted a couple of months ago as saying that there is No Way that they could pull in any more guest appearances because of the nature of the story-line.

    Seriously, Wright and his cohorts are ticking me off at about the same level as Russel T. Davies.

  12. Its not about the actors dude its about the story smh