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Stargate Universe cancelled by SyFy

For the first time since 1997, the Syfy channel will be Stargate free. According to ComingSoon, Syfy will end the action-adventure series, Stargate Universe, in the spring of 2011 after airing the final ten episodes of its second season. While no official reason has been given, low ratings are thought to be the deciding factor.

SGU wasn’t the only series that got the axe. Syfy also canceled this outer space adventure-drama.

The first Syfy series based on Stargate, the 1994 movie, was Stargate SG-1 which picked up where the movie left off. The plot soon moved further away from the original storyline and added additional elements that allowed for a spin-off series, Stargate Atlantis, to be created. SG-1 was on the air for ten years, Atlantis for five years. Stargate Universe was just introduced in 2009 and is already being yanked off the air, which could mean viewers have either grown tired of the Stargate franchise or the new storyline just didn’t appeal to fans.

Stargate Universe was about scientist Dr. Nicholas Rush (Robert Carlyle) and his team of military and scientific personnel who end up on the Destiny, a starship built millions of years ago by the Ancients and programmed to go to the far ends of the universe.

At this time, there are no plans for a future Stargate series.

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188 Comments

  1. -R33L15T-

    December 17, 2010 at 1:04 pm

    I was shocked and angry when i read this. But then i got over it really quick.. You know why?

    Because for a split second i had forgotten that Tv/media companies don’t give a flying “Bleep” about anything other than profits.. They profess to be for the viewer and support the shows they put up but in reality i would honestly doubt if anyone running these kinds of companies would know the first thing about their elected Genre

    cancelling SGU would be like cancelling Dexter at the end of season one, Or cancelling lie to me and criminal minds at the end of their first season. It is just blatantly obvious Bull”Bleep”

    The sad thing is the Average person forgives and forgets these companies.. they get all P”bleep”y in the forums and S”bleep”t But then a week later, they are back on their Tv’s helping these companies make money

    F*** Syfy and F*** NBC

    ScumF**ks….!!!!

    • Neeneko

      December 17, 2010 at 6:48 pm

      Actually, the big problem is, profit is NOT the main motive behind the moves of TV stations.

      The main force is conflicts within the company.. who is ascending vs falling, who’s projects succeed, who’s vision is matched. Being powerful within the ranks is MUCH more important then numbers that may or may not be associated with the person. Figuring out how to make your fellow executives look bad and making people believe in the things/dirrection you choose is all that matters since that is what promotion (and thus paychecks, but also bragging rights at parties and resume building) are based off of. This is why so many executives do things that are counter to the good of the company… since it is not about how much cash you bring in, but how much cred you build with your executive community.

      • Kym

        February 20, 2011 at 3:21 am

        You have it correctly which explains not just the canceling of SGU but any show that Josh Whedon writes / produces.
        In Hollywood it’s all about the “who you know”
        I say boycott SyFy channel, I will

    • Tjp

      December 17, 2010 at 7:23 pm

      Canceled for lack of wrestling. To be replaced with Battlestar Galactica Rok-em Sok-em Cylons!

      • Helscythe

        January 19, 2011 at 8:29 am

        Lol… Look Stargate Universe was def. a rip off of Battlestar.. I mean crew stuck on a ship.. Looking for home.. on a ship called Destiny for crying out loud.. and lets be honest Battlestar Galactica was probably the best show ever.. The only reason why I enjoyed SG-U was because it had soo many BSG elements..

        • HO HUMM

          February 19, 2011 at 2:36 pm

          SG-1 is way better then battle star craptica

        • Scorpion

          February 19, 2011 at 11:37 pm

          I’m sorry, but even Rush is a rip off from Baltar.

        • r more

          March 4, 2011 at 1:23 am

          I never saw any relation to battlestar galactica. You could say then that BG was like Voyager, which was another ship trying to get home.

        • alex

          April 8, 2011 at 7:06 pm

          Stargate Universe was def. a rip off of Battlestar.. I mean crew stuck on a ship.. Looking for home.. So that makes Battlestar a rip off of star trek voyager.. I mean crew stuck on a ship..Looking for home..

      • Caballera

        January 28, 2011 at 11:41 am

        I am amazed at how many show Sci-Fi is cancelling – but yes, there always seems to room for more wrestling. Wrestling – Sci-Fi Channel of course I get it….????? Used to hardly ever turn from Sci-Fi, now it’s hardly ever on my TV.

    • Joshua McDowell

      December 18, 2010 at 10:00 am

      I wasn’t shocked at all, quite the opposite. SyFy, ruined the SG series with SGU. SGU consisted of a bunch of soap opera drama that most of us simply weren’t interested in. Not to mention the “stones” with “lovers quarrels” and even sexual contact were completely absurd. I could go on and on about how absolutely retarded that show is, but canceling it proves what so many of us said from the start. What was really funny is that they tried to contain the damage at gateworld by censoring complaining posts and even suspending complaining user accounts. We all told them that wouldn’t work either! All they had to do was fire their writers’ and get back some of their old direction. Instead they abandoned their known fan base and tried to force feed us that crap. HA HA HA HA HA HA! I personally canceled SyFy LAST YEAR in protest.
      Moral of the story?
      If your existing franchise is working, leave it alone.
      If your entire fan base starts rumbling about changes you’ve made, LISTEN.
      If your show starts dealing with raping people that are not “IN” their bodies. You should probably re-think was the hell you are doing..

      Just my 2 cents.. Good bye SG-PUDD FACE! Thank god!

      • SNS

        December 18, 2010 at 7:03 pm

        Actually as someone who has watched SG from the film, through all its series until now, and loved the show and consider myself a massive SG Fan..

        …I loved SG:U!

        It was a fresh, new, interesting, much more character based show compared to the rest. To state “most of us” is pure speculaton on your part.

        You dont speak for EVERY SG fan in the world, and a lot of use loved SG:U and appreciated it for what it was.

        The fact is that the SG franchise had dont everything it could do in SG:C and SG:A. There was no-where else to go and nothing original to show on TV.

        Even the tv-films, based on the original show, werent that exciting and didn’t give us anything fresh. They were good, but showed that things were getting repetative.

        Even SG:A, as great as it was, started to get old. But that at least went out on a high, after about 5 years.

        SG:U gave us a much more character driven, deep show which none of the previous ones had been. Special effects, aliens, big guns and ships and actions is great and all, but it gets old.

        SG:U also gave us long running stories, which lead into one another week, after week and gave us a real sense of connection.

        I was also liking where it was going with the God idea!

        We just never had that with SG:C and SG:A. But now SyFy has killed it and we can only hope it goes out well.

        • jason

          December 19, 2010 at 11:30 am

          no…sgu gave us sopa drama plots….which suck..the onyl show that ever has pulled it off was bsg cos that was what its premise was…where as, like joshua said, you cant suddenly go from a action/scifi show to a drama without it sucking badly and alienatign its fanbase..it doesnt work…
          aslo sg:c?….its sg1 idiot…a actual fan would know that…sgc is the codename for their base in the show

          • GW

            December 21, 2010 at 5:35 pm

            I watched the previous SG series and they were cheasy with bad acting and bad action scenes. They were horrible. SGU was the best sci fi tv series I have seen and liked it even better than Serenity. Looking at the way you type and things you say to others, it’s not surprising a fanboi of the original series wouldn’t like the more cerebral SGU.

          • Frank

            February 23, 2011 at 3:23 pm

            We all have our opinions, Jason. I never watched any Stargate episodes (not even the movie), but after watching SGU, and liking it so much, I bought the whole SG-1 series and the movie. So, calling people idiots is rude and unnecessary. Just voice your opinion and be happy.

          • bilbo

            April 15, 2011 at 5:49 am

            first off you’re a moron, and an idiot, probably why sgu didn’t appeal to you, you want boobs, guns, and explosions. sgu was broadcast as a drama, not a action show, it was heralded as a drama, something completely different from previous stargate series.Stargate universe isn’t a show where you always know the good guys from the badguys, and that the good guys always always prevail miraculously.And always have english speaking alians. sgu is a deeper and far more realistic show centered around each characters, you end up with a attachment to every person on sgu.and the alians are actually strange and alian. both sg1 and sga were entertaining series, for kids, as well as adults, but sgu is the much darker adult version of the stargate universe. and as Joshua said, “Not to mention the “stones” with “lovers quarrels” and even sexual contact were completely absurd.” when i can speak from experience, months away from family, and friends can and will lead up to love affairs, and even just “sex friends” and being confined within a preset amount of space when such thing happen can also lead to “lovers quarrels” sgu was a much more down to earth and gritty stargate series, i for one loved it, and i am a fan, i actually watched the movie back a little while after it came out, and ended up watching sg-1 and sg-a back to back when i was in Iraq.

            all in all, stargate universe was the adult version of stargate, and because they ended up without the shallow idiots who make up the fanbase, as their basis for deciding either the show is a success or not, is the reason why it’s being canceled, it has nothing to do with the quality of the show, but rather the quality (or should i say quantity) of the viewer base. thank you, you shallow retards who only enjoy breasts, bangs, and bombshells, enjoy the wrestling, and bullshit unreality show that will overrun the channel, all because sgu wasn’t breast and explosions.

        • Faith

          January 4, 2011 at 4:44 am

          SGU was awesome. It could have been a little…bigger, but had so much potential to go in many directions. If producers had a problem with the show, they could easily have steered the plots toward more traditional scenarios (SG) while keeping the SGU premise and the Destiny crew alive. Great characters lost here… I’m sad it’s cancelled!

          • Dixon

            January 4, 2011 at 4:15 pm

            Exactly. Shortsighted decision to cancel this show. Stargate Universe wasn’t the same old Stargate, but that wasn’t a bad thing.

          • bilbo

            April 15, 2011 at 5:51 am

            what dixon said, sgu was a whole new approach to stargate, it was more adult then preceding series, and should’ve been givin’ more ample time to attract a newer fanbase.

        • blizz

          January 5, 2011 at 1:01 am

          it pretty simpel ,

          everybody who says SGU was bad or sucked

          dos have pretty mutch no taste at all in SF shows!!

          This show had a great set up to have 8 seasons behind it. And the idea was origenal.

          Great actors /good plots/ nice action and fx/
          awesome writing and very intresting caracters.

          What more do you want? Battlestar gallatica? give me a break …
          I think its a insult that SGU need sto move for WWE SMACKDOWN and im even also a wrestling fan .

          gl to the crew and i hope to see a 3th season anyway .

          greets

        • Tim

          January 5, 2011 at 8:34 am

          Soap opera in space. Not enough aliens. Not enough action. No humour. Nothing actually happens in the second season that is memorable. I watched all of SG1 multiple times. And all of atlantis multiple times. Instead (with a few exceptions) of creating aliens they did the whole ‘the crew is now transforming into aliens’ that way the could keep the CG and special effects costs down and create character drama. So they alienated me, a stargate fan, and because its in space the alienated the soap opera fanbase. Im not sure who their target audience was. I am indifferent to the cancellation.

          • Spradlin

            February 19, 2011 at 6:16 am

            Some of don’t need loud explosions and flashing lights to hold our attention.

            SGU was clever and interesting but thanks to people who can’t sit still and pay attention to dialogue for 10 minutes, it’s gone. Well done, morons.

          • bilbo

            April 15, 2011 at 5:54 am

            tim, please explain to me, where humour should be in a show thats about a group of people stranded millions of lightyears away from home, on a ship that is likely to break down, with little hope of ever going home again?

            it’s a drama, a deep one at that, not some action show where the good guys are always victorious, and make it home before supper.

        • kp

          January 19, 2011 at 11:59 am

          I loved SGU , yes new direction , but that was the purpose from the begining…

        • Brian

          February 24, 2011 at 8:20 pm

          I agree with you. I have seen EVERY episode and movie there is for the SG series. SG-U was different in a good way. Like you said, it developed the characters much more; to a point where you can relate. I think the SG-U series even though different, is one of the best they’ve done. The fact they are cancelling it is quite disappointing as an avid fan. Take off that wrestling crap from Syfy and bring back SG-U.

          • Ksir

            March 1, 2011 at 11:07 pm

            I’m not surprised with the cancellation like some others have said it just didn’t have the same feel to it and the characters where lackluster compared to the other shows. The other drawback is that unlike Atlantis which had a good bridge from SG-1 with story lines that alluded to the ancients and Atlantis, SGU had none of that it was like throwing a show together with no real back story connection. The communications device while a nice try at connecting the universe where more of a gimmick than a real interconnecting point.

      • r more

        March 4, 2011 at 1:26 am

        This is exactly why the series fell. At first I did not like it, but gave it a try, and the show had some good episodes, but I did not like the reality show elements in it’s directing and it was way over dramatized (trying to capitalize off of shows like Battlestar galactica and Lost).

    • spanker01

      January 27, 2011 at 7:42 am

      i have just sat here and read some of the comments on this website and im a little shocked!
      we have only a few truly good big budget syfy tv shows anymore, most are b rated with good (but chessey)actors!

      and one of them just got cancelled!
      now you can sit there and bitch and moan that show didnt meet your expectation “it could have been better”but you still sat on your fat arse and watched it reguardless!

      sgu was awesome! and yes it did look a little like bsg! but who cares bsg was awesome!

      anyway you look at it…..its an end of an era! for nearly 20 years i have watched stargate, i love it, and grew up with it! it will always remain the greatest tv show i have ever watched and to see it go is like buring the family dog!

      devistating!

      SYFY YOUR IDIOTS! EVEN SG1 TOOK 3 YEARS TO GET REALLY GOOD, PLOT LINES AND CHARACTERS,SGU WAS GETTING THERE, SLOWLY BUILDING UP AND NOW YOU CANCELLED IT!

      WHO IS IN CHARGE? IS HE A SYFY FAN? WATCHED ANY?
      HE OR SHE NEEDS TO BE FIRED,BECAUSE HE OR SHE IS AN IDIOT!

      IT A REAL SHAME!

    • Chris

      February 15, 2011 at 7:45 pm

      Right I am ticked off as I like SGU more than Atlantis. SGU brought me back to the Stargate world. So to hear this being canceled has really upset me!

      Change your mind Syfy SGU is good. You are going to lose people if you cancel this. One will be me!

    • Mes333

      February 16, 2011 at 12:36 pm

      It is weird but if you look at all 3 stargates and what season they ended in, each progressively only lasted half as long as the one before it…

      SG-1 = 10 Season

      SGA = 5 Season

      SGU = 2 Season

      * Hey it should be 2.5 Season for SGU come on SyFy Give them another 10 episodes into Season 3 to make the half mark!!!!!!

    • SyFi_Geek

      March 12, 2011 at 12:10 pm

      Whoever makes up the TV ratings and, or is canceling SGU needs his head examined. It is a total screw up to cancel SGU. In addition, to have wrestling is nothing but a bunch of BS. “Face Off” is garbage too. “Caprica” is also garbage.
      Furthermore, my TV stays on SyFy, til things like wrestling and “Face Off” are shown and that is when I turn it to FOX, or FX, or TNT.
      If SyFy wants to make unhappy customers, they are starting to do a good job of it.
      Alan.

    • K james

      April 25, 2011 at 9:12 am

      HERE HERE!!! These guys don’t care about quality TV… They want to air Reality TV like Real housewives of Atlanta.. you guys make me want to pick up a BOOK!!! CAPRICA… now this…For the record.. Star Trek was cancelled in 1968… and it STILL ON THE AIR… they tried to remix the formula and came up with coke zero…so once you cancel you cant go back… shame to get rid of an awsome show..

    • David

      April 27, 2011 at 8:26 am

      Scheduling, scheduling, scheduling that was SGU’s problem. need to give it a day that you could count on. Who wnats to have to scan the universe to see what day they switched it to? Oh yeah giving Lou Diamond a job was the smartest move either…..

    • Done with Syfy

      May 10, 2011 at 12:12 am

      I can’t believe Syfy is canceling SGU.

      How is it a channel like Syfy can just drop a franchise that made it a must have channel, and instead pump out blatant rip offs of current “real movies” (ex. Almighty Thor, Transmorphers) or boring reality series.

      I used to give almost any Syfy show a chance, but I’m done. I guess we’ll have to wait for a real stargate so they can start a lame reality series about space travel. I call it “StarGay”.

    • Outland9

      May 24, 2011 at 8:52 pm

      Agree- Since NBC took over and changed it to syfy, the entire channel has gone down the galaxtic drain. In protest, I try my best to not view any NBC program or support any of the sponsors who buy their advertising.

  2. haha haha

    December 17, 2010 at 2:25 pm

    hahahahahahahahahaahahahahaahahahhahahhahahhahahahahahahhahahahahahhahahhahahhahahhahahahahahahhahahahahaha. IM SO HAPPY THIS HAPPENED!!! hahahhahhaahhahaahahahahahah, thats what they get for messing with sga!! sy fy’s slogan when they cancelled aga was “you like it we kill it” . sy fy and the creators talked so much crap about sga’s actors and fans claming we needed a fix and calling them old. ahahahhahahah now who got the fix. hahahahahahahahah. GOOD IM GLAD IT HAPPENED. hahahahahaha

    • K james

      April 25, 2011 at 9:19 am

      uhhh…. Stargate Atlantis sucked BALLS.. corney humor and weak characters …. Star Trek wanna be’z… SGU was soo different it was something ORIGINAL… AN ORIGINAL IDEA… Not a FRANCHISE! LIKE MC DONALDS..EXTRA MAYO FOR THAT DRY SANDWICH…

  3. SeriousGravityUniverse

    December 17, 2010 at 2:30 pm

    • lynnette

      December 17, 2010 at 3:08 pm

      The canceling of SGU makes me mad i love the show and where it was going. Why is it when they get it right they cancel makes no sence to me i will not be watching syfi anymore.

      • koen

        December 18, 2010 at 6:22 am

        What show were YOU watching? It was going absolutely nowhere. It felt like a continuous cliffhanger. It’s about a group of super-emotional xholes whining their way through the story. It was one of the most awefull soap series but covered in scifi wallpaper. It was hollow and egocentric, pretentious and arrogant. It’s best this abomination is burried…

        • duda

          December 18, 2010 at 7:22 am

          I loved the show. First SG that was actually good.

        • BAD3GG

          January 4, 2011 at 12:45 am

          fair enough leave your own opinion but dont leave your opinion on everyone elses if u want to go and boo about something fuck off and find another topic to whine about

        • Tim

          January 5, 2011 at 8:38 am

          Well said. And to duda… including a stargate in a series doesn’t make it a stargate series. It would be like giving light sabers to the crew in firefly and saying it was a starwars series.

          • Ghost

            February 17, 2011 at 10:51 pm

            To Tim, sounds like you’d rather watch horrible acting with subpar action scenes in an endless circle of nonsense.(SG1 & SGA) As aposed to a decent drama with a building story. Supported by just enough SciFi action. Heading in an epic direction; thus evoloving the SG series, and to defend your outlandish veiws you help BAD3GG whine about somebody else whining…..?

        • Frank

          February 23, 2011 at 3:29 pm

          You have your opinion Koen, Lynnette has hers. You obviously did not like the show, but there are many people that enjoyed it such as myself. Differences in taste and opinion should not be criticized. You’re not going to sway or change my opinion, I’ll tell you that much. Grow up.

        • K james

          April 25, 2011 at 9:32 am

          uhh .. ok opinions are like a55h0les (i guess..) what shows do you like on TV..cos honestly.. there taking all the good ones OFF.. and giving us Arachnid 8..and gay azzed MERLIN..and ANACONDA15 WTF! Ghostbusters.. really? ((little bump) what the hell was that!!!.. And now a word from our sponsors.. SYFY SUCKS.. they changed the name but its the same game… Blink your eye and Im gonna be watching Real housewives of Mars… F NIELSON!

  4. JAG

    December 17, 2010 at 4:20 pm

    This is proof that Jesus loves me. Thank you. Now how about you put some SCIENCE in your next fiction show. The world doesn’t need another degenerate Twilight in Space series.

    • Alan Gerow

      December 17, 2010 at 9:12 pm

      They’ll probably replace it with more wrestling. Because nothing says science fiction more than wrestling.

      • K james

        April 25, 2011 at 9:36 am

        Takin off my show for fat cats in there underwear huggin each other with f’ed up perms… Lifes great..

  5. Ph4nt0m

    December 17, 2010 at 4:22 pm

    OMG what a lame news, it just started being awesome.

    • koen

      December 18, 2010 at 6:23 am

      No, that’s what they WANT you to think..

  6. Amazed

    December 17, 2010 at 4:35 pm

    Battlestar Gatelactica: The Professor vs. Gilligan

  7. Paul

    December 17, 2010 at 4:36 pm

    As a long-time SG/SG1/SGA fan (think watching season 1 first-run) I must say, “No great loss.” For the first time in franchise history, the producers/directors/writers managed to create a group of characters that I had no interest in if they lived or died.

    The fact that I got to such a point has been a deep sense of frustration, as I really wanted to enjoy the show. Unfortunately there were no heroes. That was (to me) the defining feature of the Stargate universe. “There are bad things out there. We keep the Earth safe from them.”

    With SG:U it was just a great big whine-fest. No real discovery, just week after week of angst and crying. A weak commander, treacherous scientist, a kid that had NO BUSINESS on the ship, and a random cute chick to act as the goal of a love triangle left no room for adventure and discovery.

    While I sympathize with those who loved the show, in my mind it was DOA.

    • Mike Lewis

      December 17, 2010 at 5:41 pm

      I have to disagree – I never got into SG/SG1/SGA, but LOVED SGU. The character depth was awesome, and I loved the ancient starship / seed ships plot line and technology… not to mention great actors, dialogue, and production values. I am SO po’d at SyFy right now for cancelling SGU and Caprica – “SyFy Channel” my *ss!

      • mike

        December 17, 2010 at 11:51 pm

        I’m the same way, never watched any of the others and really enjoyed sgu right from the start. I don’t watch much tv so obv don’t watch any series programming and besides “breaking bad” this was the only thing I made time for. damn, I liked both rush and the black soldier alot and will miss not seeing them doing anything anymore. kinda pisses me off it’s been cancelled.

        • steve

          December 27, 2010 at 8:08 pm

          I agree with Mike, I only watched the original stargate shows when my little brother was watching them in all his geekdom. They were cheesy and dorky. SG-U however was an adult show that felt like the sadly cancelled Defying Gravity. It was gritty and strangely compelling. I’ll admit that the it was pretty odd that no one seemed to have any moral obligations about having sex in another person’s body but that aside it was fantastic. The preceding Stargate shows just felt like what would happen if JarJar Binks got his own spin off. This definitely was not a show for the usual dorky 14 year old crowd. Its unfortunate because this was the only thing I ever found that was any good on Syfy. Ah well, I guess Madmen has to start up again eventually. At least there is some hope for TV.

          • Overmind One

            January 9, 2011 at 4:11 am

            This is why Stargate Universe failed. The fans of SGU are not Stargate fans. If you did not like the original movie, SG-1 and SGA, then you are not a Stargate fan. Stargate Universe was not Stargate in premise or execution and that is why it failed. Its fans are a completely different (and much smaller) group of NEW fans who are into drama and teen angst and simplistic non-science stories. You may have liked it, but it wasnt Stargate, GOOD RIDDANCE, SGU…you wont be missed. Stargate Universe will not be considered canon by true Stargate fans..

          • DJS

            January 12, 2011 at 9:26 pm

            Personally i loved SG-1 SGA AND SGU. Syfy is stupid for putting wrestling (WHICH IS NOT SCIENCE FICTION) in the place of the good stuff. SGU did have some messed up soap opera stuff, yeah, yet the mystery of Destiny, it’s mission, and the obsession of Rush and the situation of the others just made it almost as good as the others. It DEFINITELY was not bad enough to be cancelled.
            SGU needs to be saved. http://www.gateworld.net/news/2010/11/mallozzi-stargate-universe-is-a-5-year-story/ says that it has enough story to last 5 seasons, not 2. I think that syfy needs to become what it was 10 years ago (or even before) when it was ACTUAL SCIENCE FICTION and not a bunch of wrestling and ghosts and zombies and stupid abominable spiritistic garbage.
            And don’t say that all SG fans hated this ‘change’ because I have been a all-things SG fan and i am practically obsessed with SG-1 and Atlantis AND Universe. Syfy has no excuse.
            (And if you’re happy that SGU is gone, then thats just fine and great for you, since the world is going your way.)

          • SyFi_Geek

            March 12, 2011 at 12:24 pm

            Overmind One, you are full of BS. I am a fan of SG1, SGA and SGU.
            Suggestion, be sure you study your facts before you form an opinion and make yourself look so stupid.
            Alan,

      • Jen Grham

        January 20, 2011 at 1:00 am

        I am with you! I am so upset that Caprica was cancelled. It had a slow start, but it the last 5 or so shows rocked! And I think SGU was ready to crank it up a notch for those of us who need more aliens. I was looking forward to the transformation and more encounters with the aliens. SyFy should just change its name, and stop pretending to cater to to sci-fi fans. I am afraid to get into any shows they put out (Being Human, for example) for fear they’ll yank it just as it is getting good and I am good and hooked. Been burned so many times that way!

      • Shirley Dew

        January 25, 2011 at 4:20 pm

        This cancellation SUCKS badly. They stopped
        showing my two favorite BBC shows also. If it is
        good, lets cancel it.
        “NEW TRICKS” and “WAKING THE DEAD” were better than
        all the CSI’s from the USA but now those are not there. I am tired of the NY,Las Vegas,California,Miami CSI’s. Same old, Same old
        I am back to reading books for entertainment.

    • MoneyDomme

      December 18, 2010 at 12:54 am

      Cheers Paul. SGU was a big disappointment. ’nuff said.

    • r more

      March 4, 2011 at 1:30 am

      the only character in SGU I liked was Eli. Otherwise, the show did lack in making you care for these people who just could not get along, and too many shows are like that, always conflict. On SG1 and Atlantis they may have disagreed at times, but did get along.

  8. MADLee

    December 17, 2010 at 4:37 pm

    It was finally getting away from the annoying soap-opera drama and moving towards more classic sci-fi themes, like cool space battles and new aliens. Really bad timing…

    • Jimbo Jones

      December 21, 2010 at 1:59 pm

      I’ll agree Madlee, after the episode where Rush acknowledged he had gotten into the command center and they kicked each others butt, the storyline changed. It was starting to turn itself around and go for less drama and more action oriented parts like the fanchise wanted.

      Maybe we are wrong though and the rest of the season is a steaming pile of drama infested replicators.

    • Tony UK

      June 6, 2011 at 7:23 pm

      Good sci-fi is about human condition, not lasers and aliens. Great sci-fi could be told without a sci-fi setting but that setting enhances the narrative.

      SGU wasn’t great sci-fi but it was starting to be good.

  9. Real Scifi Fan

    December 17, 2010 at 4:42 pm

    It has been evident that Science Fiction on the SyFy Channel has on its way out, with the ilk of wrestling, “reality” shows, and other mindless drivel coming in to replace it. That being typed, I must admit that SG-U was a waste of effort, in the way it evolved. I wasn’t interested in a space soap opera. In short, it was boring. Eureka and Warehouse 13 are the only lights in the darkness. But they soon will be snuffed by the black morass that is SyFy.

    I’m going back to my books. They never fail.

    • r more

      March 4, 2011 at 1:31 am

      There are no channels left that show the shows they should. The History channel has science and reality shows, and no history. TV Land has original series instead of syndicated older shows, and where is the music in MTV?

  10. Jarod

    December 17, 2010 at 4:45 pm

    This is just lame.

    I really didn’t like the series in the beginning, because it was so far off of what I was used to…just too dark in my opinion. But it has slowly improved, and I can honestly say that I have been hanging on the edge-of-my-seat, each week, waiting for the next episode.

    Just when it was getting good…Morons!

    • koen

      December 18, 2010 at 6:28 am

      You were hanging in there because the episodes frequently were extended cliffhangers.

  11. Jeff

    December 17, 2010 at 5:07 pm

    Well, this sucks. I love SGU :(

  12. Stargate Fan

    December 17, 2010 at 5:27 pm

    I for one am very upset about this news. It is so much darker and better than SG1 and SG Atlantis. I agree with Real Scifi Fan in that the SyFy channel is on its way out. They are showing a bunch of crap lately and I no longer have any interest in tuning to that channel.
    It used to be my fav.

    SyFy channel is dead to me :(

  13. BK

    December 17, 2010 at 5:43 pm

    I’ve enjoyed the show. It’s a little whiny, but they’ve really started to move past that. It was starting to get interesting, and the characters were finally starting to work.
    Now, the only SciFi shows on SyFy are Warehouse 13 – which is mildly entertaining, and Eureka, which is hugely entertaining. The only other crap on there – the ghost hunter stuff, the schlock monster movies of the week, and the putrid wrestling, is worthless.
    Maybe Fox will pick it up and air the remaining episodes out of order before cancelling it. That would really top it all off.

  14. asdf

    December 17, 2010 at 6:24 pm

    SGU had evil Rush and weak Young. While not great, it was better than Wrestling and Ghost Hunters. That is real BS.

  15. Pagan

    December 17, 2010 at 6:46 pm

    Meh, The movie is a classic, the series done by SyFy blows chunks and is irritating beyond no end. I had high hopes for the SciFi channel when it first came on, but it’s proven itself to be yet another channel filled with junk. Yes there have been a few outstanding series and productions. Lexx, Farscape and the Dune mini series but the problem is it’s filled in with junk with bad acting, bad story and even worse directing junk like “Raptor Island” … blech …..

    SyFy would do much better if they stuck to reruns of classics or actually invested in quality productions.

  16. Randy

    December 17, 2010 at 7:05 pm

    With all of the crap reality, wrestling, low grade horror that’s on SyFy, it’s especially disappointing to see another true sci-fi show go. While I liked Atlantis more, I still enjoyed this show and felt it was developing.

    With it seeming that more is getting killed than created over at SyFy, it’s wonder people are DDOSing Comcast.

    The direction media has gone is depressing. An hour broadcast show that had 9 to 11 minutes of ads/promos and hour in the sixties now typically has 18 to 20 minutes. Under common ownership, the quality and dedication to both broadcast and cable programing is declining. The news coverage seems designed to make people ignorant/stupid. Regular broadcast tv hardly even sees good reruns anymore.

    Don’t watch reality/crap tv or support the advertisers. Better yet, when you see a crap show, call the advertiser/distributor and tell them you’re not buying from them because they support that crap. Write the FCC and your federal officials to complain about the consolidation of media ownership, and the lack of competition leading to a decline in quality.

    At the rate, we’ll have to hope to catch shows produced out of the U.S. They’re killing the local ecosystem.

  17. Stu

    December 17, 2010 at 8:31 pm

    bring back Caprica

    • Glenn

      January 10, 2011 at 3:42 pm

      Why bring back that festering turd?
      Uh.
      SG:U, yes
      Caprica?
      Allesandra Torressanni (I don’t care how it is spelled) is a vapid child.

      The whole “Soldiers of the One” vibe is kind of interesting.
      A polygamist who believes in a single deity.

      I tried, REALLY tried to like it, but I am indifferent of Caprica being cancelled. I say this not as an attack to you, just I really hate that show.

      SG:U, I am pissed due to what they COULD do with the ship.
      Kind of like ST:Voyager in reverse. I really love some of the actors, & am just generally sad.

      Ah well, hope something good comes along soon.
      Now all I have is Castle/Bones/Big Bang Theory/Warehouse 13.

      Those are atleast shows I LOVE. (Really loving Castle as of late).

  18. John

    December 17, 2010 at 10:44 pm

    The story had great possibilities but making the key scientist a total narcissist and the commander a total idiot was a very bad move. I couldn’t believe the writers allowed the boss to just allow the bad guys to live rather than putting the gate room into vacuum. Obviously they never served in the military.

    • Nick

      December 18, 2010 at 5:53 am

      Yeah – I always found the characters totally unbelievable.

    • Joshua McDowell

      December 18, 2010 at 10:05 am

      Because it’s more like a “Soap Opera”, where would the drama come from if you didn’t foolishly allow your enemies to live? Who would be plotting your very demise around every corner. That show was a ScyFy days of our lives, that’s why it’s dead. And thank god for the death of stargate.

  19. Fred Sanford

    December 17, 2010 at 11:54 pm

    This was a very good series, good dialog and great characters. Sadly, these are qualities that SyFy doesnt seem interested in. They put on that boring Fact or Faked, bull-sh*t Ghosthunters and Destination Farce…Why? Three shows about people just walking around, pretending to see ghosts and jumping at shadows. SyFy is going downhill, probably will change their format soon enough.

    • koen

      December 18, 2010 at 6:39 am

      Good dialog and characters? I’ve never seen so many psycho’s on one set. I mean, half of those people were supposed to be trained military personel.
      The ‘characters’ were pushed so hard into drama that they became a parody of themselfs. All their personal little dramas regugitated episode after episode ad nauseum.
      It’s as if the syfy channel set a goal of making a soap opera dressed in technology, full stop.

      • Martin

        December 18, 2010 at 7:17 pm

        Koen, obviously you hated this show and thats perfectly fine, but going around bashing everyone that liked it is pretty stupid. I personally, like a lot of people hated stargate atlantis, for me that show was going nowhere, you say Universe was going nowhere but how could atlantis be going anywhere when every story they had got resolved in 40 minutes and the good guys always won. BORING! Its not that people didn’t like SGU, people are just not watching tv like they used to, I downloaded SGU and watched it later on, or sometimes i pvr’ed it and watched it a few weeks later so I wasn’t counted. ph well. How can you even have an opinion, I though you hated it and wasn’t watching?

  20. nostradamus22

    December 17, 2010 at 11:59 pm

    oks so i am not happy thay do this to as but maybe they will start atlantis again (but back in reality NO WHAY)
    and yes FACK THIS PEOPLE WHO TO THIS FAKC THEMMMMM !!!!!!!!!!!!!
    (sory for that)

  21. nostradamus22

    December 18, 2010 at 12:04 am

    oh i forgot (sory for duble post)
    and when i think back i see star trek they have make a loot ow seasons and movies AND IT IS SOOOO SHIT and they keap making it and now they cancel this come on this world is gone to hell

  22. Fatmoti

    December 18, 2010 at 12:20 am

    When SciFi originally canceled farscape I did not watch the station at all for 2 years, but got caught up in the stargate series. I will still watch eureka but once it is gone then I think I am done with this channel. To many cancellations of great shows for my tastes. I agree that SG:U was slow to start but was really starting to get there with the last episodes. At least there is hope with the walking dead on amc. Those were some good 6 episodes hope it doesn’t lose steam.

  23. Doc

    December 18, 2010 at 1:00 am

    Bring back Firefly, kthxbye.

    • FTLprotector

      January 11, 2011 at 8:27 pm

      Firefly doesnt have ftl, fool

  24. Loran

    December 18, 2010 at 1:43 am

    This just shows that “SYFY” SUCKS.

    To hell with the mori=ons who run that enterprise. They are witless imbeciles who do not have a clue what is good and what is not.

    They will kill off all the other worthwhile shows sooner or later and just show “wrestling”

    Cretins.

  25. lusid

    December 18, 2010 at 3:30 am

    This is all part of the gradual transition from being a sci-fi channel, to being a SyFy channel. I have no idea what a syfy is, but I’m pretty sure its not as good as sci-fi.

    Since there doen’t appear to be any actual sci-fi on the syfy channel anymore (aside from some reruns of course), there is no reason it should continue to exist.

  26. Nick

    December 18, 2010 at 5:48 am

    Good riddance.

    It was awful from the start but as a long-time SG fan I stuck with it. But it’s been gruelling. I usually only enjoy about 1 episode out of every 3 or 4. The others are just….

    What should be crystal clear is that it was a mistake to change the formula, to try to chase the BSG vibe. Silly, silly, Dave Howe…. All they ended up with was sappy melodrama in space.

    Meanwhile, look at Sanctuary. The green-screen was initially a turn off but you know, they’re good stories and it’s great, light entertainment. Like SG used to be….

  27. bouwew

    December 18, 2010 at 6:44 am

    I am both sad and happy at the same time.
    Sad because the idea for this series was great, happy because the implementation of the idea was at best mediocre. Some episodes did not seem to be part of the story-line at all, probably due to a different writer/producer for almost every episode. Too much experimenting for my taste!

  28. Coolpingo

    December 18, 2010 at 7:14 am

    What! SGU cancelled! Here in Canada, it’s on the Space channel that we got that series. I was already dumbfounded to see that they had not picked up Fringe this year. At least they had Sanctuary, and not only did they show Universe, they made special evenings with the Universe cast, and regularly invited some of the actors to comment on the development of their character after the show. It was really enticing. I have to admit, this show didn’t really gel with me at first like (SG) SG1 and SGA had, but as others here have well described here, the plot was developing wonderfully with time, it was becoming more and more action packed, week after week – not action in terms of blowing up things, but in terms of fast paced episodes because there was so much going on. I was actually fascinated this year, especially during the recent weeks, really looking forward to the next one. So I just can’t understand, once more, that the powers that be at SyFy’s have again decided to pull the plug on yet another great series.
    To be frank, Fridays this year were the highlight of my TV week. I’m usually a TV nut, couldn’t peel me away for anything; but it’s never been easier for me to stay away from the idiot box than this year. There’s still Sanctuary, Eureka (I guess managers must be getting tired of it by now and fidgeting to pull its plug too, after all, it’s been there for an eternity according to their standards), and Fringe elsewhere. Those are now the ONLY true sci-fi shows left. I have an exceptional weak spot for Human Target (not much science there, I know). All the rest is vampire, horror, police, lawyers or reality scrap. God forbid we’d have too many shows stimulating our imagination. Even news are so chewed up, no delving into anything for too long. Being entertained everywhere, at all times, such is the motto, but please don’t think! That’s what we’re down to. How pitiful! TV was a good medium, ScyFy used to produce good shows at one point. RIP. Good thing there are still books, and they shouldn’t be able to yank those away, even if they only get one reader at a time!

    This is the end of an era folks! All the best to all of the SG/SG-1/SGA/SGU cast and crew members. Thank you for all those wonderful moments and dreams you’ve given us through the years. It was truly epic!

  29. SGoff

    December 18, 2010 at 9:02 am

    Well, I think it’s a good decision
    This show really sucks. Everything is grey, in a grey tunnel, with grey mood… Nothing of a decent space opera…
    Bye Bye poor SG-U.

  30. amir

    December 18, 2010 at 10:54 am

    I loved this show, and waited every friday for the new episode. It was one of the only good shows on TV.

  31. reallystargatefan

    December 18, 2010 at 12:06 pm

    sad to hear it happened, but syfy should wait till SGU finish it’s 2nd season, like to find out what happen next after the last episode, although the show sometimes seems really different from SG1 and SGA, with its dark characters and unseen aliens and so on, but to me its a whole new point of view of stargate series, im not saying that the previous ones were not good, infact their enormous! i love both shows (SG1 & SGA).

    to all SG fans, do you agree that syfy should continue SGU until the end of the 2nd season? (Y/N)

  32. Universe Fan

    December 18, 2010 at 6:11 pm

  33. AnonymousPanacea

    December 19, 2010 at 11:12 am

    Bad journalism. Stargate didn’t come to Syfy in 1997, they never picked it up until season 6. Also, why are you using that stupid fan made graphic? You’ve obviously just gone on Google images and picked the first title you saw.

    /facepalm

    • Marty Shaw

      December 19, 2010 at 7:38 pm

      My bad on the reporting. I forgot SG-1 started on Showtime for its first five seasons. Good catch on that.

      As far as the image goes, I did look through quite a few and decided I liked this one the best.

  34. jason

    December 19, 2010 at 11:24 am

    *throws a party and everyone is invited*
    finally cancelled a show worth cancelling…and lets face it people..it wanst stargate…
    it was just a bsg/lost clone that didnt know where the fuck it was going…it sucked ass….it had not plot sense, bad actors (part from rush) and direction to where it was headed..i mean seriosuly..instead of using the ancients abadoning the galaxy cos of the plague, they went with the whole seraching for god storyline instead?…
    let me know when you get back to actual stargate plots k=?

  35. Daniel

    December 21, 2010 at 12:22 pm

    I am grateful that “shaky cam” is DONE! It worked for BSG but I was immediately irritated with it on SGU. My initial thought was “Why are they going away from what has worked?” I missed the sarcasm of Richard Dean Anderson’s character and how they incorporated the same type of character on Atlantis. SGU was a total disappointment. SciFi channel used to be about SciFi. Now it’s about stupid stuff like chasing Ghosts and Horror. Guess what ScyFy?

    THAT’S NOT SCIFI!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Get back to your roots or you’ll lose your audience!

    • Ghost

      February 17, 2011 at 11:04 pm

      Right!? Cause BSG wasn’t a total succes. stealing elements from BSG is a horrible idea!…. SGU was Awsome and you know it!!! You admit to hating the Wrestling and Ghosthunter bu!! s#1t. Then flame a show rooted in SciFi. Why?

  36. Adrianna

    December 21, 2010 at 1:13 pm

    I LOVE the Stargate series, however I have not fallen in love with SGU. I don’t think it follows the same feel of the Stargate program that we have all fallen in love with. I’m sure that’s why the ratings are too low to keep it on.

  37. Robert Patrician

    December 23, 2010 at 1:33 am

    Stargate Universe was… well… remember the ‘filler’ episodes from SG-1 or Atlantis where they’d deal with a personal problem? That was nearly ALL the episodes in SGU. After the third episode taking place inside someone’s head who is having a hallucination tripping on alien mushrooms… I only watched it on Hulu when there was nothing else to watch… and even then I skipped forward a lot.

    Seriously, when half of an episode is a lesbian lovers passive aggressive quarrel on Earth when it’s supposed to be about living on a space ship, you can forgive it as being part of character advancement. After that same quarrel has taken up nearly two full episodes of airtime, you want that character to die a horrible death just to give other characters more air time.

    Let me put it a different way. If the crew of SG-1 or Atlantis was to show up on SGU, they would smack half the people over the back of the head and say “Get over it.”

    • MrRudy

      December 31, 2010 at 12:23 am

      “Seriously, when half of an episode is a lesbian lovers passive aggressive quarrel on Earth when it’s supposed to be about living on a space ship, you can forgive it as being part of character advancement. After that same quarrel has taken up nearly two full episodes of airtime, you want that character to die a horrible death just to give other characters more air time.”

      Yeah, what was up with that? How did that help to propel the story along? Camille isn’t even a big character anymore, she is now like Deanna Troi from STNG. SG1/SGA would have just used a few flashbacks of the event then its on to pop some goa’ulds/wraith and find some alien tech that serves no useable purpose.

  38. Eddie

    December 27, 2010 at 4:22 pm

    The main problem that I saw with Universe was the lack of comedy relief to break the tension. Both SG-1 and Atlantis had this. The lack of this made the show a tad too bleak.

  39. Isaac Church

    December 29, 2010 at 7:51 pm

    Thank God! “Stargate Universe” took all the fun out of the Stargate universe. Now maybe we can pretend this awful show never happened.

  40. MrRudy

    December 31, 2010 at 12:14 am

    Drama shows don’t last very long without ridiculous plot twists and cliffhangers to keep up momentum. 2 – 3 seasons at best. SG1/Atlantis were semi obscure, semi campy niche shows that had lots of charm and character (ie Doctor Who, Buffy TVS, Angel, Star Trek franchise, Farscape???, Andromeda, Smallville, Supernatural, Galactica, and similar shows). Those shows/series last 4+ seasons and have developed a huge fanbase because they ignore life’s real dramas – an escape from the everyday bs in exchange for easy to wrap up within 1 – 2 episodes Brady Bunch style bs. SGU was too broad in target viewers and every character is/was/will be a potential d-bag or a redeemed character. I have no favorite character for once in a scifi series. You usually pick one to identify with right? And poor RDA. He looks so irritated to be involved with the show whenever he makes an appearance.

    If they could have picked up the pace a bit, then maybe it would have been more interesting. The Ancients seem so boring now. The ship is dank, the tech doesn’t “feel” like it is from the ancients – maybe it is really a furling ship for all we know. The guns don’t really do anything useful so far, the shields kinda work and the ship is more beat than the Galactica of season 4, If the goal was to make the viewers feel as if they were stuck in space with the SGU crew, mission accomplished, I want off the ship too already. Drama belongs on network TV where series come and go frequently, not on a scifi network. Scifi fans need shows with staying power and a familiar structure (intro, a mystery, investigation, conflict, revelation, resolution, cool down period – repeat in next episode). Some things simply cannot be changed without altering its core.

  41. MrRudy

    December 31, 2010 at 12:41 am

    If the show had no relation to the Stargate franchise, perhaps it would have caught on. Stargate fans were expecting what was done and had worked for 10 years. Scifi fans are not interested in “realism” – hence the predilection for scifi over drama series. The Stargate franchise was a cheesy reboot of the original movie, almost satirical by intent. It caught on because it’s quirky campiness was actually fun and entertaining. The original Star Trek was also predicatble, campy, odd, and conflicts were easily resolved. It’s weirdness was the reason it was so popular. SG1/SGA was no different but with all cult shows, there must be an end and SGU was a sad attempt to reboot an iconic series after its less that stellar finale.

  42. kysterama

    January 1, 2011 at 1:24 am

    It was finally getting good. I put in all those god damn hours, sitting through the dramatic non stargate crap in the sole hope the writers/producers would wake up and start making Stargate Universe more….stargatey! And they were finally doing it! AND NOW IT’S CANCELLED!? ARGH F U SYFY

  43. blueracer351

    January 1, 2011 at 5:43 pm

    I see the cancellation of SG-U as karma, you so called die hard fans that ditched the show causing its cancellation don’t realize what you have done. You like SGA, you were angry it was cancelled, you hated SGU, you refused to watch it, claiming to be a die hard fan, by doing so SGU was cancelled due to low ratings. Congtraz you killed the “abomination” but you also killed any chance of the Stargate franchise continuing. There was an SGA movie in the works but because of SGU canceled it has been shelved indefinitely. So you “die hard” fans out there had you have been real die hard fan you would have watched SGU and you would have been rewarded with an SGA movie. Can someone say Karma?

    • Cleo

      January 1, 2011 at 7:46 pm

      Oh, I can say “karma” all right… as an SG-1 fan who was told to “get over it and support SGA” by the Atlantis fans after SG-1 was prematurely canceled…

      Yeah, karma’s a bitch, isn’t it?

  44. Rev

    January 2, 2011 at 8:56 pm

    I lost all respect when they killed off Ginn so quickly. Basically confirmed the show was out for quick cheap drama rather than fleshing out and developing any good storylines.

  45. Jimbo

    January 3, 2011 at 10:26 pm

    Damnit!! this is one of the few shows I’ve been following and I absolutely love the story behind this series. Sure some of the love quarrels and drama were kinda crap but overall it is such an awesome story. I hope they at least put some kinda closure on the story so I don’t feel so slapped in the face.

  46. ULTR4VI0LNC3

    January 4, 2011 at 4:08 am

    As a Stargate fan i have mixed feelings about this news, the story line in SGU was brilliant i mean it was fresh intriguing and honestly the only thing that kept me coming back to the show each week just to see what heppens, but that was the problem in the end wasn’t it nothing happened, episode after episode after episode we watched the characters whine and whine and cry and throw little tantrums and what not. I know what the producers where trying to achieve, add the human element to the show, what would really happen if a group of people were stuck in space on a floating ship, well here’s the thing i don’t give a fuck about what would really happen, i don’t know about the rest of you but if i wanted to watch episodes of Lost i would. The reason i watch SciFi is to escape into a fantasy world of action and adventure and unrealistic situation, what i don’t want to watch is a bunch of people feeling sorry for themselves, no shit it would be bad i already know that i mean use some logic people if you were stuck on fucking derelict space ship in the middle of now where how would you react? what they essentially did though was alienate the vast majority of their fans, and in the end i guess those people stoped coming back. Like i said it’s a shame though because i really enjoyed the story line, it had a lot of potential and i would have really liked to have seen it played out but in the end the execution left a lot to be desired for.

  47. Sidney

    January 4, 2011 at 12:37 pm

    Well the show ain’t canceled til the last of the show. The only problem with Stargate Alatis and Stargate Universe is this maybe Stargate Universe was gonna unlock the mysterory of Alatus for the Movie, So we do know it was the Antaints that built the ship. The problem now days is TV broadcasting is just becoming a circles of competeing shows, that also have to compete with our time. Also another thing is WWF was in danger of being dropped from TV veiwing so they invaded Syfi What does science fiction have to do with anything WWF(world wresting federation or now Allance). It just takes up slots for Sci-Fi shows. I don’t have a thing wrong with WWF but I do think I have something wrong with the owner that owns WWF blah humbug. Go find a cartoon network to steal! or still the cooking network for WWF. If you want Stargate Universe to continue so we can watch the movie that was planed take a leaf out of Star Trek Fandom you know thoughs fans got the Original serries uncanneled.
    and to the Owner of SyFi WWF don’t belong on a SyFI channel 3 time slots for WWF is screwing SciFi programing. We are geeks that watch the show. The other problem is this not everyone can watch the show and the rating system is half assed because thoughs that get randomly picked for the nielson rating system might not like StarGate SGU so if you want the show back flood the Niesen TV rating company with complants:)
    501 Brooker Creek Blvd
    Oldsmar, Fl 34677 They are the ones in charge of gathering concesses and if know one on the thing records stargate universe they rate the show badly. Remember Stargate Alantis can’t continue into movie until Stargate Universe gets to a certain point.

  48. Aerin

    January 4, 2011 at 8:25 pm

    I LOVED SGU — an adult version of the SG franchise! For me, it stood up as drama in its own right, not just as Sci Fi. One of my favorite series of recent years. I also loved Atlantis (which I thought was a lot better than SG-1), and I’m still missing it, but SGU was a different subgenre. For me, it was a replacement for BSG, not for Atlantis. Nothing against shows aimed at 14-year-old males, but there should be room for variety, and it was great to see a more adult approach. Oh well! There’s nothing left on SyFy for me. Too bad about the Atlantis movie — I was really looking forward to that (I could really use a fix of Flanigan and Hewlett).

  49. Keiichi81

    January 4, 2011 at 8:27 pm

    Wow, I’m shocked. I don’t understand how they can pull the plug on SGU but leave that crap Caprica on the air…

    I know SGU wasn’t what a lot of Stargate fans were expecting but it wasn’t THAT bad. And the last few episodes I had thought were getting pretty good (although the whole “God” thing they alluded to left a bad taste in my mouth). The series started off a little slow and overly focused on the personal lives of some of the characters, but I actually liked where they were going with the series.

    SG1 and SGA were both a little immature for my liking and SGU seemed like a refreshingly adult change of pace, so I’m sad to see it canceled so soon into it’s run.

  50. SG fan

    January 4, 2011 at 9:00 pm

    Any one who watched the original movie, knew it was not a funny movie, filled with rhetorics, jokes and friendly jabbing. It was a slow, cruel and hostile world. Great movie. SGU is what came the closest to what the Original movie was. Of couse I loved SG-1 and Sg-a but really, Sg-u had the most promising chapter to be a true scify show in a world that is in constant threat and closest to what the whole premise of the franchise was about.

    Great loss here.

  51. Ivan

    January 4, 2011 at 9:33 pm

    What is wrong with you all people? Always complaining and annoying!
    Leave SGU alone!!! Why can’t you just be satisfied with the Idea that SG story keep on going. Who cares if it is on Ship, Planet or whatever? I love SGU; the basic Idea behind all the drama is just amazing. Have some imagination for God sake. I was also very disappointed when SGA was not on the screen any more, but at least there was some kind of END of the story. Now all that will be left after SGU is Questions.
    Remember what happened with “Defying Gravity”, because of peoples STUPIDITY it was cancelled after 7 episodes, for WHAT? Too many complains. Just sit down and watch the show. I come back home I turn on the TV and all I can see is Bull s..t shows like: Bones or Lie to me or Criminal minds and soooooooo long. Why people like Violence so much? SGU was actually the only movie from all SGU that had any purpose to all that there is. All previous episodes were about destroying the bad ALIEN. For once ET will kick our A.s for a little and everybody is done watching it. Why STAR TREK was so successful for so many years. What was the Difference between the two movies?(SGU and Star Trek)

    This is not fair. You can’t just air a movie and cancel it at the most interesting part.
    SCYFY will pay one day.

  52. Shaun

    January 6, 2011 at 7:30 pm

    I actually enjoyed this series. Long time sgu fan and even though not as good as the original sgu, this had huge potential. After reading all these posts and others on various sites it seems to me that more people liked than dislike. Unfortunatly not to many producers or syfy folk read these to really care. Hoping to see a third and possibly more series. Looking forward to the final shows of this series though.

  53. OHB

    January 7, 2011 at 4:31 am

    I’m very sad that it’s been cancelled. It had just gotten started, and it’s already made some significant strides from where it started. It was going in the right direction. Now I won’t find out the reason behind the pattern in the background cosmic radiation! I don’t know why people don’t like long story arcs…I love them. Every episode I wonder if we’ll discover a new part of the ship, or whether we’ll find aliens or if they’ll stumble across an alien civilization. To me, cancelling it right after they got control of the ship was incredibly short sighted. They just set up season 3 to be completely different so they moved the show to another night and now decided not to give it a chance to develop. I could go on and on…

  54. Pawel

    January 7, 2011 at 10:05 am

    SyFy is going shit! For God’s Sake, move SG•U for some stupid WWE!

    SG•U was AMAIZING! People complained that it was too much of personal thing, but obv. if you have people stuck on a ship billions of light years away from home, they will go mad and they will go into their charcater, but that made SG•U unique, because I haven’t seen a TV Show that both, went into the Charcater’s storyline and keep the Sci-FI part of it running. Even Battle StarGalactica wasn’t that good and it was on for longer! The sepcial effects, aliens, detail in SG•U was putting the Sci-Fi genre to a next level, but no! SyFy had to cancel it!

    After SG•U finishes, when I’m on TV, I’ll just skip you!

  55. Eathan

    January 7, 2011 at 11:58 pm

    This just sux i mean there is hardly any good sci fi shows around and they cancell in its second season…for what another cop show another hospital show, fuck you Sci Fi you suck ass. SG fan all the way huge sci fi fan even the crap ones

  56. Steve

    January 8, 2011 at 2:13 am

    I am done with syfy, I complained about them canceling SG1 to bring SGA, then They canceled SGA and I complained because I thought it was a bad idea to air another show based on people being lost in space trying to get to earth. Like that was a new concept. but still they want to cancel the show due to lacking ratings? HEY GENIUS, could that be due to it originally being aired on Friday Nights when most people are out doing things, Then you keep having these long mid-season breaks? It’s kinda difficult to get involved in a show when ya cant watch it. I’m done with SYFY. Only reason I had cable, but I”m just gonna stick to basic local channels.

  57. Lucious

    January 8, 2011 at 2:05 pm

    SG1 = 1 episode, 1 adventure = cool.
    SGU = soap opera, 1 season almost no aliens… = Boooring.

    it was disappointing but season 2 episode 10. something started to happen and they cancel the series ? that’s just stupid.

  58. Bruce

    January 9, 2011 at 9:43 am

    For 50 some odd years I have been a fan of SciFi. I can remember when scifi shows were few and far between. We were lucky when they lasted a couple of years. Of course that was when a year of shows was somewhat longer and didn’t require a mid season break to make it seem like you were getting more. It took years to prove there was a viable viewer base for scifi. Had we avoided every show that was not up to our expectation, franchises such as Stargate would not be around.

    I watched StarTrek TNG not because it particularly appealed to me, but because it encouraged the studios to investment in future scifi productions. SG1 was waning at 5 years yet I watched them all and even have the entire DVD set. I even tried to survive Defying Gravity, but there are some limits to my pain threshold.

    My point is, if the scifi community does not support its own shows, or actively approves the cancellation of reasonable shows, it will not be too long before production companies don’t bother to produce any scifi. What you want is not of concern to those paying for the show’s production; what you watch and say is. If you want to be 90 something and still watching scifi, you need to invest in the shows today.

  59. Adam

    January 9, 2011 at 9:17 pm

    I was surprised and not surprised at the same time, because if you think about the original movie made in 1994 is quite different than what Stargate is now, so I was kide of waiting for it to crash ans burn. My dad showed it to me 2 years ago and he like the first 3 eppisodes and liked it all the time. He said it was too slow and confusing. After that I watched the original movie and was confused because of how differ ent they were. Doctor is 48 years old and its still got many years ahead because they kep it mostly the same for all those years,the only changes made, were the actors. If they did that with Stargate it might not have been cancelled.

  60. Tired head

    January 11, 2011 at 3:39 am

    None of these cancellations should come as a shock to us. This network was finished when it cancelled itself with the “branding’ change. I remember when the launched SciFi. This meant I was going to watch Science Fiction shows. I was excited. Then I think about what they actually showed when they first started… I can’t remember. I think the only thing I can actually think they had on their kick ass network was Stargate: SG1 then Atlantis, then… I think I just threw up in my mouth choking out the word Universe. I would like to express my sadness however. Not at the cancellation but at the creators. Sadness that you would let anything or anyone Bastardize such a successful Franchise. It started on the Cable Movie channel Showtime and made its move to Scifi… Scifi’s GREATEST MOVE… Or was it MGM? It is very obvious that those at the top of those food chains with that decision are long gone and Idiots have replaced them. I can’t wait to see “Being Hum…” I just threw up again. So the SciFi Channel died with the Brand SciFi and it will continue to rot away into oblivion. One day we will once again be graced with a network that will devote itself to the Art of SciFi. Until then I can dream of the SGA Movie that will never happen, watch the DVD’s and find a book or two. Oh wait, isn’t this thread about SGU? I forgot because it sucked.

    • shaka

      January 11, 2011 at 3:56 am

      SGU wasn’t that bad, and it was starting to get interesting. Especially in the stargate mythology, and action areas. Yeah right! who am i kidding, it sucked! Oh, one more thing, you probably suck as hard as SGU did.

  61. Rho

    January 12, 2011 at 2:05 am

    SG1 was the best, SGA was great, SGU had no one alien episode in the 2 seasons they had…boring. The only characters i liked was Eliot and the black military dude. Maybe they had too many characters they focused. In SG1 it was always about fighting the Goul or Replicators or the Ori. In SGA is was always about fighting the Rafe or Replicators. But then all of a sudden there was no aliens to fight, it’s difficult to have a character only driven show and be successful. Lost did it & BSG but that was probably a little of luck, great writing, and great acting; SGU did not have either unfortunately.

    • MrRudy

      February 5, 2011 at 3:15 am

      I agree. SG1/A = a high baddie body count. SGU = Dawson’s Creek in space. What people don’t realize is that SG1/SGA were supposed to be campy on purpose. This is echoed in the “Wormhole Extreme!” eps that parodied the parody and the production of the show. BSG was a surprise hit, many Canadian remakes of old US shows are hit or miss (Knight Rider) but some like BSG manage to flourish.

  62. Rho

    January 12, 2011 at 2:15 am

    oh, nbc is over syfy now. when it first came out it was fresh. I remember farscape, prophecy, sg1, and first wave when scifi was starting to show tv series. that was a great line up and great shows that were pure science fiction. then they change the name and it went down hill from there. the wrestling crap on a scifi channel is crap and makes no sense. but nbc executives they like to make decision that make no sense to fans. now they decide to do another prequel to BSG will they mess it up or will they just cancel it like they did caprica. I hope they dont mess up Being Human because the UK version on BBC America is great. I find myself watching that station more then SYFY now because they seem to be have more scifi shows instead of drama opera shows

  63. Ken

    January 12, 2011 at 7:02 pm

    Hey !!!! What the *&#$.. No more Star Gate Universe – I loved the show… Simply put it was one of the best written shows I’ve see on SyFy and am just so saddened that it not going to continue.

  64. roy

    January 13, 2011 at 9:32 am

    y is it they start some thing good and never finsh it we seen that with angel we want to see wot happens do they ever get home or is it there all going to be stuck in space and forgoten about look at sga that was a bill show and hopefly when the film cums out it will tie it up there so much the can do with sgu they ant even bothed trying and just gave up i havt sfyf it now crap and no one will watch it now

  65. cin

    January 13, 2011 at 8:30 pm

    Doesn’t matter anymore, I’m done with Syffy, They should change the name to CraPy. I can now go back to the basic package. No one cares about fans. It’s still those 100 Nielson boxes at the old folks home.

  66. trueSGfan

    January 14, 2011 at 6:32 am

    Well, Im sorry I gave them the idea for sgu now that they ruined it!! I wrote endless letters to every executive and staff member i could, complaining about SGA cancellation and detailed spinoff instructions with permission to use my storyline. When I came up with the idea to have a group stuck in another universe and suggested it be a bit more reality based I had no idea those butchers were going to come up with that mess of a show SGU. No science, way too much soap opera, unlikeable characters that no one could relate to, contact with earth via stones dumbest idea ever, endless episodes about alien body invasion or whatever the hell that was. I found myself yelling and complaining at the TV during every show. I guess I was really starved for my SG fix so I watched hoping it would get better. SERIOUSLY would ANYONE ANYWHERE READ A BOOK, PLAY CARDS OR DO ANYTHING STUPID ABOARD A GIGANTIC UNEXPLORED SHIP OTHER THAN EXPLORE?? ANYONE WITH ANY COMMON SENSE WOULD HAVE MADE IT A PRIORITY. Maybe they were waiting for next season lol lol

    FU SY-FI people who watch wrestling are too stupid to have jobs and spend money so who would pay to advertise on your channel without us!! No reason to ever watch it again!!

  67. Jim

    January 16, 2011 at 4:16 pm

    To be fair Stargate became stale during SG1′s run. Atlantis freshened things up for about a season and a half before going back to the already played to death replicators story. I’ve not seen Universe but I expect a watered down Battlestar Galactica.

    What Sci-fi should have done is passed on Stargate and given a truly imaginative sci-fi series like Farscape a 5th season or picked up Firefly. Stargate is the new Star Trek, blandly going where every show has gone before. Stargate fans should count themselves lucky as so many better shows have fallen by the wayside without even getting a full season.

  68. SYfy fan

    January 17, 2011 at 6:52 am

    This is the problem syfy network and network tv in general. They don’t support real tv shows that require real acting. Instead they keep putting out these cheap reality shows, that cast any idiot willing to be on tv. Also if the syfy channel is worried about it’s budget stop making those crappy original syfy movies. Thank you

    • David

      January 20, 2011 at 6:02 am

      This is what I have to agree with you on. Though, at the same time, a rare gem will come about within those originals, for the most part, they’re rather repetitive. “OH MY GOSH, GIANT BIRD. OH NO, MAN EATING FISH. OH DEARY ME, A SPIRIT IS OUT TO GET ME!”, is all that really comes out anymore. Even with this, they’re producing some of the most annoying shows I’ve ever seen. Starting with the upcoming “Being Human”, and showing other hum bug such as “Ghost Hunters”, “Hollywood Treasure”(absolutely nothing to do with science fiction), and “Warehouse 13″, I’ve never been put off by Sci-fi… or rather, SyFy, in my life. How were any of these shows even a Tenth of what Stargate: Universe was? I’ve seen every single Stargate Episode, from each and every series, and I can tell you right now, that this series followed the story-line, beat for beat. Sure, the acting was taken into another direction, yet that’s certainly not what I was watching it for. The story line was enthralling, compelling, and kept you going.

      If anything, I’d think that Stargate Universe will simply move to another network. No way that another given network would give up the opportunity of jumping on this. In fact, that’s probably why MGM and SyFy decided on cancelling it on there in the first place. Another network must have offered a greater opportunity, and they took it. Simple as that. Only thing left on Sci-Fi is Sanctuary, with one of the main actors of Stargate SG-1; and that’s not saying much.

      Goodbye SyFy, hellllllllooo new network!

  69. Sidney

    January 29, 2011 at 11:41 am

    The stargate serries has never had a contining storyline between epsodes. The plot has always started at the Stargate in SG command, It most of the time ended as SG-1 left through a gate on a planet or returned to SG Command or arrived through the gate at SG command. Or maybe exceptional when they show other SG teams going through the gate in or out at the end of one show SG 5 was going out to some undisclosed location as the story ended. How could fan base justify that stargate universe is not far from the truth, its just different, the story is compelling and interesting if it takes two seasons for a long story to unfold how can anyone say that its not what stargate fans want. Stargate Universe has proved that there was more to center on besides the Stargate. Shure the story with all the plots and terns and twist remind me of a old sci-fi twist to a mystery novel. I wait each week waiting for what is going to happen. Stargate Univse is a not a soapra far from it sci-fi shows have gotten to relaxed lately on what fans expect and don’t expect science fiction shows should have an element of the unknown in them to keep poeple interested in them. Without the gate in SG1 and Alantis as the center point, the only option is the crew charactors ambissions and goals and personal life to give the element of the unknown actions and consequences for acting or behaving like they did. Also to have that element continue over to the next story or episode inriches the serries in more ways than one. Also for good example say that you where taken from everything you know and even your family how well would you at in real life? would you give a care about who is in charge? The answer is no you just want to support people you believe can get them home faster, compared to a person that lost everything at that place believes that he has gained everything even a family, because he has nothing at home to look forward to returning to. Even Millitary officers start to be unshure of themselves without being able to recieve orders from the base right away. Also that there are civilian on the ship so it makes it harder to say who has authority over what, It ussually takes us humans a while to accept that we are here and nothing we can do about it. Its even harder to accept a leader that has doubts about what reposnibiites he has to the crew and what responsibilities he has to the civilians that through no fualt of there own was in wrong place at wrong time. So it is more believable of a story to me if the dramma of trying to figure out who they are on the destiny is exibited in each charactor and each qestion they answer numbers of problems to solve socially is not any different than what we would expect if you where taken from a place you where familiar with and put on some planet with strangers. Its just the Stargate fans want stuff instantly because they been spoiled by SG1 and SGA that had the unknown represented as a symbolic gate in some room. However, there is only so munch you can do with a gate.

    • MrRudy

      February 5, 2011 at 3:04 am

      Wrongo! SGU was cancelled because of low ratings, period. It wasn’t good enough. Perhaps if it aired on a regular network channel rather than a channel not on basic cable for most, It might have had a following like LOST. BSG only lasted 4 seasons, why? It got old quick and the writers picked a story that already had an established ending. People can only take so much despair before it gets tiresome. SG1 lasted 10 years because it was good and had a following. SGA, the same and it out lasted SGU. What was the difference between SG1, SGA and any successful drama/dramedy series? No connecting storylines! If you have a storyline with an predictable time limit, it must end, people expect it to end, and rather quickly. BSG had no hope of going beyond 4 seasons because people already knew the storyline. They dragged out one season’s worth of stories for 3 more years! Talk about squeezing blood from a stone. It was good but it logically had to end (especially when the whole crew is sayng “are we there yet?” the whole 4 seasons). That is a death sentence for scifi shows that hope to last for many seasons. What about those one off scifi shows that don’t even make it past miniseries status? What is wrong with them? They are written similarly to a movie in multiple parts with a beginning middle and ending. There is no hope for a successful series unless it has the makings of a story that writes itself. “The Stargate is an unknown alien device that can send you virtually anywhere in the known galaxy instananeously”. That one sentence generated 17 years worth of stories (stargate movie, sg1 – 10 yrs, sga 4 yrs, sgu 2 yrs). Are you kidding me? There would be no SGU without SG1 and SGA. Apparently,you can do plenty with a gate in a room.

      The stargate franchise was our “The A-Team”. Nobody cared about how the A-team never actually shot anyone, it was entertainment, completely unrealistic – who could break out of a military prison? You’d get shot in the head by a sniper if you managed to even get that far. SG1/SGA were spoof shows that caught on. Nobody took them seriously, they started on cable tv – the red headed stepchild of quality programming. They used actors and writers from the outer limits for goodness sake.

      Take a good hard look at any comic con or scifi convention. Do the people that attend seem concerned with how “real” scifi seems? These are the die hard fans fans and the fans have spoken.

  70. dms

    February 9, 2011 at 6:26 pm

    maybe it’ll get picked up by UPN

  71. AXE637

    February 12, 2011 at 9:20 pm

    My biggest problem is not only do they cancell a great show like SGU but they keep opting to make their crap original movies. I haven’t seen a single original SyFy movie that I liked or that even looked like it was made half way decent. Then not only that, they keep the WWE on and bring in another “original” show which they completely steal from the BBC. The only thing original about SyFy’s version of being human is they changed the city to Boston and changed the characters names. It follows the exact same story line, and hell the ghost is even dressed in the same outfit. I would rather give up Being HUman on SyFy and watch it on BBC America if I could have SGU back.

    The development and conflict between the characters is what made the show enjoyable to watch. Here was a show with two great leads (Rush and Young) trying to od what they thought was right and now matter how much you started to hate Rush for what he might do next you could understand his point of view.

    To often it seems lately that shows just arent given the chance they deserve especially when the network is they one that causes its own problems like bouncing the show from time slot to time slot. I wish SyFy would give SGU one last chance to prove itself if they just left it alone.

  72. Bonneteller

    February 12, 2011 at 11:13 pm

    I hope they at least wrap things up, but I doubt they will because SYFY has gotten quite lame recently. Don’t they know we’ve know their channel on the dial because of Stargate. Unbelievable.

  73. zchalker

    February 13, 2011 at 3:20 am

    well i hope they at least bring back stargate atlantis because that show was the bomb.
    and it didnt seem like was finished, not by a long shot.

  74. josephchase

    February 14, 2011 at 11:35 am

    I am so freaking glad that this crap fest was cancelled. It was so unbelievable mellow dramatic I felt like I was watching All My Children. I loved all the other StarGate series but this one was simply way too crappy to put up with it. I trully believe that the only watchers of this pile were women who live off this mellow drama and die hard fans who do not care about being enterained.

    • Michael

      March 15, 2011 at 9:40 pm

      ur an idiot, I really would have have no problem spending a few months in county just to have a chance to tell u how stupid u are and knock ur teeth down ur throat and make ur jaw get wired shut 4 being soo damn Fekking STUP!D

  75. Brian L

    February 17, 2011 at 12:15 am

    I am a johnny come lately to the stargate series, I started watching stargate atlantis out of curiosity and got hooked, I now am on season 10 of sg: 1 and I also watched all of the episodes of sg: u. By far the best series is sg: u, yes it does feel like bsg and that may be the appeal to me. While I loved the light hearted attitude and plots that were on the other stargate series sg: u was a much deeper show. It is a gritty look into a dark situation. The acting is by far much better than the other stargate series. Stargate atlantis while being a lot of fun basically repeated about 80% of the sg: 1 plot lines with different characters.

    Stargate Universe had a much better cast, and a lot of different characters people could relate to along with some mind blowing plot lines. Anyone who disliked the show either has no taste in good sci fi or is dumb.

    Maybe syfy canceled the show so they can make the next super beetle versus mega wasp movie.

  76. JM

    February 17, 2011 at 5:16 pm

    This is really disappointing news. The show started off pretty slow but the stories had been getting better and the characters got more engaging. In the beginning, the stories were all about the people and their “issues” (boring), but then as the series moved forward it got to be more about survival which is what the show should be about anyway. This is were I started to like the characters more and the acting was getting so much better. Plus, moving the show around doesn’t help much either. It’s to bad that the SyFy channel will cancel this show now that it is progressing, yet they continue to show wrestling – which is NOT science fiction. As someone else mentioned before, the SyFy channel seems to have lost their way. Go back to your roots guys. Dump the wrestling and get back into showing the science fiction stuff.

    • WildBill

      February 19, 2011 at 12:18 am

      Canceling this really does suck. Like most others it took awhile, but now I’m hooked..I really liked this one even better that the original series or Atlantis.. Looked forward to Friday nights knowing a new episode was comming on. SyFy has blown it this time.. I agree with the others. Get rid of the wrestling crap and get back to what your suspose to be broadcasting SCIENCE FICTION! I know the wrestling is total fiction, but not science fiction. I have noticed that I’ve been watching the SyFy channel less and less over the last couple seasons.. But, I guess it’s just really due to the lack of SciFi programming on the SyFy channel. What a shame…

  77. Koowie

    February 21, 2011 at 1:04 pm

    I was a big fan of Stargate for many years but I did feel like it was getting “soapy” at the end. Still whenever a SciFi show gets cancelled it is never a good thing to me.

  78. pissedindividual

    February 25, 2011 at 2:39 pm

    I’m not happy about losing SGU. It was easily my favorite show, i liked it better than the other SG series because at the end of the day in SGU, you never knew who was going to live and who to die, it kept you at the edge wanting to see more. That and the fact that in SG1 and SGA you always knew that SG1 oe Col. Sheppherd, Ronin, Taela and Mckay woulda always make it home alive, and after the end of every episode you got to watch them laugh about their adventure and go eat lunch together…not very realistic for people who were about to die a few minutes before.

    I didnt care for Battlestar Galactica because it was just a rip off the 1978 version that had Dirk Benedict in it, who made a pretty good Starbuck. Stargate was original, not some lame ass remake from something that existed 25 years ago.

    Im hoping MGM will buy back the franchise and air it on public TV the way they had b4 syfy got their grubby little hands on it. SYFY likes to cancel the good shows, and leave you with something like TNA wrestling or smackdown…which has nothing to do with science fiction at all. Im cancelling my direct tv package that has syfy in it cuz i hav eno desire to watch their cheesy low budget films or wrestling.

  79. Stuart

    February 25, 2011 at 10:41 pm

    I’m sorry to the show canceled. I have watched all the Stargate incarnations from the movie till now loyally and enjoyed them all. Okay, there have been some cheesy moments but we see some nonsense in most shows anyway…I wish that SGU would continue and can only hope something will come along. Best wishes to all involved in the show!

  80. Damien Barker

    February 28, 2011 at 4:24 pm

    You know, I understand people who live in the franchise past, and I respect that people love SG-1 more than SG:U. The fact is, Richard Dean Anderson is too old to continue SG:1, so a new concept was born.

    A new concept is better than no concept.

    For a Soap Opera in space I think it’s pretty realistic. Atlantis, to me, was eye candy and martial arts – quite dull. Do I think that being cancelled is still a good thing? No, because it doesn’t hurt to make a show people watch, even if I don’t enjoy watching it.

    Just because SG:U isn’t a clone of the previous shows, suddenly people are disappointed. Maybe the writers want to try something new? Maybe to appreciate SG:U, it takes an open mind.

    No wonder TV is so rubbish lately. No one dares to try anything new, in case narrow minded people complain it’s not a clone of a previous Sci-Fi incarnations.

    As far as anything to do with the themes are concerned, aliens, etcetera – they’re at the other side of the sodding Universe. I’m sure things are different there.

    And finally… How people can compare SG:U to BSG boggles the mind. You might as well say “It’s too much like Star Trek, because it’s set in space.” What the hell do you think Sci-Fi is? It’s not the aesthetics or the themes that make a show unique, it’s the story, which, as an emphatic fan of both the BSG and Stargate franchises, I can vouch for the fact they are completely different. “Oh, they’re trying to get home…” What else has done that before? Something Moore wrote before BSG. It’s been done before. Everything has – what makes a story unique is how it’s told. not the nit picked details.

  81. Jeff

    March 1, 2011 at 11:16 pm

    I can’t believe what they’ve done to the SG series. SG-1 had a great run and left off in just the right place to wrap things up with a couple movies. SG:A was cut way too short, there was a lot left to do with that show, and they couldn’t even give us a couple movies to make up for canceling it to get SG:U up and running and they cancel it this quick??

    What a joke, it’s sad because this series was excellent and had so much potential, but they butchered it beyond recognition. I can honestly say I won’t be putting too much of my attention into anything SyFy puts out. They honestly can’t be that baffled at the ratings, it was basically BSG with a SG name. Even though it was well done and had a decent plot, it was a drastic change from what we had come to expect from a show with the SG name attached. Sadly too many people don’t like change and couldn’t give the show a fair shake, which they should have because it was quite good.

    My only gripe with SGU was that Atlantis got canceled too soon. If they had wrapped things up with a mini series type event or even a movie it would have made a huge difference, but it felt more like a slap in the face to just end it like that. Lets face it, they dissed their viewers and ended up paying for it. Here’s to hoping another station picks it up.

  82. SGU FAN

    March 4, 2011 at 11:19 pm

    I have watched and enjoyed all the SG shows – sad to see this one end so soon. Actually sick of committing to new shows only to have them cancelled in first or second seasons.

  83. jim

    March 15, 2011 at 1:51 am

    they should look at how many people download this show . i am so over comercials that i haven’t watch reg. tv in years . my cable also uped my rates if i want extended channels and i turned them down so i can’t tune in if i wanted to . hope it doesn’t get canceled , it’s just getting really good …

  84. Xavier

    March 15, 2011 at 4:28 pm

    It was a show for some and not for others.

    If enough people liked it, great, I know I liked it. It wasn’t retreading the same ground that Atlantis did after SG1 (no more human villages of medival age). It did have themes in common with Star Trek Voyager, maybe BSG, and any ship lost at sea (Columbus).

    Frankly, science fiction fans shouldn’t necessary fight each other over SGU and its cancellation but seriously band together over the change and nature of SyFy channel. There is so little new, original, higher quality material on that channel and an influx of loosely scifi reality shows and not scifi at all wrestling and cooking that there is the area for arguing . . against the programmers.

    You don’t have to like a show, not everybody likes the same thing, and I don’t hate on you for not liking SGU. It’s not your mix that fits but don’t begrudge others just because they do/did. If SyFy was doing a better job at being the bearer of the torch, we’d have enough programs that paths didn’t have to cross nor hostilities . . we’d just watch our timeslots and happiness.

  85. Michael

    March 15, 2011 at 9:29 pm

    SGU is awsome, its a very sad day to find out that its over already when it should have at least 6 or 7 seasons. This is by far my fav of the 3 shows. For all the ppl who say its like BSG all I have 2 say to you is that ur idiots. The fact that that they are on a ship doesn’t make it the same concept. I loved SG1 and SGA but SGU is by far my favorite. In fact after watching the first half of the first season I watched both shows N all the movies on netflix in the next 3 weeks.

  86. Chad

    March 23, 2011 at 10:55 am

    Well, I have to say that SYFY canceling yet again one more SCI-FI show leaves me with the question … WTH is the SYFY going for here, are they going to try and make some series out of their B-movies… “Anacondas in Space”, “Piranha from Venus”, No, no I’ve got it “Mars Needs Wrestlers!” that’s the ticket, look for that one this fall.

    Oh wait speaking of WRESTLING has anyone actually ever watched that crap… and were talking about BAD ACTING in SGU? seriously?

    What else is even on (TV) that fits into a space, action, sci-fi description any more, there’s maybe an angle here for some really creative writer to pick up the SG series with a SG:CSI spin off … hmmm maybe I should call J.J. Abrams and have him warm up the “jerky vision cam” so we can only see half the scenes in focus and in frame.

    TO: SYFY Channel, I’m canceling my cable service for your channel, like others have said here there were times my channel stayed locked on the SYFY channel, now I find less and less reason to ever even go to it at all.

    (aside to Discovery Channel for canceling Deadliest Catch, WTF where you thinking?)

    TO: My fellow Sci-Fi fans, oh well I hope we can find some other franchise to invest our interest into, but with no more Trek, SG, Galactica (like the old series better than new, and hated the premise of Caprica so only watched 2-3 episodes, sorry) on any regular network.

    TO: All to nay-sayers, and people booing SGU and cheering that it’s now Canceled, and you say “HA-HA … YEY!” I say this … Just WTH are you going to watch now? I’ll take a less than perfect, but good attempt at some Sci-Fi plot action TV vs. yet another reality series or more cookie cutter: hospital, doctor, CSI, cop shop prime time drama!

    • Chad

      March 23, 2011 at 11:04 am

      Foot note to my own post:

      I HATED SYFY when they pulled FARSCAPE, that was a mortal blow IMHO to all true Sci-Fi fans, that show was fantastic, EXCELLENT cast/crew, new imaginative story lines, great sets, props, effects. Truly that was the begining of the end for SYFY channel as far as I’m concerned!

  87. JJ

    March 23, 2011 at 9:48 pm

    got to be fair it is a little disappointing to here SGU is canceled but saying that everyone should have known it was a risky move when they cancelled Atlantis as in my opinion it would have been better to make another 2 seasons for that instead of trying to get everyone to convert to SGU they had some good characters but in the end good characters and actors is not enough the public need to bond with the characters like people did in the original SG1 bringing a new world of syfi to life and then during SG1 to link it with the start of Atlantis showing the start of reliable constant characters where as in SGU it began to get a little tedious with the stones and people being in other people’s bodies and on top of that no constant enemy SG1 had the Go’uld Atlantis has the wraith and SGU…. who knows the first season of both SG1 and SGA clearly set out a good story of good vs evil as usual in SGU this was not clear until the 11th ep and on top of that there was no structure to the character friendships

    that is why i think interest has been dropping don’t mean to have a go at the producers and the actors but i think it just got a little too complicated and confusing to follow not to mention the outrage and resentment to SGU for taking over funding from SGA and the SG1 movies

  88. Magnex

    March 30, 2011 at 8:15 am

    Some people are so short sighted SGU was never ment to be anything like SG1 or SGA, yes it holds reference to first SG series or it would be point less but as Startrek TNG is to ST DS9 they are nothing a like and was never ment to be, this i.m.o is every bit as good as the previous installments of the SG franchise, with lots of potential to be a great series, its always the way with a new born series to create a baseline to set a presidence to become somthing exceptional, but if people cant see past SG1 and SGA then tbh SGU never realy stood a chance.

    I my self am sad to see the show coming to an end before its even got of the ground i for one am a BIG fan of this show R.I.P SGU u will be missed. :(

  89. Flaboii

    April 19, 2011 at 7:53 pm

    What the h^*( is wrong with syfy. I had been a big fan for years and years now. An they have been going down hill. Adding wrestling and now canclleing SGU just as it starts to get interesting WT* guys

  90. SayyesTono

    April 22, 2011 at 9:10 pm

    SG the movie was a nice Hollywood flick.
    SG-1 was a nice hangover series, though for me, it had far too little science fiction and due to its lack of interesting drama, perfect for late-night-finally-the-kids-and-wife-are-sleeping TV. SG-A was just boring…very much like Voyager.
    But SG-U, while still very low on science fiction, was something I so very very much enjoyed. Because, despite the occasional weird plot-decisions (please, show me a TV-show that has no “that would never happen” scenes!!), the shows seemed “human”. Evil, twisted, confused, angry, childish, foolish, lovable, hateful stories and characters. Just like human beings. And thats what a decent TV-show should be like, in my opinion.
    I watched Battlestar Galactica only because I knew it was a 4 season series. If it had been an ongoing, I wouldnt have bothered. I watched the first 1½ season of Eureka, then that got tedious. But none of these have been science fiction series, nor is SG-U. They are drama (SG-U, BSG) or drama/comedy (SG-1, SG-A, Eureka) series in a sci-fi’ish setting.
    The only truly good sci-fi “series” I have seen of late was Masters of Science Fiction.

    Science Fiction is about just that: SCIENCE FICTION. Most great science fiction works accomplish one of two things: They make you wonder at the future wonders of science (like Arthur C Clarke novels), or they make you wonder at the present state of soceity using hindsigt from and extrapolated present (like Heinlein novels).
    To me, no TV-show has yet accomplished this. That said, SG-U (and BSG) is a wonderful series with believable characters (people who fark up) in an unbelievable setting. Unlike SG-1, Star Wars and Eureka which are series with unbelievable characters in unbelievable settings. Neither, however are better as entertainment than the other. I just happen to prefer the former to the latter (except maybe Star Wars, but then I mostly enjoy the sound of Tie Fighters and reading TOTJ comics).

    But if I want a dose of sci-fi, Ill read a book. If a want to pass time for an hour or two, Ill watch a sci-fi series or movie with characters that appear HUMAN. If I want to waste my time…fek, I dont. Cancel Eureka and all the other Desperate Housewives in Space Crap…and give me more SG-U please!

    My opinion…not yours, not trying to overtake your opinion…just mine :P

  91. mir

    April 25, 2011 at 4:00 pm

    Just when the show was getting better there gonna cancel it damn that sucks!!

  92. andy

    April 25, 2011 at 8:15 pm

    stargate universe was yhe only program I enjoyed watching IT gave me a break from everthing .so tell those pencil necks who cancelled the series that theyre all fired effective imediately i like it when big wheels spin ever so slowly adeous

  93. Derek

    April 26, 2011 at 11:49 am

    I am a fan of SG:U. That being said, there are several episodes that leave me thinking that the writers simply have no real imagination. I was barely hanging on by a thread towards the end of season 1. Season 2 has really re-invigorated the show as far as I’m concerned and I hate the idea of having only “The Event” to watch come monday nights.

  94. Stephen

    April 27, 2011 at 11:43 am

    Wow, so much either way, for and against or the personal fav’s that have people bitching at each other’s throats, makes it sound like that’s what it’s like in the hall’s and rooms of the SyFy HQ.

    I loved: Star Trek (TOS), BSG (TOS), Star Trek (TNG), Deep Space Nine, FireFly, Voyager, Stargate SG1, SGA, Enterprise, BSG, Caprica and SGU (Still loving it and has great potential, shame they are dropping it just as it’s starting to get even more interesting).

    What get me though is, didn’t SyFY channel come about to cater for the SiFi enthusiast that didn’t get what they were looking for from the main stream conglomerates? And that said if they are not catering to and for us, where will we go now and how will they survive in the end if there is nothing for them to appease us with, you might say they’re a little “Lost in Space” on a ship trying to find their own way home in the end (I feel another TV Series coming on with that story line)…

    Can’t someone come up with the story line… They build a ship ask for volunteers on a never come home basis and just go as far as you can and see what is out there? And or if you could survive?

  95. M.F.D

    April 30, 2011 at 9:03 pm

    What the hell is wrong with you people, giving all the negative comments?! Get over your fucking selves.! This program had the potential to be great! Just like The Living Dead. This program was about the human heart during insurmountable odds facing the unknown. No other Satargate program was able to create this type of unknowing. Yes, it was a “Soap Opera”; One that challenges the human conditions in a truly fucked up situation. Better than Stargate Atlantis. I hope they make a great ending.

  96. Disappointed

    May 3, 2011 at 8:54 pm

    What a great show cut down before it even has a chance to hit it’s prime. I’m not sure what is so science fiction about WWE, but apparently it’s enough to make it to the Scyfy channel.
    That being said, I think that who ever made the decision to cancel this show made a horrible mistake and should consider bringing it back for another season…or 7 :)

  97. joe

    May 9, 2011 at 9:37 am

    I will no longer be watching SciFy. They just killed the franchise that help build their audience. SciFy with out Stargate is late night PBS.

  98. Akira

    May 10, 2011 at 3:26 am

    I think the corporate world needs to continue a good thing and Stargate Universe is a great show.

    If they don’t want to air it then why not just put it on itunes or on Blueray right away then the fans can continue to watch it and they suits will also get the money.

  99. LosNYC

    May 10, 2011 at 7:07 am

    I was and remain a fan of the entire Stargate collective. Syfy used to be almost a permanent channel on my tv due to the previously stated fact. Not anymore, wrestling? That’s insane. Who wants to watch men in tights touch eachother?

    SGU was an awesome show, a show that i looked forward to seeing and there aren’t that many shows I can say that about these days.

    RIP SGU

    Syfy sucks…freaking wrestling?

  100. Brandon

    May 10, 2011 at 3:45 pm

    THIS BLOWS!! I cant believe Syfy has done this, but maybe Showtime might pick it back up after all Stargate did start out there. Hill it might be even better on something like Showtime or HBO they actually take some pride in their series’s. Not like piss ass Syfy.

    First with Firefly now with SGU syfy you have burnt me for the last time fare well and go to hell!

  101. JM

    May 10, 2011 at 3:55 pm

    I just really Hope Showtime, HBO, Cinemax or Starz will take over this and actually continue the show… Syfy sucks… Channels like syfy need to stick with Sci Fi not crappy Wrestling which has nothing to do with that. If I want to watch that shit i can go to SPIKE… but again Syfy is Killing Sci-Fi on Syfy =) cancelling Good shows, crappy marketing, weak talent…how about scratching crappy shows and use that CASH for Good Shows like SG, SGU, and bring back Babylon 5 shows like Crusades and more. I rather watch Re runs of Earths Final COnflict than Wrestlemania

  102. Merle

    May 11, 2011 at 4:09 am

    I hate that this show was canceled. I just got hooked and now it is over. I doubt if I will ever watch another show on the SyFy channel. It isn’t worth the aggravation. NBC does this time and again. I guess they haven’t figured out that this alienates viewers who buy the products that pay the people who make these idiotic decisions. What happens to these jerks when no one watches the channel? Maybe there are unused pods on Destiny we can put them in — hmmm, not a bad idea?

  103. will

    May 11, 2011 at 2:38 pm

    I’m not all that upset but I have noticed that SGU was getting better and better. I wouldn’t be surprised if it went back to Showtime.
    I’ve been a follower since the first film, hell I wouldn’t mind if they made two more feature films with Kurt Russel.And every TV season have a three different mini series featuring some of the cast from SG1 or Atlantis and SGU.

  104. cole

    May 12, 2011 at 1:17 am

    its a shame both series where good. bottom line its the short terms profits scifi is interested in. i really liked scifi channel once but lately its been nothing but junk. the shows they have are good for europe but less then b flick for this country. i guess its time to move on to better channels.

  105. James

    May 14, 2011 at 1:48 pm

    Please try to save the show, at least it was original and it has a ton of potential.

    People complain about the plot, the characters, the acting, the writers etc.. and at times I felt like it took too long to get to the science ‘fiction’ part, but at least it sported what it was good at which was that realistic feel that other Stargate series were missing. The characters don’t feel invincible which is a refreshing change and the technology isn’t freely popping out of every gate jump.

    If they could have just evolved the show faster and skipped the sadder stories until a bit later on down the line it could have gotten the audience it needed and then the deeper story pieces might have gotten more appreciation.

    All I can ask is whats next? Release a series for 3 episodes and if it isn’t awesome, axe it?

    Let this show keep going and give writers a chance to make the show a success with a new approach and all the data they have from viewers to this point.

    I’m not going to be watching anything else from Scify if they can cancel a show like this so early, that is for sure. I was already so disappointed with scyfy content and this just reaffirms my belief they have no eye for potential or originality.

  106. Bj

    June 22, 2011 at 5:12 pm

    Look I think SG-U is great I watched all of SG-1 when I was recently deployed for a year and had to feed my addiction with SG-U and OMG I was hooked the drama, charcters, plot, storyline, actors every aspect was great I do believe that programming/time schedule was the reason for the fall of SG-U and I really hope the some of the bigger networks like FOX,CBS,NBC,etc pick up on this series.

  107. bererker

    July 11, 2011 at 8:50 pm

    well any realy sga sg1 fn cold have tol you sgu old fallout quik nw syf needs to do the smart thing get on there nees and beg tha acters of sga and sg1 to come back and get to makeing thows shows agen be for thay are know as sfy what……

  108. iiWAN

    July 13, 2011 at 4:01 pm

    Im dis. about canceling this show to….i wonder why don’t some other TV company buys off the script and the rights to continue filming the serie. It had a lot of potential…. I watched all SG series and Movies and to be honest SGU being kinda different from other 2 series feels good and makes it even more intheresting

    Geezas SYFY WTF r u thinking?!

  109. Booclause

    May 19, 2012 at 8:42 pm

    Hollywood and the movie industry is anti-military these days. The show painted the military in a negative way. No one was really respectable. The Col. was having a affair and knocked a girl in his chain of comand. Everyone else had some sort of issues none of the prior series showed the military this way. They totally changed the formula and made the military seem far worse than it really is.

  110. Konrad

    November 6, 2012 at 3:46 pm

    Can’t blame them. I didn’t really like this Stargate spin-off myself. Compared to Stargate SG-1 and Atlantis (and even other shows like Star Trek: TNG for that matter) it was too dark and depressing. The constant struggle… not as many interesting stories or new environments. To be expected when you strand people on a ship, but still. I’d much rather see something along the line of the other Stargate shows. They were way more fun to watch after a long day of work.

  111. Jay Tomio

    November 6, 2012 at 5:14 pm

    Thought this was easily the best of the Stargate franchise. I liked Atlantis well enough, didn’t like SG1 much at all.

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