Season 1, episode 12
This week’s episode was a chore to watch as we see the civilians go up against the military as they did in BSG. The civvies trapping the military on another part of the ship and asking them to disarm seemed clunky.
Maybe because SGU hasn’t got its legs yet or maybe because I want it to be Stargate and it clearly doesn’t’ want to be. Whatever, it’s not BSG and it should drop the civvies versus military storyline quickly. These people are trapped in a whole new part of the universe, they should be working together to survive not be divided over earth politics.
The civvies are boring apart from Rush and Eli, so to focus on them is to waste my time. We had the IOA (International Oversite Advisory committee) trying to take over Stargate operations in SG1 and Atlantis and it worked there but I’m over them. If they encounter aliens that are happy to discuss diplomatic agreements, then yes let’s get some oversight. But right now, in this dangerous and unknown space, I do think having the military leading the way is the best option. In the real world here on earth, no!
Let’s move on and establish some solid mythology. I don’t mind if SGU doesn’t want to be all Stargatey but stop trying to be BSG.