« FY 2009 Federal Deficit Terrifyingly Huge | Main | Overnight Open Thread - TGIF (Mætenloch) »
October 16, 2009

Stargate Universe: Darkness Discussion Thread

Alright, let's give this a try. Last week somebody suggested that SGU could be worth a weekly discussion thread like we used to do with Battlestar Galactica. In fact, his exact words were: "The pilot had a BSG feel to it for sure."

It did, which was part of the pitch to SciFi. The new series requires no knowledge or familiarity with the other parts of the Stargate franchise. It's on Friday's at 9:00pm EST/PST.

Consider this a trial TV discussion thread. If there's enough interest, I'll do one every week like we used to do with BSG.

Below the fold I've tucked a short synopsis of the new show to catch people up. Tonight's episode is the show's fourth. The others are available on Hulu.


From TVTropes:

A team of soldiers and scientists on an off-world base have finally cracked the secrets surrounding the, until now, unused ninth chevron of the Stargates (seven chevrons are used for regular trips, eight are used to travel between galaxies). With it, they are able to connect a wormhole to an Ancient ship called Destiny. This comes at a very bad time as remnants of Stargate SG 1 villains attack the outpost. In a desperate maneuver they travel to Destiny without a proper recon of the area (the planet about to explode behind them) and about 80 people are stuck on a very old ship that is falling apart.

They find that this ship's purpose was to follow another preprogrammed ship, whose job was to seed planets with Stargates. Destiny has been following behind that ship for several hundred thousand years, activating each one as it came in range. The earth team is trapped on the Destiny several BILLION light-years from Earth and must find a way to get home.

Because the mission was not planned, many of the main characters are not the typical specialist team that has been in the previous shows of Stargate SG 1 and Stargate Atlantis. Besides a handful of leaders, the rest are young, inexperienced and many of whom are civilians who are caught up in a situation far outside what they expected.

And it has Ming-Na. Who plays a lesbian. No I'm not making that up.

digg this
posted by Gabriel Malor at 08:31 PM

| Access Comments




Recent Comments
Economic Psychic & Certified Genius Paul Krugman: "20 We will probably hit Dow 25K this week. BOO ..."

SH: "Speaking of private schools, did Ted Cruz' 529 ame ..."

Bigby's Groping Hands: "I don't see it. ..."

WhatWhatWhat?: "First there was a painting, then there was no pain ..."

Hadrian the Seventh: " [i]Lefties friends on FB actually saying Venezue ..."

Jwest: ""But, then, what would the teachers union do? Thin ..."

Roy: "If we walk down the road, will we be able to see t ..."

Jwest: ""The school we send our kids to (private, christia ..."

joe, living dangerously: "I've got one sealed in the package waiting until I ..."

t-bird: "Is this the [i]Emperor's New Painting[/i] or somet ..."

Kris: "12 We studied this one in my art history course. ..."

grammie winger - O Come Let Us Adore Him: "Paul had been a farrier, but went into evangelism ..."

Recent Entries
Search


MuNuvians
Polls! Polls! Polls!
Frequently Asked Questions
The (Almost) Complete Paul Anka Integrity Kick
Top Top Tens
Greatest Hitjobs

The Ace of Spades HQ Sex-for-Money Skankathon
A D&D Guide to the Democratic Candidates
Margaret Cho: Just Not Funny
More Margaret Cho Abuse
Margaret Cho: Still Not Funny
Iraqi Prisoner Claims He Was Raped... By Woman
Wonkette Announces "Morning Zoo" Format
John Kerry's "Plan" Causes Surrender of Moqtada al-Sadr's Militia
World Muslim Leaders Apologize for Nick Berg's Beheading
Michael Moore Goes on Lunchtime Manhattan Death-Spree
Milestone: Oliver Willis Posts 400th "Fake News Article" Referencing Britney Spears
Liberal Economists Rue a "New Decade of Greed"
Artificial Insouciance: Maureen Dowd's Word Processor Revolts Against Her Numbing Imbecility
Intelligence Officials Eye Blogs for Tips
They Done Found Us Out, Cletus: Intrepid Internet Detective Figures Out Our Master Plan
Shock: Josh Marshall Almost Mentions Sarin Discovery in Iraq
Leather-Clad Biker Freaks Terrorize Australian Town
When Clinton Was President, Torture Was Cool
What Wonkette Means When She Explains What Tina Brown Means
Wonkette's Stand-Up Act
Wankette HQ Gay-Rumors Du Jour
Here's What's Bugging Me: Goose and Slider
My Own Micah Wright Style Confession of Dishonesty
Outraged "Conservatives" React to the FMA
An On-Line Impression of Dennis Miller Having Sex with a Kodiak Bear
The Story the Rightwing Media Refuses to Report!
Our Lunch with David "Glengarry Glen Ross" Mamet
The House of Love: Paul Krugman
A Michael Moore Mystery (TM)
The Dowd-O-Matic!
Liberal Consistency and Other Myths
Kepler's Laws of Liberal Media Bias
John Kerry-- The Splunge! Candidate
"Divisive" Politics & "Attacks on Patriotism" (very long)
The Donkey ("The Raven" parody)
News/Chat
Archives
Powered by
Movable Type 2.64