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Stargate SG-U: 1.0 [Blu-ray] (2009)

Robert Carlyle , Brian J. Smith  |  NR |  Blu-ray
2.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (243 customer reviews)

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  • Actors: Robert Carlyle, Brian J. Smith, David Blue, Alaina Huffman
  • Format: AC-3, Color, Dolby, DTS Surround Sound, Dubbed, Subtitled, Widescreen, Box set
  • Language: English
  • Subtitles: English, French, Spanish
  • Dubbed: Spanish
  • Region: Region A/1 (Read more about DVD/Blu-ray formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.78:1
  • Number of discs: 2
  • Rated: NR (Not Rated)
  • Studio: MGM
  • DVD Release Date: February 9, 2010
  • Run Time: 43 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 2.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (243 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B002R8JG5I
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #79,852 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
  • Learn more about "Stargate SG-U: 1.0 [Blu-ray]" on IMDb

Special Features

  • Exclusive extended version of the pilot episode “Air”
  • Chatting with the cast of SG-U
  • Stargate 101: Presented by Dr. Daniel Jackson
  • Kino Video Diaries including 5 DVD exclusives
  • Audio commentaries by cast and producers on all episodes
  • Creating a New Universe — Over 40 minutes of Blu-ray-exclusive

Editorial Reviews

A group of soldiers, scientists and civilians fleeing an attack,is stranded billions of miles from Earth on an Ancient ship known as the Destiny. Locked on an unknown course, they must fight to survive and find a way home. The danger, adventure and hope they find on board the Destiny will reveal the heroes and villains among them. Starring Robert Carlyle, Ming Na and Lou Diamond Phillips, as well as returning Stargate favorites.

Includes the extended pilot and over 40 minutes of behind-the-scenes footage as well as exclusive Blu-ray features

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409 of 465 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Misleading Title!!! This is not Season One! December 5, 2009
This is only HALF of the first season. The title of this item says "Stargate SG-U: Season One (2009)" But later down in the Editorial review it states that it's a three disc set that will include 10 episodes from Season 1.

Season 1 will have 20 episodes in it and this DVD set is set for release in Feb 2010, before all 20 episodes of the first season have even aired on TV.

Please let them know you want full seasons and not half seasons on DVD by not purchasing this.

I cant really write a review of season one yet because it's not done airing but from what little we've seen so far it looks promising. I'm looking forward to the rest of the season and hopefully the entire season on one reasonably priced dvd set.

This halfseason release is an insult to Stargate fans

Post Season 1 Edit: Looks like they listened to angry fans, or who knows maybe it was their plan all along, but they released the entire season on DVD and it's available for less than $40 here on Amazon.
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66 of 76 people found the following review helpful
This show surprised me in a good way at the half-season finale, "Justice". Before that point the show usually had all the excitement of watching a glacier melt. But that episode was pretty ballsy, and gave some hope that the series really is different from other Stargate shows. I enjoyed the previous shows for what they were, but the formula needs shaking up.

But this nonsense the sales idiots came up with -- "Hey let's jedi mind-trick everybody into thinking half seasons are actually full seasons, and charge them full season prices" -- is just sad. ~$40 for a half season is $80 per season guys, and people aren't even paying that for shows that have proved themselves far superior. (Despite the stylistic overtures, so far this show is not even close to BSG when it was at its best. Then again, neither was the BSG finale, but you get the idea.)

Apologies to those who believe you can't review a product without owning it -- but I'm sorry, if you own this set at this price, *you* have been pwned. I did watch every episode when they aired, but don't own the set -- and won't, until somebody at MGM realizes that lowering, not raising, prices in a recession will increase sales. Of course I can't comment on the extras, but there aren't any extras that could possibly make this a good deal.

So here's my suggestion to MGM: go over the minutes of whatever "How can we screw customers?" meeting in which it was decided to try this approach for SGU DVD/Blu-Ray sales. Pull the name of the guy who suggested it. And then send him back to Wendy's or McDonalds where he belongs.
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184 of 229 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars my review part 0.5 January 9, 2010
By K. Li
really?! another half season DVD set for $27? That is just .....(wait for the second part of my review)
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42 of 50 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Too much for too little December 6, 2009
I really wish studios would stop this obnoxious habit of releasing "half" seasons at full price. Yeah, I can understand that this release will tide fans over until the series resumes in 2010, but $70 for 10 episodes on the Blu-ray is excessive. And of course there's always the possibility that there will be a full season set released at some point for a double-dip later on. Some credit is due for including high-res audio.

As far as the series is concerned, it has possibilities, but I struggle to find any of the characters likable (except for Eli, who's clearly there to appeal to the nerd herd) and the stories have little action of consequence. The show is suffering an identity crisis as it doesn't know whether to be Battlestar Galactica (big shoes to fill) or a soap opera.

I think I'll sit this one out for the moment and see what happens next!
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63 of 77 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Buyer Beware February 10, 2010
I refuse to buy a season of a show that does not contain the whole season. This is, at least, the second syfy series that they have packaged this way. Please let them know that this is an unacceptable practice by NOT buying this product. To add insult to injury, they are charging "full" price for only ten episodes. As I can buy a full season of just about any other show (including other Stargate franchises) I will be spending my money elsewhere.
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19 of 21 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Please do not buy this! February 2, 2010
Why do these studios keep trying to rip us off? This is half of a season, so to get the whole season you have to make two purchases. That is stupid, so please do not support there decision to rob us.
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44 of 55 people found the following review helpful
The biggest claim of fiction that this show has is its claim to be within the Science Fiction genre.

It's about teenage girls getting angry at "best friends" for stealing their boyfriends. It's about husbands and wives in failing relationships. And ooh, it has adultery.

Thick with soap, thin with science and anything clever, it is a disappointment. The stories have predictable endings and no continuity. Stories contradict themselves. The writers corner themselves and come up with senseless scenarios to try to finagle their way out.

For example. They discover that thousands of gallons of water are suddenly missing from the water tank. So they decide to do a room by room search to see who stole it. What the?? I'm not making this up. You see them looking under mattresses and checking closets! The writers apparently envisioned someone dragging thousands of gallons of water through the ship unnoticed and putting it into their room which is one fourth the size of a one bedroom efficiency. Under the mattress yet.

But the writer's apparent difficulty visualizing relative spaces continues when they replenish enough of the thousands of lost gallons of water to continue on their way by hauling in about 3 bathtubs full of ice.

Then there's the whole basis for not being able to return to earth. You know, that there isn't enough power on the ship to open the stargate to earth? Okay. This makes sense. But a few episodes later something happens and power renews and so theoretically the show should have ended by the 4th episode. Right? Well, they had their chance to end it. Cornered again, they mumble something about the ship being broken and so they can't dial earth. Clever twist. eh?

I can go on. But I won't. With either this write up nor watching episodes any longer. There are no clever plots, there is no science fiction, and no mature characters. It is all boring.

It's lost in space. Pun intended.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
It was great.
Published 1 day ago by William Meriwether Black
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Super good! SiFy fans will love it.
Published 3 days ago by Sharon Butler
1.0 out of 5 stars One Star
Nothing like the other Stargates, boring and full of garbage!
Published 1 month ago by Katd
5.0 out of 5 stars Another Great SF Series That Came To A Sad End
The five-star rating is for the series, and not the half-season DVD set. It's true, SGU took a lot of inspiration from the excellent reboot of Battlestar Galactica, taking the... Read more
Published 3 months ago by Corey Lidster
1.0 out of 5 stars One Star
Very bad service. Would not recommend this to my friends.
Published 3 months ago by Usama M. Rasheed
5.0 out of 5 stars Sci-Fi Stargate for adults.
This was based on the Stargate premises and history, but, it is character and story driven, in a very scifi setting with all the stuff of the past series, yet not so “kitchy”. Read more
Published 4 months ago by Brian
5.0 out of 5 stars Love it
Awesome series with very creative storyline! Super sad there were only 2 seasons, hope they bring back! Slightly darker than the other stargate shows but worth it!
Published 6 months ago by John A Schenne
5.0 out of 5 stars Stargate Universe
Love stargate universe will buy more. Wish they had not made this so blood thirsty with people not getting along well. But it is still great. Read more
Published 8 months ago by Chloe
1.0 out of 5 stars Stupid
About as exciting as watching paint dry. Don't wast your money. A waste of money ordering this DVD, not as good as stargate SG1 or atlantis
Published 9 months ago by Chris L. Sampson
5.0 out of 5 stars absolutely awesome!
One of my all time favorite shows. Riveting...excellent storyline, though very serious and dark...the only complaint I have about Stargate Universe is that Syfy canceled it :-(
Published 9 months ago by J. Townsend
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Perfect opportunity to wait!
Well, hopefully ABC will learn from this marketing debacle. It is now at #781 on the bestsellers list and falling like a stone. A huge percentage of sales for any video release is typically made in the first week. Some place a warehouse is stuffed full of unsold merchandise.

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Feb 13, 2010 by J. E. ROMANO |  See all 5 posts
Don't you think it to be provocative to sell half season for the price...
Yes, I have just cancelled my amazon order because I don't want half a season at full price.
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