410 of 467 people found the following review helpful
on 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.
185 of 230 people found the following review helpful
on January 9, 2010
really?! another half season DVD set for $27? That is just .....(wait for the second part of my review)
63 of 77 people found the following review helpful
on 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.
19 of 21 people found the following review helpful
on February 3, 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.
44 of 55 people found the following review helpful
on March 16, 2010
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.
30 of 37 people found the following review helpful
on March 11, 2010
The first episode of SG-U, like all the other episodes, seems to be nothing more than an extended wallow in individual and group angst. Where have all our make-it-happen Stargate heroes gone? My entire family has loved all the SGs until now, but we stopped watching SG-U after about the 4th episode. None of us care what happens to the crybabies. Perhaps SG-U stands for StarGate Unwatchable?
33 of 42 people found the following review helpful
on February 20, 2010
As a huge and loyal Stargate fan I really, really, REALLLLLLLLLLLLY, tried to like this show.
I thought the canceling of Stargate Atlantis was a massive mistake. With that said, I was still willing to watch Stargate Universe.
I came, I saw, I was extremely disappointed, and quite frankly, down right betrayed. The Stargate folks have sold out there loyal fans by insulting our collective intelligence with this dumb downed version of Stargate. I'd rather watch Wormhole X-treme than this tripe.
Alas, until things change, I'll stick with my Stargate and Stargate Atlantis dvd sets.
And too the creators of this show and "enders" of Stargate Atlantis, well, pft, I blow a fart in your general direction.
You'd should be ashamed. You have placed a permanent STAIN on the Soul of Stargate.
A loyal fan that will nOt be going through this Gate.
37 of 48 people found the following review helpful
on February 10, 2010
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After so much hype and hopeful anticipation, Stargate Universe has failed to deliver on every level. The show is slow and boring. There is no discernable plot and no developing story arcs. The episodes are about which crew member is going to have a personal crisis this week; such as when Scott discovers his 16 year old pregnant girlfriend did not have the abortion as she said she would, or when Chloe goes back to Earth to visit her mother who is in an drunken stupor and then she goes to a bar and is upset to find out her friends don't like her very much.. How is this science fiction? In fact, this is not even good drama. Watching the show might be even somewhat tolerable if the characters were at all likable. They are not. I have watched the first 10 episodes. I will not watch any more.
To make it worse MGM is selling the first 10 episodes of the season, yes, only ½ a season for the price of what you could get a full season of SG-1 or SGA. This is so sleazy. I do not recommend you purchase this DVD set because the quality of the show is poor and the selling of ½ a season for the price is a rip-off. It truly feels that they are just trying to take advantage of loyal fans. Shame on Stargate, shame on MGM.
25 of 32 people found the following review helpful
on March 17, 2010
I too am a long time sci-fi fan. I also own all the stargate franchise on DVD. I thoroughly enjoyed this when it first hit the theaters, watching it with my sons over the years, and really looked forward to this show when I had learned that there was "life" after their titanic mis-judgement of cancelling "Atlantis".
And what do I get. Lets see. Oh, heres another one of those "ancient" chairs. Oh the heck with that for a story, why not start with a fist fight over you "shagging" my wife, or maybe a nice, sweet, "touching" lesbian re-acquiantance, and then top it with off with - oh my gosh my girlfriend is a stripper...Duh!
Hey guys, I know you all want to make money off the Battlestar Gallactica tail-coats, but this is pure brainless, boring, unimaginative soap-opera SMUT. Nice job of cancelling a strong, thriving series, and replacing with this bilge.
100 of 136 people found the following review helpful
on December 26, 2009
Well, the SciFi Channel has done it again. They couldn't wait to make as much money as they could on their new show and so they put only half the season on DVD but charged us the price of a full season. DISGUSTING!! And what's worse, Stargate Universe isn't even a decent program. I've watched every episode since it aired in the hope that it would be a nice continuation of the Stargate storyline told by SG-1 and Atlantis but with enough differences to make it non-repetitive and interesting, but the makers of this show have failed to do that in every respect. In short: IT'S BORING!!! Nothing ever happens in the episodes; only one episode had any decent plot action to it, and even then it was tedious. And as for the character relationships (which incidentally seems to be the focus of the show), they are about as artificial and unrealistic as you could imagine and the sources of character conflict are just too predictable to be interesting. Just to give an example: boy likes girl, girl thinks boy is friend material, boy is sad, girl has sex with a hotter-looking boy, first boy gets jealous but doesn't say anything. Yawn. Incidentally, for the sake of being realistic, everyone on that ship is so promiscuous with each other that honestly you'd wonder why no one is pregnant yet (especially since they're all cut off from Earth and have no birth control). Stargate Universe is a bad soap opera set in space. If you like that sort of thing, then go ahead and buy it, otherwise save your money.