Stargate SG-U: 1.0 [Blu-ray]
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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
- 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
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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.
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!
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.
It's a very dark show due to there being no lightbulbs, and gritty in that way where you find eggshells in your omelette; unpleasant and you won't be leaving a tip. Cleverly the characters were created from off-cuts from fishing about the bargain bins of Writers R Us, which saved hours of time for both writers and the viewers in knowing how the characters will react to finding out that they're almost out of Air, Water, and Hair Products. The menfolk spend their time fighting among themselves over the womenfolk, and the womenfolk spend their time having showers. But in space.* Riveting stuff.
*Except when they use the Magical Ruby Stones to nip back to Earth to pick up a shandy and a packet of crisps and to yell at their agents.
However this show gets an extra star because as far as I remember they've never beaten a puppy and I'm hoping Carlyle will turn up in a kilt and bottle the entire crew.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Interesting series of how a stargate opens them unto a roaming ship, wish there were more to the series, interesting ending.Published 21 days ago by rodney sweeney
It would have been very helpful if the seller had given a description of the content of the DVD. We purchased thinking it was a new product, different from the series episodes. Read morePublished 11 months ago by Molly Nelson
I won't comment on the half-season fiasco because everyone else has done so.
I will comment on the disjointed aspect of the show -- the poor continuity or poor editing. Read more
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