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Stephen Schleicher began his career writing for the Digital Media Online community of sites, including Digital Producer and Creative Mac covering all aspects of the digital content creation industry. He then moved on to consumer technology, and began the Coolness Roundup podcast. A writing fool, Stephen has freelanced for Sci-Fi Channel's Technology Blog, and Gizmodo. Still longing for the good ol' days, Stephen launched Major Spoilers in July 2006, because he is a glutton for punishment. You can follow him on Twitter @MajorSpoilers and tell him your darkest secrets...

17 Comments

  1. They need to be on the space ship as without knowing their location in relation to earth they can’t dial the number for earth. Also if they are really the otherside of the universe they’ll not make it to earth on a normal stargate anyway. It took allot to get a stargate to “gate” to another galaxy in Atlantis before they decided that “stranded away from earth in a galaxy with new mysteries and dangers” wasn’t a good enough premise to continue with. Which makes me wonder if they thought it best to scrap that idea then why rehash it now?

    I’m not complaining too much I thought the concept held enough promise to be used for longer with Atlantis but I’m not expecting anything brilliant the SG franchise was great and then all the writing and storyline decisions took a massive nosedive.

  2. Misfits stuck on a ship that autopilots around the galaxy dropping stargates, cut off from Earth. I have low expectations from this one. Atlantis’ original premise was similar before they started changing things to bring SG1 in. Sci-Fi couldn’t stick with that, and now they are trying again? I predict fail.

    Just like their new spelling of Sci-Fi. Fail.

  3. Night Marshal on

    Its looks really cool, that said none of the writers have changed from Stargate: Atlantis and few pieces of dialog we do hear sound as said and tired as everything we hard on Stargate: Atlantis

    That said it looks like they are really going all out with the CGI and sets rather than medieval village of the week.

    Still very wait and see, but I do plan on watching it.

  4. Still bitter about SGA. This trailer did not inspire me to watch SGU, just seems like they are trying far too hard to be cutting edge and it just falls flat.

  5. Well that was…weird. I mean the one thing I got from this trailer is the strange impression that this thing has no point. There was absolutely nothing that made me want to watch it, it just seemed like a number of clichéed, pre-formatted elements put in a blender, and they added a Stargate.

    I’m not a Stargate fan, mind you, I’m just trying to express the feeling that this trailer conveyed. And it feels like one of the flattest, most pointless and bland things I have ever seen. Keanu Reeves isn’t that dull, at least when he talks it makes sense.

    They could have just named it “Big Sci-Fi Money Maker : Now with more Stargates !”

  6. Yes it looks like its starting point is similar to BSG or Voyager or Farscape, but it where they take it from that starting point… I’ll certainly give it a try.

  7. Night Marshal on

    I think there is nothing wrong with the lost ship idea. I mean as Steven is one to point out with modern retelling of Shakespeare the idea of the lost ship goes all the way back to Homers Odyssey. So yes there are ties to BSG, Voyager, but there are also ties to Lost in Space, Blake 7, Space 1999, and the Flying Dutchman, etc.

    Its really becomes a issue of how they make it there own. Something based on the last few year of Atlantis I need to see to believe.

  8. Joshua S. Hill on

    My problem is that the cast looks brilliant… Diamond Phillips and the sciencey guy, I love them both! So… well, we’ll see, huh?

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