Well, I hate to be the bearer of bad news to those of you who are Stargate Universe fans. Stargate Universe has officially been cancelled after only halfway through the second season. As I like to say, they finally put a bullet in that sick horse and put it out of its misery.
For those of you who actually liked SGU, it seems that the cast had no idea and only found out themselves on twitter. That is almost as bad as getting fired from your job via text message. Apparently the long (might I say very long) story arcs will not be tied up as the writers had no idea and were unable to write an conclusion to finish up season 2.
Apparently the show was barely breaking the 1 million mark in viewers. The execs over at SyFy even tried shifting the time slots to no avail. You can’t blame SyFy. If you aren’t getting viewers, you aren’t making money.
I actually started warming up to SGU again with the final few episodes of season 1, but again became tired and bored with season 2. It was like treading through molasses for me. The thing I personally liked most about SGU was the instrumental / synthesized music.
I liked Stargate SG1 and SGA for the action, quick conclusions to story lines and the funny / witty humor. I found very few of these traits in SGU.
My very conservative family, who loved SG1 and SGA were turned off from the pilot of SGU after some fairly suggestive scenes. Remember, SG1 and SGA were very family friendly (not counting Children of the Gods). My entire family, kids, siblings and others could sit down, laugh and enjoy Stargate. SGU pretty much shot that down, along with their viewership.
I have to say that I’m not surprised, although I can’t say I’m entirely happy either. I was really hoping for a 3rd SG1 to DVD movie. That will probably not happen now.
Oh well. As far as I’m concerned, Stargate ended with SGA.