Stargate Universe "Gauntlet" 5-9-11

Discussion in 'Now Playing - TV Show Talk' started by GameGuru, May 9, 2011.

  1. May 9, 2011 #1 of 50

    GameGuru Active Member

    Dec 12, 2003
    Dover, OH


    No thread yet on a series finale? I must have been the only one to like this show.

    I hate, hate, hated the ending. Worst ending since "Lost!" I loved the premise of the series and the journey was fun but the ending is horrible and cliche. Ugh, why do this to shows?!?!
  2. May 9, 2011 #2 of 50

    dianebrat wait.. I did what? TCF Club

    Jul 6, 2002
    I thought it was actually quite a nice ending, and worked very well as a series finale without needing additional modifications.

    I got properly weepy (but then I cry at movie trailers too)
  3. May 9, 2011 #3 of 50

    morac Cat God TCF Club

    Mar 14, 2003
    This was supposed to be a 2nd season cliff hanger as it was filmed before the cancelation. My guess is they changed the music to make it more "finale sounding". There were also plans to continue the story in a planned SGU Movie, which was scrapped a few weeks ago. As such it sucked as a series finale.

    I think someone should tell Syfy the series is over since they kept putting up a "season finale" overlay. Though they were advertising the Stargate Universe DVD set which is suppose to "complete" the series, whatever that means.
  4. Barmat

    Barmat Member

    Jun 1, 2001
    Livermore CA
    I think because it's been anounced that there will be no more new any Stargate anything. The franchise has been retired for good. No movies, direct to video, series, everything has been shelved.
  5. jschuur

    jschuur TV-holic, improving

    Nov 27, 2002
    London, UK



    Wake me when the show runner leaks the season 3 plans. And if they never got that far, he better make something up quick.
  6. Peter000

    Peter000 Well-Known Member TCF Club

    Apr 15, 2002
    Red Wing, MN
    I liked it. I was getting tired of all of the drone crap, and I think ready for the series to end anyway, though I would have liked answers about what the ultimate destination of Destiny was. Though I don't think that was the point... the Journey itself was the destination.

    Anyway, SP ready for deletion.

    After this week, there won't be too many more season finales to wait for. At least we'll have Eureka to look forward to. :)
  7. Anubys

    Anubys All About Footwork

    Jul 16, 2004
    Those pods looked big enough for 2 people!
  8. SeanC

    SeanC ECT

    Dec 30, 2003
    I'll really miss this show. No it wasn't the best Scifi, or even great scifi, but it was decent enough, and sometimes there were bright spots in the story/show.

    After that ending I SO would have liked to have seen season 2.

    I'm going to assume that Eli lives, but probably with some twist, maybe by storing himself in a transporter buffer, oh wait, wrong show, but whatever, you get my point.
  9. morac

    morac Cat God TCF Club

    Mar 14, 2003
    Since you can't even remember having just watched season 2... :p
  10. Rob Helmerichs

    Rob Helmerichs I am Groot! TCF Club

    Oct 17, 2000
    Not for good, just for now.

    You know it will be back at some point. Years from now, but some day.
  11. Bierboy

    Bierboy Seasoned gas passer

    Jun 12, 2004
    Fishers, IN
    What the heck were you people expecting when this was NOT designed as a series finale? I thought it was quite satisfying. The look on Eli's face as he gazed at the stars was quite moving, and I thought it was more than appropriate that he be the one there at the end...
  12. GameGuru

    GameGuru Active Member

    Dec 12, 2003
    Dover, OH
    They knew six episodes ago it was canceled so I just thought an ending would have been shot.
  13. Anubys

    Anubys All About Footwork

    Jul 16, 2004
    I believe those 6 episodes were already shot and in the can. They could not make any changes.
  14. kaszeta

    kaszeta $nullstring TCF Club

    Jun 11, 2004
    Grantham, NH
    Yeah, too bad this got canceled, I could see a lot of ways the story could play out with Eli. My guess is that the crew wakes up in a new galaxy, but Eli and the shuttle are nowhere to be found. But we'll never know.

    What year was the original SG:U episode set in? I thought it was a few years back. This trick might have been a good way to bring it back "in sync".
  15. windracer

    windracer joined the 10k club

    Jan 3, 2003
    St. Pete, FL
    Of course it was unsatisfying as a series finale (we all knew the stasis pods were going to figure in somehow), but like others have said at least this leaves it open to a re-visit if SyFy or the powers-that-be ever want to do that.

    If I were Eli, I'd be so tempted to wake up Rush right away and be like "it's been 3 years, we're here! ... just kidding! Back into cryo-sleep, jerk." :p

  16. ADent

    ADent Active Member

    Jan 7, 2000
    Denver, CO
    I thought it was a good end. Very nice and tidy, yet lots of potential left if they happened to get picked up (not likely now, but an option earlier).

    Much better than a cliff hanger that would never get resolved.

    For the episode itself - no Treknobabble on why the two systems they stopped in were good for supplies, but bad for refueling Destiny itself. No research on what the ship did in similar situations in the past (though Eli's solution would be consistent with such solutions, I would guess). No mention that someone could stay in the shuttle for weeks w/o impacting Destiny's power levels.
  17. Dmtalon

    Dmtalon I love Tivo...

    Dec 27, 2003
    Down to a single show on SyFy that I watch now. Eureka.

    Maybe they should use some of the money they waste on those SyFy original movies and keep this series going. I can't imagine many watch those.
  18. wmcbrine

    wmcbrine Well-Known Mumbler

    Aug 2, 2003
    I thought it worked well as a series finale, even if that wasn't intended -- it was open, but not really a cliffhanger. Plus all the characters saying goodbye... hmm, very finale-like. I have to figure they knew this might be the last ep when they made it.

    P.S. Eureka sucks. But Sanctuary really sucks.
  19. classicX

    classicX Don't scream.

    May 10, 2006
    Miles away...
    I agree - it worked well as a series finale given the fact that it was filmed before they "knew" it would be a series finale.

    I will miss this show.
  20. sieglinde

    sieglinde Active Member

    Aug 11, 2002
    Sebastopol, CA
    I think it worked OK. It was as if they were going to reboot the series by having them start over in another part of the galaxy for a possible third season.

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