Stargate Universe: Huh?

Ain’t It Cool News (AICN) is reporting here on the new Stargate: Universe project that has been in the works for a while.

Apparently there was to be a teaser during the BSG finale on Friday, but I haven’t heard anything about it, nor seen it online through my usual channels (ie: I haven’t looked for it). Never mind, there’s a link at the end of the news article. DUH!

I’m not a HUGE fan of SG-1 although I do like it, and I want to like SG-A but haven’t had a lot of time to watch it so my enthusiasm for SGU is limited. Chris and I have seen both SG-1 DVD movies but that’s not necessarily a good thing.

So why am I writing about Stargate Universe? A couple of notable things.

  1. It’s a lot like BSG from the way it sounds. Attacked, stuck on a ship, fighting for survival, food etc.
  2. Robert Carlyle is one of the stars. I guess the movie thing wasn’t working and he’s moving into more television.
  3. Lou Diamond Phillips is one of the stars. See Robert Carlyle above.
  4. Ming-Na is one of the stars, although listed near the end of the release. I really like Ming-Na and think she’s an under-used talent most of the time.

Will we watch it? Like most new shows I have even a passing interest in, we’ll give it a go. I mean, 5 episodes in and we’re still giving Dollhouse a chance and it’s pretty crappy.