Wednesday, November 11, 2009

What The F**** Happen To Stargate!?!

It's been a while since I've blogged about anything. Life is still strange out here in L.A. But I am slowly making it work for me. I've met a number of cool fans and they all ask the same question, will we ever see a Recliner Of Rage again. My answer is, "I don't know". I hope soon. They were fun to do and I do have a lot of topics to go into since moving out here.

Mentioning topics, there has been something that's bugging me. So I thought I'd share it here. This is raw and un polished like most recliner topics that aired. But it's something I care enough about that it has gotten me to post a new blog.

O'k, here goes...

Because of my past experience with Direct TV I've decided not to get cable service any more. Instead, I now watch DVDs. And since I have a decent size library to choose from, I never feel like I am missing anything.

When I heard about the new Stargate series though I thought I might need to change my stand on getting service. But that has now quickly faded. A few weeks ago I was one of the many who sat through that 2 hour commercial that they called SGU. I say 2 hour commercial cause every 8 to 9 minutes they broke for a 3 to 5 minute commercial run. I saw more produce then I did series. But what little series I saw, I got that gut feeling this wasn't going anywhere fast.

So today, during my lunch break, I turned on the Sci-Fi, no wait, the SyFy channel, and there's these teen girls in a club arguing about some boy and I think to myself, this must be one of those crappy, low budget Saturday evening SyFy movies they are repeating during the weekday. Since I was eating I didn't want to touch the remote so I watched a little more. I must of stepped away for water but when I came back there were two people having sex. Usually that the cue that someone is about to get killed. Imagine my surprise when a few scene later I see a Stargate. This freakin' thing I've been watching was Stargate.

Is someone on crack?

What the hell happened to Stargate? How did a great series that ran for 10 years go from SG1 and Atlantis to this?! I'm looking at a F'd up Battlestar Galactica remake with a stargate prop. I knew they said it not your old Stargate but really... What is this?

Someone needs to send these guys box sets of both shows cause it's obvious who ever created this show has never seen an episode of the classic stuff.

All I can say is thank you Amanda Tapping for staying true to Sci-Fi fans and giving us something worth watching in Sanctuary. It has action, adventure, funny and most important, it's different.

SGU... are they kidding?!

And on that note I am now going to go watch some "REAL", classic SG1 action on DVD!


  1. I very much agree with you. It is just sad. After years of some amazing episodes I was looking forward to SGU. I thought it would be just as amazing if not more so but I have been disappointed. To be honest the only thing that makes it a Stargate show is that it has a Stargate. Now last night's episode Time was really good mostly because it went back to using Stargate elements. I do hope it gets better. Just know that you are not the only one who feels this way.

    Hopefully I will see you again at Dragon con next year.

  2. You took the words right out of a lot of fans' mouths! This is completely f'd up! The stones could be used to "bring" in experts to find solutions, not take mini vacations back to earth. The took a good idea and flushed it down the toilet. We could be seeing Jackson, McKay, a certain Scottish doctor....but instead they give is drek. It's almost like they are TRYING to kill off their fanbase.

  3. Oh, forgot to say...we need STORY development, CHARACTER development. NOT sex! Good grief.

  4. can i submit my own complaint? Over reliance on the same music.... come on, Stargate, license a few more tracks because the same 'intense' music looses it's luster when you use it 3 times per episode.

  5. Yes! Yes! Yes! I SO agree with this. I was SO disappointed when SGA was cancelled. I knew we'd tried everything to get it back on the air and it didn't work so I thought, "Ok...I'll give SGU a try". Well I've watched every SGU that's shown and I do NOT like any of the characters. Everytime I think one of them isn't too bad then they bring out some crap from their past that shows they are immoral creeps like the rest. I want my SGA back. :o( I want my heroes back.