Stargate: Universe

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Name: Stargate: Universe
Abbreviation(s): SGU
Creator: Brad Wright, Robert C. Cooper
Date(s): 2009-
Medium: television series
Country of Origin: US
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Stargate Universe is the third television series in the Gateverse, following SG-1 and SGA. It airs on SyFy in the United States.

In the pilot episode, the characters start out in the Milky Way, but by the end of the episode they are on an Ancient ship in a distant galaxy, cut off from Earth. Several characters from SG-1 appeared in the early episodes tying the show more firmly into the canon of SG-1 than SGA.

Fandom

SGU has a very small fandom on Livejournal. The main fiction community on LJ has a mixture of gen, het and slash fic, with the slash pairing of Rush/Young proving the most popular.[1]

The forums on Gateworld are also home to many fans who actively discuss the show canon.[2]

Communities and Archives

Reaction From Gateverse Fans

SGU was announced in August of 2008 [3] one day after the cancellation of SGA was confirmed.[4] Many fans believed that the show was intended to replace the aging cast of SGA with a newer, younger version. When well publicized films meant to continue the SGA story failed to materialize, fans of that show became even more vocal in their displeasure with SGU.

Even though the show has many of the same ingredients that made its predecessors popular, it has darker themes and is more serious than SG-1 or SGA, and most Gateverse fans were not impressed.[5] See Stargate Schadenfreude on Dreamwidth for more fan reactions.

GateFail

See GateFail 2009.


References

  1. Tags page on sg_univese_fic, accessed March 24, 2010.
  2. Gateworld.net Forums, accessed March 24, 2010.
  3. SCI FI green-lights Stargate Universe, accessed March 24, 2010.
  4. Stargate Atlantis will end this season, accessed March 24, 2010.
  5. 5.11.2010: cry moar sgu by cesare is a reaction to accusations that angry SGA fans were responsible for SGU's ratings and mentions several reasons why SGU didn't appeal to many fans of SGA.