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Amazing analysis/review of SGU

As linked over on TWOP, there's a quite amazing new analysis and review of Stargate Universe and how it compares to SG-1 and SGA, over here. It really resonated with me at least, only in way more intelligent and literary prose than I could ever have put in writing. Here's a key point to me, when comparing SGU to SG-1 and SGA:

The question one must ask, when confronted with the Stargate franchise's makeover, is: once you strip away the new tropes, the shift in appearance, the move towards soapy personal stories, is the writing there?  Are the Stargate writers hacks, or competent writers who pretended to be hacks in order to make a buck, or hacks who only think they were pretending?

I think she answers those questions quite forcefully. If I were one of the SG writers and read this, I'd feel completely exposed on a psychic level, ha. As a Stargate fan, I want them to read it and see what the heck many of us were trying to say.

Of course given the premiere ratings I don't believe we'll be arguing about SGU this time next year...

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tenaya
Oct. 1st, 2010 09:04 am (UTC)
Very eloquent article. Thanks for sharing.
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