Stargate Universe: The Complete First Season [6 Discs] [DVD]

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Overview

Ratings & Reviews


Overall Customer Rating:
91% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (28 out of 31)

Special Features


  • Extended version of the series premiere episode Air
  • Chating with the cast featurettes
  • Kino video diaries
  • Closed Captioned

Cast & Crew


  • Robert Carlyle - Nicholas Rush
  • Lou Diamond Phillips - Col. Telford
  • Louis Ferreira - Col. Everett Young
  • David Blue - Eli Wallace
  • Brian J. Smith - Lt. Matthew Scott




Customer rating

4.3
91%
would recommend to a friend
  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Gets much better in season 1 second half

    Posted
    PegasusWorld

    Stargate Universe is the third TV series in the Stargate franchise. Departing from the format of the first two series, SG-1 and Atlantis, SGU is darker (visually and in the storyline), focusing on the conflicts among the "crew" - a hodgepodge of military and civilian personnel unexpectedly thrown together on an unmanned ancient ship millions of miles from Earth. Watch the first half of the season (first 10 episodes) just to get the understanding of how difficult and nearly impossible is the situation, and hang in there because the second half gets much better. I've always been fascinated by the Ancient technology that is so prevelant in the first two series, and SGU offers plenty of new technology that the "crew" must learn how to use in order to survive. Also holding true to the Stargate franchise is the introduction of new alien species to provide external conflicts which forces the unwilling crew members to work together in order to survive. If you are a fan of the previous two series, SG-1 and Atlantis, you will want to add this third series to your Stargate collection. Fans of the Battlestar Galactica series may also enjoy SGU because of the darker aspects of internal conflicts between the crew members.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good Start, Mediocre Middle, Interesting Finish

    Posted
    evanxj220

    A new take on the Stargate series. Much darker and more serious compared to SG1 and Atlantis. Good exploration of human emotions and fighting for survival. The acting is pretty good as well. The main drawback is that some episodes are very dull and lack an exciting element and towards the end things become altogether confusing and the show seems to lose the initial wonder at the start of the series. However, the finale was somewhat redeeming and should make for a good transition to the second season. I would recommend this to someone who is a fan of Stargate or a fan of science fiction in general but the average viewer would probably find this unappealing.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Takes time to appreciate

    Posted
    JustAnotherReviewer
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    It's pretty slow to start. My initial reaction to the show itself was pretty negative after Stargate Atlantis was cancelled, but I tried to watch this anyway. I didn't like the first episode and quit right there. Years later, having re-watched the previous Stargate series, I decided to give Universe another shot, and this time around I find it to be much better. I do still think it's slow to start, but there's a good story in there somewhere. Also, it's always nice to see appearances from former cast members. Since we know this is the last part of the TV franchise, I'd say it's worth watching just to have the whole story.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great show but early cancellation disappoints

    Posted
    MrClean
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    Holy smoke!!!! This show was amazing and very entertaining in the same tradition as SG-1 & SG Atlantis. I am so mad they cancelled it because the end of season two left so many questions! Great characters, thrilling plot, tid bits of romance and fabulous science fiction. Even though it doesn't have an official ending, I still recommend watching it for the experience alone.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Stargate Universe

    Posted
    Mofiman
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    By far the best of all the Stargate TV Series. Forced to go through a Stargate in an emergency. They end up on an empty Alien ship in space. It explains where and how the Stargate's came from. Great Characters and a fantastic story line. you'll definitely want to watch season 2.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    its the complete 1st season

    Posted
    Sylvar
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    I had purchases 1.0 when it came out and was a bit disappointing that that was only half of the 1st season. It was on sale so it worked great for the price since I already had half of it. If you like Stargate you have probably already watched. I liked the character development.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    only half a season

    Posted
    Sylvar
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    I am months late in writing this review. I was waiting to see when and how the 2nd half of the 1st season was going to be sold. I would recommend the purchase of the complete 1st season because it would be cheaper and 1 box saves space on the shelf.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    SGU 1.0 Blu-ray is worth it!

    Posted
    stikraverboy

    The ability to see the 1st 3 episodes as one extended episode is a must see. The image quality of this set is much higher then it was when it was originally broadcast, the opening sequence took my breath away..

    I would recommend this to a friend



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