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The adverts look good, like a gritty version of Star Trek Voyager or a less soapy SG1
Stargate = what a film.
The serieses = that fat black guy with eye makeup on.
it's a bit odd seeing a 'proper' actor in something like this
Saw first two episodes.
Comes across like a half-arsed knock-off of Battlestar Galactica. Carlyle doesn't act and the script doesn't encourage him to. There's one scene where he has a little cry over a photo of some presumably dead bitch, but that's about the heaviest thing he does. It made me seriously consider whether I've actually ever seen him in anything decent or whether I just believe people when they tell me he has. As it is, the only things I can remember him being in recently were 24 and that Bond film and he was hardly Olivier in those. But I digress; the other Americans - specifically the lead soldier guy and the computer nerd kid - are more believable, though they themselves are cookie-cutter archetypes that could have been lifted from any show irrespective of genre. And there are more. There's the constantly bellyaching prick who happily redeems himself by noble sacrifice. There's the all-American sweetheart who is already the focus of horniness from at least two male characters. There's the insubordinate private, the hardarse colonel, the cocky technician and so on... an intelligent person will be able to guess how any given scene will turn out within minutes just by relying on how these character types (NOT people) will react. But still, I suppose you have to allow that it's early days...
The music sounds like it was put together in 25 minutes using that old Casio the composer couldn't shift on eBay - and when a minor character commits a heroic sacrifice in the pilot, it lurches unforgivably into mature cheddar. In fact, remember the scene in Indpendence Day where the president's wife dies? The music is exactly that, but played by a mong. They should have just used silence.
As for the plot, I didn't really have any kind of emotional attachment to the situation they found themselves in, or any comprehension of why anyone was doing what they were doing. Maybe it's because I never watched Stargate - maybe it's because they just fucked up the execution. Either way, I don't think I'll be bothering with this much longer.
...that said, I do sound a bit harsh. It wasn't bad, just pointless.
but then i have some kind of weird, unexplainable love for the Stargate TV franchises, despite them being formulaic and rubbish for the most part.
it's very very very BSG though. lots of slow outside shops of SPACESHIPS and its all gloomy and desaturated.