Stargate Universe premeres tonight, set your TiVos

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I’ve heard good things about Stargate Universe so far, but I’m still nervous about tonight’s premiere. SG-1 and Atlantis are two of my favorite shows of all time and I’m afraid that this new series is something different than those two. From what I’ve seen, it’s taking a very Battlestar Galactica-look, which might not be a bad thing for Universe, but it just doesn’t feel like Stargate to me.

The two previous series were might have been dry at times, but the overall story is by far the most complex and complete in the sci-fi genre. Hopefully the story and character development hasn’t been sacrificed for a more edgy show. We’ll see tonight.

The show will be shown in Stargate’s usual Friday night 9:00 PM slot on SYFY, with an encore at 11:00 PM. Thankfully SYFY HD is up and running so the show will be available immediately in HD unlike Atlantis’s first couple seasons where US fans had to wait until it was picked up by Universal HD to see the show in high-def. Let’s just hope the show lives up to the hype.

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