Sunday, January 31, 2010

Answering Joseph Mallozzi's Stargate Universe questions

I haven't been keeping up on SGU news, but I was listening to the newest SciFi Surplus podcast and learned that Joseph Mallozzi, a producer on the show, posted a list of questions for the fans to answer, so here's my thoughts.

1. Which character would you like to see explored more?

This is a hard question since the characters are so unlikable. Rush: his attitude toward approaching problems is disturbing, but that's what makes him such an interesting character. He's already been explored more than the other characters, so I wouldn't pick him. Young: wife problems--nowhere good to go with that. Power struggle with IOA, Rush could be interesting but I think that's been explored enough. Greer: he's totally crazy, but we have no clue why. He's a viable option for more exploration. TJ: we don't know much about her, so she'd be a good choice. Scott: God no. He's the most generic character on a ship filled with generic characters. Eli: I like him, but I think there has been an adequate job done on his character, so he isn't at the top of my list. Chloe: NO. Verdict: I'd go with Greer.

2. What aspect of the show would you like to see exploited more?

The Destiny. At least in Stargate Atlantis they would explore the city even if a lot of it was flooded. No one seems to care about what treasures lie on board the ship. Just because SGU and SGA are totally different shows doesn't mean there can't be overlap between the two.

3. What aspect of the show would prefer to see minimized?

The stupid communication stones. They were a ridiculous plot device from the beginning and make everything that happens unnecessarily artificial. And let's not forget the weird, kinky stuff that goes on. I understand they provide the only connection to Earth so we can actually see what's going on at the Pentagon, but there could have been a better way to do that.

4. What was your favorite “story moment” from the first half of SGU’s first season?

Umm...none? Ok, I looked back at my reviews and there was the episode "Time" where everyone gets killed in another timeline. Too bad that can't be recreated.

5. What element (I’m leaving this one wide open) would you like to see added to the series as a whole?

Space battles. Bring in the aliens, bring in the lasers, and have a huge space battle once in a while. The advancement of computer graphics has made the possibility of realistic large-scale battles easily attainable. Look at BSG, SG-1, SGA, and Farscape, and tell me those space battles weren't cool.


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