Stargate:Universe — Human, Thoughts

I really didn’t enjoy last week’s episode of Stargate:Universe (Faith), so I approached Human with a mixture of hope and trep­i­da­tion. SGU is a show that’s defi­nitely on the bubble for me. If I didn’t have a DVR sched­uled record­ing I’d prob­a­bly not be watch­ing. I keep hoping though that one week it will blow me away.

Human isn’t that sort of episode. But it was very good. The primary focus this week was on Dr. Nicholas Rush. That’s always a good thing because it gave Robert Carlyle (easily the strongest actor on the show) a chance to shine.

Human gives us a chance to see some key moments in the life of Doctor Rush prior to SGU. It explores his driven nature and what might be caus­ing that relent­less drive. Louise Lombard did a great job with her role as Rush’s wife, gener­at­ing a surpris­ing amount of emotion from such a small part.

It was good to see Michael Shank’s Daniel Jack­son again, but really it was just a cameo appear­ance and the func­tion could have been filled equally well by anyone.

There was a B plot to the episode, but initially it just seemed to be there to provide a lighter tone. Some­thing that is a bit of a rarity in this show. Oh and the giant spider was quite creepy. It did give the writ­ers a chance to show that they aren’t ignor­ing the events of previ­ous episodes though and the cliffhanger ending caught me by surprise. 

Once again we see evidence that the show is not really struc­tured episod­i­cally but is more of a contin­u­ing narra­tive à la Lost.

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  • I love Star­gate, but I’m not sure what this show is. It’s like Battlestar Fantas­ti­cal meets Lost with a little bit of ‘oh yeah we’re supposed to be making a star­gate story­line’.

    I almost watched this episode just because of Daniel Jackson’s appear­ance, but face it, he’s the go to guy when they have a cameo most of the time, even with the other stargate’s like Atlantis, which was still a star­gate show that I could watch because it was still in the same vein as the orig­i­nal. I’m sure some­body out there likes this show, but it is most defi­nitely a fail­ure for a star­gate fan.

  • I love Star­gate, but I’m not sure what this show is. It’s like Battlestar Fantas­ti­cal meets Lost with a little bit of ‘oh yeah we’re supposed to be making a star­gate story­line’.

    I almost watched this episode just because of Daniel Jackson’s appear­ance, but face it, he’s the go to guy when they have a cameo most of the time, even with the other stargate’s like Atlantis, which was still a star­gate show that I could watch because it was still in the same vein as the orig­i­nal. I’m sure some­body out there likes this show, but it is most defi­nitely a fail­ure for a star­gate fan.

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