May. 13th, 2011

sesquipedaliatic: Grouchy Daniel finds sand in his toothbrush (Sand and toothbrushes do not mix)
I started watching Stargate Universe because I'm a glutton for punishment I miss cracky, serialized sci fi. In the last two days, I've watched the first 7 episodes and can sum up my feelings with a resounding "Eh."

The first four episodes were nothing remarkable. That's not to say they were actively bad, just that they weren't good either. We meet the characters, we learn how they react under extreme pressure, we're introduced to the basic technology. Definitely a series opening designed to appeal to people who haven't seen other Stargate.

Each episode is titled--and revolves around--a single thing necessary for survival: water, air, etc. (Actually, I REALLY like the way the titles play into the narrative. It's simple and elegant. Not nearly as wonderful as Farscape's episode titles, though.)

And then ep 5, "Light," happened.
Minor spoilers, for those so concerned )

I'll keep watching the series for now, either until it irrevocably offends me, bores me, or I acquire something that engages me more. (And I just reserved the first disk of the first season of Smallville with my shiny new library card, so that may win.)

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