They say big people make big mistakes, and this is what happened to the Stargate franchise.
Everywhere we look, from forums, video sites to Amazon reviews, SGU received massive outcry, even affiliated fan sites are finding it hard to contain all the negative responses.
While the producers of SGU publicly stated they don't care about the old fans, going as far as calling old fans "morons" and "idiots", what they were afraid to admit is they needed the old fan base as a crutch just incase people found out how much they sucked. After all, why use the Stargate brand if they didn't need the fan base at all?
What really happened is the producers of SGU have lost the touch, the world changed so much, they look at other shows and wonder why they're not making as much money as well, so they thought it's time to change something, fix something that's not broken.
They didn't have the balls to create something entirely new, so they used the Stargate brand as a blanket, looked at Survivors, American idols, Lost, Greys anatomy, Cloverfield etc, took what they thought was making them popular and combined them base on BSG, a framework they were comfortable working with.
The end result was a gigantic fail, what they ended up producing is exactly what you get when you take everything out of your fridge, blend them into a paste, cook it in microwave then put it in a used Coca Cola cup from McDonalds and call it the new Coke.
Now normally when someone create a pile of crap, people simply ignore it and move on, but what the producers of SGU did, was on top of producing a pile of crap, they also betrayed an established fan base, destroyed an established franchise, and spent more money per episode doing so.
The producers are too insecure to admit it, but anyone with basic business skills knows it was simply a bad business decision. There's simply no excuse.
And it's too late to turn back, the cat is out of the bag and not even Cooper & Wright's massive ego can contain this mess.
"LMAO. I believe they were assuming that they would have scored a home run with this show, and that the fans and "new audience" would be chomping at the bit for more...running over to MGM's site to watch the kino-sodes because "they cant get enough of Stargate Universe". What bubble have these people been living in? Its as though they all cocooned somewhere, isolated from reality and trends, and then they came up with and filed...canned...and aired this crap without ever checking a focus group or testing an audience."