Nekosan wrote:SGU died because it wasn't sure what it wanted to be, nobody wants to watch Dawson's Creek in space and it took them too long for it to get good.
Those are my feelings. A bit of a BSG lite but without the good bits (epic space battles for one, which were promised but never delivered), the writers just simply don't know how to write this kind of scifi and drama, a big part of which is that they can't stick with a story, anything new they introduce is gone within an ep or 2 (seedship and those aliens, twin destinies, the list goes on, it works in SG1/SGA, but not here).
The real kicker is that SGA started off exactly the same. Season 1 of SGA imo was pretty zzz, it wasn't until Season 2 when the show got good and was able to create its own identity separate from SG1. The thing is it would never have been able to do this if it had replaced SG1. Being able to watch SGA on the side to the main event of SG1 was what allowed SGA to slowly improve and figure out what it wanted to be. SGU never got that chance given SGA was killed off to make way for it, all we got was this average to poor show with nothing else.
The ratings and timeslot bs would've been a killer too. There needs to be a new scifi channel seeing as the old scifi channel has forgotten that it's a scifi channel.