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I was reading this article today, one of many touting SGU as “edgier and younger in tone” when compared to predecessors SG-1 and Atlantis. While I’m thrilled that the Stargate universe will live on in, well, Stargate Universe, I must say that all the hubbub surrounding SGU as edgy and dark and more mainstream is starting to wear down my brain. Cooper apparently expressed a desire that SGU not become “too self-referential” in order to ensnare that coveted mainstream audience. I want one of these reports to also tell me that interrelationships between characters will not only be sinister, ethically questionable, and shaky-camera-action-real, but also wickedly funny and smart. As a converted Stargate fan, it’s this kind of special mix that I’ve come to expect from Wright, Cooper and Co. And come now, that aforementioned self-referentiality is what makes longtime followers of any series feel like the writers are really writing for them as an audience.
Speaking of self-referentiality, remember the hilarious 200th episode of SG-1? Couldn’t help but think of this hilarious scene when imagining an edgier Stargate series.