Stargate Universe, Your Plot Holes Make Me Cry

I have several good friends who love Stargate- the movie, SG1, Stargate Atlantis- the whole shebang. So awhile back I gave it a whirl and watched 5 seasons of SG1. Well.. It was okay except the way the character Samantha Carter was written set my teeth on edge. She was supposed to be super smart, but they wrote her like she was stupid. The worst episode for this was early on in season 1. A young man kidnapped her and sold her into slavery to the enemy's chief for the purpose of buying his "true love." At the end of the episode (after she escapes) she says she forgives him because it was for love. I'm sorry, but I don't care what the reason was for selling me into slavery, where I'll be beaten and raped. Umm, I will not forgive you, ever.

 Now SGU, Stargate Universe is starting, a new tv series in the Stargate world. I thought, surely after two other shows they'll get it right. My good friends are excited about it, why not give it a chance? After watching the first episode I can definitively say, Stargate is not for me.

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It was the plot holes I couldn't get over, two very large pieces of plot that didn't make a bit of sense.

1. "Captain, there's no way to shut the shuttle's door from the outside! Someone has to shut it from the inside and then die (because of a partially shielded hull breach)!" Ummm... Why would anyone make a vehicle that you couldn't open it's doors from the outside? Can you imagine if cars worked this way? Even if this absurdity was true, I'm supposed to believe there's no way to delay the door shutting for 15 or so seconds while you exit the vehicle? And even if this were true, I'm supposed to believe the two brilliant scientist guys can't think of and build a delayed mechanism to push the button? Hmmm... I don't think so.

2. You think that was bad? Wait for this- The CO2 scrubbers are kaput, worn out and full of gunk. But oh yeah, head scientist guy has found out from the computer that this super old ship was launched unmanned. That's right folks, no one has ever been aboard this ship since it launched (you see where I'm going with this?) and yet... And yet, the CO2 scrubbers are worn out FROM USE and full of gunk! Umm... No way? How, dare I ask, how is there a CO2 problem on this ship? Survey says! I don't buy it.

Sorry SGU, you're not for me.

Delilah Rehm

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