I asked and you answered. These were the top 15 most popular requests:
15) Stargate touchstones: And by that, you mean cameos by the likes of such favorites as O’Neill and Daniel. Well, you’ll be pleased to hear both will be putting in appearances in the back half of season one.
14) Alien tech: Over the course of their many adventures, SG-1 and the Atlantis team encountered numerous alien technologies, from Ashrak rings to zatarc devices, Ancient stasis pods to zero point modules, and you’d like the SGU crew follow suit. Well, they’re off to a good start with Destiny, but there are plenty more discoveries ahead, but onboard the ship and off.
13) Scientific phenomena: Black holes! White dwarfs! Pulsar belts! Wait, what was that last one? Well, you get the idea. And, more importantly, so do I. You want a dash of real world (off-world, and deep space) wonder with your science fiction. Duly noted. Also,
12) Acceptance: Yes, being stranded millions of light years from home can be a bit of a bummer, but it’s not all food rations and endless corridors. There’s new friendships to be made, new adventures to be experienced, and new alien life forms to flee. Over time, many of our heroes will grow more comfortable in their newfound roles and, yes, acceptance will follow for most.
11) Wonder: Remember that scene near the end of Darkness where everyone gathers on the observation deck to view the gas giant? More of that!
10) Action/Adventure: Space battles! Shoot-outs! Seat of your pants’ escapes! When? When?!! Try the back half of season one.
9/8/7) Ancients/Mythology/Destiny’s history: These three go hand in hand in hand and, as the series progresses, we’ll definitely be discovering more about Destiny, its mysterious mission, and how it’s all inexorably linked to what we already know about the Ancients in both Pegasus and the Milky Way.
6) A Central Villain: Many of you are clamoring for a Big Bad to rally the troops, a villain akin the goa’uld or the wraith. Hmmm. Let’s just that in the not too distant future, the Destiny crew will be pissing off some mighty ornery, not to mention persistent, aliens.
5) Hope/Optimism: Who wouldn’t delight at the opportunity to travel the universe?! Well, for starters, anyone with loved ones back home. To be fair, ending up on Destiny wasn’t really what any of them had in mind when they joined the Stargate program but, as time wears on, many will grow to accept, maybe even like their new lot. And along with this newfound attitude will come, yes, hope and optimism.
4) Exploration: Whether they’re checking out the ship or heading off-world, you want to see our heroes investigating the unknown. Some interesting discoveries upcoming including a truly impossible world and what’s in crate number one?
3) Teamwork/Friendship: It’s one of the things many Stargate fans loved about SG-1 and Atlantis, and they’d like to see it on SGU as well – camaraderie, loyalty, support – like Greer’s determined effort to bring Scott back to the ship in Air III or the communal celebration that closes Light. As they get to know each other, bonds will form, sometimes between the unlikeliest of people…
2) Humor: It’s there (usually compliments of Eli Wallace) but you want more of it. Well, while it’s unlikely we’ll see episodes the likes of Harmony or Family Ties on SGU, there will hopefully be more opportunities for humor as our crew settles into their new roles as space explorers.
1) Aliens: You want our heroes to encounter new alien life forms? You got it. The back half of season one returns with THE BEST sentient alien beings our Visual Effects crew has ever produced.