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.

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kuro-syamito
kuro-syamito

ohh~~ i can’t wait for the 2nd half. >3<

Kristina

Thought you might be interested in this….Vids taken by Sky1 at Chevron 7.3 convention back in November…I attended this one and it was brilliant!

http://sky1.sky.com/stargate-universe

Kriss smile

Deni
Deni

Hi Joe, well, it sounds exciting, so I’m hoping! Happy to hear O’Neill and Daniel will be showing up, that alone will do it for me smile I don’t know if anybody agrees with me, but I found the two episodes of SG1 with Felger hilarious and would have loved something like that thrown in for good measure. I’ve pretty much given up any hope that the Atlantis movie will be made, so I’m in for a while longer with SGU or will have to do without any new Stargate at all and that would really suck. Right now, I’m SO enjoying “Arthur’s Mantle” and can’t help but miss the story-telling in SGU. I understand SGU is a completely different thing, just saying I still would love to see a bit of the old humour back once in a while. Who came up with the idea of using Arthur and the Knights of the Round in Stargate? I absolutely love those episodes.

Oh, if you talk to Joel G., could you remind him that some of us would love that Q&A and haven’t forgotten about it? Ok, it’s late, I’m asking way too many questions that have nothing to do with the subject at hand tonight smile

Have a good night!

annie from Fremantle
annie from Fremantle

Sentient aliens?? Woohoo!!!

Dreams2Knight
Dreams2Knight

Very interesting stuff, Joe. Thanks for sharing these tidbits with us.

Tawny
Tawny

I can’t wait for the second half either! March seems so far away sad
And all of the little comments about how awesome the aliens are going to be is driving me crazy. I want to see them already!

Jon
Jon

Sounds awesome. Can’t wait to see O’Neill again.

Love the show and can’t wait for it to come back on the air.

Tammy Dixon
Tammy Dixon

Narelle: I’m so sorry that Ralph is still having problems. Does the Vet have idea why? Could he still have some kind of contaminate still inside him? (Something that doesn’t show up X-rays.) I’ve never seen a dog have so many problems post the initial wound. However, I’ve never seen a dog attached by a SAS trained possum, either. Many wishes for his good health! Please give Ralph a hug for me.

Das: My hubby has developed an effective counterattack. I’ve got to get in and out fast! I’m very ticklish and he knows exactly where to aim. evil

Maggiemayday: so sorry to hear about your cancer problems. From watching friends and family dealing with cancer issues; early diagnosis and the type of cancer, seems to be a main factor of survival. Sending health vibes your way!

Mr. M.: thanks for a great post today!

noelm
noelm

And more kino!

dasNdanger
dasNdanger

Dang…I just had the weirdest dream…

I was defending John Travolta’s role choices in a room full of people that included Humphrey Bogart and Lauren Bacall. I think Alan Ladd was there, too…or maybe it was John Edwards, with blond hair. Anyhoo…

I went on about how Travolta has made some good choices because an actor needs to take on a variety of roles today to round out his resume… but also added that I’m a fan of the character (or stereotyped) actors, too, the guy who’s a gangster in every movie, etc., etc… but then how I saw African Queen, and that Bogie’s leech scene totally won me over… and I remember Lauren looking over at him and smiling affectionately (she squeezed his hand, too), as if to say, ‘See, I told you you were a good actor’….

And then I woke up, realizing that I think the only two Travolta movies I’ve ever seen are Look Who’sTalking, and Wild Hogs. unamused

das

Thornyrose
Thornyrose

All very good. But useless until Syfy gets off their corporate posteriors and airs the show. Then again, they are a subsidiary of the same company that brought us the Leno/Conan debacle last month. Two more lousy months before we get all the promised goodies we’ve asked for…. still, thanks for the info, however bad it is for my blood pressure.

Overmind One
Overmind One

LOL. Okay, seeing is believing.

Major D. Davis
Major D. Davis

You must be trying to make us drool. I can’t wait for the stinkin second half. Oh why must April be so far away!!!!!!!!!

Michael A. Burstein

This is looking good. I can’t wait for the second half of the season to start.

But pulsar belts? Oy. smile

dasNdanger
dasNdanger

@ Jenny Robin – RE: Yesterday’s puffed wheat comment. Yes, I HAVE noticed that. Which is better than rice crispies, which kinda look like a bowl full of crusty dragons. razz

@ Tammy Dixon – Oh, hubby knows my weak spot, too…right behind the knees, or the sides of my knee. When I start getting the upper hand, that’s where he grabs me because he knows I can’t handle it. He does NOT play nice! But then again, neither do I… twisted

I have to be careful, however. Once, in bed, hubby was resting on his back, with his arm over his head on the pillow. I saw the opportunity and stuck my sneaky wiggly finger right in his pit. Well, his natural reaction was to protect his pit by dropping his arm, and as he did his elbow nailed me right in the mouth. *BAM!* My lip swelled, and everything, so I was afraid that maybe I had a damaged tooth or two. I called my dentist, and he said to come right over. I explained that it happened during horseplay, but to this day I don’t think he believed me. He usually jokes around with me, but this time he didn’t – instead he talked reeeeaaal nice to me, very calm and gentle, and wouldn’t charge me for the x-ray.

Well, about a year or so later, I was cleaning the shower in our new house. We have one of those hand-held shower heads, and – as I was scrubbing up the wall – my shoulder hit the hose, popping the shower head out of its mount and the bloody thing came down and *BAM!* – it hit me right in the mouth, the exact spot that Mr. Das’ elbow had caught me before. So, back to the dentist I go, explain to him that I was cleaning the shower, blah, blah, blah…and once again he put his jokes aside, and talked reeeeaaal nice to me, very calm and gentle, and wouldn’t charge me for the x-ray.

Poor hubby, the dentist probably thinks he’s a wife beater. razz

das

Thunder
Thunder

Happy Birth Month to little Miss Jelly!

maggiemayday

Oooh, I’m all tingly!

Anais33

Hi! ça va Joseph??

Moi oui=)!

C’est un bon résumé des choses que l’on voudrait voir dans stargate universe smile

Bon désolé je dois y aller!
Bisou=)

Deni
Deni

@Das: Honey, what the hell are you smoking? smile

Major D. Davis
Major D. Davis

@das

Wow you have the craziest stories. Lol. That’s insane.

Eric.Stewart
Eric.Stewart

have 3 important meetings in the next 2 days, starting tomorrow unamused been proofreading an important document for the past hour.

… Need to go to my hairdresser today ( expect to waste major time there) , drop the document, mail a refund check to someone, and… oh, yeh!!! finish preparing for my 3 meetings…. and F/U on the %$?&$% !!! garage door.

Can wait for Friday to come !!!! The good thing is, if those 3 meetings go well, next week should be a pretty exciting week ;).

AV eddy

Hi Joe!

Haven’t had a chance to throw my $.02 in the barrel, but I like what I’m seeing (in your blog)!

I like”Monster of the Week” shows, but an overall Big Bad as part of the show’s mythology is good. (The X-Files did this well.)

I find the occasional talks or references to the factions and fractions between people on the Destiny interesting. The breaking down between leadership and everyone else, military v. civilians, scientists v. non-scientists, etc.

Hey, didn’t the students wear pulsar belts on Space Academy? ;P

I’ll love the “Stargate touchstones” appearances for sure, but I’m watching for the new crew!

I hope to see the crew continue to break out of their assigned roles (as characters and job descriptions) and show the variety of likes/skills people really possess.

Did you say Brody was working on some alcohol? Good idea – yum factor, preservative, antiseptic. I always thought if I had a chance to go to Atlantis, I’d get into beer/wine/whisky making.

More space, more exploration (on Destiny and on-planet), and cool alien tech! WooHoo!!

I wouldn’t complain if Destiny encountered the Growlblinkies from SGA’s Daedalus Variations!!

Take care!

eddy (who loves haggis)

Shadow Step
Shadow Step

Generally don’t like the same foe over and over. If you are traveling through vast distances it seems a bit unlikely you keep running into foe again and again.
And even postulating they have a vast empire, what if you don’t like them? You are stuck with the same foes over and over (and if you love them you can’t get enough – apparently some weirdos liked the wraith wink )

Tammy Dixon
Tammy Dixon

Das: I bruise easy. So when one of my friends saw my legs one summer, she openly accused my hubby of beating me. Doing Martial arts and working with animals makes me one big bruise some weeks. We all had a good laugh but it was sweet she was looking out for me. Great story!

Crap, back to work….

Thornyrose
Thornyrose

@das. you need to start wearing those mouth guards boxers and other atheletes use. only you need them 24/7.