I personally completely disagree with anyone who says the series was boring or not as good as the first stargate or atlantis, these people simply dont understand intelligent story lines and charactors, someone here said that there are no characters to "relate to" (supposedly compared with the previous series) but if you think SG-1 and the team on atlantis is easy to relate to then you are not human, since they do not act at all like any people do, they make hilarious decisions, ones that (for the team leaders at least) special forces officers would NEVER be so hilariously gullible.
The fact is, SGU is a grown up series, i grew up watching SG1 and Atlantis, and there perfect for that, but SGU is for people who can understand realistic characters, and real human emotions, people arnt perfect (like sg1 and atlantis) people make mistakes, there selfish.
You might find yourself asking, well if they act just like everyone else, why watch it? Isnt that just going to be boring/depressing?
No, that is why i dont watch Eastenders or any array of terrible soaps, but the premise of this show is taking normal people and throwing them into an unbelievable and catastrophic situation, and a storyline which i think is probably the best sci-fi out there!
Now its been canceled because immature Americans wanted more children's tv from SG1 (dont get me wrong i loved the show for what it was, but SGU is far better in every way), We in the UK didnt get a say as usual, but i strongly advise those who have not watched it to give it a go, I for one loved it and will miss it greatly.
Its one of the very few actually realistic gritty (i can actually relate to what this guys doing) Sci-fis out there, only other one i can think of is Firefly, another great series cancelled due to presumerably immature people not liking it when someone kills the baddie when in other shows they would be so gullable and end up letting him go, only to be shot in the back next time round. Pitiful.