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pitched somewhere between watchable and excrutiating
on 25 November 2012
Series One was a revelation of intelligent sci-fi, Series Two got seriously dumbed down to ensure popularity soared, and now with Series Three, they've chucked away any attempt to bring rationale or scientific explanation to anything that happens, they just throw paranormal clap-trap at us and expect us simply to absorb it without a struggle. Plus, the Olivia Switcheroonie storyline is just a giant cringe from beginning to end, and takes up a huge chunk of proceedings. This series worked best, and worked very well, when it had per-episode stories and ideas, tried in some way to give a realistic sounding explanation for some paranormal happening, and actually employed a casting director who had an ounce of common sense (a lot of characters are seriously miscast). The paranormal has become low hanging fruit for the American TV sci fi industry, and now that Stargate Universe has been dealt a financial death blow - shame on everyone who didn't watch it and buy the DVDs and Blu Rays, just to keep it afloat - we have to put up with a plethora of these pointless TV series dealing in nonsense that defies any kind of realistic explanation. We just have to accept people can walk through solid walls without asking ourselves how it may be achieved. That said, there are a few highly watchable episodes, tho they are few are far between.