Stargate Universe is back tonight with the episode “Light.” (As opposed to last week’s episode, “Darkness.” Seeing a pattern?)
Ratings were down 14%, but it was considered to be okay as it was in competition with baseball and a new horror film. We’ll see if they’ll still be happy if the ratings are that way this week; although I think there’s more baseball. Still, November will be critical as Dollhouse will be off the air. I think they’ll be expected to gather some eyes from that audience.
At any rate, one of the more interesting parts of SGU are the Kino diaries. The Official Site is now starting to post them.
In other Stargate news, Atlantis won two Gemini Awards. One for makeup in the episode “Vegas,” and the other for writing in “The Shrine.” (One of my favorite episodes ever.) SG1 alum Amanda Tapping’s series Sanctuary won for VFX.
Stargate Universe actually increased its viewership for Air, Part 3 this week. (Sorry, Dollhouse.) And they scored the biggest gains among the coveted target markets between 18 and 45. Apparently a ratings increase is quite rare. Hopefully it can be sustained.
It may have been helped along by the return of Sanctuary. SG1 alum Amanda Tapping’s show also saw a huge increase in ratings.
Ugh. Let’s hope SyFy doesn’t think this is because of their name change.
I guess that explains the billboard. The Dodgers having a Star Wars night on October 3rd, while they play the Rockies. Doesn’t the Bay Area have a baseball team? Security better keep a close eye on Yoda that night, is all I’m saying.
It’s finally here! Stargate Universe finally premieres this Friday in the US and Canada. The UK gets it October 6th. (Cruel.) Given the loads of good reviews it’s getting, I suspect that even those Stargate fans who are still annoyed about how it all went down will want to check it out.
Okay. If you saw the trailer online before, nothing much has really changed. But MGM is putting this trailer into theaters, which means they’re really trying to get the hype rolling for the impending October 2nd air date:
Still not enough? Well, writer-producer Joe Mallozzi has all sorts of fun, nifty, behind-the-scenes stuff planned for his blog; including a Q&A with resident geek David Blue. (Get in your questions now.)
And then there’s the press blitz which has kicked off with some exclusive SyFy interviews with David Blue and Lou Diamond Phillips. Ming Na (who is also a major geek; especially for Star Wars) has also indicated that she’s been doing a lot of press.
Yes, for all of you loudly complaining about how you plan on boycotting SGU, you’re just going to have to avoid the media for a while. I’m pretty psyched, though, if I can just stay away from spoilers!