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StargateHere is my reasoning for watching Stargate Universe – I thought Robert Carlyle would have been an awesome Doctor Who, and so when that didn’t happen (not that it was ever a serious consideration, but c’mon, how COOL would he have been?!), and he got cast in another sci-fi franchise, I figured I’d take what I can get.

I have neutral-to-negative feelings on Stargate as a franchise. I never watched the movie, or any of the other shows, but I’ve always been a little pissed off at its ability to outlast other, more beloved series (and even casting Farscape’s Ben Browder and Claudia Black and Firefly’s Jewel Staite felt more like rubbing salt in the wound than throwing fans a bone). But on the other hand, I was intrigued by its new-viewer-friendly promise, and again: Hey look, there’s Robert Carlyle!