10/25/09

Is Stargate Universe LOST... in space?


With Syfy's attempt at rebranding, it would be no surprise if they looked toward some of the most popular TV shows of this era as inspiration for their new lineup. Of course, one of the best things they did before they changed their name was Battlestar Galactica. This is a clear inspiration for the darker turn that Stargate has taken, but I wonder how much they've drawn from another popular TV show: LOST.

Don't get me wrong. Stargate Universe is still a completely original series with clear ties to the original franchise. But any writer worth his salt draws some inspiration from the shows they love the best. I honestly have no idea what SGU's writers watch in their spare time, but if they're up at all on any sort of TV trends as they should be, then they'll be hooked to the screen whenever LOST comes on. I'm not saying it's intentional, I'm not saying it's a cop-out, I'm not even saying it's a bad thing for them to do, all I'm saying is there are some similarities. I'm going to get into some spoilers for both LOST and Stargate Universe, so after you click the Spoiler Button, we'll go into some of these similarities.


I'm sure I'm not the first one to make this connection, but it sure is awfully fun to speculate. It makes you feel like if you know LOST well enough, perhaps you can predict the outcome of Stargate Universe. This is probably the farthest thing from the truth, but we'll see. And our eyes will be wide open when we do.