Stargate Universe

TV review by Will Wade, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 12+

Compelling Stargate spin-off has a bit more edge.

Parents say

age 14+

Based on 9 reviews

Kids say

age 13+

Based on 2 reviews

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age 13+

Dark, brooding, sexual, and sexist

Those who were avid followers of the first two Stargate series may be shocked when checking out Stargate: Universe. Where SG1 and Atlantis are marked by heavy, almost slapstick humor and light innuendo, Universe opens up with a racy sex scene 10 minutes into the pilot with all the sweating and grunting one can imagine. A few episodes within the first season open up with similar scenes, and the placement of the sex is (in my opinion) gratuitous -- it plays no part what-so-ever in most of the story arcs and does not contribute to character development. The characters are dark but cliched in that they tend to be remarkable for only one or two personality features. Well into the second season, there are no strong female roles -- merely drama-spewing side-characters who appear to have originally been added in for sex appeal only. The drama has a Battlestar Galactica feel to it.

This title has:

Too much sex
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age 16+

not so good

This show should be canceled not for kids

This title has:

Too much sex
1 person found this helpful.

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