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EPISODE REVIEW: Stargate Universe: “Divided” (Season 1, Episode 12)

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It’s seeming more and more like the long slow burn of the first half of the season was justified!

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Chloe has a bad dream set to a vaguely grungy minor-key song that probably would have seemed really edgy and impressive circa 1996, but it’s just dated, manipulative, and kind of slow now. Afterwards she has a talk with Rush, who’s also been having the same alien-related nightmares.
“Everyone thinks it’s over, that we’re safe, but it’s not over is it?”
“No, it’s not.”

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EPISODE REVIEW: Stargate: Universe : “Space” (Season 1, Episode 11)

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SGU returns, and really not a moment too soon. Actually, I don’t know what I mean by that, it just came out. Certainly I’ve been missing the show, certainly I’ve been looking forward to seeing new episodes, but there is a strange feeling of relief involved in the show coming back which I hadn’t realized I had until now. I wonder why that is? Certainly there’s no shortage of other SF shows on the air right now.

Ah well.

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EPISODE REVIEW: Caprica: “End of Line” (Episode 9, but really Episode 10)

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I should probably explain why I’m giving two numbers for the last several episodes. The initial deal for this series was a season of 20 episodes, of which the pilot counted for two. For whatever reason, the official count for these things has somehow decided the pilot movie was only one ep, however they’re still only doing 20 hours of TV this year, and billing it as 19 episodes. There’s no real change here, but it stymies me with my OCD way.

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EPISODE REVIEW: Caprica: “The Imperfections of Memory” (Episode 7)

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The show’s ratings continue to rally, climbing back up to 1.5 million viewers last week. That’s the best they’ve been since the pilot! I don’t know what’s causing this, but it’ll be interesting to see if they can maintain this level of viewership for any length of time..

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EPISODE REVIEW: Caprica: “Know Thy Enemy” (Episode 6, or possibly 7 depending on who you’re talking to)

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As predicted, Caprica’s ratings rebounded some last week, despite it being a somewhat sub-par episode. Interestingly, they still came in a hair beneath “Reins of a Waterfall” two weeks ago. I’d have figured they’d have surpassed it by a fair margin. Ah well. In any event, the doomed “Little Show that Can’t” did manage to far-exceed its series low two weeks ago for “Gravedancing.” So is this their comfort level? Will the ratings hold at 1.12 million-ish per week?

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EPISODE REVIEW: Caprica: “There Is Another Sky” (Episode 5)

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Ratings-wise, Caprica has been a Mister Toad’s Wild Ride of awfulness thus far. From a mediocre debut of 1.6 million viewers, we’ve dropped an average of 200,000 viewers every week. How low can it go? Well, pretty darn low, it seems. Last week’s rather bizarre bit of counter programming - running a show no one cares about (Caprica) against a show everyone cares about (The Olympics) - went about as well as you’d expect. Just like I called it last Friday, ratings were significantly below one million viewers, and I’m pretty convinced a whole bunch of them were Croatians in town to support their team for the luge completion, who don’t speak the language, and mistook Caprica City for Vancouver (They do look a lot alike).

Now, as hilarious and entertaining as it normally is to watch a show drop 630,000 viewers in a month, I’m actually a little bit bummed since I’m really kinda’ digging the show while they’re digging their own grave.

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(Prime Time Repeat) EPISODE REVIEWS: Warehouse 13: "Elements" (Episode 5) AND: Stargate Universe: "Air" (Episode 1)

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Syfy continues to fill otherwise-dead air with prime-time repeats of last year's shows. Maybe this is because they're trying to bring everyone up to speed before the new season starts, or maybe it's just because Caprica is crashing and burning, and they don't know what to do. Either way, since it's been a super-slow year thus far, we're covering 'em.

I don't know why I didn't think of this last week, nor the week before, but (I'm a drinker...) rather than irritating the crap of our fine, fine regular readers by re-posting old reviews as though they were new, I'll just *LINK* you to the reviews where they sit now.

Duh! Is my face red, or what? (Well, I've been slamming home the beers for an hour or so, so, of course my face would be red anyways, but rest assured: were I not intoxicated, my face would be red out of embarasment.)

So: If you'd like to read the review for tonight's Warehouse 13, go here http://www.republibot.com/content/episode-review-warehouse-13-%E2%80%9Celements%E2%80%9D-episode-5

and if you'd like to read the review for tonight's Stargate: Universe, go here

http://www.republibot.com/content/episode-review-stargate-universe-%E2%80%9Cair-parts-1-and-2%E2%80%9D-season-1-episodes-1-and-2

We'll be reviewing the new episode of "Caprica" later on tonight for the seven or eight people who are still watching it. Be sure to check back in for that!

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BREAKING NEWS: "Stargate: Universe" has been picked up for a second season!

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John Scalzi, the creative consultant for Stargate: Universe has mentioned in his blog that he's been signed on for the second season of the series, and is already hard at work looking at scripts and offering feedback.

There may have been an official announcement prior to now, but if there has, I haven't heard about it until Mr. Scalzi mentioned it just now. He goes on to say

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