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Tomorrow Night's SGU!!

Merrick here...
...with a quick preview of tomorrow night's STARGATE UNIVERSE episode, "Divided." In short, this ep is about what happens when some of the Destiny's crew decides they know how to run things better than Col. Young. Tension and danger ensue as a war of wits tests parties on both sides of the fence. I've seen this episode - and really liked it a lot. I do understand criticisms that this series is essentially BATTLESTAR by way of STARGATE, but there's much more to SGU than that; SGU's headed in some unexpected, and interesting, directions since its opening installments. They're playing with narrative strategies, and willing to take a bit of a chance with the kinds of stories they tell (an episode called "Time" being a good example). Like BATTLESTAR, the series' characters are shaded in grey. But, personally, I find this show's "people" to be drawn a little less OTT...less audaciously...than GALACTICA's denizens. This feels more...accessible. It's hard to set-up the photos below without revealing too many spoilers, but suffice to say they're all from fairly critical moments to the episode's storyline...moments which may well resonate well beyond tomorrow night. These are EMBIGGENABLE!!!

photo: Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios Inc.

photo: Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios Inc

photo: Carole Segal

Also, HERE's a brief look at the filming of a fight from last week's episode - "Space." Nothing terribly insightful, but it's cool to see a "before" and "after" of the alien effects in that piece. SGU returned to SyFy with new episodes last week after a mulit-month break, and has already been picked up for a second season. If you haven't checked it out, consider doing so.
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