I've watched a couple of SG: Universe episodes that were surprisingly good. I still haven't found the "center" of this show, assuming there is one. Its only relation to SG1 is the use of the gate; there's none of the whimsy of some of the RDA episodes, and it lacks the strong personalities that made the earlier series work. On the other hand, Universe has a more adult look and the plots don't have alien races out to conquer the universe; it leaves those people out there pretty much on their own. It's modeled more after BSG than its namesake series.
[This message has been edited by Barbara (edited 11-20-2010).]