I have never seen any of the other STARGATE shows, so I have nothing to compare this series to other than the original 1994 theatrical film. I am also comparing it to that other lost in space show STAR TREK: VOYAGER! and SyFy's recent BATTLESTAR GALACTICA. In making those three comparisons, I must say that UNIVERSE held my attention in the first 2 hours and has me wanting to enjoy this sci-fi ride. I am looking forward to the third hour which promises to displace the SGU cast onto a planet and out of the dark ancient ship that the crew has stargated into.
MY RATING: B+