The previous review raises several valid points. Stargate Universe feels like the production team have watched the new Battlestar Galactica and then proceded to re-shoot it in the Stargate universe.
We have the Doctor character who works for his own ends and tries to subvert everything for his own needs. The young military hotshot with a sensitive side. The "Adama" character is an old school leader of men, under pressure and with a personnel life in crisis. Basically just take the BSG crew and re-name...you won't be far off.
The camera work, direction and interior/art design screams BSG in every frame. Dark, moody interiors. Shakey, fly-on-the-wall camera work. Lots of fast zooming and snap-to shots.
All this would be acceptable if the plots and writing held your attention in classic Stargate style. They don't. In 10 episodes nothing of import happens until the last 3 minutes of the final episode. Seriously ... nothing.
As for that last episode it leaves us with a cliffhanger thats resolution is so transparent as to leave the viewer with no curiousity at all. In fact I really don't care what happens to the characters at all.
All this and only 10 episodes...to be fair I don't think I could've put myself through much more in any case.
In all honesty they ripped off every element of BSG but left the soul behind and done the stargate franchise (of which I am huge fan) no favors at all. Leave this well alone.