Just a shame it's too late.
Reading through the reviews over the last couple of episodes about how upset and surprised people are at the show being canceled, i simply can't believe how many people have forgotten how bad the first season actually was.
It was so boring, non sci-fi and soap operaish that i was surprised it even got the green light for season 2.
TV shows get canceled (before their time) all the time, a few good ones i can think of off the top of my head is SG Atlantis and The Dead Zone, it's nothing new, i've kinda got use to it.
And after the terrible first season of Universe, it comes as no surprise that it is facing the end so soon.
May this be a lesson to all writers out there - grab the attention (of the majority of the audience) from the get go and avoid having such a slow and boring story build up for the entire first season.
Now correct me if i'm wrong but i believe the majority of the previous Stargate show audiences loved the shows for their strong likable characters, uplifting humor, it's wonderfully written sci-fi ideas and finally the daily use of the awesome Stargate (ya know the whole premise to the creation of the show?)
All these elements were severely lacking in the entire first season of Universe and that is what concreted its downfall from day one.
With all that said as we come to the end of Universe i can't help but feel robbed and teased at the same time of how great the show could of been if it was allowed to live longer. Not just because i was forced to endure the crappiness of season 1 but also because i'm now going to lose the awesomeness that has been created towards the end of series 2 (it got good from the point where they opened the Bridge and gained most of the control of the ship).
But hey, i guess that's just show business. Give the audience what they want straight away or get canned early.
May the next incarnation of the Stargate series live long(er) and prosper.