Stargate Universe is an awful sci-fi show. It tried far too hard to be Battlestar Galactica and failed completely because it was not Battlestar Galactica. It was, in fact, a Stargate television show. It got a franchise that had been going nonstop since 1997 cancelled. So, wow, very good job.
Some would say it wasn't that awful, but either way it was made right in the middle of SyFy "We don't want nerd audience" psychosis and flirtedwith things that should not be flirted with trying to appeal to the kind of people who wouldn't watch anything called Stargate while displeasing those who already were.