Stargate Universe sucks.
The combination of the "stupid people doing stupid things" and the "we're all gonna die oh woe is me" plot lines is NOT compelling television.
If I want to see stupid people doing stupid things, I'll watch C-SPAN. Or MSNBC.
If I want to see "we're all gonna die" handwringing, I'll watch any of the interminable, never-ending global warming propaganda pieces all over the dial.