SGU Stargate Universe (2009–2011)

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Trapped on an Ancient spaceship billions of light years from home, a group of soldiers and civilians struggle to survive and find their way back to Earth.

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 Dr. Nicholas Rush (40 episodes, 2009-2011)
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 Colonel Everett Young / ... (40 episodes, 2009-2011)
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 Lt. Matthew Scott / ... (40 episodes, 2009-2011)
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 Chloe Armstrong (40 episodes, 2009-2011)
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 Eli Wallace (40 episodes, 2009-2011)
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 Lt. Tamara Johansen / ... (40 episodes, 2009-2011)
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 Master Sgt. Ronald Greer / ... (40 episodes, 2009-2011)
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 Adam Brody (39 episodes, 2009-2011)
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 Dr. Dale Volker (39 episodes, 2009-2011)
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 Dr. Lisa Park / ... (36 episodes, 2009-2011)
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 2nd Lt. Vanessa James / ... (36 episodes, 2009-2011)
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 Camile Wray / ... (31 episodes, 2009-2011)
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 Colonel David Telford (20 episodes, 2009-2011)
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 Pvt. Darren Becker / ... (19 episodes, 2009-2011)
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The Previously unknown purpose of the "Ninth Chevron" is revealed, and ends up taking a team to an Ancient ship "Destiny", a ship built millions of years ago by the Ancients, used to seed Distant galaxies with Stargates. This team, led by Dr. Nicolas Rush and Colonel Everett Young, is trapped on the ship, unable to change its programmed mission. The team encounters new races, new technology and new enemies as the runaway ship travels to the far ends of the Universe. Written by Jwhitleymail

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Faster than light (FTL) travel in the Stargate universe is conventionally achieved either by starships going into hyperspace or via the use of wormholes through the stargate. Both of these are theoretically possible with the former making use of additional dimensions (String Theory) and the latter of the curvature of space-time (General Therory of Relativity) and neither actually violate the speed of light - they provide shortcuts in distance meaning they only appear to travel faster than light. Destiny however seems to travel faster than light without the use of either of these technologies. As there is no theoretical means of travelling directly faster than the speed of the light the most likely explanation is that FTL by Destiny is achieved via a warp drive. This technology warps space-time around Destiny faster than the speed of light whilst Destiny travels locally within the warp bubble less than the speed of light. Warp drive is theoretically possible and is the primary FTL technology in the Star Trek universe - which is perhaps why SGU does not discuss it in detail. See more »

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Hunter Riley cannot have the rank of Sergeant. The Air Force eliminated the rank of Sergeant in 1994. By the number of stripes on his collar insignia, his correct rank should be Senior Airman. See more »

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[repeated season 1.0 introduction to episode recap]
Dr. Nicholas Rush: Destiny... The design is clearly ancient... Launched hundred of thousands of years ago.
Matthew Scott: Where the hell are we?
Dr. Nicholas Rush: Several billion light years from home.
Matthew Scott: [to everyone] We are on a ship, but we have no idea where we are in relation to Earth.
Dr. Nicholas Rush: This ship could be the most important discovery Mankind has made since the stargate itself.
Everett Young: [briefing Lt. General Jonathan "Jack" O'Neill] These are the wrong people, in the wrong place...
Matthew Scott: [to Dr. Rush] We've got a...
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SGU is Different! And Different is Good.
29 May 2010 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Other reviewers mention that Stargate Atlantis had become a bit of a cliché. It was the same as Stargate SG-1 with different characters. In some ways it had become a comedy.

Now, we see the dark side of the Stargate Universe in a very serious drama. It is vast, filled with new, unknown creatures, and emphasizes the basic struggle for human survival in a radical environment. It may even be closer to the original movie than the first two series.

The characters are better developed than in the previous two shows. They have ghosts that haunt them. They have vices they try to hide. They have different opinions on the way to handle things and without a strong military structure like in the past two series, they find conflict with each other as often as the others did with aliens.

Understand that it is different! If you were a fan of the other Stargate worlds, then it is a significant departure. SGU is a drama, and has no intention of using sarcastic humor to make it interesting. It uses the story line and the conflict to make it interesting. You don't have larger-than-life enemies singularly capable of destroying worlds anywhere.

There are glaring differences between this show and Battlestar Galactica, to which this SGU has been compared. In BG, there was one primary enemy (mixed with a good bit of internal political strife). In BG, their home was destroyed; in SGU their goal is to get home. There is no 'supernatural' element that we saw in BG. Many other facets would reveal spoilers, so watch this show without the expectations that it will be similar to either BG or SG-1 and SG Atlantis.

Can someone watch SGU without knowing the back story of the Stargate Series? Possibly. You might do well watching the movie that started it all. This show uses some technology found in the other series, but not much. Often, they are discussing the other events well enough to put together whatever history they may be referencing. Give it a shot. If it doesn't make sense, then watch a few shows from SG-1. Atlantis relies heavily on SG-1, so don't bother with it initially.

I hope you enjoy the series as much as I!


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