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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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 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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Sgt. Hunter Riley is wearing a Senior Airmen Rank Insignia (E-4 Rank not an E-5) the entire series. This is one rank below Sergeant. 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 1.5 introduction to episode recap]
Dr. Nicholas Rush: This is what Destiny intended from the moment it entered the star system.
Everett Young: We are going to survive. We are going to make it home.
Matthew Scott: [said to Col. Telford as Col. Young's consciousness returns] I'm telling you: this ship came here for a reason!
Dr. Nicholas Rush: Destiny is powered by the stars themselves.
Camile Wray: [briefing Carl Strom] He and Young are bumping heads, yes. Not sure which camp is the better choice.
[in remainder of season 1.5 after first episode]
Everett Young: [...]
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SGU is not SGA
16 February 2011 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

Firstly i never give a 10 out of 10 as i believe everything can be improved, so this gets a 9.5.

Secondly to those people who have never seen any stargate episodes of any kind, this series is superior in all aspects - ALL. The people who rubbish this are the die-hards of the Original series who cant adapt or change to take a program on its credits.

Thirdly you cant compare the SGA to SGU they are two totally different projects, SGU is a thought provoking journey through space with all the conundrums that the human psyche can encompass. The acting and the script is second to none, the graphics top notch in fact it beats SGA on everything except gimmicky, off-beat (unfunny) humour.

As anyone looks through the reviews of Stargate Universe SGU you come across a very familiar pattern, that all of its bad reviews come from disgruntled SG & SGA fans, who are just blatantly out to rubbish the show and give it the worst reviews possible. And that unfortunately is where the makers of SGU went wrong, they tried to ride the success of the previous two shows. Thus its original viewing figures got depleted by the loss of the original SG fan base, instead of creating its own fan base from afresh.

I have to admit i nearly didn't watch the show due to it being branded with the Stargate label, and how i would have missed a deeply moving Sci-fi drama in space. And there lies its problem, it had great viewing figure to start, but quickly lost them due to it NOT being SG or SGA and it could never build its own fan base due to people who didn't like the show switching on to another SG.

I believe given time the show would have stood on its own through word of mouth, but now we will never be given the opportunity to find the origins of the stargates or was there life at the beginning of time.

I love this series, please don't axe and do a firefly and possibly destroy one of the greatest sci-fy series of all time. The reason this is only getting a 7.5 out of 10 (giving 1's) is the stuck in the mud original stargate lovers, otherwise it would be well above 9.

DON'T MISS SGU


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