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SGU Stargate Universe 

Not Rated | | Drama, Sci-Fi | TV Series (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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Nominated for 3 Primetime Emmys. Another 9 wins & 26 nominations. See more awards »

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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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Medics are enlisted personnel, not officers. Lt. Tamara Johansen should be a nurse or doctor. See more »

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[repeated season 2.0 introduction to episode recap]
Dr. Nicholas Rush: This is what Destiny intended from the moment it entered the star system.
Everett Young: That ship is the best chance we have of getting home.
Everett Young: [on planet] Are we done?
Dr. Nicholas Rush: We'll *never* be done.
[Young head-butts Rush]
Camile Wray: You shouldn't have left him on the planet.
Everett Young: You think I don't know that?
Chloe Armstrong: Everyone thinks we're safe. They think that they'll never find us again.
Matthew Scott: [to Alien] Why did you take one of our people prisoner?
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The Universe is getting better!
18 June 2010 | by See all my reviews

Finally, some serious and great writing is back in a Stargate series. It was present in the original Stargate movie, the early seasons of SG-1 and then it disappeared (later SG-1 and SG-A were very different in nature). SG-U has the key elements of strong actors, characters, and story lines -- and it's all happening with great backdrop of the Stargate theme.

The show is well cast with actors who'd make you want to see what happens next even if it weren't sci-fi. Equally as important are the scripts - and they are very well written with conflict, suspense and unpredictability.

What remains to be seen is if the series can keep its current breadth of script ideas fresh - this tough task for any new series. It doesn't seem like it will win over die-hard SG-A fans, so it will have to develop a new base of it's own. If haven't checked out the series yet, it's definitely worth a look.


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