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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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Where Will Destiny Take You? See more »

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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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Matthew Scott: [looking trough binoculars] Check it out!
Dr. Nicholas Rush: [takes binoculars] What is it?
Matthew Scott: It's some kind of an animal.
Master Sgt. Ronald Greer: [with an enthusiastic voice] Is it something we can barbecue?
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Spun-off from Stargate: Atlantis (2004) See more »

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Dark
2 October 2009 | by See all my reviews

I really enjoyed the season premier of Stargate Universe it seems far darker than any of it's predecessors, and to be honest I saw very little reference to Stargate throughout. While I really enjoyed it I missed the humor from previous incarnation but it does seem to have matured which may be to it's benefit. I believe it is a worthy successor and I am looking forward to next week and I hope the intensity that was shown this week is maintained. I really like the idea of the ship dictating where they go and the "running against the clock" build in is ingenious which I feel was the one thing Stargate (SG1, Atlantis) missed this should hopefully focus the attention to the action and intensity.


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