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SGU Stargate Universe: Season 2: Episode 20 -- Destiny prepares for its final voyage in the stunning series finale.
SGU Stargate Universe: Season 2: Episode 19 -- A drone blockade leads Destiny to a risky maneuver in a hellishly hot star.
SGU Stargate Universe: Season 2: Episode 18 -- Destiny brings the settlers home, only to find seismic destruction.
SGU Stargate Universe: Season 2: Episode 17 -- Destiny discovers a civilization claiming to have been founded 2,000 years ago...by Destiny's crew.
SGU Stargate Universe: Season 2: Episode 16 -- Only the Lucians can help recover members of the crew captured by an alien presence.

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Tagline:
The Only Mission Is Survival See more »
Plot:
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. Full summary »
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Nominated for 3 Primetime Emmys. Another 8 wins & 23 nominations See more »
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Perhaps It's Not What You Like. See more (470 total) »

Cast

 (Series Cast Summary - 14 of 63)

Robert Carlyle ... Dr. Nicholas Rush (40 episodes, 2009-2011)

Louis Ferreira ... Colonel Everett Young / ... (40 episodes, 2009-2011)

Brian J. Smith ... Lt. Matthew Scott / ... (40 episodes, 2009-2011)

Elyse Levesque ... Chloe Armstrong (40 episodes, 2009-2011)

David Blue ... Eli Wallace (40 episodes, 2009-2011)

Alaina Huffman ... Lt. Tamara Johansen / ... (40 episodes, 2009-2011)

Jamil Walker Smith ... Master Sgt. Ronald Greer / ... (40 episodes, 2009-2011)

Peter Kelamis ... Adam Brody (39 episodes, 2009-2011)

Patrick Gilmore ... Dr. Dale Volker (39 episodes, 2009-2011)

Jennifer Spence ... Dr. Lisa Park / ... (36 episodes, 2009-2011)

Julia Benson ... 2nd Lt. Vanessa James / ... (36 episodes, 2009-2011)

Ming-Na Wen ... Camile Wray / ... (31 episodes, 2009-2011)

Lou Diamond Phillips ... Colonel David Telford (20 episodes, 2009-2011)

Jeffrey Bowyer-Chapman ... Pvt. Darren Becker / ... (19 episodes, 2009-2011)
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Series Directed by
Andy Mikita (12 episodes, 2009-2011)
William Waring (9 episodes, 2009-2011)
Peter DeLuise (7 episodes, 2009-2011)
Alex Chapple (4 episodes, 2009-2011)
Robert C. Cooper (3 episodes, 2009-2010)
 
Series Writing credits
Robert C. Cooper (40 episodes, 2009-2011)
Brad Wright (40 episodes, 2009-2011)
Joseph Mallozzi (12 episodes, 2010-2011)
Paul Mullie (12 episodes, 2010-2011)
Carl Binder (7 episodes, 2009-2011)
Martin Gero (2 episodes, 2009-2010)
Remi Aubuchon (2 episodes, 2010-2011)
Linda McGibney (2 episodes, 2011)

Series Produced by
Carl Binder .... executive producer (40 episodes, 2009-2011)
Robert C. Cooper .... executive producer (40 episodes, 2009-2011)
John G. Lenic .... producer (40 episodes, 2009-2011)
Joseph Mallozzi .... consulting producer / executive producer (40 episodes, 2009-2011)
Paul Mullie .... consulting producer / executive producer (40 episodes, 2009-2011)
Brad Wright .... executive producer (40 episodes, 2009-2011)
Jennifer Johnson .... associate producer (39 episodes, 2009-2011)
George Horie .... line producer (20 episodes, 2009-2010)
Andy Mikita .... co-producer (20 episodes, 2009-2010)
N. John Smith .... executive producer (20 episodes, 2009-2010)
Linda McGibney .... supervising producer (19 episodes, 2010-2011)
Martin Gero .... consulting producer (8 episodes, 2009)
Alan McCullough .... consulting producer (7 episodes, 2009)
David S. Greathouse .... producer: New Mexico / supervising producer: New Mexico (2 episodes, 2009-2010)
Sam Childs .... supervising producer / supervising producer: New Mexico (2 episodes, 2010)
 
Series Original Music by
Joel Goldsmith (40 episodes, 2009-2011)
 
Series Cinematography by
James Alfred Menard (19 episodes, 2009-2011)
Michael C. Blundell (18 episodes, 2009-2011)
Rohn Schmidt (3 episodes, 2009)
 
Series Film Editing by
Mike Banas (14 episodes, 2009-2011)
Rick Martin (14 episodes, 2009-2011)
Brad Rines (13 episodes, 2009-2011)
 
Series Casting by
Paul Weber (40 episodes, 2009-2011)
 
Series Production Design by
James Robbins (40 episodes, 2009-2011)
 
Series Art Direction by
Chris Beach (40 episodes, 2009-2011)
 
Series Set Decoration by
Mark Davidson (40 episodes, 2009-2011)
Tedd Kuchera (36 episodes, 2009-2011)
 
Series Costume Design by
Valerie Halverson (40 episodes, 2009-2011)
 
Series Makeup Department
Forest Sala .... hairstylist / hair stylist (40 episodes, 2009-2011)
Vincenza Celentano-Smith .... assistant makeup artist (20 episodes, 2009-2010)
Fay von Schroeder .... makeup artist (20 episodes, 2009-2010)
Rebecca Lee .... makeup artist (20 episodes, 2010-2011)
Ceilidh Dunn .... makeup artist / assistant makeup artist (18 episodes, 2010-2011)
Amanda Kuryk .... assistant makeup artist / first assistant makeup artist / ... (13 episodes, 2009-2010)
Megan Davies .... assistant makeup artist (9 episodes, 2009-2011)
April Boyes .... key makeup artist (4 episodes, 2011)
Bill Terezakis .... makeup fx designer (3 episodes, 2010-2011)
 
Series Production Management
George Horie .... production manager (20 episodes, 2009-2010)
John G. Lenic .... production manager (20 episodes, 2010-2011)
Kerry McDowall .... post production supervisor (17 episodes, 2010-2011)
Sam Childs .... unit production manager: New Mexico (2 episodes, 2009-2010)
 
Series Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Bill Mizel .... first assistant director (20 episodes, 2009-2011)
Chad Fitz .... trainee assistant director / third assistant director (20 episodes, 2010-2011)
Ryan Kosmynka .... second assistant director / first assistant director (20 episodes, 2010-2011)
Vince Coates .... second assistant director (19 episodes, 2009-2010)
Alex Pappas .... first assistant director (17 episodes, 2009-2011)
Robert S. Weber .... third assistant director (4 episodes, 2010)
Rachel Fortier .... second assistant director / third assistant director (3 episodes, 2010-2011)
Chemen Ochoa .... second assistant director: New Mexico (2 episodes, 2009-2010)
 
Series Art Department
Gordon Bellamy .... supervisor: prop makers, sculptors, model makers (40 episodes, 2009-2011)
Steve Craine .... paint coordinator (40 episodes, 2009-2011)
Kenny Gibbs .... property master (40 episodes, 2009-2011)
Scott Wellenbrink .... construction coordinator (40 episodes, 2009-2011)
Samantha Schell .... buyer / assistant property master (23 episodes, 2009-2010)
Trevor Purvis .... set dresser (20 episodes, 2009-2010)
Steve Sisko .... props truck supervisor (20 episodes, 2009-2010)
Kate Heslup .... draftsperson (13 episodes, 2009-2010)
Yasmine Wallace .... props buyer (8 episodes, 2010)
Neil Fairall .... lead props (6 episodes, 2009)
Jo Ann Frappier .... construction first aid / construction laborer (4 episodes, 2009)
Wendy McAllister .... storyboard artist (4 episodes, 2010-2011)
Jason Davis .... property master: New Mexico unit (2 episodes, 2009-2010)
Alistair Bell .... carpenter (2 episodes, 2009)
 
Series Sound Department
Patrick Ramsay .... sound mixer (40 episodes, 2009-2011)
Kelly Cole .... re-recording mixer / sound re-recording mixer (39 episodes, 2009-2011)
Bill Mellow .... re-recording mixer / sound re-recording mixer (34 episodes, 2009-2011)
Matthew Wilson .... sound effects editor / sound editor (28 episodes, 2009-2011)
Jay Cheetham .... background sound editor / sound editor (27 episodes, 2009-2011)
Steve Smith .... sound designer (27 episodes, 2009-2010)
Kirby Jinnah .... supervising sound editor / sound editor (24 episodes, 2009-2011)
Dave Griffiths .... boom operator (20 episodes, 2010-2011)
James Fonnyadt .... sound designer (13 episodes, 2010-2011)
Joe Watts .... foley mixer (11 episodes, 2009-2010)
Brian Campbell .... sound editor / dialogue editor (11 episodes, 2010-2011)
Christopher M. Ray .... m&e re-recording mixer / assistant re-recording mixer (6 episodes, 2009)
Iain Pattison .... re-recording mixer (5 episodes, 2009-2010)
Matt Dawson .... adr mixer (4 episodes, 2009)
Naan Spiess .... sound technician (4 episodes, 2009)
Jason Mauza .... sound editor (4 episodes, 2010-2011)
Dario DiSanto .... foley editor / sound editor (2 episodes, 2009-2011)
Kevin Belen .... adr mixer / re-recording mixer (2 episodes, 2009)
Christine McLeod .... sound supervisor (2 episodes, 2009)
 
Series Special Effects by
Scott Stofer .... special effects coordinator (40 episodes, 2009-2011)
Wray J. Douglas .... special effects coordinator (34 episodes, 2009-2011)
 
Series Visual Effects by
Stephen Bahr .... in house digital effects coordinator (40 episodes, 2009-2011)
Krista McLean .... in house digital effects supervisor / matte paintings / ... (40 episodes, 2009-2011)
Mark Savela .... visual effects supervisor (40 episodes, 2009-2011)
Luke Vallee .... in house compositor / digital compositor (32 episodes, 2009-2011)
Natalia Diaz .... in house compositor / compositor / ... (31 episodes, 2009-2011)
Kodie Mackenzie .... in house compositor (31 episodes, 2009-2011)
Tia Hoshizaki .... compositor / in house compositor / ... (30 episodes, 2009-2011)
Lisa Nolan .... in house visual effects artist / visual effects artist / ... (27 episodes, 2009-2011)
Dylan Yastremski .... compositor / in house compositor / ... (26 episodes, 2009-2011)
James Kawano .... in house lead visual effects artist / senior cgi artist / ... (25 episodes, 2009-2011)
Michael Lowes .... in house lead visual effects artist / in house visual effects artist (21 episodes, 2009-2011)
Kelly Whitfield .... visual effects set supervisor (20 episodes, 2010-2011)
Billy Martin .... in house visual effects artist / in house lead visual effects artist / ... (18 episodes, 2009-2011)
Sonia Henkel .... visual effects coordinator (17 episodes, 2009-2011)
Viv Jim .... in house lead compositor (17 episodes, 2009-2010)
Erica Henderson .... in house lead compositor (17 episodes, 2010-2011)
James Rorick .... visual effects coordinator (16 episodes, 2009-2011)
Wes Sargent .... in house visual effects artist / visual effects artist (16 episodes, 2009-2011)
Rob Fitzsimmons .... in house compositor (15 episodes, 2009-2011)
Andrew Karr .... digital effects supervisor / cg supervisor (14 episodes, 2009-2011)
Chris Phillips .... in house visual effects artist / in house lead visual effects artist (13 episodes, 2009-2011)
Toby Taplin .... visual effects artist (12 episodes, 2009-2011)
Pauline Burns .... visual effects producer (11 episodes, 2010-2011)
Krista Lomax .... computer graphics animator (8 episodes, 2009-2010)
Jeremy Kehler .... digital compositor (8 episodes, 2010-2011)
Gordon Bellamy .... digital scanning: polymorph3d (7 episodes, 2009-2011)
Carina Dielissen Hunt .... in house visual effects artist / in house lead visual effects artist / ... (7 episodes, 2009-2010)
Shannon Gurney .... visual effects coordinator (6 episodes, 2009-2010)
Daphne De Jesus .... digital compositor / compositor (3 episodes, 2009)
Jose Perez .... visual effects artist (3 episodes, 2009)
Alec McClymont .... digital artist / visual effects artist (2 episodes, 2009-2010)
Brenda Campbell .... composite supervisor (2 episodes, 2009)
Paul Flanagan .... senior effects artist: Image Engine Vancouver (2 episodes, 2009)
Chad L. Fox .... visual effects / visual effects artist (2 episodes, 2009)
Paul Hegg .... visual effects artist (2 episodes, 2009)
Chandra Juhasz .... visual effects artist (2 episodes, 2009)
Nick Hsieh .... digital compositor (2 episodes, 2010)
Ryan Jensen .... digital artist (2 episodes, 2010)
Marco Menco .... creature modeller: Image Engine (2 episodes, 2010)
Bob White .... visual effects artist (2 episodes, 2010)
 
Series Stunts
James Bamford .... stunt coordinator (39 episodes, 2009-2011)
Rhys Williams .... stunt double: Jamil Walker Smith (5 episodes, 2010-2011)
Lani Gelera .... stunt performer / stunts (3 episodes, 2009-2011)
Andrew Chin .... stunts (2 episodes, 2009-2011)
Trevor Jones .... stunt performer (2 episodes, 2009-2011)
Larissa Stadnichuk .... stunt double: Alaina Huffman (2 episodes, 2009-2011)
Al Goto .... stunt coordinator: New Mexico / stunt coordinator: New Mexico unit (2 episodes, 2009-2010)
Fraser Corbett .... stunts (2 episodes, 2009)
Rob Hayter .... stunt double: Haig Sutherland (2 episodes, 2009)
Mike Desabrais .... stunts (2 episodes, 2010)
Shelene Yung .... stunt performer (2 episodes, 2010)
Atlin Mitchell .... stunt double: Kyra Zagorsky / stunt performer (2 episodes, 2011)
 
Series Camera and Electrical Department
Ryan Purcell .... camera operator / camera operator: New Mexico unit (40 episodes, 2009-2011)
John Zulinski .... key grip (34 episodes, 2009-2011)
Jesse Emery .... chief lighting technician (28 episodes, 2010-2011)
Krista Stumph .... second assistant camera / assistant camera (21 episodes, 2009-2011)
Greg Fox .... camera operator (20 episodes, 2009-2010)
Ted Smith .... first assistant camera (20 episodes, 2009-2010)
Brendan Chalmers .... first assistant camera (20 episodes, 2010-2011)
Robert Finnigan .... second assistant camera (20 episodes, 2010-2011)
Grizz Salzl .... camera operator (20 episodes, 2010-2011)
Chris Unsworth .... rigging electrics (15 episodes, 2010-2011)
Bruno Bittner .... chief lighting technician (11 episodes, 2009-2010)
Michael Bailey .... lighting technician (10 episodes, 2009-2010)
John Carron .... playback coordinator (10 episodes, 2009-2010)
Ian Prince .... best boy grip (9 episodes, 2009-2010)
Lecily Corbett .... second assistant camera: second unit (7 episodes, 2010)
Courtland Sandover-Sly .... grip (6 episodes, 2011)
Simon Smith .... key grip (6 episodes, 2011)
Stephen J. McKnight .... first assistant camera (5 episodes, 2010)
Simon Hall .... video/computer playback (4 episodes, 2009-2010)
Greg Hewett .... key grip: New Mexico (4 episodes, 2009-2010)
Frederick Heartline .... assistant camera (4 episodes, 2009)
Dwight Dollins .... grip (3 episodes, 2009-2010)
Richard Galli .... best boy electric / best boy electric: New Mexico (3 episodes, 2009-2010)
Leonard E. Hoffman .... chief lighting technician: New Mexico Unit / chief lighting technician: New Mexico unit (2 episodes, 2009-2010)
Charlie Newberry .... additional second assistant camera (2 episodes, 2009)
Christopher Norris .... additional first assistant camera (2 episodes, 2009)
Lauren Petzke .... lighting technician (2 episodes, 2009)
Lee Gibeau .... grip (2 episodes, 2010)
Ryne Niner .... digital imaging technician (2 episodes, 2010)
 
Series Animation Department
Chris Derochie .... senior animator / creature animator (7 episodes, 2009-2011)
Michel Bidart .... animator (2 episodes, 2009)
 
Series Casting Department
Corinne Clark .... casting: Canada (40 episodes, 2009-2011)
Jennifer Lurey .... casting associate: US (40 episodes, 2009-2011)
Sandra-Ken Freeman .... extras casting (39 episodes, 2009-2011)
Jennifer Page .... casting: Canada (39 episodes, 2009-2011)
Jaye Riske .... casting associate (19 episodes, 2009-2010)
 
Series Costume and Wardrobe Department
Taryn Thumath .... costume breakdown artist (16 episodes, 2009-2011)
Luisa Dalmagro .... costume buyer (3 episodes, 2009)
Allyson Traub .... key set costumer (3 episodes, 2009)
 
Series Editorial Department
Flavio Bidese .... on-line editor (40 episodes, 2009-2011)
Bob Dewald .... second assistant editor / assistant editor (27 episodes, 2009-2011)
Kerry McDowall .... post production coordinator (23 episodes, 2009-2010)
Steve McLeod .... assistant editor (21 episodes, 2009-2011)
Ryan Malone .... assistant editor (20 episodes, 2009-2011)
Frank Robinson .... colorist: Deluxe Vancouver (3 episodes, 2010)
Andrea Dixon .... colorist (2 episodes, 2009)
Jon Anctil .... post-production assistant (2 episodes, 2011)
 
Series Music Department
Rick Chadock .... music editor (40 episodes, 2009-2011)
Andrea von Foerster .... music supervisor (24 episodes, 2009-2011)
Joel Goldsmith .... composer: title theme (7 episodes, 2009)
Neal Acree .... composer: additional music (2 episodes, 2010-2011)
 
Series Transportation Department
David R. Anderson .... transportation coordinator (40 episodes, 2009-2011)
 
Series Other crew
Tanja Balic .... production coordinator (39 episodes, 2009-2011)
Lawren Bancroft-Wilson .... script coordinator (39 episodes, 2009-2011)
David Magee .... production coordinator (39 episodes, 2009-2011)
Julie Anne Rieder .... production accountant (39 episodes, 2009-2011)
John Scalzi .... creative consultant (39 episodes, 2009-2011)
Amanda Alexander .... script supervisor (28 episodes, 2009-2011)
Dustin Lee Abram .... key production assistant (26 episodes, 2009-2011)
Remi Aubuchon .... executive consultant (20 episodes, 2010-2011)
Nathan Conchie .... second assistant production coordinator (20 episodes, 2010-2011)
Ashleigh Inman .... assistant to executive producer (20 episodes, 2010-2011)
Ken Kabatoff .... office production assistant (20 episodes, 2010-2011)
Heather Vedan .... location manager (20 episodes, 2010-2011)
Sarah Tarry .... legal counsel: Heenan Blaikie LLP / legal counsel (19 episodes, 2009-2010)
Christina Bulbrook .... legal counsel: Heenan Blaikie LLP (13 episodes, 2010-2011)
Geoffrey Dodd .... assistant location manager (12 episodes, 2009-2010)
Carol Marks-George .... unit publicist (12 episodes, 2009-2010)
Lorne Davidson .... location manager (11 episodes, 2009-2010)
Scott Schaffer .... product placement (10 episodes, 2009-2010)
Terry J. Murray .... script supervisor (9 episodes, 2009-2010)
John K. Alexander .... location manager (8 episodes, 2010)
Nadia Wechselberger .... legal counsel: Heenan Blaikie LLP (7 episodes, 2010)
Simon Hall .... video/computer playback (6 episodes, 2009)
Paul Muite Macharia .... production assistant (5 episodes, 2011)
David Tamkin .... assistant location manager (3 episodes, 2010)
Angela M. DeNike .... assistant production coordinator (2 episodes, 2009-2010)
Michael Feldman .... set production assistant (2 episodes, 2009-2010)
A.G. Johnson-Wagner .... first assistant accountant / first assistant accountant: New Mexico (2 episodes, 2009-2010)
David Melito .... production accountant: New Mexico unit (2 episodes, 2009-2010)
Ryan J. Pezdirc .... production assistant: New Mexico Unit / set production assistant: New Mexico unit / ... (2 episodes, 2009-2010)
Hannah Staiger .... assistant craft services: New Mexico unit / production assistant (2 episodes, 2009-2010)
Larie Stoley .... production assistant (2 episodes, 2009-2010)
Sam Tischler .... location manager: New Mexico Unit / location manager: New Mexico unit (2 episodes, 2009-2010)
Betty Weaver .... production coordinator: New Mexico Unit / production coordinator: New Mexico unit (2 episodes, 2009-2010)
Portia Tickell .... script supervisor (2 episodes, 2010)
Thomas Potter .... technical advisor: military (2 episodes, 2011)
 
Series Thanks
Jennifer Schwalenberg .... the producers would like to thank: The New Mexico Film Commission / the producers would like to thank: The new Mexico Film Commission (2 episodes, 2009-2010)
Lisa W. Strout .... the producers would like to thank: The New Mexico Film Commission / the producers would like to thank: The new Mexico Film Commission (2 episodes, 2009-2010)
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"SG.U Stargate Universe" - USA (promotional title)
"Stargate: Universe" - International (English title) (alternative title)
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Runtime:
USA:43 min
Country:
Language:
Color:
Aspect Ratio:
1.78 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Certification:
Australia:M | Canada:PG (TV rating) | Singapore:M18 (season 1) | USA:Not Rated (DVD rating)

Did You Know?

Trivia:
Sergeant Greer's Uniform and collar insignia mark him as a Marine Master Sergeant. This would make him an E-8 and a very senior and experienced enlisted man.See more »
Goofs:
Errors made by characters (possibly deliberate errors by the filmmakers): Medics are enlisted personnel, not officers. Lt. Tamara Johansen should be a nurse or doctor.See more »
Quotes:
[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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Movie Connections:
Referenced in Command & Conquer: Stargate Universe (2012) (VG)See more »

FAQ

Did I miss an episode between "Time" and "Life"? Was "Time" a two parter?
Why doesn't the chair found by Rush's team incapacitate Rush like it did to Franklin?
Why are some Stargates described as being "in range"?
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172 out of 223 people found the following review useful.
Perhaps It's Not What You Like., 22 November 2010
Author: Kamikaze K from United States

I read a really negative review of this program on this site and I wanted to put my two cents in on the internet for a change. And for the record, I'm not one of these "paid" individuals at the url posted in the review before me (I didn't click it, but urls in posts make me weary anyways). Stargate Universe is a drama about a group of individuals who are trapped on a ship half way across the known universe. The idea behind this show is that the people on the ship are attempting, to the best of their own personal abilities, to find a way for day-to-day survival and how to gain control of this massive intergalactic spaceship. Many on the ship are either scientists or military personal, with a few civilians littered in.

Now where most would say this show is garbage, I disagree. This show is a welcome break from the standard Stargate TV plot line. So far, this season and last, the only goal has been trying to gain control of the ship. They've dealt with some alien life forms and other assorted baddies, but the main arc has always been trying to control the ship so they can get home. Yes, it is incredibly slower paced than the other Stargate programs, but it wasn't intended on being like them. It was suppose to be different, dealing with the intrapersonal and interpersonal issues these people face while staring potential death at any wrong move in the face.

This show gives me a sense of realism (well, as well of one can hope for when watching a science fiction program) when they are faced with problems. There's no room for error. There's no intergalactic space police that can come swooping in to their rescue at the convenient time right after they come back from commercials, they have literally no help what so ever beyond consultation from people on Earth via the Communication Stones. This isn't the hour long show where Daniel Jackson and Jack O'Neill run through the Stargate, pick a fight with someone, someone gets caught or incapacitated or whatever cliché tension builder they decided to use this week, they get rescued by their friends and run back through the gate to Earth. It's almost like their playing a universal game of "Ding Dong Ditch".

Don't get me wrong, I really enjoyed Stargate SG-1, I watched all 10 seasons, but after awhile the story structure got stale and it was just the same thing with different people every week. The episodes I enjoyed the most were the ones where someone had to make a personal sacrifice for the betterment of their friends. That's what it's like in real life. It humanized them for me. And that's what SGU does for me.

Now granted, I will admit that the creation of SGU after the success of the new Battlestar was pretty evident, but fact of the matter is that it works for some and doesn't for others. Think of all the shows that got canceled in the late 90s, early 2000s that everyone and their dog has breathed life back into? Family Guy, Futurama, even American Dad. These programs failed on their first run, but had such a successful run in later years that they're now part of the main stream and people are enjoying them once more.

This show isn't for everyone, it's not. If you're looking for fights with aliens or saving the world after the 10 p.m. news is over, you're going to be disappointed. But, if you're looking for something a little different with something familiar to relate with, you might enjoy it. I know I do. My name is Matt, I'm from Montana, and no one paid me a f-ing thing to write this review. Cheers.

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