SGU Stargate Universe: Season 1, Episode 1

Air: Part 1 (2 Oct. 2009)

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Part 1: When Icarus Base is attacked, it's inhabitants are forced to flee through the Stargate. The base was created on a distant planet to take advantage of a powerful energy supply ... See full summary »



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Part 1: When Icarus Base is attacked, it's inhabitants are forced to flee through the Stargate. The base was created on a distant planet to take advantage of a powerful energy supply located there. Their goal is to try and determine the purpose of the mysterious ninth symbol of the Stargate, which they've never been able to lock in. In going through the Stargate, they are transported not to Earth but to a very old apparently uninhabited spacecraft. With the group's commander injured, Lt. Scott and the chief scientist - Dr. Nicholas Rush - lead the exploration of the craft. Several areas of the ship have been damaged but it is basically functional. They are able to learn that they are, in fact, billions of light years from Earth. Part 2: Tensions rise as the new arrivals explore the ship. Dr. Rush comes under suspicion with his secretive behavior and attitude. He determines however that the ship is losing air. They find a damaged room that is partly exposed to space but the problem is ... Written by garykmcd

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The transport ship is named USS George Hammond, the first commanding officer of Stargate Command. Actor Don Davis who played Hammond died of a heart attack one year prior to SGU's first episode. The Stargate franchise likewise 'retired' the character with a similar death. See more »


While Rush and Greer are trudging along the top of a sand dune on the dessert planet, Rush comments that Greer would likely be in prison or worse if it weren't for the Army. Master Sergeant Greer is a Marine. See more »


Eli Wallace: Found anything?
Dr. Nicholas Rush: "Destiny."
Eli Wallace: As in, ours?
Dr. Nicholas Rush: The name of the ship translated from Ancient. I've also discovered that they were never here.
Eli Wallace: Thought this was an Ancient ship.
Dr. Nicholas Rush: It is. But they sent it out unmanned, planning to use the gate to get here when it was far enough out into the universe. But they probably learned to Ascend before that time.
Eli Wallace: Learned to what?
Dr. Nicholas Rush: Ascension. It's a process whereby consciousness converts to energy and no longer requires a physical form.
Eli Wallace: That wasn't in the video.
Dr. Nicholas Rush: Well, ...
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The first step to a new saga
4 October 2009 | by (Netherlands) – See all my reviews

It was a slow start for this new Stargate-saga. Even though this first episode of SGU wasn't all I had expected it to be, I still liked it. I think the writers and actors have to grow accustomed to the characters in order for the characters to be more vivid. Remember, SG1 and Atlantis were also quite bad when they first started.

Even though this Stargate was planned to be more serious than the others I love the fact that they wrote in the character Eli, who is a very likable and funny character. Also Dr. Nicholas Rush is a very intriguing persona who is in his own way the logical and rational mind on board the starship Destiny. These characters will evolve to be great Stargate characters as always. BTW I love the ship (can't wait to see what weapons it has) Give it time and this will be a truly awesome show.

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