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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Jack O'Neill has three stars on his uniform shoulder-boards, making him a Lieutenant General. Since leaving Stargate Command he has advanced two grades. See more »


When Colonel Young came through the Gate he had collapsed. When Scott went to assist him there was blood coming from the back of his head which ended up in a pool of blood and all over Lt. Scott's hands. In "Air: Part 1" when they are about to go through the Stargate which is supposedly less than 24 hours later, there is no blood whatsoever. His hair is clean, and there are no stitches or bandages. Since they don't have shower facilities yet, it's doubtful he managed to clean any blood off his head or his uniform. See more »


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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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