SGU Stargate Universe: Season 1, Episode 7

Earth (6 Nov. 2009)

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The Ancient's communication's stones are used to allow certain crew members to return to Earth via compos mentis using volunteers on Earth. A risky plan is then hatched that might bring the... See full summary »

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The Ancient's communication's stones are used to allow certain crew members to return to Earth via compos mentis using volunteers on Earth. A risky plan is then hatched that might bring the crew home, and Rush is certain it is doomed to fail. Written by Anonymous

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[Destiny leaves FTL, disrupting the communication stones again]
Eli Wallace: [suddenly in Control Room with Rush and Chloe] All right, this is ridiculous. Jumping back and forth without any warning is completely unac...
Eli Wallace: [instantly back on Earth in Dr. Williams's body] -ceptable!
Eli Wallace: [pause as he notices he's back and alone] Seriously?
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Written by Nathaniel Irvin III, Charles Joseph II, and Janelle Monáe
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4 October 2012 | by (Jersey City) – See all my reviews

This episode explores one of the more interesting scientific notions of the show, the idea that this stranded ship can stay in communication with Earth through communication stones left by the ancients, which allow two people to switch bodies, no matter the distance. Body-snatching is hardly a new concept, but here for the first time we're allowed to experience it as a familiar and friendly technology. Earth orders Young to try a risky procedure that might get them home. When he balks, Col. Telford (Philips) exchanges bodies with him, and takes over. Rush sabotages the attempt, certain it will kill them all. The most fascinating part has Eli, Chloe, and Young interacting with their loved ones on Earth, in different bodies. They all handle it in different ways. Eli pretends to be a new friend of his, knowing his mom would never understand. Young has sex with his wife. Throw in a little Richard Dean Anderson, and away you go.


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