SGU Stargate Universe: Season 1, Episode 6

Water (30 Oct. 2009)

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The water reserves are mysteriously disappearing, in massive amounts, and members of the crew are quick to blame others. When Destiny drops out of FTL the only planet in range is an ice ... See full summary »



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The water reserves are mysteriously disappearing, in massive amounts, and members of the crew are quick to blame others. When Destiny drops out of FTL the only planet in range is an ice planet with a toxic atmosphere and only two of the space suits are operational. Colonel Young and Luitenenant Scott gate to the planet and start the search for pure ice, using Eli's new invention, a hover cart. When the Colonel is away, Johansen, who is currently in charge, discovers that the dust aliens Scott found on another planet, followed him to destiny and are using up massive amounts of water. The aliens seem harmless until aggravated by a startled crew member and attack him. Meanwhile, Scott and Young have found pure ice a ways from the gate and have returned for a second load. Johansen has a plan to trap the aliens in an air locked room, but when they do the now angered aliens begin to look for a way out. Back on the planet, while returning to the stargate with another load of ice, lieutenant ... Written by MRanda

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The team uses a plasma cutter to cut the ice. A plasma cutter is designed to cut metal and like an arc welder needs to be to grounded work. A plasma cutter would never work on ice. See more »


Sgt. Riley: Yeah,I read about these chinese miners that survived a cave in for six days by drinking their urine.
Ronald Greer: I'm gunna go ahead and pretend I didn't hear that.
Sgt. Riley: You know what they ate? Coal.
Ronald Greer: Coal?
Sgt. Riley: Yeah, Thats a true story. I mean don't get me wrong it was pretty stupid. Nearly killed them.
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Where's the water going'?
3 October 2012 | by (Estero Island) – See all my reviews

Mysteriously-disappearing water reserves cause crew tension, and require a dangerous away mission on an ice planet. On the ship, a coalescing alien particle cloud that seems friendly, becomes deadly when aggravated. What is setting this series apart from virtually all sci fi that's come before is ambiguous dissonance. Most TV sci fi characters fit neatly into the ol' "good" and "bad" files, but moment, you're rooting for Eli as a youthful voice of idealism and humility, the next you're angry at him for losing his composure. One minute you're thinking Dr. Rush is an egomaniacal sociopath, the next you're lauding his brilliant, clear thinking. A more honest portrayal of life, i daresay. Another effort that pushes up against four-star close.

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