SGU Stargate Universe: Season 1, Episode 5

Light (23 Oct. 2009)

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As destiny is flying directly into the sun, unable to change it course, the crew decides to abandon ship and attempt to survive on a nearby planet. However the shuttle they need to escape ... See full summary »



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As destiny is flying directly into the sun, unable to change it course, the crew decides to abandon ship and attempt to survive on a nearby planet. However the shuttle they need to escape can only hold a fraction of the crew on Destiny. Colonel Young decides to hold a lottery to choose who will go on the shuttle, Scott and Johanson are chosen by Young to lead the evacuation and Young and Rush remove themselves from the lottery. Those left on the ship wait for death, but are surprised to find that instead of being destroyed the ship regains power. Relief last shortly, however, when they realize that the shuttle is unable to meet up with destiny again. All is saved with the quick thinking of Colonel Young. Written by MRanda

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Faster than light (FTL) travel in the Stargate universe is conventionally achieved either by starships going into hyperspace or via the use of wormholes through the stargate. Both of these are theoretically possible with the former making use of additional dimensions (String Theory) and the latter of the curvature of space-time (General Therory of Relativity) and neither actually violate the speed of light - they provide shortcuts in distance meaning they only appear to travel faster than light. Destiny however seems to travel faster than light without the use of either of these technologies. As there is no theoretical means of travelling directly faster than the speed of the light the most likely explanation is that FTL by Destiny is achieved via a warp drive. This technology warps space-time around Destiny faster than the speed of light whilst Destiny travels locally within the warp bubble less than the speed of light. Warp drive is theoretically possible and is the primary FTL technology in the Star Trek universe - which is perhaps why SGU does not discuss it in detail. See more »


[Dr. Rush walks into the mess hall]
Colonel Everett Young: Dr. Rush, have a seat. These two have even showered.
Dr. Nicholas Rush: No, thanks.
Colonel Everett Young: Aw, come on, we should celebrate.
Dr. Nicholas Rush: Celebrate what? That we're back where we started?
[Eli lowers and shakes his head]
Lt. Matthew Scott: Aw, come on, have seat, Rush.
Dr. Nicholas Rush: Some other time.
Colonel Everett Young: All right, well, Becker, give him a double ration. He deserves it.
Dr. Nicholas Rush: Why's that then?
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