While they are stranded on-board the Destiny, the new reluctant crew discover that their life support system is worn out, and they have to repair it fast or they will all suffocate in a matter of hours.



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During an official visit by Senator Armstrong, his assistant Chloe, and Eli Wallace, a recently recruited gaming genius, to Icarus, a secret off-world military base, the base falls under a full force attack leaving Colonel Everett Young with no choice but to retreat. He orders an evacuation to Earth. However, a last minute maneuver by scientist Dr. Nicholas Rush thrusts the escapees headlong into his experiment, which transports everyone to deep space. The survivors arrive on an uninhabited ship floating billions of light years away from Earth. Panic spreads throughout the group and Col. Young, who was severely injured during the escape, transfers command to Lt. Matthew Scott, before lapsing into unconsciousness. Teams led by Dr. Rush and Sgt. Greer try to make sense of the situation, while Lt. Tamara Johansen, a medic who was days away from leaving the program, is thrust into the role of chief medical officer. After secretly contacting the Homeworld Command using communications ... Written by Anonymous

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better SG on so many levels
3 October 2012 | by (Estero Island) – See all my reviews

This pilot episode is better than its STARGATE predecessors on so many levels, i don't know where to begin. It's gritty, raw, unpredictable, and the characters feel real. It all starts with the writing, of course...it's the usual suspects, so maybe they got a visit from some sci fi guru GLENGARRY GLEN ROSS Alec Baldwin-type, to bring an end to their old weaknesses. ATLANTIS was an improvement over SG1, because of better chemistry. This is something else, though. It very nearly reaches the level of the most brilliant sci fi pilots ever. An accident (perhaps coupled with the ego of Dr. Nicholas Rush, played by Robert Carlyle - THE FULL MONTY, TRAINSPOTTING) sends an ill-prepared crew onto an ancient starship traveling from galaxy to galaxy on auto-pilot. The ship is falling apart, and the demands of supporting a live crew give them only a couple days to live...nor can they go back the way they came, as the special origin gate was destroyed. The only annoying aspect is the religiosity, particularly with the second-in-command, an otherwise thoroughly likable performer (Brian J. Smith). Louis Ferreira lends crusty gravitas as the commander you're sure is dead in the first ten minutes. David Blue is great as Eli, a slacker college dropout recruited by the Air Force because he's the only person in the world to solve a complex equation that was embedded into an online game. Throw in a little Lou Diamond Phillips, some Ming-Na, send-off appearances by Richard Dean Anderson and Amanda Tapping, and the potential is...well, the universe is the limit.

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