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Stargate Universe 

SGU Stargate Universe (original title)
Not Rated | | Drama, Sci-Fi | TV Series (2009–2011)
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Trapped on an Ancient spaceship billions of light-years from home, a group of soldiers and civilians struggle to survive and find their way back to Earth.
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Nominated for 3 Primetime Emmys. Another 9 wins & 26 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Series cast summary:
Robert Carlyle ...  Dr. Nicholas Rush 40 episodes, 2009-2011
Louis Ferreira ...  Colonel Everett Young 40 episodes, 2009-2011
Brian J. Smith ...  Lt. Matthew Scott / ... 40 episodes, 2009-2011
Elyse Levesque ...  Chloe Armstrong 40 episodes, 2009-2011
David Blue ...  Eli Wallace 40 episodes, 2009-2011
Alaina Huffman ...  Lt. Tamara Johansen / ... 40 episodes, 2009-2011
Jamil Walker Smith ...  Master Sgt. Ronald Greer / ... 40 episodes, 2009-2011
Peter Kelamis ...  Adam Brody 39 episodes, 2009-2011
Patrick Gilmore ...  Dr. Dale Volker 39 episodes, 2009-2011
Jennifer Spence ...  Dr. Lisa Park / ... 36 episodes, 2009-2011
Julia Benson ...  2nd Lt. Vanessa James / ... 36 episodes, 2009-2011
Ming-Na Wen ...  Camile Wray / ... 31 episodes, 2009-2011
Lou Diamond Phillips ...  Colonel David Telford 20 episodes, 2009-2011
Jeffrey Bowyer-Chapman ...  Pvt. Darren Becker / ... 19 episodes, 2009-2011
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Storyline

The previously unknown purpose of the "Ninth Chevron" is revealed, and ends up taking a team to an Ancient ship "Destiny", a ship built millions of years ago by the Ancients, used to seed distant galaxies with Stargates. This team, led by Dr. Nicolas Rush and Colonel Everett Young, is trapped on the ship, unable to change its programmed mission. The team encounters new races, new technology and new enemies as the runaway ship travels to the far ends of the Universe. Written by Jwhitleymail

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The Only Mission Is Survival See more »

Genres:

Drama | Sci-Fi

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

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Official Sites:

Stargate Universe

Country:

Canada | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

2 October 2009 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

SG.U Stargate Universe See more »

Filming Locations:

Alamogordo, New Mexico, USA See more »

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Production Co:

MGM Television, Syfy See more »
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Stereo

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Color

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1.78 : 1
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Trivia

The character Eli Wallace is likely named in homage to Eli Wallach, the classic character actor best known for his role in Westerns. See more »

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TJ is called a medic, however she's a military officer and could not hold that designation. If she was a lieutenant she would be a nurse or a nurse practitioner. See more »

Quotes

[repeated season 2.5 introduction to episode recap]
Dr. Nicholas Rush: I may be on the verge of discovering the true nature of Destiny's mission.
Eli Wallace: [outraged] You've had control of this ship the whole time! Why wouldn't you tell anyone?
Camile Wray: The Lucian Alliance is planning an attack on Earth.
Everett Young: I killed Riley. I suffocated him with my own hands.
Matthew Scott: You are a good commander.
Everett Young: There is no mission other than getting these people home.
Dr. Nicholas Rush: It was never about going home. It's about getting us to where we're going. That... is... the ...
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Less stargate, more sci-fi
18 October 2009 | by joeri_sebrechtsSee all my reviews

This series is definitely not like Atlantis or SG-1. Those shows were set in outer space, but they were about war, and how humans cope with war. That's not the essence of sci-fi. The essence of sci-fi has always been about a small group of people trying to cope with the unimaginable. It has always been more about what it is that makes us human, and how we can hold on to that in the middle of situations that are beyond our comprehension.

This is what this show goes back to. The problems the crew runs across are not novel, they've been done a gazillion times, and you know from the start of the episode exactly how they'll solve them. The show is not about how they solve their problems, it's about how they cope with those problems, as people. It's a show where people have nervous breakdowns, where they sometimes just give up in despair. It's a show where you get a sense of the loneliness that the crew feels at being so far out there, and where the characters are not all super soldiers with wills of iron and hearts of gold. And luckily, it is portrayed by a group of actors who manage (mostly) to carry off their characters.

This is not a technology show. If you want geekspeak, go watch Atlantis reruns. But if you want stories, woven together by a set of unique characters who act like real humans would, then do watch this show.

This is not to say the show is perfect. It has flaws, just like its characters. But it has a lot more potential as a true sci-fi show than any of the previous stargates ever did.


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