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SGU Stargate Universe 

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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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

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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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Sound Mix:

Stereo

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Color

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1.78 : 1
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Trivia

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 »

Goofs

Hunter Riley cannot have the rank of Sergeant. The Air Force eliminated the rank of Sergeant in 1994. By the number of stripes on his collar insignia, his correct rank should be Senior Airman. See more »

Quotes

Matthew Scott: [looking trough binoculars] Check it out!
Dr. Nicholas Rush: [takes binoculars] What is it?
Matthew Scott: It's some kind of an animal.
Master Sgt. Ronald Greer: [with an enthusiastic voice] Is it something we can barbecue?
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The Universe is getting better!
18 June 2010 | by Vic_maxSee all my reviews

Finally, some serious and great writing is back in a Stargate series. It was present in the original Stargate movie, the early seasons of SG-1 and then it disappeared (later SG-1 and SG-A were very different in nature). SG-U has the key elements of strong actors, characters, and story lines -- and it's all happening with great backdrop of the Stargate theme.

The show is well cast with actors who'd make you want to see what happens next even if it weren't sci-fi. Equally as important are the scripts - and they are very well written with conflict, suspense and unpredictability.

What remains to be seen is if the series can keep its current breadth of script ideas fresh - this tough task for any new series. It doesn't seem like it will win over die-hard SG-A fans, so it will have to develop a new base of it's own. If haven't checked out the series yet, it's definitely worth a look.


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