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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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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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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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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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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 »

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[repeated season 1.0 introduction to episode recap]
Dr. Nicholas Rush: Destiny... The design is clearly ancient... Launched hundred of thousands of years ago.
Matthew Scott: Where the hell are we?
Dr. Nicholas Rush: Several billion light years from home.
Matthew Scott: [to everyone] We are on a ship, but we have no idea where we are in relation to Earth.
Dr. Nicholas Rush: This ship could be the most important discovery Mankind has made since the stargate itself.
Everett Young: [briefing Lt. General Jonathan "Jack" O'Neill] These are the wrong people, in the wrong place...
Matthew Scott: [to Dr. Rush] We've got a...
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Stargate, the Next Generation
3 October 2009 | by EmeraSee all my reviews

I was nine when the original Stargate film released, and it was one of the first times I was awed by the truly limitless potential of science fiction. I got into the Stargate SG-1 and Atlantis franchises only a few years ago, and I have since seen every episode in the series. It was the reality-based fantasy of SG-1 that drew me in, and despite what budget and technological constraints the show had to endure in its 10-year run, I always felt it captured an aspect of human existence that was often left unexplored in fiction: our place in the universe.

After watching the premiere of Stargate Universe for the second time, I am convinced that the fate of the franchise has a true destiny aboard this ship. The quality of talent in every avenue of production is staggering, and it emanates through every facet on screen. From masterful talents like Robert Carlyle (28 Weeks Later) and Justin Louis (Durham County), to the many newcomers and rising stars, the crew brings humanity into the dark frontier of deep space with a raw and visceral tenacity that captures the essence of human nature.

Stargate Universe brings science fiction television into the twenty-first century with influences and lessons learned from every epic saga that came before it. From the cinematic tension of the recent Battlestar Galactica reboot, to the unpredictable realities of the universe in series like Sliders, Star Trek, Farscape, and Firefly.

With SG-1's legacy of imaginative writers and visionary directors behind it the future of the series is finally entering the next chapter. Stargate Universe may well be the next great space saga for a new era of television. Whether you know the lore, or you're on your first trip through the gate, you're in for a ride like nothing else on TV. You may not know what to make of the series from the pilot, but if its predecessors are any indication there are great things in store for newcomers and fans alike as the series progresses.

One thing the Stargate series has always been about is stepping through the puddle to something new and unexplored, and now we all have the opportunity to make that journey anew. In the series' past we were invited to explore the galaxy and learn something about our place in the epic fantasy of the saga. Now we're venturing into the unknown depths of the universe, and the ship of Destiny is just the right vehicle to take us there.

With the support of the fans, and the network, Stargate Universe may soon have its place among the classics, as a science fiction epic that explores humanity's infinite potential in the universe. Don't let its humble beginnings fool you, we are all in for an adventure, that will hopefully be engaging us for many years to come.


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