Stargate Universe (2009–2011)
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The Destiny's power reserves get dangerously low.


Peter DeLuise


Brad Wright (created by), Robert C. Cooper (created by) | 1 more credit »


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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Robert Carlyle ... Dr. Nicholas Rush
Louis Ferreira ... Colonel Everett Young
Brian J. Smith ... Lt. Matthew Scott
Elyse Levesque ... Chloe Armstrong
David Blue ... Eli Wallace
Alaina Huffman ... Lt. Tamara Johansen
Jamil Walker Smith ... Master Sgt. Ronald Greer
Ming-Na Wen ... Camile Wray (as Ming-Na)
Ona Grauer ... Emily Young
Peter Kelamis ... Adam Brody
Mark Burgess Mark Burgess ... Dr. Jeremy Franklin
Jennifer Spence ... Dr. Lisa Park
Lou Diamond Phillips ... Colonel David Telford
Julia Benson ... 2nd Lt. Vanessa James
Patrick Gilmore ... Dr. Dale Volker


Having resolved their situation and with an ample supply of breathable air, Dr. Rush turns his attention to their limited power supply. His short temper - not to mention his tantrums - is grating on everyone and Col. Young tries to establish some control over the scientist's activities. Rush has been working virtually non-stop, leading him to collapse. When the power fails completely the occupants find themselves hurtling into a new solar system. Elsewhere, several of the refugees record messages and some are on the verge of rebellion thinking information is being withheld from them. Eli is forced to help calm them. Written by garykmcd

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Drama | Sci-Fi



Did You Know?


Director Peter DeLuise, one of actor Dom DeLuise's sons, is a seasoned veteran of the Stargate franchise having previously directed multiple episodes of Stargate SG-1 (1997) (56) and Stargate: Atlantis (2004) (6). See more »


When Chloe is taking a shower in the steam bath, in some shots it is obvious that she is wearing a sports bra and biker shorts. See more »


Sgt. Spencer: What's going on, Eli?
Eli Wallace: You mean right now?
Vanessa James: Don't be an idiot.
Eli Wallace: Wow, you must be getting to know me because I respond really well to that.
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References Planet of the Apes (1968) See more »


Stargate Universe End Theme
Composed by Joel Goldsmith
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Entertaining but maybe over-dramatic...
18 October 2009 | by WhiteHawkDerpSee all my reviews

Since Stargate Universe has been the only sci-fi show, leave alone Stargate franchise, I have ever seen, please don't criticize my reviews harshly. Thanks! :) We firstly see Dr Rush, who gets all jittery and hyper and starts criticizing the crew. After all, he knows they are truly "destined" to die after their recent so-called "sunburnt" experience. He goes nuts over the crew since they're planning on discovering the ship when they should be worried about the power crisis. While the crew desperately tries to figure out how to steer the spaceship, our dear Dr Rush tries to solve the energy crisis. Nice! One message: When do we get to see the technology on board the ship? We're waiting… We also get to (finally) see a bit of bare skin. Yes, Chloe tries to bare it all in this episode– well, not all since this is a 14+ episode. I thought she wasn't hot but… well, I won't discuss further. The Eli-Chloe thing was totally funny in a show I thought would be very dramatic– the handing down of the iPhone and "don't make any long distance phone calls" was well said. While Dr Rush, the main guy behind everything, goes bonkers, we see alternative ways done by Eli to help save the crew: using those awesome camera kinos and how to use the shuttle to power the spaceship.

The Telford-Young thing gets a bit over-dramatic for me, though. It's just an opinion, but then again, I haven't watched any of the other Stargate franchise, have I? Young's wife's part could totally be skipped out– it's just something I don't plan on watching in a sci-fi show. The gas giant was staggering– the CGI was well done. I recently learnt about red gas giants in Physics and it was good to see real physics being used in a sci-fi show. The ship can also stop at a nearby habitable planet as discovered by Scott and as they pass through the gas giant which keeps everyone in awe, Rush discovers they're heading towards a sun.

One thing I've missed is the usage of recording messages for "posterity". It's almost like watching Virtuality (a TV movie) where everyone's statements were recorded along a spaceship. But this kept me entertained and how each character reveals his true nature such as Scott, the hard-ass saying the Lord's prayer and how everyone says they're afraid. Rush not saying anything was kinda obvious, for we know he's very stout. I also observed how there may be a possibility of conflict between Rush and Colonel Young.. perhaps they're the new Locke and Jack for a sci-fi show? Adapted by VeRdiKT from

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