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Common Descent 

Not Rated | | Drama, Sci-Fi | Episode aired 18 April 2011
The Destiny once again comes under attack from the drones they previously encountered leading them to wonder just how the drones and their mother ship manage to find them so soon after ... See full summary »


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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)
Peter Kelamis ... Adam Brody
Patrick Gilmore ... Dr. Dale Volker
Jennifer Spence ... Lisa Park
Julia Benson ... Vanessa James
Reilly Dolman ... Jason
Katie Findlay ... Ellie
August Schellenberg ... Yaozu


The Destiny once again comes under attack from the drones they previously encountered leading them to wonder just how the drones and their mother ship manage to find them so soon after virtually every jump. More intriguing to everyone however are the people they find on a planet who claim to be the descendants of the Destiny's crew who founded their civilization nearly 2000 years ago. They are only a small party from their home world but have been unable to return there. Eli surmises that the alternate Destiny that they believed was destroyed by falling into the sun may in fact have been thrown even further back in time, leading them to be the founder of the new civilization. After the Drones again find them and the descendants camp is destroyed, they are all taken aboard the Destiny for the return trip to their home world but they are disappointed with what they find when they arrive. Written by garykmcd

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Drama | Sci-Fi

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Release Date:

18 April 2011 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

British Columbia, Canada

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The new homeworld established by the Ancesters is called Novus which is Latin for new. See more »


References SimEarth (1991) See more »


Stargate Universe End Theme
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Oh my RUSH!
1 May 2011 | by nikikozodercSee all my reviews

SGU is without a doubt one of the best sci-fi series in decade. There are just so many interesting plot lines and there is always mystery present, which is just great. Viewers must keep asking themselves this questions: who made the drones? what is hidden message all about? Where are all Novas people? And that's something that definitely makes SGU superior to Stargate Atlantis, and I even dare to say SG-1. I know that SGU was canceled due to horrible ratings and I don't blame Sy-Fy, because I think that space sci-fi on TV is in huge crisis at the moment.

So, let's talk about episode. Episode was just perfect. Great drama, fantastic action, mystery, interesting plot line and great acting. I also think it was very funny Rush being the demon and Futura :D The kino videos from 2000 years were great too. I am looking forward to see what happened to Novas people. And I know that remaining episodes will end SGU with blast.

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