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Stargate Universe

The second live-action series to spin-off of the hit science fiction series Stargate SG-1 was green-lighted a day after the announcement that Stargate Atlantis will be canceled after its fifth season run. Stargate Universe premiered with a two-hour movie and then went immediately to its new timeslot.

With the help of teenager mathematics prodigy Eli Wallace (David Blue), Dr. Nicholas Rush (Robert Carlyle) discovers what he believes is the secret to intergalactic travel using the Stargate's heretofore unlocked ninth chevron. However, when the base where the Stargate is kept comes under attack, Rush insists on using the Stargate to evacuate, disregarding the orders of commanding officer Colonel Everett Young (Louis Ferreira). Lt. Matthew Scott (Brian J. Smith) is the first officer through the wormhole, leading the military and civilian survivors through before the base is destroyed.

What awaits them on the other side is an unmanned automated starship named the Destiny, launched by the Ancients thousands of years ago at the height of their civilization as a portal to other galaxies.

Among the survivors is: Master Sergeant Tamara Johansen (Alaina Huffman), a field medic woefully underequipped to deal with the injuries they've suffered and the problems they encounter; Chloe Armstrong (Elyse Levesque), daughter and assistant to her dead father, Senator Armstrong; and Camille Wray, the IOA representative and human resources manager.

The Destiny lacks the power necessary to create a super-wormhole back to Earth. Although they can program the ship to stop at Stargates that the Ancients sent ahead, the automated systems cause the ship to depart twelve hours upon arrival. If someone is left behind, there is no way to go back for them, adding to the drama of encountering new races, enemies, and adventures, and finding a way to bolster their dwindling supplies. Their only contact with Earth is through a series of Ancient communication stones, but only Dr. Rush knows how to use them... and he intends to use the opportunity to the fullest to explore alien planets and discover Ancient technology, no matter what the cost.

Episode Info

Final: 2x20 -- Gauntlet (May/09/2011)

The crew of Destiny must make a final and potentially fatal decision to evade the command ships and continue along their designated course to find ultimate answers.
Available Episodes

May 09, 2011
Season 2 episode 20

May 02, 2011
Season 2 episode 19

Apr 25, 2011
Season 2 episode 18

Common Descent
Apr 18, 2011
Season 2 episode 17

The Hunt
Apr 11, 2011
Season 2 episode 16

Apr 04, 2011
Season 2 episode 15

Mar 28, 2011
Season 2 episode 14

Robert CarlyleRobert Carlyle
As Doctor Nicholas Rush
Louis FerreiraLouis Ferreira
As Colonel Everett Young (as Louis Ferreira)
Brian J. SmithBrian J. Smith
As Lt. Matthew Scott
Elyse LevesqueElyse Levesque
As Chloe Armstrong
David BlueDavid Blue
As Eli Wallace
Alaina HuffmanAlaina Huffman
As Master Sergeant Tamara Johansen (as Alaina Huffman)
Jamil Walker SmithJamil Walker Smith
As Sr. Sergeant Ronald Greer
As Camille Wray


Reviews: 44
searching for The CauseRating: 12 likes, 0 dislikes

the tv execs behind this cancellation should be dropped in a remote island with aerial cameras watching their attempted survival. Read more

Review posted on Sunday, October 27th 2013 at 11:41 pm


Reviews: 11
slowRating: 10 likes, 18 dislikes

Sorry to say but the franchise seems to have lost the magic. Stargate Universe is slow as a week in the jail and i don't know how many more episodes i'm willing to watch to give it a chance. In conclusion not a patch on SG1. Read more

Review posted on Friday, October 30th 2009 at 2:33 pm


Reviews: 45
deem thinking as inconvenientRating: 9 likes, 1 dislikes

do you deem thinking as inconvenient as truth? step away from the tv, and play on the freeway

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Review posted on Monday, April 7th 2014 at 4:52 am

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2x20: Gauntlet recap: Johansen is checking Park’s eyes as Greer watches over her. As Young comes in, Johansen confirms that there’s been no improvement. As Young leaves, Camilla catches up to him and advises him to get some sleep. He agrees, but Rush calls him to the control interface room. Eli and Young explain that they’ve discovered a way to track the drones’ locations. However, a comparison to Destiny’s planned course shows that there are drones at every Stargate between them and the edge of the galaxy... read more.

2x19: Blockade recap: Eli is watching the Teneran kino footage of his grandson dedicating a school in his name when Rush comes to get some equations. He suggests that Eli find something more important to do, noting that none of his descendants were there. Rush says that given how widely the Tenerans spread across the galaxy, the odds are good they’ll meet them again... read more.

2x18: Epilogue recap: On Novus, the alternate Colonel Young is dying of old age while Chloe watches over him. He calls for his son, Steven, who arrives and assures him that Sara will be there shortly. Young says that he’s sorry... read more.

2x17: Common Descent recap: Brody and the others check the filters and confirm their losing efficiency. Johansen approaches Young with reports of carbon monoxide Destiny emerges from FTL and they confirm there are two planets within range, and one of them has a working Stargate. As Eli tells Chloe and Camille the news, they spot six drone ships closing in on them. The drones open fire and Destiny returns fire and takes evasive maneuvers. They realize a command ship must be in the vicinity and confirm they can’t jump into FTL for another two hours. The command ship arrives and Young orders a retreat, but they can only maintain their lead by blowing out the engines... read more.

2x16: The Hunt recap: The team takes an expedition to a new planet and check out the woods. Greer and Scott decides to hunt a few of the resident deer-like creatures and prepare to open fire. However, their target flees and Scott sends a kino to investigate. A different creature charges out of the woods, attacks the kino, and then charges the others. Scott yells at Greer to shoot, but he freezes instead... read more.
Recurring Guests

Peter Kelamis as Adam Brody (39 eps)
Patrick Gilmore as Volker (39 eps)
Jennifer Spence as Lisa Park (36 eps)
Julia Anderson as 2nd Lt. Vanessa James (35 eps)
Lou Diamond Phillips as Colonel David Telford (21 eps)
Jeffrey Bowyer-Chapman as Pvt. Darren Becker (18 eps)
Haig Sutherland as Sgt. Hunter Riley (16 eps)
Mike Dopud as Varro (14 eps)
Mark Burgess as Jeremy Franklin (13 eps)
Leanne Adachi as Cpl. Barnes (10 eps)

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Warning: Stargate Universe guide may contain spoilers
Classification: Scripted
Genre: Sci-Fi
Status: Canceled/Ended
Network: Syfy ( USA)
Airs: Mondays at 09:00 pm
Runtime: 60 Minutes
Premiere: October 02, 2009
Ended: May 09, 2011
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