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"Sabotage"[4] is the sixteenth episode in the first season of Stargate Universe.

Plot

The expedition calls upon a brilliant mind from Earth to help after one of Destiny's twelve FTL drives is destroyed; a quadriplegic scientist who temporarily takes over Camile Wray's body.

Background notes

Production

Controversy

The episode has garnered some controversy concerning the direction of Eleanor Perry. Critics were critical of Brad Wright and Robert C. Cooper's rather insensitive description, particularly saying that the disabled character "Must be physically thin (think Calista Flockhart)," as well as exploring the possibility for a disabled character to be in a sexual relationship.[7] Several web comments from fans; one such type of comment believes the situation to be "rape" who believe the breakdown to be a form of rape, as well as accusing the series of "indulging the cliched male fantasy of lesbians having sex with men."[8]

Sources

  1. http://www.syfy.com/schedule/index.php?search_text=Stargate%20Universe
  2. The Official Stargate Magazine
  3. August 15, 2009 entry on Joseph Mallozzi's Weblog (backup link).
  4. June 7, 2009: I Approach Schnitzel Brink. Foie Gras Protesters Sell More Foie Gras. Patrick Gilmore and Mark Burgess Check Out the New Script. Madwelshboy Gets Knighted. And the Mailbag. on Joseph Mallozzi's Weblog (backup link).
  5. June 4, 2009: New Episode Titles! -Ish! It’s Party Time! What Does The Future Hold? A Comic Book Series Perhaps. on Joseph Mallozzi's Weblog (backup link).
  6. June 6, 2009: Playing Catch-Up with the Mailbag on Joseph Mallozzi's Weblog (backup link).
  7. Quadriplegic character raises ethical quandaries on GateWorld. (backup link)
  8. Editorial: Sex, Lies and Body-Swapping – What Sci-Fi Does Best on GateWorld. (backup link)
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