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*[[Bill Dow]] as [[Bill Lee]] (1/10 episodes)
*[[Martin Christopher]] as [[Kevin Marks]] (1/10 episodes)
*[[Martin Christopher]] as [[Kevin Marks]] (1/10 episodes)
*[[Bill Dow]] as [[Bill Lee]] (1/10 episodes)
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Revision as of 09:10, 9 March 2010

Template:Universe-1 The first season of Stargate Universe consists of a total of 20 episodes, a trend with every Stargate season since 2004. This includes a special three-part premiere that aired on October 2, 2009, on Syfy in the United States and SPACE in Canada. Sky1 in the United Kingdom and Ireland began airing the series on October 6. Australia's Sci Fi network first aired the series in October 9, followed by Network Ten on December 18.

Stargate veterans Richard Dean Anderson, Michael Shanks, Amanda Tapping and Gary Jones appear in a few episodes; Gary Jones had a cameo appearance as Walter Harriman, while Amanda Tapping reprises her role as Samantha Carter in the first episode, "Air", though Tapping may also appear in the season finale, "Incursion". Anderson returns as Jack O'Neill in "Air", "Earth" and sporadically throughout the first season. Shanks makes appearances as Daniel Jackson in "Air", "Human", and "Subversion".

The first season broke for a mid-season finale after the tenth episode, "Justice", and will return in April, 2010 with the episode, "Space". During the hiatus, the first season of Caprica - a spin-off of Battlestar Galactica - will air in the SGU timeslot Friday nights on both Syfy and SPACE, airing opposite the 2010 Olympic Winter Games.

Known cast

thumb|200px|right|Stargate Universe Season 1.5 trailer.

Main characters

Recurring characters

Guest Stars



Image Title Number Airdate Planet(s) Race(s) Enemies
150px "Air (Part 1 of 3)" 101 October 2, 2009 Icarus Base, Earth N/A N/A
A team of scientists and soldiers from the Icarus Base uncover the mysteries of the ninth chevron of the Stargate. As they are forced to evacuate when the base is under attack from an alien race, they end up on the Destiny, an Ancient ship, stranded several billion light years from Earth.
Airpart1.jpg "Air (Part 2 of 3)" 102 October 2, 2009 Desert planet, Earth N/A N/A
While they are stranded on-board the Destiny, the new reluctant crew discover that their life support system is worn out, and they have to repair it fast or they will all suffocate in a matter of hours.
150px "Air (Part 3 of 3)" 103 October 9, 2009 Desert planet, Earth Dust bugs N/A
Lieutenant Matthew Scott leads a team to a desert planet to find a mineral capable of fixing Destiny's life support system. Colonel Telford uses a long-range communication device and takes temporarily control of Colonel Young's body. Chloe visits her mother on Earth.
SGUDarkness11.jpg "Darkness (Part 1 of 2)" 104 October 16, 2009 "Big Bertha", Earth N/A N/A
Rush tries to figure out why the ship's power reserves are critically low. Colonel Everett Young orders everyone to limit the power consumption. Eventually everything apart from the life support goes down. Fortunately, Destiny reaches a solar system with three planets, giving the crew hope to live another day.
150px "Light (Part 2 of 2)" 105 October 23, 2009 "Goldilocks" N/A N/A
On a seemingly unalterable collision course with a nearby star, and despite finding three suitable planets, Young tells everyone that only seventeen people can go in the shuttle and that a lottery will determine their fate.
150px "Water" 106 October 30, 2009 "Hoth" Dust bugs Dust bugs
Much of Destiny's water reserves mysteriously disappears. The ship then reaches an ice planet, where the crew attempt a harvest in order to replenish the supply. However, the atmosphere and the ice around the area of the Stargate is poisonous, and they'd have to expand their search with limited air in the environmental suits. Meanwhile, Tamara Johansen works to catch an intruder believed responsible for the lost water.
Eli Chloe and Young Earth.jpg "Earth" 107 November 6, 2009 Earth N/A N/A
The consciousnesses of some of the crew of the Destiny arrive back on Earth by means of an Intergalactic communication device. Colonel Young, Eli, and Chloe's consciousnesses are on Earth, and while Eli and Chloe visit their families, Young meets with Williams and O’Neill about a potentially dangerous plan to bring the crew home. Back on the ship, Telford takes over Young's command in order to ensure the plan is enacted.
SGUTime.jpg "Time" 108 November 13, 2009 Jungle planet Nocturnal creatures Nocturnal creatures
An away team finds a kino beside a Stargate on a jungle world, which contains video footage of the team that was shot prior to their arrival. Then, an illness cripples the team, forcing them to quarantine themselves on the planet.
150px "Life" 109 November 20, 2009 Earth N/A N/A
While searching the ship, the crew finds an Ancient device, similar to, but predating the Repository of knowledge from the Milky Way that may hold the promise of getting them home, and using the communication stones, Scott and Wray visit loved ones back on Earth. Scott is stunned to find out that he has a son, and Young gets extremely angry at Telford for seeing his wife. Rush also manages to gain access to the subspace link to the seeding ships.
Trial.jpg "Justice" 110 December 4, 2009 Barren planet N/A N/A
Colonel Young cedes command to Wray after Sergeant Spencer is found dead from a gunshot wound and the gun is recovered from his quarters. Meanwhile, a planet harbors a secret that threatens the Destiny, and Dr. Nicholas Rush gains access to the Ancient interface.


Image Title Number Airdate Planet(s) Race(s) Enemies
150px "Space (Part 1 of 2)" 111 April 2, 2010[2]
Colonel Young is accidentally transported to an alien vessel after encountering a piece of Ancient technology. He later arrives back on Destiny, and the crew attempt to make contact with the alien ship, but they soon end up under attack.
112 divided 03.jpg "Divided (Part 2 of 2)" 112 April 9, 2010[2]
No plot revealed yet.
Example.jpg "Faith" 113 April 16, 2010[2]
No plot revealed yet.
Example.jpg "Human" 114 April 23, 2010[2]
Nicholas Rush risks his life in a dangerous experiment involving the ship's computer, and flashes back to the time when he was first recruited into the Stargate program.
Example.jpg "Sabotage" 115 April 30, 2010[2]
The crew calls upon a brilliant mind from Earth to help after one of Destiny's FTL drives is destroyed; a quadriplegic scientist who temporarily takes over Camile Wray's body.
Example.jpg "Lost" 116 2010
Greer is trapped in a cave-in on a desolate planet and left for dead. His injuries draw his mind back to his difficult childhood with his abusive father. After Greer manages to free himself from the rubble, he finds his team gone. He builds a campsite near the Stargate, hoping that rescue will come for him.
Example.jpg "Pain" 117 2010
No plot revealed yet.
Example.jpg "Subversion" 118 2010
Rush believes someone in the crew has been spying on them for the same group of people who attacked Icarus Base.
Example.jpg "Incursion (Part 1 of 2)" 119 2010
Commander Kiva of the people who attacked Icarus Base manages to board Destiny and holds several of the crew hostage.
Example.jpg "Incursion (Part 2 of 2)" 120 2010
No plot revealed yet.

Critical reception

This is a very strong and exciting debut and if the following seventeen hours build upon the high quality presented here then we are all in for one hell of a season. Stargate Universe would be the series I see as the spiritual successor to Battlestar Galactica except that I see it surpassing the previous Syfy magnum opus in that it is not cruel or unnecessarily grim. On all levels I would say that this is the finest three hours that Syfy has produced to date and considering that includes the likes of Farscape, Eureka, the aforementioned Battlestar Galactica, Sanctuary and the previous two Stargate series, take that as you will. (Read more)
"SGU" marries many familiar sci-fi conventions with relatable emotional stories to create a non-genre spectacular. If you root for the underdog, you'll love this completely enthralling, heartbreaking and inspiring epic. (Read more)

Also see




External links

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  1. Ming-Na is credited as a regular in the pilot and Justice, but a guest star in every other appearance.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4