So here it is. My podcast on the final episode of Stargate Universe. Gauntlet. This was intended to be a season finale, but never a series finale. But with the tragic cancellation of the show after the end of season 2, there was nothing more to come. So how does this episode function as a series finale? Well, surprisingly well. At least, as a series pause. Grab a comfy chair and listen as I explain what I mean, as we delve one final time into Stargate Universe.
We're at the second-last episode of Stargate Universe. In today's podcast, we delve into Blockade. A surprisingly good episode that I remembered little about. While the crew gate to a planet once settled and deserted by the descendant of the Novans, Rush, Eli and Park take Destiny on an extremely risky mission to recharge the ship, with devastating consequences. These drones are not letting up. It's all going to come to a head soon.
Join me as we delve deep into Stargate Universe "Blockade"
We continue this two-part arc was Destiny arrives at Novus - the planet where their alternate timeline counterparts founded a new civilisation 2,000 years ago. I love this episode. In the present, we get to see our heroes digging through the ruins of their descendant's civilisation like archeologists, and in the past, we watch as our heroes slowly form a new society. It's all good stuff. So let's dig in to Stargate Universe "Epilogue".
This episode begins a two-part arc that may just be my favourite plotline in Stargate Universe. Running from the drone ships, Destiny finds a planet populated by a settlement of humans. These humans claim to be the descendants of the crew of Destiny, their civilisation founded 2,000 years ago.
This episode covers a lot of ground and has a very interesting structure.
Let's dig into Stargate Universe "Common Ground."
In a slightly more standalone episode of Stargate Universe, we go hunting for an alien creature that has taken two Destiny crewmembers. Varro and his Lucian Alliance people want to join, as they have much more experience with this, but can they be trusted? And what's going on with Greer?
Who doesn't love a good crossover? In this episode, we get to see not one, but two beloved characters from Stargate Atlantis (both of whom got their start on Stargate SG-1). Richard Woolsey and Dr. Rodney Mackay assist the crew of Destiny in their attempt to convince the Langaran government to let them dial Destiny from their planet. The only thing missing is Jonas Quinn. But are they putting the people of Langara at risk?
While all that's going on, we also get more insight into what life is like for Perry and Ginn as disembodied data structures. Rush goes on a journey that ends in heartbreak.
I have a lot to say about both plots in the episode, so let's dig in.
Today's episode of Stargate Universe delves deep into a lot of character emotions with two plots, neither of which presents great danger to the ship. Volker is facing a medical issue that could be managed on earth, but is life-threatening on Destiny. And the crew are shocked by the sudden re-appearance of a friend they thought was dead. Lots of great things to talk about in this one.
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We've been expecting it all season, but finally, the Lucian Alliance make their move against Earth. And Camille and Greer are stuck in the middle of it. This is an exciting episode, but also a deeply character-centric episode. Let's talk about the Stargate Universe episode "Alliances".
In this fan favourite episode of Stargate Universe, Eli believes he can dial the gate back to Earth from inside a star, but Rush wants to remain behind with a team to complete Destiny's mission. But when the attempt thrusts Destiny and Rush back through time, they have to re-think their plan. Lots of drama in this one. But what did I think of it?
The second half of Stargate Universe season 2 begins with "Deliverence". We see the fulfilment of the Chloe transformation story, and possibly the end of the blue aliens, and the resolution of the battle with the drone ships. But is it over? We'll be seeing the consequences of this encounter for some time.
We've made it to the mid-season finale for season 2. This one will leave us on a bit of a cliffhanger. The discovery of a mysterious alien signal will take the crew of Destiny a little off course and introduce a brand new and terrifying threat that will cause them a whole lot of problems for the rest of the season. Plus, things are coming to a head with Chloe.
Join me for the excitement as we talk about Stargate Universe "Resurgence".
This one is certainly a dark and depressing episode, but does that make it bad? If you're at all familiar with me, you'll know what I think. Join me as we dig into "Visitation" a very emotional episode of Stargate Universe.
Following from the disturbing cliffhanger at the end of the previous episode, This one opens with the tragic death of not one, but two semi-regular characters. While Eli tries to handle his grief, doing what he can to help with the situation, Rush goes off in a revenge-fueled rage to kill the Lucian Alliance killer Simeon.
An emotion-filled episode shot in the beautiful Binti Badlands.
In today's Stargate Universe podcast, we delve into the game-changing episode "The Greater Good". When Rush and Young get stuck on a derelict alien spaceship, Rush is unable to keep hiding his secrets. Not only to the crew discover Destiny's bridge, but Rush reveals the greatest secret of all - the reason the ancients constructed and launched Destiny in the first place! I do love these big episodes that change the status quo and give us big reveals.
"Trial and Error" is a perfect example of why Stargate Universe is so good. This is a beautiful character piece. It shows us the strain that leaders often go through. In this episode, Colonel Young must confront his own weaknesses and flaws, and the pain of the burdens he has been forced to carry since arriving on Destiny. It's fantastic television. Plus, on a lighter note, Eli and Gin meet for the first time, and their romance begins to blossom.