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Stargate Universe “Faith” Detailed Analysis & Review

Stargate Universe “Faith” Detailed Analysis & Review

June 14, 2021

The Stargate franchise has tackled themes of religion and spirituality in the past, but today's episode might just be one of the best examples. Stargate Universe "Faith" presents us with a massive science fiction mystery. The episode delves into questions of faith and duty. Join me as I dig into this wonderful episode.

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Stargate Universe “Divided” Detailed Analysis& Review

Stargate Universe “Divided” Detailed Analysis& Review

May 31, 2021

The show has been building toward this for a few episodes, but here it is. We're facing a civil war between the civilians and the military on board Destiny. and if that wasn't bad enough, those aliens we met last episode are still out there and will certainly be trying to find us again.

There's lots of think about in this episode of Stargate Universe. Let's dive into it together.

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Stargate Universe “Space” Detailed Analysis & Review

Stargate Universe “Space” Detailed Analysis & Review

May 17, 2021

We have our first true encounter with aliens in the Stargate Universe episode Space. And they're pretty cool. True aliens. But why is Colonel Young suddenly connecting to them with the stones rather than Earth? And will we ever see Doctor Rush again?

 

Things are really starting to heat up on the show now. Let's dig in and talk about Space.

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Stargate Timekeepers Announcement Reaction

Stargate Timekeepers Announcement Reaction

May 12, 2021

This is my reaction to the announcement trailer for Stargate Timekeepers, a real-time strategy PC game in development by Slitherine.

Stargate Universe “Justice” Detailed Analysis & Review

Stargate Universe “Justice” Detailed Analysis & Review

May 3, 2021

Today's episode is a turning point in the first season of Stargate Universe. It starts out as a murder mystery. Who killed Spencer? But it quickly becomes something much bigger. There are conspiracies taking place on board Destiny, and various camps are vying for control of the ship. I've really enjoyed the show up until now, but this is where things start getting even more interesting. Join me as we dig deep into "Justice".

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Stargate Universe “Life” Detailed Analysis & Review

Stargate Universe “Life” Detailed Analysis & Review

April 19, 2021

In the latest episode of our Stargate Universe Rewatch Podcast, we take a look at the first season episode "Life". This is very much a character-driven episode. We explore elements of character with Scott and Camille as they return to earth via the communication stones. The conflict between Young and Telford intensifies, and Rush makes a startling discovery. That's right, the chair device makes its first appearance in Stargate Universe. This episode is of note because it features no great threat to the crew. In fact, the lack of any great danger is what finally gives the crew time to reflect on their situation. And that causes its own problems.

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Stargate Universe “Time” Detailed Analysis & Review

Stargate Universe “Time” Detailed Analysis & Review

April 5, 2021

In the latest episode of our Stargate Universe Rewatch, we check in with "Time". This is Stargate Universe's first time travel episode, and one of the best of the franchise. Part found-footage episode, part deep character piece, part monster horror. This episode combines a number of genres and does them all justice. This is one of my favourite episodes. Listen to find out why.

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Zack Snyder’s Justice League Review (BONUS EPISODE)

Zack Snyder’s Justice League Review (BONUS EPISODE)

March 27, 2021

The long-awaited Snyder Cut of Justice League has finally arrived. So was it worth waiting for? My answer is an unequivocal yes. Listen to this bonus episode of Nerd Heaven to find out why. This is a quick review. I'll do a full detailed analysis on this movie later on.

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Stargate Universe “Earth” Detailed Analysis & Review

Stargate Universe “Earth” Detailed Analysis & Review

March 22, 2021

In the latest instalment of my Stargate Universe rewatch, we find Colonel Telford (Lou Diamond Phillips) taking over command of Destiny to enact a plan they hope will bring the crew back home. Meanwhile, Eli and Chloe have some character development as they visit family and friends via the communication stones.

This is the first "Will they get home" episode that Stargate Universe has attempted. A staple of Star Trek Voyager. But how does SGU handle this trope? This episode also explores the theme of how you treat another person's body when you are just a guest inhabiting it.

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Passing of Cliff Simon (Baal)

Passing of Cliff Simon (Baal)

March 12, 2021

I am saddened to have just learned of the passing of actor Cliff Simon, who played the Goa'uld Baal in Stargate SG-1.

I will be acknowledging this loss in episode 58 (my review of Stargate Universe "Life") which will be the next one I will record. That episode will go live on the 19th of April, but I wanted to acknowledge it here now.

My condolences go out to his family and all who loved him.

You can learn more about this tragic news from Gateworld.

https://www.gateworld.net/news/2021/03/stargate-actor-cliff-simon-passed-away-age-58/

Stargate Universe “Water” Detailed Analysis & Review

Stargate Universe “Water” Detailed Analysis & Review

March 8, 2021

In the last of the resource-gathering episodes of Stargate Universe, we head to an icy planet in an attempt to find drinkable water for the crew. Meanwhile, back on board Destiny, the mysterious alien swirling wind from the desert planet has stowed away and is stealing what little remains of their existing water.

Let's dig in and see what we think of this episode.

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Nerd Heaven News Mini Update (Sndyder Cut in Australia, Star Trek Prodigy, Spiderman No Way Home)

Nerd Heaven News Mini Update (Sndyder Cut in Australia, Star Trek Prodigy, Spiderman No Way Home)

February 27, 2021

In this mini news update:

* Zack Snyder's Justice League to show day 1 in Australia

* First look at Star Trek Prodigy Characters

* Spiderman No Way Home title announcement

Stargate Universe “Light” - Detailed Analysis& Review

Stargate Universe “Light” - Detailed Analysis& Review

February 22, 2021

The second half of this Stargate Universe 'two-parter' brings a lot of emotions to the surface as the crew deal with their own mortality. With Destiny on course for a star, only 17 of them will survive to struggle on a barely habitable planet. The rest will burn up. This episode has some fantastic drama. I love this episode. Listen along with me to find out why.

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Stargate Universe “Darkness” Detailed Analysis & Review

Stargate Universe “Darkness” Detailed Analysis & Review

February 8, 2021

Today we discuss the first regular episode of Stargate Universe after the extended pilot. Destiny now has breathable air but there are a lot of other problems. The most immediate is the mysterious lack of power. As the crisis pushes our characters toward breaking point, can they find a solution?

This episode, and the next, closely tie together. They were originally intended to be one single episode. I'm glad they ended up splitting it in two because it allowed them to really take their time and delve into the characters. It's a great mini-arc.

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Stargate Universe “Air Part 3″ Detailed Analysis & Review

Stargate Universe “Air Part 3″ Detailed Analysis & Review

January 25, 2021

In the third part of the pilot of Stargate Universe, we follow our characters to an alien planet where they search for much-needed material to repair the scrubbers on Destiny. If they fail, everyone will die of asphyxiation. But there may be other life on this world. Is it helpful or hostile?

 

News mentioned in this episode

* The passing of Mira Furlan

* Sir Patrick Stewart's Critics Choice Super Award

* Star Trek Lower Decks available outside of North America.

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