Stargate Universe Season 2 Premiere & Review

by on September 29, 2010

in Entertainment, tv reviews

The Destiny from Stargate Universe on Syfy

This observation/review of the Stargate Universe season premiere is co-written with fellow Cinema Static scribe, Tim Miller.

The season 2 premiere of Stargate Universe on the Syfy Channel came in at the same pace that they left us, with a pretty intense situation on the Destiny as the Aleutian Alliance continued to secure their hold on the ship.

Meanwhile some odd things take place, like bullet wounds on Chloe (Elyse Levesque) healing up wonderfully and Lt Johansen (T.J.) (Alaina Huffman) hallucinating she’s back on a planet with the ship’s crew that stayed behind on a past planet.

Things start to look bad as the crew of the Destiny are off-loaded to a distant planet but Dr. Rush (Robert Carlyle) pulls off a smooth move that threatens the death of the Alliance members.

While this is going on, T.J. is shown something in the sky of the planet she “is on.” She’s also told that she has to leave her baby behind. A very odd experience.

By the end of the season premiere, Col Young (Louis Ferreira) has regained control of the ship and the Destiny comes out of its latest jump and there in the sky, is the same something T.J. saw on the planet.

Stargate Universe Robert Carlyle in episode Aftermath

Alaina Huffman is a fantastic actor. People need brains behind a pretty face and she brings a depth to her character that is rarely seen in science fiction serials. The writers gave her some great material to work with in her character’s loss of her child and one can find themselves drawn into the characters quiet anguish.

The scenes of T.J. on the planet were reminiscent of Dr. Rush’s dream sequences when he was under the influence of the chair. Could it be that the ship is telepathic and was preparing her for the loss? Or was her dream real and there are extremely advanced benevolent aliens watching over them? How did Chloe’s wound heal? Was it the ship or invisible aliens?

It was great/odd to hear Robert Knepper in his Aleutian Alliance role, without a southern accent.

All kinds of questions were raised by a great episode, the season premiere of Stargate Universe. If this single episode is any kind of sign of the season to come, then the creative team behind Stargate Universe may have heard the message from the fans. The message that showed we weren’t the happiest of fans.

We’ll see how it pans out!

{ 8 comments… read them below or add one }

paul forcey September 30, 2010 at 2:31 pm


We will be rich!
Didn’t I see someone had a stargate model, maybe we can grab a camera and make our own web version!

Bruce Simmons September 30, 2010 at 12:19 pm

Bingo!!! With the occasional encounter with a Stargate Team and guest appearance by Jason Momoa!

I think we’d best get working on that spec script and submit it to MGM!

paul forcey September 30, 2010 at 12:01 pm

hmm A series about the life of a runner, every gate jump brings a different adventure. Fighting the wraith on the run while also trying to help the villagers he encounters.

He could help small children find lost pets while stomping a wraith or 3..

Bruce Simmons September 30, 2010 at 11:53 am

Yes! I really liked that character… (helloooo, hint MGM, spinoff idea!) And it would bring the Stargate franchise back, closer to its real roots!

paul forcey September 30, 2010 at 8:42 am

Yes he had a little girl that he saved and left behind with the SGA people.

I hope this great start to the new season of SGU is a sign of great things to come!

Bruce Simmons (BruSimm) September 30, 2010 at 8:37 am

Mike Dopud had a one-up role as the tracker, Kiryk on SGA.
he played Varro in the SGU premiere last night.

Bruce Simmons (BruSimm) September 30, 2010 at 8:27 am

Paul, I think you’re right… I think he was another guy, a runner with a tracker in his back, like Ronan was… Is that where you think you saw him from?

paul forcey September 30, 2010 at 6:21 am

I really enjoyed this episode, I thought I recognized the “good guy” from the alliance as someone I had seen in a Stargate Atlantis episode and that threw my concentration off a bit.

I can see how the ship would be telepathic, but I don’t think the ship healed Chloe, why would it heal her but not her dad or any of the other people who have been wounded.

So that leaves an alien life form, loose on the ship watching all the crazy humans shooting at each other..

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