Well the titles says it all, in the aftermath of the defeated assault by the Lucian Alliance the crew have to come to terms with the loss of some of their comrades and the unexpected visitors locked up in a store room. Some members of the alliance forces are co-operating by explaining the reasoning behind their attack on Destiny while others are still looking to cause trouble. All ready there are rumblings of discontent amongst the expedition members over the resources being used on the captives but the IOA and others want to interrogate them as trouble seems to be brewing back in the Milky Way.
Rush has eventually determined the location of the ship’s bridge and in typical fashion doesn’t tell anyone else, he is confronted by a representation of his wife and Franklin who may be hallucinations or avatars of the ship’s AI but either way Rush is making decisions with little thought of the people involved. He brings the ship out of FTL near a planet with a locked off gate and proclaims it safe to visit via the shuttle even though there is extremely high turbulence in the atmosphere. Of course the shuttle crashes and Riley is critically injured and trapped in the wreckage, the gate as well is missing but turns up buried under what was perhaps a landslide and they are unable to return to the ship before the Destiny jumps away.
Rush is confident that when the Destiny re-enters normal space the planet’s gate will still be in range and meanwhile they continue to dig the gate out eventually relying on explosives to clear the bulk of the debris. Once uncovered the Destiny does indeed dial the planet and the team are rescued and Young informed of Riley. He visits Riley and the two men share a moment and Riley makes it clear he knows he will die where he lies and makes it clear he does not want anyone to risk themselves by staying behind and asks Young to help him die. The silence passes by and as the unspoken words pass between them the Colonel suffocates Riley and then slowly exists the ship and announces the passing of the young officer.
On board Destiny the Colonel gets a list via Telford of the members of the alliance the IOA and Homeworld want to continue to talk too, the rest of the alliance members are gated to the planet where it has to be said they will probably die. The Destiny jumps away now minus the last remaining shuttle which could be a problem since they have come in very useful so far.
Our thanks to Thomas for joining us for this episode, we recorded two episodes that evening so next week he will be back. Brad sent us in some audio feedback via email which we will spread out across the relevant episodes, gratitude for taking the time. This weeks promo was for Flash Pulp from Skinner Co and next week as mentioned Thomas will be back for the episode Awakening so join us for that and if you have any comments/feedback we would love to hear from you.
- Aftermath IMDB
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- Julie McNiven
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- Louis Ferreira
- Mark Burgess
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- William Waring
Rick played a Guard in the Stargate pilot Children of the Gods and he has also appeared in True Justice, Weeds, Lincoln Heights, Hollywood Heights, Scorpion, NCIS, Murder in the First, Lethal Weapon and Defying Gravity. IMDB Twitter
Doug was Commander Hale (Homecoming) and later an Ori Prior in Stargate SG1 for a total of six episodes. He has also appeared in TinMan, Psych, Supernatural, The X-Files, Man Of Steel, Legends of Tomorrow, Once Upon A Time and The Killing. IMDB Twitter Official
Jeff played Charlie in the Stargate SG1 episode Show and Tell as well as appearing on six episodes of The X-Files, Millennium, Once Upon A Time and Jingle All The Way. IMDB Twitter
Bro appeared on Stargate Atlantis as a scientist in the pilot episode Rising, he has also been in Kodiak, Snakehead Terror, Wrong Turn 2 and Control Alt Delete. He is also a well known practitioner of Magic and worked in the presentation/conference industry. IMDB Twitter Official
Derek played a Jaffa in the Stargate SG1 episode Dominion, he’s also appeared on The X-Files, Seven Days, Quest for Samurai , Psych and the movie 2012. IMDB
Darcy appeared as a Russian Officer in Stargate Continuum and has had guest spots on Supernatural, The 4400, Haunted and Ghost Light. IMDB Twitter
Colin Lawrence had a blast on the set of the CW hit show with his role as Dr. Gregory Marion in the highly anticipated season 12 opener “Keep Calm and Carry On….
If you’ve spent any amount of time watching genre TV, Aleks Paunovic is a familiar face. In the last few years alone, he’s banked appearances on The CW’s The 100, iZombie, and Sup…
Alana played Ennea in the Stargate Atlantis episode Childhood’s End & Dr. McCormack in the Stargate Universe episode Earth. She has also been in The Dead Zone, The L Word, Psych, Caitlin’s Way, BSG and Intelligence. IMDB Twitter
Jeffrey had a recurring role on Stargate Universe as Darren Becker and an uncredited role as a server in the SG1 episode “Memento Mori”. He has also appeared on The L Word, On The Bus, Fairly Legal, Warehouse 13 and Un-Real as well providing voice talent on Iron Man: Armored Adventures. IMDB Twitter Official
Niall is well known for his lead roles in Primeval New World and his recurring role on Eureka but he also appeared twice on Stargate Atlantis as Lt Kemp, he also played Tag Cummins on Arctic Air and has guest starred on Motive, Constantine, Warehouse 13 and Remedy. IMDB Twitter Official
William played the rogue SG1 captain Jonas Hanson in the Stargate first season episode The First Commandment and also had a long running lead role in Boy Meets world and guest starred on Boston Legal, Vegas and Wildfire. IMDB
George guest starred as Al Martell in the SG1 episode Prometheus and has had guest spots on House, The Mentalist, ER, Melissa & Joey, NCIS and Desperate Housewives. IMDB
Roger played Lt. Conner and Captain Conner in two episodes of Stargate SG1 (Spirits, The First Commandment), he’s recently been seen in Motive, Continuum, Arrow, Dark Matter, The Returned, Eureka and The Strain. His earlier tv roles include 24 and First Wave. IMDB Twitter
Anna appeared in all three live action series, she was Mrs Armstrong in four episodes of Stargate Universe, Dr. Reya Varrick in SG1 Collateral Damage and Vanessa Conrad in the Atlantis episode Remnants. She has also guest starred on Motive, Smallville, Supernatural, Once Upon A Time, Mr Young, Witches of East End and Warcraft: The Beginning. IMDB
Christopher played Senior Airman Jake Bosworth on four episodes of Stargate SG1 (Heroes Parts 1 & 2, Prometheus Unbound and Moebius Part 2). He also appeared on Atlantis in the episode Infection as Williams. Other roles include Fringe, Arrow, The Killing and The Tomorrow People. IMDB
A member of the accomplished generation of actresses born in Regina in the mid-eighties (a group that includes Tatiana Maslany and Amy Matysio), Elyse Levesque had already reached notoriety thanks …
Venus played Dr Michaels in the Stargate SG1 episode Frozen. She has also guest starred on Shattered, Andromeda, Whistler, Blackstone, The Christmas Secret and Continuum as well as provided the voice for numerous animated productions. IMDB Behind The Voice
Tiffany was Evalla in the Stargate SG1 episode Revisions and La Moor in Touchstone, she was also The Hybrid in Battlestar Galactica (with added goo) and has guest starred on Supernatural, Smallville, Danger 5, Flash Gordon, The Babadook and Dead Like Me. IMDB
Thomas was Ellori in the SG1 episode Prophecy and has appeared in Enterprise, Deep Space Nine, Voyager, The Blacklist, Person Of Interest, Jessica Jones, The Good Wife and The West Wing. IMDB
Producer and Writer of far too many episodes of Stargate to mention as well as penning episodes with his writing partner for Transporter The Series, Delete and Student Bodies. His scifi series Dark Matter recently finished it’s second season and will be returning for a third. IMDB Twitter Official
The second season of Stargate Universe begins with the episode Intervention. In terms of the show it is technically the final part of a three part story which encompasses the finale of the first season and the beginning of the second. Most of the expedition have been stranded on an alien world and after a power struggle amongst the alliance a number of the invaders are also marooned including Varro.The remaining Lucian Alliance still retain partial control after the ship was saved by Greer and Scott by adjusting the shields on the outer hull. Rush now begins to reduce the energy to the shields which will eventually allow the radiation to kill the crew or at least those who are not in a more secure location which is where Rush and company are going to hole up, as he says to Dannic those that are not safe are a necessary sacrifice. Dannic refuses to give up but is then killed by one of his own who then turns over control of the ship to Rush and they then gate back to the planet to retrieve the stranded people. Young returns to discover that TJ has lost the baby.
The secondary or maybe primary storyline in Intervention is centered on TJ who is unconscious in the med bay after being shot and losing her child. She awakes in a cabin and is greeted by Dr Cane who tells her she has been brought to the world they visited earlier in recognition of her sacrifice by returning to Destiny. Her daughter is alive and well and she is told that her child “Carmen” will be allowed to stay but TJ had to return to Destiny. She finally wakes up and indeed she is on Destiny and yes her child died due to the trauma of the bullet wound but something calls to her and she struggles to the main viewing port and sees the same nebula that was revealed to her on the planet…
Intervention is an excellent episode to begin the second season of Stargate Universe, we get some action and full introduction to a few new players in this part of the story such as Ginn and Simeon. Varro continues to be the sensible and intelligent alliance member and one who Young could probably work with but that’s some way away, at this point keeping them confined is the only safe option barring abandoning them on a planet just as they were.
The mystery of TJ and her child will remain just that for quite a while but the writing provides the viewer to follow the more scientific or mystical path as they so choose which gives plenty of options further down the line as the season develops. Overall we got a very good episode, great effects and character interaction, new characters making their mark and opportunities for the writers to expand in many directions and maintain the mystery that is Destiny.
We want to thank Steve for joining us this week and he will be back for the episode Pathogen in a few weeks. Our thanks to Mack for the feedback over on our Google+ page and our continued gratitude for all the interactions over social media. This weeks podcast promo is for The Batcave Podcast which is coming up to wrapping up the their coverage of the Adam West and Burt Ward classic series so get in there while you can. Next week we are going to be taking a look at the episode Aftermath with our guest Thomas so please have a listen and let us know what you think 🙂
- Intervention IMDB
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- Julie McNiven
- Mike Dopud
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- Ian Butcher
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