Feb 042017


In the mid-season finale Resurgence the Destiny detects at extreme long range something that peaks Rush’s interest, given how focused he has been on the “mission” it’s surprising he is the one calling for the ship to alter course to investigate. When they arrive at this part of the galaxy they find  a wreckage strewn area of space, sensors indicate at least 5 starships were destroyed, once is still fairly intact so a shuttle is sent over to board the ship, Greer and Brody get to don the space suits.

Suddenly a number of objects power up within the debris field and on board Destiny Eli thanks to a computer simulation realises that some of the debris is not as advertised and contain dormant power sources now activating. These small vessels zoom towards Destiny, the ship powers up shields and weapons and attempts to communicate, the response is sudden and violent as the ship comes under fire from these very fast moving drones. The ship looks doomed that an unexpected visitor arrives in the shape of a Seed Ship, together they jump away from the area and Colonel Telford gets to tell his story and how he has been spending his time alone with a bunch of aliens on the seed ship.

Resurgence is quite an important episode as it introduces the main antagonist for the remainder of the second season, we also get the return of Telford and more information on the Ursini and the realities of this area of the galaxy. There are some spectacular CGI scenes in the episode with the Ursini ship, the wreckage field and the fast movers of this mysterious alien race who shoot first and never even worry about asking questions. As expected with a mid-season finale the cliffhanger is strong but unsurprisingly not that “edge of the seat” experience, Destiny is not going to get destroyed and no individual character was in particular dire straits.

Overall a very strong and entertaining episode of Stargate Universe and we don’t have to wait a few months for the conclusion of this particular story. Our thanks to Thomas for joining us over skype from the states and he will return next week for Deliverance. Thank you to Mack for the feedback over on google plus and my appreciation for British Invaders podcast for continued entertainment for when I am working, their promo is featured this week. We hope you tune in next week to find out if the Destiny survives and the consequences of Chloe’s actions and of course we’d love to hear your thoughts on the episode or anything Stargate.



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Oct 292016


In the third episode of the season called Awakening we see the Destiny approaches the mysterious object detected earlier, the ship approaches swiftly which provokes Young to order the deployment of the main gun but before they can fire the thrusters engage slowing Destiny and docks the two ships. A team board the vessel through the airlocks which prove to be compatible, no surprise really as the design of the ship certainly echoes Destiny herself. As the team search the ship the control is activated and we see that there is something alive on board, shortly after Volker alone on the bridge is surprised by an alien who promptly collapses. TJ is sent over to provide aid and when the alien awakes they try to communicate and offer it food with little success. However Rush and Park discover that the Ancient built stargate seeding ship has almost a full energy storage cell which can be tapped to provide the Destiny with enough power to dial Earth. Everyone is excited but as they prepare to dial the energy feed reverses and the seed ship begins to draw power from Destiny.


Telford and Eli are unable to prevent the energy drain and everyone but Telford leave the seed ship, Rush on the bridge of Destiny makes the call and disconnects the two ships leaving Telford stranded and alarmingly surrounded by a number of the aliens…

Awakening was an interesting episode both in terms of adding to the Lucian Alliance complication but solidifying Ginn and Varro and the dark presence of Simeon. We get another clear indication that when the proverbial hits the fan and the crew learn that Rush has control of the ship he may not survive the experience. Riley died because of Rush and his distrust and paranoia and now Telford has been abandoned to his fate although it has to be said it was a moving conversation between the two Colonels. It was great to see the Seed ship and the bay full of gates ready for deployment and quite funny how Rush reacted but of course he has bigger fish to fry whereas Scott and Greer were like kids in a candy store:)

A decent episode which actually works better as a jumping off point for storylines to come but with plenty of drama, humour and some great character pieces which raises the episode above average. Our thanks this week to Thomas for joining us on the show and he will be back shortly including at least one of the seasonal bonus shows. No direct feedback this week but we do want to hear from you about anything Stargate and Gatecast so drop us a line or chat over social media. This weeks promo is for Treks In Scifi and next week we are going to be watching the excellent “Pathogen”.




Jun 182010

The season finale pits the devious, ruthless and resourceful Kiva against Young and for the most part her willingness to kill anyone and sure knowledge the SGC forces will not gives her the edge. Complications arise with the Destiny in the path of gamma and x-ray bursts from a Neutron star which is hampering the FTL capability. Lucky for them that Eli is wandering the ship and is in a position to influence the events being unknown to Kiva.

The final scenes of the first season with TJ in a bloody mess, Telford seemingly dead and the military personal about to be executed was stunningly done, a very good second half to the shows initial run.

Key points

  • Calculated Ruthlessness
  • Love
  • Loyalty

The show returns in the Autumn (Fall) with a full second season, can’t wait:)

Jun 072010

The first of two part finale as we see the resolution to the interrogation of Telford and Rush preparing the LA gate for connecting to the Destiny. Once again we see how the inclusion of familiar faces from SG1 really adds to the atmosphere of the story and come on seeing Sam and her 303 gearing up for combat brings back all those good memories.

The LA board Destiny thanks to Rush but out of character (or was it) Young refuses to kill them all by venting the atmosphere as Telford was with him, it would be nice to think Young is mellowing but perhaps too early for that. It’s great to Rhona Mitra (Kiva)  kick ass (come on we all fell for her as Lara Croft) and the mystery walk about by Eli and Chloe plus the spooky flesh burning radiance are really building up the expectations for the finale.

Of course the big question is why do the LA want the Destiny, it’s slower than their existing fleets, it’s weaponry is inferior so what do they know we don’t..

Key Points…

  • Loyalty
  • Trust
  • The Unknown