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Stargate Universe Season 2 – Current Information

Friday, October 8, 2010 @ 07:10 PM
Abbas Karimjee[ Administrator/ Owner]


Stargate Universe follows a band of soldiers, scientists and civilians, who must fend for themselves as they are forced through a Stargate when their hidden base comes under attack. The desperate survivors emerge aboard an ancient ship, which is locked on an unknown course and unable to return to Earth.

In the new season, the team fights to take back the ship from the Lucian Alliance, who transported themselves on board Destiny with plans to take control. The team also discovers their true mission. It’s not about going home, it’s about going further.

Stargate Universe stars Robert Carlyle (Trainspotting, The Full Monty) as Dr. Nicholas Rush; Louis Ferreira (Hidden Hills, Grey Gardens) as Colonel Everett Young; Brian J. Smith (The War Boys, Hate Crime) as 1st Lt. Matthew Scott; Elyse Levesque as Chloe Armstrong; David Blue (Ugly Betty, Moonlight) as Eli Wallace; Alaina Huffman (Smallville, Painkiller Jane) as Lt. Tamara Johansen; Jamil Walker Smith (Waynehead, Sister, Sister) as Master Sergeant Ronald Greer; Ming-Na (ER, The Joy Luck Club) as Camile Wray; and Lou Diamond Phillips (Stand and Deliver, Young Guns) as Colonel Telford. This season, series star Robert Carlyle makes his directorial debut in episode four, “Pathogen.”[  SyFy]

Indeed as the second season of Stargate Universe commences, readers should note that each of the episodes from the coming season will be available on ITunes. Viewers have the option of  purchasing a seasons pass, which covers all 20 episodes in the season for a cost of $34:99.Purchasing a season pass, allows for all current episodes in a season to be downloaded and for all additional  ones to be automatically ready for download upon  release.

Alternatively, episodes can also be individually purchased for a cost of $2:00 per show. To make a purchase, simply visit SGU’s iTunes page and submit your order! Happy viewing!

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Actor,Victor Garber  has been casted  for the role of Ambassador Ovirda  of the planet, Langera  which, of-course , is the homeworld of  the former SG1 member, Jonas Quinn[ Corin Nemic]. Knepper is scheduled to appear in the fifteenth episode of Stargate Universe`s sophomore season,Seizure. This role maybe of great relevance to the plot of SGU,as Lanageros has a rich supply of naquadira – which is needed on Icarus type planets in the milky way to dial  Destiny. Co creator of Stargate Universe, Brad Wright stated in an interview with Show Patrol that this role may convert to one of a recurring nature.

Garber has appeared in a variety of 21 century hit TV series and films including Glee, Legally Blonde, and The Outer Limits.

SGU  2.5 can now be seen on ITunes. For the blog’s report on this,  visit our report @http://abbaskarimjeeweblog.com/2011/03/22/stargate-universes-alliances-drops-ratings-to-a-series-low/

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Season 2 Ratings – Your Complete Online Reference to the second Season Ratings of SGU.

How well did that episode do?…………..

September 29 2010-Indeed the change to Tuesday nights on SyFy, does not seem to be  creating the desired impacts  for the viewership numbers of Stargate Universe’s  second season.The  season premiere, Intervention scored the lowest rating earned by an episode in the series  to date.-Intervention, attracted a total of 1.175 million viewers, which is a reduction of 20 percent decrease in viewers since the season 1 finale of SGU,Intervention part 1 which aired June 2010.

This change in   days was implemented  in an effort to increase live ratings  as more viewers would be  at home on a weekday night and thus more likely to be available to tune in.

While this rating may be disappointing to the passionate   viewers and dedicated cast and crew of the series,   ratings may improve next week as Caprica, which has been slated for the 10:00pm slots on Tuesday nights will be returning.  As a result, this may increase viewership more audience, may tune in for SGU to pass the time as they wait for Caprica.

Stargate Universe returns next week on Tuesday, October 5 on SyFy at 9:00pm with an all new episode entitled, Aftermath. Be sure to tune in!

October 6 2010-Stargate Universe’s second seems to be having a rough start, with ratings falling even lower than those for the season premiere, Intervention. This week’s episode, Aftermath scored a 1,07 million rating per average household, which is a 9 percent drop from the previous 1,75 ,million earned last week.

Although ratings continue to decrease in the USA, Canada earned a 16 percent increase for the season premiere, Intervention from the summer finale, Incursion Part 2. This suggests that the issues does not stem from a decreasing fan base, but rather that  those in the USA are not aware of the time change from Friday to Tuesday nights as Canada retained its Friday nights for SGU. The possibility also exists that viewers are recording the show and watching it later in order to enjoy another Tuesday night program.

Coincidently Caprica which made its move from Friday nights as well this season,suffered lower ratings as well  with  only 888 million viewers tuning in for the series finale.This perhaps indicate  a general lack of awareness of the change in scheduling of SyFy’s  previous Friday night series.

We anticipate that next week’s episode, Awakening will earn higher ratings. Be sure to tune in at 9:00pm on Tuesday, October 12 2010 to view the episode.

October 13 2010- Stargate Universe is finally showing a rise in ratings in its second season after earning a score of 1.222 million viewers for the latest episode, Awakening which aired on Tuesday, October 12 at 9:00pm on Syfy. The episode is a 14 % increase since the ratings of last week’s episode, Aftermath, which earned 1.07 million. The episode is also the one to earn the highest viewership in the season, to date.

Caprica,which airs right after SGU, at 10:00pm had a decrease in  5%of viewership from the previous week ,with an approximate  total of  840, 000 viewers.

We anticipate that SGU’s ratings will continue to rise as the season further progresses!

October 20 2010-

Indeed the second season of Stargate Universe has reached a new low for the franchise, with the recent episode, Pathogen earning the franchise’s first live rating under one million viewers. Pathogen, SGU’s fourth episode in its current sophomore season, earned a rating of 964 000 viewers  for its 9:00pm slot on Tuesday, October  19, reports PiFeedback.The score  represents a drop  of 20% of live viewers from last week’s episode, Awakening.

Caprica, which airs on Tuesdays at 10:00pm, right after SGU reached a new low for the ratings in its most recent episode. The series’ recent episode merely earned 718 000 live viewers.

However, the decrease in live viewership does not signify such a lower viewership for Stargate Universe in the USA.  According to producer, Joseph Mallozzi on a recent post at his blog, the live plus 7 days ratings earned a 78 increase than the live ratings while the live plus same day ratings jumped by 40%. This   evidence suggests that   Stargate Universe currently has a total of 1.65, million viewers through SyFy. Also, note that the former two ratings cover online viewership through sites us as iTunes or Hulu.Be sure to tune in for a all new episode of SGU, Cloverdale on Tuesday, October 26 2010 at 9:00pm on SyFy.

October 27 2010-

Indeed the ratings for the second season of Stargate Universe are increasing again, with the ratings for the recent episode, Cloverdale scoring a total viewership of 1.01 million viewers.  This rating represents live plus same day viewings meaning those who watched the program at the normal 9:00pm time slot or recorded it but, watched it before 3:00am. Caprica, which follows SGU at 10:00pm had an increase in 17% in viewership from the previous week’s rating, earning a total of 840 000 viewers. However, the series was still cancelled today because of the generally low ratings it has earned throughout its current first season.Its remaining five episodes have been taken off the air until early 2011. SGU, will now have a different series, following it on Tuesday nights as of next week.

We are pleased that the ratings for the show’s second season increased this week and hope that this continues.

November 3 2010

Indeed the  midterm US  presidential elections acted as a detriment to Stargate Universe’s rating for the recent episode, Trial and Error.The episode attracted an estimated  of 967, 000 viewers for its live plus same day ratings on Tuesday, November 2  at 9:00pm eastern standard time.

This is a four percent decrease in  viewership from  last week’s episode and the program’s second episode in the current season which scored  the rare rating[ for Stargate, atleast] under 1 million views.

Online reports, seem to suggest that the show had a decrease in viewership  from those above 55, while  adults under 55 and males 18-49  had a significant ,30 percent increase.

Be sure to tune in for next week’s episode, The Greater Good at 9:00pm on Tuesday, November 9 on SyFy.

Indeed the  midterm US  presidential elections acted as a detriment to Stargate Universe’s rating for the recent episode, Trial and Error.The episode attracted an estimated  of 967, 000 viewers for its live plus same day ratings on Tuesday, November 2  at 9:00pm eastern standard time.

This is a four percent decrease in  viewership from last week’s episode and the program’s second episode in the current season which scored  the rare rating[ for Stargate, atleast] under 1 million views.

Online reports, seem to suggest that the show had a decrease in  viewership  from those above 55, while  adults under  55 and males 18-49  had a significant 320 percent increase.

Be sure to tune in for next week’s episode, The Greater Good at 9:00pm on Tuesday, November 9 on SyFy.

November 10 2010

Ratings for Stargate Universe have gone up again!The recent episode ,Greater Good scored a rating of 1.074 ,million viewers. The episode aired on SyFy on Tuesday, November 9 at 9:00pm.This is an 11% increase from the previous week’s ratings.

Below is a chart of the ratings of other Tuesday night series, from November 9 2010.

Dancing With The Stars 16.96 million ABC
NCIS:Los Angeles’ 15.62 million CBS
The Biggest Looser 6.75 million NBC
Raising Hope 5.77million Fox
Running Wilde 2.83 million Fox

Be sure to tune in this Tuesday, November 16 2010 for a new episode of SGU, Malice, which was produced by Robert C Copper  and shot  in location at New Mexico.

November 19 2010

Ratings for Stargate Universe continue to remain relatively consistent this season, with the recent episode, Malice earning a score of 1.025 million viewers per average household. This is a slight 4.5% decrease in the ratings from the previous episode, The Greater Good.

Although contrasts in ratings cannot be a made to other current SyFy Tuesday night series as Caprica has been pulled off the air until January 2011 due to its recent cancellation, Sanctuary, which airs on Friday nights, increased its viewership by 24 percent from the previous week, earning a rating of 5.246 million per average household

Be sure to watch a brand new episode of Stargate Universe, Visitation on Tuesday, November 23 at 9:00pm eastern time on SyFy. If you wish to be spoiled, keep scrolling below for promotional features and official descriptions of the episode, further below.

November 24 2010

Indeed the ratings for Stargate Universe’s second   season continued in its upward spiral this week, with the   recent episode, Visitation earning a grand total of 1.169 million viewers per  average household in the live plus same day category.

This is a 14 % increase from the previous week’s episode, Malice. Furthermore, this rating was practically equal to the rating of the season 2 premiere, Intervention [see above]

A decision on a third season will likely be made sometime in December or January, as the mid season finale would have aired and SyFy can use the ratings of the first half of season 2 to decide the show’s fate.

As for other Sy Fy  ratings,Sanctuary’s  recent episode, “Animus,”  scored 20% less than  the previous episode , earning  1.259 million viewers per household average.

Be sure to tune in for next week’s episode, Resurgence, which is the mid season finale. If you are not generally cautious about spoilers, scroll below for the trailer and sneak peak of the episode.

December 4 2010-

Indeed the ratings for the mid season finale of Stargate Universe’s secomd season, Resurgence is in. The episode, which aired on SyFy on Tuesday, November 30 at 9:00pm scored a total rating of 1.094 ,million viewers  per average household. This is a 6% decrease from the previous week’s rating.

For contrast’s sake, Sanctuary’s previous episode, Breech, which aired on Friday, November 26 earned a rating of 1.0782 million. This is 18 |%| improvement from the previous episode.

Overall, Stargate Universe averaged a total rating of 1.0782 million. The first half’s high was in the third episode, Awakening which earned a  rating of 1.222 , million viewers while the low was three episodes later, which  earned 967 million viewers.

A decision on the show’s future will be made later in December or possibly after the holidays, in January 2011.We look forward to seeing SGU 2.5 in spring 2011 and eagerly anticipate that the show will be renwed for  a third season.

Ratings are now posted as individual reports. Please refer to the blog’s sidebar under the Recent Posts Section, for a report on this week’s rating.

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Descriptions of Upcoming Episodes

Twin Destinies:Eli may have found a way home, but Rush believes the plan could go catastrophically wrong. After experts on Earth decide in favor of Eli’s plan, Rush announces his intention to remain on the ship and calls for volunteers to stay with him

Alliances:Ginn resurfaces in Chloe via the communication stones, creating a dilemma for Eli and Rush to solve; Greer becomes a kidney donor after Tamara diagnoses Volker with end-stage renal disease.

.What are your thoughts on the  descriptions?Do you  have speculations  for   the  upcoming episode?  Share your thoughts with us in the comments section.

Promotional Features

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SGU International Schedule Center – Season 2.0

What time does SGU in your country SGU air in your country

Episode Title Episode# Debut Date[Sy Fy-USA] Time Debut Date[Space-Canada] Time
Deliverance 11 March 7 10:00pm March 8 10:00pm
Twin Destinies 12 March 14 10:00pm March 15 10:00pm
Alliances 13 March 21 10:00pm March 22 10:00pm
Hope 14 March 28 10:00pm March 29 10:00pm
Sizeure 15 April 4 10:00pm April 5 10:00pm
The Hunt 16 April 11 10:00pm April 12 10:00pm
Common Descwnt 17 April 18 10:00pm April 19 10:00pm ,
Eiologue 18 April 26 10:00pm April 27 10:00pm
Blovkade 19 May3 10:00pm May 4 10:00pm
Gauntlent 20 May 10 10:00pm May 11 10:00pm

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Episode Discussions

Episode 201-  Intervention (Season 2  Premiere]

  • Chloe’s  sudden  recovery .  How  did this happen? Do you think  her  time with  the aliens  may  explain this? If so, what could  this mean for Dr. Rush who was captured by the aliens for an even longer period?  What other possible reasons are there?
  • Varro convincing  the  LA to spare  the military personal   aboard Destiny  by dropping them of at the planet. Discuss the  troubles faced  at the planet
  • Also, note how Varro’s desire to spare   the lives cost him his place with the Alliance. As a result,  he, along with those loyal to him, were   discarded at the planet.  He used   the argument of how he   helped save  the lives of  crew’s military personnel as a way to receive help from  Young when they were all stranded on the planet. Do you think this  reasoning warranted him   receiving Young’s Mercy?
  • Do you think this more friendlier dynamic will come into play , now that Young has  regained control over the ship and thus  has contained the Lucian Alliance? Essentially,  how will  Young’s treatment towards Varro be   now that he [ Young] has regained control?
  • TJ’S journey -  What are your thoughts on it? What do you  think occurred?  Do you think  it  was  mere vision or do you think it actually happened?   If you do, how do  you think it happened? Why? Please provide reasons for all opinions.
  • Dr. Rush-  Do you think his tactic was appropriate? Was he right to believe that the LA    would surrender?   Was his decision of  locking the  hypoclab appropriate?  Was his  willingness to sacrifice the lives of  the few members stuck outside of the ship warrant?
  • TJ’s  future – How do you think she will cope with  her vision? Will she divulge her experience to  anyone on the ship? Who do you think she might  confide in, if anyone? What would be the reaction of that individual?What potential possibilities ,  would involve  this vision coming to play in the future?

Season 2 Episode 2 [ Aftermath]

Rush’s  discovery   of the  bridge

  • His discovery leads him to discover a planet nearby with food ,water and other essential supplies. However,  visiting          this planet poses a risk  as it has been locked out of the course and does not posses a  functional Stargate.
  • Gloria’s reappearance – note how she questions Rush’s decision for  altering the course, advising  him that red usually means bad
  • Note how she advises Rush to inform the crew, but  he asserts Young’s  instability as a leader, referencing  to how Young almost strangled a prisoner to death
  • Dr, Franklin’s reappearance and how he informs  Rush of the volcanic activity. This shows how Rush’s arrogance has clouded his judgement  which has in turn compromising the safety of other crew members

Riley’s Death

  • Colonel Young committing euthanasia on Sergeant Riley – Do you think  his actions were appropriate. Why? Do you think that  the others TJ,  Park, Scott,Greer, Eli, e,tc] suspect  him of killing Riley?
  • Rush’s sense of responsibility for the death of  Sergeant Riley. Refer to  comment made two points above

LA Prisoners

 

  • Camille’s interrogation with Ginn. Her discovery of how Ginn was forced into the alliance to save the life her of family and how the alliance  intruded Destiny because of its godlike powers – to control space and time. What are your thoughts on this?  Do you believe that Ginn  has been an  innocent individual who has been a unwilling participant  of the  Lucian Alliance ? What did the Alliance want with this  power?
  • The end result with the Lucian Alliance -    the list from Home World Command -   Certain members of the LA were permitted to stay while others were sent off
  • Note how Telford is  already assuming   an increased authoritative role  on Destiny – he uses the communication stones without  consent and was instructed by Homeworld command to   ensure that  those on the list remained on board even if it meant  he had to assume command.  He  seems to be becoming the military representative of   Destiny. What are your thoughts on this.

Tribute to Riley

  • Homage to Sergeant Riley.   Take a look at the  recent Kino episode, which offers a tribute to Sargeant Riley below and share your sentiments on it afterwards.

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Season  2 Episode 3 (  Awakening)

The Seed Ship.

Who do  you think these are the aliens  and how  did they end up on Destiny? Based on their  deception  and the one alien who attacked Rush and the other  soldier, do you think they are violent?

  • The power capacity of the seeder ship- It would provide the sufficient power needed to make a connection to Earth-  Rush’s disturbance by this realization and his visions with Gloria. Although he  is  displeased by this m he does end up providing  the assistance needed to  transfer the power
  • The  FTL   time off  for the transfer of data. What do   you think they   would have found?Eli mentions  that it could be anything from  the history of the ancients to Destiny’s Mission. Do you have any  thoughts on this?
  • The Stargates of the seeder ship -  Rush’s reaction when being shown this by Greer and Scott
  • The  attempt to dial home
  • The discovery of further  stases pods-  The aliens taking over the ship and redirect  power back. The danger of Destiny loosing all of its power.
  • Telford’s sacrifice – his willingness to  revert power  back after the aliens’ actions but ultimate failure to do so. His final words to Young . What do you think will become of him? Do you think we will see him?
  • Do you think Rush did  this truly for the benefit of the crew and the ship  or because he was not ready to go home? Discuss.

The Lucian Alliance Prisoners

  • Young’s unwillingness to integrate the  LA on the ship abd he how  he expresses his lack of faith in them  ever proving their worthiness Notre Varro’s diplomacy and  Simon’s   aggressive  behaviour. Discuss future dynamics which will result, with the knowledge that the LA will be integrated into the ship.
  • Camille   providing info on the discovery of the seed ship to the prisoners and how she believes  treating then  well will be helpful for  Homeworld Command in obtaining  the  necessary info to  defend itself from the LA attack. Note how she argues that they have a responsibility to protect  those at home and her argument of how  many  of them had no choice in joining the alliance. Do you agree with  any of her points? Discuss.

TJ and Chloe

  • Chloe’s  foot  fully  healed wound.   Speculate the   cause as this will be explored greatly in the coming episode, Pathogen.
  • TJ’s  continued shock  from the vision. Do you think she will confide in anyone, as Chloe suggested? Who?

Riley

  • Memorial service of Sergeant Riley.Although  this was not shown  on screen, discuss emotions seen in characters surrounding  his demise.
  • For  video of the Kino episode which  acts as a  tribute to the character, please  refer to the previous week’s discussion guide above.

Season 2 Episode 4 [ Pathogen]

Stargate Universe Pathogen Discussion

Chloe

Chloe is constantly sleep walking and blacking out. Eli confronts Scott about this, who also agrees that she has been withdrawn and distant.  He indicates how  he has been unsuccessful  in  getting info from Chloe. The two of  them agree  that is  unexplainable ad concerning  Chloe’s   wound  has healed

Scott confronting Chloe about the true commitment for their relationship, by asking if they would be  together  under normal circumstances.  His comment  on how  he has not done well  with relationships in the past   and wants to make sure he  Has done  nothing to offend Chloe

  • Chloe’s disappearance.  James’ discovery of her
  • Scott’s discovery of Chloe’s diary and how the recent entries have  been In  the alien language [ same one as that of  the crashed ship seen in Justice]
  • Rush’s suggestion that  something may be happening on a cellular level, but how he asserts that  letting her roam on the ship, would be more useful in that they can learn more about what is happening by watching her. His true intention of  using Chloe’s advanced mind, to help him solve  equations related to  the ship’s system
  • Note, how Rush  attempts to  instil the belief that Chloe is   cured by putting in the Ancient Chair.   He is now  manipulating her into playing along so that she will play along  for the sake of her freedom . Rush take’s advantage by using her advanced knowledge to him solve  further mathematical problems of the ship. Comment on the manipulation. How long do you  the deception of her being cured, will last, considering that the blackouts is a clearly visible condition.
  • What could this mean  for  the future  of her relationship with Scott?  Also, would he be affected on a cellular level given  his sexual relationship with Chloe? Discuss.

Lucian Alliance

  • The Lucian Alliance prisoners are being released as they have provided  a great deal of Intel regarding the impending  Lucian Alliance attack against Earth. The crew  must now deal with them being integrated into the mainstream population  of Destiny
  • Young’s change in the point of view of their release  Each of the prisoner’s has been assigned a escort. Greer’s   opposition of this view.  Note, this is the first time where he questions  Colonel Young’s judgement.
  • Simoen’s offensive  remark to Park.   Greer’s defence of   Park by attacking  Simeon.  Is Greer still  with Park or was he merely expressing a commitment towards securing  the safety of all  of the Earth crew members
  • Simeon’s shock when he discovers that  Varro  and the others have been providing reliable intel to make the situation work. What do you think  will become of Simeon when  Young discovers that he has been providing false Intel, Do you think Varro would  take serious against Simeon as a way to show his trust and allegiance to Young.How would you like to see  Simeon’s  antagonistic role increase? Discuss

Back Home

  • Eli ‘s call to Earth because of his mother’s deteriorating condition. Although they have   treated  immediate issues if  her counts dropped further  her HIV would become AIDS. She has stopped taking medication because of depression which has placed her at great  risk of  acquiring Aids. Eli needs to  help his mother want to get better.
  • Eli   playing the role of Sergeant Tracy convincing his mom that Eli cares greatly for him but is unable to get free from the important work he is doing under the , mlitary’s supervision
  • Maryann argues  that Eli is not worried enough to be  there  himself
  • Eli’s desperate attempt to  communicate that  he is   in fact her son. His attempt to explain the Stargate program,  the situation aboard Destiny and how he is using the communication stones to be with his. Note, how this causes his mom , further  distress. Discuss the heartfelt  and deep emotions surrounding these scenes
  • Note how Eli confides in Camille [ whose visit back home will be discussed further
  • below]  She is the only person who he has to talk to on Earth. Camille’s empathetic side is showcased here
  • Camille’s  bold plan to help Eli, when he requests that she  explain  the situation to his mom. Her  solution to bring Eli’s mom on Destiny so she can she that her son is fine and cares for her , but is unable to  be with her given the circumstances, Comment on Camille’s reasons for demanding   that  his mom be allowed. Do you agree with the reasons
  • Also, note  how Camille ad Eli greatly bonded for each other.  Discuss this friendship, the heartfelt emotion surrounding it  and future potential
  • Eli and Wray’s plan to help  their loved ones, by suggesting that Sharon and Maryann meet. Comment on the smartness and effectiveness in  doing this so that their loved  ones have a sense of  empathetic  support. How could this effect Camille and Eli, if  their loved ones connect?

Camille’s  Visit Home

  • Sharon’s new alcoholic tendencies. Her increase in consumption.
  • Her change in attitude as evident from her reaction of how  she forgot where her keys were and her outburst against Camille. Discuss.
  • Note her comment on how the awkwardness of  the situation with  Camille showing up in a different person’s body each time    in that she misses Camille’s  voice and  body as well.  What do you think this foreshadows    for Camille and Sharon’s relationship?
  • Do you think Sharon’s  friendship with Maryann could improve her  situation and thus her patience? Do you think we will have the chance to revisit  these characters  later this season to see how well they have connected and  are therefore doing.

Season 2  Episode 5 – Cloverdale

Real World

Scott had been infected by the one of  the plant like creatures on the planet

  • Infection was spreading through his arm
  • Nothing which had been tried to heal him of it, worked.
  • While the others were moving to the gate to gain distance from the aliens, Rush went ahead to obtain supplies required to amputate
  • When TJ attempted to cut him,  the colour  of the blood had changed suggesting that it was an internal issue- Nothing could be done
  • Greer called for reinforcements and supplies from Destiny so that they could barricade the area surrounding the gate in order to prevent  the creatures from  attacking the  immediate area[ it seems that he has redeemed himself in terms of his ability to use torches!]
  • TJ had three  hours to somehow find a cure
  • TJ confirmed Chloe’s statement that Scott was dying, indicating  that  they would have to gate to Destiny in time for the next FTL jump, before Scott died
  • Chloe argued that she would not leave Scott behind
  • TJ notes  how  a   bug was on  Chloe , removing it from her, indicating that it was a miracle that she was not infected
  • Chloe escapes  to voluntarily become contracted with the illness,
  • Rush inquires as to why Chloe did this  and Chloe asserts that she cannot be infected  as she was sure the bug  had previously  touched her skin, yet she was left unharmed. She has developed an immunity because of what the aliens did to her.
  • Rush comes up with the idea  to save Scott, howeverm while doing so,   allows TJ to conclude that   the ancient chair in the previous episode,  did not cure Chloe
  • Note Eli’s glance at Chloe when she decides to stay. Was he upset  at her for truly choosing Scott over him or  concerned for her giving up, what he thought to be the ret of her life for a mere few hours
  • TJ  notes that this means Chloe has not been healed however agrees  to conduct the transfusion Does this mean we  now have two  mutating crew members aboard Destiny?
  • Greer conducting the transfusion in the end
  • Scott ‘s wedding right before the  moment, he regains consciousness.  Chloe’s half mutating face  at the alter seems to suggest that  although Scott has united with  her, there are challenges beyond the ordinary which face him.
  • Could also suggest that  his union with Chloe in terms of “body” is a subtle hint  that he too will now be infected  like her
  • Young’s reaction on receiving Chloe and Scott-   How do you think  Scott’s relationship with Chloe will be affected?

Scott’s  Vision

  • Going home to  Cloverdale after battle at Khandhar
  • Note the Character Symbolization
  • Greer the best man
  • Colonel Young- father figure
  • Chloe-   current fiancé who Scott is uncertain about given his past relationships
  • Vanessa James -  ex lover
  • Brody – the one to run him over- What do you think this says about his view of Brody?!
  • Rush the peacekeeper – note his comment on  how Scott will not die but we all will eventually
  • Telford – the police officer [ note his comment on the blur  of waking up from a hangover  and  never feeling the same when you wake up – reference to his actual reaction  when he came out of the brainwashing
  • Although Scott  does not  currently have  family on Earth, would it not make sense  for his son to somehow come into his vision, particularly, given the fact that he is one of  the main  reasons we, as viewers, are rooting for Scott to return to Earth. Discuss
  • What are your thoughts and reactions on  seeing the cast take on slightly different, more lighter approach to their roles?
  • Comment on the roles which  various crew members played in Scott’s vision in contrast to  the way he actually sees them on board Destiny.

Season 2 Episode 7[ The Greater Good]

Abandoned Ship

Rush takes  Destiny out of FTL  by an abandoned  space ship . Both  Young and Rush are interested in taking a look at the  ship.

  • The two need to use spacesuits  to board the ship, given the fact that both shuttles were previously damaged
  • When they board, Destiny pulls away from the Ship, however Rush realizes that the issue can be solved from the ship’s  bridge. He  suggests that Amanda Perry,be brought aboard Destiny  to  assist in making modifications to Destiny’s engines
  • Note how this ship also had pods like the one in the seed ship back in Awakening, but unlike in that episode, there were none in the pods. Was the ship abandoned by choice,  did the aliens run of supplies or were they conquered by another species?Could this ship somehow have been connected to the seedship?
  • Rush manages to divert Young’s attention to another part of the ship, while he communicates with Perry privately. He  sends Amanda various essential information/ equation required to locate the bridge, where he then advises her on  how to steer it back
  • Meanwhile, Young  overhears  Rush speaking t Amanda Perry and how he has broken the code
  • Young immediately attacks Rush. Discuss this major attack. What are your thoughts on it and how does it compare to the previous one in Justice?

Rush-Young Discussion

  • Rush’s comment on how he accepts that he will not lead Destiny but Young should not wither. His comment on Young’s instability, in terms  of how he cannot even get up in the morning
  • Rush’s argument on how he could not trust others and the complexity of the bridge. Young’s response  by saying  that Rush is responsible for the loss of various lives, such as Sergeant Riley.
  • Rush’s comment on Density’s  mission –  To unlock the source of life , which was generated prior to the start of the universe. This could potentially, help them gain a better of understanding and power of where they came from and who we as humans are, while also helping  them find a way home through this ultimate power. What do you imagine this source as? Do you think it is God or is there some  other higher  aliens species which did this? Do you think it is through technological or spiritual means?Discuss.
  • Rush’s  offer to work together side by side  with Young to help Destiny. Do you think he is serious about this given his doubts about Young’s leadership. Do you think he is being entirely truthful about the mission?
  • Note how Rush helps Young land safely on the bridge when they musty jump back to Destiny

Crew’s Reaction:

  • Eli  realizes something is up vwhen Perry claims to have suddenly fixed the   ship. He uses I no footage to track Perry
  • Eli’s extreme anger and  how the scientists confront Dr. Perry of her dishonest behaviour. Her apologies  for doing this, but her comment on how Rush was insistent it remained secret and her belief that  there was a good reason for this insistence
  • Scott  and Camille’s concerns  for safety
  • Who do you think will sit in the commander’s chair? Why? How will Rush’s dishonesty to  such an extreme level , affect his relationship with the crew and what role will he play in the bridge, now that  he is not its sole commander?

Amanda Perry / Ginn

  • Camille’s interruption of Ginn and Eli’s intercourse – Audience received further insights on  this  development of their relationship as seen from how Eli’s shirt saying “I am here” is left lying on Ginn’s bed . How  do you feel about Eli being romantically involved and do  you think he  and Ginn  are a good couple?Who would you rather see him  with, if not?
  • Simeon  warning Ginn to not become to close to  the crew aboard Destiny, so that she does not reveal crucial information
  • Ginn   switches with Perry to  provide Intel on the Lucian alliance attack on Earth, as she was from the planet which is responsible for the attack. She is to provide the Intel to Home World Command.
  • Perry’s encounter with Simeon.  Fortunately, Greer is there to save her from the situation and allow her to continue her work
  • Amanda – Rush relationship –  Rush and Perry are both mutual in their feelings and constant thoughts which they have harboured since  their previous encounter in Sabotoge
  • Rush is now ready to  have a relationship with her
  • Eli interrupts and informs Rush that Young urgently needs him
  • Eli then   angrily informs Perry that her sexual behaviour  is inappropriate given the fact that she  is another body [ particularly that of his lover, Ginn] Do  you think it is inappropriate even though  Ginn would have given  consent for her body to be used in such a way
  • Simeon intruding  in  Perry’s  room right before closing credits. Do you think Simeon will murder Amanda? If not, what do  you think he will do?    Where was his guard at the time? Note that any harm inflicted on Ginn’s body will affect both Ginn and Perry. This is certain, as viewers may recall that in season one’s  Subversion, the suffocation of Colonel Telford  who was in Rush’s body, affected Rush who was in Telford’s body, putting both of their lives at risk.

Chloe

  • Although we did not get to see  much development on her  story this week, we see her interactions with Eli. Although she misses his company and expresses somewhat of a jealously to his  shifted focus on Ginn, she tells Eli, that she is happy for him. Do  you think Chloe is jealous and what is your current take on Eli and Chloe’s current relationship ?
  • Also note that we learn that she decided to help Rush by solving equations. What does this tell you about her development as a character? As opposed  to not doing anything with herself as she would have  at the beginning of the series, the character is taking advantage  of the befits brought forth by the illness?

Stargate Universe  Malice Discussion

Rush – Young Sprit of Cooperation

  • Young’s renewed commitment as  leader abd his willingness to forgive  Rush for various actions, such as hiding the bridge from him and for being responsible for the death of Sergeant Hunter Riley. See further below  under  the Hunt For Simeon section for more on this subject.

 

Ginn/ Perry Death

  • Ginn and Perry are murdered while they are connected in the stones. Simeon, conducted this action as a way of preventing information on the LA attack from reaching Earth.  While he attempts to flee, Simeon severely wounds  several other soldiers and takes Dr. Park  hostage through the closest planet. On the planet, he plants a bomb on  her back
  • Rush discovers the murder.  Once it is confirmed that  both Ginn and  Amanda Perry have been  killed, Rush leaves in rage. James, however indicates that Ginn informed Homeworld Command that  Simeon  has valuable Intel on the attack on Earth and therefore he is to be captured alive.
  • He reaches the gate room just in time and  follows Simeon through the gate
  • Manages to disable the bomb through the use of his glasses, however, those on board are instructed not to come through into  this has been addressed
  • Scott , Greer and other military reinforcements arrive and are to  go through with the mission. However, at the same time, Rush expresses a great  amount of rage towards Simeon as a result of his against Perry and  shows a desire to seek revenge

Hunt  For Simeon

  • Ambush -  James’ near death  experience. Did you think she was going to die? This episode had a lot of jeopardy.Which other characters did you think , for a moment, had it in for them  in this episode and how  was  your reaction to this?
  • Note how Rush managed to tract  his kino device as away  of locating him
  • Rush – Scott Discussion – Scott’s discussion on how he understands why Rush know the discovery of the bridge  a secret from Young but how the y all need to work together to  solve the issues . Our analysis on the crew’s position with Rush:  We believe that the ,military personnel are  willing to work with Rush as although he was secretive about the discovery of the bridge,his discovery of Destiny’s mission has provided the crew, for the first time since they are on board, a suitable mission. By finding the source  ,  they would have the greatest chance of returning home  and at the same time Rush would be satisfied in that  he would have explored the vast reaches of the galaxy, to such an extent, where he would have  had the power and understanding associated with the origins of  time. Both of their goals can be met by working towards attaining this source and the crew has a better reason to trust Rush and vice versa.
  • What are your thoughts on this? Do you agree or disagree? Share your thoughts with  us in the comments section.
  • Scott  having to turn back because of how Greer had been shot by Simeon.However, Rush  fleeing  to obtain his revenge.
  • Simeon’s call for Rush to get  him. What did this tell about  Simeon?

Note, the alien creatures.  What did you  think of their appearance and  what is your opinion on how they were used as a plot device? We thought they were exceptional as it helped show the irony of how Rush who was a mere civilian, managed to  defeat  a highly  trained warrior,  Simeon, through the  skill of logic and planning as opposed to  physical force.

  • Note Simeon’s final statement on  how  he has information and Rush’s final shot!
  • Do  you think Rush felt better after he killed Simeon? What affect will this have on Earth? Do you think Simeon would have actually provided information to  Homeworld Command?

Eli Coping After Ginn’s Loss

  • Eli shows distraught behaviour following the death  of Ginn.  He does not appeal to others who try to console him and he    unreasonably gets angry at others.
  • Contrast this to Rush’s  behaviour Would Rush be more like Eli originally was, had it not been for what  happened to his wife?
  • Young’s discussion with Eli of how he does not have in him to kill and how Eli is just one of many individuals aboard the ship, who had lost a loved one.  Do you think Young, was in a sense, acting as a father figure to Eli, in helping him develop a sense of rationalism about the situation?

Varro

  • Claims to  know nothing of how  Simeon had info on the LA attack of Earth and  how he warns  that Simeon ‘s danger is so great that he is not worth  pursuing
  • His  comment on   how Simeon aims to get back the LA forces in the milky way after ditching those  from Destiny.
  • Do you think Varro is as innocent as he presents himself to be?
  • Note, Robert C Copper revealed on  this week’s Inner Space that viewers will have the chance to see Varro’s  romantic anticipations with TJ explored and how this dynamic will come into play with Colonel Young, who had a previous relationship with TJ

Efforts to Extend  Countdown Clock Time and Chloe

  • Scientists were  initially unsuccessful however they had time in  the next jump, which was four hours away [ which was still in range.]
  • This could  help those aboard the planet have more time needed to handle
  • Chloe, believed that she could be of help as she has been solving advanced equations for Rush.
  • Chloe ultimately managed to [ although she was not aware of what she was doing]   to increase the measure of control which they had over the ship, by  allowing the ship to turn around,thus permitting them to go back and fetch Rush, who was an hour late from  his attack of Simeon.Note, how Rush had previously given her this equation and hoped that she woud be able to solve it in time. This was the basis for him taking  the risk of seeking revenge!
  • Do you believe that Chloe  can now be trusted or could she motives. Note, how she seem to slipping away even further than before.

Season 2 – Episode 11- Deliverance

A discussion guide pertaining to this episode will be generated shortly.

Twin Destinies

  • Alternate reality – The individuals who were willing to stay behind. Discuss possible rwasoms for those who were willing to stay behind. Would you  stay behind. Why?
  • Alternate Rush – Do you think he was telling the  truth or was there more to his story?What were his true motives after he arrived back in time and how did his actions reflect these motives?
  • Telford. Though the original died on board the ship, the former is still alive. Why was he the only one able to get through the gate  and  what  differences could be present in this Telford, if any.

Additional Moments

  • - Eli’s comment about working in theStargate program- reference to Carter, Jackson and McKay
  • -Chloe’s comment about the challenges of returning  to Earth- Scott’s son

Alliances

A  discussion guide pertaining to this episode shall be posted shortly.’

Senator Visit

  • - What are your thoughts on the  senator’s  viewpoint of  Chloe and the final asessmentof Destiny’s mission – not able to survuve in the net six months and Chloe’s wasted potential?
  • How do you think those on Earth will respond to the mission of Destiny, given the events of the episode?Depending on the political climate on Earth, how will  the response  towards the perspective of Destiny’s mission fluctuate?
  • - TJ and Varro’s developing relayionship- How far alog do you think they have developed? Young’s response to TJ’s  increasingly close relaionship with the soldier-

Camille – Greer

  • Forced trip to Earth for Greer
  • Evacuation of Hmpmeword commabd the two of them were trapped in the  debris.
  • Camille’s daring plan to turn off the bomb.
  • LA Attack- The intensifying tension. Why is the LA attacking Earth at this point and why were Earth’s defences [i.e chair in  Antarctica  ] unable to handle this attack/ What are your predictions on how this  conflict with the LA will ultimately play out?
  • soldier- who turned out to be Lucian Alliance-  Camille’s excellent catch and how this   instilled a more positive viewpoint of her  from Greer’s perspective
  • Deactivisting the bomb before it detonated – Discuss Camille and Greer’s  developing relationship.=- two opposing sides/ viewpoints. The common undetstanding which they reached a newfound mutual respect.
  • What were your favourite moments between these two?

The scientist goals to stay on  Destiny.  Do you think Camille made the right decision  to place their bodies in danger? Why?We think she did because there were no other alternatives , given that the bomb would otherwise the bomb  would have certainly  detonated. Furthermore, her life as well as Greer’s was in danger given that they were connected. Also, by attempting to properly do this she would be  saving lives outside the compound, which is the women  whose body she was occupying [ a senator ] would likely have done.  Share your  viewpoint in the comments section/

Though it is highly unlikely the bomb went off,what do think  you happened?

Do you think a supplyline will ultimately be created? Why? What are the drawbacks and benefits to this plan?We think that the  benefits would of-course be supplies  and experienced/ skilled  workers for Destiny’ s crew which would further enable them to carry out the mission. However, with  a new set of personnel , those aboard would  have to cope with a new set of leadership, creating a tense dynamic and uncertain  future. There could be political division particularly given that this leadership may over-mind Young’s authority. Share your thoughts on this in the comments section!

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