Stargate Universe Season 1

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Stargate Universe Season 1
DVD set of Season 1
Country of origin  USA
No. of episodes 20
Original channel Syfy
Original run October 2, 2009 — June 11, 2010
Home video release
DVD release
Region 1 October 5, 2010
Region 2 July 5, 2010
Region 4 January 12, 2011
Blu-ray release
Region A October 5, 2010
Region B July 5, 2010
Season chronology
Season 2 Suivant
List of episodes

The first season of Stargate Universe consists of 20 episodes.[1] Brad Wright and Robert C. Cooper wrote the three-parter series opener named "Air", which was originally planned to be a two-parter.[2] The first two parts of "Air" premiered on Syfy on October 2, 2009, with regularly weekly airing beginning on October 9, 2009.[3] "Fire" was originally going to be the title for episode four, but the story and script was too big to be able to fit into one episode, so the producers changed it to become a two-parter called "Darkness" and "Light", therefore pushing all future episodes forward one slot. "Justice" was the mid-season finale. The back half of the first season aired on Friday April 2, 2010 on Space and Syfy.[4]

British channel Sky1 acquired the exclusive UK rights to Stargate Universe and began airing the series from October 6, 2009.[5] The series currently airs on Space in Canada.[6] In Australia Stargate Universe commenced airing on free-to-air-TV on Network TEN from 20:30 on Monday 14 December 2009, broadcasting the first two episodes: "Air (Part 1)" and "Air (Part 2)" as a movie-length premiere.[7] However, Network TEN dropped the series after just three weeks.[8] All available episodes were however fast-tracked from the US and broadcast on the Sci Fi Channel on Foxtel screening in Australia only 'days' after the US.[9]


The series premiere was watched by 2.346 million viewers.[10] By the end of the season the show had lost more than 35% of its audience, with the finale drawing only 1.469 million viewers.[11]


Main characters

Actor Character Number of episodes
Robert Carlyle Dr. Nicholas Rush 20 episodes
Louis Ferreira Colonel Everett Young 20 episodes
Brian J. Smith Lt. Matthew Scott 20 episodes
Elyse Levesque Chloe Armstrong 20 episodes
David Blue Eli Wallace 20 episodes
Alaina Huffman Lt. Tamara Johansen 20 episodes
Jamil Walker Smith MSgt. Ronald Greer 20 episodes
and Ming-Na Camile Wray 16 episodes (Main 1-2, 10-20; recurring 3-9)

Recurring characters

Actor Character Number of episodes
Peter Kelamis Dr. Adam Brody 19 episodes
Patrick Gilmore Dr. Dale Volker 19 episodes
Julia Benson 2nd Lt. Vanessa James 18 episodes
Jennifer Spence Dr. Lisa Park 17 episodes
Haig Sutherland Sgt. Hunter Riley 14 episodes
Jeffrey Bowyer-Chapman Airman Darren Becker 11 episodes
Mark Burgess Jeremy Franklin 10 episodes
Josh Blacker Sgt. Spencer 9 episodes
Lou Diamond Phillips Colonel David Telford 8 episodes
Darcy Laurie Airman Dunning 4 episodes
Andrew Dunbar Cpl. Gorman 4 episodes
Michael Karl Richards Major Peterson 4 episodes
Ona Grauer Emily Young 4 episodes
Christopher McDonald Senator Alan Armstrong 3 episodes
Anna Galvin Patricia Armstrong 3 episodes
Tygh Runyan Dr. Robert Caine 3 episodes
Bradley Stryker Sgt. Curtis 3 episodes
Ryan Booth Cpl. Marsden 3 episodes
Christina Schild Andrea Palmer 3 episodes
Glynis Davies Maryann Wallace 3 episodes
Ian Butcher Dannic 3 episodes
Rhona Mitra Commander Kiva 3 episodes
Mike Dopud Varro 3 episodes
Dominic Zamprogna Dr. Boone 2 episodes
Mar Andersons Major Green 2 episodes
Sandy Sidhu Dr. Mehta 2 episodes
Zak Santiago Cpl. Rivers 2 episodes
Carlo Rota Dr. Carl Strom 2 episodes
Conan Graham Calvos 2 episodes
Ken Tran Chen 2 episodes
Primo Allon Koz 2 episodes
Reiko Aylesworth Sharon Walker 2 episodes

Guest Stars

Actor Character Number of episodes
Richard Dean Anderson Lt. General Jack O'Neill 6 episodes
Michael Shanks Dr. Daniel Jackson 4 episodes
Amanda Tapping Colonel Samantha Carter 2 episodes


Image Title Number Airdate Planet(s) Race(s) Enemies
"Air", Part 1 (Part 1 of 3) 1.01 October 2, 2009 P4X-351, Earth Lucian Alliance Lucian Alliance
When a research team is forced to evacuate their secret base, they find themselves on board a derelict Ancient vessel that is many galaxies away from Earth.
"Air", Part 2 (Part 2 of 3) 1.02 October 2, 2009 Desert planet, Earth N/A N/A
Stranded on the Ancient vessel Destiny, the evacuees from Icarus Base discover that a worn-out life-support system and hull breaches will suffocate them in a matter of hours.
"Air", Part 3 (Part 3 of 3) 1.03 October 9, 2009 Desert planet, Earth Dust bugs N/A
Lt. Scott leads a team to a desert planet to locate a mineral capable of fixing Destiny's life support system. Chloe visits her mother on Earth.
"Darkness" (Part 1 of 2) 1.04 October 16, 2009 "Big Bertha", Earth N/A N/A
The Destiny suffers a power crisis, putting the lives of the stranded crew in jeopardy when even the emergency reserves run dry. Dr. Rush pushes himself to the breaking point.
"Light" (Part 2 of 2) 1.05 October 23, 2009 Goldilocks zone planet N/A N/A
With the ship on a collision course, Young conducts a lottery to determine who will escape certain death and try and find a habitable planet with the shuttle.
"Water" 1.06 October 30, 2009 "Hoth" Dust bugs Dust bugs
Severe rationing can't save the Destiny's dwindling water supply, forcing Colonel Young and Lieutenant Scott to seek out drinkable water on a deadly ice planet.
"Earth" 1.07 November 6, 2009 Earth N/A N/A
Colonel Telford takes over Young's command in order to enact a dangerous plan to try and get the ship's crew home. Back on Earth, Young, Eli, and Chloe visit their families.
"Time" 1.08 November 13, 2009 Jungle planet Squigglers Squigglers
Eli Wallace is taking a kino on a planet the team never visited before.
"Life" 1.09 November 20, 2009 Earth N/A N/A
Lt. Scott and Camile visit their loved ones using the communication stones, leading Colonel Young to a discovery about Telford's activities. On the Destiny, Rush discovers technology he believes maybe able to get them home.
"Justice" 1.10 December 4, 2009 Gravel pit planet N/A N/A
Colonel Young cedes command of the ship after he is implicated in the murder of a crew member.
"Space" 1.11 April 2, 2010 Purple plants' planet Nakai Nakai
A mishap with the communication stones sends Colonel Young's consciousness to an alien vessel, provoking the crew's first extra-terrestrial encounter.
"Divided" 1.12 April 9, 2010 N/A Nakai Nakai
Colonel Young's opponents launch a coup to take control of the ship, pitting the military against civilians.
"Faith" 1.13 April 16, 2010 Eden N/A N/A
The crew finds a idyllic planet when Destiny stops without its countdown clock running, tempting some crew members to stay permanently.
"Human" 1.14 April 23, 2010 Ruins planet Giant spider N/A
Rush uses the neural interface chair to try and access Destiny's systems, causing him to recall the events which led to his recruitment into the Stargate program.
"Lost" 1.15 April 30, 2010 Ruins planet, Foggy planet, Crystal planet, Desert planet, Winter planet, Gravel pit planet, Forest planet

Giant spider, Dinosaur-like creature

A group from Destiny is left behind on a planet when the ship enters F.T.L., and must find a Stargate route back before the ship leaves the galaxy.
"Sabotage" 1.16 May 7, 2010 Forest planet, Earth Nakai Nakais
When problems with the F.T.L. drive threaten to leave Destiny stranded, the crew calls upon an expert from Earth to help — a quadriplegic woman who temporarily takes over Wray's body.
"Pain" 1.17 May 14, 2010 N/A Alien tick N/A
The ship's crew is plagued by hallucinations that manifest their fears and desires.
"Subversion" 1.18 May 21, 2010 Earth, Icarus-like planet Lucian Alliance Kiva
Dr. Rush and Homeworld Command investigate when Colonel Telford is suspected of spying for the Lucian Alliance.
"Incursion", Part 1 (Part 1 of 2) 1.19 June 4, 2010 Earth, Icarus-like planet Lucian Alliance Kiva
The Lucian Alliance manages to board Destiny, taking several crewmembers hostage in a bid to wrestle control the ship.
"Incursion", Part 2 (Part 2 of 2) 1.20 June 11, 2010 N/A Lucian Alliance Kiva
While Colonel Young and Kiva grapple over control of the ship, a pulsar threatens everyone on board with deadly radiation.


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