Stargate Universe

10 Best Episodes of Stargate Universe

The adventures of a present-day, multinational exploration team traveling on the Ancient spaceship Destiny many billions of light years distant from the Milky Way Galaxy. They evacuated there and are now trying to figure out a way to return to Earth, while simultaneously trying to explore and to survive in their unknown area of the universe.

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Stargate Universe - S1E5

#15 - Light (Season 1 - Episode 5)

With the ship on a collision course, the crew must decide who will stay and who will flee on the shuttle to try and find a habitable planet.

The episode was rated 7.88 from 593 votes.

Stargate Universe - S1E18

#14 - Subversion (Season 1 - Episode 18)


Earth's Stargate Program isn't the only group in the Milky Way that's interested in the Ancients' Destiny. What's worse, this long-time foe may have a spy among those closest to the Icarus project.

The episode was rated 7.89 from 480 votes.

Stargate Universe - S1E1

#13 - Air (1) (Season 1 - Episode 1)

When Icarus Base is attacked, it's inhabitants are forced to flee through the Stargate. The base was created on a distant planet to take advantage of a powerful energy supply located there. Their goal is to try and determine the purpose of the mysterious ninth symbol of the Stargate which they have never been able to lock in. In going through the Stargate, they are transported not to Earth but onto an very old, apparently uninhabited but huge spacecraft. With the group's commander injured, Lt. Scott and the chief scientist, Dr. Nicholas Rush lead the exploration of the craft. Several areas of the ship have been damaged but it is basically functional. They are able to learn that they are in fact billions of light years from Earth.

The episode was rated 7.92 from 776 votes.

Stargate Universe - S2E7

#12 - The Greater Good (Season 2 - Episode 7)


Rush and Young investigate an abandoned alien craft which is just outside the Destiny. While they do this, the crew onboard the ship find the bridge and discover that Rush is responsible for the countdown clock not activating when the ship emerges from FTL.

The episode was rated 7.93 from 509 votes.

Stargate Universe - S2E1

#11 - Intervention (3) (Season 2 - Episode 1)

Everett and the crew continue their efforts to save Destiny while holding off the Lucian Alliance invaders.

The episode was rated 7.93 from 502 votes.

Stargate Universe - S1E20

#10 - Incursion (2) (Season 1 - Episode 20)


As Young and Camille attempt to resolve the hostage crisis with Kiva, Destiny suffers from power fluctuations and blackouts due to its proximity to a binary pulsar.

The episode was rated 7.96 from 484 votes.

Stargate Universe - S2E11

#9 - Deliverance (2) (Season 2 - Episode 11)

Locked in a battle with a Drone Command Ship, the Destiny is surprised by the arrival of the Aliens that abducted Rush and Chloe.

The episode was rated 7.97 from 531 votes.

Stargate Universe - S2E15

#8 - Seizure (Season 2 - Episode 15)


Rush slips into a coma in the neural interface chair, and Amanda connects with him in the ship’s matrix, but Ginn informs Eli of a problem with that scenario. Elsewhere, Dr. Rodney McKay’s plan to dial the ninth chevron address hits a snag.

The episode was rated 7.99 from 507 votes.

Stargate Universe - S2E14

#7 - Hope (Season 2 - Episode 14)

Chloe's body is taken over by another consciousness. Meanwhile, Dr. Volker is stricken with a mysterious illness.

The episode was rated 8.02 from 506 votes.

Stargate Universe - S2E10

#6 - Resurgence (1) (Season 2 - Episode 10)


The crew's new-found control over Destiny's flight path introduces new risks when they find themselves in the middle of a war between two races.

The episode was rated 8.07 from 497 votes.

Stargate Universe - S2E17

#5 - Common Descent (1) (Season 2 - Episode 17)

Destiny comes upon a colony where the people claim their civilization was founded two thousand years earlier ... by Destiny's crew.

The episode was rated 8.20 from 546 votes.

Stargate Universe - S2E19

#4 - Blockade (Season 2 - Episode 19)


When the command ships blockade stars along Destiny's path, the crew must find a different, superhot star to recharge at. Eli and Rush are forced to pilot the ship in, while the rest of the crew evacuates to a nearby planet... only to discover that the drones are already there.

The episode was rated 8.21 from 555 votes.

Stargate Universe - S2E12

#3 - Twin Destinies (Season 2 - Episode 12)

Rush travels back in time to avert a disaster, meeting a past version of himself.

The episode was rated 8.21 from 517 votes.

Stargate Universe - S2E20

#2 - Gauntlet (Season 2 - Episode 20)


Blocked by Command Ships at every star and unable to gate for supplies without alerting the drones, Destiny must take a stand or be left adrift.

The episode was rated 8.28 from 586 votes.

Stargate Universe - S2E18

#1 - Epilogue (2) (Season 2 - Episode 18)

While attempting to return a group of colonists to their home, the crew finds that the planet is on the verge of seismic destruction.

The episode was rated 8.34 from 534 votes.

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