Stargate Universe

10 Worst 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.

Written by Sophie and last updated on feb 02, 2023.

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Stargate Universe - S1E4

#10 - Darkness (Season 1 - Episode 4)

The Destiny suffers a power crisis, putting the lives of the stranded crew in jeopardy and forcing them to consider abandoning the ship.

The episode was rated 7.67 from 615 votes.

Stargate Universe - S1E7

#9 - Earth (Season 1 - Episode 7)


With the situation onboard the Destiny dire, General O'Neill and Home World Command orders Col. Young to execute a high risk plan concocted by the I.O.A. scientists which, in theory, could return the crew to earth.

The episode was rated 7.67 from 546 votes.

Stargate Universe - S2E9

#8 - Visitation (Season 2 - Episode 9)

Members of the crew left behind in another galaxy make a shocking return to Destiny.

The episode was rated 7.66 from 478 votes.

Stargate Universe - S1E3

#7 - Air (3) (Season 1 - Episode 3)


With the air supply failing on the Destiny, a team disembarks to a desert-like planet in search of the mineral needed to scrub the ship’s air of carbon dioxide. After testing numerous sand samples without success, and with their window of opportunity closing fast, the group opts to split into two to cover more ground, despite the unbearable heat.

The episode was rated 7.65 from 567 votes.

Stargate Universe - S1E14

#6 - Human (Season 1 - Episode 14)

The episode focuses on Nicholas Rush, who risks his life from an experiment involving the ship's computer, and flashes back to the time when he was recruited into the Stargate Program. His now dead wife, Gloria Rush, will be appear in these flashbacks, as will Michael Shanks as Daniel Jackson.

The episode was rated 7.62 from 491 votes.

Stargate Universe - S2E6

#5 - Trial and Error (Season 2 - Episode 6)


Young is plagued by mysterious dreams where Destiny is destroyed by alien attackers no matter what he does.

The episode was rated 7.61 from 469 votes.

Stargate Universe - S1E6

#4 - Water (Season 1 - Episode 6)

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.

The episode was rated 7.61 from 553 votes.

Stargate Universe - S1E9

#3 - Life (Season 1 - Episode 9)


Aboard Destiny, Dr. Rush supervises the exploration of new areas of the ship. Looking for resources to make their everyday lives easier, the crew stumbles upon a piece of Ancient technology that carries the promise of a way home. While somewhat familiar with the find, Dr. Rush can’t guarantee the safety of using it, bringing him and Col. Young to a standoff on what to do.

The episode was rated 7.50 from 540 votes.

Stargate Universe - S1E17

#2 - Pain (Season 1 - Episode 17)

Dr. Tamara Johansen tries to track down what is causing the crew to hallucinate.

The episode was rated 7.42 from 467 votes.

Stargate Universe - S2E5

#1 - Cloverdale (Season 2 - Episode 5)


When Scott's team explores a new planet, a plant-like organism infects the lieutenant, causing him to hallucinate a life back on Earth where he is getting married.

The episode was rated 7.24 from 446 votes.

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