Stargate Universe Trial and Error S02E06 (Syfy)

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I’ve never been a Stargate fan. I’ve tried watching SG-1 and Stargate Atlantis, but never really found them compelling enough. I actually like the original movie with Kurt Russell, but the series never really interested me that much. One of my friends recently bought all of the seasons cheaply. I thought about watching them, but ran out of time. Scalzi is a creative consultant on this series and it looks pretty interesting, so I’ve decided to give it a go.

Now, before any bitching and hating starts― too late, it’s already started, I haven’t bothered to read, review, or watch any of the Stargate series, and I’m not going to. I’ve watched a couple of episodes and didn’t continue. I tried Stargate Atlantis, but didn’t like it. My friend told me that starting season 4, SG-1 was really good. I can’t really comment on that as I stopped watching the series after a few episodes.

Basically, I’m a new viewer of Stargate, but I’m not a science-fiction novice. It puts me in an interesting spot about reviewing this show. My point of view is from someone who hasn’t watched any of the SG shows, so this review and recap should be interesting to those of you who haven’t watched SG before. For the others, leave some comments and start a discussion.

Is the show good or bad? Read on to find out more.

Warning: spoilers ahead

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Young is having some dreams that turn out to be more than just dreams; they are actually battle simulations being run by Destiny.

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Scott’s blood has gone back to normal. Chloe is still messed up. Young just learned that his wife Emily wants a divorce.

Wray goes to see Eli. She wants Ginn from the Lucian Alliance to work with him.

Scott is out. He goes to see Chloe. She shows him some kind of growth she has on her leg. She says that it’s getting bigger.

The aliens arrive. They want them to hand over Chloe. They open fire. The Destiny is returning fire. Scott gets vented into space from the observation deck when the glass breaks. The Destiny explodes. Young wakes up in his bed.

Young tells his staff that weapons are a priority again.

Rush goes to see Chloe with some food. He wants her to take a look at some equations he’s been working on.

Gin wants to work with Eli on theory of dialing a gate from inside of a star. Greer is stuck guarding her and listening to their flirtations.

Once again, Young is summoned to the control room. The aliens are there with multiple ships. They want Chloe. They shunt all power to the shields. More ships arrive and start shooting. There are 15 ships. The Destiny blows up again. Young wakes up.

He’s stuck in a Mobius loop of some kind. He goes to see Wray and tells her about what he has been dreaming about. She suggests going to see Chloe. He goes to see her.

Greer tells Eli that Ginn is into him. It’s time to make a move. He’ll be called away the next time, to give them some privacy.

The aliens arrive again. Young decides to hand over Chloe this time. Power is down all over the ship. Chloe has sabotaged the ship. Young is attacked by Scott. The aliens invade the ship. Young is shot by an alien. He wakes up again. TJ tells Young that their child is still alive.

Eli shows Ginn the movie that he’s making. Greer gets called away. Eli goes running after Greer. Ginn watches footage of Eli talking about his mom. Eli comes back and is very self-deprecating. Ginn kisses him. The Destiny is out of FTL.

Scott goes to see Young. Young looks dishevelled and drunk. He tells Scott to figure it out.

Rush is on the bridge. The ship is out of FTL. He didn’t tell the ship to get out of FTL. He hasn’t found out why. Eli says that the computer was running a simulation of its own. It’s a battle scenario. Wray recognizes this from Young’s dream. The program is overriding normal operations. The ship is affecting the Colonel’s dreams.

Scott goes to see Chloe. He asks her about the black-outs. Scott tells Eli to prep all of the weapons and put everything else into the shields. Scott readies the soldiers. Rush and Wray want Scott to take command officially.

Scott goes to see Young. He tells him that the ship is affecting his brainwaves. He manages to get the message through and Young is out of his quarters again. Once Young takes charge again, The Destiny goes back into FTL.

Rush is very overconfident. He’s talking with his hallucinations, although it’s safe to assume that these can/could be Destiny’s manifestations as well.

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