Stargate Universe (2011): S02E18 – Epilogue


The second and final season of Stargate Universe was announced by Syfy on 13 December 2009.

Like the first season, the second season consisted of 20 episodes.

The series was moved from the franchise’s long history of Friday to Tuesday, along with Caprica, as Syfy had picked up WWE Friday Night SmackDown.

The series resumed on 28 September 2010, USA. In Ireland & UK, the series resumed on 05 October at 9pm on Sky1 and Sky1 HD.

Syfy announced on 16 December 2010 that it would not be picking Stargate Universe up for a third season and that the Spring 2011 season would be the last to air on its channel.


On Novus, the crew visits an abandoned bunker containing the entire Tenaran archive.

From the archive, they learn that after the Novus stargate was destroyed by seismic activity the planet’s two countries united and built sub-light ships to travel to one of its other colonies.

The crew begins downloading the Tenaran database to Destiny and learns from Kino records of their other selves’ lives.

TJ learns that she developed amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) five years after their arrival and died shortly thereafter, while Volker was the first of the Destiny crew to die on the planet.

Yaozu, the leader of the Novus settlers, believes the people of Novus developed a cure for ALS that is somewhere in the database, but earthquakes destroy the facility and city while Destiny has only uploaded one third of the database.

The crew stays on the surface as long as possible, and Varro is seriously injured in a fall.

Rush finds a new material in the bunker that will fix the CO2 scrubbers for years, but the ALS cure is not uploaded before earthquakes consume the archive bunker.

Destiny sets course for the Novus colony to reunite the settlers with the other Novus colonists, who will arrive ahead of the sub-light ships ferrying the population off the doomed planet.

Stargate Franchise

You can find a full index of the Stargate Franchise here, whilst clicking on the following links for films, documentaries, and TV series (all and Stargate Universe only).

Production & Filming Details

  • Creator(s): Alex Chapple.
  • Producer(s): Carl Binder.
  • Release Date: 25 April 2011.
  • Running Time: 43 minutes.
  • Country: US.
  • Language: English.

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