Stargate Universe (2011): S02E19 – Blockade


Introduction

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.

Outline

When the Destiny tries to recharge in a star, they are met by drones. Trying another star, they discover the same.

Low on power, Eli proposes a risky alternative: recharge the ship in a blue supergiant star instead which the drones would never expect.

In order to accomplish the plan, the crew travels through the Stargate to a nearby planet, which turns out to be another Novus colony that is empty while Eli and Rush stay behind to manually pilot the ship while wearing the Ancient environmental suits which will protect them from the extreme heat.

Dr. Park stays behind as well to save as many plants as possible from the Destiny garden, but gets trapped when the ship seals it off.

The plan works and Destiny recharges, but the dome breaks and Park is flash-blinded before Eli manages to rescue her.

On the planet, the crew discovers it has been destroyed by drones and encounters two which they destroy. They learn that thanks to a diversion, many of the people on the planet managed to escape through the Stargate before it was devastated.

When a Control Ship shows up, the crew is forced to evacuate a little early, but by that point, Destiny is safe again.

The trick will not work twice however and the drones will likely be waiting next time Destiny tries to recharge.

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): Andy Mikita.
  • Producer(s): Linda McGibney.
  • Release Date: 02 May 2011.
  • Running Time: 43 minutes.
  • Country: US.
  • Language: English.

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