Stargate Universe

Season 1 Episode 2

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Aired Monday 9:00 PM Oct 02, 2009 on Syfy

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    Stranded on the Ancient vessel Destiny, the evacuees from Icarus Base discover that a worn-out life-support system and hull breaches will suffocate them in a matter of hours. In the mythology of this show human civilization was created by a sort of seeding program undertaken by the Ancients. The Ancients were the first evolution of humans that lived millions of years ago. Say goodbye to Darwin's Theory of Evolution! Therefore in this show as in so much science fiction we have a dream of origins. One that imaginatively creates a story for our existence that has little to do with evolutionary biology on the one hand or the explanations put forth by the major religions. So science fiction like this becomes a kind of anxiety narrative that through wish fulfillment that gets through some of the schisms between religious, spiritual and scientific thinking. That's the magic of storytelling. You can do things like that.