Stargate Universe

Season 1 Episode 19

Incursion (1)

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Aired Monday 9:00 PM Jun 04, 2010 on Syfy
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Commander Kiva of the Lucian Alliance manages to board the Destiny and take several of the crew hostage.

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  • Kiva and the Lucian Alliance board Destiny, and take hostages. Young is now put in a difficult situation concerning what his next move will be.

    1.0
    Let's just recap for a moment. Young knew the Alliance were coming, he knew they would be in the gate room, and the Alliance had no idea that Destiny knew they were coming. Yet not only did they get on board Destiny, Young's plan is executed with the military precision of drunk toddler's in a dryer. First Young's plan to vent the atmosphere in the Gate room was an awesome plan. Then he does the stupid thing and attempts to give a group of fanatics and their sociopathic leader the chance to surrender peacefully. You don't reason with zealots. One could argue that the reason he did it was to save Rush's life who was forced through the stargate with them. The problem is that he could have vented the atmosphere, waited until the lack of oxygen took the fight out of them, and THEN moved in and secured the area. Heck with the grace and poise that the Lucian guys came through the stargate with, he could have had guards just sitting there and picking them off as they came through. But no, we have to let them aboard so they could attempt to reason with the zealots because good and believable narrative is secondary to drama and angst. The ending of this episode the Lucian Alliance is preparing to execute all military personnel and I really hope they succeed.



    My two favorite episodes are still "Time" when they all die from those alien zergling, and "Pain" when Lt. James bashes in Lt. Scott's head.



    This episode, like the show and all the characters in it are awful, and will continue to be awful. No likable characters, retarded storyline, and 50 gallons of angst and drama per character. I want to see aliens, and explosions, not giggle with Chole and Johansen about what to name the baby.moreless
  • not one of their best

    8.0
    is it me or all the scenes where the former SG1 team members appear seem a little forced and unnatural. Sam got screen time just to sacrifice two pilots to be set as example for Young. If this were SG1 she would have beamed out the pilots from their planes and there were no drama about sacrifice.



    At first Camile`s butting in was hard to swallow but in the end she seemed to help and bring a more realistic touch to the show. in real life most people don`t find killing to be their first choice. there is also another thing that bugs me. Young already vented the atmosphere in Talford`s room and brought him back. Why didn`t he vent the atmosphere in the gate room for a slightly shorter period of time and then bring back Rush and take whoever survived prisoners.



    Also, I just hate the Eli/ Chloe constant pairing. so what purpose does Scott serve in her life? sex? She always hangs around Eli then goes back to Scott. And every time she comes, Eli is like a little love hungry puppy. that ship has many people in it. he should hang out with other, smarter people. Anyway that whole part was a little boring. i`m feeling for Eli but this just doesn`t work for me. In SG1 when Daniel and Vala died in some other people`s bodies (with the stones) they returned alive to their own. and now they say if one dies both die...great.



    So what did I like? the button pusher curly black haired guy from the control room. Why? Because he pushed the button and didn`t stop to wonder about what were Young`s intentions... a no-nonsense guy... oh, and he also saved Russ. he grows on me.



    and I also liked that white killer light but i`m afraid this might turn out to be nothing much so i don`t get my hopes up. the show was ok, not the best but, well, interesting. hopefully the next one will be better.moreless
  • Pretty good for a Part 2 of 3.

    8.5
    Spoilers below.



    So predictably we get the Lucian Alliance on board, and the whole 'torture' part wasn't actually torture. Thankfully this show isn't as bad as Lost could be for people not talking to instill drama and conflict, but it felt utterly unbelievable to me that Young wouldn't have just told everyone what was going on there.



    That's the negatives done with, as the rest of the episode really was entertaining and often exciting. With Young's indecision over sacrificing a few for the many backing him into a corner and the Alliance taking full advantage. Rhona Mitra as the Lucian Commander does a great job of being a bad-ass, if not the smartest, as Telford is almost painful in how obviously he's no longer brain-washed. The mystery of the dissolving ray is intriguing too. The stuff with the SG1 cast was a nice touch, showing what they are doing at the moment in a matter of fact way and not making it into some big deal fan moment.



    I really enjoyed seeing more of the ship with Eli and Chloe, but what is it with SG crews not exploring their new homes? Atlantis was just as bad. I'm sorry, but trapped on some starship? I'm going exploring...



    I keep on wondering if the Lucian Alliance people are going to get stuck on Destiny and we get a whole 'unlikely allies' situation like SG-Atlantis or the whole Starfleet & Marquis thing in Voyager for the rest of the series. If so, they'd better do a damn better job of writing for that situation than those two shows ever had.



    I'm hoping for something big from the finale as this has cranked up the pressure very well.moreless
  • Attack on Destiny

    8.8
    So.. Young's plan to get Telford back worked and I think it was quite obvious that they are not killing Telford as it means killing Rush. But I think the main thing that bothered me was that Scott did not follow orders and brought Camille up to speed and I think Young should have dealt with that more strongly. Considering they are military, they are way too light and thinking too much when they need to act. I think this is the problem they get into this episode too. They know they control the connection between Telford and Rush. They know they could vent air out of the gateroom when enemy comes trough but Young does not do that in order to save Telford and what kind of mess they end up. I know it is for story's sake but.. that's way too big mess. I think Eli will save the day again as he and Chloe will probably find something major.moreless
  • The Lucian Alliance with the help of Doctor Rush have managed to dial into the Destiny. With a foothold situation and hostages on both sides, Colonel Young struggles to step up to the plate and make the hard decisions.moreless

    7.5
    The Lucian Alliance with the help of Doctor Rush have managed to dial into the Destiny. With a foothold situation and hostages on both sides, Colonel Young struggles to step up to the plate and make the hard decisions.



    Well, i told you so - the opening of the show with the non-dramatic conclusion to the interrogation was BORING. Oh, my god, do they honestly think most people watching couldn't see that a mile away.



    With that nasty stuff out of the way - i really quite enjoyed this ep. The Chloe/Eli scenes were really overly drawn out, but otherwise it is fast paced and exciting.



    This felt like a Stargate episode but other than it being entertaining - there was nothing truely extraordinary about the episode.



    Maybe the writers should take a look at Blakes 7 for some inspiration.moreless
Louis Ferreira

Louis Ferreira

Colonel Everett Young

Brian J. Smith

Brian J. Smith

1st Lt. Matthew Scott

Elyse Levesque

Elyse Levesque

Chloe Armstrong

David Blue

David Blue

Eli Wallace

Alaina Huffman

Alaina Huffman

1st Lt. Tamara Johansen

Jamil Walker Smith

Jamil Walker Smith

MSgt. Ronald Greer

Amanda Tapping

Amanda Tapping

Colonel Samantha Carter

Guest Star

Kirby Morrow

Kirby Morrow

Bridge Officer

Guest Star

Patricia Cullen

Patricia Cullen

Scientist

Guest Star

Patrick Gilmore

Patrick Gilmore

Dale Volker

Recurring Role

Jennifer Spence

Jennifer Spence

Dr. Lisa Park

Recurring Role

Julia Benson

Julia Benson

2nd Lt. Vanessa James

Recurring Role

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