Stargate Universe

Season 1 Episode 20

Incursion (2)

2
Aired Monday 9:00 PM Jun 11, 2010 on Syfy
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8.3
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Episode Summary

As Young and Camille attempt to resolve the hostage crisis with Kiva, Destiny suffers from power fluctuations and blackouts due to its proximity to a binary pulsar.

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SUBMIT REVIEW
  • What an end to this season! Very annoyed that they left it as such a massive cliffhanger! But not too long to wait for Season 2

    9.0
    Wow! So many plot lines left in the balance! Maybe too many...



    It seems as though they had so much they wanted to get into the Season, the crammed in a tonne of stuff and then realised they didn't have time to conclude anything. Perhaps this was the plan from the outset.



    It is a shame the didn't add some of this tension to some previous episodes! Some of them felt like fillers to pad out the series. I think they need to have a big review of the way they decide how the next Season pans out.



    One the whole, a great Season! Can't wait for the next!moreless
  • Action, atmosphere and tension building up for a grand... credits roll.

    8.0
    Will SciFi (I refuse to spell it SyFy) never learn? You do not leave cliffhangers on the season finale. By the time the conclusion comes out at fall (if at all), the whole momentum of the arc is quite gone, a lot of things are forgotten and all that a 30 second recap at the start of the episode can do is just stir some murky memories. Just when the whole Battlestar Galactica personal emotional touchy-feely started working for Stargate. Just when Young is at his best, Grier developed a brain and Eli is something more than the show's fatboy stereotype filler - all this will be gone. And when the conclusion comes, the viewer is thrown into the action with the ever so slight feeling that they missed an episode. This is not a way to make sure fans will watch the next season. If this one ended well, they would still eagerly expect the next one. But no, let's resort to chea parlor tricks that not only spoil the meal, but leave a bad taste in the mouth.moreless
  • Very enjoyable!

    9.5
    Despite a glaring plot hole (just vent the atmosphere until they pass out...) and the pulsar coincidence, this episode was very entertaining. The investment the writers made in characterization are beginning to pay off, allowing a level of complexity in the decisions being made that the black and white oversimplified Stargate shows of the past couldn't rise to. If not for the sloppiness of the aforementioned plot holes that could've been eliminated with a little more creativity, I'd have given this episode a perfect score. By Syfy standards, these oversights were trivial. Often a show takes a while to find its rhythm, and I'm hoping that the balance will not swing too far back to some of the earlier "saying goodbye" episodes.moreless
  • Not the best but definately worth the stargate name

    8.0
    This episode, to be honest, started out...okay. But then as time went on it just got better. The ending was a real "Titanic" moment as well just showing young looking up as, so it seemed, the lucian alliance were gonna kill them. It really showed a part of him too, a proud but defeated individual who has been beaten by the trials of Destiny.



    I liked how things didn't go to plan how nothing became simple. That is probably the biggest change I like in this show is that the outcome to problems seems realistic. I.e. they don't suddenly in one episode defeat 30 replicator ships and an entire planet and it's not as simple as a-b-c.



    I thought this show was just another BSG but tbh I think it's more of plausible version of it which makes it unique not only in comparison to BSG but also to other sci-fis. The storyline is believable and the characters show a different facet each and every episode. In this particular episode (and the one before) we saw many new facets of "the big three" but that's also the good thing is that these facets build on the initial character not divert from their personality back at the beginning.



    I was just like everyone else at first saying why stargate has taken the route of drama but I see now. When you watch the show you really feel there. And with this episode I felt as though I was there.



    I also liked the cliff hanger. It was not an obvious one, very rarely do you see "the good side" down and out.



    This episode is also a lot rougher and tougher than many stargates before it, this is a facet I have seen of the series in general. Some say it's bad, I personally like the "not so perfect" world they live in...reflects our own.moreless
  • Great moments, but can we get on with the story?

    8.0
    Spoilers ahead.



    So the finale doesn't really do that much except push the SG group further into the mess. Then it tries to leave us hanging over the fate of the main characters - who we're all 100% sure will be back next season. After the last few episodes I was hoping for more resolution seeing as this is the 3rd part, so I was a little disappointed.



    I still like how well the Lucian Alliance are being portrayed, not the usual "all talk, no threat" type of villain and for the most part they are a good match of the SG crew. Kiva's simple execution of the hostage after Young's ruse was all the more shocking as SG and most SF shows usually aren't that realistic and brutal. The pulsar being the cause of the disintegrations is wonky science, but it lends an extra factor to the episode that without, might have been too simple.



    The split second Telford/Kiva confrontation was awesome and loved the misinterpretation of it. The fleeting image of Destiny silhouetted by the pulsar also gave a great sense of awe - we need this kind of stuff more often. SGU has moments like these two, I just wish it would stop worrying about alienating those who came just to see Stargate they're used to and give us this more radical show we keep seeing glimpses of. We still look on course for some kind of SG/Lucian Alliance team-up, especially as we actually begin to see some of their group developing characters beyond cannon fodder. I hope they hit the ground running in the new season.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

Mike Dopud

Mike Dopud

Varro

Guest Star

Rhona Mitra

Rhona Mitra

Kiva

Guest Star

Primo Allon

Primo Allon

Koz

Guest Star

Patrick Gilmore

Patrick Gilmore

Dale Volker

Recurring Role

Jennifer Spence

Jennifer Spence

Lisa Park

Recurring Role

Lou Diamond Phillips

Lou Diamond Phillips

Colonel David Telford

Recurring Role

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