Stargate Universe

Season 1 Episode 9

Life

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Aired Monday 9:00 PM Nov 20, 2009 on Syfy
6.1
out of 10
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Some of the crew use the Ancient Long Range Communications Device to reassure their loved ones that they are okay.

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  • I fel like reading my college biology book for a few hours after watching this episode. Ronin, the worst member of any SG team and most one dimentional of all, would be the star of this estrogen filled cast.moreless

    6.5
    There was a rap song in the 90s where some guy was reapeating, "D-R-A-M-A!"



    It went through my head the entire time watching this episode. Seems like the writers dont really care about science much.



    The show is using old tech from the SG-1 show most of the time, introducing pretty much nothing original. Except for sex, lies and video tape.



    Young needs to be detained, and removed from command. He sleeps with his wife while in Telfords body, then goes and assaults Telford latter on...hmmm...not cool. What an a$$. You have no right to use his johnson, period, dude! Then he has no leadership ability. Look I really hate Young, I'll leave it at that.



    Rush and Matthew are pretty much little girls, Samantha Carter was more of a man than either of them.



    So far, I only like Eli, Telford, and the black sergeant, and two of the three are supposed to be the antagonist of the show. Basically this is "Lost" in deep space. Not worthy of being caalled Stargate.



    From now on I will refer to this as Lost: Universe.moreless
  • Fantastic character episode.

    9.0
    Life is one of my favorite Stargate Universe episodes so far. It's great to see an episode devoted to exploring more of the characters that I find interesting and enjoy watching.

    My favorite part of the episode has to be Camile and Sharon's scenes on Earth. They're just such a sweet and loving couple and I really do hope that they will get an happy ending.

    The parts with Scott were also great. In fact, this was the episode that made like the character in the first place. People need to realize that he's not a John Sheppard or Jack O'Neill. He is just a guy who tries to be a good person, a good soldier, and a good christian, but he makes a lot of mistakes along the way. But I also see those heroic tendencies of O'Neill and Sheppard, in him, however he still has a lot of insecurities. In my opinion, that is what makes him such a compelling character.

    Glad to see that Young finally punched Telford. The guy had it coming.

    Oh, and I just gotta say that "The Worst Day Since Yesterday" was a brilliant song choice.moreless
  • Finally a Stargate show I can watch!

    8.5
    Finally a Stargate show I can watch! It's dark, gritty, and completely void of the cartoonishness that plagued the previous series'. Instead, it seems to have taken a page out of Battlestar Galactica's book, though without being a direct rip-off. This is a good thing as far as I can see. The choice of Robert Carlyle as a lead character is definitely a winner, and his mercurial Dr. Rush is by far my favourite character thus far. For me to go from non-Stargate fan to devotee in only one 90min premiere, it must be doing something right. I look forward to seeing where this series is heading and hope it can keep up the current level of quality.moreless
  • Cant say I am happy with the series - but at least the end of this story had some umph

    4.5
    I am watching this show but skipping a lot of the scenes. I do not believe they have the character mix correct and I dont believe the characters anyway. We're talking about a bunch of scientists who were working on a remote planet on a top secret scientific mission. Now they are in a super advanced space ship millions of light years from earth and all they do is whine whine whine. Not one of them has any imagination in the slightest.



    God can you imagine Neil Armstrong having the same whiney little attitude as this lot. Flush them out the air lock already.



    And I understand this is an american show and reflects that culture. But if I was a civilian scientist and some army type tried to control me as much as these whimps are controlled I would advise them of a new location for their fire arms! I have never been a fan of military dictatorships and just because they are lost does not mean they are dead.



    One of the scientific civilians needs to stand up and tell the military to stick it. If your going to die - die in freedom with dignity, not doing push ups. Unless of course the scientists all star trek extra's to be killed off one by one. Do any of them have first names I wonder?



    Cant see this show getting passed the first series - surprised it has lasted this long.moreless
  • It was boring.

    2.5
    I´m still hoping SG-U will take-off. It is difficult to bond with any of the characters. I would never miss any SG-1 or SG-Atlantis episodes but missing SG-U is not a problem. There´s a strong need for contacts with other civilizations (e.g.: the "creature" that helped them find water in the planet) or a kind of travel in time (backwards or forward, using the idea of alternative realities). It would also help if more colours are brought to life in Destiny. I know the idea is to have a more psychological plot but as it is things are mostly boring and slow-moving (one thing is the characters depression and another is the viewers feeling depressed).moreless
Robert Carlyle

Robert Carlyle

Dr. Nicholas Rush

Louis Ferreira

Louis Ferreira

Colonel Everett Young

David Blue

David Blue

Eli Wallace

Brian J. Smith

Brian J. Smith

1st Lt. Matthew Scott

Elyse Levesque

Elyse Levesque

Chloe Armstrong

Jamil Walker Smith

Jamil Walker Smith

MSgt. Ronald Greer

Reiko Aylesworth

Reiko Aylesworth

Sharon

Guest Star

Sarah Smyth

Sarah Smyth

Annie Balic

Guest Star

Carlo Rota

Carlo Rota

Carl Strom

Guest Star

Ming-Na

Ming-Na

Camille Wray

Recurring Role

Lou Diamond Phillips

Lou Diamond Phillips

Colonel David Telford

Recurring Role

Patrick Gilmore

Patrick Gilmore

Dr. Dale Volker

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions

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  • TRIVIA (0)

  • QUOTES (2)

    • (Greer's team enters a room and finds the Ancient Repository of Knowledge Chair)
      Boone: What the hell is this?
      Greer: Hey! Looks like we've found the dentist's office!

    • Franklin: So, do I start crying now, or do we build up to that?
      Johansen: Why don't you just tell me how you're doing?
      Franklin: How I'm doing?!
      Johansen: With life on the ship.
      Franklin: Well, it sucks! I hate it!
      Johansen: Okay, how about your hydroponics lab? Any luck there?
      Franklin: Seeds won't sprout - which really sucks because I would have liked to have started to grow some food. I'm not really much of a fruit and vegetable guy, but anything would be better than the crap that you've been serving us. And there's not enough water, and the beds are rock hard and, oh, don't let me forget to mention that I was shot by one of your people!
      Johansen: So you're doing fine, then?

  • NOTES (3)

  • ALLUSIONS (2)

    • Eli: Catastrophic failure every time. Horrible death, fire and brimstone, dogs and cats living together...

      The "dogs and cats living together" is a line from Bill Murray in the movie Ghostbusters.

    • Eli: Congrats! You've got yourself a Mini-Matt!

      Referencing Mini-Me, the clone of Dr. Evil, the primary villain of the Austin Powers series and portrayed by Verne Troyer. First seen in Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me (1999), Mini-Me is a one/eighth- clone of the master villain, and subsequently becomes a good guy in Goldmember (2002).

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