Stargate Universe

Season 2 Episode 16

The Hunt

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Aired Monday 9:00 PM Apr 11, 2011 on Syfy
8.4
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While exploring an alien planet, the Destiny crew come into conflict with a creature that abducts two of their members.

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  • reason for lowest rating below \/

    7.5
    becuase i found this episode to be a boring bland episode the boringest one i've ever seen not count'ing any from stage sg1 becuase it had alot of bad but more good it was bound to any way they did 10 seasons u can't do ten seasons and not have a bad episode or 2 any way the hunt was boring with not many episodes left before there canceled they do this episode tht fills in no answers and just shows another planet i would't of minded if they wern't getting canceld becuase then they could do as many like this as they liked but they are so they realy should of stayed on topic and answered more questions but still a great series gonna miss itmoreless
  • Nicely shot with good character moments, just don't think about the plot too much.

    6.5
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    SGU sort-of does "Predator" and while not a bad attempt it's derailed by a badly thought-out ending. Hunting the creature and finding the crew is well shot and paced, but the underlying logic is broken.



    The creature (imagine a giant, furless mountain lion) lets them go because it "realizes" its prey was intelligent. This makes almost no sense on multiple levels:

    1. Once the creature sees that they can create fire it takes that as a sign that humans are intelligent - so coming through the Stargate, wearing clothing, firing automatic weapons and letting off explosives meant nothing?

    2. The creature recognizes fire as the sign of 'intelligence' - how and why? It shows no sign of having any intelligence (beyond animal instinct) or technology of its own - so why should it care if some other creatures can make fire? Recognizing a species has intelligence doesn't make them benevolent!

    3. We get some vague reason about "it was defending its children" - we've seen them blow up one of the predator's pups, the predator must have killed some of the crew... but that's okay, it was a misunderstanding, everyone goes their separate ways.



    Despite the half-baked story, at least we see Greer showing signs of actually being human and the Lucian Alliance folks doing something productive, although it's never made clear just how many Human's and Lucians die in this rescue operation.



    Back on the ship we get Rush teaching Eli and Brody a lesson without them knowing it and enjoying it immensely, which is fun to see. The statis tubes could be an interesting development (if SGU ever comes back), although why they are only now being discovered is frustrating - anyone with any sense would have the entire ship mapped out by now. It's also sad to see poor old Volker hoping to show his affection for Park but finding out she's with Greer (definitely an odd couple).moreless
Louis Ferreira

Louis Ferreira

Colonel Everett Young

Brian J. Smith

Brian J. Smith

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

Kyra Zagorsky

Kyra Zagorsky

Tasia

Guest Star

Greyston Holt

Greyston Holt

Greyston Holt

Guest Star

Vincent Gale

Vincent Gale

Morrison

Recurring Role

Patrick Gilmore

Patrick Gilmore

Dale Volker

Recurring Role

Julia Benson

Julia Benson

2nd Lt. Vanessa James

Recurring Role

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  • QUOTES (5)

    • Scott: Wow. Space deer.
      Chloe: They're beautiful.
      Greer: They're going to look even more beautiful slow-roasted and served up with a side of Becker's mash.

    • Park: No, you guys can't kill those creatures. And this has nothing to do with being a vegetarian. We don't know anything about them. They could be intelligent.
      Scott: We just saw one of them eat its own vomit. How smart can they be?

    • Greer: Look, I'll tell you what. If they can give me one good reason why I shouldn't eat them, I won't. But it better be a good one, because I am mighty hungry.

    • Eli: I am not afraid of him
      Rush: Afraid of whom?
      Eli: Who. I think it's "who." "Afraid of who."
      Rush: Afraid not.

    • Volker: Okay, well, then, uhn, what type am I?
      Rush: The good friend type, obviously. The trusted confidant. The guy who's always there with, uh, the shoulder to cry on. And that's just life, I'm afraid. We all have our predestined roles, but, you know, on the bright side, a life free of romantic entanglements, well... it certainly benefits the pursuit of science.

  • NOTES (1)

    • International Airdates:
      Canada: April 15, 2011 on SPACE
      Australia: April 15, 2011 on SCI FI
      UK: May 16, 2011 on Sky1
      Germany: May 18, 2011 on RTL II
      Sweden: October 8, 2011 on TV6
      Czech Republic: February 12, 2013 on FANDA

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