The BEST episodes of Stargate Universe

Every episode of Stargate Universe ever, ranked from best to worst by thousands of votes from fans of the show. The best episodes of Stargate Universe!

The previously unknown purpose of the ninth chevron is revealed and takes a group of refugees on a one-way trip to a millions of years old Ancient-built ship. Led by Dr. Nicolas Rush and Colonel Everett Young, the refugees are trapped on the ship, unable to change its programmed mission.

Last Updated: 1/20/2023Network:Syfy
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Epilogue (2)
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8.03
4080 votes

#1 - Epilogue (2)

Season 2 - Episode 18 - Aired 4/25/2011

While attempting to return a group of colonists to their home, the crew finds that the planet is on the verge of seismic destruction.

Directors: Alex Chapple
Writer: Carl Binder
Watch Now:AmazoniTunes
Blockade
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7.92
4509 votes

#2 - Blockade

Season 2 - Episode 19 - Aired 5/2/2011

When the command ships blockade stars along Destiny's path, the crew must find a different, superhot star to recharge at. Eli and Rush are forced to pilot the ship in, while the rest of the crew evacuates to a nearby planet... only to discover that the drones are already there.

Directors: Andy Mikita
Watch Now:AmazoniTunes
Common Descent (1)
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7.92
4494 votes

#3 - Common Descent (1)

Season 2 - Episode 17 - Aired 4/18/2011

Destiny comes upon a colony where the people claim their civilization was founded two thousand years earlier ... by Destiny's crew.

Directors: Peter DeLuise
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Incursion (2)
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7.89
4869 votes

#4 - Incursion (2)

Season 1 - Episode 20 - Aired 6/11/2010

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.

Directors: Andy Mikita
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The Greater Good
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7.89
5307 votes

#5 - The Greater Good

Season 2 - Episode 7 - Aired 11/9/2010

Rush and Young investigate an abandoned alien craft which is just outside the Destiny. While they do this, the crew onboard the ship find the bridge and discover that Rush is responsible for the countdown clock not activating when the ship emerges from FTL.

Directors: William Waring
Writer: Carl Binder
Watch Now:AmazoniTunes
Incursion (1)
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7.88
4814 votes

#6 - Incursion (1)

Season 1 - Episode 19 - Aired 6/4/2010

An enemy from the Milky Way has boarded the Destiny and has taken hostages. Is it possible that they know how to get back or have they stranded themselves as well?

Directors: Andy Mikita
Writer: Paul Mullie
Watch Now:AmazoniTunes
Gauntlet
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7.85
4371 votes

#7 - Gauntlet

Season 2 - Episode 20 - Aired 5/9/2011

Blocked by Command Ships at every star and unable to gate for supplies without alerting the drones, Destiny must take a stand or be left adrift.

Directors: Andy Mikita
Watch Now:AmazoniTunes
Twin Destinies
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7.83
4561 votes

#8 - Twin Destinies

Season 2 - Episode 12 - Aired 3/14/2011

Rush travels back in time to avert a disaster, meeting a past version of himself.

Directors: Peter DeLuise
Writer: Brad Wright
Watch Now:AmazoniTunes
Resurgence (1)
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7.81
4944 votes

#9 - Resurgence (1)

Season 2 - Episode 10 - Aired 11/30/2010

The crew's new-found control over Destiny's flight path introduces new risks when they find themselves in the middle of a war between two races.

Directors: William Waring
Watch Now:AmazoniTunes
Subversion
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7.79
4784 votes

#10 - Subversion

Season 1 - Episode 18 - Aired 5/21/2010

Earth's Stargate Program isn't the only group in the Milky Way that's interested in the Ancients' Destiny. What's worse, this long-time foe may have a spy among those closest to the Icarus project.

Directors: Alex Chapple
Writer: Carl Binder
Watch Now:AmazoniTunes
Seizure
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7.72
4297 votes

#11 - Seizure

Season 2 - Episode 15 - Aired 4/4/2011

Rush slips into a coma in the neural interface chair, and Amanda connects with him in the ship’s matrix, but Ginn informs Eli of a problem with that scenario. Elsewhere, Dr. Rodney McKay’s plan to dial the ninth chevron address hits a snag.

Directors: Helen Shaver
Watch Now:AmazoniTunes
Hope
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7.72
4650 votes

#12 - Hope

Season 2 - Episode 14 - Aired 3/28/2011

Chloe's body is taken over by another consciousness. Meanwhile, Dr. Volker is stricken with a mysterious illness.

Writer: Carl Binder
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Intervention (3)
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7.71
5175 votes

#13 - Intervention (3)

Season 2 - Episode 1 - Aired 9/28/2010

Everett and the crew continue their efforts to save Destiny while holding off the Lucian Alliance invaders.

Directors: Andy Mikita
Writer: Paul Mullie
Watch Now:AmazoniTunes
Malice
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7.71
4975 votes

#14 - Malice

Season 2 - Episode 8 - Aired 11/16/2010

Simeon makes his escape from Destiny, sending Nicholas Rush on a vengeful mission. But Young and Greer attempt to retrieve Simeon unharmed.

Directors: Robert C. Cooper
Watch Now:AmazoniTunes
Sabotage
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7.70
4869 votes

#15 - Sabotage

Season 1 - Episode 16 - Aired 5/7/2010

When one of the twelve FTL drive modules on the Destiny explodes due to an overload, the crew calls upon a brilliant scientist from Earth to help find a solution.

Directors: Peter DeLuise
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Air (1)
star
7.63
4634 votes

#16 - Air (1)

Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired 10/2/2009

When Icarus Base is attacked, it's inhabitants are forced to flee through the Stargate. The base was created on a distant planet to take advantage of a powerful energy supply located there. Their goal is to try and determine the purpose of the mysterious ninth symbol of the Stargate which they have never been able to lock in. In going through the Stargate, they are transported not to Earth but onto an very old, apparently uninhabited but huge spacecraft. With the group's commander injured, Lt. Scott and the chief scientist, Dr. Nicholas Rush lead the exploration of the craft. Several areas of the ship have been damaged but it is basically functional. They are able to learn that they are in fact billions of light years from Earth.

Directors: Andy Mikita
Watch Now:AmazoniTunes
Awakening
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7.62
4694 votes

#17 - Awakening

Season 2 - Episode 3 - Aired 10/12/2010

The crew encounters a ship remarkably similar to Destiny, which may hold the key to their returning home.

Directors: Andy Mikita
Watch Now:AmazoniTunes
Space (1)
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7.61
5189 votes

#18 - Space (1)

Season 1 - Episode 11 - Aired 4/2/2010

A snafu with the communications stones lands Col. Young's consciousness in an unknown being, resulting in a standoff between the Destiny and an alien vessel and the abduction of Chloe.

Directors: Andy Mikita
Watch Now:AmazoniTunes
Divided (2)
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7.61
5106 votes

#19 - Divided (2)

Season 1 - Episode 12 - Aired 4/9/2010

Dr. Nicholas Rush and Chloe suffer nightmares following their ordeal on the alien vessel, and Rush suspects that a tracking device may have been placed on the ship's hull. Later, a splinter group on Destiny executes a coup with life-threatening consequences.

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Lost
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7.60
5073 votes

#20 - Lost

Season 1 - Episode 15 - Aired 4/30/2010

Trapped on a planet in rubble and left for dead, Ronald Greer must do everything he can to save himself. His ordeal brings back tragic memories of his past with his abusive father and loving mother.

Directors: Ronn Schmidt
Writer: Martin Gero
Watch Now:AmazoniTunes
Light
star
7.55
3619 votes

#21 - Light

Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired 10/23/2009

With the ship on a collision course, the crew must decide who will stay and who will flee on the shuttle to try and find a habitable planet.

Directors: Peter DeLuise
Writer: Brad Wright
Watch Now:AmazoniTunes
Deliverance (2)
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7.54
4512 votes

#22 - Deliverance (2)

Season 2 - Episode 11 - Aired 3/7/2011

Locked in a battle with a Drone Command Ship, the Destiny is surprised by the arrival of the Aliens that abducted Rush and Chloe.

Directors: Peter DeLuise
Watch Now:AmazoniTunes
Air (2)
star
7.53
1715 votes

#23 - Air (2)

Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired 10/2/2009

The survivors arrive on an uninhabited ship floating billions of light years away from Earth. Panic spreads throughout the group and Col. Young, who was severely injured during the escape, transfers command to Lt. Matthew Scott, before lapsing into unconsciousness. Teams led by Dr. Rush and Sgt. Greer try to make sense of the situation, while Lt. Tamara Johansen, a medic who was days away from leaving the program, is thrust into the role of chief medical officer.

Directors: Andy Mikita
Watch Now:AmazoniTunes
Justice
star
7.53
3992 votes

#24 - Justice

Season 1 - Episode 10 - Aired 12/4/2009

Everyone is shocked when a member of the crew is found dead from a gunshot wound. While at first glance it appears to be suicide, the gun is nowhere to be found. The crew is confined to quarters while a search is performed and when the gun shows up in Col. Young’s quarters, he becomes the number one suspect.

Directors: Will Waring
Watch Now:AmazoniTunes
The Hunt
star
7.52
4478 votes

#25 - The Hunt

Season 2 - Episode 16 - Aired 4/11/2011

An alien creature attacks an exploration team from Destiny, taking two crew members captive.

Directors: Andy Mikita
Watch Now:AmazoniTunes

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