*Spoilers for Stargate Universe*
Remember Stargate Universe? It was on the SyFy channel for two seasons from 2009 to 2011. Though it wasn’t as popular as its predecessors Stargate SG-1, which ran for ten seasons, and the five seasons of Stargate Atlantis, the show managed to continue the tradition of human exploration of distant parts of the galaxy or other galaxies via the Stargate: the device invented by the Ancients that created a wormhole for near-instantaneous travel between gates to other parts of the galaxy and even to other galaxies. However, this time it was the success of the Icarus Project to unlock the ninth chevron on the stargate that lead the Tau’ri (people of Earth) to discover Destiny and begin the adventures of Stargate Universe. Skip ahead to 2017 and the show will now finally end in the form of a new comic out later this month as reported by GateWorld.
A look Back at Stargate Universe
Destiny was a derelict ship at a distant part of the galaxy. The selected crew of scientists, military, and civilians departed through the Stargate, reaching the Ancient ship. Initially cut off due to lack of power for the Stargate to reach Earth the crew found themselves alone in unknown territory with hidden dangers. Originally Destiny was a ship launched by the Ancients from Earth to seed the galaxy of stargates. However, after the Ancients ascended it was left on an automatic course over millions of years until the new crew arrived.
Throughout the two seasons the crew would find new planets and dangers, again fight the Lucian Alliance, recruit the help of familiar faces from previous Stargate shows, try and survive each other, and survive drone attacks. In the shows beginning, the Lucian Alliance attacked Icarus Base prior to the escape to Destiny. First seen in Stargate SG-1 season nine, the Lucian Alliance was comprised of former smugglers and mercenaries. When the Tau’ri and Free Jaffa defeated the Goa’uld a power vacuum was left in the galaxy. This gave way for organizations and individuals to try and seize power and take advantage of the situation. One of these was the Lucian Alliance that utilized Goa’uld technology to consolidate their power and intimidate the Milky Way’s inhabitants. They also, like every non-ally, saw the Tau’ri as a threat.
At the end of season two of Stargate Universe the crew went into hibernation due to drone attacks that put the ship under siege and running low on supplies. Their plan was to make a jump to the next galaxy in hopes for a resupply. Unfortunately one member of the crew had to stay awake because of a damaged stasis pod. That crew member was Eli Wallace, played by David Blue, the genius who solved a Stargate problem through a video game. He accompanied the man behind the problem, Dr. Nicolas Rush, played by Robert Carlyle. Eli would work to fix the pod with a limit of two weeks before the ship lost power for life support. The show ends on this cliffhanger. How does this end?
Enter the new comic book from publisher American Mythology. Written by Mark L. Haynes and J.C. Vaughn with art by Giancarlo Caracuzzo, this comic series will b continue the Stargate Universe story with Eli attempting to repair his stasis pod while a new threat comes into play. If you are a fan of Stargate like myself then you don’t have to wait to the end of June to get a Stargate fix. A monthly three part comic series Stargate Atlantis debuted May 2016 with “Back to Pegasus”, “Gateways”, and “Hearts & Minds #1” now available.
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