One of the few things that both fans and (many) detractors of Stargate Universe have been able to agree on is that the show has been taking significant leaps forward every half-season. From what we’ve seen of the back half of Season Two so far that’s certainly holding true. Today new plot details from four new episodes set to air in April only confirm that SGU is hitting its stride — and going out on a high note.
Watch out for falling spoilers ahead.
These episodes include the much-awaited “Seizure,” which guest stars not only Atlantis‘s David Hewlett (“Rodney McKay”) and Robert Picardo (“Richard Woolsey”) but also Victor Garber (Alias). But don’t worry — not all the action will be taking place in the Milky Way Galaxy. Destiny has a storyline of its own here, which based on the description may see the return of actress Kathleen Munroe in some form (be it voice, or hologram, or something else).
The new details also reveal that “Common Descent” and “Epilogue” are something of a two-parter, involving the first living, human (or humanoid) civilization encountered by Destiny since our crew came on board.
Here are the logline descriptions of episodes 15 through 18, courtesy of Canada’s SPACE Channel (with U.S./Canada air dates):
Homeworld Command tries to convince an ally they suspect might be infiltrated by the Lucian Alliance to let them use their planet to dial Destiny. Meanwhile, Rush (Robert Carlyle) is trapped in a simulation created by Amanda Perry (Kathleen Munroe). (April 4 & 5)
The team is attacked and members taken captive by an alien creature while exploring a planet. (April 11 & 12)
Destiny discovers the survivors of an interplanetary expedition who claim their civilization, Novus, was founded two thousand years earlier by Destiny‘s crew. (April 18 & 19)
Returning the settlers to their home planet Novus, the Destiny crew discover the planet has been abandoned and on the verge of seismic destruction. (April 25 & 26)
Can’t wait? Us neither! In the meantime, though, there is one more new episode left for March. Tune in this Monday at 10/9c for “Hope” on Syfy in the U.S., and Tuesday at 10/9c on SPACE in Canada.
SPACE will also premiere new episodes of Amanda Tapping’s Sanctuary on the same day and time as Syfy, starting Friday, April 15 (10/9c).
Read more about these and other upcoming episodes of Stargate Universe in GateWorld’s episode guide!