Friday nights on Syfy Channel this past fall wasn’t the only place to get a fix of Stargate Universe. Each week MGM also released new kino webisodes — short scenes that complement the TV show. Some of these are general introductions to the ship and its (reluctant) new crew; others tie in directly to an episode, functioning as something of a deleted scene.
The kino is the “flying camera ball” discovered by Eli Wallace on board the Destiny. Thus the webisodes often have a “hidden camera” feel to them, as the kino roams the corridors of the ship (sometimes on automatic, sometimes under Eli’s control) and picks up those moments you didn’t see on TV.
In case you missed them, below you can see all 22 kino webisodes released during the first half of the season! The kino webisodes were directed by Ivon Bartok (friend of the site), with a total of 30 installments to be released during SGU’s first season.
Stargate Universe returns with brand new episodes on April 2! In the meantime, stick with GateWorld for continuing coverage of the new show and the entire Stargate franchise.
1 – Get Outta Here
Colonel Young has little patience for Eli’s attempt to see what he is doing.
2 – Not the Com Lab
Eli uses his excellent sense of direction to give his documentary viewers a tour of the Destiny.
3 – No Idea
Eli’s tour of the ship continues … but leads him to a room he’s never seen.
4 – The Stargate Room
Eli introduces us to the very impressive Destiny Gate Room.
5 – Eli’s Room
Eli shows off his room, and hints at the fractures between Dr. Rush and Colonel Young.
6 – Don’t Encourage Him
Greer gets ahold of Eli’s kino and gives him what-for.
7 – Corridor Conversation
The kino spies on Matt and Chloe conversing in a corridor.
8 – Marked Hatch
Eli finds a room open to the vacuum of space … probably.
9 – Not Supposed To Be In Here
Eli’s tour of the ship takes viewers into one of Destiny‘s shuttles.
10 – Nobody Cares
Eli tries to interview a down and disinterested Chloe.
11 – Kino Race
Eli and Sgt. Riley race kinos in the corridor.
12 – Covered Kino
Vanessa James prepares to take a shower, only to find someone spying on her.
13 – Variety
After the events of “Water,” a scientist helps Pvt. Darren Becker create artificial flavors for the ship’s menu.
14 – You Okay?
Before “Earth,” Matt and Chloe share an intimate moment.
15 – Do I Look Stupid?
Riley and Dr. Brody try out the Ancient environmental suits (“Earth”).
16 – All Telford’s Fault
Following “Earth,” Brody reflects on the accident that has left Sgt. Riley near death.
17 – What’s That Light?
A couple of scientists test out the ship’s broadcast system, not realizing they’ve turned it on.
18 – New Kind of Crazy
A postscript to “Time,” in this kino episode Eli and Matt explain how the crew found two kinos on the alien planet and avoided a grisly fate. Riley explains how solar flares can send a Stargate’s wormhole into the past or the future.
19 – Only Run When Chased
Lt. Scott tries to get Eli and the scientists to run laps, but Eli has a better idea.
20 – Want Me To Bust Him Up?
Before (or during) the events of “Life,” Ronald finds Lisa Park in tears, and tries to make her feel better.
21 – The Apple Core
Eli and Brody argue over what to call Destiny‘s control interface room.
22 – Not Just For Posterity
Lisa records a video diary, revealing that she has a boyfriend back home …