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All this month we’ve watching the final season of Stargate (so far) — SGU Season Two — as our final leg of the Stargate Rewatch! You’ve voted on the best episode, character moments, tech, guest stars, and more — and now it’s time to unveil the winners.
Stay tuned to GateWorld in 2013! We’ll be rolling out some new regular features, and revisiting the glory days of Stargate SG-1, Atlantis, and Universe while we await word from MGM on new productions.
Happy New Year!
BEST NICHOLAS RUSH MOMENT
Final Plea. With a way home now open to the crew, Dr. Rush gives a speech asking for volunteers to stay behind on the ship and see out Destiny‘s mission.
From: “Twin Destinies”
49% of the vote
BEST EVERETT YOUNG MOMENT
Last Breath. After Sgt. Riley is critically injured, the anguished Colonel accepts the young man’s plea to end his suffering and smothers him with his bare hands.
48% of the vote
BEST MATTHEW SCOTT MOMENT
On the Edge. Refusing to give up his faith in the Colonel, Lt. Scott confronts his leader and brings him back from the edge of a breakdown — telling him it is time to step up and command again.
From: “Trial and Error”
41% of the vote
BEST T.J. JOHANSEN MOMENT
A Life Not Lived. T.J. discovers she is afflicted with a terminal disease, watching kino recordings of herself succumbing to the disease in an alternate timeline.
53% of the vote
BEST RONALD GREER MOMENT
Saving Lives. When Dale Volker needs a kidney transplant to survive, Greer volunteers for the dangerous surgery without a moment’s hesitation.
59% of the vote
BEST ELI WALLACE MOMENT
Man Alone. With newfound confidence, Eli volunteers to stay behind and try to fix the ship’s last stasis pod — taking one last, bittersweet moment alone on the observation deck.
80% of the vote
BEST CHLOE ARMSTRONG MOMENT
Enemy Hands. Realizing she eventually had to return to the aliens, Chloe fearlessly accepts her fate when Young gives her up to them to save everyone on Destiny.
42% of the vote
BEST CAMILLE WRAY MOMENT
Make It Happen. Camille pulls strings back home to get Eli’s mother on board the Destiny via the communication stones, to see that her son is alive and well and doing what he always wanted.
39% of the vote
BEST DAVID TELFORD MOMENT
Cavalry’s Charge. With Destiny under attack Telford and the Ursini fly to the rescue, destroying the drones in a star and offering a plan to attack the mothership that is controlling the automated drones.
44% of the vote
BEST SUPPORTING CHARACTER
Played By: Patrick Gilmore
One of Destiny’s unsung heroes, Dr. Dale Volker is a brilliant scientist and engineer forced to toil in obscurity under the genius (and arrogance) of Nicholas Rush. This year Volker fell in love, had his heart broken, and received a kidney transplant. All that … and saving the ship a dozen times over!
38% of the vote
A year after the team gated onto the Destiny they finally caught up with one of the other ships built by the Ancients and sent ahead. The fully-automated seed ships have Stargate-manufacturing facilities on board, and place gates on planets to provide Destiny with a basic supply line.
62% of the vote
The crew of Destiny managed to survive and outrun their enemies … until they woke up a fleet of automated weapons left over from a long-dead war. Taking orders from massive control ships, the drones are a relentless force that seemed to cut off Destiny at every turn.
51% of the vote
BEST STARGATE CROSSOVER
as Rodney McKay
The great Rodney McKay puts his remarkable brain to use when he joins Richard Woolsey and Everett Young in a plot to dial the Langaran Stargate to Destiny. The plan may have been amoral and ill-conceived, but it did let Rodney take a trip to Destiny with the communication stones.
87% of the vote
BEST GUEST STAR
Destiny got at least one good thing out of the Lucian Alliance invasion: Ginn, a plucky young scientist with a brilliant mind and no love for her former associates. Ginn was put to work with Eli and the two became romantically involved … before she lost her life for betraying Alliance secrets to Earth.
From: “Trial and Error”
48% of the vote
BEST EPISODE (Season Two)
The team dials back to Earth from inside a star, putting Destiny at risk and twinning the ship and everyone on board. Inching out “Epilogue” by fewer than 10 votes, SGU fans pick this mid-season time-twister as the best of the season.
29% of the vote
Thank you for joining us for the Stargate Rewatch project! We hope you’ve had as much fun as we have. Stick with GateWorld in 2013 for some new regular features.
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