Stargate Universe “Air, Pt 3”

Warning; Spoilers Under the Cut! Stargate Universe Ep 3 “Air, Part 3” Plot Summary: The refugees have 12 hours to find the means to their survival on a barren desert world. Viewing Commentary:
  • Kino over the dune.
  • I like the newly designed Stargates. The CGI is certainly excellent and somewhat improved over the original.
  • Science lesson lady. Hee. I’m having flashbacks to the days when a show was considered “educational” by the FCC if they spewed out a few minutes of science.
  • I still say Lt. Scott is an idiot for wearing black. Bet he’ll end up as red as a lobster by the time they’re done.
  • I hate the “short sequence” opening so many shows do today. Lame.
  • Guest moment: Richard Dean Anderson.
  • Nice view of the Pentagon.
  • Telford trying to take control when not knowing what exactly is going on. Bad idea.
  • “None of us are qualified.” O’Neil’s got a point.
  • *Sigh* Planet of the Apes jokes were dated when I was a kid, so why is Eli even bothering with them?
  • Scott giving Eli an attitude check being annoyed by Eli’s whining.
  • More meetings back home.
  • Whirlwind? Dust devil? Hey, maybe the aliens will now come and put them out of their misery. j/k
  • Good night, Telford. Heh.
  • Naturally the other group decides to flee back to the Stargate and check out other locations rather than do their assigned jobs.
  • Rush and Greer head back to gate after Eli informs them of what’s going on. Scott goes on ahead.
  • Ah yes, the cheesy soldier vs. scientist dust up. Pretty much a required cliché needed to fill in science fiction episodes lacking substance.
  • “Shoot him.” Guess that’s one way to stop a guy from going through the gate. Probably saved his life too.
  • Curtis and Palmer - idiots.
  • More background on Scott: religious, parents died in car crash, wanted to be priest but got a girl pregnant
  • Greer goes in search of his BFF Scott.
  • Dust devil brings needed Lyme to the surface.
  • Race to get the material back to the Stargate. Fortunately Greer find Scott.
  • Eli uses the old arm in the event horizon trick to keep the Stargate from shutting down.
  • Yup, massive sunburn for ol’ Scott.
  • I hope they don’t plan on doing a song of the week on the show. That got old when it was all the rage in the 90s and into the 2000s.
  • That’s right, touch the burned hands. /sarcasm
  • Hey something interesting! Shuttle leaving the ship. Who’s on it? Why is it leaving? Is this just some teaser to convince poor sci-fi fans to watch the next episode?
  • I hereby dub this episode “Dances with Dust Devils”.
Rating: 6.5/10.0