Stargate Universe – Light (2)
The crew realizes the Destiny is headed for a direct hit with a star. Colonel Young announces that seventeen people, fifteen of which will be picked in a lottery will take the shuttle to one of the planets in the system. He will pick the other two.
Very solid episode with some excellent special effects and two great story lines. We're still throttled by the restrictions of the situation we have been thrust into with the main storyline and Rush still seems bound and determines to be sneaky and withholding, but things seem to be looking up.
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The two stories are as different as light and dark. We have the standard lottery pick for the survivors situation. Of course there will always be those that want to fight for their spot and those disastrous results that follow. I call that the Towering Inferno effect. A few could make it, but the selfish kill them all in the end. There is enough military presence to stop this from happening here. Not that a short lived attempt wasn't made by one person. One thing that I really got out of this was the fact that the people who were saved almost seemed to take it harder than the ones who weren't going to be. I'm not sure if they were portraying fear of the unknown or just regret. In the case of the people on Destiny, they seemed calm and collected like they were accepting of their fate.
As I predicted in last weeks review, one had to figure if this ship had survived as long as it had there was no way it was flying into the star by accident. The special effects were great for a show of this kind. I commend the producers and the special effects people for the fine models and filming it took to pull this off.
So we have power, now we need food and other staples of life as this cast of misfits moves forward in their journey. Did Rush know the ship would survive? Is he that dangerous a man that he would sacrifice seventeen lives that easily? What's your thought? Thanks for reading...