Stargate Universe: 2.17 "Common Descent"

Stargate Universe Common Descent
Destiny's crew and a surprising human civilization find they are of COMMON DESCENT (MGM)
Tonight at the new time of 9 PM ET on Syfy—and later this week in Canada and Australia—is Stargate Universe episode 2.17 “Common Descent,” written by Robert C. Cooper and directed by Peter DeLuise.

Out this far in the universe, the probability of meeting a human civilization is extremely low, and the probability that they speak English and other languages of the Destiny crew seems even lower, but lo and behold: the Destiny crew encounters just that when they ‘gate to a nearby planet. What’s even more amazing is that these people not only knew that they were coming, but also their names!

Find out how when you tune in tonight to Robert C. Cooper’s last Stargate episode, and afterwards, make sure to rejoin us here for our episode poll on the front page.

Link and Spoiler Collection

TRIVIA: It’s been a tradition of Stargate to have children and other family members of the actors and crew appear in an episode. Tonight’s episode can be added to that list: “…I believe both of my kids [Elijah, 6; Hanna, 4] are just going to have a small background part, but it’s basically…It’s all mixed [race] kids. So my kids fit in perfectly to that.” — Alaina Huffman, Show Patrol interview, October 12, 2010.

[spoiler intro=”Episode Synopsis from TV Guide (Spoilers)”]

Attacking drones return when the Destiny tries to recharge in a star. Eli proposes a risky alternative, which requires the rest of the crew to gate to a nearby planet for safety, where they find an abandoned city.[/spoiler]

[spoiler intro=”MGM Promo”]


[spoiler intro=”Syfy: Preview (NEW TIME! 9 PM ET)”]


[spoiler intro=”Syfy: Sneak Peek (Actual Scene)”]


[spoiler intro=”Space: Preview (Tuesday)”]


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