Recap / Stargate Universe S1 E1E2 "Air Part 1&2"

Rush, where the hell are we?
Several billion lightyears from home.



  • Anachronic Order: First part.
  • Cell Phones Are Useless: When Eli gets beamed up to the George Hammond, he pulls out his phone, telling Rush that he should probably call his mom. Rush tells him that his cell phone probably won't work in Earth orbit.
  • Continuity Cameo:
    • Dr. Bill Lee was the guy who swapped bodies with Rush.
    • One of the first stops that Destiny makes on it's flight plan is the Pegasus galaxy.
  • Continuity Nod:
    • Naquadria, a highly unstable radioactive isotope of Naquadah, plays a key role in getting the Stargate on Icarus base to connect with Destiny.
    • The Tau'ri have built long-range communication devices modeled after the ones discovered in Stargate SG-1.
    • On at least two other occasions, when the stargate drew more power than normal, travelers were thrown out of the wormhole at high speed.
  • Earth-Shattering Kaboom: The fate of the planet that dialed Destiny, P4X-351. Justified because the planet's core is made of Naquadria, a highly unstable isotope of Naquadah that was shown to be highly radioactive and explosive even in small quantities.
  • Exact Words: O'Neill tells Eli quite frankly that that if he doesn't sign the non-disclosure agreement, they'll beam him up to their spaceship. Eli shrugs it off and shuts the door on him, and gets beamed aboard the George Hammond as he walks up the stairs back to his room.
  • Hidden in Plain Sight: The United States Air Force embedded an Ancient mathematical proof into an MMORPG.
  • In Working Order: The Destiny was built by the Ancients who were living on Earth for their own purposes over a million years ago, but it is mostly still functioning, if badly in need of maintenance.
  • Made of Explodium: P4X-351 has a core made of Naquadria, one of the most explosive materials known in the Stargate series. It's not
  • Massively Multiplayer Online Roleplaying Game: Prometheus, a multiplayer game that Eli solves a puzzle in, winning him a trip to the George Hammond.
  • Refusal of the Call: Eli refuses to sign a non-disclosure agreement from General O'Neill after completing an ancient mathematical proof embedded in a video game.
  • The Call Knows Where You Live: Eli gets beamed up anyway.