Darkness (I)
Episode 4 of 20 within Season One. Item 4 of 40 overall.
Production number 104.
Robert C. Cooper - Story
Brad Wright - Story
Brad Wright - Teleplay
Peter DeLuise - Director
57 votes

Dr. Nicholas Rush has been working throughout the night to try and determine why the ship’s power reserves are critically low. He reiterates his mounting concerns to Colonel Young, who advises the crew to limit their power consumption to essential services only.

Suddenly the lights dim to emergency levels and everything but life support goes dead. Overwhelmed by fatigue and frustration, Rush declares that all on board will perish within days. But when Destiny’s flight path towards a solar system reveals the existence of three planets, they hope that one of them is habitable.

Meanwhile Eli records individual messages from the crew in case they don’t survive.

original airdate--October 16,2009  rating:2.09 million

network: Sci Fi Channel

music--Theme from "Stargate: Universe" By Joel Goldsmith




When one of their hidden off-world research bases comes under attack from an unknown enemy, the Stargate personnel are forced to evacuate through the stargate to a nine-chevron address which happens to be an unmanned Ancient ship travelling far outside their own galaxy. And they can't return.

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regional titles

Duisternis (I)
Darkness (I)
Ténèbres (I)
Dunkelheit (I)
Dorchadas (I)
Tenebre (I)
Oscuridad (I)