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Stargate SG-U: 1.0 [Blu-ray] by Various Directors
Review by Charles Mohapel
MGM Blu-ray  ISBN/ITEM#: B002R8JG5I
Date: 18 March 2010 List Price $69.99 Amazon US / Amazon UK

Links: IMDB.com / Show Article /

With Season 1 of Stargate Universe split into two halves consisting of 10 episodes each, releasing Stargate SG-U: 1.0 on Blu-ray and DVD gives viewers a chance to watch and review the first 10 episodes before the second half of the season begins airing on April 2, 2010.

From official release/information:

Product Description
A group of soldiers, scientists, and civilians fleeing an attack, is stranded billions of miles from Earth on an Ancient ship known as the Destiny. Locked on an unknown course, they must fight to survive and find a way home. The danger, adventure, and hope they find on board the Destiny will reveal the heroes and villains among them. Starring Robert Carlyle, Ming Na, and Lou Diamond Phillips, as well as returning Stargate favorites.

Includes the extended pilot and over 40 minutes of behind-the-scenes footage as well as exclusive Blu-ray features.

Special Features

  • Exclusive extended version of the pilot episode "Air"
  • Chatting with the cast of SG-U
  • Stargate 101: Presented by Dr. Daniel Jackson
  • Kino Video Diaries including 5 DVD exclusives
  • Audio commentaries by cast and producers on all episodes
  • Creating a New Universe -- Over 40 minutes of Blu-ray-exclusive

Running Time: 436 minutes

Disc 1:
Promos for All 5 Seasons of "Stargate Atlantis" and All 10 Seasons of "Stargate SG-1" on DVD (1:49)
Season 1, Episode 1: "Air: Part 1" and Season 1, Episode 2: "Air: Part 2" (87:25)
Season 1, Episode 3: "Air: Part 3" (42:38)
Season 1, Episodes 1-3: "Air: Parts 1,2, & 3" Extended Version (138:05) (Extra 8:02)
Season 1, Episode 4: "Darkness" (43:42)
Season 1, Episode 5: "Light" (43:42)

Special Features:
Destiny SML - Star Map & Log Instructions (14)

  • "Chatting with the Cast: Robert Carlyle" (Dr. Nicholas Rush) (2:13)
  • "Chatting with the Cast: Louis Ferrera" (Col. Everett Young) (2:14)
  • "Chatting with the Cast: Lou Diamond Phillips" (Col. Telford) (2:16)
  • "Chatting with the Cast: Ming-Na" (Camile Wray) (2:08)
  • "Chatting with the Cast: David Blue" (Eli Wallace) (2:28)
  • "A Brand New “Universe" with Brad Wright (Executive Producer) and Robert C. Cooper (Executive Producer) (2:35)
  • "Designing Destiny" with Brad Wright, Mark Savela (Visual Effects Supervisor), and James Robbins (Production Designer) (3:12)
  • "Inside Destiny" with Robert C. Cooper, Brad Wright, and James Robbins (3:25)
  • "Stargate 101: Presented by Dr. Daniel Jackson (The Stargate, The Goa'uld, Hyperspace, The Ancients, Ascension, Lucian Alliance)" (6:08)
  • "Kawoosh! 2.0" with Wray Douglas (Special Effects Coordinator), Jim Menard (Director of Photography), and Mark Savela (2:50)
  • "Chatting with the Cast: Shooting on the Destiny" with Robert Carlyle, Ming-Na, Lou Diamond Phillips, Alaina Huffman (Lt. Tamara Johansen), Jamil Walker Smith (MSgt. Ronald Greer), and David Blue (2:30)
  • "Director's Minutes: Andy Mikita ("Air")" (2:03)
  • "No Day At The Beach ("Air")" with Robert Carlyle (2:06)
  • "White Sands, NM ("Air")" with Robert C. Cooper, Andy Mikita, Jamil Walker Smith, Brian J. Smith (Lt. Matthew Scott), David Blue, and Robert Carlyle (3:35)

Kino Video Diaries (6)
Begins with Kino 101 with Robert C. Cooper and Brad Wright (12:51)

Commentaries:
"Air: Part 1" and "Air: Part 2" with Robert C. Cooper, Mark Savela, and Andy Mikita (87:25)
"Air:" Extended Version with Brian J. Smith, David Blue, and Elyse Levesque (Chloe Armstrong) (138:05)
"Darkness" with Brian J. Smith, David Blue, and Elyse Levesque (43:42)
"Light" with Brian J. Smith, David Blue, and Elyse Levesque (43:42)

Disc 2:
Promo for "Stargate: The Ark of Truth" on DVD, "Stargate Continuum" on DVD and Blu-ray, and "Defying Gravity" on DVD (3:16)
Season 1, Episode 6: "Water" (43:34)
Season 1, Episode 7: "Earth" (43:41)
Season 1, Episode 8: "Time" (43:36)
Season 1, Episode 9: "Life" (43:42)
Season 1, Episode 10: "Justice" (43:36)

Special Features:
Destiny SML - Star Map & Log Instructions (17)

  • "Chatting with the Cast: Alaina Huffman" (2:13)
  • "Chatting with the Cast: Brian J. Smith" (2:34)
  • "Chatting with the Cast: Elyse Levesque" (1:53)
  • "Chatting with the Cast: Jamil Walker Smith" (2:23)
  • "Director's Minutes: William Waring ("Water")" (1:55)
  • "Falling Through Ice ("Water")" with James "BamBam" Bamford (Stunt Coordinator) (2:05)
  • "On The Ice ("Water")" with Brian J. Smith (2:23)
  • "Setting The (Alien) Mood ("Water")" with Jim Menard (2:15)
  • "Out On The Town ("Earth")" with David Blue (1:45)
  • "A Stunt In Tight Places ("Earth")" with James "BamBam" Bamford (1:52)
  • "Director's Minutes: Ernest R. Dickerson" (2:10)
  • "HelmetCam 101 ("Time")" with Jim Menard and David Blue (2:33)
  • "Shooting In The Rain ("Time")" with Brian J. Smith and David Blue (2:06)
  • "Let It Rain: Exploring The SG-U Jungle Set ("Time")" with Robert C. Cooper and Wray Douglas (2:07)
  • "Fight ("Justice")" with James "BamBam" Bamford (2:25)
  • "Future/Past: The New Stargate" with Brad Wright, Robert C. Cooper, and James Robbins (3:01)
  • "A New Look For SG-U" with Brad Wright and Robert C. Cooper (2:44)

Kino Video Diaries (8) (10:46)

Commentaries:
Season 1, Episode 6: "Water" with William Waring, Louis Ferrera, Brian J. Smith, and Elyse Levesque (43:34)
Season 1, Episode 7: "Earth" with Brian J. Smith, David Blue, and Elyse Levesque (43:41)
Season 1, Episode 8: "Time" with Robert C. Cooper and David Blue (43:36)
Season 1, Episode 9: "Life" with Ming Na, Brian J. Smith, and Louis Ferrera (43:42)
Season 1, Episode 10: "Justice" with William Waring, Louis Ferrera, Brian J. Smith, Elyse Levesque, and Jamil Walker Smith (43:36)

(Source: MGM)

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