Stargate Universe’s David Blue On What Happened To His Character After The Finale

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For a long while there Stargate was having one hell of a run. I never really got into SG-1 or its spinoffs, but there’s no question than lasting through 14 years and three different series is quite an accomplishment for any science fiction property that doesn’t have “Trek” in its name. Sadly, the Stargate golden years wound to a close with the 2011 cancellation of Stargate Universe. While fans still hold out hope for a return to the Stargate universe, one of the show’s actors has shared his vision of what happened after Universe’s end credits rolled.


The end of Stargate Universe is one of those particularly painful ones for fans, seeing as how it ended on a cliffhanger that will likely never be resolved. The entire crew, aside from David Blue’s Eli, had taken shelter inside stasis pods as the Destiny’s life support systems were in danger of failing. Eli had only a few weeks at most to fix the one remaining broken pod before life support finally shut down entirely. In a new interview with Geek Nation, Blue revealed his own thoughts about what happened to Eli.

If you’re not someplace where you can watch the video at the moment, here’s the relevant excerpt:

‘I do think Eli survived,’ Blue said. ‘I think he would have figured out a way to get the power back on and gone on his own adventures for three years or more. And I’d like to believe that’s what happened, and that’s what’s still happening, and maybe one day we’ll find out what those adventures were.’

Of course, even if Stargate does return to TV at some point in the future, it’s unlikely it would pick up where SGU left off. Hell, let’s face it: these days it’s far more likely somebody will outright reboot it. Still, in the absence of official answers about what happened to the SGU crew, we’re all pretty much free to imagine whatever we care to. Blue’s optimistic take is as good a coda as any.


  1. Glen Waldrop says:

    If they reboot rather than move forward I’ll gladly watch my DVD copies of the originals.

    I wouldn’t even mind if they picked up another story line entirely and left SGU hanging until it could be properly done, but reboot?


    Lets face it, we all know how Spiderman, Hulk, Superman, Batman, etc, came to be. MOVE FORWARD. NO MORE REBOOTS of ANYTHING!

    Create something new.

  2. Mark Varry says:

    I would rather see a movie picking up several years after series ended.

  3. SGU was such a great series, as were all of the Stargate shows. I really want it back.

  4. I don’t see why they can’t make a direct to netflix continuation, i wager SGU would of done well, and considering how many actually do that and the popularity of netflix and other similar variations its a viable option. The netflix fan base is growing in populaRity and business every week so why not eh?!!

  5. Eli with eye patch, muslced out and with sidearm… smoking some rolled cigs… OMG best season 3 SGU opener ever.

  6. Lee Mc Donald says:

    The show just got it’s legs. Then some yahoo more interested in watching roid-rage men play with each other and the WEAKEST monster movie ideas that 10 years ago wouldn’t have even made the direct to DVD list, ran it over with his SUV. NO REBOOT!! NO “LET’S SEE THEM 50 YRS LATER” BS!! Just start it with the original cast “waking from the pods 3 yrs layer”. And do it soon!!!

  7. Mags says:

    No Reboot please… lets catch up with them after they wake up in the pods. Who survived the 3yr hibernation and who didn’t????

  8. James says:

    I absolutely LOVE David’s plot for the first episode of Universe. What a wealth of new episodes could be “mined” from that opening scene. 🙂

  9. Mickus says:

    last episode that was made i thought was when they went to that planet that was pretty much destroyed by the drones?

  10. James says:

    I agree with the prior comments pertaining to “moving on”. Let’s start with them “waking up” after traversing the IMMENSE distant to the next galaxy! It’s either that (or some variant thereof), or we must assume THEY DIDN’T MAKE IT! …and their desiccated bodies are are still plying intergalactic space on an eternal voyage to nowhere….