Running the gauntlet
To run the gauntlet is to take part in a form of corporal punishment in which the party judged guilty is forced to run between two rows of soldiers who strike out and attack them. The word originates from Swedish: gatlopp, from gata "lane" and lopp "course, running", it was borrowed into English in the 17th century from English and Swedish soldiers fighting in the Protestant armies during the Thirty Years' War. The word in English was spelled gantelope or gantlope, but soon its pronunciation was influenced by the unrelated word gauntlet, meaning an armored glove, derived from the French: gantelet; the spelling changed with the pronunciation. Both senses of gauntlet had the variant spelling gantlet. For the punishment, the spelling gantlet is preferred in American English usage guides by Bryan Garner and Robert Hartwell Fiske and is listed as a variant spelling of gauntlet by American dictionaries. British dictionaries label gantlet as American. Known as Xylokopia in Ancient Greece, used as a severe military punishment and Fustuarium in the Roman military as a form of execution by cudgeling.
It could be applied to every tenth man of a whole unit as a mode of decimation. A similar military punishment found in armies was known as "running the gauntlet"; the condemned soldier was stripped to the waist and had to pass between a double row of cudgeling or switching comrades. A subaltern walked in front of him with a blade to prevent him from running; the condemned might sometimes be dragged through by a rope around the hands or prodded along by a pursuer. Various rules might apply, such as banning edged weapons, requiring the group to keep one foot in place, or allowing the soldier to attempt to protect his head with his hands; the punishment was not continued until death. If so, he might be finished off if he managed to reach the end of rows. Running the gauntlet was considered far less of a dishonor than a beating on the pillory, pranger, or stocks, since one could "take it like a man" upright and among soldiers. In some traditions, if the condemned was able to finish the run and exit the gauntlet at the far end, his faults would be deemed paid, he would rejoin his comrades with a clean slate.
Elsewhere, he was sent back through the gauntlet until death. A Prussian cavalry variation was to beat the condemned with stirrup straps instead of rods, it was common practice in the French army for thieves. Used in training, notably on military cadets, as in a scene in the movie Oberst Redl. There was a naval version of the gauntlet, notably used in the Royal Navy as a punishment for minor offences such as leaving the crew berths in an unsanitary state, or failing to return on time from leave; the condemned was ordered to make a prescribed number of circuits around the ship's deck, while his shipmates struck him with improvised versions of the cat o' nine tails. Runs of the gauntlet could be preceded by a dozen lashes from the boatswain's cat o' nine tails, so that any subsequent blows from the crew would aggravate the lacerations on his back; the effectiveness of the punishment would somewhat depend on the popularity of the sailor being punished, the seriousness of the offence. In 1760 Francis Lanyon, a seaman aboard the guardship HMS Royal George, was sentenced to three runs of the gauntlet, for failing to return from leave.
The crew disagreed with the punishment, as the ship's lieutenant recorded that Lanyon received no substantive injury from the process. The naval punishment of running the gauntlet was abolished by Admiralty Order in 1806. Mild forms, not intended to cause permanent damage, have been used on or by children. In the early records of the Dutch colonial settlement of New Amsterdam appears a detailed description of running the "Gantlope/Gantloppe" as a punishment for the "Court Martial of Melchior Claes", it states "... The Court Marshall doe adjudge that hee shall run the Gantlope once the length of the fort, where according to the Custome of that punishment the souldyers shall have switches delivered to them with which they shall strike him as he passes through them stript to the wast, at the fort gate the Marshall is to receive him and there to kick him out of the Garrison as a cashiered person where hee is no more to returne..."In Sweden, running the gauntlet was a civilian punishment for certain crimes until the 18th century.
The practice persisted in parts of Germany and Austria as the Spießrutenlaufen, or "pike-run", in Russia, until the 19th century. A notable description of the process appears in Tolstoy's short story "After the Ball". In Ernest Hemingway's For Whom The Bell Tolls, the aristocrats of the town are subjected to a form of the gauntlet wherein they are led to and run off a cliff by villagers. An example of the Royal Navy's variation of the gauntlet can be seen in the Hornblower film The Examination for Lieutenant, wherein Acting Lieutenant Hornblower and Matthews take the role of Master-at-Arms and Corporal and lead a sailor through the Gauntlet; the sailor in question was guided through by swordpoint - one sword ahead of him to ensure that he did not rush through the Gauntlet, one sword at his back to ensure he did not run away and was moved through the Gauntlet. The film shows the lacerations caused by the knittles were effective, with blood running down the condemned man's back by the time a halt to the process was called for by Captain Sir Edward Pellew.
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The Gloster Gauntlet was a British single-seat biplane fighter of the RAF, designed and built by Gloster Aircraft in the 1930s. It was the last RAF fighter to have the penultimate biplane fighter in service; the Gloster S. S.18 first flew in January 1929. The Gauntlet was a development of the Gloster S. S.19B design, which mounted six machine guns, the original S. S.19 prototype being re-engined with a Bristol Mercury VIs engine, first flying in this form in 1933. On testing the S. S. 19, the Air Ministry placed an order for 24 aircraft in September 1933. The order was followed up with more for the revised Gauntlet Mk. II; this new model used a revised construction method based on that used by Hawker following Hawker's takeover of Gloster, as this was much easier to build and repair than Gloster's welded structure. A total of 204 Mk IIs were produced in the UK; the Gauntlet Mk. I first entered service with No 19 Squadron at RAF Duxford in May 1935; the Gauntlet proved successful and popular in operational service, being 56 mph faster than the aircraft it replaced, the Bristol Bulldog to form the main part of the RAF's fighter strength.
The Gauntlet was the fastest aircraft in the RAF from 1935 to 1937. The Gauntlet Mk II entered service with 56 Squadron and 111 Squadron in May 1936, a further six squadrons being re-equipped with the Gauntlet by the end of the year. At the height of its career, the Gauntlet equipped a total of 14 Squadrons of RAF Fighter Command. No. 32 Squadron RAF Gauntlets were used in early trials of ground direction of fighters by radar. As more advanced fighters, such as the Gloster Gladiator, Hawker Hurricane and Supermarine Spitfire started to re-equip the Gauntlet squadrons in 1936 and 1937, the Gauntlets were passed on to freshly formed units as their first equipment to allow them to gain training before receiving more modern fighters. Gauntlets were shipped to the Middle East, equipping three RAF squadrons. All home-based Gauntlet squadrons had re-equipped with more modern fighters by the start of the Second World War, but remained in service in the Middle East for longer, with a flight of Gauntlets remaining in service with No.3 Sqn RAAF in the Middle East when Italy declared war in 1940.
These were used for ground-attack operations against the Italians before being retired from operations owing to maintenance problems. Gauntlets continued in use for meteorological flights until 1943. Seventeen Gauntlets IIs were licence-produced in Denmark, while 25 ex-RAF machines were supplied by South Africa as support to Finland in 1940 as a result of the Winter War. Obsolete, they were used as advanced trainers by the Finns; the Finnish nickname for the Gauntlet was Kotletti. SS.18: Single-seat prototype. The aircraft was fitted with a 450-hp Bristol Mercury IIA radial piston engine. SS.18A: The SS.18 was fitted with a 480 hp Bristol Jupiter VIIF radial piston engine. SS.18B: The SS.18 was fitted with a 560 hp Armstrong Siddeley Panther III radial piston engine. SS.19: Single-seat prototype. SS.19A: The SS.19 was fitted with two wheel spats and a single spatted tailwheel. SS.19B: Single-seat prototype. Gauntlet Mk I: Single-seat fighter aircraft for the RAF. Gauntlet Mk II: Single-seat fighter aircraft.
Australia Royal Australian Air Force No.3 Sqn Denmark Hærens Flyvetropper No. 1 Squadron Hærens Flyvetropper Finland Finnish Air Force No. 30 Squadron No. 34 Squadron No. 25 Squadron No. 17 Squadron No. 35 Squadron Southern Rhodesia Southern Rhodesian Air Force No. 1 Squadron SRAF South Africa South African Air Force No. 1 Squadron SAAF No. 2 Squadron SAAF As of 2008, the only airworthy Mk II in the world, GT-400, is registered in Finland where it spends its summers in Kymi Airfield Aviation Museum near Kotka. Data from Gloster Aircraft since 1917General characteristics Crew: 1 Length: 26 ft 5 in Wingspan: 32 ft 9½ in Height: 10 ft 3 in Wing area: 315 ft² Empty weight: 2,770 lb Loaded weight: 3,970 lb Powerplant: 1 × Bristol Mercury VI S2 9-cylinder radial engine, 645 hp Performance Maximum speed: 200 knots at 15,800 ft Range: 400 nm Service ceiling: 33,500 ft Rate of climb: 2,300 ft/min Wing loading: 12.6 lb/ft² Power/mass: 0.162 hp/lb Climb to 20,000 ft: 9 minArmament Guns: Two x 0.303 in Vickers machine guns Related development Gloster GladiatorAircraft of comparable role and era Avia B-534 Blériot-SPAD S.510 Bristol Bulldog Hawker Fury Kawasaki Ki-10 Polikarpov I-15 Related lists List of aircraft of the Royal Air Force Notes Bibliography Gloster Gauntlet – British Aircraft of World War II Hakans Aviation Page
A gauntlet is a variety of glove one having been constructed of hardened leather or metal plates which protected the hand and wrist of a combatant in Europe between the early fourteenth century and the Early Modern period. Today it can refer to an extended cuff covering the forearm as part of a woman's garment. Beginning in the eleventh century, European soldiers and knights relied on chain mail for protection of their bodies, chain armor "shirts" with wide sleeves that hung to the elbow were common. However, it wasn't until the twelfth century that chain mail shirts with longer, narrower sleeves began to be worn, these on occasion had chain mail mittens or "muffs" resembling fingerless gloves and with a pocket for the thumb; these attached at the lower edge of the sleeve, protected the wearer's hands from cuts and lacerations during combat but offered no protection against crushing blows. It wasn't until the early fourteenth century that armorers began to design articulated plate armor: along with this development of the use of plates as a means of protecting the body from blows was the development of hand protection in the form of gauntlets made of overlapping plates of steel.
These were created both in the fingerless "mitten" style as well as the fingered "glove" style. A variety of gauntlet called a "demi-gauntlet" or "demi-gaunt" came into use around this time. A demi-gaunt is a type of plate armour gauntlet that only protects the back of the hand and the wrist: demi-gaunts are worn with gloves made from chain mail or padded leather; the advantages of the demi-gaunt are that it allows better dexterity and is lighter than a full gauntlet, but the disadvantage is that the fingers are not as well protected. Modern protective gloves called "gauntlets" continue to be worn by metal workers and welders when handling hot or molten metals or in contexts where sparks are common; these gauntlets no longer sport the metal plates of the originals, but instead are insulating against heat. Similar varieties of gauntlet are worn by automotive technicians to protect their hands when handling car components, meat and fishery butchers wear chain mail gauntlets to protect their hands from the sharp edges of knives.
Motorcyclists wear gauntlets made of leather to protect their hands from abrasion during an accident, snowmobile drivers wear fingerless gauntlets made of nylon to protect their hands from wind and cold temperatures while driving their vehicles. Falconers wear leather gauntlets to protect their hands from the sharp claws of the birds of prey that they handle, lastly, modern competitors in fencing those competing with the épée wear fingered gauntlets to protect their hands from possible cuts and puncture wounds from their opponents' weapons. In Western women's fashion, a gauntlet can refer to an extended cuff with little or no hand covering; such gauntlets are sometimes worn by brides at weddings. In the Roman Catholic Church, the full-fingered gloves traditionally worn by the pope or other bishops are known as gauntlets or episcopal gloves, though their use has been relaxed since Paul VI; the term "gauntlet" has common usage in two English expressions: to "throw down one's gauntlet" and to "run the gauntlet".
To "throw down the gauntlet" is to issue a challenge. A gauntlet-wearing knight would challenge a fellow knight or enemy to a duel by throwing one of his gauntlets on the ground; the opponent would pick up the gauntlet to accept the challenge. The phrase is associated with the action of the King's Champion, which officer's role was from medieval times to act as champion for the King at his coronation, in the unlikely event that someone challenged the new King's title to the throne. "Running the gauntlet" was a military punishment in which a soldier or sailor had to pass between a double row of comrades armed with cudgels. The expression is now used metaphorically. Gauntlet in this context is unrelated to the "protective glove" meaning, but is instead derived from the Swedish gatlopp; because of this difference in the derivation of the word, the expression is sometimes written "running the gantlet." In the American West, when an opponent, whether a white person or an American Indian from an enemy tribe was captured, the prisoner was given the option of'running the gauntlet', not unlike the military punishment mentioned above.
If the prisoner could navigate the gauntlet, he was allowed to go free. However, prisoners had to run for their lives. Media related to Gauntlets at Wikimedia Commons
The Gauntlet (film)
The Gauntlet is a 1977 American action thriller film directed by Clint Eastwood, starring Eastwood and Sondra Locke. The film's supporting cast includes Pat Hingle, William Prince, Bill McKinney, Mara Corday. Eastwood plays a down-and-out cop who falls in love with a prostitute whom he is assigned to escort from Las Vegas to Phoenix in order for her to testify against the mob. Ben Shockley, an alcoholic cop from Phoenix, is given the task to escort witness Augustina "Gus" Mally from Las Vegas, his superior, Commissioner E. A. Blakelock, says she is a "nothing witness" for a "nothing trial." Mally protests. Mally reveals herself to be a belligerent prostitute with mob ties and is in possession of incriminating information concerning a high figure in society, her suspicions are confirmed when the transport vehicle is bombed and Mally's house is fired upon. Shockley and Mally are pursued across the open country with no official assistance and with the police force regarding them as fugitives, they kidnap a local constable, who they let go, as Mally knows there'll be another hit.
The constable dies at the hands of several men armed with machine guns. They run into a gang of bikers whom Shockley threatens with his revolver confiscates one of their motorcycles and takes off on it with Mally, it is revealed that Shockley's boss, Commissioner Blakelock, wants both of them dead, because Mally knows about Blakelock's secret life. Assistant District Attorney Feyderspiel is involved with the plot to kill Mally. Both of them are blamed for the death of the constable; the two ride into a town where Shockley and Mally are ambushed by a helicopter filled with cops sent by Blakelock who pursues the two onto the open road, firing at them from above. During the high-speed pursuit, the helicopter explodes; the two ditch the damaged motorcycle and hop on a train on which, the same two bikers whose machine they had "borrowed" are riding. The bikers attack and assault attempt to rape Mally; the wounded Shockley grabs hold of his gun and subdues the bikers, knocking them and their girlfriend off the train.
Shockley and Mally both realize that going back to Phoenix will be suicide, but it's the only way to prove their innocence. The two outfit it with a crude set of armor made from scrap steel, they are about to enter Phoenix when Maynard Josephson, an old friend of Shockley's, warns the two of a gauntlet of armed police officers that Blakelock has set up to "welcome" them. Josephson convinces Shockley to turn himself in to Feyderspiel whom he thinks is an honest broker; as the pair follow Josephson out of the bus, Josephson is shot from a nearby building and dies, Shockley is hit in the leg. With no other option, the two enter the town; the bus is shot at as it runs the titular "gauntlet" of hundreds of armed officers lining both sides of the road, until it reaches the steps of City Hall immobilized. The two emerge from the riddled bus and surrender, but Shockley uses Feyderspiel as a shield, in order to have him confess that Blakelock is corrupt; the enraged Blakelock shoots at both Shockley and Feyderspiel, wounding the former and killing the latter.
Blakelock is in return shot dead by Mally. Realizing Blakelock's crime and having witnessed his wanton killing of Feyderspiel, the rest of the assembled officers do nothing to stop the pair as Shockley and Mally walk away safely from the gauntlet. Written by Dennis Shryack and Michal Butler, the film was set to star Marlon Brando and Barbra Streisand. However, differences between Streisand and McQueen led to their joint departure in favor of Eastwood and Locke. There was some pre-production discussion of transforming the Ben Shockley role into a down and out Dirty Harry portrayal The Gauntlet was filmed in Phoenix and Las Vegas, Nevada, as well as in nearby deserts in both states. For the house scene, it was built at a cost of $250,000 and included 7,000 drilled holes that would include explosive squibs for its demolition; the helicopter chase scene included a helicopter, built without an engine for the crash sequence. To simulate the gunshots from the gauntlet of officers at the end of the film, the bus was blasted with 8,000 squibs.
From the total budget of $5.5 million, $1 million was spent on the various action sequences. Frank Frazetta painted the super-stylized promotional billboard poster for the film; the poster features a "muscled colossus Eastwood, brandishing a pistol, scantily clad Locke, her clothes teasingly shredded, clinging onto her hero". The Gauntlet grossed $35.4 million at the box office, making it the 14th highest-grossing film of 1977. Although a hit with the public, the critics were mixed about the film. Judith Crist of the New York Post wrote that the film was "a mindless compendium of stale plot and stereotyped characters varnished with foul language and garnished with violence". Roger Ebert, on the other hand, gave it three stars and called it "...classic Clint Eastwood: fast and funny". David Ansen of Newsweek wrote, "You don't believe a minute of it, but at the end of the quest, it's hard not to chuckle and cheer". Rotten Tomatoes gives the film a score of 82% based on 22 reviews; the film score was composed and conducted by Jerry Fielding featuring soloists Art Pepper and Jon Faddis and the soundtrack album was released on the Warner Bros. label in 1978.
The AllMusic review by Donald A. Guarisco states: "All in all, The Gauntlet is a strong engaging album, well worth a listen for any soundtrack buff whose tastes lean toward the'crime jazz' sound". Art Pepper - alto
The Gauntlet (novel)
The Gauntlet is a children's historical novel, written by Ronald Welch, published in 1951. It is a time slip story set both in 1951 and in 1326 in Carreg Cennen Castle, but in Kidwelly Castle and Valle Crucis Abbey; the story begins with Peter Staunton and his friend Gwyn Evans finding a rusted iron gauntlet while on holiday in the Brecon Beacons. When Peter puts the gauntlet on, he hears medieval sounds such as "the thud of hooves", hears that there have been others who had had similar experiences. Peter spends time learning about medieval life in England, after falling asleep in the garden of Carreg Cennen Castle, finds himself back in medieval times, he has a number of experiences, such as attending a medieval banquet, visiting the abbey, watching a joust, before returning to fight in a siege of the castle by the Welsh, where he is hit and falls unconscious. While in 1326, he buries his misericorde in the herb garden, he wakes back in his own time, tries to convince his friends there that he was not dreaming.
He remembers that he had buried his dagger, unearths a corroded knife, but it is not clear if this was the one he buried. The names of the Marcher lords given are historical, the descriptions of the castles and abbey are accurate, but the location of Valle Crucis was moved from North Wales to South Wales
Gauntlet II is a 1986 arcade game released by Atari Games and the first sequel to 1985's Gauntlet. Gauntlet II, like its predecessor, is a fantasy-themed slash game; the gameplay is similar to the original Gauntlet, a top down dungeon crawl supporting up to four players. The biggest difference from the original game is that players can choose identical classes, instead of being limited to a particular one for each joystick. Thus, instead of having a "warrior", "wizard", "valkyrie", in Gauntlet II there could be a "red wizard", a "blue elf" and a "green warrior". In addition to the new "class" system, new level designs were added, including the possibility of encountering them in altered ways by having the play-field turned in steps of 90°. Other new features included the enemy "It", which upon contact would make a player "It" and draw all enemies towards him/her; the only way to release this curse is by touching another player or entering the exit, turning any level containing "It" into a fantasy filled game of tag.
Other notable additions include the ability to ricochet shots off walls by means of a special pick-up, acid puddles that caused large, predetermined amounts of damage and a large dragon which would occupy multiple squares and require multiple hits to destroy. New level elements were added, adding more variety to the original game; these included "all walls are invisible", "magic walls" which changed into monsters or items when hit, "stun tiles" which stunned the player, fake exits. Another challenge in the game is the possibility to find a "secret room"; this can be found by completing specific achievements within the level. The secret room contains items such as magic potions. Home versions of Gauntlet II were released in the United States by Mindscape and Europe by U. S. Gold. Among the console versions of the game, a 1992 Game Boy version was released, on May 3, 2007, a PlayStation 3 port became available for download, but that version has since been removed from the PS3's online store; the port for the Nintendo Entertainment System was among the first NES games to support 4-player mode.
Gauntlet II was part of the 2012 compilation Midway Arcade Origins. The Game Boy version was praised by the German Play Time magazine for its technical implementation, faithful recreation of graphics, for evoking nostalgic feelings with similar sound effects, however this version was criticized for difficult-to-recognize sprites and its technically weak theme music; the Spectrum version of the game was not received as well as the original, however Sinclair User said it was "A corker. Fast action and superb gameplay make Gauntlet II the first sequel worth the cash". Your Sinclair said it was "A'must have' for all of you who asked for Gauntlet on your Desert Island Disks." Both YS and Crash gave the main weaknesses as the over-similarity to the original. Gauntlet II at the Killer List of Videogames Gauntlet II at the Arcade History database Gauntlet II for the Atari ST at Atari Mania Gauntlet II at Lemon 64 Gauntlet II at SpectrumComputing.co.uk
Gauntlet (Stargate Universe)
"Gauntlet" is the twentieth episode of the second season and series finale of the military science fiction television series Stargate Universe. The episode aired on May 9, 2011 on Syfy in the United States; the episode was directed by longtime producer of the Stargate franchise Andy Mikita. It was written by executive producers Joseph Paul Mullie. In this episode, the drones are now monitoring every Stargate from Destiny's position to the edge of the galaxy. With their main supply line blocked, the crew manage to destroy a Command Ship to resupply only to take considerable damage in the process. Realizing they cannot continue fighting, Eli comes up with an idea to put Destiny in one continuous FTL jump until they reach the next galaxy; this journey will take at least three years and the crew are to use the stasis chambers aboard to keep themselves alive. This episode represented the final foray into the Stargate franchise until Stargate Origins in 2018; as Lisa Park is still recovering from T. J.'s treatment to try to restore her vision, Dr. Rush and Eli inform Colonel Young that they have been able to improve Destiny's sensors, but show that Command Ships await them at every Stargate from where they are to the edge of the galaxy, rendering themselves unable to obtain supplies.
Young reports this to Colonel Telford on Earth, but the only known Stargate capable of reaching Destiny remains in control of the Langarans who refuse to allow for its use. Dr. Rush proposes a means of tuning the shields to improve their efficiency against the Control ship drone attacks; the drones, finding their weapons ineffective, begin to perform kamikaze attacks on Destiny, causing minor damage. On return to faster-than-light speed, the crew agree that while the idea worked, they would not survive for many more attacks. Eli offers the idea of keeping the Destiny in FTL and travel through the rest of the galaxy and the void beyond as to reach Stargates in the next galaxy; the plan would require the crew to use the discovered stasis pods as to remove power needed for life support on the ship's power supply as well as to extend their meager supplies. Though there is a risk the ship would drop out of FTL before stranding them on what would be a thousand-year journey, they all agree they have a better chance at survival than facing the Command ships.
While the science team program Destiny's course and revival systems, the other crew are each given the opportunity to use the communication stones to return to Earth and say their goodbyes to loved ones before being placed in stasis. All but Col. Young, Dr. Rush, Eli have been safely placed aside; as they are about to initiate the long jump, they find that one of the last empty pods is not working, one of the three will have to stay outside. Dr. Rush offers to be the one, but Col. Young confides in Eli that he would not trust Dr. Rush to do what is right if he cannot fix the chamber, believes he should stay. Eli refuses to accept this, having been in Dr. Rush's shadow since they arrived on Destiny, believes he would have the best chance of survival as he is smarter than Dr. Rush. Col. Young accepts the decision, Eli helps to put them in stasis; as power to the rest of the ship is shut down, Eli goes to the observation deck and silently watches the passing starscape. Prior to the script being written, the original pitch called for Colonel Young and Dr. Rush to be the last two people remaining with only one working stasis pod.
The decision about who would be left out was decided by a coin flip, but the result would remain unknown to the audience setting up the season three premiere. The pitch for the season three premiere had Dr. Rush maintaining Destiny's systems in his solitude until Earth found a way to dial the ship; this would only prove to be a dream that Dr. Rush has whilst he is in stasis, as Colonel Young is revealed to be the one left out. However, because of the lack of action, the "it was all a dream" scenario, Dr. Rush's character development, it was deemed unusable and, the original season two finale pitch would not work either. Joseph Mallozzi had the task of writing the first draft for "Gauntlet." At the time, Mallozzi was under the impression that the show would continue into a third season, so he wrote the episode as if it were a season finale. The supper scene was planned to be only a montage of the crew having their last meal. However, SyFy’s Erika Kennair requested a change, in which after Mallozzi wrote Colonel Young's speech, it was tweaked by Paul Mullie to include a reference of "three years," which alluded to the time it took for Destiny to reach its destination and the show's expected run.
"Gauntlet" was viewed by 1.134 million live viewers, resulting in a 0.8 Household rating, a 0.2 among adults 18–49. Meredith Woerner from io9 called the finale "more like a bittersweet goodbye than an action-packed cliffhanger though it ended with a much more frightening conclusion than the first season." She was reminded of the failures of the first season saying that "Perhaps Eli said it best in this episode: What's the point of having tremendous potential if you're not going to step up when you're needed? Stargate Universe started off with mounds of potential... Sadly, it was just too little too late." However once again she praised the dynamics between Eli and Dr. Rush remarking that "Even when Rush admits to Eli that he's full of pote