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The list below provides the sequential order of the episodes of Steven Universe , the film , the episodes of Steven Universe Future , the shorts, the physical distributions of the series, and episode/episode number compilations.
- 1 Series Overview
- 3.1 Season 1A
- 3.2 Season 1B
- 9 Steven Universe Future
- 11.1 Volume 1
- 11.2 Volume 2
- 11.3 Volume 3
- 11.4 Volume 4
- 11.5 Volume 5
- 11.6 Volume 6
- 11.7 Volume 7
- 11.8 Future
- 11.9 Sing-A-Long
- 12.1 Gem Glow (V1)
- 12.2 The Return (V2)
- 12.3 Heart of the Crystal Gems (V3)
- 12.4 Steven Universe: The Complete First Season
- 12.5 Steven Universe: The Complete Second Season
- 12.6 Steven Universe: Arcade Mania
- 12.7 Steven Universe Season 1 (Australian Set)
- 12.8 Steven Universe Season 2 (Australian Set)
- 12.9 Steven Universe Season 3 (Australian Set)
- 12.10 Steven Universe Season 4 (Australian Set)
- 12.11 Steven Universe Season 1-4 (Australian Set)
- 13.1 Steven Universe
- 13.2 Steven Universe Future
- 14 Episode Compilations
- 15 References
On March 30, 2016, Steven Universe was renewed for a fourth season by Cartoon Network. 
On March 30, 2016, Steven Universe was renewed for a fifth season by Cartoon Network.  It was later announced that Steven Universe was renewed for the 2017–2018 lineup by Cartoon Network and would start on May 29 with the " Wanted " event.  
Friendships are tested as the saga continues in this Emmy-nominated series, created by Rebecca Sugar. The show returns with new adventurous story arcs and specials, in which fans will meet more Gems, spend time with the Diamonds and gain insight into the ever-mysterious Gem Homeworld while the series' titular hero Steven Universe will grow as a leader. 
Steven Universe Future
On September 2, 2019, the shorts aired on TV after Steven Universe: The Movie .
Digital distribution and double episodes
Several digital distribution platforms that offer TV shows for rental or purchase, including iTunes, Google Play and Amazon Instant Video, group Steven Universe episodes into "volumes" instead of the usual seasons, with two normal 11-minute episodes usually paired into one 22-minute "double episode" within each volume. ( Hulu , as a subscription platform, generally goes by the regular seasons and episodes as shown above.) The first three volumes each consisted of thirteen double episodes; later volumes consist of ten "episodes" each, mostly double episodes but with double-length episodes and occasional single regular episodes each counted as a full "episode".
This first volume of Steven Universe is all about discovery. Steven is still an over-enthusiastic boy and more often than not, that gets in the way of his progress towards becoming a Gem. However, little by little, episode by episode he learns more about the Crystal Gems, their secrets, their history and the full extent of their powers.
Volume 1 includes all of Season 1A.
Links: Amazon Instant Video , iTunes , Google Play , Microsoft Store , Vudu .
Steven Universe proved he could help bring the ocean back, so what magical mission is next? Space travel? Forming a new secret team? Discovering more amazing Gem powers? How about ALL of those things, and then some?! Check out more of Steven and the Crystal Gems' awesome adventures! Believe in Steven!
Volume 2 includes all the episodes aired during Season 1B, plus "Full Disclosure" and "Joy Ride" from Season 2, and "Open Book" (which was originally produced as part of Season 1B, but aired as part of Season 2).
Steven's universe is expanding! After the epic battle with enemy gems, what's next for Steven and the Crystal Gems? Find out about the mysterious gem kindergarten, how Steven's dad met Rose Quartz, and get a little silly when Steven's "Uncle" comes to town. Get ready for more fun and adventure when you believe in Steven!
Volume 3 begins with "Say Uncle" and "Story for Steven" and includes the rest of Season 2 as well as two episodes from season 1 that were aired later.
Steven's got a lot on his plate – he and Peridot have to stop the cluster, protect the earth against enemies old and new, and all the residents of Beach City seem to have problems that need Steven's help! There are still things about his family, powers, and the gems that Steven doesn't know. But don't worry, there's still time to sing!
Volume 4 includes the first nineteen episodes of Season 3. "Hit the Diamond" was released as a single episode.
Steven's found a long-lost Crystal Gem hidden in Lion's mane! Bismuth joins the team, Amethyst wants to settle a score, and Peridot and Lapis show off their new talents. Steven is discovering more power in himself, with the help of his friends. And there's plenty more amazing surprises in this intense volume of Steven Universe!
Volume 5 begins with "Bismuth" and contains the rest of Season 3, as well as the beginning of Season 4, a total of eighteen episodes. As with the previous volume, some episodes ("Onion Gang" and "Three Gems and a Baby") were released as a single episode.
Steven and the Crystal Gems go off-world when one of their own is taken – but what will they find there? And who will protect Beach City while they're gone? Steven searches for answers about Rose Quartz, and is joined by some new allies. But is it all too much for Steven to handle? Find out in this new amazing volume of Steven Universe!
Volume 6 begins with the conclusion of the Out of This World arc.
Things are getting tense in Beach City in the aftermath of the abductions and Steven's escape from Homeworld. Steven and Connie aren't talking, Sadie's frustrated and missing Lars, and the gems are trying to figure out how to keep everything together. There are some big changes on the horizon - but will they be changes for the better?
Volume 7 begins with "Raising the Barn" and "Back to the Kindergarten". This volume also contains the rest of Season 5. The full episode of "Legs From Here to Homeworld" is only available for Season Pass holders on iTunes and Google Play.
After saving the universe, Steven is still at it, tying up every loose end. But as he runs out of other people’s problems to solve, he’ll finally have to face his own.
The Steven Universe Future volume set begins with "Little Homeschool" and will also contain the rest of the episodes for the limited series.
"We are the Crystal Gems, we'll always save the day..." Warm up your voices, it's time to sing along with Steven and the gems in this 10-episode musical extravaganza! Featuring the musical episode "Mr. Greg" and the original Steven Universe pilot, this collection will hit you right in the feels with the best songs from the show.
The Sing-A-Long episodes include a various assortment of 10 episodes, including the Pilot, from seasons 1 to 4 that include song numbers.
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- Seven StevenBombs have occurred so far. They have each consisted of five episodes (except the first, which consisted of six).
- " In Too Deep " was a four-week special event that aired from May 12, 2016 to June 2, 2016. It consisted of five weekly episodes from the Season 3 premiere " Super Watermelon Island " to " Hit the Diamond ".
- The " Summer of Steven " was a four-week special event that aired from July 18, 2016 to August 12, 2016. It consisted of twenty-two episodes airing from Monday to Friday for four weeks, from " Steven Floats " to " Know Your Fusion ".
- " Wanted " was a one-day special event that aired on May 29, 2017 (Memorial Day in the U.S.). It consisted of an "hour-long special" of the first four episodes of Season 5, from " Stuck Together " to " Lars' Head ".
- " Diamond Days " was a six-week special event that aired from December 17, 2018 to January 21, 2019. The first four weeks had an episode every Monday. In the fifth week there were no new episodes, and in the sixth week the special event ended with the one-hour special " Change Your Mind ".
- Steven's Lion includes "Steven's Lion", "Lion 2: The Movie", "Lion 3: Straight to Video", and "Rose's Scabbard".
- Adventures at Funland includes "Bubble Buddies", "Serious Steven", "Arcade Mania", and "Watermelon Steven".
- Sadie and Lars includes "Coach Steven", "Joking Victim", "Island Adventure", and "Horror Club".
- Greg's Greatest Hits includes "Laser Light Cannon", "Story for Steven", "The Message", and "We Need to Talk".
- Keep Beach City Weird includes "Cat Fingers", "Keep Beach City Weird", "Horror Club", and "Rising Tides, Crashing Skies".
- Amethyst is Awesome includes "Tiger Millionaire", "An Indirect Kiss", "Secret Team", "On the Run", "Maximum Capacity", "Reformed", "Onion Friend", and "Too Far".
- The Big Donut includes "Gem Glow", "So Many Birthdays", "Joking Victim", and "Steven Floats".
- Jasper's Corruption includes "The Return", "Jail Break", "Super Watermelon Island", "Alone at Sea", "Gem Hunt", "Crack the Whip", "Beta", and "Earthlings".
- Crystal Gem Jams includes "Coach Steven", "Steven and the Stevens", "Jail Break", and "Sadie's Song".
- Party in Beach City includes "So Many Birthdays", "Beach Party", "Alone Together", and "Steven's Birthday".
- Smoky Quartz includes "Steven vs. Amethyst", "Beta", "Earthlings", and "Know Your Fusion".
- Peridot's Redemption includes "Friend Ship", "Catch and Release", "When It Rains", "Back to the Barn", "Too Far", "It Could've Been Great", "Message Received", and "Log Date 7 15 2".
- Homeworld Attacks includes "Mirror Gem", "Ocean Gem", "Warp Tour", and "Marble Madness".
- Attack from Homeworld includes "The Message", "Political Power", "The Return", and "Jail Break".
- Lapis' Lament includes "Mirror Gem", "Ocean Gem", "The Return", "Jail Break", "Chille Tid", "Same Old World", "Barn Mates", and "Hit the Diamond".
- Mr. Universe includes "Ocean Gem", "House Guest", "Space Race", "Maximum Capacity", "Story for Steven", "We Need to Talk", "Keystone Motel", and "Steven's Birthday".
- Steven's Friends includes "Frybo", "Lars and the Cool Kids", "Onion Trade", and "Love Letters".
- Steven's the Best includes "Gem Glow", "Together Breakfast", "Serious Steven", "Ocean Gem", "Nightmare Hospital", "Watermelon Steven", "Super Watermelon Island", and "Gem Drill".
- Steven's Powers includes "Steven Floats", "The New Lars", "Kiki's Pizza Delivery Service", and "Steven vs. Amethyst".
- This is the first compilation of episodes to feature all episodes from a StevenBomb .
- This is the first compilation to be aired as a compilation first.
- Onion Family includes "Story for Steven", "Onion Friend", "Drop Beat Dad", and "Greg the Babysitter".
- Beach-a-Palooza includes "Beach Party", "Steven and the Stevens", "Sadie's Song", and "Mr. Greg".
- ↑ 1.00 1.01 1.02 1.03 1.04 1.05 1.06 1.07 1.08 1.09 1.10 1.11 1.12 1.13 1.14 1.15 1.16 1.17 1.18 1.19 1.20 1.21 1.22 1.23 1.24 Steven Universe, Vol. 1 on iTunes
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 2.6 2.7 Season 1 of Steven Universe on cartoonetwork.com
- ↑ 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 3.5 3.6 3.7 Steven Universe, Vol. 2 on iTunes
- ↑ Gem Drill division clip on cartoonnetwork.com
- ↑ 5.0 5.1 Season 2 of Steven Universe on cartoonnetwork.com
- ↑ Same Old World on cartoonnetwork.com
- ↑ Drop Beat Dad on cartoonnetwork.com
- ↑ Steven Universe Season 3 schedule on tvguide.com
- ↑ Alone At Sea on cartoonnetwork.com
- ↑ Greg The Babysitter on Zap2It
- ↑ 11.0 11.1 "Exclusive: Cartoon Network renews 'Steven Universe' and 'Uncle Grandpa' through season 5" – Entertainment
- ↑ 12.0 12.1 12.2 12.3 12.4 "Steven Universe Returns with a Bomb on Jan 30! Plus More Cartoon Network Premieres" – The Geekiary
- ↑ 13.0 13.1 13.2 "New Steven Universe Feb. 10 With "The New Crystal Gems" Plus Lots More New CN" – The Geekiary
- ↑ 14.0 14.1 "Steven Universe Continues Weekly Plus More New CN" – The Geekiary
- ↑ 15.0 15.1 15.2 15.3 15.4 "What’s happening to the people of Beach City? 😱😰 Find out RIGHT NOW with 5 all-new episodes of Steven Universe on the CN App." – Cartoon Network on Tumblr
- ↑ 16.0 16.1 16.2 16.3 16.4 16.5 16.6 16.7 16.8 Clip: 'Steven Universe' Returns for 5-Night Event on May 8 – Animation Magazine
- ↑ 17.0 17.1 Cartoon Network Unveils 2017–2018 Slate; Six New & Seven Returning Series & More – Upfronts – Deadline
- ↑ "One hour of all new, action-packed Steven? 😱 This Memorial Day, get ready to meet Homeworld." – Cartoon Network on Tumblr
- ↑ 19.0 19.1 "Stuck Together on Cartoon Network
- ↑ "Off Colors" on Cartoon Network
- ↑ "Lars' Head" on Amazon Instant Video
- ↑ "NYCC '17: The STEVEN UNIVERSE Panel"
- ↑ 23.0 23.1 "Steven Universe, Vol. 6" on iTunes
- ↑ 24.0 24.1 https://cartoonnetwork.com/shows/steven-universe/characters/index.html
- ↑ 25.0 25.1 http://www.geekgirlauthority.com/steven-universe-returns-april-9/
- ↑ "The Trip to Homeworld" clip on CartoonNetwork.com
- 2 Pink Diamond
- 3 Steven Universe (character)
The 'Steven Universe' Storyline That Changed the Show Forever
Posted: November 13, 2023 | Last updated: November 13, 2023
- Steven Universe broke barriers in animation with its portrayal of LGBTQ relationships, starting with the reveal that Garnet was a fusion of two feminine-presenting gems in a loving relationship.
- The exploration of Garnet's character as a fusion allowed for a deeper exploration of her emotions and the complexities of relationships, showing that even the strongest bonds have their rocky moments.
- The impact of Steven Universe on animation cannot be denied, as it paved the way for more representation and inclusion in animated shows, allowing more viewers to see themselves reflected on screen.
Steven Universe achieved a lot in its seven-year run, and that cannot be denied. For those who don't know, Steven Universe was a sci-fi coming-of-age musical cartoon created by Rebecca Sugar , known for writing some of the best songs for Adventure Time . It follows the titular Steven ( Zach Callison ), a young boy who grows up in his home in Beach City with a collection of extraterrestrial beings known as "Gems," the main three being maternal figures in his life, Garnet ( Estelle ), Amethyst ( Michaela Dietz ), and Pearl ( Deedee Magno Hall ).
From there, it morphs from a fun little show about a half-gem kid and his misadventures into a full-blown space opera, music included, with themes of bereavement , revolution, identity, and finding your place in a universe that doesn't seem to understand you. Through the run of the show, the animated movie , and the sequel miniseries, Steven Universe: Future , it was nominated for several Emmy and Annie Awards, winning one Primetime Creative Arts Emmy Award and a GLAAD Media Award. None of this happens to a show that is undeserving or unworthy of praise, and many aspects of the series changed the game for animation moving forward — but one storyline in particular still stands out when looking back.
A team of intergalactic warriors fights to protect the Earth, but the combination of three highly trained beings and one quirky young boy leaves the team struggling to overcome the dangerous scenarios that are put in front of them.
Garnet's Big Reveal Changed 'Steven Universe' for the Better
Steven Universe came hot on the heels of the animation revolution we all attribute to Adventure Time — but it might be more appropriate to credit The Marvelous Misadventures of Flapjack for the immense impact it had on the industry . There is something very creator-driven about Steven Universe . We now see a lot of shows along these same lines, with names like Alex Hirsch, Pendleton Ward, and Rebecca Sugar almost becoming household names, as their shows were characterized by the creators' own perspectives and experiences. This became essential for Steven Universe as Sugar shared their own perspective as someone who is bisexual and nonbinary . But more than that: Steven Universe has a lot of the ingredients for a good show — the visuals, the writing, as well as other elements, such as the music, going above and beyond. But what made Steven Universe truly special, even iconic, transcends all of that.
Garnet was a stand-out character from the start . As the de facto leader of the Crystal Gems, she was the coolest character on the show. Tough, levelheaded, and with a British accent, Garnet fell into the stoic leader archetype, but there was humor in just how bad she was at fitting in with regular people. For a while, she seemed to not have some big inner conflict, more the stable glue that held the team together, but she was a badass, and that was enough — at least until the Season 1 finale, "Jail Break," which is still considered to be one of the best episodes of the whole show.
The main reason was a twist that some may have suspected, but it was still an amazing surprise: Garnet had two gems and three eyes because she was a fusion, a blend of two gems synchronized in perfect harmony. Specifically, she was a combination of the hotheaded Ruby ( Charlyne Yi ) and the prophetic Sapphire ( Erica Luttrell ), the personification of a loving relationship between two feminine presenting characters, which Garnet herself summarizes in what was somehow Estelle's first solo song in the show, "Stronger Than You." There are a lot of reasons why "Jail Break" is a stand-out for Steven Universe . It's a solid, action-packed episode that raises the stakes for the next seasons. It has one of the best musical moments in the series that blends a fight scene with what could be scientifically described as an absolute banger, but the truly special element was that final reveal, and more importantly, the implications it would have moving forward.
This was not the first canonically gay relationship in an animated TV show. Korra and Asami had it beaten by a year in the Avatar: Legend of Korra finale, and before that, there was the complicated relationship between Sailors Neptune and Uranus in Sailor Moon — but in terms of the new advent of LGBTQ representation in animated shows in the 2010s, it was a huge leap. Rather than having the relationship confirmed right at the end of the show, Steven Universe revealed it at the end of the first season of many . This is something Sugar and the Steven Universe crew had to actively fight for, and it allowed the floodgates to open for many things.
Ruby and Sapphire Evolved LGBTQ Representation in Animation
This important reveal allowed Garnet's character to be explored as a whole of two very distinct and individual parts , and those parts weren't perfectly in sync all the time. When Garnet was in moments of great distress, or when the two parts were having a lover's tiff, she would break apart entirely. Ruby and Sapphire would separate and need the space to work things out on their own before reconciling and coming back together, and later in the series, they develop a desire to live their own individual lives, while still deeply loving each other. It goes to show that Garnet was not as perfectly in control of her emotions as it seemed and that even the most perfect relationships have rocky moments. Not only was Garnet fleshed out further, but "Jail Break" introduced two new characters in Ruby and Sapphire. We got to see how they met and first formed Garnet, their individual abilities, and how they contribute to Garnet's collective power — and of course, eventually, we saw them get married in the final season, adorable wedding and all.
More queer characters and relationships were added to Steven Universe in the seasons that followed, which allowed for the good and bad sides of relationships and love to be explored. The unrequited affection Pearl had for Rose Quartz ( Susan Egan ), Steven's gem mother, had been somewhat implied throughout the course of the show. She seemed to admire her very deeply, but after Garnet was revealed, it was shown that Pearl and Steven's father Greg ( Tom Scharpling ) were in direct romantic competition with each other, which was an emotional hurdle Pearl had to clear for herself. There was also a portrayal of someone having to escape a very toxic situation and relationship in Lapis Lazuli ( Jennifer Paz ) and Jasper ( Kimberly Brooks ), with one trying to move past the experience and the other becoming codependent. This contributed well to one of the main themes of the show — relationships in all their forms, and how people connect to each other in good times and bad.
A lot of shows since Steven Universe have followed a similar path, allowing kids, especially teenagers, who are figuring out their own identities, to see themselves represented in the shows they watch. Luz and Amity in Disney's The Owl House is one of the most recent examples of a protagonist's canonical queer romance continuing throughout the series. Many animators have also cited Steven Universe as an influence and inspiration for their work , such as ND Stevenson of She-Ra and the Princesses of Power and Matt Braly of Amphibia. Of course, it all depends on the studio, with some hesitating to get with the times more than others, but it's undeniable that Garnet powered that evolution forward.
To have queer relationships and characters this overt in a show for such a long time was new, and it was extremely exciting, and a lot of people saw themselves in these characters and storylines. Was Steven Universe a perfect show? Maybe not, but very few if any cartoons are. However, like its amazing musical numbers, the influence it had on animation history can't be denied.
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Steven Universe is a Cartoon Network original series. It premiered on November 4, 2013 and ended on January 21, 2019. The show is currently in its limited epilogue series, Steven Universe Future .
- 1 Pilot (2013)
- 2 Season 1 (2013-15)
- 3 Season 2 (2015-16)
- 4 Season 3 (2016)
- 5 Season 4 (2016-2017)
- 6 Season 5 (2017-2019)
- 7 Film (2019)
- 8.1 Season 2 (2015)
- 8.2 Season 4 (2016)
- 8.3 Dove Self-Esteem Project shorts (2018-19)
Pilot (2013) [ ]
Season 1 (2013-15) [ ].
Note: "Open Book," "Shirt Club," "Story for Steven," and "Say Uncle" were aired out of production order. The following order was later confirmed by Ian Jones-Quartey as the order in which the episodes chronologically take place. 
Season 2 (2015-16) [ ]
Note: "Super Watermelon Island," "Gem Drill," and "Barn Mates" and their synopses as listed here were originally listed as future episodes on the Cartoon Network website. They have since been removed. This season is originally going 52 episodes but it was cut to 26 episodes because the seasons 3, 4, and 5 for 52 cut the 26 episodes.
Season 3 (2016) [ ]
The third season was green-lit on July 2015, was going to have 52 episodes like seasons 2, 4, and 5, but it was cut to 26 episodes. It premiered on May 12, 2016 but it's almost a year. For the Marathons, In Too Deep 4 week special event and Steven's Summer Adventures event. And later cut with minus 1 episode with total of 25 episodes.
Season 4 (2016-2017) [ ]
The fourth season was greenlit on March 2016, and premiered on August 11, 2016.
Season 5 (2017-2019) [ ]
The fifth season premiered on May 29, 2017, and ended on January 21, 2019.
Film (2019) [ ]
A television film based on the series, titled Steven Universe: The Movie , premiered on Cartoon Network on September 2, 2019.
Season 2 (2015) [ ]
Season 4 (2016) [ ], dove self-esteem project shorts (2018-19) [ ].
- ↑ http://ianjq.tumblr.com/post/123939657564/now-that-all-the-season-1-episodes-are-out-could
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 2.6 2.7 2.8 http://tvschedule.zap2it.com/tv/steven-universe/episode-guide/EP01616432?aid=tvschedule
- ↑ 3.0 3.1 3.2 http://www.cartoonnetwork.com/video/steven-universe/episodes/season-1.html
- ↑ 4.00 4.01 4.02 4.03 4.04 4.05 4.06 4.07 4.08 4.09 4.10 4.11 4.12 4.13 4.14 4.15 4.16 4.17 4.18 4.19 4.20 4.21 4.22 4.23 4.24 http://www.cartoonnetwork.com/video/steven-universe/episodes/season-2.html
- ↑ http://www.tvguide.com/tvshows/steven-universe/episode-21-season-2/sadies-song/463798/
- 1 List of original series broadcast by Cartoon Network
- 2 Checkered Past
- 3 Total Drama Island (2023)
- Zach Callison as Steven Universe
- Estelle as Garnet
- Michaela Dietz as Amethyst
- Deedee Magno as Pearl
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The promise of time travel has long been one of the world's favorite scientific "what-ifs?" Hawking explores all the possibilities, warping the very fabric of time and space as he goes. From... Read all The promise of time travel has long been one of the world's favorite scientific "what-ifs?" Hawking explores all the possibilities, warping the very fabric of time and space as he goes. From killing your grandfather to riding a black hole, we learn the pitfalls and the prospects ... Read all The promise of time travel has long been one of the world's favorite scientific "what-ifs?" Hawking explores all the possibilities, warping the very fabric of time and space as he goes. From killing your grandfather to riding a black hole, we learn the pitfalls and the prospects for a technology that could quite literally, change everything.
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- Goofs Near the end of the episode, when they are traveling on their hypothetical time travel ship, the narrator says they travel farther than possible. After two years they are traveling at 50% the speed of light. After another two years, they pass the nearest neighboring star, Alpha Centauri. Alpha Centauri lies about 4.25 light years distant. It would be impossible to pass it after only 4 years even if they started off at the speed of light.
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Will it ever be possible for time travel to occur? – Alana C., age 12, Queens, New York
Have you ever dreamed of traveling through time, like characters do in science fiction movies? For centuries, the concept of time travel has captivated people’s imaginations. Time travel is the concept of moving between different points in time, just like you move between different places. In movies, you might have seen characters using special machines, magical devices or even hopping into a futuristic car to travel backward or forward in time.
But is this just a fun idea for movies, or could it really happen?
The question of whether time is reversible remains one of the biggest unresolved questions in science. If the universe follows the laws of thermodynamics , it may not be possible. The second law of thermodynamics states that things in the universe can either remain the same or become more disordered over time.
It’s a bit like saying you can’t unscramble eggs once they’ve been cooked. According to this law, the universe can never go back exactly to how it was before. Time can only go forward, like a one-way street.
Time is relative
However, physicist Albert Einstein’s theory of special relativity suggests that time passes at different rates for different people. Someone speeding along on a spaceship moving close to the speed of light – 671 million miles per hour! – will experience time slower than a person on Earth.
People have yet to build spaceships that can move at speeds anywhere near as fast as light, but astronauts who visit the International Space Station orbit around the Earth at speeds close to 17,500 mph. Astronaut Scott Kelly has spent 520 days at the International Space Station, and as a result has aged a little more slowly than his twin brother – and fellow astronaut – Mark Kelly. Scott used to be 6 minutes younger than his twin brother. Now, because Scott was traveling so much faster than Mark and for so many days, he is 6 minutes and 5 milliseconds younger .
Some scientists are exploring other ideas that could theoretically allow time travel. One concept involves wormholes , or hypothetical tunnels in space that could create shortcuts for journeys across the universe. If someone could build a wormhole and then figure out a way to move one end at close to the speed of light – like the hypothetical spaceship mentioned above – the moving end would age more slowly than the stationary end. Someone who entered the moving end and exited the wormhole through the stationary end would come out in their past.
However, wormholes remain theoretical: Scientists have yet to spot one. It also looks like it would be incredibly challenging to send humans through a wormhole space tunnel.
Paradoxes and failed dinner parties
There are also paradoxes associated with time travel. The famous “ grandfather paradox ” is a hypothetical problem that could arise if someone traveled back in time and accidentally prevented their grandparents from meeting. This would create a paradox where you were never born, which raises the question: How could you have traveled back in time in the first place? It’s a mind-boggling puzzle that adds to the mystery of time travel.
Famously, physicist Stephen Hawking tested the possibility of time travel by throwing a dinner party where invitations noting the date, time and coordinates were not sent out until after it had happened. His hope was that his invitation would be read by someone living in the future, who had capabilities to travel back in time. But no one showed up.
As he pointed out : “The best evidence we have that time travel is not possible, and never will be, is that we have not been invaded by hordes of tourists from the future.”
Telescopes are time machines
Interestingly, astrophysicists armed with powerful telescopes possess a unique form of time travel. As they peer into the vast expanse of the cosmos, they gaze into the past universe. Light from all galaxies and stars takes time to travel, and these beams of light carry information from the distant past. When astrophysicists observe a star or a galaxy through a telescope, they are not seeing it as it is in the present, but as it existed when the light began its journey to Earth millions to billions of years ago.
NASA’s newest space telescope, the James Webb Space Telescope , is peering at galaxies that were formed at the very beginning of the Big Bang, about 13.7 billion years ago.
While we aren’t likely to have time machines like the ones in movies anytime soon, scientists are actively researching and exploring new ideas. But for now, we’ll have to enjoy the idea of time travel in our favorite books, movies and dreams.
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‘Steven Universe’ Turns 10: Creator Rebecca Sugar Talks Unseen Gems, Original Concept for Garnet’s Wedding and Possibility of Series Revival
By Michaela Zee
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It’s been 10 years since Steven Universe unlocked his Gem ability to summon a shield as he savored the last of his beloved, now-discontinued frozen treat Cookie Cat.
What Rebecca Sugar initially introduced as a brightly colored animated series about a 13-year-old half-Gem, half-human boy raised by his three extraterrestrial guardians, soon became so much more. In its five-season run on Cartoon Network, “Steven Universe” navigated such themes as same-sex relationships, genocide, consent, grief and PTSD — a groundbreaking feat for a series with a target demographic of six to 11-year-old boys.
She continues, “It’s just such a time capsule of what it took to make this show over that period of time. Because of that, it’s really special to me, and everything that was shaped by that process reminds me of how proud I am of what we were able to accomplish.”
In celebration of “Steven Universe’s” 10-year anniversary, Sugar discusses with Variety the original concept for Garnet’s wedding, Gems that were never unearthed and the possibility of a series revival.
The creator also shares an exclusive clip of an axed song from the animated series, tentatively called the “Meatball Sub Song,” which she once performed at a “big meeting” amid the early development of “Steven Universe.”
“A bunch of international executives were in town, so [Cartoon Network Studios] wanted a bunch of us to present some of the ideas we’d been working on,” Sugar recalls. “We would go in and we would do our presentation, and we pitched a little scene. I pitched the song, brought out my banjo ukulele and played it, and people laughed. I didn’t hear anything for a while, and then later, they were ready to make the show.”
“It’s very possible that this song pushed it over the top, and allowed the show to exist,” Sugar says.
“Steven Universe” premiered 10 years ago on Cartoon Network. What are your thoughts looking back on the first season a decade later?
I recall really navigating the expectations of what would fit that demographic, of what six to 11-year-old boys would watch. I felt, too, that six to 11-year-old boys deserved a lot more credit because it was very narrow what was considered acceptable to them: what they were willing to watch and what they were gonna like. One big push I had very early on was I said, I think that this show could be beautiful. There was concern that that would alienate our target demo, that it would have to look edgy in a certain way, or look cool. And the color palette we were choosing, I mean, everything down to the way the character’s hair would have big swooping lines. All of these things were under scrutiny. Is that gonna be cool enough? Is that gonna be funny looking? It has to be cool, it has to be funny, and it’s like, but can this also be beautiful? Can it also be stirring? Can it also be dramatic? We were feeling all of that out in Season 1, and then just trying to get it made at the same time.
What was the casting process like for “Steven Universe”?
This is another thing that you don’t really know at the beginning of the show, but you find out much later, is that these different types of Gems would not normally be interacting. They’re coming from really different places, and different statuses within Gem society. So what I wanted right from the very beginning of the show was to find a cast that would not normally be in the same cartoon, or the same project, and I wanted you to be able to feel that. So Deedee Magno Hall, who voices Pearl, is from musical theater and has stage experience. Michaela Dietz, [who voices Amethyst], had been a dinosaur on “Barney,” and Estelle, [who voices Garnet], is an international superstar. And then with Steven, Zach Callison is just this incredibly talented young actor who, at the time, was really the age of the character, so there was like a reality there. But also he was just immensely talented and really understood the personality of Steven, and was coming in as this very ambitious new voice. And I was like, yes, this is the balance that I want between all of these characters.
I saw on TikTok that you had written this “Meatball Sub Song” that didn’t make it into “Steven Universe.” Could you tell me a little bit about that song as well as any other songs that were cut from the series?
The “Meatball Sub Song” was from a board, which we colloquially referred to as the shield board, and it was a concept for an episode that came after the pilot, but before the first episode of the show. This is so funny, because now that we’re reaching 10 years, this would be around the time that that had hit the cutting room floor. Actually, probably a year earlier than that because we were working on the show in 2012 and 2011, too. So in the shield board, [Steven] is hanging out at the carwash with his dad, and he’s washing cars with Greg, and he’s singing a song about wanting to be a meatball sub.
There are a lot of songs, especially drafts of songs, that didn’t make it into the show. I wrote several versions of “Familiar,” and I still have some of them sitting around, but you can see the beginnings of what it will be. I’m a bit of a perfectionist and pretty hard on myself, so I would redo a lot of things several times. The movie had many songs that were almost there, and little pieces of them would end up in the final [cut] that used to be entire songs. That part that’s like, “Happily we’ll face whatever comes our way, and after we might do it all again.” That was its own song with that melody that I had been working on with [singer-songwriter] Gallant, and it was an earlier version of Bismuth’s song. So that song ended up on the cutting room floor, but this little piece of that melody ended up inside of another song. That honestly is how many episodes came to be, is that we would have these wild swings of ideas that we would end up putting on the shelf, and then later we would return to them.
Did Estelle collaborate with you on any of Garnet’s songs?
She was a huge help. When I was first going to write her a song, it was very intimidating, and I wanted to do a really good job. I asked her if it would be all right for me to write her something for the show, and she said yes. So I described to her “Stronger Than You,” which I hadn’t yet written, and she gave me so much insight. I said, “I’m working on this song for Garnet’s character, and it’s going to be a love song, a fight song and a victory song all at the same time.” I asked if she had any references or thoughts about how something like that could sound, and she sent me a bunch of thoughts, which totally informed “Stronger Than You.” And from then on, anytime I would write her something, I would chat with her beforehand and find out how she felt about that idea.
What was Estelle’s input on “Here Comes a Thought,” if any?
Garnet’s wedding is one major storyline that you were planning on showing much earlier in the series. When the wedding was approved for Season 5, how much did the final narrative differ from the initial storyboards you created?
It was completely different. Originally, the idea was a single episode, and it was called “If You Love Yourself So Much.” The implication, the unsaid part being, why don’t you marry yourself? Garnet was gonna marry herself, and originally she was going to do it as Garnet. It was going to be a single episode where she was just going to get a chance to celebrate herself, and put a ring on each of her fingers.
When we couldn’t do it at the time, we started looking ahead, and trying to find a way where we could do this story in the most impactful way, but also in a way that was so interwoven into the story that it couldn’t be lifted out. Because that was the issue, is that this single episode about Garnet, we could have done it or we could have not done it. It would have had the subtle ramifications of the characters [Sapphire and Ruby] being married from then on. So we were looking for some of the most impactful action sequences that we were going to do, some of the biggest musical numbers that we were intending to do, and trying to just put them all around this event, so that it could feel as climactic as it deserves to be.
It became part of the two-parter in “Reunited” and this long ramp-up, and I’m so glad because I love that we got to show their proposal, I love that we got to show them having time apart — I think the characters got an opportunity to grow. Ruby and Sapphire got an opportunity to change and grow and confront some things that they hadn’t confronted, and we also had to ask ourselves tough questions about, what is it about these characters that makes this so important for them to do? How is their relationship changing that makes this the next step? It’s a very human custom, why is this something they’re interested in? And we realized that, it’s strange to say, the next step in their relationship was to be able to be alone a little bit more, so that being together could be meaningful in a new way.
Were there any Gems or fusion Gems that weren’t introduced in the show?
There used to be many more Off Colors. You can see them, I think — it’s very, very small in the [“‘Steven Universe’: Art & Origins”] art book — you can see some drawings of them. Early on, there were many more Off Colors that they would meet, including two that were pretty well-defined named Flint and Chert. They were Quartzes that were peaceful, and so they were rejected from Gem society because they weren’t doing their job of fighting. They had a kind of Robin Hood, Little John dynamic to them.
When we sat down to start making these episodes, we just saw the character count was so high. It was just going to be really, really challenging to fit that many characters into a single shot and also give them each time to shine. So we boiled it down to the ones that are in the show: the Rutile Twins, Padparadscha, Fluorite, Rhodonite. Flint and Chert would have been there, and there were a lot of other Quartz concepts too that we were circling as we were trying to find more Quartzes that had rebelled. I had drawings of a Milky Quartz that never came to fruition.
Did you ever toy around with the idea of a Peridot-Lapis fusion?
That was also, similarly, a complicated discussion in the writers’ room. Lapis’ history with fusion is very complicated and heavy; it was an incredibly difficult experience for her. Peridot, initially, is very repelled by fusion as a concept, in part because she’s really invested in the culture that she came up in on Homeworld, where that’s just not something you would do. On Homeworld, fusion is acceptable if it’s with Gems that are exactly the same as you — it’s really fusing with someone who’s different from you that is incredibly taboo in their world, and part of that is because they don’t really consider Gems to be individuals. So if you’re fusing with another Gem that’s your same Gem type, they just would think, well, that’s a bigger version of you. This is one of you and another of you coming together, right? It’s the big you . But for different kinds of Gems, that’s incredibly inappropriate there.
One of the things I came to, as we were discussing this, I was visiting home and I had a really illuminating conversation with a friend of mine who is aroace [aromantic asexual], and I thought because of the complicated backstories in relation to fusion — with Lapis and with Peridot — that it should also be totally acceptable for a character to not want to fuse. Particularly in Peridot’s case, she didn’t have a personally difficult experience with it, and we wanted to make sure that she does explore that it’s a possibility. But what would it look like if somebody was comfortable with the fact that it’s not something that they wanted to do? That is something that we also wanted to show on the show. Not everyone has to be waiting for a relationship, whether it’s a relationship to lose themselves in, or to make themselves realize something about themselves that they need. You can also realize that that’s not something that you need. So yes, we had long discussions about how to handle it with those characters.
It’s been three years since the epilogue series “Steven Universe Future” ended, and you’ve recently worked on “Fionna and Cake,” which is a spinoff of “Adventure Time.” Will there ever be a “Steven Universe” revival or spinoff?
I love these characters and I love this world, and I would love to return to it. And I hope, if everyone else feels the same as I do, I may have an opportunity to do something like that.
What would you like to explore in a “Steven Universe” revival?
I know these characters in this world very well, and there’s so many interesting things in store for them and aspects of their personality that they’re still grappling with that I’m interested in exploring.
It’s not an easy answer, because there’s so much, and I’m also so grateful to the “Steven Universe” team, the crew that I worked with for eight years on the show. Thanks to them, these characters are so incredibly rich, and this world is so beautifully defined. Even just our rules and our lore and the meaning behind why the characters are the way they are is so full that, if I had an opportunity to work with them again, they really take on a life of their own.
This interview has been edited and condensed for clarity. All seasons of “Steven Universe” are available to stream on Max and Hulu.
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Special 0x1 pilot.
- May 21, 2013
- Cartoon Network
The Pilot Episode. We meet Steven, who acquires a magical time travel device, who then uses it to make comebacks towards mean-spirited cashier, Lars. But when he starts to get out of control with time travel magic, he must save his friends from chaos.
S01E01 Gem Glow
- November 4, 2013
Steven becomes depressed when his favorite brand of ice-cream sandwich, Cookie Cat, has been taken off the market. He soon cheers up when the Crystal Gems manage to get a hold of some of the last remaining Cookie Cats, which Steven believes may hold the key to activating his gem.
S01E02 Laser Light Cannon
When a menacing red eye threatens to destroy Beach City, the only thing that could possibly destroy it is a Laser Light Cannon, which once belonged to Steven's mother, Rose Quartz. Thus, Steven enlists the help of his father, Greg, and searches through his storage in order to find the cannon.
S01E03 Cheeseburger Backpack
- November 11, 2013
Steven packs his Cheeseburger Backpack with supplies for a mission to the Lunar Sea Spire.
S01E04 Together Breakfast
Steven’s attempt to get the Crystal Gems to share his special breakfast tradition lands him in the Crystal Gems’ Temple.
- November 18, 2013
Steven helps Peedee Fryman with his grueling job by using a magical gem shard that can bring clothing to life.
S01E06 Cat Fingers
- November 25, 2013
Steven attempts to master the power of shape shifting, but can only shape shift his fingers into tiny cat heads.
S01E07 Bubble Buddies
- December 2, 2013
Steven creates a Magic Crystal Bubble to protect a girl he likes.
S01E08 Serious Steven
- January 13, 2014
While navigating out of an ancient maze, Steven tries to prove himself worthy to Garnet.
S01E09 Tiger Millionaire
- January 20, 2014
Steven joins Amethyst in an underground wrestling league.
S01E10 Steven's Lion
- January 27, 2014
Steven befriends a magical lion.
S01E11 Arcade Mania
- February 17, 2014
Steven takes the Crystal Gems to Funland Arcade where Garnet learns the allure of video games.
S01E12 Giant Woman
- February 24, 2014
During a mission to the Sky Spire, Steven tries to convince Amethyst and Pearl to fuse together and become a giant woman.
S01E13 So Many Birthdays
- March 3, 2014
Steven learns that the Gems are thousands of years old and decides to make up for all the thousands of birthdays they’ve missed, and things spiral out of control when Steven begins feeling too old for birthdays.
S01E14 Lars and the Cool Kids
- March 10, 2014
Steven and Lars get to hang out with the cool kids in town, but their teenage shenanigans get them into magical trouble.
S01E15 Onion Trade
- March 17, 2014
A toy trade between Steven and Onion escalates into epic proportions.
S01E16 Steven the Sword Fighter
- April 9, 2014
Pearl tries to teach Steven the art of sword-fighting using a holographic version of herself.
S01E17 Lion 2: The Movie
- April 23, 2014
Steven and Connie try to ride Lion to a movie theatre, but Lion has other ideas.
S01E18 Beach Party
- April 30, 2014
After a battle damages Fish Stew Pizza, Steven throws a cookout at the Temple to mend the relationship between Pizza family and the Crystal Gems.
S01E19 Rose's Room
- May 14, 2014
Steven's desire for some alone time unlocks a new room in the Temple that answers his every wish.
S01E20 Coach Steven
- August 21, 2014
After seeing Garnet and Amethyst fuse together into the powerful Sugilite, Steven becomes determined to get super strong.
S01E21 Joking Victim
- August 28, 2014
When Lars pawns off all his work on Sadie, Steven helps out by working a shift at the Big Donut.
S01E22 Steven and the Stevens
- September 4, 2014
Steven needs a musical partner for an upcoming show, and uses a time travel device to recruit the perfect bandmate, HIMSELF!
S01E23 Monster Buddies
- September 11, 2014
Steven accidentally releases a monster from a gem bubble and attempts to tame its wild, violent instincts.
S01E24 An Indirect Kiss
- September 18, 2014
Steven Tells Connie the story of his mission with the Gems to heal Amethyst's gemstone when she cracks it.
S01E25 Mirror Gem
- September 25, 2014
Steven befriends a magical mirror that can mysteriously communicate with him.
S01E26 Ocean Gem
The ocean disappears on the first day of summer and Beach City is in a panic.
S01E27 House Guest
- October 2, 2014
After injuring his leg, Greg comes to live with Steven and unintentionally interferes with Steven's powers.
S01E28 Space Race
- October 9, 2014
After hearing how much Pearl wants to see the cosmos, Steven gets his dad to help him build a spaceship.
S01E29 Secret Team
- October 16, 2014
After accidentally popping a bubbled Gem, Steven, Amethyst, and Pearl form a secret team to recover the pieces.
S01E30 Island Adventure
- October 23, 2014
Steven tries to mend Lars and Sadie's broken friendship by taking them on vacation to a magical beach.
S01E31 Keep Beach City Weird!
- October 30, 2014
Steven is taken in by Ronaldo's conspiracy theories about paranormal occurrences in Beach City.
S01E32 Fusion Cuisine
- November 6, 2014
To impress Connie's parents, Steven asks the Gems to fuse together to pretend to be his mother.
S01E33 Garnet's Universe
- November 13, 2014
Steven wonders what Garnet does with her day.
S01E34 Watermelon Steven
- November 20, 2014
Steven discovers the power to grow a patch of watermelons shaped like himself.
S01E35 Lion 3: Straight to Video
- December 4, 2014
Lion keeps laying on Steven's face while Steven is sleeping.
S01E36 Warp Tour
- January 8, 2015
Steven thinks he sees something creepy traversing the warp streams, so the Gems try to ease his paranoia.
S01E37 Alone Together
- January 15, 2015
The Gems try to teach Steven how to use his fusion powers.
S01E38 The Test
- January 22, 2015
Steven finds out that his mission to the Lunar Sea Spire was a test and demands a new one.
S01E39 Future Vision
- January 29, 2015
Steven learns that Garnet can see into the future and becomes curious about the possible dangers that lurk around him.
S01E40 On the Run
- February 5, 2015
Steven and Amethyst try out life out on the road.
S01E41 Horror Club
- February 12, 2015
Steven goes to the lighthouse to watch scary movies with Ronaldo, Lars, and Sadie.
S01E42 Winter Forecast
- February 19, 2015
Steven has to take Connie back to her home before it snows.
S01E43 Maximum Capacity
- February 26, 2015
A garage sale reunites Greg and Amethyst with their favorite sitcom, Lil' Butler.
S01E44 Marble Madness
- March 5, 2015
Steven and the Crystal Gems encounter another droid from space.
S01E45 Rose's Scabbard
- March 9, 2015
Steven joins Pearl on a Special Mission to a place that belonged to Rose Quartz.
S01E46 The Message
- March 10, 2015
Steven and the Gems try to retrieve a message from the Wailing Stone.
S01E47 Political Power
- March 11, 2015
The Crystal Gems cause a power outage in Beach City, so Steven helps Mayor Dewey control the situation.
S01E48 The Return
- March 12, 2015
A new threat arrives in Beach City.
S01E49 Jail Break
Steven teams up with a new ally to rescue the Crystal Gems.
S02E01 Full Disclosure
- March 13, 2015
Steven tries to avoid Connie so he doesn't have to tell her about his most harrowing adventure.
S02E02 Open Book
- March 19, 2015
Steven and Connie want a new ending to a beloved book series, so Steven takes them into Rose's Room to re-enact it.
S02E03 Joy Ride
- March 26, 2015
Buck, Jenny and Sour Cream take Steven out on a late-night joyride to lift his spirits.
S02E04 Say Uncle
- April 2, 2015
Steven meets Uncle Grandpa
S02E05 Story for Steven
- April 9, 2015
Greg tells Steven the story when he first met Rose Quartz.
S02E06 Shirt Club
- April 16, 2015
Steven and Buck Dewey make t-shirts together.
S02E07 Love Letters
- April 23, 2015
Steven and Connie help Jamie the mailman with love
- April 30, 2015
Steven, Amethyst and Garnet chase a corrupted gem monster through the Temple.
SPECIAL 0x2 Lion Loves to Fit in a Box
- May 28, 2015
Steven films Lion trying to fit in various boxes.
S02E09 Sworn to the Sword
- June 15, 2015
Pearl teaches Connie how to sword fight on Steven's request but it doesn't go quite as planned.
S02E10 Rising Tides/Crashing Skies
- June 16, 2015
Ronaldo investigates the Crystal Gems for a web documentary for his "Keep Beach City Weird" blog.
S02E11 Keeping it Together
- June 17, 2015
Steven and Crystal Gems revisit Kindergarten and find a dark secret.
S02E12 We Need to Talk
- June 18, 2015
After witnessing Steven and Connie fuse again, Greg explains how he learned of gem fusion from his time with Rose, hoping to pull it off himself in order to grow closer to her.
S02E13 Chille Tid
- June 19, 2015
Garnet has Pearl and Amethyst accompany Steven, exhausted from a night spent searching for Malachite in the ocean with the Gems, in the temple for a slumber party. However, Steven is rattled by recurring dreams of Lapis.
SPECIAL 0x3 The Classroom Gems: What are Gems?
- July 7, 2015
Pearl teaches a class about what Gems are, with Garnet and Amethyst helping him out with some demonstrations.
S02E14 Cry for Help
- July 13, 2015
Steven's favorite TV show gets interrupted by a magical disturbance.
S02E15 Keystone Motel
- July 14, 2015
While visiting an out-of-state motel with Steven and Greg, Garnet's frustration with Pearl's actions causes her to split up into Ruby and Sapphire again.
S02E16 Onion Friend
- July 15, 2015
Amethyst rekindles a friendship with Onion's mother, Vidalia, while Onion shows Steven around his room.
S02E17 Historical Friction
- July 16, 2015
Steven is asked by Jamie to participate in a play funded by Mayor Dewey about his ancestor, with Pearl stepping in to provide a more historically accurate script.
S02E18 Friend Ship
- July 17, 2015
After recent events, Pearl is devoted to redeeming herself by catching Peridot through her broken escape pod.
SPECIAL 0x4 We Are the Crystal Gems
- September 4, 2015
Steven starts his life with the Crystal Gems in this extended version of the Steven Universe theme song.
S02E19 Nightmare Hospital
- September 10, 2015
Steven and Connie sneak into a hospital to recover Rose's sword from Connie's mother.
S02E20 Sadie's Song
- September 17, 2015
Steven helps Sadie with an act for Beach-a-Palooza.
S02E21 Catch and Release
- September 24, 2015
The Crystal Gems capture Peridot, but Steven suspects she knows something and lets her live in his bathroom.
SPECIAL 0x5 The Classroom Gems: How Are Gems Made?
- October 1, 2015
Amethyst explains how Gems are made.
S02E22 When It Rains
A friend of Steven's is afraid of thunderstorms and he tries to help them.
S02E23 Back to the Barn
- October 8, 2015
Steven, Peridot and the Gems return to the family barn to build a large machine.
S02E24 Too Far
- October 15, 2015
Tension rises between Peridot and Amethyst when Peridot unintentionally insults Amethyst.
SPECIAL 0x6 Unboxing
- October 22, 2015
Steven reviews a brand new duffel bag from Wacky Sacks Supply Company! Rate, comment and subscribe!
SPECIAL 0x7 The Classroom Gems: Special Lesson
- November 2, 2015
Garnet takes over a dance studio to teach Steven about fusion!
S02E25 The Answer
- January 4, 2016
Garnet finally tells Steven the story of how she came to be a Crystal Gem.
S02E26 Steven's Birthday
- January 5, 2016
Steven has a birthday party out at the barn, and decides he has some growing up to do.
S02E27 It Could've Been Great
- January 6, 2016
The Gems take a trip to the moon.
S02E28 Message Received
- January 7, 2016
Steven has doubts believing in someone.
S02E29 Log Date 7 15 2
- January 8, 2016
Steven sneaks a listen to a friend's audio diary.
S03E01 Super Watermelon Island
- May 12, 2016
Steven discovers what happened to his sentient watermelons.
S03E02 Gem Drill
Steven travels deep underground to stop the Cluster.
S03E03 Same Old World
- May 19, 2016
Lapis wakes up, but doesn't know where to go.
S03E04 Barn Mates
- May 26, 2016
Steven helps two friends get along at the barn.
S03E05 Hit the Diamond
- June 2, 2016
Steven and the Gems engage in an old-fashioned game of baseball.
S03E06 Steven Floats
- July 18, 2016
Steven discovers that he has the power to float. However, he becomes stuck in the sky and has a series of misadventures in attempting to get back on the ground.
S03E07 Drop Beat Dad
A familiar face comes back to Beach City.
S03E08 Mr. Greg
- July 19, 2016
Steven visits Empire City with Greg and Pearl.
S03E09 Too Short to Ride
- July 20, 2016
Steven, Peridot and Amethyst take a trip to Funland but run into trouble when Peridot is too short to ride the roller coasters.
S03E10 The New Lars
- July 21, 2016
Steven accidentally uses his astral projection ability while dreaming and ends up in Lars' body.
S03E11 Beach City Drift
- July 22, 2016
When Steven and Connie run into Kevin again, they fuse into Stevonnie to beat him in a car race in order to get revenge for his actions at the rave.
S03E12 Restaurant Wars
- July 25, 2016
When Steven accidentally re-ignites an old feud between restaurant owners Fryman and Kofi, it is up to himself, along with the restaurant owners' kids, to try and stop the feud.
S03E13 Kiki's Pizza Delivery Service
- July 26, 2016
Kiki has been having nightmares due to being overworked at Fish Stew Pizza, so Steven helps by using his astral projection to go into Kiki's nightmares.
S03E14 Monster Reunion
- July 27, 2016
When Steven's healing powers suddenly return, he uses them to attempt to heal the Centipeetle. However, Gem corruption is a bit more complicated than Steven thought.
S03E15 Alone at Sea
- July 28, 2016
Steven, Greg and Lapis go on a boat ride to help Lapis have some fun. However, it becomes apparent that they are being followed.
S03E16 Greg the Babysitter
- July 29, 2016
Greg tells Steven the story of the time he and Rose babysat Sour Cream for Vidalia.
S03E17 Gem Hunt
- August 1, 2016
Connie goes on her first mission with Steven and Pearl to the Great North to find a corrupted Gem monster.
S03E18 Crack the Whip
- August 2, 2016
Garnet and Pearl return to the Great North to look for Jasper, whilst Steven, Amethyst and Connie have a day of fun around Beach City.
S03E19 Steven vs. Amethyst
- August 3, 2016
Following the events of the previous episode, Amethyst's self-esteem has hit rock bottom. With Steven's rising power, Amethyst begins to suspect that she is now the weakest Gem on the team, so she and Steven agree to duel.
- August 4, 2016
An item from the Gems' past is discovered inside of Lion's mane.
- August 8, 2016
To cheer Amethyst up after her fight with Jasper, Peridot takes her and Steven to Jasper's birthplace – a heavily rushed and poorly made Kindergarten in the middle of a desert.
Steven, Amethyst and Peridot encounter Jasper at the Beta Kindergarten. To fight off her and a corrupted Gem monster, Steven and Amethyst fuse into Smoky Quartz and Peridot attempts to use her metal powers.
S03E23 Back to the Moon
- August 9, 2016
The dispatch team of Rubies return to the barn still searching for Jasper. To try and get them to go away, Amethyst shapeshifts into her. However, things get awry when the Rubies want her to contact Yellow Diamond at the Moon Base, with Steven, Garnet and Pearl as her "prisoners".
- August 10, 2016
After being sucked out of the Moon Base's airlock, Steven and the Rubies are stuck floating in the middle of space. To stay safe, Steven puts himself in a bubble and runs into one of the Rubies in the process.
S04E01 Kindergarten Kid
- August 11, 2016
Steven and Peridot attempt to catch an elusive speedy corrupted Gem monster in the Beta Kindergarten.
S04E02 Know Your Fusion
- August 12, 2016
Steven and the Gems study what makes a fusion so special.
S04E03 Buddy's Book
- August 18, 2016
Steven visits the library with Connie and uncovers a long lost book.
S04E04 Mindful Education
- August 25, 2016
Steven and Connie learn to focus better.
S04E05 Future Boy Zoltron
- September 1, 2016
Steven tells people's fortunes at Funland.
S04E06 Last One Out of Beach City
- September 8, 2016
Steven, Pearl and Amethyst go to a rock show.
S04E07 Onion Gang
- September 15, 2016
Steven discovers Onion's secret group of friends.
SPECIAL 0x8 Cooking with Lion
- October 3, 2016
Steven and Lion host an educational online cooking show.
SPECIAL 0x9 Gem Karaoke
Connie documents Steven and the Gems singing their hearts out to a prerecorded backing track.
SPECIAL 0x10 Steven Reacts
Steven reacts live to a brand new episode of his favorite cartoon show.
SPECIAL 0x11 Video Chat
Steven and Peridot introduce Lapis to a new way to communicate.
SPECIAL 0x12 Steven's Song Time
Steven teaches you how to play a new song he wrote!
S04E08 Gem Harvest
- November 17, 2016
Steven’s autumn visit to the barn brings a new stranger into his life.
S04E09 Three Gems and a Baby
- December 1, 2016
Greg tells Steven about their first winter together.
S04E10 Steven's Dream
- January 30, 2017
A strange dream prompts Steven to search for answers.
S04E11 Adventures in Light Distortion
Steven and the Gems take off on a search and recovery mission.
S04E12 Gem Heist
- January 31, 2017
The Gems try to pull off a heist.
S04E13 The Zoo
- February 1, 2017
Steven visits a special zoo.
S04E14 That Will Be All
- February 2, 2017
Steven and the Gems make a daring escape!
S04E15 The New Crystal Gems
- February 10, 2017
Connie helps look after Beach City while Steven is busy.
S04E16 Storm in the Room
- February 17, 2017
Steven goes into his room in the temple to look for answers.
- February 24, 2017
Ronaldo sets out to find all the rock people living in Beach City!
S04E18 Tiger Philanthropist
- March 3, 2017
When Amethyst quits wrestling at the abandoned warehouse, Steven continues doing so himself as Tiger Philanthropist. However, Steven soon begins to doubt the point of wrestling when the audience doesn't take to his new persona.
S04E19 Room for Ruby
- March 10, 2017
Steven’s Gem family continues to grow.
S04E20 Lion 4: Alternate Ending
- May 8, 2017
Lion coughs up a magical key, and Steven goes on a quest to find what it unlocks.
S04E21 Doug Out
- May 9, 2017
Steven and Connie join Connie's father on a stake out.
S04E22 The Good Lars
- May 10, 2017
Steven, Lars and Sadie get invited to a party with the Cool Kids.
S04E23 Are You My Dad?
- May 11, 2017
People are disappearing from Beach City and Steven tries to solve the mystery.
S04E24 I Am My Mom
Steven struggles to fix his mistakes.
S05E01 Stuck Together
- May 29, 2017
Steven and Lars spend some time together.
S05E02 The Trial
Steven goes on trial.
S05E03 Off Colors
Steven finds some unusual new allies.
S05E04 Lars' Head
Steven's tears accidentally bring Lars back to life, but with unintentional side effects.
S05E05 Dewey Wins
- December 15, 2017
Steven helps Mayor Dewey run a difficult campaign.
Greg and the Gems take Steven on vacation to help him relax.
S05E07 Raising the Barn
- December 22, 2017
When Lapis and Peridot learn what happened to Steven on Homeworld, Lapis wants to flee Earth to avoid getting caught up in another Gem war. However, Peridot wants to stay on Earth to protect it, and has a hard time telling Lapis.
S05E08 Back to the Kindergarten
With Peridot upset over Lapis leaving Earth, Steven and Amethyst decide to help her cheer up by planting flowers at the Kindergarten.
S05E09 Sadie Killer
- December 29, 2017
Steven and the Cool Kids start a band, but they have trouble finding their sound. They decide to recruit Sadie, who writes a dark song about her frustrating job at the Big Donut; but that same job keeps her from actually participating in the band.
S05E10 Kevin Party
Kevin is throwing a party, and invites Steven only so he can show up as Stevonnie. Steven doesn't want to go at first, but changes his mind when Kevin reveals that Connie will be there. When they see each other, Kevin decides to help Steven get his "ex" back so they can fuse.
S05E11 Lars of the Stars
- January 5, 2018
Steven and Connie travel through Lion's mane to visit Lars. When they reach the other side, they discover that Lars and the Off-Color Gems have stolen a spaceship from Emerald and are now on the run from their pursuers.
S05E12 Jungle Moon
Stevonnie crash-lands in a jungle on an alien moon and, unable to contact Lars, must fend for themself. They discover that the moon houses an abandoned Gem base and orbits a former Gem colony, and have a strange dream involving the Diamonds.
SPECIAL 0x13 The Series So Far
- March 21, 2018
Steven Universe fills you in on everything you need to know about Rose Quartz, The Crystal Gems, and The Diamond Authority before you dive into any new episodes! (And there might just be a sneak peek of what’s to come...)
S05E13 Your Mother and Mine
- April 9, 2018
Steven brings Garnet to meet Lars and his off-color crew. The Off-Colors' beliefs about Rose Quartz have been skewed by Homeworld propaganda, so Garnet tells them the history of Rose's rebellion from the Crystal Gems' perspective.
S05E14 The Big Show
- April 16, 2018
In this documentary-style episode, Steven records the rise of Sadie's new band, Sadie Killer and the Suspects. The band hires Greg as their manager, who hooks them up with producer Sunshine Justice for a performance in Empire City, though Sadie worries about her mother getting in the way.
S05E15 Pool Hopping
- April 23, 2018
Garnet spends a day trying to behave unpredictably, attempting to train her future vision to account for the unexpected. When she and Steven eventually discover some homeless kittens, Garnet admits how lost and stressed she feels when she doesn't know what the future holds.
S05E16 Letters to Lars
- April 30, 2018
Lars receives a letter from Steven updating him about the current goings-on in Beach City. While the town and its population are changing, the now-former mayor Bill Dewey is having trouble trying to find his place in the new status quo.
S05E17 Can't Go Back
- May 7, 2018
After Ronaldo sees the barn on the moon, Steven goes up there and finds Lapis Lazuli using the moon base to spy on Steven and the Gems on Earth. While the two reconnect, Lapis is unsure about returning to Earth, but another vision from Steven prompts her decision.
S05E18 A Single Pale Rose
Steven helps Pearl with her phone.
S05E19 Now We're Only Falling Apart
- July 2, 2018
Pearl tells a story.
S05E20 What's Your Problem?
- July 3, 2018
Amethyst convinces Steven to take a day off for himself.
S05E21 The Question
- July 4, 2018
Ruby goes on an adventure.
S05E22 Made of Honor
- July 5, 2018
Steven has a big surprise for the Crystal Gems.
- July 6, 2018
Steven brings everyone together for a special reunion.
S05E24 Legs From Here to Homeworld
- December 17, 2018
Steven travels to visit family.
- December 24, 2018
With many changes going on in his life, Steven tries to find his place in the world.
S05E26 Together Alone
- December 31, 2018
Steven throws a party to bring his family together.
- January 7, 2019
Steven uses his psychic powers to find help.
S05E28 Change Your Mind
- January 21, 2019
Steven faces his biggest challenge yet.
SPECIAL 0x14 Steven Universe: The Movie
- September 2, 2019
After so many harrowing adventures, Steven and the Gems are ready to celebrate how far they've come with a movie musical! Little do they know they're about to face their worst enemy yet.