Stargate Universe hits UK screens tomorrow

Not sure what this new Stargate spin-off is going to be like but I’ve liked what I’ve seen from the clips, trailer and cast interviews. If seems to be very different from the essentially light hearted nature of Stargate SG-1 (which I enjoyed a lot).

Check these clips and then have a read of the  press release below for more info.

SKY1 HD WELCOMES THE HIGHLY ANTICIPATED NEXT CHAPTER IN THE STARGATE FRANCHISE, SGU: STARGATE UNIVERSE, STARRING ROBERT CARLYLE

SGU: STARGATE UNIVERSE will launch on Tuesday October 6

This October, Sky1 and Sky1 HD are set to launch the new addition to the popular Stargate brand, SGU: STARGATE UNIVERSE. Executive produced and written by the franchise’s founders Brad Wright and Robert Cooper, the series will take on a dynamic new direction, promising be edgier in tone and appealing to longtime Stargate fans and first-time viewers alike.

SGU will follow a team of explorers headed up by Dr Nicholas Rush (BAFTA winner and Emmy® nominee Robert Carlyle, 28 Weeks Later, 24: Redemption). They must fend for themselves as they are forced through a Stargate when their hidden base comes under attack. The desperate survivors emerge aboard an ancient ship, which is locked on an unknown course and unable to return to Earth. Faced with meeting the most basic needs of food, water and air, the group must unlock the secrets of the ship’s Stargate to survive. The danger, adventure and hope they find on board the Destiny will reveal the heroes and villains among them.

The series also stars Lou Diamond Phillips (Che, La Bamba) as Colonel Telford, Ming-Na (ER) as human resources executive Camile Wray, David Blue (Ugly Betty) as slacker Eli Wallace, Brian J. Smith (Law & Order) as Lieutenant Matthew Scott, Justin Louis (Saw V) as Colonel Everett Young, Elyse Levesque (Smallville) as the daughter and aid of a US Senator Chloe Armstrong, Alaina Huffman (Smallville) as Master Sergeant Tamara Johansen and Jamil Walker Smith (Hey Arnold!) as Master Sergeant Ronald Greer.

STARGATE UNIVERSE also welcomes back Stargate SG-1 and Stargate Atlantis favourites Richard Dean Anderson and Amanda Tapping.

STARGATE UNIVERSE promises to continue the compelling legacy the Stargate series has created when it launches on Sky1 and Sky1 HD on October 6, 2009.

GS Reporter: Nuge

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