UPDATE -It was revealed in the San Diego Comic Con that the two Atlantis guest stars scheduled to appear in the fifteenth episode of Stargate Universe’s second season, Seizure are David Hewlett and Robert Picardo who will reprise in their roles as Dr. Rodney McKay and Richard Woolsey respectively. A further overview will be posted shortly.
Producer, Joseph Mallozzi revealed on his blog that two cast members from Stargate Atlantis will guest star in their respective roles in a crossover for the 15th episode of Stargate Universe’s second season entitled, Seizure. There is no word yet on exactly which characters will be reappearing.
As a result of these appearances, Mallozzi indicated that slight changes will be made to the script of he impending Stargate Atlantis film, Stargate Extinction. ““There was a reluctance to move ahead with an SGA crossover, particularly on my part,” Mallozzi said, “because the feeling was it would step on the timing of the SGA movie, Stargate: Extinction, the events of which directly [followed] the Atlantis series finale, ‘Enemy At the Gate .’But given the delay on the movie front and the idea premise pitched out by Remi Aubuchon and Brad Wright, it was decided to go ahead with the crossover. Not a big deal, but it will require some changes to the Stargate: Extinction timeline which, in turn, will beg a host of questions, some of which will be answered in episode #15, some of which won’t … at least not right away.” To see a list of these hosts of questions, head over to Mallozzi’s blog.
Mallozzi has since repeatedly asserted that the involvement of Atlantis characters will not affect the core conflict of the film. He specifically indicated that “The changes made to the script will have to do with the timing of events (essentially the set-up) and won’t influence the heart of the story”. Essentially, the appearances will help provide certain details regarding the aftermath of the series finale of Stargate Atlantis, Enemy At the Gate which will in turn require the script to be altered in a way so that such details are not repeatedly conveyed and that the storyline remains true to the timeline. Having the Stargate Extinction storyline occur after the appearances on Stargate Universe would therefore not contradict with any of the circumstances or situations surrounding the characters’ appearances in the series and the situation on Atlantis as the film would take place afterwards.
We look forward to seeing the Atlantis cast members reprise in their roles in Stargate Universe and we strongly hope that we will eventually have the opportunity to revisit the characters of Atlantis in greater detail through Stargate Extinction.
Which Atlantis characters do you think will appear in Stargate Universe?How would you like to see them involved?What are your thoughts on the timeline change for Stargate Extinction? Share your thought with us in the comments section.