Archive for September, 2010
MGM Studios has released a brand new trailer for the second season of Stargate Universe today. Take a look this trailer, which lasts for about 2.5 minutes, directly below. The trailer first provides a one minute recap of the main events from the last season before giving us a peek at the excitement awaiting viewers in the impending second season. Be sure to share your thoughts on the trailer in the comments section afterwards. Remember, that the second season of SGU commences on September 28 at 9:00pm eastern standard time on SyFy.Enjoy!
What are your thoughts on the trailer? What intrgued you the most? Share your thoughts in the comments section!
SyFy has released detailed descriptions for the initial three episodes of Stargate Universe’s impending second season. Take a look at the descriptions below and be sure to watch the season two premiere of Stargate Universe on September 28 on SyFy.
Readers are advised that the network’s descriptions contain significant spoilers for the episodes. Should you wish to refrain from obtaining such details, please do not read further.
Colonel Young and most of his military personnel are held at gunpoint by the Lucian Alliance. While Dannic has no hesitations to kill them, he is convinced by Varro to leave them on the nearest planet. Shortly after arrival the Destiny crew find themselves joined by Varro and those of his men now deemed as traitors by Dannic. When a deadly electrical storm begins to brew, all must work together to find safe shelter and survive.
Meanwhile Dr. Rush, Brody, Chloe and Eli have sealed themselves off in the hydroponics lab and have managed to obtain some control of the ships power. Dr. Rush conceives a risky plan to force Dannic and the Lucians to surrender by draining the power from most of the ships shields killing anyone outside hydroponics by radiation. Not willing to give up, Dannic locks into a standoff with Rush knowing his plan will also kill those members left aboard not protected by the lab. Chloe and Eli plead with Rush to think of Lt. Johansen who’s trapped in the infirmary recovering.
Aftermath - 202
Still recovering his battered body, an exhausted Dr. Rush manages to unlock the master code to the ship’s bridge. There he finds a planet within range that seems viable but for some unknown reason, has been locked out of Destiny‘s controls. Its Stargate also appears to be non-functioning. With the need for food and water becoming dire, he decides to override the ships controls and have a crew shuttle to the planet in the hopes of finding much needed supplies.
After conducting interviews with some of the Lucian’s, Camile Wray argues a number of the prisoners can be trusted and may even be helpful. Col. Young not ready to trust any of them has his suspicions confirmed when the Lucians stage an attack on their military detail. For Col. Young the only solution is to leave them all at the next habitable planet.
Lt. Scott flying the team to the planet by shuttle encounters violent turbulence and must come in for a crash landing. With crew badly injured and the shuttle unable to fly, they must find the malfunctioning Stargate before the Destiny jumps back to F.T.L.
Awakening – Episode 203
The Destiny is set on a collision course with a ship of similar ancient design found floating in space. Panic turns to wonder as the ships dock with each other. With data streaming in they learn they have come upon one of the Stargate seeding ships that the Ancients sent out ahead of the Destiny.
Col. Young dispatches a team to investigate while setting Dr. Rush and Eli to analyze the flood of new data. Once aboard the Seeder Ship, Lt.Scott and his team discover that it might hold the energy to power the Stargate for a connection back to Earth.
Realizing this might be the key to getting home Col. Telford convinces Young to let him join the team aboard the mysterious ship. But just as the energy transfer is underway they discover there’s more aboard the ship than just power.
What are your thoughts on the descriptions?Which one intrigued you the most? Do you have speculations for any of the episodes? Share your thoughts with us in the comments section.
The SciFi TvAndTalk blog recently provided its readers with the opportunity to conduct a Q &A with Stargate Atlantis actress, Rachel Luttrell [ Teyla Emmagan] . Luttrell has finished responding to some of the questions which readers submitted through the site and among these is my questions, which I submitted for the actress.Take a look at the answers which Luttrell provided to my queries below and for a complete read of the first part of the Q& A, visit SciFiAndTvTalk
Hello, Abbas. Let’s see if I can tackle your questions.
1.) What did you find the most challenging about playing Teyla?
The first challenge to me as a performer was getting Teyla’s fighting skills to a place where they looked natural, studied and trained. I had never fought nor had I ever practiced a martial art. I used my dance background to help me with the choreography
2.) Is there any aspect of the character’s background that was not explored and that you would have liked to see touched upon, or one that you would have liked to see explored in greater detail?
I was intrigued from my first encounter with Teyla by her personal history and about the history of her people. I always find it rather wanting in story when a culture that is not indigenous to a region comes in and saves the day due to their superior knowledge. I have always had a feeling that Teyla’s people and Teyla herself had much more perspective, mystery, mythology, knowledge and strength than was given breadth to be explored.
3.) In your opinion, would you imagine Teyla leaving her people behind in the Pegasus Galaxy to pursue a secure life on Earth with Torren and Kannan, following the events of Enemy at the Gate?
In short, the answer to your next question is no
4.) Should Stargate Extinction be approved for production, would you be willing to return for the movie?
Yes, of course I would be happy to be involved in an Atlantis film should there ever be one.
5.) What was your favorite episode of the series? Why?
We did 100 episodes. 100…it’s hard for me to choose ONE that honestly qualifies as my favorite. For me it’s more like moments of many, many episodes that are stand-outs. Moments in The Giftwhen Teyla finds out about her heightened sense and when she reveals her ability to the team; my fight with Jason in Lost Boys; working with (director) Mario Azzopardi in Thirty-Eight Minutes; Critical Mass; working with Connor Trinneer for the first time in Michael, and truly on and on and on..
6.) Have you been cast in any upcoming films or TV series? Thank you very much for taking the time to answer these questions.
As I write this I am still a free agent! But I am working on my CD thanks in large part to all of you out there who kept asking me to get off my butt and record something. I hope that once it’s all done, everyone will enjoy it! I’m having a lot of fun working on it. Aside from the CD, this year has been about selling our house in Vancouver, moving countries, immigration, and working on creating normalcy and security in our son’s life…oh, and now school for Caden, wow!
Special thanks are extended to actress, Rachel Luttrell for answering the questions.
The Music of the Month feature is a new feature where I post a new song which I find appealing and meaningful . I will also talk aboutwhy this music is great.I look forward to sharing the music of my life with you.
Waving Flag by K’naan
I chose this song because this talks all the stuff that had happened in Haiti and this song is a beautiful way to say to all the kids When they get older they will be stronger and they will be prepared for this (hopefully it wont).The main idea is to show that all of us no matter where we are, have a responsibility to help people no matter where they are because we are all one big community and this will show that the world can work together to rebuild our future. It also shows that it is never to late to make this difference .I liked this song because it has a nice tune and from all the voices of Canadian singers ,it makes me feel like I am one of them, since I have their passion for what happened in Haiti. Hope you enjoyed it!
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The cast and crew of Stargate Universe have much to be proud of after the series received nine nominations for the 25th Gemini Awards.The Gemini awards, of-course, are the annual television broadcasting awards for the Canadian film and television industry
The series’ most notable nominations include the nomination for Best Dramatic series, in which the series has competition from other shows such as Flashpoint Durham County, Republic of Doyles and Tudors.
Lead actor Robert Carlyle , who plays Dr. Nicholas Rush, was nominated for the Best Actor in a Dramatic series award for his outstanding performance in the episode,Human. Meanwhile, Actor Louis Ferreira, who portrays Colonel Everett Young, was also nominated for the same award for his performance in the mid season parter, Justice. As for director nominations, Andy Makita was bestowed the nomination of Best Directing in Dramatic series for his work on the series premiere, Air Part 1.
Further nominations for Stargate Universe have been placed below, as seen on Gateworld.
Best Photography in a Dramatic Program or Series
Jim Menard – “Light”
Best Picture Editing in a Dramatic Program or Series
Rick Martin – “Human”
Best Sound in a Dramatic Series
Kelly Cole, Jay Cheetham, Kirby Jinnah, Bill Mellow, Patrick Ramsay, Steve Smith, Joe Watts, Matt Wilson – Air Part 1
Best Visual Effects
Mark Savela, Brenda Campbell, Shannon Gurney, Vivian Jim, Andrew Karr, Michael Lowes, Kodie MacKenzie, Krista McLean, Alec MClymont, Craig Vandenbiggelaar – “Air, Part 1″
Best Original Music Score for a Program or Series
Joel Goldsmith – “Light”
The 25th Gemini Awards Ceremony will be hosted by the Industry Gala Presentations from Tuesday, November 2 2010- Wednesday, November 3 2010 at the Kool Haus Entertainment Complex in Toronto.The broadcast gala will also be streamed live on November 13 2010 on Global and Showcase.
Congratulations are extended to the cast and crew of Stargate Universe for this notable set of achievements!