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The Future of the Stargate Franchise

Friday, February 27, 2009 @ 02:02 PM
Abbas Karimjee[ Administrator/ Owner]

 

 

Indeed the Stargate franchise is approaching its new era and with drastic changes to its face, we feel that its time to reflect on the past  and look ahead to the future.

 ITS TIME TO LOOK BACK AT THE PAST TO UNDERSTAND THE FUTURE

With Stargate Atlantis’cancellation announced by Science Fiction Channel on August 22 2008,  many fans of the show  were outraged.Many have expressed frustration with respects to their viewpoint which is that Team Atlantis was left in isolation for the new upcoming Stargate series,Stargate Universe.While others believe that ratings were a factor.Staff of the Atlantis production indicated that they had expected to the  program to complete its anticipated six year run as per the contracts.Indeed , it is our  interpretation that Stargate Atlantis was cancelled for  a  reinvention of the franchise to being viewers new exciting sorts of stories.This need was based on the lower ratings which were scored during the final  half of the show.While ratings were generally lower during the second half of the show,the fifth season scored  considerably better than the final half of third and the entire fourth season.Stargate Atlantis was also awarded with the People”s Choice Award for its fourth season.Indeed the show still entertained it viewers and therefore it was unanimously agreeed that Stargate Atlantis will continue nthe form of movies .A two hour stand alone direct to DVD  movie will be set for  release in spring 2010.The film will first appear on Sci Fi Channel for USA residents  before being released into  a DVD format.The reasoning behind Atlantis’ cancellation was to  transfer the series to a  more exciting  movie format[with better graphics] now than in a few years when the demand and ratings for the show further declines.

 We look forward to  joining team Atlantis in more of their exciting adventures and keeping them alive in  our lives for  hopefully years to come.Although movies will not  fully replace the enjoyment of a weekly 45 ,minute episode, we are appreciative for this opportunity.

 

Meanwhile Stargate productions is preparing for its next series, Stargate Universe.Universe stares Robert Carlyle as David Rush.The show  will be geared towards a slightly younger audience that of its two sister series,  Stargate SG1  and Stargate Atlantis.This new target is apart of the initiative to reinvent Stargate to provide new  forms of entertaintment while still maintaining the  continuity of  adventure and humour which have made Stargate what it is.In order to  establish this initiative the  setting of this new exciting series will take  place on an ancient ship destiny where a new  group of explorers accidentally  end up.The actors are also slightly younger than that of  the previous series .Being  trapped on the  ship  with no wayhome they must all work  together to survive.All ofthese new  characters are indeed un experienced and thus we can expect some amusing moments.Stargate Universe is expected to  be more story arc based   with a central focus on character relationships.Sci Fi mythology will also play a much less important role  in Universe than in its previous series.Universe will be designed to welcome both long time Stargate Fans back to the screens while also  attracting a large new audience community to the table.

Fan reaction   to this new series as briefly outlined further above  has been generally negative.Many fans have assumed that the series will  be more of teenage soap opera .However,  creators of the show Brad Wright and Robert C  Cooper, who  also sered as creators for the previous  two series have assured the online  fan community that this is not the  case.There has also been concern with regards to the maintenance of the intellectuality which  Stargate brings to its fanbase.Indeed fans have no desire to let  a younger audience dominate the intellectual complexity  of Stargate.Certain fans have communicated that their frustration is with respects t0 what they  believe is a replacement of series-from Atlantis to Universe!

We shall have to wait and see the show on October 2 2009  when its first episode, Air Part 1 debuts on the Sci Fi Channel.

Meanwhile  a third Stargate SG1 film is being scripted .The film was recently approved by MGM and  is for a spring 2010 release.It is expected to  be Jack O’Neil  centric.Michael Shanks[Daniel Jackson],[Amanda Tapping][Samantha Carter] and of course Richard  Dean Anderson have all confirmed their involvememt  in the film.Actor Christopher Jude[Tealc] has not yet issued  any official statement on his  involvement in the film, however based on previous  general indications his involvementis expected.Although the involvement of Beau Bridges  and Ben Browder is unknown  for the film, we have received acknowledgement  that Claudia Black will not appear  in the film as  Vala Maldurin.Black’s future in subsequent SG1 movies has not been communicated, however we  are taking a  moment to wish best of luck to the address as she continues to move forward in her career.The writer of the film is none ther than SG1′s creater and executive producer, Brad Wright.Indeed this film was only possible because of the success of the previous two SG1 films,  Stargate Ark of Truth and  Stargate Continuum.

 

The much anticipated Stargate Worlds video game where Stargate gamers could partake in missions previously practiced by teams including SG1  faced financial trouble last December.It seems that the Cheyenne Mountain Entertainment  studious was suffering through severe financial difficulties which resulted in lack of employee payment.Further developments have not been provided since December and we are consequemtly assuming that the video game will berelased later this year as scheduled.Lets keep our hopes up!

Stargate Universe Current Information

Friday, January 30, 2009 @ 10:01 AM
Abbas Karimjee[ Administrator/ Owner]

Please note that frequent visits to this site are encouraged as additional news/information is posted on a regular basis.Pieces of information on this site are kept for the period in which they are relevant.

Indeed a brand new series with new characters, a brand new ship,   and the arrival  new problems  appear as the  Stargate franchise dials up for its third series:StargateUniverse. This  post will act as a resource of current news with regards to casting, scheduling, storylines/arcs, discussion , general theme and discussion opportunities for Stargate Universe.

StargateUniverse  follows the adventures of a brand new inexperienced  team  who  accidentally  finds themselves trapped on an ancient ship called the Destiny after a routine reconnsicance  mission goes wrong.It  should be noted that the team becomes trapped shortly after the ninth chevron of the Stargate is unlocked.The  massive  Destiny was  launched by the Ancients  millions of  years prior to the  creation of the city Atlantis which was explored in the previous Stargate series, Stargate Atlantis. The Destiny was being used by the Ancients as a tool to assist them in their ongoing efforts to locate Stargates  over  various galaxies.This  effort , however, was abandoned when they revised their goals towards achieving ascension.There is indeed no means for the crew to return to Earth  as by boarding the ship they have made the ship automatically continue the journey over the various galaxies which the Ancients had started.None of the crew members are able to determine the route of the ship.Further challenges arise when the team members are unable to control the amount of time which the ship spends in  each of the stargates which the ship comes into range of.Also, as the ship is on a set route, any member who is left behind cannot be rescued , adding to the overall drama of  the difficulty of spending time on planets encounter civilizations and obtain resources for the survival of the crew.

Targeted towards a younger age demographic than that of its sister series Stargate SG1 and Stargate Atlantis, Stargate Universe will focus more on the character dynamics ,relationships and a crew of unprepared individuals being trapped on the ship.The program is a younger and edgier version of Stargate.The idea of  the ship  being physically located in space unlike the previous Stargate series was incorporated  in order to ensure that younger audiences will  consider the show to be appealing.The program is still expected to maintain  fundamental  aspects of Stargate  such as humor and adventure which have made Stargate  a success .Although,  the premise of StargateUniverse will be firmly associated with the mythology of the previous two  Stargate series, the program  will generally have a more minimal involvement of the Ancients and other aspects of Stargate mythology. StargateUniverse  will also  be less about encounter with alien species and more to do with  the team’s ability to survive on the ship. Indeed the producers described  the series as a darker and more intense  form of Stargate and consequently the series will be more drama based than its predecessors.Lead actor, Robert Carlyle who will be playing the mysterious and questioned leader, Dr.Nicholas Rush  has illustrated the drama of the new series by indicating that  there are three deaths on  the Destiny within the crew’s first three hours of being on board.A suicide is also committed  by  sixthepisode because of the desperation of being stranded with no hope of return.Furthermore, Creators of StargateUniverse , Brad Wright and Robert Cooper who were executive producers of Stargate SG1 and Stargate Atlantis   intend on allowing StargateUniverse to   act as   more of a stand alone series in which new  viewers can join the franchise   withminimal background knowledge with regards  to the Stargate franchise.Stargate Universe is also expected to be more arc based than the previous Stargate series.Consulting producer of the program   and former  executive producer of Stargate Atlantis, Joseph Mallozzihas indicated that while the program does have its fair share of stand alone episodes , most of the episodes will be apart of the large story arc. In fact a large portion of the first part of season 1 provides viewers with a continuous  string of episodes which follow the first story arc of  the show.

Stargate Universe  debuted  as a 2 hour movie on  October 2 2009  at 9:00pm eastern standard time on the Science Fiction Channel.

Main Cast

Robert Carlyle will be taking on the lead role of the show  as Dr.Nicholas Rush.Rush may or may not be the leader of the expedition .It has been noted that Rush  seems to have different goals to that of the rest of the crew which is trapped aboard the Destiny.Keep scrolling below for further information with respect to Colonel Everett Young who may also be the leader.

David Blue has been casted as Ellie Wallace.Wallace is described as  a slacker who despite all flaws is still  extremely intelligent and capable of performing well especially in areas of Math and computers.The actor is of 30 years of age and previously  worked on ABC’s hit show, Ugly Betty.Blue is welcomed to the Stargate franchise.

Justin Louis has been casted as Colonel Everett Young.Young was formerly the leader of a temporary off world base.It should also be noted that Young  also has a wife, Hailey,The two have been married for a duration of two years.This  41 year old Ontario raised actor   has also appeared in Star Trek;Voyager.

Sargent Greer is a tempered individual  and many aspects of his life are generally unknown.It is apparent, though, that his past  has played a role in his urgent attitude .Jamil Walker Smith will be playing this role.Smith also played a part in the popular Nickelodeon  series, Hey Arnold.

Brian J Smith has also been casted into the Universe regulars as Lieutenant Matthew Scott.Scott  will be forced to  undergo significant ordeals bothinapersonal and professional level as he prematurely assumes a greater leadership responsibility in the  team.Smith was born in Allen, Texas  and  studied at the PlannardSchool in Texas .Smith has guest starred in various other programs  including Hate Crime and Law&Order.

Actress Aliana Huffmanhas been casted for the character of Tamara Johansen.Huffman is 28 years of age and married.Huffman was also born in Vancouver meaning that she is  essentially returning home for the production.Huffman has made appearances in various shows including NCIS, CSI: Miami, and CSI: NY.Tamara is described as a  tough yet modest individual who had a desire to pursue studies at medical school yet was unable to do so as a result of  financial limitations. She therefore enrolled in the Air force and received paramedic training only and is overwhelmed with medical  treatment required in the ship.

47 year old Lou Diamond Phillips will playing the character of Colonel Telfordwho has served his life in the military and the leader of the expedition.It is currently unknown if Phillips will be a main cast member, reoccurring , or just a guest star.Phillpshas appeared in  24 , Law and Order:Special Victims Unit and The TwilightZone .Phillips is wished best of  luck in his future with Stargate.

Actress Elyse Levesque has been casted as Chloe Armstrong.Armstrong is  a civilian who is the daughter of the American senator.Armstrong’s character has been characterized as an individual who  has high political and social standards.Her morals undergo tribulations as she accidentally ends up in the wrong pond which causes her  to  end up trapped in the Destiny.Levesque has played roles on various other Science Fiction series including Smallville and 2030 Ce.Levesque is welcomed to the Stargate franchise.

45  year old actress Ming Na takes  takes on the role of  IOA[International  Oversight Advisory] employee, Camille Wray.Wray is taken to the the Destiny against her will causing her to be  extremely furious and she therefore becomes motivated to express her opinion the command decisions made on board. Wray is  also a  homosexual and viewers will see her  partner  back on  earth, Sharon in flashback format in the ninth episode, Life . Na was born on an island close to  the city  of Hong Kong.She has played a role on the NBC drama series, ER where she appeared in 118 episodes.The actress  also appeared in  the recent Science Fiction film, Push.

Additional News

The Movie Network on Demand has indicated   their position on broadcasting Stargate Universe.Currently the  Canadian network is only aware  that Stargate Universe is in production and a  decision has   not yet been made to air the show. It should be noted that the Movie Network on Demand   aired all five seasons of Stargate Atlantis in first run format.Canadian residents will, however,  be able to watch Stargate Universe on The Space Channel.The program airs every  10:00pm eastern standard time .This  an hour later than the 9:00pm eastern time  in which the Science Fiction Channel will be airing the program  for residents of the USA.Space Channel has also communicated that   shortly after each  weekly episode has completed its debut on television, it will appear online at http://watch.spacecast.com/ where viewers can view an episode for a period of one week  after its debut on television. Enjoy the show!

Meanwhile  Sky  One  has purchased broadcasting  rights for Stargate  Universe.The network has unconditional rights for the first season including applying on video on demand and available for downloading on their website.The UK network  previously aired  Stargate SG1  and Stargate Atlantis   in first run format.UK viewers  were able to watch the debut on October 6 2009 and weekly episodes will continue to  air every  Tuesday[see precise schedule information further below in  the SGU International Schedule Table]

As communicated further above, Stargate Universe will have  homosexual characters.The character of Camille Wray who is played  by Ming Na is indeed a homosexual and as previously suggested, Camille’s lifetime parter, Sharon will be seen in the ninth episode, Life. There is also at least one other gay character in the program. Further details on exactly which other character is a homosexual has not yet been disclosed. Co creator, Brad Wright indicated that the decision to include  homosexuals in the program was in order to  create issues and differences in terms of character relationships and to connect  with more groups of people including homosexuals. Cooper indicated that   widening the range of audience was not only done for the sake of ratings, but also to provide an accurate and realistic depiction of the current state of  humanity  .Consulting producer of Stargate Universe and former executive producer of Stargate Atlantis,Joseph Mallozzi indicated that Stargate Atlantis had a couple of homosexual characters. Captain Alica Vega   who was played by actress Leela Savasta, was also homosexual, according to Mallozzi.Vega was introduced to viewers in the season 5 premiere , Search and Rescue. Mallozzi also indicated that Atlantis had a male  gay character , however  viewers never had the chance to find out who exactly this was.While, the series did have   the presence of homosexual characters, unlike Stargate Universe , these Atlantis characters were not involved in  situations which gave them the opportunity to  reveal their difference.

Co producers of StargateUniverse, Brad Wright and Robert C Cooper have provided further details on the  developing series .The producers conveyed that Stargate Universe will have aliens .Unlike the aliens of the previous two series, these  species will   be  quite distinguishable from human appearance, characteristic and behavior.Stargate Universe will also have more stories told on earth as characters will have the opportunity to utilize and ancient device known as a long range communicator to talk to family members . This will allow for characters to relate/recall their past and  for  stories to be told on Earth in flashback format. Viewers will therefore see the lifestyles of various characters before they became trapped on the ancient ship of Destiny .StargateUniverse will also  be less staged and more like a documentary and reality according to Cooper.This has been done in order for the audience to embrace the science fiction elements and characters.The  producers anticipate that the documentary shooting style will allow for the adventures to seem less staged and thus more realistic so viewers feel as if they are joining the characters in their journey on the ship.By having this feeling, the producers anticipate that viewers can further their connection with the characters in  a way that could perhaps not  have been done in  the previous Stargateseries.Cooper  indicated that this concept is quite similar to the production methods  used in the science fiction series Firefly,  which both co producers greatly enjoy.

Consulting producer of Stargate Universe and former executive producer of Stargate Atlantis  and Stargate SG1 , Joseph Mallozzi is now having Stargate related postsof his blog syndicated on the Science Fiction Channel’s new Stargate Universe site.Mallozzi  admits that determining which posts are to be classified as Stargate orientated is a difficult challenge  as many of  his posts focus on other topics of personal interest while having a small part [usually Mallozzi's daily mailbag where  he answers  fan questions]dedicated towards Stargate.It was also conveyed that  the approval process  from Sci Fi for behind the scene pictures and stage photos of Stargate Universe will be  quickened .While this will promote Mallozzi’sonline work and Universe,it should be noted that unlike the original blog, the Science Fiction Channel does not have a comment feature on posts and there is  also no avenue to  directly  contact Mallozzi.Check out the syndicated blog today athttp://mt-showblogs.scifi.com/stargate/index.phpor visit the original blog at www.josephmallozzi.wordpress.com.

Actor Michael Shanks will  the  appear in the  second half of Stargate Universe.Shanks, who played the main cast role of the archaeologist , Dr.Daniel Jackson in all ten seasons of Stargate SG1  will  reoccur in the fourteenth episode of the  Stargate Universe, titled Human.Shanks rolein the episode will be more significant than that  in the series premiere, AirPart 1 in which he appeared for a cameo role.The episode will feature Daniel and Stargate Universe  lead actor, Robert Carlyle  character’s , Dr.Nicholas Rush working together.Human will debut during early 2010.We look forward to seeing Daniel have  a significant role in the storyline of the episode.

Actor Michael Shanks as the archeologist , Dr.Daniel Jackson in Stargate SG1.

Stargate Universe will receive an additional supplement which viewers of the previous Stargate series never had the pleasure of.The first season will be accompanied with 30 webepisodes.Each episode will have a direct association and revelance to the episodes produced for television.Episodes will be presented through the use of a Kino, a sphere shaped device which moves around the ship and spies  on characters  aboard in order to  enhance the audience perspective of habitual lifestyle of the program’s characters.Residents of the USA    are able to view episodes at the Science Fiction Channel’s Stargate Universe site at http://www.syfy.com/universe/  .Meanwhile, Canadians residents can  view the episodes on Space Channel’s website. An entire production unit has been assigned the task of generating these  two minute episodes.We look forward to this new installment within the Stargate franchise.

Stargate Universe will be available online for free of charge on Hulu.The episodes will appear on the site   on the day subsequent to its debut on The Science  Fiction  Channel[USA] and The Space [Canada].As Hulu does with other current series  which it streams  , viewers will have the opportunity to  view  an episode for up to five weeks, after which point episodes will individually be replaced with a  more recent one. Although Stargate SG1 and Stargate  Atlantis are  now available for free on Hulu, the website did not stream the episodes in the same week as they made a first run broadcast.Readers should note that  episodes at www.hulu.com can only be viewed by residents  of the USA.Enjoy the show!

 Actress Rhona  Mitra has been casted for a guest role in thefinal three episodes of Stargate Universe’s inaugaral season.The three episode story arc includes the  eighteenth episode, Submersion along with Incursion Part 1 amd the season finale, Incursion Part 2.Mitra will play the role of   a   character named Kiva, who is  described as a strong willed leader  of the  Lucian alliance  incursion force  aboard the Destiny.Readers may recall that  the Lucian Alliance is the alien species responsible for the  attack on Icarus Base which caused those on the base to travel  to the Destiny in the first place. SyFy also described the character of Kiva  as an individual who “will do whatever it takes to safeguard her people even if it is at the ultimate expense of the Destiny crew.”Mitra  is a 33 year old actress bornin London, England.She has  played main cast roles in  various  series including The Practice and Boston Legal.Mitra’s recurring roles on television include appearances on series such as  Gideon’s Crossing and Party  of Five.We look forward toobserving the suspense and  drama associated with the presence of Kiva’s incursion force on board the ancient Destiny.

Stargate Universe lead actor, Robert Carlyle has   appeared in  a recent episode in the  CBS television program entitled The Late Late Show  which was broadcasted  on  Wednesday , October 14 2009 .In the episode, Carlyle  talked  with the program’s host, Scotsman Craig Ferguson.Carlyle and Ferguson  spent time discussing  life  in Scottland  ,how Carlyle’s transtion to Canada went, and  about the new Stargate Universe.The halarious segment has been posted directly below and lasts for about 8 minutes in length.Enjoy!

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Stargate Universe main cast member ,  Alaina Huffman who plays the main cast role  of  the medic , Tamara Johansen revealed that she is pregnant  during a recent interview  with Australia’s Science Fiction Channel’s  blog. Huffman later   provided further details on Twitter indicating that she is currently seven  and a half months into her pregnancy. With this announcement, many viewers have begun to wonder how the pregnancy will  affect her character’s storyline  and degree of involvement  within  the series,  should the program  be renewed for a second  season  . One possibility is that Johansen ’s pregnancy could be incorporated into the storyline of   the series similar to the way in which     Rachel  Luthrell’s  [Teyla Emmagan] pregnancy was  incorporated into an ongoing storyline  of Stargate Atlantis’   fourth and final fifth seasons  .Another  possibility  is  that  the actor will  play the character in a reduced capacity for a temporary period or  take a leave of absence just as Stargate SG1 co star, Amanda Tapping [Colonel Samantha Carter]did for the first five episodes of the series ninth season  .Readers should note that if  Stargate Universe is renewed for a second season,  the production for  the show’s second year will commence February 2010 - only about  2 months after the actress’ delivery date . When asked  how  her  pregnancy will impact of her character, Huffman simply    stated  that “You have to watch,”Huffman exclaimed   happily  “I think every actor on the Stargate franchise has had one or more kids.  [The writers] know what they are doing, and they know how to deal with it.  I can’t give away spoilers whether we are or are not going to entertain that possibility.  You’ve just got to keep watching.

The   actress, who is married with two children, also commented on  how the Stargate Universe production was one which permitted  actors to strike a career/personal life balance, communicating that  the position offers felxible hours thanks to the ensemble  nature of the cast.Huffman is therefore often able to spend time with her children and play a part in their daily routine by  having the opportunity to atleast drop them to school if not also having the chance to pick them up.The actress also added her post allows her to  still also have   great deal of time in the year off.The complete first part of Huffman’s   interview with  the network , in which she also  discusses  her integration into  her new post  as playing the character of Tamara Johansen along with her interaction with colleagues  can be viewed at http://www.scifitv.com.au/Blog/2009/10/alaina-huffman-on-skype-sgus-blonde-star-is-pregnant/.  Enjoy!Best wishes are extended towards Huffman for a  successful delivery.

Actress Alaina Huffman as the Destiny's medic, Tamara Johansen

Indeed actress Amanda Tapping  will return to the screens as the astrophysicist, Colonel Samantha Carter one more  time before the finalization of Stargate Universe’s inaugural season .The actress, of course, played the character  as main cast role   for  all ten seasons of Stargate SG1 and in the fourth season of  Stargate Atlantis.In a recent interview with The Huffingman post, Tapping indicated that she would guest star towards the end of the season. In the interview,Tapping  briefly outlined her  recent experience in  shooting  Stargate Univcerse  communicating to the site   that “I’ve done two episodes,” “I did their first two-parter and I’m at the very end of their season. And I just shot that a few weeks ago. So I started their season and I’m ending their season, which was very cool. But I didn’t get to play with anyone. If they were ever to have me come back, I’d want to be with people. I’m kind of off on my ship, which I think is awesome.Tapping’s  previous  appearance in  Stargate Universe was  in the series premiere , Air Part 1 in which Carter is the commander of  of the new earth ship , Hmmond named after the   character  of the deceased actor,  Don S Davis, General George Hammond.The complete interview can be viewed  online at http://www.huffingtonpost.com/jenna-busch/amanda-tapping-launches-c_b_350257.html. Readers should note that the exact episode in which Carter will be seen  has yet to be revealed.Further details will be posted as they are obtained. We look forward to seeing Carter in Stargate Universe again and we  anticipate that her latest  appearance   will  be  of a greater capacity than that of her  appearance in the premeire of this exciting new series.

The first half of Stargate Universe’s first season will be released on DVD and Blu Ray on February 9 2010.SGU 1.0 currently has a suggested price  of 49.98 dollars US  amounting to a price of 59.98 for Canadian residents.Meannwhile the Bklu Ray edition will cost 69:99 [US]and 89:99 [Canada].The idea of splitting the first season into two halfves was done  as aresult of the fact that  there is  a   breakof four months between the mid season finale and the commencement of the second  half of the season.Fans will therefore  be able to have the chance to  catch upon viewing the series .The first half of the season being released earlier on also benefits the promotional  health of the series as allows foran increase in awareness of te program in the months leading up to  the  finalization of the break  and into the second half of the inaugural season.Readers should also note that Stargate Universe’s first season is the first season ever, in the Stargate franchise, to be released on Blu Ray.The DVD edition will also include a variety of features such as actor/producer commentary on episodes, Kino Video Diaries, and  the Stargate 101 Videos, which  pertain to Dr.Danie’l Jackson’s explanation of the Stargate program to the unmotivated yet  brilliant , Eli Wallace.Eli is seen  viewing the explanation in the series premiere, Air Part 1.

A complete list of  commentators for each of the episodes has been placed directly below, as seen on Gateworld.Visit Gateworld today at www.gateworld.net.

Air, Parts 1 & 2 – Brian J. Smith, David Blue and Elyse Levesque
Air, Part 3 – Executive Producer Robert C. Cooper, Director Andy Mikita and VFX Supervisor Mark Savela
Darkness – Actors Brian J. Smith, David Blue and Elyse Levesque
Light – Actors Brian J. Smith, David Blue and Elyse Levesque
Water – Director William Waring and actor Louis Ferreira
Earth – Actors Brian J. Smith, David Blue and Elyse Levesque
Time – Executive producer Robert C. Cooper and David Blue
Life – Actors Ming-Na and Brian J. Smith
Justice – Director William Waring and actors Louis Ferreira, Brian J. Smith, Elyse Levesque and Jamil Walker Smith

         

Readers should note that the  DVD edition can be purchase for a  mere  price of 27.99 from Amazon at http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B002R8JG58?ie=UTF8&tag=bonhoeffscell&linkCode=as2&camp=1789&creative=390957&creativeASIN=B002R8JG58.A Please take into account that the price is subject to fluctuation.Be sure to  take a look at the  Blue Ray  cover art  for SGU 1.0  directly below[it is likely that the DVD cover will  be identical.

Stargate Universe - 1.0 DVD

 

Your Online Stargate Universe Ratings Reference

 How well did that episode do?....... 

Stargate Universe has  scored considerably solid, ratings for its  2  hour series premiere, Air Part 1 and Air Part 2 which debuted on October 2 2009.According to  a report released by the Science Fiction Channel, the two hour premiere attracted over 2.35 million viewers equating to a  1.7 million average per household rating.The report communicates that 1.32 million   of the viewers were  in the 25-54  demographic while 1.12 million viewers were in the 18-49 age demographic.The 1.12 million rating for the latter  age group  was the biggest rating for that demographic for  a Friday night series since the debut of  the science fiction series, Battlestar Gallactica in January 2005.While the 1.7 million rating many not be as high as anticipated  by both producers and many fans of the Stargate franchise,  the Science Fiction  Channnel remains  very positive, indicating that   the ratings have defined the Stargate Universe primiere as the Stargate Franchise's biggest premiere in four years[since the July 2005  debut of Stargate Atlantis' second season.]Accordingly,the cast and crew of Stargate Universe are congratulated for  their  exceptional work  towards the series which  has most definitely  contributed to the accumulation of such a notable rating.

Indeed the final hour of  the Stargate Universe premiere , Air Part 3  scored better than the previous week’s Air Part 1 and Air Part 2 ,  attracting a total of 2.4 million viewers to the screen.This equates to a rating of 1.8  million per household average. The 18-49 age group had a 22 percent increase in viewership than the  first two parts of the premiere while the 25-49 demographic acheived a 13 percent increase. This is quite a notable rating as usually ratings begin to fall  starting the week after  a season/series debuts.This opposite reaction is a positive indicator of the growing interest towards this new exciting series.Senior VP of Syfy Digital , Craig Engler echos our reaction on this exceptional rating.   “I can’t emphasize enough how impressive it is for a show to grow from its premiere,” Engler said. “That’s pretty rare.”This is indeed an outstanding result  for which  the Stargate Universe production is congratulated.

MGM has released a  trailer for the second half of Stargate Universe’s inaugural  season which is scheduled to begin on Friday, April 2 . The trailer includes parts from the  conclusion to the mid season parter, Space which  bring forth the series  first intelligent  alien species.Readers will also  have opportunity to  view   actress Rhona Mitra  as the Lucian  Alliance leader, Kiva and obtain  brief insight to an additional threat  which will  be present in the backhalf of the series’ freshman season.Be sure to take a look at the trailer directly below and share your thoughts on it in the comments segment further below.Enjoy!

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Life-Lt. Scott and Camile return to Earth via the communication stones to spend time with those they left behind. On the Destiny, the crew explores new sections of the ship and discover a promising Ancient device.[TV Guide]

Justice-Col. Young cedes command to Camile Wray after a crew member is found dead from a gunshot wound and the gun is recovered from Young’s quarters. Meanwhile, a planet harbors a secret that threatens the Destiny in the first-season finale.

Promotions  of Upcoming Episodes

Please note that promotions are kept for the duration in   which they are relevant to only  viewers of  the ScienceFiction Channel[USA], Space Channel[Canada] and Sky One.

 

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Episode Title Episode# Debut Date[Sy Fy-USA] Time Debut Date[Space-Canada] Time Debut Date[Sky One-UK] Time Debut Date[ Sci Fi Australia] Time
Air Part 1 1 October 2 2009 9:00pm October 2 2009 10:00pm October 6 2009 8:00pm October 92009 8:30pm
Air Part 2 2 October 2 2009 9:00pm October 2 2009 10:00pm October 6 2009 8:00pm October 16 2009 8:30pm
Air Part 3 3 October 9 2009 9:00pm October 9 2009 10:00pm October 13 2009 8:00pm October 23 2009 8:30pm
Darkness 4 October 16 2009 9:00pm October 16 2009 10:00pm October 20 2009 8:00pm October 30 2009 8:30pm
Light 5 October 23 2009 9:00p,m October 23 2009 10:00pm October 27 2009 8:00pm Nove,ber 6 2009 8:30pm
Water 6 October 30 2009′ 9:00pm October 30 2009 10:00pm November 3 2009 8:00pm November 13 2009 8:30pm
Earth 7 November 5 2009 9:00pm November 5 2009 10:00pm November 10 2009 8:00pm, November 20 2009 8:30pm
Time 8 November 12 2009 9:00pm November 12 2009 10:00pm November 17 2009 8:00pm November 27 2009 8:30pm
Life 9 November 19 2009 9:00pm November 19 2009 10:00pm November 24 2009 8:00pm December 4 2009 8:30pm
Justice 10 December  4 2009 9:00pm December 42009 10:00pm December 8 2009 8:00pm  December 11 2009 8:30pm
Space 11                
Divided 12                
Faith 13                
Lucid 14                
Sabotage 15                
Lost 16                
Sabotage 17                
Pain 18                
Incursion Part 1 19                
Incursion Part 2 20                

 All slots for The Science Fiction Channel and Space Channel have been noted in eastern standard time while timimgs for Sky One have been indicated in GMT time.Times for Australia’s Sci Fi station have been noted  in Western time zone.Please note that  schedule information for the latter half of the season is currently unavailable and the slots for episodes in the latter half of the season will remain blank until further information is obtained.

 

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Special  Promotional Features 

The Science Fiction  Channel has released the complete Stargate Universe panel  of the recent July  2009 Comic Con in San Diego.The panel  features Stargatecreators, Robert C Cooper and Brad Wright, along with the entire main cast of the upcoming series!The  feature has been placed directly below and is  approximately47 minutes in length.Enjoy!

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Attack on Icarus Base-Lucian Alliance

Dr. Rush’s claim of  leadership

the kino’sfunction

long range communicator

 Carter’s  Cameo Appearance-The Hammond

Jack O’ Neill Appearance-role as head of security

Daniel Jackson Videos

-Chole Armstrong -father[senator's] sacrifice, use of long range communicator, interaction with mother and her reaction

-Eli allaceGs Slacker, solved the game, character background[dropped out of Harvard], Mother’s health issues

Matthew Scott- troubled past

Sargeant Greer -Why was he  initially  detained?

Greer and Rush Conflict-Rush’s accusarion against Greer

ship being deployed at the end of Destiny’ s episode

basic premise and details[ trapped on ship, time limit before it jumps, air  calcium carbonay the  few individuals who left the planet-trapped forever  because of Rush;s order to shoot individual with dialing remote

The end result in obtaining the calcium, Eli’s humourous yet risky situation of his hand

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