Friday, 10 April 2009

Stargate Universe - New Info + Cast Pic & Possible New Star Trek Series?

A Dark Knight Post

New cast pic released for Stargate Universe.

Apparently this is going to be much younger in tone that the other series in the franchise.....could this kill it before it starts? I quite liked the tone and pace of SG1 and Atlantis....I'll wait with baited breath for it this summer.

The cast includes:

Robert Carlyle stars as Dr. Nicholas Rush, one of the most brilliant scientific minds, whose motives are not what they appear to be.

Lou Diamond Phillips is Colonel Telford, a proud lifelong military man, who puts his faith in the chain of command. Stubbornly confident, he's highly regarded by his superiors. He is the chosen leader of the ill-fated expedition.

Justin Louis portrays Colonel Everett Young, an experienced Stargate team leader. Married, with years of tough decisions under his belt, life has taught him never to take anything for granted. He stays on top of his team so they stay alive.

Brian J. Smith is Lt. Matthew Scott, a junior member of the Stargate team. Green and rough around the edges, he is thrust into the role of leader well before he's ready for the responsibility and must learn to command, earn respect through action, and manage the diverse personalities aboard the ship.

Elyse Levesque stars as Chloe Armstrong, the daughter and aid of a U.S. Senator. Politically savvy, but with a wild side, she is considering following in her father¹s footsteps, until she finds herself trapped on the ship. As tensions rise, her character will be tested and her place among the group revealed.

David Blue stars as Eli Wallace, a total slacker, who just happens to be an utter genius with anything he puts his mind to - mathematics, computers, video games. A lack of confidence has left him with an acerbic sense of humor.

Alaina Huffman portrays MSGT. Tamara Johansen. Unable to afford medical school, the Air Force was the best option for the strong-willed field medic. Faced with the mounting pressure and a lack of in-depth experience, she will be forced to rise to the extraordinary occasion of needing to treat the seriously wounded.

Jamil Walker Smith portrays MSGT. Ronald Greer, a Marine with a temper you don't want to mess with. His past is mysterious but it's clear something dark formed the hard shell around him.

Ming-Na is Camile Wray, a human resources executive with the international oversight committee that governs the Stargate program. Now the highest ranking member of that division left stranded on the ship, she carries herself with a misguided sense of superiority over the other military and civilian survivors.

Brad Wright and Robert Cooper, of Stargate SG-1 and Stargate Atlantis, will serve as executive producers and writers on the new series.

Stargate Universe will debut as a two-hour movie event on SCI FI and will be distributed by MGM Worldwide Television Distribution.


Is it about time that we saw TREK return to the small screen?? I've missed some warp speed travel and transporter action since the end of ENTERPRISE....which I loved. There were some stand out moments in the TREK franchise, TNG had the Borg and "All good things", DS9 had the Dominion and some epic battles, and managed to have one of the biggest story arcs in T.V history, almost changing the way T.V a series tells a story overnight!!!!

What can i say about Voyager....not my personal favourite, but I do recall "The year of hell" two parter being a great watch with a gritty and well told story. I don't care what anyone says about ENTERPRISE, it was a great series and shouldn't have ended the way it deserved another year at least........but hey, the networks have a weird idea about how to do business.

So do we need another series? HELL YEAH. With the writing and creative talent that we have at the moment, I'm sure that they can come up with some great adventures for the fans.

There is, however, a little whisper that JJ Abrahms may have some control over the next series that may (or may not) be in the works. Maybe that was the idea behind a cast of almost unknowns for the new movie?

Could we be seeing a series following the movie? More KIRK, SCOTTY, SPOCK and BONES? Or would you rather see a new creation in the TREK universe?
Oh well, we'll see. If not, I'm sure the big screen adventure in MAY will at least keep us going for a while

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