At the beginning of September, I was invited – along with a few others – to the Vancouver set of Stargate Universe. While you may have thought I was done posting on set interviews, I’ve got one more and it’s with Elyse Levesque.
During the interview, Levesque talks about all the changes her character (Chloe Armstrong) goes through during season two. In addition, we talked about filming on the incredible sets of the Destiny ship, what’s her process with getting scripts, and we even covered social media like Twitter and Facebook. It’s a very relaxed interview that was done in one of the Destiny hallways. Check it out after the jump:
If you read Collider, you know we’re big fans of Syfy’s Stargate Universe (which now airs Tuesday night’s). Unlike the previous Stargate shows, SGU is a lot darker and more intense. Already this season, SGU has killed off a number of side characters and they’ve only aired three episodes.
Anyway, tonight’s episode of SGU, titled Pathogen, was directed by Robert Carlyle. The logline is “The Destiny crew grows concerned when Chloe’s unusual behavior reveals possible Alien influence.” However, when I spoke to Carlyle at Comic-Con and on set last month, he revealed tonight’s episode is very Eli (David Blue) centric. He also said it was the first episode they filmed after getting back from hiatus.
Hit the jump to watch an exclusive video featuring Blue discussing being directed by Carlyle. You can also check out two exclusive images:
Now that the first two episodes of Stargate Universe season 2 have aired, I feel a lot better posting the interview I did with Alaina Huffman and Jamil Walker Smith on set last month. That’s because during the interview, Walker Smith was very open about subject matter that could be considered spoilers. Since a lot of what he said gets revealed in the first two episodes, if you haven’t seen the first them, you might want to skip this interview until you’re caught up. However, most of the “spoilers” are towards the end of the interview, so you could always just watch the first half.
During the interview, they also talked about what’s going on with their characters during season two, Huffman reveals when she figured out she was pregnant in real life (it was during an eating scene on Destiny), what do they hope to find on Destiny as more of the ship gets explored, and so much more. However, while we talked about a lot of subjects during the interview, I think the one thing you’ll really take away after watching this is how different Jamil Walker Smith is from his character on the show. You’ll see…
If you’re a fan of Stargate Universe and wish you could walk around the Vancouver soundstages where they film the show, you’re going to love the video I edited together. That’s because last month when I visited the set, executive producer and co-creator Brad Wright gave all a behind the scenes tour of the various soundstages to the visiting journalists. He showed us the gate room, Eli’s room, all the hallways and rooms of the Destiny ship, the medical quarters, and the highlight: we got to see the brand new Bridge set that was built for season two! Even though the bridge hasn’t been revealed on the show, you can see it right now after the jump.
And while getting to see the various soundstages was cool, I think the best part was getting to do the tour with Brad Wright. That’s because as one of the creators of the show, Wright knows the secrets of every set and he revealed everything as we walked around. I promise you…if you’re a fan of SGU, you will get to see a side of the Destiny ship that you have never seen on TV:
With Stargate Universe returning with new episodes tonight on Syfy, I was invited – along with a few other online journalists – to visit the Vancouver set so I could interview the entire cast and get a close up look at the Destiny ship. As a big fan of SGU, it was very cool to see the Destiny up close and also interview everyone who brings the show to life. While I won’t write about the big spoilers I learned, I have no problem saying season two builds on the momentum of the first, and it’s heading towards a big revelation. Trust me, by the end of season two, a lot of information about the Destiny will be revealed.
Anyhow, over the past week I’ve posted interviews with David Blue and Elyse Levesque, Robert Carlyle, and producer Brad Wright. Now it’s time for Justin Louis and Brian J. Smith. During the interview they discussed what’s coming up on SGU in season two, Louis talks about a huge 12 page dialogue scene that he did with Robert Carlyle for an upcoming episode, and a lot more. Hit the jump to watch what they had to say. You’ll definitely notice how different Justin Louis is from his character on the show…
Syfy has released a new trailer for Stargate Universe season 2 which premieres in its new time slot on Tuesday, September 28th at 9/8c. If you’ve been waiting for a taste of what’s to come, the trailer has some very cool footage. Hit the jump to check it out:
With Stargate Universe returning this Friday for season 1.5, we’ve been given 3 exclusive images from this week’s episode. If you’ve been watching the show, one of the images is extremely cool as it’s our first look at aliens on SGU. While I don’t know if the aliens will be on just one episode, or if this is the beginning of a big storyline, it’s cool to see SGU expand beyond the Destiny ship.
And for those that have heard good things about SGU but haven’t been watching, Syfy is airing the first 10 episodes this Friday leading up to the premiere. So if you haven’t taken a sick day in awhile…Friday might be a good day to stay home to watch some TV. Hit the jump to check out the 3 exclusive images and this week’s synopsis.
Syfy has released the first trailer for Stargate Universe season 1.5 – which premieres April 2. If you missed the first ten episodes, I won’t spoil what happens in this intro, all I’ll say is the second half of the first season looks like it’s got a lot more action and a major issue for the crew to overcome.
As I’ve said a number of times, I’m a big fan of SGU and think it’s definitely worth checking out. If you missed the first ten episodes, Syfy is airing is airing an all-day marathon of the first ten episodes on April 2nd ( starting at 11 a.m.) and it leads into the new first episode of season 1.5.
Hit the jump to check out the new trailer. If you’ve been watching the show, you’ll love it.
by Nico Posted: March 8th, 2010 at 3:51 pm
Remember how Deep Space Nine was the game changer for the Star Trek series, taking the concept in a gritty, new direction? Stargate Universe sees that challenge and raises it. What a difference one measly chevron makes.
The best way to sum up Stargate Universe is the Bob Marley tune Buffalo Soldiers: “Fighting on arrival, fighting for survival”. For those that don’t speak rasta, understand that the plight of Stargate Universe is a gritty struggle wherein the winner gets to live another day. The heretofore unheard of ninth chevron dictates the shift of Stargate Universe. Previously in the Stargate universe, characters used eight chevrons to dial up a planet. In order to dial into this mysterious ninth chevron, the Stargate requires massive amounts of power. A team of scientists stationed off-world attempt to discern how to channel that planet’s energy into the Stargate to activate the ninth chevron not fully realizing exactly what’s on the other side. When the planet falls under attack, they use the gate as their means of escape and find themselves trapped aboard The Ancients’ ship Destiny. I’m sure back in the day this was quite the flagship, but it has fallen in disrepair over the many years of abandonment and our hodgepodge crew must think fast to acquire just the rudimentary necessities to live. So important are these little things we take for granted that episodes take on the necessity as a title such as Air, Water and Time. More after the jump.
If you’re going to Comic-Con in a few weeks and are curious about the new “Stargate Universe” show, I’ve got some information for you. On Friday at 10:30am in Ballroom 20, the cast and creators (Robert Carlyle, Brian J. Smith, Elyse Levesque, David Blue, Alaina Huffman, Jamil Walker Smith, Ming-Na and series co-creators Brad Wright and Robert Cooper) are going to be doing a Q&A. But more important than the Q&A, I’ve been told you’ll be able to see a huge first look at the show. Will it be the entire premiere episode? I don’t know. But with the need for any new show to get noticed, I’m sure the footage being shown is going to be special.
And one last thing, after the jump you can watch a short video of David Blue explain his character Eli Wallace. The video also includes some footage from the show.