The series seemed to be in danger for the past few weeks, but now it’s official. Today SyFy announced they have canceled Stargate Universe and will not renew the series for a third season. As of now this marks the end of the long-running series of TV adaptation which essentially created a Stargate franchise which all started with just one feature film in 1994. SyFy has really been killing the dreams of sci-fi TV fans this year, especially with their recent cancellation of Caprica and a seemingly mediocre American adaptation of Being Human taking up precious airtime instead. Surely plenty of longtime fans aren’t going to be happy about this, so feel free to sound off below.
UPDATE: As of now, Syfy plans on airing the last ten episodes early next year. They had already been shot before today’s series cancellation. That means the last episode is most likely going to end without resolution.
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:
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, you’re going to enjoy my video interview with Alaina Huffman. That’s because unlike a typical junket interview that lasts four to five minutes and you can only scratch the surface, yesterday afternoon I sat down with 1st Lt. Tamara Johansen (who she plays on SGU) for an extended interview. During our conversation she talked about how things are going on season two and what it’s really like on set, conventions, Comic-Con, twitter, being a series regular for the first time, what happened when she told the producers she was pregnant, and I also asked some questions people sent me on twitter. If you’re watching SGU, you’re going to like the behind the scenes stories.
Also, the folks at MGM have given me a new Kino to premiere and it’s the 25th one called “Drops the Sirs”. The Kino is a conversation between Greer (Jamil Walker Smith) and Scott (Matthew Scott) and it concerns a recent episode where someone was left on a planet.
Hit the jump to watch both videos. And if you’re not watching SGU, you’re missing out on a great show.
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.
As I said last week when I gave away some autographed posters, I watched the first few episodes of “Stargate Universe” and was impressed. I thought “SGU” has a great concept and if they do it right, it could be some really cool TV. To help promote the show, Syfy held a press day on the Vancouver set and I was lucky enough to go.
While I usually have to transcribe on-set interviews, Syfy gave us all DVDs of the event! This means you can watch the entire conversation with the cast. And now that many of you have seen the first two episodes of “SGU”, I think you’ll really enjoy seeing the cast talk about their characters and what’s coming up. Hit the jump to see the interview and read my thoughts about the set of “Stargate Universe”:
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.