April 15th, 2009

dalek, exterminate

Stargate Universe is Stargate SG1 Redux

At least with casting. It seems all the SG1 cast will guest star in SGU. Alas, SGA, once again, is the red-headed stepchild.... :(

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/hr/content_display/news/e3i4f136523a2618c0c9726c557a111ee7f

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Alas, I am yawning at this news. I liked STargate SG-1, but I am tired of TPTB foisting these characters into every incarnation of Stargate. Wasn't it enough that they appeared in Stargate Atlantis? Can NO Stargate show stand on its own two feet?? Guess not. And, I can see including a singer is definitely aiming toward the *cough* '90210' audience. ;)

UPDATE: Ooops, go to post right after this to read article, plus make comments.  Mistakenly posted it twice!
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Stargate SG-1 casting, Oops, mean Universe ;)


Wish they'd let a Stargate spinoff stand on their feet instead of constantly adding SG1 characters... (I like SG1, but I just figure Jack will there to crack bad jokes once more)

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/hr/content_display/news/e3i4f136523a2618c0c9726c557a111ee7f

Four veterans of the "Stagate" franchise, Richard Dean Anderson, Amanda Tapping, Michael Shanks and Gary Jones, will reprise their roles in guest stints.

Anderson plays General O'Neil, the former leader of the elite military team SG-1. Tapping plays Samantha Carter, an astrophysicist and U.S. Air Force lieutenant colonel. Shanks plays Dr. Daniel Jackson, Stargate's archeologist and linguist. Jones plays Chief Master Sgt. Walter Harriman, commander technician of the team.

Additionally, "Stargate" alum Christopher McDonald will play Sen. Alan Armstrong, the U.S. senator and head of the International Oversight Committee that governs the Stargate program. He is the father to Chloe Armstrong (Elyse Levesque).

Grammy-nominted Janelle Monae will play herself and will perform with her band two songs from her latest album, "Many Moons" and "Sincerely."

Carlo Rota will play Carl Strom, head of the International Oversight Advisory, the civilian oversight committee that heads up the Atlantis expedition and all funding.