All is right with the world--actually, universe--again! The whole fabric of space and time as it relates to science-fiction television was momentarily ripped asunder yesterday, when the Sci Fi Channel dropped some bad news for Stargate fans: at the conclusion of the currently airing fifth season, the network was retiring Stargate Atlantis.
Thankfully, the thought of television without a Stargate-branded series only had to last one day. This morning, Sci Fi sent out a blast that was a blessing to Stargaters everywhere--a new Stargate series is in the works.
Stargate Universe will take over the reins of the franchise sometime next summer, says the network. The idea was initially pitched last year, but was forced to take a backseat due to other Stargate projects as well as complications from the writers' strike.
The series will be in good hands; Brad Wright and Robert Cooper, the duo that created ...Read more
When Stargate fans heard that Stargate Atlantis was being shot out into space, never to return again, they pretty much freaked out. The Stargate franchise has been on television since 1997, and was in danger of fizzling out with the end of Stargate Atlantis at the conclusion of the current season. But Stargate will live on in the form of Stargate Universe, and now Universe has its captain.
Scottish actor Robert Carlyle has played a Bond villain, a stripping steel worker, a cannibal, a family man, a zombie, and a punchy drunk. But now he's taking on a new role, by suiting up as a major character in the latest Stargate series, SyFy's Stargate Universe. We talked to Carlyle this morning about his new show, which debuts tonight at 9 pm with a special two-hour movie.