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==Stargate Universe==
 
==Stargate Universe==
  
''Stargate Universe'' is a third ''Stargate'' television series created by Robert C. Cooper and Brad Wright for the Sci Fi Channel (US):
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''Stargate Universe'' is a television series created by Robert C. Cooper and Brad Wright and ran for only two seasons on Syfy: Scientists, soldiers, and civilians must use the Stargate to evacuate the Icarus Base when it comes under attack, but they end up dialing a ninth chevron address that gets them to a long-abandoned exploration ship called ''Destiny'' that the Ancients built millions of years ago. The only mission now is survival.
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After unlocking the mystery of the Stargate's ninth chevron, a team of explorers travels to an unmanned starship called the ''Destiny'', launched by The Ancients at the height of their civilization as a grand experiment set in motion, but never completed.
 
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What starts as a simple reconnaissance turns into a never ending mission, as the Stargate Universe crew discovers the ship is unable to return to Earth, and they must now fend for themselves aboard the ''Destiny''.
 
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The crew will travel to the far reaches of the universe, connecting with each of the previously launched Stargates, thus fulfilling the ''Destiny'''s original mission. Challenges will arise though as the ship comes into range of Stargates placed centuries ahead of the ''Destiny'' and the crew is unable to control the ship's navigational schedule. If someone is left behind, there is no way to go back for them, adding to the drama of encountering new races, enemies and adventures.
 
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&mdash; Official Press Release, August 21, 2008
 
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==Related Articles==
 
  
===Characters===
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==Episode Guides (Spoilers)==
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|valign="top"|<strong>[[Stargate Universe: Season One|Season One]]</strong> - Follow a band of soldiers, scientists and civilians, who must fend for themselves as they are forced through a Stargate when their hidden base comes under attack. The desperate survivors emerge aboard an ancient ship, which is locked on an unknown course and unable to return to Earth.  Faced with meeting the most basic needs of food, water and air, the group must unlock the secrets of the ship's Stargate to survive.  The danger, adventure and hope they find on board the ''Destiny'' will reveal the heroes and villains among them.
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[[Stargate Universe: Season One|Episode Guides]] | [[Stargate Universe: Season One Transcripts|Transcripts]] | [[Stargate Universe: Major Characters|Major Characters]] | [[Destiny's Planets|Planets and Their Aliens]] | [[Kino Webisodes: Season One|Kino Webisodes]] | [http://stargate-sg1-solutions.com/blog/2010/06/stargate-universe-incursion-part-2-ratings/ Ratings]
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|valign="top"|<strong>[[Stargate Universe: Season Two|Season Two]]</strong> - Through many difficult situations, the crew of the ''Destiny'' finally become a family, working together to continue ''Destiny''&#039;s original mission. Along the way, they encounter remarkable civilizations and technology, and eventually have to resort to incredible measures to ensure their continued safety and existence.
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[[Stargate Universe: Season Two|Episode Guides]] | [[Stargate Universe: Season Two Transcripts|Transcripts]] | [[Stargate Universe: Major Characters|Major Characters]] | [[Destiny's Planets|Planets and Their Aliens]] | [http://stargate-sg1-solutions.com/blog/2011/05/stargate-universe-gauntlet-ratings/ Ratings]
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*From [http://stargate-sg1-solutions.com/blog/?p=1619 Solutions: Stargate Universe Character Breakdowns Revealed, September 17, 2008.] -
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==Related Characters==
** '''Colonel Everett Young.''' 40’s handsome, capable, former SG team leader.  Like the Jack O’Neill of ten years ago, but Young’s edges have tended to sharpen over time. He requested permission to serve the remainder of his commission on Earth upon marrying his wife, Hailey, two years ago, but for now he’s temporary commander of a secret off world base.  The loss of two members of his team several years ago has taught him never to take anything for granted, and be prepared for anything.  He stays on top of his team so they stay alive.
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* [[Chloe Armstrong]]
** '''Tamara Johanson.''' 20-25. SGC Field medic, Captain grade. Off world experience. Beautiful, tough, smart, capable.  Paramedic level  training. Able to triage serious injury. Modest background. Dreamed of being a doctor but couldn’t afford medical school and the Air Force was her best option. She ends up being the most medically inclined person on the ship but is overwhelmed by the lack of knowledge and experience treating seriously wounded and ill patients. She also lacks the medicine and supplies and has to make do.
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* [[Ronald Greer|MSgt. Ronald Greer]]
** '''Cloe [Chloe] Carpenter.''' 20 ish. Stunning and sexy. Daughter of a U.S. Senator.  Silver spoon upbringing and a little spoiled but not stupid either. Politically and socially savvy. Dreams of following in her father’s footsteps but for now she’s a bit of a party girl in her first year at an Ivy League school. Her father’s tragic death and the  dire circumstances of being trapped on a spaceship seriously tests her character.
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* [[Tamara Johansen|1st Lt. Tamara Johansen]]
** '''Eli Hitchcock.''' 20-25.  Total slacker. Utter genius. Mathematics, computers, anything he puts his mind to.  Acerbic sense of humor. A social outcast. Comes from a broken home. Lacks confidence because his true intelligence has never really been recognized like Matt Damon’s character from Good Will Hunting with a little Jack Black thrown in.
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* [[Nicholas Rush|Dr. Nicholas Rush]]
** '''Lt. Jared Nash.''' 20-25. Junior SGC team member. Officer material but green and rough around the edges. Every teenage girl’s fantasy. Like a college quarterback thrown into his first pro game, he is thrust into the role of leader well before he’s  ready for the responsibility and must learn to take command, earn respect through action, and manage the diverse personalities on the  ship to keep everyone alive. Like Jason Bourne, he is skilled and well-trained but mentally unprepared for the urgency of the situation.
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* [[Matthew Scott|1st Lt. Matthew Scott]]
** '''Ron “Psycho” Stasiak.''' 20.  Marine.  Big, strong, silent.  You want  him on your side. You don’t want him mad at you.  Lacks control over his temper in non combat situations.  His emotional expression ranges from sarcasm to anger.  His past is a mystery but it’s clear something dark formed the hard shell around him. Yet, there must also be some moral center because otherwise he’d kill everyone around him.  Think Eric Bana’s character  “Hoot” in Blackhawk Down.  Adam Baldwin at 20 could play him.
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* [[David Telford|Col. David Telford]]
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* [[Eli Wallace]]
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* [[Camile Wray]]
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* [[Everett Young|Col. Everett Young]]
  
* [http://stargate-sg1-solutions.com/blog/?p=1735 Solutions: SGU Auditioning Commences, September 30, 2008.]
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==Related Articles==
 
 
===Keywords===
 
 
* [[Ancients]]
 
* [[Ancients]]
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* [[Destiny]]
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* [[Destiny's Planets]]
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* [[Icarus Base]]
 
* [[Stargate]]
 
* [[Stargate]]
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* [[Stargate Universe: Major Characters]]
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==Production==
  
===Production===
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'''Co-Creators/Executive Producers
* [[Carl Binder]] (executive producer, writer)
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* [[Brad Wright]]
* [[Robert C. Cooper]] (co-creator, co-showrunner, executive producer, writer)
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* [[Robert C. Cooper]]
* [[Martin Gero]] (creative consultant, writer)
 
* [[Joseph Mallozzi]] (creative consultant, writer)
 
* [[Alan McCullough]] (creative consultant, writer)
 
* [[Paul Mullie]] (creative consultant, writer)
 
* [[Brad Wright]] (co-creator, co-showrunner, executive producer, writer)
 
  
===Directors===
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'''Writers'''
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* [[Remi Aubuchon]]
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* [[Carl Binder]]
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* [[Robert C. Cooper]]
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* [[Martin Gero]]
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* [[Joseph Mallozzi]]
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* [[Barbara Marshall]]
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* [[Alan McCullough]]
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* [[Linda McGibney]]
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* [[Denis McGrath]]
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* [[Paul Mullie]]
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* [[Jeff Vlaming]]
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* [[Brad Wright]]
  
* [http://josephmallozzi.wordpress.com/2008/09/03/september-3-2008-director-andy-mikita-calls-the-shots-and-the-weird-food-purchase-of-the-day/ Joseph Mallozzi's Weblog, September 3, 2008] &mdash; "It would be very presumptuous of me to assume anything at this point, but I am hoping to direct the SGA movie and episodes of ''Universe''. Hopefully it’ll work out." &mdash; Andy Mikita.
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'''Directors'''
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* [[Felix Alcala]]
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* [[Robert Carlyle]]
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* [[Alex Chapple]]
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* [[Robert C. Cooper]]
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* [[Peter DeLuise]]
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* [[Ernest R. Dickerson]]
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* [[Andy Mikita]]
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* [[Rohn Schmidt]]
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* [[Helen Shaver]]
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* [[William Waring]]
  
 
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===Galleries===
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===Official===
 
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* [http://www.scifi.com/scifiwire/index.php?id=61531 Sci Fi Wire: Exclusive: ''Stargate Universe'' Concept Art!, October 24, 2008.]
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* [http://www.syfy.com/universe Syfy: Stargate Universe]
 
 
===Production Notes===
 
  
* [http://stargate.mgm.com/universe/ MGM: SCI FI AND MGM REACH FOR THE STARS WITH 'Stargate Universe']
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===Fan===
* [http://stargate-sg1-solutions.com/blog/index.php?s=Stargate+Universe Solutions News Blog on ''Stargate Universe'']
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* [http://stargate-sg1-solutions.com/blog/?cat=14 Solutions News and Spoiler Blog]
* [http://www.stargate-sg1-solutions.com/forum/index.php?board=30.0 Solutions On-Site Forum: ''Stargate Universe'' Pre-Production Discussion Board]
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* [http://community.livejournal.com/sg1_solutions/tag/universe Solutions at LJ: Universe Tagged Entries]
* [http://stargate-sg1-solutions.com/blog/?p=1484 Solutions: It's Official: Stargate Universe Is New Series, August 21, 2008.]
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* [http://www.caps.swannees-place.com/stargate/index.php Swannee's Stargate Screencaps]
* [http://www.mediapundit.net/2008/08/qa-with-atlantis-showrunner-joe-mallozzi.html Media Pundit Q&A with Joseph Mallozzi, August 27, 2008] &mdash; "It's hard to get burnt out on a series like Stargate simply because the basic premise allows for so many different types of storytelling. This was the case with SG-1, with Atlantis, and will no doubt be the case with Universe. One of the things that intrigues me about the Universe concept is the notion that this group is cut off from Earth and everything they've ever known. It was part of what made Atlantis so appealing in the early seasons, something we were never able to return to on account of those damn hyperspace-capable ships. Also, one of the things that bumped me about the SGU premise was its seeming inability to accommodate established guest stars. That was until Brad and Robert pitched out a clever little element that actually makes it very possible to see the likes of Daniel Jackson or Rodney McKay on SGU." &mdash; Joseph Mallozzi, ''Stargate Atlantis'' executive producer.
 
* [http://stargate-sg1-solutions.com/blog/?p=1604 Solutions: Exclusive Q&A with Joe Mallozzi, September 9, 2008] &mdash; "Individuals on both sides of the issue have made a huge deal about the push for younger viewers. The fact is Atlantis was originally envisioned along these same lines and, in my opinion, it retained the quality of the original series. I expect SGU to follow in the footsteps of its wildly successful predecessors." &mdash; Joseph Mallozzi, ''Stargate Atlantis'' executive producer.
 
* [http://www.myentertainmentworld.com/mew/tv_production_newlisting.html My Entertainment World, September 11, 2008] &mdash; TV Production Events: STARGATE: UNIVERSE - (TV Pilot/Series - 1 Hour for SCI-FI) - February 4, 2009 - Vancouver, Canada.
 
* [http://josephmallozzi.wordpress.com/2008/09/18/september-18-2008-saying-goodbye-to-sga-looking-forward-to-sgu/ Joseph Mallozzi's Weblog, September 16, 2008] &mdash; "As for our [current SGA writers and producers] involvement in SGU - still too early to say anything specific regarding our participation in the spin-off, but I’m sure we’ll all be contributing in some capacity." &mdash; Joseph Mallozzi, ''Stargate Atlantis'' executive producer.
 
* Ibid. &mdash; "Speaking of SGU, I notice that much of the reaction to the character breakdowns has been negative. While I respect everyone’s right to express their opinions, I’d suggest holding off on making a final decision on the show until you’ve actually seen it. Last week, Brad pitched us the series and its first five episodes and, I have to say, it’s a far cry from the shallow confection many fans are imagining. In fact, in many ways, it’s a much more cerebral and mature addition to the franchise. While firmly entrenched in pre-established Stargate mythology, Stargate Universe definitely strikes out in an exciting new direction. It’s a series that will delight veteran fans, but also appeal to newcomers who may not necessarily know the difference between an Alteran and an Asuran. In spite of what the indicators may suggest, this will definitely not be a Voyager 90210. The assortment of characters that make up the character breakdown are certainly an atypical collection of heroes, far-removed from the skilled likes of Jack O’Neill, Samantha Carter, John Sheppard, and Rodney McKay - but there’s a damn good reason for that. Can’t say more but suffice it to say I have a feeling this show will pleasantly surprise a lot of people." &mdash; Joseph Mallozzi, ''Stargate Atlantis'' executive producer.
 
* [http://josephmallozzi.wordpress.com/2008/09/19/september-19-2008-last-call/ Joseph Mallozzi's Weblog, September 19, 2008] &mdash; "With regard to the ongoing discussion on the forthcoming Stargate: Universe - At the end of the day, it is, of course, up to you whether you give the show a chance or not but I feel the need to point out that, at present, those characters are simply names on a page and a long way from being fully realized. It’s easy to imagine the worst case scenario. As for the relative value of my opinion - well, that’s also something for you to decide on. However given the fact that I’ve been privy to details beyond the official casting breakdown and public statements made, I am speaking from a informed position. I’ve always followed the maxim 'If you can’t say something nice about someone, don’t say anything at all.' so you can be damn sure that if I didn’t think SGU had potential, you wouldn’t be reading my opinions on the subject." &mdash; Joseph Mallozzi, ''Stargate Atlantis'' executive producer.
 
* [http://stargate-sg1-solutions.com/blog/?p=1752 Solutions: FX Stage to Become Home to SGU, October 2, 2008]
 
* [http://josephmallozzi.wordpress.com/2008/10/09/october-9-2008-actor-tyler-mcclendon-answers-your-questions/ Joseph Mallozzi's Weblog, October 9, 2008] &mdash; "When all is said and done, I believe that Paul and I will end up consulting on SGU, writing a few scripts, and writing and producing the SGA movie. That said, we’ll have significantly more free time next year which opens up the opportunity to pursue other projects. As for the office gang - well, their work on Atlantis is done. They’ll go off, hopefully enjoy a well-deserved break. Hopefully some if not all will be back in January when production on SGU gears up." &mdash; Joseph Mallozzi, ''Stargate Atlantis'' executive producer.
 
* [http://josephmallozzi.wordpress.com/2008/10/13/october-12-2008-ratings-and-travel-plans/ Joseph Mallozzi's Weblog, October 13, 2008] &mdash; "... November 10th when we’re scheduled to be back in the office, spinning ideas for SGU’s inaugural season. Brad forwarded me the first six story springboards and I have to say that the show is looking very exciting. It’ll be firmly entrenched in the established Stargate mythology but very unique in its premise and story-telling." &mdash; Joseph Mallozzi, ''Stargate Atlantis'' executive producer.
 
* [http://josephmallozzi.wordpress.com/2008/10/30/october-30-2008-author-john-twelve-hawks-answers-your-questions/ Joseph Mallozzi's Weblog, October 30, 2008] &mdash; "Carl will remain on board fulltime and continue to produce episodes. The rest of us will write a few scripts and act as story consultants." &mdash; Joseph Mallozzi, ''Stargate Atlantis executive producer.
 
  
 
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--[[User:DeeKayP|DeeKayP]] 13:56, 27 August 2008 (PDT)

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Stargate Universe

Stargate Universe is a television series created by Robert C. Cooper and Brad Wright and ran for only two seasons on Syfy: Scientists, soldiers, and civilians must use the Stargate to evacuate the Icarus Base when it comes under attack, but they end up dialing a ninth chevron address that gets them to a long-abandoned exploration ship called Destiny that the Ancients built millions of years ago. The only mission now is survival.

Episode Guides (Spoilers)

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Season One - Follow a band of soldiers, scientists and civilians, who must fend for themselves as they are forced through a Stargate when their hidden base comes under attack. The desperate survivors emerge aboard an ancient ship, which is locked on an unknown course and unable to return to Earth. Faced with meeting the most basic needs of food, water and air, the group must unlock the secrets of the ship's Stargate to survive. The danger, adventure and hope they find on board the Destiny will reveal the heroes and villains among them.

Episode Guides | Transcripts | Major Characters | Planets and Their Aliens | Kino Webisodes | Ratings

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Season Two - Through many difficult situations, the crew of the Destiny finally become a family, working together to continue Destiny's original mission. Along the way, they encounter remarkable civilizations and technology, and eventually have to resort to incredible measures to ensure their continued safety and existence.

Episode Guides | Transcripts | Major Characters | Planets and Their Aliens | Ratings

Related Characters

Related Articles

Production

Co-Creators/Executive Producers

Writers

Directors

Related Links

Official

Fan


--DeeKayP 13:56, 27 August 2008 (PDT)