The cast of SGU and producer Brad Wright sat down to speak with us about
what to expect of Season 2 of this hugely controversial show (at least
amongst die-hard StarGate fans), premiering on SyFy on September 28th.
Robert Carlyle is primarily known for his movie roles, with
prominent appearances in Trainspotting, The Fully Monty,
The Beach and The World Is Not Enough. He’s dabbled in
television, notably with the BBC’s Hamish Macbeth, but Stargate
Universe represents a considerably larger commitment. He plays Dr.
Nicolas Rush, the most vital and least trusted crewman on board the
starship Destiny. He sat down to speak with the press about the role on
the SGU set a few weeks ago.
Brad Wright cut his teeth as a writer on shows like Forever
Knight and The Outer Limits before becoming one of the
principal creative forces on the Stargate franchise. He currently
serves as the creator and executive producer for Stargate Universe,
and spoke at length to the press about the show and its place in the
David Blue and Elyse Levesque portray the two youngest
members of the Stargate Universe crew. He plays Eli Wallace, a
brilliant underachiever who finds himself onboard the vessel by accident.
She plays Chloe Armstrong, the daughter of a U.S. Senator similarly
catapulted to the other side of the universe. The two actors’ chemistry is
quite apparent in person, those the characters’ would-be romance seems to
be permanently on hold. The two spoke about their roles on the show and
where the third season is headed during the Stargate Universe press
day on set in Vancouver.
Justin Louis is a very funny man, which belies the
serious-as-a-heart-attack character he plays on Stargate Universe. His
Colonel Young must contend with all manner of crises from alien attacks to
crew insurgencies in an effort to find a way home. Brian J. Smith
is marginally quieter, but still evinces an easy-going nature that
contrasts with his go-getting young soldier Lt. Matthew Scott on the show.
They talked at length about their parts on Stargate Universe during
the show’s press day earlier this month.
(Questioners include Rob Vaux from the Sci-Fi Movie
Page, Steve Weintraub of Collider.com, Meredith Woerner from io9 and Jaime
Higgins from MovieWeb.)