Stargate had quietly gone about its business becoming one of the most successful sci-fi franchises in history. It was a solid movie and then went on to Television where Stargate SG-1 ran for 10 years which then spun off to Stargate Atlantis and now a 3rd television incarnation is getting ready to launch. Stargate Universe.
Apparently they’ve already locked up the leader of the new Stargate team. Robert Carlyle.
I’ve been a fan of Robert Carlyle’s ever since I first saw The Full Monty over 10 years ago. I thought he was a solid Bond Villain in The World Is Not Enough, great in Trainspotting and was even better in Eragon (ok, I’m kidding about the Eragon part). Now he’s moving to a full time TV gig. The folks over at ComingSoon give us the following:
Described as edgier, darker and younger-skewing than its predecessors, “SGU” follows a group of soldiers, scientists and civilians left to fend for themselves when forced through a Stargate after their hidden base comes under attack. The survivors, who emerge aboard an ancient ship missing in the far reaches of space, are led by Dr. David Rush (Carlyle), who works to unlock the ship’s mysteries and return the group home but also might have ulterior motives.
Being a major Sci-Fi junkie and moderate Stargate fan… on top of the fact that I like Carlyle so much… you can count me in to at least check out the first few episodes of this one. I wonder if we’ll ever get another full blown theatrical Stargate movie?