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SG-1 and Atlantis actors will guest on SGU this season

Tuesday - June 29, 2010
Category: GENERAL | Tags: , ,

Showing off the vast fabric of the Stargate universe, cast members from both Stargate SG-1 and Stargate Atlantis will make appearances in the second season of SGU.

That’s the word from our friends at SCI FI PI, the Web site for Australia’s SCI FI broadcast network, which was in Vancouver last week for an international press junket on the show’s set.  A full interview with executive producer Brad Wright (to whom the news is attributed) is forthcoming.

No word yet on just who will appear on the show, and how big the guest roles will be.

The first season of Stargate Universe included numerous appearances from SG-1‘s Richard Dean Anderson (Jack O’Neill), Michael Shanks (Daniel Jackson), and Amanda Tapping (Samantha Carter) — some bigger than others.

Who else from the SG-1 cast would you like to see on Destiny?  And who are your top picks from Atlantis?  Do you want characters to appear on Earth, or grab a communication stone and actually visit Destiny itself?




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  • McKay is the obvious choice, as well as Carter, at least to visit the ship itself. To support or consult from Earth/Atlantis, almost anyone is game.

  • If they intend to use an Atlantis characters for any lengthy roles it will be interesting to see how they incorporate the character because the writing styles between those SGA and SGU in particular are almost complete polar opposite. SG1 towards the end definitely gravitated toward that atlantis style show but in earlier seasons of SG1 occasionally shot more towards that SGU drama style of writing. Which I think opened the door more for a SG1 characters to guest star rather than SGA characters.

  • I’d love to see some scenes between Dr.Rush and McKay or for them to get both Zelenka and McKay onboard Destiny for a consult. I love it when those two bicker and they make the most sense to me.

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  • While I do like to see the SG1 and SGA cast members. I’d like it to be more than just a few second or one minute cameo. Can we have some plots where the guest stars actually are more involved with the plot? Poll?

  • Mckay, daniel, carter and o’neill are really the only ones that could realistically fit into the story. I am sure they could figure something out, like when they “midaway” unexpected to have tealc but it definately worked. Mckay would definitely be my top choice but seems like it would be difficult to add that character to the show. I agree the writing styles are just too different. Unless they somehow get Mckay on the show full time. that would great. Daniel seems liek the most logical if they were going to add someone from other series for an extended period of time. I always thought Daniel was an ideal character to bring to atlantis especially after now that the Ori are gone. I also thought daniel would be the best choice for someone to run the SGC. Who knows, anyone would work well

  • I’d like to see O’Neill, Carter, and Jackson again as well as maybe Dr Lee, Walter, McKay, Zelenka, Woolsey. As much as I like Teal’c and Ronan I don’t see how you could fit them in for a guest star role in this show. You know who we need to do a guest role…..Siler!!

  • The one that is no choice is O’neill, since they visit him here and there for reports and stuff.
    Teal’c, Ronan, Cameron and Sheppard, don’t really belong there unless there is some kind of battle.
    Carter and McKay, would be ok, i guess since they are smart people.
    Daniel, would just have a geek moment and would be hilarious and funny to watch :P.
    Beckett or Jennifer, would be nice too have on board since they are doctors.
    But Vala, Landry, Woolsey or Teyla, i would avoid, since they really don’t have much to give to SGU.

  • Great news! From SG-1 I’d like to see the original team of Jack, Sam, Daniel, and Teal’c appear!

    From Atlantis I’d like to see John, Ronon, and Woolsey. I don’t like the character but it makes sense for McKay to appear too.

  • i would love to see both Daniel Jackson and Rodney McKay use the communication stones to actually get on the ship. i could see trading a couple of the civilians with john sheppard and ronan or teal’c during the battles

  • I’d like Col. Samuels, Urgo, that short kid from x-files with the invisible mother and the naked old man from Torment of Tantalus. Add Felger and Anise and presto, instant classic.

  • I don’t want to see ANY SGA characters on SGU. I can’t believe that the ptb are now so desparate that they have to include SGA characters to boost SGU’s failing ratings. I thought SGU was the way forward for the franchise according to Joseph Mallozzi. Now they can’t even sustain their audience and stand on their own feet. Season 5 of SGA already did enough damage to the characters, I’m not interested in seeing SGU versions of them. I’m pretty sure it will be McKay, not because he’s the obvious choice but because he’s the ptb favourite. I wouldnt tune into SGU if the entire SGA cast appeared in it.

  • Sheppard and McKay. Since tptb downplayed Sheppard’s ATA in the later seasons of SGA, it’s about time it surfaced again. The writers stated it was the greatest gene, “the likes they never seen before”, but chose to ignore it. Must have been too much of a challenge for them. And McKay, for all the obvious reasons. Plus Flanigan and Hewlett play well off of each other.

  • ITA with @angel ‘s comment.
    None SGA cast member in sgu.
    It would seem TPTB are very desperate to call help to ones they fired 2 years ago and these same people criticized them so much comparing to sgu cast. They the best one cast with sgu ones but just after they called AT MS and RDA and now SGA ones.
    Sad and sadly LOL

  • Jack, Daniel, and Sam for SG1 and Mckay for SGA would be the obvious choices IMO. Jack because they report to him. Sam and McKay for their experience with Ancient technology. Daniel because of his knowledge of the Ancients themselves. Would be great if there was a problem on the Destiny and they bought in Sam, Daniel and McKay to fix it. Because lets face it with those three working together what couldn’t they figure out? :)
    As much as I love the other SG1 and SGA characters I cannot think of a good reason to have them in the show.

  • I agree with angel and domdom. I’d just as soon they leave the SGA characters out of it. But of course if they come to some kind of agreement with either Hewlett or Flanigan, I’ll watch in support of the *actors*.

  • McKay and Carter should be in there to try help work out how to use the ship and possible take full control of it. Sheppard would be valuable for his Military ability, plus the fact on SGA he has the best ability to use Ancient technology, from what I recall better than General Jack O’Neill (RDA).
    Daniel Jackson for his ability to understand Ancient language or it would seem any language.
    Carter would be excellent as she is her technical knowledge is out of this world and would be good to have her and Mckay together of course she is hot. Teal’c would work well with the Lucian Alliance episodes.
    But it needs to more than just a cameo for some of these characters
    @Billz… I can’t put my finger on it but I believe you would like to see Christopher Judge again…

  • It’s unfortunate, but it does seem that casting SG1 and SGA characters into SGU is a way to bring backs who quit the series. However, as someone pointed out, only a few characters would logically need to on Destiny if that’s the case. Carter, or McKay, but after McKay went through that body swap with Cadman, I seriously doubt he’d EVER do it again. As much as I like Sheppard and Mitchell, there’s no need for fighter pilots, is there? And Teal’c… Ronon…. well, I doubt they’d do it and there’s no logical reason for them to be there. And yes, more than 1-2 minutes, or really, please don’t bother.

  • I am assuming that they are going down this route in an attempt to lure some of the SGA/SG1 fans back to the franchise.
    The folks who are not watching due to dislike of the tone of the show or out of “loyalty” to the previous shows are probably not going to tune in long term just because one of their favorites makes a guest appearance. It didn’t work all that well with Daniel, Jack and Sam in terms of ratings.
    I, for one, would tune in for the ONE episode if Sheppard showed up (in support of the actor)and would wait for the YouTube clips of any of the others. I’d love to see McKay or Zelenka take Rush down a peg or Sheppard beat the H E double hockeysticks out of Scott and Young!

    Honestly though, McKay and Zelenka make the most sense to me in terms of plot. And TBTB have always found it easy to write for McKay, it’s their comfort level.
    They would have to stretch to include the non-scientists. Sheppard’s gene would have no effect, I don’t think, in a swapped body, so that wouldn’t be a reason to bring him on board.
    But his character has certainly been shown to be dark enough to “do what is necessary” and match the tone of SGU. If some sort of quantum mirror or whatever brought him there it could work.
    I can also see Keller there in her role as a physician and Vala there to deal with the Lucian Alliance folks.
    And then Todd could eat them all…

  • The only SGA character that would make sense would be McKay. And I shutter to think what they would do to him. I still cringe at The Pegasus Project and how he was the butt of the jokes. But I don’t like the tone of Universe and even if they have McKay on occasionally, I still won’t watch SGU.

  • More thinking on this and how they could get Sheppard into an episode (can you tell he’s the one I’d want to see? )- he wouldn’t actually have to be on the Destiny, there could be some tech back on Earth that only a strong gene carrier could initiate, that was vital for the Destiny’s mission to complete. Or whatever that grand mission is, could involve gathering together those with the gene into one place for some joining or something – that way you’d get Shep, Beckett, Lorne, Jack.
    OK, reaching here…

  • Wow. I thought SGU was its own show. Now TPTB are trying to lure us “old” fans back. Not gonna happen. I support the SGA and SG1 actors, but if I don’t like a show then I don’t like a show and no bait is going to get me to come back.

  • Joe Flanigan said several times that he wouldn’t be doing any SGU stuff. If – and that’s a big if – he popped up in SGU, the part would have to be rocking awesome to lure him back. He really isn’t an actor who would grovel for roles, just the opposite. He calls ’em, as he sees ’em – that’s why he rubbed the execs so wrong.

    I think that with SGA actors they mean someone like Amelia or Chuck or maybe, just maybe Zelenka or Woolsey (aiding Wray?), not the “Big Four” XP


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