“Earth” is being penned by Stargate Atlantis writer-producer Martin Gero, who has written such fan-favorite episodes as “Grace Under Pressure,” “McKay and Mrs. Miller,” and most of the season finales, premieres, and mid-season two-parters.
“This one involved a long, long discussion on the workings of a certain technology which forms the impetus to another terrific character-driven story,” Mallozzi said previously of the episode.
Mallozzi also said that Robert C. Cooper is almost finished writing the third episode of the series (#105), and that Universe will offer new locations for filming. Cooper and director Andy Mikita recently scouted for locations in the deserts of New Mexico.
“Of the first ten episodes broken, we have a grand total of zero forested planets,” Mallozzi said. “I’m not saying we won’t, eventually, come across one but, for the time being, the emphasis is on the ship and some locations atypical of Stargate.”
Stargate Universe begins filming in just four weeks, and the rest of the new show’s cast is expected to be announced soon. Learn more about the series and its characters in GateWorld’s exclusive Stargate Universe Launch Center!
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