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Sticky359
sticky359
12 years ago

It would be awesome if he were a permanent member of the cast. He’s such a great actor.

Alan
Alan
12 years ago

Awesome piece of casting! Whether he’s a regular or recurring or just a guest star…to have him a part of “Stargate: Universe” is a joy!

Jim Hutto
12 years ago

Say what??? Lou Diamond Phillips???? Don’t get me wrong, I liked some of his films. But on Stargate… Alright, when it Jack Nicholson coming onboard? Or perhaps Jim Carry or Robin Williams???? This will bode interesting.

Craig MacD.
Craig MacD.
12 years ago

Totally unexpected, but very good news. Yet another reason to look forward to SGU.

Cheapshot
Cheapshot
12 years ago

Are you friggin Kidding Me? Lou is a washed up, overacting, stale actor. I certainly hope he is not a regular on the show. Robert Patrick should have made a plea to stay on.

I look forward to SGU, if for no other reason than they took away Atlantis, and scifi is the best genre.

Katikatnik
katikatnik
12 years ago

Too bad that he wasn’t cast as Col. Nash, then I would have watched this show regularly. I think that he will be the Robert Patrick of this show, killed before the season premiere ends…

Flmatthew
flmatthew
12 years ago

Lou does sci-fi well and can act well as a bad-ass. I look forward to seeing him and hope he is a regular. Can’t wait till October. Can’t wait till they have some trailers to tease us with!

Lordball
lordball
12 years ago

@Cheapshot, go fly a kite. Your comment is really offensive. Lou Diamond Phillip is an underrated actor if you ask me. I’m glad they got him but I am very afraid for the production of this show. I mean what is the budget per episode? But I guess since there is only one Stargate show on tv and Battlestar Galactica is signing off the SCIFI network will have alot of free salary caps available. I think I’ll give this show a shot now that they have some real stars on the show because let’s face it Atlantis had no real… Read more »

Gavatarman
gavatarman
12 years ago

i love him in numbers.

@cheap shot
remember the vision statment?? POSTIVE onLY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Dreadtech
dreadtech
12 years ago

Well i think it is a given not all of these will be permanent cast members. With the 3 women cast he make 9. someone will not survive the first 3 episodes( all 3 being the opening show)
I think he is going to be the Robert Patrick of this show. Chance are one of the other 8 will be killed of towards the end of the first year.
No permanent alien character? Thats a first for Stargate.

Dreadtech
dreadtech
12 years ago

By the way i think Diamond Phillips is an OK actor, even though i do not think he will be permanment cast meber, i wish him well on the show.

Rsanchez1
rsanchez1
12 years ago

I hope this guy becomes a regular. With many people already putting Universe down, we need established actors to lift the series off the ground. This guy fits the bill.

Jaames
Jaames
12 years ago

This is definitely a surprise and more in line with what most of us were probably expecting when they said they were looking for a “household” name for the show. Not everything he has done has been great, but overall, I like the guy and I thought he did a great job in “The Triangle” miniseries.

Is he still doing “The Cleaner” or did that get cancelled already?

Koda
koda
12 years ago

Benjamin Bratt in doing “The Cleaner”.

I like all the casting and I am looking forward to October.

Jaames
Jaames
12 years ago

I always mix those two up!! Why do I do that?

Jyh
jyh
12 years ago

How can the “leader of the expedition” be a guest-starring role???

As long as he can continue recurring on Numb3rs from time to time…..

Arcticbook
arcticbook
12 years ago

I do have to say… he was alright in La Bamba. I would like to see what he can do with this role.

Macgyver
macgyver
12 years ago

I agree. La Bamba was badass. He also did a real good job acting in The First Power. I hope he can bring his A game to SGU. Just like Mickey Rourke, I’m feeling a comeback…

Arcticbook
arcticbook
12 years ago

I see where your going with this but I think Young Guns was the role that made it for him. I would like to see you prove me wrong on that one Mr. Know it all.

Macgyver
macgyver
12 years ago

Wait a second…First William L. Peterson and CSI, then Keifer Sutherland with 24, Charlie Sheen in Three and a Half Men, and now Lou Diamond Phillips in SGU. The Young Guns cast is making the jump to TV! Whats next? Emilio Estevez in the upcoming fall show: Repo Man the Series?

Leilu
Leilu
12 years ago

How exciting! Hearing this has made me more eager for SGU :) I love him in numbers and 24. I really hope he is here to stay. Please please don’t kill him off!

Efilonyug
efilonyug
12 years ago

This is a very surprising and welcoming news. Lou is a great and proven actor, good charisma and also has a great sense of humor. The SGU people made a great choice of bringing him on the show..I know everyone will love him and new viewer will embrace him just as we embrace and accepted John Shepperd on the early shows of SGA.

Mrs john sheppard
mrs john sheppard
12 years ago

yes i agree with “efilonyug” but do not compare him to john sheppard hes so hot! any how, such an amazing actor why would he want to do this show? when he can do movies in hollywood. just weird and for the dr how came out on er the same question i dont see shane west on sci fi hes making movies and he also came out on er. i guess she just wanted to do something different.jmo

Stargatelvr
12 years ago

Awesome!!! I loved him in Numb3rs!!!

Efilonyug
efilonyug
12 years ago

i’m sorry “mrs. john shepperd” , i’m not trying to disrespect the coronel, just stating the fact that he was not a known actor before SGA but overtime he did capture our love..but for lou he dont have to prove himself…cant wait to go through the gate again and board the destiny

Kribby
kribby
12 years ago

What Cheapshot and katikatnik said…

Jimwade
jimwade
12 years ago

LDP is a professional Bad-Ass. I hope on some planet they run into some snake-heads so he can show you all how BA he really is.

Danybrean
Danybrean
12 years ago

Ya know, this could work, this could actually work. LDP as Col. Telford…. and if he plays it like Col. Sumner, a real hard nosed career soldier whose bible is the chain of command, we could actually see some interesting dialogue between him and RC’s Dr. Rush. Provided the Doc is a bit of Rodney’s egomaniacal genius, O’Neill’s irreverence and throw in Carson Beckett’s timidity, you could have a recipe for sparks to fly. Telford could be a closed door, brooding, direct, clipped. They could unravel his reason for being over time. And Rush could be struggling with the longevity… Read more »

Joyrage
Joyrage
12 years ago

Lou is awesome. I think he’s perfect for the military role. He’s not only motivaated and respectful, he’s also kind and calm. He’s a good guy playing a good guy.perfect.