29 Responses

  1. sticky359
    February 24, 2009 at 9:59 pm |

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

  2. Alan
    February 24, 2009 at 9:59 pm |

    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!

  3. Jim Hutto
    February 24, 2009 at 11:24 pm |

    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.

  4. Craig MacD.
    Craig MacD.
    February 25, 2009 at 12:33 am |

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

  5. Cheapshot
    February 25, 2009 at 1:59 am |

    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.

  6. katikatnik
    February 25, 2009 at 2:30 am |

    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…

  7. flmatthew
    February 25, 2009 at 4:36 am |

    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!

  8. lordball
    February 25, 2009 at 5:36 am |

    @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 stars and SG1 only has RDA.

  9. gavatarman
    February 25, 2009 at 6:41 am |

    i love him in numbers.

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

  10. dreadtech
    February 25, 2009 at 7:34 am |

    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.

  11. dreadtech
    February 25, 2009 at 7:39 am |

    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.

  12. rsanchez1
    February 25, 2009 at 9:49 am |

    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.

  13. Jaames
    February 25, 2009 at 11:18 am |

    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?

  14. koda
    February 25, 2009 at 12:11 pm |

    Benjamin Bratt in doing “The Cleaner”.

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

  15. Jaames
    February 25, 2009 at 3:19 pm |


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

  16. jyh
    February 25, 2009 at 5:36 pm |

    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…..

  17. arcticbook
    February 25, 2009 at 5:38 pm |

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

  18. macgyver
    February 25, 2009 at 5:40 pm |

    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…

  19. arcticbook
    February 25, 2009 at 5:45 pm |

    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.

  20. macgyver
    February 25, 2009 at 6:04 pm |

    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?

  21. Leilu
    February 25, 2009 at 8:00 pm |

    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!

  22. efilonyug
    February 25, 2009 at 11:28 pm |

    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.

  23. mrs john sheppard
    mrs john sheppard
    February 26, 2009 at 12:06 pm |

    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

  24. stargatelvr
    February 26, 2009 at 1:27 pm |

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

  25. efilonyug
    February 26, 2009 at 8:11 pm |

    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

  26. kribby
    March 3, 2009 at 1:03 pm |

    What Cheapshot and katikatnik said…

  27. jimwade
    March 6, 2009 at 5:58 pm |

    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.

  28. Danybrean
    March 9, 2009 at 10:49 am |

    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 of confinement on the Destiny and fears for the journey ahead. Throw in some fun loving easy going types, some young stags quartering each other, some crew with previous history, secret loyalties etc and finally some dark forces to give them something to live and fight for. Then ok, I might watch it. If Telford stays in and someone gets to unravel his secrets over time and Rush is brilliant but disrectful or disillusioned or just wanted to study cool stuff and was stuck on the Destiny for what now seems like a very long time, and Telford hates him. Oh yeah and lets have people who make mistakes and prank each other and create angst but who show why they were chosen when the chips are down. Oh and throw in a cook who can’t cook but was hired because he’s military and can fix the coffee machines and ovens just by listening to them and an engineer who blows up /shorts out stuff all the time because he carries unusually high amounts of static electricity in him (I know about this stuff), but whose acute taste buds tell him what’s in any food and how to make it taste good and so these two become allies until a girl comes between them and their ensuing jealousy causes food poisioning and powerouts…..
    Nah!!!! I’m still not going to wach SGU. It’s just not SG1. What was this post about again?????……………

  29. Joyrage
    July 8, 2009 at 1:31 am |

    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.

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