When fans will get an initial look at the craft is anyone’s guess, but the opinions are sooner rather than later. Until then, we can only imagine what shape it will take! Will the ship’s purpose and functionality play a greater role in the outer look, or will the team at Bridge Studios go with a design that simply looks cool?
“I think you have to go with a mix,” Savela told GateWorld. “It certainly lends itself as well to the exteriors, and the interiors have to match. It can’t look completely out of place or you give that away. You’ve got to have the exterior and interiors look the same.
“There is a certain functionality where you know where Brad and Robert are taking the series and what the ship does, and what it has to do, and what it’s going to do. There’s a lot of balance and juggling on what the ship looks like.”
If all goes according to plan, viewers will be staring at the Destiny for many years to come, so it makes sense to get it right.
“It will be a shape that fans will absolutely identify with,” Savela continued. “[That] was a real mandate going in. Creating a new ship that will be iconic — you hope — is a challenge. It’s harder than people think where you go, ‘Let’s create a new ship.’ The ship really has to stand out.”
“I was walking around the sets today with Andy Mikita, [going] ‘Wow, that’s amazing.’ They’ve got some incredible stuff in there.”
Let us hope we get a look at the Destiny before she appears on TV screens in Stargate Universe this fall! Stick with GateWorld for the complete interview with Universe Visual Effects Supervisor Mark Savela, coming soon!