As we expected, MGM and Syfy Channel are unveiling plenty of new Stargate Universe goodies at this week’s San Diego Comic-Con … and we’re there to pass them on to you! Tonight is the big preview event, and attendees are getting their first peek at the Stargate booth on the convention floor.
At the booth convention-goers will find several videos with never before seen footage from SGU, including the very first external shots of the show’s setting: the Ancient exploratory ship Destiny. While we are hoping the studio will be releasing a clean, clear, official shot of the ship in the near future, the video finally shows us what the ship looks like!
The Destiny is relatively flat and triungular (isosoles) in shape. The left and right sides are markedly concaved, while the aft portion of the ship is convexly rounded. The surface of the ship is”kitbashed” with layers of textural elements (akin to the surface of the Death Star on Star Wars).
According to David Read, GateWorld’s man on the convention floor, the booth video shows the ship at several angles. Much of the time the ship is in hyperspace (or some other form of faster-than-light travel).
We also spotted a shot of an observation deck on the ship, which seems likely to be a major set for character interactions:
Stick with GateWorld all this week for more from San Diego, including coverage of the big SGU panel on Friday! Comic-Con attendees, be sure to arrive early to Ballroom 20. The panel begins Friday morning at 10:30 a.m., and will give fans a chance to ask questions of several cast members and the show’s creators. Attendees will also get to see an exclusive reel of footage from Stargate Universe, which premieres October 2 on Syfy in the U.S.!
The video at the Comic-Con booth also reveals a number of plot points, which we’ll save for page 2. Beware of SPOILERS beyond this point!
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