Jumping up and down like Steve Martin in The Jerk when the new phone book arrived — that was the scene at GateWorld Headquarters this morning when FedEx delivered the SGU Press Kit.
The “kit” includes a beautiful, 33-page, full-color leather book introducing members of the press to Stargate Universe. Slipped inside the front cover is a poster card featuring this image of Brian J. Smith as Lt. Matthew Scott. Two discs nested into the back cover include “Air” Parts 1, 2 and 3 — the first three hours of SGU‘s 20-episode first season.
When that button on the front cover is pressed, the two chevrons even light up! (See our low-light photos below.)
The book itself introduces the show, the cast, the creators and producers of the series. Full-page photos of each of Universe‘s nine cast members accompany their bios, and various other images from the series are scattered throughout.
Since we can’t have you all over for tea to look at it, here’s the next best thing: pretty pictures. Watch for our complete review of “Air” at the end of the month, and the rest of GateWorld’s SGU coverage as we count down the 17 days remaining till the launch.
Click on an image to see a larger version in the gallery.
The goal of any network in touting a new show to the press is to “wow” even the most cynical, to get (hopefully positive) coverage. Of course at the end of the day, the quality of the show itself has to speak the loudest. But Syfy has definitely wowed us and many other TV writers with this package.
Thanks to our friends at MGM, Syfy and Stargate Productions for sharing this little piece of Stargate history!
Stargate Universe starts Friday, October 2 on Syfy in the U.S. and SPACE in Canada; Tuesday, October 6 on Sky1 in the U.K.; and Friday, October 9 on SCI FI in Australia.