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SGU heats up Steppin’ Out magazine

Monday - October 12, 2009

UPDATE: Visit the magazine’s Web site now to read the full, 4-page interview with the actresses!

Stargate Universe babes Alaina Huffman (“Tamara Johansen”) and Elyse Levesque (“Chloe Armstrong”) are heating up the new issue of Steppin’ Out magazine.  The actresses grace the cover of this week’s issue of the New York and New Jersey entertainment magazine, according to blogger Mark Strigl.

Here’s the cover:

Steppin Out magazine - Oct 2009 (Large)
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Steppin’ Out boasts itself as the regions number one entertainment magazine, with a readership of 140,000 and over 100,000 online visitors.

Check out the magazine online at SO-Mag.comStargate Universe airs Friday nights at 9 p.m. (8 Central) on Syfy.

(Thanks to Mark for sharing!)

Darren created GateWorld in 1999, and today is the owner and managing editor. He lives in the Seattle area with his wife and three children.

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  • Holy crap! I never noticed how green Elyse’s eyes are! Both ladies are looking mighty sexy there!

  • Is it too much to ask for them to dress like that during the show???

  • Just for reference if anyone tries to use this as evidence that SGU is slutty please type “Amanda Tapping” into Goggle images and look at the first result.

  • Anyone who DOES watch Stargate Sg-1 and IS a fan of the show and Amanda Tapping knows there is nothing slutty about her or the show.
    I admit there are new elements to SGU that were not in the SG-1, but we were told that going into it, and they shouldn’t be compared.

  • What’s wrong with being slutty? I’m male, and I’m slutty. Seriously, what’s the problem?

    Just sayin’.

  • Haha. AWESOME.

    Now they only need Jennifer Morrison on the team. C’mon, House producers are firing her (worse decision ever, right after the decision of screwing up after season3) so SGU be wise and hire her. I’ve always seen her as a Sci-Fi girl. I’m sure she could add some spice to the show!

  • Let me know when they actually start writing for the female characters on Universe. They have a lot of work to do undoing the perpetual sexism in Atlantis.

  • hahaha. a new low. 2 reasons to watch a Sci-Fi Show? I didn’t know it was a burlesque show. So forget the creative writing, fantastic directing etc., etc., Just a couple of half clad women make it a reason. I’m surprised that intelligent lady viewers are not storming Sy-fy-lis and MGM with pitchforks and flaming torches, and burning execs in effigy..

  • OMG! While as with anything sex appeal is a big draw. However, I just have one question… I don’t ever remember Rachel Luttrell ever dressing like that until 3 years later…

    Now I will admit that just because they look HOT dressed like that doesn’t make good sci-fi. I will also say this, it doesn’t hurt one damned bit.

  • To think that our morals have dropped so low as a society….God help us.

  • @US06154
    “Intelligent lady viewers” mean very fat and very ugly? No? Just look at the fan female audience on Stargate Comic-con events and think again.
    If you’re not attractive enough (yet/any longer) to pose on the fraking magazine cover – STFU and let young good lookin’ women express themselves. In any possible way.

  • Amamnda did do some shoots like this but it was never on a thing for “2 reasons to watch Stargate”.I guess brad and all the other producers ended up falling for the sex sells image! At least we have SG1 and Atlantis! You know if this was any other show I wouldnt be surprised,but with everything brad has said about “wanting the show to be for the whole family…” and stuff,it really surprises me.

  • Chill, people! These two reasons (four, I’d say) are just an extra. Good direction, good writing, good acting will always be there. But let’s face it, marketing changes, society changes, they’re just appealing to what they know might attract some more viewers at least for one episode. What’s to lose? Nothing. All series have their boy/girl hottie cast and nothing happens. Plus, for a region like NY or Jersey, you either do a cover like that, or you go unnoticed LOL.

  • God you Americans are such prudes xD If anything shows a bit too much skin that isn’t necessarily functional it’s wrong.

    Besides the idea that sex sells is ages old, Stargate is playing catch-up for that matter. I personally don’t mind seeing this at all, especially Elyse :O.

  • @universacred
    lol! so true
    im guessing that all these complainers are the ‘intelligent lady viewers’

  • O for crying out LOUD! The SGU writers don’t make the decisions on what the magazine writes on the cover, they don’t have a say in what they write period! Those in charge of the magazine put two hot female actresses on the cover because they know that will sell magazines and at the same time they are saying “if you don’t know what the new show is about you can watch it just to see these two hot ladies”. That’s it! Stop reading into stuff like this and say “oh the writers don’t think the show is good enough so they have to use these ‘poor’ ladies hot bodies as a selling point” JUST STOP IT!

  • LOL!, @universacred and Trak90, No, some of us are mature guys, not pimply faced horndogs. When I want a Good SciFi show, I don’t expect to these to gals strutting down Destiny’s aisles in these clothes and FMP’s. That would be the aisles in America’s next top model. So, are we to expect the male crew next, dressed just in Speedo’s do adorn the cover next as eye candy for the women (or guys of a different nature, as this show promises?)

  • Men in speedos would be a change from the multitude of actresses that tart themselves up so they can be noticed. Same poses, same vapid stares. Stale.

  • Although given the different standards for physical attractiveness that exist between male and female actors, seeing some of the Stargate actors in speedos would be counterproductive.

  • lol! There aren’t many fangirls clamoring for an Eli sex scene now are there!

  • Hey, anybody seen that Marge Simpson is going to be in Playboy?

    Just sayin’, this isn’t the lowest that a show has sunk to draw in young male viewers…

  • You think that’s amazing? You should see where they’re hiding their zats…

  • @sylvia, wow that’s quite disturbing.. The poor gal’s gonna have back problems.. Actually another thought occured to me. Carlisle puts a repeat performance of the Full Monty, with the rest of the crew, to increase the Morale of the crew.. wouldn’t that be a hoot?

  • SG: U gets the cover of Steppin’ Out with two scantily clad cast members on the cover, BSG: the Plan gets the cover of Maxim with two scantily clad cast members on the cover… you know, I normally have no problem with this sort of thing, but I’d really love to see some nearly-naked attractive male cast members of each show on the cover of, I don’t know, Cosmo or something. I feel that those of us who are interested in semi-naked men are getting the (if you’ll pardon the expression) shaft here.

  • Regrettably the silver outfits make me think of the cheesy 60s scifi flicks, or worse, skin flicks ;)

    And when they come out with a shot of the guys like this, I expect they’ll be called the ‘boys’ of Stargate, as well, you might as well be equal if you’re calling the women ‘babes’…

    You know, if this was a perfume ad, or a fashion spread, it would be, yeah, that’s what they do, but it’s a bizarre way to advertise a show that’s being talking so much about character development.

  • what a slutty looking poster. Im a guy and i think it hurts the show and the characters.

  • I’m actually quite shocked at the vitriolic responses posted here.

    Firstly, though I’m sure the producers could have complained if they had needed to, the styling and article choice and so on was that of the magazine, not of TPTB. It is, as others have said, no different to the BSG cast doing Maxim or Gillian Anderson doing FHM. Magazines are trying to sell copies as much as the TV shows are trying to boost ratings. It is nothing new and nothing shocking, that I can see.

    For some people, I understand that this is a step too far. And I’m sure the people complaining about this also disapprove of the Maxim and FHM shoots respectively. But we have to remember that in times such as this, companies have to do whatever they can to stay afloat.

    As far as I’m concerned, this is a magazine cover. If the PTB put the ladies in these sorts of outfits in the show, then I will want good reasons why. But for a magazine cover. Shrug.

    The thing that troubles me most, however, is not the extreme reaction from those that find this marketing over the top. I find the response understandable, given what we are used to with regard to the Stargate universe.

    The thing that troubles me is that in response to these comments, people are claiming all female fans to be “fat and ugly”. I will admit now that I am a female fan who is overweight. I’m not ashamed of that fact, so there you have it.

    But I would say that the claim that “all” intelligent, female sci-fi fans are overweight and not aesthetically pleasing is akin to saying that all male sci-fi fans are spotty, nerdy, anti-socials who live in their mothers’ basements and are between 18-25.

    I’ve seen as many healthy, slim, attractive female fans at conventions as anything else. Perhaps your eyes are just drawn to the other?

    Thing is, I would say that sci-fi fandom represents a balanced cross-section of society. With western society as it is these days, yes, there will be a lot of those deemed “overweight”. But you also get all the others.

    Such a shame that people have chosen to resort to what is largely (if you pardon the pun) an unfounded accusation.

  • Not to take anything away from these actresses, but that magazine cover makes them look a lot better than they really are.

    I used to live in Burlington, VT and during the summer, you could literally spin your head clean off trying to look at all the babes as you drove through town.

    I met a girl who worked at the Walmart in Casper, WY this summer who was at least 6 ft tall and better looking in real life, than most girls on magazine covers! and that’s without the professional makeup and photo retouching magic common to such pics.

    Beautiful women are everywhere these days. They just aren’t famous.

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