Stargate Universe has featured appearances from several members of the original cast of Stargate SG-1 during its first season. But what about Stargate Atlantis? That crossover that fans have been hoping for is officially happening!
Executive producer Joseph Mallozzi confirmed on his blog that two members of the Atlantis cast have been signed to appear in an episode of SGU‘s second season. The crossover will happen in episode 15, “Seizure,” written by Remi Aubuchon (likely airing in early 2011).
Season Two’s thirteenth episode, “Alliances,” is currently filming.
Of course, bringing in faces from the city of Atlantis means that certain outstanding questions from the end of that series need to be answered — or at least hinted at. Is the city still in San Francisco Bay (“Enemy At the Gate”)? If its gate supercedes Stargate Command for incoming wormholes, has Earth relocated its Stargate program to the city? And are Ronon and Teyla ever returning to the Pegasus Galaxy to continue the fight against the Wraith?
“There was a reluctance to move ahead with an SGA crossover, particularly on my part,” Mallozzi said, “because the feeling was it would step on the timing of the SGA movie, Stargate: Extinction, the events of which directly [followed] the Atlantis series finale, ‘Enemy At the Gate.’ But given the delay on the movie front and the idea premise pitched out by Remi Aubuchon and Brad Wright, it was decided to go ahead with the crossover. Not a big deal, but it will require some changes to the Stargate: Extinction timeline which, in turn, will beg a host of questions, some of which will be answered in episode #15, some of which won’t … at least not right away.”
Mallozzi assured fans that having the characters put in an appearance on SGU won’t have a negative impact on the Atlantis movie. (That script has been written and is awaiting a go-ahead from MGM.) “The crossover episode will only have a minimal effect on Stargate: Extinction (the heart of the story remains unchanged), and no effect on Stargate: Revolution,” he said.
For Extinction, the SGU appearance “would only necessitate some minor re-jigging to the opening.”
Mallozzi still expects the film will be produced, eventually.
Read more now at Joseph Mallozzi’s blog. Season Two of Stargate Universe begins this fall!
So … need we even ask? Which SGA cast members do you most want to see on Stargate Universe?
(Thanks to Tanith and hatak24 for the tip)