We’re just a little over ONE WEEK away from the big season premiere of Stargate Universe! If you’re the spoiler type, this one is just for you. Here are six things we know about the upcoming second season, which starts on a new night, Tuesday, September 28 on Syfy Channel.
We also have a new, cleaner copy of the Comic-Con trailer below. Enjoy it again one more time! And be sure to tune in later this week for the return of the GateWorld Podcast, where we’ll look ahead to Season Two of SGU.
Beware of SPOILERS for the upcoming season in this post. Most of what we know comes from what has been released (or hinted at) publicly by the cast, crew, and network — but if you’d rather not know anything about the season ahead … well, why did you click on this headline?
In last spring’s season finale this gang of leather-clad criminals from the Milky Way galaxy managed to gate onto Destiny and hold the crew hostage. Led by the merciless Kiva, the Lucian Alliance hopes to take control of the ship and unlock its secrets for themselves. In addition to Varro (actor Mike Dopud, who appeared in the last three episodes of Season One) as a recurring character, look for two more recurring faces among the Alliance: Simeon (Robert Knepper), a conniving soldier in whom Rush may have met his match, and Ginn (Julie McNiven), a young, female scientist.
The big question is just how (or whether) our crew can coexist with an enemy who stormed the ship and killed people they knew and loved. Who will control the ship? Will the group that’s not in power have a share of food, water, and medical attention? Will they cooperate on missions? Will they take orders from whichever group is in control?
In addition to the growth of established relationships, such as Matt and Chloe, bringing new blood onto the ship means new possibilities for romance. Eli will begin a relationship with Ginn, a fellow science nerd who takes a liking to him (as seen in the new Syfy trailer). The lovely Dr. Amanda Perry (actress Kathleen Munroe, first seen in “Sabotage”) will make another visit (the trailer shows a kiss between her and Nicholas Rush). And T.J. will also reportedly find a new shoulder to lean on. … After watching the season finale, our bets are on the muscle-bound yet sensitive Alliance operative, Varro.
… very early in the season, and he won’t tell anyone — at least at first. In the trailer Rush appears to still be seeing visions of his late wife, Gloria, who appeared to him in a lucid dream while he was plugged into the ship’s chair interface (“Human”). Is she a manifestation of his subconscious, a sign of a mental break, or perhaps the ship herself seeking to communicate?
Rush finds the bridge and, Gloria suggests, the key to unlocking Destiny‘s control systems. In the second episode of the season he’ll decide to deliberately alter the ship’s course, taking them to a planet where the Stargate has been locked out of Destiny‘s reach. Rush decides to keep it to himself that he now can control the ship … and when the others do find out, he will be clearly holding all the cards when it comes to Destiny.
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