“Without any of the specifics, it’s sort of like an SG-1 episode I wrote called ‘The Pegasus Project’ back in [Season Ten]. In that there were events that needed to happen in the other galaxy that affected both sides — meaning the Destiny needs our help but we need to do something in the Milky Way in order to help it. And the people who are helping us in the Milky Way are naturally folks who work in and around the S.G.C. or Atlantis, and the people who help us this time are Woolsey and McKay.”
In “The Pegasus Project,” SG-1 traveled to Atlantis in the Pegasus Galaxy in an attempt to dial the Supergate in the Milky Way, blocking the Ori from sending any more warships through. Along the way (and with help from Rodney McKay) they ended up running afoul of both the Ori and the Wraith … at the same time.
“Seizure” guest stars former Stargate Atlantis cast members Robert Picardo and David Hewlett, and is currently slotted as the fifteenth episode of Season Two.
“Most of their storyline takes place in the Milky Way and on a planet near Earth … not in the Pegasus Galaxy but our galaxy. It was just a natural fit. I’ve been thinking of a story to bring McKay back from the beginning, but we just didn’t want him to come aboard the ship and solve the problem! That’s our job. Obviously he has his own important things to do. It’s not like he just drops everything because there’s a few folks stuck on a ship. But this time we need him and he comes up with something that is obviously very smart.
“That isn’t to say that we don’t get a great scene between him and Eli, and some fun kind of SG-1-style stuff and Atlantis stuff in terms of storytelling in the episode. It’s a little bit funnier because David can’t help himself, and there’s a whole other storyline that is really quite intense with Rush. The two storylines share a similar theme. We go back and forth between Destiny and this planet.”
“It’s kind of fun,” Wright told the site. “I don’t want to give away too much about the story, but McKay is very much McKay — I’ll just say that. He doesn’t have to pretend to be anyone else because it’s SGU.”
Check out the complete interview now at TV Deathray! New episodes of Stargate Universe air Tuesdays at 9 p.m. (8 Central) on Syfy. “Seizure” will air in 2011.