Posted by: da_nibbler | April 15, 2009

Guest Stars Announced for ‘Stargate Universe’

SciFiWire reports that the Sci Fi Channel has rounded out its cast for the new drama-adventure series SGU – Stargate Universe with a whole array of celebrity guest stars, set to make appearances throughout the show’s first season. Among the guest stars are Richard Dean Anderson, Christopher McDonald, Grammy nominated recording artist Janelle Monae, Amanda Tapping, Michael Shanks, Gary Jones and Carlo Rota.

Supposedly edgier and darker in nature Stargate Universe will take the franchise in a new direction, appealing to longtime Stargate fans and first-time viewers alike. The new series follows a band of soldiers, scientists and civilians, who must fend for themselves as they are forced through a Stargate when their hidden base comes under attack. The survivors emerge aboard an ancient ship – the Destiny – which is locked on an unknown course. Faced with meeting the most basic needs of food, water and air, the group must unlock the secrets of the ship’s Stargate to survive. The danger, adventure and hope they find on board the Destiny will reveal the heroes and villains among them.

The new original one-hour series stars Robert Carlyle, Lou Diamond Phillips and Ming-Na. Produced by MGM Television the series is currently in production in Vancouver, BC and is set to premiere on the Sci Fi Channel in October 2009 with a special two-hour episode.

The Guest Stars:

Richard Dean Anderson reprises his role as General O’Neil. O’Neil is the former leader of the elite military team SG-1.

Christopher McDonald stars as Senator Alan Armstrong. The U.S. Senator and head of the International Oversight Committee that governs the Stargate program. He is the father to Chloe Armstrong.

Janelle Monae plays herself in an upcoming episode. Janelle and her band will perform “Many Moons” and “Sincerely”, two songs featured from her latest album titled “Metropolis”.

Amanda Tapping reprises her role as Samantha Carter, an astrophysicist and United States Air Force Lieutenant Colonel.

Michael Shanks reprises his role as Dr. Daniel Jackson, Stargate’s archeologist and linguist.

Gary Jones reprises his role as Chief Mst Sgt. Walter Harriman, commander technician of the team.

Carlo Rota stars as Carl Strom, head of the International Oversight Advisory (IOA), the civilian oversight committee that heads up the Atlantis Expedition and all funding.

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Responses

  1. All terrific news, but….

    WHERE IS CHRISTOPHER JUDGE?

    ….and as always….
    Have A Very Stargate Day!

    :-)))

  2. I was wondering the same thing. He is the only one missing. Maybe they have a surprise in store for us…. or maybe it’s just wishful thinking on my part.

  3. That sort of surprise would be terrific…..in the meantime, I think that everyone should go to his official fan site and start the clamor for him to join the rest of the original SG-1 team for the premiere of SGU……


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