Monday, January 12, 2009

Stargate Universe Cast and Characters

Stargate Universe CastThanks to an early character breakdown that leaked online and thanks to some other legit sources we get to know the characters of the upcoming sci-fi TV series Stargate Universe:
(NB: updates are still likely, so the character list may change.)

- Everett Young – Described as "40's [sic] handsome, capable, former SG team leader" holding the rank of Colonel who is "like the Jack O'Neill of ten years ago", yet with sharper edges. At the beginning of Stargate Universe, he has been married for two years and is the temporary commander of a secret off-world base.

- Tamara Jon – An SGC field medic in her early twenties with off-world experience. She has a modest background, yet is "beautiful, tough, smart, capable." At the beginning of the series, she is overwhelmed by the lack of medical knowledge, experience, medicine and supplies aboard the ship.

- Walker – A "stunning and sexy" daughter of a US Senator around her twenties, whose character is tested "after her father's tragic death and the dire circumstances of being trapped on a spaceship". Her father had "the political oversight to this Stargate project trying to dial the ninth chevron".

- Eli Hitchcock – A "total slacker" in his early twenties and an "utter genius" in mathematics, computers and other fields. He is a social outcast with an "acerbic sense of humor", and lacks confidence in his intelligence. The character breakdown compares him to "Matt Damon's character from Good Will Hunting with a little Jack Black thrown in".

- Scott – A skilled and well-trained Junior SGC member in his early twenties holding the rank of Lieutenant. He is "mentally unprepared for the urgency of the situation" aboard the ship.

- Ron "Psycho" Stasiak – A "big, strong, silent" marine aged 20 with a mysterious past who lacks control over his temper in non-combat situations. The character breakdown compares him to Eric Bana's character "Hoot" in Black Hawk Down.

- Dr. David Rush, played by Robert Carlyle – First mentioned in Mallozzi's blog in mid-November 2008 as "he's going to be a handful", he is going to be "the ship's brilliant Machiavellian scientist". After casting reports in mid-December 2008 had described Carlyle's character as the next Stargate leader, Mallozzi rectified that he "is not the leader of the unplanned expedition. That honor falls to Colonel Everett Young. For now. But things could have a way of changing on board a ship manned by a disparate group with very different agendas...". Brad Wright confirmed Carlyle as a series regular (instead of recurring) in early January 2009.

- Senator Walker – In casting calls described as the "proud loving father" of Chloe Walker and a "distinguished Senator" in his 50s or 60s "who is the political oversight to this Stargate project trying to dial the ninth chevron". He is slated to appear in a two-episode arc.

- Camille Wray – An IOA accountant in her 30s to 50s who is now the highest ranking IOA member left stranded on the ship. She is a "possible recurring" character who has "a false sense of importance and superiority to the other military and civilian population along with a stubborn way of asserting it"

As of now only Robert Carlyle has been officially announced, but the other actors of the cast should be revealed in the coming weeks.

The character set sounds like a nice team that promises interesting interactions aboard the spaceship Destiny. The more I know about Stargate Universe the more I'm impatient to see it!