Apr 222017
 

Stargate Universe Wrap Up Show

Welcome to the roundtable discussion of the two seasons of Stargate Universe in this wrap up show. Joining Mike and Alan are Thomas, Ian and Steve along with additional material from the co-founder of the podcast, Scott. On the show we discuss Stargate Universe in general and answer a few more specific questions in we hope an entertaining fashion. We also have the results of the favourite episode listener poll which we ran for a week and while we didn’t get the number of votes when compared to our other polls (which ran for around a month) we got enough to give us an idea of how the show fared.

Stargate Universe

SGU Poll Results…

  1. Gauntlet
  2. Twin Destinies & Air (1,2 & 3)

Stargate Universe

We would like to thank everyone that has contributed to the Gatecast podcast for these past few years but there have been so many so for now we want to have a special mention for the three guys who joined us over skype to wrap our coverage of Stargate Universe and also to Brad for the feedback over the years and dedication in getting up so early so often to talk with us, alas scheduling prevented him from joining in directly. We also want to thank Holly for the feedback over on our Facebook group and to Dan for the email along with our continued thanks to every follower on our social media, you’ve all made this journey worthwhile.

In particular those that have joined us on the show to talk Stargate are going to get named (but not shamed) and while I am pretty sure this is a complete list if I have forgotten anyone make sure I know so I can correct any mistake, I would hate to have missed a guest while scanning through 350 episodes.

Guests…

  • Kristina
  • Stephen
  • Steve
  • Adam
  • Brad
  • Thomas
  • Adriana
  • Misa
  • Scott
  • Dan
  • Ian
  • Jacob
  • Tim
  • Daniel
  • David
  • Miles
  • Andrew
  • Michael
  • Jeff
  • Matthew
  • Shayne
  • Phil
  • Dave

Mentions…

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Apr 232017
 

Alex Ferris
Alex guest starred as Andy Spencer in the Stargate SG1 episode Citizen Joe. He has also worked on Supernatural, X-Men The Last Stand, The L Word, Sanctuary, Martha Speaks, Eureka and The Time Traveler’s Wife. IMDB Twitter
Zach Selwyn
Zach played a scientist in the Stargate Atlantis episode Tabula Rasa and also had roles in Greek, Battleship, Chicago Hope, Battleship and Dragnet. He is also a musician and presenter.
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Ken Clark
Ken is a stunt performer and had an uncredited appearance on the Stargate Atlantis episode Vegas. He has also worked on GRIMM, Eureka, Deadwood, Enterprise and The Librarians and acted on Deep Space Nine (as a Klingon), The Practice, Rent and Just Like Heaven. IMDB StuntPlayers

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Apr 222017
 

Sarah Lemon
Sarah was the second assistant director on the Stargate Universe episode Malice when the production when on location in New Mexico. She has also worked on The Avengers, John Wick, Fanboys, Quantum Apocalypse, Repo and The Time That Remains. IMDB

Apr 212017
 

Dominic Zamprogna
Dominic guest starred on two episodes of Stargate Universe (Life and Light) as Dr Boone and Aries in the Stargate Atlantis episode Childhood’s End. He also was in Battlestar playing Jammer and appeared on Smallville, Flash Gordon, Supernatural, 2012, The L Word and General Hospital as Dante Falconeri. IMDB Twitter

Rod Loomis
Rod played Osric in the Stargate SG1 episode The Quest Part 1 and Freud in Bill and Ted’s Excellent Adventure, he has also appeared on The Next Generation, Matlock and Quantum Leap. IMDB
Forest Sala
Forest was the hair stylist on Stargate Universe as well as working on productions such as Motive, Almost Human, Fairly Legal, Poltergeist The Legacy, Reaper and Travelers. IMDB

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Apr 202017
 

William deVry
William played the Tok’ra Aldwin in five episodes of Stargate SG1 and has guest starred on Nikita, Earth:Final Conflict, First Wave, Beauty and the Beast, NCIS, Hemlock Grove, Cedar Cove and has had recurring roles on the US soaps General Hospital and The Bold and the Beautiful. IMDB Twitter

Apr 192017
 

Warren Takeuchi
Warren appeared as a young doctor in the Stargate SG1 episode The Enemy Within. He has appeared on shows such as The X-Files, First Wave, Da Vinci’s Inquest, Babylon 5 Legend of the Rangers and True Justice as well as Godzilla and War. IMDB
Mary Jo Slater
Mary was the casting director for 65 episodes of Stargate SG1 and also worked with Eureka, Poltergeist: The Legacy, Babylon 5, Walker Texas Ranger, Perception, Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country, Killer Women and Mistresses. She is the mother of Christian Slater. IMDB
Edward A. Duran
Edward is a stuntman who has worked within the tv and movie industry for many years, his only work on Stargate was in the Universe episode The Greater Good. He has also worked on Breaking Bad, Banshee, Sicario, Interstellar and The Messengers. IMDB
Barry Nerling
Barry is a stunt performer and actor having worked on Stargate Atlantis (Rising), Battlestar Galactica, Arrow, Lucifer, Supergirl, Supernatural, RoboCop, Once Upon A Time and Timeless. IMDB Twitter

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Apr 182017
 

David Hewlett
David first appeared on Stargate SG1 as the annoying Rodney McKay and went on guest star on seven episodes before starring in Stargate Atlantis and then making one guest appearance on Universe in the episode Seizure.  He has also written and directed his own work including the excellent A Dog’s Breakfast and Debug, his other work includes the original Cube, State Of Syn, Rage of the Yeti, Rise, Traders, Murdoch Mysteries, Dark Matter and Urban Legends. IMDB Twitter Youtube

Laura Mennell
Laura appeared twice on Stargate in the Atlantis episode The Brotherhood playing Sanir and the SG1 episode Demons as Mary. She also starred as Nina Theroux in Alphas and has guest starred on Smallville, Supernatural, Fringe and had recurring roles on Motive as Samantha Turner, Haven as Dr. Charlotte Cross and Rebecca on Van Helsing. IMDB Twitter Official

Keith R.A. DeCandido
Keith wrote the short story Time Keeps on Slippin’ which was included in the Far Horizons Stargate anthology and the SG1 novel Kali’s Wrath. He has also written a number of Star Trek novels and has a collection of Precinct novels, comic books and novelisations. IMDB Twitter
John Prosky
John played Malchus on the Stargate SG1 episode Red Sky and also guest starred on JAG, Southside, Voyager, The West Wing, True Blood, DS9, ER, Major Crimes and Medium. IMDB
Diana Botsford
Diana is an author with two Stargate novels in her lineup as well as a short story in the Far Horizons anthology (The Drift, Four Dragons and Perceptions). She also created the story for the Star Trek TNG episode Rascals as well as independent productions Epilogue and Spiral Zone. Official Twitter
Justin Doran
Justin was a stunt performer on the Stargate Atlantis episode Phantoms and has also worked on 2012, The Revenant, Arrow, Wynonna Earp, Fringe and Percy Jackson & the Lightning Thief. IMDB

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Apr 182017
 

There’s something about water that can be breathtakingly beautiful. Maybe it’s the wetness…

Source: A Balloon Popping Underwater Looks Like A Real-Life Stargate | Nerdist

Apr 172017
 

Alaina Huffman
Alaina played Lt. Tamara Johansen in all forty episodes of Stargate Universe as well playing Dinah Lance on Smallville and Abbadon on Supernatural. She guest starred on Alphas, NCIS: LA, Painkiller Jane, Necessary Roughness and Deadly Voltage. IMDB Twitter

Carlo Rota
Carlo appeared twice on Stargate Universe as Carl Storm in the episodes Life and Earth. He also had a long running guest role on 24 (Day 6 and 7) as Morris O’Brian and appeared on Shark, Little Mosque on the Prairie, Jane the Virgin, Scorpion, Ransom and Sanctuary. IMDB Twitter Official

Alonso Oyarzun
Alonso appeared just once on Stargate Atlantis as the leader of a punk gang in the episode Bane. He has also appeared in eight episodes of Battlestar Galactica as Socinus and also in The Plan, The Core, Taken, Criminal Minds and The Dead Zone. IMDB
Mylene Dinh-Robic
Mylene played Anika in the Stargate Atlantis episode The Kindred Part 2, she has also appeared on Battlestar Galactica, Smallville, The Listener, Being Human and 19-2.
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Brendan Beiser
Brendan played Weaver in the SG1 episode Memento Mori and Tavius in the Atlantis episode The Tower. He has also been in Murdoch Mysteries, Dead Like Me, Reaper, Suits, Eureka, Dark Angel, Goblin and Supercollider. IMDB Behind The Voice Twitter

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Apr 162017
 

Ilan Muallem
Ilan appeared twice on Stargate Universe as a Lucian Alliance soldier in the episodes Incursion 1 & 2. He’s also been in Undressed, NCIS New Orleans, Secrets And Lies, Shattered, Smallville and The Walking Dead. Ilan has also directed and produced a couple of shorts. IMDB

Apr 152017
 

Gauntlet

Well this is Gauntlet the season and alas the series finale of Stargate Universe and while the episode was not specifically written as a series finale it actually works very well and by some miracle doesn’t annoy the viewer with a slap in the face cliffhanger. Of course as we know the final scenes of the series leaves everyone hanging by a thread but it’s done with such style and care you really do not mind, at least not too much.

Gauntlet

The Drones once again are pressuring Destiny and continue to block every single useful star in the immediate flight path of the ship, it’s simply impractical for Destiny to seek out resource rich worlds off the path as laid down by the seed ships so the question is asked what can they do. Eli comes up with another solution, not a good one but it has the benefit of not only preventing further conflict with the drones but maximising the current resources of the ship. His solution is to make use of the recently activates stasis pods, those combined with an energy saving FTL cruise would allow the Destiny to leave this current galaxy and bypass the are of space controlled by the drones. The margin of error is very small and the decision to implement this option would have to be taken very quickly, if Destiny’s power reserves dropped too low while in FTL the ship would be stranded in the intergalactic void with hundreds of years of sublight flight ahead of it. Some of the crew are give the option of a last visit to Earth but a minor hiccup almost derails the endeavour as some of the pods are damaged and a certain mineral is needed to enact a repair. Activating the gate will of course draw a drone command ship to their location but they lay down a diversion with one of the shuttles broadcasting a powerful signal to fool the drones, when they take the bait the shuttle does a kamikaze run and destroys the command ship and Destiny gates to the planet and collects the required material. The pods now working soon fill up and eventually only Eli, Rush and Young are left, it is then they discover one of the final three working pods is still faulty. Young doesn’t trust Rush to not risk the ship if he was unable to fix the pod after he and Eli went into stasis so Young decides to sacrifice himself but Eli makes his stand, he is confident he can fix the pod in the time allowed and will not hesitate to put the ship and crew ahead of himself if he fails in his task. Young and Rush bid their farewells in a manner which truly reflect how they feel about this young man who came onboard as a bit of a bad joke but through adversary has matured into a man that could one day lead others.

Gauntlet was an impressive episode, there is as much action as you would expect from a modern scifi series and far more drama and character work than most, par for the course with Universe but this being the finale really brings it all home. It was quite an achievement to pack so much into this last “hour” of television without sacrificing so many quiet dialogue driven scenes between characters many of which showed how far these people had come. The final situation/obstacle that Eli, Rush and Young had to deal with also summed up the show to perfection, distrust, compromise and acceptance all brought together and allowing one of the youngest members of the crew and one never intended to be part of Icarus to commit himself and his life on his skill and a simple choice to protect his friends even if it meant his life.

I’m already looking forward to watching Universe again in the near future, I really am surprised how much I have enjoyed the series after it had kinda been moved into the “will watch again one day” category whereas SG1 and Atlantis were always ready to go whenever I felt like it. The production levels, CGI and writing were all top notch and even now a few years down the line there is nothing that surpasses the quality of this series, equals yes in the case of say The Expanse but does not eclipse.

Our thanks to Thomas for joining us for Gauntlet and next week we are going to have a roundtable discussion on Stargate Universe as a whole along with the results of the quick favourite episode poll we ran for a few days. This weeks promo is for Nutty Bites and even at this late a stage if you send something in before the 21st I can get into the wrap up show as feedback.

Promo…

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Apr 152017
 

Laurie Murdoch
Laurie played Calder the Administrator in the Stargate SG1 episode Beneath The Surface a scifi cliche plot but not a bad episode. He has also guest starred on Cold Squad, Rookie Blue, Copper, Psych, Warehouse 13, Covert Affairs, Reign, The Mist, Dan for Mayor and Saving Hope. IMDB

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Apr 142017
 

Robert Carlyle
Robert starred in all forty episodes of Stargate Universe playing the wonderfully complicated Dr Nicholas Rush and is currently starring in Once Upon A Time as Mr Gold and his alter ego. He has also appeared on 24, The World Is Not Enough , Hamish Macbeth, Cracker, Trainspotting. Ravenous and starred and directed the very movie The Legend of Barney Thomson. IMDB Twitter

Janene Carleton
Janene was a stunt performer, on Stargate SG1 she doubled for Claudia Black on the episode The Pegasus Project. She has also worked on Supernatural, Smallville, Eureka, Bates Motel, Power Rangers, Deadpool and Tomorrowland: A World Beyond. She has acted on shows such as Continuum, The 100 and Supernatural. IMDB Official Twitter

Darek Gogol
Derek was a conceptual illustrator on the 1994 Stargate movie. He has also provided his talents on Aladdin, Minority Report, The Matrix Reloaded, National Treasure, Armageddon, Iron Man 2 and Enchanted. IMDB

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Apr 132017
 

Erick Avari
Erick appeared on both the original Stargate theatrical movie and on three episodes of SG1 as Kasuf (Absolute Power, Forever in a Day and Secrets).  He has also guest starred on Heroes, Enterprise, The X-Files, Castle, Babylon 5, Warehouse 13, Grimm and TNG. IMDB Twitter Official

Michael Cassutt
Michael wrote the Stargate SG1 episode Tangent and has also written for Andromeda, Seven Days, Z-Nation, Odyssey 5 and The Dead Zone. He is also a producer and published author.
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Apr 122017
 

Tom O’Brien
Tom guest starred as Brian Volger in the Stargate SG1 episode Covenant and has guest starred on Smallville, Supernatural, The Dead Zone and Timecop the series. IMDB
Ashley O’Connell
Ashley played the Fruit Stand Owner in the Stargate Atlantis episode Irresponsible & appeared in the movie Watchmen, Legends of Tomorrow, Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency but spends more time on the stage than on television. IMDB
Cameron K. Smith
Cameron played the Jaffa warrior Re’Lo in the Stargate SG1 episode The Changling and has also appeared on Supernatural, Fringe, Smallville, Taken and Alcatraz. IMDB
Melanie Cassidy
Melanie was the Art Director for forty episodes of Stargate Atlantis as well as assistant art director on thirteen episodes of SG1. She has also worked on Elysium, Watchmen and X-Men: The Last Stand. IMDB

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