Stargate Universe/Stargate: Atlantis Crossover Confirmed

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stargate universe atlantis crossover Stargate Universe/Stargate: Atlantis Crossover Confirmed

Season 1 of Stargate Universe came to its conclusion on June 11th and its finale left fans eager for more. Stargate Universe (SGU) is the third Stargate television series to air on Syfy, another spin-off from Stargate SG-1 and Stargate Atlantis before it.

Stargate: Atlantis was known for its cameos and cross-overs with SG-1 and the Stargate Universe series has followed suit with cameos of several main cast members from the original series. If you’re a fan of of the Stargate franchise, you’ll be excited to know that deals are in place for SGU to continue the tradition and crossover with Stargate: Atlantis for the first time during its second season.

Unlike its predecessor series’, SGU is strictly based within the confines of an ancient starship with limited exposure to planet surfaces through the use of a Stargate. The story of Universe – not too dissimilar from SG:A – follows a group of survivors including scientists, military personnel and civilians stranded on the Destiny (the Ancient ship) as they helplessly attempt to make their way home with little to no control of the automated vessel which now acts as their home, all the while dealing with internal issues of politics, cabin fever and basic survival.

The season finale left our favorite characters in an awkward situation with the ship losing power and stability due to a nearby binary neutron star, all during an invasion by the Lucian Alliance. We know our heroes will live to fight another day because Stargate Universe and Stargate Atlantis executive producer Joseph Mallozzi revealed some details along with confirmation that Stargate Universe will be crossing paths with the Atlantis crew.

stargate universe characters Stargate Universe/Stargate: Atlantis Crossover Confirmed

Stargate Universe cast

On his personal blog,  Mallozzi posted the following on Thursday:

“With word from producer John G. Lenic that the deals have been closed on those Atlantis alums, we can now move forward on the script, secure in the knowledge that both extra-special guest stars will actually be on hand to say the dialogue written for specifically for them.  Great news for fans of the old series.  There was a reluctance to move ahead with an SGA crossover, particularly on my part, because the feeling was it would step on the timing of the SGA movie, Stargate: Extinction, the events of which directly proceed the Atlantis series finale, Enemy at the Gate.  But given the delay on the movie front and the ideal premise pitched out by Remi Aubuchon and Brad Wright, it was decided to go ahead with the crossover.  Not a big deal, but it will require some changes to the Stargate: Extinction timeline which, in turn, will beg a host of questions, some of which will be answered in episode #15, some of which won’t…at least not right away.”

If you’re a fan of the Stargate franchise, you absolutely must check out the Joseph Mallozzi blog where he goes into detail about some issues that will need to be addressed for the Stargate: Extinction film and more recently, questions about Atlantis and Universe.

We won’t yet know which specific SG:A characters will be making an appearance until Syfy makes an official announcement but with them having a Stargate Universe panel at San Diego Comic-Con next week, I’m sure you can put two and two together as to when we may hear more.

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Stargate Atlantis cast

SGU is one of my favorite new shows and I’ve been digging the Richard Dean Anderson, Amanda Tapping and Michael Shanks cameos so far – I hope it works just as well with whoever they add from Atlantis.

I’ll be attending the panel and will let you know what I find out so follow us on Twitter @rob_keyes and @screenrant.

Created by Robert C. Cooper and Brad Wright, Stargate: Universe stars Robert Carlyle, David Blue, Justin Louis, Brian J. Smith, Alaina Huffman, Jamil Walker Smith, Elyse Levesque, Ming-Na. Season 2 premieres on my birthday: September 28th, 2010.

Source: Joseph Mallozzi (via Blastr)

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  1. Well, it doesn’t seem to be that big a surprise since there was already a SG-1 overlap. Stargate Command marches on.

  2. Excellent. Hope it’s Sheppard and McKay, that would be fantastic.
    So the SGA movie hasn’t been cancelled, just put on hold. That’s good too.

    • That comment after the one above made me wonder about Sheppard and McKay…

  3. but since Amanda Tapping is now on SG:A, doesn’t that mean that the SG:U/SG:A crossover has already happened? or does she only count as a SG cross-over because she was in the original series first?

  4. Torri Higginson shows up as as one of those Nano-ghosts Replicators. I loved SGA and found it interesting what they did to her character, but I disliked the fact that Amanda Tapping (who is a good actress, to be fair) was called in for replacement. I still watched, but it wasn’t as enjoyable to me.

  5. Amanda left Atlantis during their final season .

  6. I will watch, but I’m leery to say the least. SGA was pretty poor in my opinion, and I enjoy SGU a whole lot more. And yes, I appreciate how much of a minority that makes me to some SR posters. Hope this doesn’t goofball things up too much.

    • unlike tim i think that sgu is poor and sga was brilliant my personal view is that the producers should have done with sga what they did with sg1 and carried the series over for a couple of years can you imagine what sg1 fans would have reacted to sga if they would cut the series in the same year the fact of the matter is sga and sgu could have played off of one another and the fans would have given sgu the time to turn it self around yes i think the crossover will help but i think it will be to little to late if the producers had not ended sga we proberly wouldnt be having this conversation the fact is im a sg1 fan who became a sga fan and would stuck with sgu longer had they treated sga right with respect the problems with sgu are their own makeing

  7. My vote is for the ever lovely Ronon Dex (Jason Momoa)to make an appearance, he was the best character on SGA. IMO

    • He was the reason I stopped watching SGA. If they wanted Worf, why didn’t they just call Michael Dorn?

      • thats a really good point i never thought of….i enjoyed his character but thats surely who he was made after.

  8. I enjoyed all SG franchises though SGU was slow at start but i was wondering can anyone tell me when the new season of SGU starts?

  9. My guess is that McKay will be the one most used because of his familiarity with all the ancients technology, most likely Shepherd, too. Sounds good to me, though, as I really liked SGA and SGU grew on me.

  10. i never got into this show, or any of the spin-offs, loved the original kurt russell movie though

  11. I tried watching this being a big Stargate SG-1 fan, but really couldn’t stick with it. It seemed too much like a teenage soap opera that should be airing on MTV than a Stargate show…

    • This is incredibly late but I’m hoping you’ll get an email notification from my response. It airs Sept 28th! Look for my review :)

      • But no one so far has spilled about when exactly the crossover will occur?

  12. SG:U has grown on me a bit; I still think it takes itself too serious, but the last couple of episodes were pretty good. I’m hoping Tayla will make an appearance; I’ve always liked her.

  13. when dose SG U sec. season start ?

    • Sept 28

  14. I guess this is needed after the show earning the moniker “Stargate in Name Only”. For me I wish the SG/SGA actors would just stay away from it. The old fans want their heros back, but not in this context. If they’re brought in to bump ratings in the May sweeps, and with current ratings approaching 1.0, well the writing’s on the wall and you need not know Ancient to understand it.

  15. I miss SG-1 and SGA enough to sit through an SGU episode with those casts in it. I wish that SGU could end and they bring back one of the Stargate series that actually brought in viewers, but… Sci-fi channel doesn’t make that much sense. They’ll decide they only want a certain demographic and cancel a popular show… then they decide they don’t want the demographic the replacement brings in and screw the new one the same way… saying “oops, we screwed up, give us back SGA!” is way too sensible for those people.

  16. If SGA Extinction is not going to be made, then they need to cross over Joe Flanigan(Shepperd) to SGU as a guest star to reprise his role. I along with a number of fans want Shepperd paired with Teyla or I saw on yutub that they were appearantly pairing Shep/Todd.

  17. I’m so excited to hear about this! I am up to the 4th last episode of SGA so it will be nice to see what happens to them after the series was cancelled, plus I’m a huge SGA fan. More so than SGU so this will be great! Woo hoo.


  19. I do not watch SyFy except for reruns of SGA and will watch when the three movies Joe Flanigan is doing come out on SyFy this year, nor do I watch any thing by MGM or Spyglass except SGA reruns. It is clear they never were going to do SGA Extinction or SG1 movie.

  20. pleas continue SGU, I hat that it stopt :(