As time plods away, more and more members are being added to the cast of stranded humans in the upcoming Sci-Fi Channel series Stargate: Universe.  (SGU)

The latest additions include Ming-Na, Elyse Levesque, Alaina Huffman and Lou Diamond Philips.  Yep, Lou Diamond Philips.

Ming-Na comes to us from ER and will be playing Camille Wray, a company HR bigwig.

Elyse Levesque will be playing Chloe Armstrong, the daughter of a U.S. Senator who has a bit of a wild side.  We’ve previously seen her on Smallville.

Alaina Huffman now has a chance to redeem herself in this role.  You may recognize her as the girl who played Black Canary on Smallville, and was in Sci-Fi’s Painkiller Jane.  She’s going to be playing Tamara Johansen who’s an inexperienced field medic with some ‘tude.

Ba ba ba La-bamba!!  Sorry, I couldn’t help myself but that’s what comes to mind for me in one of many roles that Lou Diamond Philips (Did you know his birthname is Louis Upchurch?) has played.  I particularly liked his devilishly nasty role as Cisco in The Big Hit with Mark Wahlberg.  His latest work has him making a guest appearance in Patrick Swayze’s The Beast and has been recently in a number of episodes on Numb3rs recently.

Philips has been cast as Colonel Telford, a career military man and chosen leader of the band of lost humans in SGU.  I’ve enjoyed Philips in some of his previous roles and I think he’ll add a nice bit of depth with Carlyle as they lead the rest of the cast down this perilous new journey.

These four new cast members join Robert Carlyle, Justin Louis, David Blue, Jamil Walker Smith and Brian J. Smith who have already been cast in roles on Stargate: UniverseSGU is the newest chapter of the Stargate franchise about a group of humans who find themselves stranded on an Ancients ship, auto-cruising through deep space.

They started filming last week in Vancouver and the show is due to air in October of 2009.

Sources:  TV Guide,