Airdate: Stargate Universe

sguFor those who have been asking, SciFi Channel will indeed be premiering Stargate Universe next month.

Updated: It will kick off as a two hour premiere on Friday October 9 at 8.30pm hot on the heels of its US launch on October 2nd as a two-hour movie on Syfy.

SGU will follow a team of explorers headed up by Dr Nicholas Rush (Robert Carlyle). They must fend for themselves as they are forced through a Stargate when their hidden base comes under attack. The desperate survivors emerge aboard an ancient ship, which is locked on an unknown course and unable to return to Earth. 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 cast also includes Lou Diamond Phillips, plus Justin Louis, Brian J. Smith, Elyse Levesque, David Blue, Alaina Huffman, Jamil Walker Smith, and Ming-Na. Stargate SG-1 and Stargate Atlantis stars Richard Dean Anderson, Amanda Tapping and Michael Shanks also appear.

There are 20 eps in the first season.


  1. i dare say to keep your eyes peeled on the new FTA digital channel 7two, i saw shorts for the channel with a shot of robert carlyle…and it was in there action area so i can make the assumption they are plannin too fast track atlantis to its conclusion to put SGU in its slot

  2. Don’t hold your breath for stargate atlantis season 5 on 7/prime/gwn anytime soon
    go out and buy it on dvd or wait until it comes out on scifi but its been airing on ad’s on scifi lately with the date october 9th so it looks so good.

  3. Wouldn’t hold my breath for Seven to get this, given they are yet to finish SG-A it doesn’t look likely, maybe GO! but it depends who bought the rights.

    I say a coming soon promo on SciFi yesterday, just a short one with the name/logo, none of the footage we have seen in the above promo.

    OT – so will SciFi AU become SyFy AU any time soon?

  4. Excellent – I was hooked to BSG’s final season and this looks good (despite it’s predecessors not really catching my interest) fast-tracking is the way to go for genre shows!

  5. this is one of the best trailers ever for a TV show! SGU definately has the potential to become the best stargate yet! Well done to SCIFI AU for fast tracking, its just a pity we dont have Syfy/Scifi HD here as yet

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