Friday, August 22, 2008

New Stargate Series

The SciFi Channel has green lit a new Stargate series for early next year. Titled Stargate: Universe, the new series will follow a band of explorers from Earth who end up on an Ancient spaceship called Destiny. The ship has a pre-programed mission forcing the team to come along for the ride with no way back to Earth.

More after the jump..

Here is a more detailed description of the new series.

From The Live Feed:
After unlocking the mystery of the Stargate's ninth chevron, a team of explorers travels to an unmanned starship called the Destiny, launched by The Ancients at the height of their civilization as a grand experiment set in motion, but never completed.

What starts as a simple reconnaissance turns into a never ending mission, as the Stargate Universe crew discovers the ship is unable to return to Earth, and they must now fend for themselves aboard the Destiny.
The crew will travel to the far reaches of the universe, connecting with each of the previously launched Stargates, thus fulfilling the Destiny's original mission.

Challenges will arise though as the ship comes into range of Stargates placed centuries ahead of the Destiny, but only for a brief period of time before carrying on with its pre-programmed navigational schedule. If someone is left behind, there is no way to go back for them, adding to the drama of encountering new races, enemies and adventures.

A 2-hour movie is set to air the first half of next year, with the series kicking off during the summer.

This is great news for Stargate fans coming on the heels of Stargate: Atlantis' cancellation. Hopefully the series is as good as it's predecessors and has a good run. Are you looking forward to this new series?

Source: The Live Feed


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