Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Robert Carlyle to head Stargate: Universe

Dispelling most of the internet fueled rumours about him being the next Dr. Who; BAFTA award- winning actor Robert Carlyle OBE will be playing a lead role in a popular long running sci-fi series but it won't be in the UK - it'll be over in Canada where they will be filming Stargate: Universe!

Carlyle will play Dr. David Rush on the new Stargate: Universe an "edgier and younger in tone" series than the two previous incarnations, "SGU follows a band of soldiers, scientists and civilians, who 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 missing in the far reaches of space. As they fight to survive, Dr. Rush (Carlyle) works to unlock the mysteries of the ship and return the group home, but evidence of his ulterior motives soon arises." according to the MGM press release.

Many Stargate fans were worried that according to the original casting call, only the series' military commander, a Colonel Everett Young would be older than 25 and the remainder of the cast are in their early 20's. Carlyle is obviously not the colonel however so there'll be at least two characters who'll have some idea what they're doing.


Bruce Russell said...

Ah, but will Carlyle be an ongoing character, or will he go the way of the T1000, er, Robert Patrick in SG:Atlantis?

Anonymous said...

suspect he'll be in a few episodes and then be killed off or he'll leave after the first season!(as Carlyle is a"Proper Actor" and will be too hard to hold on to! After all Carlyle's last regular tv show Was Hamish MacBeth , the story of a loveable scottish cop , it was a grannies favourite and the first thing he did after it was play Scumbag Begbie in Trainspotting!)

Declan said...

I agree. I'd give him a couple of episodes and then "evidence of his ulterior motives soon arises" at which stage he will be dispatched to the brig or the airlock screaming "I would have gotten away with it too, if it wasnt for those pesky kids".