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PG15
August 22nd, 2009, 09:08 PM
Writer: Joe Mallozzi (Produced by Brad Wright)
Director: Andy Mikita

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We come to it at last. First up, the comfirnation of the title (and of my brilliance):


PG15 writes: “1. Is the title of the episodes, “Incursion”? Plus “part 1? and “part 2? where necessary, of course.

2. So is this it then? It’s for sure going to be a 2-parter? I mean, unless something unforeseen happens?”

Answer: 1. Brilliant deductions. Why, yes, it is.

2. And, yes, it will certainly be a two-parter. We are all in agreement.



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See next few posts for the HUGE backlog of info I've stashed up for this episode.

PG15
August 22nd, 2009, 09:13 PM
There has been some discussion of making the story idea Rob pitched out for episode 17 the season finale. I think it would be a wonderfully Holy ****! way to cap off the Universe’s first year. Blazin’!

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PG15 writes: “1. Again, alluding to the past, you once said that you guys were discussing making Rob’s pitch for Episode 17 into the season finale (March 10th entry). Did you guys end up doing that, or is that pitch still for episode 17? […]”

Answers: 1. The story that formerly occupied the 17 slots is now the season finale. […]

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I eventually made my way back up to the offices and where I chatted with Brad about episodes 18, 19, and 20. He and Rob have some fantastic notions for the stretch run that promise to cap off SGU’s first season with a bang! And plenty of surprises.

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I’ll start thinking about 19 – which dovetails nicely into 20, our thrilling season finale.

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PG15 writes: “ […] 3. Who’s writing the thrilling Season finale?”

Answers: […] 3. Either Brad or Robert.

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Today, we set aside an hour to talk stories – specifically, the back half of SGU’s first season. Okay, okay. I think that, this time, I’ve got it right. […] Finally, Paul and I are going to start thinking about #19 and #20 as it now looks like we’ll be the ones to put the capper on SGU’s inaugural season.

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PG15 writes: “[…] 2. Is Paul writing the season finale? […]

Answers: […] 2. Paul and I are presently hammering out episodes #19 and #20. It remains to be seen who will be writing which one. […]

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Well, damn. Normally, when I’m given the green light on a story idea, I can head off on my own, spin it and beat out an outline inside of a week, but I seem to have hit the wall with episodes 19 and 20. Part of the problem rests with the fact that, when I break a story, I start at the beginning and work my way through. Unfortunately, the idea pitched out for episode 19 is fairly complex and full of TBD’s (“To Be Decided’s” for those not in the know). Paul suggested we work backward from episode 20, but that is easier said than done given that 20 is fraught with TBD’s as well. Working backward is the right idea, but our starting point should actually be season two. Sometime in the next two weeks, we’re going to have to sit everyone down and establish a game plan for the back half and beyond. That way, we can all head off on hiatus with a script assignment – and, more importantly, come back from hiatus with SGU’s first season stories locked down.


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Now if all goes according to plan, we’ll break Episode #20 on Wednesday, discuss Brad’s story, and ensure everyone is poised to go to script before our lengthy hiatus.

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Well, with time ticking down toward the beginning of our summer hiatus, we all gathered again the other day to discuss episode 20. We took an hour to discuss the story, throw out some notions and then, with time running out, put the potential act breaks up on the whiteboard (You know, those tun-tun-TAAA moments right before you cut to commercial – ie. the villain gets the upper hand, our team is trapped, our hero loses his lucky sock.). The plan was for everyone to re-gather today and actually break the story – the tease and all five acts, 4-5 beats per act.

Well, that was the plan anyway but, unfortunately, Rob Cooper had some post-production issues to deal with. And he’d be unavailable next week which meant we had to proceed without him. Normally, the absence of a single individual wouldn’t be that big a deal but, in this case, it was. For a number of reasons. First and foremost is the fact that Rob is the master spinner, ever capable of coming up with a solution to any creative roadblock no matter how wild or wacky the idea. Secondly – and this applies to co-creator and series show runner Brad Wright as well – this is the season finale and if there’s an episode you DON”T want to break without him, it would be this one. At the end of the day, Brad and Rob have the final say and there’s nothing more dispiriting than spending a day outlining an episode, presenting it, and having one of them find fault or creatively disagree with a crucial story element. It happens, of course, but it could be avoided – and would save a whole lot of time and effort – if we were all on the same page from the get-go.

But that wasn’t going to happen today. Paul and Carl were kind enough to offer to spend the morning breaking the episode with me, but I elected to set aside an hour to review what I had and beat out the story myself. Given the choice, more often than not I prefer to work alone.

Sometimes, you can spend days stumped, staring at those varying narrative elements as if they were pieces to completely different puzzles – the corner of a building, a tuft of cloud, the rear hindquarters of a rhinoceros – willing them to magically come together to no avail. Other times, you’ll be struck by a moment of clarity in which the disparate pieces coalesce and crystallize to form a coherent creative vision. You never know how it’s going to go. But, this morning, I was fortunate. I broke down the story, jotting the beats up on the whiteboard, then invited Paul, Carl, and Brad into the room and pitched it to them. They had some great suggestions that I incorporated into the narrative and, half an hour later, I was done. Now all I have to do is put out the beat sheet, get some feedback (hopefully Rob will like what we‘ve got), and I’m done.

Well, practically done. There’s that whole “writing of the script” thing, but that’s the easy part.

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PG15 writes: “Are you writing episode 20? Is Paul writing episode 19?”

Answer: Yes and yes.

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With three days to go before the official start of our summer hiatus, I was back in the office today, trying to figure out the beat sheet for the big SGU Season 1 finale (hint: the title rhymes with the name of the preceding episode). Lots going on in this one and this first pass was really just an attempt to establish the major beats, who is where doing what and why, and the general escalation of the action. Tomorrow, I get down to details and start running the character through lines, ensuring that all the individual beats track and, hopefully, dovetail in step with the plot. Some wonderful shocks in this one, big and small.


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Josh Taylor writes: “How are the final two episodes going for Season One?”

Answer: Paul has already gone to script on episode 19. I received notes on the outline for 20 and plan to start work on the script later in the week.


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Well, I finally did it. I finally started writing the season finale. Next to writing any of the first three and a half acts or doing the re-writes, actually starting the script is one of the hardest parts of the process. This morning, I decided to tackle the Tease (aka Teaser, aka Cold Open, aka Lord Pimsley’s Lugubrian Cache-Entrée). After a discussion with Paul – who is writing the penultimate episode which segues neatly into mine – I had a game plan. And after working out the broad strokes of the scene(s) over breakfast, I was ready to move onto the next step – a hot shower where I proceeded to run the dialogue in my head. Forty-five minutes later the bathroom walls were bubbling and I had my Tease. I hurried downstairs lest I suddenly collapse and wake up with an inexplicable case of amnesia like that woman in the first season of 24, and wrote it up. Four glorious pages! From here on in, it’s smoooooth sailing.

Until tomorrow when I have to start Act I.

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I’m on a roll! I followed up yesterday’s Tease by writing the first scene of Act I. At this torrid pace, I should have at least half a script completed when I return to the office in August. There’ll be a lot of raised eyebrows when episode #20 goes wide.

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So far, so good on the script front. I hit the 15 page mark this afternoon. Things get very busy very quickly and there’s a hell of a lot happening in what’s shaping up to be a fairly robust first act. Tomorrow, I’ll go over what I’ve got so far, tweak and tighten, trim the page count and move on, hopefully closing out Act 1 before the 18 page mark and well ahead of schedule. Complicating matters for some of the one on one discussions is the fact that the preceding scripts are presently being written and certain cross-character developments are still in the process of solidifying and settling. Some of these conversations will have to be TBD until I’ve read the scripts for episodes #16 through #19 and, more importantly, everyone is on board with the directions of a few of these arcs.

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To be Continued...

PG15
August 22nd, 2009, 09:13 PM
And now, the Continuation...


Well, some progress on the script for the season finale today. On the positive side, I hit the 22 page mark and I do like what I have. On the negative side, Act I is 17 ½ pages long. I’ll look to trim where I can but, in all honesty, it’s action-filled and should move pretty damn quickly. Paul is apparently into the second act on his script. No idea how Carl and Martin are faring on theirs but, knowing them, they’re probably already finished and coming up with story ideas for season two. The show-offs.

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I’m off to dinner with Alan McCullough (formerly of Stargate, presently of Sanctuary) tonight so this will be a moderately early entry. When I get back, I plan to see how much headway I can make on the script. Last night, I hit the 28 page mark and things were coming along nicely – until I realized I’d forgotten to address a character. And then, upon closer scrutiny, two characters. Damn. Tonight, I re-read, readjust, and rewrite. The plan all along was to have half the script written by the I return the office on Monday (I’m already there).

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A rare burst of creative energy today! I revised the Tease and Act I of episode 20, getting the latter down to a more manageable 16 pages, then made some significant headway on Act II, shaping up to be a robust 14 pages. All the characters are in play but two so, tomorrow, I’m going to go over what I’ve got and make them a little more prominent, thread them into the existing story a little better. This being the season finale, I think it’s important that all of the characters get their turn to shine.


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I wanted to work on the script – really, I did – but as fired up as I was yesterday, I was stone cold frozen today. The words just wouldn’t come and, after a half an hour of futile spinning, I decided redirect my attention elsewhere and pick things up tomorrow. I only have a few short scenes to write and I’ll have completed Act II – well on schedule. Of course, once we get into the third, that’s when the fun starts. And by fun, I mean heavy research. I have a stack of enormous tomes stacked up by my laptop, just waiting to be read.


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In order to make any headway on the writing front, I need the authorial equivalent of a running start – all the way back to the Tease, reading over what I have, zipping along through the first act, picking up speed in the second act until I reaching the point where I left off – where I launch myself, allowing momentum to carry me headlong into the unknown. Like the long jump: sprint, stride, stride, and LEEAAAAAAP! I landed somewhere on P.38, smackdab in the middle of Act III.

So far, so good except that I have a feeling this script is going to be long. On the bright side, I’m sure my fellow writers will be more than happy to tell me what to lose when the time comes.


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Oh, you’ll all be pleased to hear that I did make some headway on Episode #20 today, hitting the 40 page mark late this afternoon. I do like what I have but, as I told Exec. Producer and Co-Showrunner Robert Cooper last night at dinner, I fear the script is going to come in long. There is simply a helluvalot going on here. For his part, Rob didn’t seem all that concerned. Quite the opposite in fact. His reaction: “Great! Two-parter! We’ll save on of the other stories for season two!”

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I am Exhausted. Yes, with a capital E. After chatting with Brad and co. about my script for the season finale, it was decided that I would go off, work on it this long weekend, and hopefully/eventually get a firm sense as to whether it was actually one episode or two. After all my talk of “too much story”, I was prepared for disappointment in the event I ended up with a solid script and a half – which I would, of course, trim down (1 jam-packed episode always beats 2 flabby episodes). Anyway, as I was leaving the offices yesterday, Rob advised me not to force it. If it was two scripts, great. If it was only one script, just as great. My writing partner Paul, however, couldn’t resist delivering the following parting shot: “Boy, everybody’s going to be so disappointed if it’s not two scripts. You’re going to let everyone down.”

So today, I wrote. And wrote. And wrote. And wrote. And, by the time I was done (and I only mean “done” in the sense that I’m “done writing for the day” and am nowhere near finished my work), I’d completed one script, 50 glorious pages, written the Tease of the next one, and had more or less figured out: a) where I’m going to end up and, most importantly, b) how I’m going to get there. As it turned out, writing wasn’t the challenge today (although I’ll admit to spinning my wheels a little on one particular scene). No, the real challenge presented itself when it came time to reconfigure the act breaks. Act 3 was too long and, despite my best efforts, either Act 4 or 5 kept coming in too short. I thought about it, re-read what I had, cut, pasted, shifted scenes, re-balanced the acts and, finally, voila! Five solid acts!

Let’s hope the same can be said for the second script. If I catch that elusive second wind any time between now and bedtime, I’d like to make a little more headway. If not, there’s always tomorrow. I figure if I complete ten pages a day, I’ll have two completed scripts by the time Brad and Robert get back from the TCA’s later next week.

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Thor94 writes: “what is the title of episode 20, and it is a cliffanger?”

Answer: The title is a secret. And, yes, it will be a bigtime cliffhanger.


Philburt Sugar Cane writes: “Is it difficult writing the series finale without having the rest of the season in place? Or is it not all that bad since you break the stories as a staff?”

Answer: We all take part in the story-breaking sessions, so we all know what to expect and, more importantly, what to write towards and pay-off later.



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I’m feeling dizzy, weak, and nauseous, am suffering from a slight headache, and I think my nose is about to start bleeding. It’s either radiation poisoning or the after-effects of working all day on this script. Or maybe a bit of both (Exactly how much electromagnetic radiation will I have been exposed to by sitting in front of a laptop for twelve straight hours?). I went over Script #1 (52 pages but 49 ½ actual full pages of fun), made some revisions, went over the Script #2 Tease, made some minor adjustments, then forged ahead. By the time dust settled about an hour ago, I’d hit the top of page 17 and the beginning of Act II. All good EXCEPT…I just realized that I don’t have an Act II break. I have apparently misplaced it and require a new one. And Act III may be a little thin. But when I hit Acts IV and V, they’ll be packed with adventure, intrigue, and wonder-stellar goodness. In addition to assorted Holy Crap! moments.

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AMZ writes: “I am wondering though – does this mean the finale will be twice as long? Or does it mean we’ll get a JM Cliffhanger special, and have to wait until season two for the second part?”

Answer: It means episode 19 will become episode 18, episode 18 will become episode 17, the story schedule to be episode 17 will disappear, and the two scripts I’m working on will become episodes 19 and 20.


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A great writing day. Granted, a better day for lazing about in the sun but, still, writers can’t be choosers. So after lying awake in bed last night working the story out in my head, I finally found my Act II break! (I’d left it in the garage behind the recycling bin.). Thus armed, I sat down to write (actually, I stood but that’s neither here nor there) and banged out the second act in no time. 10 ¾ pages, by the time I was done I had hit the 26 page mark. And it was only a little after 3:00 p.m.! Of course the fact that I got up at 7:00 a.m. may have been a contributing factor. Anyway, I’m very pleased with my progress. If I can get Act III done tomorrow, Acts IV and V will practically write themselves (Not literally though. I’ve tried and it doesn’t work.). I’m aiming to complete rough drafts of both scripts by Tuesday, will go over them Wednesday and Thursday, and put them out on Friday when I will, no doubt, be relieved and overcome with euphoria that accompanies a job well done…until Monday when I receive everyone’s notes and they tell me to combine the two scripts into one.

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Anais33 a ecrit:: “1) Combien d’heures par jours passez vous à écrire vorte scripte? […]”

Reponses: 1) Ce weekend – 12 heures par jour. […]

Translation: 1) This weekend, I’m averaging about 12 hours a day on the script(s). […]



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Well, I had only planned on finishing up Act IV of Script #2 today but, as expected, got on a roll and ended up sailing through Act V to finish the darn thing. The second script is a robust 53 pages (52 full) and contains what is, without a doubt, the biggest HOLY #%&@! ending I have ever written. I mean, I knew what was going to happen but, as I was writing toward it and the different pieces of the story were falling into place, I decided to go with a little something different in the lead-up and…well…it’s quite the eyebrow-raiser. Actually, the double eyebrow-raiser. Hell, the truth is, you don’t have enough eyebrows to make it work. Trust me.

So, now I have two rough drafts. […] Tomorrow, I start work on streamlining my two scripts, getting the all important timing down, adjusting the scenes, tweaking the dialogue, and generally just making sure it all makes sense. The plan was to put them out on Monday but, given that I’m so ahead of schedule, I may aim for a pre-weekend release.

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To be Continued...

PG15
August 22nd, 2009, 09:15 PM
And now, the Conclusion.


“Ooooh fuuuuudge.” Only I didn’t say ‘fudge.’ I said the word. The big one. The queen mother of dirty words. The ‘f, dash, dash, dash’ word. Yep, for a full minute this morning I was little Ralphie Parker. It was the moment I opened up Martin’s script, Lost, on my laptop and noticed the font. Courier New as opposed to the old SG-1 and Atlantis Times New Roman. Hmmm. I checked Carl’s script. Courier New as well. I went back to the two scripts I’d slaved over these past few weeks. Times New Roman. I automatically used an old template without even having given it a second thought. But I was certainly thinking about it this morning as I accessed the “edit format” function of Screenwriter, changed the font to the accepted Courier New, hit “OK” – and watched the scripts balloon. Script #1, once 50 pages long, was now a pudgy 56. And Script #2, formerly 53 pages in length, was a colossal 60! Anyone up for a three-parter?

No, no. I didn’t think so. Actually this is a good thing. It allows me to focus on tightening up both scripts without having to worry about relative act lengths. Once I’m through with them, these scripts will sing. And when the my fellow writer-producers read them – well, there won’t be a dry eye in the house.



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I’m going to go over both of my scripts and – provided on how things go – try to get them in tomorrow so [Rob Cooper will] have the weekend to read them rather than having to read them on set. The latter would be terrible as I’m sure he’ll be so engrossed and eager to finish reading that he’ll no doubt hold up production just to see “how it all turns out”. And I, of course, would feel terribly guilty. So, tonight, I start my first pass on my drafts.


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Okay. Almost there. Today, I finally trimmed both scripts down to a manageable 51 pages. Next up is the “Print and Pace” stage in which I have Lawren print me up a copy so that I can walk up and down the halls of the production office, script in hand, reading and revising, looking very much like an actor preparing for an audition. I might give both scripts another once-over before Monday but, until then…

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Grapesofwraith writes: “And a question about the script-font mix up – if you guys are using Courier now, shouldn’t you have realized it when writing Space a couple months ago?”

Answer: I did realize when writing Space. Then promptly forgot and realized again while writing these two scripts.

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I had two scenes to write today. I worked out the first one in my head as I was driving in to work this morning and was able to write it up in no time. I was on fire! I immediately moved on to the second scene, confident I would have the scripts wrapped up in no time. And…nothing. I spent two hours sitting in front of my laptop, wondering what kind of Thai dishes the production office had ordered for lunch and whether the spread would include chicken with yellow curry which I’m partial to but don’t love as much as that pork with eggplant and jalapenos that I used to get every time I visited that restaurant in Yaletown and that Paul would always get when he was ordering in and what was I going to have for dinner tonight and, hey, I should really catch up on my emails because it’s been almost a week since various friends and acquaintances contacted me but first let’s go online and see what’s making news and, if not making news, then at the very least amusing the general net pop and, well, you get the idea. I was getting nowhere fast. This was in marked contrast to my creative charge only hours earlier. What happened? Well, simply put, I got out of my car. Yep, for some reason, I do some my best writing while I’m at the wheel. So, rather than sit there and wait for inspiration to strike, I hopped into my car and went for a ride. By the time I rolled back into my office some forty-five minutes later, I had my scene.

I went over both scripts and made some tweaks. Tomorrow, I’ll review them one last time and then, finally, put them out – if not for me, then for Carl who seems especially eager to read them, his eyes lighting up whenever I stroll by his office. “Script?!”he’ll call out in anticipation. “No,”I have to tell him. “Not yet.” His obvious disappointment breaks my heart. It’s like telling a kid Santa Claus forgot to bring him presents. But not as funny.



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Today, I finally finished the scripts. Well, not really because a script isn’t technically done until it’s been shot and I still have my most despised stage of the scripting process not to look forward to – the dreaded rewrite. But, for the moment, a much-needed breather. Now, it’s all in the hands of my fellow writer-producers who will read, consider, and give me notes – some time between now and early next month.

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Rob has been directing Human, Brad has been prepping Sabotage, and Paul has been finishing up his first draft of Subversion, so the only producer who has actually had the time to read my scripts, episodes #19 and #20, is Carl. He dropped by my office today to offer his opinion. Yes, I agreed, the B story will require some rethinking and there are a few sequences that will need some tweaking but, happily, Carl found it exciting, well-paced and seemed quite intrigued by the ending. And, most importantly, he felt it worked well as two scripts. Hopefully, the others will feel the same.

Rob dropped my office after lunch while the production was making the move from the location to mess set, waved my first script and joked: “It’s so hard to know what’s going on without having read episode eighteen.” – a reference to Paul’s script, still being written. “Yeah, tell me about it,”I countered. “You think reading is confusing. Try writing the next script!”

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PG15 writes: “ Assuming your 2 scripts for episodes 19 and 20 remain 2 scripts, how will the naming go? Will they be (Name) Part 1 and (Name) Part 2, or 2 completely different names, i.e. Darkness and Light?”

Answer: I would prefer to go with a shared name X I and X II.



http://josephmallozzi.wordpress.com/2009/08/15/august-15-2009-addressing-the-issues-and-a-robust-mailbag/



The final half-dozen scripts are in play and we’ve been busy writing, revising, reading, and critiquing. [...] As for those last two episodes – Carl read ’em and liked them. He had some notes, specifically dealing with an element of the story that I was having trouble with myself, but offered up a great idea for the fix. Brad and Paul have only read the first script but responded positively. All well and good but I think I’ll hold off on breathing that sigh of relief until they’ve read the second script AND Rob (who’s been off directing Human) weighs in with his opinion. They’re all tough critics and one bad review is enough to thoroughly upend a draft. The guest casting on these final three should be a lot of fun.



http://josephmallozzi.wordpress.com/2009/08/17/august-17-2009-air-iii-day-2-mix-all-scripts-in-play-the-destiny-mess-mailbag/



Hey, finally received notes on both scripts today. Thankfully (and most importantly) everyone agrees that it’s a two-episode story. “I can’t believe we thought this was only one episode,”were Paul’s words. Anyway, some terrific suggestions that will help clarify certain elements, address a few outstanding issues, and generally tighten things up. I tend to hate rewrites, but this one (technically, these two) actually looks like it could be a lot of fun.



http://josephmallozzi.wordpress.com/2009/08/21/august-21-2009-google-translation-script-notes-wedding-wishes-vfx-supervisor-mark-savela-actor-jamil-walker-smith/

Coronach
August 22nd, 2009, 09:21 PM
Incursion:


1) the act of entering some territory or domain (often in large numbers); "the incursion of television into the American living room"

2) penetration: an attack that penetrates into enemy territory

3) the mistake of incurring liability or blame

4) An aggressive movement into somewhere; an invasion


:eek:

Sounds promising!

major davis
August 22nd, 2009, 09:23 PM
Wow!!! Congrats PG!! How did you guess the title, was it random, or did you have a lead?

PG15
August 22nd, 2009, 09:31 PM
Only hint: it rhymes with the episode previous to this, Subversion.

The rest is pure luck. :D

jelgate
August 22nd, 2009, 09:33 PM
Only hint: it rhymes with the episode previous to this, Subversion.

The rest is pure luck. :D

How many incorrect guess have you had?:P

PG15
August 22nd, 2009, 09:34 PM
Seriously? None. At least, for this episode. This was my first guess. :D

Now, if you want to talk about the episode before this, then that's a different story. ;)

major davis
August 22nd, 2009, 09:35 PM
Incursion:



:eek:

Sounds promising!

I'm guessing aliens somehow get on board the destiny. Or maybe vica versa???

major davis
August 22nd, 2009, 09:37 PM
Seriously? None. At least, for this episode. This was my first guess. :D

Now, if you want to talk about the episode before this, then that's a different story. ;)

But what made you choose the word incursion over invasion? I mean did you choose incursion just cause it ryhmed?

PG15
August 22nd, 2009, 09:39 PM
But what made you choose the word incursion over invasion? I mean did you choose incursion just cause it ryhmed?

Pretty much. It rhymed, and out of all the words that did rhyme with Subversion, I tried Incursion because it sounded the coolest. Also, it reminded me of my favorite episode of Star Trek, "Year of Hell", from Voyager.

...Which I guess makes this pretty mindblowing, cosmically speaking. ;)

Coronach
August 22nd, 2009, 09:43 PM
Seriously? None. At least, for this episode. This was my first guess. :D

Now, if you want to talk about the episode before this, then that's a different story. ;)

We all have our shining moments in this regard ;)


I'm guessing aliens somehow get on board the destiny. Or maybe vica versa???

Indeed. Though what intrigues me most is that it's the season finale, and JM mentioned it being quite a cliffhanger (as they always are ;)). What will this mean for the Destiny and it's crew, assuming the plot follows something like this storyline.

major davis
August 22nd, 2009, 09:45 PM
Wait, so JM hinted that it ryhmed with the previous ep?

Oh and everyone PG15 will now be known as Sir Sicks-tean, guessed of finale titles. :p

PG15
August 22nd, 2009, 09:46 PM
We all have our shining moments in this regard ;)

:lol:

That was one of the funniest posts you've ever posted...and DAMMIT I still can't green you!!

THIS SUCKS.

As for what this episode may entail, I wonder if it's the Destiny that's doing the Incursion-ing, into a new galaxy?

major davis
August 22nd, 2009, 09:47 PM
Maybe the destiny is just about to be destroyed and that's the end. Like maybe a self destruct was iniated or maybe a middle is about to destroy the destiny and it's like 3....2....1...... End of season.??

Coronach
August 22nd, 2009, 09:53 PM
:lol:

That was one of the funniest posts you've ever posted...and DAMMIT I still can't green you!!

THIS SUCKS.

Wow, really? In any case...I'm happy you got the reference....or at least I think you did :D


As for what this episode may entail, I wonder if it's the Destiny that's doing the Incursion-ing, into a new galaxy?

Maybe...or maybe it's a bit of both? Maybe the Destiny jumps into a new galaxy, smack-dab in the middle of some intergalactic space-war...and get boarded by one of the alien races?

Haha, speculation-bomb....GO!!!

PG15
August 22nd, 2009, 09:56 PM
Wow, really? In any case...I'm happy you got the reference....or at least I think you did :D

Well, if you were referencing your moment of glory at guessing the title of Subversion, then yeah, I got that. ;)


Maybe...or maybe it's a bit of both? Maybe the Destiny jumps into a new galaxy, smack-dab in the middle of some intergalactic space-war...and get boarded by one of the alien races?

Haha, speculation-bomb....GO!!!

I have imagined just that scenerio! It's crazy. I've actually mapped it out and everything! :eek:

Imagine Destiny jumping out of hyperspace (or whatever) inbetween two alien fleets on the verge of battle. The ship is caught in the crossfire; it suffers grave damage as a result, and has to hide from both species for the rest of the season as the crew attempts to do repairs.

Great minds think alike. :D

major davis
August 22nd, 2009, 09:58 PM
Wow, really? In any case...I'm happy you got the reference....or at least I think you did :D



Maybe...or maybe it's a bit of both? Maybe the Destiny jumps into a new galaxy, smack-dab in the middle of some intergalactic space-war...and get boarded by one of the alien races?

Haha, speculation-bomb....GO!!!

Was the reference to the fact pg15 failed to guess 118 on his first try?

Coronach
August 22nd, 2009, 09:59 PM
Well, if you were referencing your moment of glory at guessing the title of Subversion, then yeah, I got that. ;)

What can I say? :o


I have imagined just that scenerio! It's crazy. I've actually mapped it out and everything! :eek:

Imagine Destiny jumping out of hyperspace (or whatever) inbetween two alien fleets on the verge of battle. The ship is caught in the crossfire; it suffers grave damage as a result, and has to hide from both species for the rest of the season as the crew attempts to do repairs.

Sounds exciting. I'm kind of hoping TPTB do this now....or something similar.


Great minds think alike. :D

Seriously! Next you'll be telling me you like Avatar: The Last Airbender. :D


Was the reference to the fact pg15 failed to guess 118 on his first try?

See PG's post, as he guessed what I was referring to :P

PG15
August 22nd, 2009, 10:03 PM
What can I say? :o

:D


Sounds exciting. I'm kind of hoping TPTB do this now....or something similar.

Indeed.

Then again, it may return the show to the old format (i.e. us vs. evil aliens), which I wouldn't want. This is a dilemma.

One way or another though, I have this huge arc kinda-planned out that starts with that plot idea. :D


Seriously! Next you'll be telling me you like Avatar: The Last Airbender. :D

What's that? Like a video game or book or something?

:p

Orion Antreas
August 22nd, 2009, 10:07 PM
Imagine Destiny jumping out of hyperspace (or whatever) inbetween two alien fleets on the verge of battle. The ship is caught in the crossfire; it suffers grave damage as a result, and has to hide from both species for the rest of the season as the crew attempts to do repairs.

Great minds think alike. :D

I like this scenario a lot. This would be one of those 'perfect' episodes' for me, or at least close to it. It would be awesome to see two 'truly alien species' in a galactic war fighting and the Destiny crew get in the middle of it. It would definitely establish an arc for season 2 along with continuing the arcs already established in season 1. :D

Coronach
August 22nd, 2009, 10:09 PM
Then again, it may return the show to the old format (i.e. us vs. evil aliens), which I wouldn't want. This is a dilemma.

Actually, I'm not so sure. TPTB have been stressing a pretty "morally gray" attitude on things. What's to say either race is "evil", or that we'd be against them? I could see them pushing something more akin to a "both sides think they're right" kind of thing, and it's hard for a third party to discern which side they think is right.

Maybe the crew of the Destiny wouldn't agree with each other on such a thing? Then again, that idea could be shot down by the "no English-speaking aliens" thing. So now I don't know either :P


What's that? Like a video game or book or something?

:p

It's actually a manual for building a windmill with maximum turbine efficiency.

PG15
August 22nd, 2009, 10:34 PM
Actually, I'm not so sure. TPTB have been stressing a pretty "morally gray" attitude on things. What's to say either race is "evil", or that we'd be against them? I could see them pushing something more akin to a "both sides think they're right" kind of thing, and it's hard for a third party to discern which side they think is right.

Maybe the crew of the Destiny wouldn't agree with each other on such a thing? Then again, that idea could be shot down by the "no English-speaking aliens" thing. So now I don't know either :P

Hmmm, good point! TPTB seems to be just taking the old formula and adding in more character moments and continuity, so there's no reason why there couldn't be a long-term outside force at work.

I agree that these 2 races would not be "evil", but just fighting each other for whatever reason. They may even try to curry favor with the crew of the Destiny, in order to learn of its technology. What if one race attacks us, but another tries negotiating, but later on we find out that the race that attacks us is the one "in the right"? That'd be different, maybe.

As for the English thing, well, if they are advanced enough, then maybe they can learn or use technology; or they can scan the Destiny and try to talk to the people via the language used in the ship (i.e. they'll speak in Ancient, which someone onboard can surely understand; I just want to hear Ancient spoken! I love it!); or they can communicate via telepathy; or they can take control of the Kino and use that to communicate.

See, this is why I love the concept of this show; you can pretty much do anything out there in the Universe. :D


It's actually a manual for building a windmill with maximum turbine efficiency.

Ooooo, sounds lovely. I just know that it'll be my favorite manual ever, with great writing and excellent diagrams, not to mention the music!

:D

Coronach
August 22nd, 2009, 10:40 PM
See, this is why I love the concept of this show; you can pretty much do anything out there in the Universe. :D

I totally agree. Lots of potential with this series, so I'm looking forward to see how this plays out over the next few months (hopefully years! :D).


Ooooo, sounds lovely. I just know that it'll be my favorite manual ever, with great writing and excellent diagrams, not to mention the music!

:D

Oh, quite likely. Even better, it was written by a kind old man, who is a retired war general. He has a witty sense of humor and an endearing penchant for tea :P

PG15
August 22nd, 2009, 10:45 PM
From your detailed description of this man, it's obvious that he has a troubled Nephew. Am I right about that? ;)

PG15
August 26th, 2009, 10:38 PM
Update:


Hey, remember when I said I was actually looking forward to this rewrite? Well, I honestly don’t know what the hell I was thinking. I guess I figured that, given the notes, it wouldn’t be all that big a pass. But it turns out I was wrong. Yep, it never fails. Those tiny little changes you assume will be sleight and may take all of an afternoon to complete actually turn out to be fairly significant changes that trigger repercussions running throughout the rest of the script. Anyway, I was actually making progress this morning, coasting along rather nicely, until I hit a snag and became bogged down in the new and improved wunder-science. I started my research, got bogged down in that as well, and ultimately decided to call it a day. On my way out, I conveyed my frustrations to my writing partner Paul who, working on his own rewrite, had to deal with frustrations of his own today in the form of the incessant BEEP-BEEP-BEEP of the construction equipment across the street. He sympathized and expressed surprise at the requested change. For his part, he preferred the old (in his opinion, much cooler and wondrous) science and strongly urged me to pitch Rob on keeping the original. Something I’ll definitely do. Tomorrow.

http://josephmallozzi.wordpress.com/2009/08/26/august-26-2009-hey-who-wants-to-rewrite-the-season-finale-for-me-octobers-book-of-the-month-club-pick-whats-your-space-pirate-name-and-other-important-questions-from-the-gang-at-sfsignal/

PG15
August 27th, 2009, 10:28 PM
Update:


I’m pleased to report that after a brief falling out, my rewrite and I have reconciled and we are on much better terms. I admit that I was a little frustrated yesterday, and said some things I now regret. However today, things are much brighter and progress has been made, thanks in large part to the wise counsel, unconditional support, and rough explanatory sketch provided by Mika McKinnon, the show’s science consultant. Thanks, Mika. And to those of you wondering what, exactly, Mika does on the show (beside field panicked astronomy-related questions from yours truly) and how she landed the dream gig that made her the envy of geekdom, check out her past Q&A here: xxx



http://josephmallozzi.wordpress.com/2009/08/27/august-27-2009-a-reconciliation-a-special-guest-and-another-random-set-pic/

Heh. Looks like Joe forgot to post the actual link. :D

PG15
August 31st, 2009, 09:03 PM
Update:


Hey, great news! For me anyway. I finished the rewrite on both my scripts. Well, with episodes #19 and #20 behind me, I can finally set my sights on thinking ahead to some possible second season (fingers crossed) stories, watching the various cuts and mixes, and, most importantly, whiling away the afternoons in Carl’s office talking about my upcoming Tokyo trip while he does his best to pretend he’s fallen asleep in the hopes I’ll leave.



http://josephmallozzi.wordpress.com/2009/08/31/august-31-2009-stargate-universe-pics-stargate-atlantis-pics-brought-to-you-bys-and-thank-yous/

PG15
September 1st, 2009, 07:54 PM
Small update:


Some discussion on Incursion I and II this afternoon (episodes #19 and #20 – As if you didn’t know!). Brad will be taking over duties on both scripts as he’ll be producing the episodes. We discussed, among other things: clarifying who is where doing what (a special request from Paul), the challenges of guest casting, and the workings of alien tech.

---

Audrey writes: “So when do you start prep on Incursion?”

Answer: Not for weeks.




http://josephmallozzi.wordpress.com/2009/09/01/september-1-2009-football-picks-and-stargate-pics/

PG15
September 2nd, 2009, 11:22 PM
Update:


So, Brad will be starting his pass on Incursion I and II this weekend. In retrospect, I reconsidered my earlier critique and told him that, believe it or not, I had no notes and thought the scripts were pretty good as they were. He thanked me and pointed out that I’d written them so he wasn’t really expecting me to have notes. On the other hand, Paul and Carl had a few. And Brad had some terrific ideas that will make the finale one helluva ride. I wish I could watch the reaction of the cast as they read the scripts. NO ONE IS SAFE!


http://josephmallozzi.wordpress.com/2009/09/02/september-2-2009-always-the-last-to-know-brad-takes-over-best-anime-titles-worst-anime-titles-pictures-and-mailbag/

jelgate
September 3rd, 2009, 04:26 PM
Because I can't help taking away PG15 influence


PG15 writes: “Is Andy Mikita directing the Incursion 2-parter?”

Anwer: Yes, he will be.

http://josephmallozzi.wordpress.com/2009/09/03/september-3-2009-author-jasper-fforde-answers-your-questions/

This pleases me greatly since Mikita is the 2nd best Stargate director IMO

PG15
September 3rd, 2009, 05:32 PM
I was at school all day. :p

And I'm still there, in fact. Will edit first post....now!

jelgate
September 3rd, 2009, 05:38 PM
I was at school all day. :p

And I'm still there, in fact. Will edit first post....now!

So am I but being the start of the weekend and looking at my heavy backpack I have come to the conclusion I'm procrastnating:P

Orion Antreas
September 3rd, 2009, 09:01 PM
Because I can't help taking away PG15 influence



http://josephmallozzi.wordpress.com/2009/09/03/september-3-2009-author-jasper-fforde-answers-your-questions/

This pleases me greatly since Mikita is the 2nd best Stargate director IMO

Who's the first? :P

jelgate
September 3rd, 2009, 09:04 PM
Martin Wood

Orion Antreas
September 4th, 2009, 06:06 AM
Martin Wood

I concur.

Madwelshboy
September 16th, 2009, 01:23 PM
Casting Call - Kiva

[KIVA] (35-45, female) Strong willed commander of the Lucian Alliance. Who will do whatever it takes to safeguard her people even if it is at the ultimate expense of the Destiny crew...THREE EPISODE GUEST ARC; Submit all ethnicities. STAR NAMES PREFERRED

http://spoilertv.blogspot.com/2009/09/stargate-universe-casting-call-kiva.html

Confermined for this episode at :

http://stargate-sg1-solutions.com/wiki/SGU_1.19_%22Incursion_Part_1%22_Episode_Guide


Spoilers for Part 1:

Continued from "Subversion" is the three-episode arc of Commander Kiva of the Lucian Alliance:

Poor Telford/Rush are still being tortured with the taser-like weapon used by Dannicus. They're on a cargo ship that has been redesigned from when the Goa'uld had them. Will Rush break?
Eli and Chloe are together and Chloe is severely injured with a leg wound. They're still on the Destiny, but might be in a part of the ship that no one has explored yet.

Kiva has managed to board the Destiny. Young has demanded her and her people's surrender, but she doesn't plan to comply. She's in control of the gateroom and has some of Young's people as hostage. But Young and his people are in control of the "control interface room", which she says is the "ship's nerve center". Kiva wants possession of the great discovery that the Destiny is. She wants Young to surrender to join her in the discovery instead. Young counters that he can just vent the atmosphere where she is, but Kiva thinks he's bluffing since she believes he won't kill his own people.

Young calls for Wray to help in the negotiations.

http://stargate-sg1-solutions.com/wiki/SGU_1.19_%22Incursion_Part_1%22_Episode_Guide

EvilSpaceAlien
September 16th, 2009, 01:30 PM
Casting Call - Kiva

[KIVA] (35-45, female) Strong willed commander of the Lucian Alliance. Who will do whatever it takes to safeguard her people even if it is at the ultimate expense of the Destiny crew...THREE EPISODE GUEST ARC; Submit all ethnicities. STAR NAMES PREFERRED

http://spoilertv.blogspot.com/2009/09/stargate-universe-casting-call-kiva.html

Confermined for this episode at :

http://stargate-sg1-solutions.com/wiki/SGU_1.19_%22Incursion_Part_1%22_Episode_Guide


Spoilers for Part 1:

Continued from "Subversion" is the three-episode arc of Commander Kiva of the Lucian Alliance:

Poor Telford/Rush are still being tortured with the taser-like weapon used by Dannicus. They're on a cargo ship that has been redesigned from when the Goa'uld had them. Will Rush break?
Eli and Chloe are together and Chloe is severely injured with a leg wound. They're still on the Destiny, but might be in a part of the ship that no one has explored yet.

Kiva has managed to board the Destiny. Young has demanded her and her people's surrender, but she doesn't plan to comply. She's in control of the gateroom and has some of Young's people as hostage. But Young and his people are in control of the "control interface room", which she says is the "ship's nerve center". Kiva wants possession of the great discovery that the Destiny is. She wants Young to surrender to join her in the discovery instead. Young counters that he can just vent the atmosphere where she is, but Kiva thinks he's bluffing since she believes he won't kill his own people.

Young calls for Wray to help in the negotiations.

http://stargate-sg1-solutions.com/wiki/SGU_1.19_%22Incursion_Part_1%22_Episode_Guide

I like the sound of this one!

kirmit
September 16th, 2009, 02:13 PM
Sounds pretty meh to me, can't help but be reminded of 'The storm' and am pretty disappointed TPTB have fallen back on old enemies.

Orion Antreas
September 16th, 2009, 03:33 PM
Damn, I wish I had not read that...I'm somewhat on the fence over this. Defintely what I was not expecting. I would have preferred something along the lines what me, Coronach, and PG15 were speculating about. =\

PG15
September 16th, 2009, 08:55 PM
Tweet tweet...


Oh and just read two new epis by joe and Paul. The writing this year is phenomenal.

http://twitter.com/BrianJacobSmith/status/4033735566

Also, one of the photo captions from yesterday's JM blog entry:


Fellow SPFX Guru Wray Douglas also on hand to oversee the action - and admonish me for the lack of pyrotechnics in the latest script. Hey, Wray, come talk to me once you've read Incursion I and II.


http://josephmallozzi.wordpress.com/2009/09/15/september-15-2009-a-public-retraction-making-carl-cry-comic-book-project-update-and-a-little-bit-of-desert-storm-in-vancouver/

PG15
September 21st, 2009, 11:06 PM
And the actors get their first look at the scripts...


Reading the LAST script of the season:) WOZA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I can't believe it...

http://twitter.com/alainahuffman/status/4163835805


Just read #SGU's season finale 'Incursion.' At one point I blurted out 'Oh my god!' They've done it. 20 solid ep's. All Killer,no filler.

http://twitter.com/PatrickGilmore/status/4163824607


Wow - the finale is - wow - jeeze - did what I think happen just happen? I mean - how could you . . . ? My head is SPINNING.

http://twitter.com/BrianJacobSmith/status/4166449389

jelgate
September 22nd, 2009, 04:17 AM
Somehow I think he is exagerrating about no filler. Every show has some filler.

PG15
September 22nd, 2009, 10:49 PM
Small update:


Well, we’re in the home stretch. We’re shooting Subversion and prepping our final two episodes, Incursion I and II. [...] Oh, and we’ve also cast a couple of major roles for the season ender. One heavy hitter (a Boston Legal alum) flies up at the end of this week for a costume fitting – hopefully, pug in tow.



http://josephmallozzi.wordpress.com/2009/09/22/september-22-2009-10-days-and-counting-to-the-stargate-universe-premiere-actress-ming-na-no-fan-left-behind/

OMG WILLIAM SHATNER?!?!

Orion Antreas
September 23rd, 2009, 05:21 AM
OMG WILLIAM SHATNER?!?!

I think it will be an actress for the Kiva character.

But, lol. Imagine if it was!? xD

Madwelshboy
September 23rd, 2009, 05:52 AM
I think it will be an actress for the Kiva character.

But, lol. Imagine if it was!? xD

I agree! so were looking at a actress, 30-40 age range. ideas?

SGFerrit
September 23rd, 2009, 06:00 AM
Does anyone have an idea who it is, going on the Boston Legal and pug references?

Madwelshboy
September 23rd, 2009, 06:09 AM
Does anyone have an idea who it is, going on the Boston Legal and pug references?

well after doing a google serach for "Boston Legal actress, pug" i've found nothing.

jjit
September 23rd, 2009, 09:39 PM
Rhona Mitra maybe

PG15
September 23rd, 2009, 11:17 PM
Small update:


Daniel writes: “Boston Legal alum!!!!! That’s my second favorite show after Stargate (all of them). Clues to who it is please!”

Answer: Female.

http://josephmallozzi.wordpress.com/2009/09/23/september-23-2009-9-days-to-the-stargate-universe-premiere/

Eternal Density
September 23rd, 2009, 11:35 PM
i.e. not William Shatner :P :P :P

SGFerrit
September 24th, 2009, 04:58 AM
Rhona Mitra maybe

Ooh! That would be cool :)

Eternal Density
September 24th, 2009, 04:23 PM
Rhona Mitra maybePics for context?

SGFerrit
September 24th, 2009, 05:18 PM
Rhona Mitra:

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/b/b0/RhonaMitraJan09.jpg/404px-RhonaMitraJan09.jpg

A real English beauty :D I think she would make a great Kiva. A big name to boot, she's a movie star as well as appearing on big US TV shows. Fingers crossed for me :)

Plus, she was Lara Croft long before Angelina was :D

http://www.comicbookhotties.com/images/tomb-raider-picture/large/rhona_mitra_17.jpg

PG15
September 24th, 2009, 09:57 PM
I approve of this casting choice.

EvilSpaceAlien
September 25th, 2009, 01:41 AM
As do I....

kirmit
September 25th, 2009, 09:50 AM
I approve of this casting choice.

Ditto on that, I can see her playing a very good villain.

PG15
September 25th, 2009, 11:20 PM
Update:


After lunch today, that Boston Legal alum in for a guest spot(s) of her own stopped by following her costume fitting. I was told she’d have her dog in tow but, alas, the cutie didn’t make the trip – not a pug, as I was told, but actually a French bulldog. Possible boyfriend material for Lulu? (Brie’s too young to date).



http://josephmallozzi.wordpress.com/2009/09/25/september-24-2009-only-7-days-to-the-stargate-universe-premiere-production-goings-on-or-not-goings-on-firing-up-the-dvr/

SGFerrit
September 26th, 2009, 05:06 AM
Look what I just found (http://www.boston-legal.org/press.shtml).

"Rhona Mitra gives a tour of her Venice, CA beach house - along with Oscar, her French bulldog."

YES! :D

g.o.d
September 26th, 2009, 05:15 AM
so it's her. Great news!

Orion Antreas
September 26th, 2009, 05:32 AM
Great, she looks like great material to portray Kiva. This is great. :D

g.o.d
September 26th, 2009, 05:38 AM
someone should ask JM

MattSilver 3k
September 26th, 2009, 05:48 AM
someone should ask JM

Q. Is Rhona Mitra playing Kiva?

JM's Answer: I can neither confirm nor deny. But she is a lovely actress blah blah.

PG15
September 26th, 2009, 02:12 PM
Look what I just found (http://www.boston-legal.org/press.shtml).

"Rhona Mitra gives a tour of her Venice, CA beach house - along with Oscar, her French bulldog."

YES! :D

Nice!

Mental green, because apparently I find too few posts worthy of my greens.

SGFerrit
September 26th, 2009, 02:34 PM
Nice!

Mental green, because apparently I find too few posts worthy of my greens.

Same for me, and then I always end up feeling bad when I can't green someone that I want to :D

But mental green is just as good ;)

PG15
October 1st, 2009, 01:13 AM
A mention:


Otros Ojos writes: “[...] What are you currently reading?”

BJS: Shelby Foote’s narrative on the American Civil War, Women in Love by DH Lawrence, a great biography on Tchaikovsky and an awesome episode of SGU called Incursion.

http://josephmallozzi.wordpress.com/2009/09/29/september-28-2009-actor-brian-j-smith-answers-your-questions-only-three-days-to-the-stargate-universe-premiere/

jelgate
October 4th, 2009, 05:44 PM
PG15 is getting lazy. I guess it falls to me.:P


Fifthly…um, I guess that’s it. Last day of Subversion tomorrow, off Tuesday, and then it’s all Incursion I and II until wrap!


http://josephmallozzi.wordpress.com/2009/10/04/october-4-2009-novembers-book-of-the-month-club-selection-my-september-top-reads/

PG15
October 7th, 2009, 08:13 PM
Small updates:


Just finished reading the season finale!! Speechless!! Can't wait for all the fans to see it!

http://twitter.com/jbowyerchapman/status/4666552872


@somelostjoao We're shooting the closing season two-parter. "Intense" doesn't BEGIN to describe it. Nail-biting, shocking, WTF, etc work tho

http://twitter.com/BrianJacobSmith/status/4620976547

Lt.Colonel John Sheppard
October 9th, 2009, 03:45 PM
apparently Rick ("Jack O'Neill") is in Part 2. and Apparently Kirby Morrow who Played Captain Kleinman (the weapons officer on the daedalus in season 2 and 3) is in part 1.

paulanthony
October 24th, 2009, 08:43 AM
In my opinion the incursion will be made by the lost tribe of dark asgard. Apparently there are going to be some spacesuits used in an upcoming episode of SGU which appear to be very similar to the ones used in Stargate Atlantis by the lost tribe of asgard. Allegedly it is no coincidence at all that they are appear to be the same spacesuits, for a very good reason.

Spraggu187
October 24th, 2009, 11:30 AM
I've been thinking lately of how SGU's ending may pan out. Im not sure if this has already been mentioned, but what if Destiny's crew, or whoever survives toward the end, wind up being the Ancestor's to the Ancients? The way i see it, say the crew of the Destiny make a last ditch effort to get back to earth, say involving the FTL drive in some capacity. BOOM, on big miscalculation later, the destiny actually ends up 50-60+ Million years in the past orbiting something oddly familiar. The Alteran Homeworld which is mysteriously devoid of any intelligent life or civilization. Perhaps a chance discovery of an Ancient/Alteran legend about the Alterans possibly being transplanted to there homeworld from a galaxy far far away. So, Destiny accidently(maybe on purpose?) becomes the Ancients most important experiment they ever created.

Thoughts? Opinions?

PacoJr67
October 24th, 2009, 02:15 PM
interesting idea, maybe a little too predictable though

knowles2
October 24th, 2009, 02:19 PM
It was rubbish idea in BSG an it be a rubbish idea in SGU.

Ekras
October 24th, 2009, 02:25 PM
I agree - if BSG hadn't done it maybe......

On the other hand wouldn't that create a Paradox? The Alterans/Ancients would not have existed originally to create life on earth or build the Destiny. Since the crew and ship didn't exist they couldn't become the ancients ancestors.

StarFighter
October 24th, 2009, 02:29 PM
Isn't that how Battlestar Galactica ended? Well sort of.

EvilSpaceAlien
October 24th, 2009, 02:33 PM
I've been thinking lately of how SGU's ending may pan out. Im not sure if this has already been mentioned, but what if Destiny's crew, or whoever survives toward the end, wind up being the Ancestor's to the Ancients? The way i see it, say the crew of the Destiny make a last ditch effort to get back to earth, say involving the FTL drive in some capacity. BOOM, on big miscalculation later, the destiny actually ends up 50-60+ Million years in the past orbiting something oddly familiar. The Alteran Homeworld which is mysteriously devoid of any intelligent life or civilization. Perhaps a chance discovery of an Ancient/Alteran legend about the Alterans possibly being transplanted to there homeworld from a galaxy far far away. So, Destiny accidently(maybe on purpose?) becomes the Ancients most important experiment they ever created.

Thoughts? Opinions?

Too much like Battlestar Galactica.

Next!

Avenger
October 24th, 2009, 02:40 PM
I've been thinking lately of how SGU's ending may pan out. Im not sure if this has already been mentioned, but what if Destiny's crew, or whoever survives toward the end, wind up being the Ancestor's to the Ancients? The way i see it, say the crew of the Destiny make a last ditch effort to get back to earth, say involving the FTL drive in some capacity. BOOM, on big miscalculation later, the destiny actually ends up 50-60+ Million years in the past orbiting something oddly familiar. The Alteran Homeworld which is mysteriously devoid of any intelligent life or civilization. Perhaps a chance discovery of an Ancient/Alteran legend about the Alterans possibly being transplanted to there homeworld from a galaxy far far away. So, Destiny accidently(maybe on purpose?) becomes the Ancients most important experiment they ever created.

Thoughts? Opinions?

First off, we know that the Ancient homeworld is the Ori homeworld. The Ancients left that planet and galaxy to avoid persecution for their beliefs.

Time travel in a science fiction series finale is so cliche, the mere though of it makes me want to projectile vomit.

I think, as time goes by, they will gain more control of the ship, turn around and start exploring the galaxies the ship has already been through, trying to get home.

I don't see a way of them finding a way home short of some magical technology that magically transports them back. I'd rather they decide to end the series with them no where close to home, slowly working their way back to the MW.

StarFighter
October 24th, 2009, 02:48 PM
I don't see a way of them finding a way home short of some magical technology that magically transports them back. I'd rather they decide to end the series with them no where close to home, slowly working their way back to the MW.

There are a bunch of things they can come up with in order to get them back home. As they gain more and more control over the ship they will learn more. It is possible that the Destiny is capable of getting home but right now they don't know of it. The ship or the gate are options. The writers just need to write how it is done.

Replicator Todd
October 24th, 2009, 02:51 PM
I think the show will end with Destiny stopping at Earth for a 12 hour interval, and the crew use the shuttle to get to Earth or some other planet in the Milky Way.

EvilSpaceAlien
October 24th, 2009, 02:57 PM
I think the show will end with Destiny stopping at Earth for a 12 hour interval, and the crew use the shuttle to get to Earth or some other planet in the Milky Way.

I don't want them to come home.

Happy endings are overrated.

Here's the proof:
http://cliqueclack.s3.amazonaws.com/tv/wp-content/uploads/2009/01/sg520main.jpg

Replicator Todd
October 24th, 2009, 02:59 PM
MY eyes!!!! Well Destiny could be destroyed....

EvilSpaceAlien
October 24th, 2009, 03:04 PM
Everyone dies except for Rush is much better.

Or they could leave the Destiny because it's breaking down and Rush stays behind and goes down with the ship.

Replicator Todd
October 24th, 2009, 03:08 PM
Everyone dies except for Rush is much better.

Or they could leave the Destiny because it's breaking down and Rush stays behind and goes down with the ship.

:indeed: Everyone could be stranded on a planet, and Rush survives, smiling...

Lt.Colonel John Sheppard
October 24th, 2009, 07:04 PM
u guys really want them not to return home? how would u feel if u found out u could never go home? and whats wrong with a happy ending?

Daedalus-304
October 24th, 2009, 07:30 PM
1. They find a way to gate back to Earth, Destiny is destroyed or continues its course

2. Earth finds a way permanently gate back and forth, so the crew of destiny goes home, and a proper crew boards the ship as an Atlantis-like outpost.

3. Everyone dies

Replicator Todd
October 24th, 2009, 07:35 PM
1. They find a way to gate back to Earth, Destiny is destroyed or continues its course

2. Earth finds a way permanently gate back and forth, so the crew of destiny goes home, and a proper crew boards the ship as an Atlantis-like outpost.

3. Everyone dies
Wow didnt consider that, that sounds like a reasonable idea. Im not sure about going back and forth, but a proper crew taking place is a neat idea. But the original crew may end up coming the proper crew.

knowsfords
October 24th, 2009, 08:18 PM
Rush should go insane, rip out his eyes and use the powers of the hell dimension.

TheHomegaMan
October 24th, 2009, 10:42 PM
Rush should go insane, rip out his eyes and use the powers of the hell dimension.

You can't leave Eli. Destiny won't let you. DO YOU SEE?!

jcainhaze
October 25th, 2009, 01:21 AM
The Destiny will fly into a black hole but before being destroyed time will come to a complete standstill and absolutely nothing will happen. The last episode will be 1 full hour of one stillframe where not jackd*ck will happen the entire time.

CaptainMorgan
October 25th, 2009, 01:41 AM
I like the idea of a one time gate connection to swap crews to make Destiny a permanent outpost, and then having a large portion of the crew decide to stay on Destiny. It would be different than a cliche ending and be happy without everything just going right.

Mainly I like the idea of no conclusion to the Destiny storyline. I want the humans on the ship to basically take the place of the ancients that were originally supposed to explore other galaxies. Don't try to make the Destiny return home to Earth, fulfill the mission.

jcainhaze
October 25th, 2009, 01:50 AM
I like the idea of a one time gate connection to swap crews to make Destiny a permanent outpost, and then having a large portion of the crew decide to stay on Destiny. It would be different than a cliche ending and be happy without everything just going right.

Mainly I like the idea of no conclusion to the Destiny storyline. I want the humans on the ship to basically take the place of the ancients that were originally supposed to explore other galaxies. Don't try to make the Destiny return home to Earth, fulfill the mission.

Well that's a kinda cool idea. But, if they do that then the new team better come through with some Asgard beaming tech and a couple of puddle jumpers

tar21
October 25th, 2009, 04:52 AM
1) the ship has passengers, not a crew.
2) i think there is more than one ship like the destiny and there were seeder ships that were sent in many different directions.
3) Destiny is going somewhere, it's not exploring, that's what the seeder ships did. Destiny just has all the information these seeder ships sent back.
4) what if the seeder ship it is tracing stopped?
5) if there more ships like Destiny, what is so special about this one ship? could it be its destination?
6) does this ship have any nanites? At least more primitive nanites that can restore the ship?
7) some aliens are gonna show up sooner or later. sentient life FTW!

Ollie74656
October 25th, 2009, 09:40 AM
I don't know how this might work, and honestly I'd be annoyed if it did happen, but what if Atlantis managed to perfect it's wormhole drive? The calculations are very complex, but the crew of the Destiny know its postion relative to Earth (from its route) and can communicate it via the stones...

I'm probably missing something that makes this impossible, but what do you guys think?

ThePlut
October 25th, 2009, 11:38 AM
1. They gain control of and turn the Destiny around, fullfilling the Ancients original intent of exploring the galaxy.
2. Land the Destiny on a planet, and effectively "become" the Ancients of that galaxy, using a Dakara-like device they find onboard, seeding this new galaxy with life, updating and adding DHDs to the gate network...
3. Find a seeder ship and using it's Gate capabilities create a Universe bridge of gates, sending and forwarding through the network to get to either Pegasus or into the MW.

Just some thoughts.

Pharaoh Atem
November 6th, 2009, 08:26 PM
http://josephmallozzi.wordpress.com/2009/11/06/november-6-2009-spin-week-concludes-david-anthony-durhams-new-book/


This afternoon, we watched Brad’s producer’s cut of Incursion I. Plenty of suspense, lots of action, and some outstanding performances make it a a terrific precursor to the season finale. Wow.

Rhoswen
November 23rd, 2009, 11:04 AM
Casting Call - Kiva

[KIVA] (35-45, female) Strong willed commander of the Lucian Alliance. Who will do whatever it takes to safeguard her people even if it is at the ultimate expense of the Destiny crew...THREE EPISODE GUEST ARC; Submit all ethnicities. STAR NAMES PREFERRED

http://spoilertv.blogspot.com/2009/09/stargate-universe-casting-call-kiva.html

Confirmed for this episode at :

http://stargate-sg1-solutions.com/wiki/SGU_1.19_%22Incursion_Part_1%22_Episode_Guide


Spoilers for Part 1:

Continued from "Subversion" is the three-episode arc of Commander Kiva of the Lucian Alliance:

Poor Telford/Rush are still being tortured with the taser-like weapon used by Dannicus. They're on a cargo ship that has been redesigned from when the Goa'uld had them. Will Rush break?
Eli and Chloe are together and Chloe is severely injured with a leg wound. They're still on the Destiny, but might be in a part of the ship that no one has explored yet.

Kiva has managed to board the Destiny. Young has demanded her and her people's surrender, but she doesn't plan to comply. She's in control of the gateroom and has some of Young's people as hostage. But Young and his people are in control of the "control interface room", which she says is the "ship's nerve center". Kiva wants possession of the great discovery that the Destiny is. She wants Young to surrender to join her in the discovery instead. Young counters that he can just vent the atmosphere where she is, but Kiva thinks he's bluffing since she believes he won't kill his own people.

Young calls for Wray to help in the negotiations.

http://stargate-sg1-solutions.com/wiki/SGU_1.19_%22Incursion_Part_1%22_Episode_Guide

I've read the casting sides for other roles cast for Incursion Pts 1 & 2 (besides Kiva). There are no page numbers or scene numbers on the sides, so there's no way to know when these scenes take place or which order they're in (or even whether some of the characters are with the Lucian Alliance or the Destiny crew):

In a makeshift ER, Koz tells another character named Gray that he has orders to help him operate on a patient. The lights go out, and Koz shines a flashlight on the patient for Gray. Koz says that the patient is his brother.

In the war room, Calvos gets a message from Kiva over the radio that, "They're in." Calvos radios Kiva that he's "attenuating the shield strength in that compartment and dialing back artificial gravity." While Calvos is inputting a sequence into the console, another character, Rothman, slips away. Then, Calvos tells Kiva that one of the power relays just went down. Kiva asks if it's essential for controlling the ship, and Calvos tells her no, so Kiva tells him to leave it. Rothman returns, finds out that they've lost a power relay, and tells Calvos to go work on it. Calvos hurries off. Rothman looks down the corridor and inputs a sequence into the console. <--(It appears that Rothman may be working against Kiva; maybe Rothman helps the Destiny crew?!)

In a lab at night, a character named Ivon's eyes widen and he pitches backwards. He convulses on the floor and a crowd gathers. A scientist asks, "What's happening to him?!"

In the power station access corridor <--(It doesn't say whether this is on Destiny or not), a character named Bauer and his squad move down a darkened corridor. Sections of the ceiling have been breached, so that the men can see the black beyond. Bauer and Squad Member #1 check a console to make sure they're headed in the right direction, then the group continues down a branch of the corridor. In a later scene, also in an access corridor in the power station, Squad Member #1 initiates a "device" <--(That's all that the sides say about it), and suddenly his hand starts to bubble and blister. He screams as he begins to turn to ash, which burns orange and blows away as if blown by a wind. The other squad members quickly retreat, leaving a stunned Bauer.

EvilSpaceAlien
November 23rd, 2009, 11:09 AM
I've read the casting sides for other roles cast for Incursion Pts 1 & 2 (besides Kiva). There are no page numbers or scene numbers on the sides, so there's no way to know when these scenes take place or which order they're in (or even whether some of the characters are with the Lucian Alliance or the Destiny crew):

Koz says that he has orders to help another character, Gray, operate on a patient in a makeshift ER. The lights go out, and Koz shines a flashlight on the patient for Gray. Koz says that the patient is his brother.

In the war room, Calvos gets a message from Kiva over the radio that, "They're in." Calvos radios Kiva that he's "attenuating the shield strength in that compartment and dialing back artificial gravity." While Calvos is inputting a sequence into the console, another character, Rothman, slips away. Then, Calvos tells Kiva that one of the power relays just went down. Kiva asks if it's essential for controlling the ship, and Calvos tells her no, so Kiva tells him to leave it. Rothman returns, finds out that they've lost a power relay, and tells Calvos to go work on it. Calvos hurries off. Rothman looks down the corridor and inputs a sequence into the console. <--(It appears that Rothman may be working against Kiva; maybe Rothman helps the Destiny crew?!)

In a lab at night, a character named Ivon's eyes widen and he pitches backwards. He convulses on the floor and a crowd gathers. A scientist asks, "What's happening to him?!"

In the power station access corridor <--(It doesn't say whether this is on Destiny or not), a character named Bauer and his squad move down a darkened corridor. Sections of the ceiling have been breached, so that the men can see the black beyond. Bauer and Squad Member #1 check a console to make sure they're headed in the right direction, then the group continues down a branch of the corridor. In a later scene, also in an access corridor in the power station, Squad Member #1 initiates a "device" <--(That's all that the sides say about it), and suddenly his hand starts to bubble and blister. He screams as he begins to turn to ash, which burns orange and blows away as if blown by a wind. The other squad members quickly retreat, leaving a stunned Bauer.

Interesting. I don't quite know what to make of it, but it's interesting....

Kaeb
November 23rd, 2009, 11:43 AM
I think a more appropriate ending would be Rush and Young staying behind, shuttling the others home through the gate, or somewhere that could get them home. They're being fired upon by some aliens or something and in order to ensure they don't get the ship, they attempt to destroy it.

Rush goes up to the observation deck and witnesses it from there, while Young being the only qualified person pilots the ship directly into the sun but WITHOUT shields.

Rush smiles as the ship is enveloped by fire, and Young clutches his weddings ring while thinking of the love of his life.

jcainhaze
November 23rd, 2009, 09:32 PM
The final scene of the season finale
Everyone is sitting around in a circle, holding hands, crying, eating chocolate, talking about shoes, and doing each others make up

Jumper_One
December 17th, 2009, 03:44 AM
Today, Visual Effects Supervisor Mark Savela was in to show us temp shots for Pain, Incursion I, and Incursion II. Let’s just say that those of you yearning for space-faring action are in for a treat.
http://josephmallozzi.wordpress.com/2009/12/16/december-16-2009-a-quickie-update/

Jumper_One
January 1st, 2010, 07:16 PM
poundpuppy29 writes: “Is there going to be more action in the second half of SGU and I don’t mean sex by the way I like the personal stuff but I would like my scifi to have some action too?”

Answer: Yep. Aliens and space battles in the first episode back, #11: Space, followed by intrigue, mystery, loss, exploration, chaos, revelations, and a big two part finale reminiscent of golden age SG-1.
http://josephmallozzi.wordpress.com/2010/01/01/january-1-2009-decca-77-the-mailbag/

kymeric
January 2nd, 2010, 11:19 AM
I think eventually Earth will be able to send supplies and people, but by that point it wont matter. The Icarus crew will have been there soo long and been thru soo much together that they will be the experts. Anyone new would be playing catch up and be an outsider.

I would kinda like to see Destiny blown apart and the crew all graphically dead, corpses strewn about with pissed off aliens vowing to find earth and destroy it at any cost. Can u picture a better holysh!t cliff hanger than that? Maybe Eli escaping with the ships ai or something.

Getting home is kind of a touchey feely ending. I doubt they could convince Destiny to float around Earth as a defense ship, its an EXPLORATION ship.

Theres always the open ending where u resolve the story but leave the main status quo, so theyre still out there "somewhere" doing their thing. Neither SG1 or SGA had that ending.

The Swarm
January 5th, 2010, 01:09 AM
I hope they dont go for an open ending, im kind of sick of them...

PG15
January 9th, 2010, 02:49 PM
If by open, you mean cliffhanger, then I think that's unavoidable with this particular episode...

spinny magee
January 9th, 2010, 04:53 PM
If by open, you mean cliffhanger, then I think that's unavoidable with this particular episode...

Maybe

They get boarded
Wray negotiates
Greer kills the Alliance people by using a toothpick
Rush returns from the torture thingy or whatever
Telford is fired
Communications Stones are destroyed by alliance however

Thats a mostly closed door imo but it's as close as I imagine it will get

SGFerrit
January 9th, 2010, 04:58 PM
Joe said it was the biggest WTF ending he'd ever written, or something along those lines. And 2x02 is entitled Aftermath. I think it's safe to assume that 2x01 will be Incursion Part III, or at least some sort of continuation of the story.

Jumper_One
January 10th, 2010, 07:50 PM
Anais33 a ecrit: “Allons nous voir des extraterrestres dans le prochain épisode de sgu?
- L’objet de forme ronde qui s’éxpulse du vaisseaux à la fin d ‘Air’ (part 3), à t’il un rapport avec le vaisseaux que l’on découvre dans l’épisode “Justice” ?
- Est-ce que les méchants de sgu feront plus peur que les wraiths?
- Selon vous, quel épisode de la seconde partie de la saison 1 plaira le plus aux fans?
- Vous êtes plus Eli/Chloé ou Matt/.Chloé?
- Allons nous voir des anciens dans la saison 1?

Reponses: Oui, nous verrons des extraterretres dans Space. Je pense que les fan vont particularement apprecier Space et Incursion I et II.

Sort of translations: Yes, we’ll see some aliens in Space. As for which episodes the fans will particularly enjoy, I have a feeling they’ll respond quite favorably to Space and Incursion I and II – only because they are significantly more action-driven and visually spectacular. The fact that I was lucky enough to write them speaks more to the luck of the draw than anything else.

Joshwilko writes: “How many episodes are you writing for the second half of season one for SGU?”

Answer: Space, Incursion I and II.

Simon writes: “

1) Is ”Incursion” a three parter? Seems to make the most sense since 02×02 is ”Aftermath”. [...]”

Answer: 1) Yes, I guess it can be considered a three-parter. [...]
http://josephmallozzi.wordpress.com/2010/01/10/january-10-2009-cowboy-bobby-cooper-gusto-di-quattro-my-shopping-expedition-some-mailbag/

morrismike
January 13th, 2010, 08:11 AM
How in the world did those specific intruders make it to the destiny? Did I miss something?
Feel free to send an answer with spoiler tags.

jelgate
January 13th, 2010, 08:13 AM
We really don't know. Their aren't enought spoilers to even make a logical guess

fallenexile452
January 14th, 2010, 05:47 PM
Given we've seen only seen two ways of getting aboard the destiny from another galaxy, i can think of one logical guess as to how they manage it.

g.o.d
January 15th, 2010, 05:08 AM
How in the world did those specific intruders make it to the destiny? Did I miss something?
Feel free to send an answer with spoiler tags.

magnets

morrismike
January 15th, 2010, 06:50 AM
magnets
That explains everything.

skarwolf
January 15th, 2010, 09:37 PM
This is what will happen;

I am now using my Miss Cleo fortune telling mind powers to look into the future.

Some kind of aliens take over the ship. Rush comes back to the ship via the vessel they found and saves the day.

Thas all folks.

spinny magee
January 16th, 2010, 02:30 AM
How in the world did those specific intruders make it to the destiny? Did I miss something?
Feel free to send an answer with spoiler tags.

I think the aliens in this galaxy are far more advanced then the wraith and Gou'ald

spinny magee
January 16th, 2010, 02:34 AM
We really don't know. Their aren't enought spoilers to even make a logical guess

I think what I said above is logical

TBA
January 16th, 2010, 03:36 AM
Well, the 'aliens' getting onboard are

the Lucian Alliance and

http://www.exposay.com/celebrity-photos/rhona-mitra-13th-annual-elton-john-aids-foundation-in-style-oscar-party-Vl1eYG.jpg
Rhona Mitra as their commander

jelgate
January 16th, 2010, 07:58 AM
I think what I said above is logical

Looks more then speculation then logic

spinny magee
January 17th, 2010, 01:50 AM
Looks more then speculation then logic

Logical speculation

And I quote Gateworlds page on Space regarding the aliens


Extraterrestrials are on the way to Stargate Universe when the show returns in April, 2010. "They're the coolest aliens we've ever had on Stargate. They're a very advanced, not very friendly, space-faring race."
(Executive producer Brad Wright, in the November 23 issue of TV Guide)


Very advanced does give a baseline to it, and very advanced can and probably necessarily means more advanced than Human tech.

morrismike
January 17th, 2010, 05:00 AM
Well, the 'aliens' getting onboard are

the Lucian Alliance and

http://www.exposay.com/celebrity-photos/rhona-mitra-13th-annual-elton-john-aids-foundation-in-style-oscar-party-Vl1eYG.jpg
Rhona Mitra as their commander

Apart from the obvious question of how they were able to traverse the distance to Destiny how did they find it? Was Rush lying about their proximity to Milky Way?

TBA
January 17th, 2010, 05:26 AM
Well, the obvious guess is that they found another Icarus-type planet and simply came through the gate ;)

morrismike
January 17th, 2010, 05:41 AM
Well, the obvious guess is that they found another Icarus-type planet and simply came through the gate ;)

How did they know how and why would they care enough to try?

jelgate
January 17th, 2010, 07:37 AM
Logical speculation

And I quote Gateworlds page on Space regarding the aliens



Very advanced does give a baseline to it, and very advanced can and probably necessarily means more advanced than Human tech.

But you said they would be more advanced to then the Goa'uld and Wraith. Thats a pretty large leap without more information

kirmit
January 17th, 2010, 09:36 AM
How did they know how and why would they care enough to try?

How they know how has a pretty simple solution imo, a mole that worked on icarus base who escaped in one of the F302's that went back to the hammond. Why, could be anything but I think getting their hands on some advanced tech on the destiny might be a good reason.

Jumper_One
January 20th, 2010, 06:11 PM
Today, we watched the Day 1 mix of Incursion I. Magnifique! An episode full of action, anguish, intrigue and suspense. And Joel’s score is phenomenal. Can’t wait to watch Incursion II to find out how it ends.
http://josephmallozzi.wordpress.com/2010/01/20/january-20-2010-ghost-haunting-texas-holiday-inn-tires-of-continental-breakfasts-now-frequenting-nearby-dennys/

Nyrde
January 20th, 2010, 09:35 PM
Ok, you guys are thinking inside the box.

point one: they will not have a way to get two reasons the first there is a second season and second stargate atlantis ended with them getting back to earth they stated before universe came out that it was going to be darker.

Point two: they still need to explain the shuttle we see flying of in 'Air' it will most probably be lucian alliance operatives who slipped through in the evac.

Point three: if the lucian alliance arnt there physically they most probably get through by using a communication device (could be stolen from earth) and tamper with it so only they can break the connection this forcing them on destiny to be truly stranded.

Point four: it was mentioned in a episode that Destiny was battle damaged, so perhaps they catch up with one of the seeding ships which has also been damaged so its flight controls are inoperative and they come across a new enemy.

spinny magee
January 21st, 2010, 01:02 AM
Ok, you guys are thinking inside the box.

point one: they will not have a way to get two reasons the first there is a second season and second stargate atlantis ended with them getting back to earth they stated before universe came out that it was going to be darker.

Point two: they still need to explain the shuttle we see flying of in 'Air' it will most probably be lucian alliance operatives who slipped through in the evac.

Point three: if the lucian alliance arnt there physically they most probably get through by using a communication device (could be stolen from earth) and tamper with it so only they can break the connection this forcing them on destiny to be truly stranded.

Point four: it was mentioned in a episode that Destiny was battle damaged, so perhaps they catch up with one of the seeding ships which has also been damaged so its flight controls are inoperative and they come across a new enemy.

There is such a thing as over thinking, but fair points I guess

PG15
January 27th, 2010, 11:01 PM
Update:


Wray is a civilian with a background in Human Resources and while, at first blush, the skills she possesses may seem impractical in a space-faring scenario, Camile will step to the fore later this season, especially when all hell breaks loose in the show’s two-part season finale.

http://josephmallozzi.wordpress.com/2010/01/27/january-27-2010-which-sgu-character-would-you-like-to-see-more-of-in-the-back-half-of-season-one-and-beyond/

LtColCarter
January 28th, 2010, 12:18 PM
Update:



http://josephmallozzi.wordpress.com/2010/01/27/january-27-2010-which-sgu-character-would-you-like-to-see-more-of-in-the-back-half-of-season-one-and-beyond/

Hmmmm...its sparked my interest! :)

PG15
January 29th, 2010, 02:16 AM
Update!


Finally, a few of you expressed a desire to see us pay off some of the story elements introduced in the series opener. Who attacked Icarus Base? Why? And how the hell did they find out about Earth’s top secret project? We’ll get all the answers in a three-part season ender that offers conspiracy, cameos, cosmic influence, intrigue, suspense, running and gunning, bullets and betrayal, and at least two downright horrible ways to go.

http://josephmallozzi.wordpress.com/2010/01/28/january-28-2010-what-aspect-of-the-show-would-you-like-to-see-further-explored-in-the-back-half-of-season-one-and-beyond/

LtColCarter
January 30th, 2010, 10:41 AM
Update!



http://josephmallozzi.wordpress.com/2010/01/28/january-28-2010-what-aspect-of-the-show-would-you-like-to-see-further-explored-in-the-back-half-of-season-one-and-beyond/

Nice...seems like a solid episode so far...

major davis
January 30th, 2010, 11:05 AM
im really really psyched from what ive heard so far. Cant wait till april.

LtColCarter
January 30th, 2010, 11:06 AM
im really really psyched from what ive heard so far. Cant wait till april.

Me too! :D

jelgate
January 30th, 2010, 11:07 AM
im really really psyched from what ive heard so far. Cant wait till april.

You do know this episode won't happen until June

LtColCarter
January 30th, 2010, 11:09 AM
You do know this episode won't happen until June

So...we can still be excited about it...can't we?

PG15
January 30th, 2010, 04:07 PM
A mention:


Justice kicks off a run of terrific episodes, culminating in a taut, fast-paced three parter that closes out SGU’s inaugural season.

http://josephmallozzi.wordpress.com/2010/01/29/january-29-2010-what-aspect-of-the-show-would-you-prefer-to-see-minimized/

Jumper_One
March 5th, 2010, 04:42 PM
[...] Then, this afternoon, we watched the Day 2 Mix of Incursion I. Action! Suspense! Cameos! And a most atypical death! [...]
http://josephmallozzi.wordpress.com/2010/03/05/march-5-2010-a-possible-return-visit-more-items-of-interest-from-the-atlantis-vault-and-an-sgu-production-update/

Madwelshboy
March 17th, 2010, 12:28 PM
"When I read it I got upset," said Brian J. Smith, who plays Lt. Matthew Scott on Stargate Universe, of the Syfy series' season finale. "There's something that happens in that last episode that is so upsetting and so cruel and so wrong ... just thinking about it, it gives me goosebumps."

http://scifiwire.com/2010/03/brian-j-smith-promises-sg.php#comments

LtColCarter
March 17th, 2010, 01:14 PM
http://scifiwire.com/2010/03/brian-j-smith-promises-sg.php#comments

Oh wow!

shipper hannah
March 17th, 2010, 03:14 PM
Reading that makes me really excited for the finale!

Ukko
March 17th, 2010, 03:25 PM
"Fanboys are never satisfied and think they can do better. If that were the case you'd be running a network instead of your mouths."
I wish i could green the guy who said this.

I dont have sound so i cant watch the interview, i can only go by what MWB quoted. Cant wait to see what they got in store though.:D

Jper
March 17th, 2010, 04:58 PM
"Fanboys are never satisfied and think they can do better. If that were the case you'd be running a network instead of your mouths."

Or maybe they (your so-called fanboys) already have a better (more satifying, more relaxed, bigger pay etc.) job. ;)

EllieVee
March 17th, 2010, 05:32 PM
http://scifiwire.com/2010/03/brian-j-smith-promises-sg.php#comments

Uh oh, that sounds dire. :(

EllieVee
March 17th, 2010, 05:34 PM
"Fanboys are never satisfied and think they can do better. If that were the case you'd be running a network instead of your mouths."
I wish i could green the guy who said this.

I dont have sound so i cant watch the interview, i can only go by what MWB quoted. Cant wait to see what they got in store though.:D

What interview?

PG15
March 17th, 2010, 08:05 PM
Or maybe they (your so-called fanboys) already have a better (more satifying, more relaxed, bigger pay etc.) job. ;)

I find it hard to belief that such people would waste time raging against a scifi TV show on the Internet. ;)

MattSilver 3k
March 17th, 2010, 08:09 PM
http://scifiwire.com/2010/03/brian-j-smith-promises-sg.php#comments

What is it? Rape? Surprise character death (Chloe)? Forced abortion?

Agh, the suspense.

spinny magee
March 17th, 2010, 10:35 PM
If we see none of thealliances weapons after theytake over the ship I will be ratherpeeved unlesschloedies

Jper
March 17th, 2010, 10:36 PM
What is it? Rape? Surprise character death (Chloe)? Forced abortion?

Agh, the suspense.

Chloe doesn't die. Elyse's working on season two right now. ;) Unless Chloe has a twin that suddenly also gets stranded on the Destiny. :p

EllieVee
March 17th, 2010, 10:47 PM
Chloe doesn't die. Elyse's working on season two right now. ;) Unless Chloe has a twin that suddenly also gets stranded on the Destiny. :p

One's bad enough.

:P :P :P

jmoz
March 18th, 2010, 09:12 PM
Maybe she dies but as in her current personality and role dies. She gets taken over by an alien entity?

EllieVee
March 18th, 2010, 10:00 PM
Maybe she dies but as in her current personality and role dies. She gets taken over by an alien entity?

Ooh, a bit Fred/Illyria?

jmoz
March 18th, 2010, 10:48 PM
Ooh, a bit Fred/Illyria?

Yes!

Pharaoh Atem
March 18th, 2010, 10:50 PM
Chloe doesn't die. Elyse's working on season two right now. ;) Unless Chloe has a twin that suddenly also gets stranded on the Destiny. :p

2 chloes would be cool.

jmoz
March 18th, 2010, 10:53 PM
2 chloes would be cool.

Wouldn't that be a waster valuable resources?

Pharaoh Atem
March 18th, 2010, 10:54 PM
Wouldn't that be a waster valuable resources?

1 extra person to have kids when destiny becomes a generational ship. the crew is never getting home.

jmoz
March 18th, 2010, 10:58 PM
1 extra person to have kids when destiny becomes a generational ship. the crew is never getting home.

lol if that happens, eventually they're will be inter-family marriage with the finite number of people and finite number of combinations. Incest?

EllieVee
March 19th, 2010, 12:55 AM
lol if that happens, eventually they're will be inter-family marriage with the finite number of people and finite number of combinations. Incest?

To be viable a population should have, I recall reading but without providing a source, around 10,000 people, I believe.

Jper
March 19th, 2010, 06:45 AM
To be viable a population should have, I recall reading but without providing a source, around 10,000 people, I believe.

Maybe the scientist on board will do a little genetic engineering and will contain diversity in the population by Ancient technology. :D

EllieVee
March 19th, 2010, 06:47 AM
Maybe the scientist on board will do a little genetic engineering and will contain diversity in the population by Ancient technology. :D

Do they have any geneticists on board, though?

Jper
March 19th, 2010, 06:50 AM
Do they have any geneticists on board, though?

Together Rush and Eli can do anything. :p
Besides, there's always Park with her reading and heroic, volunteering Riley to help them. :D

Barroth
March 19th, 2010, 09:22 AM
Can´t wait to see the neutron star causing trouble with the destiny shields and systems ^^

jelgate
March 19th, 2010, 10:40 AM
Can´t wait to see the neutron star causing trouble with the destiny shields and systems ^^

Neutron star? I recall no mention of neutron star

EllieVee
March 19th, 2010, 03:56 PM
What neutron star?

*I seem to have turned into a captain again; over 70 posts have disappeared from my count*

MattSilver 3k
March 19th, 2010, 06:54 PM
What neutron star?

*I seem to have turned into a captain again; over 70 posts have disappeared from my count*

Mods sometimes go on a post hunt and remove off-topic stuff and derogatory comments that deride others' opinions.

And what neutron star?

EllieVee
March 19th, 2010, 07:07 PM
Mods sometimes go on a post hunt and remove off-topic stuff and derogatory comments that deride others' opinions.

I haven't been that bad.


And what neutron star?

That neutron star. See? That one.

PG15
March 19th, 2010, 08:22 PM
Oh right yeah, that one.

It's beautiful.

Barroth
March 20th, 2010, 02:38 AM
I got that information from the german Stargate wiki among informations about the other episodes

http://www.stargate-wiki.de/wiki/SGU_1x20

EllieVee
March 20th, 2010, 02:45 AM
You do realise that anyone can put any nonsense in a Wiki?

Barroth
March 20th, 2010, 02:50 AM
You do realise that anyone can put any nonsense in a Wiki?

I know that

MattSilver 3k
March 20th, 2010, 03:29 AM
I know that

I think I've figured out the neutron star reference.

"Hey Scott."

"Hey Eli. What's going on?"

"We just passed by a neutron star. Isn't that cool?"

"Yeah! Now on to more important things... got those Kino recordings for me?"

The camera cuts to Eli's computer, as he opens a file labelled, "Women's Showers, Day 102". The video starts up, but the screen goes black.

"To Be Continued... Seriously, we didn't expect to actually come back next year! Hope this doesn't bite us on the ass..."

major davis
March 20th, 2010, 03:20 PM
I think I've figured out the neutron star reference.

"Hey Scott."

"Hey Eli. What's going on?"

"We just passed by a neutron star. Isn't that cool?"

"Yeah! Now on to more important things... got those Kino recordings for me?"

The camera cuts to Eli's computer, as he opens a file labelled, "Women's Showers, Day 102". The video starts up, but the screen goes black.

"To Be Continued... Seriously, we didn't expect to actually come back next year! Hope this doesn't bite us on the ass..."

LOL. If that scene was true, I think it would be hilarious to see how many over dramatic fan responses we have to that scene.

Tabula Rasa
April 1st, 2010, 05:45 AM
Perhaps the LA have managed to find themselves another planet with a Naqahdriah / Naqahdah core which they can use to power a gate to Destiny?

Specter177
April 1st, 2010, 07:15 PM
More likely that they came with the rest of the expedition.

The Shrike
April 10th, 2010, 06:21 PM
Wouldn't it be ironic if the Lucian Alliance inadvertantly provided better leadership for the Destiny than we're seeing now?

latvian_stargatefan
April 11th, 2010, 06:19 AM
More likely that they came with the rest of the expedition.
Yeah right... somehow I haven't seen Rhona Mitra in SGU up till now... or Knepper or that Supernatural chick... assuming that those two will be aboard the Destiny.

They gate in and most probably they find another planet with the same characteristics, set up a gate there and dialed in. But, of course, we can't know for sure...

major davis
April 11th, 2010, 01:06 PM
Wouldn't it be ironic if the Lucian Alliance inadvertantly provided better leadership for the Destiny than we're seeing now?

Wow! I just realized your probably right. lol Thats so sad! :)

EllieVee
April 12th, 2010, 02:36 AM
Wouldn't it be ironic if the Lucian Alliance inadvertantly provided better leadership for the Destiny than we're seeing now?

That certainly raises some interesting possibilities.

Spimman
April 12th, 2010, 06:58 AM
Wouldn't it be ironic if the Lucian Alliance inadvertantly provided better leadership for the Destiny than we're seeing now?

It can't get much worse! It will likely cut the cord to Earth too (which I think will be good!)

Jper
April 12th, 2010, 07:05 AM
It can't get much worse! It will likely cut the cord to Earth too (which I think will be good!)

:indeed:

The Shrike
April 12th, 2010, 05:28 PM
Channeling Pvt. Hudson form Aliens, "why don't you put her (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hrY-MKKpaOw) in charge" :D

Jper
April 13th, 2010, 02:10 AM
Channeling Pvt. Hudson form Aliens, "why don't you put her (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hrY-MKKpaOw) in charge" :D

And to prove your point you show us Rhona Mitra in Doomsday. Great movie btw!! :)

EllieVee
April 13th, 2010, 04:51 AM
Channeling Pvt. Hudson form Aliens, "why don't you put her (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hrY-MKKpaOw) in charge" :D

Actually, I think Hudson's line was, 'What? You put her in charge?'

Spimman
April 13th, 2010, 05:57 AM
I am really curious about how the Lucian Alliance will run things assuming they take complete control of the ship. The leadership structure of the show will hopefully take on a dynamic that we all like!

EllieVee
May 5th, 2010, 05:57 PM
Small spoiler from the 1.5 DVD/blu ray set (http://tvshowsondvd.com/news/Stargate-Universe-Season-1_5/13721):

Extra: Two-for-One: Behind the "Incursion" Double Ratchet Stunt.

It has a double ratchet stunt!

No idea what that is.

The Swarm
May 6th, 2010, 06:51 AM
Not much of a spoiler for a spoiler hog like me....but beggers cant be chosers!

Skydiver
May 8th, 2010, 10:37 AM
Talk of the last four forbidden

It's been brought to our attention that the last four episodes of SGU have aired on Ukranian TV, thus are out there in spoiler land and on torrents and you tube, etc.

KEEP THEM THERE.

The discussion of these episodes, the posting of spoilers - even tagged - the posting of caps, ALL is forbidden here until it airs on Scifi.

No exceptions.

You see anyone discussing it, please report them so we can delete the posts. You see anyone posting any torrent links, report them so we can moderate the poster and delete the posts. If we continually get someone trying to discuss the episodes in spite of this announcement, that person stands to lose his/her posting privileged until after the episodes air on Scifi. (Which means watching it early so you can get spoilers to hold over everyone won't gain you much, cause you won't be talking about it here)

Yes, they were legal airings. Yes they shouldn't have aired until after they did on Scifi. That's between the Ukranian station and MGM. The simple fact is, Darren doesn't want it here, so it won't be here. No debate, no arguing.

You want to be a helpful part of this forum, please refrain from talking about the episodes and report to us those that don't.

Thanks

MattSilver 3k
May 8th, 2010, 10:39 AM
Talk of the last three forbidden


I hate to pitnick, but it's four episodes...

Skydiver
May 8th, 2010, 11:18 AM
three :) four :)

what's 45 minutes :)

but yes, last four. And thank you for not just having fun speculating rather than spending the next month talking about something that most of the world won't see until it legally airs

EllieVee
May 8th, 2010, 04:48 PM
three :) four :)

what's 45 minutes :)

but yes, last four. And thank you for not just having fun speculating rather than spending the next month talking about something that most of the world won't see until it legally airs



Yes, they were legal airings.

Were the airings in the Ukraine legal or not?

Skydiver
May 8th, 2010, 06:40 PM
they were legal airings, as in they weren't leaked.

HOWEVER, the opinion has been expressed that the Ukranian station broke skiffy's 'we get first dibs' contract (so while they had the contract to air the episodes, they should not have aired them until after skiffy did so it's not THAT they aired them that might be wrong, but the WHEN.)

Regardless, they are forbidden to discuss here.

AndSoItBegins
May 9th, 2010, 08:38 AM
Actually, I think Hudson's line was, 'What? You put her in charge?'

Nope. It was definitely the first quote.

Lt.Colonel John Sheppard
May 9th, 2010, 11:08 AM
i have a question: i saw on spoiler tv that incursion parts 1 and 2 will air on june 4th does that mean we'll have a two hour season finale?

Skydiver
May 9th, 2010, 11:53 AM
looks like it

i would say, in addition to that, the fact that this t hread has both eps in one thread suggests that a 'two hour' airing has been the plan all along

Briangate78
May 9th, 2010, 11:57 AM
looks like it

i would say, in addition to that, the fact that this t hread has both eps in one thread suggests that a 'two hour' airing has been the plan all along

Wow so only one telecast. I guess they want to try and promote the heck out of the finale by making it a two-parter. With the way the ratings have been they need to end on a high note. This might help.

Lt.Colonel John Sheppard
May 9th, 2010, 11:57 AM
i betcha anything itunes will seperate them like they did with Air.

MattSilver 3k
May 9th, 2010, 12:01 PM
i would say, in addition to that, the fact that this thread has both eps in one thread suggests that a 'two hour' airing has been the plan all along

So PG15 saw it coming? I didn't know he was psychic!

It's more likely he just made one Incursion thread when it was just the one episode, and then when the episode's writer split it, it became a two episode, but stuck in one thread because it started as one. Simplicity's sake, really. If Syfy are planning to air them both in one night, that's news to me. Last I checked their schedules, they had Incursion 1 on the 4th and Incursion 2 on the 11th.

Fine with me if true, of course.

Briangate78
May 9th, 2010, 12:03 PM
So PG15 saw it coming? I didn't know he was psychic!

It's more likely he just made one Incursion thread when it was just the one episode, and then when the episode's writer split it, it became a two episode, but stuck in one thread because it started as one. Simplicity's sake, really. If Syfy are planning to air them both in one night, that's news to me. Last I checked their schedules, they had Incursion 1 on the 4th and Incursion 2 on the 11th.

Fine with me if true, of course.

Psycho maybe. lol. JK PG! :p

Um yeah Sanctuary did this also, I actually like watching a 2-hour telecast, it feels like a movie or mini-series.

Lt.Colonel John Sheppard
May 9th, 2010, 12:07 PM
Psycho maybe. lol. JK PG! :p

Um yeah Sanctuary did this also, I actually like watching a 2-hour telecast, it feels like a movie or mini-series.

you mean Psychic... I Hope.

Lt.Colonel John Sheppard
May 9th, 2010, 01:43 PM
you know when i first heard of this episode i thought of atlantis's the storm and the eye where the genii tried to sieze control of atlantis. But then again this could be diffrent.

jelgate
May 9th, 2010, 03:42 PM
i have a question: i saw on spoiler tv that incursion parts 1 and 2 will air on june 4th does that mean we'll have a two hour season finale?

Sorry to disappoint you but according to SyFy's schedule on their website Incursion I is set for June 4th and Incursion II is set for June 11th. But on the bright side thier is an SGU marathon on June 11th

major davis
May 9th, 2010, 04:17 PM
Sorry to disappoint you but according to SyFy's schedule on their website Incursion I is set for June 4th and Incursion II is set for June 11th. But on the bright side thier is an SGU marathon on June 11th

That really sucks. :(

I really think a 2 hour finale would have helped. :(

TinyTimm
May 12th, 2010, 09:11 PM
It seems that we are expecting them to somehow board the ship forcibly. Whether this means traversing the galaxy in one of their ships or finding another means of generating the power requirements to dial Destiny is to be determined later.

Is it possible that the writers are going to use the Lucian Alliance as a means to bring new characters onto Destiny as well as resupplying the crew?

I would think that the LA would bring a sizeable force to capture the ship as well as enough ammo and weapons to defend it from a retaliatory attack. So I’m assuming that in season 2 we’re going to start seeing the crew use LA weapons. I might just be pulling things out of the air but it seems logical

MattSilver 3k
May 12th, 2010, 10:55 PM
Seems very likely. I think there'll be two LA strike teams - one with Kiva, and they get repelled by the Destinites. The second team has Simeon and Ginn (Recurring season 2 players, according to casting slides) on it, and they get captured/integrated into the crew or something. Gives our kids new weapons and some more people on the ship to get to know. You know, until they die horribly.

thekillman
May 13th, 2010, 02:43 AM
yes the Lucian Alliance will bring in fresh blood. seeing as they probably have knowledge of goauld technology, they might bring additional expertise to the scene. also it adds to the Dynamics: the Tau'ri have to put aside their differences, but as they know eachoter a bit more, they might also switch to the LA side. at the other end of the universe you're practically on your own and allegiances to something greater do not really matter. your allegiance is with someone on the ship. be it Young, Rush, Wray, or Kiva.

xxxevilgrinxxx
May 13th, 2010, 07:51 AM
Seems very likely. I think there'll be two LA strike teams - one with Kiva, and they get repelled by the Destinites. The second team has Simeon and Ginn (Recurring season 2 players, according to casting slides) on it, and they get captured/integrated into the crew or something. Gives our kids new weapons and some more people on the ship to get to know. You know, until they die horribly.

and new socks, don't forget new socks

escyos
May 13th, 2010, 10:12 AM
they use an icarus type planet to gate aboard. and yea i do think that they will have the LA members join them when they realise they too are stuck out there

TinyTimm
May 13th, 2010, 11:10 AM
is it me or does it seem like their raid on Destiny is going to be an epic fail? they get there ready to take it over but (presumably) have no way to get back or pass whatever information they glean from Destiny back to the MW

I suppose they could use the LRC but the LA in the MW probably wouldn't have the stones

latvian_stargatefan
May 13th, 2010, 12:17 PM
I think that Destiny might get new permanent residents in this way, as well as supplies... though I don't think there'll be two LA teams... It would be kinda cheap that everybody can get to Destiny anytime and we, with our Asgard stuff and whatnot, can't get them home...

OT; yay, I didn't realize that I have the same rank as Greer now. :D

thekillman
May 13th, 2010, 12:20 PM
spoilers please

Drakonous
May 13th, 2010, 02:11 PM
I follow Kiva to be honest <.<; As the actress is one of my favorites heh ._.;

Drakonous
May 13th, 2010, 02:20 PM
I hope that Kiva stays around. I find that she might make things interesting and who knows what could happen. Besides if they do kill her off then the rest of the LA will be leaderless and might attack without restraint. I doubt that she'd want to kill off all the Tau'ri onboard due to the fact that they have been around for a while and know how to use the ships systems. I doubt many, if any, can read Ancient to begin with.

TinyTimm
May 13th, 2010, 09:04 PM
That would be awesome if Kiva was at least a recurring character in season 2. I always liked rhona mitra

Drakonous
May 14th, 2010, 03:56 AM
That would be awesome if Kiva was at least a recurring character in season 2. I always liked rhona mitra

I know what you mean

xxxevilgrinxxx
May 14th, 2010, 07:19 AM
is it me or does it seem like their raid on Destiny is going to be an epic fail? they get there ready to take it over but (presumably) have no way to get back or pass whatever information they glean from Destiny back to the MW

I suppose they could use the LRC but the LA in the MW probably wouldn't have the stones

I'm hoping that it's an epic fail because the Destiny crew will come together and repel them (after stealing all their socks and ammo, of course!), or that the LA will end up simply joining the crew, or the destiny herself will repel them or some other combination which keeps the Destiny out of the hands of the LA, the IOA or anyone else that might use it for some un-nice purpose

GateTrek2004
May 16th, 2010, 03:11 AM
That would be awesome if Kiva was at least a recurring character in season 2. I always liked rhona mitra

I think shes only on for Subversion and Incursion 1 & 2. Would be cool though ;)

Meshakhad
May 16th, 2010, 07:55 PM
Captured zats could do wonders for their ammo problems.

The Swarm
May 17th, 2010, 12:34 AM
Captured zats could do wonders for their ammo problems.

Yay even more items to use on the rechargeing plate... poor ship has to sun dive every few weeks.

Solokiller
May 17th, 2010, 06:52 AM
If the repair robot fixes the capacitors they'll be better off though.

LtColCarter
May 17th, 2010, 07:01 AM
Captured zats could do wonders for their ammo problems.

Where are they capturing zats from? I thought those were Goa'uld weponry...

Spimman
May 17th, 2010, 07:02 AM
LA uses tons of Goa'uld tech

LtColCarter
May 17th, 2010, 07:04 AM
LA uses tons of Goa'uld tech

I see...

For some reason...I'm starting to not like the idea of the LA being involved. I mean how the heck did they get where the Destiny is anyway?

Spimman
May 17th, 2010, 07:11 AM
I see...

For some reason...I'm starting to not like the idea of the LA being involved. I mean how the heck did they get where the Destiny is anyway?

(I haven't seen any of those episodes)

That being said I assume Telford, or someone else is a LA spy...possibly multiple people inside the SGC.

Now that Rush/Eli solved the problem of energy requirements and how to dial the 9th Chevron it is really a matter of finding a large enoug energy source. That being the case, the LA only need a suitable planet or a way to artificially provide that much power.

This still doesn't get the crew home though.

LtColCarter
May 17th, 2010, 07:21 AM
(I haven't seen any of those episodes)

That being said I assume Telford, or someone else is a LA spy...possibly multiple people inside the SGC.

Now that Rush/Eli solved the problem of energy requirements and how to dial the 9th Chevron it is really a matter of finding a large enoug energy source. That being the case, the LA only need a suitable planet or a way to artificially provide that much power.

This still doesn't get the crew home though.

Hmmm...yes...I can see that.

The Swarm
May 17th, 2010, 10:56 AM
They will probably use an Icarus type planet or a Black Hole to dial Destiny.

Spimman
May 17th, 2010, 10:58 AM
I would think if a singularity could be used to power a supergate between distant galaxies than one should easily be able to dial Destiny.

Skydiver
May 17th, 2010, 04:49 PM
Folks

If you have seen the leaked episodes and 'know' what's going to happen, either keep it to yourself or go and find else where to play. This thread is for SPECULATION and DISCUSSION. It's not the place to spoil the 99.9% of the fandom that hasn't seen the Ukranian episodes.

If you can't refrain, let us know and we'll help you.

Lt.Colonel John Sheppard
May 17th, 2010, 05:01 PM
Folks

If you have seen the leaked episodes and 'know' what's going to happen, either keep it to yourself or go and find else where to play. This thread is for SPECULATION and DISCUSSION. It's not the place to spoil the 99.9% of the fandom that hasn't seen the Ukranian episodes.

If you can't refrain, let us know and we'll help you.

that almost sounded like a threat (i live in the US and im waiting for it to air on syfy)

Skydiver
May 17th, 2010, 05:23 PM
We've already made it very clear, the known spoilers from Ukraine are off limits. If someone has seen them, they can't talk about them here until after the episode airs in the US.

People ignore that directive, we'll gag them until after the episode airs.

Guessing is one thing, passing on known spoilers another

EllieVee
May 17th, 2010, 05:26 PM
Anyone who hasn't seen the Ukraine videos isn't going to know whether or not any of the spoilers posted are known to be in the episode or not.

Spimman
May 18th, 2010, 06:15 AM
Well that's not entirely true. I've seen some comments made that spoiled stuff for me and it either happened because:
-I knew that user watched the episodes so assume what they say is based on seeing it
-They made a comment without speculation
-They added something like, trust me on this
-They made a sarcastic comment after a comment revealing they knew this to be true

LtColCarter
May 18th, 2010, 06:48 AM
Anyone who hasn't seen the Ukraine videos isn't going to know whether or not any of the spoilers posted are known to be in the episode or not.

I concur.

Homer 120
May 18th, 2010, 01:09 PM
Forgive me if I'm wrong on this, but ''Incursion, Part 2'' airs on the 4th of June right? If so, then thats the night before my B'day :D

jelgate
May 18th, 2010, 02:47 PM
Forgive me if I'm wrong on this, but ''Incursion, Part 2'' airs on the 4th of June right? If so, then thats the night before my B'day :D

June 11th for Incursion Part II. US breaks for Memorial Day Weekend

carmencatalina
May 18th, 2010, 02:50 PM
Boo to the break - I want all my episodes in a row!

Homer 120
May 18th, 2010, 02:58 PM
June 11th for Incursion Part II. US breaks for Memorial Day Weekend

Ah!

LtColCarter
May 19th, 2010, 08:09 AM
Boo to the break - I want all my episodes in a row!

:indeed:

Spimman
May 19th, 2010, 10:47 AM
I just saw a preview for a new show in ABC called "The Gates" that features Rhona Mitra as part of the cast. This could impact her involvement in Season 2 of SGU, but her character could die on "The Gates" or she could do both as they air during different seasons.

EvilSpaceAlien
May 19th, 2010, 11:48 AM
I just saw a preview for a new show in ABC called "The Gates" that features Rhona Mitra as part of the cast. This could impact her involvement in Season 2 of SGU, but her character could die on "The Gates" or she could do both as they air during different seasons.

Or she could die in the first episode of season two. In fact, I'm betting on this.

Spimman
May 20th, 2010, 05:52 AM
Well there are no spoilers allowed to be release to GW that tell us if she lives or dies so anything could happen. Camilla Wray isn't listed as permanent cast (or wasn't) and look at her so you can't always go by cat lists.

The Swarm
May 21st, 2010, 01:15 AM
I didnt see the episodes just the spoilers for them, but it doesnt take a genius to figure it out that the options to dial Destiny are limmited to just a few.

GateMan2000
May 21st, 2010, 01:13 PM
I used to defend this series....now it is what people at the begining of the season labeled it...BSG + Star Trek Voyager = Battle Gate Voyager....nice....

jelgate
May 21st, 2010, 01:17 PM
I used to defend this series....now it is what people at the begining of the season labeled it...BSG + Star Trek Voyager = Battle Gate Voyager....nice....

Considering how different Voyager and BSG were thats a pretty vague definition

GateMan2000
May 21st, 2010, 01:31 PM
Considering how different Voyager and BSG were thats a pretty vague definition

We aren't supposed to talk about spoilers...so I won't. I will be back in 3 weeks to plead my case lol.

damon key
May 21st, 2010, 07:17 PM
Awesome promo!

Seems like the stones will continue to be put to good use again. :)

GateMan2000
May 21st, 2010, 09:02 PM
Welcome maquis to Destiny!

Pharaoh Atem
May 21st, 2010, 09:09 PM
can't frakking wait

jelgate
May 21st, 2010, 09:13 PM
Welcome maquis to Destiny!

That analogy makes no sense

morjana
May 21st, 2010, 11:18 PM
SGU - Syfy: 'Incursion, Part 1' Episode Trailer:

At Syfy (http://video.syfy.com/shows/universe/whats_hot_6/#////shows/universe/promos_trailers_4/incursion-part-1--next-episode--stargate-universe/v1229713):

Incursion: Part 1 - Next Episode - Stargate Universe

The Lucian Alliance forces Dr. Rush to help them stage an assault on the Destiny.

spinny magee
May 21st, 2010, 11:53 PM
Somebody remind me why the Ukrainians got to watch the Finale before the US?

The Swarm
May 22nd, 2010, 02:21 AM
Why do i get the feeling from the sneak peak that its our turn to atack them while they dial the gate to Destiny?