Marvel is judiciously parceling out glimpses of the characters from its up coming ABC series Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Up now are Skye and the legendary Agent May – after the jump.
After spawning two series that ran for a combined fifteen years – and two straight-to-video movies – the Stargate franchise, Stargate Universe, got canceled just as it was beginning to peak. The season two DVD set contains the final episodes of the series, along with a host of extras and a look at why the show ended on the note it did.
Stargate Universe [Syfy, Tuesdays, 9/8C] makes its second season premiere on a new night – and that’s the only thing that’s changed. Intervention finds the inhabitants of the ancient Ancient starship Destiny in as precarious a position as the one in which they were when last we saw them – but we don’t actually find that out until after the very intriguing teaser.
Syfy’s Stargate Universe [Tuesday’s, 9/8C] has continued the tradition of Stargate: SG-1 and Stargate: Atlantis by going to a couple of places its predecessor’s did not: into a far darker and more dramatic presentation and onto an ancient Ancient starship called the Destiny. The result has required a larger, more varied and unusual cast – two members of which, Ming-Na and Lou Diamond Phillips took an hour to chat with journalists and bloggers about the show’s second season and their characters’ arcs in it.
Season One of Syfy’s popular Stargate Universe series is set for an October 5, 2010 release on Blu-ray and DVD. The set will come with the usual abundance of bonus features that Stargate fans have come to know and love – though there will be a few Blu-ray exclusives, the vast majority will appear on both.
Details from the press release follow the jump.
Tonight’s first spring episode of Stargate Universe [Syfy, 9/8C] is the first of a two-parter that finds Rush returning and introduces what could become a recurring species of aliens who seem to have designs of the Destiny.
Stargate Universe [Syfy, Fridays, 9/8C] premieres this evening with the first two hours of a three-hour introduction to the Stargate universe’s darkest and potentially most mature series, thus far. In a strange fusion of Lost in Space [the movie, not the campy TV series], classic Stargate and the tone of a Battlestar Galactica [again, not the campy one], SGU takes a bunch of people – soldiers, scientists and civilians, as the press materials say so alliteratively – and deposit them on an Ancient ship that is possibly hundreds of thousands of years old – and big enough that the Prometheus would like a shuttle beside it.
Air [Parts 1 & 2] opens with a tracking shot exploring a dark, dingy corridor and finishing up in a Gate Room where the Stargate opens and people begin hurtling through. They’re quite a mix and some of them, including an apparently high-ranking military man, take damage – some from landing hard; some from having other people and equipment land on them. To mix expletives, what the frak?