SGU Stargate Universe
Character: Dr. Nicholas Rush
Original Release: 2009-2011
Written by: Robert C. Cooper & Brad Wright
Distributed by: Syfy

An attack on a secret off-world base by a rebel organisation has stranded the remaining survivors on an Ancient ship "Destiny", a large unmanned ship launched millions of years ago. At the far end of the universe, Colonel Everett Young and Dr. Nicolas Rush now lead the new "Destiny" crew on a journey to discovering new worlds as well as encountering new alien creatures, in hope of finding a way back home.

Morals are tested and tensions rise when Colonel Young's leadership is questioned all while Dr. Rush sacrifices the safety of the crew to pursue his own scientific ambitions. Along the way, they make new enemies and clash with old familiar ones, as they uncover the mystery behind Destiny's true purpose.


Cast & Characters

Louis Ferreira (Colonel Everett Young), Brian J. Smith (Lt. Matthew Scott), Elyse Levesque (Chloe Armstrong), David Blue (Eli Wallace), Alaina Huffman (Lt. Tamara Johansen), Jamil Walker Smith (Master Sgt. Ronald Greer), Peter Kelamis (Adam Brody), Patrick Gilmore (Dr. Dale Volker), Jennifer Spence (Dr. Lisa Park), Julia Benson (2nd Lt. Vanessa James), Ming-Na Wen (Camile Wray), Lou Diamond Phillips (Colonel David Telford), Jeffrey Bowyer-Chapman (Pvt. Darren Becker), Haig Sutherland (Sgt. Hunter Riley), Mike Dopud (Varro), Mark Burgess (Dr. Jeremy Franklin), Leanne Adachi (Cpl. Barnes), Darcy Laurie (Airman Dunning), Josh Blacker (Marine Sgt. Spencer), Julie McNiven (Ginn), Richard Dean Anderson (Lieutenant General Jack O'Neill), Vincent Gale (Morrison), Robert Knepper (Simeon), Ryan Jefferson Booth (Cpl. Marsden), Glynis Davies (Maryann Wallace), Primo Allon (Koz), Tygh Runyan (Dr. Caine), Michael Karl Richards (Major Peterson), Ona Grauer (Emily Young), Louise Lombard (Gloria Rush), Kathleen Munroe (Amanda Perry), Michael Shanks (Dr. Daniel Jackson), Anna Galvin (Mrs. Armstrong), Ian Butcher (Dannic), Alisen Down (Dr. Brightman), Rhona Mitra (Commander Kiva), Reiko Aylesworth (Sharon Walker), Bradley Stryker (Curtis), Trevor Carroll (Sgt. Graham), Gordon Grice (Matt Balic), Andrew Dunbar (Marine Cpl. Gorman), Christina Schild (Andrea Palmer), Christopher McDonald (Alan Armstrong)


Trivia
Filming Locations:
  • Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
  • White Sands, New Mexico, USA
  • Alamogordo, New Mexico, USA
  • The Bridge Studios, Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada
  • University of British Columbia, Robson Square Campus - 800 Robson Street, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
  • This is the fourth (third official) series in the Stargate franchise. The other 3 being: Stargate SG-1 (1997), Stargate: Infinity (2002) (This is not a sanctioned series according to the creators and producers of the Stargate franchise), and Stargate: Atlantis (2004).
  • A Stargate is a machine having the capability to open a wormhole. A Wormhole is a hypothetical way of space travel, also called Bridge of Rosen-Einstein, named after scientists Nathan Rosen and Albert Einstein. According to them, a wormhole should be capable of uniting two distant points in the universe, creating a "hole" in the Space-Time Continuum in order to cross from one point to another in a brief period of time. The name wormhole was given after a comparison between the Universe and an apple with a worm moving inside. The same concept was used in Contact (1997), Stargate (1994) and their TV series Stargate SG-1 (1997) and Stargate: Atlantis (2004).

Awards & Nominations

Primetime Emmy Awards 2011 - Outstanding Special Visual Effects for a Series
Primetime Emmy Awards 2010 - Outstanding Special Visual Effects for a Series
Directors Guild of Canada - Outstanding Achievement in Direction - TV Series - Robert C. Cooper
Gemini Awards 2011 - Best Achievement in Make-Up
Gemini Awards 2011 - Best Visual Effects
Gemini Awards 2010 - Best Performance by an Actor in a Continuing Leading Dramatic Role - Robert Carlyle
Gemini Awards 2010 - Best Picture Editing in a Dramatic Program or Series - Rick Martin
Gemini Awards 2010 - Best Dramatic Series
Gemini Awards 2010 - Best Performance by an Actor in a Continuing Leading Dramatic Role - Louis Ferreira
Gemini Awards 2010 - Best Direction in a Dramatic Series - Andy Mikita
Gemini Awards 2010 - Best Sound in a Dramatic Series
Gemini Awards 2010 - Best Photography in a Dramatic Program or Series
Gemini Awards 2010 - Best Visual Effects
Guild of Music Supervisors Awards - Best Music Supervision in TV
IGN Summer Movie Awards - Best TV Sci-Fi Series
Leo Awards 2012 - Best Make-Up in a Dramatic Series
Leo Awards 2011 - Best Supporting Performance by a Female in a Dramatic Series - Jennifer Spence
Leo Awards 2010 - Best Dramatic Series
Leo Awards 2010 - Best Supporting Performance by a Female in a Dramatic Series - Julia Benson
Leo Awards 2010 - Best Screenwriting in a Dramatic Series - Brad Wright
Leo Awards 2010 - Best Cinematography in a Dramatic Series
Leo Awards 2010 - Best Picture Editing in a Dramatic Series
Leo Awards 2010 - Best Visual Effects in a Dramatic Series
Leo Awards 2010 - Best Supporting Performance by a Male in a Dramatic Series - Patrick Gilmore
Leo Awards 2010 - Best Direction in a Dramatic Series
Leo Awards 2010 - Best Cinematography in a Dramatic Series
Leo Awards 2010 - Best Picture Editing in a Dramatic Series
Leo Awards 2010 - Best Production Design in a Dramatic Series
Leo Awards 2010 - Best Supporting Performance by a Female in a Dramatic Series
Leo Awards 2010 - Best Visual Effects in a Dramatic Series
Leo Awards 2010 - Best Stunt Coordination in a Dramatic Series
Visual Effects Society Awards 2011 - Outstanding Visual Effects in a Broadcast Series
Visual Effects Society Awards 2010 - Outstanding Visual Effects in a Broadcast Series
Writers Guild of Canada - Episodic One Hour - Robert C. Cooper


Season Guide

Season 1 (2009-2010)
Season 2 (2010-2011)

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