Love is in the air for Season 2 of “Stargate: Universe” as both Eli and T.J. will explore new relationships.
During the recent SGU panel at San Diego Comic-Con, producers and actors from the popular Syfy show said that now that the Lucian Alliance is on board, new strategic partnerships will have to be struck — some which might be a little less professional. That could include some geek loving for David Blue’s Eli character, as well as a new romance for Alaina Huffman’s T.J.
Both Blue and Huffman told fans at the panel they were delighted with the opportunity to delve deeper into their character’s romantic natures. Being as isolated as they all are in the fringe edge of the universe, one cannot live by fear alone. So life on Destiny will venture into the lighter side of life as they seek out relationships and explore possibilities of moving forward in their lives — not just trying to escape from the life thrust upon them.
Ming-Na, who plays Camile Wray on the series, was a bit more circumspect about what lies ahead for her character, so there may be a bit of a mystery that unravels about her.
Additionally, actor Robert Knepper — best known for his roles on “Heroes” and “Prison Break,” will join the cast this next season as one of the arch villains. Dr. Rush may have finally met his match as we will have a brand new nemesis to go head-to-head against.
Another challenge for Robert Carlyle was getting the opportunity to direct the fourth episode of the upcoming season, which due to scheduling, had to be the first filmed as they all returned from hiatus. This proved climatically challenging as whether in Vancouver, B.C. — where the series is filmed — was particularly wet and cold, and provided some of the most difficult filming conditions for the cast.
Despite enduring freezing temperatures, it was agreed that the weather provided a unique element to the quality of the episodes. Sometimes bad weather can be a blessing in disguise if it inspires them to reach deeper into their characters for the rawness necessary for their emotional scenes.
Finally, a few last nuggets to look forward to included the fact that Dr. Rush makes a unique discovery that he will conceal from his Destiny mates out of fear that they will misuse it; and Carlyle himself will play against himself in the episode “Twin Destinies” when a future version of Dr. Rush comes back to warn them about what is coming.
With the isolation and loneliness wearing everyone’s emotions a bit ragged, it will be important for both the Lucians and Destiny survivors to embrace a common goal — a mission to keep them motivated and focused so that they do not sink into personal pits of despair at the hopelessness that could result from their seclusion in space.
The second season of “Stargate: Universe” will undoubtedly take everyone closer to the edge as they are tested even further to their limits and having to combat persistent aliens tracking them through the vast morass of space.