Stargate Universe starting tonight on Sky1 [UK]

Stargate Universe, the latest series of the Stargate franchise starts tonight (October 6th) on Sky1 and Sky1 HD in the UK. It’s been great to see that media companies are going for global series runs more and more these days, so we’re only a few days behind Stargate Universe’s run in the US!

But what’s it all about?

SGU will follow a team of explorers headed up by Dr Nicholas Rush (Robert Carlyle). They must fend for themselves as they are forced through a Stargate when their hidden base comes under attack. The desperate survivors emerge aboard an ancient ship, which is locked on an unknown course and unable to return to Earth. Faced with meeting the most basic needs of food, water and air, the group must unlock the secrets of the ship’s Stargate to survive. The danger, adventure and hope they find on board the Destiny will reveal the heroes and villains among them.

The series will take on a dynamic new direction, promising be edgier in tone and appealing to longtime Stargate fans and first-time viewers alike.

OK, so you can’t get too much of an idea from a press release, but here are a few clips for you to enjoy too:

From what I’ve seen of SGU so far (and admittely it’s all promotional material) it looks like it is indeed going to be a dark and edgy series, but it also looks like it’s going to be pretty good. Tune in tonight if you can and see what you think – and feel free to let us know in the comments! Or, if you’re in a country that’s ahead of the UK why not let us know what you thought of the premiere? Just try to avoid spoilers :)

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