I’m sure most of you have already seen it but for those who haven’t, here’s the awesome SGU 1.5 trailer courtesy of Grey Munford and the gang at MGM:

For more vids, pics, and behind-the-scenes scoops, check out: http://stargate.mgm.com/view/series/3/index.html

Now, I believe I promised you some designs and schematics of the Destiny shuttle…

Stage 2 Layout (Shuttle Corridors and Set/Ext. Icarus Set) - Stargate: Universe, Season One, Air.
Int. Shuttle Illustration - Stargate: Universe, Season One, Air.
Int. Shuttle Bridge Illustration - Stargate: Universe, Season One, Air.
Shuttle Plan - Stargate: Universe, Season One, Air.
Int. Shuttle Cockpit render - Stargate: Universe, Season One, Air.

Int. Shuttle Cockpit render - Stargate: Universe, Season One, Air.

Int. Shuttle Cockpit - Stargate: Universe, Season One, Air.
Travel Base - Stargate: Universe, Season One, Air. For the location shoot at White Sands, New Mexico.

Congratulations to Chevron7 who was correctly guessed one of the new episode titles…

Episode #6: **** AN* *R***

Episode #7: T*E *R*A*** ****

Episode #8: *A****

Episode #9: ???

Episode #10: RESURGENCE

75 thoughts on “March 11, 2010: The New SGU 1.5 Trailer! Shuttle Specs! One episode title guessed; four to go!

  1. WHOA, FANNNNNNNNN-TASTIC. I had to find another adjective other than awesome. Loved the trailer.

    Please keep our family in your thoughts tomorrow (Friday) as we play political hardball with our school district. I have my Xanax ready and I expect not to sleep at all tonight.

    Everything just seems like it is falling apart. My husband decided to share he is in the middle of a serious mid-life crisis last week and today I found out my job might be in danger (or at least warning signs have gone up to me when they suggested I take what is known here in the states as Family Medical Leave Act, but then found out I’m not even doing part-time work so I don’t really qualify for that (leave without pay). I asked them to please just muddle through with me and I’m hoping that things will get better by next month. I’m hoping 21 years on the job of being an exemplary full-time employee will count (but we’ve lost accounts and people are being laid off).

  2. Ah, yes the trailer is frakking fantastic. Now April just can’t come soon enough. Grey and the gang at MGM sure did a stunning job.

    Resurgence, huh? That’s a pretty good title. Now I’m mostly happy about posting the pre-airing discussion thread over at gateworld before PG15. 😛

  3. Episode #6: **** AN* *R***

    Pain And Truth

    Episode #7: T*E *R*A*** ****

    The Creator Gate
    The Creator Link
    The Breaker Code

    Episode #8: *A****


    Episode #9: ???

    Three Questions

  4. @PBMom – Prayers and good thoughts going your way, that’s a heavy load of mixed crap!

    Chev7 – Congratulations!

    For Ep7: The Greater Good?

  5. Loved that trailer Joe, thanks! Since I don’t watch Skiffy for anything other than Stargate and Sanctuary, I hadn’t seen it.

    @PBMom: Sending good vibes your way. Hope it helps!

  6. The trailer was fun…now I’m trying to tie some of the clips into probable story lines…and most probably failing 😉

    Anyway, I’ll take a guess at Episode #7:

    The Greater Hero


    The Dreaded Ones

    I’ll stop there (unfortunately, I’ve got some real work to do…)

  7. I have watch those 10 episodes at least 3 times already can not wait for Apr 2nd 9pm.

    Please keep our family in your thoughts tomorrow (Friday) as we play political hardball with our school district.”

    Usually we say a day at a time but sometimes its more like a moment at a time. We will keep you in all our thoughts and our prayers.
    At least here you can find some peace of mind to relieve the stress of everyday.

  8. I will be so glad to finally see some real aliens. Can’t say as I’m looking forward to IOA lady in command, though. But maybe that’s because I’ve recently been listening to the audiobook of Harry Potter 5 and the whole business reminds me a little too much of Umbridge.

    Regarding the titles, are any of the words ones that we’d never be able to guess, like made-up names?

  9. New trailer looks awesome. Can’t wait for April 2nd. Is that tower thing shown in the trailer similar at all to the tower on Atlantis?

  10. Hey Joe!

    Saw that Robert Carlyle was going behind the camera soon! I didn’t think he’d be allowed since he was not a Canadian citizen? Recalled the Flan wasn’t allowed for that reason. Did you guys pull some strings?

  11. Wow, just wow on that trailer.. I did go back to the aliens and pause it just to have a closer look…

    AWESOME!! Can’t wait!!!

  12. Hey Joe.

    you and everyone else working on SG-U have out done your selves with this new trailer, i havn’t wanted to see the scond half of a series this much since…well the second half of atlantis’ 5th season.

    somethings been bugging me though, Hypotheticly, if Atlantis had an unlimited supply of ZPMs and it left now, would it be possible for it to catch up to destiny, assuming they knew where Destiny was, or is Destiny’s FTL drive faster then Atlantis’ Hyperdrive?

  13. Hey make sure you watch the trailer in HD. Mine was turned off (in the video player)… omg beautiful in HD

  14. WOOOOO!!! Saw the trailer a few hours ago, and since then I’ve watched it 6 times. Not that much compared to some of the others on Gateworld, but I like to sparse out the Awesome – I wouldn’t want an Awesome overload, would I? That’d be messy.

    Anyway, the second half of the season is looking SPECTACULAR! So many intriguing plot points, and the ALIENS!! Holy crap, that was incredible CGI. Very creepy.

    And also that spire! I wonder what that’s about. Perhaps the last vestige of a dead civilization? This is exactly the kind of stuff I wanted out of SGU from the beginning. It’s time to take these well-developed characters and throw some hardcore Sci-Fi into their faces!


    Then there are the pics! Thank you, Joe, for all these production images! They’re great. I especially love the one with the Stargate.

    Congratulations to Chevron7 for guessing the title!

    @ PBMom: Yikes, sounds like rough times ahead. I will definitely keep you in my thoughts. Good luck!

    @ Joel: Oh ho! Big mistake buddy boy. You could’ve left your secret identity as EvilSpaceAlien on Gateworld a, uh, secret! But no, you had to boast about your faster response time, and in turn you have sealed your fate!

    I don’t know what that fate is, but you have sealed it! Sealed it GOOD! Oh yes.


  15. Episode 7 – The Greater Good
    Which many people have guessed.

    Episode 8 – Facade

  16. Deni: I know your baby will be glad to see you tomorrow. May the biopsy be benign!

    PBmom: I hope your stress is relieved soon! Good luck tomorrow! Sending good vibes/prayers/crossing fingers for you and your family.

    RESURGENCE is very cool sounding. Thanks for the link, I’m saving it for tomorrow.
    When is your car being repaired?

    Hubby is looking for chess match (free) on http://www.redhotpawn.com his user name is jertamev.

  17. New trailer is awesome with a side of awesome. March is so longgggggggg.

    I’m not guessing this time on the episode titles. I never get close.

    Oooh, aliens on SGU.

  18. Joe you’ve got an awesome art department!

    @ PBMom – wishing you good luck. I’ve heard bad things come in threes. Sounds like you’ve got your 3 going on right now. I hope they all work themselves out quickly for the better. I’ll say a prayer for your family.

  19. There is something that I have always wondered… Why didn’t the SG teams drive a car through the gate so that they can drive on the distant planets that they are visiting rather than walk, especially when it was far?

  20. i have to agree with Shawna, the IOA lady problem resambles a lot to umbridge case, i mean she is there just to make things worst

  21. Oooh. Trailer, schematics, word games… Makes for a nice break from fruitless internet job-hunting (meh). The trailer is very cool — makes me wish it was April already.

    Well, shoot, I was going to guess “The Greater Good” for episode 7, but several people beat me to it, so I’ll just have to go with my second guess of “The Treacle Bars”, which makes no sense but sounds tasty.

    – KB

  22. It would be cool to have David Hewlett direct one of the eps if you don’t need the Rodney McKay character back!

  23. Hmm. Don’t know if I’m just feeling contrary, but the trailer didn’t do much for me. The view of the aliens coming through the gate did grab my attention, but overall I can’t say the video has increased my anticipation. Still, the show looks like its beginning to find its stride. We’ll find out soon enough I guess.
    I have to admit to sketch overdose. Don’t stop, but my eyes are beginning to glaze as I try to absorb details from so many different things. thank you for sharing with us, and kudos for the PTB for letting you share.

  24. Heya, Joey!

    Just wanted to say hi, and thanks for all the Stargate-y stuff. As always, thanks for the blog and letting us play here…sometimes at your expense. You’re the best! 🙂

    Have a good night, sir!


  25. Hi, Joe.

    Thank you again for the photos of the SGU production art.

    And – Wow! The trailer for SGU season 1.5 looks – awesome!

    Best wishes to your Mom on her recovery, and a big HOWDY to all the returning cast/staff and crew there at Bridge Studios.

  26. Hey Joe,

    OMG OMG OMG…the trailer is OMG OMG OMG!!!! Excited, can’t wait, ooOOOooo, wringing hands, tapping foot, giggly, jumps up and down… HOW MANY MORE DAYS?

    Just could not really focus so well on the show-n-tell after THAT…OMG

    Oye, would someone win it all already…

    Episode #6: ROCK AND TROLL

    Episode #7: TIE STRAPIN GATE

    Episode #8: TATERS

    Episode #9: NO? NEVER? WHY NOT?

    Episode #10: RESURGENCE

    Best to you Joe,
    Cheryl 🙂

  27. Great trailer, makes me want to build a time machine and go to the day when we can watch all episodes of season 1. ;]

    Episode #9: Lie

  28. Thanks all. Some day I would love to meet you all and give you big hugs (I’m a hugger). And you are right, I do come here to get great big deep-from-the-stomach laughs that I have decided I must have in my daily life. Told my husband his crisis would have to wait until Monday. Once I get through this thing on Friday, I have to work this weekend. Then there will be part 2 of this meeting. The meeting is in 5 hours? and I’m still printing up documentation–on 2 (two) printers no less.

    I’m sure I’ve forgotten something important. It’s almost 4 a.m. and I am fading. Gotta be of sound mind when I sign those papers — Heck, who am I kidding. I am NEVER of sound mind.

    Thank you all for your thoughts and vibes and prayers if that is your choices. They all accomplish the same thing: Making me know that others care and I’m not alone.

    Mega hugs back.

  29. Awesome trailer. Very promising. I can’t wait for April to come. 🙂
    And thanks Joe for allowing us a peek into the creative process. The schematics and illustrations look great.

  30. Oh My God!
    You guys at MGM did it again. I can’t wait till 2nd April! I want it now!

    Also, what is the music in the intro? Is it some public or made for SG:U especially?

  31. This trailer is even better than the first.. I can’t wait…

    Did anyone notice, during the fight scene below the crashed ship, that there were boulders that looked suspiciously like eggs?… fossilized or otherwise?

  32. Episode #6: DOZE AND DREAM

    Episode #7: THE DREAMER GAME

    Episode #8: CATNAP

    Possibly I did not get enough sleep last night…

  33. Salut Joseph!! Héhéhé c’est le week end!

    Oh que oui j’ai vu ce trailer !!!! Je le trouve vraiment génial…..ça me donne encore plus envie de voir la seconde partie de la saison 1 ……En plus on voit des extraterrestres !!! AHHHHHH ça à vraiment était une surprise de les voires!!!…je ne suis absolument pas déçu de leurs morphologies…j’ai vraiment envie d’en apprendre plus sur eux!!

    Gros bisou!

  34. Off work today and making cookies for a friend. They are called Chocolate Coma cookies. Inside these little drops of heavenly dough rest dried cherries and two kind of chocolate. Yummmmm. The best thing is hubby/son won’t eat them because I added the cherries! More for the rest of us 😀 .

    Last day of suspension and then spring break! Heading to Nashville to see friends and eat lots of food.

    Gotta go before we leave town and set up rat trap at the humane society-wish me luck catching our unwanted pest. I hate rats!

    The trailer was awesome! Can’t wait til April!

    Have a great weekend everyone!

  35. @ Narelle from Aus – LOL! Yeah, there’s one for ya.

    I swear there’s a picture of Joe making a duckface around here somewhere, but I haven’t found it yet. Still looking…

    And Joe, what did you think of your ‘twin’ – Timothy McGee from NCIS? I’m pretty sure you guys must be cousins, or something…


  36. PBMom said…

    …I’m sure I’ve forgotten something important. It’s almost 4 a.m. and I am fading. Gotta be of sound mind when I sign those papers…

    Thank you all for your thoughts and vibes and prayers if that is your choices. They all accomplish the same thing: Making me know that others care and I’m not alone.
    = = = = = = = = = = = = = =

    PBMom – you’re not alone – Doesn’t say much for the economy, does it… I’ve been on that precipice more than a couple of times – I know what you’re going through. I’m sending you encouraging vibes over Joe’s medium. My thoughts and prayers are with you and others that may be there but don’t write in. Keep your sense of humour.

    Keep a pen and paper close by to capture your thoughts. I have done some of my best writing at night – it’s amazing what a quiet house and semi-darkness can do to the thought process. Wishing you a good outcome and perhaps other doors that you can open!


  37. Well that was fantastic. Thank you! The one we get on Space is definitely no t that cool and way more vague.

    Joe…McGee…yup, I see it.

    All I can think of for 1 is Fear and Pride but that doesn’t even make sense to me.

  38. Hi Mr M!

    EP 9 SOS

    Oh and *at the risk of incurring the Malozzi-wrath* have you thought about the DVD commentary mention??

    Great to hear all good in Vancouer. Twitter is abuzz with the snow you guys are having….you should really hold the Winter Olympics…..oh….no….wait…..hang on….

    Best to all


  39. Hi Joe!

    Oooh, Resurgence! Sounds cool.

    I hope The Greater Good as suggested above is one of the titles cuz that opens galactic-sized possibilities!

    @ PBMom I’ll be thinking of you!


  40. NotgonnawatchthetrailerNotgonnawatchthetrailerNotgonnawatchthetrailerNotgonnawatchthetrailer…

  41. The music in the trailer just gets me everytime I watch it. Again the show’s composer is the best in television today. Joel Goldsmith great work!!

  42. First, old business — Joe, you looked superbly dapperly supervillainly in your suit.

    (How many adverbs can one make up to go in one sentence?)

    Saw the trailer first on the SGU site.. Keep watching everytime there’s a link!! I’m starting to believe! 😀


    #6 — Pays Any Price
    #7 — The Briards Nose
    #8 — Daikon
    #9 — Who? What? Where?

    @Tammy Dixon — My hub loves to play chess. I will have to tell him about that site.

  43. Hey Joe, guess where I am right now?

    That’s right, I’m at UBC, aka. that place that’s 10 minutes away from where you guys are shooting SGU, near 41st and Blenheim. Haha! I found you guys!! 😀

    I will be dropping by for a look-see at around 2:15pm. Get out the red carpet. 😉

  44. 2:45 CT USA, for those on Twitter, PBMom is posting updates during her looong meeting re son’s educational plan. I’ve asked her permission to copy them over, as she will be exhausted tonight.

  45. “Just because they’re aliens and their skulls are transparent doesn’t mean that they don’t have rights!”

    #6 Blue And Green

    #7 The Greater Evil -or- The Breaded Pork

    #8 Target

    #9 Delicious Fat Guy

  46. Woah!!! I guessed one? Awesome….Thanks Joe, BMc, pg15 etc….

    Now onto the rest….I do like the guesses for The Greater Good.

    Episode #6: **** AN* *R***

    Bold And Brave
    Make And Break
    Laws And Order
    Hung And Drawn
    Heir And Grace
    Find Any Price

    Episode #7: T*E *R*A*** ****
    The Greater Good

    Episode #8: *A****
    Bartok — its a whole episode about Ivon? wow, who knew?

    Episode #9: ???
    I like someone said Three Questions…Monty Python eh?

    Episode #10: RESURGENCE

    Cheers, Chev

  47. Awesome trailer Grey & MGM….plenty of wows there. Thanks for the schematic Joe, wish I could draw like that.

    Cheers, Chev

  48. Dear Joe,

    1. Thanks for the trailer! Can’t wait for new eps! 😀
    2. How is your mom doing? I hope she’s still recovering well.
    3. I remember (maybe not too long ago) that you had a list of restaurants you’d recommend for anyone visiting Vancouver. Some friends of mine are visiting your fair city (alas, I cannot go), and I was hoping you could either repost the list or post a link to the original post, since I cannot seem to find it.

    Have a wonderful day, Joe!


  49. Hi Joe

    Great vid from MGM – interesting shift on the music, which adds to the subtle change in feel. Is the music changing?

    On with the guessing game (and congrats to Chevron7!):

    Episode #6: **** AN* *R***

    Pain And Truth
    Love And Trust/Trial
    Dead And Broke
    Heal And Break
    Hope And Dread
    King And Crown

    Episode #7: T*E *R*A*** ****

    The Greater Good (sounds good, as has been suggested)
    The Treason Link
    The Creator Gate/Link
    The Breaker Code/Ship

    Episode #8: *A****


    Episode #9: ???

    Three Questions
    SOS (someone said, which I liked)
    Questions Unknown

    Looking forward to learn your answers to those Qs on writing on SGU. Thanks.

    best, Patrick

  50. Oh, well done Joe. Not only did you NOT roll out the red carpet; you also told everyone to hide so that I wouldn’t see anything. I thought we were friends!


    Seriously though, me and my Uncle managed to stop at the parking area and walk around a bit. It was pretty empty, and we couldn’t find where they were filming. There was a kid hanging around the school practicing tennis and even he didn’t know where you guys were.

    Still, I did see a trailer door with the name “Camille” written on it. That was pretty cool! And yes, I resisted the urge to knock on that door and freak out Ming Na…but just barely. 😉

    Hoping to see more in the next few months!

  51. @PBMom

    I wish I could have been a fly on the wall during that meeting. As a Special Education teacher (Ontario) I’ve written many an Individual Education Plan. I’m just curious as to the difference between here and there in writing and implementing.

  52. I’m wondering, Joe … how did all of you on SGU (crew & cast) manage to pull off such a massive secret undertaking … taking all the notes that people were very vocally complaining about on several websites … and then go back and re-shoot those 10 episodes so that you could give those very vocal complainers what they wanted?

    Totally, totally amazing … the magnitude of it. Astounding.

    Whoops. Forgot to add [sarcasm] and [/sarcasm]. My faux pas.

    Anyhow … really looking forward to what SGU is bringing on, especially considering I *liked* the first half of the season and am very much appreciating the differently-paced-than-previous-Stargate-series storytelling.

    – BrandonW

    P.S. – And yes, I have already read two comments on other sites that after seeing the trailer they were very happy that TPTB listened to all the complaints and went and did the second half the way they wanted.





    So next time, I suggest you let people know that what they were clamoring for is coming up.

    Oh. Wait.

    You did.

  53. That trailer really is fantastic. I was wavering on whether I was going to watch, but it has me all excited now for the back half of the season. The people/person who made it should get a raise.

    #8 Earths

    Since the temperate planet reminded TJ of home, this could fit as a title.

  54. I just got in from a big day (work, doctor’s visit, dinner at the in-laws) and trying to catch up:

    @ PBMom – {{hugs}} Hang in there! Everything is on such shaky ground right now – nothing is secure. I hope things level out for you – this economy is killing us all, I think. We just decided to put on a new much-needed roof, and ever since I signed the down-payment check, hubby has been in ‘nervous breakdown’ mode. 😛 He’s just fretting so over it, and I’m fretting over work, and – ya know what my mom said? She said, “We’ve always had hard times, and when your father wanted to go to Acapulco year after year, I always argued that we couldn’t afford it. But I went, and I don’t regret it – ever. We’ll always have debt, but we also have some great once-in-a-lifetime memories.”

    Basically, I think she was saying to learn how to stop and smell the roses. In times like this, I think that’s the best way to keep your sanity.

    @ Kabra – Ha! I wonder how hard it would be to put a handgina in one of those things… 😉


  55. Episode 6: Dirt and Grass.

    Episode 9: And In The End The Love You Take\


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