The last episode of Stargate Atlantis has already been broadcasted. There is like a gap in my TV life now! I'm desperately in need of some Stargate fix!
Fortunately the ScFi Channel isn't leaving us alone: besides a Stargate Atlantis feature film, a new TV series based on the Stargate franchise is under works! The new show, called Stargate Universe, will start to air in Summer 2009:
The journey home is the greatest adventure of all!
"After unlocking the mystery of the Stargate's ninth chevron, a team of explorers travels to an unmanned starship called the Destiny, launched by The Ancients at the height of their civilization as a grand experiment set in motion, but never completed.
What starts as a simple reconnaissance turns into a never ending mission, as the Stargate Universe crew discovers the ship is unable to return to Earth, and they must now fend for themselves aboard the Destiny.
The crew will travel to the far reaches of the universe, connecting with each of the previously launched Stargates, thus fulfilling the Destiny's original mission. Challenges will arise though as the ship comes into range of Stargates placed centuries ahead of the Destiny and the crew is unable to control the ship's navigational schedule. If someone is left behind, there is no way to go back for them, adding to the drama of encountering new races, enemies and adventures."
Stargate Universe will debut as a two-hour movie event on SCI FI. Following its premiere, Universe will assume a regular hourly slot in Summer 2009.