SGU Returns For Season 2, Changes Announced

we’ve all been soaking up the new show, and unlike other shows this season, SGU has been consistently offering the much needed hard scifi edge to our viewing.

The show has been renewed for the second season, but according to The Hollywood Reporter, many changes are to be expected.

For one, the communications stones have been a fly in the ointment. And their malfunction led the fans to believe that their use will be suspended, or in the least, heavily curtailed.

As far as visiting other planets and meeting alien creatures, the writers promise some of that, but more of a “District 9” version of aliens, rather than the stereotypical “I have gunk on my face” type.

Robert Cooper says that tThe implications of leaving Rush on the planet, the real division that will cause amongst the crew, the judgment of those characters and their actions are going to have a big impact on the show. we have a lot of things planned for the second half of the season, which will be much more serialized.”

As for the girls, apparently a lot of people have been questioning the open sexuality of women (??) to which Cooper elaborates: “I think our female actors are playing strong female characters and they are proud of the characters they’re playing. We didn’t do a good enough job establishing them early on, it took too long for those traits to come to the forefront, and I think people are recognizing that in the later episodes. But that’s the other big hot button — whether sex belongs in sci-fi. It’s a huge deal with our fan base and I think its bizarre to ignore sex as a part of translating the human condition to fiction. If we’re going to try and tell a more realistic character story we need to include those things.”

SGU is returning after holidays, and the first season story lines and principal photography have already been wrapped up. Now, we just have to wait, watch and enjoy. [TheHollywoodReporter