What Stargate fans have been waiting for: McKay joins Universe

The stars of Star Trek: Voyager, Heroes, Supernatural, Alias and other hit shows will be popping up on Stargate Universe when the second season premieres on Syfy Sept. 28.

Here's Syfy's official press release:


Second Season Premieres On A New Night, Tuesday, September 28 At 9PM (ET/PT) On Syfy

NEW YORK - September 16, 2010 - Syfy unveils an impressive roster of guest stars set to make appearances throughout the second season of the drama-adventure series, Stargate Universe, including Victor Garber, David Hewlett, Robert Picardo, Kathleen Quinlan and French Stewart, along with the previously announced guest appearances by Robert Knepper and Julie McNiven, who will both appear in multi-episode arcs. The second season of Stargate Universe debuts Tuesday, September 28 at 9PM (ET/PT) on Syfy.

Stargate Universe follows a band of soldiers, scientists and civilians, who 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.

In the new season, the team fights to take back the ship from the Lucian Alliance, who transported themselves on board Destiny with plans to take control. The team also discovers their true mission. It's not about going home, it's about going further.

Stargate Universe stars Robert Carlyle (Trainspotting, The Full Monty) as Dr. Nicholas Rush; Louis Ferreira (Hidden Hills, Grey Gardens) as Colonel Everett Young; Brian J. Smith (The War Boys, Hate Crime) as 1st Lt. Matthew Scott; Elyse Levesque as Chloe Armstrong; David Blue (Ugly Betty, Moonlight) as Eli Wallace; Alaina Huffman (Smallville, Painkiller Jane) as Lt. Tamara Johansen; Jamil Walker Smith (Waynehead, Sister, Sister) as Master Sergeant Ronald Greer; Ming-Na (ER, The Joy Luck Club) as Camile Wray; and Lou Diamond Phillips (Stand and Deliver, Young Guns) as Colonel Telford. This season, series star Robert Carlyle makes his directorial debut in episode four, "Pathogen."

Second Season Guest Stars Include:

Victor Garber (Alias, Titanic) Acclaimed stage and film actor Garber stars as Ambassador Ovirda of planet Langara.

David Hewlett (Splice, Whistleblower) reprises his role as Dr. Rodney McKay, the lead scientist of the Atlantis team.

Robert Picardo (Stargate SG-1, Star Trek: Voyager, China Beach) reprises his role as Richard Woolsey, commander of the Atlantis expedition.

Kathleen Quinlan (Apollo 13) stars as Senator Michaels, who replaced the late Senator Armstrong as the new head of the off-world spending committee.

French Stewart (3rd Rock From The Sun) guest stars as Dr. Andrew Covel, the new head of research at Stargate Command.

Robert Knepper (Heroes, Prison Break) portrays a member of the Lucian Alliance in a multi-episode arc.

Julie McNiven (Supernatural, Mad Men) portrays a member of the Lucian Alliance in a multi-episode arc.

Brad Wright and Robert C. Cooper, of Stargate SG-1 and Stargate Atlantis, serve as executive producers and writers. SGU is produced and distributed by MGM Worldwide Television Distribution.

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