Monday, December 15, 2008

And my day is COMPLETE - Stargate

With this bit of news, I am in a tizzy...MAJOR TIZZY!

Over on Zap2it, a TV ratings and news outlet, a major bomb was dropped today.

As has been previously noted here, this is the final season of Stargate Atlantis. The show will go into "movie" mode like it's predecessor.
But, another series had been announced, but not much else was being told.

Today, we got the scoop, and it is a WHOPPER.

Robert Carlyle Passes Through 'Stargate'

That's right. The same gentleman I spoke of earlier that starred in the BBC series Hamish Macbeth, and is one of my top 5 actors (with Gary Oldman, Christian Bale, David Bowie and Ian Mckellen), star of movies like Trainspotting, Angela's Ashes, 28 Weeks Later and more (duh...Full Monty...WOOT), is set to enter the SG universe.

This is major for several reasons..

An award winner for multiple series overseas, and being in cult like movies, his introduction to the series also brings it to a new darker version of SG.

As stated...

"[Carlyle] brings a depth, intelligence and complexity to his roles, which will fit perfectly with the fresh, new reinvention of this franchise," says Mark Stern, Sci Fi's head of original programming."

""Stargate Universe" will take a somewhat darker tone than its predecessors, "SG-1" and "Atlantis." It centers on a group of soldiers and civilians who are forced through a Stargate and wind up on an ancient ship in the far reaches of space."

I am still all choked up over this. I have watched this guy for ages. And now to see him in a US based mainstream show is a leap in the right direction for others to discover his talent.

Real quick...

Suggested Robert Carlyle viewing...

If you like the 3 musketeers and have watched Eli Stone on TV, or have seen Hackers and know Jonny Lee Miller (who also starred with Robert in Trainspotting) also check out Plunkett and Macleane (starring a cute little Liv Tyler as well)..

Of course, the totally zombified Robert in 28 weeks later (considered better than the first movie by many).

Dead Fish along with other mega talent Gary Oldman.

Forumla 51 for some goofy Samuel L Jackson fun (this movie is best viewed with brain off, and more for laughs)

And as an added bonus, Robert also starred this year in the return of 24: Redemption.

Aww, this guy works so much, and is a huge talent. All I know is the SG universe got just a little more interesting adding an actor of such caliber.

5 comments:

Hudson said...

SIR!

How DARE you bring up Robert Carlyle and NOT mention:

Ravenous

His best perfomance EVER.

You have failed at Carlyle

Crimson Starfire said...

Woot and double woot!!

Openedge1 said...

@hudson

Sir, I was thinking "mainstream", or movies people would not have seen..
Even though a movie about Cannibalism may not be the top of most movie goers lists...

I still remember going to see that movie at the theater. I ONLY went because of Carlyle. I knew NOTHING about it, and took a date...lol.

No, I did not mention it due to it's nature...

But, agreed...Ravenous is probably one of the greatest movies for Carlyle, especially the extra long monologue at the beginning when he was found...and it was all one take even..

WOW

Openedge1 said...

PS: Also did not mention The Mighty Celt with Gillian Anderson or Once Upon a Time in the Midlands with Shirley Henderson, co-star from Hamish Macbeth or ...aww man...
How can I not miss something...
ARGH!

Love this guy
(PS: I own all of these by the way)

Hudson said...

"I knew NOTHING about it, and took a date...lol."

Ha ha that is awesome. Kinda when I took a date to the Matrix and told her it was a love story...

well it was...kinda...

That is great