Six years ago, the Stargate television franchise went dark with a cliffhanger in the final episode of Stargate Universe. And while the promised big screen reboot of Stargate appears to have stalled, Stargate Universe fans are finally getting a chance for some resolution.
Via GateWorld, American Mythology’s new Stargate Universe comic will pick up where the TV series left off, with most of the crew of the Destiny in hibernation as they make a desperate attempt to escape the relentless attacks of the drones that wiped out the human population of that galaxy. However, one stasis pod was damaged, and Eli Wallace volunteered to remain awake with the knowledge that he had only two weeks to fix the problem before facing his own demise. Within the world of the show, that was Eli’s moment to rise to the occasion, and the series ended with a contemplative shot of Eli watching the stars go by.
Mark L. Haynes and J.C. Vaughn are writing the new Stargate Universe comic, with Giancarlo Caracuzzo as the artist. Although the writers and creators of the Stargate Universe TV show aren’t involved with the comic (in fact, many of them are currently working on Syfy’s Dark Matter), this comic will essentially be the third season of the series. Whether the comic will actually be canon remains to be seen. It’s all we have for now, but it’s entirely possible that any future Stargate TV revival would ignore this story.
Stargate Universe # 1 will be released later this month.
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Source: Nerdist Comics