While I'm still wearing bulky gear all week in mourning for the cancellation of Stargate Atlantis, for every Wraith cloud there is a silver lining. A new spin-off show, Stargate Universe, has gotten the greenlight from the Sci Fi Channel. So we can expect a big 2-hour premiere in 2009, followed by a regular series. Click through for more information about Stargate Universe and the crew of the Destiny. Yes, the ship is called Destiny, what did you expect? It's Stargate - cheese is its bread and butter. The Hollywood Reporter claims that this Stargate will have a lot more space action aboard this ancient ship. Also, Destiny is programmed to take them across the galaxy, and they can't return home. Also, this series will be taking a deeper look into the origins of the Stargates. But the best part is some of the cast will be "known" actors. Now, if they're talking about known actors in actual Hollywood, it could be anyone. Richard Dead Anderson was hugely successful in SG-1. But if they're talking about Stargate actors, my guess is McKay, because I always want more Rodney McKay. SCI FI president Dave Howe is aiming for a younger audience with this series saying:

"This is an opportunity to reinvent this franchise and make it relevant to a new generation," he said. "We really don't want to be more of the same. It's going to build clearly off the existing franchise but with a cast that gives it a younger vibe."

[The Hollywood Reporter]