Stargate Universe: Take a Tour of the Destiny

Thanks to Joe Mallozzi for sharing a bunch of concept art and set pictures of the ship Destiny which is the ancients ship that the crew get stranded on in the new show Stargate: Universe.

Stargate Universe debuts on October 2nd with a two-hour premiere at 9 p.m.  The regular episodes will air Fridays a 9, starting on October 9.

Lets begin our tour with the control room.  I'm excited with the look and feel that they are going for with the control room.  There is a nice blend with elements that we are familiar with from Stargate SG1 and Atlantis.  They incorporated a more circular feel to the layout which helps set it apart from the typical human box like interior ship design.

Control Room


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Control Room concept art


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Control room set pictures


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From the control room lets take a walk down some of the corridors of the Destiny and head to the gate room.


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Door lock


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The concept art is fun, when zoomed in on the text is readable and it explains what the different lights and parts resembles.


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The Gate Room


Concept art:  I like having it in a bay with all of the windows around it giving the gate room high visibility and a vast open feeling.  Plus the tunnel effect caused by the long room adds to the experience of passing through the wormhole.


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Picture of the Gate Room:


unfortunately it looks like they went with a more shallow depth to the room hopefully that is altered with movie magic.   They still have what looks like windows or open areas around the main structure and a door behind the gate this should add for more gate room variability.  What is really interesting is the chevrons around the gate look different.



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A closer look at the gate with a fun explanation of the difference in the chevrons.


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Concept art of the gate explaining how it looks when operating


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Lets head down a few more corridors to our last stop on our tour, the living quarters.


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Living Quarters


I love the use of an ancient's french press coffee machine in the middle of the table.  Joking aside it's really neat looking, I wonder if it's some kind of lantern.


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(via Joe Mallozzi's Stargate Blog)