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There have been many shows in the history of television that were cancelled far too soon, and many of them have been science fiction series. One sci-fi show that got the axe early was Stargate Universe, which debuted in 2009 as the third spinoff of the original Stargate film. The Syfy series on a cliffhanger, and fans have been waiting ever since the finale back in 2011 to discover the rest of the story. Well, the cliffhanger will finally be resolved, but it won't be on TV. Fans can find out what happens next in an upcoming comic book series.
The story of the Stargate Universe crew will be picked up in a new comic book that will fittingly be subtitled "Back to Destiny," according to GateWorld. The new stories will pick up after the events of the Season 2 finale and will serve as a Season 3 of sorts. Action will start with Eli rushing to finish a damaged stasis pod while a new danger threatens to destroy the plan that would keep the crew alive and well. The comics will be canon, as they're under the official MGM license, but the writers and creators of the show are not involved in the project.
Stargate Universe followed a team of space explorers on an ancient ship called Destiny as they tried to make their way back to Earth from billions of light years away. In the Season 2 finale, the crew may have found a way to get back to the Milky Way galaxy before Destiny failed them. They were to enter their stasis chambers and spend three years of faster-than-light travel blissfully unaware. Unfortunately, the crew ran into a big problem. One of the stasis chambers wasn't working properly, which meant that one of them was going to need to stay awake.
Luckily, there was a volunteer on the crew: the genius Eli Wallace was willing to stay behind due to the fact that he stood the best chance of figuring out how to repair the malfunctioning stasis chamber. The finale ends with the systems of Destiny shutting down and Eli simply standing on deck, looking out at space. He smiled one last smile... and then the show ended, seemingly forever. For a blast from the Stargate Universe past, check out the final scene one more time:
The Stargate Universe comic is scheduled to be released in the third week of June. Mark L. Haynes and J.C. Vaughn did the writing, and Giancarlo Caracuzzo provided the art. Stay tuned to CinemaBlend for the latest in TV news, and don't forget to check out our summer TV premiere schedule to discover all your viewing options now and in the coming weeks. Be sure to drop by our rundowns for cable/streaming and broadcast TV renewals and cancellations as well. If streaming is more your style, our Netflix premiere schedule will help you out.