Stargate Universe is up on IMDB. No details beyond the title etc. sadly.
There's also someone on the message board, that asks; 'wouldn't it be great if any of the lead characters were gay?'
Well, sure. But since this is contemporary scifi, all about the American military, it seems pretty unlikely that they'll go with that. The most queer I expect them to get, is maybe have a character fall for an alien that's distinctively not human. Star trek used the plot of a genderless or third gender love interest twice, to mask the fact that their male hero had a gay experience. Now I'll doubt SG will go that far, but to be fair, it's also really not the kind of show that would devote an entire episode to romance.
So since the gay character is unlikely, how about this; 'Wouldn't it be great if any of the lead characters were black?'
To put that in perspective, let me elaborate that sentence with this quote fromlinabean
; "The only regular characters who aren't white are the ones from other planets. They had a nice young black man playing a marine, and they got him addicted to an alien drug and he went crazy and now he's probably dead."
Let's try that again show writers. You might be hard pressed to find openly gay men in the marines corps, but I'm sure there are plenty of ethnic soldiers. Or hey, let's get really radical (since I've read the character profiles and I can already imagine which of them you'd go with) let's make it the mandatory genius. Radical I know. But at least then you couldn't kill him off (or sort of hint you killed him off, "but hey, who knows and that plot's so last season
, I just can't be bothered about it anymore")
My perfect Universe team btw. includes Dusty Mehra in the role of the random soldier with anger management issues. That could be her, just saying.