SGU's subtle homage to science fiction
Stargate Universe wardrobe designer Valerie Halverson isn’t coy about naming her favorite cast member to dress. The answer: Robert Carlyle, who played Dr. Rush.”He really appreciated that costume helped define his character,” Halverson says. “Because he had such a great personal style, it was always fun to come up with a costume for him. There is an interesting story about how his original costume (pictured above) came to be: Robert arrived in town for his first fitting and as we had had some dialogue he was prepared for what I had envisioned him wearing, which was a layered costume. It included pants, a short-sleeve T-shirt with a vest and a suede jacket. Since Robert arrived in jeans, he just kept them on, which we realized was a much better look than the pants I had made for him. I then explained that I had wanted to make a beautiful lining for his vest and what I came up with was piecing together silk to look like the surface of a planet. Robert embraced this idea so much that he had me make some pockets in the lining for his pencil and notepad and we both knew that the fans would be seeing it every episode. It was an homage to the sci-fi genre.”
The story continues: Right now, one fan can own Dr. Rush’s screen-worn outfit from the first SGU episode – but you better hurry, because the auction on this unique item expires Tuesday! Check out the details – blazer, jeans, tee-shirt and the one-of-a-kind VEST that Valerie Halverson describes – available right now at VIP Fan Auctions. Do not let this piece of SGU – and sci-fi history – get away!