TRAPPED IN SPACE
Stargate Universe’s costume designer Valerie Halverson shares a revealing behind-the-scenes story about the first-season episode “Space,” in which Dr. Rush and Chloe Armstrong (played by Elyse Levesque) are prisoners on an alien ship. To complicate matters, Col. Young arrives on the ship and also turns into an alien. But not all of the effects were as high-tech as you might think. Halverson revealed to VIP Fan Blog: “The greatest challenge was when Col. Young was using the stones and became an alien. The director, Andy Mikita, wanted to do that in one shot, so I had to devise a way to change Col. Young from his Icarus uniform into an alien without cutting the take. What we had to do in the end was build a full Icarus uniform for Col. Young with Velcro down the back and on the sleeves as he was going to have to hide the bony gauntlets of the alien costume. Two of my team stood behind Col. Young, holding him steady, and as he reacted to the stones we ripped his costume off. Any movement is barely noticeable and his alien costume was revealed underneath. Quite an accomplishment for all concerned!” Right now, the costume she wore on-screen aboard the alien ship – including gauntlets and re-breather equipment – in the episode by Chloe is available at VIP Fan Auctions. Check out the details and additional photos of the amazing piece of wardrobe (as well as other eye-popping Stargate Universe wardrobe items) and place your bid today!