"Stargate Universe," the second spinoff of Sci Fi Channel's "Stargate: SG-1," will send a native Pittsburgher into space: Ming Na, an "ER" regular in 2004, joins the cast which includes Robert Carlyle, Lou Diamond Phillips, Alaina Huffman, Justin Louis, David Blue, Jamil Walker Smith and Brian J. Smith.
Another new crew member will be "Smallville's" Elyse Levesque, who will play Chloe Armstrong, "the wild and immature daughter of a U.S. Senator." Ming-Na's character, Camille Wray, will be an HR bigwig and the highest-ranking survivor.
Production on the new series began last week in Vancouver.