In the new SyFy series Stargate Universe, (Fridays at 9/8c), Robert Carlyle stars as Dr. Nicholas Rush, an enigmatic scientist who is responsible for a ragtag band of soldiers, scientists and civilians who are locked on a ship on an unknown course to the edge of the universe. 

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TVGuide.com caught up with Carlyle to find out how this Stargate compares to its predecessors, why his character is "not to be trusted by anyone" and his thoughts on how fans of the Atlantis and SG-1will react to the new series.

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