What's Michael Shanks Doing Back On Stargate?

We've got two excellent clips from tomorrow's Stargate Universe, both heavy on the Daniel Jackson. There's also a wonderful explanation of the interface chair, including clips from Jack O'Neill's run-ins in past Stargates. So who's getting in the chair? Spoilers...

IESB premiered this video, that has the cast and producers talking all about the interface chair. It's pretty delightful, and for the first time allows Stargate fans to connect past incarnations of the show to SGU. Which is great, since it's been pretty rough going cold turkey on Shanks, RDA and Amanda for these many months...

But what does this mean for Michael Shanks? We know he's making an appearance in this episode, but it doesn't seem like he's using the dreaded communications stones. And according to his interview with TV Guide, he may not even be there at all!

I made a cameo in the pilot and they're keeping me alive to pass the torch. The next one coming up is titled 'Human,' and back-references my character first initiating Dr. Rush (Robert Carlyle) into the Stargate program, but my character exists more as a figment of Dr. Rush's imagination."

Here is "Human's" trailer and a couple of SGU stills with some hot Rush and Shanks action.

What's Michael Shanks Doing Back On Stargate?

What's Michael Shanks Doing Back On Stargate?