From Dailyrecord: SCOTTISH film star Robert Carlyle has signed up to take the lead role in the new spin-off TV show of sci-fi favourite Stargate.
The move would appear to rule the actor out of replacing fellow Scot David Tennant as the next Doctor Who.
Robert will play Dr David Rush in the new show, Stargate Universe.
He will lead a team of survivors who jump through a stargate when their base is attacked and find themselves on an alien starship.
The show focuses on how they unravel the ship's secrets in a bid to find their way back to Earth.