Robert C. Cooper

 Robrt C. Cooper Robert C. Cooper is a Canadian writer and producer best known for his work in the Stargate franchise. He was formerly an executive producer of Stargate SG-1?, Stargate Atlantis? and Stargate Universe?. He also co-created both Stargate Atlantis and Stargate Universe with Brad Wright. Cooper has written and produced many episodes of Stargate SG-1, Stargate Atlantis and Stargate Universe as well as directed a number of episodes.

Cooper started his writing career with a series of films, the first of which was Blown Away. He joined the crew of Psi Factor: Chronicles of the Paranormal as a story editor until he was promoted to a writer in 1996 where he worked until moving to Stargate SG-1 in 1997 as an executive story editor.

Whilst working on Stargate SG-1, Cooper is credited with writing 52 episodes. Cooper became a co-executive producer of Stargate SG-1 in season 4, and a full executive producer in season 5. He made a cameo appearance in the Stargate SG-1 fifth season episode "Wormhole X-Treme!", in which he was a staff writer who was told to get back to work.

Cooper was responsible for creating much of the backstory of the Stargate universe. According to Stargate SG-1: The Essential Scripts, Cooper's ideas about the history of the Stargate universe? were his own; he wasn't working from ideas in a series bible. Cooper created the Ancients, the race that built the stargates. He also developed the idea of the Alliance of Four Races?, even though two of the races had been invented by other writers (the Nox? and the Asgard? created by Hart Hanson? and Katharyn Powers? respectively).

In December 2003, it was announced that Cooper and Brad Wright had been working on a Stargate SG-1 spin-off series titled Stargate Atlantis.

Cooper made his directorial debut with "Crusade" a ninth season episode of Stargate SG-1. In the 10th season premiere episode "Flesh and Blood", Cooper's daughter Emma played the 4 year old Adria. Later in the tenth season of Stargate SG-1, in early scenes of the episode "Talion", his older daughter Megan Elizabeth Cooper played a jaffa girl. Cooper also directed "Unending" the final episode of Stargate SG-1. Following the conclusion of SG-1, Cooper wrote and directed the direct-to-DVD movie Stargate: The Ark of Truth?.

After Stargate Atlantis was cancelled, Cooper and Brad Wright went on to create another spin-off, Stargate Universe which premiered on October 2, 2009. In June 2010, it was revealed that Cooper is "stepping back to ... a consulting role" for the end of Stargate Universe season 2, before leaving entirely.

Writing credits

Stargate SG-1?

"The First Commandment"
"The Torment of Tantalus"
"There But for the Grace of God"
"In the Line of Duty"
"Need", teleplay, (story with Damian Kindler?)
"The Fifth Race"
"Fair Game"
"Point of View", story with Jonathan Glassner?, Brad Wright & Tor Alexander Valenza? (teleplay by Brad Wright & Jonathan Glassner)
"Deadman Switch"
"The Devil You Know"
"Maternal Instinct"
"Small Victories"
"Upgrades", written by David Rich?, uncredited rewrite by Cooper
"Absolute Power"
"Double Jeopardy"
"Enemies", story with Brad Wright, Joseph Mallozzi & Paul Mullie (teleplay by Cooper)
"48 Hours"
"Last Stand"
"Redemption (Part 1)"
"Redemption (Part 2)"
"Unnatural Selection", story with Brad Wright (teleplay by Wright)
"Paradise Lost"
"Full Circle"
"Chimera" (teleplay by Damian Kindler)
"Heroes (Part 1)"
"Heroes (Part 2)"
"Lost City" (Part 1), with Brad Wright
"Lost City" (Part 2), with Brad Wright
"New Order (Part 2)"
"Zero Hour"
"Citizen Joe"
"Moebius" (Part 1), with Brad Wright, Joseph Mallozzi & Paul Mullie
"Moebius" (Part 2), with Brad Wright, Joseph Mallozzi & Paul Mullie
"Avalon (Part 1)"
"Avalon (Part 2)"
"Ethon", with Damian Kindler (teleplay by Kindler)
"Flesh and Blood"
"200", with Brad Wright, Joseph Mallozzi, Paul Mullie, Carl Binder?, Martin Gero? & Alan McCullough?
"The Shroud", with Brad Wright

Stargate Atlantis?

"Rising" (Part 1), with Brad Wright
"Rising" (Part 2), with Brad Wright
"Hide and Seek", with Brad Wright
"The Gift", teleplay (story with Martin Gero?)
"Runner", with Martin Gero (teleplay by Gero)
"Irresistible", story with Brad Wright (teleplay by Carl Binder?)

Stargate Universe?

"Air" (Part 1), with Brad Wright
"Air" (Part 2), with Brad Wright
"Air" (Part 3), with Brad Wright
"Water", with Brad Wright and Carl Binder? (teleplay by Binder)
"Earth", with Brad Wright and Martin Gero? (teleplay by Gero)

Stargate Movies

Stargate: The Ark of Truth?

Dark Matter

"Episode Seven"

TV-episodes directed by Robert C. Cooper

Stargate SG-1?


Stargate Atlantis?


Stargate Universe?


TV-episodes and movies produced by Robert C. Cooper


He was executive producer for 126 episodes, co-executive producer for 22 episodes, co-producer for 12 episodes, producer for 11 episodes and supervising producer for 11 episodes of Stargate SG-1 TV-series in 1999–2007. And executive producer for 99 episodes of Stargate Atlantis, 2004–2009 as well as executive producer for 11 episodes of Stargate Universe.

Stargate Movies

Stargate: Continuum? (executive producer)
Stargate: The Ark of Truth? (producer)