September 21, 2019: Eight episodes will battle it out in our Stargate: Atlantis Greatest Episode Tournament!

The preliminary rounds have concluded and we finally have our eight seeds in the Stargate: Atlantis Greatest Episode Tournament as decided by YOU, the fans.   Here are your semi-final match-ups... #8 The Siege Part 2 vs #1 Midway A battle of action-driven heavyweights sees fan favorite and SG-1 crossover Midway square off against the…

September 20, 2019: Suji suffers some major FOMO! Locking down the last wildcard seed!

Some great feedback to yesterday's mashed potatoes query.  It feels like there's a lot of crossover between the sci-fi and foodie readership of this blog.  So, thanks for that.  We'll be trying out your recipes upon our return! Preparation for our L.A. trip continues apace.  I've lined up some very important sessions at: Spago, Mozza,…

September 19, 2019: The secret to a good mash!

Came across this weirdly interesting video this morning:  https://twitter.com/InsiderFood/status/1174435426276454401 Aligot is basically cheese and mashed potatoes, but it seems closer to fondue than anything I'm used to.  Not sure if this is an extreme preparation of the dish but, all the same, I am...unconvinced.   My favorite version of mashed potatoes follows a recipe by the…

September 18, 2019: Week’s Best Comic Book Covers!

These were my favorites... Aquaman #52 (cover art by Joshua Middleton) Batman #79 (cover art by Clay Mann) Blade Runner 2019 #3 (cover art by Syd Mead) Bloodborne #15 (cover art by Brad Simpson, Piotr Kowalski) DC Poster Portfolio: Jim Lee (cover art by Jim Lee, Scott Williams) Flash Forward #1 (cover art by In-Hyuk…

Mind Over Matter and Malignant Masses

I arrived in Montreal to discover my mother at the kitchen table, making her funeral arrangements.  "I'd like Theresa to sing,"she said, dutifully taking note on the handwritten page sitting before her.  "After that, people can speak. They don't need to go to the front.  They can just stand up and talk where they are."…

September 16, 2019: The Stargate: Atlantis Greatest Episode Tournament Qualifying Rounds! And Android Eye Candy!

McKay and Mrs. Miller scores the big one, winning one of eight spots in our Stargate: Atlantis Greatest Episode Tournament.  And, with a commanding 50% of the vote and about two hours left to vote in the fourth season poll, it looks like Midway will be moving on as well.  Several episodes will vie for…

September 14, 2019: The Stargate: Atlantis Greatest Episode Tournament Continues! Roger Cross eye candy!

What is Stargate?  My friend Michelle gave me the heads up that the answer, pictured above, appeared on a recent episode of Jeopardy.  And, yes, apparently, someone had the right question. Siege Part 3 earned a hard-fought victory to secure a playoff spot in our Stargate: Atlantis Greatest Episode Tournament.  But second place finisher Duet…

September 13, 2019: The Stargate: Atlantis Greatest Episode Tournament is underway! Alex Mallari Jr. eye candy!

And Rising takes the season 1 crown, securing its spot in the playoffs. A respectable showing from Siege Part 2, but will it be enough to grab one of the three available wildcard spots?  We'll find out soon enough. In the meantime, cast your vote for the best episode of Stargate: Atlantis's second season... https://twitter.com/BaronDestructo/status/1172631941818081280…

September 12, 2019: Window of Opportunity reigns supreme! And the Stargate: Atlantis Greatest Episode Tournament Begins!

Well, the final results are in and fan favorite Window of Opportunity has been crowned champion of the Stargate: SG-1 Greatest Episode Tournament.  I know, I know.  Many will disagree - some passionately - but that's what makes democracy so great: the fact that a majority of others are directly responsible for your unhappiness.  So…

September 11, 2019: Week’s Best Comic Book Covers!

These were my favorites! Batman #78 (cover art by Clay Mann) Catwoman #15 (cover art by Stanley Lau) Deathstroke: Arkham (cover art by Francesco Mattina) Doctor Strange #19 (cover art by Jesus Saiz) Gotham City Monsters #1 (cover art by Philip Tan) Guardians of the Galaxy: The Prodigal Sun #1 (cover art by Mico Suayan) Justice…

September 10, 2019: The Stargate SG-1 Greatest Episode Tournament Championship! Goodies from the Dark Matter vault! Actor Anthony Lemke checks in!

And the polls are now open for the final showdown in the Stargate: SG-1 Greatest Episode Tournament.  Window of Opportunity is out to an early lead over Lost City Part 2, but there's still 14 hours left to cast your ballot.  Things can change.  So head on over to twitter and vote or click on…

September 9, 2019: Checking in with the Dark Matter gang!

You'll often hear people talk about members of a production as family.  And, yes, while it may often sound cliche (and, occasionally, a little suspect depending on the production), I can honestly say it's a pretty accurate description of the people I worked with on Dark Matter - most of who, uncoincidentally, I worked with…

September 7, 2019: The Science of Naps!

Semifinal action in our Stargate: SG-1 Greatest Episode Tournament has begun and, ten hours in, Window of Opportunity has the early edge over The Fifth Race.  But with fourteen hours until the poll closes, there's still plenty of time for comeback.  Head on over and vote! https://twitter.com/BaronDestructo/status/1170312668529463296 Well, the Toronto Film Festival is in full…