March 2, 2021: The Tuesday Report!

In case you missed it, here's yesterday's Dark Matter Monday broadcast wherein we discussed Episode 208 (Stuff To Steal, People To Kill) with VFX Supervisor Lawren Bancroft-Wilson.  He offers interesting insights on the show's visual effects, their progression throughout the show's run, as well as a few behind the scenes anecdotes .  Actress Torri Higginson…

March 1, 2021: Dark Matter! Nutella Popcorn! And a Dueling Top 10!

Tonight! https://twitter.com/nation_orville/status/1366148784699412485 Yes, it's true.  Well be joined by the reclusive Lawren Bancroft-Wilson - writer, producer, visual effects coordinator - to discuss the BIG AU episode: Stuff To Steal, People to Kill.  PLUS - we may have a surprise guest make an appearance.  But who knows?  Well, YOU will if you tune in later today!…

February 28 2021: Suji Sunday and Remembering Petunia!

Received word late yesterday that our old friend Petunia had crossed that rainbow bridge.  Those of you who have frequented this blog for a while no doubt remember Tuna, or Toons as I liked to call her.  She would often stay at our Vancouver home when her mom (Sarah) and dad (Tio) were out of…

February 27, 2021: The Saturday Report!

Check out this old timey pic of yours truly, my sis, aunt, uncle, and cousins.  Pick me out of a lineup to win my undying admiration! Back on the hometown front, mom is making her famed pickled eggplant - and undoubtedly looking forward to Monday when she finally receives her first vaccine.  Canada is a…

February 26, 2021: Projects on deck!

Well, the weekend is upon us - provided, of course, you still adhere to Old Time and continue to recognize the weekend as a thing. The TimEscape package (bible and two scripts) have gone out to about a dozen potential buyers - for starters.  Two quick passes so far.  The first, not surprisingly, from a…

February 25, 2021: Japanese Customer Service! And Name That Stargate Episode!

Sometimes I suspect that the new Farm Boy grocery opening up two blocks from our place is the greatest thing to happen to my wife since her move here from Japan. It's always Farm Boy this, Farm Boy that.  Farm Boy, Farm boy, Farm Boy. Apparently, it reminds Akemi of the grocery store she grew…

Top 10 Stargate Episodes for the Neophyte Gater!

During yesterday's Dark Matter Monday panel (check it out here) Meteorologist Katie mentioned she'd been meaning to check out Stargate, but wasn't sure where to start.  Of course, the prospect of watching 350+ episodes of sci-fi television can be foreboding for the non-gating neophyte.  While it would be logical to start at the beginning with…

February 22, 2021: Podcasts and endless passwords!

Later today, Dark Matter fans... https://twitter.com/nation_orville/status/1363547615179243522 In case you missed it, Stargate fans, David Read and I discuss SG-1's seventh season... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4EO6bFk9mMA Today, I recorded the first episode of the Gaters Gonna Rate podcast for The Companion - and it included a super special guest I haven't seen in ages! Other than that, I've spent…

February 21, 2021: Suji Sunday!

Confrontational. Spelunking... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=60nxsPq8XGI On especially cold days, we substitute our regular afternoon walks for a carpet run.  Less sniffing and meandering, but a lot more traction and zipping around... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MePR7pIYryc And a classic Suji video guest-starring one of the few dogs she ever got along with - Lulu...

February 20, 2020: Science and Sakura!

Some science news of note... Touchdown for Perseverance! Popeye was clearly on to something.  Eating spinach could protect astronauts from space radiation. Why so many people hate cheese.  What do you say?  Yay or Nay?  And, if yay, what are some of your favorites? Coffee drinkers, rejoice!  5 reasons your morning coffee is good for…

Grandma’s Top 5 Worst Treats!

My father's mother lived to the ripe old age of 112.  She attributed her long lifespan to a diet consisting of little meat, a lot of greens, no black pepper, and a glass of red wine every day.  She was, like most Italians, decidedly fiery.  When her young daughter (my aunt) wandered into the boys'…

February 18, 2021: Presenting…Joe Pro 2.0! And concept art from Stargate: SG-1’s “Cold Lazarus”!

May I draw your attention to the grand unveiling of my new pro page... http://www.josephmallozzi.net Need a successful genre book series adapted for television?  Looking for a seasoned showrunner to oversee production of that big budget science fiction series?  In the hunt for a craft service sandwich consultant?  Well, I may be your guy! So,…

February 16, 2021: Dark Matter Discussion! Yes/No! And News of Note!

In the event you missed yesterday's Dark Matter discussion, here's what we had to say about Episode 206, "We Should Have Seen This Coming"... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QhZz7117tXM&t=2777s Today, a double dose (or should I say, double troll) of Yes/No? https://twitter.com/MorphineDreamzz/status/1361148920982695941 https://twitter.com/Richie_sequel/status/1361124671446519813 She's one recipe away from sprinkling her cabbage rolls with glitter. Some news of note... 3D…