The 60-something lady at the neighboring table sounded like she was having an orgasm: “Aaaaaah. Ooooooh.” Then: “Yeeessssss.” I stole a quick glance over as she popped a piece of tuna tataki into her mouth and shut her eyes, luxuriating in the exquisite flavors: “Ohhh.“ Suddenly, her eyes flashed open and she caught my uncertain sideways glance. “I’m from Bellingham,”she offered by way of an explanation. Of course. Apparently, she and her companion had taken the six hour drive from Washington state in search of good sushi. And, by the sound of things, they‘d found it.

Our journey to Tojo’s new location on Broadway was admittedly shorter, but we were no less impressed with our first orders: live sea urchin and bluefin tuna sashimi. While I’m sure many will turn up their noses at the thought of eating sea urchin (a.k.a. uni), I’d wager to say most are only familiar with the fresh-packaged variety which a friend once described as: “Redolent of the sea – right beside an open sewer main.”. The live version, scooped and served atop its hollowed-out spiky shell, is similar in appearance (think tiny orange tongues) only a little more vibrant in color, and far superior in taste and texture, possessed of a unique creamy sweetness. Equally pleasing on this night was the bluefin tuna sashimi – the generous slices of toro both firm and fatty. These were quickly followed by Tojo’s tuna – again, chunks of mouth-melting tuna sashimi, this time served in a house special sesame sauce. Following a bit of a wait, we were served the cooked dishes: the sautéed halibut cheek with local vegetables and the baked sable fish. The halibut was firm yet tender, good but not outstanding – which the sable fish very much was, the delicate fish draped in a sweet miso sauce. The sushi followed soon after. The spicy tuna roll was excellent – chopped fresh albacore tuna in a not too spicy sauce, rolled, cut, and topped with slices of more tender tuna. The dynamite roll was equally great, the tempura prawn at the heart of the roll still delightfully warm. For dessert, I was served some sort of mousse – half of which was definitely green tea, the other I’m not so sure, though if someone had told me it was Crisco parfait I’d have had no trouble believing it.

Great service throughout by our upbeat server Dragon who was never strayed far – except on the brief occasion he joined his fellow staff in belting out an off-key rendition of Happy Birthday for another customer.

The new look location is a big improvement over the original. It‘s bright and spacious, the dark wood, sliding screens, and the rock pond at the entranceway giving the place a much more traditional Japanese feel that the old Tojo’s sorely lacked.

All in all, a terrific, though expensive, meal. Despite our tendency to over-order, $275 for the two of us without sake and before tip felt a bit pricey. That said, you can no doubt find less costly sushi in town, but you’ll be hard-pressed to find better. Our neighbors from Bellingham agreed. As we left, they were already planning their return visit.

Q&A…

Arctic Goddess writes: “Have you ever considered doing an episode on one of the characters coming unbalanced and perhaps psychotic?”

Answer: Yup. Just last week in fact.

Itsaysgateheadonmyuniform writes: “ 1.You’ve said it’s unlikely to see Jonas on Atlantis; what about an SG1 movie? 2. Will we be seeing Walter or Siler in season 4 of Atlantis? 3. Any plans for a ship based episode this year?”

Answers: 1. Again, unlikely. 2. Unlikely. 3. No plans as of yet but the ships will come into play over the course of the fourth season.

NowIWillDestroyAbydos writes: “A new series for Beau Bridges, are you referring to “My Name is Earl” or a completely different series.”

Answer: A different series.

Anonymous #1 writes: “I remember you from Anime Evolution. Will you be there this year?”

Answer: It’s possible that Marty G. and I may put in an appearance this year.

Anonymous #2 writes: “In SG-1 movies, will there be continuation to what “Dark Mitchel” said concerning the green wire in “Ripple Effect”?”

Answer: Nope.

Alipeeps writes: “Any plans for any interesting guest stars in Season 4?”

Answer: We’re working on more than a few surprises.

Anonymous #3 writes: “Why won’t you confirm RDA’s participation in Continuum even though it’s already been revealed in Playback?”

Answer: Continuum is Brad’s baby and it would be presumptuous of me to confirm something like this before Brad has had the opportunity to make it official.

Anonymous #4 writes: “Has there been anything introduced on Atlantis that has similarly turned out to be a pain?”

Answer: To be honest, not everyone is a fan of the ships.

Ryu Gaia writes: “Is there any chance of the script for “Judgement” being posted on the internet as fanfiction?”

Answer: Absolutely no possibility as it never made it past the idea stage to the script stage.

Hannah writes: “I think it’s fan-freakin-tastic that Michael Beach was in Atlantis. Will he be returning next season?”

Answer: Yup.

51 thoughts on “March 18, 2007

  1. Woo! Made it before some of the others! Ok, I’ll just get my question out of way: Can you drop any hints with regards to the mid-season 2 parter? It seems to me that most of these 2 parters have something attacking/taking Atlantis (except Lost Boys/Hive). Will this be similar?

    Now that’s over with…$275?! Wow, and I barely eat out as it is. Oh well, I’m sure it’s good; it’s just too bad I’ll never have a chance to taste it with that price.

    Not a fan of ships eh? What is it about them that makes some of the writers not-fans of them?

  2. Just wanted to drop a line and say that I’ve seen all of Atlantis season 3 (having The Movie Network in Canada rules) and am axiously looking forward to season 4. Stargate: Atlantis is by far my favorite show on tv right now.

  3. Joe,

    I read in your blog that you said that not everyone is a fan of the ships. I must say one of the main reasons I watch this show is because of the special effects, especially the space fights. I know I’m only one voice out of possible millions who watch the show, but all in all Stargate Atlantis is a science fiction genre based show; without spaceships and all the seasonings this brings the show will somehow stagnate. Mr. Mallozzi, my favorite all time science fiction movies is star wars, the episodes 4-6. Not to throw roses at you and your work but you guys are really paving a highway to rival Lucas’s chef d’oeuvre. I strongly believe that Brad, Rob, Paul and yourself did a superb job on SG1 and SGA regarding the art of story telling and suspence, and special effects removing the ships and all related stuff will be like castrating the last male of an endagered specie. Happy st patricks day…..

    Thanks as always,

    Your montreal fan

  4. Hello joe.

    I have three question:

    1)You say that in first movie, SG1 will go in ori’s galaxy. Will we see space-battle with earth ship(oddyssey,F302) and ori mothership and especially ori-hunter(because we have seen little time this ship)?

    my second and third question is to atlantis season 4.

    2)Will we see the asgard weapons acquired in “Unending” in SGA season4 to fight the wraith.

    3)And the last,will we find real ally with advanced technology same asgard or tokra,because there are ever 3 season and all people with advanced science was ennemy(assurans,wraith,olesian) or destructed(ancient,people of “the ark”)?

    thanks a french fan.

  5. I’ll agree that not everyone is a fan of ships, but a huge number of people are. You just have to look at the shipping threads on GW, especially Sam/Jack and Shep/Weir. Those are two huge threads, and by far the largest shipping groups.

    Sam/Jack was my ship of choice until I watched the first episode of SGA. Then it was “Sam and Jack who??” There’s a reason the Shep/Weir ship is known as sparky!

    Can I ask why it is that you support one of those ships, but, as is kind of obvious through the loss of Torri, not see the other.

    I hope that someone wakes up and sees how wonderful Joe and Torri are on screen together before it’s too late. You wouldn’t believe how many of the Shep/Weir shippers have decided they’ll no longer watch if Torri’s gone. So many are talking about sticking with fanfiction, and pretending nothing after season 3 exists.

    The thing with Shep/Weir shippers is that most of them are Torri fans first and foremost. Having her gone, and hooking Shep up with anyone else will just lose you viewers.

    And so I don’t get bitchy comments about being a Sparky fan, the same could be true of getting rid of Teyla. The Sheyla fans would tune out.

    You’re risking losing so many people here it’s not funny.

  6. …six hours from Bellingham to Vancouver?! I really hope they weren’t driving in the left lane, or I’d be tailgating their ass.

    /one hour, in traffic, last time I made that drive

  7. Joe,

    1) Will Mitch Pileggi be back as Caldwell for Season 4? 2) Will Bates make an appearance in Season 4?

  8. Ugh! The damn show is called starGATE! It’s about the friggin’ gate! Enough with the same tired old ships that’s on every other sci-fi show in history. This one has (or had) something unique. Why take that away for more technodoublespeak. Let them get out there through the gate and have adventures. All those jokes in 200 about “weapons to maximum” with the characters asking why everything must explode were bang on. Don’t be that show. Be better, be Stargate.

  9. Joe,

    I think I misunderstood you about the “ship” question. Excuse me but english is my second language, i hope you can clarify what you mean by not a lot people are fans of ships… do you mean ships such as the orion and daedalus or ships such as romance between key characters.

    your montreal fan

  10. When an episode turns out in the end to be not as good as you would have hoped (ex. Irresponsible) is there a normal reason why? For example is it miscommunication of ideas? Or is it just that what sounded good on paper was not good on film?

  11. Uh…six hours to Bellingham? In good traffic, about an hour (one way, of course). My brother makes that commute four times a week. Six hours south of Vancouver will take you about to Portland, OR (assuming you don’t hit 5:00 traffic in Seattle).

  12. Mr.Mallozzi,

    Hi, I was wondering why you haven’t included deleted scenes and bloopers in the SGA season 2 box set just recently released. Will you consider making this possible for the season 3 dvd release next year.

    Your Moroccan fan

  13. what is the equivalent real world military rank to Ronon’s specialist.

    thank you

    Is season 4 starting this fall only in the U.S or in Canada also.

  14. The cello music in Unending was awesome and heart-breaking. Could you please tell us who played it (the filming of it was referenced in an article in the Stargate magazine) and what was the name of the composition? Loved the episode, btw. Awaiting the movies with baited breath! Thanks!

  15. Okay, at first I was concerned that my initial reaction to your answer that “not everyone is a fan of the ships,” was to wonder which *pairings* were unpopular, until I finally realised you meant *space*ships, not *relation*ships. But looking at the other comments, I see that I wasn’t the only one with that first impression, so now I don’t feel so bad! LOL

  16. hahahaha, people are confused about what kind of ship you were talking about. Actually I was confused too, but I love spaceships and relationships so I’m happy either way. Wait, no, well I was happy up until I heard the Torri would be recurring.

    Also Jeanette I don’t know the Teyla character doesn’t have as many fans, of course she has them but not like John, Rodney and Elizabeth have them. I guess we won’t know until they get rid of Teyla too. I will never get Teyla/Ronon will I? I’m giving SGA a try next season only for them, plus I love Ronon. They make me happy in their background smiling and cutenes. Seriously you guys need to watch them when they’re in the background, they’re so cute. I could so see this couple working without it being a huge thing in SGA.

  17. Might I respectfully suggest that that the pro-Weir people come up with an actual “campaign strategy” rather than writing the same basic post day after day here? How about doing something creative and media savvy like the save Beckett people are doing? It takes almost no effort to post here, therefore what impact do you think you are having???

    For Joe, do you know if Brad is giving an interview any time soon about Continuum? I think there is a lot of curiosity out here.

  18. Hi Joe: You are such a tease. While I am very thankful that you take the time to answer our questions, sometimes, you answer the question, but say nothing. I have a very nice round spot on my wall that is getting more and more concave every day right after I read your blog. What other series will Beau Bridges be on that you know about? Are you serious about the thought of a character becoming psychotic? Is that an actual plot being considered, or are you yanking my chain?

    Who, exactly, is headed to the Arctic to film? If you are sending Cliff Simon, better buy the poor man a parka and a big portable heater. I know that his view of ice is what you get in a glass.

    Have a great day, Joe.

    Patricia

  19. Hello Joseph,

    My son and I were wondering in what episode of season 4 will “The New Powerful Race” will be introduced?

    Thanks

  20. Thanks, Joe, for answering my question on what has irritated you on Atlantis. Your answer was ambiguous – why am I not surprised? !!!! And, I’m not certain which type of ship you meant! So that certainly made me chuckle!! Maybe both? 😉

    In response to the post jeanette said below:

    “The thing with Shep/Weir shippers is that most of them are Torri fans first and foremost.”

    This is one of the things that has totally turned me away from shipping. (I used to quite enjoy the UST between Sam and Jack in SG1, though).

    The fact that a vocal, vitriolic and loud MINORITY – (I have many online shipping S/W friends who adore Sheppard, so I’d disagree with the delightful Jeanette there) – of the Shep/Weir fans AREN’T fans of Sheppard, and have even posted vile things about Joe F. online, has really turned me away from shipping generally. How can you ship a pair and NOT even like one of the pairing? And then, if Sheppard looks at another woman on the show, you slander Joe F. because of that? Talk about peculiar, and disrespectful. Some just can’t distinguish between fiction and reality, or are some people trying to live their lives vicariously through a non-existent on-screen romance, and become aggressive when they don’t get what they want?…

    Did it ever occur to jeanette, or any other shippers, that much of what you claim to see is actually in your mind? Ie: you’ve totally imagined it all? It’s not there…

    I, for one, NEVER want to see shipping in Atlanits – EVER. The hostile behaviour online between a minority of Shep/Weir fans and any other Sheppard fans or fans of other Sheppard shippings has been so vile and disgraceful, that I have been ashamed to be involved with the fandom at times, and incredibly emabarrassed as well, because of the awful behaviour of a few sad and twisted people. I’m glad Weir will be reduced if such fans stick to fan fiction and stay well away from other forms of online fandom.

    If, Joe, you were talking about ships of the space variety when answering my question about what’s a pain in Atlantis, then is that because of the filming difficulties in the PJ, for example? I suspect your answer was maybe annoyance at both types of ship, LOL!!! I’ve actually come to hate the word online when it’s associated with romance, because it invariably involves such nastiness. It’s such a shame…

  21. Really good sushi, especially tuna, is one of those things I really don’t mind paying for. *nibble*

  22. Hey Joe, any more juicy tidbits (look, I even used the US spelling to as not to offend your delicate sensibilities!) about Travelers to tease the whumpers with?

    I’m willing to send chocolate.. or maybe fudge. D’you like fudge? 😉

  23. Hiya Joe,

    Asked this question the other day but I posted it very late in the day and suppose it couldnt get answered like the other ones.

    Is the Administrator Prior who burned Vala in season 9 going to appear in the first movie? He seemed to have a more personal connection to SG-1 so I was just wondering. Also, would events in the Milky Way galaxy be addressed in Atlantis season 4? I mean, will we hear the characters comment about the Ori invasion and how the galaxy is farring or will it strictly be about Pegasus galaxy?

    Thanks Joe and take care!

  24. Joe, I have a comment and a question;

    My wife and I both have high pressure, intense jobs that we love. We’ve been married 21 years and have two great daughters both are in college. Doing what we needed to do to provide for them was very well worth it. Anyway, I’ve been a Stargate fan for 6 years, my wife started watching as a way to spend quality time together. Now we both love the shows and many intense conversations are had discussing it. Stargate has become a fun, important part of our lives.

    So, my wife suggested that it might be a good idea to let everyone involved in the shows know that they have fans out there that consider what they do to be something really special. Something sublime that we love to experience together. Where might we send such a letter? And, thank you for dedicating yourself not only to the Gates but to also finding time to publish your blog 7 days a week. My wife and I both have your blog as our homepage. (Oh, she says Hi)

  25. Anonymous said,
    “Ugh! The damn show is called starGATE! It’s about the friggin’ gate! Enough with the same tired old ships that’s on every other sci-fi show in history. This one has (or had) something unique.”
    Not every sci-fi show in history had ships in it. And Stargate ships aren’t the same.
    Besides, you’re forgetting the puddlejumpers! They’re ships that go through the ‘gate – that’s something very origional!

    But the gate itself isn’t all that origional. I found a 1978 (or ’87?) book called Stargate that’s about a gate to other worlds, and it’s got nothing to do with SG-1.

  26. Hi Joe,
    Having seen The Tao Of Rodney a while back when it was on Sky here in the UK, I was blown away by the emotional content therein. It was a really poweful and poignant episode, in my opinion.
    Now, though I’m a big McKay fan, I crave that sort of thing for my favourite character, Sheppard. He just never seems to be given anything like that though, and I’m left feeling a little short-changed.
    Is there a chance, in season 4, that Sheppard will have that sort of a powerful and emotional episode centred around him? I’m getting pretty desperate now for something a little more meaty and gritty for him.
    Thank you!

  27. Answer: To be honest, not everyone is a fan of the ships.

    Joe…

    Permit me to chime in on the great ship debate if I could.

    One of the things that make Stargate truly special is the use of that round flushy thing to travel vast distances as opposed to space ships, which every other scifi show has…you know?

    So while I don’t mind the use of a ship now and then, I for one would appreciate seeing the team use the gate more often.

    Mary Beth 🙂
    [who hopes you meant spaceSHIPs as opposed to relationSHIPs]

  28. Wow. $275?! I have trouble enjoying meals, no matter how delicious, when they’re that kind of money. I shall just continue to live vicariously through you.

    I’m slowly working my way through the SGA Season 2 DVD set and on one of the commentaries (they all blur), Martin Gero mentioned that every time someone compliments him on a quotable line in one of his stories, he always ends up having to give the credit to someone else.

    Who would you say is the biggest “go-to” person for providing those little gems on the staff?

  29. Granted, the cancellation of SG-1 was announced early in the season, but apart from the plots of the two movies, what else was planned for season 11?

  30. Ha, ha, I just took a stroll over to Gateworld, where the RDA in the movies thread has turned into a discussion about how much people would fork out for it now. Definitely a good chioce adding him….people are salivating over this thing already.

    I know you said there are no plans to have Jack in Atlantis, but I for one woule welcome it. Come on, he’s Jack. And with Sam there it would be like double good.

  31. Hey Joe,

    Here’s two questions from a long time fan and first time poster.

    1) Being a writer myself, I was always curious as to what your approach was when co-writing scripts with Paul Mullie. I think I’ve heard somewhere that these days the two of you don’t really write too many episodes together anymore. But when you did, how did you do it? Where you both together in the room, working out scenes together? Or did each of you take on different acts?

    2) Is there any chance that you could post scripts of already aired episodes online (either as PDF or html files) for fans to read? It would be interesting just to see how the scripts were written, and have the opportunity to compare them to the filmed episode.

    Thanks a lot! And I’m loving your blog!

    Alex

  32. Arctic Goddess writes: “Have you ever considered doing an episode on one of the characters coming unbalanced and perhaps psychotic?”

    Answer: Yup. Just last week in fact.

    Joe, now that you have considered doing an ep like this. What does your magic 8 ball say about the liklihood of it becoming an episode? And do you have a specific character in mind if it comes to fruition? If so, any hints of whom it could be?

    Thanking you kindly

  33. Hey JM…what’s hanging?

    1)Wraith Queen immunity to the retrovirus in Misbegotten–will there be a revisiting of this problem in S4?

    2)Now I’ve seen J. Flanigan and J. Momoa shirtless. That’s all well and good, but I adore DH (McKay). Any chance of David Hewlett (McKay) shirtless in an upcoming scene?

    –Magic Eight Ball me! ^_^
    ———————————–

    Jeanette…
    I’ll agree that not everyone is a fan of ships, but a huge number of people are. You just have to look at the shipping threads on GW, especially Sam/Jack and Shep/Weir…

    And so I don’t get bitchy comments about being a Sparky fan, the same could be true of getting rid of Teyla. The Sheyla fans would tune out.

    I think this entire post almost made me cross-eyed. You need to get over yourselves. This Shweir vs. JT obsession, is out of control.

    What are you talking about? There is no mention of relationships—it’s Spacships.

    The original poster was asking about zat gun problems in sg1 and what problems similarly occured in SGA. There has been mention of the spaceship scenes causing problems—listen to the commentaries.

  34. I disagree with Anonymous, because Ronon/Teyla could work, most non-shippers are okay with them getting together because they’re not necessarily main characters. Ronon/Teyla all the way. LOL.

    Plus I think your mistaking Joe F with John Sheppard, yes people, not just shippers were annoyed with Sheppard in s2, I mean really why wouldn’t we be, he left alot to be desired for. Comparing him to Ronon, Cameron, Jack, he looked like 16 year old. Thankfully in s3 there was much more of a balance between the flirting and the emotional scenes. Still I don’t know who John Sheppard is and that really sucks after 3 years. We know more about Ronon, which you know could be one of the reasons I love Ronon so much.

  35. Pati said…
    Plus I think your mistaking Joe F with John Sheppard, yes people, not just shippers were annoyed with Sheppard in s2, I mean really why wouldn’t we be, he left alot to be desired for. Comparing him to Ronon, Cameron, Jack, he looked like 16 year old. Thankfully in s3 there was much more of a balance between the flirting and the emotional scenes. Still I don’t know who John Sheppard is and that really sucks after 3 years. We know more about Ronon, which you know could be one of the reasons I love Ronon so much.

    Anonymous said what he/she meant – there were a vocal and vitriolic minority of shippers who not only bashed the character John Sheppard but also Joe F too. Which is a part of why the whole stupid shipper war thing has left such a bad taste in people’s mouths. As for Season 2, I wasn’t annoyed with Sheppard and nor were a lot of other people so please don’t presume to speak for any kind of assumed majority here – just because you see kirking every every time Sheppard’s within 50 ft of a member of the opposite sex, doesn’t mean the majority of viewers do.

    I agree with you on the character development front – much as I love a man of mystery… we definitely need to find out a bit more about what makes Sheppard tick.

  36. Hi Joe,

    Just wanted to ask if you ever read the fan reviews of the episodes on GW or the other SG sites? And if you were going to give advice to a prospective reviewer what would it be? Thank you!

  37. Hey Joe.

    I’m finding people’s mix-up over what you meant by ships amusing, and I think I’d get a good laugh out of seeing you clarify that.

    No question today, but I wanted to take a moment to mention that I enjoy the character of Elizabeth Weir. I’m not a rabid fan or anything, (at least, I don’t think I am), but for what it’s worth, I think the show is better because of her presence.

    I don’t really know what you have planned for next season, nor will I likely get bent out of shape one way or the other, (which is the nice part about not being a rabid fan), but I did want to at least chalk one more up for the count of people that like the character and hope to continue to see her.

  38. Plus I think your mistaking Joe F with John Sheppard, yes people, not just shippers were annoyed with Sheppard in s2, I mean really why wouldn’t we be, he left alot to be desired for.

    Oh, for heaven’s sake! The odius nature of some of the things spewed forth about the actor AND the character by a very few, yet highly annoying, S/W shippers are near legend in some corners of fandom.

    And on that note, I do believe Joe was referencing SPACEships, not this ridiculous relationSHIP obsession.

    I, too, would love to learn more about Sheppard. It does seem odd, given that Sheppard is in the ‘hero’ role, that we know so little of his background. By the end of season 1 SG-1, we knew lots of very personal tidbits about O’Neill, which continued throughout the series. I do hope you’ll consider fleshing out Sheppard for his many fans.

  39. I personally find ships a pain too…and let me make it clear that I am talking about relation-ships.

    I am stunned that people who get a kick living in a world of make believe romance can actually say such mean spirited things to others who dont have the same views and even go as far as blaming the actor when things dont go their way.

    Personally I will be pleased that we have one less ship to worry about in season 4.

    Joe can you please confirm that there are no plans to ship Shep with Carter instead? eek!!!!

  40. Pati said…
    “Plus I think your mistaking Joe F with John Sheppard, yes people, not just shippers were annoyed with Sheppard in s2, I mean really why wouldn’t we be, he left alot to be desired for. Comparing him to Ronon, Cameron, Jack, he looked like 16 year old. Thankfully in s3 there was much more of a balance between the flirting and the emotional scenes. Still I don’t know who John Sheppard is and that really sucks after 3 years. We know more about Ronon, which you know could be one of the reasons I love Ronon so much.”

    As the poster you’re referring to, let me answer that. Er, I know what I was saying, thanks very much.

    I wasn’t confusing Mr F. with Sheppard. I’d never do that, because I know the difference between fiction and reality – something Shep/Weir shippers of a certain type seem totally unable to do. Let me stress, it’s a few individuals I’m talking about. The majority are lovely, well-balanced fans, trying to have fun.

    I was referring to specific posts at GW and LJ about Joe F, which I will never repeat because they were so pathetic and juvenile, and incredibly hurtful, especially to Joe’s wife. Suffice it to say, on GW they were deleted before the word ‘Mod’ was uttered. I wonder why? They were slanderous and pretty vile posts, I can assure you. They turned me off Shep/Weir for life.
    As for the rest of your post…hmmm, I always think those who think men don’t flirt are living in cloud cuckoo land, personally. There’s nothing wrong with a single man looking at a pretty woman, or acting on it for that matter. There’s nothing wrong with a married man looking either, IMHO. Just because you’re in a stable relationship, doesn’t mean you’re dead!!!! I say that as someone who’s been happily married for a long time!!!
    Then again, I live in the real world…

  41. Arctic Goddess said:

    “Joe, now that you have considered doing an ep like this. What does your magic 8 ball say about the liklihood of it becoming an episode? And do you have a specific character in mind if it comes to fruition? If so, any hints of whom it could be?

    Thanking you kindly “

    Oh please let it be Sheppard?!!! Okay, I’m going away now, honest…

  42. omg you people are hilarious, did I ever say that it was wrong for Shep to flirt, no, lol, just that we saw too much of it in s2 whereas in s3 there was some flirting but it didn’t make me want to headdesk every time he did it. Love how you guys seem to insult people in a way without actually insulting 😐

    As for Shep/Weir fans well all I have to say that there is a minority of crazy shep/weir, shep/teyla, shep, liz, rodney, teyla fans everywhere. So you know whatever. Personally I don’t mind a little criticism of my favorite character because I know they’re not perfect. I wouldn’t want perfect. Ronon lets see his a little too lets kill things all the time without thinking, still I love him.

    Lj..mmm well I don’t go spreading around what someone says on lj. It’s not a message board so I have no right to say anything.

  43. Dear Mr.Mallozzi,

    Is the Stargate Atlantis budget for season 4 bigger due to the cancellation of SG1 or is it the same? Also, I was wondering when SG1 and SGA were airing together, which series had the bigger production budget, excluding actor’s salaries?

    Thank you very much

  44. So, you said on your March 12 blog that you like Nip/Tuck…. any chance of a nip/tuck like story on Atlantis season 4?

  45. Now I remember why I left the SGA fandom. People are a bunch of hypocrites. bye, bye, Joe, goodluck with SGA and I hope Torri is on as many episodes as possible. A little Ronon/Teyla wouldn’t hurt 🙂

  46. hi, joe,

    can you give away any tidbits of info on sam’s tenure at atlantis? (and i mean without giving away the surprises you’re… wanting to surprise us with :p)

    and *please* don’t anyone get mad or irked at me for asking this. i love sam and i’m excited to see her continue in the stargate world. i’m only doing what every other fan is doing; showing interest.

    sally 🙂

  47. I was curious, ar ethere any historical figures/events that have influenced some of your storylines? I’m a history major, so all of the historical allusions in the show interest me.

    One more question–have you ever seen the Canadian classic “Due South”? I would love to see Paul Gross do a cameo.

    Royal

  48. Royal_Nonesuch said…
    One more question–have you ever seen the Canadian classic “Due South”? I would love to see Paul Gross do a cameo.

    Oh gosh yes, I loved that show – especially the quirky humour! Paul Gross was wonderful in it (and looked good in a uniform too! *grin*). He’d be a great guest star…

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