Pictured above are the remnants of my Art Asylum Rogue’s Gallery Venom bust that used to sit atop the window ledge in my office. Paul came in this afternoon and went to pull the window shut. Somewhere between my “Be” and “careful!” the handle had come off in his hand, causing him to knock the bust onto the carpet where Venom lost his prodigious tongue and upper palate. Sigh. No doubt sensing my dismay, he quickly offered to buy me a new one. I’d happily take him up on the offer provided I can track one down. I’m heading over to Taz Comics tomorrow to see if they have one – and maybe pick up that full-size Apocalypse statue I’ve been anxiously awaiting.
We’ve almost finished final preparations to welcome the big Save Carson Beckett protest this Thursday. The fence has been electrified, the moat has been dug, and the complimentary bacon-laced Stargate Atlantis hats ready for distribution (the attack dogs will be skipping breakfast in expectation of the big feast).
Oh, speaking of fan fury, I’m afraid I’m going to have to put an end to the Shep/Weir vs. Shep/Teyla vs. Zelenka/Monty the radioactive gopher debate. While I respect everyone’s right to express their opinions, clarify points made, and defend themselves up to a point, at the end of the day this topic just doesn’t interest me all that much. To be unfair to both sides (and even some parties not even involved in the conflagration), we’ll be shipping Sheppard with Carter in season four.
Fondy cooked again tonight. She’s a halibut fan while I’m more of a sea bass man so she made both – baked in caper brown butter sauce. The fish was accompanied by a cucumber and cherry tomato salad and a surprisingly good cubed papaya with pine nuts.
Hmmm. Slew of questions today. Let’s see what I can answer –
Anonymous #1 writes: “Have you and ms. fondy ever tried moroccan food?”
Answer: Yes, we used to enjoy it a lot in Montreal. Have yet to try it in Vancouver however.
Cel writes: “Are you a “Pirates of the Caribbean” fan?”
Answer: I enjoyed the first movie but have yet to see the sequel. Robert Cooper loved it though.
Anonymous #2 writes: “Joe, did you write that comment about The Tower yourself?”
Answer: Yes. I am the writer of fully half of all comments by Anonymous posters including yours.
Anonymous #3 writes: “Can I ask what you recommend as restaurants to visit while in B.C.?”
Answer: Check out Yuji’s on 4th for Japanese tapas, Figmint for wonderfully creative cuisine, Budapest for schnitzel, Prima Taste for great Singaporean, Go Fish on Granville Island for fish ’n chips, Zaukkushi for izakaya fare, Sea Harbour Seafood for high-end Chinese, West for a pricey but very special evening, Bistrot Bistro for hearty French food, Fuel for laid back/upscale cuisine, Don Francesco for excellent Italian.
Minigeek writes: “I was wondering if any of your guys had ever gone through an extended period of allergy like this?”
Answer: Sorry to hear about your little guy. Jelly went through something similar – not exactly an allergy but some sort of sinus condition that had her constantly sneezing. Thankfully, it passed but if I were you I would consult another vet for a second opinion, just to be on the safe side. And since I have your attention – and hopefully that of other pet owners out there – may I direct you to the big pet food recall covering 17 of the top 20 dog foods out there: http://www.menufoods.com/recall/ Good luck with Dolby and do keep me posted on his hopefully quick and speedy recovery.
Anonymous #4 writes: “I noticed that you write David Nykl´s name Nykel. So..it´s wrong”
Answer: For some reason I keep seeing “Nykel” in my head instead of “Nykl”. This is a problem. On the one hand, I respect David’s right to have his name spelled correctly but on the other hand I feel he should respect my right to enjoy his name with an “e”. After much discussion, we have reached a compromise. From hereonin, he shall be “David Nickel”.
Royal Nonesuch writes: “Question about “Revisions” (I’m just now getting through S7–I know a late bloomer lol). It was a fun episode. I really like stand-alones. Anyway, I was wondering, were you inspired by the Original Star Trek episode “Return of the Achrons” and the “Landru” computer?”
Answer: The original pitch to Revisions was very different, even darker than the version we ended up spinning. As much as I loved the version we shot (like you, I love the good old-fashioned classic scifi stand-alones) I think that original pitch may live to see another day.
Anonymous #5 writes: “Joe, whats YOUR favorite comfort food?”
Answer: Hands down – Ben and Jerry’s cookie dough ice cream.
Anonymous #6 writes: “Totally unSGA related question: do you like white chocolate?”
Answer: I’m not a huge fan meaning I won’t eat it on its own, but I’ll certainly enjoy it as an ingredient in a dessert.