A couple of weeks ago, I made a list of the top ten shows that influenced me growing up. Now if I were to come up with a list of the shows that have greatest influence on me today, one would easily top the list. Road Tasted, which airs on The Food Network, is hosted by Bobby and Jamie Dean, two amiable brothers who, I can only assume, intend to eat their way across America over the course of their series. They are my advance team, scouting the daunting, mysterious culinary terrain ahead, eventually sounding the all-clear that allows me to follow their lead into the deep, dark, tasty unknown. When they were in Seattle, they visited The Alaska Silk Pie Company where they sampled a decadent 7 layer dessert called the Café Diablo. The day after the episode aired, I placed an order with The Alaska Silk Pie Company for three desserts, including the Café Diablo (February 27, 2007 entry). When Bobby and Jamie Dean went to Colorado, they checked out Wen Chocolates. Fast forward to my chocolate soiree (April 22, 2007 entry) where the Wen Chocolates I special-ordered for the event were the hit of the party (and the writers’ room some two and half weeks later – May 10, 2007 entry). The other night, watching the boys go to town on The Blue Owl Restaurant & Bakery’s signature Caramel Apple Pecan Pie, I was all set to place a special online order. At 12:30 a..m.! And I don’t even like apple pie! Beside scoring that mountainous pecan-encrusted work of sugar and love, they also found the time to visit St. Louis’s Volpi Italian Meats which had my wife and I dying for a good bratwurst – six hours after we’d finished dinner.

So the following evening found us at Granville Island, the only place we knew where we could enjoy a sit down sausage meal. Well, maybe not enjoy. Have anyway. Fondy and I ordered three grilled sausage sandwiches with sauerkraut (a double beef smokie, spicy bratwurst, and a regular bratwurst). They were a tad on the, how shall I put it, “not very good” side. Dry, overcooked, but all in all well-complimented by some stale sandwich buns. Wholly unsatisfied, we wondered over to the Oyama Sausage Co. where we eyed the tasty sausages we could have enjoyed instead (had we had we possessed the strength of will to actually cook at home). Andouille, Spicy Buffalo Smokie, Chili Cheese, Truffel Bratwurst! A friend of mine once warned me: “Don’t go food shopping when you’re hungry.” I would now add: “..and dissatisfied with your dinner.” I ended up picking up a bunch of snacking sausages and cold cuts for a back-up dinner: Spicy Sopressata, Rosette de Lyon Salami, Italian Country Salami, beer sausage, lamb sausage, Chorizo Asturias, Wild Boar Chorizo. Needless to say this was one night I skipped dessert.

Today’s pics: second dinner, the Ancient easy-chair, the piano all lit up, the third part of the mid-season two-parter, and Martin Gero’s hard-partying lifestyle seems to be catching up with him.

Q&A –

Alipeeps writes: “Don’t the wraith ever get bored of the same old hairstyle?”

Answer: Check out the new do the Reunion wraith is sporting. He reminds me of my grandmother in a cute/terrifying sort of way.

Katherine writes: “Are you approached to do the commentaries or do you ask to do specific ones?”

Answer: The writers are approached to the commentaries. And I will only provide commentary on episodes that Paul and I have written.

Mel writes: “If any one animal species were to take over the world and seize power from human beings, which do you think it’d be and why?”

Answer: I’d have to go with gorillas because it would be fairly easy for them to slip into our clothing and foment their revolution incognito.

Maiz writes: “In season four will we see any of Ronon and Teyla on Earth? Who would you say is the biggest pain in the a$$ out of the entire cast? And, Is there any chance you’ll bring Weir back in future seasons?”

Answers: Yup. Er…no comment. There’s always a possibility.

Joshua Meyers writes: “What was the purpose of going to the artic with the actors.
Was it just to shoot a specific amount of scenes that needed the surrounding ice?”

Answer: Yup. We shot on location.

ScifiFan writes: “I was just wondering, is there a reason you haven’t answered my last two questions? Is it because of what I asked or because you had too many other letters to answer?”

Answer: It could be. Or it could be because I found out about that thing you did that you thought no one would ever find out about. But I did!

Anonymous #1 writes: “ a) since you’re now a show runner, does that mean that you’re like a dictator and nix all the episodes you hate? Or do things run a bit more democratically? b) what would you say is THE WORST episode of either of the gates?”

Answer: A) Stargate has always been a benevolent democracy. To a certain point. B) In my humble opinion, the episodes from each show I disliked the most were Emancipation (SG-1) and Irresponsible (Atlantis).

Anonymous #2 writes: “I know Christopher Judge has written an episode, as well as other actors on the show. Do actors come to you, or do you go to actors? And how do you give them critizism without hurting thier feelings?”

Answer: If the actors are interested in pitching a story, they know that our door is always open to them. As for giving them criticism without hurting their feelings – we drastically cut back on the name-calling and general belittling (they’re actors, not writers after all) and usually make them do a shot of Jack Daniels for every script note we give.

Lauriel writes: “With different writers doing different episodes, is it difficult to keep characters, well, in character? do the actors have input into this, or do the writers all have a pretty good feel for the characters?”

Answer: I’d say that at this point, we all have a fairly firm grasp of the characters. All the same, we’re not above letting the actors tweak their own dialogue.

Jen, the cow hugger writes: “1) Do you ever go to any of the conventions? 2) Do you watch any of SCI-FI’s other shows? 3)What would you do with a billion dollars?”

Answers: 1) Not really. Although I’ll probably be doing Anime Evolution this summer. 2) Nope. 3) Go on a round-the-world gourmet tour before coming back home to green-light my own original series.

Arctic Goddess writes: “Okay, it’s been six, count ’em, six times you have ignored me.”

Answer: Seven! Count ‘em. Seven times!

Anonymous #3 writes: “Well, I will ask again * I am persistant:)* Is the father of Teyla’s baby a human??”

“*sigh* Here’s something for you to think about… do you really want this question answered? Do you really want the detailed answer to a major Season 4 plot point now, months before the episode is going to air?

Spoilers are one thing – and I admit I love a good hint or spoiler or two – but asking for details of major plot points is self-defeating.. a) because it’s common sense that Joe is never going to answer them and b) because what would be the point of watching the show if you already know all the answers? You do want to watch the show, don’t you?”

Is Alipeeps your agent/friend/hired gun, obsessed fan-type, or what? I can’t stand it when other people are constantly horning in to make a response to what someone else has asked you directly.”

Answer: I couldn’t agree more. In answer to your question about Teyla’s baby –
Do you really want the detailed answer to a major Season 4 plot point now, months before the episode is going to air? Spoilers are one thing – but asking for details of major plot points is self-defeating.. a) because I will never answer them and b) because what would be the point of watching the show if you already know all the answers? You do want to watch the show, don’t you?

61 thoughts on “May 15, 2007

  1. Hey Joe,
    Are we going to see any more Athosian
    based stories including JINTO?(because he is cool)
    Could he anoy everyone again?(would be funny)

  2. What is preference to lead STARGATE actors? I say this because SHEPPARD is his own self but he has many of O’NEILL’s qualities.(er..except age..lol)
    Do you know what the show runners of STARGATE UNIVERSE are going to opt to do for a lead?(dont make it a chick)

  3. Is Alipeeps your agent/friend/hired gun, obsessed fan-type, or what? I can’t stand it when other people are constantly horning in to make a response to what someone else has asked you directly.”

    Well I can’t stand the fact that Joe’s personal blog about his life has become a Q&A session for Stargate fans. I know I’m guilty of asking a few questions (usually just pic requests) but I don’t ask for major plot spoilers, nor do I bitch at Joe for every decision ever made on Stargate that I don’t agree with. I started reading Joe’s blog to learn a bit more about one of the people behind my favourite show, because all we see are the actors on-screen, whereas I like getting to know the people behind the camera too.
    It gets me so angry that people resort to bitching at Joe about certain plot lines/decisions etc because 1) not every decision was made by or even involved Joe, and 2) why do people watch the show if it annoys them?

    Joe, for what it’s worth, I think you’re a genius, I thoroughly enjoy reading your blog and I appreciate you posting pics, reading&replying to comments, and for putting up with so-called “fans” who constantly moan at you. I look forward to tomorrow’s entry 🙂

  4. Ha! The chair!

    Hi Joe,

    Say, have the set people made any changes to the chair or is it still the same chair that Joe/John and Paul/Carson sat on in season 1?

    I always chuckle when I see someone on it coz Joe’s legs are hanging out while David slouched on it in Tao of Rodney.

    Thank you!

  5. The Blue Owl – that’s just about 15 mi down the road from me in Kimmswick! I haven’t eaten there before, but I’ve heard only good things. It’s a cute little town, too, if you like crafts, antiques, and knick-knacks.

    I think I just might have plans this weekend! 🙂

  6. Check out the new do the Reunion wraith is sporting. He reminds me of my grandmother in a cute/terrifying sort of way.

    Ooooh! Sounds interesting? And vaguely disturbing… picture? 😉

    P.S. I should point out that both my grandmothers had/have those lovely tight-set perms so right now I have some *seriously* disturbing imagery in my head!! :S

  7. Hey Joe! Quick question:

    Are we going to see any McKay/Katie moments in Season 4? I like the pairing (it’s almost as good as Carter/Monty the radioactive gopher :P) and would love to see more of them.

    Thanks, scifi_lemon

  8. Ah, so you get some of your food hints from “Road Tasted”.

    Thanks for passing them on. After the last raving review on Wen chocolates from you (and the staff)I placed my order the next day.

    So far you guys were right about the toffee.

    And thanks for passing along the restaurant reviews too. Pretty much planned my Vancouver vacation around them. I’ll pass along what I thought of some of them soon.

  9. Hi Joe:

    Arctic Goddess writes: “Okay, it’s been six, count ’em, six times you have ignored me.”

    Answer: Seven! Count ‘em. Seven times!

    I should have expected that. You really are evil. I like it.

    And you did answer me, so nyah.

    Have a great day,

    Patricia

  10. Well I can’t stand the fact that Joe’s personal blog about his life has become a Q&A session for Stargate fans.

    ??? You post like a bunch of fans came on his blog and took it over. Joe was the one who initiated and continues these Q&A sessions. It sure looks like he enjoys doing them, otherwise why bother? He opened the door to questions and now he gets plenty, some thoughtful some not. If he doesn’t want to see anymore Stargate questions he can tell people to stop asking, screen his comments, and just post about his personal life. He hasn’t, so how about we let the man do what he wants and maintain his blog how he pleases?

    Keep on chugging, Joe.

  11. I just wanted to say thanks for the many photos of the sets and concept art that you’ve been posting. As an amateur 3D modeler (not to mention all-around geek), it’s pretty cool to see all the detail that doesn’t usually show up on the TV or DVD. Strikes me as being the next-best thing to visiting the set with a camera.

    On that note, I’d very much like a good look at the inside of the Jumper cockpit. For some reason, these strange people are sitting in it all the time in the episodes, so I can’t see the consoles. Makes modeling my own a bit of an exercise in educated guessing.

  12. You’ve made my day with the chair and ‘piano’ pictures XD. If I had a chair like that, I would have no use for a bed. Plus, I’m sure the ancients built in some sort of bum warmer into either that or the puddle jumpers. Those things are the best! Even when it’s in the 90s here, I have mine cranked up all the way when I drive.
    Can David Nykl really kick your butt at chess or are you the poker/Parcheesi sort? (Euchre’s where I win most of my bets) >).

    And Joe? You rock. Plain and simple. -arms self to the teeth, tartan sash over shoulder- Just say the word…>D

  13. Thanks for the pics.

    The writers are approached to the commentaries. And I will only provide commentary on episodes that Paul and I have written.

    Do you mean that you’ll be doing the commentary for the much beloved Irresponsible *grin*
    No, seriously. I’d love to listen to your point of view and what you think it went wrong, etc. For the record, I don’t like the episode, but I watch all the episodes with the audio commentaries at least once, and Irresponsible will be no exception.

  14. I was at the Blue Owl in Saint Louis on Sunday for Mother’s day. They honestly have the best desserts ever made… You should certainly order their Caramel Apple Pecan Pie! Its homemade caramel and until you’ve had it you’ve never tasted anything like it. My mother loved it…

    It was well worth the 20 minute drive from the university where I attend. You won’t regret anything you order from them. You’ll have left overs for a while though unless you share. I still have three different desserts in my frig!

    As long as I’m commenting, I guess I’ll ask a question:

    What is your favorite dessert? I personally love Apple Pie!

    Chris
    -AKA “Ace”

  15. Answer: Don’t know the name of the place, but they do great fish ’n chips (of course), and a phenomenal Manhattan clam chowder.

    Is it the restaurant SG-1 filmed in? Dave’s Fish and Chips? Or do you like the Boathouse more? Shady Island?

    You really should try the triple chocolate mousse cake from Diplomat. It’s to die for!

  16. will we see any mourning of carson before we see him again? It was lame that he was killed for the wrongness of it (death is everywhere idea) and then his so called best friends never mentioned him again. Not even when they we talking to Michael who supposedly tortured him. Also why was the 3rd episode of his return shelved?

  17. I admit to being a member of SCB and doing my ‘bit’ for the campaign prior to (and after) the episode where you kill off our Scotsman.

    But I actually preferred TV when what happened in the episode is actually unexpected. You sat there no knowing that guest artist X is a baddie from another dimension. Everything was a surprise.

    You and the team make an excellent programme that I enjoy because it is not ‘real life’. Keep up the good work.

  18. 1.)So far, the best battles have been for SG-1: the end of Lost City, and at the end of Camelot;
    For Atlantis: Siege 3 and No Man’s Land
    Any groundbreaking battles in the future?
    2.)Do you know if there will be a lot of shoot ’em up in Ark or Contiuum or the fourth season of Atlantis?

  19. I wrote: “If any one animal species were to take over the world and seize power from human beings, which do you think it’d be and why?”

    You answered: I’d have to go with gorillas because it would be fairly easy for them to slip into our clothing and foment their revolution incognito

    Hmm… you know–I think you’re right! I’ve known some guys (and girls, for that matter) that were pretty hairy…

    Also, if I might be bit more vociferous than I usually am, I also would prefer not to know the identity of the father of Teyla’s baby (wow, that’s a bit wordy) before the episode actually airs. I love surprises! Though anticipation slay me, I thrive on it.

    Oh, and I also think it’d be cool to see Jinto again–he was such a cute kid.

  20. I went to an amazing buffet on Mother’s Day with my family. Everything was delicious, especially the desserts. The restaurant planned their layout perfectly… in order to get to your table you had to pass by all of the desserts. This prompted my Dad to suggest we all eat dessert first for two very good reasons. 1) Dessert is delicious and everyone wants it even when they are stuffed. 2) If you eat dessert first you won’t have room to eat all of your main course and therefore will not overeat.
    What do you think, dessert first or keep it at the end?

  21. At once a hero and a villain to his readers
    The Mighty Joe Mallozzi
    Leans forward unto his VAIO
    And types the words “Exterior –
    Night” while the pugs,
    Their tummies full of gourmet sausage,
    Interpret his uneven keystrokes as a
    Sign that genius has begun.

    And that, my friends, is the product of an overtired mind. The first one to ‘get’ it shall receive all the bragging rights so afforded such an achievement in this space.

  22. Joe, you’ve mentioned several times now that you don’t care for the SG1 episode “Emancipation”. Would you mind sharing why? It certainly wasn’t the most exciting episode, but I always thought it was a good episode for Sam, in showing us who she is and what she believes in. And I always thought the fight between her and Turghan was awesome. We didn’t get to see Sam in hand-to-hand fights very often. I’m not criticizing, honestly. I’m just curious to why this one in particular stands out as so bad. 🙂 Thanks.

  23. Wow, that sausage looks really good! I think I just decided what we’re having for dinner tomorrow. Grilled sausage sounds really good right now…

  24. 1. Hi Joe, does N.O.A.S. from Doppelganger stand for Noxious Odor Advisory System? 2. Is Rachel Luttrell actually pregnant and it was decided to incorporate that into the show, or was it just a direction the writers decided to take Teyla? 3. Is it true that the principle cast on Atlantis season 1 signed six year contracts? I read it on GateWorld and was wondering if it was true, but if you don’t want to get into those kind of details I understand. Thanks.

  25. Why don’t the civilians/aliens (like Daniel or Teal’c for instance) also have dog tags since they go into high risk combat situations alongside the military?

  26. Hi Joe.

    I just read that Teyla’s fighting/warrior abilities were not originally part of her character. This sparked a disscussion in GW’s Teyla thread were we question just how much this particular characteristic helped Teyla be more effective as part of Sheppard’s team and more interesting than the original idea. Can you briefly share your thoughts? For example, if Teyla had not had this characteristic, do you think her role would have been a lot different today? Just curious that’s all. We all have a different opinion about this on the thread, and who better than one of the writers to give us an insight.

    As a huge Teyla fan I agree that as much as it’s killing me to think of what or who the father of Teyla’s baby is, I think speculating and the anticipation of the unknown is worth the wait. Since pregnancy plots in any show are always so tricky, I can only trust that you/the writers keep this character as real and true to what I’ve seen and loved from her up till season 3.

    Thank you, Joe.

    Camy

  27. alipeeps said: “P.S. I should point out that both my grandmothers had/have those lovely tight-set perms so right now I have some *seriously* disturbing imagery in my head!!”

    You think that’s bad? My grandmother’s hair was (a) short and coiffed, and (b) usually dyed a funny shade of pink.

    My immediate mental image of the Reunion wraith is a cross between an inside-out watermelon and Margaret Thatcher…

  28. Anonymous said…
    1. Hi Joe, does N.O.A.S. from Doppelganger stand for Noxious Odor Advisory System?

    Joe’s already answered this (and the information is also on GW in the news item about the episode): It stands for Nightmare on Atlantis Street.

  29. scifi_lemon says: “(it’s almost as good as Carter/Monty the radioactive gopher :P)”

    No, wait, what?!

    Joe, please, say it aint so! Carter and Monty? Carter and Monty?! Whatever happened to Zelenka and Monty?

    My ‘ship — it is doomed before it has even begun. Sob.

  30. To anonymous who commented about characters mourning Carson, I believe Torri Higginson asked the same question, and it didn’t get her anywhere, so I doubt we’ll be seeing that any time soon.

    And two questions for Joe:

    1) What are the names of the four eps Weir will be in?

    2) Is four the final number of episodes she’ll appear in during season four, or is it possible she’ll get more?

  31. Thanks for your answer *sign* But Alipeeps is not my agent. I am an independant lemming. I just asked a question.

  32. Bonjour Joe,

    Il y a un restaurant près de chez moi, en Belgique, qui organise une semaine de gastronomie Québecoise. Voici le menu : Truite, beurre de pommes et gelée de cidre de glace

    Ris de veau glacé au sirop d’érable,fenouil au curcuma et petites tomates

    Carré de wapiti, purée de navets à l’érable,marmelade de pommes, sauce canneberges

    Moelleux à l’érable, sorbet au sirop de canneberge

    Qu’en pensez vous ? Ce sont vraiment des plats que l’on pourrait manger au Québec ?

    D’avance merci pour vos conseils.

  33. A few entries ago, you wrote that the third story with Beckett has been shelved. Was it because the story wouldn’t have fit in the storylines for the second half of season 4 so far, or because of schedule conflicts with Paul?

  34. ??? You post like a bunch of fans came on his blog and took it over. Joe was the one who initiated and continues these Q&A sessions. It sure looks like he enjoys doing them, otherwise why bother? He opened the door to questions and now he gets plenty, some thoughtful some not. If he doesn’t want to see anymore Stargate questions he can tell people to stop asking, screen his comments, and just post about his personal life. He hasn’t, so how about we let the man do what he wants and maintain his blog how he pleases?

    Keep on chugging, Joe.

    I suppose I can’t argue with that logic. 🙂
    (I was in a foul mood last night and was uncharacteristically ranting at a lot of people so I do apologise)

  35. Salut Joe,

    A la question :
    And, Is there any chance you’ll bring Weir back in future seasons?”, vous avez répondu :
    “There’s always a possibility.”

    Est-ce que cela veut dire que Torri Higginson ne fera pas partit du casting principal si saison 5 il y a ?

  36. At once a hero and a villain to his readers
    The Mighty Joe Mallozzi
    Leans forward unto his VAIO
    And types the words “Exterior –
    Night” while the pugs,
    Their tummies full of gourmet sausage,
    Interpret his uneven keystrokes as a
    Sign that genius has begun.

    A
    T
    L
    A
    N
    T
    I
    S

    I love a good brag.

  37. Hello Joe,

    Will we ever see Colonel Caldwell again ?

    When producers decided to make Weir recurring, was it planned to last more than one season already ?
    Will we ever have an explanation for that decision ?

    You know, I always hated spoilers because it ruins your appreciation of episodes and I find it’s not respectful for the writers, but I have to say that I will read spoilers for S4 because I’d like to know what will happen to Weir in only 4 episodes, I like to be surprised by the writers but in a good way and I don’t think that will be the case for me this year.
    Anyway I’ll watch season 4 because I don’t want to lose hope Weir will come back !

  38. Hi Joe,

    Since you weren’t able to answer Grasshopper’s question about the wedding scene in “200” I figure that the combination to the vault is probably still missing. I would love to see those scenes. I read an interview with Amanda where she talked about her and Claudia laughing so hard at Rick and Michael and everyone clapping. Rick also mentioned it in an interview about the different versions that he and Michael did and how they did it just for themselves.

    If you can’t locate the combination to the vault that the footage is probably locked up in could you possibly just BREAK IN?!

    *ahem* I know you’ll give it your best shot Joe.

    Big3Fan

  39. I have a question and I’m thinking that you are the best-qualified person to answer it.
    I know its been stated that you can’t go back and forth between the two gates without redialing, but can you enter the gate from both sides of the gate that did the dialing?

  40. ACH! Jinto was one of those OPCs that should’ve done as he was told or got a good walloping for being a brat, I hope a wraith ate him.

  41. iamza said…
    My immediate mental image of the Reunion wraith is a cross between an inside-out watermelon and Margaret Thatcher…

    😆 The mind boggles… 😀

  42. Joe,

    If you weren’t writing for the Stargate franchise, for what show would you love to write?

  43. I think I find your food musings more interesting than the Stargate stuff. Don’t get me wrong, SGA is the only fiction-based TV show I watch on a regular basis, but I just love food shows.

    I know you also watch Anthony Bourdain, so have you seen the No Reservations episode where he was in Seattle and visited Salumi, the cured meat store run by Armando Batali (Mario’s dad) and family? It looked amazing on the show and the line waiting to get in was enormous.

    I think you should order from Salumi and report back on your experience, please!

  44. I saw the pic of the piano and the first mental image I got was of McKay playing it. I’d love to see a nod to that part of his past. Bribing you with chocolate is becoming cliche, so can I offer the pugs a bath and a playdate with a huge, cranky tabby?

  45. I went out to get my job application notarized and made a swing by the butcher shop. Lots of sausage: chorizo, Italian, Polish, Andouille, and potato. We’ll put those on the grill and have them with Grandma’s 1-2-3 slaw and some potato salad tonight. You TV writers have more influence than you think!

  46. *waves*

    Please excuse me while i’m being serious, well sort of. ;D

    I did go on a bit, there’s a shock. So you might want to go and grab yourself some desert or a nice cup of tea. I could be a while. 😀

    So,I was looking at your Script pic for the new ep. *hugs* And was wondering a couple of things. Firstly when you pen a script who decides on the title? Is it normally the writer or is it a collective decision? As for the title of the new ep. Does this relate to maybe our team searching or finding some treasures left behind by a race obliterated by some unknown enemy? I did say I was rambling. 😉

    Or maybe it relates to a Quest :o)Don’t fall of your chair, Joe, I am for once not referring to the Shirtless Shep quest. I know shocking isn’t it! 😉 I am for once referring to “A Quest of the Anicients!” :o)

    Sp what do you think, Joe, am I
    a)Hot?

    b)Cold?

    c)Might be right, (but you’re not telling) 😉

    d)a muppet, and should just confine my posts to those that relate to shirtless Shep? :p

    Thank you Mr M you’re a very kind and patient man for listening to me ramble excessively. Believe it or not, Joe, it could be worse. Just think of those I work with! They have to listen to me all day. 😀

  47. Hi Joe,

    the same question as yesterday, since you didn’t answer it and I don’t believe the answer to it is that difficult… how long EXACTLY Vala was the host to Goa’uld Qetesh?

    BTW, I’ve seen somebody being “Big3Fan”. If the BIG 3 is Vala, Daniel and Mitchell – I’m a big fan of such trio too 😀

  48. *waves*

    Only me again. *hangs head in shame*

    Note to self: Get a dictionary, so you can teach yourself how to spell dessert and ancient correctly.

    Sorry Joe, I have no excuse for my crap spelling. I can only put this down to the fact that I was looking at the shirless ‘Gero’ 😛 and imagining it was Joe Flanigan. Consequently my brain MUST have short circuited. ;p

    Sorry. Going now… 😀

  49. I am sitting here typing away with a big, signed, photograph of David Hewlett beaming annoyingly down at me.

    I purchased this item at a recent SCB Ebay auction. I only bought it because I couldn’t find one of Mars.

    I have just noticed that I have already written a comment today. I have been pretty bored today! 🙂

    Have a pleasant evening.

  50. Um, cheeky one, you mispelled “shirtless” when you were apologizing for your spelling…heh.

  51. *giggles at Crazymom*

    I know and that was the most imortant word. hehehe

    I blame my crap spelling on my keyboard. I think that with all this talk of shirtless shep is causing me to drool and it’s dripping onto my keyboard, and sticking the keys together…

    *giggles* Sorry Joe I bet you really didn’t want to know that, did you? 😉

    Sorry again for the intrusion, we must all be bored tonight 😉 Maybe it’s the fact that we are getting impatient for S4 to grace our screens… Any new gossip you’d like to share to alleviate the bordom? *bats her eyelashes and flashes her most cheekiest smile*
    😀

  52. Joe, looking at your first picture, I’m thinking that you should love a good Raclette, am I right?

    At the begining of your food blog, for sure I thought that you had a preference for Asian cuisine, of course, that’s where you were, but still when you came back, those were the places that you kept going, but then you like to have a nice barbecue from time to time, you have the palette to enjoy the taste of truffle in a dish, admire the Porcelana cacao bean and you can eat a 7 layer cake, so if you had a restaurant, what type of food would you serve? and any idea of some original dishes? I’m sure we can find you some investors.

    Take care!

  53. Hi Joe,
    Any chance you could mention some sizes of the various ships seen in Atlantis. Even a rough guide for one or two of them is better than nothing if you don’t know exactly off-hand.

    If possible:

    1)304: Speculation ranging from 600 to 1000m in length.
    2)Aurora: Speculation ranging from 2 to 4+ times larger than a 304.
    3)Atlantis: Speculation that it’s 3.5km’s in length.
    4)Cruiser: Speculation that it’s slightly bigger than a 304.
    5)Hive: Bruce Woloshyn, said original model was 11km’s long on SciFiWorld Forums a while ago.

    Any info you can put out would be greatly appreciated!

    Thanks..

  54. Mr. Mallozzi,

    I don’t mean to argue, but from where I’ve sat for all these years, even if you TOLD me the entire story of an episode, I would STILL watch it. The effects, (special and otherwise), the actors ‘play’, and the ‘how are you going to do THAT’ would force me to watch. Spoilers or no. Of course, if we were talking about some OTHER shows, I would, indeed, not watch. :>D

  55. Joe,

    At GateWorld in your Q&A set, I asked since Amanda was going to be over at Atlantis would she be directing an episode.

    If memory severs you said that your directors schedule was already set/full.

    Is there a possiblity now that AT maybe directing an episode if there’s an opening?

    Thank you.

  56. Hello

    You should make an episode of Atlantis where they find a world of Ancients(there Friendly and not Arrogant)Pretty Please!!! Is this a possibility?

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