“Dear Carl,”read the note. “Here are the season one videotapes you requested. Matt.” Season one? Videotapes? Matt??? A bewildered Carl looked over the box sitting atop his desk. He was positive he’d never asked for copies of Atlantis’s first season from post, much less video versions! Or had he? Was this some sort of bizarre mix-up? Or, more than likely, was it Martin Gero who, while cleaning out his office earlier in the day, had come across the stack of videos and decided to unload them on his next-door neighbor? I’d done something similar two years ago when I discovered the entire video collection of the ill-fated Stargate animated series behind an office shelf. “Brad wants you to review these,”I informed a stunned Carl as I dropped them off. “He needs you write up a few synopses. No big deal. Just a page or page and a half on each episode.” Sadly, Carl is at the point now where he’ll no longer take the bait, always assuming the worst, a long way from the open, trusting fellow who first arrived on the show. I suppose I’m at least partly responsible for turning him into the paranoid, untrusting individual he’s developed into over time. Now, rather than accepting a boxful of videotapes, he’ll automatically assume the worst and do something like – oh, wait until Martin Gero is in a meeting and then stack the videos under Martin’s laptop with an accompanying note: “Martin – That laptop stand you asked for came in. Nathan.”

I was in editing most of the morning, working with Rick Martin on This Mortal Coil. It’s coming along swimmingly and still only two minutes short. I already picked spots for the two scenes I’ll be writing – one with the entire team, the other a McKay/Zelenka scene – both nice character moments for all.

After all lunch, we finally started work on the first part of the late season two-parter, what Carl has tentatively titled “Rise of the Googlions”. We also took the time to discuss the physics of Martin’s upcoming eppy and Paul’s very cool idea for the season (?) finale, a little episode we’re calling…“Finale“. Amidst all the hard work, we found time to enjoy the big block of chocolate sent to me by the mysterious “Jim”. At 500 grams of decadent 70% cocoa, it’s not only delicious but the perfect murder weapon. I could beat someone to death with it, then conveniently eat the evidence and no one would be any the wiser.

Went to Taison last night for some terrific Vietnamese food. While Fondy did the short rib with the vermicelli, I had the lemongrass chicken with the shredded pork on rice, and a side of special egg noodle. For dessert, we swung by Steeps and picked up some of Fondy’s fave carrot cake which I complimented with five different ice cream flavors: chocolate fudge brownie, dulce de leche, pistachio, cookie dough dynamo, and peanut butter zigzag.

By the way, finally watched the last installment of Domino this morning and all I can say is…WTF? It didn’t make any sense. There were weird incongruous timelines and bizarre leaps in logic that, in retrospective, suitably matched the movie’s confounding visual style.

Pics: Last night’s dinner, my bludgeoning chocolate, editor Rick Martin’s unique decorative tastes, the spin session in progress, Martin’s new laptop stand.

Questions?

M writes: “I was wondering if Peter Deluise is still directing any Stargate Eps?”

Answer: He is not.

Shawna writes: “Have you ever considered having your car customized, like on Pimp My Ride…only less cheesy. (…) What would you have done to it if you did?”

Answer: I’d probably turn my car into the Bat mobile (the 1960’s version of course).

Marsha R. writes: “If all your time in San Diego isn’t spoken for, we’d like to treat you to corn tamales at Cheesecake Factory”

Answer: Oooh, I love those corn tamales. At the moment, I can’t commit to anything as I don’t know what my schedule will be like. But thanks for the invite.

Anonymous #1 writes: “With it starting later than usual, will you have the same summer break?”

Answer: We’ll be off the first two weeks of July.

Platschu writes: “Will the last two episode (4×19-4×20) be a two-parter or do you plan cliff-hanger at the end of season4?”

Answer: It will not be a two-parter.

Firefly827347 writes: “Seen Kavan Smith in the studio lately?”

Answer: He was around for This Mortal Coil.

Anonymous #2 writes: “Alot of Atlantis fans and Sam fans have been concerned that Atlantis could become the Sam/Mckay show so why post a picture of their chairs side by side? Why not post a picture of Amanda and Joe’s chairs, Amanda and Rachel’s chairs, Amanda and Jason’s chairs…”

Answer: Uh, you’ve got to be kidding, right? I didn’t position the chairs close to one another for the shot. I just happen to walk by and notice that their chairs were side by side, clearly indicating how well these two get along while they’re not shooting. What can I say. They‘re friends. I’m sorry if this disappoints.

Lady Dulcinea writes: “How did you pick the names for your dogs?”

Answer: They’re all movie names. But might I suggest you mine comic books for a suitable dog name. Consider Magneto, Joker, or Fing Fang Foom.

Alex Levine writes: “What an outrage! Here I’ve been blogging about Stargate SG-1 and Stargate Atlantis for nearly three years…”

Answer: That was you?! Small world. Yes, Alex Levine also blogs and you can read up on his behind-the-scenes musings over at the SciFi site. There. David, David, and Alex. I believe I’ve covered everyone…

Anonymous #3 writes: “Don’t feel bad Alex because Joe forgot a few other blogs too like gee I don’t know maybe Michael Shanks!!!”

Answer: …except Michael Shanks who also blogs as well for TV Guide.

Anonymous #4 writes: “In both SG Series, we are able to see nice Computer-backgrounds. In the SGC the Stargate-Control, and in Atlantis the shield- / biometric-activities of the city. I would like to know more about them. Do they change during the series, are they programms or just some sort of small video-clips? Who created them ?”

Answer: Some change according to the episode requirements while some remain standard. All are the work of our crack playback crew lead by Krista McLean.

Anonymous #5 writes: “Will there be any Jack/Sam ship scenes in Continuum that leave no doubt as to the nature of their relationship (in this reality!), or is this something that only Brad and Rob can answer?”

Answer: Better that Brad and Rob answer this one.

Cindy writes: “Since you watch the Soprano’s…do you think that Paulie Walnuts is involved with the New York Family in destroying T’s crew?”

Answer: It doesn’t make sense. If Paulie was a mole for New York, he would have warned Phil about the hit (since Paulie was the one who put it together) and given him the opportunity to save his mistress.

Rebecca writes: “Is Mr. Flanigan aware of your eagerness to shoot him into space?”

Answer: In all seriousness – he wants to go.

Michelle writes: “So what chance do you give Tony to survive the last Sopranos ep (titled “Made in America”)?”

Answer: Yeah, there’s a lot of talk about Tony offing himself in the finale but I‘m hoping the producers don‘t go down this all-too-obvious route.

Majorsal writes: “have you ever heard of someone dieting by eating nothing but rice?”

Answer: Nope. I would suggest early morning exercising (about 30 minutes of cardio every other day alternating with about 45 minutes of weight training) to lose the excess weight.

56 thoughts on “June 6, 2007

  1. Majorsal writes: “have you ever heard of someone dieting by eating nothing but rice?”

    Answer: Nope. I would suggest early morning exercising (about 30 minutes of cardio every other day alternating with about 45 minutes of weight training) to lose the excess weight.

    ~~

    joe, hello, i’m lazy! :p but, if i could exercise ALL that weight off in one day’s exercising… or exorcism…

    but is there anything you could suggest (besides, you know, that pesky moving around a lot to burn weight) eating wise? i mean a specific food?

    sally 🙂

  2. Joe,
    Tell Carl congrats at his teams win. As a doc though I would probably advise against eating that cake at this point though.

  3. Bludgeoning people with a bar of chocolate, Joe? All this time, I thought you just liked chocolate a lot, when all along it was merely a convenient weapon!!! LOL

    Speaking of chocolate that can kill… I won a five-pound chocolate bar once. My parents decided, for a time, that they hadn’t really given up chocolate, after all… Maybe I should’ve used it on the bully that rode the bus before we’d eaten it all?

  4. “Answer: Uh, you’ve got to be kidding, right? I didn’t position the chairs close to one another for the shot…They‘re friends. I’m sorry if this disappoints.”

    Well said, Joe. Well said. AND I AM SO SICK OF PEOPLE WHINING ABOUT SAM AND RODNEY. For cryin’ out loud…

    I am all about Sam/Jack (and giggled at that Continuum avoidance…)but even I can appreciate the McKay and Carter on-screen compatibility. Some characters just work well together.

    And they’re chairs, for pete’s sake.

    *shakes head*

    And BTW…I love reading your blog with all the food pictures and restaurant descriptions. Has food (trying different cultures’ cuisine, etc) always been a passion?

  5. Don’t you guys usually get a longer break in July? Will you be finishing up earlier in the fall as a result?

    Also, is there a reason you’re sounding less confident there will be a season 5, or did you just decide to remain neutral on the subject?

  6. With the absence of one character and the addition of another, I’m assuming the title intro will have to be changed. Can you tell us if this will happen in the very first ep of the season?

    Amusing post!

  7. Thanks for adding in some character moments to This Mortal Coil, and especially a McKay/Zelenka character scene. When some of us heard about the addition of Carter to Atlantis (and I’m not like some who seem totally against that), we were afraid a lot of the McKay/Zelenka interactions would be cut out. Of course, with Carter’s science background, there’ll be the science give and take between her and McKay that maybe would have been between McKay and Zelenka, but it’s all good as long as Radek is still around (and maybe backing up McKay against Carter some times, ooh, wouldn’t that be fun to watch). Rodney and Radek have been thru a lot together in Atlantis and I’d like to see some acknowledgement of that.

    On the food front, I envy you. I don’t have the discipline to exercise so I could eat as well as you do. I wonder, have you ever tried scrapple?

  8. If you had to get into the format wars what would choose: HDDVD or Blue Ray. Keep in mind that Blue Ray is too thin for Dual Sided formats. So that means more DVD’s to be burned. And that right now Blue Ray is selling more. But personal choice what would you consider as a medium for Stargate if you had the choice?

  9. Blog-wise, don’t forget Andee Frizzell’s blog at http://blog.andeefrizzell.com/ for Wraith Queen updates.

    The Nephew is coming to stay with me next week. It will save his parents money on the long-distance bills, since he’s been calling me about three times a day with Stargate questions “Why is O’Neill wearing those glasses on the Russian sub? Who is this Michael guy? Why is that thing on Teal’s forehead raised but his girlfriend’s is flat? Why can Teyla communicate with the Wraith?” Apparently I am the Living Stargate Encyclopedia for him. I’ll have him all straightened out by the end of next week. Then I’ll send him back to his parents to drive them crazy!

  10. What episode is currently shooting? And what episodes are done shooting?

    and I can’t believe we gotta wait 4-5 months to see S4, by then, production has already wrap up the season. Normally this time of the year since Sci Fi brought on Stargate, we are anticipating the return in mid July, that isn’t happening this time. ARGGHHHHHHH.

    PS I have no doubt you guys will be back for Season 5. Just when can we expect this announcement? Like when S4 premiere?

  11. Since you have a break in July, are you planning a trip or anything?

    Since Carl has no blog, would you please congratulate him on the Duck’s winning the Stanley cup!! We won, we won!! Woohoo!!

  12. Joe wrote: “[Mortal Coil]’s coming along swimmingly and still only two minutes short. I already picked spots for the two scenes I’ll be writing – one with the entire team, the other a McKay/Zelenka scene – both nice character moments for all.

    Hee. Now, Joe, I thought you said you weren’t a shipper?

    In all seriousness, season 4 sounds like it’s coming together nicely, and the autumn has never seemed so far away…

    By the way, have you read Peter Watts’ Blindsight yet? Apologies if you’ve already blogged your reaction to it, and I just missed it…

  13. Do you prefer Dark Chocolate or White chocolate?

    and if you recieved a box of huhu grubs (from maiz’s question)what would you do with them?

  14. Firefly827347 writes: “Seen Kavan Smith in the studio lately?”

    Answer: He was around for This Mortal Coil.

    Joe, you just made my day. *grins*
    Now, any chance of a picture? 😛

  15. I can’t imagine the sheer volume of video tapes that exist around the production offices. Surely there is something amusing to be done with the extra copies?

    I would suggest pulling out all the tape and stringing it all over someone’s office.

    And hooray for the two extra character scenes! David Hewlett sounds like he’s about to keel over as a result of this episode, but it sounds like it’s going to be a great one!

  16. I just found the blog a couple weeks ago and I’m loving it.

    Since you’re going to be at San Diego, you’re welcome to come by and get some free issues of “Love and Capes” at booth 2302. After all, you’ve been giving me free “Stargates” for years now.

  17. Hi again Mr M.,
    Love the whole Put Us in Space PUS idea..How about a Supporters club ? so that would be PUS-SUP? I’m thinking a whole advertising campaign featuring a light beer sponsorship deal with the catchy tag line PUSSUP? (..mmm sounds vaguley familiar to me..) And then on launch night, as Joe F., steps forward for orbit…Turns to camera and says..”In Space no-one can hear you…skateboard!”.
    Keep up the wit and wisdom Mr M.
    Greetings from Tipperary!
    Shirt’n’Tie

  18. Hi Joe:

    Well the countdown to the final Sopranos episode is nearly over and I was wondering if you had any final thoughts regarding the show…

    Did you enjoy this season, who is your favourite character and what was your favourite episode? I still love watching the Pine Barrens from Season 3… Christuhfuh (as Adriana would say) and Paulie lost in the woods…what more could you ask for.

    Have a great day!

  19. Honestly, people get so temperamental over the smallest things. I rather liked the picture of David and Amanda’s chairs. The have one of the best interactions of the series. When McKay showed up in “The Road Not Taken,” my friends and I thought it was awesome.

    My question for the day: Do you have a favorite fruit?

  20. Do you ever read other food blogs? I find myself reading and collecting recipes and going into a mad frenzy of a cooking spree. My husband stands back and doesn’t come near the kitchen :-/

    Also from your previous posts you mentioned you are open about different cuisine. I am sure you’ve tried Indian food, but if you are in the Orlando area ever, there is the best Indian restaurant(read authentic, not fusion/toned down/chef’s own tangent on a 200 year old recipe) here. Maybe we can treat you?

  21. I just have another quick comment about the ship/pairing fights.

    Goodness, just watch the show. It’s not always about romantic pairings – ppl can and do work in close environment w/o forming romantic attachments in the real world, so why shouldn’t they in the fictional world? It’s just fun to watch the characters banter – w/o going goo goo ga ga.

  22. Good Morning Joe!

    It sounds like you had a couple of upset fans on your blog yesterday. I’m glad that you realize that most fans can separate the characters from the actors. If you love fireworks just take a picture of Michael Shanks and Claudia Blacks chairs side by side. I’ve seen Michael bashed by a few Sam/Daniel shippers and a few Farscape fans because he’s very good friends with Claudia. Thankfully most fans understand that Amanda and Michael are real people and have lots of friends including being friends with each other.

    On a separate note I read on G.W. that Niirti is going to be in Continuum. We haven’t seen her in a long time and I’m really looking forward to it.

    P.S. Like you I’m also a Sam/Jack and a Daniel/Vala shipper. I’m also very excited and looking forward to seeing Sam on Atlantis.

  23. If you would get the chance to write a crossover between to of your favorite TV-shows, which shows would it be and what characters would you like to team up?

  24. “Answer: Uh, you’ve got to be kidding, right? I didn’t position the chairs close to one another for the shot…They’re friends. I’m sorry if this disappoints.”

    The anti-Rodney/Sam people are getting annoying. I admit to being a little nervous about how it’s going to work out but the very fact that David and Amanda are friends, who love working together gives me hope that it will be as awesome as it could be.

  25. Joe,

    Do you ever think about how the show would be different if:

    1. the Atlantis expedition had arrived and there was still one fully charged ZPM?

    2. if Vala had not intercepted the Prometheus in season 8?

    3. or if Atlantis had managed to get one of those satellite weapons to work fully and position it near Atlantis, instead of what happened with Grodin?

    4. And finally, If Atlantis had it’s own aurora class warship there when they arrived?

    Thanks,

  26. Majorsal writes: “have you ever heard of someone dieting by eating nothing but rice?”

    I believe this is called the “Survivor” diet. Atleast thats how richard hatch lost so much weight.

  27. “Do you ever think about how the show would be different if:

    2. if Vala had not intercepted the Prometheus in season 8?”

    I do – probably would be a season 11 in production right now (as long as there was no Mitchell either).

  28. Hello, Sir.
    I love Utena, too. Have you seen Code Geass?
    It’s beautiful.

    Love Always,
    Shivani

  29. Hi Joe,

    I hope you don’t mind a little bit of advertising here? “Stolen Life” DVD, the first ever machinima movie featuring Claudia Black and Chris Jones (Tex Murphy interactive adventures) is available in NTSC format now. More details at my profile page at the official SG-1 community website.

  30. To the person who’s anti the anti Sam/Rodney people: I can’t stand the pair of them together. I had to turn off Grace Under Pressure because I hate the way Rodney turns into a love struck teenager around her, and how she’s always right. Always.

    I hated McKay on SG1. It took a while to get to like him on SGA. Given the fact it was his interaction with Carter that made me hate him on SG1, I’m not looking forward to seeing the two of them on screen together at all. In fact, I’m not going to watch. That’s it for Atlantis for me.

  31. “Brad wants you to review these,”I informed a stunned Carl as I dropped them off. “He needs you write up a few synopses. No big deal. Just a page or page and a half on each episode.”

    You are an evil, evil man, Joe. Sinister to the core. A supervillain of the highest rank.

    Can I come work for you? 🙂

    KJC

  32. “Anonymous said…

    “Do you ever think about how the show would be different if:

    2. if Vala had not intercepted the Prometheus in season 8?”

    I do – probably would be a season 11 in production right now (as long as there was no Mitchell either).”

    I wouldn’t be so sure of that. And btw, that was nasty and shabby. But these are “true Gaters” for you. Why am I not surprised? BTW2, I still blame Stargate and SciFi Channel with better promotion of their “new” (then – 2002) child for Farscape cancellation. We asked Gaters for support us then. They refused. Only them. Another shows’ fans helped Scapers. Again, why I’m not surprised with this?

  33. Hi again Joe,

    So I’ve been on another mini-business trip, and had the occasion to eat at an interesting restaurant the other night. It was very country-Cajun food, and I took some pictures, so I thought you might be interested to see them. The dishes weren’t plated as nice as some of the ones you show, but I think they’re interesting enough.

    The Restaurant: Tunks Cypress Inn:
    Tunks Cypress Inn and Restaurant

    Nice view as you walk up, right in the middle of a swampy-lake area:
    The view

    Second floor entrance, the first floor is for you to dock by boat:
    Second Floor Entrance

    The outdoor patio and view:
    Outdoor Patio

    Whoa! Decorations:
    Decorations

    Finally, the food:
    My appetizer, FRIED ALLIGATOR PARMESAN:
    Fried Alligator Parmesan

    My Main Course: BACON WRAPPED GRILLED QUAIL, served with stuffed baked potato and fried bread:
    Bacon Wrapped Grilled Quail

    A side of: TRADITIONAL LOUISIANA HUSH PUPPIES:
    Hush Puppies

    My companion’s main course: a not so adventurous FILET MIGNON:
    Filet Mignon

    And finally, our waitress Maria, looking good for the ripe young age of 86:
    Maria

    So ok, if you’re wondering, alligator DOES taste kind of like chicken, though the texture is different. Have you ever had Alligator or Quail? Their quail tasted a bit of a cross between breakfast sausage and turkey, it was very good.

    Have a good day!

  34. Hello,

    Apparently Torri will be in “Adrift” “Lifeline” and “This mortal coil”, could you give us the title of the fourth episode she will be in, please ?

    thank you !

  35. Hi Joe,
    I have to say that I agree with Bugguy about Carl’s cupcake. It will probably be safer for all involved if Carl celebrates with a fresh cupcake. Maybe, he can have the old one bronzed?

    Question: Was there a sauce for the special egg noodle?

  36. *waves*

    Hiya Joe, thank you for the pics and the yummies. I thought i’d pre-warn you so that you could go and make a nice cup of tea while I ramble excessively once more…

    I just want you to know that I’ve been thinking of setting up a 12 step programme to curb my enthusiasm. 😀

    So, have you made your tea? Are you sitting comfortably? Okay before I start.. I did try and rhyme, but gave it up as a bad job, lol.

    *cough*

    Atlantis is adrift, and our team are all alone,
    Too far from their homeland, so they can’t use the ‘phone’.
    So John Sheppard takes the lead,
    Will they make it through the day?
    Or will Carter come along, in a ship from the Milky Way?

    The big op eppy, is next in line,
    Is Weir going to survive?
    We’ll all know in time.
    The fans are getting antsy to find out what’s in store,
    As to whether Lizzie survives the op, or if she dies in S4.

    With Reunion on the horizon,
    I await with baited breath.
    But will it bring our runner, lots of sadness and regret?
    I hear rumours are abound,
    regarding him and the Satedan race,
    But we know he’ll handle the truth, with lots of firepower and grace.
    Will it result in his leaving, the team and all his friends?
    Or will our favourite runner finally meet his end?

    With the Doppelganger’s script, there’s the hope of a scene.
    Of seeing Shep in his bed, while he’s having bad dreams.
    So I’ll be cheeky and ask, is there a chance we will see,
    Semi nekkid Shep lying, in the in-firmary.

    So that brings us up to Travelers,
    A gift to us you say. Will our Sheppy be rescued?
    Or will he have to save the day?
    Beaten and bound and used for his gene,
    I’m hoping he gets rescued by his very own team.
    Excited I am, to see this episode air,
    But promise me this, just don’t whump Shep’s hair. 😛

    Tabula Rasa, is the one, where our team have fallen ill,
    I hear they’re not feeling quite right with fever and a chill.
    So hot and sweaty Sheppard, I cannot wait to see,
    I hope you’ve whumped him good and proper,
    For it will really make me squee.
    But you know what would excite me more,
    Shep being shirtless, in the whole of season 4. 😀

    We don’t know a lot about ‘missing’,
    But, I’m guessing what’s in store,
    That someone turns out to be missing,
    Though I’m not really sure…
    But no doubt you’ll keep us guessing,
    Until you’re ready to reveal your plans,
    As I know you like to tease us, your loving loyal fans. 😛

    We’ve got the Wraith in ‘the Seer’,
    And I’m hoping a whole lot more,
    With the chance of some visions,
    I wonder who they’re for?
    Will we glean a little something?
    That relates to the future of our team?
    Or will fans be kept guessing as to whether things are as they seem?

    With Miller’s Crossing next,
    I hope that we will see,
    Jeanie Miller playing, with her brother Rod-ney… (you should know I can’t rhyme by now) 😛
    So with Shep and the team in their civvies,
    And exciting team moments galore,
    How much longer do we wait, until the start of season 4?

    So I guess i’ll say goodbye now,
    though I’ve still so much to say,
    But I won’t bore you needlessly,
    I’ll save that for another day. 😛

    I just wanted to say, that the quest is going well,
    And that I haven’t got lost yet, in the fiery pits of hell.
    So from now until the fall,
    I’ll keep posting about my quest,
    And hope at the end, we’ll get a glimpse of Sheppard’s chest.
    But I thought that you should know, that this quest is not just for me,
    It’s for all of the fangirls out there, who really need to squee.
    So a thank you from Mr M,
    For all the goodies that you share,
    It is very much appreciated, and shows us that you care.

    *hugs*
    😀

  37. I wouldn’t be so sure of that. And btw, that was nasty and shabby. But these are “true Gaters” for you. Why am I not surprised? BTW2, I still blame Stargate and SciFi Channel with better promotion of their “new” (then – 2002) child for Farscape cancellation. We asked Gaters for support us then. They refused. Only them. Another shows’ fans helped Scapers. Again, why I’m not surprised with this?

    I agree with you that it wasn’t two new characters that doomed SG-1, but the problem of running two shows with double the amount of stories and TPTB not realizing they needed fresh blood in the writing room IMHO. On the other hand, if “the Gaters” didn’t like Farscape, why would they support it?? Sounds like sour grapes on your part to me.

  38. Anonymous #1 writes: “Ever tried Cevapcici?”
    Answer: I don’t even know what that is.

    Hmmm, that’s what wiki says
    “Ćevapi or ćevapčići (diminutive) is a dish of grilled minced meat kebabs, found in the Balkans. They may be served on a plate or in a flatbread (lepinja or somun), often with chopped onions, sour cream, kajmak, cottage cheese, and so on.”
    But I think probably Lord Camulus, I mean Steve Bacic, could explain that better..

    Have a really niiice day…

  39. I read a news article today (at boston-legal.org) that Rene Auberjonois, Julie Bowen, Mark Valley, and Constance Zimmer won’t be returning to Boston Legal next season. Personally, I can live with Claire leaving (and maybe even Brad, to a certain extent), but I think Paul and Denise are a mistake. What do you think?

  40. Kate Hewlett blogs as well! And she’s McKay’s sister, so even if she’s only been in one episode (two if you count s4, I suppose)… she’s McKay’s sister. That’s an important role.

    As well, Andee Frizzell (the Wraith queen) has a blog.

    Just thought I’d let you know. 😉

    Hmm… hopefully Joe’s flight would turn out better than Lance Bass’? 😛

    Take care of yourself,
    Ayla McKay
    Nova Scotia

  41. I agree with you that it wasn’t two new characters that doomed SG-1, but the problem of running two shows with double the amount of stories and TPTB not realizing they needed fresh blood in the writing room IMHO.

    I forgot to add that after hearing the plotlines and spoilers for season 4 that have come out so far, I am encouraged that the reduction in amount of scripts will lead to a higher quality of shows overall than was seen in season 3.

  42. Can you tell us how long will be the edited version of Ark of Truth? Will it be longer than 100 minutes?

  43. So with all these hints and rumors surrounding classic characters from SG-1 showing up in Continuum… any chance we could see Janet Frasier?

  44. Hello!
    I work for a design and development company. I want to assist in the design of an office building, say, in New York City and base the interior on the designs of the Atlantis set. Not exact, of course. We don’t need a jumper bay. But like Dr. Weir’s office. Is that some kind of weird copywrite infringement?

    Thanks for chatting!
    Theresa

  45. Paul’s very cool idea for the season (?) finale, a little episode we’re calling…“Finale“.

    What’s with the question mark? Are you implying this could be the series finale? Do you know something we don’t (which of course means you’re not going to tell us anything) or, like SG1, where each of the last five or so seasons were expected to be the last, are the writers erring on the side of caution?

    A Mildly Panicked Fan

  46. Dear Mr. Mallozzi,

    Three questions:
    1: About Ford, since he’s on the enzyme, what happens if he is injected with the retrovirus?
    2: About “Rocky” Jason’s character’s rank of Specialist, is there an earth equivalent? Either Yank or British will be fine.
    3: When did Rocky visit NZ and where? (since I heard a rumor that NZ is one of his favourite countries)

    Thanks,

    Forrest

  47. I know you’ve gotten this question a million times…as you said today…

    But with no more SG-1, and now no more Battlestar Galactica after next season, will SciFi really cancel its last most popular show, assuming that SG-1, SGA, and BSG are SciFi’s series with the highest ratings (which I really am assuming because I don’t know)?

    and one more question…any more news on who is coming down for Comic Con??

  48. In S4, will Sheppard still be in charge of the military even though Carter outranks him. With Carter as expedition leader, I don’t see how she can still have time on her hands to function as military leader as well as science leader. What is she ?? Some kind of superwoman? No one is that perfect in real life but of course this is television fiction and not fact. Just hoping that somehow Shep still remains in charge of the military (like he was under Weir). Crossing my fingers !!!

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