I was treated to a double-feature today. Not one but two spanking new SG-1 movies. We started with Stargate SG-1: Continuum, written by Brad Wright and directed by Martin Wood, which is a throwback to Stargate of yore: Jack O’Neill, the Tok’ra, plenty o’ System Lords, and an absolutely mind-bending plot to stick it to Earth. This one is a lot of fun and moves very, VERY quickly. After a quick lunch at Swiss Chalet where I ate some sort of club wrap that I believe was comprised of bacon, lettuce, tomato, and balsa wood (Mmmm. Everything tastes better with bacon.), we headed over to the editing suite for the second showing of the day: Stargate SG-1: The Ark of Truth, written AND directed by Robert C. Cooper which does a terrific job of wrapping up the many arcs we’ve developed over the course of the show’s last two seasons: Ancients, Ori, Doci, Priors, Tomin, ship battles – and a couple of villainous surprises.
As most of you know, Fondy and her business partner are in the process of setting up their very own dog spa. They hope to be up and running at the beginning of August. That should give them a good four months in operation before we at Stargate learn the fate of the show. If there is a fifth season (and I’m very hopeful given the episodes that kick off season four) then it’s full steam ahead. But, in the unlikely event that there is no fifth season, it’s nice to know that there will be somewhere I can finally put my reiki skills to good use. So, come November, if your pooch’s energy fields are looking a little out of whack, you know where to come fine me.
Oh, and I dedicate this blog entry to long-time fan Carolina who apparently twisted her ankle the other day. Come on, girl! Walk it off!
Pics: To all those who felt I looked too sad in yesterday’s entry here’s me looking ever-so-hopeful, the cryptic whiteboard title of a potential episode?, my friend Steve enjoys his schnitzel as much as the nice guy provided the next guy is me seated across from him taking his picture, Fondy’s fixer-upper.
Susan the Tartan Turtle writes: “Which Pug is shown in your blog? He/she looks cute. Is this a naughty pug or a good pug?”
Answer: That’s Jelly. And I have yet to meet a non-naughty pug.
Mackenziesmomma writes: “ So does that mean that you are definantly not bringing him home then? Does he have a name and description?”
Answer: That’s right. He won’t be black and his name won’t be Kobe (pronounced Ko-bay like the extremely well-marbled meat).
Rebecca writes: “Is there a remote possibility that Ronon will develop a crush on Dr. Keller in Season4?”
Answer: Yup. It’s possible Ronon develops a crush on Keller, possible he develops a crush on Shep’s skateboard, even possible he gives it all up to take a job as a fry cook somewhere in Delaware. At this point, anything is possible (except for the Delaware part. As things stand, he’s more likely to settle down in Iowa).
Shawna writes: “Do you ever have Stargate-related dreams?”
Answer: Yeah, I’ll often have magical dreams in which I’m working away on a script. Inevitably, I wake up and, sadly, return to grim reality. And that script I’m working away on.
Anonymous #1 writes: “ You’re brave showing your face at comic con after offing two popular characters. If you really want to get a crowd you should include Paul and Torri in the lineup instead.”
Answer: Thanks, but I think the turn-out will be just fine all the same. See you there!
SueS writes: “ When you’re walking down the aisles of the bookstore, how do you decide which books to purchase? Other than recommendations of friends, that is. Is it the cover art?”
Answer: Yup, it’s the cover art. I’ll read the jacket and if it doesn’t contain any of the following the phrases “uplifting tale”, “spans several generations of women”, or “will make you stand up and cheer Hurray for Life!”, chances are I’ll give it a shot.
Anonymous #2 writes: “Can a person be a foodie if he or she doesn’t like a particular food?’
Answer: Yup. I for one don’t enjoy durian or kiwis.
Anonymous #3 writes: “ Do you think Atlantis can do that well on its own?”
Answer: I do.
Anonymous #4 writes: “Since you said the panels are scheduled for Friday, is there any chance that you or any of the actors will be at the Con on Saturday and/or Sunday? For example at the MGM booth?”
Answer: I don’t really know what the actors have planned, but I was aiming to spend the greater part of that afternoon wandering the convention center in search of Lou Ferrigno.
Anonymous #5 writes: “Is the panel at Comic Con with Rob, Michael, Chris, Amanda and Ben strictly for the movie Arc Of Truth or is it also for the ending of SG1?”
Answer: Sure. Rob Cooper will no doubt be happy to field any and all Stargate-related questions.
Ben writes: “Do you think you’ll have time to get the final book of the harry potter series in when it releases?”
Answer: I will. I’ll probably be reading it at Comic Con.
Anonymous #6 writes: “ Because you know it’s interesting that you bring Larrin in just when Teyla will be stuck off raising a kid or whatever.”
Answer: What’s even more interesting is your simple-minded assumptions that Teyla will be off “raising a kid or whatever”. Equally interesting is your desperate reach at connecting two obviously unconnected characters and storylines. Still, points for trying – or, as they say at your school: “That’s a silver star sticker for you!”