Congratulations to hotshot Martin Gero whose first feature, Young People F*cking will open the Canada First programme of this year’s Toronto International Film Festival. Martin co-wrote the script with long-time buddy (and part-time Atlantis character Kanayo) Aaron Abrams, and directed the movie over the course of last year’s hiatus. For those of you interested in checking out the sly sex comedy (which is presumably all of you) and plan to be in the Toronto area in the second week of September (which may be not as many), then check out the film fest schedule when it comes out on July 23rd. Who knows? With the proper timing, you could be in T.O. partying with the up-and-coming director. And if you are, please keep an eye on him and make sure he doesn’t overdo it. He still has a couple of episodes to produce when he gets back.
Congratulations to Carl Binder for writing and producing truly great episode. We watched the Day 2 Mix of Missing and all thought it was terrific. Funny, scary, shocking, gross, exciting, and ultimately touching. Great job by everyone involved, especially director Andy Mikita and actresses Rachel Luttrell and Jewel Staite.
Congratulations to Alan McCullough who handed in his first draft of Kindred II. There won’t be a dry eye in the house when this one airs.
Also, congratulations to me for finally getting handle on that Caldwell-Sheppard Daedalus scene that will touch on the repercussions from an earlier episode. Now, all I have to do is write it.
Read (actually re-read from way, way back) Richard Matheson’s awesome I Am Legend. I am now finishing up on some of his collected short stories before giving Harry Turtledove’s Ruled Brittania a shot.
Pics: Publicity stills from Marty G.’s YPF, a little peek at the Kindred I Art Department Package.
Jason writes: “Have you or any of the other writers ever considered doing a fantasy/dream episode where you can do extreme and out of character stuff and write it all off as a dream?”
Answer: I personally think it would be useless for an episode to have “all been a dream”. But if you want cool fantasy/dream sequences that delve into the psyche’s of the individual team members, then check out Doppelganger.
Arctic Goddess writes: “Do you consult professionals for advice when you write about medical or psychological issues?”
Answer: If the script requires their expertise, sure.
Rebecca writes: “Can you give any hints about the Flanigan-pitched story?”
Answer: No new details until Monday when we’re scheduled to start breaking it.
Pauline writes: “Visited Fortnum & Mason a very posh shop.”
Answer: Check out Chloe Doutre-Roussel’s The Chocolate Connoisseur, the book that turned me on to the perfection that is chocolate. She was (possibly still is) a buyer for Fortnum & Mason.
Pauline also writes: “I was wondering if you have ever thought of having an episode were there is a murder in Atlantis a sort of Colonel Caldwell in the Gate Room with the Zat gun type thing?”
Answer: While it is a fun arena for an episode, I think it requires a science fiction element.
Lorr54 writes: “I just have to ask if all is well? It feels that your normal tone when answering questions lacks a little of its lively step.”
Answer: Hmm. Maybe I’m burning myself out on my Cookie Monster posts.
Anonymous #1 writes: “Hate to say this, but it is the Federal Bureau of Investigation, not the Federal Bureau of Investigations.”
Answer: Holy crap! That means that email was legit!
Aylana a ecrit: “ Cela pourrait être sympa de voir Sheppard et Teyla manger une “tartiflette” ou un “gratin dauphinois”!! Vous connaissez?”
Reponse: J’ai mangé un tartiflette l’autre jour. C’etait delicieux.
Fran writes: “Will there be any battle scenes in Season 4?”
Anonymous #2 writes: “Will Dr. Keller appear in the episode Quarantine?”
Answer: She will.
Anonymous #3 writes: “When SGA ends (many years from now, I hope), will there be movies for Atlantis fans to look forward to?”
Answer: Hopefully, yes.
Jenny Robin writes: “Tomorrow morning I begin my 36-hour stretch of work due to the Harry Potter book release.”
Answer: Good luck. Hope the kids behave.
Cara writes: “Where’s the best place to walk a dog in Vancouver?”
Answer: I’d suggest taking a stroll along the seawall.
Jbpiggy writes: “Mole de poblano? like or loath?”
Answer: Actually kind of indifferent.