Well, I’m back in the office following a grueling yet very enjoyable weekend in San Diego. Pete Woeste is shooting day two of Kindred I down on Stage 6. Scenes up today: team geared for mission, Sheppard’s update, Lorne delivers the news, parlay, and the situation room.

As I mentioned in yesterday’s blog, I received an email from my good friend Ali. To those of you who haven’t been following my online adventures – fed up with the spam solicitations that were inundating my yahoo inbox, I decided to respond to a couple in an attempt to: a) waste their time, b) amuse myself. What started as a simple over-the-top response has, in some cases, turned into a long and involved correspondence. Take the case of the ailing Ali who contacted me from his sickbed in Argentina with an offer of millions of dollars to start up an orphanage in his name. I, or more accurately Aloysius P. Hazzencockle, was only to happy to take him up on it. His latest email arrived this past weekend:

“Dear Hazzencockle,

I got your mail in a second chance,glad your are doing great.could you simply go ahead to give me your imfo’s it will enable me get direct down to business with you .I have addopted you as my next of kin to inheret my worth on the need for the less previlaged.I really need to know who you are with your information and who inheret this fund to the knowledge of my medical doctor as the need be .Thanks ,i will be expecting from you .

Ali”

I responded:

“Ali my friend, you sound great for a guy with one foot in the grave! Who knows? Keep it up and you may outlive us all! Ha ha ha! (Seriously though, if you do find yourself in the long tunnel, waste no time and run towards the light. I’ve read reports of lingerers who missed the opportunity and ended up back in their bodies, condemned to live out their miserable existences as circus clowns and Sharon Stone. Imagine the worst. You, in your sickened state, wasting away in a hospital bed, impatiently awaiting death’s icy embrace while, I, halfway across the globe and fit as a fiddle, step onto a crosswalk and am macerated by a speeding rickshaw. Then where would we be? Me, dead. You, almost dead. Your money, unspent. The countless street urchins that may have benefited from the ALI IN THE FAMILY HOME FOR ORPHANS AND ALOYSIUS P. HAZZENCOCKLE never to know the comforts of a warm straw bed or the pleasures of firing a crossbow).

Speaking of the orphan-castle, things are going well following a minor hiccup. Taking a page from the Pharaohs of Egypt, I thought it might be a good idea to entomb the work crew after they were finished so that the secrets of the castle would die with them. Unfortunately, complications arose when I realized that as skilled workers already under contract, they would have to be the ones to do the entombing and, as it turns out, a little known sub-section of a clause in the union agreement forbids self-immurement. The only other option was to hire a second crew to wall up the first crew but with their job complete, I’d be faced with the same problem. In the end, I decided to do away with the headaches of unionized workers altogether and put the orphans to work. They may not be as quick or as capable (sadly, three perished attempting to install my alabaster pool slide), but it feels good to know I have given them direction and a sense of purpose beyond basic survival. By doing this, they are building character. And a castle.

Finally, thank you for adopting me. You’re like the sickly illiterate father I never had.

Sincerely,

Aloysius P. Hazzencockle

P.S. Great news! I was able to purchase a dozen moat-worthy crocodiles off eBay. They will arrive via UPS as soon as the check clears. Will keep you posted.”

Today’s pics: Snaps from the set, and an old friend drops by to visit.

89 thoughts on “July 30, 2007

  1. Finally, thank you for adopting me. You’re like the sickly illiterate father I never had.

    Oh good lord.. I laughed so hard I think I ruptured something! 😀

    Awesome pics – thank you soooo much. Lovely to see all the boys hanging out on set.. 🙂

  2. LOL. That’ kinda cruel, but oh so funny!!!!

    PAUL!!! *Screams with joy* HE’S BACK! AND in costume! For a minute there, you had me not thinking about getting my wisdom teeth yanked out soon… we need to paul pictures so I stop thinking about it.

    *hinthintnudgenudge*

    P.S. WE LOVE YOU PAUL/CARSON 😀 (And you, for posting it!)

  3. If only “Ailing Ali” had an inkling that he was dealing with a SciFi writer…. The proverbial wall, instead of being thick as a bologna slice, would exceed his wildest imaginings and all those Austrian Kangaroos would find their way back to the land down under. Keep up the good work. (snicker)

  4. Today’s pics: Snaps from the set, and an old friend drops by to visit.

    Did her enter the studio with a pipe band escort? Watch – he just might give you a ‘Glesgae kiss’.

    How is the wee puppy doing? I am considering getting a puppy – currently in negotiations with the cats.

  5. Yay! Paul!

    And thank god Ali is still alive! I’m amazed he keeps responding, but hey, it’s entertaining!

  6. You’re spoiling us with all these great pictures from the con and now the set, too!

    And thanks for taking the time out from your busy weekend to post. It was very much appreciated.

  7. *waves*

    *spews coffee over the keyboard*

    Doesn’t it make you feel special that Ali wants to adopt you? I can just feel the love in the room! 😉

    Crocodiles are a nice touch, but you might want to rethink the drawbridge as our poor ailing Ali, might not make it across the rickety pathway to the castle. He might have an unfortunate accident before he’s signed over the deeds to his millions! And those poor crocs will go to waste. *sniff* You shoulda gone with the turtles. 😉

    For this next bit I did sort of waver on whether I should post this, as it’s a bit… Risque shall we say. 😉 But hopefully people take it in the context that it was written in. I understand though if you won’t authorise it. :o)

    *cough*

    The pics are fab, I love candid shots, but the way the boys are holding their P90s, you might want to suggest they adjust the strategic placement of their weapons as we wouldn’t want any accidents. If they’re firing blanks then it’s not a problem. But, we already know they’re not firing blanks because of the… Never mind 😛

    I really need to learn to stay out of the gutter! 😛

    *going to look for a better 12 step programme*

    Hugs and thanks as always Mr M.

  8. A HUGE ‘Yayness’ for Paul McGillion back on set!

    Wonderful pics, thank you very much.

  9. Joe,

    Did the scene where we find out where Lorne is from make the cut to be filmed?

    Cheers!

    (If this is a repeated comment, please delete had internet trouble the first time I tried to post)

  10. You’re like the sickly illiterate father I never had.

    Amen!

    Poor Ali, I admire his courage as he struggles along in this mortal coil; to the last, thinking only of you and those poor orphans. Although, with his much lamented passing, you will be orphaned too and then where will we be?

    Those ebay crocs are pricy, you should have gone for alligators!

    On a slightly more sane note, I’m almost finished The Road by Cormac McCarthy and it’s the most engaging book I’ve read in quite some time.

    Looking forward to LuLu’s arrival! 🙂

    Mary

  11. You certainly made my day! All those lovely photos of Joe F., Jason and Paul. Many thanks.

    Would you please tell Joe F. that his fans would be really pleased if he made himself available for a featurette for SGA’s Season 4 DVD Collection? If all he did was show off his skateboarding skills, I know I’d be happy. Thanks, again.

  12. Oh that poor scammer. Though, I do have to give him credit for his persistance.

    I think you should have done marble rather than alabaster. It’s an aesthetic thing. 😉

    ZOMG PAUL. *starts a squeequake*

    Awww, he looks so happy to be back on set! That’s just pure unadulterated joy shining from those pretty eyes, that is! I don’t think the rest of the boys are far behind on the “omgpaul’sbackYAYZ” front, either. 😀

    Thank you very much for those pictures, Mr. Mallozzi. 🙂

  13. Paul! Or, more to the point of my excitement, Carson! So, does that mean you guys are up to filming his eps, or not yet? I’m so giddy now; I can’t wait for his reappearance (well, literally, I suppose I can, because I have to, but you get the idea). After all those sob-inducing deaths in Deathly Hallows, I need a good resurrection to cheer me up.

  14. Gods, I love your spam antics! *Wipes a tear of laughter away* I wonder at this point if your “friend” is really *that stupid*, or if he’s just so amused by your letters that simply he’s hoping you’ll write more, like us ….

    Thanks very much for another lovely set of pics! (Yay Paul!! And awwww @ the Amanda/David shots …) Glad you had a good time at Comicon. 🙂

  15. Dear Joe, I just wanted to say that I saw the clip of the comic con on Scifi site and enjoyed all of you guys. Great pics and I especially love seeing the guys together again on todays pics. Thank you.

  16. Thank you so much for bringing Paul and Carson back to us on Atlantis, Joe! I love the pictures! He’s been sorely missed! Give us more tomorrow? Please?

  17. Thanks for today’s pics, and thanks for blogging while hanging out at the con.

    EC

  18. Hiya Joe,

    Thank you for awesome photos from the set… Thank you for taking them.

    YAY~~~ Paul McG is back!! WOO HOO~

    YOU ROCK, Joe..

  19. That is possibly the funniest thing I have read in some time. Thank you. It was an excellent break from thesis writing.

  20. You have such a cruel streak, those poor orphans 😛
    But after posting those absolutely fantastic pics AND mentioning Lorne, you are completely forgiven. Plus, the crocodile-by-UPS thing was hilarious 😀

  21. All the people getting excited about Paul being back — it’s two episodes. That’s it.

    In an ideal world, both Paul and Torri would be back fulltime. They and their many, many fans deserve nothing less.

    Everyone who’s so ‘OMG! thank you so much for bringing Paul back’, how are you going to feel when he’s gone again? I’m sure he’ll be disposed of in yet another ridiculous way, and who the hell knows how they’re going to bring the ‘real’ Carson back without it being a cheesy, shark jumping moment.

    Personally, my only interest in this show now is Flanigan. He’s not enough to keep me watching with my two other favorites gone. Many of my friends feel the same way.

    I’d have no problem if the curse of Firefly hit this show.

  22. Great photos, again.

    So, what was the highlight of ComicCon, and (if such a thing exists) what would you rather forget?

  23. Hiya Joe! Just wanted to say thanks for the great photos every day. You keep me up to date on the SGA world behind the scenes, and it truly brightens my day.

    I wish I could have had the chance to talk to you at Comic Con, but I hear from Vikki you were too busy getting lost and finding the escalators. *whistles*

    TEASING! Only teasing you. I had a heck of a time at that place for a while myself. I think I got the hang of it by Sunday. Too bad it was the last day. *headesk*

    I got some great shots of you on the panel. You were always smiling. Or blushing. Sometimes blushing. I refuse to tell you how endearing that was.

    Anyhow…keep up they great blogs, Joe. I love them. Truly.

  24. I love seeing pictures from behind the scenes…(especially the ones with Mr. Flanigan) Could you please post more pictures like those?
    Thanx

  25. Oh, and to anonymous. That’s nice. Now, go ‘pea standing up.’

    What? It’s a booth. Oh, wait…you SO would have had to be at Comic Con…supporting this show you used to love so much…in order to know that.

    Sorry. My mistake.

    Now if you’re no longer interested, get the heck out of the way and let us grown ups enjoy the blog Joe has so GRACIOUSLY kept up!

    Please continue, Joe.

  26. Thanks for the *wonderful* pics, Joe! 🙂 They are quite lovely…and so is the subject matter.

    Did you order some chickens or goats with your crocs? Or are some poor orphans going to “wander off” once or twice a month? :O

    Anonymous said…
    {snip}
    Personally, my only interest in this show now is Flanigan. He’s not enough to keep me watching with my two other favorites gone. Many of my friends feel the same way.

    I’d have no problem if the curse of Firefly hit this show.

    Let me take the knife out of Joe M.’s back before I reply.

    *removes dull knife*

    Joe F. is a very, very good reason to watch SGA, but since he’s not enough for you, then that leaves more of him for the rest of us! 🙂

    Seems like the show jumped the shark for you last season – and “many of your friends.” So be it. Fans are enjoying the sweeeeet picture of Paul. (WooHoo!) I’m sure they will wait and see what happens (plus or minus spoilers) to Paul/Carson and go from there. Maybe you can catch up with a few of them after the show airs and find out what happened…IF the Reevers haven’t gotten everyone.

    Thanks a NOT for cursing the show! ;P

  27. “Return of an old friend”???

    Have you no shame after firing the poor guy?

    When are you guys going to admit dumping Carson was a goof?

  28. I just screamed out “PAUL!!!” as I scrolled through your pictures. This scream freaked out my cat who leaped up and knocked over my bottled water. You must be thinking no big deal, bottles have caps. Wrong! I took the cap off for the cat to play with and water spilled all over the place. My mouse is currently airing out and my laptop seems to be operating within established parameters. If anything should happen, I’ll be sending you the bill. 😉

  29. Again, nice pictures!

    Now I’m really looking to Season 4!

    How’s it like being back home? I find I’m always happy to have my own bed back.

  30. The Con was a lot of fun and you looked quite dapper and slightly less villianous in person than I had thought. 😉 If you go next year I would recommend eating at Blue Point downtown. It was wonderful and the service was excellent.

  31. “Circus clowns and Sharon Stone”. Hee hee! You are naughty!!

    Thanks for all the fab pics from the con and also today’s ones as well. It’s great seeing these on set shots. 🙂

  32. Great pics of Paul, Joe! Loving it! THANK YOU! Keep’em coming, theres more ‘sinus clearing’ choc in it for you! 😉

    It’s terrific to see ‘the boys back’ together and looking like they’re having fun!! THANK YOU for making it happen. Though 2 eps isn’t enough by far, its definately a great start and the majority of us are happy to take what we can get (and keep on fighting for more!!!!!! *grin*).

  33. There have been some mentions in people’s blogs about the extended trailer shown during the Comic Con panel discussion. Was this the trailer that you thought was going to be shown on TV that Nora O’Brien talked to you about three weeks ago? Will you still give us the episodes shown so the people who saw it (or see it eventually if Sci-Fi was smart and puts it on their website) can mix and match?

  34. Alipeeps said: Lovely to see all the boys hanging out on set.. 🙂

    Cheeky lil’ devil said:
    The pics are fab, I love candid shots, but the way the boys are holding their P90s, you might want to suggest they adjust the strategic placement of their weapons as we wouldn’t want any accidents. If they’re firing blanks then it’s not a problem. But, we already know they’re not firing blanks because of the… Never mind 😛

    I really need to learn to stay out of the gutter! 😛

    *going to look for a better 12 step programme*

    Cheeky, please take Alipeeps with you to the 12 step program to stay out of the gutter. She needs it after wanting to see the “boys hanging out.”

  35. Ummm just checking the rumour that I heard was true that the reason why Sheppy doesnt have anyone back home is that he was involved in an accident and was in a coma…hence the need for the scene where he is ‘intubated and nekkid under the infirmary sheet’…and when he woke up he couldnt remember who he was and his family never ‘claimed’ him hehehehe!!! 😉

  36. YAYA! Paul!! WE MISSED YOU SOOO MUCH!!!!

    You made my Day so much!!

    And I love the Pics of David and Amanda!

    NZJ

  37. 😀 Thanks so much for the pics Joe! Looks like everyone is enjoying themselves! I’m absolutely thrilled to see Paul M. back on set – thank you for bringing Carson back! *skips joyfully around the office*.

  38. In an ideal world, both Paul and Torri would be back fulltime. They and their many, many fans deserve nothing less.

    Well sorry to break it to you, but the world we live in is not ideal. Sometimes things happen and you just have to get over it. Isn’t it enough that they’re even listening to the fans and bringing Paul back? Most shows wouldn’t do that, and most shows wouldn’t have the ability to bring a dead character back to life. Be thankful it’s even possible in this case.

    I’d have no problem if the curse of Firefly hit this show.

    Well several thousand other people would disagree with you.

  39. Bonjour
    Merci pour vos photos !
    J’ai une question c’est la suivante, Vous penser finir le Tournage Quel Date ?

    Voila, Antoine

  40. Hi Joe:

    Thank you so much for all the great pictures over the last few days especially the ones of Paul! I’m so glad Carson is coming back, I sure hope it is for good…*crosses fingers*

    Cheers
    Sabina

  41. Wow, just wow.
    Those pics show one of the reasons I keep watching that series: it’s this relationship and chemistry between its actors/actresses and producers. You obviously enjoy working together; and your recent pictures prove that! Just like a real family. And with Paul, like an ‘old’ friend coming by for a little visit

    BTW: thank you sooo very much for ‘re-revealing’ Paul to us. I’m so much looking forward to season 4, boy.

    One question(if I may): What’s with this strange leather-jacket under the vest David’s wearing. It makes him look a bit like a space-pilot or space-undercover-agent…you know?!
    BTW#2: Sorry for my awful English… 😉

  42. Joe, Joe, Joe !

    Self immurement! You have such an interesting imagination. I think Scientists should study the phenonomon that is the Brain of Joseph Mallozzi . YOu are funny .. so very funny.. Those letters you’re receiving from ALI, are they real or are you making this up? I can’t tell if it is true or not.. you’re that good..

    Nice picture of you and Jewel in SAn Diego.. Looked like everyone had a great time..

    Thanks so much for the humor

    Have a great day

    Dori

  43. How outlandish do you think you’ll have to get before Ali goes away. Do you have plans in place to top laboring orphans, tombs and Ebay crocodiles? (By the way, I’m totally picturing a moat of blow-up pool toys…which *I* find pretty darn funny.)

  44. YAY PAUL!!! Its great to see pictures of him back on set, and he is looking GOOD! 🙂
    Thanx so much for posting them.

  45. Wonderful to see Paul where he belongs…with Joe, David, and Jason!!
    Hope it’s more than a visit.

  46. Thanks for the pictures, Joe. These and the ones from the con. And thanks for taking the time to blog during the weekend as well. Hope everyone has a great week.

  47. Hey Joe,

    Sam/Jack Shippers at GateWorld just celebrated our 5th Annual Ship Day on Saturday and we just thought we’d post a link of the thread so that you can check out all the continued support there is behind an arc that was created over ten years ago. Our numbers have grown exponentially and this year we’ve had over, a record breaking, 2000 posts in 24 hours. We hope you enjoy all the gifts on the thread and would just like to let you know that we Sam/Jack Shippers still care…a lot more than we’re supposed to. 🙂

    5th Annual Sam/Jack Ship Day Link: http://forum.gateworld.net/showthread.php?t=45841

    Thanks for all the good times and we look forward to more.

    Sam/Jack Shippers at GateWorld. 🙂

  48. I do believe you may be brilliant! That email just made may day (which is sure to be chaotic at best).

    And it is soooo good to see Paul on set. I miss him.

  49. Aw. It is SO good to see Paul in there with the cast. Something to look forward to in season 4! Yay!

    Your friend, Ali sounds like a truly generous person. And the castle you’re working on sounds amazing. Would love to check out the secret passages some time…

    😉

    Cheers!
    Em

  50. Yay Paul!!!!

    Cant wait to see Paul back on the show. HE seemed really excited about it at the londonexpo 🙂

  51. To all the Anonymous that are b*itching about people thanking Joe for the pics of Paul, and his comments about an old friend:

    Sometimes I wonder in this kind of posts are written on purpose by certain bored fans, so they have fun with the replies they get… If this is not the case, I really don’t understand what other purpose you have (those fans who can’t stand other fans who are happy and looking forward to s4). If, as you said, s4 of SGA won’t have nothing to keep you watching the show, what are you doing posting about the show on the Internet? I understand people loosing interest in a show after certain changes are made. It happened to me with other shows in the past. What I don’t understand is the need to post everywhere how you’re not going to watch and complaining about other fans being happy with the show and the direction it’s going. And, in this case in particular, what do you hope to accomplish by posting such comments here? Joe has said many times that he knows some fans are not happy with the changes, so it’s not like you’re posting big news…

    And yes, I’m posting this as an anonymous too. Apologies to everybody who hate anonymous posts, but after signing with my ID in previous posts, I got nasty comments at my LJ from certain fans who can’t tolerate that I’m looking forward to s4… so I decided to never post my name again. It’s not worth the trouble. Sigh.

    Joe, thanks for the great pics. Love them! Keep them coming!

  52. You’re right Joe, you can’t derived us of McKay 24/7. So any tidbits you want to reveal? Like any chance of Katie Brown get eaten by a giant pitcher plant?

  53. Oh Joe!

    Thanks so much for starting my day off with those awesome pics from the set! More, please!

    SQUEEEEE!!!

    *waves at Paul Mc*

    Have a wonderful day.

  54. Jill_Ion said…Maybe you can catch up with a few of them after the show airs and find out what happened…IF the Reevers haven’t gotten everyone.

    I thought they already had? Oh, no, sorry that’s Sam Carter isn’t it…? 😉

  55. Anonymous said…
    Cheeky, please take Alipeeps with you to the 12 step program to stay out of the gutter. She needs it after wanting to see the “boys hanging out.”

    *ahem*
    to hang out
    Informal; to frequent a particular place, esp. in idling away one’s free time
    Informal: to loiter in public places
    Informal: to consort or appear in public with

    I think your comment above says a LOT more about your state of mind and gutter issues than mine… I can’t be held responsible for what you chose to infer from my words.. 😀

  56. Hi!

    Your emails to Ali crack me up.

    I think Fondy is getting into the right business. I don’t know what Canadians spend but I saw this article on what Americans spend on pets and I was shocked at the amount of money and what they spend it on. I thought I had spoiled my cat, I wasn’t even close.

    http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/20024783/

    Have a good one!

    Nichole

  57. I tried playing with a few of my spammers. Nobody took the bait. Glad to see you’re still having blast messing with yours, though, Joe.

  58. Dear Joe,

    Can you explain for us what is the “pilot season in LA” that every actors are talking about?

    And thanks to share your Ali friendship with us! Hilarious! At least,you pay him well for his cupidity. He prefers the money than his pride so he does not take the risk to surrender.

  59. J’apprend que le lancement du dvd Continuum sera retardé à l’automne 2008 (18 mois après le tournage ) au motif que les effets spéciaux sur ordi exigeraint plus de temps.
    Ce motif invoqué par Sci Fi ou MGM est-il sérieux quand on sait toute la planification requise pour un tel tournage?

  60. Hey, Joe, thanks for all the pictures from the con AND the set! =D One question, just out of curiousity.

    -First Elizabeth, then Teyla, then Ronon and even Ford have started to call Sheppard by his first name- Any chance of that from Rodney this season? In a humurous situation or otherwise?

  61. Hey Joe. You are so spoiling us with all these lovely pics. (((HUGS))))

    One question, Paul is holding some papers in his hand, that wouldn’t happen to be his copy of “the script” for his return in S4? Hmmmm? ; )

  62. Thanks for the pictures! Good to see Paul back on the set. I’m looking forward to seeing more pictures….*hinthint* Thank you again for taking the time to maintain your blog and entertain us all with your wit and evil charms. I love reading it everyday – especially the Atlantis updates and your continuing banter with Ali! LOL

  63. Finally, thank you for adopting me. You’re like the sickly illiterate father I never had.

    *snorts hot chocolate all over my computer screen*

    You’re wicked funny, Joe.

    Thanks for the pics of the HOTlantis guys. Yes, HOTlantis. That’s what my circle of girlfriends call the show. We love all of the guys on the show, especially Mr. Flanigan.

  64. hello how are you?
    premier fois que je visite votre blog joseph ^_^ I’am a small frenchwoman and i’m 16 year^_^

    I find the series stargate atlantis awesome to see I am accrot has that and I love David Hewlett I find it brilliant it is so funny with his character of rodney mckay. I like it for his have a sens of humour he is ssooo funnyyyyyyy funny pété de rire.

    oh yes will carson beckett return as character recurent in season 5 ???????? will be nice to answer me
    sorry for the fault I am not strong in english kisses

    ps: s’il te plait va voir mon blog (see my blog please)

  65. Hi Joe:

    I did not go to ComicCon but I watched a video of the Atlantis panel. One question – how can you and the others stand the idiocy? The dopey, sophomoric questions, the dullery of it?

    The fact that many of the replies were laden with idiocy themselves may answer that question though – I was shocked at the immaturity of the whole panel from Gary Jones to the questions to many of the replies, seemed more like a waste of time to me. I’m pretty glad I never spent any money on a con trip if this is what they are like.

    Also, at times that panel just seemed stifled with tension with some of the questions and some of the way it flowed, very uncomfortable. I was also embarrased for you guys on stage at times, partly because of the dopey questions but partly because of the dopey answers and some of the antics of those on stage.

    I don’t know – do you all think you’re being cute or coy or sarcastic and trying to make some statement to the fans? What exactly is it that brings out some really dumb replies and immature behavior from some of the people on the panel? I really am interested because it was kind of shocking to see it unfold that way – it was disappointing in some ways.

  66. PAUL!!!!!!!!!!!!

    I think you can see how happy you have made a lot of viewers!

    To those commenting on how we’re overreacting on getting him back for two episodes, yes we know it’s only two, it’s not what we want, it’s a long way from what we want but when you think how we all felt like six months ago I think a little celebration is very much in order.

  67. I have to laugh how everyone is very excited that Paul was on the set and that you posted some very nice candid shots. I was more interested in what he had in his hands, carefully folded to only expose the blank back coversheet.

    Was that his script?

    My African relatives have arrived safely. One of the most ironic things is that they flew Lusaka to Jo’berg, Frankfurt, Montreal, then Fredericton. The most intense security was catching the Jazz flight to the east coast!

    You really should used them as couriers LOL. Your parents could of met them at the airport. the things you could do with that money…just thinks of the orphans the crocodiles!!!

    cheers,

    Nicobar

  68. *Waves*

    Hiya Joe, sorry to hog the blog, but as always needs must. 😉

    *Cough*

    To my good friend anon. Wow it’s been ages since we’ve spoken. I feel like we’re practically friends these days, so I’d be glad to help you out. Although this is Mr M’s blog, I’m sure he won’t mind a lil intrusion, would you, Joe? *puts on her most cheekiest of expressions* What do you need my friend?

    Anon (now my best friend) says…”Cheeky, please take Alipeeps with you to the 12 step program to stay out of the gutter. She needs it after wanting to see the “boys hanging out.”

    Anything to oblige anon. You know me, i’d do anything for a friend. I have tirelessly searched the internet for just such a programme, and found this lil gem.

    http://12stepstoshirtlessshep

    Oops sorry, wrong site, I don’t know where my brain was *picks up her halo* 😛

    Here ya go, specifically tailored I’m told, for the fangirls amongst us… or the fan boys. 😀

    http://12steprogrammeforcheekydevils

    After looking at all the comments on here, I definitely think that sicko formally known as SLC poster should go on it, she sounds as if she’s in dire need of help! Or whump. 😉 Mr M, I have to say, that the 12 step programme may not be enough, I fear. I understand that you may actually have the cure for her healthy, (sorry, unhealthy) obsession. Now, what I understand from this new programme means actually giving the person what they need. I hope you can oblige us… er… I mean her of course. 😀

    Thank you Mr M, you’re a very wise and patient man today. Sorry for the extremely long post, as you can see I am desperately in need of help. 😀

    *hugs*

  69. Hi Joe!

    Thanks for the lovely pictures! I think you’re getting quite an expert now. They were lovely, unposed photos and they really made me smile this morning. I especially liked the one where you’re looking down at the boys. Ok, I quite like the one of Mr F. cradling his P90, but I’m not saying anymore on that topic, otherwise I’ll need to go on Cheeky’s 12 step programme too…

    Anonymous said…
    Sometimes I wonder in this kind of posts are written on purpose by certain bored fans, so they have fun with the replies they get… If this is not the case, I really don’t understand what other purpose you have (those fans who can’t stand other fans who are happy and looking forward to s4). If, as you said, s4 of SGA won’t have nothing to keep you watching the show, what are you doing posting about the show on the Internet? I understand people loosing interest in a show after certain changes are made. It happened to me with other shows in the past. What I don’t understand is the need to post everywhere how you’re not going to watch and complaining about other fans being happy with the show and the direction it’s going. And, in this case in particular, what do you hope to accomplish by posting such comments here?…

    I agree. I have no idea why you’d want to post on the Executive Producer of a show’s blog saying you’re not going to watch his show anymore. I’m truly puzzled.

  70. Anonymous said…

    Jill_Ion said…Maybe you can catch up with a few of them after the show airs and find out what happened…IF the Reevers haven’t gotten everyone.

    I thought they already had? Oh, no, sorry that’s Sam Carter isn’t it…? 😉

    Honestly, I have no idea what you mean. Seriously. I don’t understand. ?? :S ??

    I haven’t seen S3 yet and haven’t read any spoilers except those I couldn’t avoid. If this is a bitch about Carter, then leave it at home, silly! If it is some veiled reference to things supposed to have/will happen in S3 or S4, it went past me into the unstable vortex of a wormhole.

    RUSHing onto my continuing Gate adventures,
    Jill_Ion

  71. Joe-

    In the second photo –

    Is the crew member on the right wearing a ‘Viva Scotland’ shirt?? If so, excellent I must say!

  72. I finally watched the SGA panel vid today and loved it. I wish I could go to a con. Maybe some day. In the meantime, I appreciate being able to watch the vids on line.

    Thanks!

  73. anonymous said…
    I was shocked at the immaturity of the whole panel from Gary Jones to the questions to many of the replies, seemed more like a waste of time to me. [ad infinitum..]

    Oh my yes, cos god forbid that the cast and crew of the show, people who’ve worked together for at least 4 years in most cases, should have any fun when giving up their limited free time to attend a convention and promote the show. How dare a group of friends laugh and joke and enjoy themselves when interacting with the fans?! Really, if these things were done properly, they’d be sat down with a bright light shone in their eyes and quickfire questions rattled at them – and no fun ones either, only the really tough and contentious ones – and woe betide em if they didn’t answer smartly!

    What exactly is it that brings out some really dumb replies and immature behavior from some of the people on the panel? I really am interested because it was kind of shocking to see it unfold that way – it was disappointing in some ways.

    Dumb and immature behaviour? Really? Have you heard of the phrase, “Let he who is without sin..”? 😉

    P.S. You do realise that you are posting on someone’s personal blog and calling him and his friends and colleagues dumb and immature? You do realise that, right?!

  74. So… um, my SG-1 season 10 DVD box was delivered today. That’s one week after its release… with UPS “express” delivery. And that’s after I called them at least three times every day to nag, and them having promised every time it would be delivered that day (or the next, depending on how late I called). Turns out, they didn’t deliver it earlier because they had misplaced it (something they only admitted to once they’d finally found it).

    My point is, I’m not sure I’d choose UPS to deliver those crocs.

  75. Hi Joe –

    http://www.geocities.com/steerp1ke/David_Ehi.html

    This guy did the same thing to the point that he had them totally convinced he was being pursued by like the CIA/FBI/Secret Service. He was stealing quotes from Lovecraft of all things and being totally outrageous in his answers. 🙂

    I haven’t gotten any of those emails for a while – now it’s some garbled email address w/ a PDF file titled “invoice.” I’m just going to have to adjust my spam filters, since my yahoo mail dumps back to my ISP mail, since yeah, AT&T is taking over the internet in the US… :-p

    Nice to see all the pics from the set – and hoorah! Paul’s back!

    Glad you all had a good time at SDCC – and I was really mad to miss it this year. (Grumbles more about the idiots at state & school…)

  76. Where’s Lulu?

    Will Teyla be in the last episodes of the Season? The finale, at least? And will we ever see Athosian children in Atlantis again?

    Thanks,
    Camy

  77. So much love for the pictures of Paul! I must admit to finding Joe F. smoking hot, but Paul is just too adorable for words.
    Laws against bigamy rule out marriage. What’s a poor girl to do? (Perhaps he’s mine in an AU.)

    As for this:

    What I don’t understand is the need to post everywhere how you’re not going to watch and complaining about other fans being happy with the show and the direction–anonymous

    Truthfully, I am uncomfortable in going into someone’s personal blog and berating him. Seems like being a bad guest. However, I disagree with the vibe I get from the above response which seems to imply there is some universal standard for fan behavior. Since I have faced attack by a non-member for daring to criticize aspects of a certain other series in a community of friends, I’m a bit touchy on the idea of what constitutes a true fan or what one may or may not do. I apologize if I misunderstood.

  78. Ugly Pig said…
    My point is, I’m not sure I’d choose UPS to deliver those crocs.

    Oh I dunno… if they’re as incompetent as you say, with any luck the crocs’ll get loose and eat em.. that’ll teach em! 😆

  79. Hi, Joe.

    The SciFi Channel updated their schedulebot today with a preliminary Sept. schedule — and it shows SGA airing at 10pm with repeats at midnight.

    Looking forward to the season premiere!

    Morjana

  80. Dear Joe,
    have you ever the book “Tau Zero” by Poul Anderson?
    I just finished it. It’s a great book.
    David Chapple

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