The last story slot has finally been filled. We spent most of yesterday spinning, then breaking Harmony which I am really, really, REALLY looking forward to. Alas, I won’t be writing it as Marty G. will be assuming said duties, but I have no doubt he’ll do a brilliant job AND have a lot of fun with it.

No sooner did we finish coming up with the final scene than a little gift arrived, compliments of the Save Carson Beckett campaign. Okay, not so little. It was a huge bag full of chocolate from Hotel Chocolat in the U.K., comprised of bars, beans, nibs, and wham bams. This follows on the heels of the chocolate delivery I received compliments of Pauline the other day – a heavenly assortment of bars. It, in turn, followed on the heels of the assortment my sister-in-law, Grace, picked up for me on her recent trip to London. This coming off the bars gifted me by Michelle (of the SCB campaign) during Comic Con. Among the latter was a fiery dark chocolate chili and red peppercorn that is, to put it mildly, an acquired taste. Check out Carl’s reaction to the unexpected “burst of singular flavor”.

Watched the Day 2 Mix of Travelers yesterday. Great episode (Hey, Sheppard bruised and bloodied – what’s not to like?), and tremendous work on the part of Joel Goldsmith who produced a terrific score. To all of you Sam fans dying for a hint of what’s going on with Carter’s love life, you’ll have to wait until Trio for a not-so-subtle tip-off. Let the gang at SDJ begin their predictable hysterics…NOW! The director’s cut of Miller’s Crossing came in a little long which will probably mean a scene or two not making the cut – but hopefully finding their way onto a future Deleted Footage Special Feature. By the way, guest star Steven Culp is terrific in this one. Finally, we will get around to breaking that Sheppard on Earth story next week along with what we hope will be the season finale.

Finished George R. R. Martin’s A Game of Thrones the other day and thoroughly enjoyed it from start to finish. Loved the politics, duplicity, humor, and seemingly endless cavalcade of characters. I’ve switched over to scifi for a change of pace, making my way through Frederik Pohl’s Gateway, and will be dropping by my local bookstore to pick up Scott Lynch’s Red Seas Under Red Skies. And, since we’ll be off for the long weekend, I’m bringing the sequel to A Game of Thrones, A Clash of Kings, along just in case I have time between the new dog, the visiting relatives, and the con I’ll be dropping in on this Saturday.

Today’s pics: A little more Comic Con, chocolate overload, Carl enjoys his chocolate

Mailbag –

Anonymous #1 writes: “Is Teyla’s pregnancy a season long thing, or will she be back to her wraith-kicking self before the end of season 4?”

Answer: Since Rachel will be pregnant throughout the shooting of season four, the Teyla character will also be pregnant through most of the season.

Miles writes: “Any chance we’ll ever see Colin Cunningham make an appearance on Atlantis?”

Answer: No plans to see Colin in Atlantis for now.

Jason writes: “Do we still find out where Lorne is from in the Kindred I?”

Answer: Yup.

90 thoughts on “August 2, 2007

  1. Ah Joe… have you any idea just how much squeee you’re going to cause on the Shep Whump thread with just that one, brief comment? Oh, wait… of course you do! 😆

    *sigh* Is it September yet?…

  2. Ok, I’m so very confused about how the show is doing behind the scenes Joe, so do you mind clarifying a few things? Thanks in advance:

    1. Harmony: is it the episode filling the last empty slot? I just want to make sure.

    2. You mentioned breaking the Shep-on-Earth story next week, but I thought you guys have already spun it out, or at least broken it already? I’m pretty sure you mentioned at Comic Con that:

    Joe Mallozzi: ….Our door has always been open with regard to script ideas, to all of the actors and I know, Joe [Flanigan] has pitched a couple of ideas, one that we were thinking of doing but we had to scrap for whatever reason, but another story that actually we’re going to be, no, (and Joe Flanigan is making faces) we’re actually going to actually do in, uh, this season. We’re spinning it last Friday

    Source: http://wraithfodder.livejournal.com/85558.html

    So…uh…what’s going on here?

    3. So, Martin Gero is doing “Harmony”? Wow, so he’s writing his “Three’s Company” episode, the JF-pitched story, AND Harmony? He’s going to be busy.

  3. I apologize for any spelling, formatting, or grammer mistakes in my previous post; I accidentally hit send before proofreading it.

    Oh, and also, “Trio” is the Carter-Keller-McKay one, right? Again, just want to make sure.

    Anyway, I think I sounded a little demanding, but when the fans are dealing with spoilers, it’s best to make it as organized as possible to avoid confusion.

    That’s that. Thanks for dealing us these delicious hints Joe.

  4. SQUUUEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE! Info on Carter’s love life!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    That’s even better than Shep Whump!

    Is it finally September????????

    I may send you some Chocolate too!

  5. Oy…sorry about triple posting Joe, but after consulting some of my online buddies at Gateworld and taking a ride through Wikipedia, I discovered that spinning happens BEFORE the breaking of a story. Sorry about that.

    I mean…right? Breaking happens before spinning?

    So, yeah, please ignore question #2 in my first comment. In fact, it’s best if you forget it altogether.

  6. Thank you so much for the info on season 4 and especially Lorne. If Colin Cunningham isn’t going to be appearing on Atlantis, will he be featuring in any future SG-1 movies?

  7. Thanks for the nice season 4 tidbits about Shep and Sam. Good stuff.

    You mentioned in a previous blog that Carter would come face to face with a Wraith. Can you tell us in what episode that will occur?

  8. i don’t think anyones ever asked, but do you play any videogames, or own any game systems like PS3, PS2 etc?

    and what kind of games do you usually play?

    and an extra question

    have you ever played a videogame which you thought eh, the writing is poor, i could think of a much better story.

    and could you comment on the delay to 2008 for the stargate sg1 movies, i feel sad now because i read that on gateworld and wanted sg1 goodness for christmas

  9. and another question

    how do the atlantis actors seem after a long hard days worth of recording, acting, and generally you know doing what they do best?

  10. Those “hints of what’s going on with Carter’s love life’ better be about Sam and Vala otherwise there will be anger. You dont want to piss us off. Otherwise there will be angry emails, anonymous posters, molotov cocktails and such.
    🙂

  11. Have you ever read Stephen King’s Dark Tower series? I am not usually a fan of the King’s writing, but that particular series is superb. With a real doozy of an ending!

  12. Given the large number of chocolate-related/containing packages appearing in the office has anyone complained, or could this become part of a warning clause on the hiring form – “From time to time large amounts of chocolate may appear.”?

  13. Joe, I’m reading Clash of Kings now. I agree with your impression of Game of Thrones. Here’s a doohickey for voracious readers such as yourself. Take a look at the Sony Reader for e-books. Capacity is 64 MB. Martin’s books are each appx 2.5MB. The average novel is 800KB-1MB. Imagine how many books you can store in this device? I know, I know, I said it myself, “But, I like the feel of a book in my hand!” The six-inch screen is satisfactory. And, I can download my Word and Adobe files, too. Just sayin’.

  14. Hi Joe,
    Is the chili chocolate I gave you gross? If it is, I want to try it if there is any left. Please send a morcel back with my mom.
    Sis in law.

  15. I’m pretty sure I remember you mentioning you jog, correct? I’ve been thinking about taking it up, but I worry about the impact on the knees. Do you have any problems with that? I know it’s just running, but do you have any tips on minimizing any potential damage to the knees? Thanks your input!

  16. joe said: “To all of you Sam fans dying for a hint of what’s going on with Carter’s love life, you’ll have to wait until Trio for a not-so-subtle tip-off. Let the gang at SDJ begin their predictable hysterics… “

    if that isn’t a hint… WOW and YES and THANK YOU!!!!!!!!!

    sally 😀 😀

  17. Hi Joe,

    Another Michael picture. Thank You! Since all of the episodes are now scripted, I guess we won’t be seeing Daniel stopping by Atlantis. To say that I’m disappointed would be an understatement. I was hoping for at least a cameo.

    It sounds like season 4 is shaping up really nice though. I think Amanda is going to be a great addition to the cast. If there is a season five maybe Daniel/Michael can do a guest spot then. I just have a really hard time believing that Daniel wouldn’t go to Atlantis. Especially when it’s canon in the show that he’s been trying to get there since he found it.

    I apologize for being so down about it. It’s my own fault for having my hopes up. (((Hugs)))

  18. “You mentioned in a previous blog that Carter would come face to face with a Wraith. Can you tell us in what episode that will occur?”

    i ain’t joe, but my guess would be that happens in TRIO, when she’s shipped with it.

  19. I was wondering if new music had been composed for Season Four. Any chance there’ll be another Atlantis CD?

  20. SDJ? Do you mean that Daniel’s in trouble again? You couldn’t possibly kill him off now. No one would believe it. Even if Daniel got zatted twice, chopped up in little bits and tossed into a sun which then exploded, everyone would still just be waiting around for his eventual reappearance. Or does that connect with the previous sentence about Carter’s love life? If so, I can only say…ew. But anyway, it’s good to see we’ll get some more definitive answers regarding Sam. (Assuming, of course, that it indicates Sam/Jack, otherwise I’ll just be irked. I’m not a big ol’ shipper or anything, but after all the hints, indications and blatantly telling us that they love each other, it would just be wrong to have her with someone else in the end.)

  21. Joe,
    You seem to have pictures of everything. Do you have your camera with you at every waking moment or are you in fact a human camera who takes a picture everytime you blink?

  22. Hey, Sheppard bruised and bloodied – what’s not to like?

    Oh boy, cheeky lil devil is doing the dance of joy now!

  23. I know you can’t reveal the object of Sam’s affection, but if it’s who I want it to be *cough* Jack O’Neill *cough*, I will gladly send you even more chocolate!

  24. I loved the first three Song of Ice & Fire books, but George took sooooo long to write the fourth, and then it took two years to go to mass market-size, I decided to just wait till he finishes the series and read them all, including the first three agian, back to back. He was a hoot to interview — although I was nervous as hell because he insisted it be over the phone, and it was only the second interview I’d ever done. It took me something like three hours to transcipt a 25-minute coversation (I can type much faster these days!) … Ah, fond memories ….

    Shep whump is good. I’m holding out for McKay whump, though … followed by some nice “comfort”! *evil grin*

    Speaking of which, I second the wish someone had yesterday for some good McShep — er, McKay/Sheppard friendship moments, of the not-nearly-so-snarky, plenty-angsty variety. Not that I don’t like the snarky kind, mind, ’cause I do … And while I certainly like other characters, I, for one, never get tired of those two in particular. Just showing my support, here. *Grin*

    /ramble

  25. As a Sam/Jack shipper I’m confused. You already said that you weren’t going to deal with Sam’s love life on atlantis. What changed your mind? Did you just find out that there’s not going to be another season? Sorry for being skeptical but your comment goes against everything that you and recently Amanda have said. So this means that there won’t be any Sam/Jack ship in continuum?

  26. Now that you have “spinned” the whole season, I must ask: Any plans to bring Elizabeth back in season 5?

  27. Joe, I signed up with Google just to say “THANK YOU!!” Hopefully, it is a little more than, “Not exactly.” 😉

    You know you are always welcome on a certain thread at a certain site! Your “commune” misses you. LOL

  28. Hi Joe:

    Thanks for all the great pictures lately. Between the Con, the set (the boys together again!) and Lulu (awwww), you’ve outdone yourself.

    And tell Fondy, good for her! I wouldn’t have left my puppy behind either!

    So, I have to say I’m tired and cranky tonight because I’m getting ready to move. That’s why I’m looking for a little Elizabeth love to get me through the next few days. What do you say, Joe? I’ll take any little detail regarding my favorite negotiator in season 4…

    Thanks for your time!

    Roxanne

  29. Gahhh!! I did it again! Ok, this is the final comment I SWEAR!

    Ok, the middle “paragraph” in my 3rd comment should be “I mean…right? Breaking happens AFTER spinning?” instead of whatever the hell I wrote.

    Bad day…

  30. I’m pretty sure this has been asked, but not answered, so

    If Carter is a promoted prior to both movies, how does Mitchell fit into the command struture? He promoted as well to maintain command SG-1?

  31. Hey Joe, thanks for all the pictures from Comic Com…

    Those “hints of what’s going on with Carter’s love life’ better be about Sam and Vala otherwise there will be anger. You dont want to piss us off. Otherwise there will be angry emails, anonymous posters, molotov cocktails and such.:)

    LMAO, I am S/J shipper but I would love to see that;)

    Let the gang at SDJ begin their predictable hysterics…NOW!

    What does SDJ means?

  32. Hi Joe 🙂 I was wondering, could you please tell me who wrote the teen Stargate SG1 piece in the 200th episode? And the bit where Sam/Jack were going to get married?

    Many thanks — btw, great intro on the deleted scenes! Loved the ones from The Quest.

  33. Watched the Day 2 Mix of Travelers yesterday. Great episode (Hey, Sheppard bruised and bloodied – what’s not to like?),

    Indeed. Thank you so much. You just raised my BP to a dangerously high level with those few words. Never have I been so happy to see use of parentheses!

    I’m afraid I need to make myself a calming drink now, while I anxiously await the start of season 4. I apologise in advance for my last word here today. I tried hard to surpress it, but it just won’t be silenced…SQUEE!

  34. “Sheppard bruised and bloodied- what’s not to like.”

    Squeeeeeeeeeee!!!!!!!

    Joe, are you becoming a Shep whumper too !?!? LOL 😉

    Soon you will be telling us that we are getting Shep shot with bullets not stunned , fevered and restrained and nekkid under the infirmary sheet – I just know it!!!! hehehehe

  35. Wait… What? Pregnant with what?

    Who’s the daddy?

    I don’t even want to know about Sam’s love life. I gave up wanting to know a couple years ago. =P.

    …That was a lie. I think.

    And the chocolate looks diabetie-licious.

  36. Just dropping by to say hi again. I’m still enjoying your humor and food reviews. Love all the photos you post and the snark to the smart asses!
    Your fan, Erin aka purpletoo1

  37. Honestly if the Sam’s love life hint is about her being married to Jack, I’ll send you an entire chocolate ship.

    😀

  38. LOL. Joe, Joe, you are teasing the S/J shippers again!

    Maybe it’s Sam and and Lorne this time? After Pete, she seems to like the younger men.

    AT herself hinted in Unending that there is Sam/Teal’c and we know the T man will be on SGA this season…

  39. Joe–

    Your blog is awesome. Gotta check it everyday.

    Once you start George RR Martin, you’re ruined for any other fantasy writer! I’ve read the series 4 times now. Just try and pace yourself because it takes a while for him to publish.

    And yes, I am a Sam and Jack Shipper (no fears, I’m not rabid). I’m really looking forward to Trio. You know you’ve just given the shippers enough to buzz about for the next few weeks!

  40. Being a 10+ year fan of the shows, if Sam and Jack do not wind up together it will be extremely disappointing… I’ve always felt that Jack and Sam were true soulmates… I will patiently wait for the episode that tells us all what the deal is, but without RDA making a guest appearance this year I have a sinking feeling the Sam/Jack ship is sinking…

  41. Game of Thrones YAY! I finished reading my copy having bought it on holiday about an hour into my ten hour journey back down south yesterday and hadn’t been able to get a Clash of Thrones before leaving. don’t you just LOVE to hate some characters? especially the inbred ones LOL. going into town this afternoon to pick up book two (three, three and a half and four as well!!)Now to catch up with all thats happened while I’ve been away.

  42. I have to throw in my support for Colin, Joe. =) If, in any way, shape or form you guys can figure out a way in future seasons to pull Major Davis (give the guy a promotion! *grin*) over to Atlantis…Do. Please. Do. =)

    And as for Sam’s love life…
    Don’t. Please. Don’t. *cringes*

    I’d also like to say thanks for the great pics from Comic Con! It’s bizarre how different some of the gang (a.k.a. Judge and Amanda) look! Our little SG-1 is growing up. =P

  43. an afterthought Joe, have you tried Greg Keyes Kingdoms of Thorn and Bone series? absolutely fantastic I’m just waiting for the next one to be published or maybe written…

  44. “Sheppard bruised and bloodied”

    SQUEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE. Hope this actually happens and it’s not just you teasing us poor fans 😉

    “To all of you Sam fans dying for a hint of what’s going on with Carter’s love life, you’ll have to wait until Trio for a not-so-subtle tip-off.”

    I never watched SG-1, so I don’t mind whatever character you chose to ship Carter with, but I’m curious. Will be something just mentioned, or an actor appearance? Because if it’s the later, I guess you will be shipping her with a new character or someone from SGA (since you said there will be no RDA in s4)… I don’t mind one way or the other. I don’t ship anyone in SGA so I’m open to any story. Anything’s welcome 🙂

  45. Hi Joe

    Can one overdose on chocolate?

    Glad to see a nice picture of Ben Browder . See how that smile lights up his gorgeous face..

    Anyway I’ve got to put that Game of Thrones on my to read list. I like book series because you spend a longer time with characters you come to like.

    Anyway thanks for this blog .. It’s a great source of information, humor , education and entertainment..

    Have a great weekend now

    DOri

  46. I thought you said that Sam was going to be a supporting character on Atlantis. I just read an article that said Tapping will be ‘headlining’ Atlantis. Where does that leave Joe F. It seems like all of the publicity is about Amanda and Joe is being ignored. I thought Joe was the star of the show. Shep is the main reason I watch Atlantis. When I constantly read articles that make it sound like Atlantis would have failed if it wasn’t for Amanda joining the show it makes me not want her character to be there at all, and it’s a huge insult to Joe who is suppose to be the lead character of the show. To say that Tapping is now ‘headlining’ Atlantis. WTF

  47. JM :To all of you Sam fans dying for a hint of what’s going on with Carter’s love life, you’ll have to wait until Trio for a not-so-subtle tip-off. Let the gang at SDJ begin their predictable hysterics…NOW!

    Are you referring to the fishing photo on Sam’s desk or is it a more not-so subtle tip-off?
    What is SDJ?
    Is Jack doing a cameo in Trio?

  48. [quote]To all of you Sam fans dying for a hint of what’s going on with Carter’s love life, you’ll have to wait until Trio for a not-so-subtle tip-off. Let the gang at SDJ begin their predictable hysterics…NOW![/quote]

    Joe please let’s keep the hysterical lot straight. The SDJ was all about Daniel Jackson and many from that campaign have nothing now to do with the lot over at a certain delphi forum whose lives seem to revolve around the bashing of Sam Carter.

    They are the poor lost souls of stargate fandom who are mentally and emotionally stunted in this area not the overall Daniel Jackson fans who fought so hard to get him back with on the show.

    More accurately it should be ‘let the OS hysterics begin now!’

  49. Joe,
    Do you know yet whether SciFi learned it’s lesson this year regarding the 6 month break between the first half & second half of the season which basically killed SG-1’s ratings and almost killed Atlantis’? Will Atlantis be shown with only a month or 2 break in Season 4?

  50. Like many others, I’m hoping the “not-so-subtle tip-off” will be about the Sam/Jack ship. I’ll be extremely disappointed if it’s any other way. I really will.

    September’s going to be a grand month. The regular season of football will be starting and Stargate. Wonderful! Do you have a favorite football team?

  51. Season Four continues to sound better and better! I can’t believe it’s still only early August! Sigh.

    One question which has been bugging me for ages though, is that is there any possibility Connor Trinneer will be returning to guest star in any episodes for Season Four? Because that would be just plain awesome.

    🙂

  52. Cher M. Malozzi,
    je ne connais pas vos goûts en matière de cinéma mais nous connaissons tous votre passion pour la bonne chair et les bons restaurants.
    Alors dites-moi que vous avez vu le film RATATOUILLE sinon allez-y et donnez-nous en des nouvelles. Hier, j’ai littéralement dégusté ce film.

    P.S.: I think that I have great skill to ask questions into categories 1 to 6 for not being answered!!!!!

  53. Thanks for the hints and other info on season four. Can you say where in the running order Trio will sit yet?

    Can’t wait to see all these eps now!!

  54. Joe, you do realize that SDJ and OS are not the same group of people anymore don’t you? I hope you meant to say OS but got confused. By saying SDJ you just insulted several mods on Gateworld who were apart of that, not to mention a certain reporter that does interviews with you. You know the reporter that you just posted a picture of on your blog the other day from Comic Con. You had your arm around her. Remember now Joe?

  55. Dori said: “Glad to see a nice picture of Ben Browder. See how that smile lights up his gorgeous face..”

    I love the picture of Mike laughing really hard talking to Ben. I would love to know what they were talking about. Too bad Ben’s back is to the camera.

    Do you have any pictures from the SciFi party of Mike and Ben together that you could post for us Joe? I LOVE the two of them. Thanks

  56. If you mean that Trio will blatantly indicate that Sam and Jack are indeed in a romantic/intimate relationship, then please accept my sincere thanks 🙂 I look forward to watching Trio. Can you tell us in what order of the season 4 episodes it will be aired? Also, is the tip-off in any way related to Continuum? Thanks so much.

  57. Joe, who’s the mega-babe in the tan jacket, with the long, brown hair, luscious lips and come-hither puppy dog eyes? I don’t see a wedding ring. If he’s available, give him my email addy, OK? 😉

    KJC

  58. awwww Joe!!!!! You didn’t post my reply to Farscape Fan’s post telling me to frell off – why not?? It certainly was not nearly as rude as Farscapefans post (it did not say “frell off” or her other favorite “go to hell”.

    It was, I will admit, much more intelligent but certainly not nearly as rude so it seems my reply has either been missed as an oversight (in case you just missed it please go back to last nights posts and check for it)
    or it has been unfairly modded (and that is saying a lot when you look at some of the stuff you have been letting through) – “frell me” indeed!! Next time maybe that’s all I’ll say and leave it at that because we all know what “frell” means and it ain’t a word you can say here (well I guess you could – actually I think you have iirc).

    Anonymous7of9

  59. Stargate SG1 marathon on SciFi today, including the Wormhole Extreme episode…. “Hey, what happended to the donuts?” LOL! I’m like hey, I know that guy… funny how reading someone’s blog makes you feel like you know them. BTW, thumbs up on the acting chops 🙂

  60. I put in my vote for a threesome for Carter. A girl’s gotta have some fun! Pick your other two – and go to town I say.

    Also I would like to recommend “who’s your daddy” by Toby Keith as Teyla’s song for next season. That’s a bit mean I know – but song stuck in my head.

  61. *runs in waving and squeeing* 😀

    The wonderful and fab Mr M has said,
    “Watched the Day 2 Mix of Travelers yesterday. Great episode (Hey, Sheppard bruised and bloodied – what’s not to like?)”

    Joe, let’s talk. You do realise that i’ve now ‘fallen off the wagon’ so to speak. ;)That 12 step programme worked for about an hour, and now this! *tries to reign in the squee and fails miserably*

    *does her happy dance just for Crasymom* 😀

    Squeeeeeeeeeeeeeee 😀

    So, can I be exceptionally cheeky and ask if there’s any chance that when Shep gets beaten, bruised and bloody, that as Shep struggles with his attackers, they accidently rip his shirt completely off? 😀

    Ooooh and didn’t I see in a pic a while back that there’s a bed in the cell? 😉 Well, since Shep doesn’t have his PJ’s with him… (that’s pyjama’s, not puddle jumpers btw)hehehe, will we get to see Shep in bed? Possibly shirtless as they crank up the heat? Can’t have him getting heat stroke now can we? Mind you, I suppose if that did happen, Sheppy D would get her nekkid under the infirmary blanket. 😛

    Okay, i’ve hogged your blog enough for one day. Though obviously I can’t match PG15’s efforts for today. *luffs ya hon* But, I do think that the flocking is making him a bit nuts. Please Joe, can you tell him to stop snifing it so much, as we need him to do the honours on GW. Hehehe

    Thanks for the pics of the cast and crew and the spoilers… OH MY 😀 Season four is going to be fabulous, and we only have 56 more sleeps to go. 😀

    And last thing, Lulu looks absolutely adorable, but oh my goodness her ears are like a bat! i love that when their feet and ears are too big for their bodies when they’re pups. *sends hugs*

    Thank you Mr M you’re being exceptionally generous these days, and we luffs ya for it. 😀

  62. Anonymous said…
    I thought you said that Sam was going to be a supporting character on Atlantis. I just read an article that said Tapping will be ‘headlining’ Atlantis. Where does that leave Joe F. It seems like all of the publicity is about Amanda and Joe is being ignored. I thought Joe was the star of the show. Shep is the main reason I watch Atlantis. When I constantly read articles that make it sound like Atlantis would have failed if it wasn’t for Amanda joining the show it makes me not want her character to be there at all, and it’s a huge insult to Joe who is suppose to be the lead character of the show. To say that Tapping is now ‘headlining’ Atlantis. WTF

    Just because one article has that headline doesn’t make it true. Joe F. is leading man, and Carter heading over to Atlantis can’t change that. Unless, of course, Carter is having a sex change…

    I would take everything you read with a pinch of salt, I do. However, Carter coming to Atlantis needs to be publicised, or non hard core fans won’t know. So, I’m not concerned with Joe/Shep being usurped at all. Joe M has said what Sam’s role will be, and that the show is primarily about the team with lots of support from those around them, Carter included. I believe that until I see otherwise.

  63. Who is Matt? What does he do?! I’m seeing his pics all over your blog. *confused & curious*

  64. Hey Joe,

    Don’t know if you get out to many movies, but I have to say “The Simpsons” was probably the best movie I have seen ALL summer. SOOOO good. Anyway Burger King is sponsering this thing called “Simpsonize Me”. I’d be interested to see what you’d look like in yellow! That’s me to the right.
    http://www.simpsonizeme.com

  65. I saw part of the SGA panel vid on Scifi. A fan asked about a season 5 and you turned to Nora and besides looking very uncomfortable she gave the answer all the fans hate “watch it live”. Most of us do but it doesn’t matter since none of us have a Nielsen box(do they really exist?) Imagine if we did, the ratings would be off the charts. I’m really disappointed that someone didn’t remind her that the true fans can’t help the ratings without a box and it’s time for TPTB to rethink and revamp the way ratings are gathered. Any thoughts on this?

  66. Yay for Sam getting some. *big grin*

    What does SDJ means?

    when I googled SDJ and Stargate, I found the “Save Daniel Jackson” site, why would Daniel’s fans care about Carter’s love life I have no idea but nothing surprises me about fandom…

    Wait, maybe it is Vala…bad Sam;)

  67. Normally since I’m a Sam/Jack shipper I would be excited about any news regarding the ship, however I wish you hadn’t brought up SDJ along with it. It’s hard to celebrate what could be good news when you have another Sam/Jack shipper, who seems very bitter and is holding a grudge, come on the ship thread and bash a group of fans regarding something that happened years ago.

    You have said that you consider ALL fans important to the success of the show. I totally agree. I was very proud to see the majority of Sam/Jack shippers not respond to such a hateful post against other fans.

    I do wish that you would clarify what you said because Solutions is also being bashed along with SDJ and neither one has anything to do with OS. I do agree with one of the mods on gateword that the Shep/Weir vs the Shep/Teyla is ALOT worse than what you’re talking about. She should know. She keeps very, very busy.

  68. “I thought you said that Sam was going to be a supporting character on Atlantis. I just read an article that said Tapping will be ‘headlining’ Atlantis. “

    Exact quote from http://www.lasvegascitylife.com/articles/2007/08/02/news/cover/iq_15816079.txt is “…promoting the forthcoming season of Stargate Atlantis, which Tapping will now headline.”

    You might want to allay some fans’ concerns that Carter is in the show in a supporting capacity, and isn’t replacing Joe Flanigan as lead in the credits..

  69. aw crap Joe, I’ve just put a post on my blog for my daughter who is leaving home tomorrow and I feel like the world is ending, I shoulda stuck to dogs!I need chocolate and tissues!

  70. Joe, I am so sorry! A few days ago I thought it would be funny to repeat the ComiCon line and tell you to “sleep when the dog sleeps.” I can only plead ignorance.

    Last night I crashed on my brother’s sofa with my sister-in-law’s pillow, my niece’s blankets and my nephew’s French Bulldog sleeping on my feet. The snoring… When I played the bagpipes, I once managed to sleep in the corner of the band hall with a full pipeband rehearsing. I couldn’t sleep with one French Bulldog snoring.

    Does Lulu make those noises, or just little puppy noises?

  71. Hey Joe! Quick question.

    Since Continuum won’t be coming out until almost the start of SGA season 5, yet still takes place before season 4… does that mean that every subsequent movie will be one year behind? Just curious. Thanks!

  72. Please, for the sake of all of us who couldn’t care less whether Sam loves Jack, Daniel or even Jack Daniels, please let her take a vow of chastity in the first episode she appears in………..

  73. Hi Joe,
    has Michael Shanks got the starring role in a remake of the Exorcist….you could have deleted that one picture, how bad are you?

    MS would be so good being evil; you could bring Daniel through the Stargate to Atlantis.
    Usual power overload to the gate bring in the Heisenberg uncertainty principal and you have two Daniels one good, one evil Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde type thing.
    Guaranteed to get all the DJ/MS fans drooling.

    Pauline

  74. As a Sam/Jack shipper I’m confused. You already said that you weren’t going to deal with Sam’s love life on atlantis. What changed your mind?

    It’s called “desperation”. DES. PER. RATION. 😉

    >>Did you just find out that there’s not going to be another season?<< That’s my guess. >>Sorry for being skeptical but your comment goes against everything that you and recently Amanda have said.<< Oh dear, too funny! Joe, sweetie I know you won’t post this one so between you, me and the gate post, if even your stalwart shippers are now seeing through your spinning just who is there left to fool? >>So this means that there won’t be any Sam/Jack ship in continuum?<< I’m sure there’s plenty, eh Joe? AU Jack that is…

  75. I will patiently wait for the episode that tells us all what the deal is, but without RDA making a guest appearance this year I have a sinking feeling the Sam/Jack ship is sinking…

    Ahem. Didn’t we tell you, no matter how much you give the shippers it will NEVER be enough?

  76. By saying SDJ you just insulted several mods on Gateworld who were apart of that, not to mention a certain reporter that does interviews with you. You know the reporter that you just posted a picture of on your blog the other day from Comic Con.

    No he didn’t. He really, really didn’t. I rather think you just insulted SDJ though…

  77. Pauline said…

    MS would be so good being evil; you could bring Daniel through the Stargate to Atlantis.
    Usual power overload to the gate bring in the Heisenberg uncertainty principal and you have two Daniels one good, one evil Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde type thing.
    Guaranteed to get all the DJ/MS fans drooling.

    Great plot. Thankfully that’s already been written for one of the Stargate Atlantis characters, as, well it is called Stargate Atlantis, and SG1:A.

    MS is a great actor and I wish him well, but not in SGA. As a fan of both shows, I am content with Sam coming over even though I liked Weir. But, there comes a point where the show needs to come into its own without reliance on the sister show.

    While I loved SG1, it’s had a great run and 10 years to shine. I’d like SGA to be given the chance to do the same with it’s own character development and storyline. I know I won’t be disappointed in S4 as there is a lot of stuff to look forward to. But given the option (although I know I have none), i’d like as few crossovers as possible, and then only when it’s pertinant to the story line. If all the characters from SG1 came over (which I know is highly unlikely and therefore am not going to get into a tizzy over this) then the whole dynamic would change, just at a stage where things are ‘gelling’. So, I have faith in Paul and Joe, to make the right decisions regarding SGA and sometimes all you need is a bit of faith.

  78. I agree Pauline. I love that picture of Michael too. I love seeing the actors laugh really hard like that. Ben must have said something really funny.

    I agree with you too that Michael does evil so well. Absolute Power is on right now. He’s great in it. *sigh* The director of JI said that Michael can do that evil look with his eyes really well. Can’t wait to see him play evil in Rage of Angels. Like you, I would also love to see Daniel stop by Atlantis. Any chance of that Joe?

  79. Hope SG-1 shippers don’t get their hopes too high. And I hope anti-shippers don’t start a “war” just because Carter’s love life will be mentioned in an episode…

    You realize that Joe said a hint, don’t you? It could be just Carter saying to another character “I haven’t been involved with anyone”. Or, on a positive thought for S/J shippers, she could say “I’ve been involved with someone for the last few years.”
    It seems to me that a “hint” is just that, one or two sentences about whether she has been with someone or not… she might not even say anything about who she’s been with, if she indeed has been dating someone.

  80. Anonymous said: “MS is a great actor and I wish him well, but not in SGA.”

    I don’t want Daniel on SGA as a regular either. However I do want Daniel to do a guest spot or two on SGA. If they can come up with a reason for Teal’c to be there than why not Daniel? It doesn’t make any sense story wise for Daniel not to go. Especially if Sam goes and SG1 has disbanded again. Sam, Daniel and Teal’c are a team. While Sam is in Atlantis where’s Daniel going to be. Will SG1 still be together without Sam?

    I don’t want Daniel to take any screen time away from the Atlantis cast either, but 1 or 2 guest spots wouldn’t do that. Even Daniel/Michael doing a cameo would help explain why Daniel couldn’t make it to Atlantis (again). I’m thrilled that Sam is going to be on Atlantis, but Sam being there doesn’t explain why Daniel’s not.

  81. JM writes: “To all of you Sam fans dying for a hint of what’s going on with Carter’s love life, you’ll have to wait until Trio for a not-so-subtle tip-off.”

    Joe tell me it’s true that we Sam/Barrett shippers are finally going to get our day in the sun and Sam is going to admit she really does love him and they have been working things out.

    OK so I know that will probably happen about the same day that Col. Makepeace gets exhonorated and it is revealed he was working deep under cover and he gets to go on his first expedition to Atlantis, but a Carter/Barrett shipper can hold onto her dreams too right?

    So if it’s not Barrett then I have always also felt that Sam and Cam are good for each other too. I would love to see Ben Browder on SGA.

    But the Sam/Barrett ship has always been my first choice for her.

    M

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