I picked up the message this weekend, a reminder from my dentist that I had an appointment, today, at noon. At noon? That was perilously close to lunch and didn’t sound like an appointment I would have made. Still, it was too late to cancel so I went into the office, then cut out at a little after 11:00 a.m. and made the drive down to Yaletown. I arrived in record time and so, with twenty minutes to kill, I figured what better way to treat myself following a trip to the dentist than by purchasing a mess o’ handcrafted chocolates from Chocoatl. I dropped in on my buddy Themis (who gave me a sneak peek of his new chocolate line that will be premiering in about a month), picked up some tasty tidbits for the gang back at work, then headed off to my appointment. It was a follow-up cleaning and check-up. Because I apparently clench my jaw a lot, I was fitted with a night guard during my last visit. “Are you using the nightguard every night?”asked the dental hygenist. “Not every night,”I answered truthfully. In fact, the nightguard was still sitting in the trunk of my car where I tossed it after that last visit, oh, three months ago.
On the dog front, Lulu is settling in quite nicely. She rough-houses with Bubba, snuggles up at night beside her boyfriend Maximus, and is treated with general indifference by Jelly.
Today’s pics: dogs, the making of a rock ‘n roll wraith blaster video, shots from the set, David decribes the new hairdo he envisions for Rodney in season five, we ask Jewel what she’s heard about the big secret finale.
Oh, and thanks to Alipeeps for the exquisite chocolate selection.
PG15 writes: “When the Daedalus lands at Atlantis for whatever reason, does it land on a pier, or in the water beside a pier?”
Answer: The Daedalus and Apollo usually remain in orbit. On the rare instances where the Daedalus has come down, it landed on a pier.
Thornyrose writes: “One question on the upcoming dvds; is Gary Jones doing any commentaries on season 3?”
Answer: Gary Jones isn’t part of the Atlantis cast so he won’t be doing any commentary on season three.
Anonymous #1 writes: “1. Any attempts on putting classical music in stargate atlantis or not? 2. Have any of the cast or crew ever been, gone or going to Hong Kong?”
Answers: 1. We’ll follow Joel’s lead on this one. 2. Check out my 2006 blog entries.
Moe Jacuzzi writes: “I happen to know that the filmmakers wish to sincerely apologize if any feelings were genuinely hurt by their irreverent sense of humor.”
Answer: Not at all. I thought the parody of Martin Gero sitting in his office answering questions was hilarious (although he only wears a suit and tie on special occasions) and hope he is big enough to laugh off a little friendly needling.
Vikitty writes: “…there’s a new Japanese restaurant no No. 3 and Ackroyd called “Ebisu”. The manager came in and now I’m tempted to go – their menu looked delicious. I think they have a location somewhere in Vancouver too… ever heard of it?”
Answer: Yup. It’s located on Bute and Robson, in the old Hooters location.
Anonymous #2 writes: “Is this by any chance the episode where Ronon goes to Earth?”
Answer: Ronon will be making three trips to Earth this upcoming season.
Alison 9742 writes: “Have you ever tried Kangaroo?”
Answer: Yes. Last year, we ordered from a place that served up exotic burgers (elk, ostrich, bison, and kangaroo). Quote Carl Binder once we began suffering the after-effects of our meal: “I feel like there’s a wildebeast stampade in my stomach.”
LesFez writes: “1. Will Carter take over as military head of Atlantis? 2. Will Sheppard still have as big a say as he does now if she does?”
Answers: Yes and yes.
KMcK writes: “IF there is a season 5, will you have plan to have her for more than 4 episodes ?”
Answer: We have made no plans for season 5 beyond our general thoughts for how the major story arc we have step up will develop beyond the season 4 cliffhanger.
WayBeyondSoccerMom writes: “Have any of the writers thought about a storyline where one of the men on the show becomes a father and the repercussions?”
Answer: Yup. There were plan to make McKay a father.
Dani writes: “What are the top 5 restaurants (in the $20 or less per plate category cause we are poor college students) in Vancouver?”
Answer: In my opinion and in no particular order – Aki Japanese Restaurant 745 Thurlow Street, Anton’s Pasta Bar 4260 E Hastings Street, Go Fish 1504 West 1st Ave., Zakkushi Charcoal Grill 1833 West 4th Ave., Prima Taste Restaurant 570 Robson Street, Peaceful Restaurant #110 – 532 W. Broadway. Okay, that’s six.
PG15 also writes: “…mind telling us the episode order for the second half of Season 4?”
Answer: Be All My Sins Remember’d, Spoils of War, Quarantine, Outcast, Trio, Midway, Harmony, Kindred I, Kindred II, Finale.
Carolina writes: “The complete series will be out in DVD, now, they are mentioning 5 extra DVDs full of special features not included before in any of the previous box sets. Do you have any idea what they are?”
Answer: Sorry, no idea.
BoomerGoodHeart writes: “Have you ever read any of Tuesday Next series by Jasper Fforde?”
Answer: I read the Eyre Affair last year.
Olivia writes: “Any advice for a puppy novice?”
Answer: They’re not like kids. Feed them at least once a day.
MrsB108 writes: “Who would you say has the most surprising character development for Season Four?”
Answer: If you haven’t been spoiled = Teyla.