Well, I didn’t hear from my erstwhile email scammer, James Williams, all weekend, so I took it upon myself to try and prod a response out of him. My alter ego, Cookie Monster, sent him the following email –

“After not hear back from James Williams, have Games Night at Ernie and Bert’s house instead. Was very fun! Play Crazy Eights and Old Maid and Cookie Monster win at Tickly Cramps because he only one not throwed up. Play Tender Meatballs too but not fun when Grover play because official rules say only open hand slap but Grover use closed fist. DEN Cookie Monster throwed up, but me say “Hey, not fair! Grover cheat!” and Grover say no and use open hand but now too late because already tender meatballs. Everyone have good time and try to stay up late but first Telly pass out (tired), den Bert pass out (tender meatballs), den Big Bird fall down stairs (Jagermeister) and Ernie have to call ambulance, den police come and arrest Count for yelling and pants down. Anyway, was good time for everyone and sorry James Williams miss it.

Love,

Cookie Monster”

On the bright side, I did receive good news from John Yaw Addo in Ghana who contacted me with a business proposal that could net me a cool $6.5 million. $6.5 million! I’d be an idiot to pass that up. I responded –

“Dearest Mr. Addo,

Oh, goodness me, your email couldn’t have arrived at a better time as my senior ladies acapella club was just in the process of planning its very first group vacation. This year, we were considering somewhere strange, exotic and maybe even a little dangerous that could offer up the authentic taste of a foreign culture like, say, our local Chinatown. Well, after receiving your email and doing a little research, we decided “What the hey!“ and secured a terrific deal on a group rate to Ghana. So the good news is you’ll get to meet me! And the even better news is you’ll have two weeks to do it as Francine, Edith, Abigail, Hortensia, Prudeth, and I will require accommodations while we’re in town. Not to worry. All we need is somewhere to sleep, eat, and leave our cash and valuables when we go out for the day to tour the pyramids. Also, FYI when it comes to preparing meals, Edith and Hortensia follow strict gluten-free diets. Francine and Prudeth, on the other hand, follow strict gluten-only diets. Abigail and I can eat pretty much anything so long as it doesn’t contain flour, dairy, or any fruit or vegetable with a repeating vowel (ie. tomatoes). Be as creative as you like and, on the odd days you don’t feel like cooking, we’d be delighted to treat you at the nearest Denny’s.

As our departure day is fast-approaching, would you be so kind as to send us your address and phone number so that we may plan accordingly,

Looking forward to borrowing your car,

Florence Shezzledap”

And then there was the email from Martin Holme informing me that the IMF (for reasons not entirely clear) was awarding me $950 000. Well, I was quick to reply:

“Dear Mr. Holme,

Thank you for getting in touch with me regarding this matter. As acting representative of the League of Aliens and Mutants for Evil, I am pleased to inform you that the $950 000 in question will go to a very good cause – chiefly, our goal of total world domination by the year 2010. It need not be said that global conquest and the subjugation of the entire human race is a lofty ambition and one that we at the League of Aliens and Mutants for Evil would be unable to attain were it not for the support of individuals and megacorps such as yourself. We take great pride in our ongoing efforts to foment divisiveness, paranoia and destruction as part of our greater aim to destabilize standing governments and erode confidence in existing symbols of authority such as the U.N., the IMF, and, of course, Captain Spectacular and his Confederacy of Justice, and so welcome your contribution.

Please forward the money to our Fortress of Depravity moonbase at your earliest convenience and be sure to include your full name and address as well as the names and addresses of all your associates so as to help us facilitate our cleaning up of loose ends when the time comes.

Thank you for keeping the dream alive.

Sincerely,

Baron Destructo

Cc: Calamitous Jane, Glaxnor the Miscreant, Sinderella Washington, Xxxaptak’qul, Dr. Catastro, Dr. Disastro, Dr. Quinn Meddlesome Woman, Ray Mephistopheles, Archfiend Animus, Brutus Badly, the Plague Zombies, Vorzik the Planet Squisher, the Malevolater, Count Sinister, Kugal Baruth, Death Knell, Star Father Celestio, Shatterdam, Princess Arcana, the Mystifier, the Procrastinator, the Soul Emancipator, Quickstrike, Professor Frosty, Flamer the Flaming Man, the Pummeler, the Purple Lamprey, and John Tesh.”

Within the hour, I had received a follow-up email from Mr. Holme that started: “ATTN: Baron Destructo, This is to acknowledged the receipt of your email regarding your Payment…” and proceeded to offer me three payments options, two fairly convenient (direct transfer to my bank account or express delivery to my home address) and one fairly inconvenient (I could go down to their offices in Spain or Cotonou and pick it up in person). I chose the latter.

“Dear Human Scum,

Thank you for your speedy response regarding the monies earmarked for the League of Aliens and Mutants for Evil and its drive toward world domination by 2010. With regard to the payment options offered, we would prefer the first. Two of our representatives, Glaxnor the Miscreant and Flamer the Flaming Man will visit your payment centers in either Spain or Cotonou to collect the winnings and deal with any potential witnesses. If possible, please arrange to be there yourself, Mr. Holme, as your presence at the prospective scene of devastation would obviate the need to track you down at a later date.

Again, thank you for keeping the dream alive.

Sincerely,

Baron Destructo

Cc: Calamitous Jane, Glaxnor the Miscreant, Sinderella Washington, Xxxaptak’qul, Dr. Catastro, Dr. Disastro, Dr. Quinn Meddlesome Woman, Ray Mephistopheles, Archfiend Animus, Brutus Badly, the Plague Zombies, Vorzik the Planet Squisher, the Malevolater, Count Sinister, Kugal Baruth, Death Knell, Star Father Celestio, Shatterdam, Princess Arcana, the Mystifier, the Procrastinator, the Soul Emancipator, Quickstrike, Professor Frosty, Flamer the Flaming Man, the Pummeler, the Purple Lamprey, and John Tesh.”

Today’s blog is dedicated to Virginie, Julie Ann, her pesky gallbladder, and goats Kassandra and Rodney.

Pics: Just one today.

Mailbag –

Lorr54 writes: “Todd works for me for a Wraith name, however, will we learn his real Wraith name in Season 4?”

Answer: Coincidentally, Todd is his Wraith name as well, spelled “Ttod“.

Dani writes: “When you write the script for an episode do you plan out where the commercial breaks are going to be as you write?”

Answer: Yes. When we outline a story, we break it down into acts (five acts and a teaser), and each ends with what I like to call a “Tum tum tum TAAAA ta-da-DA!” moment.

Arctic Goddess writes: “Do you look forward to going to work or are you still wondering what you will be when you grow up?”

Answer: I love my job and while I don’t wonder what I’ll be when I grow up, I do wonder what I’ll do when the show ends. But hopefully that won’t be for a loooong time.

Anonymous #1 writes: “Will the Pegasus Replicators be as much of a threat to their galaxy as the Milky Way Replicators were to ours?”

Answer: Yup. Things will develop on many fronts early in season four.

Anonymous #2 writes: “What else do you do, now that all of your writing is done for the season?”

Answer: Oh, I kill time by doing the occasional producing as well.

82 thoughts on “August 20, 2007

  1. Baron Destructo

    Cc: Calamitous Jane, Glaxnor the Miscreant, Sinderella Washington, Xxxaptak’qul, Dr. Catastro, Dr. Disastro, Dr. Quinn Meddlesome Woman, Ray Mephistopheles, Archfiend Animus, Brutus Badly, the Plague Zombies, Vorzik the Planet Squisher, the Malevolater, Count Sinister, Kugal Baruth, Death Knell, Star Father Celestio, Shatterdam, Princess Arcana, the Mystifier, the Procrastinator, the Soul Emancipator, Quickstrike, Professor Frosty, Flamer the Flaming Man, the Pummeler, the Purple Lamprey, and John Tesh.”

    Oh my. It’s easy to see why you’re a writer.. how on Earth can you come up with such utterly random yet entertaining names at the drop of a hat?! I struggle to think up character names when playing City of Villains for goodness sake..

    P.S. Looking forward to seeing Kugal Baruth crop up in a future episode of Atlantis… or maybe Xxxaptak’qul the Wraith? 😆

  2. hey Joe… I might come to Burnaby with my friend for 4 or 5 days!!(I so want to see the studio-again!)… so i wanted to know if you are going to be around… I would love to meet you… you know,even if it’s for a minute or two! 😉

    take care

  3. Odd choice for a Finale there, let Paul know I’m thinking ‘gimiie back my coffee please’

    though somethings has me confused, 1) do you guys even have the finale written yet? 2) when you say ‘five acts and a teaser’ is the Teaser BEFORE the five acts start? or before?

  4. Joe the Great said…

    …and John Tesh.

    BAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!

    Will you be copying John Tesh on all of Baron Destructo’s correspondence? If so, you should really consider copying Connie Selleca too.

    Mary Beth 🙂

  5. Anonymous #2 writes: “What else do you do, now that all of your writing is done for the season?”

    Answer: Oh, I kill time by doing the occasional producing as well.

    Since you seem to have your producers hat on full-time for the rest of the season, can you give a short rundown of the different versions an edited episode goes through before it can be brodcast? Or maybe you know a good “Producer 101” book that might explain it so it won’t take up your time? You have mentioned some of the stages already in your blog like the Director’s cut, the Producer’s cut, the “Day One” mix, etc., but not a definite order or number. Thanks in advance.

  6. Joe — I actually have a question to post!

    I’ve noticed that we’ve gone from using the name “Asurans” to “Replicators” very quickly after “Progeny.” Has this been deliberate, perhaps to dehumanize the enemy? Ever since McKay’s line “They’re not people, they’re machines,” the moral ambiguity that was present in Sam and Fifth’s relationship seems to have largely gone out the window.

    Thanks!

  7. Oh, Paul pic!!! pics actually. Nice. Still want to see the turtles thought.

    Gosh! wish I had your talent to write witty emails to all those spammers that overflow my multiple mail accounts. Can I borrow some of yours? could offer chocolate in return but over here the chocolate isn’t all that good. We have better coffee.

    Sorry to see that people don’t recognise your work outside some closed circles. Maybe you should start writing for an Anime series. expand your fan base.

    Is the mind of a writer too overflow of different personalities? I have hear of actors that took their roles way to serious and ended up loosing their minds. Also there is the reading equivalent ala El Quijote. Can that happen to a writer? Can they loose their minds in their own created worlds?

    Totally un-related: I miss reading your blog while at the field, funny the way we create emotional ties to the strangers things.

  8. Can I get a Magic 8 Ball answer? Will we ever see Jonas again, either in Atlantis or the new spin-off series? If not, can you shed some light on what happened to him and his planet other than that the Ori visited them?

  9. I’m glad to hear that John Tesh is keeping busy.

    I was wondering if the next blog could be dedicated to me. I severely strained my neck at work today (I work in a cubicle so don’t ask me how that happened) and now I am stuck in bed for the next several days. Just me, my cats, and my big bottle Vicodin.

  10. Hi Joe:

    I was just wondering if I could get your permission to post some of your behind the scenes pictures on our Stargate Facebook Fansite? I’ll give you accreditation for them and post a link to your site. We are all counting down to the start of Season Four, can’t wait!

    Thanks so much for looking at this request.

    Cheers!

  11. Thanks for the picture of the adorable Paul! I always pop over to your blog whenever he’s featured.

  12. Hey it’s my birthday tomorrow, can I get a blog dedicated to me? I’ll even send you chocolates if I ever find any good ones here in the butthole of the US (ie: Kansas). Thanks!!!

  13. School has started again, so that means I’m frequently on my computer in the evenings once again. Thank you for your blog because it’s an excellent way to procrastinate!

  14. I love that list of supervillains. Some of the names are actually kind of cool. Though I especially like Dr. Catastro and Dr. Quinn Meddlesome Woman. But Death Knell sounds like the name of an actual supervillain. Like maybe some evil equivalent of Banshee or Rictor.

    So, if the Replicators are important again, and we know they can recreate ones that have already died. Any chance we’ll see Niam again? He was actually sorta sweet (though if he comes back, I suppose he’d be evil, but still, it would be cool to see him again).

  15. Tomorrow (the 21st) is my birthday (no surprise I’m a Leo, ey?), and I will finally be the age I kept *thinking* I was for some reason for the past sixth months (32 — don’t know why I’ve been in such a hurry to get older!!).

    I will also *finally* see Transformers (it came out the day I had my surgery *sigh*) — I just hope it’s not a disappointment! (I saw Zoom on my 31st and wasn’t terribly impressed.)

    I’m having dinner at the Sci-Fi Dine-In Theatre at the Disney-MGM Studios, one of my fave restaurants. Not that the food is really great (though it’s good enough — I’m a cheesburger and fries kind of gal, though I’ll have to skip the chocolate shake this time *pout*); it’s the ambience I go for. The place is indoors, but it’s made to look like you’re at a drive-in movie theatre at night: you eat at tables made to look like cars and watch ads for old b-movies, cartoons, and newsreels from the fifties and sixties on a big screen, while the waitresses rollerskate around (well, some of the anyway).

    I really think they should have a showing of Ed Wood there, and have Tim Burton give a talk after, as a charity event. (Ooh, now that I think on it, a Stargate screening there would totally rock, too! Hmmm ….)

    Anyway, thanks muchly for the Paul piccie! Hope you come across David Hewlett tomorrow! *crosses fingers*

  16. Answer: Coincidentally, Todd is his Wraith name as well, spelled “Ttod“.

    Interestingly, that’s fairly close to the German for “dead”. Freudian, etc?

  17. Hello Joe!

    Do Dr. Catastro and Dr. Disatro accidentally get each other’s mail? Or intentionally even? Or do both of their mail (mails?) get routed through Baron Destructo?

    Jill_Ion, the Subatomic One

    Cc: Mike Nelson Destroyer of Worlds, Simon the Gassy Dog, MAXX, 007.5, Pie-Eating Pi, Sarah the Bare Bear, Weepy the Crying Hero, and Yawwwwwwni

  18. hi, joe,

    1. is sam going to be in the season finale?

    2. any chance of bringing back replicarter, since we didn’t really see her die?

    also, these are my favorites: Dr. Quinn Meddlesome Woman and John Tesh. :p

    sally 😀

  19. Hi Joe,

    I had a feeling when I asked my question that you wouldn’t be able to answer it. You can’t blame a girl for trying though. I’ll just keep my fingers crossed that we’ll get some good friendship scenes between Sam and Daniel in at least one of the movies. IMO it’s long over-due.

    Another great blog entry Joe. Thanks for the picture of Paul.

    Take care

  20. I just need to tell you that your blog is my happy place. Each evening, as I decompress from another insanely frustrating work day, I read your blog (often aloud so my roommate can enjoy) and laugh until it hurts. Thanks for sharing!

  21. Have you ever given thought to a contest for writers, similar to the “Get in the Gate Sweepstakes” to allow wannabe writers the ability to work with you on an episode?

  22. Today’s blog is dedicated to Virginie, Julie Ann, her pesky gallbladder, and goats Kassandra and Rodney.

    First off thank you for dedicating your blog to me, secondly i’d like to clear up one small thing, I(Kassandra) am NOT a goat, I am a goat herd(not that there is much difference in our social lives, LOL).

    Secondly a quick update Rodney came home from the vet this morning, all well and dandy only to return later in the afternoon complaining of cold, and ‘goatly hunger’. He was quickly returned to the farm with a cather in his neck so as to facilitate the deliverance of his daily antibiotic injections as well as his saline drip.

  23. Answer: Coincidentally, Todd is his Wraith name as well, spelled “Ttod“.

    How should that be pronounced? Will it sound like a stutter, as in “T-tod”? Or will it be just plain old “Tod”? Or, will you just let everyone take a shot at it and pronounce it as they see fit?

    Inquiring minds want to know!

  24. Nathan writes: “Joe, ever read any of Peter F. Hamilton’s books?”

    Answer: I read Pandora’s Star this past December.

    So did you enjoy it or, like me, you found it to be tediously long and uninspiring? I read “Judas Unchained” to see how it ended.

    I found many similarities to a certain TV show. They have these worm holes that allow people to travel instantly to other worlds ….

  25. Michele said…

    Have you ever given thought to a contest for writers, similar to the “Get in the Gate Sweepstakes” to allow wannabe writers the ability to work with you on an episode?

    Michele, I’d pay money to go serve coffee in the production offices for a week! Never mind winning competitions etc 🙂

  26. Joe said: Today’s blog is dedicated to Virginie, Julie Ann, her pesky gallbladder, and goats Kassandra and Rodney.

    BTW Rodney is a goat…but Kassandra is Mackenziesmomma
    ….just sayin'(my son annoys me with that favorite phrase). Dang.. I forgot…O’Neil used that one too..didn’t he?

    Michele said…
    Have you ever given thought to a contest for writers, similar to the “Get in the Gate Sweepstakes” to allow wannabe writers the ability to work with you on an episode?

    I love Michele’s idea…I haven’t written anything myself…but I just started reading fanfic and I love it(well some of it..lol).

    Love the cool names you thought up to CC in your email. You are SO creative…I always think up ‘pretty’ names when I name something. Gotta get out of that habit.

  27. My favorite one is Vorzik the Planet Squisher. Rivaled only to Jim Davis’ Zorgodian Sun Sponge.

  28. Hi Joe,

    I have an observation to make: In the episode Phantoms, after Teyla was shot, John takes a field dressing OUT OF HIS OWN VEST to bandage the wound. Now, I realize this is a nit, but in a real combat situation John would have taken the dressing out of Teyla’s vest, not his own. If John had needed a bandage later, and there wasn’t anyone nearby to give him one, he’d sure be smacking his forehead!

  29. haha, John Tesh. that’s hilarious.

    Joe, have you ever eaten in Chicago? if so, do you have restaurant recommendations? your blog always makes me so hungry (maybe not this entry), and it really makes me want to go to all those restaurants you frequent! but it’s too far away…

  30. Hello Mr. Mallozzi. I was wondering if you read the fan boards for the show at televisionwithoutpity.com? Also, is there any way I could get your autograph?

  31. Kdvb1 said…
    Joe said: Today’s blog is dedicated to Virginie, Julie Ann, her pesky gallbladder, and goats Kassandra and Rodney.

    BTW Rodney is a goat…but Kassandra is Mackenziesmomma
    ….just sayin'(my son annoys me with that favorite phrase). Dang.. I forgot…O’Neil used that one too..didn’t he?

    Aww I guess I should feel loved that somebody other than myself realized I wasn’t a goat aye Kdvb1? 😉 as for O’neil yes i think he did use that phrase LOL

  32. Hi Joe,

    Is there a reason besides “Michael” that Sheppard needs to give the Wraith a human name?

  33. *waves*

    Thank you for the pic of Paul in his scrubs… does that mean the infirmary pic you posted a few days ago of someone lying in bed was not Shep? *sniff*. On second thoughts, don’t tell me, i’d prefer to live in ignorance for a lil while longer. 😛 We actually had a bit of a poll on this issue, as I know how reliable you think these type of focus groups are. 😛 So the results of whose hands they were are as follows; Beckett, 35% Shep, 28% and ‘Thing’ from the Addams family was, I was pleased to see, quite a strong contender and came in at 5%.

    I’m sure a few people will be disappointed now that it’s not ‘Thing’. Never mind, maybe next time! 😉

    *hugs*

  34. Salut Joseph! c est moi!!!
    =}OHhhh merci d avoir dédier votre blog a ma petite viginie adoré!! Elle va êtres si heureuse!!

    =}Vous êtes vraiment trés trés gentil!

    =}Tenez pour vous remerciez je vous est fait un montage:
    http://images2.photomania.com/191568/1/radF410F.png

    =}Superbe la photo de Paul!

    =}Ma question:
    1) Un jour dans un épisode de stargate atlantis on pourra voir Jason, rasé et avec les cheveux court?
    2)Vous aimez regarder les épisodes de stargate a la TV?
    3)S il y a une saison 5, on aura la chance de Carson de retour définitivemennt?

    Voila! merci beaucoup pour tous!! Gros bisou!! je repaserais certainement plus tard …Je vous adore!

  35. I’m really hoping season four sees the end of the replicators. I think I’m one of the few non-replicator fans, though. 🙂

    Out of curiosity, will we learn anything new and surprising about the replicators this season? Given that you’ve said season four is darker than previous seasons, I’m guessing the team is going to be faced with more morally ambiguous situations, so I was wondering if the replicators might afford one such opportunity.

  36. Sorry to pelt you with an Atlantis question after all your hard work… Are we going to find out who Teyla and Dr. Houston were talking about at the beginning of the episode, “Sunday?” (The person she could not approach?)

  37. Hi Joe,

    I hear that Carter is going to be in 14 episodes of ATL season 4. Can you tell me which episodes she is NOT going to be in. Those are the only ones I might be interested in watching.

    I’ve been watching SG1 despite Carter for years. I was thinking that I might start watching ATL now that SG1 has ended, but not any episodes with Stalker Sam in!

    Thanks

    JJ

  38. John Tesh. ::snort::

    A conversation over on dgeek has deteriorated into listing all the mysterious, missing members of the Atlantis expedition.

    A question for you, then. Bates: Still in a coma? Or sent to his room a la Chuck from Happy Days?

  39. Hey Joe, I’m glad you’re having a fun time with your scammers, unfortunately Miss Sandrin Clintin of the Ivory Coast doesn’t seem to be interested in Wilhemina Humperdinck’s plans for the $5,700,000. Ah well.
    Thanks for the pic of Paul!

  40. 1)Does Michael’s brief reappearance have an effect on the entire season’s arc?

    2)Does the planned cliffhanger for the season finale heavily focus on one or two particular characters or the entirety of Atlantis?

  41. I want Jack in Atlantis in S5! (Yes I’m sure you’ll gte a S5). and a happy Sam and Jack resolution!
    Or else…

  42. Your email scam replies had me chortling over my cornflakes this morning – especially the reply to Mr Holme, or should I say ‘human scum’… Baron Destructo was on fine form when he replied!

  43. boujour !!

    J’ai vu les photos de la transformation de Andee en reine Wraith (Spoils of war). elle a un look fantastique (enfin un peu de couleurs dans leurs tenues). Cependant, j’ai constaté qu’elle n’avait pas de tatouage. Donc ma question est :
    1. Est-ce que tous les Wraiths ont des tatouages ?
    2. Est-ce que l’on va découvrir la signification de ceux-ci (s’il y en a une) au cours de la saison 4 ?

    autre sujet: vous avez écris dans votre blog que Todd est le nom du Wraith de Common Ground et que c’était également son nom Wraith, Ttod.
    3. C’est vraiment son nom Wraith ? Je croyais que vous ne pouviez pas donner de nom aux wraiths car vous ne l’aviez pas fait dès le début. 4. Auriez-vous changé d’avis ? Si oui,
    5. va t’on découvrir le nom d’autres Wraiths ?

    6. est-ce qu’il va y avoir une réelle amitié entre Todd et un membre de l’équipe d’Atlantis (Sheppard, mackay ou Carter?

    merci de prendre le temps de lire toutes ces questions

  44. Hi Joe, I was just wondering, and this is probably one of those I-can’t-believe-the-fans-think-of-these-things type of questions, 😉 if Sheppard will reacquire the jar that he gave Weir as a birthday present? I know it’s still around because I’ve noticed that it’s usually smack-bang in the middle of the shot whenever Sheppard is chatting to Weir in her office. I can imagine Sheppard keeping it as a way to remember his friend (Okay I don’t know what’s happening to Weir but assuming she’s gone for a time) and thought it would make a nice beat/moment. (Kind of like I always wanted to see Rodney feeding Carson’s turtles).
    I’m fond of the little moments/beats. 🙂

    OGB

  45. Hi Joe…

    Yet another awesome blog!!
    I wonder what goes on in your head some days… LOL.. I can always count on you to put a smile on my face 🙂

    Besides Season 4 of our fav show what other shows are you looking forward to come the fall??

    Yours Always
    P!

  46. Hi Joe

    1. Will we find out what happened to the Tria, the Ship from the season 3 mid season finale?

    2. will the team be searching for ZPMs this year?

    Thanks!

  47. Dear Baron Destructo,

    You didn’t actually write it out, so I just wanted to make sure that you saw the wonderful acronym you created: League of Aliens and Mutants for Evil = L.A.M.E.

    By the way, the home made chipotle sauce will be on its way as soon as I can manage to get to the local UPS store.

    Jim From Jersey

  48. hey me revoila^^

    =}deja bon reveille ..car si mé calcule son exacte sa fait peut de temp que vous êtes réveiller^^!!
    =}Encore une belle journée qui commence^^!
    =}Jespert qu il fait beau chez vous, car ici sa fait trois jours qu il pleut ..oh c est triste…!
    =}Tient cé rigolo que vous ayez mi une photo de Paul aujourd hui^^, car cette nuit c etais la premier fois de ma vie quie je rêvais de lui^^ . Quel coincidence!^^

    Bon bah passer une bonne jourée^^! prennez nous encors plein de belle photos!^^ Gros bisou!! a demain!

  49. OK, I know I must be a bit of a dork for asking… But I honestly don’t get it. Who is John Tesch and what makes that particular name so funny?

    Politely Confused

  50. ZOMG! It’s a Pauly! I’ve been gone for so long. Something about moving, going off to college. Pft. Details, details. All that means is fresh meat for Stargate conversion. I was explaining to my roommate over dinner about the Wraith Darts and when we got back to our room, I had to catch a cricket. Suddenly, it just disappeared! My roommate comes up and says passionately, “Maybe a stargazer came down and digimatized it?!” My respect for her is now eternal. She’s all pumped up about watching ‘Duet’ as she’s never seen sci fi.

    Like I said, your Tartan Army is here to take over Texas, one college student at a time. Bwa ha ha ha haaa! *cue lightning and wind machines*
    Thanks again for the Pauly pic. You should use your mastermind and sinister skills to convince him to start up a blog.
    -allison

  51. Hey Joe,
    First, I must give praise for your SG1/atlantis work. Have you considered not revealing anything about S5 until it airs? Before I found online sites with spoilers, I knew little of what was to happen in a given ep and found it more exciting not knowing what was around the next corner. Knowing little bits ahead of time my crazy brain tries to fill in the blanks and my curiosity gets the better of me. Just an idea. Keep up the good work.

    DK

  52. Hey Joe!

    If there’s a fifth season, will the storyline where McKay becomes a father be picked up again, or has that storyline been dropped altogether now?

    Suekay 🙂

  53. Ttod? Really? Full name or nick name? I was really hoping the wrath would have horribly complex names, akin to the Ancients (Hippaforalkus)

  54. Oh si vous saviez comment ma petite Virginie est heureuse! elle a retrouvez le sourir!! sa me fait trés plaisir!! encors merci!!!

  55. Seriously, you all need to check out the Chris Judge vs. Michael Shanks war going on at Our Stargate. It’s the best bit of cannibalism I’ve seen out of fandom in ages. Truly delicious.

  56. Bonjour !

    Je voulais tout d’abord vous remerciez pour la dédicace, je me sens vraiment beaucoup mieux. Quand Anaïs ( atlantisfannew1 ==> votre plus grande fan qui n’arrête pas de parler de vous ) m’a dit cela, je me suis précipité sur le blog pour regarder. Ce n’est pas grand chose pour les autres mais pour moi oui.

    Merci beaucoup.

    Je voudrais savoir si on verra le moment où Sam se fait grader colonel ?

    Virginie.

  57. Hi Joe,

    I was wondering if Carter’s absence from those six episodes are explained, or if the reasons are self-explanatory. Or maybe there’s so much action and stuff going on that it’s unnecessary to explain her whereabouts?

    Also, we seem to have seen some Evil Sheppard and maybe even some Evil McKay… Do we get to see some Evil Carter, too?

  58. Bonjour !

    Je voulais tout d’abord vous remerciez pour la dédicace, je me sens vraiment beaucoup mieux. Quand Anaïs ( atlantisfannew1 ==> votre plus grande fan qui n’arrête pas de parler de vous ) m’a dit cela, je me suis précipité sur le blog pour regarder. Ce n’est pas grand chose pour les autres mais pour moi oui.

    Merci beaucoup.

    Je voudrais savoir si on verra le moment où Sam se fait grader colonel ?

    Virginie.

  59. Thanks a bunch for the pretty, pretty picture of Paul McGillion in scrubs. He’s really cute! Can’t wait to see ‘The Kindred’. *Cheers*

  60. Shame on you Joe. That’s 2 days in a row that you let a troll through. That kind of behavior is one of the reasons that I don’t post on ANY forums. Not enough money in the world. Spied on..tattled on..and admitting that you’re doing it…..Thanks – but no thanks!

  61. Thank you for answering my previous questions.

    Have you ever read PZ Myers blog, Pharyngula? PZ is a biology professor and writes a daily blog at:

    http://scienceblogs.com/pharyngula

    PZ recently ranted about science on SciFi shows, specifically Star Trek, but the comments from his regular readers have now mentioned Stargate. Check out comments #55 and #77.

    http://scienceblogs.com/pharyngula/2007/08/the_aggravation_of_trek.php#more

    Enjoy!

    And, Dragon*Con??

  62. What’s that behind Paul?
    Paramount Production Support?
    I thought your big daddy was MGM?

  63. Seriously, you all need to check out the Chris Judge vs. Michael Shanks war going on at Our Stargate. It’s the best bit of cannibalism I’ve seen out of fandom in ages. Truly delicious.

    haha thanks for the heads up!!sounds like the usual suspect getting her knickers in a twist over the same damn thing hahaha

  64. Hi Joe

    1. Will we be seeing Torri/Weir again after This Mortal Coil? Knowing that would help alot of people sleep more easily at night.

    2. We know you have seen pretty much the final version of Adrift, are there any other final versions due to be completed soon?

    Thanks!

  65. Joe-

    First “YAY” for more Paul.

    I am about to get some effects of Hurricane Dean. Have you ever experienced any “acts of God”? I’ve endured hurricanes, tornadoes and an earthquake (thanks to a volcano eruption).

  66. Anonymous said…

    OK, I know I must be a bit of a dork for asking… But I honestly don’t get it. Who is John Tesch and what makes that particular name so funny?

    Politely Confused

    I’m not Joe, but I’ve been known to read his blog, so is it OK if I answer?

    He’s a guy. A guy who used to host Entertainment Tonight. Then launched himself into space, without benefit of a Gate, as a New Age keyboardist. Now he’s doing a soft rock radio show. (winces)

    If someone created a cartoon character of John Tesh, he’d be a giant Twinkie – tall, kinda yellowish, spongy outside with a squishy center.

    I went to tesh.com (shudder) and I also Googled “define: John Tesh.” Yup, I’ll go through hellfire for my fellow fans!

    Gotta go rinse off the saccharin and monosodium glutamate!

    Jill_Ion

  67. Has there ever been a movie or book that gave you “writer’s envy?” A story you wished you thought of first?

    And how was Fondy’s trip? Was she peeved about missing out on the birthday dinner at Fuel? 😉

  68. Me again, I was just wondering who the guy behind Paul is in the picture? He looks like a younger version of Robert Patrick.

  69. Joe,
    Just had a great dinner at a place called the “Union Park Dining Room” in Cape May, NJ. They had a great Foie Gras for an appetizer which was the foie gras on a buckwheat balini with black current puree and sprouts, it was absolutely fantastic. My wife had a Thai asparagus soup with lump crab meat. On to the entree I had a good Filet Mignon with great garlic potatoes. My wife had the pork tenderloin with soba, stir fried vegetables and orange-ginger glaze. For dessert I had a good creme brulee which had a hint of orange topped with fresh fruit, my wife had the cheese cake which was a blend of ricotta and creme cheese on a oatmeal crust. All in all a great meal. If you are ever in Cape May give it a try.
    Mike

  70. Anonymous said…
    Seriously, you all need to check out the Chris Judge vs. Michael Shanks war going on at Our Stargate. It’s the best bit of cannibalism I’ve seen out of fandom in ages. Truly delicious.

    >
    >
    >
    haha thanks for the heads up!!sounds like the usual suspect getting her knickers in a twist over the same damn thing hahaha

    Yup. CJ didn’t mention MS enough (in his interview) to suit her, so she’s ripping into him now. LOL.

  71. Thank you for the morning humor. The letter from Baron Destructo to the human scum was priceless. Although the letter from the gluten free, gluten only and the ones who may only eat a hard candy diet ladies was equally funny.

    I’m just curious, what do you say to telemarketers?

  72. Thanks jill_ion! That makes more sense now (especially the bit about the Twinkie) *grins*. I really appreciate it!

    Politely Confused

  73. Any chance we will get to see any of the non-human form replicators on Atlantis? I think they are the creepiest thing you guy have ever come up with. The noise they make as they are approaching just scares me.

    I would love to see them again.

    Have you had the chance to see CALIFORNICATION, David Duchovny’s new series? It is awesome. Well worth checking out. : )

    Scarym

  74. LOVE the show! I am spending too much time worrying about what will become of Dr. Weir. I really want to see her back in Atantis in some capacity. I like the chemistry between Weir and Sheppard. But, I understand the concept of growth and trust the writers, so I will try to let go and wait and see what happens in Season 4. It’s your baby after all. I’m just glad I get to watch and enjoy. With that said, is there anything you can impart about Dr. Weir’s future that points to a positive turn vs. a negative turn in terms of her presence back in Atlantis…eventually? [one of my eyebrows is arched]

    About your comment on viewing the episode with the engagement…my mind is reeling with the possibilities. Might there be an engagement involving Sheppard?

    I also enjoy your blog.

    Thanks!

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