Lawren poked his head into my office and informed us: “Claire just called. Nora and Mark would like to speak with you and Paul just as soon as Mark has finished up his meeting.” Paul and I exchanged bewildered glances. “Any idea what this is about?”I asked. Lawren shrugged back. Nope. Lawren headed back down the corridor to his office, leaving Paul and I to our wild assumptions. The show had been picked up! The show had been cancelled! They had a problem with one of the scripts! They wanted to have a talk about that Binder guy!

Well, it was none of the above. It turned out to be great news for Nora O’Brien who, on the heels of a well-deserved promotion, will be leaving SciFi for NBC where she will assume the duties of VP of Development. As many of you long-time readers of this blog know, I’m a big Nora fan. She’s a pleasure to work with – smart, savvy, creative, and, well, just one hell of a nice person on both a professional and personal level. Never in my many years on Stargate did I ever get off a call with her and say “What terrible notes!” or “She doesn’t know what the hell she’s talking about!” or “I think she must be drunk!”. At the end of the day, I may not have always agreed with her, but I always respected her opinion. And so, to be perfectly candid, while I’m thrilled to see Nora move up and on to hopefully bigger and better things, a selfish little part of me is kind of bummed. I know I speak for Paul, Rob, Brad, Martin, Carl, and Alan when I say we’re really going to miss her. Nevertheless, congratulations to Nora. Maybe some day, if and when Stargate ever ends, we’ll get the chance to work together again.

Speaking of work, I swung by the set today to see check out how things are coming along on Andy Mikita’s episode. Wow. I’ve heard some directors can be tough, but I had no idea what a taskmaster Andy could be. Check out the two thoroughly exhausted extras trying to wind down after a grueling day’s shooting. Also check out Infanity host and very funny foodie Lisa Joyner who swung by the studio for a couple days to interview cast and crew for an upcoming Stargate: Atlantis piece. ALSO also, look who dropped by the production offices the other day to presumably drop off the bagged lunch he had no doubt packed with love and PB&J sandwiches for his wife Jewel. Matt swung by for a couple of hours, long enough to take the grand tour of my super villain office statues, (sort of) enjoy a power bar, and pose for this stagy argument pic with his wife.

Oh, and I’ve noticed that a thoroughly innocent passing comment I made in yesterday’s blog installment has engendered a fair amount of discussion. I wrote: “watched the episode with the engagement scene”. First, keep in mind that on average two and half weeks pass between episodes so it’s very possible for a relationship that develops early in the season to pay off in some surprising way later in the season. Second, it’s all the more likely if there are extenuating circumstances. Third, fans are getting angry and upset, so forget I mentioned it.

Mailbag –

Steph writes: “What’s your favorite of Shakespeare’s plays?”

Answer: Henry IV Part 1 and 2.

Keirberos writes: “First up?”

Answer: Any suggestions? Let’s put together a list of nominations, choose one, then give everyone two weeks in which to read it.

Jenny Robin writes: “Once upon a dinner dreary, while he dined, red-eyed and bleary…”

Answer: Brilliant! Just for that, this entire weekend’s blog is dedicated to you.

Jill_Ion writes: “Have you always been a foodie?”

Answer: Yep. Although when I was younger, my tastes were much less refined. My powdered doughnuts and milk breakfasts come to mind.

LogicSequence writes: “All kidding aside (not that i was kidding about the plant eating death of KB), can i have a blog dedicated to me? I hurt my foot so bad…”

Answer: This blog entry is dedicated to both you and your foot.

Anonymous #1 writes: “Rising is a strong pilot b/c it is a total copy of the the SG1 pilot.”

Answer: True. It had both a Stargate AND science fiction elements! We tried to do a pilot that was radically different than the SG1 pilot but instead of naming it Stargate: Atlantis, they ended up calling it Desperate Housewives.

Platschu writes: “1. Will Christopher Judge be in Reunion and Midway? 2. When will be released the first offical season 4 team photos? 3. Why do you prefer the Earth-based stories? 4. Will Ronon or Teyla have an own character centric episode in the second half of the season? 5. What do you think about the Stargate : Worlds game?”

Answers: 1. He will be in both. 2. No idea. 3. I do? 4. The majority of the episodes in the back half will be team-centered. 5. No opinion as I’m not familiar with it.

TJ writes: “Where is ‘Fuel’ because I’m currently dribbling into my keyboard over the latest entry and photos!”

Answer: 1944 West 4th Avenue, Vancouver, B.C.

69 thoughts on “August 24, 2007

  1. Good lord! What on earth is Jason wearing in that photo? Is that a costume or his own clothes?

    Suggestions for the first book for the JM Book Club? Ummm.. well, it’s your club so I’m thinking the selection should be yours? Maybe something yet in your “to read” pile? Anything by Iain M Banks would be good… 😉

  2. Answer: True. It had both a Stargate AND science fiction elements! We tried to do a pilot that was radically different than the SG1 pilot but instead of naming it Stargate: Atlantis, they ended up calling it Desperate Housewives.

    Haha, that brightened up my day.

    When you said “engagement scene”, I assumed you meant some sort of battle, (no pun about marriage intended) like when you engage an enemy. Just seemed more likely on a sci-fi show about a team in a galaxy full of aliens that they’d be engaging in battles rather than engaging each other, but seeing everyone else’s comments, I’m probably wrong.

    Love the pics, Jewel and Matt are such a cute couple! Though I think Martin needs cheering up…

  3. It sounds like Nora Jones was behind Stargate quite a bit; does her promotion bode well for SGA? In other words, what if her replacement is more interested in launching a new show than keeping SGA on the air? (having seen too many network honcho shufflings, I don’t know if this is good news for us fans.)

  4. But, but Rodney and Katie are adorkable. I will not forget about the engagement scene. lol.

  5. Joe, i don’t know if you got the comment i tried to leave yesterday as my internet is acting horribly horrible lately. Thank you for your kind words about rodney he may have only been a member of my family for a short 4 months but he’d already touched my heart in a way most people can’t even do. I plan on writing a blog about him later this evening after his interment in the ‘pet cemetery’ we have out back.

  6. LogicSequence writes: “All kidding aside (not that i was kidding about the plant eating death of KB), can i have a blog dedicated to me? I hurt my foot so bad…”

    Answer: This blog entry is dedicated to both you and your foot.

    Thank you! 🙂 My foot feels much better now. Though i suppose that could have something to do with the 2 shots of pain medication i got in my bum today. Dude, did you say pink elephants were going to attack Atlantis and Sheppard is a Cylon!?[/hallucination] Oh… never mind… WEEE!

  7. ya its always a bummer when someone you like working with that makes the day go by faster is replaced or lost with someone more annoying makin the day go slower. anyways when i come down to van whats the chances of seeing some of the cool things you do daily?
    Dustin

  8. The updated bios are up on the MGM site and I had a question about Sheppard’s.

    “Gifted pilot Lt. Colonel John Sheppard is the military leader of the premiere Stargate Atlantis team.”

    After three years of serving the base as its military leader, does he get ‘demoted’ to just a team leader?

    You get asked this a lot, I know. I’m okay with Carter replacing Weir as overall leader and she outranks Sheppard, but I was hoping he wasn’t going to be demoted as a result.

    Does this ever get explained…..will you explain it now?

    What is his place on the base now? You think he’d get more recognition for his service.

    Kristen

  9. Well, the anonymous guy messed up my comment about The Rising, though I must say I’d be curious what desperate housewives would be like if written by the SG-1/Atlantis guys. LOL!

    I’ll reiterate…just in case the point was lost. The Rising is amazing and not at ALL like SG-1 while being true to Stargate as a whole. I’ve watched a lot of pilots lately and not seen ONE as good or strong as The Rising. The only one that might come close that I’ve seen recently is perhaps the BSG mini-series…but even at that I’m not sure.

    I think I’m most curious to know if there are any key sort of pilot type things you tried to specifically avoid doing when you guys developed The Rising.

    Rock on, Joe!

  10. Michael Shanks, Lexa Doig and David Nykl are all making appearances on EUReKA this year. Any chance of seeing some EUReKA cast members on Atlantis?

  11. When will you find out if Atlantis is gonna get picked up for a fifth season?
    Do you have any idea how many episodes Teyla won’t be in,hope it ain’t many.It’s not the same without her?

  12. Hi Joe!
    Concerning my trip to Vancouver with my friend,well… i should be there from the 21st to 25th of September.I know it’s a bit far from now, but i wanted you to know…I can’t wait to be there!!!I really hope you will be available during one of those days!!!:D

    take care of you

  13. Hey Joe,

    Got a question that on the minds of every Carson fan out there:

    With Carson obviously rising from the dead by as of yet unforseen circumstances, Does this mean that there are plans we may be seeing him return in future episodes of upcoming seasons beyond season 4 OR Is there some loophole in place in the upcoming episode containing our beloved doc which at the end of the episode returns him to his lifeless state of being we left him from in Season 3’s Episode Sunday?

    Have a great weekend!
    Angel

  14. “Any suggestions? Let’s put together a list of nominations, choose one, then give everyone two weeks in which to read it.”

    Eek. Alrighty, I can throw some out there, I guess…

    Mm, John Ringo’s There Will Be Dragons is a good fantasy with sci-fi elements; Wen Spencer’s Tinker is about the same, though more modern; Anne McCaffrey’s Nimisha’s Ship (one of her few non-serials) is kind’ve a ‘survival-scifi’, and I’d argue that it’s a decent read. Actually, pretty much anything from these authors…

    Nice pics— and Congrats to Nora!

    Gotta agree with firefly827347 though, first thing I thought of with ‘engagement’ wasn’t marriage, but fighting. Or the Enterprise-D.

  15. Hi Joe

    Hope your weekend is going great… I’m sure your regretting writing the words “engament scence”! I for one can’t wait to see if my assumptions prove correct.

    Well looks like the Joe Mallozzi International Book Club is taking off!! I’m extremly excited if it does indeed take off. I’d have to ask you to pick the first book as I have a huge list and couldn’t narrow it down. Your suggestion for a vote is a good one 🙂 Maybe I’ll make an “in box” email address for just that very thing!

    Anyways Off to go have some fun.
    I’ll think of you while I’m at the CNE! Let me know if I can get you anything.

    Yours
    P!

    Oh almost forgot, I wanted to mention that I love your description of food… makes me feel as if i’m sitting there with you :)… Now i’m hungry.

  16. Poor extras, tahy look exausted.

    Jewel and Matt are so nice together. Even when having a fictional engagement (as in fight, not marriage…)

    I still hope to see pics of the turtles. ppllleeeeaaassseeee?

    Cata

  17. Joe-

    While we only met briefly, I too liked Nora O’Brien. Here’s hoping the next fills her shoes well.

  18. can we have a 24 style stargate episode?

    Jack Ronon has 24 hours to stop the wraith terrorists blowing up Atlantis, on the way he visits several planets for leads, and has a love interest called… oh i dunno, but eventually he finds the nuke after one has been launched, and Sheppard blows it up with a puddle jumper, the time ticks down to the 24hr mark and Jack Ronon ends the episode with a tearful breakdown after killing his dad and brother who he thought died.

    best eppy ever…

  19. I’d like to see an engagement scene , whoever it is. But if you are just teasing that’s ok too.

    ” on average two and half weeks pass between episodes “

    Does that mean a couple of months had passed before Sam joined the team in Beachead ? The first episodes of season 9 run together timewise ( continuing scenes from end of episode to beginning of next) but there are spots within the shows where a week or two could have passed while Daniel was working on something. In the basketball scene there seem to be a camaraderie among the guys, even with Vala.

  20. 1) How many scripts dose each writer actually write for the season? as in each wrieter as X amount of scripts to write.

    2) happily I’m not upset, though I thought you guys weren’t planning on making two team members parents/maried/whatnot? Did something change that plan? As I know most plans actually change quite fast in my house. (here’s hoping it is John and Teyla, but then what do I know for sure right? just a dream of a JT fan)

    3) I also noticed that you started to say “when” and not “if” about S5 a few posts back. (here’s hoping there is a S5) hehe anyhow…

    4) if you had to pick a type of food, say American, Mexican, or the like, what type would you go with and why??

    5) how long does each episode take to actually film? since the filming was March-October, that (to me) does not seem like enough time to film a whole season of 20 episodes.

    6(and last) how many episodes is Teyla NOT going to be in? So I know which not watch(just kidding)

    I know lotta questions this time ey?

    You all (you, the writers, the cast the crew…etc) are in my prayers!

    ~Teyilia

  21. Joe,
    I’d be happy to have you be my evil overlord if I’d get food like you describes at “Fuel”.

    I’ve been saving restaurant reccs for when I’m on the West Coast again. I didn’t get to see enough of Vancouver last time I was there.

    Your minion,

    Suse

  22. Those poor extras. There should be a union. It’s a question for the creature builders, really, but I figure you know at least a little something about it: what are the wraithified bodies made of? They’re kind of amazing.

  23. I recently watched a snippet of you and your trusty camera at Comic Con on youtube.
    Do you take your camera everywhere you go?

    You mentioned previously that you enjoyed watching “Wire in the Blood”. I’m a big fan of Robson Green. Any chance he could make a guest appearance on HOTlantis?

  24. >>When you said “engagement scene”, I assumed you meant some sort of battle, … << Me, too, Firefly. >>Alipeeps said…
    Good lord! What on earth is Jason wearing in that photo?<< Looks like a black makeup smock. Book club: If I weren’t starting six hours of college classes, Joe, I’d take that challenge! (I read above grade level in kindergarten…in 1961!!!) Restaurants:
    *puts Fuel on list for 2008 visit to YVR with husband, then starts special savings account to pay for dinner tab*

  25. How will you guys be handling the fact that season 4 debuts before the movies yet, from what I heard, takes place after in chronological order?

  26. Lawren headed back down the corridor to his office, leaving Paul and I to our wild assumptions.

    Oh, the intrigue! 😉

    Luckily, you didn’t leave us hanging like the infamous season-ending cliffhangers I’m so fond of.

    The show had been picked up!

    Yay!

    The show had been cancelled!

    Boo Hiss. Send the Wraith after ’em.

    They had a problem with one of the scripts!

    Speaking of . . . would you care to give some examples of the silliest notes you’ve received from them? And some of the more irritating ones that just leave you all rolling your eyes and shaking your heads?

    They wanted to have a talk about that Binder guy!

    He causes you lots of problems, doesn’t he? 😉 But, you know, I tend to like his episodes so please don’t go all Super Villian on him. Okay?

    Good news for Nora. Not so sure about your team and us fans as Nora seemed pro Atlantis. Here’s hoping whomever fills her position is Atlantis friendly and doesn’t take you too long to break in . . . and that you have a season five to break them in.

  27. Hey Joe,
    Just wondering, how much you guys would spend on creating an episode of stagate atlantis??

  28. 1.)Are we going to see the return of any characters from the past other than Beckett and the “injured person living on Earth now”?
    2.)Why do you think the Irresistible/Irresponsible arc was so scorned by so many fans? I mean, looking back at the interviews from Gero and several others before the third season aired, everyone was really looking forward to Irresistible, but it turned out so bad according to the majority of fans.
    3.)Are you a fan of Seinfeld?
    4.)What about Scrubs?

  29. Hi, Joe.

    Good news was found at GateWorld today, when they posted the preliminary schedule for SGA’s season four on the SciFi Channel.

    Apparently, there will only be a 3 week hiatus for Christmas/New Year Holidays – and will resume on Jan. 4th!

    YIPPEE!

    Thank you again for all the great photos, Joe, and for all your hard work on the series and the blog.

    Morjana

  30. Shawna said…
    Pattirose4 writes: “Any chance of casting Peter Wingfield in an upcoming role?”

    Answer: He already played Tanith on SG-1 and was killed off in season 5.

    Now don’t act like you’ve never reused actors before. Personally, I, too, would love to see him again. He could maybe play an alien, something requiring prosthetics. That’s always a nice loophole to the “but we’ve already seen him” conundrum.
    August 23, 2007 6:22:00 PM DT

    Yes, just like they did with Jewel.

    On another subject, maybe you should just tell us which episodes Carter will be in, so the people who couldn’t give two hoots about the show and only want to see Amanda can watch her episodes, and we Atlantis purists who will never see anyone but Elizabeth as a worthy leader can AVOID those episodes.

  31. Note to alipeeps: Joe Flanigan and RDA are the the only man on SG who knows how to dress themselves! The rest have dubious fashion sense.

    Jason and Chris, in particular, need to go on that show “What Not to Wear” and be sorted out.

  32. *sees top picture*

    Erm…Joe…you all do understand that the phrase, “working someone to death” is just an expression and should not be taken literally, right?

  33. hey joe
    you said that your fav shakespeare plays are henry iv parts 1 and 2, if you recall i did the 3 plays this summer and we just so happened to film it on dvd, (not using a hand eld camera i promise) when i finally get a copy through, although i maybe over there with you guys by then, would you like a copy at all? Also finally got my flight sorted i touch down in van on 27th dec!!!!! I also have a place sorrted i am gonna be living on cassie avenue which i think isnt too far from the set is it??
    bex

  34. This entry is seriously lacking in food pictures. I suppose men in black leather will do.

    =9

  35. So Joe in what episode will be the engagement? Just so I won’t bother donwloading that one…
    And did you even attempt to get Rick for a couple of episodes in S4? It’s just strange how you tricked him to do 3 Atlantis appearances last season, and now you don’t seem to give a shit about his character. I’ve heard a rumour – Is it because Jack dies in “Continuum”?

  36. I made a deal with my brother that I would watch an anime film if he would watch a Stargate Atlantis dvd. The first season 3 disc is out on Monday and I am going to be ‘enjoying’ hours of anime on Thursday night. I get to pick the film (woohoo). Its between Howl’s Moving Castle, Spirited Away and The Castle of Cagliostro. Bearing in mind that I have never watched any anime films before (mostly because I don’t really think I would like them) which one do you think I should pick?

  37. Nominations for the book club? Um… the only thing that comes to mind is something by Terry Pratchett…

    I found this really good restaurant in Boston called Wagamama, and I was wondering if they had one in Vancouver, too. If there is, I suggest the Miso Beef Ramen. If there isn’t, I know there’s another restaurant in London.

  38. How are the ‘pack’ doing? Is Lulu now a member or is Jelly still giving her a hard time?

    Will Lulu grow to be bigger than the Pugs?

    Furry family members are great!

  39. Book club request for the financially challenged. Could you pick titles that are available in paperback or secondhand ? Or just not too expensive. A lot of us don’t have access to a nice library or book store. Shipping to remote areas can get pricey. Of course the quality of the book is most important.

  40. Can you see if we can get a mini puddle jumper model with season 4’s box set? or i guess you could make it an Atlantis patch or something like that.

  41. Hang on, your writing partner is called Paul? I’ve been calling him Mohammed, oh, i’ve been making an idiot out of myself!

  42. To be honest, I wasn’t sure if by ‘engagement scene’ you meant ‘engagement’ as in marriage or ‘engagement’ as in military.

  43. Hey, I bet Halloween is a favorite of yours. If you could be any sci fi character for Halloween, which one would you be?

  44. When I read: “…watched the episode with the engagement scene…”

    It made me happy and excited, not mad. I don’t know who these fans are who are getting mad at you… I didn’t think “battle” like some other people, but I suppose that could be what you meant. But I hope some characters are getting married! It does seem a little out of proportion – all of the Atlantis main characters are single people. Lots of people get married in real life… 🙂 here’s to hoping!

  45. >>Platschu writes: “1. Will Christopher Judge be in Reunion and Midway? ?”

    Answers: 1. He will be in both.<< Is there a hope of a reference to Teal’c’s pet? (To paraphrase a Texan rallying cry…Remember the Racadillo!)

  46. Salut joseph! c est moi^^! Mon week end ce passe trés bien! jespert que le votre aussi! Je pensse fort fort a vous, gros bisou! a demain!!!

    jE VOUS ADORE!! super photo! Merci!

    ps: je fait attention a mes fautes d hortographe car apparament sa en choque certain…donc désolé sir sa vous géne je ferais plus attention!! énorme bisou!

  47. that first pic looks a bit suspect you know, like something from a geriatric porn movie so I’m gonna go wash my brain out…..

  48. Edward4th said…

    that first pic looks a bit suspect you know, like something from a geriatric porn movie so I’m gonna go wash my brain out…..

    Joe is that first picture Sam and Jack finally getting their act together 70 years from now? LOL

  49. Second, it’s all the more likely if there are extenuating circumstances.

    At first I dismissed the engagement remark as “Oh, McKay and Katie Brown, okay.” Now, with this further… um… “clarification”, I’m wondering about Sheppard and Teyla, just because offering to marry a pregnant single friend is the kind of thing Sheppard would do if he liked her well enough.

    Do you ever worry about the fact that everything you say in your blog is always misconstrued by somebody? 😉

  50. Where is John Glassner? Why doesn’t he do Stargate anymore, since season 6/7?
    He’s been busy on a number of projects, CSI: Miami was one of them. Check http://us.imdb.com/name/nm0322106/ for his full resume 🙂

    I wrote: “It sounds like Nora Jones was behind Stargate quite a bit.” I meant Nora O’Brien. Sorry!

    Do you have any idea when MGM/Skiffy will release season 4 publicity photos?

    Thanks.

  51. Even as a lowly fan, I share your mixed feelings about Nora moving up and out of Sci Fi. She took the time to come visit the Save Carson folks at Comic Con and was very kind about the campaign and all the letters she was getting.

    In fact it’s a wonder to me such a nice person can move up in Hollywood. I thought you had to be more Ari-like (see Entourage). 🙂

    Any word on a replacement yet, and will she stay through S4 production?

  52. Vous en avez pas marre de répondre souvent au même questions ?
    Questions bête du jour > Comment vont vos chiens ? la famille, les amis, les voisins, votre grand mère (risqué peut être de poser la question …je sais vivre dangeureusement XD)
    Quand vous vous levez le matin vous pensez au boulot que vous allez faire sur le plateau ou vous vous demandez combien de super photos vous allez faire pour votre blog ? Les deux peut-être qui sait…
    C’était un plaisir de vous faire pratiquer votre français ^^

  53. Hi. Having discovered recently that you had a blog (I’ve been reading the Davids’ ones for awhile, but you’re a bit more consistent), I spent the last couple days reading it straight through. I’d like to applaud your evil overlord chops, as you’ve successfully scared my dogs half to death by making me laugh out loud at random intervals impossible for them to anticipate (the cats are a little less excitable).

    I have a multitude of questions, but I’ll save them a bit. I thought I’d introduce myself first. And ask if you like cookies (if so, what kind?).

  54. “”Anonymous said…
    can we have a 24 style stargate episode?

    Jack Ronon has 24 hours to stop the wraith terrorists blowing up Atlantis, on the way he visits several planets for leads, and has a love interest called… oh i dunno, but eventually he finds the nuke after one has been launched, and Sheppard blows it up with a puddle jumper, the time ticks down to the 24hr mark and Jack Ronon ends the episode with a tearful breakdown after killing his dad and brother who he thought died.”

    ………………….

  55. Hannah said…
    “When I read: ‘…watched the episode with the engagement scene…’

    It made me happy and excited, not mad. I don’t know who these fans are who are getting mad at you… I didn’t think “battle” like some other people, but I suppose that could be what you meant. But I hope some characters are getting married! It does seem a little out of proportion – all of the Atlantis main characters are single people. Lots of people get married in real life… 🙂 here’s to hoping!”

    ^^^

    yeah, let it be sam getting engaged to jack!! 😀

    now think about it… it’s not giving all the eggs in one basket. engagement is a bona fide relationship and commitment, which is what the s/j shippers have been waiting for for YEARS. but, it still leaves the fans wanting for more, having the actual marriage for these characters. so you’re still giving to the storyline but still making the fans coming back for more, craving for the next step.

    see what brilliance comes out of desperation and drinking too much caffeine! :p

    sally 😀

  56. Yes please Joe, do tell us which episodes are safely Carter free to make it easier for those of who will only watch those six episodes this season. I want to let my brother’s neighbors who are a Neilsen family know too!

  57. Firstly, I don’t care WHO is involved in this ‘engagement’ scene, I’m looking forward to it. Seems I’m one of the few people who thinks its entirely unnatural to depict a situation where a bunch of smart, attractive people exist without enjoying the attentions of the opposite sex. Workplace romances are very common, if that is indeed the circumstance of this ‘engagement’.

    Secondly, the MGM site has some new shots of the characters that seem like they’re from the S4 promo sessions. The new pics look great!

    Finally, there’s just over thirty days to the S4 premiere, and I can’t say enough that I’m so excited to see Carter in the previews.

  58. Hello Joe!

    Thank you for answering my questions yesterday. 🙂

    1. Can we see Dr. Biro and Bates in season 4? How many episode will Michael (Connor Trinneer) have?
    2. Will the finale be the “future Atlantis” episode? Do you have plan for Janus?
    3. Will the engagement scene be a flashback to John and his wife or a new, “real” story arc in Outcast?
    4. Could you reuse the set, CGI models from the two SG-1 movies in Atlantis? If I remember well, you mentioned that the turnable set (which contained the ship) will have a role in the last episodes.
    5. The Ancient ladies, Melia (Melia McClure in “Rising” and “Before I Sleep”) and Morgan La Fey (Sarah Strange in “The Pegasus Project”), are the same character in different lifeage?
    6. My next question is a bit similar. Dr. Cole (Caroline Cave in “Sunday”) was planned to be the new chief doctor in Atlantis, but later you created Dr. Keller (Jewel Staite) instead of her?
    7. If they order season 5, is there any chance that you will make a DVD movie next to the twenty episodes? The movies have bigger budget so it would be a nice way to develop Atlantis into a more entertaining scifi show (bigger sets, new space animations and aliens etc.).
    8. Will Carter speak about Daniel, Vala and Cameron in season 4?

    Here is a little observation. There are only ten chevron on the art department package (look at June 25th). Some CGI animation had eight chevron stargate. I hope you won’t make such mistakes again. 🙂

    Sorry for my English.

  59. Anonymous said…
    Yes please Joe, do tell us which episodes are safely Carter free to make it easier for those of who will only watch those six episodes this season. I want to let my brother’s neighbors who are a Neilsen family know too!

    Ummm… seeing as one of the terms of having a Neilsen box is that you’re not allowed to tell ANYONE that you have one, your brother’s neighbours are either lying or in breach of the terms of their agreement.. 😉

  60. Hi,
    I really enjoyed that pic with those fed-on puppets…
    Or are they just two stuntman who didn’t do their job well so that some of you producers became ‘upset’…?;-)
    Is Martin G. wairing one of those rare MacGuyver shirt? If yes, I gotta get myself one of those.
    And if you grant another question:
    Have you ever read The Silmarillion written by J.R.R. Tolkien? If yea, how was it? If nay, why not?

    Thanks again for the pics!

  61. Joe that first picture, my first thought was OMG don’tell me the Olsen twins are guest starring on Atlantis!

    Whew you had me worried there for a minute!

  62. Dear mr Mallozzi, We have heard from David Hewlett, that Torri/Weir is going to leave the show definitely… Could you tell us if it’s real, please ?
    Thank you…

  63. Ain’t Matty great? I met both him and Jewel at Dragon*Con in 2004. They seem like the sweetest couple. I’m so torn between being excited that Jewel is on a series and being disappointed that Carson is gone.

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