Well, given the flash hailstorm that pounded Burnaby today (catching Marty G. and I on our way to post to finish cutting Harmony) I think I’ll declare Summer officially over. Though, to be fair, it seems as though it slipped out the back several weeks ago when no one was looking. Now, we can look forward to rainy days, early nights, and that great grey limbo known as the end of season hiatus. Atlantis premieres in less than two weeks and despite the fact that the latest research suggests DVR use is impacting our ratings by as much as 22%, I’m feeling confident. Both SciFi and MGM are gearing up their promotion machines and the episodes we‘ve finished are looking great. Yep. Confident. Not overly, but quietly so. Still, just in case, I’d like each of you to find a friend with a Nielsen box and go watch the show at their place. Make it worth their while. Bring cookies (preferably the chewy kind without raisins)!

Oh, and speaking of promotions, I see by my site meter stats that this blog is slowly inching toward its 500 000th visit. Wow, we’ve come a long way from last December when I would average 25-50 visits a day, most of them me checking in to find out whether anyone had left me a comment. Now, it’s more like 4 000+. And I’d like to thank the following for making it happen: Aloysius P. Hazzencockle, Percival H. Lintmuffin, Baron Destructo, Margaret Quibble, Agent Wexler, Merton Castrati, Helena Krumpett Fullbottom, and, of course, Cookie Monster for their tireless work and significant contributions. Oh, and the fans. To mark the 250 000th visit, I gave away a box of unofficial flocking from the set of Stargate Continuum. That’ll be hard to top that, but I’ll see what I can come up with in the coming week. Damn. I now regret throwing out those gelatinous red stick-on pustules that Colonel Vaselov was stricken with in Lockdown. Hmmm. Maybe a vial of sand from the season finale, The Last Man, would be appropriate. Or maybe a French Bulldog.

Yeah, Lulu was back at work today to everyone’s delight (except mine). She tends to wander so I have to keep my office door shut, effectively assuming a self-imposed exile for the duration of her stay. On the occasions I do step out to, say, grab lunch, she will wait at the door and bat at the glass to elicit sympathy from passers-by, making noises eerily similar to the gremlins in that gremlin movie with all of the gremlins. What was it called? I left her with Tanya, our production coordinator, while I was down at post and returned an hour later only to find out that the gals from accounting had absconded with her. I tracked them back to their trailer where Lulu had spent the past half hour endearing herself to the team, and subsequently squandered that goodwill by taking a dump in their office. Only three more days!

Today’s blog is dedicated to the late Robert Jordan, Pam’s son Steven, and Martin Gero who complained because I dedicated yesterday’s blog entry to editor Rick Martin for putting up with a gassy French bulldog but overlooked him even though he was in the room as well.

In closing, I’d like to echo Paul’s sentiments and sincerely hope O.J. can hunt down the real Casino robber.

Today’s pics: What pics?

Today’s video: Click on the date for a video of a Genii under fire.

Over to the Q&A –

Tanya writes: “Is there any moments where she will feel vulnerable…or guilty?”

Answer: Yep.

Dani writes: “Hopefully I will still have enough time to finish before you start your discussion on it. When do you plan on that being exactly (so I know how quickly I need to read)?”

Answer: Next week, but you can chime in any time after Monday.

Morjana writes: “Would you happen to know how many episodes Dr. Z will be in this year?”

Answer: Sorry, I don’t have the exact episode count. However, episode count aside, Zelenka will be featured more this season than any other.

Joshua Meyers writes: “If i had a spec script or a pitch on a ‘Stargate movie’- not entirely related to either sg-1 or sga, would i be allowed to pitch the idea or would that still be prohibited?”

Answer: Sorry. Still prohibited.

Paula writes: “I had to laugh in sympathy to your Lulu clean-up duties as that’s what I got to do yesterday. Except mine was of the non-pee variety and not very easy to clean up, either.”

Answer: Mine was the, uh, non-pee variety as well.

Atlantisfannew1 a ecrit: “ 1)Vous �tes triste que le tournage de la saison 4 va bientot se terminer? 2)Quel son vos bonbon pr�f�r�s? 3)Pourquoi avoir appell� votre chi�nne Lulu?”

Reponses: 1) Pas vraiment. 2) Chocolat noir (Amedei Chuao). 3) C’est le nom que Fondy a choisi.

FargateOne writes: “Les chaînes de tv me semble produire de plus en plus de séries tv fondées sur des histoires de paranormal, de spritisme,de revenants et de vampires au lieu de bons scénarios de science-fiction? Est-ce purement une question d’argent, la sci-fi coûte-elle trop chère à créer?”

Answer: I’ll respond in English. The reason why you see more “spec” fiction than science fiction on television is because, yes, science fiction is prohibitively more expensive. It is also considered a very narrow genre that only appeals to a certain audience whereas speculative fiction shows (like Heroes and the upcoming Moonlight) offer a broader audience appeal.

Cheeky Lil Devil writes: “Have you ever had a fanboy moment?”

Answer: Back at my first Comic Con, I met and chatted with comic book writer Mark Waid. That was pretty cool.

Anonymous #1 writes: “As much as you might dis like Creation versus GateCon. Would you show up to the con for the Fans sake? or the Gate World dinner?”

Answer: GateCon? Sure.

84 thoughts on “September 18, 2007

  1. You were talking about the new fall shows the other day… Amazon.com has several new NBC shows for download. I checked out Bionic Woman and Chuck. Bionic Woman was verrrry slow to start but it picked up considerably near the end. Chuck wasn’t bad, either. Of course neither measured up to SGA… 😉

    I’m just curious… will Carter have a scene with Weir at any point or will she come in after Weir is gone?

  2. Please answer my questions. 1) Is Cassie or Jack mentioned in S4 of Atlantis? 2) Why isn’t Carter getting the ATA gene? Is the fact that Carter was a Tokra host going to addressed in S4 of Atlantis? 3) Any alternate reality/time travel/people from the future stories coming up?
    Thanks.

    Season four sounds like it is going to be great!

  3. Hey Joe. How’s life been treating you? Will any other characters from SG-1 besides Teal’c and Sam will be seen on Atlantis? Vala perhaps? Maybe Daniel? Cameron even? ^^ I’m just a curious fan ^^

    Have a nice day or night or whatever time it is over there lols!

    ~Danielle

  4. Anonymous said…
    ROFL…..I think I just read one of the funniest things ever posted on here. “It’s very sad that you can’t move with the changes, but why punish everyone else for enjoying something?”…..ROFL

    For the last several years Sam fans on G.W. have complained *ad nauseum* about the leadership issue, no RDA for their Sam/Jack ship, Vala the whore, Cambo the incompetent, the Bori, the awful writing, Daniel’s been changed into Jackson, how bad seasons 9 and 10 are, Coop and the boys, they don’t know what to do with poor Sam etc…etc…etc…….
    And now some of those same fans are complaining about the Stargate movies before they have even seen them. They are ASSuming that they will hate one or both.

    G.W. has had so much hatred from this small group of Sam fans – led by their leader – that a lot of fans that really enjoy the show and the changes have left the forum or simply lurk and don’t post. And the Anonymous that said that all that crap has now been transported onto another show is 100% right. But Joe’s a smart guy. If he’s done his homework he should already know this.

    September 18, 2007 5:12:00 PM PDT

    The anonymous who posted this has it 100 percent right!

    I don’t know why more people can’t see this. There’s a group of Sam fans who hate everyone.

    Also, the person who was so smart and said that the antis woudn’t watch SGA even if Beckett and Weir were in 19 episodes, what are you smoking?

    What do you think the SEW and SCB campaigns are for? Do you think people would be working so hard to try to get them back and then not watch?

    A HUGE number of anti people are also part of those campaigns.

    Oh, and all you Sam fans who keep attacking the antis, go and take a look at the anti season 10 thread and see all the snide remarks about Vala, Daniel and Mitchell.

    Pot, meet the kettle!

  5. One more DragonCon story:

    My niece asked the Stargate SG-1 members of the panel, which character on Atlantis would they want to play?

    Jason Momoa answered for Christopher Judge by repeatedly saying, ‘Say it, say it, say it, …’ until Judge replied, ‘Ronon’. Then, the rest of the actors made a joke of saying Ronon until it was Vanessa Angel’s turn. She said, “I would play Dr. Weir.”

    Michael Shanks turned to her in amazement and said, “You watch the show? You actually know the characters’ names?”

    And, Vanessa Angel replied, “Yes, I do. I like Atlantis.”

  6. Is there any particular reason that Lulu is particularly prone to indoor toileting at present?

    Is flatulence prevalent in French bulldogs or are you just really unlucky?

    She is still a little baby – and she is just so cute and endearing. I will give you two cats (tom and girl siblings) for her.

    Susan

  7. That Genii in the vid was looking awfully smug with himself at the end of the clip. Must be a manly explosives and toy gun thing…no?

    I’ve somehow managed to be a whole post behind..missing the whole lulu accident discussion…meh…guess that’s just the laws of the universe.

  8. so with the mention of the all important Nielsen box, how do we know if we have one?? I want to impact the ratings even though I’m in Canada.. does that count?? Or do Nielsen boxes only count for US viewers. Well I will faithfully watch on the actual date and time that it airs on the movie networks!

    Poor Lulu… well poor you I guess my sympathies go out to you!

    Have a great day!
    P

  9. At the moment, I am envying the non-pee variety.

    The Cat made the effort to find the litter box, but, as I just found out, apparently missed the litter box …. leaving pee to run under a nearby plastic mat …. and on the wood floor …. and sit for about 12 hours before I found it.

    On the plus side …. such as there is … I am renovating the house and that particular floor hasn’t been refinished yet.

    But finding the mess caused me to forget that I had clicked on your Genii video to allow it to load while I was doing other things.

    There I was, alone in this old, dark house, cleaning up cat pee -when I suddenly heard a man’s voice yell and gunfire inches away behind me.

    Yikes! There was nearly a second puddle.

  10. Hi Joe! Waiting for S4 with baited breath! And guess what? I kid you not…our family was chosen as a Neilsen Family to record our viewing habits for a week! We have 6 tvs and all of them will be tuned to SGA. Just thought you’d want to know!

  11. Maybe you should call Mike Rowe from “Dirty Jobs” to come over and help out when Lulu comes to set (for the non-pee variety of problem). Every other episode of that show involves poo of some variety. Anyone willing to hold a can and catch it coming out of a cow, not to mention stir the watered down version with his fingers, ought to be able to handle Lulu’s little productions!

  12. Joe,

    1) Is Lulu enjoying her stay with you at the office?

    2) How many days/weeks to hiatus and three (or four?) months of no production headaches?

    The weather down here in Portland isn’t that great either, 300 miles to the south. I’ve been cold all day. Fall is definitely here, time to get the dogs warmed up (sans Lulu and the flatulence, as she’s cuddled up).

    To Lulu: Get well soon so you can cause mucho mayhem!

    Joe: Can I leave my e-mail addy for you so I can send Lulu a get well e-card (or vice versa)? My stuffed pooch is getting lonely…

  13. 1.)Will there be any three-parters in the same vein as Reckoning/Threads, The Siege, or Avalon/Origin this season?
    2.)Will Martin Gero be writing any McKay-centric episodes this season?
    3.)Any chance of getting O’Neill in the fifth season of Atlantis?
    4.)Any chance of getting Daniel and O’Neill coming to Atlantis in the same episode next season?
    5.)Any Ford ideas as of late?

  14. Nearly 500,000 visits! That’s pretty cool!

    I’ll try and find a friend with a Nielson box, though I’m fairly sure I don’t know anyone with one.

  15. While you were lamenting the end of Summer, I was sitting down at the waterfront with my friend celebrating a beautiful sunny Spring day. Yay!

    Do you ever sit and people watch, making up back stories for people you see in the street?

    That can be fun.

  16. Hoohoo! The idea of flocking or a vile of sand makes me excited!
    Do any of the actors have any odd habits?

  17. Thank you, Joe, for the information on Dr. Zelenka.

    Always a pleasure to see Dr. Z on SGA. I think my favorite scene is still Dr. Z telling the story of Atlantis rising in “Letters From Pegasus” — in Czech.

    Plese – keep this Czech in the mail!

    Thank you also for another video clip! LOL!

    Morjana

  18. I will be at home for the actual airing of the new SGA episode then will in the hospital for a while. Will there be episode blog parties I can follow on the net? If not, is there a place where the recap of the weekly airings will be posted? I refuse to do P2P or torrent uploads, not the best way for the actors to make money for their craft, right?
    Perhaps you can dedicate a blog to me because of my upcoming heart surgery?

  19. Hello sir!
    1) What kind of decisions go into the final graphic design on the boxed sets on dvds?
    2) The Martins do excellent commentary, I was wondering if you’ll ever sit down with the actors or director and chime in for a few episodes for season four?

  20. Aw–I can just see Lulu inside your office all by her lonesome!! Though, I must say, I don’t begrudge you your, uh, clean-up duties. *patpat* Poor Joe!

    So, what are you going to do during the season hiatus?

  21. and sincerely hope O.J. can hunt down the real Casino robber.

    Hahaha!

    I think I’m slowly becoming a proper paidup fangirl of the show because I almost clapped my hands with glee to hear that Zelenka is getting more screen time. Quick, kill him off so I can spear head a campaign and spend my days picketing and rendering my clothes and hair in despair. If all this passion and energy was directed towards world hunger I’m sure we could have it sorted by next Tuesday.

    I think the day that the sga writers overtake the jossverse writers for kill counts there should be a little ceremony. Maybe cake.

    And yes, Season Four sounds like it’ll be fantastic.

  22. I had thought my week was going bad, but after reading your blog the last couple days I’m beginning to think my week isn’t going too bad.
    Was Lulu having accidents before she had the surgery or is she trying to get back at you for the surgery?

  23. Hello!

    I just picked up my copy of season 3 today (yay!) and I was wondering if anyone else had pointed out the typos on the DVD sleeves. They list commentary for the episode Sunday on disks 4 & 5 (the ep is on disk 5) and don’t list commentary at all for The Ark (on disk 4). I’d offer to come work as a copy editor (I do it for a living, actually) but barring that, I thought I’d let you know, just in case anyone asks, or so you can pass it on to be fixed if/when they do a second printing of the covers.

    And I am now off to go re-watch all my favorites from last season.

    Cheers!

  24. “Oh, and all you Sam fans who keep attacking the antis, go and take a look at the anti season 10 thread and see all the snide remarks about Vala, Daniel and Mitchell.

    Pot, meet the kettle!”

    You hit the nail on the head. Some Sam fans spent most of the last two years complaining about the changes to SG1. They went into every episode and every season with a pessimistic attitude. They hated episodes before they even saw them. Many of them insulted specific people in TPTB. They even mocked fans who liked those seasons.

    Now that Sam will be on Atlantis those same fans have miraculously changed their tune. They now think TPTB are great and that the season will be fantastic. Now they mock those fans who hold the same pessimistic attitude about Atlantis that they held about SG1.

    Funny how people change when the shoe is on the other foot.

  25. I bought the Season 3 DVD boxed set today along with Hewlett’s flick.

    I am one of the slithering masses at your feet. Don’t step on me.

  26. “Atlantis premieres in less than two weeks . . . “

    I’ve been eagerly awaiting the premiere on the 28th and have been checking the listings to find out when and where. What was the result, you ask?? Serious disappointment, that’s what.

    Seems that even though:

    a. Most of the cast is Canadian (Yes, I know Mssrs. Flanigan and Momoa are . . . *gasp* ALIENS! . . . the “eye candy” factor more than offsets that little detail);

    b. Most of the production people are Canadian;

    c. The show is filmed in the Lower Mainland;

    we don’t get to see it on the 28th, and doesn’t that just suck the big toe!

    Seems First Strike will be airing on the 28th and, according to Movie Central, Adrift won’t make its appearance until October 1. Not sure I’m going to be able to survive the anticipation that long, although I have to admit that an additional three days is a whole lot better than the week I thought it was going to be when I saw that the Season 3 finale was airing on the 28th. On the plus side, it gives me a few more days to watch the S3 DVDs.

    Anyway, as a public service for those in the same boat, the premiere is scheduled for October 1 on MC at 7:00 Pacific/8:00 MT.

  27. *dies laughing*
    I think being smug is a requirement for a Genii. Even when all theirs guns do is ‘click…click’ as opposed to ‘BRAAAAAH!!! BRAAAAAHTATATATAAAAA!!!’

    Exactly like that. Great vid!

    So, I bought S1, S3 and A.D.B. today…yeah, no work got done *sigh*. But it was all for a good cause. *bliss*

    Have you ever thought about coming down and talking at SXSW in Austin? I think you’d really enjoy it. There will be chocolate! 😉

  28. Wow, how time flies. 500,000 already?! And only yesterday I was flabbergasting over my victory over the others on geting the 250,000th view! Well, hopefully this will allow me to gracefully retire from Fandom celebrity status while a new comer gets all the spotlight…and other, more undesirable things. 😉

    So, about them prizes. How about…oh! One of the glass shards from the big Weir blow out at the end of First Strike? It’s more-or-less worthless, but carries great memories. And it’s also dangerous, just like the flocking!

    Think on it Joe, think on it.

  29. Guys, I do believe the issue is not “anti” vs “sam fans” here. I am a die hard Sam fan, as well as a die hard SG-1 and SGA fan. I have loved all 10 seasons of SG-1, and all 3 of SGA, and will continue to do so.

    I think the issue here is GW. Sorry, can’t stand the place.
    Thank you for reminding me why. I would never let a board of any sort dictate what or who I do or don’t like. I post on a Sam/Jack board because that is where my interests lie. It’s a simple remedy for that “bashing” complex.

    NOW…on to things which REALLY belong on Joe’s blog comments…

    Sorry Joe…

    I just wanted to let you know I’m very proud of you for sticking to your guns (at least…I think you are…*eyebrow*) on the E-Collar for Lulu. Any time I’ve had to get one for my pets (feline OR canine) I’ve been rather bad at keeping it one them. *hangs head*

    They’re just so darned pathetic when they give you those “I can’t believe you did this to me” looks!

    🙁

  30. I received the SGA season 3 DVDs today. Getting it with time to watch the set before Adrift airs will have me ready and eager for for season 4, as if I’m not already giddy with anticipation! I just watched No Man’s Land and I must say that I love the space battles in SGA. They are always beautifully spectacular.

    Now watching the news. The cool front in the Vancouver area is headed south to us. It’ll be just another summer day in San Francisco.

    My thanks again for an entertaining blog and a great show!

  31. Anonymous said: “Pot, meet the kettle!”

    I’ve got another one for you – “Let he who is without sin cast the first stone.”

    I don’t recall every single Daniel fan behaving in a perfectly polite manner when Jonas replaced him in Season 6. I do remember a lot of character, actor, and PTB bashing that permeated fandom for over a year. When Daniel came back and Jonas was given the boot, many of those same Daniel fans told the Jonas fans to just accept it and stop complaining. Likewise, I don’t recall every single Vala fan being angelic during Season 9 when some of them actively campaigned to have Sam kicked off the show so Vala could replace her. I remember some of them rejoicing when they found out Vala was being added to the show as a regular and Sam was most likely going to be reduced to spending half her time on SGA. I also remember quite a lot of those same fans bashing not only Sam and AT, but also the entirety of the series before Season 9. Even to this day, several Vala fans will not even watch Seasons 1-8 because the show was supposedly sub-standard without their favorite in it. And right now, I don’t see every single Weir and Carson fan being tolerant and kind-hearted towards the characters that are replacing their favorites, the actors who play those characters, and the fans of those characters. The same can be said of Sam fans during Seasons 9 and 10. No one fan group is perfectly tolerant and rational and I find it amusing that Sam fans seem to be the only ones you are singling out for being hypocritical.

    When you do find a fan group that’s membership is completely guiltless, maybe then you might have a more convincing argument. All I see are a handful of fans on all sides behaving badly (and not just antis). The controversies that plague fandom will change over time, but the way some fans react and behave will always remain unerringly predictable. Perhaps we all should examine our own beliefs and actions first before condemning others.

  32. Quote from Anonymous:

    Great comment from anonymous about the tone of things on GW.

    It’s so true. People don’t become anti just for the sake of it. They become anti if there’s something they see as being bad for the show they’re watching.

    End Quote.

    I’m not sure I agree with that. Quite a few of the nastiest, most scathing SGA anti bunch, and I don’t mean those that have concerns, those who are sitting on the fence, or those who don’t like some aspects of season 4 – I mean the die-hard, “I’m not watching the show, but I’m damn well gonna make sure I shout so loud and ruin everyone elses enjoyment” have mostly always been a bunch of trouble making fans, who have gone around the forum bitching and whining endlessly for so long, that most people have them on ignore or just laugh at them, that’s when their posts haven’t been deleted by the mods as they break just about every GW rule possible in their quest to upset everyone.

    Certainly, they are a small, vocal and nasty group. Those who shout loudest comes to mind…

    People do often become anti for a reason, it’s true. The way they behave though when they feel like that says a lot about them. I have such respect for fans who honestly say how upset and disappointed they are, and really admire those who move on. After all, when all’s said and done, SGA is a television show, and if it causes so much upset and catiness, well, it’s best to move on and walk away with dignity. Unfortunately a lot of poeple haven’t been able to do that, and just come across as nasty, vindictive losers who have no lives.

    At the end of the day, perhaps we all have too much time on our hands and not enough real lives to get things in perspective. Television is meant to entertain and create healthy debate. If we get to the point that we’re constantly being aggressive and behaving like the reduction or removal or even addition of cast members from a show is akin to something bad happening to a personal friend, then a reality check is needed.

    It’s fine to have sympathy and be disappointed, but to let it spiral into a world of obsessional hate just isn’t healthy.

    Me? I’m sitting on the fence here. I don’t know if I’m going to like the changes until I’ve seen them. If, after the premiere, I don’t like things, I’ll say so, but until I’ve judged objectively, I can’t say.

  33. Joe,

    Est-ce que t’es fache avec moi? C’est bizzare ca fait 4 fois que je t’ecris et vous repondez pas?

    votre fan de montreal

  34. Dear Mr. Mallozzi,
    I just bought a baby pincher, i’ll send you pictures of him but I don’t know how to attach them to this blog.
    Also, i was wondering if I can get autographs from Ronon and Dr. Mckay.

    thank you sir,

    Benny

  35. A question to your alter ego Baron Destructo:

    1-)Who is your nemesis and what super powers does he/she/it has?

    2-)And what super power does The Baron Has?

  36. I think the price for that many views should be an used script of the show, it has to be something good after so many page views.

  37. I’m one of the lucky few who got to preview the new season opener and wow! It’s jam packed with adventure! Can’t wait to see where it goes from here.

    Excellent job, all!

  38. Dovil said…
    If all this passion and energy was directed towards world hunger I’m sure we could have it sorted by next Tuesday.

    Truer words were never spoken…

    Joe this is a bit of a shot in the dark, but I don’t suppose you know how they get the UK ratings do you? If it’s through Skyboxes then I can definitely be of help…

    So sad to hear about Robert Jordan. I kept insisting to my friend that I wouldn’t read Wheel of Time unless he finished it before he died… I feel guilty now. :S

  39. hey, you probably have no idea but do u know anything about the airing of atlantis in Australia, we only got to the second season over here, i haven’t even seen the third season yet and the fourth season is about to start!

  40. Hey Joe, great news about Dr Z., but we’re still getting the five episodes of Monty, the radioactive gopher, right? I’d hate to think that the increase in Zelenka’s airtime has made Monty a goner.

    🙂

    P.S. Sadly, it appears the Monty/Dr. Z. campaign died before it even really got started. Sigh.

  41. Joe,

    I’m very pleased to hear your blog has become so popular, I can see why. I stumbled upon it by accident recently and spent a good few hours reading all the back history and it has now become a bit of a daily ritual for me. I sit at my desk at lunch, eat my boring salad and read enviously of all the delicious food and all the doggy anicdotes.

    Thanks very much for cheering up my day…every day.

    Sarajo103

  42. Answer: Mine was the, uh, non-pee variety as well.

    Oh, man. Then I really laugh. The indignities we dog parents have to undergo.

    Best of luck surviving the rest of the week!

  43. Cat4444 said Adrift won’t make its appearance until October 1. Well we poor people in the UK have to wait until an week later on the 8th before we get to see Adrift Whaaaaaaaa! Tht said we are soooo looking forward to it. It seems forever since we had any new SGA on our screens.
    huggles for Joe and Lulu and the pugs.
    Hugs
    Wendy
    and my BSH cats Beckett (blue and white) and Major(blue)
    John Sheppard is my happy place

  44. “You hit the nail on the head. Some Sam fans spent most of the last two years complaining about the changes to SG1.”

    Exactly… some Sam fans. And some fans from practically every group.

    Why does it have to be a competition? Just enjoy the god damned show. If watching the show produces more angst than enjoyment, change the channel. Why is that such a difficult concept to grasp?

    Gah.

    Sorry for using your blog like that Joe.

    As for Lulu and her problem… you should adopt a child and tell them that Lulu is their puppy. Then make them clean it up.

  45. LOL, Poor Lulu! Are your other dogs still afraid of the cone?

    Have a great day Joe!

    Sabina 🙂

  46. Hi Joe

    Looking forward to the premiere of Atlantis. Will have to review the last show to get me up to speed. You’re blog is very popular. What do you attribute its success to? I think it must be your great sense of humor.. and your writing skills. Take the O.J. comment.. you just make me chuckle.. Your little LuLu looks so sweet with her cone collar!!

    Take Care

    Dori

  47. Joe,

    You and Lulu jinxed me. Brandi, our lovely new pit bull of two months, apparently ate something yesterday that didn’t agree with her. And she proved it by leaving the absolute largest semi-solid pile of “proof” I’ve ever seen. Right on our new one week old area rug. In the interest of time and my own gastronomic well being, I just tossed the rug.

  48. Hello =)

    Merci pour la video =)

    MERCI Beaucoup de m’avoir répondu!!! je suis super happy =D
    Lol moi je n’aime pas le chocolat noir^^, je trouve sa trop fort!
    Mais mon chocolat préféré c’est celui de mon papa^^! Et oui! il fait des gateaux et du chocolat^^..je sais j’ai de la chance lol!

    Waou!! Bravo pour toute les visites de votre blog!! Vous les méritez bien!! Moi, sur mon blog j’ai entre 67 et 130 visite pas jours, c est bien aussi^^!

    Mes questions:
    1)Vous aimer le réglisse?
    2)Vous avez une chanson francaise préféré?
    3)Vous, vous réveillez a quel heure le matin en ce moment?

    Voila voila =)
    MERCI, GROS BISOUS!! A DEMAIN! PASSEZ UNE BONNE JOURNEE!! JE VOUS AIME TRES TRES FORT! <3<3<3

  49. 1)Will there be lots of tension between Sheppard and Teyla this season?

    2)Does Dr. Weir’s absence play a significant role over the entire season?

  50. Another rough day, Joe? Oh noes! Poor you!

    Summer? Was there such a thing? I thought we bypassed summer and jumped straight from early Spring to Autumn!! Joy!

    My sympathies to all those who have suffered at the rear end of little Lulu – pets just love to cause us misery, especially if they think we did it to them first!! On the bright side, she’ll learn!

    What the devil ARE Tuxedo bars? You didn’t tell us!!!! I know I wasn’t the only one who asked – that pic you posted made them look rather tasty.

    As far as ideas for a prize to the 500, 000th viewer goes…hmmm…how about a random cartridge case from a P90? It coulda killed a Wraith. It coulda killed a bed Genii. It coulda been recycled from SG1 and killed a few Jaffa – who knows!! Or even the case of the 9mil that killed Kolyer (pardon my spelling) – or did Joe F get to keep that one? *grin*

    Sincerely hoping that you have a slew of good days to make up for the not-so-good ones so far this week!!

    Dreams

  51. wait and see before I judge, etc.

    The antis, unlike the pros, stay in their own little threads. If they’re yelling loudly and annoying you, it’s probably because you’re playing in their patch.

    Simple as that.

    I lurk a lot, and I don’t think I’ve ever seen an anti post anything that would stir up trouble in the pro threads, but the pros do it in the anti threads all the time.

  52. Elizabeth:

    Cassie and Jack no longer exist.. didn’t you hear that? It’s a soft reset… Weir’s gone, Beckett’s gone, Sam and Jack will never get together because they’re in different galaxies and he’s way too old for her. Besides which, she’s a leather queen, and I don’t think that’s quite his type….

  53. When this Season wraps up on SGA and is airing what are you plans?

    When the show is done filming for the year what do you do? Planning any vacation? Planning on spending hours sleeping in?

    Fran

  54. OK I get a great chuckle from your responses…like, “I enjoy musicals about as much as I enjoy pulling out my fingernails with a pair of pliers. My favorite? Probably my left hand index finger.”

    I shamelessly love old musicals. I want to thank you for the comedy, insight & brush up on my french. I don’t know anyone with a nielsen box, but will do my part to watch faithfully, get my family and friends watching,and turn it on in all the residents room in the nursing home!!

  55. Cher M. Malozzi,

    thanks answering my question.You confirm my thoughts. It is a very good reason to be proud of all Stargate’s staff (with so many canadians talented persons working on it)for doing a sci-fi tv show for 11 years now.

    I’m still waiting to receive my season 3 dvd to watch the episodes for the first time. So you can imagine how frustrating it is not to be able to watch season 4 on canadian broadcasts.

  56. Good grief Joe – who let the Daniel/Action Jackson fans out of their play area? Their hate for Carter and Carter’s fans is so obvious they can’t hide even if they post as an anonymous.

    Jennifer

  57. ” Anonymous pisze…

    wait and see before I judge, etc.

    The antis, unlike the pros, stay in their own little threads. If they’re yelling loudly and annoying you, it’s probably because you’re playing in their patch.

    Simple as that.

    I lurk a lot, and I don’t think I’ve ever seen an anti post anything that would stir up trouble in the pro threads, but the pros do it in the anti threads all the time.”

    Because reading nasty things about something really good simply makes you to make a comment on this. And seasons 9 and 10 are very good. Simple as that.

  58. Will there be lots of tension between Sheppard and Teyla this season?

    Don’t you care about any other characters? Seriously, no one wants to see the John/Teyla hour.

  59. Thank you for honoring my request to dedicate yesterday’s blog to Robert Jordan.

    I just ran across a wonderful online editorial about the end of the Harry Potter series. As you are a HP fan, I thought you might enjoy it.

    http://www.mugglenet.com/editorials/spinnersend/se26.shtml

    The insights described in this editorial all rang true with me. I wonder what your take on it will be.

    SMB_BOOKS

  60. My latest obsession has been CSI (the original), largely because a friend does their effects and they show a bunch of episodes on Spike TV every day. I’ve noticed quite a number of actors from the SG universe on the show. Just today I saw Tony Amendola and Mitch Pileggi – and Joe Flanigan apparently was on CSI – Miami. Is this just a coincidence?

  61. *waves*

    I’ve rambled… sorry *blushes*

    Anon said about the anon of the anon of anon who advised that anon isn’t happy, and has said, “The anonymous who posted this has it 100 percent right!

    I don’t know why more people can’t see this. There’s a group of Sam fans who hate everyone.

    Also, the person who was so smart and said that the antis woudn’t watch SGA even if Beckett and Weir were in 19 episodes, what are you smoking?

    What do you think the SEW and SCB campaigns are for? Do you think people would be working so hard to try to get them back and then not watch?

    A HUGE number of anti people are also part of those campaigns.

    Oh, and all you Sam fans who keep attacking the antis, go and take a look at the anti season 10 thread and see all the snide remarks about Vala, Daniel and Mitchell.

    Pot, meet the kettle!”

    I hate to disagree with you, but I will. I actually know of a few people who have refused point blank to watch the show until those two cast members are reinstated for all 20 episodes, and for TPTB to admit they made a mistake. So, excuse me, how about you check those accusations before making ascertations about what some fans will or won’t do? Personally, if you want to watch the show, watch. If you don’t, fine, but what are people hoping to achieve by some of the nasty posts i’ve seen, and the bitching and the in fighting between groups and i’m talking a select few of pro and anti here who can and do take things to the extreme. No one is innocent in all of this irrespective of who you do/don’t like or which ‘gang’ you’re in. (Except me of course, because i’m perfect) 😛

    Honestly though, sometimes it’s like being in a playground, with kids saying my gang is better than your gang. Come on people, it’s a TV show, it’s not the be all and end all of your lives (sorry Joe). And if it is, maybe you (and I mean that in the general sense) need to get yourself a life and some perspective. I can completely understand you (again generalising) being upset about the loss of your favourite character or that the show has changed to a point where it doesn’t feel like your show anymore (but how will you know that for a fact, if you don’t watch)? If it’s making you that miserable, why compound the misery and maintain that hate for so long?

    As for your point about the huge number of anti fans, meh, have you done a poll, a focus group maybe? Got a petition and had everyone sign it? Truth is no one will know the exact figures, or the percentage of fans who will/won’t watch, unless that data is received straight from people’s TV’s (not just nielson). To be perfectly honest, I admire people who have the dedication, creativity and perseverance to campaign like they have with SCB girls and the SEW girls, I admire that. Personally though, I think for the most part it’s a futile exercise, but I admire their passion and ingenuity.

    Me, i’m extremely excited at what S4 will bring. Do I have concerns? Of course I do, it’s natural when things change, and that people are apprehensive about certain things and certain characters. But what I don’t think i’ll ever get within this fandom, is the animosity between groups. Maybe it’s a ‘fandom’ thing, I don’t know. Everyone wants their favourite character to shine, and to have lots of screen time, and to not be put on the back burner, or made reocurring, but you know what? It happens. We have two choices, accept it, or move on.

    Oh and one last point to one of the anons. I’ve been to a lot of forums when I first started out, and trust me if you think GW is scary, then you’ve led a very sheltered fandom life!

    Now i’m done with the rambling. 😀 Nice to hear that deep in your heart, Joe, there’s a fanboy in there who likes to play like the rest of us.

    *hugs*

  62. “Good grief Joe – who let the Daniel/Action Jackson fans out of their play area? Their hate for Carter and Carter’s fans is so obvious they can’t hide even if they post as an anonymous.”

    God, I’m tired of how this blog has become another battlefield in the Carter vs. Jackson war. I don’t care if Carter fans are being hypocrites. I don’t care if Daniel fans are posting mean things about Carter fans. I’m sick of Carter fans whining about OS in every blog entry here. This stupid war has been going on for years and most of the fandom doesn’t give a fuck. Get over it. Therapy might help.

  63. Seriously, no one wants to see the John/Teyla hour.

    Amen to that. The whole heroic soldier/alien princess thing is too much of a badly overbaked cliché for even Stargate to handle without it turning into the stinkiest of limburger cheese.

  64. “Anonymous said…
    wait and see before I judge, etc.

    The antis, unlike the pros, stay in their own little threads. If they’re yelling loudly and annoying you, it’s probably because you’re playing in their patch.

    Simple as that.

    I lurk a lot, and I don’t think I’ve ever seen an anti post anything that would stir up trouble in the pro threads, but the pros do it in the anti threads all the time.”

    ROFLMAO, yes, because the anti’s are perfect aren’t they? There’s no snideynes, hypocrosy or blatant redding from any of the anti’s. They’re just hard done to fans, that people should feel sorry for. Pull the other one, it’s got bells on!

  65. A VIAL OF SAND!!!!!! WOW!!!!!!!! If i post lots of times will i get more chanses of winning? Seriously i want that sand :o) did i mention how great you are?

  66. YES, THANK YOU brass monkey. You just said what I’ve been wanting to say for a long time. Not only does most of fandom not care but Joe doesn’t care either. Some people not only need therapy but they need to grow up. ((Hugs Joe))

  67. from wait and see
    At the end of the day, perhaps we all have too much time on our hands and not enough real lives to get things in perspective. Television is meant to entertain and create healthy debate. If we get to the point that we’re constantly being aggressive and behaving like the reduction or removal or even addition of cast members from a show is akin to something bad happening to a personal friend, then a reality check is needed.

    It’s fine to have sympathy and be disappointed, but to let it spiral into a world of obsessional hate just isn’t healthy.

    Despite all the hate you see in stargate fandom, it’s really all down to a handful of obsessive fans who are simply addicted to the show to the point it’s their life and I’ll leave the rest to Dr. Phil as he could probably make a great show out of it.

    Sure, every time an actor leaves/joins a show people get upset for some reason but the vast majority don’t go ballistic on threads, don’t attack other fans on board if they didn’t like an episode. Brass Monkey was right. There are some fans out there who definitely need therapy.

    Anyway, leaving “lifestyles of obessive fans behind,” Joe, a fan at SciFi.com asked if you’d ever consider posting over there, or will ALex Levine be resuming his blogging duties on the 28th?

    Thanks!

    Thanks.

  68. Sorry to post again, but is seems the link I posted earlier for that HP editorial got cutoff and didn’t list the entire link.

    SO, I’ll try again, this time breaking it up a bit….

    http://www.mugglenet.com/editorials/spinnersend

    When you get to that page, click on “Spinner’s End #26 – Finite Incantatem”

    It really is worth the read!

    SMB_BOOKS

  69. Hi Joe, do you have a rough guide as to how many eps of S4 that Mitch Pileggi &/or Michael Beach will be appearing in?

    Thanks.

  70. I’m not an unhappy person. I feel like I have a normal sane level of happiness but today I felt like I was surrounded by abnormally happy people and it just made me want to jump of a bridge. Standing looking down at the ankle deep water 3 feet below me I decided a better idea would be to nominate this day ‘smack a happy person day’. I think if they made it an actual day….a celebration of sorts….the likelyhood of ending up with a criminal record for grievous bodily harm would be greatly reduced.

    I wondered if you or any of the writers/cast/crew or any other fans reading this would like to back me in my bid to make 19th September ‘Smack A Happy Person Day’.

    If you chance to meet a smile
    do not let it stay
    Smack the weirdo on the face
    until it goes away

    No-one likes a smiley face
    change it for a frown
    Make the world a better place
    and don’t look such a clown.

  71. Huh. I’ve never even heard of these “anti” and “pro” factions. Anti what? Pro what? Actually, please don’t answer that…in matters such as these I think I prefer to remain ignorant. I’m obviously in my own little (and kind) fandom world.

    I know I’ve mentioned this before, but I just can’t get over how elfin-like Sheppard’s ears are. Will the fact that Sheppard obviously has an Elf gene ever come in to play this season? Like, will he gain the ability to fly and/or make stellar cookies? What are the odds of someone having both the Ancient gene and the Elf gene? Lucky guy, that Sheppard.

  72. *waves*

    Little Miss Grumpy, not wanting to tip you over that bridge, but…

    *cough*

    Link

    *runs out before she gets thwacked*

    😛

  73. any chance of Don S Davis aka Hammond of Texas appearing in any future Stargate SG1 movies?

    cant believe no one has asked this, doesnt hammond have fans?

    probably too late to ask since you probably wont answer that

  74. Hi Joe,I was reading an article about successful business women in the UK. One of the women started a doggy boutique it was so successful she now has two. She called it ‘Pugs and Kisses’.
    What did Fondy call her doggy boutique?
    Pauline

  75. Joe,

    Any talk of putting SG-1 on the new MGM HD channel? Might actually get me moving to switch from cable to satillite that I’ve been procrastinating about for years.

  76. Huh. I’ve never even heard of these “anti” and “pro” factions. Anti what? Pro what? Actually, please don’t answer that…in matters such as these I think I prefer to remain ignorant. I’m obviously in my own little (and kind) fandom world.

    If a fan says “I don’t like so and so,” some other fans will instantly label them an anti-(whoever) fan. Ditto with “pro.” It’s just fans labeling other fans. Really silly, actually. If you don’t know about all the squabbling in this fandom, consider yourself lucky! 😉

  77. I love all the characters on all the Stargate shows! Uh..except Cavanaugh…but the show wouldn’t have been the same without him to hate!!!
    *ducks behind a tree as every hater group will probably hate me now*

    “People, I just want to say, you know, can we all get along?” 😉

  78. hi, joe,

    i’ve been watching some replicarter videos, and i’m reminded of what an awesome job amanda did as replicarter… any chance replicarter isn’t dead?…

    sally 😀

  79. If you ever decide to come to Austin-there are a lot of different restaurants that you might like to enjoy-check out the austin360.com site. Austin has very eclectic tastes.
    Dragon’s Lair for anime. And if ever find a free weekend in September you have to check out Austin City Limits.

  80. 1)Après le test zatar’c, l’épisode thread, les shippeurs Sam/Jack dont moi se demandent s’ils vont enfin les voir ensemble en tant que couple malgré le départ de Samantha sur Atlantis.
    2)Etes-vous plutôt confiant pour une 5ème saison de stargate atlantis?

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