With the Superbowl only a day away, I temporarily turn this blog over to its resident football experts, Baron Destructo and Cookie Monster, for their peerless predictions on the big game.
MATCH-UP: NEW YORK GIANTS VS NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS
(New England favored by 12)
Cookie Monster: On Sesame Street, only ting bigger den “Superbowl Sunday” be “Shave Snuffleupagus Saturday“. Both big annual events offer thrill of victory and agony of de feet (Smell of Snuffy furry clodhoppers indescrybabble. But Cookie Monster try anyway. You ever have when cleaning out fridge, find what Oscar the Grouch call Civil War cheese? All blue and grey? But you eat anyway and half hour later get sick and going to vomit – but don’t have time to reach toilet so use first ting handy and dat be four year old athletic sock dat fall between washer and dryer day after Cookie Monster run Boston Marathon but beaten by Grover who cheat and take rickshaw to finish line instead? And garbage day still tree days away so have to sneak out in middle of night and slip sock in crazy cat lady neighbor garbage can instead? But when pass by house, Mrs. Epstein spot Cookie Monster and invite him inside where she live with seventy-five indoor cats with no litter box because house BE giant litter box and Mrs. Epstein always keep windows closed to conserve heat even in summer time when dis always happen? And she disappear into kitchen and leave Cookie Monster in sealed hot room with seventy-five cats and four year old athletic sock holding gut scrub Civil War cheese? And den she come out and serve her grandma’s special pumpkin pie? Well, Snuffy feet smell exactly like dat pie. Sweet with just hint of cinamon. Feet smell terrific! But very painful when step on you.) Every year, Grover host big superbowl party. He buy big screen t.v. (and return it next day) and have good old fashioned burgers, hot dogs, and triple sec. Always fun except last year when Teletubbies crash. More like Terrotubbies, chaah! Little mofos lock themselves in Grover tatami room and smoke crystal meth. We kick dem out, but not before one use fruit bowl for toilet. Leave dump bigger den Tinky Winky head! We all very angry, very disgusted and very, very impressed.
Anyhoo, tomorrow de big game. Patriots favorites, undefeeted, better offense, better coach BUT Giants team of destiny like de 1968 Jets, 2005 Red Sox, and 2004 Rob and Amber. Giants win! Giants win! Giants win! FINAL SCORE: GIANTS 27 PATRIOTS 24
Baron Destructo: With Superbowl XLII finally upon us, the most excruciatingly boring NFL season in recent memory draws to its merciful and highly predictable conclusion. Nevertheless, tomorrow, all of the moonbase’s laser death ray targeting systems will be tuned into not Cleveland, Ohio, but the big game as we at the League of Aliens and Mutants for Evil will sit back and watch the New England Patriots steamroll the New York Giants like Dr. Disastro’s mechanical squid ran roughshod over that Big and Tall in Albuquerque last Spring. Evil genius Patriots coach Bill Belichick had two weeks to engineer the Giants’ defeat. Two weeks! It took ME only ten days to plot the successful downfall of Dijibouti! The Patriots shall destroy their opponent to the delight of Bostonians, the chagrin of New Yorkers, and the general apathy of everyone else. FINAL SCORE: Patriots 44 Giants 21.
Today’s video: Behind the scenes on Outcast. Shooting the replicator fall against green screen –
Teslan writes: “In the original idea that Mr. Flanigan pitched out, did he go to Earth alone, or did Ronon or any other members of the team go with him? And which of the writers was responsible for the scene with Shep’s brother?”
Answer: Joe’s original pitch consisted of Sheppard tracking down a replicator on Earth. We filled in the blanks, coming up with the story and breaking it over the course of a day or two. With regard to the Shep scene, the writers came up with the beat in the room after which Alan wrote the scene.
PG-15 writes: “The many pineapples appearances, despite the fact that I was allergic to it, therefore an obvious attempt to mock me?”
Answer: Hey, I think I’m allergic to pineapple too! Also, yes, we were mocking you.
Squeakiep writes: “ With Martin Wood working on “Sanctuary”, does that mean we will not see him direct any Season 5 episodes??”
Answer: Like Amanda, Martin’s involvement in Atlantis’s fifth season will be dependent on his Sanctuary schedule. If all goes well, he should be swinging by to direct some episodes in the back half.
Sq2830 writes: “In short, could you confirm whether the new commander is or is not another character from SG-1?”
Answer: I cannot.
Inpa writes: “Will details like which writers and producers will return also be announced in Sci-Fi’s press release or will you just fill us in here?”
Answer: Last year’s writing/producing staff will return for the show’s fifth season including Carl Binder who will hopefully join us the second the WGA strike is settled. Also, look for scripts from both Robert C. Cooper and Brad Wright.
Wraitfodder writes: “Was there a scene filmed with Sheppard and the horse?”
Answer: No, there wasn’t.
Sarah L. writes: “What is the most expensive thing that has been broken on set?”
Anwer: Clearly, the most precious thing ever broken on set was Carl’s heart the day the Asgard were wiped out.