Well, I completed all of two pages on Whispers today, finally hitting that all-important 10 page mark but, more importantly, establishing the other team: Captain Alicia Vega, Lieutenant Anne Teldy, Sergeant Dusty Wells, and Dr. Alison (with one L) Porter. Carson will be in for a treat – when he’s not fighting for his life. Come tomorrow, I’ll probably rewrite the whole thing anyway but, hey, it’s a start. A slow, laborious start.

A final of Alan McCullough’s Daedalus Variations came out today and we shifted focus to Alan’s second – extreme Shep-whumpage – script, co-storied by Robert C. Cooper. With the writers’ strike hopefully over, Carl will finally be delivering his masterpiece which we’ll be fast-tracking into the #5 slot.

Jewel and hubby Matt swung by the production offices today. Jewel was in for a fitting while Matt was on the lot shooting another show. We talked horror movies, Watchmen, and, of course, what we have in store for Keller in season 5. Like Rachel, she was excited about some of the planned developments – but understandably a anxious about episode #2, The Seed, especially since I told her she’d have to get in for 4:00 a.m. every morning so that prosthetics could get an early jump on the body cast process which would take about 3-4 hours. “The trick is not to breathe too much or let the latex touch your skin,”I advised, “as it’s not only toxic but highly corrosive. Anyway, relax and have fun with it.” She wasn’t sure whether I was kidding or not.

Speaking of which – the prosthetics meeting with Todd Master has been moved to tomorrow morning. For Whispers, I’d like something elegantly simple yet shockingly terrifying. I can’t wait to see what Todd and the gang come up with.

No mailbag today as the next scene came to me while I was driving home tonight and I’d like to get it down before I forget. But, to tide you over, here’s that snipped scene from Trio. A little chat between Carter and Keller as they are knotting up that rope:

Carter: So…you seeing anyone?

Keller: What?

Carter: Around the base, you seeing anyone?

Keller: I dunno…I had a moment with – with this…guy. He’s not exactly easy to read so…I guess the short answer is “no”. You?

Carter: Well, I’m the boss, so I can’t really…

Keller: Right Anyone back home?

Carter: Uhm…

Keller: Un-huh, I thought so. Give it up.

Carter: Well, it’s complicated.

Keller: Show me a relationship that isn’t.

Carter: He’s in Washington…I’m here.

Keller: Ouch. Long distance relationship.

Carter: He’s going to retire soon, so maybe –

Keller: Really! Retire? So…an older man, huh?

Carter: Not that much older.

Keller: Washington, older man…is he like a Senator or something? Someone famous? Would I know him?

Carter: Probably not.

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majorsal
majorsal

OH MY GOD, JOE, THE S/J SCENE!!!!!! grin grin grin

*gets dizzy. faints. wakes up*

YEEEESSSS!! grin

sally grin

wams352
wams352

Well that explains the Ronan thing! Thanks. And you just gave a ton of shippers (of the S/J variety) and a bunch of hopeful whumpers a great night!

Keep writing! wams352

(now waves at LT. Teldy! KEWL!)

IamJohn
IamJohn

That scene would have gotten a lot of people going on the forums if you had left it in….

Elizabeth S
Elizabeth S

I think you should have kept the short deleted conversation in. It might have kept people from freaking out about the drink thing ‘is it a date? What is it? What’s going on? How dare she go out with Rodney, she’s going out with Ronon! Humph!’

The teslan
The teslan

Sounds like you guys have lots of great stuff in store for fans next season! I going to have to stop reading spoilers or my head might explode from all the excitement. Prosthetics for a cast member has me mulling over the millions of fun possibilities that it could entail. Glad to hear Carl will be back at work soon *fingers crossed* (to imply I’m hoping, not that I’m lying).

Shawna
Shawna

Thanks for sharing the scene. Too bad it wasn’t in.

That first paragraph…well, I just don’t know what to make of that. I like the idea of a secondary scene, and a mention of Carson always gets my interest. And is Anne Teldy gonna be a character that sticks around for a little while before getting offed?

Oh, and prosthetics for Keller sounds interesting. Wait, I know. That’s gonna be the episode where it’s revealed that Keller has really all along been Ellia in disguise. She obviously worked with Michael, he gave her what the good guys couldn’t and humanified her, and he sent her to spy on them. Yep, I figured it would be something like that. Nice work on getting us to like her before the big reveal. I’m sure it’ll come as much more of a shock that way. Plus, Ronon’ll be all angsty that he “almost kissed” a wraith. Oh, you guys are good.

StellaByStargate
StellaByStargate

Joe…Joe…you’re breaking my heart!!! Do you know…if you’d left that scene in, Trio would have been…PERFECT! Not that it wasn’t near perfect…but …*giant shippy sigh*.Oh well. I’ll take it as quasi-canon…at least it was filmed and intended to be there. Thanks for sharing that with us. And I mean that from the bottom of my heart. I know it’s a lot to ask, but maybe, please, could we get more of the same in S5 before we lose Sam for good?

squall78
squall78

Hey Joe,

Do you have any ratings info for “Trio”? Thanks!

Best,

Squall78

LAD
LAD

Thank you soooo much for the scene, Joe!

Aelfgyfu

Let me be the first to say: thank heaven the episode was running long so we didn’t have to have that scene! (I do like Keller’s part, though: “He’s not exactly easy to read so…I guess the short answer is ‘no’.”)

Michael
Michael

That deleted scene is great Joe! I don’t remember if you said this was filmed or not? If it was, any chance of getting it on the DVD?!

Jackie
Jackie

I soooo would have loved to see that S/J scene!!! I can’t believe you guys cut it!

Shep-whump huh? What is with all the Shep-Whump? Poor guy never catches a break….what is Joe’s take on this whummping?

Thornyrose
Thornyrose

A shame the Keller/Carter conversation was cut out of the final product. It’s a nice payoff to all the Carter/O’Neill fans. And just because Sam is committed doesnt mean McKay can’t keep idolizing her, or attempting to win her affections. Nice teasers on the progress of the writing. May the Muse continue to inspire and drive you…

dayse
dayse

Oh, Joe, you *tease*.

Whumpage is … physical as opposed to emotional, yes? John needs a day at the spa, it’s been a tough year smile

julianthered
julianthered

Oh, man, that scene would have been nice!
Also, I’m gonna keep bugging you, until you respond. razz Any plans for a big ground battle(similar to Heroes 2) anytime soon?

MsStargate
MsStargate

OMG!!!!
Joe…..Joe…..Joe!
How could you let them cut that scene???
After 10 LONG years we really need to hear that on screen.

Becky

Claudia
Claudia

Thanks for sharing that scene Joe! Any chance we’ll see something similar next year?

Oh, and I loved Trio, even without it. smile

Kathleen
Kathleen

I’m really glad you guys cut that from “Trio”. Really glad. Just… glad. The thought of Sam with Woolsey just squicks me. :^D

josh
josh

On a scale of 1-10 how likely is it that we will see either Ford or Kolya before series end(season 11/12)??

tanya
tanya

AAAAAAAAAAaaahhhhhh!!!! Oh my god!! thank you so much for the script that was deleted from TRIO!!!! Mon coeur bat tellement vite… j’en reviens pas!!C’est plate que la scene a été coupé! J’aurais vraiment aimé voir la reaction de Carter quand elle dit:

Carter: Well, it’s complicated.
and when she said:

Carter: He’s going to retire soon, so maybe –

(all i can say is…: ) There is hope…!!! yyyyeeeaaahhh!!!

josh
josh

I’m a bit of an AU/time travel stories junky. So am I going to have my fix after Last Man?

Allie
Allie

Thank you so much for giving us this little deleted scene! I’m sorry that it had to go, not because I’m a S/J shipper, but because I think it really would have explained the Ronon/Keller thing more and kept some people from overreacting. But Jack is going to retire? I’ll believe it when I see it.

And my mind is running with all the possibilities you’ve given us with these clues! Prosthetics, ship stories, other teams. Though since so much of the talk around Anne Teldy’s character has been ‘red shirt” oriented, I already have a bad feeling about this team…

Thanks again for all the info and good luck script writing!

josh
josh

Does Baron Destructo/L.A.M.E. have a drugs policy??

rderoch
rderoch

I do hope that this will be one of the deleted scenes that you put on the dvd. PLEASE?!

Love the bit about Keller and Ronon, too. And I don’t know why so many people are calling the Keller/Rodney drink a date. They went as friends. He told her he would buy her a keg if it worked. He got off easy.

riley

WOO for Lt Teldy! Bring on that imaginative and incredibly gruesome death!