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This morning, I received an email from Jeffrey Ford (http://14theditch.livejournal.com/), the author of this month’s fantasy selection: The Empire of Ice Cream. Jeffrey has kindly agreed to drop in and do a guest blog entry for us when the time comes. So go pick up a copy of the book and start reading. Discussion on The Empire of Ice Cream begins April 21st! (From Booklist: “A book that opens with a story about creatures who live their entire existences in sand castles, from when youthful builders abandon them to when the tide destroys them, demands readers possessing a healthy sense of wonder and the willingness to embrace the bizarre and fantastic. The title story beautifully twists the experience and senses of a synesthetic musician to answer the question, what would happen if synesthetic experiences took on physical forms? “The Weight of Words” takes the phrase seriously to explore the sinister potential of print. “Boatman’s Holiday” depicts what Charon, the boatman of Hades, does on vacation. Giants and unidentifiable alien creatures, fairy tales, the intertwining of wonder and terror, and fantastic views of both the strange and the ordinary all appear in this marvelous collection, with Ford’s comments on his inspiration and motivations appended to each story.”)

Then, this afternoon, I received an email from F. Paul Wilson (http://www.repairmanjack.com/), the author of this month’s horror selection: The Keep. Paul has also kindly consented to swing by and field some of your questions and comments. You have one month to read the book. Discussion on The Keep begins April 14th. (From Amazon.com: “Thus reads the message received from a Nazi commander stationed in a small castle high in the remote Transylvanian Alps. And when an elite SS extermination squad is dispatched to solve the problem, the men find a something that’s both powerful and terrifying. Invisible and silent, the enemy selects one victim per night, leaving the bloodless and mutilated corpses behind to terrify its future victims. Panicked, the Nazis bring in a local expert on folklore–who just happens to be Jewish–to shed some light on the mysterious happenings. And unbeknownst to anyone, there is another visitor on his way–a man who awoke from a nightmare and immediately set out to meet his destiny.The battle has begun: On one side, the ultimate evil created by man, and on the other….the unthinkable, unstoppable, unknowing terror that man has inevitably awakened.”)

Word from the set is that the actors are really enjoying working with Ken Girotti on Broken Ties. This is great to hear because we love what we’ve been seeing in dailies. Jason, who was totally pumped about this episode for weeks prior to filming, has been doing an awesome job. And all-around class act Mark Dacascos has been equally terrific, not to mention a real pleasure to work with.

To all those of you asking – the preliminary sales performance of The Ark of Truth has taken everyone here at the production offices by surprise. We were hoping for a strong showing, but the response to this point has been nothing short of amazing. Still the #1-selling DVD at Amazon.com the last time I checked, and early reports have it doing extremely well at other outlets. Congratulations to Robert Cooper, the cast, and crew.

Today’s pics: Devastation, hanging in the gate room, more devastation, and Mark Dacascos/Tyre after a heavy night of partying..wraith-style! 

Today’s mailbag –

Livingstone writes: “Can’t wait for season 5…One question only: will Lindsey Novak appear?”

Answer: At present, we have no plans for Lindsey.

Kelly writes: “So you suggested Browder to be the star of SG-1 and it’s new commanding officer?”

Answer: Did I? I certainly suggested that Ben Browder join the cast after season eight.

SusantheTartanTurtle writes: “What is Felix’s history? He doesn’t look like a baby – does that mean that he was a rescue dog?”

Answer: Felix is a 1 ½ year old schnauzer rescue. He was owned by someone who felt he “just didn’t fit in with the family” (as was the case with their previous golden lab). All I can say is I’m glad this woman’s children matched the throw pillows. It would have been a shame to have to get rid of them too.

Cmdragonia writes: “I think I remember once that you posted a art department layout of McKay’s quarters. Were they ever built/used, or did that scene end up getting cut?”

Answer: I don’t recall what episode it was for, but I don’t ever recall shooting a scene in McKay’s quarters…

Cmdragonia also writes: “Also, you had a whole thing about Major Lorne’s first name finally being used, yet when I watched all the episodes with him in it, it’s never used, and in The Last Man it only says E.Lorne on the plaque, and is never said outloud. Was that another script edit?”

Answer: It didn’t make the cut, but in the script he refers to his nephews referring to him as “Uncle Evan”.

Thornyrose writes: “Will Search and Rescue be the second of a two parter and The Seed be a separate story?”

Answer: The Seed is a standalone episode.

Belouchi writes: “ 1. [..] After seeing the Ark of Truth […]. They have 11 powerful ships at their disposal, why couldn’t they lend a hand against the evil wraith in the pegasus galaxy? 2. I figured from a recurring pattern in the past seasons that in the first half of the season that is the first 10 episodes there is always a tech savy episode with cool visual effects involving either space fights or ancient technology in general. […]. Might I be somewhat close to say Daedalus Variation is the one for season 5? 3. Is season 5 Atlantis the season where we will finally see the Furlings?”

Answers: 1. The Ori ships were powered by the Prior who, in turn, drew their power from the Ori/Adria. 2. Somewhat. 3. Nope, sorry.

Laura writes: “Hello would like to know if there will be any Mckay eps this year?”

Answer: The Shrine of Talus will be a David Hewlett tour de force.

100 thoughts on “March 14, 2008: HUGE news on the Book of the Month front!

  1. Oh mon dieu, quelle journée!
    Est’ce que vous comprenez ce’que vous avez fait?
    Tellement de squee entre les rangs
    Des Shep Whumpers à cause d’un peu de sang!

    Ils sont tellement ravis d’en discuter
    L’idée d’un Shep gravement blessé
    Je ne sais même pas comment ils vont survivre
    Jusqu’au les Saison 5 arrive

    Donc je dois vous sincèrement remercier
    Pour les photos qui ont tous ça provoqué
    J’espère que le saison commencera en été
    Sinon les Whumpers vont tous exploser! 😀

    P.S. Sangria and poetry in a foreign language do not mix. Let that be a lesson to you all… :/

  2. So, Mark Decascos? He’s the “chairman” on Iron Chef America”, isn’t he? Either that or Doppelganger is alive and well in Hollywood.

  3. P.P.S. That set looks just… awesome! And *huge*! And incredibly realistic! How long did it take the crew to build it?

  4. Joe Said:
    “Answer: Did I? I certainly suggested that Ben Browder join the cast after season eight.”

    Alright, maybe I misunderstood your last answer, but I think even you’ll grant that you’re not being very forthright. What exactly are you saying now? That you wanted Ben but not in the manner in which you got him? That you wanted on the show but not in command? That you didn’t want Carter out of command, that you did want her out, what? 🙁

    Oh, and we have seen Mckay’s quarters–in Duet. Maybe that’s where the art work was from? 🙂

  5. Just F.Y.I. …

    When I went into Borders Books & Music yesterday, I couldn’t fing AoT anywhere 8-0

    I grabbed (oops – of course i mean politely detained) an employee to ask where it was. That person had to corral another employee who, after checking, said that everytime they put out a bunch of copies, they all get snatched up in no time! He had to go rummage in the back to find a copy for me, and some more to put out.

    Just wanted to let you know, Joe, that AoT is flying off the shelf like hotcakes at Borders! (although, come to think of it, I have never actually witnessed a hotcake flying … 😆 )

    I have been carefully avoiding spoilers until tonight when I can watch (and re-watch, and rewatch …) 😀

  6. Daniel has been killed, ascended, turned into a Prior, and fans love seeing him get…”whumped”. Has he been put through the wringer again in the few episodes he’s guest-starring in, in Season Five of Atlantis?

  7. That’s great about the Books of the Month and their respective authors. Just happens to be the two books I can’t get in Australia, but for once I am going to order online and hope for the best (ie a speedy delivery).

  8. Joe,

    You wrote: Answer: I don’t recall what episode it was for, but I don’t ever recall shooting a scene in McKay’s quarters…

    In “Duets”, there is one single scene that Rodney goes into, what we assume are, his quarters and falls face first into a bed to sleep, just before Laura Cadman takes control of his body to go talk to Carson. It was a non-descript room that without any of the accoutrements that indicate personal use, like John’s Johnny Cash poster or Ronon’s Satedan Art, but, unless he’s in the habit of going to sleep in guest quarters – or someone else’s…well, you get the picture.

    Thanks for the pictures. I’m now going to get a drink and watch Season One episodes of Atlantis to get my fix…since you haven’t told me how to get that time traveling puddle jumper for my trip forward in time to the beginning of Season Five…sigh!

    Have a great weekend!

    MA

    PS. Would it be too much to ask if Kavan Smith will ever be featured in a story line? Or, at least seen in a broader scope than we have…perhaps put that line about his nephews back in somewhere?

    Thanks again!

    MA

  9. Is all that rubble from an actual demolished building or freeway? Or is it all manufactured by your people?
    Just looks awfully heavy, not to mention expensive, to cart in that much debris…

  10. A great post to help those of us suffering from Atlantis withdrawal tonight. It’s a flattering reflection on you that you’re able to attract authors to this blog to comment on their selected writings for the BotM club. I’m about halfway through April selections, and so far I’ve been impressed. It’s really been a pleasure to expand my normal reading habits, and the thought of being able to “talk” to the authors through this medium a major bonus. Very happy to see that Ark of Truth is doing well. I was able to watch it a couple of days ago, and am looking forward to adding it to my iTunes collection. I also wish to give kudos to your effects and props people. I’ve done some training in structural collapse scenarios, and your photos depict a terrifyingly realistic setting. It’s all the more impressive given the need to be able to film in that envirement. Even though its too early to think about the season five dvds, I am already hoping that there will be some “added material” about how Search and Rescue was filmed. And thank you for the final icing on the cake. Not only a great Ronon episode coming up, but the promise of another McKay-focused episode to test the abilities of Mr. Hewlett. As much as I enjoy the ensemble nature of the show, and the writers’ care to avoid revolving the show around any single character, every now and then its nice to indulge in watching a favorite actor/character being center staged. My expectations for season five are rising steadily, as is my confidence that those expectations will be met and exceeded.

  11. Thanks for taking the time to answer my questions…. I really appreciated it. Take care Joe.

  12. Hi Joe!

    Thanks for the coool pics! I can’t tell what the heck is happening, but it looks exciting!

    So Tyre is semi-Wraithified? Hmmmm…wonder who did it to him?

    If I understand you correctly, without the Priors and their Ori-based powers, the Ori ships won’t fly at all? Bummer. We could’ve used them in Pegasus.

    To the family who didn’t want cute Felix, I say, “Humph.” I know every pet isn’t right for every family, but most of the time it’s the people who aren’t right, not the pet.

    SUPER COOL NEWS about the BotM club!!! I’ll be getting the books ASAP and start reading at least one of them!

    eddy

    P.S. You rock!

  13. 1. Any chance of seeing all of SG-1 coming over to help on a mission in season 5??? 2. Any chance of seeing Ford in season 5???? Would really love to see you revisit that storyline!!! 3. Will we ever see Hammond on Atlantis??? 4. Will Atlantis fly again in Season 5??? Thanks

  14. Hi Joe

    Did you hear about Terry Pratchett. It’s such a shame.. Reading his books it always feels that he is such a wonderful man with a great sense of humor.. At least he is trying to do some good now to help others in the same situation.. My your blog is becoming a real book lovers site.. I confess I have taken some of your authors and started to read them . So far so good.. Although I lean more to the fantasy gendre but I love a good plot whatever the type (except maybe horror although of course Stephen KIng’s are good.. ) Oh well I just love anything that is greatly written..

    Take Care and have a good weekend..

    Dori

  15. Hi, Joe.

    Thank you for the update on the sales status of “The Ark of Truth.” I know it’s been on Amazon’s Top Ten SF&F DVD Sales list since Jan. 17 ’08.

    Also thank you for the photos of Capt. Vega and Tyre and the other photos from Season 5 production.

    Fantastic news about the novel authors joining in on the discussion of their books. I’ll have to go get them and them read quick!

    Best wishes and Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

    Morjana

  16. You know “Duet” had a scene in McKay’s quarters 😉 and you did post a pic prior to last season (or there abouts) with a shot of McKay’s quarters and the “wee baby turtles” lol

    There is a post on GW linking to an interview with Kate Hewlett. Will Kate H and Jeannie M be in season 5? I am glad we are getting a McKay ep so early on, but why isn’t Martin Gero writing it?!!! I only like Martin to write my *yes my* McKay 🙁 I guess it might be alright as long as McKay is not stuck up a tree… again.

    While I am here, you never got back to me on the Sheppard and McKay hug? I asked back on the other blog if season 4 would have a Sheppard, McKay hug. I see it didn’t; even though imho, TLM was perfect for inserting one.

    So I ask this:

    Will season 5 have a Sheppard, McKay hug? 🙂

    If not, or if you feel it would be out of character, can you at least explain why? Even if they are two of the most awkward folks in the personal space department, with all they go through it seems kind of weird to me that they haven’t hugged at least once. Like there are bigger things at play here, like… I don’t know… David Hewlett wasn’t joking after all! There is paperwork on this stuff! LOL

    I hope not :s

    Have you watched Torchwood/Doctor Who? They have M/M hugging and the world hasn’t ended, well only twice :P… just a thought!

    Oh and I was also wondering if we might one day, say you get a season 6 see AU Sheppard from McKay and Mrs Miller’s AU-Rod verse. I am sure I am not the only one wanting to see Sheppard in geek mode! 🙂

    ::runs away::

  17. Just wanted to say that I saw the Ark of Truth and it was absolutely amazing! Adria was really cool and I really liked what was done with her voice. Bringing in the replicators was a cool idea and and when the replicator became a skeleton was neat too.
    And of course the macaroon things with Sam and Cam was very cute!
    Is there any date set at all, even temporary, for Continuum to come out?

  18. I don’t recall what episode it was for, but I don’t ever recall shooting a scene in McKay’s quarters…

    There was a scene of McKay’s quarters in Duet… with that very hilarious and egotistical picture of him getting some diploma or certificate?

    Is there any plans to make Woolsey less like a beauraucrat and more like a human in season 5??? Like, he should have a weakness for kittens or puppies, or be afraid of turkeys!

  19. It’s great to hear Ark of Truth’s doing so well. I hope the sales figures sufficiently impress TPTB so we’ll get many more SG-1 (and maybe, eventually, Atlantis) movies. Right now, I’m super looking forward to Continuum.

  20. I pre-ordered Ark of Truth for my nephew for Christmas. He just called me long-distance after watching it to give his review: “freakin’ awesome!” I have forbidden him to say more than that in my presence until after I see it, too.

  21. We have a darling rescue schnauzer … wheezy and fat, but very loving. Obedient, lives in fear of the cats, and knocks on the back door when she gets out. And she doesn’t shed, a major bonus.

    Don’t suppose I could borrow the gate to set up at Burning Man, could I? It’d look so cool, and we’d light it up at night so the Mutant Vehicles didn’t bump into it. Ah well, thought not.

  22. I’d like to second the request for SG-1 coming over in season five! I know it would be expensive, but Ark of Truth makes me miss SG-1 more than ever. It’s so good!! What on earth was skiffy thinking? I think I remember even RDA saying he might be willing to commit to some episodes again. I just don’t understand that network at all. Cancel SG-1, then put on Painkiller Jane and Flush Gordon?? Someone be fired for making such a massive mistake. I can’t wait for Continuum, but a nice crossover ep would help tide me over till the fall!

    Thanks for your hard work, Joe!

  23. Got my copy of AoT today and promptly stopped working to watch it. From the opening sequence until the last shot it was as enjoyable a ride as I had anticipated! The musical score was beautiful and I look forward to it’s release. You can tell the boss “he done good!!”

  24. Thornyrose said:

    A great post to help those of us suffering from Atlantis withdrawal tonight. It’s a flattering reflection on you that you’re able to attract authors to this blog to comment on their selected writings for the BotM club. . . . It’s really been a pleasure to expand my normal reading habits, and the thought of being able to “talk” to the authors through this medium is a major bonus.

    I’d like to very strongly second that, and add my appreciation for everything you do to help your fans stay connected to some of the best of other media.

  25. Hi Joe,
    I remember a diagram of McKay’s room showing a table which was to contain a small tank that would hold some turtles. I don’t remember where I saw this diagram, but I believe this is what cmdragonia was refering to. I believe it was for Season 4, because I remember thinking how sweet it was that Rodney would take care of Carson’s turtles after his untimely death in Season 3. And it was never shown in any episodes, at least not any that I can recall. Does this help? If it does, what happen, never shot or cut out of the episode?
    Thanks,
    Elisa

  26. Hey Joe,

    With Mark Dacascos guest staring on the show, ever think of try to you know tempt him with some extra time in the episode he is filming in return for him putting in a word for you to be a judge on Iron Chef America….I mean i know thats what I would be doing.

  27. I’m so glad that Felix found a home with your Mom. I feel so sorry for animals that (for whatever reason) simply aren’t wanted any more. Quite a few months ago I told you about someone abandoning a 4 week old kitten in our yard. Between myself, my husband, and our 3 kids, I’d have to say that he is one very loved kitten now. As a matter of fact, he’s got his head lying on my keyboard as I type this. BTW, he says hi!

    Congratulations to everyone involved with “Ark of Truth”. I’m thrilled that it’s doing so well – but not suprised. IMO, a lot of fans have really missed SG1.

    danielfanforever

  28. Shiningwit, thanks for your reply re. the Boxing Day Vindaloo Orgy and Pub Crawl. Your remarks were inspired, inspiring, and incredibly damn funny, all at the same time. As you pointed out, the ritual explains that unusual “spike effect” in the English birth rate, as well as many other related matters (such as riots on the Costa del Sol when Arsenal loses, while no Spanish teams were even playing.) – Loved it! 😀

    I hope your cats are well now. It sounds like they (and you) went through quite a rough time.

  29. Hope you enjoy your weekend with Fondy. Did you two do anything special after she was gone for a month?

    A couple questions. You’ve been generous with your tidbits on season 5 even though its still four months away. 1.)We know of the upcoming Rodney, Ronon and Teyla episodes. Which one is Sheppard centered?

    2) Do the writers find it more difficult to write more emotionally gripping plot lines for Sheppard because they consider him the ‘hero’? It seems his eppys are more action focused while Rodney’s tend to be more layered, emotionally.

    I think both David and Joe are fantastic actors. I would like to see both of them have the chance at more meaty story lines.

  30. I just wanted to say thanks for suggesting Ben Browder for the role in SG-1. I was a fan of Farscape and Ben and had not ever seen a single episode of Stargate before he joined the cast. I didn’t want to just jump into the series after eight years with no clue as to what was going on. So I quickly caught up on all seven previous seasons. It didn’t take much more than the first half of season one for me to be hooked. Anyway I guess what I am trying to say is thanks for opening me up to these new worlds and these wonderful characters. Without Ben and Cam Mitchell, I would have been missing out on some great storytelling!

  31. I picked up AoT on Tuesday and finally watched it today (one time when I’m actually thankful that Atlantis wasn’t on tonight, but there’s still next week :/ ). Great movie, and I was in tears during the Comic Con extra. One thing struck me, though, and I hope you can answer it. Why, in the credits, is Michael Shanks singled out with “and Michael Shanks as Daniel Jackson”, even in the movie? Is it a contract thing?

  32. Whoa, cool on the authors weighing in with blogs. That’s a nifty bonus for the BOTM indeed. 🙂

    Ahh you tease us with all these wonderful S5 piccies! Definitely looking forward to seeing what all you have up your collective sleeves. 😉

  33. Hah! I got sick this week and FINALLY my Ark of Truth came! I was THISCLOSE to buying the last copy at my local Target store (yep, only 1 left) while I was foraging for cold medication, but held off and when I got home my copy had arrived via UPS. Almost a deus ex machina? Har har ;)So I was going to say – they’re hard to find (the DVDs) but everyone here seems to know that already.

    Thanks for the pics. Almost makes up for the Atlantis withdrawal…shaking, crying, irritability…or maybe that’s just my cold talking.

    Happy weekend. Cool on the authors coming by! wams352

    ps – ANYONE heard a peep from Anne Teldy? I want to send her a card…if you have any info email me at [edited in case you don’t want your email made public]. Thanks.

  34. My copy of AoT was delivered to the office today….had to make a special stop there to pick it up, since i’m now sitting on grand jury duty for the next two weeks. Just finished watching the DVD and loved it. (thanks for the prelude portion on the dvd. nice way to give a good synopsis of everything that’s happened prior (get it) to this film). Some really great shots!

    And now I have to be patient and wait for Continuum to be released, for SGA season 4 to be released and just have the time to watch everything!!!! Nice going Joe.

  35. This is my first post on your blog, and before I begin let me first say I’m glad you take to time to answer the fans. Having said that, could you help explain two of the issues my wife and I had with Ark of Truth?

    First, you posted above “The Ori ships were powered by the Prior who, in turn, drew their power from the Ori/Adria.” If the Ark’s powers were transmitted by the Prior’s staffs which in turn are powered by the Ori/Adria as you said above, then how was it after Adria was destroyed by Morgan was the Prior back at SGC able to communicate the Ark’s message across the galaxy? Furthermore, didn’t we hear the brief explanation in the movie that the Prior’s staff and communication via the staff is short range? Therefore wouldn’t the Prior’s powers, having been explained earlier in season 9 as nothing more than an accelerated form of evolution, still be intact? The prior neutralizing device Sam came up with does nothing more than block the higher functions of the brain generating the “power” granted by the Ori to the Priors, seems like you’re suggesting the Priors all de-evolved the minute the Ori were defeated.

    Second, one of the most disappointing parts of the film was the beginning title sequence. All of this time, energy and effort to produce a full length SG-1 film and no one thought to spend time on the opening title sequence? The best the editors and FX guys could come up with was a boring serif font against non-descript sweeping mountains? Someone could have at least taken a day and spiced up the ‘A’ characters in the titles to mimic the 7th symbol (blade with a circle at its apex). As a designer that really put me off from the start, sort of like a giant road sign saying, “we really didn’t give this movie much thought.” No offense but I’ve seen made-for-tv movies on Telemundo with better title graphics. On the other hand, the music was great and the idea of taking the original Stargate theme and change the Ra theme with the Ori theme was terrific, perhaps it would have also been a nice nod if the opening sequence to AoT followed the same concept of the original movie as well.

    There are far more plot holes and out-of-character issues in AoT, but I won’t get into them here since some people might not have seen the movie.

  36. ElisaD~ That’s exactly what I was referencing!! I’m glad that someone else remembered as well.

    Anyway, Joe, I was rewatching Kindred Part 2, and every time I hear Paul McGillion say he “feels like a dog’s breakfast” it cracks me up. Kudos to Alan or whomever put that in the script. Also, in the last scene, Beckett calls Carter by her first name, and while at first I was slightly puzzled at it, in rewatching it his calling her Samantha just makes the scene that much more powerful instead of him just calling her Colonel.

  37. I do hope someday, somewhere in the Stargate Universe, we can finally find the Furlings. Even if just in passing. A 5 second quip while exploring some giant Ancient hologram device or SOMETHING.

    I watched The Ark of Truth, and then I watched it again. So great! Really made me excited about the next one out this summer. It’s great to see the Band back together for a bit… and kind of funny to see some of the stuff with Sam before her new post. (Her comment about not wanting to take the command chair made me laugh)

    I did notice something though – hasn’t occurred to me until now, somehow. In AoT, Daniel refers to the Alterans, and I recall several SA team members refer to the Lantians…. and a whole bunch more people refer to the Ancients. (which personally, I find the name “Ancients” a bit off-putting) So which is it? Alterans or Lantians? Or, are the Lantians just Alterans who went to Atlantis? It seems those guys also went to the Ori galaxy (does it have a name, other than “Ori Galaxy”? It’s not like we have the “Atlantis Galaxy”, and “Pegagus” doesn’t seem to have anything to do with Ancients, so…)

    Yeah, I put way too much thought into this while I’m trying to sleep at night.

  38. The layout for McKay’s quarters (with the turtle terrarium) was part of a “peek at the art department design package” you posted for Miller’s Crossing. You posted the pic on June 25, 2007. The page says “scene 9” — which I assume means it was an early scene that got cut at some point.

    Um, not that I’m keeping track or anything.

    I’m a long-time lurker on this blog, and I have to tell you that Season 4 was my favorite SGA season ever. Hope Season 5 is just as good!

  39. Joe,
    AoT was great! I loved all the extras too, although I wish here were more behind the scenes stuff. The extras seemed so short! May be you could mention to Brad Wright that the fans would just love more BTS stuff, including deleted scenes too! PLEASE. Thank the whole crew! They all did an awesome job. I just loved the musical score too. Watching this movie made me want to start from season 1 all over again. It would have been very cool to have two separate sets of commentary, one with the Writer/Director/Director of Photography and one with the actors… Another suggestion for Brad Wright for Continuum.

    BTW, I bought all of the seasons of SG1 as they became available and now I hear that there were 4 extra DVD’s in the Seasons 1-10 Box set. I was told that you can’t get the extra DVD’s unless you buy the box set. I can’t afford to buy it all over again. Is there any way you could ask the TPTB if they plan to make the extra DVD’s available separately? I’d be very grateful.

    Also, Joe, can you please send me Anne Teldy’s email address, I’d like to send her well wishes and blessings.

    Thanks
    Patricia Lee

  40. Hay Joe,

    I was wondering if Dan Shea is involved with Atlantis? I don’t know about anyone else but I miss seeing Siler get electrocuted, thrown over a rail, shot, or any other kind of abuse you and the other writers saw fit to do to the poor guy. “That I must add was always incredibly funny.”
    My compliments on AoT. That was absolutely amazing. One of my favorite moments has to be that moment when the Replicator appeared in the force field. I wont repeat what I said but that was huge. I will be the first to admit “I Never Saw That Coming”. Great Movie!!! Can’t wait for the next one.

    Kevin

  41. That’s great news about Ark of Truth and the Books of the Month!

    Sadly, RE: BOTM, my public library and my Barnes&Noble have proved to be entirely useless in this matter. I haven’t worked up the nerve to try Books-A-Million, given how thoroughly unhelpful they were last time. But I’ve got Timescape! I keep hearing McKay for one of the physicists, and it amuses me so.

    I want to go back to Last Man for a minute. Was Woolsey in uniform indicative of how we’ll see him in season 5? I know you said that was filmed before the whole shakeup thing, so I hope not. Because it really looked quite ridiculous. Note: I’m not against the uniforms in general, it just wasn’t a good look for him. Perhaps it was just ill-fitting, though.

  42. I’m so glad to hear AoT is doing so well. There is something very gratifying knowing that all that cash isn’t going to SciFi since they canned it. I know, I’m being catty. It’s been a long week. 😉

    Thanks for the pictures. Your art department and set design folks continue to amaze me. You’ve got some of the best in the business there, don’t you?

  43. Hey Joe!

    Looking at the images of the carnage, which I surmise is for “Search and Rescue”, how do you folk go about making a set like that, with all the damage? It seems like a lot of complex materials that would take ages to set up, let alone create.

    Awesome news to hear of another author making a guest blog entry here!

    Thanks as always,

    – Enzo Aquarius

  44. Read an interesting article in the L.A. Times (3/18) that my cable company is selling the L.A. “viewing preferences” of its 330,000 “anonymous” viewers in a pilot program to Nielsen. It’s “an effort to give advertisers and TV programmers a clearer picture of the channels and commercials people are watching.”

    After getting over the fact that my personal privacy rights have yet again been violated, I regret that I have but only one digital cable box receiver to give to Atlantis.

  45. Joe,

    I’m not as much of a foodie as you, but I do enjoy good food. Tonight, my husband and I went to a place here in St. Louis called “The Scottish Arms”. Great atmosphere, and wonderful food. I had the Peat Smoked Cornish Game Hen. I’ve never had hen before, and it was just to die for. Also, they make killer cheese soup.

    You share with us, thought I’d share with you!
    BoomerGoodheart

  46. Man, the withdrawal is worse than I thought it would be. And here I was thinking great, I don’t have to bust my butt to get the column done, and that I would even be looking forward to that fact, but I miss writing already. 🙁 Well, at least I get to see Ark of Truth this weekend, *finally*. I’ve had to avoid usual haunts this past week because of potential spoilers, and only skim the comments here. I suppose I need to work on some other articles that are due next week, too, but it will be hard to resist the urge to do an in-depth review of AoT, just out of habit …. Ooh, and I get to see The Simpsons Movie this weekend as well! Jack would appreciate that ….

  47. Still the #1-selling DVD at Amazon.com the last time I checked, and early reports have it doing extremely well at other outlets.

    When I went to buy my copy earlier, I was ecstatically happy to see that I was buying the LAST COPY of TAoT at my local Best Buy. 🙂

    SO ECSTATIC to hear that TAoT sales are doing so well!!! 🙂

    ‘Ark’ is such an amazing movie…it felt just like a continuation of the series. I LOVED IT!!

    Desi

  48. Wait.. are you saying that because Adria is no longer around, that those Ori ships won’t work? That hardly seems logical. We saw one of their power cores in I think it was ‘Counterstrike’. Regardless, they’re still built, and they must be capable of operation. We MUST get our hands on one of them!

  49. Hey Joe

    just received a message about a roumor that Stargate Atlantis has already been renewed for a sixth season. I checked the website the person was referring to, but take a look for yourself:

    http://www.atlantisarchive.com/journal/?cat=16

    They don`t name any sources but I recall them having quite a insidelook into the things SciFi does as they published the press release regarding the cast of season 5 well before anyone else did.
    Just wanted to ask if there`s some truth about that, if you heard something about an early renewal?

    Thanks
    Sebastian

  50. Thank you for the piccies! They’re intriguing.

    I was wondering if you can tell us if, at present, there’s a Sheppard centric episode planned for season 5? We haven’t heard anything concerning that as yet, and it would be reassuring for Shep fans such as myself, to know there is one. Thank you! 🙂

  51. *waves*

    *kicks wordpress*

    Oh bugger me, I think my post got eaten by the cyber bugs last night, and I didn’t want you to think I was ungrateful for the piccies you posted yesterday. Or was the prose to spoilery?? :S

    Either way just wanted to say a huge thank you for the pics, and the whumping crew wanted to send their thanks in the only way we know how…. well apart from sending choccies. *giggles*

    *cough*

    Maybe vampires in a previous life,
    the whumpers do luve shep’s troubles and strife.
    With bloody girders, and problems galore,
    we’ve a feeling the whump may surpass season 4

    Battered and bruised, bloodied and broken,
    We thank you Mr M for this wonderful token.
    The sounds you may have heard,
    will have come from the shep whump thread,
    at thinking that Sheppy needs an infirmary bed.

    We’re hoping that our Shep is being cared for from above,
    and that we get to see the team show their worry and love.
    So to make it all perfect, and for the whumpers to squee,
    Please make sure that our Shep is in the infirmary
    All intubated and nekkid as he approaches death’s door
    will certainly guarantee the whumpers will be passed out on the floor.

    But please make him all better,
    and don’t let him die on the rock,
    Just get the defibulator out, and then give him a shock.
    Can the doc make him better?
    Will she keep him alive?
    And do we really have to wait, until the start of season 5?

    Mr M we adore you and we wanted you to know
    That you make Atlantis, our number one show.
    So we’re sending lots of hugs, and bidding you goodbye,
    we just can’t stand the waiting now, let’s just hope, that time does fly.

    *sending lots of hugs*

  52. Please Joe – you have got to help!!! The Sheppy fans (including myself) are getting really sad 🙁

    You have mentioned eps for all the rest of the team in S5 but not one for Sheppy (apart from the Extreme whump one which has been moved and may need a transplant -eek it’s survival sounds a bit touch and go heehee!)

    Can you please take pity on the masses and let all the Sheppy fans at least know that there will be one in s5? We dont need specifics 🙂

    Thank you!!!

    SheppyD

    ( I know that you really haven’t forgotten our boy :))

  53. Hi Joe:

    I was so pleased to see work being done on the Cheyenne Mountain Gate in one of your pictures today. I assume that means that we will see “The Gateroom” continuing to be used in upcoming episodes.

    Are you and the rest of the cast and crew going down to San Diego for Comic Con again this year? May I suggest including Cliff Simon in the panel since he had a major part in the Continuum movie?

    Patricia (AG)

  54. Thornyrose said – As much as I enjoy the ensemble nature of the show, and the writers’ care to avoid revolving the show around any single character, every now and then its nice to indulge in watching a favorite actor/character being center staged. My expectations for season five are rising steadily, as is my confidence that those expectations will be met and exceeded.—

    I too agree with that statement whole-heartedly, but I have been waiting for the focus to get back on Sheppard’s ability with the ATA gene. In the pilot episode, The Rising, it was clearly a focal point that without him, and his “natural ability” that so many others struggled with, that the expedition to Atlantis would not be as successful, if at all attainable. In other episodes, it’s briefly lit upon that “the gene in him is stronger than any seen in 300 years”… he attracts the attention of the Ascended Ancients (albeit all women, which is great anyway)… but then he’s shoved to the back of the crowd so we can focus on every other character in order to not let the “hero” stand out amongst the ensemble.

    Perhaps my expectation during the first season of thinking we’d be following the adventures of this “unknown pilot” who gets thrust into the greatest adventure of any lifetime was misled. But I sure do hope that we learn a lot more about John Sheppard, and his physical possession of the gene… why is it so dense in its quantity and so strong?

    There’s got to be a reason for it… other than it’s a “random characteristic”. It seems unlikely that Jack O’Neill and John Sheppard, both leaders of the flagship teams both “just happen” to have the gene of the Ancestors. It also seems rather coincidental that the man who possesses the strongest ability for Ancient technology just happened to be stationed in the Antarctic less than 50 miles from the Ancient outpost.

    I mean there’s a huge story in there somewhere… won’t you guys share it with us? Pleeeeeeease? I’ll give you my dessert… for a week. No! For a month. Hmm? *grin* Come on you know you want it.

    – John

  55. Hello Joseph =) Sa va?? =)Moi trés bien=D

    Merci encore pour ces super photo!!

    Je vais profiter a 100% de mon week end! =)

    En plus Mercredi il ne faut pas oublier que ces votre fête yééé!!! Comment l’oublier , c’est la seul page de mon engada colorier en vert, orange et rose fluo lol XD

    Je ne sais pas si vous êtes au courant que jeudi est mort le dernier poilu* (ceux qui ont fait la 1er guerre mondial) de france a 110 ..snif…il en reste une vingtaine dans le monde .

    Question:

    1)Vous aimez le rugby?
    2)Il y’aura plus d’action dans la saison 5 que dans la saison 4?
    3)Et pour mon francais, vous y avez réfléchi?

    (ces certainement a cause de ma derniére question que vous décideriez de ne répondre a aucune de mes questions..mais je prend le risque.)

    Bon aller kisouuu!!! Bonne Journée♥♥

  56. Tiger’s Eyes, thanks for the comments, greatly appreciated.
    Sunny, the £300(near as dammit)cat is recovering well and is currently incumbent under house arrest in my bedroom in a dog crate which he promises me I will pay dearly for just as soon as he’s bribed one of the dogs to break him out. He has a bucket on his head (buster collar) and an attitude regardless of whether he’s been medicated or not.Its going to be a l o n g ten days until his parole is due.

    Excellent news on the BOTM authors participation, I say bugger the housework, it’ll still be there when the books are read and the world won’t end cuz I don’t vacuum.

    *sods off to get started on the BOTM selection and retire my dyson for the duration*

  57. This is random, but on the off chance that you’d be interested in reading it…I wrote a sonnet today. I call it “The Last Man”. You’ll never guess why.

    A hero’s loss will always leave a hole.
    A doctor now and then, the odd recruit
    Is missed and mourned, and others fill their role.
    But what if all the rest should follow suit?
    The soldier disappears without a trace,
    His right and left hands fall on worlds unmanned,
    The pioneer burns up in frozen space,
    And death too soon dissolves a love unplanned.
    A man can only handle so much loss.
    Each puncture wound tears more of him away.
    With each new grave, with every sentry cross,
    He feels his soul’s moth-eaten fabric fray.
    When such a man should strive to change the past,
    He’ll never even know he was the last.

  58. Hello Joe,

    Thanks for the cool pics from S&R. Can we please get some cool weapons on Atlantis for the team? Energy weapons like Ronon’s gun or zats. I love the zats – they’re so elegant and effective.

    Cheers, Chev

  59. Hey Jo’ ,

    thanks for the pictures ! Can you tell us who will be on the opening credits of season 5 or it’s a surprise ?

    An other : will season 5 be a dark season with drama, death and manipulation like season 4 last episodes ( 17 – 18 – 19 – 20 ) or very different with a new point of vue of Pegasus and Atlantis problems ?
    Bye.

  60. Betcha you lot had fun causing that kinda chaos on set… man it looks real, just like that blood.

    Bit of a worry! What on earth (or some other planet) are you really doing LOL?

  61. Hey Joe,

    With the “Ark of Truth” out and all, there are still some questions regarding the whole ‘Ancient-Ori’ storyline that I’m not sure will be explored in the movies or perhaps the next series so I was wondering if we might get glimpses of it in Atlantis. I mean was the Ancient plague a weapon of the Ori? Whats the name of the Ori home galaxy? Did the Ori have a stargate network before and after Ascension? Are the Priors all useless now and don’t have any powers?

    Take care Joe!

  62. Hi, is there any chance we’ll hear anything about the Time-travelling puddle jumper, or one of the handful of Wraith Darts, and parts of Darts, we’ve picked up over the years?

    Thanks.

  63. Joe –

    While I do believe that you guys are 100% on in regards the type of person who would work for the IOA

    I must protest the use of the “well respected and good Coolidge name” for a character who is such a whiny, wimpy, pushover!

    Please, kill him off and help get rid of this blight on my name!

    All the best,
    Calvin Coolidge
    (Yes, that’s my name)

  64. Got Stargate The Ark of Truth yesterday. So excited. Can’t wait till Gorilla Con is over so we can watch it. 🙂
    Going to try and do book of the month. Hopefully they will have it at the bookstore today. If not will go to Amazon.

    Can’t wait for the new season.
    Christina

  65. That’s great that writers are willing to come over to your blog to answer questions and such like! Unfortunately, even if I were to get the books, I doubt I’d be able to read them in time, or join in the debate due to low energy levels and lack of concentration … um, where was I?!

    Still, it’s good for the people who can join in.

    And even better news (as far as this slightly obsessed Rodney fan is concerned!) – A McKay ep! Squee!!! Not that I doubted for a minute that they’d be at least one McKay ep, but good to know!!!

    Leesa Perrie – who has a smile on her face, thinking happy McKay-centric thoughts…!

  66. Ok, yesterday I finally watched the last man. My resolve not to watch it before the second part is broadcast didn’t last that long. But I kept reading little spoilers here and there so I decided it was time to watch it now with a minimum of knowledge.
    I liked the episode a lot. For an ep, where McKay and Sheppard basically walk through Atlantis to a stasis pod it was pretty exciting.
    But I thought that McKay voice sounded too young. I have no idea what you can do technically but I’m sure you can make a voice sound older or at least the actor can ;o)

    Now something that keep0s bugging me since the first season but I always forgot to ask:

    What do those colour stripes on the jackets of the Atlantis team mean?

    Beckett/ Keller have yellow, which obviously stands for a medic.
    Sheppards jacket has black stripes, which is probably for military guys
    McKays Jacket has blue in it and thats where I start guessing. Does that stand for scientist in general and what is it with the red in Weirs / Carters Jacket? Leader?

  67. Hi all… wow, last night (Friday) was very difficult without my Stargate Atlantis standard. I found myself glancing at the clock and hoping I’d be caught up in a timeslip stream so it could be July and Season 5 begun. Alas, SciFi was running a marathon of Jericho in SGA’s time spot — Yuck.

    I second the call to MGM to offer those 4 EXTRA DVD’s from SG-1’s 10 season box set. I, too, bought each season as each was released and cannot now buy the box set too. I’m sure the gross sales of these extra content DVD’s would offset any added production/distribution costs. Just look at the sales AOT is showing! HURRAH!!

    Yes, we fans are a loyal bunch, but we know good scifi when we see it! Thanks again for all the hard work Stargate cast, crew, writers and executive producers!

    Carol Z
    (still fighting the good fight with ninja squirrels!)

  68. The room in Duet had a number of certificates and such. Self commendations or whatnot that a person could imagine McKay keeping around. Other than that it was pretty non-descript.

  69. On March 14, 2008 at 6:21 pm ElisaD Said:
    Hi Joe,
    I remember a diagram of McKay’s room showing a table which was to contain a small tank that would hold some turtles. I don’t remember where I saw this diagram, but I believe this is what cmdragonia was refering to. I believe it was for Season 4, because I remember thinking how sweet it was that Rodney would take care of Carson’s turtles after his untimely death in Season 3. And it was never shown in any episodes, at least not any that I can recall. Does this help? If it does, what happen, never shot or cut out of the episode?

    You’re right, Elisa it was when Joe was teasing us about season 4. I believe the tank was even labeled “carson’s turtles”.

    Hopefully the turtles are still alive what with the trip through space and all. I think it would be a great best friend moment once Carson is cured for Rodney to give him back his turtles with a “I took care of them for you.” line.

    *sigh* Our caustic astrophysicist is such a huge softy underneath and we all know it.

  70. On March 15, 2008 at 7:50 am OboeTheres Said:
    The room in Duet had a number of certificates and such. Self commendations or whatnot that a person could imagine McKay keeping around. Other than that it was pretty non-descript

    I would think by now, since he has grown some, it would show more personality. Perhaps, a picture of Jeannie and family. Maybe some indication of what type of music he likes (I’m betting he’s a hard rocker – lol). Perhaps even a snapshot of “Sam, the whale”.
    I’d love for him to explain that one to Carter! LOL

  71. Hi Joe,
    Glad to hear about your book club authors’ visits, wish I could join in but I can’t find time to read anything during the school year except the kids’ lab reports and essays or the latest science discovery.

    Picked up my copy of AoT, glad to hear the sales are going so well. I liked the movie although I felt it focused too much on Mitchell at the expense of the other characters. Nothing personal against Ben Browder, I’m just kinda luke warm on the character. He’s okay as part of the team, but too many stories seemed to revolve around him. I was hoping to see more of Sam, she kinda took a back seat in this movie.

    A couple of things:
    1. Will we be getting a new title sequence this year? We’ve had the same one since season 2.

    2. Why all the questions about Ford? I thought he died on the Wraith ship in The Hive. I know, in sci-fi no one ever really dies, but I had always assumed he was gone.

    3. Add me to the people hoping for the extra SG-1 DVD’s to be released. I, too, bought them season by season and won’t be buying the box set. That’s the main reason why I haven’t bought any Atlantis seasons yet, I’m waiting til it’s over to get the whole thing.

    4. Did I ever mention that I’m in favor of the McKay/Keller relationship and McKay whump?????? =]

    JoJo

  72. We got our copy of Ark of Truth yesterday from Amazon and watched it during the SGA timeslot. 🙂 We really enjoyed it and are looking forward to Continuum. Please pass along the congrats to Robert Cooper and co. for a job well done! (Great special effects, too… esp. that Terminator-style scene. Creepy!)

  73. «On March 14, 2008 at 4:08 pm alipeeps Said:
    Oh mon dieu, quelle journée!
    Est’ce que vous comprenez ce’que vous avez fait?
    Tellement de squee entre les rangs
    Des Shep Whumpers à cause d’un peu de sang!

    Ils sont tellement ravis d’en discuter
    L’idée d’un Shep gravement blessé
    Je ne sais même pas comment ils vont survivre
    Jusqu’au les Saison 5 arrive

    Donc je dois vous sincèrement remercier
    Pour les photos qui ont tous ça provoqué
    J’espère que le saison commencera en été
    Sinon les Whumpers vont tous exploser!

    P.S. Sangria and poetry in a foreign language do not mix. Let that be a lesson to you all… :/»

    Chapeau bas pour le français ! 😉
    Morgia

  74. 1)Will Michael continue to show feelings towards Teyla, whether through the gesture of kinship or perhaps even more?

    2)Will inhabitants of the Pegasus Galaxy start to voluntarily allign themselves with Michael for the sake of self preservation?

  75. Greetings Joe! I don’t have a question here, just a comment. I think you are a very talented screenwriter and your episodes absolutely rock! I also have aspirations to be a screenwriter. Maybe you could give me a few pointers? My friend and I are going to be at the Fuel get together with you and Martin Gero two weeks from Tuesday. Maybe we should talk?

    Peace!
    Rachel

    P.S.- I know you like dogs and I wanted to say that I have pictures of my two little ones at my blog http://racheldcooper.wordpress.com if you wanted to have a looksee. Just a heads up. The title is Fingerless Gloves, etc, etc.

  76. Morgia Said:

    Chapeau bas pour le français !
    Morgia

    Vraiment? C’était pas completement affreuse? 😆

  77. I would think by now, since he has grown some, it would show more personality. Perhaps, a picture of Jeannie and family.

    Probably also a photo of him with Carson, don’t you think, maybe even the one he got from Carson’s room in Sunday?

    It seems unlikely that Jack O’Neill and John Sheppard, both leaders of the flagship teams both “just happen” to have the gene of the Ancestors.

    What year was Sheppard born? Perhaps it wasn’t Mitchell the gang should have been teasing about Jack’s trip to 1969…

  78. In Response to this Response
    Cmdragonia writes: “I think I remember once that you posted a art department layout of McKay’s quarters. Were they ever built/used, or did that scene end up getting cut?”

    Answer: I don’t recall what episode it was for, but I don’t ever recall shooting a scene in McKay’s quarters…

    It was in Duet, the Episode where he had… crap i forgot the girls name… but her concieounsess was in his head and when he went to go to sleep he woke up…or rather she woke hm up and the next morning he woke up in her room…

  79. I just received my copy of Ark of Truth from Amazon and can’t wait to watch it tonight! Whee!

    Glad to hear things are plotting away for Season 5. I’m hopeful for maybe some more on Sheppards strong ATA gene – lets see him do something cool with it! Also, I so love time loop stories. I know you did one for the season end, but one with the whole team stuck would be so fun.

  80. Hey Joe!

    Looks like I’m not the only one who is suffering from SGA withdrawal. Any idea when S-4 DVDs will be out?

    I’m also glad I am not the only one who heard Carson say “a dog’s breakfast”. I thought for a minute I was hearing things. LOL!

    Just thought I’d mention how adorable Joe F’s boys are! The sonogram Michael showed Teyla…..was that really Rachel’s sonogram?

    Take care Joe!

  81. Hey Joe,

    I forgot to ask……any plans for a Shepcentric episode also in S-5? I’m happy to hear about the Ronon ep and Rodney’s…..but I hope Shep gets some action as well. Thanks!

  82. Is it just me or…does all that destruction look like the Cheyanne Mountain gate room? I mean, look at the picture of the complete gate room and then all the destruction–lots of concrete, twisted pipes, the frame of a large window high up on the wall.
    Hmmmm. Or am I just nuts?

    I think I must be nuts, or surely someone else would have commented on this before now.

  83. To all those of you asking – the preliminary sales performance of The Ark of Truth has taken everyone here at the production offices by surprise. We were hoping for a strong showing, but the response to this point has been nothing short of amazing.

    How VERY disappointing for the usual suspects and their wailing about how seasons 9 & 10, cast changes, no Jack, no SJ ship, Carter “wallpapered” (what show were these crazies watching?), the Ori, Daniel/Vala etc etc etc “killed the show, eh? 😉

    Still the #1-selling DVD at Amazon.com the last time I checked, and early reports have it doing extremely well at other outlets. Congratulations to Robert Cooper, the cast, and crew.

    And richly deserved! They did an amazing job. The only thing I hate about it, is how AWESOME this storyline would have been as a whole season instead of just a movie.

  84. Argh! Damn that editor for cutting the naming scene…
    Season 5? Pretty please? Instead of calling him “Major Lorne” can Sheppard/McKay/Woolsey/*anyone* just call him by his first name? Even just once!

    Thanks for the pics! (Any new ones of Bambam/Kavan/Chuck lying around? 😉 )

  85. Anais33 Said:1)Vous aimez le rugby?

    @ Anais33 – I don’t know French, and I don’t know about Mr. Mallozzi – but I LOVE rugby!! Watching Super 14 – Crusaders v Cheetahs – right now. And NZ All Blacks are my favorite team…love ’em! Best sport on the planet.

    So…everyone is asking about a Shep episode. How about a TODD episode? 😀

    Just kidding, just kidding…

    das

  86. Hi Joe,
    Congratulations!! I understand that Atlantis has been picked up for a sixth season, god I hope this is true!! I hope SGA stays on the air for a very long time, maybe even passing SG-1 10 year mark. Here’s hoping the news is true!
    -Elisa

  87. OK, I get the book(BOTM), read it, and since this is new to me, do I just come back here to the blog to discuss, and is there a timeframe on the day, sorry to be a pain, thanks for the info,.(grin) and a 6th season,,I knew you could do it!! AOT came in mail, watched it,(and again) It was as I anticipated, FANTASTIC! thank you again…

  88. I have returned from Orlando. Prior to that I had returned from Michigan. I’ve been on the road a lot lately, driving in blizzards, getting speeding tickets, and working a lot. Thanks for missing me.

    I did learn one thing that you might find interesting: Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin is home of Leinenkugel beer. That just seems like the sort of trivia-ish thing that Dr. Keller would mention at some innocuous moment.

  89. mitchell/ben is the future of sg1. he’s only gotten his feet wet in what stories they could tell about him. 🙂

    taking both stargate shows and creating *my* fave team lineup, it would be:

    sam
    mitchell
    mckay
    teyla
    keller

    if i had to add anyone else, maybe ronon. if by any wonderful option, i’d bring jack in too. 🙂

    sally 🙂

  90. Moya22: Wow there’s a lot of hate for Cam out there right now. Tell Ben to keep his chin up.

    I don’t think it’s Cam hate; more like a distaste of prevarication.

  91. ltcoljsheppard said – It seems unlikely that Jack O’Neill and John Sheppard, both leaders of the flagship teams both “just happen” to have the gene of the Ancestors.

    crazymom remarked – What year was Sheppard born? Perhaps it wasn’t Mitchell the gang should have been teasing about Jack’s trip to 1969…

    — LOLOLOL!! I never thought of that. I think John was probably born in 1967 like the actor… but we never know. Good point, Crazymom. Thanks for pointing that out. *chuckles*

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