Shirt \'N Tie and Daniel\'s ShadowMarty G. welcomes everyone to the screening

Acclaimed director Martin Wood

Dan Shea all dressed up

Amanda and Brad

Rob and Priscilla

Darren

Nancy

Lawren

Lexa Doig

Amanda Tapping

Don\'t mess with the Shanks!

BamBam and his lovely wife

Chris Judge

CJ talks Rage of Angels 

The link was titled “Death by blogging” and clicking on it brought up a recent NY Times article “ In Web World of 24/7 Stress, Writers Blog Till They Drop“ by Matt Richtel. (http://www.nytimes.com/2008/04/06/technology/06sweat.html?ei=5065&en=1c3f36a3531123cb&ex=1208059200&partner=MYWAY&pagewanted=print). The article suggests that the constant demands of a ravenous internet economy place bloggers under incredible stress. The pressure to produce new material for a seemingly insatiable market can result in everything from weight loss and sleep disorders to, in extreme cases, massive coronaries and death. I found this of particular interest because, as a blogger myself, I too feel the occasional strain that comes with writing a daily entry. Granted, my job isn’t riding on it and the only one pressuring me to produce is myself. Still, after 521 consecutive entries, I do feel compelled to keep the streak alive. Fortunately, my life is so gosh-darn exciting that I have an endless amount of source material to draw from. Like, for instance, that time I drove down to Bellingham, Washington and got stuck at the border for two hours. Or that time I spent three straight days in editing. Or that time I attended the Stargate: Continuum screening. Remember that time? No?

Of course you wouldn’t, because it happened today. It was a special matinee screening of the (finally) finished movie held this afternoon in Vancouver, and among the attendees were some twenty lucky fans who got a sneak peek at Continuum. On the big screen no less.

Alas, no post-screening dessert on this day, but still – one hell of a show. Stargate Continuum is fantastic. Not only is it a treat for long-time fans, but it’s a great jumping-on point for anyone interested in checking out Stargate for the first time. Funny, touching, exciting, and chock full of surprises, it’s going to thrill a lot of people.

Just a reminder that we’ll be starting discussion on Timescape tomorrow. Finish up and start organizing those thoughts!

Today’s blog entry is dedicated to birthday gal Nicole.

Mailbag –

Narelle from Aus writes: “Can they do tapas sized dishes so I get to eat more than just an entrée?”

Answer: Sure. Try the Chef’s five course tasting menu.

Wams352 writes: “Question…how’s Fondy? Haven’t seen a photo of her lately. Is she avoiding you? Or us?”

Answer: She’s great, thanks for asking. Just incredibly busy. And it’s me she’s been avoiding.

JoanieLovesChachi writes: “Do you snack at all during the day?”

Answer: Believe it or not, snacking is the key. You’d think that limiting yourself to only three meals a day would be a great way to lose weight. In fact, just the opposite. By the time dinner time swings around, approximately six hours after lunch, you’re ravenous and end up stuffing your face. Better to have two snacks during the day, one between morning and lunch, and another between lunch and dinner, to tide you over. Just make sure they’re healthy options: cottage cheese, tuna, fruit, veggies.

Crazymom writes: “…if you have a small moment, could you answer CrazyNephew’s question about how the MALPs move on set? By motor, or by pretend motor?”

Answer: Definitely by motor. And it’s frigging LOUD!

Vikitty writes: “I don’t think I could ever have a five course meal. I was full after my salad on Tuesday night.”

Answer: Thanks for coming and thanks for posting. I was wondering where you’d disappeared to.

Caitlyanna writes: “I was telling one of my regular customers the other day that I would love to have the opportunity to decorate a cake for Atlantis’s 100th episode.”

Answer: No idea what MGM has planned for the event – but I checked out the pics on your blog and have to say your cakes look almost too beautiful to eat. Almost.

Serena writes: “PS – forgot to ask you that night as well, but what day will you be at Comic Con?”

Answer: Right now, I’m planning to be there. No idea when the Stargate panels will be held. Hmmm. July fast-approaches. I’d best get to work on my list of “Things Not To Discuss at the Comic Con”.

Trish writes: “Can you thank Marty for me for saying he’ll try to put an Irish person on the Atlantis team?”

Answer: Done and done.

Anais33 a ecrit: “1)Il y’aura un relation amoureuse entre Alicia Vegas et John sheppard ou un autre membre de l’équipe? 2) Avez vous prévu un voyage à l’étranger cette année?”

Reponses: 1) Non. 2) Peut-être nous irons à Las Vegas avec Martin et sa petite amie Stephanie, et Chris Judge et Gia.

English translation: 1) No plans for any romantic relationship between Vega and Sheppard. 2) Fondy and I may hit Vegas with Marty G. and his gal Stephanie, and Chris Judge and Gia.

Montrealer writes: “Have casting for the ‘Whispers’ episode girls being done yet?”

Answer: The last casting session is on Tuesday – after which I’ll have some news on this front.

Chev writes: “You may be interested in the following article speculating on the colour of plants in other galaxies.”

Answer: Thanks, Chev. There’s also a very interesting article in the April issue of Scientific American “The Color of Plants on Other Worlds” by Nancy Y. Kiang.

Crazymom writes: “What is the rocket in “Shrimp with rocket”?”

Answer: It’s a member of the cabbage family used in salads.

95 thoughts on “April 6, 2008: A Sunday Matinee

  1. Ok, for a minute there I was ALMOST ready to move to BC, get my Canadian citizenship, and figure out how to get on the cleaning staff at Bridge studio, or any other job that would have afforded an opportunity to sneak into the showings. If I left now i could be in position by the time the second or third Atlantis movie makes it to dvd…. but alas, our northern meighbors have this funny thing about guns and such. So, I will just have to envy those lucky enough to see a large screen viewing of Continuum, and wait for the dvd to release. But thank you for the great pics. If I couldnt be there I’ll console myself that those present all looked like they were having a great time.

  2. I CANNOT BELIEVE I MISSED THIS SCREENING!!!

    I will have to wait until July for the DVD release. Oh well…it’s going to be worth it, I know!

    Aw!! You passed on my thanks to Marty! How sweet are you?

    Now I’m sad because I’m going to be leaving Vancouver on Wednesday and Fuel will be thousands of miles away.

    Trish

  3. Awesome pics! As for the Stargate Panel, I think it usually lands on Friday mid-morning. The last time I went was in 2006 when you guys still ran two separate panels.
    Do you think that with the movies, you’ll be doing two separate panels again?

  4. Hi, Joe.

    Was Dan Shea expecting a flood? LOL!

    Looking forward to watching “Continuum.”

    And of course Stargate Atlantis season five!

    Thank YOU for sharing the photos from the Continuum preview screening.

    Best wishes, Morjana

  5. Woohoo! – sign me up for the 5 course tasting menu. Hopefully they have a good New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc on the menu too as a lovely accompaniment. Thanks for that Joe.

    Looks like I’m going to be in the US for work during May so I’m hoping to do a bit of hopping around afterwards up to your neck of the woods (now that I know of the tasting menu) and then over to the UK to see some friends.

    When you live so god damn far away from every other country (no offence New Zealand) might as well make the most of it seeing as I’m already spending that long on a plane.

    Pics are great. We have AoT released here in 2 days so looking forward to some new Stargate 🙂
    Dog’s Breakfast is released only a couple of days later which I’m buying for Jack and Ralph I swear.

  6. yay, joe, for the 3 lovely pictures of the lovely amanda!! 😀 *hugs amanda, just because*

    i’m SOOO excited about ‘continuum’! i’m also a bit scared (of wishing for certain things), but can this movie come out already!?!

    i’ve got a question: If there’s a season 6 of atlantis (hopes), would sam make a visit or two?

    *squees about amanda pics and ‘continuum’*

    sally 😀

  7. Awesome! Soooo excited about the movie? Any firm idea about when the dvd is going to released in the US? All I can find so far are tentative possible dates.

  8. PS: What’s a lenticular cover? It’s the “bonus” for pre-ordering Ark of Truth.

    When typing “lenticular” into Office 2007 so I could check its meaning, it auto-corrected to testicular. Not noticing however in my oncoming flu-y state, and then performed my lookup, I was rather surprised as to what would be accompanying my DVD in the mail.

  9. Beside The Queen will there be any other Teyla centric episodes and will we see more on all the Team together in Season 5 ? I really enjoy McKay but I think he has been the most overused character on SGA and it is time to focus on the others .

  10. Hi Joe,

    Ark of Truth was so amazing that I think I actually envy you today for being at the screening of Continuum and btw, if I ever make it to Fuel with a Mr. Joe Mallozzi, I want what you are eating!

    I guess you are not in the best position to answer the following question, but I guess if you guys haven’t thought about it before you could suggest to somebody who could suggest it to somebody who might know somebody that could make it happen 🙂

    Since AOT has been doing so well in direct to DVD, will MGM consider a limited theater release of Stargate Continuum? also the fact that is old traditional and movie screen Stargate I’m sure many people would go.

    Take care,

    Carolina

  11. Is Siler in Continuum? I miss his wacky injuries. There’s no one like that on Atlantis!

    Glad to know (I think) that it’s not us Fondy is avoiding. I have been showering every day 🙂

    Shirt ‘n Tie and L-Jade you lucky lucky devils. I’m so jealous I’m greener than a wraith. Did you get autographs too?! Spill the details (not the ones that will get you in trouble – the other ones, like what was everyone wearing? Who is really taller/shorter in real life…etc).

  12. So can where can the rest of us see pictures of Caitlyannas cakes? 🙂

    (The cake is a lie! I tell you! 😉

  13. Chev writes: “You may be interested in the following article speculating on the colour of plants in other galaxies.”

    Joe writes:

    Answer: Thanks, Chev. There’s also a very interesting article in the April issue of Scientific American “The Color of Plants on Other Worlds” by Nancy Y. Kiang.

    First??

    You’re welcome Joe. I’ll check it out on Masterfile. Just downloaded it. I’ll read it tonight. i’ve just broken a bit of a streak myself. Thanks for responding.

    Cheers, Chev

  14. Oh btw, is there anyway we, the adoring blog reading audience, can influence the genesis of Stargate Universe?

    I must admit I fear for that poor 9th Chevron and its fate.

  15. Love the pictures today. Thanks!

    I hope the stress of blogging doesn’t get to you. What else would have get to read (almost) every night?

  16. Huh? I thought that Rocket was just another name for Arugula.

    Oh, suggestion for your bookclub: I just finished reading ‘Tunnel in the Sky’ by Robert Heinlein and thought you may enjoy it. It reminded me a bit of Stargate with a bit of Firely and a little Lord of the Flies. Here’s the description from Amazon:

    The final exam for Dr. Matson’s Advanced Survival class was meant to be just that: only a test. But something has gone terribly wrong…and now Rod Walker and his fellow students are stranded somewhere unknown in the universe, beyond contact with Earth, at the other end of a tunnel in the sky. Stripped of all comforts, hoping for apassage home that may never appear, the castaways must band together or perish. For Rod and his fellow survivors, this is one test where failure is not an option….

  17. Joe said: Just a reminder that we’ll be starting discussion on Timescape tomorrow.

    Unfortunately, I was unable to get my hands on a copy of Timescape. However, I finished The Keep several weeks ago, and am currently well into The Empire of Ice Cream. Bring on the discussions! My thanks, Joe, for starting this book club. I have read several books already that I wouldn’t necessarily have read, and have thoroughly enjoyed them!

    Joe said: Fondy and I may hit Vegas with Marty G. and his gal Stephanie, and Chris Judge and Gia.

    If you go, I would strongly recommend a vist to Craftsteak restaurant located in the MGM Grand. I can’t say enough good things about the food and staff…

  18. I am such a slacker.. I bought timescape a few days after it was chosen as the book club entry, and I left it to rot on the book shelf till last week, I regret this descision as I am thorughly enjoying it but sadly will add very little to the discussion.. 🙁

  19. Thanks for all the fantastic photos! It’s great to see fellow fans, behind-the-scenes people, and actors in their everyday garb, all together. Poor Lawren, though, looks like someone just told him he had to go back to work. (Or maybe someone told him a really bad pun.)

    I’ve wondered sometimes if you’ve considered an occasional break from blogging, especially at times such as when you had the episode of dizziness and feeling unwell otherwise. – But of course you know the signs of excessive stress, and a lot of people who blog here have expressed their concern. And if blogging is a compulsion, then obviously you’ll deal with it if/when you’re ready.

    – Wow, like, sorry for going all Dr. Pedantia. I’ll see if I can’t get my Postal persona to whump her upside the head.

    Chris J.’s t-shirt and belt buckle are awesome!

  20. After reading this blog and looking at the pictures of those meals, I’m *very* seriously considering taking a trip up to Vancouver from New York just to have a meal at Fuel. 🙂

  21. hey Joe,

    thanks so much for those pics 🙂 Continuum is fantastic? awesome!!!!! can’t wait for july!

  22. Yay Continuum!!!!!!!!

    I love the pix of Amanda Tapping…. she looks radiant!!!

    Haha couldn’t you get a better one of Michael Shanks???

  23. Hey Joe. I just discovered your blog today…pretty impressive! I was wondering, do you have a Facebook? ’cause it would be cool to have you on my friends list!!

  24. Hmmm 3 days in editing.

    Do you guys squirrel food away in there anywhere? Hide sammiches in the console?

    I knew a guy once who liked to hide chocolate bars behind the racks for those “just incase” sessions… only problem was the heat generated from the machines would turn the bars into big lumps of gooey chocolatey muck you had to lick off the wrapper because the consistency was similar to pudding.

    Yum! 😛

    For my birfday I ordered myself the DVD copies of S1, S2, and S3 so I can watch them repeatedly. Now I just have to wait for it to cross the border. Le Sigh.

  25. Crazymom writes: “What is the rocket in “Shrimp with rocket”?”

    Answer: It’s a member of the cabbage family used in salads.

    What we call ‘rocket’ in Australia is called ‘arugula’ in America, I believe. YUM. We have it growing in our garden.

  26. CrazyNephew says thanks for answering his MALP question. However, he added that this does NOT release me from my promise to ride The Ripcord with him. Maybe I can get a doctor’s note…

  27. Bloody hell! After reading the Gateworld article, it sounds like both Atlantis & the SG1 movies are being sacrificed to “Stargate Universe”, and its black hole sucking budget.

    Season 5 of Atlantis means enough episodes for syndication, if that even exists anymore. So Season 6 looks even less likely, unless “Universe” is stalled financially and SciFi wants to keep a Stargate show lead-in.

    But if this ends up being Atlantis’ last season, and there are no more movies, what happens to you?

  28. Thanks for the pics from the Continuum showing! (And the fuel dinners, for that matter.) Gracious, I hope you just caught Shanks on an off moment; he doesn’t look too pleased! XD Anyway, can’t wait to see the film itself! (And thanks for that tidbit about the Wraith you gave das the other day, to her question about them feeding!)

    David threw out the challenge to his fans to make a “Bark of Truth” trailer pimping A Dog’s Breakfast. Most of the fans stuck with splicing the film itself — I decided to do a more direct parody of The Ark of Truth that I thought some of the readers here might appreciate (and, if they haven’t watched A Dog’s Breakfast, might encourage them to … *halo*). I tell you what, though, animating in Ulead (my video-editing program) is very time-consumming! >_<; (I don’t have a Flash animator, alas.) Which led to me opting to leave out a line I’d planned in the original script: Vala: “But what about free will?” Daniel: “Free Willy? I hated that movie! Yes, if I can save one person from having to watch that, this will all have been worth it …” Also, in retrospect, I should have called the Milky Way “Milk Bone” instead. Ah well; live & learn ….

    (Joe, if you have to delete this post for legal reasons or something, that’s cool, I understand.)

  29. Hello, can you provide any scoop on Teyla’s familiar backstory? Also, is she paid for her services like other Atlantis personnel?

  30. Oh, hey! A place I recognize! (I went there to see ADB last year.) Cool theatre. I’m so excited about Continuum.

  31. Hi again Mr M

    Greetings from…..The First Screening for Cast and Crew of Continuum!!!!

    My idea of the Uber Stargate SG1 Experience is as follows:
    A guided set tour with one of the Producers, say…mm..Mr N. John Smith followed by…A private screening of an, as yet, unreleased SG1 Movie, introduced by the Director and Producer…in the company of just about everyone of the Who’s Who of the Stargate World….Brad Wright, Martin Wood, Joe Mallozzi, Martin Gero, Amanda Tapping, Chris Judge, Bam BAm, Jan Newman, Ivan Bartok, John Lenic, Robert Picardo, Allan McCullough etc etc etc….and then I wake up and get ready for work…..
    Suddenly BING! I’m in Vancouver and the above happens!!! How great it was to see the reaction of cast and crew to the movie!!! WOW!
    Fab movie and hats off to all involved! Look forward to its release and purchase.
    I was one of the lucky 20 who had won the ticket to a Michael Shanks and Lexa Doig lunch, which grew into the above. Included in our company were the blog commentators L-Jade (pictured by your good self with me) and Arctic Goddess.
    What a wonderful treat and a memory I will treasure.
    How great it was also to talk Atlantis with Mr McCullough!

    Look forward to seeing Brad Wright swing by for his thoughts later on, via your blog. THank you again Mr M for meeting us at Fuel and for taking a pic at the “premier”!

    Talk again soon

    Off to Vij’s tomorrow night!

    Shirt’n’Tie

    PS Have signed a NDA for the movie, so I feel part of the Stargate Family!!

  32. Who decides what type of commentary to put on the DVDs? I have a hard time following the audio commentary due to my hearing, which is very frustrating. I was delighted to discover audio and text options on Voyager DVDs, and wondered why Atlatnis and SG-1 didn’t have it. Someone must realize they’re excluding deaf and hard of hearing fans from the commentaries.
    Okay, rant over, sorry.

  33. Joe,

    Okay if one of the side effects of blogging everyday is weight-loss, sign me up! I’m only up to once or twice a week right now. I’ll start yammering barely comprehensible variations on the English language…lol.

    Thanks for the fantastic pics! Watching the late sports edition on the local ABC affiliate and they were talking about NBA MVP; I’ve read your blogs regarding college ball, but would you care to weigh in on who should be NBA MVP? Just curious.

    Also, an oft repeated question, repeated again: Will we ever find out about Shep’s mother or what drove him and his father apart?

    Thanks again!

    MA

  34. BW and RCC let FANS see the movie? Aww, now spoilers are gonna get out all over ‘net and I’ll have to hide in a corner until July. Darn. What’s the rationale for that??

    Love Michael’s “attitude”. He’s looking shaggy, which he says usually means he’s between jobs and therefore haircuts, poor boy.

  35. When are you hitting up Vegas? I’m probably going to make a trip out there in May once I find out what my travel schedule for work will be like for the next 6 months…

  36. Hi Joe,
    I’ve been away from the blog for awhile. Let’s do a little catch up shall we?

    -Oooohh eerie fog effects, I can foresee me being skittish for the week after viewing the ep (like I was after watching Signs.)
    -Yay to you and Marty G for surviving Chef Belcham’s tasty torture. Wish I could be there with you, instead of snowy Calgary. Brrrrr…
    -Thanks for the awesome Fuel foody/fan pics
    -Yay!! for the bloopers surviving
    -Please tell Marty G good luck on his “program”
    -Blah to WordPress, I hope you can learn to love the new format.
    -Yay!! for Continuum screening pics!
    -And thank you for blogging, I look forward to reading your blog every night.

  37. I can’t believe you checked out my pics on my blog. I’m freaking out right now and shaking from excitement. And that was just one cake. I’m posting more if you want to see what I do. I also have quite a few on MySpace (www.myspace.com/nertnie13), but my page is set to private. Just see if Martin Gero, David Hewlett, or Jewel Staite would let you go through their’s. I have them as friends. Whatever MGM decides, I’m in if they want me. They won’t even have to pay me. Just let me have the opportunity to meet all of you (cast and crew) and a tour of the sets. That’s all I’ll ask for. It would be my gift and a way of saying thanks for keeping me entertained on Friday nights. I already have an idea in my head. I just have to draw it out. Okay time to breathe.

  38. Hey Joe, I’m just wondering what’d be your etiquette when eating a dinner with, well so many courses, would you try finish all of them to be nice to the restaurant/chefs or eat only as much as you could to be conservative for the duration of the dinner?

  39. Things I am looking forward to this spring/summer:
    *Traveling to Boston for bday celebrations
    *Summer concerts
    *Seeing my favorite band EVER the Eagles in concert, and hopefully attaining my goal of meeting them
    and….
    *Continuum coming out!

    While not higher ranked than the Eagles, I’m pretty darn excited! Your entry tonight made me quite happy!

  40. Hi Joe,
    i have a question for you about writing your script. when you are down with your script and you submit it to the other writers to read through and add notes, do they each get a copy or if there one copy of the script shared among them????? and then how are their notes handled on the copy they are given? i don’t i was just curious and thinking about it.
    and if i can ask one Continuum question (don’t kill me,its not a spoiler type question) but how long would you was the latest cut you saw? longer than Ark of Truth? I just ask because i want to do a big premiere night at my house. which if you are in the great state of Indiana are freely invited!
    Thanks for all your blogging and all that you do for us fans, i greatly appreciate it.

    BN

  41. dasNdanger wrote:

    That whole visceral nature thingy of which you speak would probably only come into play around Steve…that is, if he was still alive…and didn’t mind getting his hair mussed up.

    Adamantium claws, baby! Adamantium claws!!

    *backs away quickly and regrets loaning personal force-field device to her boss for his b-ball game on Sunday*

    Whoa there!! — Oh MY, I think I’ve died and gone to “California Nails” heaven. *Fabulous* claws you’ve got there!! Really. Which idiot artist does your manicures? I simply *must* know. Let us chill together, whaddya say? See, now that I know you only love Todd for his mind and his swishy walk (he can’t help it; the only Wraith laundry he’s allowed to use now always puts starch in the boxers) – and your real object of desire was Steve, who was of course maximally gorgeous and feed-worthy – such a shame, what were they thinking?? – and I hope that Mr. Right-Wraith (who loves getting his hair mussed up) lies in your near future (is July soon enough?) – well, anyway, I have *no problem* with you admiring Todd’s mind. I like it quite a bit myself; you wouldn’t believe. . . *blushes* – So, anyway, we’re cool about this now, right? Just a slight misunderstanding, totally my bad. *babbles on while das’s eyes glaze over*

  42. narelle from aus said:

    PS: What’s a lenticular cover? It’s the “bonus” for pre-ordering Ark of Truth.

    A lenticular cover is one that changes pictures when you hold it a certain way.

    Way cool!

    Cheers, Chev

    p.s. You cracked me up. I was picturing you googling testicular dvd. lol!

  43. howdy joe! sorry there was no post screening dessert! I have spent the last three days up to my eyeballs in painting and decorating the toddler’s room. unfortunately the ‘stargate theme’ got nixed. though I did get to purchase(and paint half of the walls) ‘iris blue'(or ‘pooh blue’)

    just wanted to check and make sure that Baron Destructo, received the E-mail I sent him?

    I’ll be back in Vancouver on Tuesday visiting the wonderful Trish and Allie, any sight seeing suggestions?

  44. Hey Shirt ‘n’ Tie

    Just want to say it is not L-Jade in the picture with you but it actually Daniel’s Shadow. 😀

    On April 6, 2008 at 7:55 pm Shirt’n’Tie Said:
    Hi again Mr M

    Greetings from…..The First Screening for Cast and Crew of Continuum!!!!

    My idea of the Uber Stargate SG1 Experience is as follows:
    A guided set tour with one of the Producers, say…mm..Mr N. John Smith followed by…A private screening of an, as yet, unreleased SG1 Movie, introduced by the Director and Producer…in the company of just about everyone of the Who’s Who of the Stargate World….Brad Wright, Martin Wood, Joe Mallozzi, Martin Gero, Amanda Tapping, Chris Judge, Bam BAm, Jan Newman, Ivan Bartok, John Lenic, Robert Picardo, Allan McCullough etc etc etc….and then I wake up and get ready for work…..
    Suddenly BING! I’m in Vancouver and the above happens!!! How great it was to see the reaction of cast and crew to the movie!!! WOW!
    Fab movie and hats off to all involved! Look forward to its release and purchase.
    I was one of the lucky 20 who had won the ticket to a Michael Shanks and Lexa Doig lunch, which grew into the above. Included in our company were the blog commentators L-Jade (pictured by your good self with me) and Arctic Goddess.
    What a wonderful treat and a memory I will treasure.
    How great it was also to talk Atlantis with Mr McCullough!

    Look forward to seeing Brad Wright swing by for his thoughts later on, via your blog. THank you again Mr M for meeting us at Fuel and for taking a pic at the “premier”!

    Talk again soon

    Off to Vij’s tomorrow night!

    Shirt’n’Tie

    PS Have signed a NDA for the movie, so I feel part of the Stargate Family!!

  45. Hi Joe,
    Love the blog,but sulking a bit because we have to wait three weeks before AOT and who knows how long for Continuum to be released the UK.
    Anyways lots of buzz about the dinners at Fuel amongst the GWers that will be at Gatecon in August and we would like to know if you are open to the idea of a repeat rumour has it you may have been approached with this idea already but I thought it would not hurt to ask. Oh and would the offer of bribes help.

  46. Hi Joe!

    I know this comes a bit late, but at the dinner at the Fuel Restaurant on Tuesday I promised you that I’d write something on your blog, so here I am. I wanted to tell you how much I appreciated you having that dinner with us fans. I had a great time. The food was also really good, and I should really thank you, since if it weren’t for you I’d never have gone to the Fuel Restaurant and thus never tried their great food. So thanks!

    Your pics from the Continuum screening make me really jealous that I couldn’t be there. I can’t wait for that movie to come out. Pity it won’t be on the big screen, though. But perhaps I can arrange for a bit of time with my parents’ huge flat screen TV…

    On another topic; I have one question: Today at the convention one of the guests (I don’t remember who it was) said that Stargate Atlantis was doing great, with lots of people watching it, not to mention the success the Ark of Truth has had and all the awards SGA keeps winning. But then I also heard talk (from other fans) about how it was not sure whether there will be a 6th season, how we have to cross our fingers and hope that SGA won’t be cancelled. How do those two things fit together? Why would MGM or SciFi or whoever is responsible for making these kinds of decisions cancel a show that is doing so great? And is the situation even as critical as those comments from other fans suggest or is that just panic blowing the rumours out of proportion?

    Looking forward to future entries and pics on your blog.

    Cheers,
    Clamial

  47. Aw, thanks for the pictures, especially Michael and Bambam & Layla. I can’t wait for it to come out!

  48. Rage of Angels is on my list of most anticipated future projects (hoping Shanks is still involved)

    AND of course, I’m 100x anticipating Continuum, of the 2 movies THIS is the one I wanted to see the most!!!! ready to preorder soon as I see it it posted! SGA S4 DVD set too!!
    DD

  49. Hi Joe,

    Thank you for the screening pics! Lucky fans! No doubt they’ve all been sworn to secrecy? Was that picture of Mr Shanks taken before or after the screening? 😛 (I kid!)

  50. Just got back from Supanova Con where I got to meet the lovely Jewel Staite & Teryl Rothery among others.

    Just so you know, Teryl made it clear she will be making some calls when she gets home to see if her character can somehow be resurrected for Stargate Universe LOL.

    Jewel unfortunately got sick with an exotic Australian bug on the last day so had to leave early 🙁

    Really enjoying your blog Joe. Your diligent updates mean a lot to us.

  51. Charlton Heston: “An actor differs from other artists in one respect. A writer or a painter can continue practicing in private; if they don’t like what they have written or painted, they can stow it in a closet. An actor is not so fortunate. Whatever he does has to be seen by people. That means he will be criticized for his mistakes. But he has to keep acting or he will never progress.”
    RIP an actor who starred in 3 on my list of all-time favorite movies: Ben Hur, The Ten Commandments, and of course, Planet of the Apes.
    DD

  52. So, let’s talk about what’s really important. Considering you all are in Vancouver – how do you work filming around the Stanley Cup Playoffs. Do you all DVR the games and watch after rehearsal/filming – or is time allotted for game viewing. Now, while in my wildest dreams the NJ Devils would bring home another cup – I’m willing to concede that the Canucks have a far better chance – although the Ducks’ Niedermeyer brothers are a formidable force to be reckoned with! As the playoffs are fast approaching – are all the hockey fans on the set getting excited?

  53. Hi Joe! So… I’m about 3 hours into my first day at a new job and you’ve already made me the odd man out! About 5 minutes after walking in the door for the first time, I was introduced to a new colleague. I noticed she had an autographed picture of an SG-1 actor on the wall so, trying to become new friends, I mentioned that I too was a Stargate fan. The smile on her face lasted about 30 seconds because I followed my comment with “do you ever read Joe Mallozzi’s blog?”

    There was a pause… followed by her leading question: “Do you like him?”

    I said I did and that I read the blog each morning. There was another pause before she pointed out how much she disliked you! It led into a rant about Carter and Ben Browder and what a terrible show Atlantis is. Well, being Scottish and a Cancer (and therefore always looking forward to a good fight) I launched into my defence of both Atlantis and Ben (and just how adorable he is).

    At this point, a second new colleague (and I should probably mention that there are only 4 of us in total) walked in and was quickly informed that I liked Joe Mallozzi. There was a pause and a brief look of disgust followed by “oh. Well… nice to meet you,” before she took off again.

    So, like I said, a few hours into my new job and I’m already an outcast. Thanks for that!

    On the plus side… I love being an outcast. 😉 Any chance I could get some horrific super-fan type autographed picture of you to hang lovingly in my new hostile work environment? I’ll gladly trade an assortment of organic chocolates for the pleasure.

    By the by, I’ll be joining the BOTM for the first time with Empire of Ice Cream. Looking forward to the discussions!

  54. Hey Marty.. I hope that’s plain unbuttered popcorn!!!!!! Don’t make me go all diet police on ya!

    OMG that’s shirt n tie?? That must of been the secret. Fans attending the screening..Darnit!!!

    Nah.. glad they got to go. Hope you had a blast you lot 🙂 🙂

  55. Narelle from Aus Said:
    Dog’s Breakfast is released only a couple of days later which I’m buying for Jack and Ralph I swear.

    Great movie! Very funny British humor! One Hewlett is awesome…two Hewlett’s? Absolutely spectacular!

    Kimberly

  56. Was Richard Dean Anderson at this screening? In Continuum, how much screen time does he have? Will the S/J ship be more defined in the movie?

  57. Salut Joseph =D Sa va? Moi oui trés bien! Que des bonnes nouvelles aujourd’hui!! En plus ma journée finit en beautée avec vos deux réponses a mes questions^^!!!!

    Merci, Merci, Merci, de m’avoir répondu! ..ouff j’avais peur qu”Alicia tombe amoureuse de John, qui rapelons le est la propriété de Teyla^^!! A chouette le voyage! je rêvais encore secétement que vous me diriez la France^^! Mais bon, c’est pas grave!=)

    Je vous fait d’énorme bisou!!! merci pour tout!!!!Bonne journée !!♥Je vous adore!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!ahhh!! lol

    Ps: very super photo =)

  58. Excellent pictures, thanks for sharing! May you live long and Blog.

    I’m trying to be envious, as there is much envy-worthy stuff happening, but I haven’t the energy. Still sick. Still dancing on the bar in Vegas though, and still up for fire safety training. Someone has to wield the wet towel when a fire spinner sets their hair on fire! Actually though, I am lucky and honored to work with amazing fire performers; some of them are professionals and do this for a living. Their IMHO mind-blowing demo video:

    http://www.icfire.org/ic-demo-reel.html

    Sorry, I don’t know the right tags to make it a clickable link.

  59. Some people think that development of Stargate Universe when approved won’t happen until Stargate Atlantis has ended, because of the we aren’t looking forward to doing 40 episodes a year kinda comment on the recent Stargate news thing.

    Well I don’t know.. You did it before with SG1, and Atlantis, you could do it again.

  60. No RDA at the screening?

    Any word on whether he will visit Atlantis this season?

    Becky

  61. Evie Said: …The smile on her face lasted about 30 seconds because I followed my comment with “do you ever read Joe Mallozzi’s blog?”

    There was a pause… followed by her leading question: “Do you like him?”

    I said I did and that I read the blog each morning. There was another pause before she pointed out how much she disliked you! It led into a rant about Carter and Ben Browder and what a terrible show Atlantis is. Well, being Scottish and a Cancer (and therefore always looking forward to a good fight) I launched into my defence of both Atlantis and Ben (and just how adorable he is).

    At this point, a second new colleague (and I should probably mention that there are only 4 of us in total) walked in and was quickly informed that I liked Joe Mallozzi. There was a pause and a brief look of disgust followed by “oh. Well… nice to meet you,” before she took off again.

    So, like I said, a few hours into my new job and I’m already an outcast. Thanks for that!

    ~~~~~~~~

    And THIS is why we need the Wraith!! Todd would make quick work of your snooty co-workers (they’re not Ancients, are they…? 😉 ).

    (I, too, am of Scottish descent and a Cancer. Maybe we can join forces and both have at ’em – we’d have them on their knees in no time!! 😀 )

    das

  62. Oy, I almost forgot — for those who may actually have been waiting for this (ATTN morjana), my review of The Ark of Truth is up. No, it’s not at Pink Raygun, like my Atlantis column was — this one is up at Sequential Tart. Part two will be up next monday. 🙂

  63. From the beginning of SGA I felt that it was treated as SG1’s stepchild. With SG1’s demise as a regular series, SGA was finally able to get more “parental” attention and grow into an even more interesting series. Now, we read about the premise of SG: Universe and that doing such a series of 20 episodes would require copious amounts of time, money and manpower, and how difficult it is to do two good series at the same time (as you have already noted). Translated, this could mean that SGA will be sacrificed by terimating it prematurely, or have SGA share time with the glitzy new series which would most likely get most of the attention. Either way, I can’t help but think that SGA (and its viewers) would lose.

  64. Thanks for the pics – not at all jealous – I can wait for Continuum – but only because I HAVE TO!!!

    Um, anyway, a LiveJournal friend and I thought that it would be rather cool to have a few Radek and Ronon scenes in season 5 – any chance? There have been a few little bits over the last seasons (Echoes, Lifeline), but we would like more – yes, yes, we’re demanding and greedy fans, aren’t we?! Not satisfied with the Rodney and Ronon scenes that have been hinted at, we ask for even more!! Sorry! It all comes from me making a Ronon icon and calling him the Geek Protector…

    Leesa Perrie

  65. Thank you for the pictures, Joe. I especially LOVE the one of Michael. *squee* Scruffy, wearing his favorite hat, and a little attitude to go with it…..very, very HOT!!!!

    What an awesome surprise for Lexa and Michael’s fans that bid on the luncheon. Very, very cool. If I remember correctly, the money raised went to Michael and Lexa’s preferred charity, ms, that Lexa’s father suffers from.

    Thanks again, Joe, for posting the pics.

    danielfanforever

  66. @Crazymom writes: “What is the rocket in “Shrimp with rocket”?”

    It’s also called Arugula. It’s strong flavored with sometimes a hint of bitterness. It goes well with “sweet lettuce” salads and dipping sauces.

    @JM: I can’t imagine doing what you do (blogging) everyday on top of what you do everyday at work. My hat is off to you! I tried it on my one, obscure little webpage, and foundered quickly. But then, my life is rather boring. Yes. I know that’s my fault. Boredom is the result of uncreativity and laziness. On the other hand, I do have a nice veggie garden. Arugula included. I think I’ll go pick my supper now.

  67. On April 7, 2008 at 9:33 am dasNdanger said to Evie:
    I, too, am of Scottish descent and a Cancer. Maybe we can join forces and both have at ‘em – we’d have them on their knees in no time!!

    Fine. I’m not Scottish but I “love” people who judge others without knowing them. 😕 And I’m Scorpio. So tell me when the party will start. 😀

  68. Bonne nuit =) …pouuf j’ai finit mes éxércice de comptabilité et je vais au lit.

    J’ai vu la flamme olympique traversé Paris, waou c’etait physique, beaucoup de manifestant et des bléssés. Demain la flamme sera au Etats Unis, il parait qu’ils sont deja entrin d’éscaladé le Golden gate pour mêttre un immense drapeaux Anti Jeux Olypique en Chine.

    Moi je soutient la cause tibétaine!! Jespert que les jeux auront qu’en même lieu mais que sa sérve de leçon au gouvérnement chinois. Pauvre chinois, il ne savent même pas se qu’il se passe dans la monde. je vois bien sur leurs journaux demain en gros titre “A PARIS LA FLAMME OLYMPIQUE A ETAIT ACCUEILLI CHALEURESEMENT”

    Alalalal c’est comme sa..;(

    Bon aller,fermons la parenthése, Bissouuuu, je vous adore!! a demain =)♥♥

  69. Hello Joe,

    I concur with Mike “Did you ever catch the son of a bitch who leaked Ark of Truth?”

  70. Are you interested in being forwarded funny spam emails so that one of your assistants (cookie monter, baron destructo, etc…) can take the time to reply?

  71. Evie Said: So, like I said, a few hours into my new job and I’m already an outcast. Thanks for that!

    There’s nothing like kicking off that first impression with a smack! 🙂 There’s a great SGA t-shirt for sale at extrasformovies.com that says “I’ve Ascended… Have You?” Could be a great way to get a discussion going around the water cooler…

    Nika

  72. Thanks for the photos.

    I’m trying to talk Steve into a quick Vegas trip this summer. Should we cross paths, I’ll try to be a good fangrrl and not intrude. But you and Chris would be welcome to be my fanboys. *grin* (I don’t think Marty G. and I have met.)

  73. @ noir – Sure, join in!! Hey, besides the hefty dose of Scottish, I’m also part German and Danish (I like mine with butter!). Imagine the trouble I can get into all by my onesies with that combination! (Whatever it is, I’m sure it’ll involve lots of beer, and kilts…) 😀

    @ Mr. M – Quick question: Will we ever learn what the Wraith tattoos/facial marking mean? Outside of Todd’s ‘Ace’ tattoo, are the markings supposed to have any significance among Wraith, or is it merely ornamentation?

    Thankies.

    das

  74. Thanks for the pictures! Can’t wait until July for Atlantis and Continuum! Also, on the Metro newspaper for April 7, 2008, number 47 down on the crossword was “Mr. DeLuise” and it was three boxes, so I was thinking Dom… Reminded me of Stargate all over again…

  75. 1)Will anyone be falsely accused of something next year?

    2)Will there be anymore backstory lined up for Teyla, Ronon, or Lorne?

  76. Wow, Evie, I can’t believe 3 out of 4 coworkers watch the show(s)! I mention “Stargate” in my office and the best I get is “Is that the one with MacGyver?” However, they now know exactly what I do when I leave work on Fridays: pick up pizza, stop at the liquor store, and sit on the couch with “Atlantis.” Of course, right now it’s “sit on the couch with some Stargate DVDs,” until the new season comes out. Friday night is still Stargate night at our house, regardless.

  77. Thanks Joe for the great pictures, and taking the time to do this blog.
    Am anxiously awaiting the release of Continuum! This past weekend went to a book fair and have you to thank for turning me onto hitting the sci-fi/fantasy section. Not a lot to choose from but some interesting choices. Guess people don’t want to give up their books. thanks again! How is Lulu doing?

  78. Thanks for the pics! Has Amanda Tapping ever taken a bad picture???

    I’ve been absent for a while, but only because my computer broke and I had to get a replacement hard drive!!

  79. Crazymom wrote: “Wow, Evie, I can’t believe 3 out of 4 coworkers watch the show(s)! I mention “Stargate” in my office and the best I get is “Is that the one with MacGyver?””

    I know! I’ve never worked with other people who watch the show, which is why I was so excited to point out our common bond. Apparently, that was the wrong call.

    Or maybe not. As way of an update, my co-worker later sat with me at lunch and admitted that he gets quite passionate regarding Carter. Not quite an apology… but at least there is dialogue. (Maybe he was frightened by firm defense!)
    Co-worker two, it turns out, didn’t even know who Joe was! She later pulled me aside and said that when co-worker one made the impassioned comment that I (disgustingly) liked Joe Mallozzi, it was someone she was supposed to know and also dislike. She thought she would look silly asking who he was. A quick google search and she felt better because she too likes Atlantis. (Though she did ask to keep this between us because she didn’t want to upset co-worker one.)

    What a day!

  80. Ooooooh I’m so excited to see Continuum! Thanks for the pics Joe, it’s so nice to see Michael and Chris and Amanda. 🙂

  81. Hi Joe!

    That mask, as others have said, reminds me a lot of the Dr. Who episode, The Empty Child. “Are you my mummy?” is one of the creepiest things I’ve heard in a while. (Blink was also an awesome, scary DW ep!

    Scary movies for me: The Shining, IT, Salem’s Lot, heck most of the Stephen Kings’, even if they were crappy. The Sixth Sense was scary, but not overly so. Regular ol’ monster “jumps out and kills you” movies are scary, so I don’t usually watch them.

    Jurassic Park scared the crap outta me – because the special effects were so realistic. Actually gave me nightmares.

    Jaws was scary at the time, despite me not living near any significant body of water. Again, with “Boo!” factor.

    Wow, I’m on a theme – guys named Steven/phen! Poltergeist is one of my favorite movies, but that damn clown and Tree from Hell still creep me out.

    Y’know what scares me? Creepy kids singing during the end credits at scary movies, ala Amityville Horror and Poltergeist. AAAAGH! Amityville Horror scared me til I realized the people made the whole thing up. (Pathetic!)

    And how are you?

    eddy

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