Whoosh!

Christina gunning for trouble

Don\'t mess with Leela.

Janina spoiling for a firefight

Nicole ready to shoot something.

A Captive Carson

Despite the early call, it was another late night on Whispers. The morning got off to a rocky start when the treadmill needed for our first scene up failed to show. While someone from Set Dec was dispatched to track down the errant piece of exercise equipment, Will skipped ahead and shot scene 49 instead. I have to say, it’s been a real pleasure having Paul McGillion on set. He has gone all out, sacrificing life, limb, and a little dignity for the sake of this episode. Despite being battered and bruised, he is always upbeat, concluding his day on set by taking the time to thank the rest of the cast and crew before heading home. A class act.

Well, Paul was wrapped by lunch after which we turned the day over to the action sequences. The afternoon was marked by lots of fog and gunfire, the crawling scene, and a pyro flare that almost claimed my eyebrows. Marty G. received notes on The Lost Tribe, Paul locked The Daedalus Variations, and my buddy Bruno gave me some moose sausage that I ended up sharing with Carl and Alan. Tomorrow, it’s all catacombs.

To those asking – no, the 100th episode will not be a comedy. We have something big in mind and are already in the planning stages. Speaking of episodes…

At this point, the schedule looks something like this: First Contact and The Lost Tribe are the mid-season two-parter, episodes 9 and 10. After that, things get a little wonky. We have Alan McCullough’s location episode (q.v. yesterday‘s David Hassel Hoffan entry), Alex Levine’s Inquisition (in which Atlantis is finally made to answer for past transgressions), Carl Binder’s latest (the beat sheet arrived on my desk late this afternoon and I’m going to try to read it tomorrow morning), the Martin Gero “written and directed by spectacular“, my “a very special Stargate Atlantis” which quite possibly may see the return of the lovely Kari Wuhrer, CSI: Atlantis which will be helmed by Robert C. Cooper, and that season finale I was talking about. Which leaves one mystery slot.

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

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syble4
syble4

Thanks for the schedule update! Sounds like season 5 is will be a lot of fun.

kristen
kristen

Things are looking mighty spooky for “Whispers”. Thank you for the extra info about the second half of the season and I for one, glad that the 100th eppy is NOT a comedy.

What’s going on with “Hexed”? or is that mentioned in the above list?

Padawan Aneiki
Padawan Aneiki

Whoa, late night indeed. But it sounds like it’ll be way worth the effort! grin

*nods* That’s way cool with Paul M. *claps and kudos*

Sooo…how are you gonna fill that mystery slot? wink

Cathie
Cathie

Hi Joe,
Wow! I might be the first to post! Oh! The pressure! Haha! The pic’s of Whispers look really good!
Paul McGillion is a captive! That pic of him looks like he’s having fun! Yeah! I think Paul is amazing! So sweet! I even had the pleasure of meeting him at a con! He left a lasting inpression in me! He is so sweet & humble! The name of the episodes sound very interesting! Can’t wait to see them!
Stargate Atlantis 100th episode I am sure will be amazing!
As always great blog!

Take Care & happiness always!
Cathie

Hachi
Hachi

Love the pictures, it looks like this is going to be a great episode! Can’t wait.
I bet your eye irritation thing will be gone once you get away from all this artifical fog.
Do they cater breakfast, lunch and dinner on the set when you have such long days? Or do people send out for pizza and chinese?

Cathie
Cathie

Hi Joe,
Moose sausage? What does that taste like? Mystery slot! Season 5 looks like it will be awesome!
I am glad you still have your eyebrows! Cause it takes a long time to grow them back!
Oh! Catacombs sounds wet,dark & creepy! Cool!

Cathie

Thornyrose
Thornyrose

Very nice pictures. The back half episodes sound tantalising. Whispers sounds like an especially intensive episode to put to film. I’m looking forward to the final product. Here’s hoping you’ll be able to manage some saner hours in the near future.

pg15

Thank you for the update! It’s pretty damn cool watching the production evolve as time goes on without being in the production, which would require us to do work and expend effort. Hooray! grin

And that episode 100 is starting to sound…AWESOME.

Are you guys hiring Production Assistants right now (or anything)? I’ve got a friend who’s girlfriend is a film student and we’re all BIG Stargate fans (I’m, obviously, more well-versed in Gatedom than they are), so it’d be awesome if she can work at the center of our Universe, as it were.

So, you guys hiring? And if you can’t tell me for whatever reason, is there a place to find that information?

I mean, I’m not trying to put a spy in Bridge Studios or something…though that would be kind of cool…er…moving on.

I think you made a typo there, Joe. The mid-season 2-parter is episodes 10 and 11, not 9 and 10.

Finally, some questions:

1. CSI Atlantis – is it written AND directed by Rob Cooper, like his other episodes?

2. “Carl’s latest” – would that be “The Red Shirt Diaries”?

That’s it. Hope you have a good day tomorrow down in the catacombs.

Charles Schneider

Great pictures! Thanks for posting them. I love Paul’s picture in particular. It’s great to see him having so much fun on set.

Do you have any recent funny “behind the scenes” stories you can tell without spoiling any episodes?

Morjana

Thank you, Joe, for the season five updates (oohhh…so Shep’s ex-wife may make another appearance…), and for the lovely photos. That Paul…

I finally got the duck dinner I’ve been craving! Had to travel a distance to get it, but it was SOOOO worth it. Wonderful, delicious — the skin was just that right crispy stage, the meat was so moist and flavorful, and the raspberry/cranberry/orange sauce was very tangy. Matched with a perfect baked potato, some terrific veggies, awesome salad, and heck, I treated myself to a humdinger of a magarita too!

Sorry, don’t have a cellphone with a camera doohickey to take a picture to share.

sad

Morjana

Hachi
Hachi

Sorry for the double post, just got done watching the first 3 episodes of Season 4 on SciFi, and they are even better the second time around!
Aging like fine wine…

Fred
Fred

That last picture of Mr. Paul McGillion got close to making my day–it’s pretty funny, I have to say. Incidentally, isn’t the mid-season two parter usually episodes 10 & 11?

smiley_face06
smiley_face06

Oooh, that’ll be fun to see an episode written AND directed by Marty G. You always seem to have the episodes I look forward to in the back half of the season.

I’m glad the 100th won’t be a comedy because it’ll make Atlantis unique from SG-1. Though some people will want the comedy episode, I sense there would be a lot of whining about “ripping off from SG-1,” “not thinking of anything new,” etc… if you all opted for the comedic episode.

Patricia Lee
Patricia Lee

[“Martin Gero “written and directed by spectacular“, my “a very special Stargate Atlantis” which quite possibly may see the return of the lovely Kari Wuhrer”]

What Marty G. is going to direct! COOOOOOOLLLL! Why to go Marty. I thought He was just learning the producer side of things… now He’s going to direct. Awasome! Blessings abound! Have Fun Marty.

Bailey
Bailey

So do you have too many ideas for your Little Orphan Episode and can’t decide which one to use? Or not enough?

Dori
Dori

I think Carl should become a regular on the show.. Just look at that smile.. Isn’t he gorgeous?

Shawna
Shawna

I have to say, it’s been a real pleasure having Paul McGillion on set.

Well, then, you’ll want to be sure to have him back as often as possible, yes?

Alex Levine’s Inquisition (in which Atlantis is finally made to answer for past transgressions)

I must say, I’m glad to hear it. Much as I like them and they’re the good guys and all, they do seem to get away with an awful lot of crap and usually feel pretty justified in doing so (which is one reason, as evil as Michael gets, I still view him as a deeply sympathetic character).

Sorry to see we won’t be getting a more wacky episode, though. I really hope there’s one some time in the future. Maybe the 111th episode?

So you still have one ep left, huh? How about more with the wraith worshipers? Or maybe there’s a planet where the wraith aren’t so much seen as an alien menace but the cullings are seen as the judgment of their god. Only…well, anyway.

AnnaLeo
AnnaLeo

How many Todd episodes are there in season 5? How about: A story from Todd’s perspective.

shiningwit
shiningwit

Thank you for not making the 100th epi a comedy one, I prefer my humour to be a subtle blend of dry wit, character interplay, excellent writing and spot on timing rather than keystone cops and slapstick.
Wish me luck I got another job interview today.

Alexander Londe
Alexander Londe

Hey Joe,

A little bit of trivia for you and Rob, Sci-fi just ran SG-1’s second Season’s second episode, if you watch carefully when Jolinar Informs Teal’c who he?/she? is, when Chris goes to storm out of the room he swipes the card the wrong way, you can see the magnetic strip..

firefly827347
firefly827347

Thanks for all Paul pictures you’ve given us over the last few days! It’ll be great seeing him on Atlantis again, I can’t wait.

xx

Anais33

Hello Joseph!!

Yaou! Merci pour ces super photos!!! Cette épisode a l’aire génial!!

Je pense que le 100iem épisode sera intérésant.!

Question:

Que faut t’il faire pour être figurant dans un épisode de stargate atlantis?

Voila =D Gros Bisou Bisou, a bientot =)

susanthetartanturtle

Maybe you could let your ‘adoring’ fans write the last episode for you.

I think that it should be a whump hunk episode with Rodney and Radek saving the day. Lorne, Beckett, Dex and Sheppard all whumped in abundance.

smile

drldeboer
drldeboer

To those asking – no, the 100th episode will not be a comedy.
Thank GOD! For a few minutes there after reading the interview I feared the season 5 ending was going to be a joke. Which woulda been bad.

I’m VERY excited about Season 5, s4 is quite an act to follow but so far the ep descriptions promise stories right up my alley and I hope they equal if not surpass the quality. We will be stepping up our SGA support campaign pretty soon to help, we really want a season 6.

return of the lovely Kari Wuhrer as Nancy Sheppard: just say YES!
DD

Paula

Oh, the torment of knowing all the delightfulness we have incoming!

And hooray for Paul for having the show go on. If he’s battered and bruised and you hadn’t shot the action sequences yet, just what were you doing to the poor man? wink