If a human victim is unavailable, a piece of banana bread will do.

Even the wraith enjoy the casual look.

Tyler McClendon

Yukking it up between victims.

Wraith Commander

The wraith confer

Aaron Cravon  

Success! We finally have all 20 episode slots filled for season 5. Now, as Marty G. pointed out, all we have to do is write them. We finished breaking Alan’s script today, formerly Antidote, now Infection. Carl put out a beat sheet for his episode and, after some discussion, finalized the beats – and a title: Identity. Rob, meanwhile, is going with Vegas for episode #19. Episode #20’s episode title remains a mystery. Hopefully, Paul (who will be writing the episode) will come up with something over the hiatus and save us the trouble. The prospective episode titles that failed to make the cut on this day:

Dead on Arrival

Brubaker

Dr. Who?

Hard Evidence

The Many Faces of Neeva

Neeva of Destruction

Lost

Urinal Cake

Well, I hope we made the right decision. Carl was awfully fond of Hard Evidence.

Since we had some free time, Alan I headed down to Stage 2 where second unit was shooting the Outsider’s hive sequences. On the way, we ran into actor Tyler McClendon, the actor I cast as Ronon’s wraith captor in Broken Ties. On the strength of his eerily menacing performance in that episode, Tyler has earned a spot on our recurring wraith rotation. Truth be told, this isn’t Tyler’s first franchise appearance – but even an eagle-eyed fan would have trouble recognizing Lt. Banks from Avalon I, Cameron Mitchell’s doomed co-pilot during the battle with Anubis’s fleet over Antarctica, under all that make-up. While we were talking to Tyler, we were joined by actor Aaron Cravon who is playing the part of the wraith commander. Aaron, it turns out, has put in not one but two previous Stargate appearances, playing the part of Captain Kyle Rogers in Rules of Engagement, and the opportunistic Matar in Line in the Sand. Despite the hours of early-morning prosthetic application and their cumbersome leather coats, both Tyler and Aaron seem to be having a good time on set.

One more day to go…

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MELorne-Süper-Fän
MELorne-Süper-Fän

T 4’the pic from the top scares me… I mean a wraith that smiles nonmalicious??? White is black! Up is down! Heaven is hell! I’m a man and look gorgeous!

alipeeps
alipeeps

Is it just me or are the Wraith getting progressively more unkempt? Is the strain of the war with the Replicators beginning to tell? The inter-hive rivalries cutting into their grooming time? What happened to the lovely, flowing, freshly-GHD’ed locks of Steve et al from Season 1? Have the Wraith moved on from classic 80s rock styling and discovered grunge or is it that Todd is setting new trends with his new wave “just spent several years in a dank cell” look? grin

wolfenm

Wow, early blog tonight!

Even if Jason doesn’t think Keller is Ronon’s type, he sure did a damn good job of convincing me otherwise in Quarantine. Hell, before that, even — I saw the sparks back in Doppelganger!!

@archersangel ~ those are the books about the baby from the movie Willow, all grown up, yes? I haven’t read them, but always meant to …

@das ~ rabbits do eat their droppings but typically it’s a different *kind* of dropping — one that has nutrients that they still need. They look completely different. What Alice ate was a run-of-the-mill turd, not one of those “special” ones — I saw her pick it up off the ground. She doesn’t typically eat those. XD

This morning, I tried to give her a small dollop of the food she doesn’t like on top of the stuff that she does. She circled around the bowl, sniffing at it, then tried to tip the bowl over several times before giving up and digging in. XD So later, I tried putting more of the yucky food on top of the good; she sniffed at it, turned around and took a dump in front of the bowl, then walked away.

Carefull, Joe, Alice is determined to outdo you as a food critic!

skye
skye

what is the 100th episode of Atlantis going to be about and is it really going to be filmed in vegas?

wolfenm

@das ~ oh, btw, funny you should mention shipping Todd with Keller, and not wanting him to lose the ability to feed if he were to get the retrovirus … I’ve plans to play him in an RPG paired off with McKay’s niece, Madison, from an alternate future, one where she was married to him as a humanised Wraith hybrid, and where the human/Wraith relationship is a tad different in certain circumstances. Well, they were married until he was assasinated, anyyway! XD And so she traveled through time and space, intent on saving him, only to find the game universe’s version of him *instead* …

Janet
Janet

EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKk
Wraith are here on earth. Does Shepard know about this?

One question…
Will Amanda Tapping be appearing in one of the last episodes of the season?
Thanks

Janet.

wraithfodder
wraithfodder

Just read in VARIETY that they’re not sure that SAG is going to resolve the potential strike by the June 30th deadline. If SAG strikes, does MGm have any contingency plans on how to continue SGA, or will it just go in limbo along with other shows until the strike resolves?

majorsal
majorsal

joe said: “Success! We finally have all 20 episode slots filled for season 5.”

do any of these second-half-of-the-season episodes have sam carter in them? i know you’re going to try to work around amanda’s availability, but do you *know* anything yet?

sally =)

Sorka
Sorka

//Despite the hours of early-morning prosthetic application and their cumbersome leather coats, both Tyler and Aaron seem to be having a good time on set.//

Actually that is something that I was curious about. Are the Wraith coats made from real leather or are they made of vinyl or pleather? What kind of cloth are the Atlantis uniforms made from?

Also has anyone ever had an adverse reaction to the prosthetic makeup that is used?

Tango
Tango

Ok, I’ve just got to ask: What is a “beat”? I had understood it to mean a short pause, but that doesn’t seem to fit the context…

Rebecca H

Does it ever feel odd to you to meet Wraith walking around on the lot with a breakfast (croissant?Danish?) in his hand? And then to stop and chat with him? How are things at the Hive? Sucked the life out of anybody lately? Is your Queen a real dragon like my boss? That kind of thing.

pg15

“Neeva” was used in 2 of the titles for episode 100. Therefore, it must be important. Hooray for Logic! Oh, and “of” did too. I shall be looking into this…”of”. Mysterious as it is. 2 letters, and yet so useful. How that connect to Atlantis I don’t know, but I’ll find out. OH YES. I’LL FIND OUT. BWAHAHAHAHAHAHA. *cough* Watched 3 more episodes last night: Frozen: A facinating introduction on the corporeal Ancients, and a great setup episode. Jonas definitely reminded me of Daniel here, though I don’t know if that’s good or bad. I guess good, because I like that side of Daniel, the drive to understand and communicate. Otherwise, I thought it was a fairly average “disease” episode, though I did like Ayianna and how she sacrificed herself to save as many as she could. Nightwalker: Loved this one. Again, I think you guys do a great job with these twists-and-turns episodes. The plot just kept marching foward with a good dose of character moment sprinkled within. I loved the “Let’s get some lunch” running joke of Sam and Jonas; her “Jonas, look after Teal’c. Teal’c…look after Jonas” and various other hilarious things. Amanda was just plain awesome (and stunning. Wow.) in this episode. The scene at the bar at night was also intriguing, with Teal’c saying out loud what he’d do if and when SG1’s mission ends. And then there is Jonas’s various hilarious observations about us Earthicans. Anyway, a great episode overall. Abyss: Ba’al, Daniel, and Jack being whumped. How can this go wrong? Well…it can’t. This was the clear favorite of the night (and #15 out of the 116 episodes seen so far). Ba’al was excellent, not only because he was a charismatic Goa’uld, but also because he actually had moments of…niceness. He seemed to have a sense of humanity in him; he was…I guess, reasonable, slightly. He seemed aware of what he is, ultimately, when he said that Kanan was just like a Goa’uld symbiote, like he was. The “I am a God” schtick seems to be just a show for him, and not his life, like with Apophis or Anubis. So yes, Ba’al = awesome. Daniel’s return was also great. I loved that little wave he gave Jack when he first appeared, and his banter with him was just brilliantly done. It didn’t have the same feelings as in the past, of course, for obvious reasons, but it was still great with little bits of hilarity. And of course, I loved how Danny stayed by Jack whenever he could; all they did was talk, but I’m fairly certain that that’s what kept Jack sane until when Yu attacked. It’s funny, but I almost felt like Danny wanted Jack to ascend so they’d be together again, spreading morals and snarkasm together once more, ascended-style. Heh. Intertwined with that is Jack himself. The revelation that it was Jack’s morals, his way of thinking that led Kanan to break all the rules and go back for… Read more »

Thornyrose
Thornyrose

I wasn’t the biggest Wraith fan when the show premiered, but ever since season three’s Common Ground, they have begun to grab my interest. Not that I disliked them; they were a well thought out threat to the expedition. With Todd’s appearances, as well as a few others, I’m looking forward to the twists and turns that occur as you explore their culture. Now, to see a sympathetic Wraith Queen (other than Teyla).
Thanks for the great picture, and I am glad you didn’t go with Urinal Cake. Neeva Destruction sounded fun though. Hope you have a fun Friday the 13th, and a well deserved rest over the weekend.

ytimynona
ytimynona

Congrats on figuring out all the slots! Can’t wait for August, when I get to start watching, reading, and writing again!!!!

Happy summer everyone!!!

Mackenzie's Momma

Wooo hooo! Early blog today which means I’m not first comment! Hope y’all got to enjoy some of the sunshine, that was showered down on the region today. Now if you’ll excuse me I have a party thread to attend @ Area 51

anneteldy
anneteldy

repost

dasNdanger wrote:

@ anneteldy – Would like to know this, too (re: gene therapy). I’m suspecting – yes. But I don’t want to see the Wraith (even Todd) lose the ability to feed on humans if they so desire (or – more specifically – need to, perhaps for regenerative reasons).

You misunderstood me. I meant Beckett’s ATA therapy, not his retrovirus. I was curious as to whether Todd or Michael could gain the ability to use Ancient technology.

Leila wrote:

And Joe M., totally off subject: Why can’t the puddle jumpers cloak before going through the Gate? That has always bugged me.

Ooh! Ooh! Answer this one!

Anne Teldy

Namiko
Namiko

You know, I really love the grungy, casual wraith style. smile And the individual wigs are much, MUCH better than the generic blond mops from Misbegotten/No Man’s Land. They are definitely the rock stars in the Stargate canon of foes. (Well, except for Ba’al, who’s the baddest of all the baddies!)

Dovil
Dovil

I think you should definitely go with ‘Urinal Cake’, it sounds like a touching and poignant episode filled with character development, laughter and tears, giggles and snotty blubbering. The fact that you’ve decided not to go with that means that I’m going to flounce off right this second to start up a new thread at Gateworld entitled: ‘Death of Urinal Cake: Are the Writers Mad?!’.

Next will be the organisation of thousands of urinal cakes with sad faces drawn on them sent to the studio, lamenting fans standing outside Bridge Studios pelting cars with them as they drive in. A movement will be born and fans will be united under their one driving force, to see SGA: Urinal Cakes, The Movie.

Sure it’ll be hard work, sacrifices will have to be made, lives lost. But could we live with ourselves, look ourselves in the mirror, and stand by and let this happen? No. Because at the end of the day that’s what it is to be a fan, a true fan. Being completely batshit insane. *stares off into distance, music swells*

BlueJay
BlueJay

You sweet sweet man.
Prodded for the actors names whi were playing wraith and then you go and give us piccies!! Yay!
yum, yum, more wraith to droll over.
but it would be nice if some could have the gorgeous flowing locks like in season one and two.
bugger, work calls
waves

Shawna

Hey, thanks for sharing the title stuff with us! I can’t believe you guys didn’t go with “Dr. Who?” That would have been frelling awesome.

Love the wraith pics, and it’s good to hear we’ll have another recurring one (Does he have a name yet?). Boy, I’m jealous. I’d love to be on Atlantis, just so I could be a wraith. That would be way too much fun. Raer.

Rachel
Rachel

Hi Joe… i pass here everyday since i meet your blog… thanks for sharing all these stargate informations… brazilians fans are very happy =] hope u come here someday and visit us razz my family have a restaurant =D and maybe you would like … take care.

Marcus
Marcus

Joe, head on over to Gateworld and check out the comments in the news story over there about Universe/Stargate’s future. And steer your fellow producers over there too. There are a wide variety of opinions, but at least they’re honest for a change. No censorship, no fandom agendas. Just some real enthusiasm for SG-1 and a new stargate show.

Wraith Cake
Wraith Cake

Ha ha ha ha…this looks like The Night of the Living ZZ Top Dead. All they need to do now is smile, look up and point to something off screen like in old Sears Catalogue adds. Perhaps tie on a wraith shoulder sweater.

Love the wraith thanks for the pickies.

WK

Wraith Cake
Wraith Cake

“alipeeps writes

Is it just me or are the Wraith getting progressively more unkempt? Is the strain of the war with the Replicators beginning to tell? The inter-hive rivalries cutting into their grooming time? What happened to the lovely, flowing, freshly-GHD’ed locks of Steve et al from Season 1?”

I was thinking this m’self. Perhaps Todd’s “Grunge” style has been a big hit at the hive–Glam-Rock of Steve and Bob–passe!

Eva K
Eva K

Terrifying; you’re walking along on break coffee in hand… when suddenly you run into a wraith! With banana bread! Like a nightmare!

Those pics just made my week! Thanks!