Setting up the first shot
Setting up the first shot
Aussie fans take note.
Aussie fans take note.
Shen Xiaoyi about to go toe-to-toe.
Shen Xiaoyi about to go toe-to-toe.
The gorgeous view out Woolsey's bay window
The gorgeous view out Woolsey's bay window
The Presentation Ceremony for the Carl Binder Memorial Theatre
The Presentation Ceremony for the Carl Binder Memorial Theatre

Martin Gero was stumped. The Art Department needed a name for the venue in Brain Storm. You know, the one where Tunney gives his big speech and demonstration. “So what do I call it?”he asked the room.

Before anyone else could even consider the possibilities, Paul already had the answer: “The Carl Binder Memorial Theatre”. Brilliant! Word went out to the Art Department and, three hours later, the plans for the Carl Binder Memorial Theatre were distributed.

Success on the naming of the venue! Less cause for celebration on the naming of the one of the characters in the script. “I need a name for the English scientist,”Martin informed me.

“Percival Drinkwater,”I suggested.

“Yeah,”he admitted. “That was the first one I thought of too.” But his tone clearly indicated it wouldn’t fly.

We stood in silence for a full half minute at which point I offered: “Hamshell?”

He threw me a look. “Hamshell?“ With a sad shake of his head, he headed back down the corridor to his office.

“Haversham?!”I called out to him. But he was already long gone.

Grossly offended by his unwillingness to entertain my brilliant idea, I headed back down to the FX Stage where Will Waring and the gang were shooting Day One of Remnants. Will had phoned me up last night to inquire about Dr. Conrad’s patch. “She has a slight accent,”he said. “I think it’s either Australian or New Zealand.”

Great! Val had both patches at the ready this morning and, after checking with guest star Anna Galvin (whose name will ring a bell with many SG-1 fans), Aussie won out over Newzie (incidentally, Fondy tried to convince me that people from New Zealand are referred to as Kiwi’s, not Newzies, but I knew she was pulling my leg).

Didn’t really get a chance to spend much time on set as there were a number of issues to deal with up in – what the VFX department refers to as – The Room of Doom. Alan’s Producer’s Cut of Outsiders, a Day 1 Mix of Whispers, and, of course lunch. Again, Joel Goldsmith delivered big time with a terrific score. Overall, a very good mix. My only big note was a requested return to the creepy clicky-chirping that Mike Banas came up with for the director’s cut.

On deck tomorrow – Remnants, Day #2: The McKay-Zelenka Show.

122 thoughts on “July 22, 2008: Remnants Day #1

  1. Should Carl be worried?

    Aussie won out over Newzie

    Noooooo! It’s like any game of sport ever played all over again!

    Though considering I still wake up at night screaming over Steve Guttenberg’s ‘NZ accent’ in some film he was in, it’s perhaps for the best. Is the actress Australian, or Meryl Streep? Otherwise, hahahaha, take that one, Australia! No, I’m sure she’ll do fine, especially if she drinks heavily beforehand.

    You should also make her prone to barbequing things; just for accuracy sake, mind. And at some point if she gets to yell “where the bloody hell are you?” that would be an inside joke of comedy gold.

  2. Today is the 22nd…isn’t it???

    Did You time warp and miss a day!

    Smiles… giggles
    Patricia Lee

  3. LOL Percival Drinkwater? ok “The Carl Binder Memorial Theatre” is an awesome name, I hope someone will mention it. probably Rodney, right? hey Joe I was wondering why did you get rid of the old table in the conference room? oh by the way I believe it’s the 22nd 😉

  4. Hello Joe,

    Happy Tuesday! Please tell Marty Gero he is looking lean and mean. He has been very successful in losing weight lately… HE LOOKS GREAT!!! BTW- When will YPF be released to the US or on DVD?

    Thanks for the pictures and update! Way cool!

    Cheers,

    Patricia Lee

  5. What an honor! A memorial theater named after Carl, and he around to enjoy the honor. With all the names you provided, I’m suprised you didn’t go with Abercrombie. Nice British sounding name, and allows you to give a nod to someone whose work you introduced many of us to. Great pics, and can’t wait to see what the final shot of Woolsey’s digs look like. It’s great having episodes to anticipate every Friday, even while being teased about the episodes we’ll have to wait till after mid season hiatus for. Thanks for work and reporting.

  6. Can’t wait for the pics, but to be fair, when the time comes, can it be the shep show too? Pleasssssssseee (lol).

  7. Joe wrote:

    Aussie won out over Newzie

    Sorry Dovil! If you change your mind you can always get your red texta out and colour in those stars.

    Australia and New Zealand will morph into a new country soon seeing as inhabitants from both countries seem to be on permanent exchange anyway.
    Plus it gives us a reason to get rid of Tasmania…
    That was a joke Tassie!

    As for English sounding names – how about Entwhistle? Hovelbrush? Bedpantinkle?

  8. Quote
    Less cause for celebration on the naming of the one of the characters in the script. “I need a name for the English scientist,”Martin informed me.
    End Quote

    How about Grimsley or Gilder…or Grimsley Gilder. Both are from my mother’s side of the family.

    Aha! Sinclair Grimsley…two memorials in one name!

  9. Hey Wraithfodder… Howdy! where have you been… you haven’t posted on your blog in a week… vacation or what!

    Patricia Lee

  10. Hey, I recognise that flag! Although …

    Is the actress Australian, or Meryl Streep? Otherwise, hahahaha, take that one, Australia!

    That is what has me worried! Dear god, there has never been a good copy of the accent. I hope you’ve hired some poor, out of work Australian actor – lord knows, there’s plenty of ’em!

    Plus it gives us a reason to get rid of Tasmania…
    That was a joke Tassie!

    Oh, Narelle – don’t you know Tasmanians have no sense of humour? Well, at least not about Tassie jokes. I should know, I lived there for 13 years. And received LOTS of payback for all those nasty mainlander jokes.

    You should also make her prone to barbequing things; just for accuracy sake, mind. And at some point if she gets to yell “where the bloody hell are you?” that would be an inside joke of comedy gold.

    I hate you, Dovil. With a violent and deadly passion. Hey, typing that just now, I accidentally left the ‘p’ off. So I guess I really hate you with a violent and deadly ‘assion’. Hmm, not quite as threatening, somehow. Anyway, you’re just lucky I’m too lazy to hunt you down for reminding me of just how feeble our international image is. *sigh*

    Oh, well. As long as she says neither ‘crikey’ nor ‘mate’ all will be okay.

  11. Yeah, someone tried that “they’re called kiwis” trick on me, too. They also tried to convince me that Parisites are actually called Parisians. Some people just have too much time on their hands.

  12. My apologies for not responding sooner. Real life has an annoying way of interfering with leisure time when said leisure is most wanted.

    Picking up from the 20th: Sexist and racist? How so? Also, the fact that Teyla is presently in a relationship doesn’t preclude the fact that she may have once had feelings for John.

    Sexist and racist in that it perpetuates the stereotypical plot device of the primitive and tribal colored woman needing to be tamed and protected by the technologically advanced, urbane and macho white man. On the other side of the coin, there is the equally trite notion of using a biracial pairing as a token example of social consciousness and political correctness to the audience. Either scenario is an extreme that is too heavy-handed to make for a sustainable storyline in the short or long term.

    As to the idea of Teyla having once had “hidden feelings” for Sheppard, after watching the past four seasons of Atlantis, I have seen no evidence from either the writing or the actors’ performances that Teyla has ever thought of Sheppard as anything other than a mere friend, in spite of the comments made by various members of the production over the years that hints at the pairing were apparently part of the plan from the beginning. On the contrary, there seems to be a distinct lack of common ground between the characters to build any sort of deeper relationship upon, from the repeated disagreements the two have had stemming from her apparent inability to accept his point of view on professional matters when it conflicts with her own personal feelings (especially when his side of the argument is correct), to the very stiff and uncomfortable interactions outside of work-related situations.

    All of which leaves me mystified as to how certain segments of fans still think that a Teyla/Sheppard pairing is viable, and perplexed as to why, if indeed the current intention among you and your fellow writers is that such a pairing is no longer in the cards, the issue has not yet been given a final resolution on the show.

  13. Joe said: (incidentally, Fondy tried to convince me that people from New Zealand are referred to as Kiwi’s, not Newzies, but I knew she was pulling my leg).

    And Fondy would be CORRECT!!!

    Nice to see that someone knows the difference between the Aussie & Kiwi flags – and accents. It wouldn’t be the first time an Aussie flag has been put up for the Kiwi flag; verry embarrassing, especially at the Olympic games. LOL

    As for English names, how about Percival Montague IV. Just a thought. Not a very competent one, but then I have been reading my statistics book.

  14. Day 2—The McKay—-Zelenka show = FANTABULOUS!!
    Please post pictures!!

    How about ripping off “Arrested Development” for the name of the English scientist: Rob Loblaw (say that 3 times fast!)

  15. @Dovil LOL
    “Where the bloody hell are you?”
    “.. err, the Pegasus Galaxy.”

    So excited to see another Aussie on Atlantis. Haven’t seen a patch for a while.

    Not sure if you were joking about the Newzie vs Kiwi thing.. But I have never heard of a NZer being called a Newzie. They are called a lot of things – some of which I wouldn’t repeat here – but they’ve always been Kiwi’s to me. Newzie must be the nickname given in Canada.

  16. Percival? Any relation to Nathaniel Drinkwater of the British Royal Navy c. 1805?

    Pics are nice…but I’m feeling a bit Wraith-deprived with all these humans being featured lately. 😉

    Question: Is there any clear understanding among the creative team as to what the Wraith finger ‘armor’ is, and what it’s used for? Is it remnants of an insect exoskeleton, or is it something they attach, like jewelry? Is it used as a tool or weapon, or is it simply for personal adornment?

    They’re really cool – better than goth finger armor. Still trying to figure out what they’re made of (metal or plastic). Guess I can’t get one on e-bay, can I? 🙂

    das

  17. ROFL The Room of Doom…sounds like my computer/office/studio room here…

    The Carl Binder Memorial Theatre…LOL perfect.

    Sorry for being a little AWOL…but I have been in perfect lurkdom the entire time. 🙂

  18. Dovil said:

    And at some point if she gets to yell “where the bloody hell are you?” that would be an inside joke of comedy gold

    Which would lead nicely to:

    Sheppard runs into the control room: “Lieutenant Shazza. McKay needs you to re-route the power from generators to the ZPM in 5 minutes otherwise the shields will fail.”

    Lieutenant Shazza: “Tell ‘im he’s dreamin'”

  19. Congratulations to Carl, for the theatre being named after him, how cool. He must be very proud,
    The only English names I can think of quick are John,Paul,George and Ringo, sorry.
    Good luck on day 2 of Remnants.. and hope the rest of the week goes as well. Looking forward to Joels music, always great! 😀

  20. Hello Joe,
    Did John tell Rodney about Keller and Rodney becoming more than just colleagues in the alternate time line?
    Thanks.

  21. Well, congrats to Carl for having a theater named for him. Even a fictional one. Most impressive.

    I think Percival Drinkwater is a fine name. Shame on Martin for not going with it and robbing me of a snicker.

    Oh, the McKay-Zelenka show. Just the thought makes me happy.

  22. Here are a couple of questions for Mr. Cooper:

    Hi Mr. Cooper,

    I loved The Ark of Truth. I have watched it about 6 times now, and I enjoy it just as much. Please consider writing/directing more SG films. 🙂

    From what you have said in interviews, AOT had to compress a lot of what was planned for season 11 into the feature, so of course some things had to be excised. I have a couple of questions for you regarding that:

    1) Did you plan to explore the character of the Alteran who designed the Stargate in greater depth if S11 had happened?

    2) In “Counterstrike” there is a line mentioning that Langara had fallen to the Ori, but Jonas is not mentioned by name. Was there a plan to have an episode in season 11 that would feature Jonas and a battle for Langara? If so, I think that would have been a sweet episode that could have united the whole team. Maybe it’s just wishful thinking on my part (a lot of us would love to see Jonas in a Stargate movie, series, or story again), but I was curious if that was the plan since Langara was mentioned by name.

    3) If not, is there a chance that if enough fans beg, we could see Jonas make an appearence in a future SG project? I don’t know if you guys know, but Jonas had a huge fan following.

    Thanks Rob! I look forward to seeing your future Stargate and other projects. 🙂

    Peace!

  23. Percival Drinkwater

    People, please tell me I’m not the only one who immediately thought of Eddie Izzard’s “The Naming of Englebert Humperdink” routine with that bit of Joe’s entry! XD ….

    Ltcoljsheppard said …

    I appreciate your level-headed response and you do make clear sense and I do agree with you, especially about the different fans’ pov on each character’s “worth”.

    Thanks for the opportunity to discuss opinions.

    My pleasure! 😀 Thanks for taking the time to both share your opinion and to listen to that of others — and for not getting upset that I got a bit passionate. #^^#

    PG15 said …

    Unless, of course, Joe actually doesn’t read any of these reviews since they’re ridiculously long now. XD

    Welcome to my world. XD My ep reviews for Atlantis are typically about 16 pages now. I’m surprised my editor hasn’t hired a hitman(person?). Anyway, I’m enjoying yours even if Joe’s not reading them, and it looks like other people are too. 🙂

    My qs for Mr Cooper:

    Did you know from the introduction of Adria’s character how things would turn out, for her and for the arc in general?

    If energy can only be altered, not destroyed, can we then assume that Morgan and Adria aren’t actually destroyed, but rather moved to another plain of existence?

    Will there be continued interaction between the Ori and Milky Way galaxies, or should we figure that Tomin will never return and vice versa?

    And I just want to say that the scene bewteen Tomin and Teal’c was very, very brilliant — definitely one of my fave Teal’c moments *ever*.

    This q is for anybody, crew or fan, who can answer it:

    Perhaps this has come up in the shows before the film, but the film is the first time I noticed control crystals being flat instead of, well, crystal-like, as they had been in “Company of Thieves” and various SG-1 eps before that. And now I see Rodney using the flat ones in Atlantis. What prompted the change? Are these actually different aspects of the tech, rather than one prop replacing another?

    Joe, I look forward to McKay & Zelenka pics! 😀

  24. I liked Hamshell… Very snooty sounding. Proper uppercrust and all that. Add a monicle and fedora and I think you’ve got something!

    I’d like a green screen outside my window. That way I could program whatever weather I’d particularly like that day. Thirty six degrees in the shade? Make it snow. Too cold? Switch to a tropical beach. Would work wonders on the psychie!

    Hmmm… maybe I should call the SGA home theatre guys and see if they can rig me up something…

    Hope lunch went smoothly seeing as how it was terribly surrounded by all that work related stuff.

    Nika

  25. Great pictures! I know you’ve already lamented the fact you can’t make it this year’s San Diego Comic Con, but for the intrepid Stargate Cast and Crew that are making the journey is anyone available for interviews?

    This is my first year as a producer for my network at Comic Con and it would be awesome if anyone was doing any press interviews.

  26. Hey Joe, can’t wait for Remnants, I love a good strong McKay/Zelenka show!.. Oh and because I’ve been telling every one. I got a Job! I’ve been searching forever and I finale landed one with an assisted living place for the elderly just down the street from me, so I am uber excited. The only thing is… I’m working 3rd shift which means I have to record my favorite shows 🙁 and not watch them live. Me and my DVR are going to become really close friends. lol

  27. Shawna said: They also tried to convince me that Parisites are actually called Parisians.

    Oh, nice! That made me laugh out loud.

    Narelle said: Lieutenant Shazza: “Tell ‘im he’s dreamin’”

    I think I love you. Just so you know.

  28. Riley said:

    Anyway, you’re just lucky I’m too lazy to hunt you down for reminding me of just how feeble our international image is. *sigh*

    Hey, at least you HAVE an international image. As far as the rest of the world is concerned we’re Newzies and bordering Austria.

    I wont tell you then that after the news of the erm, especially close Australian father and daughter and their children came to light that I decided to rename the phrase “what the bloody hell are you?”. Hey, we’re neighbours from across the ditch, it’s meant with love. Mocking horrified love. Plus hey, half of NZ lives in Australia now any way.

    Oh, well. As long as she says neither ‘crikey’ nor ‘mate’ all will be okay.

    “Cor blimey mate, that Wraiths got my baby!”

  29. For Mr. Cooper:

    Did you have an idea where you wanted to take the series once the Ori were defeated? Was there to be one new main villain? If so, can you tell us about him/her/them or are you holding him/her/them in reserve for another movie?

    Anne Teldy (who found out today her infection is MRSA)

  30. YAY! Finally an Aussie in Atlantis!! Can she do a credible Australian accent? (Claudia could be of some assistance here I’m sure…) If not then please don’t let her even attempt it – I’ve yet to hear anyone get it right unless they really are Australian (this can also be applied to Kiwi accents too I’m sure!)

    As for English names suggestions … I’d like to offer up “Wootton” for my Great-Nan and my Grand-dad(who, incidentally, was in the RAF) and who both passed away last year within 10 weeks of each other – and both very English to the core.

  31. While this Kiwi (not to be confused with the fruit) is proud to have NZ represented a few times on Atlantis, a small speaking role would just be sweet as. I’ve been told we have a lovely accent, and we’re very hardworking, too.

    I’ve been waiting five seasons for The McKay and Zelenka Show. Someone up there was listening!

  32. Dovil – Mocking horrified love. Heh. That’s the only kind of love I know. 🙂

    Also: “Cor blimey mate, that Wraiths got my baby!” … Oh, my sides! Seriously, that would be hysterically funny.

    Anne Teldy – Get better soon! Nasty bugs.

  33. Oooo, it’ll be fun to have an Aussie in the city. And I love your English names. I think the name should be Perceival Haversham. Very unique. lol Though to be honest, I don’t think too many people in England have names like that anymore. Certainly not the ones I met. And the bay window! It’s spectacular. How did Woolsey end up with such a fancy flat?

    Can’t wait to hear from Rob!

  34. @AnneTeldy: I was wondering what happened since you haven’t posted much lately. How are you being treated for it?

  35. You’ll have to congratulate Carl on having a building named after him – at my university to have a building named after you, you must be either quite famous (and most likely dead) or have given large sums of money (the uni president actually has a list of how much will get you what).

    As far as English names, I was always entertained by the fact that if I’d married the man I was briefly engaged to I would have the last name of Fisher-Stafford.

    And hopefully tomorrow’s lab goes better than today’s – and the primers and restriction enzymes actually work.

  36. Hi,

    I’ve been lurking for a while and thought I would finally get around to submitting a question. So the birth scene with Rachel and David in Search and Rescue, was that filmed before or after the birth of their respective babies? If it was after, how long after?

    Thanks,
    Bethella

  37. Hey Joe!

    As soon as I read that Newzies thing, you know what popped into my mind first? The musical Newsies! I swear I’m the only one within a 1,000 mile radius of my home that knows that movie, but I absolutely loved it! But anyway, I don’t really expect you to know….sigh.

    Also, I’d put up Winship as a British name. First or last really, it works either way. I had a friend in school who’s name was Winship, he was British, and pretty cool. Well, the guy you’re naming is a scientist, but maybe we can give him a bit of cool factor.

    @wolfenm–About those control crystals…I’ve always assumed that they were Asgard control crystals instead of the usual Goa’uld/Ancient design. Though that would not explain why Rodney would be using them…I dunno. Hopefully someone else gets you a better answer!

  38. Wow, has MartyG lost a lot of weight! Good for him! Please tell him he looks fabulous, and I hope he feels even better.

    For the English name, is it true you can’t use actual names of living people without a release? Because I think Doctor Russell Davies would be pretty awesome. Otherwise, Baldwin is an excellent English name, as is Drake. In fact, Doctor Baldwin Drake has a nice ring to it.

  39. AUSSIE!!!!!!

    I think I have seen the patch before on the show back in season 1 but still YAY!!!!!!!

    And it is Kiwi (as in the bird not the fruit you dislike so much)

    And you can’t tell the difference between and aussie and a kiwi accent!!!!! Well Claudia Black and Dr. Conrad can be your reference for Aussie’s, and this can be you guide for what a Kiwi sounds like: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZdVHZwI8pcA

    And as for English names, my best two english friends go by Rudge and Beasley so try them on for size.

  40. 17M – I’m sure Joe will answer in his own inimitable fashion if he is minded to do so, but may I possibly make a couple of suggestions – not with the intent of starting any kind of discussion, just to put another point of view and leave it at that.

    “Sexist and racist in that it perpetuates the stereotypical plot device of the primitive and tribal colored woman needing to be tamed and protected by the technologically advanced, urbane and macho white man.”

    This doesn’t seem to me an accurate presentation of either Teyla or Sheppard; caricaturing rich characters to make a point in an argument just removes that argument from what we’re shown onscreen. I am sure most people would struggle to call Teyla “primitive”. Sumner did, in his head, and he missed the point about her entirely. Sheppard did not and Teyla appreciated that, which could be one of the reasons for the idea that she might well have feelings for him. Sheppard as “urbane”? A somewhat misplaced adjective, I would suggest; despite his wealthy background, I wouldn’t have considered Sheppard in any way urbane.
    The idea that Sheppard fits the plot device of taming and protecting Teyla also seems to have departed from the situations we see week after week. Every member of that team protects every other member, as the need arises. And if it comes to a straight fight between Teyla and Sheppard, I think most people would be laying their money on Teyla. The scenes in which they fight are full of affection, too – and Sheppard’s “macho” credentials are always a little dented after such scenes. Shep’s either subconscious or deliberately suppressed feeling for her have been evident a number of times, especially as he was converting to the bug creature and as he drifted at the beginning of S&R. Such a lovely touch that.

    If I may ask, are you suggesting they shouldn’t have employed Rachel Luttrell because she fits your stereotype?

    Joe – I’m de-lurking today, first day of my holiday, and I mainly wanted to thank you for the blog which has become part of my morning routine. I’ve learned and laughed, and read with pleasure so many interesting comments, too – it’s a wonderful community.

    Just one brief question – did Katie decorate Rodney’s room? I thought the plants were meant to suggest that. After all, Rodney’s looking after the turtles – is he also looking after the plants?
    But of course, don’t take time away from whum *cough* your part in bringing Remants to us to answer, if you don’t have mailbag time at the moment.

  41. Joe, you have to make a promise to every Kiwi reader of your blog that the NZ patch will be shown on a character at some point! Even if its a non-speaking part (actually, that might be better instead of an American mangling a Kiwi accent). Or, of course, you could just send the patch to me. I wouldn’t mind a genuine SGA prop like that (like every other Kiwi reading the blog I would assume).

  42. Hey Joe!
    I’m back from lovely Panorama BC. I’m sorry to tell you, but I think Fondy is correct on people from NZ being Kiwi’s. I know, it’s hard to admit that for once you are wrong but you may have to concede. 🙂 My white water rafting guide this weekend was from NZ and she had the most awesome accent.

    Today when I logged onto the iTunes Store I noticed that they have SGA s1-5 available for Canadians. I’m so happy that we can finally get the eps off iTunes!! I loved The Seed btw, Shep whump galore! This whumper was squeeing at the end. Lovely, just lovely. I’m really enjoying the season so far.

    Remnants day 1 looked like a lot of fun, I hope tomorrow goes well for you too. Btw, love the bay windows in Woosley’s quarters.

  43. Bethella wrote:

    I’ve been lurking for a while and thought I would finally get around to submitting a question. So the birth scene with Rachel and David in Search and Rescue, was that filmed before or after the birth of their respective babies? If it was after, how long after?

    It was definitely after as both had their babies born right before or during hiatus, but I don’t know exactly when.

    Mercie wrote:

    As soon as I read that Newzies thing, you know what popped into my mind first? The musical Newsies! I swear I’m the only one within a 1,000 mile radius of my home that knows that movie, but I absolutely loved it! But anyway, I don’t really expect you to know….sigh.

    I don’t know if I’m within a 1,000 radius (Southwestern Indiana), but

    I’m the King of New York
    Santa Fe
    “We’re a union if we say we’re a union.”
    “Headlines don’t sell papers. Newsies sell papers.”

    At one time, Newsies was my oldest niece’s favorite movie.

    riley wrote:

    Anne Teldy – Get better soon! Nasty bugs.

    Thanks. It is nasty. And gross. Like something out of a horror film. :shudder:

    Paloosa wrote:

    @AnneTeldy: I was wondering what happened since you haven’t posted much lately. How are you being treated for it?

    There was no improvement after my first round of antibiotic — in fact it got worse — so we switched to a second. After that course, I thought it still needed treatment. They didn’t. We finally bullied them into doing a culture and I was right. The culture showed the infection should be sensitive to Bactrim. Fingers crossed. I’m tired of 102°F fevers.

    Anne Teldy

  44. How about the one of the most common English names – John Smith. As zoniduck wanted Russell Davies, John Smith is another nod to Doctor Who.

  45. Yay! an Australian on Atlantis….and you know the aussie’s and the kiwi’s could merge together if these ads came true.

  46. JOE!!!!!!!

    – mucho schmoozles for you!!! You got an Aussie flag planted in Atlantis!!!

    Let’s hear it – Aussie Aussie Aussie, oi oi oi!!!

  47. Question

    We have seen Teyla stick fight with both Ronon and Sheppard but not Mckay. Is there any chance of seeing a scene with Teyla trying to teach McKay how to stick fight?

  48. @ M: I’m not following you – do you mean SGA in particular or that media in general should never portray a mixed race couple together because by doing so they’re demeaning black people and/or that the motives of the writers are purely to present a political agenda, not to show a relationship between two people, one of which dares to have less/more melanin than the other? Because I have to say that I really don’t think segregation on our tv screens is going to make the world a shinier place which is what your argument seems to be advancing.

    As for Teyla/Sheppard being viable: all in the eyes of the shipper in question. My ship? Not a chance of sailing; in fact they haven’t even cut down the trees to make the ship in order to sail it. Scratch that, they haven’t even planted a sapling that will grow into a tree that will be cut for planks of wood that will build a ship that will ever sail. The likelihood of it happening on screen: nada. So if people want to ship Teyla/Sheppard, Weir/Zelenka, Chuck/Fern Plant and they enjoy it? What does it matter? And if they see something on the screen that you don’t? Tiny baby orphans will not die.

    So personally I’d leave being perplexed and mystified for the important things in life, like people who think oreo cookies are an edible substance.

  49. Joseph Mallozzi. Following the third and fourth seasons (including the fact that Teyla is pregnant), I noticed that John and Teyla had lost all their complicity they had acquired during the first and second season … How do you explain that? Do you restore something between them?

    Hoping to have an answer, thank you.

    Can you answer on your blog or by e-mail to [edited]

  50. I agree with Dovil!!
    Joe, if you didn’t know…Aussies and KIWI’s have been at each others throat’s since Aussie was a Prison…

    I feel like the fat kid in school – Always picked last!

    I think, Joe that you now have to put in a NZ character just to make up for it!

    NZJ

  51. Woo for an Australian being on SGA!
    New Zealanders are also known as Kiwi’s…no idea why!
    I volunteer if you need any more Aussie’s for SGA!

  52. YEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEES! An Aussie YAY! Thankyou Joe! I agree with everyone else in hoping that she wont have an american version of our accent, we dont actually sound quite that…bogan-y?
    And yes people in New Zealand are referred to as ‘kiwi’s’ here, I have no actual idea why though, it seems its always been that way like we call the British ‘Poms’ or the American’s ‘yanks’. Theres no offence meant just slang. Anywho great news about the Carl Binder theatre i’ll look out for it in the ep, it will be my goal lol

  53. Anna Galvin should also be very well known to Sentinel fans. 😉

    As an avid Lord of the Rings convention goer I must say Fondy (of course as a female) was right. They are indeed called Kiwis.

    Ducks and runs away.

  54. On behalf of the whole of Australia, can i just say GO AUSSIES! Its about time we get sent to Atlantis!

    BTW she better not have a fake bogan accent.

  55. Hi,

    I was wondering if we will hear anything about the Tria this season? From the spoilers and information that has come out so far there seems to have been no mention of the vessel.

    Thanks.

  56. Woo Go Australia! I’ve been waiting for this moment my whole life *sobs happily* Oh hey my grandparents are English so how about Melville-Smith?? From what I’ve been told though it used to be something like Neville-Smith or you know… close to that. Anyway where’s the mailbag??

    Oh and by the way people from NZ are Kiwis! But Aussies are by far better 😛 I’m looking forward to more pictures and hopefully more Australians *hint hint* maybe a kangaroo or two 🙂

    Jessica

  57. Sheppard runs into the control room: “Lieutenant Shazza. McKay needs you to re-route the power from generators to the ZPM in 5 minutes otherwise the shields will fail.”

    Lieutenant Shazza: “Tell ‘im he’s dreamin”

    Love it!!! “Can ya feel the serenity” would be good too..

    Oh and a good name for a pommy character (British)… Snodgrass Winterbottom. Pip Pip tally ho!

  58. Stop having so much effing fun out there.

    And by “effing” I mean effigy.

    And by fun I mean work.

    So stop creating a crude representation of work out there!

  59. Joe, you’re the best and many thanks to Will Waring for picking the accent. Anna Galvin was on the Sentinel and is definitely Australian.

    Kiwis are known for their close friendships with sheep. Hence the extremely funny movie Black Sheep. (Joe, if you haven’t seen it, I highly recommend it.) – Mind you they say the same thing about us.
    It doesn’t matter as long as we beat them at the Olympics.

  60. I hope Carl gets an actual plaque at the end of all that. Too cool!

    And I totally like the name Percival. There aren’t enough Percivals in the world, these days.

  61. Ahhh please to god don’t pander to the hideous stereotype of English people >.<
    I’ve always hated the way that american shows particularly all think we live on cobbled streets and wear bowler hats. lol

    I shouldn’t imagine you’d do the same though Joe. I place my faith in you.

    It is nice to know that we will be seeing a few more nationalities get speaking roles in season 5. 😉

  62. @ Anne Teldy – eep! Take good care of that! Hubby’s aunt had it on her tummy, took a few weeks to clear up (she thought it was a spider bite at first). My dad – back in 2000/01 – had it very bad, around his heart after bypass surgery. He was in the hospital for quite a while, and lost a bit of muscle mass, but pulled through okay. If you’d like, drop me a PM at Gateworld (I go by dasNdanger there, too).

    “Cor blimey mate, that Wraiths got my baby!”

    😆 😆 😆

    das

  63. ‘Drinkwater’, ‘Hamshell’, and ‘Haversham’? What, what! And, tally ho!

    Question: Do you find that, as a writer, when you are watching films/episodes of TV programmes for the first time that you can predict how a character is going to respond to a person or to a situation?

    I’ve done it at least three times and my friend is always amazed when it happens. Another explanation could be that my way of thinking/sense of humour is like that of the character, but, yeah, hmm.

  64. Thanks for the pix, hope to see McKay/Zelenka ones!!

    To those going, have a great time at Comic Con!
    Charles Schneider: This is my first year as a producer for my network at Comic Con and it would be awesome if anyone was doing any press interviews.
    No offense to SGA but if were going I’d be making a beeline tomorrow for the Torchwood panel & schmooze in, creator writer Davies, writer Moffat AND Barrowman are supposed to be there! brilliant all, one of those would be a great interview given the hinted at future of that show AND Doctor Who. JMO.
    DD

  65. PS oh! just saw, I’d also be eagerly looking to schmooze up Sanctuary. Again, no offense to SGA you guys are great too.
    DD

  66. What’s this I hear?? An Aussie in Atlantis??? Cool!!

    Dovil said: “Oh, well. As long as she says neither ‘crikey’ nor ‘mate’ all will be okay.
    “Cor blimey mate, that Wraiths got my baby!””
    Narelle said: “Tell ‘im he’s dreamin’”

    I’m totally cacking myself here!! 😀
    Strewth!! If the Wraith should take the baby then Teyla would be sure to spit the dummy. Just as long as Rodney doesn’t go around starkers!!!
    Sorry…just had to do it. And just in case you didn’t quite get it before…Fondy was right…the New Zealanders are called Kiwi’s!!
    So Joe, what’s been the most difficult episode to produce this season?
    ~ Chelle DB

  67. Jenny Robin said

    “I have an idea.”

    It may be bunnies! 🙂

    Hey Joe,

    A couple of the more “English-y” first names I can think of would be Nigel, Clive, and Charles (shortened to Chas).

    Trying to think of questions for the plethora of guest bloggers!

    eddy

  68. FCOL! English sounding names? what, you have a mega bad guy you need to name? Well how about COLIN pronounced COL-IN not COAL-IN. then theres always Carruthers. I’m waiting with bated breath to see where this one’s going.

    In case anyone didn’t notice I’m kinda back and just have to play catch up. its been a bastard of a fortnight and after being prodded and poked by so-called medical professionals I’ve concluded I’ve had a really bad case of food poisoning. not that our NHS could tell you anything as I was admitted to hospital and then turfed out still hyperemetic and with the added bonus of a UTI. Thanks Derriford Hospital!

    On less of a ranting note though because I’ve been so ill my mum kindly downloaded Search and Rescue and The Seed which I’ve just watched and can I say they were terrific!
    I love that Woolsey’s been thrown in the deep end and is now finding out first hand how normal rules don’t apply in the Pegasus Galaxy well actually as a rather good analogy for life in general. I think Woolsey is going to be interesting and I’m looking forward to seeing him lose his temper with those assholes on the IOA …..wait is that not the International Olympic Association? Mayhap I’m still delirious in which case just ignore me and I’ll keep taking the tablets.

  69. IOA, IOC its all the bloody same its all politics and we know where THAT gets us don’t we? D’UH!

  70. Hi Joe,

    Can you pass the following along to Robert Cooper for his Q&A thanks.

    What was the reasoning behind the decision to promoter Carter to a higher rank? And why does Mitchell get command of the ship even though he’s at a lower rank than Carter?

    Thanks for taking time to answer fan questions!

  71. Well if the post wasn’t funny enough (Newzie? Very funny Joe), the comments have me still giggling.

    It started with Dovil and “where the bloody hell are you”. I’m imagining Dr Conrad saying that as Shep and co. rescue her. 🙂

    Then Shawna piped up with her parasites. I dare you to say that to the taxi driver in Paris.

    Then topped off with Narelle and “Tell ‘im he’s dreamin’”.

    Next Team Shep find a ZedPM, and Lt Shaz shouts, “That’s going straight to the pool room”

    and to finish it off with Dovil again and “Cor blimey mate, that Wraiths got my baby!” . Meryl Streep channelling Steve Irwin?

    Thanks everyone. You crack me up.

    Cheers

  72. Hi Joe, I’ve decided to de-lurk myself and let you know how much I enjoy reading your blog everyday (usually on coffee break at work).

    I noticed you’re reading Robert J. Sawyer’s Iterations – have you read any of his other work? I’ve read a few of his novels and particularly enjoyed the Hominids trilogy.

    I’m going to chime in with the other folks here who would love to see some pics of the McKay/Zelenka show!

  73. OK, English names, well a lot of our names are pretty simple, there’s the whole thing about early English names coming from our jobs e.g Wright, Wheelwright, Cartwright, Potter, Slater, e.t.c or Smith if you are feeling really unimaginative, or from our fathers e.g Davidson, williamson, Stevenson e.t.c which can also evolve in to Davids, Williams and Stevens- You get the idea! Relativly boring but sensible.

    There are also some names which can be unfortunate paired with the wrong first initial, my mum knows two people, both with the first initial A, and with the last names Drain and Deadman. I feel sorry for the guy who has to walk up to a casier in the bank and when asked “and you are?” has to reply “A. Deadman”.

    I prefer Wright…. um… for no particular reason. It doesn’t have anything to do with me…no, nothing what so ever.(Looks around paranoid and whistles suspiciously )

    As for Abercrombie as I believe Thornyrose suggested, Sorry but if your looking for a noticably English name I’m pretty sure that it is Scottish. Anyway, just a few suggestions. I know, they’re all relly dull but what do you expect, we can’t be bothered to spend the time coming up with inventive last names, we much prefer moaning and queuing or a mixture of the two! 🙂

    Thanks Joe, for all the interesting stuff you put on your blog.

    Sazoria.

  74. Question for Robert Cooper,

    This is a negative post so I understand if you skip it.

    I was extremely disappointed in Ark of Truth, so much so that I felt like I wasted my money buying it (not a total waste, I put it in the unwanted DVD box at church to donate the next time they send videos to the troops in Iraq.)

    Why were the characters we’ve known and loved for 10 years (Sam, Daniel, Teal’c) relegated to supporting characters in favor of the Cam Mitchell show? Guess it should not have been a surprise as most of seasons 9 and 10 were like this.

    There were so many questions left unanswered and so many parts of the story that were rushed just so we could get back to Mitchell and his ridiculously long fight at the end. Even my mom, who loves Mitchell, was laughing at the fight sequences after a while. Would have been believable if it were Teal’c or Ronan fighting, totally over the top with Mitchell.

    The greatness of SG-1 has always been its balance of characters. Even when RDA was in the show, the other characters got their time to shine. Since the introduction of Mitchell in season 9 it became clear that he was the focal point and the others were pushed to the side (even Vala who is a much better character). I hope the mistakes made in this movie are not repeated in any subsequent ones, but I’m not confident.

    Oh, and I am not making the same mistake twice. Continuum is the number 1 selection on my Netflix Queue. We’ll decide whether to buy it after we’ve seen it.

  75. Kanadra, interesting that you have chosen all names that are also places, at least if you meant Ainsworth. I’ve never heard of Halifax as a last name though it does sound interesting. Huntington for a last name sounds to me as if it would be for someone very upperclass, e.g Charles Huntington III 🙂

  76. To Dovil in regards to —

    @ M: I’m not following you – do you mean SGA in particular or that media in general should never portray a mixed race couple together because by doing so they’re demeaning black people and/or that the motives of the writers are purely to present a political agenda, not to show a relationship between two people, one of which dares to have less/more melanin than the other? Because I have to say that I really don’t think segregation on our tv screens is going to make the world a shinier place which is what your argument seems to be advancing.

    The absolute best part of M’s entire argument is the very fact that her argument INSULTS the actress’, Rachel Luttrell’s own heritage. Her mother is black, her father a white Frenchman.

    Nice. I wonder if Rachel realizes the “obvious truth” behind M’s racist, sexist bigotry. The ONLY racist bigot I’ve seen in five years of SGA… is M.

  77. Hey, why not name the character Galahad Lancelot? (ok, maybe not completely British)
    He could sweep Keller off her feet and then all of us non Keller/McKay or Keller/Ronon fans will be happy!
    And Jennifer will be happy too!

  78. Anne Teldy … ooky infection, I hope you get well quickly. If I can send anything along to cheer you up, let me know. I did get your comment via my blog, thanks, intriguing suggestion. Also you, or anyone, can find my email by going to my blog, hitting the About Me and my email is listed. No secret about it. I’ll most certainly send you a postcard from Burning Man … yes, we have a real post office in the desert for one week with our very own official postal mark design. Perfect for collectors. I’d be happy to send anyone a Burning Man post card from Black Rock City, just email me with a snail mail addy. International folks, I may or may not be able to send one overseas, but I will if I can.

    And if finding my email is too hard, go to the skiffy forums, mainly SG-1, and look for MadMadMaggie. Skiffy pod-peopled me out of MaggieMayDay.

    Kiwi it is, Joe. They even have a Regional Burn … called KiwiBurn, of course. (Less than five weeks to go, I have burning on the brain). ((more so than usual)).

    http://kiwiburn.com/

    And a last thought, Teyla’s black? Really? I mean, I knew she was of some blended ethnicity, but I’d not given it a second thought. Someone has taken one too many sociology courses. Or did you learn the polyethnic multicultural socio-economic speeek in anthro 101? (Guess what my second degree is in, cupcake).

  79. Joe…had a little exchange with Bam Bam about Prince Nuada’s appearance. He agreed that Nuada looks just like a Wraith. Here’s a pic that shows his coat, which has similaries to that of a Wraith’s, not to mention the whole whitehair/noeyebrows/sunkenyelloweyes/highcheekbones thing going on:

    http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v54/dasNdanger/princenuada.jpg

    Since [as far as I understand it] Nuada was not an existing character from the comics, but instead created just for the movie, his creation does come well after SGA’s premiere. IF they drew inspiration from the Wraith [and I know that’s a big ‘if’, so this is a hypothetical question], would you feel flattered that they borrowed ideas from your show, or would you feel like they ‘stole’ them?

    A side note – in the movie, the Angel of Death says, “I am his death” – I’m sure it’s just a coincidence, but…ya know…Steve did say something similar first… 😉

    das

  80. Any new named Wraith appearing in season 5? I know of Kenny, but I’m not sure whether his name is actually mentioned outside of the script.

  81. Hi again Mr M.

    Greetings once more from Sun filled Tipperary

    With regard to the English Scientist:

    Dr/Sir James Sugarmace Hatfield III (ridiculous enough to actually be a real person) The idea of a mace made from sugar is intriguing by the way…….

    And the burning question:
    Does The Carl Binder Memorial Theatre have a restaurant???? What are today’s specials??

    S’n’T

  82. Cat1: nice response to M, and you need to delurk more often.
    Dovil: Also a great response to M, and I love ltcolsheppard’s pointof the exquisite irony of Teyla being portrayed by Luttrell, living breathing refutation of M’s points. The only point I’ll make about the potential relationship between Sheppard and Teyla, is that if one partner is going to be doing all the protecting and taming, it looks to me like that that would be Teyla’s responcibility. Sheppard’s fears of relationships is probably bigger than Rodney’s fear of confined spaces.

    AnneTeldy; keep on the doctors and care providers, and you’ve got my best wishes on a quick and full recovery.

  83. Hey Joe!

    Firstly I have great news! Kassandra’s daughter had her MRI and all is clear! 😀 We are thrilled for Kenzie and her mom since this has been weighing heavily on our minds. Woo hoo for a clear MRI!!! 😀 Kassandra is busy working her summer job so I took it upon myself to rely the message.

    Anyway… the Room of Doom reminds me of my guilty pleasure this summer “Wipeout”. What’s more fun than a show where contests compete on an obstacle course containing such items as “The Sucker Punch Wall, the Big Balls, and The Spikes of Doom!” Of course they argue if it’s actually “The Spikes of Doom” or just a giant toothbrush. I vote for “Spikes of Doom”! And I’m guessing the good people working on SGA would agree with me.

    Seriously, if you are bored and in the mood for watching people make complete fools of themselves, give “Wipeout” a try. It always makes me laugh! 😆 You won’t be disappointed. 🙂

    Trish

  84. @Anne Teldy–Oooh, I love you! In a purely platonic way of course…Yes I would sit at home watching it over and over again…the VHS tape is pretty scratchy now, makes me kinda sad.

    “Headlines don’t sell papes, newsies sell papes!”

    Definitely a great line there! Oh and it turns out we’re only ’bout 500 miles apart, guess I should have looked harder! Great to find a fellow fan!

  85. Personally, I like Percival and Hamshell. Marty G is crazy for not seeing its brilliance.

  86. @ Dovil

    Chuck / Fern Plant??? Do you ship Chuck and the Fern Plant??!!! How you dare? Everybody knows Fern Plant and Rodneyanivalosa are meant for each other. Can’t you see they have a wonderful chemistry together?
    *removes tongue from cheek*

  87. So is there any chance of us ever having any JT romance or are we just wasting our time…….I’d like to know if there’s even a remote possibility of it ever happening because quite frankly i don’t want to be wasting my time on something that has no chance of happening……We’ve had all these hints going way back to season 1 that there’s an attraction there but it doesn’t seem to be getting moved forward and the will they/won’t they is ok for a while but then it becomes very tedious….So i just wondered if i’m wasting my time here because i hate wasting my time on something that isn’t gonna happen!

  88. Coucou Joseph!!

    Voila encore une fois je refait mon come back^^!!

    Mon ordinateur est tombé en panne, on me la réparrer et mon pére m’en a acheter un neuve, comme ça j’en aurais toujour un de rechanche…donc je doit tout reméttre sur mon nouvelle ordinateur, bisou a demain!…

    ps.je vais enfin vaoir avast, jespert que sa sera bien..?

  89. JT – I apologise, but this verse from Ode on a Grecian Urn just begged to be your reply. Note the first two lines especially, and remember what killed “Moonlighting” and the tv “Superman”: getting the characters together, finally and unequivocably. It’s from a longer poem by Keats, called “Ode on a Grecian Urn”, and is a response to seeing a painting on, yes, a Grecian Urn, of two young people who will always be separated. But ah, those first two lines:

    Heard melodies are sweet, but those unheard
    Are sweeter; therefore, ye soft pipes, play on;
    Not to the sensual ear, but, more endear’d,
    Pipe to the spirit ditties of no tone:
    Fair youth, beneath the trees, thou canst not leave
    Thy song, nor ever can those trees be bare;
    Bold Lover, never, never canst thou kiss,
    Though winning near the goal—yet, do not grieve;
    She cannot fade, though thou hast not thy bliss,
    For ever wilt thou love, and she be fair!

    How much more sweet, how much more poignant, that Shep and Teyla should, like the lovers painted on the urn, ever be separated.

    Gosh, two unlurkings in one day. Hi day holiday.

  90. Dear Joe,

    Congrats on the first two eps–they were great! I am particularly liking Sheppard and Keller’s interactions. Can we expect more good scenes with these two any time soon?

    Thanks!
    Royal

  91. It’s my birthday today and my girlfriend got me SGA Season 4 and SG1 The Ark of Truth. Sweet!

    Question for you! Not sure if it’s been asked before but… Are your super secret, code named, special projects related to Stargate or something else you’ve got in the works?

    Thanks!

  92. wow, so this is what you people (writers) do all day? Make names for things? Someone pays you to come up with “Carl Binder Memorial Theatre.” Your job is amazing. So very cool. As for the name of the good ole english doc… Not Percivel (to many ties to Harry Potter). How about Dr Robert Allison McIntery. Nice, no comicy, and British. Resist the urge to be funny with names, it just makes me cringe.

  93. So she has an Aussie accent… or she has an American trying to do an Aussie accent? I ask because… well… there was this episode of the Simpsons that made us all sound like Englishmen from London’s East End.

    The Australian accent, like the Kiwi accent and the South African Accent, are not easy accents to do.

    BYE

  94. Jenny Robin said:

    I have an idea.

    Tease!

    Oh and Joe, perhaps next time you make a joke you need to wave a flag, make an announcement or something. Your subtle wit is obviously not getting through to folks. 🙂

    Cheers, Chev

  95. Okay, it’s time to show my face, even if it is only to yawn, wave sleepily and crawl into bed.

    Been working on my company’s new webpage and I hadn’t dared look at the Blog before now or nothing would ever get done.

    Now the website is looking good (all 67 pages) I can finally relax and get some sleep, but not before catching up.

    Theaters and Oz patches. . Oh my.

    Carl Binder I can understand – he deserves all the accolades he can get – but why did you have to tell the Aussies about the patch??

    Now there will be no living with them. Sheesh.

  96. JT is love
    So is there any chance of us ever having any JT romance or are we just wasting our time…….I’d like to know if there’s even a remote possibility of it ever happening because quite frankly i don’t want to be wasting my time on something that has no chance of happening……

    Yeah, good point! So is there any chance of Chuck/Fern Plant happening because I don’t want to be wasting my time either. Do you know what I could have done with that 45 minutes a week?! I could have taken up skydiving or writing the definitive novel, but instead I’ve completely wasting my time, nay, my life and I’m billing you for the hours spent and my therapy bill. You owe me damnit, I saved your life in Nam!

    the first Lily said:
    Everybody knows Fern Plant and Rodneyanivalosa are meant for each other.

    GASP! How dare you! I stab you with a trowel! This very second Chuck is running to his room in tears, cutting himself with the broken shards of a maple syrup bottle. 🙁

    @ ltcoljsheppard: I have the feeling that the arguement essentially boils down to the fact that they don’t want to see John/Teyla – why they don’t just throw themselves on the ground and flail like any other self-respecting shipper I really don’t know.

  97. Ahhh! The Aussies and Newzies are invading the blog! But wait, they’re all regulars….

    OMGs! They were among us all along! NOOOOOES!!

    Ahem.

    I for one welcome our Aussie and Newzie overlords. May their hilarious accents guide us into enlightenment.

    Oh, and wolfenm, thank you for your compliments! More reviews coming up whenever Joe posts his entry today!

  98. Edgar Wentworth

    lol…could not resist…Percival Vertigo
    Pronounced: Ver-tie-go with the emphasis on the “tie.”

    ok..nuff silliness from me

  99. Hey Joe,

    Do your dogs know the difference between weekdays and weekends?

    Our dogs let us sleep in on weekends but always find a way of ensuring we are up on weekdays.

    Found out this morning that my Kelpie is a much more effective alarm clock than, well, an alarm clock (or alarm on my phone).

    Having slept in for an entire 7 minutes, he decided to take some initiative and a single Kelpie yip/bark directly into my face was all it took to have me wide awake and having the first word of the day being an expletive. Effective, yes, however not so good for the ticker.

    There have been some comments in relation to Marty G looking trim. And then you say you are putting on weight?

    This adds more credibility to my “going to make me a fortune” theory that weight is never “lost”, it is just transferred. Weight has to go somewhere – see the Information Paradox for further argument to my theory.

    If you are wanting to lose weight, never stand near a person who is actually losing weight… or a skinny person that eats a lot. You are doomed for failure.

    My weight transference centres will be opening soon in a town near you! I just need some really thin people to volunteer to be weight recipients.

    Chev– Do all Australian’s now have a figurative pool room?

    Riley As long it’s the drunken “I love you mate” kinda love and not the hiding in the bushes and stealing my mail love, then I love you too.

    MaggieMayDay said:

    (Guess what my second degree is in, cupcake).

    Brilliant!
    All great responses to M.
    My articulate response would have been “sure you weren’t perplexted?”.

    Anne Teldy – Take care!

    If it’s not too late and hasn’t already been asked, I have two questions for Robert Cooper.

    If you were to have a dinner party for writer’s (whether authors or script writers), who would be on your guest list and why?

    When you read a new book or watch a new show and enjoy it, is it because the content reflects a pre-existing interest you have or because it has introduced you to a new thought or way of writing?

    Being woken up by a barking dog isn’t helping my literacy skills.

  100. Hey Joe,
    (obligatory long time reader/first time writer shtick)

    Who builds everything on Stargate?!
    I’m curious, because I’ve been reading for almost a year now, and you’ve never mentioned what I assume must be a small army building all the sets and props.

    Sci-fi-guy

  101. Sooo, how about an English name that will appease the Kiwis [NZ, one of the most awesome places I’ve ever been to! Go, All Blacks!] as well: “Wellington”!

    And maybe “Basil” as a first name… it’s a food ingredient afterall… Or Sebastian [Hewlett’s son] – the nickname “Baz” could go with both choices…

  102. JT is love said
    So is there any chance of us ever having any JT romance or are we just wasting our time…….I’d like to know if there’s even a remote possibility of it ever happening because quite frankly i don’t want to be wasting my time on something that has no chance of happening……We’ve had all these hints going way back to season 1 that there’s an attraction there but it doesn’t seem to be getting moved forward and the will they/won’t they is ok for a while but then it becomes very tedious….So i just wondered if i’m wasting my time here because i hate wasting my time on something that isn’t gonna happen!

    To that, I have one thing to say. I ship them. I will always ship them. I am very strong in my shipping beliefs.

    But you think 4 years is a long time to see the will they/won’t they stuff? Really??? Try 10 years!!!!! Trust me, it is very hard to impress a Sam/Jack shipper when talking about shipping angst and worries. Veeerrrryyy hard to impress us.

    That said, I always saw something between John and Teyla. But then, I wasn’t given many main characters withing the first 10 episodes to choose to ship, so that could also explain it…

    And whoever said to leave shippers to their ships is right on the money. It does no good to pick on others for their ship. It causes anger and hard feelings, which are never good.

    And whoever said they have to expain “dodgy”…Why would you have to explain the meaning to that? I’m an American and use it all the time. Like when talking about strange men in trenchcoats at the end of alleys. I say they’re dodgy and probably selling drugs.

    Joe, you’ve been to the DC area, haven’t you? Or even the East Coast? What restaurants would you suggest? We go to Olive Garden and Applebee’s. And while I love them, a little variety is sometimes very good.

    ~Kim

  103. hmmm, somehow “newziegater” doesn’t have quite the same ring as “kiwigater”……. :p
    BTW, give David H a big hassle for me for coming all the way to NZ in October and then only going to AUCKLAND! Honestly, the good stuff is all further south! Convention schmention! I hope he (and I assume family) have time to explore a bit more.

  104. TrueRomantic said:

    And whoever said they have to expain “dodgy”…Why would you have to explain the meaning to that? I’m an American and use it all the time. Like when talking about strange men in trenchcoats at the end of alleys. I say they’re dodgy and probably selling drugs.

    Good for you. I’m just saying that I’ve been asked quite a few times to explain the term.

    Cheers, Chev

  105. Woohoo for the Carl Binder Memorial Theatre! 😛

    Thanks for the pics as well Joe, always nice to see what you’re all up to. 🙂

  106. From Dovil – @ ltcoljsheppard: I have the feeling that the arguement essentially boils down to the fact that they don’t want to see John/Teyla – why they don’t just throw themselves on the ground and flail like any other self-respecting shipper I really don’t know.

    Ya’ know that’s true. Cuz I throw myself on the floor all the time when we get that “almoooost BUT!– nope, no cigar this time” moments. And all the stroking and cooing from my girlfriend doesn’t help either… but I do eventually get a cookie… which makes me just as happy.

    Next time she gives me an Oreo I shall dub it a John/Teyla cookie. And whoever said that the one in that pairing who’d be doing the taming is Teyla… 😀 Ohhh yeah and I’m sure Shepp just loves those fanny smacks with the escrima sticks. She is a formidable woman… Mmmm… mmmm… mmmmmmm.

  107. If I’m not mistaken – and I might be – the Aussie character is played by Anna Galvin who is actually from Australia. She played an Aussie character on The Sentinel too.

  108. NEW ZEALANDERS ARE REFERED AS ” KIWIS ”

    We are NOT ‘Newzies’ !!!

    Our national native bird is known is called a Kiwi. Its distinctive to New Zealand as a GPS co-ordinate.

    It is no joke, it is reality, we are actually called Kiwis…

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