I jumped the gun. As it turns out, yesterday’s celebration of the planet’s survival was a little premature given that, at the time of posting, CERN’s Large Hadron Collider had yet to be turned on. Well, the switch WAS finally flipped and, thankfully, the world didn’t end. I say thankfully because, if it had, I certainly would have looked mighty foolish. Mighty foolish indeed.

Anyway, since my last blog entry wasn’t really applicable to yesterday’s events, I’d appreciate it if you would all consider yesterday’s post today’s entry. Thus, today’s post should be considered tomorrow’s entry, tomorrow’s post this following day’s entry and so on and so forth. Thanks.

Well, things are winding down here for us at The Bridge Studios. In a little over a week, we’ll be wrapping up production in Vancouver before shifting focus to our location shoot in Vegas for a few days. After that, we’ll strike the sets, say our goodbyes, put the production assistants to sleep, and mark the end of a glorious five year run with a special Milestone Episode/End Of Series Wrap Party – our second in three years! Before then, however, some familiar faces will be dropping by. Actor Michael Beach was on set yesterday. Today, it was Mitch Pileggi. Amanda Tapping and Christopher Heyerdahl will be joining us in the days to come. As will a few fans…

If rumors are to be believed (and, really, isn’t that the whole point?), this Friday, The Bridge Studios will be the site of a fan demonstration protesting the show’s cancellation. While it’s always nice to see the fans, I can honestly think of two or three more suitable locations. I was recently contacted by TV Guide’s Matt Mitovich who asked me to comment on the reasoning for the cancellation. My response: “I didn’t make the call on the Atlantis decision. If I had, instead of fielding this query, I’d probably be answering questions about my plans for the show’s sixth season.”

Hey, I received a gift yesterday compliments of Jen K. at VIZ MEDIA. The box, so heavy David in the front office almost put his back out lugging it down the hall to my office, was chock full o’ anime fun. Oooh, Death Note. Thanks, Jen.

A reminder that I’ll be taking questions for Stargate Atlantis Production Designer James Robbins (he is responsible for the look of the ship, buildings, weapons, and sundry monstrosities that have graced our show over the years) until Friday.

Today’s entry is dedicated to all of those affected by Hurricane Ike.

Mailbag:

Haina writes: “These tour videos are so much fun. They make me miss Atlantis even more. You guys are not getting rid of the sets are you?”

Answer: We’ll definitely be keeping our SG-1 and Atlantis standing sets for the time being. The sets in the FX Stage (we’re touring now) will either be moved, packed away, or taken down.

PG15 writes: “I wonder who could’ve possibly made that, drove to Bridge Studios on Friday morning, talked to the security guard so as to let him/her plant it into the ground, only to have it moved to the security gates themselves when he/she checked the scene after his/her day at UBC, making him/her extremely joyful, and stuff.”

Anwer: Well, whoever he was, thank him for taking time off from his studies to make the sign and drop it off. It’s not on the other side of the guard shack so that everyone involved in the production can see it as they drive by on their way home.

Dyginc writes: “ Well two weeks after they were saying that Gus was on her way to being cured she looked at me and said that she needed to go.”

Answer: Saddened and sorry to hear about Gus.

Nika writes: “When the offworld teams dial Atlantis (unscheduled) and they use their IDC’s to identify themselves before the control room lowers the shield, how do they know when the sheild has been lowered and it’s safe to cross? Do the IDC’s receive some kind of green light to let them know the shield is down?”

Answer: Yes. Their IDC’s receive a signal from Atlantis letting them know it is safe to proceed.

Shiny writes: “How long did it take you to write The Traveler? Did you write it all at once or over a long course of time? And did you always plan to write a trilogy or are you developing the trilogy as you go, finishing one book before developing ideas for the next installment?”

Answer: Hey, Shiny, I’ll be gathering questions for John Twelve Hawks the week of October 27th.

ElisaD writes: “Is anyone whispering in your ear that you should not be saying that SGAs ratings are better in first half of season 5 than the last part of season 4 and so you were surprised that SGA was canceled?”

Answer: No. Is that what you’re doing here?

Michelle writes: “Joe is it too late for Will Waring questions??”

Answer: Alas, it is. But it’s not too late to post questions for James Robbins.

105 thoughts on “September 10, 2008: Still No Planetary Apocalypse, The Countdown Begins, and Continuing Our Tour of the FX Stage

  1. I’ll make sure to tell him (or her; I mean, I don’t know who it is) that, if and when I find out just who was reponsible for that magnificent signage. I can’t speak for him/her myself, of course, but I have a feeling that he/she will be very, very happy to hear of the sign’s current location. Very happy indeed. I’m also sure that he/she is glad that the cast and crew are getting, in some small way, a bit of the appreciation that we all have for them.

    Hopefully I can parcel out some time tonight for Whispers! Fingers crossed, Jonas style…

  2. Well Joe, as I am sure you have deduced by now what with your extensive studies of the Mayan calendar and all, that the hoopla behind the approach of ‘2012’ is created by men; because 2012 marks the year the earth will cycle back to a matriarchal society (as it should be). Don’t worry, the women will not feel a need to reset the calendar to year zero to mark this wonderful event.

    And did I miss the blog visit by Justina Robson? Because you mentioned taking questions for James Robbins.

  3. As has been mentioned by other fans, the videos are lovely (thank you), but it is bittersweet to see them. Will you be able to keep us starving SGA orphans informed on the progress with the SGA movie? And, will you do so? Pretty please?

  4. Hi Joe,
    My question from earlier..sorry, I was trying to ask if you are getting into trouble for saying that you were surprised and sadden that that SGA was canceled.

    -Elisa

  5. Joe, when you ‘strike’ the sets, what do you actually do with them. Are they all taken completely down to allow for other productions and stage use – or will most be left in place for use in the opening episode/s of SGU and/or the SGA movie?

  6. Hey Joe,

    You know, it still may be too early to celebrate Not The End Of The World, because if the Hadron Collider did generate a miniature black hole, it would probably just fall through the planet, moving back and forth, captured by the Earth’s gravitational field, gathering mass on each pass, until eventually it would swallow up the whole planet. Could take months, maybe even years…

    Jean

  7. I heard of the fan protest Friday too. I think it is more for appreciation for the cast and crew etc. Perhaps they think some of TPTB that was in on the decision will be there. They need to bring it to MGM etc.

    Anyway, so yesterday is today and today is tomorrow and tomorrow is the next day, Gotcha!

  8. joe said: “[…] Before then, however, some familiar faces will be dropping by. Actor Michael Beach was on set yesterday. Today, it was Mitch Pileggi. Amanda Tapping and Christopher Heyerdahl will be joining us in the days to come. As will a few fans… “

    ooh, ooh, PLEASE take pictures of amanda tapping! pleeeeease!!

    *gets faint from freaking outness*

    so, joe, would you mind taking some pictures of amanda while she’s there?

    *nods at much more mature tone*

    sally 😀

  9. Hi Joe, yesterday (Wed 10th – NZ time) I post a small parcel of chocolate {{{hugs}}} for the Cast. I addressed it care of yourself.

    The Post office tell me it will take 4-10 days to get to the Studio, so I am it is there in time for either the end of filming or for the wrap party.

  10. Question for James Robbins: What was the thinking process for the Aurora ships? They look so different from other Ancient designs and ships we have seen…

  11. My husband and I were so sad to hear about Atlantis being canceled! While we lived apart, when we were dating, we used to watch together over the phone. We were just getting used to watching it together–we even watched this last week while we were on our honeymoon!

    On an ever sadder note, our dog died. He used to like to watch with us too, because we gave him popcorn.

    Thanks for series though; it gave us great memories. 🙂

  12. hey Joe,

    I read an interview where you were asked how you felt about crossovers from SG-1 in the first Atlantis movie: “It’s very possible that we’ll have, at the very least, limited crossover. Given the story we’ve been spinning, it would make sense to see Carter, Daniel, and Teal’c pay Atlantis a visit.” hey I’m a big fan of Sam, and looking forward to maybe Daniel and Teal’c too. however several Atlantis fans feel that you’re trying to get as much SG-1 characters as possible so we won’t get to see a lot of the Atlantis cast. personally I don’t think so and I’d have no problem if those characters appear in the movie. btw you can find the interview here
    http://stargate-sg1-solutions.com/blog/?p=1604

    anyway no apocalypse, the planet survived LOL. Michael Beach and Mitch Pileggi were on set? hm might they make an appearance in the season finale? yes I think you’re right about the fan demonstration this friday. thanks for the video

  13. Morning Mr. M! 🙂

    Though it’s the middle of the night here and I can’t sleep.

    I’m so glad the world didn’t end. It would have deprived us of the pleasure of watching the rest of season 5 and that’s a thought that can’t be thought. *shudder*

    Well, since I have now followed someone’s “good advice” of getting up and doing something when you can’t sleep, I might as well go back to bed and give sleep another try…seeing as I’m supposed to be up and working in a few hours. You can ask me tomorrow if it worked.

    BTW, where will the wrap party be held, Bridge Studios or do you (collective you) choose a restaurant or some place else for it? And who’s invited to it?

    Anyway, good night (hopefully), I’m not really very coherent, am I?

  14. Joe,

    Thank you for the tours..it is Bitter Sweet.

    Really looking forward to The Queen epi this Friday! 🙂

  15. Hey Joe,

    In regards to the comment about the ratings. I think it’s good you are saying ratings are better now and that you are surprised. People need to know this. I have seen some of the numbers myself and I am also shocked. I really thought Season 6 was in the bag. I think Season 4.0(First half of S4) averaged like 1.8 Million viewers, and so far this season that number is well over 2.1 Million. So, simple math there. Also, the younger demos have seem to gone up as well. So Atlantis is getting younger viewers but yet they still cancel the show and make room for a new show to attract a tad younger audience? I just don’t get why MGM is taking such a risk with a new show that SG-1 or SGA fans may not even get into. Everyday it seems something new comes up from the horizon that this show should not have been canned. Anyway, thanks again for 5 great years, and will be looking forward to what movies you guys have to produce.

    Best,

    Squall78

  16. So sad to see it all coming to an end.
    I’m saving the vids for when it is all over. I really want to enjoy these last episodes just watching them as opposed to seeing what puts the show together.

    I’m not sure why fans are protesting where Atlantis is made. That would be like protesting at your Grandmother’s house because she has a broken hip and the hospital won’t fix it. Or something like that.

    Ponderable.
    Why do banks call you on your mobile phone and then ask you to verify the phone number they’ve just called you on as proof of identity? Even if they hadn’t got the right person, wouldn’t they still know their own phone number?

    Second Ponderable.
    Why is the feeling of having your sleeves bunched up under a jacket so uncomfortable for everyone on the planet?

    Did I mention I’m a little sleep deprived today?

    Have a good night Joe. Hugs to the dogs.

  17. Consider the gathering at Bridge to be a show of support for the crew, rather than a protest. It’s a chance for some of the fans to be close to the production as it winds down. Hopefully they’ll treat you with all the love you deserve. Though you have given me a new idea. Who lives i n or near NYC? An attempt to appear on the Today show background audiance, followed by a visit to Rockefeller Plaza might be in order. Depending on the timing, Im willing to invest in a plane ticket…
    (whimpers) I’m gonna miss Col. Caldwell/Mitch Pileggi. I’d say put him in the movie, but given that all the fans want every character, recurring, regular, and dead to show up, that would leave you pinched for time to lay out an actual plot. The only thing that keeps me from screaming at the computer screen in frustration is knowing that you are in even a worse position. Your diplomacy during this time is noted and appreciated. Still, the war is not over, so time will tell. Perhaps there is a bit of unintended prophecy to be found in the episode 200….
    Again, thanks for the video tour. Is there someplace where all the videos are cached, so that I can show them to friends without flipping through a few weeks of blog entries? And I’d still pay for a dvd copy of the collected getments…
    Thanks for everything you’ve done for us, and on the plus side your overdue vacation to Asia is drawing evern nearer.

  18. Well, the switch WAS finally flipped and, thankfully, the world didn’t end. I say thankfully because, if it had, I certainly would have looked mighty foolish. Mighty foolish indeed.

    This reminds me of my favorite argument against atheism. If you don’t believe there’s anything after death and you’re right, well, good for you, but who’s gonna care? There’ll be no one to brag to and even you wouldn’t realize you’re right. But if there is something (anything, really) after death and you’re wrong, boy, will you look dumb. Sure, people who thought there was something but were wrong about the specifics would also look dumb, but not as dumb. So, it’s kind of lose-lose. At least if you believe there is something after death and it turns out there’s nothing, no one’s going to be around to mock you for being wrong.

  19. Hey Joe,

    I watched ‘Harmony’ the other day and was curious about one thing. What played the part of the Lodin Birds heart? You know, the one that Harmony offers Sheppard. I have been dying from curiostiy ever since that episode first aired!

    I’d love it if you could cure me…I don’t wanna die!

  20. Oog, it’s over a week since Dragon, and I’m STILL tired. But for anyone interested, the pics and vid fiootage is all up (or at least that which I felt was worth posting):

    http://www.webslayer.net/wolfen/dragoncon.html

    Also, I’m *very* late with this, but my review of Whispers went up this morning:

    http://www.pinkraygun.com/2008/09/10/stargate-atlantis-whispers/

    Overall, I liked it, was happy to see Carson again, and liked the all-girl team. Still, now that this is thought to be the last season (I’m not saying *is*– I’m still holding on to hope), it was a bummer not to see the rest of the team, particularly since it meant Carson didn’t get to interact with them. 🙁 And especially since it also means there will be a Sheppard-light ep or two down the road, yes? At this point, I’m greedy and want the team onscreen together more than anything. (Also, um, I didn’t really find it all that scary … Fun, yes; scary, no …) Bummer about cutting the turtle scene, I would have loved that. Well, I have to be happy we got any Rodney at all … And I think that was a good explanation as to why Carson won’t be around. 🙂

    Wish I could go to the rally. I’ve been doing all I can on other fronts, though, and even did some PDFs for signs for the rally … In the end, I know I’ve made every effort, and I can’t think of a more heartfelt way to thank the crew for the past five seasons or the upcoming film than by doing everything I can to plead for a sixth season, no matter what the odds. 🙂

    In other news, my Alice was supposed to go in for more teeth-extraction surgery tomorrow, but the vet apparently has to do semi-emergency surgery on a couple of birds from Sea World tomorrow — not only is the man the foremost local authority on rabbits, but on birds as well. Bugger. Now Alice has to wait till Tuesday. Her bottom tooth (the evil one that was removed once already but came *back*) is growing up past her nose, and her top teeth are getting really long and curving inward — the poor dear is having a dickens of a time eating now, and can’t groom herself. Breaks my heart. I wanted the damn surgery to be over with and her upper teeth trimmed already — now I get to fret over the weekend. *sigh* …

  21. O.K. First to Sean, glad to FINALLY see you are ok, hope you get power back real soon.To Anne Teldy VERY COOL, loved your “GAL” enjoy the ride. Onward, to Texas folks, batten down the hatches and get out, we here in South Florida are thinking of you! Funny all the comments about “are you my mummy” as it was on sci-fi yesterday ,on an entire day of DR. WHO! Which was followed by all day today of SG-1 season 10- man that Ben Browder-WOW-ok I’ll calm down now! Just saw the show “bones” and Larrin was on it-can’t remember her name jill ….something….. Joe, PPPLLLEEEAAASSSEEE take pictures outside the studio on Fri. and post them, i live soooooooo far, THANKS and now my ranting is done –except I started reading the blogs from the very beginning Nov. of 06 your trip to the far east very funny oh wait not the part where you got sick – sorry. Hey , maybe I can watch your local news on the computer if they stream it live on Fri. at 6-wait its 9 here on the east coast and SGA repeat is on –strike that- I wanted to see the ralley for SAVE SGA! Maybe you can viedo it and put it on your blog–yea could you please do that-please-please. I will shut up now i promise, well maybe. thanks, Sheryl

  22. Hi Joe!

    Looks like I won’t miss tomorrow’s blog, since I read it today. That only helps a little since I’m taking off (eh?) for No-Net Land, a place where, surprisingly, there’s no Internet access. All to avoid Ike. Darn it, Ike! So, I’ll be blogless for *days*, mourning the missed posts, Q&As, and snark until my return some time in the future.

    *grumble grumble* Stupid hurricane. *grumble grumble*

    Thanks for the blog dedication, though!

    Loved the set visit again. Damn, that’s a big set! And Oooooooooh, night vision! 🙂

    eddy

  23. I can’t believe I missed the time to post questions for Will Waring. I just show the episode Company of Thieves from SG1 this afternoon on syndication. I was going to tell him I thought he did a wonderful job with the episode. Company of Thieves is my second favorite after Ripple Effect.

    I hope every one that is affected by Hurricane Ike is okay.

  24. Dear Joe Mallozzi,

    Sorry for posting the following again, I figured you were probably too busy to read the mail bag at that time. I have a little question regarding Stargate Atantis. We found out in season 1 that there were 60 Hive ships or more in the Pegasus galaxy, now with so much that has transpired ( Our team taking out a few, the wraith civil war, the asuran-wraith war) approximately how much do you think are still out there and will it be adressed in one the season 5 episodes?

    Merci Bien

  25. Hi Joe!

    Haven’t been around, the hubby came home for a visit for my birthday (there was a threat of divorce if he didn’t come home and since my birthday is tomorrow, he had to stay all week. 😉 ) and so I have not kept up (sorry ’bout that). Hope all is well.

    It’s sad to hear that the show is shooting it’s last ep….I just still can’t believe (nor do I accept) that it’s going to be over. So, if you were protesting the cancellation, where would you picket? Also, another question I’ve been wanting to ask (and forgive me if you’ve already answered it recently), what does the cast think of the support and outrage the fans have unleashed?

    As always, thanks for blogging Joe. You make everything sound entertaining.

  26. The Daleks are invading!
    Joe, what would say was your favourite Dr. Who episode this season?

    I’m enjoying these tour videos.

  27. Hi Joe:

    Package sent and on it’s way. Good old Canada Post.

    Do you have an opinion about rumblings that it’s time for new writing blood in the Stargate franchise?

    Patricia (AG)

  28. Hey Joe,

    I stopped by your office yesterday but you were unfortunately in a meeting at the time. Thanks for bringing Michael Beach back (and the crew of extras that go with him). We had a good time on set yesterday as always. See you around.

    Herb

  29. Hey Joe, I really enjoyed Nicole de Boer’s character and performance on ‘Whispers’, I’m definitely not alone in that sentiment. I understand from prior readings that the female team was kind of like a casting call to see who people really stuck to, and then those characters might mosey on back at a later date.

    Well, with SGA coming to a close as a weekly series, I think there are only so many opportunities for newly-established guests to go recurring in the upcoming telefilm(s). Would you reckon (and I realize there’s only so much you or anyone else would know at this point, either) that there’s a chance Dr. Alison Porter might wind up in Stargate Universe next year to some extent?

    Because for everyone who reads this, a lot of us *really* liked her!

  30. >the switch WAS finally flipped and, thankfully, the world
    >didn’t end. I say thankfully because, if it had, I certainly
    >would have looked mighty foolish.

    For tomorrow’s entry (or would that now be the day after tomorrow’s post?), here’s a helpful site you can check before posting:
    http://www.hasthelargehadroncolliderdestroyedtheworldyet.com/

    – KB
    P.S. Although I’m a bit far away to leave a sign at the Bridge Studios gate, I want to second that message and send thanks to you and everyone at the production for the past five years of Atlantis. And of course for the Weird Food of the Day, although I’m not sure you could survive five years of that.

  31. I have been reading your blog for quite some time, but this is my first comment. Just wanted to say thanks for 5 great seasons of SGA. My seven year old, who is autistic loves the show and after watching an episode will go make SGA with his lego, so essentially SGA has greatly help increase his level of concentration and his fine motor skills. SGA will be sorely missed in our home.

  32. Me and my girlfriend named our little girl Teyla. After the show, but my girlfriend doesn’t know where I got the name from. I am (secretly)hoping that she never ever watches Stargate Atlantis atleast for the next 9 months. I’m scared she’ll try and re-name the baby. she will be like “You can’t name it after a tv show!” and then I will reply “THIS IS BLASPHEMY!”

  33. It’s still sad to see Atlantis ending so soon, but it was a nice five year run! And nice work also, PG. Err… I mean, mysterious sign creator who shall not be named. 😉

    Is Outsiders still episode 5×11 and Inquisition 5×12? The schedule on Sci-Fi lists the episode order as being reversed.

  34. To Shawna: you’re offering up a variation of Pascal’s Wager. It’s a fool’s wager based on the premise of either/or. I, as an atheist, may be wrong about an afterlife. In which case, I get to be suprised. You, on the other hand, are assuming the version of an afterlife/lives you believe in is the correct one. That could be awkward if you’re reborn as a dung beetle, or find out that your particular diety is the wrong one and you end up in someone else’s version of Hell. So, atheism is simply a default position, until such time as if and when someone is convinced of not only is there a god, but which god/gods do in fact exist. So, I’m happy that you’re happy with your beliefs, but in turn please recognise that I am quite content in my state of non-belief.

  35. Thornyrose said:>/b>

    That could be awkward if you’re reborn as a dung beetle,

    Of which your first comment as a dung beetle would be, “Ah, crap”.

    Well put too 🙂

  36. Yes, Naami, whoever it is that made that sign did indeed good work.

    Oh, and a rally? Really? Rally really? Really a rally?

    I’ll be there.

  37. G’day Joe
    I hope you took some photos of the glorious Mitch Pileggi and plan on posting him on the blog. If not i will be anxiously waiting for Amanda Tapping photos.
    I hope your head is feeling better now.

    Regards
    Janet.

  38. Hello Joe,

    Thanks for the informative answers on the Solutions blog.

    So you are coming up on three (3) million hits on your blog! WOW that is a milestone! What do you think of the idea of another fan contest? How about the closest person to post the three millionth questions or comment (and it should be a meaning full statement, not just gibberish for the sake of posting), wins a walk on for the SGA movie you and Paul are writing? Of course, the winner would have to get to Bridges Studio on there own accord! But, I don’t know of a Fan alive that would not jump at the chance anyway it is presented.

    Also, no giving clues how close the ticker is getting, like you did the last time! What do you think? Is that something you’d be willing to do? I hope so!

    Cheers
    Patricia Lee

  39. I agree that there should be no SG-1 appearances in the first Atlantis movie. Look what happened with the last episode of Star Trek: Enterprise. It was supposed to be their series finale and it was all built around Jonathan Frakes and Marina Sirtis from Next Generation. The producers took a lot of flack from the fans and the cast wasn’t too happy either to be shown up in that way. It is a little different in this situation, but Atlantis is great enough to stand on its own without help from RDA or any other SG-1 actor/actress. The only one who would make sense is Beau if they needed to contact the SGC. In future movies maybe Amanda or Christopher if the situation warranted, but SG-1 already has their movies….keep them two distinct franchises.

  40. Thanks for the mention on Ike. It’s appreciated, even shared among the lot of us. 🙂 You know what it’s like to cram an apartment’s worth of crap into a small Saturn?

    Our University, situated on its own little island as it is in Corpus Christi, just got evacced today. The admin met at 8, announced at 10 that classes were cancelled at 2 and everyone was to be -gone- by 5. Just crossing fingers now, that there’s no significant storm surges— not only for the classrooms, but for the slightly more selfish reason that my home happens to be a first floor apartment on campus, facing the ocean, about forty feet away from said violent body of water. ^_^ So, maybe the -whole- world’s not over yet, but… well, like I said, fingers crossed.

  41. There’s still plenty of time for the world to end. They don’t actually start smashing protons together until next month.

    Did you know that Stargate Worlds gets a couple good plugs in War Games: The Dead Code? I was quite happy when I saw it. The movie wasn’t too bad, either.

  42. JM: Well, the switch WAS finally flipped and, thankfully, the world didn’t end.

    Huh, this means I’ll really have to go to the dentist next week? *tremble* How are your feelings about such appointments?

    JM: After that, we’ll strike the sets, say our goodbyes, put the production assistants to sleep, and mark the end of a glorious five year run.

    *sob*

    JM: If rumors are to be believed (and, really, isn’t that the whole point?), this Friday, The Bridge Studios will be the site of a fan demonstration protesting the show’s cancellation. While it’s always nice to see the fans, I can honestly think of two or three more suitable locations.

    I’m sure they will be there not only to demonstrate but to say personal thanks to you all. Seeing photos from that would be awsome. So, if your camera is ready by chance… 🙂 I wish I could come across the Atlantic on that day. But no, not possible. I can only send my mental thanks. And greetings to all the fans who will be there.

    Finally you’ve got me with your BOTMC. I’m going to try out SF because the topic sounds interesting. And while I’m in the right mood, and although I usually don’t like vampire stories, the horror one too. Now I hope I’ll be able to finish them in time.

    By the way you must be a very well organized person with all the guest bloggers and schedules.

    My thoughts for a SG-1 crossover in the SGA movie: I don’t need that. Because we only have 90 or 120 minutes (instead of approximate 840) I would rather see pure Atlantis. And since you didn’t mention Cam Mitchell… 😉

  43. Regarding the upcoming SGA movie(s): I’m not a fan of SG-1 only of Atlantis, so if I’m going to be deprived of 20 episodes of the John and Rodney show… er Stargate: Atlantis…. please don’t contaminate the movies with SG-1 characters

    Thank you 🙂

  44. (no need to approve-only if you want)

    Please thank Martin G. for the autograph he sent me (I’m the one that asked him just to sign a piece of paper). Definately put a smile on my face when I got it.

    Oh and hope what I sent you/the crew gets there in one piece. Well, pieces wouldn’t be bad either.

    Thanks again for a great blog!

  45. Mornin’, Joe

    Well, i’m sat here supping at my first coffee of the day and feeling more than a mite sad. Seems the more you talk about the impending closure on Atlantis, the more reality chomps down for another bite. I’m really gonna miss you guys churning out the best scifi since Mal and Jayne toyed with Vera. As someone who can’t pick up a book for a little escapism, the tv is always gonna be my next available option. And although i’m almost trembling with anticipation at the thought of watching even more reality-sucks-and-we’re-gonna-ram-it-down-your-throat, epics on the box.. I can’t help but feel a little sombre. Melancholy. Miffed, even, at the thought i’ll not get to continue exploring Pegasus along with you guys.

    I actually wish I was gonna be there tomorrow, when you get inundated with picketting Fans. Jenks would’ve certainly enjoyed the notion of climbing a few fences, although I think he’d be better served sinking his Labby fangs into some MGM-tailored backside. He’s got this thing about ‘Execs in suits’. Don’t ask me why.. I plead all innocence on the matter. I am hoping, however, to take a trip out across the Atlantic sometime within the next twelve months. My Gran passed away recently and being the sweet, old lady she was.. she left me with a small sum to ‘Do some sight-seeing, Dear’.

    So, I am. And hopefully, whilst I can still enjoy the view. Canada comes close to the top of my list, along with New Zealand and visiting my Bro in Texas. I’d like to get some climbing done and see the terrific scenery you guys have over there. Just gotta get my act together and rap out some kinda plans for accomodation, but ideally.. it’ll be just me ‘n Jenks with our backpacks and sense of (trouble) adventure.

  46. To thornyrose – I don’t think you quite took my comment in the playful way in which it was intended. Clearly the desire not to look dumb is a bad reason to form an opinion on such an important matter, and I hope I would come up with more convincing arguments than that in an actual debate. I totally respect your right to have whatever opinion you have about it. (Unless your opinion is that what happens when we die doesn’t matter because we’re all really just parasitic spores living in the foot fungus of a great cosmic donkey… because that would be stupid.)

  47. Buggerit! I didn’t do my housework yesterday, didn’t want to waste time if the end was nigh so now I better get the shovel and the matches and get cracking.

  48. Your post yesterday wasn’t premature for me by the time I got round to reading it and I already consider yesterday’s post today’s entry etc. Finally a job I’ve been asked to do that I sorted out premature to being asked to do it. Booyah for time zones!

    My sister is reading Death Note at the moment, I think she said it was quite clever. She keeps shoving her anime books under my nose and going “look, this bit’s really funny!” I guess I should really actually read the stuff now seeing as I won’t be able to in a couple of weeks; I’m moving up to University!

  49. Too bad that TPTB didn’t decide to make at least a SGA miniseries, like for example Torchwood is doing this year, one 4 to 5 eps arc. I think that it would have expanded the franchise much more if there were SG-1 movies, SGA miniseries and SGU regular series. Fans like variety. Movies are great but after TPTB canceled the show despite its rising ratings, I don’t hold much hope for more than one movie 🙁

  50. Hi Joe!

    First… no cross over in the Atlantis movie, please! It’ll take away from the other characters, and why would the SG-1 people be in Atlantis, what could they possibly help with. Leave them out. It’ll leave more screen time for wraith!

    @DAS, Reading about your little spider incidents was hilarious! (it’s funny cause it’s not me – big cheesy grin)

    ok, questions..

    *How much of a backstory was worked out for each character before the series really got going and how much was created later as stories progressed? Also, how much detail was worked out concerning species of Pegasus, like the wraith.

    *Do wraith have their own creation mythology and historical/mythical figures? A religion? -i would really like to know this!

    *Ever going to see the wraith homeworld? in a movie?

    *Do wraith sleep? (not hibernation) I ask because when Todd was on Atlantis in ‘the seer’ we see him sitting but was a cot brought in for sleep? or did Todd sleep standing or sitting or not at all?

    *Where do the wraith get the material for those spiffy coats of theirs cause i’ve never seen any livestock anywhere. Did you all decide not to have things like horses and cows on the show cause it was easier that way and not really necessary to the show? So what are their outfits made from? How do they make it? Is there a wraith with the designated task of making the clothes for the others?

    *Do changes in the outfit signify designation or did the costume department just want to do something new?

    *’Broken Ties’ wraith looked greasy, we’ve seen this before on Todd in ‘Millers Crossing’. Is this a result of stress/ hunger on the body? And after Todd fed did he clean himself up? Which brings us to their personal hygeine if you care to make any comments.

    *Ok, i was thinking about this a while back so what the hell i’ll ask. Do wraith have body odour? I was just thinking of Todd locked in that cell for so many years and if the Genii would have just turned a big hose on him if he started to get whiffy.

    Good god i have a one track mind.

    if you only feel like answering one question please pick the second one

    thanks Joe

  51. Question for James Robbins….why can’t you make space ships different colours so that, during a space battle, I know who is winning. This is probably a ‘girl’ problem – but they all look the same to me.

    Good work – I hope to see Atlantis films for decades to come.

  52. Hi Joseph. Well, so, seems I’m not dead yet. We need a refund for not getting the promised impressive doomsday!

    As the world goes on, I’d like to ask you something. If you have an opportunity to (and if you remember it when the time comes 🙂 ), could you tell Chris Heyerdahl how much I love his portrayal of Todd? He’s just perfect with the non-spoken yet meaningful facial and body expressions. I’m very much looking forward to “The Queen”, especially now that I’ve seen the MGM trailer!

    And please, share with everybody my great thanks for those wonderful five years of Stargate Atlantis. Although there are some episodes I dislike and although I disagree with some story directions, you all gave us five seasons of lovely entertainment and dream.

    We will miss Atlantis. (I must say, even more so if the promised movies turn out to be invaded by anything more than the slightest SG-1 crossover. :-/ While I’m fine with seeing the SG-1 characters as long as they remain in the background, having them getting the focus would be very disappointing.)

  53. Thanks for the video,Joe and thanks for taking the time to do it,also please thank Carl too, for taking time out for us. Carl looks like he’s fun to work with.

    My qustion for James Robbins: The Atlantis set looks like it has a Frank Lloyd Wright influence to it. Did that have anything to do with the design of the Atlantis set?

    – Karen

  54. I’m with Hawking. No dice Higgs old bean. And gluons; a word that sounds like its straight from 1978-BSG, ya gotta love it. Laughing at those who think humans can destroy the planet at this time. Presently humans can only destroy life; the planet will be fine.

    Thinking of youse who have been and will be dealing with a hurricane. Take care, stay safe
    DD

  55. Sherwood Forest Maiden said:

    Hi Joe, yesterday (Wed 10th – NZ time) I post a small parcel of chocolate {{{hugs}}} for the Cast. I addressed it care of yourself.

    The Post office tell me it will take 4-10 days to get to the Studio, so I am it is there in time for either the end of filming or for the wrap party.

    Good luck with that, I hope it gets through. I sent some from Australia a while back and they never got to Joe. I didn’t pay extra to track it.

    Cheers, Chev

  56. Regarding the upcoming SGA movie(s): I’m not a fan of SG-1 only of Atlantis, so if I’m going to be deprived of 20 episodes of the John and Rodney show… er Stargate: Atlantis…. please don’t contaminate the movies with SG-1 characters

    Thank you 🙂

  57. Joe I read in Sheknows that you were a fan of Soap when you were a kid….er the tv show that is, not the bath product. LOL! Anyhoo, I was too. I’m sure a lot of it went over my head. I must borrow the dvds and watch them again. So, who was your fave Soap character? Mine were Burt and Benson, oh and Danny.

    Cheers, Chev

  58. Coucou Joseph^^

    Non, vous n’avez pas compris on ne pouvez pas mourir hier. Car il on allumer la machine mais ils ont envoyer des hadrons que dans un sens en attendant qu’il prenait de la vitesse, dans quelque semaine il vont en envoyer dans l’autre sens…et quand les hadrons vont se rencontré..O_O je n’ose pas imaginer ce qu”il va se passer.
    De plus a ce stade la machine sera 100000 fois plus chaude que le centre du soleil…impossible de refroidir sa, j’imagine le pire.

    Rohh un manifestation de fan -_-‘ la chance!! je voudrais tellement y être!!
    Sayer j’ai reçu stargate continuum^^! Trop contente!!

    Question:
    1)S’il ne vous resterez plus qu’un jour a vivre que feriez vous?
    2)Que vous a apportez sga?

    Aller gros bisou, je vous adore joseph♥

  59. Hi James,

    Thanks for your creativity and hard work on Atlantis and SG1 over the years. Pass on my thanks to everyone in the art department.

    1. What was the brief given to you at the start of Atlantis to make it look different to SG1?

    2. Do you have a favourite Stargate weapon? One whose design turned out even better than expected? Ronon’s is so cool.

    3. What would you like to take home with you from the set once this is all over?

    4. Andy Mikita said your department faced a real challenge on Search and Rescue. Could you elaborate on the process to create a realistic rubble?

    Cheers, Chev

  60. Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha…

    ” Ha ha is it Dalek?”

    puzzled look

    “Right there”

    “A What”

    “Nnnayahh it’s a (mumbles) Dr. Who reference you wouldn’t be familiar with.”

    Ha ha ha ha your response was brilliant lol. Thanks for the little bit of levity to help with my difficult morning. Now, off to draw a floorplan…

  61. Interesting – read the interview with Brad Wright on GW

    BW: We’re definitely intending to think in those terms. But keep in mind, too, that Robert and I feel like we’re growing and have new challenges to do ourselves. And we feel like we want to be the agents of that change ourselves, and feel like we’re capable of coming up with another engaging television show that is possibly more mainstream, possibly a little outside the Stargate box. Because we know where we’ve been. For us to remain engaged in the show creatively, we need to make those changes ourselves.

    Sounds like he and Rob don’t want traditional SciFi fans, more of a general audience. Plus they want to be writing and running the show. They did have that with Atlantis didn’t they before handing over to you and Paul? I don’t think it’s looking too good for you Joe. Best of luck.

    Cheers, Chev

  62. Morning, Joe…

    9/11…what bittersweet memories. 20 years ago this day hubby and I met. 7 years ago the world was changed forever. Don’t know whether to celebrate, or to mourn.

    Not sure anyone here lost anyone close that day – I didn’t, thankfully. My sister’s stepson worked in the second tower – he was running late to work, and was still on the Jersey side when he saw the plane crash into his building. He survived physically that day, but not mentally, now plagued by paranoia and deeply immersed in conspiracy theories and the like. So…the tragedy of that day still lingers for many, and I just wanted to give them all a nod – both to the victims, and to the survivors.

    ….

    ….

    @ Tim Gaffney – I wholeheartedly agree. Perhaps the producers don’t feel that an Atlantis movie can stand on its own without a boost from the SG1 crowd and fanbase. But they’ve already had their movies – and we SGA fans are going to need every second of this film devoted to the characters we love the most. Now – a BRIEF cameo would be okay – but certainly not a starring role throughout. Afterall, look at how many characters we’d like to see:

    Sheppard
    Ronon
    Teyla
    Rodney
    Woolsey
    Keller
    Beckett
    Lorne
    Zelenka
    TODD!! (notice how I conveniently placed him up with the ‘important people’?? 😀 )

    Others who we may want to see (if they’re still alive):
    Michael
    Ellis
    Caldwell
    Sam (well, she was part of SGA for a bit)
    Weir
    Ford
    Kavanagh (ACK! Noooo!)
    Bates
    Chuck
    Teldy, Dusty, and/or Porter
    Ladon Radim and/or the Genii and/or Kolya
    Wraith (in general – lots and lots of them 😀 )
    The Athosians
    That bitchy little princess from Harmony
    Larrin and the Travelers (hey, I liked her!!)
    Lucius Lavin (ACK! Scary!)

    And several others who have played a role in SGA, some of who are crossovers from SG1, but have in some way become ‘familiar faces’ in SGA as minor recurring characters. There’s plenty of material there, no need to give a main actor from SG1 a leading role, ESPECIALLY in the first movie. And if there’s going to be crossovers in future movies, then it should go both ways – SGA actors in SG1 movies, and visa versa. Oh, and TODD in EVERYTHING…including SGU. 😀

    Hey, a girl can dream, can’t she??

    das

  63. Am I the only person who has had no luck getting the videos to work this week?

    I’ve tried on 3 different computers and all I get is 1-3 seconds of movement then…nothing.

    Is there a direct link to your GoogleVideo page? (Speaking of, why did you abandon PhotoBucket?)

    (Really sorry if this has been asked/mentioned before)

  64. Did anyone else notice that the photo of the Hadron Collider in its early stages looks like the Stargate? Hmmmm.

  65. Hi Joe,

    Thank you for giving the interview with Stargate Solutions 🙂 In it you mentioned that in addition to Carter (who you already mentioned would be in it on this blog) Daniel and Teal’c might be in the movie? I really hope so, I miss Teal’c and especially Daniel (counting the days until First contact!) terribly being in the Stargate universe.

    Thanks also for the set tours we are very lucky fans to be getting this kind of information about our favourite TV show, it very much appreciated. 🙂

  66. Questions for James Robbins:

    1. What is the most difficult thing you had to design for Atlantis?

    2. What is the easiest thing you had to design for Atlantis?

    Thanks

    Lynda

  67. Yesterday was today and today is tomorrow? You do this on purpose, don’t you?

    The future is today, worry about it tomorrow!

    (I believe in everything I’ve learned from Futurama.)

  68. @Narelle from Aus: I’ve always had this feeling that those “End is Nigh” people would – if the end actually did start to occur – at first stand there very smug and say “See! We were Right!!!” Then about a minute later be the first people to begin running around like chickens with their heads cut off yelling “OMG! Help! Somebody stop it! We don’t want to die!!” The ultimate irony would be, of course, that some of them could have prevented the ending they would now be running away from.

    Regarding the rally Joe: My understanding is that there are a couple of other locations which will soon be facing rallies of their own. I suggest looking at the one at the Bridge to be more of fans wanting the people who have worked on the show to know the support and love the show has. I would be willing to bet that if you could do it (and I know you can’t) you could have everyone from each department – art, effects, sound, make-up, everyone working on the floor behind the cameras, ect – come out in front of the fans and said “This is the (insert name) department” they would all get cheers and applause. There is a real protest in this rally, but also a very strong show of support for those working on the series.

    I only wish I could be there on Friday. I would be if my husband wasn’t as ill as he is. So I will be there in spirit if not in body.

  69. Hi again Mr M

    Greetings from Tipperary.

    Yep, from the tone of the blog, it has that….School’s almost out for good feel to it…

    Extremely silly question ALERT, I note that both Ms Tapping and Mr Heyerdahl are back for EATG!!! Excellent!!!!

    Silly question:
    When last I had the privilege of meeting Ms Tapping in London at AT3, her hair was dyed black for her character in Sanctuary….So will it be dyed back to good ole Carter blonde or a wig???? …I know, a silly question, just curious!!!

    Best to all at The Bridge for these last few precious days.

    Shirt’n’Tie

  70. On the other hand, if the SGA cast does crossovers with the SG-1 movies, that would be fair. And given that I’ve heard rumors of two SG1 movies and onlt one SGA, we SGA fans could come out ahead. So long as the SGA team is treated with due deference of course. 🙂

  71. I’m of mixed feelings on the SG-1 in the SGA movie thing. I would like to see SG-1 get another movie of it’s own, and SGA get three movies of it’s own as well, but I think a crossover MINISERIES after that would be *awesome* 😀 (Sorry, Hewlett.) Granted, it’s highly unlikely, I guess, but here’s to hoping MGM might decide to start a new trend.

    I mean, I’m with David Hewlett, who, not long ago, said,

    don’t want us to be completely distanced from SG-1. The whole point is that this is all part of the same universe. There has to be that crossover stuff and that back and forth.

    So while I don’t really want to lose a second of the Atlantis team to SG-1’s presence in the first two films, and probably not in the third (uunless some fo SGA makes it into SG-1’s third film), a crossover down the road, something that was equally both aspects of the franchise, SG-1 *AND* SGA, would be very welcome. Hell, if they’d renew Atlantis for another season, I’d even welcome Universe into the epic crossover mix. 😉

  72. @ BlueJay – Since Joe probably won’t answer any of your questions, I’ll try…

    *How much of a backstory was worked out for each character before the series really got going and how much was created later as stories progressed? Also, how much detail was worked out concerning species of Pegasus, like the wraith.

    Backstory? We don’t need no stinkin’ backstory!

    *Do wraith have their own creation mythology and historical/mythical figures? A religion? -i would really like to know this!

    Todd is God, that is all you need to know.

    *Ever going to see the wraith homeworld? in a movie?

    From what I understand, it’s located somewhere in Germany. *winks at noir*

    *Do wraith sleep? (not hibernation) I ask because when Todd was on Atlantis in ‘the seer’ we see him sitting but was a cot brought in for sleep? or did Todd sleep standing or sitting or not at all?

    A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away, the Wraith made the mistake of feeding upon horses, and thus absorbed some of their DNA. This doomed them to two things: 1. Unless they’re colicky, they would forever sleep standing up, and 2. The solution to all Wraith problems simply would be, “shoot it.”

    On a more positive note, however, it’s also how they developed those beautiful white manes of theirs…so, it wasn’t all bad (Steve’s ancestors had obviously fed upon Lipizzans…while Todd’s, it seems, preferred Shetland ponies 🙄 ).

    *Where do the wraith get the material for those spiffy coats of theirs cause i’ve never seen any livestock anywhere. Did you all decide not to have things like horses and cows on the show cause it was easier that way and not really necessary to the show? So what are their outfits made from? How do they make it? Is there a wraith with the designated task of making the clothes for the others?

    The Wraith are actually animal activists now, and members of Peta. Therefore all of their clothing is made out of naugahyde, created by their very own Designer to the Swarm, Hyves Saint Laurent.

    *Do changes in the outfit signify designation or did the costume department just want to do something new?

    Continuity? We don’t need no stinkin’ continuity!

    *’Broken Ties’ wraith looked greasy, we’ve seen this before on Todd in ‘Millers Crossing’. Is this a result of stress/ hunger on the body? And after Todd fed did he clean himself up? Which brings us to their personal hygeine if you care to make any comments.

    It’s just a puberty thing. Their skin clears right up after mating. (Which plays right into my theory that Todd’s big secret agenda is merely a plan to get a date, which will finally come to fruition in the first SGA movie, The 10,000-Year-Old Virgin.

    *Ok, i was thinking about this a while back so what the hell i’ll ask. Do wraith have body odour? I was just thinking of Todd locked in that cell for so many years and if the Genii would have just turned a big hose on him if he started to get whiffy.

    Woot! Wet Prisoner Contest!! I’m in!! 😀

    (For the record – and I have this on good authority – the Wraith smell like Halloween masks…and Mane ‘n Tail Shampoo. )

    Good god i have a one track mind.

    And I absolutely love you for it! *smooches*

    Joe – just ignore my nonsense…if you can answer any of BlueJay’s questions, please do – even if it’s just an ‘in your mind’ kind of thing, and not established fact. I was just in one of those ‘couldn’t resist’ kind of moods. 😳

    das

  73. If you had known at the end of Season 4 that Season 5 would be SGA’s last, would you have done anything differently? If so, what (stories, arcs, characters, ships, etc.)?

  74. Hey again, Joe.

    Silly question again.

    What are the chances of the red headed Queen from The Last Man (the one we named “Ruby”) making it to season 5 or a movie later on?

    We really liked her in those few seconds we saw of her, and of course we think that, if she were go get a nice development in a movie, that would be awesome.

    Thanks for the read.

    Spikey

  75. Hehe. Here again.

    With a question.

    Has there ever been some kind of mentioning of the shot Michael gave Teyla in The Kindred II, in some script? A kind of follow up thing? Because we still don’t know what that was about. So maybe it has been deleted? It’s strange Teyla never mentioned it on-screen to someone, so she could be checked over, and the baby as well. Or she did, but we just don’t know.

    Are we going to find out what that substance was (perhaps in “The Prodigal”) or is it something we’ll never know. Because I’d like to, you know, know… 😛

    Hope the mrs. and dogs are okay.

    Spikey

  76. Hey Joe,

    i have been on the campain side of this and let me tell you that im pretty sure alot of fans will be there tomorrow. as for mgm and nbc its been pretty hard getting this ready but the rally will take place dont know when but it will. i live in california so it will be easy for me to attend the rally. i’ll be taking my save sga sign so the press can see it. please tell all of the cast and crew that we the fans are not going down with out a fight and we will do everything in our power to bring atlantis back for a few more season (crossing fingers) and thanks for all of your lovely blogs i really enjoy them.

  77. Hey Joe,

    Considering we’ll likely be hearing more about the Atlantis movie in the coming weeks, Do you know if we will get some more info soon on the Stargate Universe show so people can stop complaining about the similarity to Star Trek Voyager / Lost in Space?

    Thank you for your time.

  78. @ 46 Keirberos

    Looks like you got lucky. Our un-friend IKE’s track have shifted North. It’s likely to have minor effect on Corpus Christi. The Same thing could not be said for Galveston and Houston. They are directly in the path currently. Landfall is very early Saturday with near category 4 strength. Hope everyone there in the Gulf is ready.

    We have another storm forming North of Puerto Rico heading West. Maybe we have KYLE to track. Too early to tell, but it’s headinfg toward South Florida now.

  79. Hello Joe,

    I wanted to say I was saddened to hear about Atlantis’s cancellation and felt that it really deserved at another season as this one has been so good so far. Glad to hear that its getting some movies though.

    A question though, might be a bit early to ask this, but do you think there is any chance for the aliens from Daedalus Variations appearing in a movie sometime in the future?

    Take care Joe!

  80. How do you know the LHC didn’t cause the end of the world or at least a time loop? I’ve the feeling that I’ve seen more than one Michael Jackson come back tour!

    When you say put the production assistants’ asleep do you mean in a stasis chamber or as in “Rovers looking a bit flea bitten dear, let’s take him the vet and have him put to sleep” seems a bit harsh.

    My favourite Nostradamus prediction dates from 1555 after he had a particularly spicy Vindaloo.

    First we have a prediction that next Tuesday a man will fall over near a park in Tacoma.

    Secondly we have an amazing prediction that due to high winds, a child’s kite will get stuck in a tree in December.

    Thirdly a lady will drop her shopping outside Wal-Mart in Texas somewhere in 2009 and lastly that a team wearing green from New Amsterdam will win something in a great bowl.

    The first three predictions I can quite believe, but the last one, now that’s just plain silly.

    Pauline

  81. Also in the interview on solutions you mentioned a possible crossover with SG-1. Obviously it is your movie and I will still watch it, but I agree with the others. SGA needs a movie on their own first. SG-1 had their movies let SGA have their’s. At least the first one. Please. If there is a crossover let it be just Sam since she was a major part of SGA in Season 4 and knows the Atlantis crew better than the rest of SG-1. And if there must be a crossover, please, please, please, no VALA.

  82. THANK YOU!
    For the first time since the news was announced, I feel like we are getting somewhere in our campaign to save SGA. Many of us who have felt betrayed are also starting to feel like we might have an ally now, because of your comments, which helps quite a bit. We still don’t really know who is responsible for the cancellation, there are too many interviews and comments for it to be clear, but I know a lot of people would like to thank you for your support.

    The Bridge Studios rally is really to show support for the show, actors and crew to demonstrate how much we appreciate them. We are working on two more rallies (peaceful protest rallies) in LA and NY, and are hoping to gain media attention (we’ve been working on contacts) so hopefully those will be effective in gaining the attention of the powers that be. If you would like to suggest additional sites for rallies…?
    It would really be appreciated!

  83. @ Joe – I was able to look at the masked warrior pics today at work, and one of the fellas looks suspiciously like Chris, though I don’t believe it is Chris. Is it a relative, or is Canada just crawling with big, hunky Norwegian-types?

    das

  84. @Dragoncon was tired
    @Comicon was happy
    @Zelenka will not die. ok?
    Please give us a last Zelenka/McKay kiss in last episode

  85. To Narelle from Aus: Thanks for the great laugh! Your quotation by the hypothetically reborn soul was perfect.
    To Shawna. My apologies for coming off harsh. Write it off to too many debates with too many people who haven’t a clue on how to think for themselves, much less form a coherent argument on their own. You, as a regular here, are obviously both discerning and intellegent, and again i apologize for any offense given.

  86. @dezrai – I just saw your website/blog for the SGA campaign. Nice job. Thank you for going out of your way to put together rallies. Unfortunately I cannot praticipate due to income and time. I am however, helping in other ways such as letters and emails to the different networks.

    I have one question why do you have Joe Mallozzi and Paul Mullie’s name on the The Bridge Studios address. It should be Brad Wright. He is partly the reason due to the cancellion not Joe M and Paul M.

  87. Hi Joe,
    WOW! 3 million hits, now that’s impressive! When you first started this, did you ever in your wildest dreams believe this kind of attention would be directed your way? Congratulations and please keep the post coming, they are very entertaining, funny, and informative. Thanks for sharing with us.
    -Elisa

  88. You got a box of Death Note!! What is the form of the Death Note? Manga, anime DVD, figures? I am a big fan of Death Note as well as Stargate. Do you think any of the Atlantis characters are like the Death Note characters? If so, who is who?

  89. To thornyrose — Oh, no offense taken. I think, perhaps, this is another instance where a sarcasm font would have been helpful. 😉

  90. @ tamijb-
    I think a lot of people have been mailing them with questions and have been trying to contact anyone that could possibly help us stop the cancellation. And it has also been hard to determine who to mail things to because it has been difficult to determine who was truly responsible for the cancellation… 😛 But now it looks like they aren’t, which is great. 😉

  91. Hey Joe,

    I agree with all the others that the vids are great and yet bittersweet. Can I throw my tantrum now? I mean, again? I don’t like having my favorite things taken away from me. I’ll probably live to be 200 and be famous for that. And when I’m interviewed about what it’s like to be that old, I’ll say I am still mad that they cancelled SGA after only 5 seasons.

    Ooooh! I can ask a James Robbins question? Or twenty? Um… hopefully I have the RIGHT James Robbins. So here goes:

    Thank you James for stopping by and chatting with us! I just want you to know that I think you rule! I am such a fan of yours after your work on David Hewlett’s movie, “A Dog’s Breakfast.” The Frooties box is one of my favorite props! You also did a great job on the vaseline jar. I had no clue it wasn’t a real label until I heard David mention that on the commentary for the movie. Also, the spider book is hilarious! That is YOUR picture on the Spider Book, isn’t it? It seems that you had a lot of fun working on that movie.

    My questions are: Will you be working on more movies with David?

    and

    What did you have the most fun doing for Stargate?

    I think that’s it. Sorry if I repeated other people’s questions. I haven’t had time to read them.

    @PG15: You made a beautiful sign. Wish I could be at the rally. But Florida is too far away. Boo! I will be with all of you in spirit, though!

    @Narelle: Sorry about the -er-song I planted in your head. For me, almost ANYTHING is better than that -er- other song, though. I won’t mention what I mentioned before because you scare me just a little bit. 😉

    @das: You rule IF I SAY YOU RULE!!! 😛 Got it?!

    Trish 😀

  92. thanks for the laugh Das!
    improved my mood to get me through the rest of the working day.

  93. dezrai wrote: I think a lot of people have been mailing them with questions and have been trying to contact anyone that could possibly help us stop the cancellation. And it has also been hard to determine who to mail things to because it has been difficult to determine who was truly responsible for the cancellation… But now it looks like they aren’t, which is great.

    Now I understand why people are sending them letters. but they can’t answer those questions since they are not responsible for the cancellation. From what I read with the Brad Wright interview on Gateworld it was a mutual agreement between Brad Wright, Sci fi and MGM. They are the ones that should get the letters and rallied at which I know you are. That is why Brad Wright, Sci fi and MGM are getting my letters through snail and email.

  94. I’m going to miss the show. It’s a shame the big wigs couldn’t give it another season. I had hopes of seeing more Sheppard/Ronon buddy/warrior episodes. I see many shows on other networks that are just ridiculous and I wonder how can a show like Atlantis get canceled? Good luck to everyone involved in SGA.

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