Thanks to all those of you who participated in yesterday’s “WTF? Guess the Prop and the Eppy” contest. Unfortunately, nobody scored the requisite 6/6 that would have beaten me and thereby forced me to give you my job on the show. Better luck next time. But for those of you wondering:
Prop #3: The canopic jar from The Curse.
Prop #2: The telchak device from Evolution I and II.
Prop #3: According to the label – and I frankly have a hard time believing it myself – it’s a part of the za’tarc detector from Divide and Conquer.
Hey, the other day, Carl reminded me about an infamous scene that I wrote into my first draft of The Ties That Bind. It answered the most popular fan question of all time. Not “Are Jack and Sam together?”. Not “Is Ford really dead?”. No, I’m talking about THE question: “How do you answer the call of nature if you’re stuck on a cargo ship?”. Now even though I did answer the question in a previous blog entry, I was able to locate my first draft of the script and, more importantly, the scene that didn‘t make the cut…
VFX – SPACE
A cargo ship hurtles through space.
INT. CARGO SHIP
Jup is at the controls. Suddenly, the console makes a chirping sound.
Jup checks the O.S. readings. Another chirp. He works the console.
The door behind him slides open to reveal Tenat pulling up his pants.
JUP: What took you?
TENAT: I was indisposed!
He buckles up and hits the controls by the door. As the rings activate O.S. behind him, he walks over to the controls.
JUP: We received a coded transmission by way of the guild…
Dasndanger writes: “Hey, Joe – for once we can agree on something…”
Answer: For once?
Laura writes: “Did you ever find your drinking buddy for the weird drink of the day video?”
Answer: Ivon, Lawren, and Carl have all expressed an interest in helping. It’s just a matter of picking the weekend.
Quade1 writes: “While talking Alan Moore, have you read and watched V For Vendetta??”
Answer: Haven’t read it but I did watch the first ten minutes.
Indigo Sapphire writes: “Funny you should mention that, Joe. I believe “I’m having a bad day” was once upon a time a perfectly valid excuse for bullshit actions with you.
When Cam Mitchell was “having a bad day” it meant he could do just about anything he wanted in Off the Grid. If it’s such a lousy line of reasoning why didn’t you tell the boys in the writers room that there must have been a gas leak addling their brains? Is this a new view you’ve suddenly adopted? Perhaps the Stargate world operates under a different set of principles?”
Answer: Lookit you go, you adorable little cranky-pants. You’re like that Tasmanian Devil from the Tiny Toons series. Alas, I have no idea what you’re referring to and what the fictional character of Cameron Mitchell could have done to have so deeply affected you that you still harbor such anger some five years after the fact. Did he attack someone near and dear to you in a drunken rage? Defraud you of your life savings? I’m sure it was something equally reprehensible. Do tell.
Rose writes: “ Any advice on switching over to WordPress?”
Answer: It’s incredibly easy. Just sign up and follow the easy instructions. The great thing about WordPress is that it has a feature that allows you to import past entries from other blog sources like blogspot and myspace. Simple.
PoorOldEdgarDerby writes: “By the way, would you prefer people just stop mentioning the name Joe Flanigan?”
Answer: Not at all. Readers can talk about whatever they like.
PG15 writes: “So, which episode may this be? Is Judgement episode 109, or 111?”
I’mNewHere writes: “I’m writing to ask if there’s any chance of a Q&A with Ben Browder.”
Answer: Like I said, I’d be more than happy to host a Q&A with Ben. I haven’t been in touch with him but I’ll certainly float the idea past him the next time our paths cross.
Anais33 a ecrit: “1) Quand allez vous revoir les acteurs de sga?
2) Combient de saison voudriez vous que dure sgu?
3) avez vous deja gouter les glaces de berthillon?”
Reponses: 1) Je ne sais pas. 2) Je voudrais qu’il dure au moins six saisons. 3) Non, mais il semble bon.
Translations: 1) Not sure when we’ll be welcoming back the SGA cast. 2) I’d love for SGU to go at least six seasons. 3) I’ve never tried Berthillon ice cream – but it looks good.
PG15 also writes: “Is Judgement Alan’s script that Paul is polishing…”
Duneknight writes: “why is everyone comparing watchmen to blade runner? they dont share anything in common save for the fact that they are both movies.”
Answer: Actually, the topic of discussions was “adaptations”. Both Blade Runner and Watchmen fall under this category.
Luis writes: “Might it be possible to get Pete to do a Fan Q.&A.???”
Answer: I’d certainly be happy to ask him when I see him next week.
Major D. Davis writes: “Are you almost done filming Air or is there still a way to go?”
Answer: We’re shooting all three parts. We’ve still got a ways to go yet.
Major D. Davis also writes: “Any ides for the season finale yet?”
Answer: Some, yes.
GateWorldUser writes: “Just a quick question, can you please tell me whether or not an Al’kesh could fit in either of the Hangar’s of a 304?”
Answer: It might be a tight squeeze.
Airelle writes: “Joe, do you know who made(where they bought) the candles used for SG1 and SGA.?”
Answer: No idea. Sorry.
VAN FAN writes: “Speaking of Joel Goldmsith…wasn’t he suppose to be sending you back his part of the Q & A?”
Answer: Soon. Soon.
Dasndanger also writes: “Joe, did you name her after Little Lulu??”
Answer: Nope. My wife named her Lulu because, well, she looks like a Lulu.
Jean writes: “So, you’ve probably long since moved on, but I was hoping you could tell us (me) what episodes these lines from your poem referred to:
The status quo shifts, a power play made.
The arrival of this one leave some feeling dismayed.”
Answer: It was a general reference to Woolsey coming in at the beginning of season 5 to take over command of the Atlantis expeditions.
Jean writes: “And this one:
Call the doctor from Earth to help us take action”
Answer: First Contact. A reference to Dr. Daniel Jackson.