It has come to my attention that some of you have elected to interpret a recent blog post in which I reflected fondly on my days with SG-1 as some sort of indirect sleight. The argument is that by praising the SG-1 team, I’m dissing anyone I didn’t happen to mention. “Why,”you may ask, “did you only talk positively about the gang who worked on SG-1? Couldn’t you have mentioned X, Y, or Z?” Yes, I suppose I could have. I suppose I also could have also mentioned warm biscuits, swim goggles, and the comedy stylings of Dane Cook. But I didn’t. Why not? Because they, like X, Y, and Z, have nothing to do with SG-1. That particular blog entry was triggered by a conversation I had with someone I worked with for seven years on Stargate SG-1. Our chat brought back some terrific memories, memories I decided to share with you. And, in so doing, I also allowed for a neat little segue into the announcement of the Amanda Tapping Q&A.

Still, I understand how one might conclude that, even though the topic of conversation was SG-1, my failure to wedge in some non-SG-1-related specifics could have been a calculated omission on my part. So, just for the record, I want to you all to rest easy knowing that, even though the following weren’t mentioned in that blog entry, I love them all nevertheless. Apologies to…

My wife

My mother

My sister

My dogs

Flight of the Conchords

The Sopranos

Cowboy Bebop

The F Word

Amadei chuao dark chocolate

Nutella

Pierre Hermes Macarons

The crispy duck at Fuel Restaurant

The works of John Scalzi

The works of Joe Abercrombie

The works of Jeffrey Ford

Tokyo

YouTube recipe videos

Lemurs

Old comic books

Those really polite gophers from the Warner Bros. cartoons

Breakfast shakes comprised of almond milk, protein powder, bananas, almond butter, and frozen acai

March Madness

Rome

South Park

Pork belly

La Bomba Hot Antipasto Spread

Chocolate-covered almonds

Tuna belly nigiri

Fresh uni

Parasite sunglasses

A Christmas Story

The Princess Bride (book and movie)

Cufflinks

Hong Kong dining

Sleeping in

Staying up late reading

The original Planet of the Apes movies

The original Three Musketeers

The Four Musketeers

Reservoir Dogs

Vosges smoked apple wood bacon truffles

Wen Chocolates bananas foster truffles

And…that’s all that comes to mind right now.

Back in the office today and the story slots are filling up fast. I’m switching off my kino considerations in order to come up with my second and final story for the show’s first season. I have a character (Tamara) and a location (a planet). Now, all I need is for something to happen.

I received an email from actor Mike Dopud (aka Stargate: Atlantis’s Kiryk) who informs me that he’ll guesting on Supernatural tomorrow night in an episode titled “Death Takes a Holiday”. All you Supernatural fans will no doubt be tuning in but those of you have yet to check out the show may want to check it (and Mike) out. Also, Mike tells me that he is presently working on a movie with Steven Seagal, On the Run, in which he has a supporting role as Officer Clark. I wonder if he gets to throw down with The Pony Tailed One. Or maybe he gets to jump out of a birthday cake (See, in Seagal’s Under Siege, Erika Eleniak plays a stripper who jumps out of a cake while terrorists are taking a U.S. Navy Battleship….aah, forget it.).

Hey, I’ve been exchanging emails with actor Martin Christopher, a.ka. Christopher Martin, a.k.a. Chris Martin, a.k.a. The Master of Akido (No, wait. I think that’s Steven Seagal) – but let’s just call him Major Kevin Marks – and he’s kindly agreed to join us for a little Q&A session here on the blog. To what does he attribute his characters meteoric rise – from First Lieutenant to Captain to Major in four short years compared to SG-1 mainstay Davis who appears doomed to remain a Colonel for the rest of his natural life? Which ship did he prefer, Prometheus or Daedalus? What’s spaceship food like? Start posting. I’ll be gathering up the questions, then sending them his way this weekend.

Oh, and today’s entry is dedicated to birthday gal(?) Shaggy and belated birthday gal Erin.

Mailbag:

Fsmn36 writes: “ Also, Joe, some of that food looks amazing!! Especially the dessert. What all is included on that Elvis platter?”

Answer: The Elvis Platter at The Memphis Blues Barbeque House includes: brisket, ribs, rib ends, pulled pork, smoked chicken, smoked sausage, fries, cole slaw, and baked beans.

Shingwit writes: “How are Bubba, Jelly and Maximus?”

Answer: Great. They thank you for asking and want to know how you’re doing.

Jasper writes: “I was wondering if Jennifer Keller ever had (has) a middle name?”

Answer: To the best of my recollection, we never gave her one.

Shirt ’n Tie writes: “Any holidays planned by the by? And also any word from Marty G in the Big Apple? How goes his new show?”

Answer: Planning a return trip to Tokyo this winter. Marty G. is doing fine in the Big Apple and is enjoying himself immensely on his new show, Bored to Death. Here’s hoping he’ll be able to write a second script for us before the slots are all filled.

Major D. Davis writes: “ 1. Have you ever considered directing a Universe episode?

2. When will we get more news on the Atlantis Movie?

3. Will promo pictures and or videos regarding Universe appear on the sci fi channel after one of the SG-1 movies air?

4. Who are your favorite people who read and comment on your blog?

5. How is life for you in Canada? Are you loving it or hating it?”

Answers: 1. Nope. 2. Hopefully within the month. 3. Don’t know exactly how Sci Fi intends to proceed regarding sneak peeks. 4. Unlike with children, I can’t play favorites here. 5. Life is good in Canada. I’d say I’m pleased.

Masterchief writes: “Will SGU’s performance influence the production of the movies, especially the Atlantis movie?”

Answer: SGU’s performance has no connection to the Atlantis movie. If it did, then that would mean we wouldn’t be shooting the movie until 2010 since there is talk of SGU premiering in the fall.

Belouchi writes: “1. Do you think with these current hard economic times that Project Twilight will be the last Atlantis movie?

2. Joe, Atlantis the actual city ship, was it the same city ship that was observed flying from Antartica in Rising Part 1 or was the city ship from the Tower; or another given the assumption the ancients probably built more than two?

3. Was it just me or were the replicator class Auroras weaker in terms of shields and offensive power when compared to the Orion?

4. Any status update on your future plans after SGU season 1?”

Answer: 1. I’m confident that if the movie is successful, we’ll do more. 2. It was the original Atlantis. 3. It wasn’t just you. 4. SGU season 2.

Atlantisjoefan writes: “1. Any news or thoughts about when it’ll be filming?
2. Is Todd going to be in the film? I love the relationship between Todd and Sheppard.”

Answers: 1. There was initial talk of a summer shoot but, given the tight scheduling, fall looks more likely. 2. Yes, he will.

Libkat writes: “Did you ever get that true Southern boy, Ben Browder to try Memphis Blues? That would be a real stamp of approval.”

Answer: Afraid not. Ben and I talked barbecue once and, being the good N.C. native he is, he’s partial to vinegar-based sauces.

Ascended Tauri writes: “I was wondering if you could confirm or deny this news article related to Universe:

Answer: Certainly sounds like something we would do. For episode #4.

Myth86 writes: “Are there any romantic restaurants that you would recommend? (budget is about $40-50/pp)”

Answer: I’d check out Market at the Shangri-la Hotel.

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Narelle from Aus

And cue Das hyperventilating…

Belouchi
Belouchi

Joe,

Thanks for the answers buddy. I was wondering if prior to releasing project twilight to the general public, did you guys consider making like a set of very short web episodes sort of what Battlestar galactica did in between seasons to keep fans on their toes and drooling for more? I mean it would be great for Atlantis given the fact we won’t see so much as a teaser until sometime near Christmas 2009. Furthermore, this idea might set you guys a couple bucks down but consider it a very good channel to market the upcoming movie.

Any ways sir thanks for your unrelenting dedication to your fans and I seriously hope you can take up my offer for Trinity in Montreal when you get a chance to visit home again!!

Shawna
Shawna

Hey, you know what I notice you didn’t include on that list? America. You hate America, don’t you, Joe? In fact, I didn’t see Canada listed either. Yet apparently you’re okay with major cities in Italy. I see how it is. I’m going to start a thread called “Joe Mallozzi hates all English-speaking countries”. You fascist.

Morjana

Hi, Joe.

Thanks for the heads up on Mike Dopud on Supernatural Thursday night. Christopher Heyerdahl also guest stars in the same episode!

Woo-hoo!

JJ
JJ

Hi, Joe
Christopher Heyerdahl will guesting on Supernatural tomorrow night, too.
And if SGA movie will be filming in this fall, which mean both SG1 and SGA movie will release in 2010, right?

edgarderby
edgarderby

That Elvis platter did look nice. I live in Memphis and the choices for BBQ joints are many. If you’re ever in town, Central Barbeque is a decent place for your money. Possibly the best wings ever are at Hephzibah’s, but you have to order ahead and it’s takeout only.

Just in case you’re ever in the area.

Ann-Marie Sloan
Ann-Marie Sloan

Hey Joe. Were you talking about Paul Davis. Last time I checked he is and always has been a Major. Sure would love if he was a Colonel!!!

Shaggy
Shaggy

Yep I’m a “gal” thanks for the shout out! smile

TwiceBorn

The only one I was offened about were your dogs. Oh, and the Nutella, you should know better than to leave that out.

shiningwit

Talk about being brought back to earth with a bump. Here was me congratulating myself on my witticism regarding my wordpress name (shiningwit=whining shit) when it is brought to my attention that it may be read as shiningTwit! PMSL I love it and will henceforth refer to myself as such!
Thanks Susanthetartanturtle for a much needed laugh!

Jinx

Thanks for the apology listing….I’m sure the lemurs are much relieved!

I love them too.

Thornyrose
Thornyrose

Apology accepted, only so long as the Four Musketeers you listed is the Oliver Reed/Michael York/ cast of other big names movie written by the author of the Flashman series. To be honest, I understand how some of the other readers percieved your walk down memory lane, and felt a flash of resentment that a certain newer show wasn’t mentioned. But then, we’ve been getting daily word of good times from “that” show for over two years now, and heck, you only have so much time to post in a day. Sorry about you catching grief over that, and please don’t let that put you off from continuing to look back on whichever show or project comes to mind on a given day.
Thanks also for the mailbag. Just two more Friday nights, and there will be no more(immediate) reason to be watching Sci Fi network. I suspect the network will owe you bigtime for maintaining interest in SGU until they finally premiere, since nothing looms on the horizon to keep people acclimated to staying home and watching on Fridays now.

rsthomas90
rsthomas90

And now you have an acceptance speech already written if you ever need one. I’d like to thanks my wife, my sister, my dogs, Wen Chocolates bananas foster truffles…

Morjana Christopher Heyerdahl? Really?! Excuse me while I go catch up on all the episodes I’ve missed…

Trish (aka whovian)

Hey Joe,

That’s very cool about Supernatural. I’m certainly tuning in tonight. Thanks for the heads up.

I love lemurs and sleeping in, too. grin But really, who doesn’t?

Trish

Trish (aka whovian)

@Dovil: Ha! I just read what you wrote on yesterday’s blog.

Does it count for blood donation if it’s a homeless person you’ve knocked out and dragged in…? I would check with your local blood donation center to be sure.

But if they are desperate enough, I’m guessing, heck ya it counts!

Shirt'n'Tie
Shirt'n'Tie

Hi Mr M!

Greetings from a Sunny Tipperary!

Many thanks for your kind replies. So back to Tokyo eh? What swung it….the Hermes macroons no?

Glad also to hear Marty G is doing well and hope that he has a chance to keep up the SG connection and get a script in for SGU!

Question for Chris Martin:

A big thank you for your role on SG1 and SGA over the years! Being one of only 3 actors to appear in both Series Finali is really rather cool! Were you always a Sci Fi fan or not? Did working on the shows heighten your Sci Fi awareness? Thanks again! Shirt’n’Tie

Thanks again Mr M!

Best to all

Shirt’n’Tie

chevron7

Ha, so you’re dissing Chef Rob? Thought he’d be up there after the wife and dogs.

I notice I’m not on the list sad
I’m thinking that’s just an oversight.

Cool Todd news though. I love Todd v Shep. Go Shep! Sorry Das.

Cheers, Chev

p.s. thanks narelle.

Tess
Tess

I just have to say, your love list, all very awesome things to love, i do however also have to say… Cufflinks? That was the one that made me giggle. I mean cufflinks are cool don’t get me wrong, but LOVE them? (I am a girl, so maybe I’m just missing the cool factor) Are you referring to a pair you have yourself or even cufflink envy? The reason i mention envy is I was at a Folk Festival this weekend and at a market, a person was selling leggo block cufflinks, and if I currently had a significant someone i so would have bought a pair!

duneknight
duneknight

haha thats pretty funny.

and is Dane Cook a fan of stargate or something, because he always includes it in his act.

you said: “SGU’s performance has no connection to the Atlantis movie”

—-oh so now you say it only goes one way. we are not stupid.

NeKo
NeKo

I dont know if this question is annoying (sorry if it is) or you just missed it lol but have you been to the Montreal comedy festival? I only ask because I was watching an old video and saw someone who looks just like you. ^^

antisocialbutterflie
antisocialbutterflie

Morjana beat me to my post about Chris Heyerdahl. Darn!

I will warn those who would don’t watch the show but want to tune in for Mike and Christopher that this is going to be an excessively violent episode even for Supernatural standards. Here’s a trailer for tonight’s episode. I just thought I’d warn those of you with 14 year old Todd fans.

Sessy
Sessy

Joe you often talk about asian food and asian places, canada etc. What about Europe? Is there any particular place you like here? What about food?

Sessy
Sessy

(and I mean other than Italian, because that’s cheating, given that your family are italian emigrants)

drldeboer
drldeboer

Wife first. Good move.

The original Three Musketeers
I’m hoping you mean the ONLY ver I acknowledge, one of my fave movies ever, Michael York, Richard Chamberlain, Oliver Reed, and the guy whose name I can’t remember that played Porthos. Heston, Lee, Welch, Dunaway! talk about a great cast.

Unfortunately isn’t it still MAJOR Davis? He SHOULD be a Colonel by now!!

Or maybe he gets to jump out of a birthday cake (See, in Seagal’s Under Siege, Erika Eleniak plays a stripper who jumps out of a cake while terrorists are taking a U.S. Navy Battleship….aah, forget it.).
I liked this movie. Right up there with Navy Seals. It was before Seagal got ridiculous. Has he faced off in a movie with or against Van Damme yet? Hmm, I will have to look.
DD

dasNdanger
dasNdanger

You didn’t mention ME in your list of oversights… sad

But I forgive you! grin (Mainly ’cause I figure I’m on the other list… )

I also forgive you for not mentioning that Chris H is in Supernatural tomorrow night, too, but only because Morjana covered for ya. I’m glad someone around here is on the ball. wink

Now…, please don’t make me have to forgive you for whatever it is you have in store for Todd in the movie…

*makes puppy dog eyes*

@ Narelle – My fear that Todd won’t make it out of the movie alive overrides my excitement. I want to walk away from the movie with a good feeling, and had the second half of S5 been more positive, I’d feel much differently, but as it stands…well…I’m doing EXACTLY what Dr. Mallevolenti wants me to do…I’m “agonizing over the awful possibilities”, and lemme tell ya – it’s NOT fun.

das