Yesterday, I was over on Stage 2, watching Peter DeLuise direct the shuttle sequences in Fire. Boy, that shuttle is a beauty. Someone referred to it as “a puddle jumper on steroids”. Anyway, enjoy some shots of Peter in action.
Did some work on the short story today and, I must admit, I’m none too happy with the last two scenes. I don’t know. Maybe I’m too close to it. Maybe I’m being too critical. Or, maybe, the scenes are shit and, after a strong start, this story is doing a fast fade. I have got to get a first draft done before the end of this month because next month is…
My annual chocolate party. It’s going to be tough to beat last year’s shingding (http://josephmallozzi.com/2008/04/27/april-27-2008-the-best-chocolate-party-ever/). But, of course, I’m going to try.
Hey, for those of you looking ahead to the May book of the month club selections and Michael Burstein’s I Remember the Future in particular, check out Michael’s site for more information about the author and the book: http://www.mabfan.com/
JJ writes: “After Syfy airs sneak peek of SGU, can you post some set pics?”
Answer: Nope, sorry. It’s the studio keeping the set under wraps fore the foreseeable future.
Suziesbluefeather writes: “Do no up dates on the pups how are Lulu and Jelly doing?”
Answer: All four dogs are doing great – although the pugs are looking a tad chunkified after all that home cooking.
Thornyrose writes: “We will mourn the passing of your manliness, and honor your memory. And don’t you fear some sort of backlash from your co-writers and producers for venturing down the veggie path, even temporarily?”
Answer: They were more interested in their barbecue chicken.
Patricia Lee writes: “Have you decided on a date and participants for the WFPoTD – Alcoholic’s anonymous!”
Answer: Looks like it’s going to be me, Ivon, Lawren, and Carl sampling the exotic offerings of my liquor cabinet. Root beer schnapps, here we come!
Shirt ‘n Tie writes: “How are the new cast settling into Vancouver life? Have they taken you up on your restaurant recommendations?”
Answer: From what I hear, they’ve settled in quite nicely. And those who’ve taken me up on my restaurant suggestions have enjoyed themselves.
Shirt ’n Tie writes: “ Oh, and by the by, when is the Joel Goldsmith Q and A??”
Answer: Soon, soon. Joel has been busy working on the SGU theme.
Jessica writes: “I haven’t been around for a while, kinda been lazy, but also I’ve started uni so yeah. Anyway thought I’d pop by and see how you’re going, by the way, did you know that the sequel to ‘The Name of the Wind’, ‘The Wise Man’s Fear’ is supposed to be available this April?”
Answer: Hmmm. I loved The Name of the Wind. Perhaps a potential June BOTMC selection?
Robotpo writes: “Would you able to tell us if we’ll be seeing alien races, one of the major draws of sci-fi, (not SyFy though), on the show? Or is every week going to be something going wrong on the Destiny, and the crew struggling to fix it before they run out of air/water/whatever? This isn’t going to be a remake of Battlestar Galactica through the prism of Stargate, is it?”
Answer: Given the premise of the series, it will be darker and more serialized than SG-1 or Atlantis. That said, there will still be plenty of opportunities for humor and the series will be firmly rooted in established Stargate mythology. Yes, the series will focus on survival, but it will also focus on exploration and adventure – and, by extension, the occasional alien encounter as well.
Deni B. writes: “Meanwhile, Flannery the Greyhound is sick and I have spent all morning at the vet.”
Answer: Hoping Flannery is on the mend!
Major D. Davis writes: “1. What is the budget for Air (all three parts)?
2. What will the budget for a normal one part Universe part be?
3. Will the Atlantis movie budget be 7 million dollars?
4. Will you help Paul write Project Twilight?”
Answers: 1. A significant amount.
2. A significant amount.
3. Theoretically, it could be anything.
Juralas writes: “I can’t think of a better time to air the SGU promo than during the BSG series finale tonight. Have you ever seen the show and if so, what do you think of it?”
Answer: Haven’t seen it but have heard good things. When the box set comes out, I’ll no doubt pick it up and watch it with the wife.
Tim Gaffney writes: “The Syracuse Orange will win the NCAA Tournament!”
Answer: Syracuse? Really? I thought SYR stood for Syria.
Sherry writes: “Just saw the trailer…not impressed.”
Answer: Well, I guess that’s it, everybody! Strike the sets! We’re wrapping up production and going home.