Carl and Ashleigh
Carl and Ashleigh

 

Alan McCullough, formerly of Stargate, presently of Sanctuary.
Alan McCullough, formerly of Stargate, presently of Sanctuary.

Lawren.  Or is it Alfie?
Lawren. Or is it Alfie?

I walked into work today, fully expecting some sort of payback for my April Fools coup (see last issue, editor). To my surprise, things were quiet. Too quiet. I just knew my co-workers are scheming. Apparently, after I left the office last night, the wheels had begun to turn.

“How can I get Joe back?”Brad asked aloud.

“Fire him!”Carl helpfully suggested.

Thankfully, Brad decided to file that one away as Plan B. As for Plan A…

“Boy,”I said today at lunch, “I can’t imagine how you’re going to exact your revenge on April Fools Day next year.”

Ashleigh threw me a pointed look and assured me: “Oh, you won’t have to wait that long.”

“Are you sure?” I felt the need to point out the bad sportsmanship in pulling an April Fool’s prank, revenge-motivated or otherwise, on a day other than April 1st. Ashleigh made it perfectly clear that she had no problem whatsoever being labeled a poor sport.

Hmmm. It’s possible that she’ll eventually forget.

Nope. I don’t think so either.

Today, we screened Ivon Bartok’s directorial debut. The first batch of kino scenes were a lot fun, featuring Eli and Chloe, Spencer and Brody, Scott, Young, and a peeved James (played by the lovely Julia Anderson. What a sweetheart!).

As for the actual episodes: Ernest Dickerson continues to do a bang-up job directing Earth, Peter DeLuise is in the editing room working on Fire, and Andy Mikita is putting the finishing touches on Air I, II, and III, promising us a cut by late tomorrow.

Oh, speaking of Peter DeLuise – if you have questions for the walking Stargate omnipedia, start posting. He’s agreed to come by and do a Q&A. Once he’s completed his director’s cut of course.

Today’s pics: Last night’s dinner at Modern Burger. They had to kick us out.

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Thornyrose
Thornyrose

Mr. McCullough looks as handsome as always, and I’m glad I can look forward to seeing his work with next season’s Sanctuary. The name of that show seems more and more apropros as it continues to harbor and nurture SG alumni.
I’m very excited at seeing Mr. Bartok’s directorial work. And the reutrn of Mr. DeLuise. And eager to see how long Ashleigh leaves you in suspense before finally extracting her full measure of revenge… in fact the only downside to your post for the day is that we have to wait so long to see the fruits of all the labors you are teasing us with.

Kathryn
Kathryn

What is the actual email address to write to Joe? I can’t find it listed anywhere. (It’s possible I’m an idiot and just overlooking something really obvious)

Belouchi
Belouchi

Dear Joe,

A quick question buddy: Can you please tell us when are we going to be able to see the Destiny Space ship pictures or concept arts and if you are going to post them on your blog?

thanks

Delaynie
Delaynie

Questions for Peter DeLuise

How much fun was it to Direct Window of Opportunity and where did you get your inspiration to write Fragile Balance. What was your favorite memory of working on Stargate and finally how awesome was it to work on Supernatural and with Erik Kripke.

Joe–Just be prepared man. Be prepared. bwahahahaha

kennythewraith
kennythewraith

so this is my question for Peter Deluise

I enjoy all the work you have done with stargate over the years and am excited to see you back working on SGU.im wondering if this is on a permanent basis or a one time thing?
thanks

wm
wm

Just read on GW that RDA is guesting on Universe. Any chance for a couple of pics?
Any more info you can share?

Juralas
Juralas

Question for Mr. DeLuise:

In the episodes you direct, will you make a cameo appearance and/or name any minor characters after 21 Jump Street characters like you did in the previous Stargate series?

Thanks, love your work.

Question for Mr. Mallozzi:

Is Ivon Bartok directing “Water”?

Cheers!

Chelle DeBoer
Chelle DeBoer

Oooh goodie…questions for Peter!!! I had a major crush on that man back in the 21 Jump Street days…I was all of about 17/18 years of age…ahh the memories!
Ok…Peter…thank you so much for joining us here for a Q&A session. I just have a few questions if that’s ok.
1. In terms of directing, what was the most difficult episode of Stargate you directed and why?
2. What was your favourite episode of Stargate that you directed?
3. What is the most difficult aspect of directing?
4. In terms of acting, do you get a chance to stretch your acting skills much anymore?
5. What is the one thing you would have loved to have seen happen on Stargate SG1 that didn’t happen?
6. How’s your dad? I loved him in the episode Urgo and the movie Smokey and the Bandit. He makes me laugh. As do you when you do your Bill Cosby impersonation!
Finally, any chance of you popping down under for a meet and greet with the fans?? I’d love to say hi.
Thank you. Cheers!! xxxx ~Chelle

PoorOldEdgarDerby
PoorOldEdgarDerby

Joe, just give Paul or whoever a 20 spot to scheme something with Ashleigh that you can be prepared for. Just make sure to call take-backs in case whoever you recruit tries to hamstring you.

Questions for Mr. DeLuise (bear with me):

1. I know that much of the production staff will follow to SGU, but how are you feeling about directing a new bunch after years with the same actors?

2. I’ve never really watched 21 Jump Street. Is it any good?

3. How come I pronounce your dad’s name differently? Am I the only one who tends to separate the De more prominently?

4. Your commentaries have always been a highlight for my DVD viewings. Will you be returning to do more?

5. On that note, how is Gary Jones doing these days?

6. Will you continue to cast yourself as an extra on SGU?

7. Who is your second favorite Beatle?

gilder

For PDL–What do you consider your “masterpiece” on-set prank?

Best wishes to your parents, whose work I’ve enjoyed for decades. Remember Lambertville (NJ) Music Circus? Attended several events there in the 60’s.

Ganymede
Ganymede

Joe… *Do* hope you have a good chiropractor on retainer [not to mention, adequate medical insurance to cover said costs] for that chronic crick in your neck that you’re about to get from constantly looking over your shoulder…

Shiningwit
Shiningwit

OOH! I have a question for Peter DeLuise. Season 3 URGO is a favourite of mine and looks SO much fun. I love to watch the background guys trying hard to pretend like they can’t see Urgo. Did the senior Mr DeLuise ad lib any/much and was it as much fun for you guys behind the scenes as it was for us on the other side of the TV screen?

green
green

Oooh, my tummy hurts right now. Might comment on this later.

Probably not.

Check.

Davus
Davus

So glad to see that the premiere is nearing finished production. This calls for a celebration! Perhaps another promo? *wink wink nudge nudge*
Whatever Ashleigh does I hope she enjoys it fully. I will keep you in my prayers Joe, may you rest in peace.

NZ_Jackie
NZ_Jackie

oo A Question for the DeLuise himself? Hmm what to ask……

How about:
I have always wanted to know how fun it was to work with your family on Stargate? And is it even an accident that they all seem to follow you to a show??

NZJ

Daniel Willis
Daniel Willis

To Peter and/or Joe,

I am an Australian studying Film and Television, and would like to know if it is possible to get some kind of experience on the show? Whether volunteer work, or work experience?

I am rather early, as I would be looking at doing it next year… I would like to find out now, so that I know, rather than thinking I can and finding out I cant… if that makes any sense grin

Keep up the great work! Very eager to see what Universe is like!!!

Daniel

ytimynona
ytimynona

Oh goodie!!! It’s too late for me to come up with any coherent questions for Mr. Deluise, but I’ll be back in the morning! He’s directed some of my favorite episodes, so I can’t wait to hear what he has to say!!!

rsthomas90
rsthomas90

Alan is writing for Sanctuary? *runs away to squee*

As always, my brain fails me when it comes to questions, but Peter DeLuise were you born this awesome?

whovian

Hey Joe,

I hope the payback isn’t too severe. Just don’t eat any brownies. lol Or maybe make sure no one touches your food or drinks for a while. Better yet, higher someone to be a taster.

Questions for Peter Deluise! Sweet! grin

How is Dom doing? Please give him a huge hug from me. If you wouldn’t mind.

Which brings me to my next question. Your dad is a great cook. How about you? Do you love to cook? And if so, are you good at it? I only say this because I happen to suck at cooking no matter how hard I try.

Window Of Opportunity is my all-time favorite episode probably of any television show. Ever. What’s your favorite Stargate episode? It doesn’t have to be one on which you worked.

Thanks so much for stopping by to talk with us. I’m very excited you are back! grin grin grin I’d hug you, too, if I could.

And those are my questions for Peter DeLuise.

Trish

Shirt'n'Tie
Shirt'n'Tie

Hi there Mr M!

You guys really like your burgers!! Great to see Mr McC!! Delighted to hear he is on Sanctuary Duty. I look forward to seeing his inimitable creations.

Ashleigh and Carl snap : very funny!
Caption :
CARL: So you’re taking this revenge thing seriously….You’re eating Joe’s car keys?
Ashleigh: Uh-huh..mmmm..revenge is sweet!

@ Jim from Jersey: Wow, that cake and video is amazing. I wish I had such skill. Hats off!!

For Peter DeLuise: First off, how is your Dad? Huge fan for years! Second: I know it’s a bit premature, but will you be doing the Audio Commentary for your ep? Third: Is it true you hung onto the Anubuis’ Super Soldier Outfit? Thank you for all of your talents in the Stargate Franchise over the years, and continued success.. and B-I-G-G-E-R!!

Shirt’n’Tie

sylvia
sylvia

Joe, perhaps you need to prepare for the unknown as it appears that Carl may be Ashleigh’s consultant/advisor for the “getting even” activities.

This could be a “Whispers” in the making.

Paula

Just now catching up on your April Fool’s prank. You totally deserve to be taken down.

And I hope you recount it in glorious detail for all of us!

(Does anyone have Carl’s e-mail? We might have to make sure this happens.)

smile

Shirt'n'Tie
Shirt'n'Tie

Hi again Mr M!

Just heard the news re: Mr Anderson appearing on SGU! That’s terrific! I am thrilled that he will be making an appearance (or many) on this new show. I had been looking forward to the launch of SGU anyhow, but this sweetens the deal further!!

Let me ask the impossible:

Can you tell us anymore about his appearance (s)?

Is there any chance (snowball or otherwise) of Mr A doing a JM Q and A Blog?

Many thanks Mr M!

Best to all

Shirt’n’Tie

JimFromJersey
JimFromJersey

Question for Peter:

I’ve been a fan for…longer than I’d like to remember: 21 Jumpstreet, Highlander, Seaquest, Stargate(s), Sanctuary….you just seem to be associated in some way with my favorite shows ever. So I need to ask: How are you so awesome???

But in all seriousness: To what do you owe your longevity in the business, and in so many varying roles (ie: actor, director, writer, producer etc…) besides your aforementioned awesomeness, of course.

Thanks!

thomasjohnbrown
thomasjohnbrown

Question for Peter DeLuise, or maybe if Joe can handle this one???
I bet you have trouble answering this, but it’s been on my mind. The episode you directed in SG1, Reckoning parts 1&2, the device on Dakara was used to send a energy wave through all the Stargates in the Milky Way network at the same time, which means that the energy wave that went directly into the gate on Dakara, was then transmitted through every gate. It was the same wave, only replicated many thousands of times over through the incoming wormholes. Now what would happen if lets say you were to put a human into the gate at Dakara when all the gates were dialed in the network? Would that said human be copied like the energy wave, and have many thousands of that human on all the planets in the gate network? Or would that human be transmitted in a million pieces and come out in bloody chunks of nasty out of every stargate? I mean if the wave was copied in the buffer of the Dakara gate, and then transmitted out to all gates, then it would make sense that the same would happen with a human! But then I got to thinking about how Ba’al cloned himself many times. If my theory was correct, then why didn’t he just rig the gate to dial let’s say 50 or so gates in the network, and just step on through?? It would be a perfect copy everytime just like it was for the energy wave! Surely I’m not smarter than Ba’al???