As I mentioned in yesterday’s blog entry, my fellow co-worker, Kerry McDowall, and I have a little wager heading into the NHL playoffs. She, being the Canucks-obsessed fanatic that she is – has the Vancouver Canucks while I’m going with my hometown Habs, the Montreal Canadians. Whoever’s team advances furthest into the playoffs will be declared the winner (For those asking, if both teams are eliminated in the same round, then we’ll go with number of games won. If both teams win an equal number of games, we’ll go to point differential followed by points scored, points allowed, and, finally, the much-loved pro sports tie-breaker of last resort – the dreaded coin toss. But let’s hope it doesn’t come to that and Montreal cruises by those pesky Bruins while Vancouver fans sing the Blues). The stakes are high. If I win, she’ll be making me dinner – which I will, of course, review for this blog – after which we’ll sit down to watch an anime of my choosing. If she wins, I’ll have to accompany her to a musical production of her choosing.
So, last night, I received the following email from Kerry:
Not to get cocky this early in the playoffs, but I was happy to see the Arts Club theatre is putting on a nice local performance of Altar Boyz between June and August this summer. The timing couldn’t be more perfect.
“Watch out ‘N Sync, the Altar Boyz are coming to town! Matthew, Mark, Luke, Juan, and Abraham-the gefilte fish out of water-can sing and dance with the best of them, and these heartthrobs want to praise the Lord with funk and rhyme. With lyrics like “Girl, you make me wanna wait” and “Jesus called me on my cell phone” this irreverent (but never mean-spirited) musical-comedy will wash your soul clean with laughter.”
Haha… why yes, Joe, I do think we have a winner here. I can’t wait until my soul is washed clean with laughter, can you?”
Today, I responded:
“By the way, don’t bother adding salt to any of the dishes you’ll be preparing. I’m sure they’ll be well-seasoned by your tears.”
Already, the trash-talking has begun!
Some terrific progress on the Atlantis movie script today as I hit the fast and furious climax. A LOT going on here with all of our characters in play and events going down in seven different locations. I approach the scene that’ll some thinking “They wouldn’t dare!”. Yep, we would. And will.
New director Alex Chapple is deep into prep on Life. Brian (aka our Lieutenant Scott) worked with him on Law & Order and had nothing but great things to say about him in the lead up to his arrival. Alex, meanwhile, had some equally great things to say about Brian. Looking forward to their collaboration on this episode which will offer some significant insight into our various players including a little surprise or two. Or three.
Look what I got in the mail today. A French Bulldog t-shirt compliments of Deni B. Thanks, Deni. I plan to work into my summer rotation.
Hey, congratulations to Fuel Restaurant’s Rob Belcham who was named Chef of the Year at the 20th Annual Vancouver Magazine Restaurant Awards.
JJ writes: “Is this mean that Syfy plan to take a long break in the mid-season?”
Answer: I’m not sure what the network has planned.
Madwelshboy writes: “The Hollywood Reporter is saying that Amanda Tapping will guest star in SGU, is that true??”
Answer: That The Hollywood Reporter said this? By all indications, yes. Ha ha. Though, seriously. Several weeks ago when I mentioned having a wonderful time catching up with an old friend, she’s who I was referring to.
Major D. Davis writes: “1. Do you think the Atlantis movie will be released before or after the SG-1 movie is released?
2. If i wanted to write to one of the actors what address should i send it to?
3. What episode are you currently filming and how is it going?
4. Is that a group picture of the Atlantis, SG-1, and Universe cast and crew to the left of the picture of Kerry?
5. Are the uniforms in the second SGU trailer the Icarus Base Uniforms you said looked really cool, cause they look like the US army digital pattern uniform?
6. There is a rumor circulating that the Icarus Base is on a moon(not earth’s, just another planets moon). Is that true?”
Answers: 1. No idea.
2. If you want to ensure your letter arrives in a timely manner, I’d suggest finding out who their representation is and send it their way. They’ll see to it that their fan mail is forwarded to them. If it’s a member of the SGU cast, send it to the production offices as we see them most every day.
3. Water. It’s going very well.
4. Nope. We have yet to take the crew photo for SGU.
5. Those are the Icarus Base Uniforms.
6. No comment.
Shirt ‘n Tie writes: “Any sign of the PDL or Joel Goldsmith Q and A?”
Answer: Still no sign of the Joel Goldsmith Q&A, but I received the PDL Q&A today and it is fantastic. One response almost had me on the floor, laughing. Will have to hold off on posting it until early next week to coincide with a little something in the works…
Joshua writes: “ What’s the difference between IOA and… IOC i think?? The one they reference in Outcast. The guys Bates works for.”
Answer: The International Olympic Committee? Bates is in charge of greasing down the bobsled run.
Lauren writes: “Hey Joe, I was wondering if you’ve ever read any of the Harry Dresden books?”
Answer: Not yet.
Phil writes: “I saw that Janelle Monae is appearing in an ep of Universe. Do you know which one it will be?”
Answer: The talented Ms. Monae will make an appearance in Earth.