Just this morning I received news that author Kage Baker is in hospital fighting for her life. Details here: http://tribes.tribe.net/renfairehistorysnobs/thread/c6091923-27e4-438c-ac8e-0e28d596b85d#402bb8f2-e567-471b-9fad-6ed5551c4f2e. Back in July of ’08, Kage visited this blog to participate in a fan/reader Q&A in support of her wonderful In the Garden of Iden. She’d been scheduled to come by sooner but, given the then recent passing of actor Don Davis (SG-1’s General George Hammond), she had suggested putting off the Q&A out of respect for the man and his many fans. As a result, Kage ended up having to field the many reader questions during her already busy Guest of Honor appearance at the Las Vegas Westercon – and yet was more than happy to do so. I wasn’t at all surprised given that, only months earlier, during a discussion with editor Lou Anders on his anthology Fast Forward 1: Future Fiction from the Cutting Edge, she had also made it a point to stop in and offer a special hello to Stargate fans. I found Kage incredibly thoughtful and accommodating in my admittedly brief dealings with her and would like to do anything I can to support her during this difficult time. Kage was kind enough to make time for us back then and now it’s time to make time for her. So join me in sending Kage our positive thoughts and hopes for a speedy recovery…
Emails of support will be printed and read to her immediately
emails can be sent to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Letters, notes, cards and anything else you can think of can be sent to her home:
331 Stimson, Apt. B,
Pismo Beach CA 93449
Today’s blog entry is dedicated to Kage Baker.
Luis writes: “Why did Lawren did not like the Thai Noodles??? were they to Spicy???”
Answer: Quite the opposite. He found them bland.
Taylor writes: “I was just wondering if SGU was going to be following along the lines of Stargate Atlantis’s first few seasons in regard to slowly discovering parts of the ship, repairing various systems etc, and then eventually getting in full control of the ship. Or is the discovery and/or repair of the Destiny and it’s systems going to be a long term story ark in the show?”
Answer: It will definitely be an arc that will run over several seasons – however, some mighty big discoveries upcoming…
Grapesofwraith writes: “I’m curious, what was the “Sam’s 5-Star Burger?””
Answer: I believe it was soy protein.
Pastrygirl writes: “Do you like middle eastern/persian/ etc cuisine? I don’t remember ever hearing you mention it – and I know there’s a falafel place on practically every corner in Vancouver.”
Answer: Really? Where? I know that there’s a terrific place for shawarma near Chapters on Robson but other than that, very few good middle eastern options. Believe me, I’ve looked.
Mika writes: “You must’ve had an amazing night if the service didn’t mention several paragraphs on its own…”
Answer: The, uh, service was one of the things we were warned about so we were expecting the worse. Granted, for a while early on it looked like we would never get served but eventually the waitress came over and took our order. From there it was relatively smooth sailing. Except for instances where Carl and Lawren attempted to flag down a server for a water glass refill only to have their plaintive cries go unheeded, consistently ignored as if they were a couple of boorish construction workers making catcalls at her.
Dodoalda writes: “I read somewhere, that in casting documents, was col. Young former SG leader and two members of his team were killed during a mission. Is this gonna be mentioned in the show?”
Answer: There will be a reference to a tragedy that links Young and Telford later this season.
Tina writes: “I was just wondering is there an email address where a friend could forward something on to you?”
Answer: BaronDestructo@yahoo.com. He’ll make sure I get the email.
P.S. Your guesses are way off on the episode titles…