MGM’s Grey Munford dropped me an email yesterday that read: “From the studio that brings you Stargate comes another SciFi epic…”: Hot Tub Time Machine (http://hottubtimemachinemovie.com/). “Waking up from an all-night drinking binge, four guy friends realize they been transported back to the year 1986 — a perfect chance for them to change their futures.”(imdb.com).
Imagine! Being able to go back in time and change the past? Undo all of those mistakes, all those stupid decisions you later came to regret?
So if YOU were to go back in time, what would you do differently? I’ll tell you what I’d do differently. A lot! But at the top of the list: I’d take more baths! Sure, showers are the way to go in the morning when you’re in a rush but at night, soaking in a nice hot tub is the way to go. I suspect that if I’d taken more relaxing baths over the years, I’d be a much kinder, gentler, far less stressed individual right about now. Still, it’s not too late to turn things around. I intend to turn my life around by making the time to take more baths!
Starting tomorrow night.
Anyway, if you’d like to check out a sneak screening of Hot Tub Time Machine, head over here: http://eventful.com/campaigns/hottub.
Hey, thanks to everyone who weighed in with their psychological assessment of my dream. Thanks to your input, I’ve come to realize that I’m far more screwed up than I imagined. Well, I suppose there’s nothing left to do but put my affairs in order and book a room at the local sanitarium. Do they still call them sanitariums or is that now considered politically incorrect? I, personally, always liked “asylum” but I have a feeling that went out of style with those 1970’s Hammer Films starring Vincent Price. I also suspect that the following terms are no longer being used by contemporary mental health professionals: booby hatch, bughouse, funny farm, laughing academy, loony bin, madhouse, nuthouse, psycho ward, rubber room, and snake pit. But I could be wrong. Still, if it was my call, I’d keep “laughing academy” around as it conveys much more pleasant and positive connotations than, say, “institution” or “psychiatric ward”. In fact, if and when I’m eventually released and I find myself in a conversation in which I’m asked where I’ve been for the past several years, I would much rather say “I was at the laughing academy.” and allow the other person to potentially assume I was at clown school pursuing a bachelor’s degree in seltzering, tiny car driving, or making children cry. You know, the usual clown specialties.
So I got a mysterious-looking package in the mail today which is kind of curious given that most of my mysterious-looking packages arrive at the production offices whereas this one was delivered to my home address. Above the return address was a name I didn’t recognize: Stephen somethingorother. And not just Stephen somethingorother but Dr. Stephen Somethingorother. For an instant, I imagined a “resourceful” fan had somehow managed to track down my home address. One day, I receive an innocent “feeling out” package and then two weeks later Stargate83 shows up at my front door, luggage in tow, hailing me with a hardy: “Hey, I was passing through Vancouver on my way to Alaska and thought I’d drop by!”! Well, as it turned out, it wasn’t a crazy fan after all but a crazy foodie – none other than my Tokyo travel buddy and fellow gourmand Stefan who, apparently, actually spells his name Stephen. He sent me…
Thanks, big guy!
The SGU season two episode list…
Today’s blog entry is dedicated to vacationing Jenny Robin and proud papa Shirt ‘n’ Tie. Congrats!
Rafael writes: “Are you crazy? The hobo would certainly flee the scene with the ring so fast that would take you half an hour to realize what just happened!”
Answer: Which is why you have to find an honest hobo, or one that will promise to be back with the ring.
Chevron7 writes: “Wouldn’t it be easier to hire an actor to play the hobo?”
Answer: You could, but then you risk your fiancee recognizing the actor from his one line performance in Lone Gunmen and your plans are ruined. Best play it safe and go with the real lovable hobo.
DasNdanger writes: “Two things come to mind: 1. You feel your life is transparent; and 2. You feel like life is still a precarious uphill climb, but your goal is within reach, and once you get there, you will find contentment.
So…am I close?”
Answer: Beats the hell out of me – which is why I’m asking you guys.
Debra writes: “A good bottle of your fave wine or if you like it, absinthe. I hate licorice so was told I’d hate it, but I like it a lot.”
Answer: I’ve had a bottle of absinthe sitting unopened in my liquor cabinet for over a year now. Something else I should get around to.
Major D. Davis writes:1. Is Will directing aftermath?
2. Will there be any hand to hand scenes in the second half of sgu season 1?”
Answers: 1. TBD. 2. We will not be seeing the polished/choreographed type of hand to hand fighting we saw in either SG-1 or Atlantis.
Anais33 a ecrit: “Quel est la marque de votre parfum?”
Response: Ca depend. Chez moi et en Montreal, c’est Tuscany. En Hong Kong, c’est Terre D’Hermes. En Japon c’est John Varvatos Vintage. Au bureau, en 2008 c’etait Acqua di Parma, en 2009 Calvin Klein Obsession, et en 2010 c’est Boss Pure. Quant je sors, des fois c’est Giorgio Armani White et des autres fois Rochas Man.
Translation: I don’t have one cologne. If I’m at my place or in Montreal, it’s Tuscany. In Hong Kong, it’s Terre D’Hermes while in Japan, it’s John Varvatos Vintage. Back at the Stargate offices, it was Acqua di Parma in 2008, Calvin Klein Obsession in 2009, and Boss Pure this year. When I go out evenings, it’s either Giorgio Armani White or Rochas Man.
Bloomgate writes: “One question for a script writer: Why do more people order anchovie pizza’s on TV than in real life? I worked in pizza joints for over 3 years straight and nobody in that time EVER ordered an anchovie pizza. I recall seeing a dusty, sad-looking can of anchovies on the same shelf for years that never got used, but had to be there “just-in-case”.”
Answer: No idea. I guess it’s one of those bizarro pizza toppings that only the weirdest of weirdoes order and enjoy – sort of like Hawaiian pizza – that somehow captures a writer’s imagination.
Flagitious writes: “7. Were DHD’s built by the Ancients, or were they built by the Wraith in Pegasus and Goa’uld in the Milky Way?”
Answer: The DHD’s were built by the Ancients as well. The Wraith and Goa’uld, of course, availed themselves of the technology.
“8. Three part question: a.) Are DHD’s an actual power source for dialing, or just an easy way to access the gate network?”
b.) How are the gates in the galaxy Destiny is currently in able to dial out without DHD’s if DHD’s are a power source?
c.) Why did the Pegasus and Milky Way gates fail to be able to dial out without DHD’s unless an external power source was connected? Was it a system fail-safe?”
Answers: To be honest, never thought about it nor was ever curious enough to bring it up in the room. Let me get back to you.
“9. Which gates are older – Pegasus, Milky Way, or Universe?”
“10. How many gates are on Destiny?”
Answer: Just the one.