Last day at the office before the Olympic hiatus and I finally completed the rewrite for Awakening (episode 3). Prep has already begun on the first episode up, Pathogen (actually episode 4), with our special guest director. In other writerly news, Paul and Carl are brainstorming #6 and #7, while Rob and Remi look to tackle #8 and #9. Looks like Linda and I (or, more appropriately given the slotting) will double-team on #10 and #11, leaving Brad to tackle #12.
Today’s Olympic update comes courtesy of Time.com and a piece titled “Vancouver’s Olympic Village: Let the Bailout Games Begin: http://www.time.com/time/specials/packages/article/0,28804,1963484_1963490_1963439,00.html. Vancouver’s Olympic village ended up costing a tad more than the $47 million price tag originally envisioned. How much more? According to the article: “in early 2009, new Vancouver mayor Gregor Robertson declared that taxpayers were “on the hook” for the $1 billion project.” As my second grade teacher Mrs. Vowels used to say: “That’s an ouchie!”.
Tammy Dixon writes: “One thing he said I question the accuracy: “Joe’s all-time favorite snack is processed cheese slices microwaved on Salted Premium Crackers. Fact.” Processed cheese? Mr. M.? Really?”
Answer: No, not really. I’m more of a nutella on powdered doughnuts with milk kind of guy.
Michael writes: “Mallozzi-san, Spoiler TV reported casting is underway for a 6-7 epiosde recurring villain named Simeon, a member of the Lucian Alliance. Is this true and any further comment?”
Answer: I checked and can confirm that, yes, it does appear to be true that a site is reporting casting is underway for that particular part.
Jean writes: “Creation just posted a notice that all the Stargate sets are in various stages of being struck (including the Atlantis set I presume). Does this mean no movie for sure?”
Answer: Many have weighed in with their assumptions on if and when the movies will be made and, at this point, given that we’ve received no official word either way, all I could add to debate is more conjecture. Suffice it to say I’d love to see both go into production, especially Stargate: Extinction since Paul and I have already written the script and are slated to produced it. As for the sets – the SG-1 set was struck to make room for Icarus Base while other stage space has been freed up in order to create more Destiny sets (as our heroes will eventually discover cool new sections of the ship).
Majorsal writes: “joe, no response to michael shanks interview remarks”
Answer: Not sure what kind of a response you’re expecting. Yes, I can confirm that, Michael Shanks feels it’s unlikely there will be another SG-1 movie.
Luis writes: “Is MGM going to continue to put out Half Seson’s DVD box sets of SGU?”
Answer: Sorry, no idea. Not my department.
Narelle from Aus writes: “Poor Brie Will she have doggy companions once settled in her new home?”
Answer: Not for now? But who knows what the future holds.
Scifan writes: “Also, if such times comes(which I hope it doesn’t) would you tell us what was suppose to happen for the SGA movie?”
Answer: The script is in the studio’s hands. It’s up to them what to reveal and when.
Shiloh writes: “If so, and if they asked, would you ever want to try your hand at a novel and do it yourself?”
Answer: Again, that would be up to MGM. If the movie doesn’t get made, I think a novelization would be a great idea – but I wouldn’t be the one to write it.
DP writes: “Brie looks so sad with her going away bag. Bag? She’s a dog. What’s with the bag?”
Answer: She was flying in-cabin rather than cargo.
Chevron7 writes: “Awww Brie….so sad…are the dogs wandering around looking for her or do they get it?”
Answer: Lulu has seemed a little bummed of late.
Shawn Cassidy writes: “Was wondering about the cool looking Atlantis Pen and Ink artwork on the wall behind you in those pictures. Can you possibly take a picture of that artwork and post it.”
Answer: Sure. I first posted this picture back on October 4 of 2007. James Raiz is the hugely talented artist and you can check out his blog here: http://jamesraizart.blogspot.com/
Answer: I’ve been with the franchise for going on 12 years now and while I’m still enjoying myself, I think that whenever SGU comes to an end, it might be nice to try something a little different. Like, maybe, a musical.
PBMom writes: “Oh my! I won!”
Answer: Yes! Now respond to my email and send me your mailing address!