Let’s kick off today’s entry with a BIG guest blogger announcement. Actress Elyse Levesque, Stargate: Universe’s Chloe Armstrong, has kindly agreed to swing by and field your questions. So if you’ve go ’em, post ’em!
I’ll be sending them her way later this week!
It’s funny. Just last week I was telling Carl that Survivor: Heroes vs. Villains is the only show I won’t watch time-shifted. I HAVE to watch it on the night it airs. Alas, my excitement for the show took a nosedive after last Thursday’s episode in which my fave was voted off the island. After careful consideration, I’ve decided that the best course of action would be to start an anti-forum where like-minded individuals with lots of free time on their hands can gather to criticize a show we don’t watch anymore. I’ve also started a campaign to try to bring this character back. In a similar vein, I’m also starting a campaign to rectify a devastatingly disappointing development on another show: CBS’s NCAA March Madness. Please head on over to SaveTheWestVirginiaMountaineers.com and sign the petition to bring the Mountaineers back form elimination (and give me another shot at overtaking Ashleigh who would otherwise win the office pool). Thanks.
Hey, not bad! Check out the chocolate haul:
Yesterday, after showering and attempting to shave using an old razor I found in the back of my mother’s medicine cabinet (I probably would have been better off taking mom’s potato peeler to my face), I headed out to St. Lambert for a family lunch at cousin Marilyn’s. Among those in attendance…
Then, today, another family gathering – this one at mom’s. Fondy drove up from T.O. with the dogs and I finally got to meet Stewie. The highlights…
Today’s entry is dedicated to Elway. Get better, buddy!
RedFlames writes: “Is it just me [or coincidence] or do the Destiny’s guns [the shots at least] look and sound like those from the Hatak?”
Answer: Hadn’t noticed. It may just be you. Or it may just be me.
RedFlames also writes: “I get the feeling Rush is pulling a ‘Scotty’, making things seem more complicated than they are so he looks like a miracle worker when he gets… whatever… working. It’s been mentioned several times he’s in no rush to leave. Your thoughts?”
Answer: Interesting theory. Wouldn’t put it past him.
Montrealer writes: “TPTB should seriously think of winding up the SGU experiment as soon as possible.”
Answer: Oh, I think we’ll keep tinkering with this little experiment we put together out of garage sale cast-offs and ammonium nitrate. After all, the state science fair is right around the corner and I have a feeling we got a shot at the first prize ribbon.
Arctic Goddess writes: “Are there any questions that you think I should ask David, Brian or Elyse while they are on stage?”
Answer: Sure. “What is it like working with Joseph Mallozzi?”. Please report back their answers as they’ll inform how I develop their characters in my script in progress.
HBMC writes: “Spaceship shields that are powered by ‘plot’. We’ve seen Destiny descend into a star – a *star* for crying out loud – yet after a few blasts from Mr. Bad Alien ship the ’shields are about to fail!’.”
Answer: But when Destiny is in the star, the power they are gathering to fill their capacitors is also supplying energy to maintain the shields.
Gilder writes: Question for BC dog lovers: In your climate, is it generally safe to leave one’s pet in the car, with open windows, for an hour or so?”
Answer: Regardless of the weather, I would NOT leave my dog alone in a locked car – even if I was just running in for a minute.
Sean D. writes: “1. What’s your favorite sushi?
2. Spelling question: Lantian or Lantean?”
Answer: 1. Tsukiji Market o-toro nigiri. 2. I go with Lantean.
Kevin writes: “Will we get a chance to see the crew find some kind of weapons locker on Destiny?”
Answer: Can’t be specific, but plenty of discoveries to come.
Madwelshboy writes: “Was there a lot of stuff cut from the final episode because that would explain that rather choppy pacing in the centre of the episode?”
Orange Crush writes: “Where did the seeds for the hydroponics lab come from?”
Answer: The crew mention finding seeds amongst the items they’re cataloguing in the pilot. Also, some of the planets they’ve visited have provided them with the opportunity to grow their own exotic produce like space cucumbers and cosmic papayas.
E writes: “How did Robert and Elyse handle their time in the water tank?”
Answer: They were both awesome.
Shadow Step writes: ““the “mission” Rush refers to is actually Destiny’s mission, the very reason it was built and launched by the Ancients.”
Does he knkow what that is or is he guessing?”
Answer: He’s making some assumptions based on what he knows so far. As the series progresses, we’ll be learning more about this mission.
Aurora writes: “But she was crying because of losing Scott?!”
Answer: The stress of recent events could well have been the trigger, but letting go of Scott was certainly a huge cathartic moment for her.
Shawna writes: “Will we see shipping of any sort happening with Rush in the near future?”
Answer: There could be a possible romance in Rush’s future.
Tanie writes: “Question Joe: would you rather eat at a high-end resturant or a mum and dad hole-in-the-wall?”
Answer: Depends on my mood. I love both.
Shadow Step writes: “Was there ever any thought of making the alien ship have a water atmosphere? (But perhaps scrapped because of finances)”
Answer: Yes. And yes!
dasNdanger writes: “When Young told Eli to send a message to the aliens, why didn’t he dictate what was to be said in the message?”
Answer: Not sure I understand the question.
dasNdanger also writes: “Joe, is there a military consultant on Universe?”
Light writes: “My only gripe was when they are under attack, an alien space ship attaches itself to the Destiny, that’s pretty much the only thing it can be, and yet Chloe is stupid enough to go right up to the giant hole in the ceiling!”
Answer: In an original draft, Chloe and Dunning were further down the hall when the alien ship attaches to Destiny, causing the corridor to decompress. In the mayhem, Chloe loses her hold and is drawn back, down the corridor, into the alien ship. Given the already high VFX budget of the episode, it was decided to go with a simpler sequence: ceiling drops in front of a stunned Chloe.
Anthony writes: “Just wondering when will eli get some balls and step up to the plate, and stop being so scared about running the ship when needed.”
Answer: Eli has performed very heroically given that he is the biggest fish out of water, a civilian with no off-world experience charged with the task of spearheading the crew’s survival efforts. Granted, someone like you would have no problem embracing the role of hero, risking your life without a second thought, but we can’t all be Anthony’s.