Belouchi writes: “1. Will we ever encounter the race that built the star system and the obelisk in the future or is it meant to stay a mystery?”
1. It’s possible the Destiny crew will cross paths with these near-omnipotent beings again.
Belouchi also writes: “2. The odysey spaceship was on a secret mission during the events Enemy at the gates, and we know through your blog that it was Stargate universe Orientated type mission; however it was the Hammond that was there in Air. Will the next episodes of Stargate
Universe shed light on this issue or do we have to wait for either sga or sg1 movies to be released in the future? There is no need to divulge anything but just give us a bearing.”
Answer: You may get your answer in the SG-1 movie, Stargate: Revolution.
Belouchi also writes: “3. Seriously, Joe, what does it look like for Sga Extinction. It’s been a year and a half that we have been waiting for any sign of hope that it will see the light. I mean if you guys wait too long than the movie will simply be even harder to do. Just give us some sort of closure.”
Answer: I would love to say one way or the other but, unfortunately, there has been no definitive word on the fate of the Atlantis movie. As I’ve already mentioned, the hold-up is not from a lack of desire on anyone’s part.
Arctic Goddess writes: “When you wrote your short story, did you find it difficult to switch writing styles from script format to novel format? What was the most difficult part of that switch for you?”
Answer: Writing prose fiction is a whole other animal and I have the utmost respect for those who make a living doing so. Unlike scriptwriting where you have an immense support system of fellow writers you can bounce ideas off of, spin stories with, or receive input from, writing prose is a lonely business. And incredibly challenging. Also, the script is just one piece of a much larger puzzle whereas the short story or novel is IT.
Belouchi also writes: “Do you miss anything about StarGate Atlantis?”
Answer: Sure. There are a lot of things I miss about both SG-1 and Atlantis. Both shows had a particular sense of humor I always enjoyed writing.
will13 writes: “Why planets in episodes “Time” and “Justice” have the same gate address?!”
Answer: May have been a mix-up in the Art Department packages.
Kymm writes: “1. Have you thought of doing up a Frequently Asked Question section?
2. Do you get a lot of trolls that you have to screen out?
3. How often/long do you work out? What is your routine?”
Answers: 1. Sure, considered it, but information is constantly being updated so last month’s answer to a question may no longer apply.
2. Oh, yeah, the occasional trolls. It’s reached the point now where I don’t even bother to read their comments. Just seeing a familiar name pop up is all it takes to hit the trash button.
3. I work out every morning. Lately, I’ve been doing a variation of the crossfit program: a variety of exercises targeting different muscle groups totaling a little over 1000 reps.
E writes: “In “Human” – holding the gate open by sticking something into the event horizon would’ve given the rescue team only 38 minutes, but why didn’t they even try?”
Answer: In Air III, delaying the jump by having Eli stick his arm through the gate bought Scott and Greer the time they needed to reach the gate. In the case of the trapped team in Human, it was pretty clear that the time required would have far exceeded the 38 minute window.
Kymm writes: “So why don’t you tell us what your dream girl/women is? If you want us to match you up we need to know what umm floats your boat. No?”
Answer: I hear Japanese adult film star Maria Ozawa is half Canadian. She seems like she’d be interesting to dine with. Also, I’d be able to practice my Japanese. Set me up.
Kymm also writes: “Do you mean to say you only watch one TV show?”
Answer: I was referring to one hour dramas. I also watch some comedies, animated series, and, yes, a couple of reality shows as well.
Eric.Stewart writes: “How can TJ know that some plants have medicinal properties?”
Answer: The same way people discovered the medicinal properties of plants prior to the creation of lab equipment – through trial and error testing.
Eric.Stewart also writes: “I like the idea of a tracking device implanted in Rush’s chest, but how did he know in the first place he was implanted WITH A DEVICE, and that it was close to his heart.”
Answer: Any number of ways. Scenario #14: He awakens to find himself in an alien operating theater. His body is numb yet he is awake and cognizant. He watches in horror as they slice him open and implant the device…
Eric.Stewart also writes: “Why is Young sewing socks?”
Answer: Because he can’t go to the store to buy another pair.
vv0472 writes: “Did the network really make you write out a character?!?”
Answer: No, I was kidding. Re-read the question and my answer.
Kymm writes: “I am still wondering what happens to a comment if it gets denied by the moderator, does anyone know?”
Answer: I’m the moderator. I know. Offending comments get trashed.
Echelon writes: “Quick question, will we be seeing more of Lieutenant James in either the latter half this season or in season two?’
MrsB writes: “1) Will there be any surprising relationships formed on board?
2) Any major deaths before the seasons end?”
Answers: 1) Depends what you consider surprising.
2) Hmmm. No comment. We’ll talk soon.
Echelon writes: “Are there any plans to have Louise Lombard return as Rush’s wife in flashbacks/hallucinations in future episodes?”
Answer: Chances are good we’ll be seeing her again.
Michelle writes: “Joe, do you care to comment on how you guys are feeling about MGM’s financial “troubles” and how that might affect SGU’s future?”
Answer: Heh. I read the article you’re probably referring to – essentially a op-ed that quotes two individuals who clearly know next to nothing about the situation, much less how film and television production actually work. SGU is in no danger of being delayed or shelved or carried off by a flock of angry hippogriffs.
Yumenoko writes: “Does Carl have a fun club?”
Answer: Yes. I’ve heard him refer to his “fun club” more times than I’d care to remember.
imadaman writes: “Do you know/have you guys decided if any of the Season 2 episodes take place in 2010?”
Answer: We’re not going to be specific about the time period.
Scarym writes: “Will we see Daniel again this season?”
Deni writes: “Finally watching Avatar at home. Am I the last to watch? Nobody wanted to go with me to see it in the theater because they’d either already seen it (Sheryl) or weren’t interested (daughter and Mr. Deni). Did you see it? If so, did you like it?”
Answer: Haven’t seen it. I did have the opportunity to watch it as part of the in-light entertainment on my last trip to Montreal, but figured it probably wouldn’t be as spectacular as it would in a 3D theater.
Hyperion writes: “How come that SciFi shows and actors never get that kind of recognition (Emmy´s, Golden Globes)? Any Idea?”
Answer: Sure. Because sci fi shows aren’t respected by the industry.
Hyperion also writes: “Will we see a bit of a change in Dr. Rush behaviour towards the rest of the crew and towards Eli?”
Answer: I think these two have a very interesting dynamic. Stay tuned.
Hyperion also writes: “Up to date, which Season one episode stands out for you and why?”
Answer: Time and Divided were my favorites.
Matthew RD writes: “1) Is your episode still called Awakenings, or is it just Awakening without the “s” now?”
“2) I notice the jump countdown bears some similarities with that Lost hatch clock, any comment as to whether or not this was intended in anyway?”
“3) Off topic, but when I read a script from some DVD special feature recently, I noticed “o.s” being used, example;
Do you know what this means?”
Answer: As a matter of fact, I do: O.S. = Off Screen.
Airelle writes: “OK, Joe, ?..any more words on your comic book?”
Answer: Very close to finalizing the deal. Will hopefully be able to make an announcement by summer.
Lisa R. writes: “So, will more people find out about TJ’s pregnancy soon?”
Answer: Yep. Shipboard baby shower scene upcoming. Riley’s present is the highlight.
Terry writes: “What happened to the body in the second shuttle.”
Answer: Space burial.
Ishak writes: “But I was hoping you could say something to Jamil Walker Smith for me. does he have a blog, or facebook page, or twitter or anything?”
Answer: Not that I know of, but I’ll tell him you said hi!
susiekew writes: “I remember you picked up the book for your recent trip. What did you think of it?”
Answer: It was fine.
Amy writes: “…remember a while ago how I asked you if you knew any ways for me to look for production assistant work in Vancouver and you said you’d look into it? Any news?”
Answer: Producer John G. Lenic, who happened to be sitting beside me as I was answering this question, advises interested parties to join the appropriate union.
Terry writes: “so we now know that the little ship breaking off at the end of air part 3 was the big bad aliens of the first season, is it safe to assume that they had already boarded the ship before the humans arrived and do we know if they are still on board?”
Answer: While the surveillance pod was attached to the ship, it didn’t penetrate the hull, so the aliens never actually accessed Destiny. As far as we know.
dasdanger writes: ”
1. When watching a movie/show or reading a book, have you ever found yourself rooting for the ‘villain’, like I did with the Wraith or Prince Nuada in Hellboy II?
2. Since you’ve read Elric stories and know the character well and know how much I love his type, are there any books or graphic novels you can suggest where I might find someone similar, albeit probably not nearly as pale?
3. When you were little, what was the worst thing you did and got in trouble for?
4. When you were little, what was the worst thing you did and got away with?
5. Are you planning to watch ABC’s new show, Happy Town?http://abc.go.com/watch/clip/happy-town/SH011580290000/243023/256197
6. Will you ever entertain a male houseguest? Stefan, perhaps?
7. If you were stranded on an island with Carl, Ashleigh, and Lulu, who do you think would kill and eat you first? Hypothetically, of course.”
Answers: 1. I always root for the villain. Hell, I dress like a James Bond villain.
2. Have your read George R. R. Martin’s Ice and Fire series? Jamie Lancaster might be right up your alley.
3. Don’t remember every getting in trouble.
4. Drawing stick figures on the wall. Oh no. Wait. My sister got in trouble for that.
5. Might check it out.
6. Stefan and his girlfriend my be visiting in July.
7. Ashleigh’s pretty resourceful and used to subsisting on shrubs and dirt. I’d just follow her lead until help arrived.
vvv0472 writes: “Can you please clarify the name of the actor who is BAG. I do not believe he is credited. Do you know if he knows about our campaign? Most importantly, will he return?”
Answer: This topic is presently under discussion in the writers’ room.
Jason1983 writes: “Looking at the titles for season 2…is it fair to say that there will be an up tit in the action?”
Answer: You don’t have to wait for season 2. Check out the last three episodes of this season.
Squall78 writes: “Any concerns about the ratings? 5 eps now in a row have fallen below what SGA was pulling last season as a whole.
Kinda stinks, some of the best eps have been in the 2nd half.
Do you think the move to Tuesday will be good?”
Answer: Since the fate of a third season will rest on the ratings of those first ten episodes of season two, I’ll save my worrying for the fall. As for the move to Tuesday night – looking forward to it.