Well, I forgot to bring the ice cream in to work again this morning and, while many of you did remind me, I can’t help but recall an exchange from The Last King of Scotland that goes something like:
Idi Amin: Yes, you are my advisor. You are the only one I can trust in here. You should have told me not to throw the Asians out, in the first place.
Nicholas Garrigan: I DID!
Idi Amin: But you did not persuade me, Nicholas. You did not persuade me!
So, in much the same way, while you DID remind me to bring in the ice cream, you did not persuade me and, as a result, Carl suffered the consequences. Needless to say, he was outraged.
I hope you guys are happy.
You’ll be pleased or indifferent to hear that I completed my Producer’s Cut of Awakening this afternoon. My fellow producers will screen it tomorrow and no doubt declare it brilliant after which we will send it to SyFy who will also love it and insist I “not change a thing”. And that’ll be that. In the meantime, I shift gears to completing my rewrite of Resurgence. But not before reading Carl’s outline for the tentatively titled Hope. Once that’s done, I’ll be moving on to the first draft of Brad’s script, episode #12. Remi continues his rewrite of Visitation, Linda continues work on her first draft of Alliances, Robert is in New Mexico shooting Malice, while Paul is on set overseeing production on Trial and Error. Busy, busy!
Gen writes: “Do you think that if you packed it in dry ice, the ice cream would survive being shipped to Michigan? Hint? Hint?”
Answer: Alas, all sorts of things could go wrong in the shipping process that would compromise the flavor of the ice cream – so, no. If I can’t make sure you get the very best, I’d rather you get nothing at all. That’s how much I care.
dasNdanger writes: “‘Birthday individual’ sounds so…soooo…awkward.”
Answer: Mission accomplished.
Bryan M. White writes: “Hey, does anyone know how to turn off the autocorrect on the blackberry?”
Answer: Yes. Step 1: Remove the battery. Step 2: Remove the smart chip. Step 3: Throw away the blackberry. Step 4: Get the iPhone. Step 5: Enjoy and wonder what the hell you were thinking getting a blackberry over an iPhone in the first place.
Chevron7 writes: “Joe, could you please ask Maverick (Top Gun fan, right?) which was the hardest episode to edit in Season 1?”
Answer: You can ask him yourself during his upcoming Q&A.
JimFromJersey writes: “So what exactly are “cheddar chips”? I’m assuming…grated and frozen cheddar cheese?”
Answer: Nope. Chedddar-flavored potato chips.
DP writes: “What’s the method to come up with alienish sounding names that don’t come off as silly?”
Answer: Use variations of foreign words.
Shiny writes: “I like Banas better than Maverick. Banas sounds like a tuff talking 70′s cop who doesn’t play by the rules…”
paceofnature writes: “What’s the time period like between when the first draft of a script is done and the casting search begins and when filming starts?”
Answer: About a week from first draft to Final, at which point prep begins (covering everything from costumes to casting). A week later, we start filming.
Rex Carter writes: “1) Hi Will General O’Neill visit Destiny via the stones,he should at least once along with IOA head and McKay and or Sam Carter.
2) Does Destiny travel a bit slower than our ships if so maybe Odyseey with its zpm can catch up in a few years maybe in the last episode years from now.”
Answers: 1) Stay tuned. 2) Given Destiny’s immense head start, it would take the Odyssey significantly more than “a few years) to attempt to play catch-up.
dasNdanger writes: “Joe, speaking of Wraith – and since you are starting to dabble in book writing – would you ever consider writing a Stargate Atlantis novel?”
Answer: Nope. Not my thing.
FoX1028 writes: “1- In “Sabotage”, when the aliens showed up, they came from the galaxy that Destiny was heading.. The aliens are already in that galaxy waiting for Destiny?
2- What happened to the “Repair Robot”? After he finished isolating the damaged FTL drive, they brought the robot back to inside to ship?”
Answers: 1. Not necessarily. Unlike Destiny that stops every so often to gather supplies, the aliens could have relentlessly pursued, perhaps even overtaken them and lain in wait. 2. The repair robot is back on board and mixing martinis in Brody’s Bar until its next mission.
Shiny writes: “Very cool news on the anthology! So do you have any plans to go for a novel?”
Answer: Thinking about it…