As I always do, I forwarded the fan/reader questions with the understanding that work and other commitments would probably prevent a quick turnaround. “Here are the questions,”went my standard accompanying message. “Feel free to pick and choose among them, then send them back my way whenever you’re done. No rush and no deadline.” The next day, I received the following missive from actress Alaina Huffman: “I have a bunch answered, gonna take a break but didn’t want to lose any so am passing on what I have answered and will get the rest tomorrow night!” She’d already answered half the questions! I marveled over the quick turnaround. Her response: “Moms. We multi-task ;)”. Oh, yeah. I forgot. This was the woman who twitters through the birth of her last child.
Anyway, what can I say about Alaina? Well, the word “awesome” comes to mind. Awesome in her onscreen ability to convey immense strength and depth of character in something as simple as a single line or look. Awesome in her relaxed and upbeat off-screen attitude that instantly puts everyone around her at ease. Just all-around awesome.
Over to Alaina and her smilerific (this has gotta be a record!) Q&A…
Arlan writes: “Questions for Alaina Huffmans: How does it feel having your real-life pregnancy written into your character?
AH: I am thankful that they found a great way to tell the story and that they were so cool about the whole pregnancy thing 🙂
“Was it a relief that you wouldn’t have to spend episodes wearing baggy clothing, standing behind something, or sitting down in order to cover your baby bump?”
AH: I actually did do some standing behind things or holding props high 🙂 TJ wasn’t quite as far along as I was in my pregnancy. It is what it is… you make the best of it.
“Also, how do you juggle having a newborn with your busy SGU shooting schedule?”
AH: I have three amazing kids, who I actually get to spend a lot of time with. The baby comes to work with me and the bigger kids are at school and come to work after school, either my husband or brother-in-law brings them. but I also get to pick them up and drop them off quite a bit. I have a wonderful schedule.
“Thanks, and keep up the great work!”
AH: Thanks 🙂
Sky writes: “Hi Ms. Huffman, I was wondering how did u tell the Producers that u were pregnant and how did they react to the news?”
AH: LOL… that’s a funny story 😉 I called them into my trailer and explained the them that I wasn’t feeling myself over the weekend, I felt like I was coming down with something… Rob (Cooper) got a big smile on his face, and said “Congratulations” he knew 🙂 they were wonderful about it all.
Me writes: “I love the work Alaina has done in Painkiller Jane, Smallville, and now SG-U. My questions for Alaina are: 1) Is it tough being a Goddess?”
AH: GREAT QUESTION 🙂 Thanks… I will ask one when I meet one 🙂
“2) Will you be appearing in season 10 of Smallville as the Canary?”
AH: I really hope so, I love working on that show and it also shoots in Vancouver so it just may work out 🙂 That being said I love my job on SGU and it keeps me pretty busy.
MyNameIsNada writes: “1) Considering Stargate’s past treatment of doctor’s in the franchise, is any part of you worried about your character’s possible demise?”
AH: No 🙂
“2) Do we see the baby born in this season?”
AH: You have to watch… just a few more episodes till the end 🙂
“3) Help me interpret some of these scenes between TJ and Young. I definitely picked up on some tension between the two characters early on, before a past relationship was directly revealed. However, I’m having a hard time grasping the depth of this relationship. I like both characters and want to imagine that this past came about from some emotional need, but I also get the feeling that it was just a purely physical attraction that went too far. Any hints to their past or what you imagine it to be?”
AH: I think that they have something more than just physical. It did go too far, they both made a mistake and can’t take it back but I believe that they have something in each other that was missing… That being said, I think it’s over between them but they have a mutual respect and do deeply care about each other.
“4) If you were in TJ’s shoes-would you have chosen to stay on the planet to raise a child over Destiny?”
AH: Hard to say, it’s such a leap of “Faith” to want to stay. I am good with change, and can roll with most anything but I am not sure living on another planet would be a choice of mine 🙂 Glad I don’t have to make that decision 🙂
E writes: “First of all, you have been absolutely brilliant with TJ’s pregnancy storyline. I really feel for the character. What aspect of your character do you like the most?”
AH: Thanks 🙂 I love the fullness of the Character. I love that she is allowed to be unsure yet still possesses strength. I have learned a lot from her in my personal life, how to be strong and can take charge yet ask for help and be ok with the fact that you don’t have all the answers!
“How similar are you and TJ?”
AH: Like I said I have learned a lot from her but I don’t think we are very similar.
“What’s your favourite episode in S1 and why?”
AH: I loved the episode “Time” cause it was amazing 😉
Simon writes: “Questions for Alaina Huffman: 1) Are you more recognised by fans since you joined SG?”
AH: Yes, I get stopped at the airport now 🙂 LOL… weird 🙂
“2) Did you ever think you’d end up doing Sci-Fi or was that always the type of genre you would have prefered?”
AH: No never thought about it. I wasn’t a Sci Fi fan before all the Sci Fi work I have done so I wasn’t even aware of the possibility.
Sean D. writes: “Two questions for Alaina: 1. What was one of the most heart-felt moments for you with the rest of the cast and crew during SGU’s first season?”
AH: We are such a tight group. We really enjoy each others company and truly support each other, it could be showing up to someones birthday, or attending someone’s play, seeing movies together or hanging out in each others trailers. It’s a lovely experience 🙂
“2. What was one of the funniest moments for you and the rest of the cast and crew during SGU’s first season?”
AH: Louis Ferreira with a fart machine… nuf said 🙂
“Thank you for your response!”
AH: I feel like her making the sacrifice when leaving the planet in “Faith” shows her depth, her commitment to serving others and it speaks to the strength of her character.
“2. What was your favorite TJ moment?”
AH: I love the little moments, the intimate moments that just kind of slip out. Good and bad. Cute and funny. Vulnerable and strong.
“3. Could you give us some more insight in the whole TJ/Young relationship? What do you think happened in the past between them, besides the info we saw in the episodes so far?”
AH: see above 🙂
“4. There has been a lot of speculation about your character, TJ, losing the baby. What do you think? How will she react?”
AH: Have to watch 🙂
“5. Are you and TJ alike? Or are is TJ a completely different person to play for you?
AH: See above
“6. Why did you take this role? What stood out for you? And how did you get it?”
AH: Like most jobs that come along, it’s a process of auditions, negotiations etc. I loved TJ right away and am glad we were able to close the deal.
“7. How did Joe get you to do this Q&A?”
AH: Hahaha… he is tricky :)… He… Asked 🙂
“8. What’s your favorite stargate episode (in general)?”
AH: I loved “Time”
“What’s your favorite food/meal?”
AH: Yummm I LOVE lebanese food… then Indian… Ethiopian…I could go on and on… I think I am hungry 🙂
“Do you read this blog from time to time?”
AH: I do
“What’s your experience with fans and their reactions?”
AH: So far everything has been positive, I am attending my first convention, aside from Comicon, so I am looking forward to connecting with the fans more and getting to know them.
Matthew RD writes: “First, I’d like to say, love you as T.J., one of my favourite characters IMHO”
AH: Thanks so much!
“1) I am just wondering; how hard it was to work while you were pregnant? Where the crew easy (or easier) on you?”
AH: I am really lucky. I have amazing pregnancies so it was fine. The whole experience was WONDERFUL… from the cast to the crew, producers, studio and network. I could not have been any better off.
“2) How do you react from fan criticism of the show? Do you think they were fair? Harsh? Both?”
AH: What’s that? 🙂 no really… if you want to listen to the good than you have to listen to the bad, and everyone is entitled to their opinion. 🙂
Paddy writes: “Random questions For Alaina Huffman: YES its a wonderful family, the SG one i mean, but are there any really good friends you’ve made from joning SGU had you previously worked with any before you were cast as T.J?
AH: Anyone from our show? sorry I am a little confused so I am going to answer what I think your question is 🙂 I have never worked with anyone from our show before but we have all become fast friends. As for SG1 yes they are wonderful as well and it’s fun when we get to have them on our show.
“Whats it like working with THE MR ROBERT CARLYLE had you ever seen any of his other movies and what was it like meeting him for the first time…?”
AH: Yes I have seen his movies. He is a wonderful actor and a pleasure to work with. I just think the world of him and am thankful to call him my friend. As for the first time we met, he was at the screen test… That was nerve wracking 🙂
“On working on Smallville, was it fun to between the two?”
AH: I do love working on Smallville, it’s a great environment to work in.
“Tom Welling looks huge, tall, huge!! When in scenes with others… ne one on the Destiny Set taller???”
AH: No… he is huge and tall and so is Justin, but nobody on SGU is quite that tall.
Michael A. Burstein writes: “First of all, congratulations on your most recent child (although it’s been almost 6 months now)! How does your real-life pregnancy informs how you’re playing TJ, who (as far as we can tell) has never been pregnant before?”
AH: Thank you… I think it was fine playing like TJ was pregnant for the first time. I remember my first pregnancy and can relate… though I wasn’t stuck on a space ship 🙂
“Also, I’m assuming you have very little background in medicine (please correct me if I’m wrong). What sort of work have you been doing to get into the head of a medic?”
AH: I have a technical advisor on set that helps me do things properly, and my mom is a nurse so I can always bounce things off of her.
“Finally, slightly off-topic from SGU, did you do any particular preparation to play Black Canary on Smallville, such as researching the character’s history? Or, given that this was an entirely new incarnation of the character, did you approach it without reading up on her, so as not to influence your performance?”
AH: I did read up quite a bit on BC… I totally fell in love with her. Smallville made her their own but the history is the same as far as I am concerned so I play her the way I see her both from the scripts provided and from my knowledge of the character.
JIona78 writes: “My questions for Alaina: 1. Have the writers given you a backstory for TJ and Yong or do you sort of have to make one up in your own mind? If so any clues as to what it would be like?”
AH: See above.
“2. I’m going to assume there is going to be some kind of drama surrounding TJ’s pregnancy/baby at some point so in light of that, was it strange/emotional/disturbing having to portray a characters emotions/reactions to something that is obviously very close to your own heart?”
AH: Yes and No, because even though I was pregnant, my journey is totally different than TJ’s. For one… I am not suck in space 🙂 But I am married, Had two kids already etc. And I will be happy to answer the rest when we find out what happens 🙂
“3. How would characterise TJ and Youngs relationship at the moment?”
AH: I think they really care about each other, but I think it’s over. I think TJ needs to move on and make a life for herself but I do believe that there will always be a connection between the two of them.
Lisa R. writes: “Thanks for taking the time to answer our questions. Here is mine. How did you like filming when you were pregnant? Did you film any of your stunt scenes, or was some of that left to a stuntwoman? I am thinking specifically of when you were “thrown” across the room in Sabotage.”
AH: Sure thing 🙂 I am very lucky, I have amazing pregnancies and not much bothers me. I just get a big belly then have the baby so filming was easy. In sabotage I did have a stunt double for safety but in some of the angles I initiated the move to the point I felt comfortable and in control.
Tammy Dixon writes: “Where did you meet your hubby?
AH: LOL, in a night club in Dallas 🙂
“How does he feel about your acting career?”
AH: He is very supportive. In fact, he owns his own company and works from home so he and the kids can travel with me. He works from my trailer and takes care of the baby while the bigger kids are at school.
“Does it bother him to see you in love scenes?”
AH: …He understands that it’s part of the job but I am sure he’s not crazy about it… but neither am I 🙂
“I saw pictures of the baby on your twitter, she is beautiful! It’s not fair that you looked so great right after giving birth!!!”
AH: Thanks, she is fun and it totally is fair… I work hard 🙂
“Thanks for participating!”
AH: Thank you!
Chevron7 writes: “Questions for Alaina: 1. Even though TJ is a field medic not a doctor she has credibility that I found was lacking in another previous doctor. Did you do a lot of research?”
AH: Thank you… I have a technical advisor on set so it keeps me in the know 🙂
“2. I loved the way TJ told Young about the pregnancy. After agonising over the decision, it was like ripping off a bandaid. How did you prepare for that scene? Any differently than other scenes?
AH: Thanks. No different than any other scene. I go by how I feel. Not sure what the method is but I just like to feel and be, and that’s how I act. That is how I felt about that scene. I loved that moment as well. I loved how Louis played it, so refreshing to see him light.
“3. Do you think TJ has given up hope of returning to Earth? I do.”
AH: Really… that’s interesting! I do as well actually. 🙂 I think she is trying to move on and make a new life, whatever it may be… I am not sure how the writers feel about that 🙂
“4. So no-one else is listening….who’s your favourite writer on SGU?”
AH: Sorry I think question 4 got deleted 🙂 I LOVE THEM ALL! Cross my heart and hope to die! No, truth be told, they all bring such different things/ideas to the table and all of the ideas work together. They are a great team… that’s why there are 16 years of Stargate!
“5. Do you read the entire script or mainly focus on your scenes?”
AH: LOL, I can’t imagine only reading my scenes but I guess some actors do that. I read the Whole script a few times, then focus on what’s happening in the episode, and then what’s going on with my character.
“6. What’s your favourite flavour of ice cream?”
AH: Moosetracks! Ever had it? Sooooooooooo yum!
Logan writes: “My question for the talented and inestimable Alaina Huffman: Can you talk a little about your career evolution? From what I’ve read, you are a child actress-turned-model-turned-actress. Is that correct? What’s the story behind that?”
AH: Kinda. I booked a TV show when I was 13 but we only shot the pilot. Then, the modeling career started and years later I got back into acting. That’s the story… I just read about an audition in the paper and thought it sounded fun, then I was approached by a model scout and did that for a few years before acting presented itself again – and now I have made a conscious decision to make a career out of it. I love what I do and am so happy to be able to do what I love.
Montrealer writes: “Do you, the kids or hubby participate in any Winter sports activities? Since there’s so many venues around Vancouver.”
AH: I ski… We haven’t gotten the whole family up on the mountain yet. Since our hiatus was November thru March and most of March was settling back into town we didn’t get to it this year but maybe next year!
BoltBait writes: “Do you find it easy to memorize your lines? What is your routine like in that regard?”
AH: Yes, I just read them a couple of times beforehand, when I read the script and usually while we are blocking the scene. I like to get a feel for them in the scene instead of in my bedroom or trailer. It just feels more natural for me that way.
“2. Do you feel that your character should be using the stones to go to medical school?”
AH: That’s an interesting idea… I believe that was one thought that was kicked around early on.
“3. Had you, yourself, been in the situation on the Earth-like planet, would you have choosen to stay?”
AH: See above
“4. Are you self-conscious about being the most beautiful woman on board Destiny?”
AH: Self-conscious… yes, but probably for different reasons 🙂 Thank you! I am lucky to be among such beautiful people, inside and out each day.
“Jimbo writes: “When does the character TJ get some shiny new toys? Rush has a repair robot, Eli gets to play with Kinos and the remote, Brody has a still, so when does TJ get an advanced bio bed or some kind of ancient tissue regenerator?”
AH: Excellent Question… JOE?
Zoomeister writes: “Have you ever thought about winning (winning, not just being nominated) the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead/Supporting Actress in a Drama Series for your role on SGU? I think you’re perfectly capable and I also think SGU is the perfect environment to accomplish such a task. That would be something to strive torwards.”
AH: Thank you. It would be wonderful… pass it on to the academy will ya? 🙂
Mats writes: “Why did you become an actress?”
AH: I really don’t know 🙂 It is just something I found and fell in love with.
“Did you watch the previous shows before starring in SGU?”
AH: No, I didn’t follow the other two shows – but have seen some since.
“How is it being a parent too a 6 month old baby and work full time?”
AH: It’s life :)… It all works out and I bring Charley to work most days and my bigger kids come and hang out as well.
CJ writes: “For Alaina: Will we ever get more scenes of TJ with her hair down?”
AH: 🙂 There are some coming up in Season 2, but since she’s military she has to have it up or short. It needs to clear her collar… Those are the rules 🙂
Gilder writes: “What is one thing you know about TJ that the fans don’t?”
AH: Not anything I think…There is a bunch about TJ that I don’t even know let alone you all 🙂 Looking forward to learning more about her this season!
Randy writes: “And for Alaina, how do you feel the writers have dealt with your character? What would (or have) you asked them to do differently?”
AH: I trust that they know what they are doing with her and look forward to seeing what they come up with. I would like to know more about where she came from and who she is… She doesn’t have a backstory yet so that would be nice, and I have asked so hopefully we will find out more soon.
Kymm writes: “Wow, everyone has asked Alaina most of my questions already, except for a couple (OK five).”
“1. What were your favourite chocolate selections at Joe’s chocolate party?”
AH: WOW… do you know how many chocolates were there!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I loved the peanut butter cups… really daring I know 🙂
“2. Is your husband also in show business?”
AH: Kinda… He owns a new media company: realcontentgroup.com
“3. Do you live elsewhere and go to Vancouver just to shoot your scenes? Has any of the cast moved to Vancouver on a permanent basis?”
AH: We live in LA but have a second home in Vancouver. We spent most of last year there and will probably do so again this year, but WE try to get home as much as possible.
“4. You were born in Vancouver is this like a full circle moment for you?”
AH: I work in Vancouver a lot… I love Vancouver and I have a lot of family there so it’s always nice to be there.
“5. Do you still have family in B.C./Canada?”
AH: Yes, all but my mom and dad. They live in Virginia and my sister lives in Austin.
“Thank you so much, Alaina, for taking the time to answer our questions!”
AH: Thanks for asking 🙂
2cats writes: “Alaina question: I admire your up-swept, elegant hair style (as TJ is often seen) and wonder if you could persuade Mr. Mallozzi to capture a quick video of it being styled? If that is not possible, please just explain how the twisted sections stay in place to achieve the overall classy look. It’s so very attractive on you!”
AH: Thank you. It’s actually a funny little hairdo I came up with when I was growing my hair out and couldn’t put it all up. Forrest (My hairstylist on the show) also did this type of hair when she was going thru the same thing. It’s really easy and takes way less time than it looks like. She basically takes a section of hair and wraps it around her finger then pins it in 🙂 I will ask Joe and Forrest if they mind getting it on camera…
Heather writes: “My questions are: 1. If you could go anywhere in the world where would it be and why? (or if you have been somewhere and want to return)”
AH: There are so many places I want to go… too many! My family is from Croatia and I have never been so I would love to take a trip there. It looks so beautiful.
“Where would be your favorite place to shop and or your favorite restaurant?”
AH: LOL I know this isn’t too glamorous but I love Target 🙂 H&M for the kids and, as for eating, I prefer little “hole-in-the-wall” family owned joints… usually the best food.
“Congratulations on your baby! (albeit several months late as I try to avoid anything “spoilerish”!)”
Curiositykitty writes: “Question for Alaina- how much, if at all, did you and louis work out the scenes between tj and young? There were so many looks and other non-verbal things shooting between you two it was amazing. And in working out the scenes how in depth did yall get about backstory and the history between tj and young?”
AH: Not really at all 🙂 We just knew that we had a history and went with it.
Sgugeek writes: “Questions for Alaina: 1) What would be the perfect gift to get from a fan? What is the coolest thing a fan has given you?”
AH: I haven’t gotten anything from a fan. I haven’t ever thought about it.
“2) I know your brother is a huge Atlantis/SG1 fan. Were/are any of your other family members into Stargate?”
AH: No just him 🙂 And yes he LOVES anything Stargate. He lives with us so he gets his fix!
“3) Do you have any nicknames that you like to be called?”
AH: LOL John calls me Bambi and my family calls me Lain, Lainey or Laina but everyone else calls me Alaina and most people say it wrong 🙂 but that’s ok!
“4) I know you said on Twitter it only takes 20-20 minutes for the hair people to do your hair most days. Can you pretty pretty please teach us how to do it too? I want hair like yours! You are so beautiful!”
AH: 🙂 aw thanks… see above.
Holloway writes: “First of all I must commend you for your fine performance this season. Now on to the questions: 1)Do you prefer the on-location shooting to the filming that’s done on the set or vice versa? How does your castmates feel on this issue?
AH: I like both. It’s nice to shoot on a stage because all the elements are controlled which usually means we get more done in less time, but it’s also nice to be on location and be outside. It’s especially nice to be on Location somewhere fantastic. I did a movie in Turkey and it was amazing to be a tourist there on my days off. Not too sure how anybody else feels.
2)Considering you are a married woman with children does that cause you to have strong opinion on the affair between TJ and Young? Does the fact that Young and his wife do not have children and TJ is now about to have Young’s child sway you that TJ’s relationship with Young is more solid?”
AH: Every relationship has its troubles and I don’t know what was going on with Young and his wife. I don’t agree with what happened between the two of them and I don’t think TJ does either. I can’t speak for Young but I do feel that the affair was a mistake and one they both regret because he is married. I think they have feelings for each other, However I don’t think the baby makes their relationship “Solid” or more Solid… It happened and it’s something that they all have to live with.
“3)Would you have preferred if the folks running the show had hidden yout pregnancy on camera and not made TJ pregnant?”
AH: I am happy with the way it was dealt with.
“In “Water” TJ told Greer flat out that she did not trust him. Do you think that moment will ever be addressed again between those two characters?”
AH: I hope so, I loved that scene. I think TJ thinks Greer is a loose cannon.
Lou Zucaro writes: “Questions for Alaina: (and I’d like to echo the sentiments of others re: your performances so far in the last few episodes, particularly ‘Faith’, which have been great…thanks!) […] B. How is your original last name pronounced?”
AH: Ka-Lan-g (Kalanj)
“4thly) Do you think that somewhere out in space, situations like what’s portrayed in SGU are going on, or do you think we’re pretty much alone here on Earth?”
AH: How amazing would it be if there were life on other planets… maybe we would stop fighting then and realize we are all the same…
6) Finally, your character shares a name with a sci-fi legend, William Shatner, who played TJ Hooker. How much of what your character does on-screen is taken from Shatner’s portrayal of his TJ? How do you feel about the rumor (that I just made up) of a TJ / TJ crossover episode?”
AH: I had no idea so I have no thoughts other than “Cool”
Valaur writes: “Thank you Alaina for responding to our questions. First and foremost congratulations on your baby!”
“1) Before your role as TJ have you always been a sci-fi fan or has it been a recent blossom?”
AH: Just recent.
“2) Have you incorporated your own beliefs and desires into TJ’s personality or has it been a mixture of the writers and your feedback or something entirely different?”
AH: I try to keep with what’s written and talk with the writers about their thoughts. I don’t want to get too many ideas of my own and then a script comes along and it’s totally different.
“3) When you were cast for the role of TJ, was the original character supposed to wear military length hair or was it something that you were able to make a decision on yourself?”
AH: She just has to have her hair up is what I was told. I had short hair at the time and was trying to grow it out so I didn’t want to commit to short hair for a few years. That’s how we came up with the hairdo.
“4) I would like to apologize for my fellow sci-fi fans that cry havoc before an episode even airs. Personally, I have been looking forward to the series since its announcement and hope that you and the rest of the crew make something that you can all be proud of and can be a part of for years to come. Thank you for doing a wonderful job. Here’s hoping you double SG-1′s 10 year reign!”
AH: Thank you 🙂 No need for any one to jump to conclusions right 🙂
Shirt ‘n ‘Tie writes: “Q for AlaIna: Hi Alaina! Thank you for your many kind tweets over on Twitter.”
“My question for you is: Which actor/actress most inspires you, either past or present?”
AH: Currently I love Charlize Theron. I think she’s a great actress, diverse and elegant. I also really love Kate Winslet and Cate Blanchett.
“And, given the choice to do a re-make of yor favourite Classic Movie what would it be? And what role would you choose in it? thanks again, and best you and your family from the girls and me here in Ireland.”
AH: I LOVE Greta Garbo and would choose Camille and of course to play Marguerite.
PBMom writes: “What aspects of your character do you like the best and the least?”
AH: I love TJs vulnerability and strength.
Tim Lade writes: “Question for you sir…although you may not know the answer. I have become slightly in love with the score of the show and was very curious to know if the piece that plays over the re-cap at the beginning of each episode, perhaps just the second half, is used in an episode at some point.”
Answer: I love it too. Let me double-check and I’ll get back to you.
Melissa writes: “Gateworld members and admins have pretty much prohibited any pro or anti talk period. You’ll be told off and censored if you love certain aspects of the show, or if you hate certain aspects of the show.”
Answer: To be fair, Darren was in a tough spot over at Gateworld. The site is, has been, and will continue to be the premiere site for all things Stargate. As a result, it has become THE place to gather for fans of the franchise. Over the years, however, as fandom has become increasingly fractured (something to be expected of any fandom, especially one following an 11+ year old franchise). Gateworld has always been a place that permitted fans to express themselves – but there has always been that fringe group that contributes nothing to the ongoing discussions, individuals merely interested in being petty for petty’s sake, who take advantage of the goodwill established. There’s a fine line between constructive criticism and being negative for the sake of being negative, and I think the gang at Gateworld showed immense patience for a very long time – and then, finally, simply got tired of having to continually police the haters.
Melissa also writes: “So this is one of the reasons why the other site has been created. Whether you’re an SGU lover or a SGU hater, you can freely discuss how you feel.”
Answer: Unless you have anything positive to say.
Shadow Step writes: “Because making TV is such a worthwhile meaningful endeavor which brings balance to the world.”
Answer: I don’t know if I’d go so far as to say that – but, given the fact you’re a regular poster to this comment section, it’s heartening to see you think so.
Shadow Step also writes: “And of course there is advertisement on the site, so they may be making money of gateworld banned ranters.
Answer: Er, right. I’m sure they got together and wondered: “How can we make some extra cash? Let’s see…we could get a part-time job. Or hold a bake sale. No, wait. How about we start up a site where we can whine about a show we (supposedly) hate.”
Bryan M. White writes: “I was just on IMDB and they show that the Atlantis movie is now in Pre-production for a 2011 release date. Can I, as a fan who first picked up the franchise as a fan of the movie in 1994 and came back to it because of the strength of the characters(and by extension the great writing) get my hopes up that production will begin after production on season two wraps?”
Answer: I can’t say yes because I’ve yet to hear anything.
vv0472 writes: “I also found it intriguing that they have a whole thread dedicated to you, but of course you know the nature of these people, it was mostly personal attacks.”
Answer: Heh. When he was first starting up the site, one of the organizers would come by here on occasion. He was always very careful to keep his comments civil and talked about how great it was that I was allowing him, and others, to speak their minds. Later I found out that for all that talk of respect, he was running back to his forum buddies and launching personal attacks against me and other fans, like a grade schooler desperately seeking the approval of his schoolmates. It was pretty immature and surprisingly gutless.
Zoomeister writes: “Will we see how wide-spread application this technology/knowledge could be both a benefit (and detriment) to Earth on SGU (hopefully in seasons 2 and 3)?”
Answer: Possibly, but only insofar as they effect our crew. Since most of the action will take place on Destiny’s side of things, we’re unlikely to spend that much time focusing on the development of Earth-based technologies.