Allow me to start off today’s blog with what is fast becoming a weekly tradition: a retraction. In listing my Top Ten Rob Cooper Episodes yesterday, I mistakenly attributed Human (Stargate: Universe, Season 1) to him. While Rob directed the episode, it was actually scripted by writer Jeff Vlaming and, thus, ineligible for consideration. Apologies to all. Thank you to Rob for dropping by the comments section and setting me straight (and also enlightening us on his working relationship with Richard Dean Anderson. Check it out if you missed it.). And also for recommending a possible replacement for that #7 slot: Threads (SG-1, Season 8), an episode that completely slipped my mind but is surely worthy of a top ten ranking. By the way, Torment of Tantalus almost made the list but was edged out by The Fifth Race, while There But For the Grace of God was another oh-so-close runner-up.
While we’re on the topic of Robert Cooper, I noticed more than a few crazy theories floating around the internet, most of which are pretty amusing, a few of which are, frankly, kind of annoying. One occasional poster to this blog and other forum regular has started floating the idea that, and I quote: “BW wanted to another season of SGA, RCC did not”. Two words. Bull and shit. Late in Atlantis’s fifth and final season, when the show’s fate was up in the air, Rob was the one who picked up the phone and made the calls, putting the decision-makers on the spot and pushing for answers for what we hoped would be a sixth season of the series.
Hey, there’s no telling who or what you’ll run across while strolling the Bridge Studios’ lot. One day, it’s a bunch of extras in cocktail dresses chasing down a guy in a tux, another it’s some fella getting torched (http://josephmallozzi.com/2007/05/02/may-1-2007/), and another it’s actress Ali Liebert hanging around waiting for an audition.
Don’t know if she got the part, but I’m sure we’ll hear about it here: http://twitter.com/sweetbabyliebs. In the meantime, you can catch Ali starring in the romantic comedy Year of the Carnivore.
Wow. You know what’s great about SGU? The cast! With most shows, it’s all sunshine and roses in season one and then, in season two, the wheels come off and cast members are stealing each other’s breakfast mimosas and engaging in bare knuckle fist fights between scenes. Not here though. Just check out the pic I snapped of actress Elyse Levesque and actor Brian J. Smith thoroughly enjoying each other’s company.
Business as usual? A ghostly visit from one or both? Or something far more nefarious? You’ll find out in season two!