Alas, I’m going to have to defer my natsukashii one more time in order to dedicate this July 1st entry to help mark of a very special occasion, one being celebrated not only here in Canada but all over the world, honoring the hard work of the countless men and women throughout history who sacrificed so that we could enjoy the freedom denied so many others. The freedom to watch old reruns of Sanford and Son on TVLand.
Yes, let’s get together and raise our remotes in unison as we commemorate National TV Heritage Day!
But, apparently, that’s not all. Today’s day-long observances also include:
Anyway, as part of the Popeye’s Birthday celebrations, there were activities going on all over town – so much was going on, in fact, that I had to limit myself to only the creme de la creme of events. Like the Little Dog Agility Show on Granville Island.
Typical pug – can always be counted on not to be counted on.
We wandered around and bore witness to this Felliniesque nightmare parade –
Following lunch and Sandbar (one tasty oyster po’boy), we stopped to watch a couple of dogs going nuts, chasing around the bubbles being created by an outdoor bubble machine. They were leaping, barking, having the time of their lives and I thought it would be great to see how my dogs would react. I picked up a peanut butter-flavored bubble solution from the nearby Woofles, then hurried home, barely able to contain my excitement at the prospect of seeing my dogs go absolutely crazy chasing those bubbles.
Anyway, check out the pooches in action –
Then, we headed out to Steveston where there wasn’t much of anything going on aside from some general milling about and the restaurants scaling back their menus to accommodate the crowds and disappoint customers like myself who were looking forward to their second po-boy of the day.
Michael writes: “1) Who in the staff and cast will be on the SGU panel at Comic Con?
2) Are they prepared for someone asking about Furlings?
3) Who has the longest workday among the staff?”
Answers: 1) Series co-creator Robert C. Cooper will be on the panel alongside most of the cast.
2) Rob is looking forward to fielding all Furling-related queries.
3) On set, it’s the director and crew. In the office, it’s whoever episode happens to be shooting.
E writes: “MGM says Universe will return in September and Syfy says in October. Do you happen to know which one is it?”
Answer: Last I heard, we’ll be premiering the last week of September.
SG7 writes: “Question: Is there any episodes for season 2 that I can be looking out for to see some more of BamBam’s amazing stunt stuff?”
Answer: There’s a great down and dirty fight sequence in episode 7 of season 2.
HBMC writes: “In the past you’ve lamented how they give away twists and sometimes even the ending (the beaming building from Season 9 being a good example). Have you noticed that at all this season?”
Answer: No, I think they were pretty good about keeping the major surprises under wraps in season one. Looking forward to seeing what they put together for Comic Con.
Major D. Davis writes: “Well you said there won’t be an announcement at comic con….. but does that mean you know they’re planning to announce something about the movies except not at comic con… maybe before or after comic con?”
Answer: Sorry. No movie announcement expected either before, during, or after Comic Con.
susiekew writes: “I realize that you are a very talented man in many areas, Mr. M., but you have never mentioned drawing or painting as one of them.”
Answer: That’s because I’m extremely untalented when it comes to either drawing or painting.
suskiew also writes: “So how do you decide on an artist(s) for your project? Do you and Paul “audition” them? Do you approach known and liked artists with an offer? Or some other method?”
Answer: Don’t know yet. We have yet to sit down to our first creative discussion.
dasNdanger writes: “He’s telling me that the orthopedic doc will probably suggest surgery…which…I doo’nah wanna have.”
Answer: Sorry to hear. Keep us posted. And, if surgery is required, will you have to post left-handed? Are you ambidextrously loquacious?
Major D. Davis writes: “You said its a matter of “when” Revolution gets made, not an if. So is Extinction more of a “when it gets made” then an “if”… or is Extinction more of an “if it gets made” then a “when”?”
Answer: Brad, as Stargate: Revolution’s co-writer and Executive Producer, has had several discussions with the studio about moving forward with the SG-1 movie. Despite the delay, the mood is fairly confident that Revolution will move into production eventually. It’s just a matter of when. No news on the Atlantis movie front. That’s not to say it won’t get made, just that Paul and I have not had similar discussion with the studio with regard to Extinction.