First there was the Save Daniel Jackson campaign.  Then, there was the Save Elizabeth Weir Campaign.  Then there was the Save Carson Beckett Campaign followed by the Save Stargate: SG-1, Save Stargate: Atlantis and Save the Stargate Movies campaigns.  But those campaigns paled in comparison to the biggest fan campaign of all: the campaign to save THIS character…

When last we saw him, Vince Kwan and a handful of his fellow crewmates had elected to abandon Destiny in favor of the paradise-like environment of a mysterious planet.  We all assumed we’d seen the last of him but soon after the episode aired, the production offices were inundated with phone calls, emails, letters, and postcards demanding we change our minds.  Fan campaigns to save Vince popped up all over the internet as mass demonstrations (most notably during a live broadcast of game seven of the NBA finals) made everyone take notice.  Both the studio and network were so overwhelmed with calls for Vince’s return that all of the show’s major players assembled at a hastily convened meeting to discuss this unprecedented groundswell of fan support.  I can’t reveal what we talked about in that six hour meeting attended by the likes of Montel Shapiro the Prime Minister of SyFy, Father O’Flannery the Archbishop of MGM, CIA Director Leon Panetta, and the cool dude from the Mac commercials, but I can say that steps were taken to quell fan unrest.  And, the first of these steps, was the decision to announce the following guest Q&A on this blog…

It gives me great pleasure to announce I am accepted questions for Bill Y.W. Butt (aka the briefcase-hugging Vince Kwan), last seen being left behind on a planet way back in the twelfth episode of Stargate: Universe’s first season.  Bill has worked twelve years a background performer, putting in recurring appearances on a host of shows including Dead Like Me, Stargate: Atlantis, Defying Gravity, Battlestar Galactica, Bionic Woman, and Eureka.  And now, he wants to work on YOUR questions!  So start posting!

I was chatting with Carl and Ashleigh this morning when the conversation suddenly shifted to So You Think You Can Dance.  I retreated to my office where I had my breakfast, then returned some twenty minutes later to find them still yakking away.  “Are you still talking about So You Think You Can Dance?”I innocently inquired, “or have you moved on to the Sex and the City movie?”.  Carl responded quite rudely.  I won’t repeat what he said, but suffice it to say it was shocking. Maybe not as shocking as Jamil Walker Smith’s new look –

– but shocking nevertheless.  I’m not sure what’s gotten into the guy, but I suspect it may be all that rock ‘n roll he’s been listening to – the devil’s music!  One minute he’s listening to Chicago and the next he’s slamming an office door in my face for questioning his masculinity.  What gives?  I think it’s time for one of those interventions or deprogrammings, whatever you call ’em (or whichever one sticks better).

Mailbag:

dasNdanger writes: “So, Joe – can you guess which of the Secret Six so far is my favorite?? Can ya, huh, huh???”

Answer: For some reason I’ve got you pegged as the Ragdoll type.

antonio chavez writes: “hey joseph,can you provide me a way to contact you i have lots of ideas for SGU.”

Answer: Sorry, Antonio, but the show doesn’t accept fan pitches.

antonio chavez also writes: “can you give me a clue of destiny’s destination”

Answer: Check out Stargate: Universe’s second season (premiering Tuesday, September 28th on SyFy) for surprising revelations about Destiny’s mission.

Kymm writes: “Who are you most like Joe?”

Answer: Hmmm.  Even though I possess characteristics of all four (Jelly’s stubborness, Maximus’s enjoyment of the finer things in life, Bubba’s propensity for worry, and Lulu’s strong sense of pride) I think I’m more of a Lulu because of my knack for getting into trouble.

Nathan writes: “Are you guys ever going to address the “weakness in wraith technology” mentioned in “Aurora” (Season 2 episode 9) in any of the future movies of Stargate Atlantis?”

Answer: No plans to address this in Stargate: Extinction.

SG7 writes: “Just curious, if you have ever read Roger Zelazney’s “The Amber Series”? If so what did you think of it?”

Answer: Yep.  Read and enjoyed the first book in the series.  Have yet to move on to the second.  Loved Lord of Light.  It had a real early SG-1 mythology feel to it.

Zoomeister writes: “Even though he’s busy with Sanctuary, could you guys have Martin Wood (and sadly, now Coop) come back and freelance for SGU once in a while, like you had Martin Gero do for Earth and Lost last season (in fact, it would be cool to see him back once in a while too)?”

Answer: It’s extremely unlikely the ultra-talented Martin Wood will be doing any guest directing for us any time soon.  As much as we love the guy, he is way too busy on Sanctuary.  And the door is always open for both Rob and Martin to tackle a script or two should they have a terrific idea that begs to be written.

Zoomeister also writes: “Do you have any thoughts on why Lost (the TV show) won the Emmy award for Outstanding Drama Series and Battlestar Galactica didn’t?”

Answer: Sorry.  I didn’t watch either show so I can’t offer an informed opinion outside “more people who voted preferred Lost”.

Gabriele writes: “1. My favorite character in the entire STARGATE franchise is Samantha Carter. Is there a chance to see Brigadier General Samantha Carter in the future?”

Answer: The possibility hasn’t been discussed.

“2. Is there a chance to have the Goa’uld coming back, maybe on STARGATE UNIVERSE? I would love to see them again.”

Answer: Extremely unlikely.

“3. Can you please give us a very little clue about the movies’ general plot?”

Answer: The action starts on Earth, then shifts to Atlantis, then shifts to a planet, then back to Atlantis.

BackStJoe writes: “After I finished I got a bit bummed out. Atlantis ends so abruptly (couldn’t they have at least done a 90 minute finale?)”

Answer: No because Enemy at the Gate was never intended to be a series finale.

Serenity writes: “Has there been any changes in the camerawork from the first to the second season of SGU?”

Answer: Nope.

Sean D. writes: “Heyerdahl’s website lists “Stargate: Extinction”, saying it’ll be made in 2011 and is in pre-production. Is that accurate information?”

Answer: Not in production, no.  Unless they’re keeping it a secret from me.

58 thoughts on “August 19, 2010: Another SGU-related Q&A! Carl’s acting up! Mailbag!

  1. I like Jamil’s new look. It would be quite the interesting look for Greer. And Carl listens to Chicago. If he started listening to different music, I would understand your concern as Chicago has a distinctive style. Does anyone in the office listen to country music? If so, who is their favorite country artist??

    Have a good night.

  2. he’ll be the next Walter Harriman, or siler. one of those small role characters that never dies, no matter how many volts.

  3. I LOVE YOU JOE MALLOZZI!

    Questions for Mr. Bill…

    1. When did you first discover the save BAG campaign?

    2. What did you first think of the thread when you first saw it? How does it feel to be one of the only extras with a cult fan following? 🙂

    3. Did you ever watch Stargate previously to landing your hit role “BAG master of the Universe” on SGU. 😉

    4. What are your favorite tv shows?

    Thanks again Mr. Bill. Look forward to seeing you on SGU in season 2!

  4. @Tammy Dixon – nah, I think it’s a case of boys-will-be-boys with JoeF and DavidH – they tease each other mercilessly on stage and they’ve been competing lately on the faxo.com contests.

    @Gilder – keep the chin up, hon; thoughts and prayers coming your way!

  5. The writing style of this blog entry has a relieved relaxation to it. Does that mean you’ve recently made an important decision?

    I’d say “stream of consciousness”, but I’m not sure all the connotations that go with that.

    You know what series you would enjoy? Lost. Totally.

    BSG has the coolest pilot ever in the universe, but slows down so, if you could just watch that pilot and not get addicted to the series, it would be a superific experience.

  6. DAY-AAAAAAMMNJamil is way HAWT with that Little Richard hair! Hubba-hubba! Might even give Todd a run for his money… 😉

    Speaking of Todd, just learned that Chris is going to be in Parsippany, NJ this Saturday for a convention…but…it’s a Twilight convention, and no way in hell am I gonna be caught at one of those.

    RE: Carl. Oh, wicked, bad, naughty, evil Carl! Oh, he is a naughty person, and he must pay the penalty — and here on Joe’s Blog, we have but one punishment for saying rude things not worth repeating. You must tie him down on a bed and spank him! 😀

    (I hope that’s not the same penalty for plagiarism. 😛 )

    Answer: For some reason I’ve got you pegged as the Ragdoll type.

    😳 Nail…on the head…you hit it. BAM! I don’t even care that he doesn’t have his wee bits! 😀 What’s wrong with me, Joe? What in the hell is wrong with me?? Gimme a choice between a good-looking normal guy, and a freak, and I’ll fall for the freak every time. With the exception of Mr. Das…he looks like Shawn (James Roday) from Psych. Mom even says she doesn’t know how I managed to end up with such a normal-looking fella. 😛

    das

  7. Not sure what you are referring to with Jamil there Joe, I think he looks great in purple.

  8. PS: In my defense of Ragdoll (jr.)…he has the best personality out of the bunch. That’s gotta count for something. 🙂

    das

  9. Question about the way ratings work: I only get the local channels on cable, and even those I don’t usually watch. Generally, I watch shows on Hulu. I’m potentially willing to buy them on iTunes if it would actually help a show I like get ratings. Are online sources like Hulu or iTunes taken into account at all when it comes to ratings (and therefore which shows are likely to get canceled or not)? If not, do you think the ratings system will ever catch up with the way people actually watch TV these days?

  10. PSS: And he’s quite handsome in his mask…and he DOES have a nice smile…and ….

    (I’m not helping myself here, am I? 😛 )

    das

  11. Cool hair on Jamil, tho it looks like it takes a lot of product to get that fabulous. I’m guessing Season 2 will jump forward two years to the crew living like space cave men, with laser clubs for the men and skanty bearskin bikinis for the gals.

    Questions for lovely Bill aka Vince Kwan of the Left Behinders; you’ve been on some very cool shows, some of my faves, so tell the truth: which has the best catering service, other than SGU which we know from the blog has terrific food.

    And dammit, I have to know what is in that briefcase! Besides just your notetaking materials. MREs? An iPad? Wired magazine? Do tell! Keep up the good work!

  12. Hey Joe, I’m the one who started the campaign to save the beloved BAG and I absolutely mesmerized by the insanity, pure insanity of all of this. I love it.

    I’d like to thank everyone who showed their support, because honestly, without them, our stoic but silent hero would still be stranded on that god-forsaken planet.

    I only have question for the captivating Mr. Butt:

    How does it feel to be the most passionately beloved character in the SGU universe?

  13. EVERYTHING looks good on Jamil!

    No deprogramming is needed. We love him just the way he is.

    I’ll try to come up with some decent questions by tomorrow.

    @Gilder — Sending well wishes your way.

  14. Oh, PLEASE tell me that photo of Jamil is a teaser for an AU or communication stones story. Is that a weapon under that sweater, or is he just happy to see us?

    Did well on first full post-op day, just commuted from bed to bathroom.

  15. Hey Joe, I just wanted to say hi after catching up on two weeks’ worth of blog entries. That was a lot of fun.

    I think Jamil would look good almost no matter what, but I have a few suggestions: He should ditch the shirt, have the V-neck sweater cut deeper (or better, purple silk shirt, halfway unbuttoned) so some chest hair would show, and wear a massive gold neck chain to evoke a younger W. Shatner in Saturday Night style, and have something taped to his back that would hold a small mirror ball over his head, spinning with every little move. But maybe that’s more Louis’s or Peter K.’s style. – Disco, baby. . . hope it’s okay if I substitute “swing kid” tunes.

    Thanks for creating the fun personality quiz based on your dogs. I’m pretty much a Bubbly. (Even though I’m not bubbly per se, and prefer not to be confused with Bublé.) As always, it was very interesting to read people’s self-analyses.

    Hope the decision-making process is starting to unravel some knots for you.

  16. I would like to be the first female fan of Mr. Bill Butt a.k.a. BAG. I declare that I am a Baguette. Keep up the good work & wish u all the best!

  17. Oh, I forgot to ask Mr. Butt a question……What is the most difficult scene that u have ever done? Who is ur favorite character in SGU?

  18. My joy is full this evening as I pen this question. My life has been enriched by the wonder that is BAG. Some of the funnest moments of my life have been pondering on His BAGness. My husband thinks that this is kind of sad, but I am a firm believer that a little inanity in one’s life is a good thing. I would like to know if Vince Kwan would believe the same thing, or if he is a realist who prefers not to muddle his grand mind with the silliness that life offers.

    And I would like to know what he really thinks about all this. I was one of the first people to campaign to save the character, and have proclaimed myself a “BAG Lady”. Even my children ask for status updates about BAG and our quest to save him.

    Thank you, Joe! Thank you Bill! And thank you, BAG!

  19. Jamil looks like Prince – a very good look, I might add!
    For Bill, you are my favorite character on SGU!
    I am almost too awed by your presence to ask a question, however.
    Thank you for gracing our screens in so many shows!
    It’s now fun to “Spot BAG” (does that name annoy you by the way?) in all the Canadian produced shows!
    Thanks Joe, for having Bill here on your blog.
    And Bill, do you twitter?

  20. Hi, Joe, just wanted to say that i love the Stargate Franchise and everything about it, it is a big part of my life, i grew up watching the series and this last few days I’ve been watching Atlantis and SG1 and I realized how much I miss the series. It would be great to see the movies in the near future.

    Sadly I have not had the opportunity to go to a convention and meet some of the cast and the producers, so it’s really nice to have the chance to say to you how much I’ve enjoyed the series and what they mean to me. They are wonderful!

    There is a million things i would like to ask, but i know that you are a busy men, so i will try to post them here from time to time.

    Sorry if I made mistakes while writing, English is not my native language, i hope that everything works great with the movies and the new SGU season!

  21. I just read on the SyFy press release that SGU is at the 9 PM slot when it returns on September 28th!

    My question for today is: In light of Vince Kwan in today’s blog, did every character that ended up on Destiny have a name or does the staff come up with them on a need-to basis?

  22. @Shawna

    Personally I think it should. More and more people are time shifting these days, if it doesn’t. Perfectly good shows will be cancelled on their live ratings online which seems unfair.

    @Question for Bill.

    1. What do you believe your characters reasons were for deciding to stay behind on the planet in faith?

    2. How would you describe your experience on Stargate Universe thus far?

    3. How did you feel when Defying Gravity was cancelled? Personally the show to me was badly thought out in general and should of been structured differently, I think if it was it’d be on the air still. It probably lost people with all the flashbacks.

  23. Online = Alone.
    Grammar correction

    Also more Questions for Bill

    4. Were you a fan of Stargate in general before joining Stargate Universe as a guest star?

    5. What are your favourite hobbys?

    6. What are your favourite books/authors?

    7. Of all the acting jobs you’ve had throughout your career, which did you enjoy the most and why?

  24. PS: I do realize the massive irony of poking fun at disco, coming from someone who went through high school and college listening to stuff by such groups as Nirvana, Soundgarden, NIN, and so on. Can’t get much stupider than to put on the headphones and crank up the volume for so much angst-ridden noise. – Oh well.

  25. Sooooo happy to hear that BAG finally gets a name, Vince Kwan!! Now canyou give the guy a close up of his biceps?! Even though he’s clutching the briefcase, it’s obvious the guy is built!! (martial arts specialist?? Not to stereotype, of course)

    So can we hear him speak? Does he have any words of wisdom or is he just the ‘muscle’ security guy guarding the briefcase?! He looks smart and strong…

    Questions for Vince Kwan:
    Did you have a preconceived idea of who your character could be when you were handed a briefcase prop that very first show?

    Can you post a headshot of yourself (so we can get a better idea of what you look like without a furrowed brow and from far away (screen shot)?

    Thanks Joseph for giving us this opportunity!

  26. JulieAloha: good to know. Thanks!

    Jamil? Interesting.

    No questions for BAG. I was happy when he stayed on the planet. It looked nice! I would have stayed on the planet also. It would be cool to see what settlement they made on the planet at a later date.

  27. Jamil’s new look is great, make it permanent (I looked at the picture and straight away some 60s disco music started playing in my head). Also, for the past few week I’ve been following this blog, I finally know what (I should say who) the BAG is.

    Crikey what a following Bill Y.W. Butt has got! It’s like the internet has become self aware and has taken it upon itself to bring his character back for season 2.

    And like Shiny has asked I too would like to know what is in the briefcase Mr Butt. The last pack of Smarties perhaps?

    Oh and Mr Mallozzi? any clues as to when SGU will return to the UK?

  28. Hi Joe,

    Just want to say that I love all three Stargate shows and think everyone of it shows us different aspects and possibilities with these fictional setting of Gate travel. I hope SGU get at least 6 seasons! Great show, great premise, superb actors.
    Some questions for you, hope you have time for mailbag. 🙂
    And Jamil look´s a bit like James Brown! 😀

    1) How are the chances of a Q&A with Robert Carlyle?
    2) When´ll you release the other part´s of the Louis interview?
    3) What are your favorite SGU characters?
    4) Can you give us a little hint what´s in store for Dr. Rush next season?
    5) Will we the a bit Rush/McKay interaction (head banging?) as well on the crossover episode, or just Eli/McKay?

  29. Unfortunately you are not speaking for all of TPTB.

    “Answer: To this day, I still don’t know exactly why the show was cancelled but I do know it certainly wasn’t a case of us being tired and wanting to try something new.”

    http://www.denofgeek.com/television/334544/stargate_universe_robert_c_cooper_interview.html

    “I’ve just had the pleasure of talking to Brad Wright and he tells me that Stargate Universe was all your fault!

    Really? [laughs] It’s all about blame, isn’t it?

    That you were looking for a break, looking to do something different. And then the pair of you realised you could do it with Stargate?

    Yeah. Neither one of us really wanted to do the same thing again. We had felt like we had done Stargate, as it was, almost to death. And that 15 seasons of that type of television, we were running out of ways to be fresh and interesting in the writers’ room.”

    http://www.gateworld.net/interviews/an_expanding_universe2.shtml

    “GW: I am certainly looking forward to the more serious, more dramatic, more character focused. Which is something that David and I talk about a lot in the context of the new stuff that were airing. But can you guys talk a little bit about your reasons, your thought process that went into the idea of doing a show that is so stylistically and tonally different from what we have been doing for 15 seasons?

    BW: I have to give Rob the lion share of the credit for that, and in part it comes from a mutual desire to raise our game. But also, Robert as a director and as a filmmaker really wanted to explore new ground that Stargate has never explored before.

    RC: Neither one of us really wanted to do the same old thing again. We looked at it as an opportunity to say, “Look, we don’t really want to do another version of the show — you know, SG-3 or whatever.”

    I think, again, fans react as though we’re somehow rejecting them if we say we want to attract a broader audience, or we want to change things up. For us creatively we want to do something different. That’s important that we feel … I mean, when you’ve done 300 hours of a particular franchise, you kind of get to the point where [you say], “Well, we’ve told that story a million times. What can we do differently?” And what always makes something different are the characters, the point of view that you’re telling the story through.”

    “5. Why couldn’t you guys have done what you did with SG1 and SGA, run two series simultaneously, Atlantis season six at the same time as Universe’s first season, and passed the torch that way?

    Answer: Because nobody asked us to. If someone had floated the idea, would we have been up for it? Sure! We’d done it before.”

    http://josephmallozzi.wordpress.com/2009/01/02/january-2-2009-brad-wright-answers-your-questions/

    ““Do you still maintain that Stargate Atlantis was not canceled in favor of Stargate Universe?”

    BW: My preference would have been another season of Atlantis, alongside two new movies, then Universe. I wholeheartedly admit that I had no desire to make two series at once again. Twice I’ve launched a new series while running another, and I won’t do that again. It’s been the case for five of the last fifteen years of my career, which has amounted to over four hundred hours of television in that time including the Outer Limits.”

  30. Oh my BAG! Is this happening for real??

    Dear Joe, you are crazy. In the most awesome way! BAG gives me hope – if you can bring him back, then confirming Sam/Jack should be a piece of cake. 🙂 Heeey, you didn’t mention the MOP campaign. Surely you haven’t forgotten the cute penguins and artwork sent to you…

    P.S. Loving Jamil’s new look. The man’s nuts. 😀

    My questions –

    Fans have spotted you on various tv shows. What’s been the most fun to work on?

    Did the campaign to get your character back surprise you?

    In “Faith”, was it your decision to have Vince to take notes? http://www.gateworld.net/gallery/albums/uni_season1/113-Faith/screencaps/normal_sgu_113_30123.jpg

    Did your character make a wise choice to stay behind on the planet? What would you have done?

    Do you happen to know what’s Vince Kwan’s area of expertise?

  31. [quote]Answer: The action starts on Earth, then shifts to Atlantis, then shifts to a planet, then back to Atlantis.[/quote]
    I have a strange urge to buy Old Spice…

    Jamil! Oh my…that hair! Oh. My.

  32. Vince Kwan…hey you’re hot! Can’t wait to see more of you in Season 2.
    Questions:
    (1) Do you have a Facebook/Twitter account? You should!
    (2) Where do you live? Ok…just kidding. 😀

  33. Questions:

    1) Will Vincent Kwan have some lines in the 2nd season of Stargate Universe? Will he read from the Holy Notebook and enlighten those lost souls aboard Destiny?

    2) Any message for your fans, Mr. Butt?

    Thanks.

  34. It will be interesting to see how you bring BAG back, given that we all know that he has been left behind on the planet. I wonder how it will be worked into the story….. I know…. I’ll just have to wait and see…..

    Oh-oh does that mean Carl IS getting old? Old and cranky? Nope, don’t think sooo.. (very VERY belated happy birthday wishes to Carl – I laughed at his expression when he was reading the card from Rob – too funny)…. Nahhhhh you must have done something to him and you’re now actin’ all innocent…. WHO me? No, it was alllll just him bein’ grumpy….. uh-huhhhhhh…. Now why don’t I believe that?

    I must be massively unobservant because people have mentioned the shaky camera work before and I’ve never noticed it.

    @ Gilder – glad to hear that you are doing so well after surgery… I checked out your link, have you ever heard of Regretsy? It picks out rather unfortunate crafting ideas/requests from Etsy and snarks about them. You may like to check it out while you’re recovering (the adult onesie is NOT to be missed)… When I went to link to it last night the first article was about a placentaphagia consultation, which frankly made me want to upchuck a bit in my mouth, but hey at least it’s food related and therefore kinda blog related…. * giggle* I hope you continue with such a speedy recovery!!!
    http://www.regretsy.com/

    Questions for Bill

    1. I think it would be interesting to be an extra, but what do you do when they aren’t shooting a scene? What do you do on set to keep yourself amused? Well… other than Craft Services…

    2. I was also interested to know what was in The Football (briefcase.) Hopefully, not the launch codes…

    3. Since you are being brought back, have you already shot the scenes? Can you tell us which episode to watch out for you in?

    Well, that’s it for me…

    Have a good one!!
    Kymm

  35. G’day Joe

    That thing on Jamil’s head needs to be torn into teeny tiny little shreds, cremated, buried and left for dead it is so disgusting.

    Oh and i have no idea who BAG is!

  36. @PG15 are you still there?

    Expect essay length questions from you. Don’t disappoint the listees.

    Question for Bill

    Any thoughts to lack of middle age Asian men in North American TV shows & TV movies currently?

  37. HEY MR.JOSEPH A SUPPORT AT A 100 PERCENT SGU THATS WHY I WAS TRYING TO CONTACT AT LEAST ONE OF THE MASTER MINDS BEHIND sTARGATE FRANCHISE , BUT IF YOU DONT WANT AND I KNOW YOU DONT NEED HELP FROM ”FANS”,WELL-BUT COULD YOU PLEASE PROVIDE ME SOMETHING TO CONTACT SOMEONE THAT DOES NEED OR AT LEAST WANTS TO LISTEN TO MY IDEAS-IM MORE THAN A FAN .I FOLLOWED STARGATE SINCE I KNEW ABOUT ITS EXISTENCE,IT INSPIRE ME A LOT,ITS MATERIAL,THE DRAMA,THE ALIENS,THE STORYLINE ,EVERYTHING.SINCE I WAS SIX YEARS OLD I DREAMED OF BECOMING AN ENGINEER AND THEN A WRITER,AND A CREATOR AND A DIRECTOR AND FINALLY A PRODUCER,BECAUSE THATS WHAT I LIKE TO ENTERTAIN PEOPLE WITH MY CREATIONS AND OF COURSE THE HELP FROM OTHERS WHO SUPPORT ME ON MY WAY.nOTHING HAS STOPPED ME,NOTHING STOPS ME AND NOTHING WILL!WHEN I BORNED,I WAS JUST 6 MONTHS OLD……THE DOCTORS TOLD MY PARENTS I DIDNT HAVE A CHANCE AND THAT I WAS GOING TO DIE,BUT GOD SAVE ME,AGAINST ALL THE PREDICTIONS AND FACTS THAT PROVEN THAT I WAS GOING TO PERISH,BUT I DIDNT,gOD SAVE ME AND GOD KNOWS ,I LIVE FOR ONE THING: TO BECOME THE UNIVERSE’S BEST WRITER-DIRECTOR.CREATOR AND PRODUCE THE EXISTENCE HAS KNEW ABOUT!ON THE PRESENT I’M JUST AND EIGHTEEN-YEAR OLD GUY WITH NO THOUGHTS OF SURRENDER AND WITH ALL THE HOPE AND IMAGINATION TO GO AHEAD IN EACH STEP NEEDED TO GO TO THE TOP OF THE STAIRS OF SUCCESS.tHATS WHY IM LOOKING FOR PEOPLE WHO NEEDS IDEAS OR JUST WANT TO LISTEN TO THEM,SO I KNOW IF I WAS MADE FOR THIS …………OR NOT!sO THANKS VERY MUCH FOR ANSWERING MY QUESTIONS,AND I HOPE A DAY NOT SO FAR FROM KNOW I WILL BE ABLE TO MEET ALL THOSE WONDERFUL MINDS BEHINFD THE STARGATE SERIES.

  38. *Superglues head back together*

    Yes, it took me more than 10 hours to put my head back together – I have a big head.

    Am I missing…an eyebrow? Dammit.

    Joe, I suffered that critical cranial failure thanks to you and your Stargate-like ability to connect us lowly mortals to the big fucking deal that is BAG. How you were able to do that, I shall never know nor comprehend.

    But that is not important right now. BAG, aka. Vince Kwan (a name of power and honor), aka. Bill Y.W. Butt (not surprising he has at least three names – all Gods tend to have many names) descends upon our plane of existence! Not only that, but He has heard our prayers and will offer us His great words of wisdom that, alone, could reshape reality itself! Our questions shall be pathetic in comparison to His answers, but we must still try, for even a minuscule percentage of BAG’s wisdom shall provide for us our ultimate salvation!

    On the other hand, the questions that are already being asked are pretty good, so maybe I’ll just stick to those. 😉

    Glad I’m not the only one who thinks Jamil looks like Prince there, and it all fits too. SGU and Prince? “Why do we scream at each other” indeed.

  39. Hi Joe,

    I laughed repeatedly as I read your latest post. Very funny stuff. Thank you for that.
    I rewatched the entire SGU season and I do really like it. I cant wait for the new season. Could we expect to see Teal’c in season 2 at all? It would be great to see Chris Judge.
    Thank you,
    Nick

  40. Lol, while the save “so-and-so” campaigns are funny at times, others are just ludacris. Still deciding which one BAG is.

    One question that I do have though, I know that stargate usually sells props to the public, (and I’m assuming that show designers and staff usualy recieve the royalties) but I’m wondering, would you ever do the same for the 3d models? (such as the Hive Ships/Ori Ships/Stargates). That way the designers who made them would get the $$$ love that they deserve and gamers would get a priceless piece of SG History to fool around with/photoshop.

    Eh, don’t see it happening, but haven’t seen another show do it and thought I might as well ask it.

    PS. (Keep up the wonderfully entertaining and thought-provoking work that you are doing on SGU, I love the series!).

  41. I always knew Greer was a little crazy, But Jamil just took crazy to a whole nother level. That picture is hilarious. I hope thats just a wig though cause if it ain’t, I’m not going to be able to keep my shit together every time Greer shows up on screen.

  42. @ Gilder – I know…. it’s quite the thing isn’t it…. After I submitted the comment, I realized that I had made a big assumption. Since you’re a crafter, I had assumed that you knew what Etsy was, but I’m sure not everyone reading the blog has heard of it.

    In a nutshell, Etsy is a massive website where you can sell your handmade crafts or hire people to do it for you. If you need graphics work, business cards, blown glass, soap, jewellry, art, pottery, knitting, it’s endless really. ….Check Etsy, it’ll be there…. It’s been a real boon for people who want to work from their homes. However, sometimes Etsy can go wrong…. seriously wrong…. Which is where Regretsy comes in. (Isn’t it a great name by the way). So if it’s new to you, you could check it out as well, if you wanted!!

    Have a Good One!!
    Kymm

  43. Question for Mr. Butt:

    I can’t imagine that part-time acting would fill up your day (or pay the rent). I was wondering what else you do?

    Elminster

  44. Heya,
    Loved the evolution of the B.A.G. power. COOL-GO JOE!
    Jamil looks even more intimidating with the new look, cause you are not quite sure of what is under all of that.
    LOVED…did I say loved? the new psychology test and the models we aspire to be. woof!

  45. @Gabriele: “Is there a chance to see Brigadier General Samantha Carter in the future?”

    Whoa! I know she’s risen through the ranks pretty steadily over the run of the franchise, but Sam’s only been full-bird for three years. Between the movie and the series, O’Neill was a colonel for at least ten years before he was promoted, probably more like fifteen. And poor Major Davis hasn’t received any promotions at all.

    I’m sure that Carter will be a general someday if that’s her goal, but it won’t be for a good long time. Maybe for the SG-1 10-year reunion special in 2017, Joe?

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