In the event you’re passing through Vancouver and looking for something to eat, here are some interesting dishes I’ve enjoyed of late…
me writes: “FNL is a great show. Clear Eyes, Full Hearts Can’t Lose. Great line along with Texas Forever!”
Answer: I think it’s the best show on t.v. Too bad this upcoming season will be its last.
Jim of WVa writes: “I noticed that the SF/F book club tends to favor younger authors. Is that intentional? If not, may I suggest another older author: Gregory Benford?”
Answer: The book club tends to favor younger/new writers in an effort to help them get noticed in a very challenging and competitive field. That said, we’ve also hosted some spectacular veteran authors as well including Michael Moorcock, Jasper Fforde, and Lois McMaster Bujold. I actually invited Gregory Benford to participate in a fan Q&A way back when the book club was in its infancy but, alas, never heard back.
antonio chavez writes: “hey Joseph,what happened with Jeremy Franklin the scientist after the attack of the blueberry aliens?”
Answer: Check out SGU’s second season for more on Franklin’s fate.
PBMom writes: “I find there are different types of giving.”
Answer: Ah, true. I was leaving the liquor store and happened upon two young girls raising money for their high school soccer team. I had no problem making a contribution – along with an offering of sage advice: “Stay in school. Don’t do drugs.” And, as an after-thought: “Or alcohol.”
Zoomeister writes: “Speaking of Gero, could you get him to write at least 4 eps for season 3?”
Answer: I can’t “get” him to write for the show. Nevertheless, Martin knows that the door is always open should he ever want to pitch…
Zoomeister also writes: “Also, Ben Browder is apparently a fan of SGU and he seems eager in guest-starring if given the opportunity. Of all the SG actors, he’s the one that seems the most enthusiastic about continuing to do more Stargate stuff. Once again, could you guys PLLEAAAAASE consider having him make a few SGU appearances?”
Answer: I’m a big Ben Browder fan as far back as Farscape and throughout his years on SG-1. The guy’s a class act and, if the right story comes along, I wouldn’t hesitate to inquire about his availability.
link022 writes: “could we manage to contact the destiny by putting on simultanement several ZPM on the stargate”
Answer: Don’t know, but if we had the available ZPM’s, we certainly would have already made the attempt.
Alex writes: “I shudder to think you suffered through what must have been a garish performance of Leonard Vole. It was for CHARITY!”
Answer: It goes without saying that you were the best thing about the production.
E writes: “The creature looks somewhat familiar… Not rejected concept then, I take it.”
Answer: Nope. Rejected concept. But cool-looking nevertheless.
Kerry writes: “Haha. Sorry Joe! Finally I feel like I properly won the bet. If it wasn’t going to be the show that made you squirm, it’s sure to be the lifetime of Arts Club phone calls and promotional mail! Success!”
Answer: Oh, I don’t think they’ll be bothering me anymore. I suggested they try my friend who is a HUGE fan of musicals, Jacobean drama, and performance art. You can expect the follow-up call sometime next week.