A reminder to finish up our book of the month club pick, Masked. Discussion begins tomorrow!
And a reminder that this is your last day to post your questions for SGU writer/Supervising Producer Linda McGibney!
The return of Sunday Night Football also saw the return of THIS guy –
He hosted a get-together that included cold cuts, pizza, pie, and truffles (compliments of yours truly).
Also in attendance for what turned out to be a pretty disappointing game but better-than-expecting pizza (the philly cheese selection was a pleasant surprise)…
Received an email from Marty G. who wanted to add a little something to the discussion on fan behavior at a recent con. Writes Martin:
“Although the odd fan was incredibly rude, the VAST majority of fans were incredibly generous, polite and enthusiastically positive about the shows (Stargate fans raised 28k for Lupus this year…which is basically MOST of the money raised at Dragon*Con). Anyway, I just wanna make sure people know that a couple of rotten apples didn’t spill the bunch and we all had a great time…”
Really great to hear it.
Melissa writes: “I just wanted to remind you that just because a small group of people misbehave at an event, it doesn’t mean that all of us are that rabid.”
Answer: Hey, Melissa – yes, the vast majority of fans are great. Even the majority of those fans who have criticized SGU have done so in a respectful, constructive manner. Unfortunately, there will always be that rude, vocal minority out there who give fandoms a bad name.
Lewis writes: “…if SGU goes off the air after this season then there won’t be any Stargate programming going on. And if the lights are out at the studio then that means nothing is being filmed… not a TV show, not a movie, not even any behind-the-scenes antics. However if Universe does get renewed for a 3rd season, because of good ratings during Season 2, then that means that the ball keeps rolling… it greater increases the possibility of Stargate movies.”
Answer: And that pretty much sums it up. Some fans are under the delusion that an end to SGU will mean a return of Atlantis as a series or, at the very least, a fast-tracking of the Atlantis movie. In fact, the opposite is true. First of all, there are no circumstances by which Atlantis would return for a sixth season. As nice as it would be to see all those story ideas we’d filed away go to script and, ultimately, into production, it can’t happen – and anyone who claims otherwise is either clueless or lying. Given recent developments, the outlook for both the SG-1 and Atlantis movies has improved, and will continue to improve so long as Stargate: Universe continues strong.
Montrealer writes: “Also the showrunners had been scarce at conventions to answer the concerns of the SGA fans. So the current SGU cast became defacto spokespersons for the missing showrunners.”
Answer: I’ve responded to this issue countless times. Being new to this blog, you must have missed the various entries.
link022 writes:”1 the priors of oris used stargate to go to our galaxy Was it due to their powers ? Did they use a power source like ZPM ?
2 There is a big difference of size between a supergate and a stargate. Is it a problem if we send a traveler without ship by this one to contact a stargate ?
3 Why atlantis would vaporize if we used the engine with whirlpool? Is it possible to mitigate this problem?
4 is the crystal skulls could be usefull to contact the destiny if we had one of them in the ship ? We don’t know how to use them, but our allies could show us how to use these ones”
Answers: 1. We never specified the power source used. 2. Since they supergates are space gates, yes, it would be a problem. 3. We’ll find out in the movie. 4. Sorry, no idea.
JeffW writes: “On the displays, this may be too technical for you to answer, but what software/hardware does the Playback Department use to animate those displays?”
Answer: I’ll have to remember to ask Krista McLean the next time I see her. Remind me!
Adam White: “At the beginning of the summer I wrote here about our Pug Ugg. Sadly he lost his battle with PDE on Wednesday. He was the most loving and caring little boy in the world.”
Answer: Hey, Adam, I’m really sorry for your loss. Your post at pugvillage is very touching and I re-post the link here for those of you who’d like to take a moment to honor Ugg’s memory – http://www.pugvillage.com/forum/paws-remember/104400-ugg-1st-june-2007-8th-september-2010-a.html
Bob Reynolds writes: “Well this is strange because I was at that panel and didn’t witness anything of the sort.”
Answer: With all due respect, the Dragon Con incident was just one of several I’ve been told about and had confirmed by various individuals. On one occasion, a fan told an actress that if he was on Destiny, he’d “slap her around” – to which she shot back: “Don’t threaten me with a good time!”.
Sheryl writes: “So the food carts are open from 3-10 everyday. How about this Sunday coming up? And the “takoyaki” balls are actually called bakudanyaki.”
Answer: Sounds oishii. Sundays are bad, however, due to my long-standing commitment to the NFL.
Nadine Ramsden writes: “Speaking of anime, we’re watching Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood. Have you seen it?”
Answer: Not yet.
planet_tv writes: “1. Would it be possible for Sheppard to feed Todd a nice tasty snack named Kanaan?
2. Will the SGA gate be needed for the SGA movie whenever that happens? The only reason I ask is because saw that it was up for auction in pieces and I can’t see that you have another SGA gate laying around as I am assuming that all of the Stargates are equally expensive to make or at the very least expensive to get fix..”
Answers: 1. Unlikely. Sorry. 2. Yes, we’ll need one – but we’ll be fine when the time comes.
SG7 writes: “1. I remember you telling me that the waterfall where Alaina was in the episode faith, was at a place called Widgeon Park. Was wondering if the rest of the scenes were filmed there as well.”
2. Would those sketches ever have a chance of getting auctioned off?”
Answers: 1. Yes, all the exterior scenes were shot at Widgeon. It’s also where we shot Harmony.
2. No plans to do so. Sorry.
FRVDevil writes: “Why did you select ASU? Was it all the hot women, the reputation as a party school, the awesome mascot, or their world class academics?”
Answer: I just like the nickname Sun Devils.
E writes: “Will we see/hear about Emily Young in the upcoming season?”
Answer: We certainly will.
Janet writes: “Do you still support the Raiders?”
Answer: I do. Looks like it’s going to be another loooooong season.
J. Chris writes: “Also, I’m heading back up to Vancouver in a couple of weeks and looking at new places to check out. Have you ever been to any of the Guu locations?”
Answer: I have and wasn’t that impressed. Prefer Kingyo, Gyoza King, and Zakushi.
Quade writes: “When you say Rob Cooper is “in town”. Do you mean that he since moved or is just coming back to the studio?”
Answer: He’s back in town to put the finishing touches on his masterpiece: Malice.
Deni writes: “Are the Wraith ambidextrous? Can they feed from either hand?”
Answer: Nope. They have one feeding hand.
adam writes: “Just curious, Joe, if this hasn’t been asked already, do you have a favorite fast food franchise?”
Answer: I rarely do it, but I am partial to Big Macs. And KFC Hot Wings.
AJM writes: “Since the Naquadria issue seems to be a prominent part of SGU, any chance those back in the Milky Way will take a trip to Jonas Quinn’s homeworld?”
Answer: Check out season two’s Seizure.
feanor writes: “Don’t you ever get tired of eating?”
Answer: Yep. I’m in the process of weaning myself off food.
T’sGoatee writes: “. In Air, the CO2 scrubbers had some black crap on them which seemed to eat away at Rush’s pencil when he was examining it. When Franklin is sitting under the grate, does a drop of that stuff melt a hole in his shirt?”
Answer: Yes, I believe it does.
Michael writes: “1. As of answering this question, how many episodes have completed scripts?
2. How many episodes are in post production?
3. Are those Blueberry Aliens the only race that’s been interested in Destiny or have others just ignored it?”
Answers: 1. 17 episodes with completed scripts, 2 with completed outlines, one remaining episode to be discussed.
3. That we know of so far.
Andy writes: “lets say someone goes into a gate with no point of exit (other gate might be locked out/temporarily unavailable/destroyed), we know the gate will store him in a buffer right? so when that other gate becomes available/rebuilt and somebody else dials and our hero comes out through the other end, will he age? or is this a form of stasis using gate travel?”
Answer: It’s a form of stasis. Intriguing.