Well fine.

Apologies.  The trailer won’t be coming out until first thing tomorrow morning.  9:00 a.m. to be exact.  So set your watches.

Hopefully these pics will tide you over.

Addendum: Nope, sorry.  9:00 a.m. PDT.  Again, apologies.  The gang at post, led by the lovely Kerry McDowall, did an excellent job getting the trailer finished and ready to go by early afternoon – but we’ve been delayed by circumstances beyond our control.  Hopefully, it’ll be worth the wait.  There were ooh’s and aaah’s aplenty late this afternoon as it was being screened by various cast and crew.

I’ll be out on location tomorrow shooting Day #2 of The Hunt, so blogging time will be minimal.  I’m uploading the trailer vid tonight with the intention of bringing my wordpress blog up on my iphone and hitting “publish” tomorrow at 9:00 a.m.  The trailer will be up here, over on Gateworld, and various other sites including Show Patrol, SFSignal, TVOvermind, Pop Culture Zoo, and John Scalzi’s insanely entertaining Whatever blog.  Check it out at any or all of the aforementioned sites, then head back here an drop me a comment.  I’ll be checking them throughout the day and tomorrow night, time permitting, I’ll hop on and add a little write-up to accompany the trailer.

Today, Ivon informed me that he had bought me a book after listening to a radio interview with its author, John Vailliant.  Titled The Tiger: A True Story of Survival and Vengeance, it’s the true account of one poacher’s bad luck in messing with the wrong gigantic Amur tiger.  From a review by Christopher McDougall: “In 1997, deep in the remote Russian backcountry, a gigantic Amur tiger begins acting like the only thing more savage than a wild animal–us. It doesn’t just attack villagers; it hunts them, picking its targets like a hitman with a contract, at one point even dragging a mattress out of a shack so it can lie comfortably in wait until the woodsman returns home. A few days later, the woodsman’s horrified friends discover remains “so small and so few they could have fit in a shirt pocket.”  That’s what my second grade teacher, Mrs. Vowels, would’ve referred to as “an ouchie”.  Anyway, looking forward to reading this one.

As soon as I finish the one I’m reading now, Fool: A Novel by Christopher Moore, a hilarious retelling of the bard’s King Lear told from the point of the view of Pocket, the king’s fool.  I’m about a hundred pages in and enjoying immensely.  Other recent reads very much worth mentioning: Jeffrey Ford’s The Beyond (the third and final installment of his wildly inventive Well-Built City Trilogy), Jeff VanderMeer’s The Third Bear (a weird and wonderful collection of his short fiction), Daryl Gregory’s first novel Pandemonium (inscrutable, outlandish, and incredibly engaging), the Lou Anders and Jonathan Strahan-edited Swords and Dark Magic (one helluva a fun collection showcasing the likes of such fantasy heavy hitters as Steven Erikson, Glen Cook, Gene Wolfe, James Enge, Michael Moorcock, and Baron Destructo’s good buddy Joe Abercrombie), Stephen King’s Misery (a re-re-re-read of my favorite King novel – Stargate has its fair share of Annie Wilkes’s),  and a mind-bending double-shot of Alastair Reynolds – Zima Blue and Diamond Dog, Turquoise Days.

So what’re YOU reading?

42 thoughts on “September 21, 2010: A plethora of pics!

  1. Grrrr… you said today. 😉 SGU trailers always seem to be a day late. LOL

    Are we talking 9 am Vancouver time, or East Coast time? :p

    Thanks so much,
    Major D. Davis

  2. Ok, setting watch, lining up chairs and drinks and food trays, check, check and check, 9am ok, ready and waiting patiently, but going to sleep now, g’nite.

  3. Hey, the pictures more than make up for the mix-up! 🙂

    Sexy Brian Jacob Smith is always a sight for sore eyes. 😀

    And I love the shot of Carl…being Carl. ♥

  4. Joey…you’ve been a man of very few words lately. Life must be very good, very hectic, or very bad, on your side of the blog. I’m guessing…very good. Your social life is buzzing, you have a girl – or guy – waiting in every restaurant portico , and you’ve eaten a good 10 pounds of chocolate in the last month. I guess you don’t need us anymore… *sniffle*


  5. Okay, I’ve figured out Destiny’s new mission!!!

    Carl is joining the show as a cast member! The last few days we’ve seen pics of him sitting in the command chair of the Destiny, and now tonight it looks like he is trapped in some kind of off world porta-potty.

    Although… it may not be the real Carl Binder… the Carl in the picture doesn’t have his shirt tucked in!


  6. Hey Joe,

    Too bad about the trailer… I was looking forward to it all day! I suppose I can wait a little longer 😉

    Have you seen this yet? Thought you might find it interesting: http://gizmodo.com/5644290/take-me-to-a-future-where-books-act-like-this

    I think all 3 programs they mention are really neat and have some intriguing applications, but Coupland definitely seems like it’d be a really neat way to share books…

    Hope the dogs are all well!

  7. I remember you posted that BJS pic ages back. As I commented that he, and er whats her name looked photogenic in both pics lol.

  8. coolies!! Looking forward to it – better late than never I always say.

    Hey Joe, I don’t get it… how come you eat all that food and don’t get fat? Do you really work out heaps ? (You’d have to)

    Those balls were really big and tasty looking 😉

  9. Well, worst comes to worse we’ll just watch the show and the heck with the trailer. As for reading books, argh. Backlogged badly, never mind keepin up with the half dozen podcasts I try to monitor. Still, light at the end of the tunnel, so with a little luck I’ll be able to start chopping down the backlog. In the meantime I’ll order up some of those books you’ve suggested, just so that the pile doesnt feel abused.

  10. Hey Joe,

    I don’t mind waiting until tomorrow. I think it is great we can just come here to see it. Thank you for the extra effort to have it ready for launch. Very thoughtful…location always sounds fun.

    Thank you for the pictures too. LOVE them.

    Best to you Joe,
    Cheryl 🙂

  11. Did somebody put a gun at your head an told you you can’t put the trailer up today? Or we’re you kidnappped by aliens?
    Why, for god sake, why wasn’t the trailer up at the promised time?

  12. Hey Joe, I was wondering if you could explain why there are no release dates for the complete first season of Stargate Universe on dvd in Australia? Its just that I would really like to get the dvd’s as I enjoyed watching it but as far as I am aware there are no release dates

  13. And what am I reading.
    Félix J. Palma – El mapa del tiempo.
    The book is about the timemechine being invented in 1866 in London, on year after the H. G. Wells story Timemechine. It’s a very bizarre book, but so damn terrific. I haven’t read something so good in years.

  14. I said it last time (probably not here) and I’ll say it again – I will not go to sleep before seeing the trailer! Don’t know what time zone that 9 a.m. is, but should be late evening for me.

  15. You tease. Cool pics though. I’ll be looking for that trailer tomorrow morning.

  16. Hi Joe,

    Playing catch-up with the blog tonight – WOW, great food, great pics, promise of a fab trailer (and pics of fab food trailers), and great reading, too! So, how are the puppies? Doesn’t it seem like no matter what you put on the blog there’s always someone who asks about the one thing you didn’t mention? *snirk* Talk about food, we ask about the dogs; give us SGA pics, we wonder about authors; write about comics and anime and we bug you about chocolate. It almost seems like a conspiracy, no? heh heh heh 😉

    Hmmm, what am I reading? Let’s see, on the bedside table are four series re-reads: Piers Anthony’s “Centaur Aisle”; Jacqueline Carey’s “Kushiel’s Justice”; Spider Robinson’s “Callahan’s Key”; and Mercedes Lackey’s “Oathblood.” And Gilder recently brought Anne McCaffrey to mind, so I’m re-reading the entire “Dragonriders of Pern” series (although giving the series additions by Todd McCaffrey a miss). I don’t have anything new just now – but Christmas being just around the corner, I’m beginning to form a list!

    Smiles, Julie

    @PBMom – Ouch! Good heavens, you get your head under control and your kidneys kick in? Get well soon, my friend!

    @Chev – I’ve been so out of touch, what on earth happened to the Super Secret Project? Is it safe? Do you have it? I know how hard you’ve been working on it – hope everything turns out all right. :/

    @Das – What do you call a pale denizen of the Pegasus galaxy which keeps to the shadows and slinks around underground?

    A Rat Wraith

    What do you call it if a Wraith runs a few steps, falls to the ground, then runs a few steps, and falls to the ground repeatedly?

    A Re-Lay Wraith

    And last, and probably least:

    What do you call a Wraith in horse race?

    A Mare, Wraith-on (marathon)

    Okay, that last was the weakest, but it’s almost midnight and I was going for the race trifecta here. G’Night!

  17. I always love a good Terry Pratchett but I’m really working on Romeo and Juliet for my Shakespeare class. Just finished Othello and Hamlet.

    In other news, can’t wait to see the trailer. It should be interesting to say the least. I came to SGU late (I don’t know where my head was when I was staying away from SGA and now I’m attempting to embrace SGU). I hope it doesn’t ruin anything for me — I’m only halfway through the first season. Thank god for netflix instant play!

  18. @feanor: Have you read “El menor espectaculo del mundo” by the same author? I’ve heard that “El mapa del tiempo” was translated into English – well worth the read. 🙂

    Hi Joe!

  19. hi i have a quistion your from canada do you approve your countrys seal hunt ? and how do the stargate cast feel about that topic

  20. I was wondering about the time too. If it’s 9AM Eastern, I’ll have to start my kids on their work (We homeschool.) and put my earphones in, but if it’s 9AM Vancouver time, I can blast it during lunch! Thanks so much for everything you do.

    Have a good day!

  21. I’ve been reading local and non-fiction recently.

    Just finished: Shadow Divers – details the discovery of German U-boat U-869 just 60 miles off the coast of NJ, and currently reading Murdered By Mumia – written by the wife of murdered Phila. police officer Danny Faulkner.

    Really looking forward to the trailer, and next Tuesday!

  22. Reading? Actually, I started reading “Swords and Dark Magic” in between the short stories in “Masked” and am finishing those while re-reading Greg Keyes “The Briar King” so I can move on to book two in the Kingdom of Thorn and Bone series.

  23. Have been searching for the SGU trailer but now I’m not sure I want to see it; I want to be spoiler free and go in fresh as a daisy to the season opener. I’m going to try not to peek at the trailer and just wait for Tuesday. I was on the edge of my seat when last season ended and I want to start season 2 the same way!

  24. @ JulieAloha – {{{hugs}}} Thanks so much for the giggles! I wish I could come up with something witty, but right now I’m kindasorta brain dead. 😛


  25. Whoa, whoa, whoa!!! ALL of that wordiness under the pictures was NOT there last night! Makes my first post look ridiculous now. Yer a sneaky li’l bugger, Joe.

    Anyhoo…what am I reading? Ready? I’m either all, or nothing…and right now I’m ALL (one reason I can’t get a certain book finished :P).

    Books I’m currently reading:

    Monsieur Zenith the Albino (Again!)
    Sexton Blake, Detective (Mostly for the Zenith stories)
    Swords and Dark Magic (Though, admittedly, I only read Moorcock’s story so far, and may just push this one to the side for a while since sword and sorcery fantasy isn’t my favorite genre unless it features a certain pale Prince of Ruins :P)

    Comic books and trade paperbacks I’m currently reading:

    The Chronicles of Solomon Kane TPB
    The Adventures of Luther Arkwright TPB
    Pride and Prejudice TPB
    Secret Six
    Wolverine (new run for Logan)
    Daken: Dark Wolverine
    Uncanny X-Force
    Astonishing X-Men
    Amazing Spider-Man
    New Avengers
    Invincible Iron Man
    Iron Man Legacy
    (Just a mini, but EXCELLENT so far!)

    I think that’s it, plus a few minis and one-shots and spiritual reading. I have The Dark Tower: The Gunslinger Born HC on stand-by – been dying to get into it, but have too much on my plate already. I have other stuff waiting in the wings, too…time will tell if I ever get around to them.

    Both Matt Fraction’s Casanova and Bryan Talbot’s Luther Arkwright are inspired by Moorcock’s Jerry Cornelius, and Jerry, of course, is – in effect – the Zenith-inspired Elric. Are you seeing the pattern here? 😉 Still, none are as perfect to me as Elric, though Zenith certainly comes close. Between those guys, Ragdoll, and Daken, Wolverine really has his work cut out for him if he’s to stay on top of my reading pile!

    And yes, Joe…I still read for character over story. I need to love my characters if I am going to keep reading, otherwise the story means nothing. Oddly enough, I really like Solomon Kane – him, not the stories (since the stories are a bit redundant). I’ve only read the comic book adaptations, but once I get some free time, I might try to track down Howard’s original works.

    So…yeah, I’m reading again…probably a bit TOO much. 😛


  26. PS: When I say I’m reading all of that, for the most part I do mean at the same time. I’ll sit down and read a comic or two, maybe part of a trade, and a chapter in a book – sometimes all in one evening. It depends, though – comics never leave the house, but trades and books go with me to restaurants and doctor’s appointments and on car trips, and what I decide to read pretty much depends on my mood. If I’m feeling really self-destructive I read something VERY indulgent, like Zenith, or an Elric story. I tackle dark comic book stuff when I feel pretty ‘normal’, and lighter stuff when I just need a pick-me-up. My moods most certainly affect what and when I read. Not sure if that’s just me, or a common thing with readers.


  27. AHHH CRAP JOE!!!

    I posted my comments after the spring final (NOOoooooooo……), then patiently waited through the long summer months. I enjoyed my summer but there was that gnawing feeling somewhere in the back of my head craving SGU 2.0. I’ve endured the Comic-Con trailer making the anticipation even greater. Now we’re a week away (since I’m in Canada, a week and a half or a metric week), and you go and post this new trailer….. AHHHHHAAHHHHH!!! I can’t bear it anymore!!!!

    Seriously, looks awesome! You did not disappoint! The SGU staff is on top of their game for sure! Kudos to all!

    Can’t wait for next week………(still waiting)…….

    Thanks for all the hard work Joe!

  28. One (probably very much over-used, but in this case, entirely applicable) word:


    I’m on pins and needles for next Tuesday…Can’t. Wait!!!!!


  29. Oh boy, I just saw that the trailer is out. Happy as I am for my fellow fans who want to know as much as possible reading this blog is going to become tough for me until next week! I must confess that I assiduously avoid trailers, sneak-peaks and spoilers, it feels to me like skipping to the middle or end of the book. Still, knowing it’s out there does make the new season feel closer!
    Greer seemed to have a lot more command opportunities than, for example, Lt. James, why does he get more responsibility despite the fact that he is of lower rank?

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