By the time I touch down in Vancouver, those of you on the east coast of the U.S. will be settling down to take in the third episode of Stargate: Universe’s second season. Tonight? That’s right! 9:00 p.m.! SyFy! Tune in!
Last season, I got more than a few fans asking about the possibility of Destiny running into one of the Ancient seed ships, those trailblazing vessels launched well in advance of Destiny, charged with the task of seeding suitable planets with stargates and establishing the path to follow. My response to those who asked has always been to point out that, short of some sort of mechanical or system failure stranding a seed ship, it’s highly unlikely the Destiny would cross paths with one. Yep, HIGHLY unlikely.
Anyway, tune in for tonight’s episode of Stargate: Universe in which the Destiny crew investigates a mysterious object on the heels of a highly unlikely encounter.
The slightest of sneak peeks at the behind-the-scenes action on this one. Setting up one of this episode’s many “discovery” sequences –
Well, another Montreal visit is a wrap. I spent time with family, hit a few so-so restaurants, and attended my buddy’s wedding (see last issue – ed.). Yesterday was my last full day in town, so I did the rounds. One of my stops was Lawrence and Mel’s place where the newlyweds were hosting a little wine and cheese. Holy crap! You learn a lot about someone from checking out their living space. For instance, I didn’t realize my buddy has the picture perfect serial killer profile. Allow me to set the scene: The crazed killer is finally arrested. Turns out he’s a fairly nondescript fellow living a quiet, middle-class existence. The neighbors describe him as the type that kept to himself. But when the investigators enter the premises in their search for clues they discover obvious signs of alarming obsessive compulsive behavior like –
I won’t even bother documenting the selection of champagne bottles lining the top shelves of his kitchen or that enormous glass container in the front room overflowing with corks. Perhaps more shocking of all was what I learned from some of his co-workers who made the trip over from London. Lawrence, it turns out, is a diehard Coronation Street fan. So diehard, in fact, that he’s been trying to swing a studio tour for well over a year. Coronation Street!
Well, closet serial killer or not, it was great to see my old buddy (and new budette). Still, just to be on the safe side, I contacted the authorities and suggested they keep an eye on him.
Hey, speaking of collections, my mother has a pretty extensive collection of my early writings including this little gem from my stay at summer camp –
Some other highlights from this trip…
Dinner tonight with Bob Picardo who is in town to film a super secret guest appearance on another series. I’m hoping there’ll be a slew of Awakening comments awaiting me on my return! Let’s hear from you!