I returned home from Tokyo yesterday and the first thing to greet me upon my arrival, ironically enough, was a Christmas present from SyFy.  Postage due.

The second thing to greet me was this –

She may still be wobbly on those hind legs, but Jelly’s condition has improved significantly since her back surgery.  Hopefully, with continued rehab, in the coming months she’ll be charging around the backyard like her old young self.

Jelly models her rear-support harness. For walkies.

My first two days back have been exhausting.  Gifts to purchase, laundry to do, beds to make, bills to pay, scripts to read, presents to drop off and a movie to watch.  Did I mention gifts to wrap?

I know, I know.  You’re asking yourselves: “Why the hell are all those Christmas gifts wrapped in Happy Birthday wrapping paper?”.  The obvious answer: Because it’s Jesus’s birthday, you heathens.

Also, I was out of Christmas wrap and that’s all that there was left in the closet.

I’ve been holding off commenting on this whole SyFy cancellation thing because I was hoping to have more news to offer on the subject – but, alas, I possess no more insight now than I did two weeks to Christmas when I read about it on twitter (and later received confirmation from Deadline.com).  So is this the end?  Well, obviously, it doesn’t look good.  But IS THIS the end?  Well, the SyFy cancellation makes it very long odds that we’ll be producing a third season next year.  BUT IS THIS THE END?  Damn you’re persistent.  The honest answer is: I don’t know.  No, that’s not entirely true.  The truth is I do know some – but only enough to say it doesn’t look good and it’s very log odds we’ll be producing a third season next year – yet still only enough to say I can’t say this is definitely the end.  At least for now.  Time will tell and I’ll keep you updated on any and all developments – especially if there does come a time when the Stargate franchise once again needs your support.

Requisite dog photos:

 

Jelly
Bubba
Maximus
Lulu
Jelly

And bedtime for Maximus and Lulu…

 

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Bailey
Bailey

Well, whatever all that means… I’m glad Jelly looks so good!

susan the tartan turtle
susan the tartan turtle

Jelly is looking younger now that she is able to get around. You should be building a little pool in the back garden/yard for her to swim in each morning. wink

The fact that you have already bought your Christmas presents is amazing – men are not too organised when it comes to buying gifts.

I hope the hounds are excited at the prospect of seeing their Aunt and Grandmother.

Scotland seems to have ground to a halt, it has been very cold for several weeks. It is about minus 17℃ just now. I ordered most of my presents on-line and nothing has arrived. As long as Santa Claus (Santa Kittie in my house) visits me I will be happy.

Susan ☃☃

Bailey
Bailey

Actually, what I conjecture you might mean is that it might be the end of the series as a complete series, but that U might live on as a movie or mini series or something Space puts together with a more limited budget. On the right track?

Or that you are talking about the franchise as a whole, and not Universe. In which case I hope you get to dust off your copy of the Extinction script sooner rather than later.

Cheers!

Cody
Cody

Good to know that you made it back safe. Also good is that Jelly is improving. Have fun wrapping gifts! I’m wonder what syfy could have gifted you. I’m trying really hard to resist the inclination to make snarky/sarcastic/smart-ass comments. Trying sooooo hard.

Cody

Jovanna

Glad Jelly and the others are doing well. I have been debating wrapping my presents in b’day gift wrap… since you started the trend, I may as well continue, hey?

sylvia
sylvia

Excellent – THANKS for the Jelly update vid and pix of the gang.

Hmmm, good thought, idea regard b’day wrapping paper.
Oh, and welcome home!!

Lexxye
Lexxye

Look at Jelly, she is doing so well. The other kids look great too. I am sure they missed you. Thanks for the pictures. grin

PBMom

AWESOME seeing Jelly! She looks like a new pup-pup again. So much spirit in that dog! I bet you feel so much better now that you’ve seen her.

Postage due? Too funny.

Joe, don’t tease me like this. I was having a discussion with someone on Wednesday before the news broke and they weren’t feeling good about the renewal and I said my instincts were saying it would be fine and then I got the news on Thursday and it was the first time my gut instinct ever let me down, but now you’re saying, there is a chance. (Reminds me of Dumb and Dumber when the chick says to Jim Carrey’s character that the chances of being together were one in a million, and he replies, “So you’re saying there is a chance?” This is good news. I put the link to your blog on my Twitter feed so people can read what you have to say about it.

MeriJewel Burr
MeriJewel Burr

Thank you for the update. This is the first time I’ve posted on your blog. What’s the saying – Long time listener, first time caller? I’ve seen every episode from all three Stargate series. Love all three!

I’m hoping that there is some way another network can pick up SGU. I can’t believe how passionate I am about this series. It’s the only show that I have to watch live, because I just can’t wait to see what happens! SGU is amazing and I love the look, feel, characters, and direction it is going. It has so much to give us fans!

Please keep us updated of any direction we might be able to take in order to get the gate turning again.

In the meantime, I’m sending polite messages to Space channel in hopes they can pick it up and to MGM Studios letting them know fans would greatly appreciate it if they continued SGU on another network.

Glad to hear Jelly is doing good! =)

riley

Okay, the only thing that rivals that photo of Lulu and Maximus asleep for adorableness is that video of Jelly. Great to see her looking so good!

James Gamble

Glad to see Jelly up and about. Such a trooper!

Josh

I know that you probabley get this all the time, but us Stargate fans are realy wondering what is really going to happen here. Will there be a Stargate Atlantis movie(s)? Will there be more Stargate SG-1 movies? Will Stargate Universe move to another network? Will its story conclude at the end of this season? Will there be a movie to wrap things up for this sereis?

I don’t want to sound like a spoiled brat here or anything, but I really love this series, and I just can’t get enough of it, and all I can find online is rumors or other fans saying what could happen. Some offical word on the future of what is going to really happen would be very much appericated.

Thanks.

Josh

E
E

Woot, you’re back. Glad to see Jelly doing well. smile

And about SGU… I understand you don’t know enough, but that ridiculously little piece of hope is all this depressed fangirl needs before Christmas. Thank you for that. Got all my fingers, toes, whatevs crossed that SGU would beat those odds. Just like its characters have countless times.

smile

dioxholster

I bet in an alternate reality somewhere SGU is doing really well.

dasNdanger
dasNdanger

Thank you for the video!! SO good to see Jelly up and around and happy! The puppy pics are just too sweet – Bubba strikes a fine pose, Lulu looks possessed…but that one of the sleepy pups just takes the cake! Thanks!

das

Deni
Deni

Aww Joe, she looks GREAT! So glad you went with the surgery – it’s made a world of difference! Sending you both big, happy hugs smile

Ponytail
Ponytail

Jelly looks great! They all look great. Shoot! I am so mad I didn’t think about wrapping gifts in birthday paper! Would have saved some money. smile

Simon
Simon

I’m so disappointed over SGU’s cancellation.

If there’s even a small chance of a 3rd season or a direct to DVD movie to tie up the story I’d support it all the way!

I’m keeping my fingers crossed.

I know for a fact that I’ve got the S01 Blu Ray for Christmas, so there’ll be some HD re-watching in January for sure!

wraithfodder
wraithfodder

Ah, in that last shot, you missed the chance to decorate them with Santa hants and garland for Christmas wink

lt2369
lt2369

Hey Joe – You want I should get Guido and Nunzio and do some persuading of the executive types? wink

Just let us know…….

JimFromJersey
JimFromJersey

Jelly looks great!! I don’t even know her…personally that is, and that video brought a smile to my face.

I’m guessing SyFy sent you a Smackdown t-shirt. (?)

Happy HanuMasKwanzBoxWinter Solstice everyone!

anais33
anais33

Hello!
Comment allez vous?

Vous devez êtes content de retrouver votre maison, vos chiens et Akemi smile

..moi j’adore m’occupé des cadeaux de noël, mais en régle général je fais ça 2 mois à l’avance comme ça je peux prendre mon temps^^…

Moi j’adore votre papier cadeaux!! =D

..c’est étrange que vous n’ayez aucunes nouvelles concernant le futur de sgu..o_o?

Bonne fêtes!
Grossss bisoussss!!!!

Marc
Marc

I hope Universe will get some closure, and the SG1 and Atlantis movies will get made. That’s my wish to all stargate fans for 2011!

Tammy Dixon
Tammy Dixon

Wow! Jelly looks great!! Don’t let her do too much, though.

Airelle
Airelle

Oh, Jelly’s eyes look brighter or is it just my imagination, perky again, good for her. thanks for sharing the pups. And Max and Lulu really have trouble relaxing b4 bedtime, that pillow looks so soft and comfy. Maximus is keeping an eye(or 2) on the situation. Are mom and sis coming to your house this year> or is it off to the airport again for you.?(the bd paper will confuse the baggage handlers) Hope your Christmas is Merry wherever you spend it!