With the back half of Stargate: Universe’s second season set to premiere in a little over a week (Tuesday March 8th on Space – or check your local listings), I thought it was high time I got around to posting more behind-the-scene pics…
So, following another sleepless night, I’ decided to reconsider the whole “charter a private jet in order to fly my dogs to Toronto” thing. I called up a few places, inquired, received a few quotes. Also received a slew of unsolicited assurances about the safety of charter jet travel which ended up having the opposite effect of what was no doubt intended. While the woman on the other end of the line was going on about her company’s spotless safety record, all I could think was: “Why is she telling me this?” and “Holy shit! She’s right! This IS dangerous!”.
Guess who I saw today?
Met up with Lawren for tacos at Chronic Tacos on West Broadway. We sampled a respectable selection: slow-cooked pork, spicy pork, chicken, and beer batter-fried shrimp. And the winner? Hands down, the beer batter-fried shrimp. Surprised?
Anyway, it was great to see Lawren (and not just because he picked up lunch). Depending on how things unfold, he well may be holding the fort while I’m away in Toronto. Please remind him to water the plants.
Well, I’m about to head downtown to Bella Gelateria for their Japan Night celebrations (where I’ll no doubt ignore all the other flavors in favor of three scoops of kasu ice cream), opened the back door and noticed THIS –
hal ehrlich writes: “So it seems that you built a new set for the last epsiode , which you said was beautiful. doen’t it stink that you only get to use it for 1 episode ?”
Answer: Actually, we got to use it for two episodes. But it still stinks.
Chad writes: “Your mailbag in this post reminded me that I’ve been wanting to ask you if Scorched Earth was always considered a one-off ep, or if there were ever any plans to revisit the Gadmeer after they had terraformed the planet?”
Answer: It was always planned as a one-off. There was never any intention of seeing the Gadmeer beyond the image we glimpsed in the episode.
DP writes: “Thanks to Vancouver’s forward thinking in harassing the homeless population before the Olympics, you’ll be meeting many more homeless in Toronto. No, they didn’t magically find homes. Some moved to Toronto, temporarily, permanently, however you want to put it.”
Answer: Reminds me of Calgary addressing their homeless issue by purchasing one-way tickets to Vancouver for their homeless. Their reasoning was the winters in Vancouver were much warmer and, thus, less dangerous to them. How thoughtful!
Thornyrose writes: “By chance did you clear that post with Akemi, or are you counting on her good nature (or lack of interest in your blog) to keep her from chastising you later?”
Answer: She was present while I was writing last night’s entry. She even contributed to the comments section.
gforce writes: “Regarding the sets, I got word a couple of days ago that the set tours for the April convention in Vancouver are not going to happen, which is disappointing (even though I was kind of expecting it.) I figured that news was a bad sign, but your comment on this post at least still gives us a little hope. Maybe it’s because of lack of staff around at the time?”
Answer: No. I was actually there on Thursday when they were discussing it and the issue was one of costs for lighting up the sets. Even without full lighting, it would have been quite pricey.
gforce writes: “Speaking of the convention, any suggestions for lunch/dinners at places that aren’t too expensive or “unusual”?”
Answer: Refuel, Modern Burger, Bistrot Bistro, Zakkushi, Yuji’s, Aki, Miku, Japa Dog, Don Francesco, Bella Gelateria.
Duptiang. writes: “How do they go about choosing those who will do these commentaries and do you expect to do any for the SGU?”
Answer: It really comes down to things – availability and interest. I don’t believe I did (or will be doing any) for season 2.
StellaByStargate writes: “I know you’ve been quiet on the future of SGU/et al lately and understandably so. But, if you were a betting man would you say our chances of getting the SGU storyline (and those few other “goodies”) tied up 1) highly probable, 2) still possible, or 3) fading with each passing day?”
Answer: I’m going to go with 2) still possible. The fact that the sets are still standing is a good sign. It costs money to keep them up/the stages rented, so, at the very least, this does demonstrate a desire to see the production move forward in some form.