Success! I finally have access to my yahoo email! And it only took me an entire afternoon and approximately one hundred letter and number combinations to get it!
Let’s celebrate with a pic of my mother’s dog in silly outfits!
My other objected not so much to the fact they looked silly, but the fact that they looked like they were wearing pyjamas. So she made my sister return the outfits. If you ask me, I think they look like they’re prepping to perform surgery.
Last night, I hit what was my favorite restaurant the last time I was in town: Splendido…
The high-point of the night were the first round of appetizers: a) a delicious Shalom Farm Red Deer Tartar with pistachio, sorrel, and grilled bread, and b) the house charcuterie platter that included, among other things, a perfect terrine of foie gras as well as sweet and savory boudin noir with whipped pork fat.
For round #2, we split two pasta plates: a) a good venison ravioli and and even better b) tagliatelle with Quebec rabbit, pancetta, and parsley.
For our mains, the ladies went with the butter poached lobster while I opted for the Yorkshire Pork Tenderloin with sultana raisin and pork sausage, and sage and walnut bread & butter pudding. All very good but I was already slowing down. So much so, in fact, that I only ordered two desserts: the Niagara Spy Apple and Saskatoon Berry Cobbler with vanilla bean ice cream and creme anglaise, and the dark chocolate and mascarpone parfait with chocolate sorbet and espresso anglaise. Nothing to complain about but, ultimately, nothing to really love either.
Tomorrow, it’s back to the office to discuss oautlines and one-pagers. We’ve got scripts for episodes 1 and 2, and stories for episodes #3-8. Four more to go and we’ll have our first season mapped out. After that’s done, all that will be left to do is prep and produce season one. Smoooooth sailing!
Michael writes: “1) Was there any consideration for Mr. Woolsey or Ambassador Ovirda to mention Dr. McKay’s failure with Project Arcturus in SGA, during the meeting?
2) Telford took two SG-units with him on the Langara mission. Were they specific ones like SG-3 or SG-5?
3) That was really cool to hear a little of the SGA theme when McKay walks in. Who’s idea was it?
4) Was it ever planned to include something like a brief one sentence ‘update’ on the status of Atlantis?”
Answers: 1) There was not. While interesting, it wouldn’t have added anything to the scene and, quite the episode, would have only confused the issue for viewers unfamiliar with SGA.
2) To the best of my knowledge, they weren’t.
3) That would have been the magical Joel Goldsmith, expert musicsmith.
4) Nope. We were keeping it purposely vague in order to keep our options open for any potential movies.
Lou Zucaro writes: “Joe, if you do want to use that domain I got, you can get my e-mail address from your blog.”
Answer: Will do. Thanks, Lou.
Ulrike Tannenberg writes: “But I did not quite get, whether it would be possible to retrieve Ginn and Perry or not.”
Answer: It was kept vague, however, there were plans for a cool early season 3 story involving Ginn that would have totally changed shipboard dynamics for many of our characters. Remind me to tell you about it sometime.
Ulrike Tannenberg also writes: “About making an amalgam movie of all 3 Stargate incarnations – please don’t. I know many people here are fans of SG1 and SGA so I have been holding back with my opinion on those – at least mostly. Just don’t. That would be like mixing night and day – it will not work out.”
Answer: Well, in your opinion, did it work out in Seizure? Ultimately, it would really depend on the characters crossing over.
Simon writes: “1) Can you dedicate a blog post to your Transporter: The Series show? IE going into further detail without giving too much away ect
2) Do you have an interested network? If not then may I suggest going to the USA network as it would fit in nicely with their other shows, Burn Notice (You ever watch it?) etc.
3) Mike Dopud being considered for the lead?
4) Speaking of SGU, any word from Brad about the movie(s)?”
Answer: 1) Sure, eventually. Right now, the series is in the early prep stages and we’re still in the process of hammering out stories and assembling our team.
2) We already have an American broadcaster and it is a perfect fit for this high-octane, sexy, action-adventure series!
3) We’re presently auditioning for several roles and I have asked to see Mike.
4) Still no word. Sorry.
chevron7 writes: “How’s Jelly doing with the colder weather?”
Answer: She’s a shiverer. I carry her out, set her own, wait for her to do her business, then scoop her up and head inside.
hal ehlrich writes: “Well I am crossing my fingers that a movie ends up coming out. Do you have any timeframe when they might be letting us know if and when it may happen?”
Answer: I don’t and I honestly feel it has to be sooner than later if we want to take advantage of actor availability.
N writes: “Since people’s consciousness can be uploaded and downloaded to and from the chair would it be possible to change the person’s code and their personalities while they are in Destiny’s mainframe?”
Answer: With the proper knowledge of how to go about “changing the respective programs” it might theoretically be possible to excise certain memories, even personality subroutines which would, in effect, be the equivalent of brain surgery. It would be unpredictable, however, and I wouldn’t recommend it.
Randomness writes: “Sorry Joe but I disagree about your comments about the ratings not effecting the movie.”
Answer: Disagree with me all you want. Regardless of whether this movie gets made or not, at the end of the day I’m someone who has worked on the franchise for over a decade and have access to certain information like, for instance, what variables are being considered in the decision-making process, and what variables aren’t (ie. ratings).
Randomness also writes: “…and Syfy on the verge of pulling the show off the air like they did with Caprica…”
Answer: Really? What’s the source of your information? Or is this merely an assumption on your part?
Randomness also writes: “Speaking of which, I really can’t understand why you, Paul, Carl etc have all joined the Transporter, all of you including Brad should of done a 4th Stargate series.”
Answer: Our focus was on SGU. Our plan was to continue the series, not set up a back-up spin-off. Rob left the franchise to pursue other projects. Paul and I said that if and when SGU ended, we would move on as well. Brad, who co-created all three shows and has been with the franchise longer than anyone, is looking to provide SGU fans with a satisfactory conclusion to the story of Destiny’s mission.
Thornyrose writes: “So, you WILL tell us who the kind stranger/familiar face is when you eventually identify him is, won’t you?”
Answer: Sure, but it could be months, perhaps years, before I can place the face.
chevron7 writes: “Could you please do me a favour and close the ankle bracket after blockquote in the previous comment.”
Answer: The what in the what now?