Today, it gives me great pleasure to announce: We have our Frank!

Pictured above (looking suave, tough, and all sorts of charming) is Chris Vance as Frank Martin, The Transporter.  He delivers anything, anywhere, no questions asked – for a price.

We auditioned a ton of very talented actors for the part but, ultimately, Chris stood out as, well, just damn perfect for the role.  And once Transporter: The Series premieres in early 2012, I know you’ll agree.

In other Transporter: The Series casting news…

The beautiful Andrea Osvart has signed on to play the role of Carla, Frank’s handler and partner in danger.  Again, we saw some terrific talent in the auditions but, in the end, it was Andrea’s smart, sexy, self-confident portrayal of our ex-CIA op that won everyone over.

The Movie Network and Movie Central Sign on as Canadian Partners for Transporter-The Series

  • Based on the popular Transporter theatrical franchise, series is set to go into production in Toronto in July
  • Partners include QVF Inc. and HBO/Cinemax
  • Series stars Chris Vance from Prison Break

(May 20, 2010) – Astral’s The Movie Network (Eastern Canada) and Corus Entertainment’s Movie Central (Western Canada) today announced their participation in the 12-part action series Transporter-The Series. Based on the high-octane Transporter films, the series is an international co-production between The Movie Network and Movie Central, Canada’s QVF Inc., M6 and Atlantique Productions in France, Germany’s RTL Group and HBO/Cinemax in the U.S.

“The Movie Network is all about premium entertainment and we’re proud to add this made-in-Canada big-budget action series to our original content offering,” said Aubie Greenberg, Director, Original Programming, Movie Services, Astral Television. “The theatrical Transporter franchise has connected with audiences on The Movie Network and around the world through its iconic characters and frenetic pace. We’re excited to further this connection through participation in such a large-scale production, especially one that takes our long-standing partnership with HBO to the next level.”

“We are thrilled to be partnering with Cinemax, M6 and RTL Television,” said Jocelyn Hamilton, Vice President, Original Programming, Kids, Comedy, Drama, Corus Entertainment. “As a franchise, Transporter offers a solid fan base with appeal to grow into an exciting series. Filming in Toronto with our world class production partners, the action-filled series will bring the beloved character of Frank Martin to premium television.”

Based on the popular film franchise of the same name created by Luc Besson, this fast-paced series follows the adventures of professional transporter Frank Martin (Chris Vance), who can always be counted on to get the job done. Operating in a seedy underworld of dangerous criminals and desperate players, Frank plays by three rules: never change the deal, no names and never open the package. Occasionally, complications arise and rules get broken. Good thing Frank can improvise. The series will premiere on HBO Canada in 2012.

Transporter-The Series is a France/Canada co-production produced by Atlantique Productions SA (Klaus Zimmermann) and QVF Inc. (Susan Murdoch). Executive producers are Luc Besson, Alexander Ruemelin, Fred Fuchs, Robert Cooper, Joseph Mallozzi and Paul Mullie.

Thanks to The Movie Network and Movie Central for recognizing all of our hard work!

I’m also pleased to report some great news on the V1 Jets front.  My disagreement with the company over a recent jet charter has been settled to my immense relief and satisfaction.  Company President Andrew Zarrow called me personally after being made aware of the problem.  After discussing the outstanding issue with me at length, he promised to look into the matter and get back to me asap.  Well, he was good to his word, calling me back the very next day to explain V1’s position and present a solution that has happily put the matter to rest.  A stand-up guy!  A big thank you to Andrew for wasting no time in stepping in, getting involved, and taking care of this customer.

When last I left off my Stargate reminiscences…


An acting tour-de-force for Michael Shanks who delivers a multitude of terrific performances in an episode that sees him playing several different characters. Guest star James Park’s portrayal of the doomed Pharrin is also incredibly touching and the perfect compliment to Michael’s multi-layered turn.  Brad had the idea for this story back in season six but, since he’d constructed the story for Daniel who had since left this mortal coil, he’d shelved it indefinitely.  When Michael came back to the show the following year, however, Brad was able to dust it off and put it back in play.  It’s one of those self-contained pure SF stories, like Revisions (and the episodes Brad used to produce in his Outer Limits days), that always appealed to me in much the same way that I always preferred the stand-alone horror X-Files episodes over the arc-driven entries.


Enemy Mine was the working title of this episode which, like Watergate before it, went from placeholder title to official title before anyone could do anything about it.  FYI, past placeholder titles that didn’t make it to official status include: Teal’c Interrupted, Turn of Events, Dark Gambit, Flowers for McKay, CSI: Atlantis, Ad Infinitum, Remember When, and Beckett Returns.

Writer/Director Peter DeLuise excelled at stories that, like this one, focused on the show’s rich mythology, building upon the races and characters established in previous episodes and developing them in interesting, often surprising, ways.


Working on Stargate was a writer’s dream in that it offered a host of wide-ranging opportunities when it came to scripting an episode.  The stories could be arc-driven or standalone, Earth-bound or off-world centered, mythological in nature or purely scifi, dramatic or humorous.  And, every so often, we occasionally did those departure episodes that stood out all the more in the uniqueness of their narrative or execution.  Space Race was one of those episodes and, as a result and to no one’s surprise, was a little divisive went it came to fan opinion.  Some fans loved it.  Others hated it.  Still, whatever negative response it may have received online paled in comparison to the scorn heaped upon…

AVENGER 2.0 (709)

Okay, in retrospect the title was one of the best things about this episode.  We shot Felger’s apartment at the Accent Inn across the street from The Bridge Studios (where we also shot Ronon and Sheppard watching BSG on motel t.v., Teal’c enjoying the thousand finger massage in Point of No Return, and the scene of Kinsey’s shooting in Smoke and Mirrors).  In the original script, Felger is painting his Warhammer figures but the gang at Warhammer nixed the idea because they felt suggesting a character like him (ie. brilliant scientist) played Warhammer would depict the game in an unfavorable light.  So we went with Stargate action figures instead.

At one point in the episode, Felger makes reference to an old science professor of his named Mr. Hoffman.  This was a salute to one of my own high school teachers, Mr. Hoffan, a knowledgeable man in his own right.  Once, during a class, he informed me that the chocolate bar I was snacking on could contain a maximum of three hairs and one rat turd according to regulations set down by the Canadian Food and Drug Administration.  For my part, I always avoided Charleston Chews which seemed to allow for roughly twice that.


Actor Chris Judge’s second foray into scripting sees him tackle Jaffa cultural constraints, sexism, and uneasy alliances.  Apparently, he wrote the part of Ishta for Jolene Blaylock.  Thankfully, she was available to play the role.  The episode also features a cameo by Executive Producer Michael Greenburg’s wife, Nicky. At one point in the episode, she rides by on a horse and shouts something.

58 thoughts on “May 20, 2011: Transporter: The Series Casting News! V1 Jets President Andrew Zarrow Comes Through! Stargate: SG-1 Season 7 Memories!

  1. could sam and jack had gotten married on a past mission, but didn’t know it? :p

    ~hint, hint~

  2. – The Movie Network and Movie Central Sign on as Canadian Partners for Transporter-The Series

    – Based on the popular Transporter theatrical franchise, series is set to go into production in Toronto in July

    – Partners include QVF Inc. and HBO/Cinemax”

    Congratulations! 🙂

  3. what’s the point?
    it all ends tomorrow
    i’m so depressed
    hug the dogs for me
    (but, i like your series’ actors)

  4. I’m sorry Joe, but RTL? Really? I can’t say how disapointed I am… (but I can try, right?)
    I am german and I know shows that were created and produced by germans. And what “they” create is so bad, you can’t watch it, unless you are older than 65 (and “tired” enough)… and I’m WAY younger than 65!
    Please Joe, don’t let RTL make any creative decisions. Because if they do, this show will be a complete waste of money. We have a show here in Germany, “Alarm für Cobra 11”, it’s so bad, it literally softens your brain (every time I happen to tune in for a few seconds, I can almost feel how I get dumber)! In every (!) episode, the viewers can see a huge car crash that could never happen this way! It’s been a long time, since I’ve heard good written dialogue in german TV. So, if RTL asks for stupid action (or dialogoue) – you have been warned!

    Still, I’m quite confident that the show will be nothing less than awesome!

    (If there is a mistake: I’m sorry, but I’m (as I said) german and my english isn’t always perfect. I hope it’s not a problem for you.)

  5. Congratulations Joe, Transporter, looking forward to seeing the end results. I do think you like staying busy.
    and great to hear that the v1 pain in the pocketbook fiasco is resolved..
    Michael Greenburg, haven’t heard his name for a while, hope he is well.
    Some pretty amazing storylines came out of the bridge. thanks, I enjoyed the ride. Have a great evening.

  6. @Ponytail: But you have until 6 p.m. local time!

    @Joe: Congratulations on the Transporter deals and on settling things with V1. I just Googled Chris Vance and saw that he was on Burn Notice. He was great – in a cheerfully psychotic kind of way!

  7. I don’t care what you say about Avenger 2.0. The Universe’s Most Awesome Spit Take Ever made up for any downside to that episode ten times over.

  8. Nice casting so far, Joe!

    So is Ms. Osvart gonna be blonde or brunette, a la…

    Also…please tell me that Tarconi is going to be in the series. I really like that character.

    You know, as much as I enjoy reading your stories about Stargate, I almost never remember the episode from the title. So, f’rinstance, where you write about the scorn heaped upon ‘Avenger 2.0’, I have no idea what that episode was about, so I don’t know if I liked it or didn’t like it.

    But keep the stories coming…when I go back and re-watch everything, it’ll make it all that much more interesting!

  9. Hoooray for Canada !
    I am so glad to see that Syfy is not involved.
    That show will have a real chance without them.
    (sorry but I had to write that).
    Yeah the The Movie Network are good folks. They produced Regenesis among excellent original contend. Can’t wait to see that Tranposter series then.

  10. MS was amazing in lifeboat, especially considering how little time he had to prepare.

    birthright was pretty good. the female jaffa had a great entrance in that one; coming out of the fog/smoke like they did.

  11. Joseph……what type of run times are you aiming
    for with Transporter scripts/episodes?

    Individual one hour run times for each episode?…with
    no commercial breaks?
    …or maybe something closer to 45 minutes for each

    Any plans in place to have some fun with the opening
    credits for each individual episode?
    …maybe something interesting, amusing and unique?

  12. As requested a few days ago…(to another poster) This is a reminder for info on the SGU soundtrack.

    P.S. Still hanging on to the question of whether Rhona Mitra’s Kiva was originally intended to get more airtime in season 2…


  13. I loved the way Chris Vance was good at conveying emotion and believability in his roles, like his James Whistler one, you have the feeling he was in danger too from the company like everyone else but in the end he’s actually an agent for them, making all the scenes involving him all an act in Prison Break.

    Must admit though, the name Chris Vance was the last I was expecting from a series like The Transporter, but am happy he got the role.

    And really I guess thats all I have to say, as the news was posted by someone else on the comments section yesterday, my initial surprise and happyness reaction has pretty much passed.

    But yeah. looking forward to watching the show now lol

  14. Airelle – “Congratulations Joe, Transporter, looking forward to seeing the end results.”

    Ohhhhh my gosh! Must you phrase it that way?

    Sparrow_hawk – “But you have until 6 p.m. local time!”

    Who’s local time? Western, Central, Pacific?

    good bye everybody…

  15. Charles Vance definitely looks the part in your pic above.

    I’ve seen his other roles in shows like Prison Break, Dexter, and Burn Notice and I wouldn’t necessarily have figured him as someone in the running. He was never really cast in any of the physical action roles.

    Can’t wait to see the guy in action. I have to imagine you guys are sending him off to some seriously heavy martial arts training to fit the part.

    congrats on getting all the pieces together. The actress is gorgeous. Count me in as a viewer in 2012. 🙂

  16. Turn of Events, tee hee.

    Things are humming along. You’re a busy guy, and not in a pulling your hair out, spinning in circles sort of way. Stuff gets done.

    So a guy w/ your connections ought to be able to get me one of those free “Christ Returns May 21, 2011” bumper stickers.

    They stopped giving them out. Talk some sense into them, will ya’?

  17. Just got back from POTC4! It was fun, fun, FUN!!! 😀 [The original] Captain Jack is back! WOO!!

    Also, this Vance fella might work. I like ’em a little younger, thinner, and longer-locked, but in the end you have to see them animated to know how you’ll take to them. It’s weird…I know Christian Bale is good looking, but he’s just too wooden and I can’t warm to his characters, while I have never really thought Hugh Jackman is all that great looking, but he has charisma coming out the wazoo, and that makes me love his characters.

    Of course, this is coming from the gal who had a massive crush on Tiny Tim when she was a kid…sooooo…my taste in men is probably a bit skewed. 😛


  18. Lifeboat was a tour de force for MS, he was brilliant. I always choke up when watching this episode for Pharrin. You’re correct, James Park was intense.

    And I enjoyed Avenger. It was campy fun or that’s how I view it. Just plain fun.

    Congrats on Transporter not being on regular cable or US networks. Now hopefully it will get a decent chance to shine. And we don’t have to worry about censors since it’s pay tv.

  19. The dude from the Panama penitentiary in Prison Break! That’s where I know Chris Vance from, good for him, he’s a bit of a bad ass and perfect for the part. I’m glad the V1 jet problem was resolved, but web searches for their company will still track back to the complaints on this blog; they’ve earned quite a bit of bad press over this. Glad they did the right thing in the end.

    I’m supposed to be writing but instead spent 3 hours enjoying my Dangerous Days documentary on Blade Runner. I figure if the world’s gonna end today I may as enjoy it one last time. I’m annoyed that I haven’t gotten a single end of the world present yet; no flares, no canned goods, oh well.

  20. Joe, a few days ago, you responded to a question about the “Carl’s Replicator story” that you had noted on your list of possible stories for Season 6 of SGA, and confirmed that this story was intended to be an attempt to bring back Elizabeth Weir.

    From the moment we found out Torri Higginson had chosen not to come back for Season 5’s “Ghost in the Machine,” she has been very honest with fans about her reasons for not returning, specifically, that she was not comfortable with the fact that while you (not you personally, just the producers/writers in general) had several ideas for the continuation of Weir’s storyline, you still did not know how the storyline was going to end (which you later confirmed in an interview you did with after SGA’s cancellation), and she was concerned that the fans were being strung along for too long without being given any sense of closure, or any indication that closure would ever come.

    Does the fact that you did intend to try to restart the storyline in Season 6 mean that you were prepared to stop dragging it out and finally give a conclusive ending to the storyline as both Torri and the fans have wanted from the beginning? You’ve told us a little bit about what might have happened had there been a Season 6 and the storyline continued (the possibility that the original Weir was still alive but hidden somewhere, Atlantis and the rebel Replicators competing with each other to find her first), but looking back, knowing what you know now, how do you envision the story having ultimately ended? Team Sheppard successfully rescues Weir and brings her home to Atlantis to recover and rejoin the team? Something else? I’d hate to think you’d kill her off, because after all the other times she was “killed,” only to be brought back in some fashion, trying to kill her off yet again would’ve been a “boy who cried wolf”-style cop out.

    Sorry that this got so long and rambling, but a lot of fans have been curious about these questions for a long, long time, and we’re still waiting for closure. I hope you’ll help us out.

  21. If we cannot have Mike Dopud for Frank, Chris Vance is a good second choice. He also starred in the show “Mental” which I loved, and was on Dexter last season. He was VERY creepy in Dexter. Also saw him pop up on Fairly Legal this past season.

  22. Oh wait? HBO CANADA???? Oh please, oh please HBO United States, pick this up.

    Good to hear the matter at V1 was resolved to mutual satisfaction.

  23. I was wondering, what did you have planned for Earth and Atlantis 3 years later? Is there a new threat Earth is facing? Also, did Woolsey come to an agreement with the Langarans for gate usage?

  24. Avenger 2.0 – one of only two SG-1 episodes that I have watched only once and will never watch again….

    Lifeboat – an episode I can watch for a thousand times and never grow tired of…not only for Michael Shanks’ mesmerising performance but I think also that Teryl Rothery should be praised for her fantastic acting in this one too…she and Michael both knocked the ball out of the park in their scenes together!..

    I still cannot find a series to capture my attention, or heart, like Stargate SG-1…since its end I have tried with many of the new ones, and failed miserably…I prefer to go back, watch the re-runs and enjoy Science Fiction/Drama when it was exciting, thoughtful, well acted, entertaining and had time to mature and develop into the fine series it was…

  25. It took me a few minutes to remember who Chris Vance is. That and Google so I could figure it out. Oooh, interesting choice. I loved him on Burn Notice.

    I liked Avenger 2.0. Very funny episode.

    Hey, the world hasn’t ended in New Zealand. Does that mean we’re in the clear?

  26. sparrow_hawk – Hey right back at ya! How have you been? Happy travels of late?

    Lou Zucaro – We do? Someone’s been protecting me from those switches. Maybe they bring forth and send light to dimensions outside of our own….

    Squishy – The Simpsons were right on that one. I wonder if our dogs spin the opposite way chasing their tails to what they do in the Northern Hemisphere. Hmmm, I can feel a scientific experiment coming on.

    Joe – I’ve been avoiding reading the TV parts of your blog for the last few months due to:
    1. I still haven’t watched all of SG1.
    2. I haven’t finished watching all of SGU.
    3. I’d like to be surprised with Transporter.
    I have a bad habit of preferring to form my own opinion on something. All the best though for the upcoming production season. Hope it all goes well and don’t go leaning on any light switches. You may inadvertently be responsible for The Rapture. Which, by the way, I only have 1.5 hours left, so what should I do with that time?

  27. Congratulations, Joe, Transporter: The Series seems it will be good. That’s funny, at first I confuse Chris Vance with Jason Bateman…

    @tidusspear08 (bjoern herzog):
    “Alarm für Cobra 11”, LOL, in France it’s called “Alerte Cobra”, and yes I think it’s pretty bad too. Cars exploding every ten seconds…

    It’s funny that for France, M6 is going to be one of your international producers, because it was the one who has broadcasted Stargate in France for many years… and also coproduced Highlander: the Series…( a curse or a blessing ?).

  28. Thanks for the info on Transporter.

    2 things though :

    1) Wasn’t Chris Vance plastic wrapped by Dexter? He was great on Burn Notice if I’m recalling correctly. So was Michael Shanks.

    2) Andrea Osvart reminds me of a young blonde actress on a sci-fi show which ran for 10 seasons. So did Alaina Huffman when I heard she would be in SGU and googled her name. I don’t know, maybe it’s the short hair or something.

    For what it’s worth, I really liked Avenger 2.0. Falger is hilarious.

  29. Coucou Joseph!

    Et bien dites moi, votre projet de serie avance bien :)! Un anglais/australien, une hongroise..votre cast est internationnal…à quand une ou un français(e) ^^!
    Peut être qu’un jour vous pourrez rencontrer Luc Besson…waou la class!! C’est cool que vous soyez en parteariat avec M6 ils vont certainement commender les 12 premiers épisodes, contrairement à la SF les français aiment beaucoup ce genre de serie!

    En tout cas je vous souhaite pleins de bonnes choses pour ce projet!

    Gros bisou!
    Bon week end!

  30. Joe, je suis heureux de voir que la série avance. C’est cool de voir que M6 et RTL (chaines françaises) produisent un peu des séries dignes de ce nom plutôt que les trucs nuls actuels.

    Si vous avez besoin d’un lieu sympathique pour tourner, pensez à Martigues, à côté de Marseille, c’est là que je vis et j’ai toujours rêvé de voir un vrai tournage ^^ En plus, Martigues est une belle ville.

  31. Woar, I loved those episodes. It definitely took me a second time watching Spacerace to like it, but after that I thought it was a perfect Stargate SG1 episode. Just because of all the reasons that you have pointed out already 😉

    While Lifeboat was the absolute top of Michaels acting I also liked Birthright because it got a lot deeper into the jaffa-story and I always liked the fact about stargate that it did not just create new species, but also gives them backgrounds.

    It’s one thing to make cool looking aliens, but another to make them feel realistic and well thought through. This was always SG1 strong point.

    The problem that I had with Enemy mine was that SG1 always brought up that insular way of thinking of the military and on the other hand brings in new characters like Cameron Mitchel (loose and relaxed about the usually strict rules of the military). Sorry but, there are things like “the middle way” and it always seemed to me, it was this way or the other, not something in between. Also one of the reasons it took me quite a while to like the last two seasons of SG1 (ok, also based because I liked Jack O’Neill a lot).
    I hope this doesn’t seem like nagging, because I liked pretty much all the decisions made on Stargate, just because a good, whole story always has to have good and bad smaller stories, just like life itself.

    Anyway, cool to see some more development on Transporter. I personally can imagine much more of all the news with the faces of the actors and it seems you got some pretty cool ppl together already. So good luck with the rest. Can’t wait to see more!

  32. Joe,

    Sorry but I have to disagree with you. The best part of Avenger 2.0 was in the very last scene. O’Neill silences Felger by holding up his hand and saying “No talking”.

    If you like the scene then no further explanation is needed, you remember it. 🙂

  33. Hey Joe

    …scorn heaped…

    My God, what’s fandom coming to? Two of the seasons best episodes. I loved space Race and the chance for Carter to get her YaYa’s on.

    In my opinion, the only good thing about Birthright was Jolene Blaylock.


  34. No wonder you’ve chosen a Hungarian girl to take the lead role! Ivon Bartok’s influence on you, don’t you think? 😀

  35. Well, after your new series appears, it will hopefully come to Netflix at some point. Won’t be able to afford HBO/Cinemax for awhile–gotta pay those pesky medical bills, 🙂 , once hubby is working again, of course.

    Still loving your Stargate memories. My favorite eps of this bunch were: Space Race and Birthright. We were very excited to see Jolene Blaylock as we had watched her in Enterprise and thought she was terrific.

    Glad to hear the V1 Jet problem was solved. We might be in the same position with another company shortly; hoping it doesn’t come to that.

    Have a great weekend!!

  36. Lifeboat is one of my favorite episodes of SG-1. 🙂 Michael Shanks just blew that out of the water. I just was blown away by his performance, and how he could make each of those personalities so individual and unique to one another. He is such forcused actor. It’s a joy to watch him perform. 🙂

  37. Mr. M.: I can’t wait to see Transporter!

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  38. @ponytail,,lol, sorry, end results, I just meant all Joes and everyones hard work thus far.. oops. surely didnt mean it that way Joe….hugs and well wishes and macarons for the series..

  39. Can’t say that I’m very happy about there being a Transporter series. I was very much hoping for more big-screen outings rather than long, dragged out episodic stories trying to do big things in an hour.

    Now as a show you’re inevitably going to have to develop Martin’s character and have a full-time cast with him too that you have to develop characters for. Its not what Transporter is about IMHO. I prefer not knowing too much about Martin. I prefer that the people he meets are not there in his life full-time. They stick around as long as Martin sticks around which is not for very long. I prefer that Martin is a loner with a job to do.

    A TV series is going to complicate things to death with things like character background development, an on-going episodic storyline and recurring villains etc. No. Not for me. Martin himself said he doesn’t likes things complicated and I don’t either and its for this reason that I won’t be watching Transporter: The Series. Its one package I most certainly won’t be looking at.

    I’ll keep to my Transporter movie trilogy thanks very much.

    Jason Statham IS Frank Martin.

  40. If ever you are thinking of making a movie to round-up and bring to a conclusion the Stargate Universe series, I have (what I think is) an interesting idea, that links into all of the Stargate world. Drop me a line Joseph. I’m Canadian, hey? So all I want is the pleasure of communicating this idea to you… It’s a kind of unification theory of Stargate 🙂 — M Saumure, Quebec, Canada

  41. thats some interesting casting, I remember that dude from burn notice, I last saw him in a car explosion. I dont know Andrea Osvart, hopefully there is some chemistry between them so when they finally get to sleep together it will be believable. lol

    Do you guys have your Bruce Campbell yet? Who’s responsible for the humor? Although in Burn Notice everyone is funny in their own way. but man look at all those companies crazy about Transporter, Stargate after 15 years couldnt even get just one. But I always thought the french would be the most interested in a concept such as stargate as long as it dealt with ancient egyptian stuff, they have a thing for it not sure why.

    Anyway, look at the video game that ripped off Stargate, heres a trailer:

    and heres the hilariously shocking ending you wont believe your eyes:

    There is controversy regarding the game’s developers for “amazonbombing” a reviewer who gave them 1 star. its explaind here:

    but its exactly like stargate, and was that a kino? and the awful game even mentions atlantis. The whole game feels it was made by a child.

    heres the review that started it all:

  42. oops forgot about what wordpress does with youtube links. I kinda liked it better when it was just a link.


    you dont like “complicating things”? So according to you it should be just action and explosions and nothing more? That makes no sense to me. Youre mad that they are actually gonna add depth to the character? Well its not like its gonna be a soap opera, most likely gonna be as deep as Burn Notice which is fine.

    “I prefer that the people he meets are not there in his life full-time. They stick around as long as Martin sticks around which is not for very long. I prefer that Martin is a loner with a job to do.”

    I agree with you on this though, we were introduced to the character as a loner so seeing him now in a team might upset some fans. I hope they find the right way to make him a loner and at the same time be part of a team. I think Michael’s character in Burn Notice even though has his family and friends you still feel hes a little bit of a loner troubled in his own mind but he also appreciates the fact that hes got people who care about him.

  43. @Narelle: I’ve been well, thanks. Work is a trial as we are in the midst of a “merger” that smacks of a take-over. Many of our best people are leaving. 🙁 But on the positive travel side, I’m heading to Bavaria with the kids next month!

    @Ponytail: The Rapture is a “rolling” event occuring at 6 p.m. May 21 local time wherever you happen to be. Mysterious, eh?

  44. It looks like Transporter: The Series will bring a “whole new breed” of fan to your blog. I think that will be very interesting. Guess we need to get ready to make some new friends here.

  45. Congratulations Joe, Paul, Rob, Alex, Luc and Fred! All the best with Transporter: The Series!!

    I hope this series will be available via the web, else I won’t be able to watch it. I do not subscribe to any premium cable channels as I feel I am gouged enough paying for basic services.

    Of course, I may make the leap to satellite, eventually.

    From SG-1 Season 7 thus far: I really enjoyed Avenger 2.0 and Lifeboat. Trust Stargate to offer drama, humor, and intelligent stories at an unsurpassed level!

    Although there are many Apple fans here, I must stand up and offer a shout out to Windows 7. I just purchased a new Dell XPS 15 laptop and took the plunge in getting Win 7 O/S with Office 2010. After a brief adjustment period, I am loving it all.

    I once had a job requiring use of both platforms in a commercial art studio. Macs were then thought of as elite and all the designers wanted one, the better to produce excellence in graphics, compared to the Windows systems. Admittedly, yes, they were right – at the time. Well, Win 7 has caught up. Yowza!

    Again, much success with Transporter. I look forward to seeing & reading about the series’ escapades here, on your blog Joe.

    As an saol go dtí an chéad (from this life to the next)


  46. Some quick questions about the Transporter series:

    I saw a release that showed off your lead actor before I jumped over here, and like your thing above it mentioned Luc Besson being an Exec Producer. I’ve yet to see him in any of your production photos though.

    Is this guy an Exec Producer in name only? Have you had any interaction with him at all? What role is he actually playing?

  47. I always like Space Race because i tried to look at it from the point of view of the aliens. This mysterious alien shows up and joins the race. That said, I was always really disappointed that Carter just stuck with her standard issue clothing instead of dressing all cool like an alien mercenary. I would think Earth would want some plausible deniability just in case.

    It’s always amusing to think about Felger because he indirectly laid the foundations for the destruction of the Replicators.

  48. @PBMom

    Speaking of Mike Dopud, such a shame he didn’t get the role on Transporter as Frank, he seems like the best choice for that kind of character.

    Mike has that action hero guy look, with good acting skills, and what not.

    But as this isn’t Stargate I guess Joe and Paul wouldn’t of had the freedom to cast Mike as Frank lol

    Just wow, Dopud looks so awesome in his Echoes gear, kinda like a one man army soldier kinda guy.

  49. Hi Joe,

    I’m just catching up with your blog after being away for a few days.

    So, Chris Vance is the lead. Excuse my ignorance, and I don’t mean any offence, but who is he?

    By that I mean, what else has he been in?



  50. Newcomer to this blog…
    Did not like Space Race.
    Liked Birthright… wish the romance between Teal’c and Ishta could have developed further than it did in the 2 eps.
    Liked Enemy Mine and Avenger 2.0
    Big Daniel Jackson/Michael Shanks fan, but didn’t love Lifeboat. Sorry MS.

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