No turning back now!  The production machine is rolling along and picking up steam, speeding, faster and faster, toward the precipice that will launch us into glorious flight!  Provided the mechanical wings on this contraption hold firm.  Our European team is gearing up to start shooting in Paris, Berlin, Nice, Marseilles, and the south of France.  To that end, we had a conference call this morning to go over the storyboards for the early episodes.  The guys in France have come up with some terrific car action sequences that, like the ones in the Transporters film series, are fun, inventive, and holy-smokes-impressive!  I suppose this shouldn’t come as a surprise since a number of the key people on our car and fight stunt teams are the same ones who worked on the movies.

When car stunt coordinator extraordinaire Michel Julienne gets into town, I’m just going to start catching a lift with him in the morning.

I figure that’ll allow me to shave about fifteen minutes off my twenty-two minute travel time.

Every so often, I like to check out my site stats – Top Referrers, Top Posts, and, my favorite, Top Search Engine Terms that directed new readers to this blog.  I always find it very interesting.  For instance, here’s a sampling of the Top Search Engine Terms over the past six months…

Search Views
julia benson 59,088
joseph mallozzi 36,572
joe mallozzi 16,013
mallozzi 7,600
joseph mallozzi blog 7,581
elyse levesque 6,252
jennifer spence  5,400
alaina huffman  4,193
mallozzi blog  3,876
batman  2,914
joseph malozzi  1,882
julia anderson  1,766
joseph mallozi  1,751
vanessa james  1,659
stargate blog  1,553
amanda tapping  1,526
julie mcniven  1,450
jamil walker smith  1,047
brian j smith  984
elyse levesque hot  955
louis ferreira  932
jewel staite  895
patrick gilmore  882
joseph mallozzi weblog  865
joe malozzi  839
peter deluise  831
bermuda triangle mystery solved  751
mike dopud  744
david blue  727
malozzi blog  707
stargate universe destiny  706
stargate atlantis  693
leela savasta  693
iron chef chairman  455
michael shanks  454
joseph mallozzi’s blog  433
peter kelamis  428
lexa doig  424
paul mcgillion  416
mint leaves  313
icarus base  288
wraith todd  282
julia benson pictures  267
todd wraith  265
julia benson hot  263
andy mikita  263
stargate destiny model  243
todd the wraith  242
christopher judge  234
chocolate party  223
vanessa james sgu  217
julia benson actress  203
julia benson pics 192
“jennifer spence” 190
mark savela 189
butterscotch schnapps 189
stargate universe shuttle 188
sgu destiny 188
stargate universe julia benson 175 171
julia benson sgu 165
stargate universe chloe 163
vanessa james stargate universe 161
julia benson photos 149
joseph mazzolli blog 149
space shuttle interior 133
stargate atlantis city 131
seed ship 131
blog mallozzi 129
julia benson stargate universe 127
stargate universe ship 117
rodney mckay 117
2nd lt. vanessa james 109
batman pictures 109
destiny gate 109
“elyse levesque” 109
viscous 109
lieutenant james stargate 102
robert picardo 101
brad wright 101
sgu vanessa james 91
stargate universe cast 89
best atlantis episodes 89
stargate atlantis todd 89
ben browder 79
amaretto cream 79
stargate universe ships 71
paul mullie 71
coq au vin 67
carl binder 66
alien ship 55
teryl rothery 54
destiny corridor 54
the chairman iron chef 53
julia benson images 53
peter de luise 53
stargate destiny schematics 53
stargate universe kino 53
stargate destiny bridge 53
kobe beef 53
joe flanigan 51
stargate atlantis gate 50
jaffa stargate 50
julia benson picture 48
florida state cowgirls 48
dr rush 48
leaves 48
butterscotch liqueur 25
snow monkeys 19
fedora hat 15
Carl learns he comes in at 66 searches, beating kobe beef by 53 but falling well short of amaretto cream at 79. Also, for what it's worth, just a shade under "coq au vin".

More people searching the internet came here looking for “Julia Benson” than “Joseph Mallozzi” and “Joe Mallozzi” combined.  Searches for “Batman” (2914) beat out searches for “Patrick Gilmore” (882), “Stargate Atlantis” (693) doubled “mint leaves” (313), while “Joe Flanigan” (51) was trounced by “Brad Wright” (101), “Robert Picardo” (101), and “viscous” (109).

Even more interesting are the daily single digit search engine terms that range from the obscure to the downright bizarre.  Today’s stats yield a unique mix:

Search Views
sucking pig 3
brian j smith girlfriend 2
godzilla tokyo 2
mallozzi fondy divorce 2
janina javankar married or single 1
raccoon lottery 1
leon with pig puppet 1
psych symptoms include speaking in accents 1
confit brain 1
bermuda trapezoid 1

I would assume the first one was supposed to be “suckling pig” rather than “sucking pig”, but the fact that three different search attempts went with “sucking” gives me pause.  It’s nice to know there are people searching for love on the internet, doing their research to ensure their prospective future partners are indeed single: Brian J. Smith, Janina Gavankar, and my ex wife.  Also, I sincerely hope that whoever searched for “psych symptoms include speaking in accents” found the sound medical advice they were looking for here on this blog.  Finally, what the hell is a “raccoon lottery”?

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Todd the Wraith trounced Flanigan…TWICE! grin




There definitely does seem to be a Julia Benson and Elyse Levesque theme going on there. And with good reason! Go Julia and Elyse!!

I guess I’m curious what the “Bermuda Trapezoid” is. Sounds like an idea for an episode of… something.

Maybe the raccoon lottery is for a license to shoot raccoons? Or maybe the winner gets a free live raccoon every week for life? I dunno.


I stand corrected – he trounced him THRICE! grin grin grin



Unfortunately, I’m still speaking with a Swedish accent. However, I am learning about the new Transporter TV series, so that’s a good thing.


Todd also trounced Carl. wink



Joe, I admit to being a bit busy lately, and though I’ve breezed over the Q&As, I really haven’t ‘studied’ them. So quick Transporter questions:

1. Since the movies were action flicks, how do you think they will translate on the small screen? What sort of ‘meat’ are you adding to them?

2. Isn’t there a chance that the whole package transport plot will grow old after a half dozen eps?

3. Since this is going to be on a premium cable channel, is it going to be all bouncy tits and slurpy penises like in the current run of cable shows? Or is it *just* going to be uber violent? Hmmm?! (You have to read those questions in the Church Lady voice. wink )



I said it back when Joe was in Tokyo the same time as the Caped Crusader… and now when people are searching for the Dark Knight they find their way to Joe’s blog… this just proves it…






wonder what that makes Carl???


wow, i didn’t realize julia benson was THAT popular


Carl must be the Boy Wonder, otherwise known as Robin.


Todd the Wraith, 242. ALL Das. smile


I admit I was hypnotized by that car vid!

And if you mentioned Joe Flanigan more often in your blog, people would be directed here more frequently when doing searches. I know I did a search yesterday and your site popped up because of one of the comments about casting Sheppard. But your site doesn’t usually show up. (I would know, because I do a search almost daily…)


Also, I kind of think us Joe F fans are a bit scared of your blog.

Mark Savela
Mark Savela

Whoooo Hoooooo!!!!!! I’m tied with Butterscotch Schnapps!!!!!! B

Scott Jann
Scott Jann

Sure enough, “January 13, 2010: Reclusive Raccoon Wins Powerball Lottery!” comes up for “raccoon lottery”.

Two questions for you, Joe:

1. Do you think the cancellation of Stargate has any bearing on ratings of other things on the Syfy channel. I would especially think canceling SGU would adversely affect Sanctuary.

2. Any suggestions on dining in Montréal, especially with a two year old? I recall m:brgr being mentioned in the past. Last time I remember eating at Arahova, what Greek places do you enjoy there?

Jenny Robin
Jenny Robin

I have a great idea for a story. Here goes:

Some people gather, things happen to them, they do some things, it’s all about the journey, there is no suspense in this story, they all die in the end except they’re not really dead, and there is a pug in it.

Brilliant, eh? I’m going to pitch it to the large dogs in doggy daycamp tomorrow and see if they’ll fund it.


my blog stats confuse me too, like why is the most popular post usually the one i did about the golden globes during the WGA strike from 2008?


Shoot Joe!! If I knew you were going to put up an All Star Hits List, I would have searched “Jason Momoa” a few hundred times to get him on your list. Could you give me a little advance warning next time?

Is this your blog or Julia Benson’s?

I must confess. I went looking for Carl’s name, and I started from the bottom of the list! grin
Sixty six is not bad. I’m sorry I doubted him.

I agree with Deni. Wraith todd, todd wraith, todd the wraitb, stargate atlantis todd = DAS did it.


Now I’m stuck on church lady voices and bouncy tits and slurpy penii. What’s a slurpy penis? Now I’m thinking about frozen blue drinks of unnatural origin from 7-11.

Damn you all.


@ das – What did you say??!! Number 3. shock Holy Mary Mother of God!!! And I’m not even Catholic! oops


Contrary to popular belief, I have no need to do a search for Todd. I know exactly where he is…

Isn’t that right, my poppet? *pulls out brush and gently strokes it through long white tangly hair*




PS: Thanks Ponytail! I totally missed that Todd was named in the search 4 – FOUR! – times! That’s four times he bested Flanigan…AND Carl. twisted



Hi Joe,

I’ve been following your blog since the news of SGU cancellation to read about your Stargate Memories mostly and about news regarding the other projects you and some of the other writers are up to (I’m looking forward to see how “Transporter : The Serie” will turn out).

Quick question regarding SGU (and Stargate in general)

I know that in other sci-fi shows (like Star Trek) they usually have a Writer/Director guide made for the show but I can’t seem to find out any on ebay right now for Stargate.

1) Did Stargate had a similar guide ?

2) Any chance some of the staff might make it available on e-bay for us fans to buy it ? (or maybe sell it for charity).

3) Also, do you know which part of the set or props are gonna be destroyed and which are gonna be sold ? I don’t know if this is something that’s possible but I would really love to get my hand on a Kino as a souvenir grin

Thanks by the way for the time you’re taking to respond to fans. You’re one of the few in the television world who seem to understand Web 2.0 doesn’t only mean putting more content available out there but it’s also about being able to have a more direct link with the fans.


Hi Joe! You mentioned that Heroes was turned into a two parter unexpectedly. I’m curious, since Heroes was so late in the season, did this bump another planned episode into the next season (if so, which one?), take the place of an episode (if so, what would it have been?), did we get an extra episode that season (Bonus!), etc? Thanks!