Hey, check it out! Look at what was in my Happy Panda bento box the other day: oatmeal Teal’c!
Rolling along on production and prep. Shooting at the airport today and apparently the footage looks amazing. Meanwhile, meetings for me…
Akemi and I were just about to head out to dinner tonight when I got a call from Marty G. who was looking to the same. He’s been putting in some late hours on his new show but caught a break today when one of his staff writers came down with the flu (YES!). And so, we met down in the lobby and braved the sweltering heat. Our destination: Rodney’s Oyster House…
Today’s entry is dedicated to long-time regular Kelly Hurt.
Shiny writes: “So I’m guessing no comic-con for the TSPTR gang — maybe next year?”
Answer: Alas, we just started shooting and will be in production straight through the November. No Comic Con presence this year. I’ll hopefully be going next year to talk Dark Matter and pick up some Randy Bowen statues.
Randomness writes: “Those are the facts. SGUs lack of success forced MGM to end things, you dont need to be an ass to put that point across either, as actions speak louder than words, and with the shows and staff gone from the bridge, it tells me MGM lost faith in the former crew.”
Answer: First of all, MGM didn’t force any issue. SyFy did when they canceled the show. The prospect of direct to dvd movies have been an iffy prospect for quite some time and the alternative, simply producing a movie for broadcast, didn’t make financial sense. Also, you bandy about facts like you actually know what you’re talking about with regard to the cancellation which, I’m sorry to say, you aren’t. Sorry if that offends. You can certainly feel free to make assumptions, but don’t kick ’em around as truths.
Randomness writes: “Had movies of been made its not like Syfy wouldnt want.”
Answer: Really? Under what circumstances? Are you privy to how much they would have been willing to pay to make this reality or is this sort of a “Hey, if you’re giving movies away, we’ll take one!” situation? Hell, if there were some produced movies lying around for the taking, I’m sure they wouldn’t be the only one in line.
jojo writes: “Is your crazy idea to move the production to Vancouver?”
Answer: Nope. My not-so-crazy idea is to move ME back to Vancouver.
jojo also writes: “I hear Bridge studios has some space available.”
Answer: Not sure they do. From what I hear, Once Upon A Time (Robert Carlyle’s new show) has moved into our old production offices. Also, heard from Michael Shanks and he is shooting a film in Stages 5 and 6, the former homes of Stargate Command and Atlantis.
Debra writes: “How are the other dogs doing? Didn’t you have a new stem cell treatment scheduled?”
Answer: I’m holding off on the next stem cell treatment. Jelly is doing great, even pulling off a wobbly hallway run on occasion. Maximus seems to be under the weather. Treats no longer excite him and he takes forever to walk anywhere. I’m bringing him to the vet Saturday to get checked out. As for Bubba and Lulu – still troublemakers.
Thornyrose writes: “My comments on a second season and beyond is alas, not based on reading the fall patterns of my dog’s toenail clippings, or of visions provided after spending a few hours in the insane heat and humidity striking my part of the country. Rather, I am making a prediction based on the confidence I feel about the people working on the show, the nature of the show itself, and the interest my non-sci fi loving coworkers have expressed about the show. ”
Answer: I have no doubt The Transporter will be great and that the show will get that second season pick-up – and a third, fourth, and fifth. There are a lot of very talented people on this production and I’m sure they’re in for a nice, long five-year run.
susan TTT writes: “If you didn’t know that the Ice Cream van was there how did you manage to take the photograph?”
Answer: I didn’t! Alex had Trevor take the picture. The jerks.
Dweeb writes: “You should get out and enjoy the 120ºF humidex now in Toronto. Miss the cold depressing Vancouver rain yet?”
Answer: Almost every day since my arrival.
lucas writes: “Joe – to maintain consistency in how a character spoke or what was siad, did only certain writers write or at least correct lines for only certain characters?”
Answer: Nope. All of the writers gave input on every script, providing notes on everything from plotting to dialogue.