Well, another underwhelming weekend of football comes to a close. Exciting 49ers/Saints game aside, it was a mighty grim two days. With the exception of the Ravens, every team I was rooting for lost. If Baltimore gets bounced next weekend, I won’t feel at all bad about missing the Superbowl while I’m in Tokyo.
Anyway, today, we gathered at Rob’s place…
Halfway through the first game, Rob’s projector died on us. Attempts to revive it proved futile so we all packed up and headed to my place for Game #2!
Tomorrow, I get back to work on that horror script (did I mention it was a horror script). This afternoon, Ivon reminded me that I promised he’d have a first draft to read before I’m Tokyo-bound!
Julie Aloha writes: “Have you tried feeding Max oatmeal?”
Answer: I’ve tried feeding him everything in the refrigerator and pantry, from steak to sardines, oatmeal to ice cream. Lately, he hasn’t been biting. Sniffing but not biting.
chevron7 writes: “I emailed to let you know when I was visiting Vancouver to see if we could get a coffee because you seem to like meeting blog members and I wanted to meet you & get your signature on my Ivon book. I expected you might be busy, especially with Maximus being sick & Dark Matter, but you never replied to the email.”
Answer: Odd. I don’t remember receiving an email. I know that, around the time you were visiting Vancouver, I received an email from another visiting fans who I did meet up with (she was enroute to meet up with Sylvia in Hawaii).
chevron7 also writes: “I asked questions about Vancouver and the food trucks on the blog but you didn’t answer.” and “I chalked all that up to you being busy but when I was in Vancouver and broke my wrist and let everyone know, well you never wished me well, you never said anything.”
Answer: Sorry. Although I do read every comment before approving them, sometimes I’m so overwhelmed with whatever is going on on the home or workfront that I may forget to respond or follow up. Again, apologies.
michelle writes: “Do you think his MRI was really clear? He seemed to be hiding something when he said it was. Do you think he’ll become a full-on kingpin dealer next year? He needs cash again.”
Answer: Hmmmm. I didn’t even consider those MRI results what with everything else going on, but that’s very interesting. Especially considering the fact that we’re heading into the show’s final season. Not sure where the show is headed next thought what with the deaths of so many major players. Hey, have they announced a premiere date yet?
Monica writes: “I’ve tried over the last couple of days to get to thehttp://stargate.mgm.com website to grab a few photos for Michael Shanks’ official website. Have been there before, many times, but I’m finding now I get an ‘access denied’ message.”
Answer: Strange. I’ll be heading to L.A. next week. If the problem hasn’t been resolved by then, I’ll poke my head in to ask What’s Up?
Tam Dixon writes: “Those ube cakes look like chocolate. What are they made of?”
Answer: Ube = purple yam!
prof.madmax writes: “Worst ‘how come’ room experience on SG1 & SGA?”
Answer: Not sure what you mean. We used to ask How Come? all the time. Like: How come, when people are out of phase, they can walk through walls yet don’t fall through floors?
“…as showrunner, were you responsible for who did DVD commentary on SGU?”
Aswer: Nope. Participation was voluntary and organized by the production office.
“ZATS-who created them? Why weren’t they used on SGA & SGU….why weren’t they ALWAYS used since potentially non-lethal??”
Answer: The zats were invited before Paul and I joined the show, presumably by either Brad or Jonathan. While non-lethal, they were incredibly unwieldy. Also, from a purely creative standpoint, the “one zat stuns” rule was cool, the “two zats kill” rule kind of silly, and the “three zats disintegrates” rule pretty dumb.
“Who owns what???? Does MGM own your writing on THEIR characters?”
Answer: MGM owns everything – the show and its associated characters.
“I see Willie Garson (SG-1 Martin Lloyd) on USA Network’s show White Collar playing Mozzie/Mr.C…identical, in MANY ways, to SG-1 Martin Lloyd….does MGM own him? What is the deal, side deals for intellectual property or just another ‘old boys network’?”
Answer: It’s funny but when we were shooting 200, my writing partner Paul noted that Willie, the actor, was very much Lloyd, the character he was playing. I think what you saw on White Collar was simply Willie imbuing his characters with so much of himself.