See you in the comments section at 6:00 PST, 9:00 EST.  I’m feeling chatty!

I’m early.  Let’s get started!  Post your question in the comments section.  I’ll answer there as well.  Then, when we’re done (in an about an hour) I’ll post the whole as today’s blog entry.

215 thoughts on “Q&A Tonight!

  1. I think I’ma gonna need a drink…or three. 🙂 (Joey, make sure to bring some chocolate!! 😀 )

    das

  2. I might be out with a friend, Stargate fan Tiffanie. I have some serious catch-up to do. Went to high school reunion (best trip of the century!) then got back and had full-on Patrick 24/7 from Aug 1 until today when he went back to school. And he was NOT in a great mood. Raging even. And today my business launched. So busy, busy, busy. I likely will be home all day tomorrow, so I’ll catch up. Sorry I will miss this Q&A (unless Tiffanie cancels on me because she has 1-1/2 hour drive ahead and she is stuck where she is and it is 5:45 now. Not sure how late she wants to be out).

  3. Hey, Joe!

    Between Cookie Monster’s movie reviews & your Food Truck taste testing I think you are gradually affecting my subconscious. Last night I had a dream about the Muppets having their own food trucks! Various Muppets were in pairs of 2 working their own various themed food trucks, but the catch was they were in a race from N.Y. to L.A. with the winner being a combination of 1st to arrive/truck that sold the most. And the whole time various Muppets or bad guys would sabotage or steal the food trucks. The dream itself was actually a whole lot funnier than the past few Muppet movies, and in essence it did seem like a real movie.

    So here’s my question: Should I thank you for inspiring such a great dream, ..or should I be worried that your blog is affecting me this way???

  4. I’m just gonna watch .. This should be interesting.

    Q: Can you or Akemi share some of your favorite rice dish recipes? And what makes a really really good movie to you and Da Cookie Monster?

  5. Hi Joe!

    My son David wants to know if you’re a Canucks fan…

    I’ll try to come up with my own question in a few minutes.

  6. So we leave a message here… and then what happens? I may say more here than in the last three or so years.

  7. Q: What are the approximate odds, that we’ll be seeing something sci-fy from you like a miniseries, series or movie, in the next year to 2 years? Thanks. 🙂

  8. Evening, everyone. How goes? Akemi just made some delicious beef curry and home baked chocolate chip cookies for dinner (well, the curry was for dinner; the cookies for dessert). So I have plenty of energy.

  9. Speaking of Akemi’s immigration. What happens if you and Paul decide to move to LA to pursue opportunities there? Do you then have to start over? Some sort of waiting period before anything can be done?

  10. All this refreshing is probably going to freak out WordPress! Here’s a question – I was reading on GW that “Delete” is casting, but it also said they they have started filming. It is unusual to start filming before all the roles are cast?

  11. Hey, Chris. I’ll ask Akemi to offer up one of her best recipes and post it in an upcoming entry. Maybe with pics.

    As for what Cookie Monster feels makes a good movie – well, I think we’re in agreement on this one: a smart script or, at the very least, a script that doesn’t assume the audience are a bunch of idiots.

  12. Hey Joe,

    Are you making plans to drop in at Dragon*Con at the end of the month?

    I’m still hoping I can make the trip to Atlanta. If not, there’s always next year!

    Laura

  13. Hey, Jeff. Can’t say I’m a huge Canucks fan – or a hockey fan in general. I’m more of an NFL guy. I’m a Raiders fan! (Much to Carl Binder’s chagrin).

  14. Q: Are you allowed to comment on the “Delete” miniseries yet? Do you have any further involvement or just wait to see it on TV like the rest of us?

  15. Maggy K writes: “So we leave a message here… and then what happens?”

    Chances are I may answer your question.

  16. I’m here. Kinda’ hard to come up with a question for a guy who I’ve been reading a little about every day for years.

  17. How long did the SGC have the Atlantis Moon base in operation before the opening of Extinction?

  18. SGA question: In Instinct, why did Carson bring the retrovirus with him when, by his own admission, it was no where near ready? Was there a valid reason, or was it just to set up the events of Conversion?

    And FTR I’m still not buying how Carson managed to blow up.

  19. Hey, Sue – Akemi’s immigration process goes slowly. We were hoping to have an answer by July but the embassy in Tokyo is no longer screening so we have to go through the Philippines which will add several months to the process. I’m hoping to have an answer before October 18th which is when her visitor’s visa expires.

  20. I am lurking in wet and cold Scotland. I will probably not join in but will be reading the posts.

    Funny dog and cat stories would be appreciated.

    Susan
    Tartan Turtle

  21. Thank you for being a part of the creative team that gave is Varro, bra’tac and my fav vala mal doran.
    How is both Brad and Robert doing? Why have they not been given other opportunity?

  22. Delete sounds scary, especially considering this is an entity that learned all its social morals from the internet.

  23. “In Instinct, why did Carson bring the retrovirus with him when, by his own admission, it was no where near ready? Was there a valid reason, or was it just to set up the events of Conversion?”

    Hmmm. Don’t remember the particulars of that one. Would have to rewatch the episode.

  24. Lewis — I’d watch that Muppet/Food Truck road race to L.A. Would make a great movie. 🙂

    Joe, can you tell us anything about the super secret project you were working on with Ivon?

  25. Do you in Vancouver “spring forward” for day light savings time? Just noticed the time stamps are an hour back.

  26. Have the SG movies gone by the boards or is there still some hope on the horizon?

    Also, I have a theory about what the ultimate endgame for SGU was supposed to be. Am I right? 🙂

  27. “Joe, can you tell us anything about the super secret project you were working on with Ivon?”

    I’m actually working on two super secret projects with Ivon. The first is a horror script on which we share a story credit, the other is a genre series we are developing with Paul and Rob.

  28. Hello Joe,

    Thank you for doing the Live chat/mailbag…

    I have some questions for you… answer whichever one(s) you would like and ignore/delete the rest…

    Have you tried avocado fries? Good or bad…

    Have you eaten at French Laundry yet?

    Is there something you haven’t eaten yet, that you really want to?

    A couple of weeks ago you did a 100-point rant (kudos on being able to do that by the way). This question pertains to one of the points. Why does it bother you if someone else eats his or her meat medium?

    You’ve been thinking about the move to L.A., how would the move affect Akemi’s citizenship request? Would the dogs have to be quarantined for a period of time?

    Seth Green was cast in your mini-series Delete. When you write do you picture a specific person/voice (even though that particular person may not actually be cast in the role). Is that part of your process? Do you know what I mean?

    Delete is shooting in Vancouver, will you visit the set?

    Thanks, again!!

    Have a good one…

    Kymm

  29. Hey Joe

    On August 11th’s post you had Sean, I believe his last name is Koo. And he’s also in the background of one of your San Diego pics.

    Elminster

  30. “Have the SG movies gone by the boards or is there still some hope on the horizon?”

    Unfortunately, it looks bleak for the Stargate movies we had planned – Revolution and Extinction.

    “Also, I have a theory about what the ultimate endgame for SGU was supposed to be. Am I right?”

    With absolutely no knowledge of your theory, I’m going to say….yes, that’s it!

  31. Ok, here’s my question. What part of the United States that you haven’t been to would you like to visit? And what kind of food would you eat there?

  32. Is there an individual with NCIS responsible for all the former Stargate actors that have been cast?

  33. Hi, this is a list of some the questions ive had about stargate, if you could answer some of them that would be great!

    In be all my sins remembered after the replicators were sucked down to the planet why didnt they beam into some of the ships and have a fleet of ancient warships to fight with?

    Why did it seem like atlantis shields were never that powerfull, when the ancients lived there 3 zpms powered the shield it lasted for years, but one only lasted our people a few days whenever they were attacked.

    In the ancient database was there no information on how to build zpms?

    In auroa what do you think the weakness was?

    In travelers the people had guns like ronans but they had to reload, how come ronan never does?

    Why did you kill of beckett, i loved and hated that episode he was my second favorite character?

    In the last man why didnt they tell of what happened to beckett?

    In unending when the as guards killed themselves didn’t they have any ships they could have given to earth?

    When some Asgard went to Pegasus why did they lose to the wraith? In the milky way their ships were the most powerful.

    Do you think the furlings would have looked like ewoks if you ever made an episode about them?

    How many bc-304 ships does earth have by the end of the series because at the End of SGA there was Daedalus, Apollo, Odyssey, then in enemy at the gate the sun tzu, was mentioned(Chinese ship? Why would we give china a ship?) And the Phoenix/Hammond. By the end of sigh there had go be quite a few more ships right?

    Do you think earth would have made a ship larger than the bc-304 to fight larger ships?

    Who do you think is smarter McKay or Carter?

    In SGU if they had managed to get a supply line in seizure do you think McKay would have gone?

    Will you ever release the script for extinction?

    Is there any hope for stargate coming back in some form in the next few years?

  34. “Hi Joe, how the heck are ya?”

    Fine. A little stressed. Last night, I dreamt I bought a shoebox house and there was somebody hiding in the basement. Not sure what was on the hider’s mind (murder, mayhem, or surprise birthday party) as I woke up before I had a chance to find out.

  35. “Have the SG movies gone by the boards or is there still some hope on the horizon?”

    Unfortunately, it looks bleak for the Stargate movies we had planned – Revolution and Extinction

    Well, that just sucks!

    “Also, I have a theory about what the ultimate endgame for SGU was supposed to be. Am I right?”

    With absolutely no knowledge of your theory, I’m going to say….yes, that’s it!

    I knew it! Thanks for confirming it for me!

  36. This is all very exciting. I keep trying to come up with a question, but instead all I have in my head are statements like: Vancouver looks like it’s a great place to eat! And then I follow it up with rhetorical questions like, “Why isn’t Minneapolis that awesome?” :-/ I’ll settle for watching I think LOL.

  37. “Are you making plans to drop in at Dragon*Con at the end of the month?”

    Alas, no plans to visit Dragon Con. The dogsitter is on vacation. 🙁

  38. G’day Joe

    I had my first maracon today. It was hazelnut, I was expecting something a bit sweeter. Was very yummy though.

  39. Was researching for Delete what had you concerned that your Google searches would draw the wrong kind of attention to yourself?

  40. “Q: Are you allowed to comment on the “Delete” miniseries yet? Do you have any further involvement or just wait to see it on TV like the rest of us?”

    I’m holding off on commenting for the time being. It was a very tight schedule but Paul and I are very proud of the script. We broke the story in a week then wrote the four hour miniseries in a month – which is the equivalent of a Stargate script a week. It’s shooting now but Paul and I aren’t producing so I can’t offer any further insight.

  41. You’ll have to talk to Marin Gero about the con. He was there in 2010.

    Have you done any conventions besides the Stargate ones in Vancouver?

  42. Can you talk about Delete? Are you at the filming? Is it being shot at Bridge? and when is it due out? thanks

  43. “I was reading on GW that “Delete” is casting, but it also said they they have started filming. It is unusual to start filming before all the roles are cast?”

    Somewhat unusual but occasionally this happens if: a) the role being cast will be shot later in the production schedule and b) there are ongoing negotiations in the works.

  44. “What happens if you and Paul decide to move to LA to pursue opportunities there? Do you then have to start over? Some sort of waiting period before anything can be done?”

    I believe that once she receives her permanent residency in Canada, she’ll be able to travel with me. Shouldn’t be an issue.

    I hope.

  45. Joe, in the SGU ep “Life” (I think it was), where Rush “visits” his ailing wife, the background music with their scenes together was Bach’s “Chachonne”. I was wondering who picked that music (or generally those specific selections that SGU would often use) and did they know that that piece is thought to have been written by Bach in honour of his deceased first wife. Brilliant choice anyway, but if it was with that knowledge, that’s some pretty subtle stuff!

  46. “Hey Joe, How’s Akemis arm/hand feeling?”

    Much better, thanks. She’s very proud of her moisture method of healing that has seen the wounds clear up scar-free.

  47. “How long did the SGC have the Atlantis Moon base in operation before the opening of Extinction?”

    In the script, the Atlantis moon base has been in operation for a very short time – perhaps inside of a week.

  48. Joe I have one question that keeps coming up as I watch SGA on DVD and stroll with you down memory lane. (Thanks again for doing your memories!) I was wondering if any of the cast or crew ever complained about all those stairs on the Atlantis sets?

  49. Final question: Can you send some of those fresh chocolate chip cookies over here to New Brunswick!? They sound excellent! 🙂

  50. “So what did you think of Ready, Player One?”

    Like quite a few books I’ve read of late, I LOVED the first half and then felt it lost steam near the end. Still, a great read – especially for someone who grew up playing D&D.

  51. “How is both Brad and Robert doing? Why have they not been given other opportunity?”

    Brad and Robert are presently working on their own projects and I suspect we’ll hear some big news from one or both of them before year’s end.

  52. How are your Snow Monkies looking? My son David missed his draft deadline (he got distracted), and now he’s hoping for an upset season.

  53. Saw Mike Dopud on Grimm last night. Apparently Varro has now become some sort of French sabretooth cat type dude. And he’s evil, wicked, mean, and nasty. Probably from losing TJ.

  54. “Joe what TV shows are you currently watching?”

    Breaking Bad. Hmmmm. I’ve given a bunch of other shows a try and none have stuck. Akemi likes Masterchef and Hell’s Kitchen, so we watch that as well.

    Have any recommendations?

  55. “Do you in Vancouver “spring forward” for day light savings time? ”

    Believe this is a wordpress issue. Here in Vancouver, we spring sideways. For the month of November, Tuesdays and Wednesdays switch places in the week. Weird, huh?

  56. Hey, I noticed “Boat of a Million Years” in your recently read list. Just wondering what you thought of it?

  57. Did you catch any of Continuum? It had Lexa Doig and a few other ex-stargate people in it.

    Elminster

  58. Have you tried avocado fries? Good or bad…

    – Meh.

    Have you eaten at French Laundry yet?

    – Alas, not yet. That’s on my Bucket List along with visiting Singapore and bare knuckle boxing a couple of individuals I’ve worked with.

    Is there something you haven’t eaten yet, that you really want to?

    – Off the top of my head, can’t think of anything.

    A couple of weeks ago you did a 100-point rant (kudos on being able to do that by the way). This question pertains to one of the points. Why does it bother you if someone else eats his or her meat medium?

    – It just feels as though you leeching all the flavor out of the steak. At least well-done offers you the flavor of burnt fat.

    You’ve been thinking about the move to L.A., how would the move affect Akemi’s citizenship request? Would the dogs have to be quarantined for a period of time?

    – Don’t think dogs would be quarantined. Same for Akemi.

    Seth Green was cast in your mini-series Delete. When you write do you picture a specific person/voice (even though that particular person may not actually be cast in the role). Is that part of your process? Do you know what I mean?

    – It really depends. Sometimes, we write a part with an actor in mind.

    Delete is shooting in Vancouver, will you visit the set?

    – Nope.

  59. I’ve been watch Big Brother. Yes it’s true. They HAD Survivor’s Russell’s brother. He was booted off the first or second week for not playing well with others.

  60. “How are the children…er…dogs?”

    Almost always sleepy. Except at meal time.

  61. “What part of the United States that you haven’t been to would you like to visit? And what kind of food would you eat there?”

    I went to take a tour of the southern U.S. and try some real, down home southern cooking!

  62. Hey, just wanted to say thanks for Stargate (all of them) made awkward adolescent years much more bareable. I’ve followed your blog for about a year and a half now, and I wish you luck in upcoming and future plans!
    P.S. RIP Maximus!!

  63. “Is there an individual with NCIS responsible for all the former Stargate actors that have been cast?”

    I do notice a surprising number of former Stargate actors guesting on NCIS. Not sure why that is. I keep meaning to ask. Remind me!

  64. @Joe, every time we go out, hubby is almost always commenting that you would like the restaurant we go to. If you ever come near us, we’ll take you to a good one. 🙂

  65. Ah…so that’s why SF shows are done there … the space-time continuum is odd. Hmm… I see now.

  66. As for southern cooking, are we talking Paula Deen? I’ve visited her outlet store in Savannah…the cheesey grits were good.

  67. “In the script, the Atlantis moon base has been in operation for a very short time – perhaps inside of a week.”

    Thanks!

    Any chance you could dedicate a blog entry to talking about Extinction again like you did back in summer 2011 or is it at this point a black van will take you away if you reveal too much?

  68. I just got back from buying a lottery ticket. What’s your guesstimate budget for making an Atlantis dvd now that the sets are gone? Over or under 10million?

  69. Hi Joe, Thanks for doing this. I’m glad I checked in early, for some reason I thought the Q&A was for tomorrow!

    Some questions:

    What do you make of the reports about Dean Devlin getting a supposedly almost-OK to do a sequel to his original Stargate film? Is there any validity to this, or is it just loud wishful thinking on his part? Personally, I’m not interested in seeing it made, since it’s not “our” Stargate, but I’d be interested in hearing your thoughts, as well as what Brad, Rob, etc. think.

    Is Brad’s vision of a 3rd Stargate movie completely dead in the water, or is there any hope at all?

  70. “In be all my sins remembered after the replicators were sucked down to the planet why didnt they beam into some of the ships and have a fleet of ancient warships to fight with?”

    – Another one of those questions where I would have to refamiliarize myself with the episode. Or, ask the episode’s writer: Martin Gero.

    Why did it seem like atlantis shields were never that powerfull, when the ancients lived there 3 zpms powered the shield it lasted for years, but one only lasted our people a few days whenever they were attacked.

    – The Ancients were using nice, new fresh zpm’s while our team had to make do with old second-hand zpm’s.

    In the ancient database was there no information on how to build zpms?

    – I assume there was – but they had yet to find it.

    In auroa what do you think the weakness was?

    – The power of love? Not sure.

    In travelers the people had guns like ronans but they had to reload, how come ronan never does?

    – Ronon may have altered his weapon.

    Why did you kill of beckett, i loved and hated that episode he was my second favorite character?

    – More on this episode when I get there in my reminiscing.

    In the last man why didnt they tell of what happened to beckett?

    – Not sure I understand the question. It was a different time line.

    In unending when the as guards killed themselves didn’t they have any ships they could have given to earth?

    – You would assume, yes.

    When some Asgard went to Pegasus why did they lose to the wraith? In the milky way their ships were the most powerful.

    – Sorry. Which episode is this a reference to?

    Do you think the furlings would have looked like ewoks if you ever made an episode about them?

    – Absolutely.

    How many bc-304 ships does earth have by the end of the series because at the End of SGA there was Daedalus, Apollo, Odyssey, then in enemy at the gate the sun tzu, was mentioned(Chinese ship? Why would we give china a ship?) And the Phoenix/Hammond. By the end of sigh there had go be quite a few more ships right?

    – They should have had quite a few, yes, and were in the process of building adding to the fleet.

    Do you think earth would have made a ship larger than the bc-304 to fight larger ships?

    – Eventually, yes.

    Who do you think is smarter McKay or Carter?

    – I think they’re both equally brilliant – but McKay’s ego sometimes gets in the way.

    In SGU if they had managed to get a supply line in seizure do you think McKay would have gone?

    – If he wasn’t busy on Atlantis, sure.

    Will you ever release the script for extinction?

    – MGM owns the script. It’s not up to me to release it.

    Is there any hope for stargate coming back in some form in the next few years

    – Can’t say but I doubt MGM will shelf one of their most successful franchises for long.

  71. I just thought of another one:

    Did you guys think of including RDA in “Unending”? Why didn’t this happen?

  72. “What’s Brad Wright working on?”

    A couple of things. Hopefully, we’ll hear some interesting news on his end in the coming months.

  73. “Have you done any conventions besides the Stargate ones in Vancouver?”

    Outside of Comic Con and a couple of local cons, nope.

  74. “hey, joe, any chance for that combo movie of sg1/atlantis/sgu?”

    Sorry to say, it’s unlikely.

  75. I forgot to ask this before you re-visited McKay and Mrs. Miller — at the end, did y’all intend to be serious about the team liking Rodney better than Rod? Or was that meant not to be taken at face value? I really couldn’t tell from the episode.

  76. You mentioned before that you don’t like “You Gotta Eat Here!” Can you tell me why? It’s styled a lot like Triple D. Is it because the host is not a chef or foodie?

  77. Its summer, tv is dead right now. I just started watching scrubs and always sunny in philadelphia, both are pretty funny bit nothing outstanding. I tried watching breaking bad after all my friends told me it was awesome but i couldnt get through the first episode, way too much old man in tighty whiteys for my taste. The only thing I am looking forward to this fall is Dexter, which should be awesome judging from where it left off and the casting news. I have been intermittently watching The LA Complex, its ok but I feel like I am a bit older than its target audience. First time since high school I tuned into the muchmusic channel…

  78. “Was researching for Delete what had you concerned that your Google searches would draw the wrong kind of attention to yourself?”

    Yes. I was searching everything from Homeland Security and hacking to vulnerabilities in infrastructure. I’m surprised nobody paid me a visit.

  79. “How’s mom and Sis?”

    Oh, they’re fine. Mom is entertaining a guest from Italy – for the foreseeable future. Sis is taking care of her husky, Aspen, who hasn’t been well.

  80. Oh! I thought of a question. It’s random, but what vegetable do you think is under appreciated by people? On the flip side, which one do you think is overrated?

  81. “Joe, in the SGU ep “Life” (I think it was), where Rush “visits” his ailing wife, the background music with their scenes together was Bach’s “Chachonne”. I was wondering who picked that music (or generally those specific selections that SGU would often use) and did they know that that piece is thought to have been written by Bach in honour of his deceased first wife. ”

    Interesting. I didn’t know that. I suspect Carl Binder did, however, since he wrote and produced that episode.

  82. ” I was wondering if any of the cast or crew ever complained about all those stairs on the Atlantis sets?”

    Ha. To the best of my knowledge, nobody ever did. It was quite a climb though.

  83. “Can you send some of those fresh chocolate chip cookies over here to New Brunswick!? ”

    Akemi is one her way to the mailbox now.

  84. How about putting together a cookbook of your and Akemis creations, and giving them away as prize gifts?

  85. “How are your Snow Monkies looking?”

    My Snow Monkeys are last year’s Fantasy Football Champions. Our draft is in a couple of weeks and we aim to repeat.

  86. “What has been, if any, your latest chocolate find?”

    We are loving a local chocolate shop in Vancouver called Beta 5. Their aerated chocolate is fantastic.

  87. “Hey, I noticed “Boat of a Million Years” in your recently read list. Just wondering what you thought of it?”

    I enjoyed it but probably would have enjoyed it more if it was a little tighter. Still, a million years is a lot of ground to cover.

  88. Dude. You said 9 pm…and I just got back from dinner! So, do I have time, Mr. Early Bird?

    das

  89. “Hey, just wanted to say thanks for Stargate (all of them) made awkward adolescent years much more bareable. I’ve followed your blog for about a year and a half now, and I wish you luck in upcoming and future plans!
    P.S. RIP Maximus!!”

    Thanks, Marshall.

  90. “Do you miss working on a TV series after all these years?”

    To be honest, no. I’m enjoying working from home. That opinion may change in time but, right now, there’s a lot to be said for sleeping in.

  91. “As for southern cooking, are we talking Paula Deen?”

    I’m thinking something a little more homey.

  92. “Any chance you could dedicate a blog entry to talking about Extinction again like you did back in summer 2011 or is it at this point a black van will take you away if you reveal too much?”

    I’m going to cap off my trip down Atlantis memory lane with a blog entry in which I will talk about Extinction.

  93. “What’s your guesstimate budget for making an Atlantis dvd now that the sets are gone? Over or under 10million?”

    Over.

  94. Joe, have you ever read the books by Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child (Relic being the first of the Pendergast series, but they have written other books, both together and solo)?

    das

  95. “What do you make of the reports about Dean Devlin getting a supposedly almost-OK to do a sequel to his original Stargate film? Is there any validity to this, or is it just loud wishful thinking on his part? Personally, I’m not interested in seeing it made, since it’s not “our” Stargate, but I’d be interested in hearing your thoughts, as well as what Brad, Rob, etc. think.”

    – I have no way of knowing what the studio has in the works. I can see how doing a feature might be attractive to them.

    Is Brad’s vision of a 3rd Stargate movie completely dead in the water, or is there any hope at all?

    – As I said, things look bleak for a 3rd Stargate movie.

  96. “I’m going to cap off my trip down Atlantis memory lane with a blog entry in which I will talk about Extinction.”

    Can you talk about the 3rd SG1 movie, too? I know you’ve said before that Brad should talk about it, but since he’s not here….

  97. I think your Stargate time-travel episodes are great, but I’m confused about what happens when a character goes to the future and then comes back ala The Last Man. Did Sheppard’s time travel forward and back erase 45,000 years of time that would have happened if he hadn’t been brought back?

  98. “Did you guys think of including RDA in “Unending”? Why didn’t this happen?”

    I’m sure some consideration was made since he had been a part of the show from the very beginning. Ultimately, it didn’t happen – and I’m sure it wasn’t simply a creative decision. Scheduling and budget were the probable overriding factors.

  99. “I forgot to ask this before you re-visited McKay and Mrs. Miller — at the end, did y’all intend to be serious about the team liking Rodney better than Rod? Or was that meant not to be taken at face value? ”

    I suspect they were being nice to Rodney. I mean, come on. Rod wore a leather jacket!

  100. “You mentioned before that you don’t like “You Gotta Eat Here!” Can you tell me why? It’s styled a lot like Triple D. Is it because the host is not a chef or foodie?”

    No, it’s because I’ve already seen this show. It’s called Tripe D.

  101. “I just started watching scrubs and always sunny in philadelphia…”

    Oh, yeah. Add It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia to the shows I’m watching.

  102. Hey Joe. Not sure if you’re still around. I head off for Thailand in 7 days for a week of not doing much at all. I’m struggling to find a new Urban Fantasy series to get into. Can you recommend any?
    Thanks!

  103. “Do you have any food allergies?”

    – Pineapple makes my taste buds bleed. Does that count?

    Any news on the Akemi front? Are they going to let her stay?

    – Still waiting for word.

  104. ” It’s random, but what vegetable do you think is under appreciated by people? On the flip side, which one do you think is overrated?”

    Underrated: Jerusalem Artichokes (sunchokes)

    Overrated: Asparagus

  105. “How about putting together a cookbook of your and Akemis creations, and giving them away as prize gifts?”

    I’ll get Akemi right on it!

  106. YouTube seems to be throwing money around. Any way you can get your hands on some of it? What would you do with it? How about Hulu? (For example, Hulu’s original show Booth at the End.)

  107. Oh yeah continuum was good, forgot about that one. First good original show in a while, and its scifi and filmed in vancouver! You should get a job on it and introduce me to Rachel Nichols 🙂 lots of stargate alumni on there.

    Whenever you get stargate related questions that arent canonical, how much of the answers are stuff you guys discussed in the writers room and how much do you just make up yourself to appease fans?

  108. “Joe, have you ever read the books by Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child (Relic being the first of the Pendergast series, but they have written other books, both together and solo)?”

    I have not. You know me. Would I like them?

  109. “After working in the entertainment business for years, do you still get star struck? If so, by who?”

    Don’t recall ever being star struck. No, wait. That time I met Stan Lee at the upfronts. What a super nice guy.

  110. “Can you talk about the 3rd SG1 movie, too?”

    There really isn’t much I can offer on that one. I didn’t write it.

  111. “Any recommendations for miniseries or movie length comics similar to “Dark Matter”?”

    Hmmm. I see few SF titles out there. Not sure.

  112. You’re a pickyass sod, so I don’t know. I think maybe you’d like the early ones, but once they become mostly about Pendergast I think you’ll lose interest…unless you’re a hormonal perimenopausal woman. 😉

    das

  113. “I think your Stargate time-travel episodes are great, but I’m confused about what happens when a character goes to the future and then comes back ala The Last Man. Did Sheppard’s time travel forward and back erase 45,000 years of time that would have happened if he hadn’t been brought back?”

    Nope. I believe we’re saying that time travel creates a new timeline.

  114. “I’m struggling to find a new Urban Fantasy series to get into. Can you recommend any?”

    Hmmm. I’m not a big urban fantasy guy.

  115. “Have you watfched these shows?
    – Falling Skies
    – once apon a time”

    Nope – although I am having dinner with Falling Skies EP Remi Aubuchon at some point.

  116. Hey Joe,
    I have gotten hooked on Breaking bad. So lemme ask, what do you think is the best episode and why? If you could change one thing about the show, what would it be?

  117. Joe do you think your mom will ever do a Q&A. You can type up her answers for her (as long as you don’t “accidentally” change any)?

  118. Hey…I came down with strep throat today (trying to nip it in the bud with antibiotics, et al). Any Italian home remedies you can recommend?

    das

  119. “YouTube seems to be throwing money around. Any way you can get your hands on some of it? What would you do with it?”

    – Spend it.

    “How about Hulu?”

    – Don’t think it’s quite enough money with which to make an SF series.

  120. I just watched “Window of Opportunity” on Space tonight. I think you and Paul wrote this? Did you get your inspiration from Star Trek: Next Generation and The X Files (since they also had time-loop episodes), or were you inspired by something else? That’s my favourite Stargate episode, BTW. Your twist on it was much better than the other two shows; great combination of humour and drama.

  121. When some Asgard went to Pegasus why did they lose to the wraith? In the milky way their ships were the most powerful.

    – Sorry. Which episode is this a reference to?

    The season five mid season 2 parter, the asgards said all of their intergalactic ships were lost in the first battle with the wraith.

    In the last man why didnt they tell of what happened to beckett?

    – Not sure I understand the question. It was a different time line.

    He was rescued the episode before. When Shepard was waiting with old McKay ,McKay told him about what happened in the future to all the major characters. At that point Beckett was in stasis so why didn’t McKay tell Shepard about what happened to his best friend?

    I remember you said you wanted Atlantis to stay isolated from earth, how would they have fought the wraith without ships?

  122. “Whenever you get stargate related questions that arent canonical, how much of the answers are stuff you guys discussed in the writers room and how much do you just make up yourself to appease fans?”

    If it’s something we discussed, I’ll answer the question. If it’s something we didn’t discuss, I’ll usually preface the answer with “I think/believe…” or sometimes make liberal use of the word “probably”.

  123. “I’m going to cap off my trip down Atlantis memory lane with a blog entry in which I will talk about Extinction.”

    Awesome, looking forward to it!

    Was there ever a time when Akemi, your mom, sister or the dogs directly influenced you to add something to a Stargate script you were working on?

  124. “I have gotten hooked on Breaking bad. So lemme ask, what do you think is the best episode and why? If you could change one thing about the show, what would it be?”

    I wouldn’t change anything about the show. I think it’s mighty awesome. As for my favorite episode…I can’t remember the individual episodes. They’re one long, glorious story in my mind.

  125. Joey, do you wear jammies wif feets to bed? (For some reason I imagine that Akemi’s fashion cuteness factor has worn off on you. 🙂 )

    das

  126. Did you take lessons on animal photography? I’ve always been impressed by how great your dog photos are.

  127. “Joe do you think your mom will ever do a Q&A. You can type up her answers for her (as long as you don’t “accidentally” change any)?”

    Doubtful. There are times when she has trouble turning on her t.v.

  128. “Hey…I came down with strep throat today (trying to nip it in the bud with antibiotics, et al). Any Italian home remedies you can recommend?”

    Akemi says ginger and black tea.

  129. “Joe, last night Netflix pulled Stargate and Atlantis from the que, do you know why? Can you help us get it back?”

    I heard. Don’t know why. Might it have something to do with MGM’s recent deal with Amazon?

  130. Urban Fantasy suggestion for Narelle — “No Peace for the Damned,” by Megan Powell. Just out this summer. It’s a short arc, two books. The second will be “No Rest for the Damned,” I think.

  131. Ah well. Back to Google for suggestions. The next person that suggests 50 Shades of Grey to me, I’m going to punch in the face. They may enjoy it if what I’ve heard about the book is accurate…

  132. “I just watched “Window of Opportunity” on Space tonight. I think you and Paul wrote this? Did you get your inspiration from Star Trek: Next Generation and The X Files (since they also had time-loop episodes), or were you inspired by something else?”

    Originally, the story was very dark and focused on a civilization facing an extinction level event and their attempts to ward off the inevitable by continually looping time. Eventually, it was reworked to the more comical WOW. The obvious inspiration was Groundhog Day.

  133. Last question in midway if carter hadn’t broken up the fight who do you think would’ve won, Ronan or telc? Do you have any extended footage of the fight to share?

  134. “The season five mid season 2 parter, the asgards said all of their intergalactic ships were lost in the first battle with the wraith.”

    Again, I’d have to rewatch the episode.

    In the last man why didnt they tell of what happened to beckett?

    – Not sure I understand the question. It was a different time line.

    He was rescued the episode before. When Shepard was waiting with old McKay ,McKay told him about what happened in the future to all the major characters. At that point Beckett was in stasis so why didn’t McKay tell Shepard about what happened to his best friend?

    – Again, I don’t recall the specifics of that episode. Will have to reread the script.

    I remember you said you wanted Atlantis to stay isolated from earth, how would they have fought the wraith without ships?

    – Well, that’s just it. They would have been outnumbered, certainly not on even footing. They would have had to rely on hit and run tactics.

  135. “Have you ever read the book Tunnel in the Sky by Heinlein? If so, do you think it was an inspiration for Stargate?”

    – Have it, but have yet to read it.

  136. “Was there ever a time when Akemi, your mom, sister or the dogs directly influenced you to add something to a Stargate script you were working on?”

    Oh, we all put a little bit of our personal lives (and personalities) in those scripts.

  137. “Did you take lessons on animal photography? I’ve always been impressed by how great your dog photos are.”

    Nope. I just use my iPhone camera. The photos look great because the dogs are naturally good-looking.

  138. Have you watched Eureka- if so what do you think? Looking to get into another sci-fi series, any recommendations?

  139. “Last question in midway if carter hadn’t broken up the fight who do you think would’ve won, Ronan or telc? Do you have any extended footage of the fight to share?”

    Ronon, only because he wanted it more. I’m sure extended footage exists but I don’t have it. I do have a box full of old VHS tapes containing dailies and outtakes from SG-1 however.

  140. “So… are your fingers tired from typing yet??”

    – No, but I am getting dizzy.

  141. To answer the netflix question regarding stargate, netflix continually rotates their available stock of movies and tv shows. It will be back in a few months, i suspect it is to keep people interested since its a subscription service. No sense putting all the good stuff out there so people can watch it all in a month or two and cancel.

    Im off to bed, this was fun!

  142. Firstly, thanks Akemi! I will give it a try. Meanwhile…I taking the chocolate chip cake cure… 🙂

    Secondly, yes, Joe – they do make Dr. Dentons for adults. How do I know? Because my sister gave Mr. Das and me a matching pair – with little bells sewn all over them in the ‘important’ places – for a wedding shower gift. I think I still have them packed away somewhere. Heeeey, I can send ’em to you! 😀

    das

  143. “Any more news on the dog adoptions?”

    I was finally contacted and directed to the site. Alas, Buddy and Junior have found homes. There are a couple of elderly pugs I have my eye on but given my circumstances (not sure whether I’ll be staying where I am) I’m going to have to hold off on making an addition to the pack.

  144. “Have you watched Eureka- if so what do you think? Looking to get into another sci-fi series, any recommendations?”

    Haven’t watched Eureka. SF series recommendation? Have you tried Stargate? Yes? Okay. How about Firefly?

  145. Okay…I think it’s time to go to bed…I just read “Did you take lessons on animal photography?” as “Did you take lessons on animal pornography?” Ugh. 😛 😛 😛

    das

  146. Hey Joe, I’ve gotten mixed messages from you over the years about “Moebius”. Did you not like the finished product? I love that episode!

    Elminster

  147. Great! Thanks to everyone who participated. One of these days, I’m going to have to arrange a time to chat with our friends across the pond. Both ponds.

  148. “Hey Joe, I’ve gotten mixed messages from you over the years about “Moebius”. Did you not like the finished product?”

    – Don’t recall ever saying I didn’t like it. I though it was fun.

  149. NIght Joe. Thanks for doing this. And I was serious. If your ever get to B’ham or anywhere close, hubby and I will treat you and Akemi to some down home Southern cooking.

  150. Joey, you have to keep going until you break 200 posts! What was the highest post total for a blog, btw?

    das

  151. “Joey, you have to keep going until you break 200 posts! What was the highest post total for a blog, btw?”

    Not sure. It may have been one of my rants. Or maybe my farewell to SGU post that received about 20 000 views.

  152. Thanks for the live Q&A, Joe!

    As always, you’re the best!
    (or at least better than that Carl guy!)

  153. Thanks for the link about Delete, can’t wait to see it. I’m hoping that Dark Matter becomes a series soon = we really need some more sci-fi shows. 🙂

  154. Thanks Joe for the chat. Yes I saw all the stargate franchises and movies (all very great and have been ranked up there in my mind with star wars, star trek, dr who, fire fly, Battle Star Galactica). Its just hard to think or find more sci fiction shows out there to keep expanding my taste in science fiction. Anyone else reading this post any recommendations I havent mentioned?

  155. @Narelle, Eureka is a fun and light hearted show. You’d probably enjoy it. Have you seen the current Dr Who?

  156. Thank you, this was enjoyable. I went to Akemi’s blog for awhile too. Best wishes to both of you.

  157. hey Joe! sorry I missed you at Comic-Con, I was kinda overwhelmed running my own booth, and didn’t get to move around the floor much!

    Do you know Rachel Edidin, one of the Dark Horse editors? She’s a friend of mine…

    Also as inspired I’ve been by your work and Stargate, I’ve been meaning to make you a little SG-themed jigsaw puzzle as a gift… (I make handmade wooden puzzles for a living) Do you and Akemi even like puzzles? 😉

  158. @Tax Dixon – Loved Eureka! It’s a long term resident on my iPad for when I travel. Haven’t watched a Dr Who since I was about 10.

  159. @Tam Dixon – Hehehehe, Tax Dixon. Sorry about that. Great name for a Private Eye though.

  160. I’m so beat from karate class, fading fast… @Narelle have you read any of the J.D. Robb’s books? They are extreme junk food fiction but the are fun. If you need to update your iPad, try some Dr Who’s, major fun! Have a great vacation!!

  161. Just in case you can answer something tomorrow, have you been following any of the Mars Curiosity project? Pretty wonderful accomplishment.

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