A disappointing start to the (fantasy) football season saw my Snow Monkeys upset today in unspectacular fashion. Looks like it’s going to be a loooong season.
Well, at least I was able to drown my sorrows – in Philly cheesesteaks, donuts, and chocolate chip cookies:
It was a lower than expected turnout (four of us instead of the expected ten) so I had a bunch of leftovers. As Tobias was leaving, I made sure he took home a bunch of donuts and cookies, a package of bread – and a second package of bread I tucked under his warm as he headed out the door. After all, the last thing I need are distractions. I’ve got to get in shape for Tokyo where I expect I’ll be doing a lot of eating (or, in a worst case scenario, running from Mount Fuji lava).
It was a better day for my frenchie, Lulu, who got to see her favorite guy, Ivon. Don’t know what it is about him (really, I don’t) but she absolutely adores him:
I got a call from writing partner, Paul, who suggested we get together this week to discuss some of the series ideas we’ve been pitching. I think he’s feeling a little antsy after our extended time off and would like to start work on a new project – specifically, writing another pilot we can go out with. For my part, I’ve been enjoying my time off but, admittedly, feel the need to get back at it as well. At the beginning of this year, I figured I’d enjoy my leisurely 2012 and, while I certainly have, I’ve also been surprised by how busy my presumably less busy days have been. It seems like there’s always something that needs to get done and ever enough time in the day to do it. How the hell did I ever manage it when I was working on Stargate?
Anyway, getting together to spin ideas for some new scripts sounds like a great idea, especially since some recent developments on the Dark Matter front (Paul and my comic book series) seem to have fizzled. Things had looked very promising and I was hoping to make an exciting announcement next week but, alas, as is often the case in this business, what seems a sure thing on a Monday inevitably becomes a longshot on Friday. And on we go…
Continuing our trip down SGA memory lane…
I liked this episode a lot but, and how’s this for irony, don’t remember that much about the production given that I had my hands full with Reunion at the time. This was, of course, our version of memento with an SF twist. Writer-producer Alan McCullough did a terrific job on the script and the cast (David Hewlett in particular) did an equally terrific job with the material.
I do recall this episode shooting during an international press junket (as they called it) that saw a number of reporters from European magazines descend on the Bridge Studios for an official Q&A with the show’s creators and cast – after which they hung around to do some cameos (they all appear in the big in mess hall scene). Among those who put in an appearance was G4’s Zach Selwyn (Attack of the Show) who got a slightly meatier role as a result of this video: