Hey, it’s been a while since I’ve done one of these! Time to answer your hard-hitting questions…
Airelle writes: “What did you do with all the blueberries??”
Answer: I set aside a containerful for my houseguests, then froze the rest. I’ll use them in my breakfast shakes.
Tam Dixon writes: “That picture with Lulu & Su is priceless! I suppose Su isn’t used to pets?”
Answer: She doesn’t have a pet, but she would LOVE a french bulldog. I suspect Lulu knows this and has cranked up the cuteness to 11.
Fagate writes: “OK, you are finally working like us ordinary people.”
Answer: With the added bonus of arguing over subspace communications. Or do you do that as well?
Fagate also writes: “Now, should we already begin to worry about the poor doctor member of the crew of your soon to be sci-fi series…will he die? Of course. The only problem is when!!”
Answer: To ensure we don’t fall back on old patterns, we have elected not to have a doctor on board the ship.
David Knowles writes: “Probably to much to hope it a Star Trek series, so here hoping it a show base on your dark matter comic book series or perhaps something entirely unexpected MGM getting it act together and commissioning a new Stargate show.
Answer: Star Trek? No, they’ve already got that covered. And MGM has Stargate covered as well with the planned reboot. Sadly, I don’t think we’ll be seeing a new Stargate series for quite some time.
Gary Ansorge writes: “i doubt feeding a dog blueberries is really all that good for them,,,”
Answer: Oh, Akemi did the research. They’re fine in moderation, providing the same antioxidants, fiber and phytochemicals we humans benefit from when we eat them.
dasndanger writes: “I had a dream about you last night, Joey. You gave me your phone number, then when I tried to call you never answered, and when you finally did answer you told me not to call! Then why did you give me your number?! Anyway, we decided it was best to keep our communication confined to the inter webs. The dream made me feel sad and rejected. Big meanie.”
Answer: Well, that’s altogether bizarre because, as everyone knows, not only do I happily give out my phone number to anyone who will take it, I have also been known to foster needy Stargate fans as well.
Ponytail writes: “In that first picture up there, Akemi looks a little pregnant.”
Answer: It’s a sweatshirt with a pocket in the front for storing things. No, not pregnant. But I’ll pass along your well-wishes.
kabra writes: “Did I read somewhere here that you got a green light on one of your projects!!!??? ”
Answer: Yep, it’s true. We’re back at it – pitching, spinning, breaking and writing. Soon prepping. Eventually, producing.
Tam Dixon writes: “Is Jelly sleeping later than 5?”
Answer: Yes. She does a little melatonin before bedtime and now sleeps through the night. Previously, she would wake up at all hours and cry. I’d have to lay my hand on her back and she would eventually doze off. And then be up at the crack of dawn!
Mark writes: “I just rewatched the Vegas episode of Stargate: Atlantis and there is one question burning me up. Did the Sheppard of that reality die in the dessert or was he just passed out and later rescued?”
Answer: Depends. What do YOU think happened? Did he die? Did the ambulance get there in the nick of time and save his life? Did the ambulance get there in the nick of time but accidentally park on him when they arrived on the scene? There are as many possibilities as there are alternate universes!
Tam Dixon writes: “Is it normal for a show to have that many scripts done so fast?”
Answer: No. Which is why you have a lot of shows that start off strong and then peter out as the season progresses, the result of productions scrambling to produce last minute scripts in order to make their delivery dates. This extra lead time is a great (and greatly appreciated) luxury that will allow us to plot a season full of set-ups and payoffs. No making it up as we go along. We can introduce all sorts clues, foreshadow, develop some terrific twists and turns, all enroute to our shocking finale.
Tam Dixon writes: “How was “The Lost Fleet”?”
Answer: It was fine. Reminiscent of David Weber’s Honor Harrington series although the characters aren’t as well drawn.
Duptiang writes: “Q: Has the book of the month club adjourned for the Summer? I might have missed something.”
Answer: Yep, we’re adjourned for the time being.
Duptiang also writes: “.Q: if the ship is using a form of elector magnetic radiation for the sensors how can it detect something going the speed of light or near in time.”
Answer: It’s not, so FTL travel isn’t an issue. Instead of sensors, the crew will simply rely on their intuitions.
Duptiang also writes: “So will your ships have W.C.s? ”
Answer: Uh…depends. What are W.C.’s? World Cups? Water Closets? I’m going to say no.
I leave you with this awesome Grey Poupon commercial: