August 14, 2014: Doggy Updates And A Mini Mailbag!

First off, I’d like to direct your attention to a GoFundMe campaign organized by blog reader Lorinda.  Her daughter’s service dog, a 12 month old Rottie, requires surgery to repair ligament damage in both knees and it’s a pricey procedure.  If you’d like to donate, head on over here: http://www.gofundme.com/roxysknees.   And if you’re unable to donate (many may not be in a position to do so), then you can certainly help out by spreading the word and sharing on twitter and Facebook. Thanks! [P.S. – Lorinda, PBMom has offered a lot of great suggestions in this blog’s comments section].

Another blog reader, (you may remember) Bethany – and her own service dog, Madoka – have some events upcoming including a silent auction at the end of August.  Bethany’s mom, Jennifer, asked me if I could donate something and I suggested a signed script…

August 14, 2014: Doggy Updates And A Mini Mailbag!

Since I’m not in regular contact with the actors and, sadly, can’t just pop by set and get everyone to sign it, I offer my modest signature…BUT, in addition, the script is annotated.  Each page of the writer’s draft includes my notes on everything from script changes and trivia to personal anecdotes and insight into “What the hell I was thinking?”.

August 14, 2014: Doggy Updates And A Mini Mailbag!

My pug Jelly, meanwhile, is a service dog only insofar as she requires constant service from me in the form of lifts in and out of the house, up and down the stairs, off of and onto the bed, hip massages, distribution of daily meds, and general cuddles and attention.

August 14, 2014: Doggy Updates And A Mini Mailbag!

She’s doing okay but her hip is clearly giving her problems.  Still, she insists on going out for her daily walks, barking at me until I take her out front for her 20 foot/minute (treat-studded) stroll.  Yesterday, she was full of beans, getting all the way to the corner before I had to pick her up and carry her back!  Today, she barely made it to that little tree in front of my neighbor’s house.  🙁

August 14, 2014: Doggy Updates And A Mini Mailbag!
A rare photo of the elusive pugnicorn.

Also, today was her first acupuncture treatment.

August 14, 2014: Doggy Updates And A Mini Mailbag!

It’s supposed to relax her and increase blood flow to the problem areas.

August 14, 2014: Doggy Updates And A Mini Mailbag!

Next up: Hot Stone Massage and a Pedicure!

Mini mailbag:

Mike A. writes: “You know, Joe, with all this talk of scripts, ships, exteriors, space stations, and people we’ll recognize and “know and love”…..if it ain’t Dark Matter, I’m going to be pissed!  And if it’s not some of the “old guard” from SG working on it and directing it, I’ll be even more pissed!  Let me tell you what I want to see with your new series:

I want to see Mike Dopud in a lead role.

I want to see Amanda Tapping, Andy Mikita, Martin Wood, and Peter DeLuise all directing an episode each. I’ll also accept WIll Waring. 😉

I want to see Brad Wright and Rob Cooper either write an episode together or one each.”

Answer: Well, I’m trying my darndest.  Casting is still a couple of months away, but I do have some “familiar faces” in mind.  I’ve reached out to a few Stargate script veterans, but much will depend on their respective schedules.  As for directors – we’ve generated a preliminary list and, yes, you may recognize a few names.

susiekew writes: “hi joe – one question about your super-secret project … can you at least tell us if it being made for USA or Canada tv? and, maybe, what network?”

Answer: When the series premieres in 2015, it will in the U.S., Canada, Europe and…elsewhere.  Unfortunately, I can’t tell you which networks yet.

Purple-Ultra SG Fan writes: “What is the subject of the new SF show coming in 2015?”

Answer: Oh, the usual (for me): Rogues, renegades, redemption, and the value of friendship.

marcstynen writes: “Hi, do you know if Brad Wright or Rober C Cooper has anything in development?”

Answer: Yep, both Brad and Robert have multiple projects in various stages of development.  I expect they’ll be making their own grand announcements before year’s end.

Stargate writes: “Re: The Stargate movie reboot. If the new movie(s) does at least okay is there a chance of either a new show in the TV canon or a reboot of the TV show(s)?”

Answer: Unfortunately, I suspect it will be a lose-lose scenario for fans of the television series.  If the big screen feature does well, then there’s a possibility they may produce a television series based on the reboot.  If it doesn’t, then I suspect the studio will shelf the franchise for a while with an eye to yet another big screen reboot down the line.

11 thoughts on “August 14, 2014: Doggy updates and a mini mailbag!

  1. See….you already thought of acupuncture. Good doggie daddy!

    Crap! Bethany! I remember I had problems with it not accepting my payment and then I was supposed to get back to it and I forgot. Let me see if I can search for the link and I can’t find it, can you post it again? I’m sorry Bethany.

    And look at me…still caught up! Woo-hoo. Go me!

    I already had one FB friend at least repost on her wall for Lorinda. I have wanted to eventually turn my business into a 501(c)3 with a board of directors, etc. — the only truly charitable pet sitting organization in the city to help people be able to fund the part that the service dog organizations make families come up with, but that is very difficult given all the expenses people with families with chronic medical conditions and disabilities have that insurance does not cover. Lorinda’s daughter’s situation has given me thought of another possible route to go with it: Medical care for service animals. I don’t know why I assumed that service animals’ contracts would include free medical care, but I guess not. So thank you Lorinda for inspiring some more ideas for the future.

  2. PB Mom. Maybe Roxie’s unfortunate situation was meant to be so you can find a way to help many other furry friends who need financial help. Bless you!

  3. How did Jelly tolerate the acupuncture?

    Ripple Effect was a great episode with the great subtle humor that SG-1 was known for. Well done, sirs. And good on you for donating the script, Joe. You’re a good human.

    I like that you didn’t deny the new super secret project is Dark Matter. As you can tell, we’re really looking forward to it.

  4. Joe,

    Thank you! I am now super excited!!! That is a really great episode!!!! Bethany is so blessed with all the donations coming in for her silent auction. All items will be listed here soon: https://www.facebook.com/groups/332854913534175/

    You can bid on items online and the SG-1 script is going to be an online only auction!!!

    PB mom-I wish we could help with your need. We send our prayers and I hope you much success in your fundraising. We’ve been at it since May.

    Bethany says she hopes to continue on in helping those with depression, anxiety, and learning disabilities. She hopes to pay it forward. Tomorrow is our garage sale fundraiser. Saturday, the 23rd, we will be at an event in Valparaiso (Healthi Paws). Bethany (along with Madoka) will be there to talk about anxiety, depression, and her service dog in training. Finally, Sunday the 31st is the Silent Auction and Celebration of the Working Dog event.

    Hope everyone has a great weekend!!! I’ve got to get ready for an interview for a teaching job. It is my 3rd one this week and I hope this is the one. 🙂

  5. Poor Pincushion Jelly! I hope the acupuncture has some positive effect. Make sure you give her another hug for me. After the needles are out, course. 🙂

    These devices seems strangle and disturbingly familiar…

  6. Let us know how the acupuncture works, please. Hugs to Miss Jelly from her a fan.

    I’m passing the link around Lorinda!

  7. I often want to comment, but can’t think of anything to say and then when I have something to say, it is very long. This time, I will keep it short.

    My brother cooked a green tea birthday cake for my sister in the rice cooker. Good taste, but the texture was a bit off. I think the rice cooker temperature was either too high or too low. Not sure which.

  8. I know you’re going to do what is a best-fit for your series, but I also know you want to work with those that have done such fantastic work in the past, and that means some of the old SG crew. I know you’ll make the right personnel decisions with your overall vision of the series in mind. I was just giving you a hard time. 😉

    Give Jelly a hug for me!

    -Mike A.

  9. joe/Answer: Unfortunately, I suspect it will be a lose-lose scenario for fans of the television series. If the big screen feature does well, then there’s a possibility they may produce a television series based on the reboot. If it doesn’t, then I suspect the studio will shelf the franchise for a while with an eye to yet another big screen reboot down the line.

    so it seems that mgm has lost confidence in the tv franchise?

    why not just move it into the future about 5 to 10 years, and bring in new characters? keep the tv franchise canon, but allow new characters and scenarios?

    but mgm is only acting like every other studio these days… they’ve prostituted their art for the money.

  10. Hope the acupuncture worked well, poor baby. As for the new show: What? No shipping? lol Looking forward to it.

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