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…
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?”.
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.
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. 🙁
Also, today was her first acupuncture treatment.
It’s supposed to relax her and increase blood flow to the problem areas.
Next up: Hot Stone Massage and a Pedicure!
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.