Tam Dixon writes: “Someone recommended Woodford Bourbon. How does it compare to Jefferson’s Ocean?”
Answer: Woodford Reserve is good; Jefferson’s Ocean is outstanding.
arcticgoddess writes: “I always thought a show runner sort of ran to the networks with show ideas. I guess I wasn’t seeing the big picture.”
Answer: Oh, I run show ideas by both broadcasters and production companies. Pitching ideas, in some capacity, is part of the process whether it be an original series idea or your vision for a television adaptation of an existing property.
maggiemayday writes: “What criteria did you use to narrow the field, other than already knowing the candidates? What type of things caught your fancy?”
Answer: Well, as I said in yesterday’s blog entry, I eliminated those directors I’d already worked with. I also eliminated directors with no solid experience as I’m unlikely to hire them to direct in the immediate future (Not saying it won’t happen in the distant future or I wouldn’t be happy to sit down with them outside of the event). Candidates who have directed genre warrant further consideration as that’s the type of show I tend to produce. If they’ve had television experience, all the better since it demonstrates an awareness and ability to work under within a tight schedule. I also make sure to consider individuals from historically under-represented groups.
Tam Dixon: “How’s the cold?”
Answer: I’m cured! It’s a miracle!
CJ Colin writes: “I forgot to add as well i have always wanted to build my own house and when i first saw the look of the raza I immediately wanted to build a life size Version of the raza 1:1 scale and make it my house, my family has a bit of land outside of San Antonio texas and I always thought a spaceship house would be perfect to build out there.”
Answer: I want to see photos once you’re done!
CJ Colin writes: ” I am just so saddened right now. I loved this show and to have to say goodbye sucks.”
Answer: Hey, CJ, thanks for the kind words. It’s truly heartening to hear the various shows I had a hand in were positive sources of inspiration in your life. Hopefully, I’ll get a chance to bring Dark Matter fans an ending in the form of a miniseries some day. In the meantime, fingers crossed you’ll enjoy my next show just as much.
Nicole writes: “How could you not include Kumamon on your list?”
Answer: You’re right. That was an oversight. He’s an Akemi favorite.
rissreader writes: “I just noticed that you’re usually posting every other day instead of daily. Has it been a long time?”
Answer: Nope. Still posting daily. Could be you’re in a different time zone so that may affect how you see the entries.
shinyhula writes: “What do you eat/drink to keep your mind sharp Joe?”
Answer: Chocolate and bourbon. That’s it.
gforce writes: “How do you kept this all straight??”
Answer: By breaking the various projects down in a blog post for future reference.
ScientiaFicta writes: “How about Team SG-Pug ?”
Answer: You got it…
Unending One writes: “I take it no news on the Stargate front? Will we be doing another tweet storm?”
Answer: Incredibly disappointed we’ve received no news but the recent changes at the studio (with the departure of CEO Gary Barber) suggests everyone there is busy dealing with more pressing concerns. And, yes, we may have to do another tweet storm. Eventually.
Jane Woollestone writes: “Can Suji come to Norfolk in the UK and become a Nice Weather Angel too?”
Answer: We’re packing her warm socks!