Curious?  Have a question burning a hole in your cerebellum?  Well, you’re in luck because I’m feeling answery.  I’m opening up the mailbag so if you have a query, need some clarification on a matter related to yours truly, or want my opinion on those new glasses you purchased the other day, then post away in the comments section of this blog.  I’ll have responses for you in tomorrow’s entry!

Meanwhile, on the dog front…

Lulu is on the mend but must wear the cone of shame for three weeks.  As you can tell from the photo, she is thrilled.

Is Piano Piano Restaurant’s Hornet Pizza (sausage, cheese, honey, chili, and black olives) the best pizza in Toronto?  I would say, yes.

For dessert: Ovaltine soft serve, snickerdoodle, nutella tiramisu, and truffles.

I’ve had a hankering to do a Fried Chicken Friday for ages.  Thinking of meeting up with Toronto’s resident fried chicken expert (and former Exec Producer’s assistant) Elliot Sokolsky, to hit 2-3 places next week, including this new establishment Ivon just told me about:

Chica’s Nashville Fried Chicken

Double-fried chicken = yay or nay?  Let’s hear from you, fried chicken aficionados!

P.S. Suji goes through booties on a weekly basis.  She’s a walking machine!

Finally, congratulations to Martin Gero –

NBC Picks Up Drama ‘Manifest’ To Series, Renews ‘Blindspot’ For Season 4

And Melissa O’Neil –

‘The Rookie’ Starring Nathan Fillion Officially Picked Up To Series By ABC

 

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gforce
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gforce

Question: Have you heard any new info (that you can discuss) about any possible new Stargate series/movie/anything? All news from that seems to have fallen into a wormhole.

ELGardner
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ELGardner

Great to hear about Manifest, Blindspot and especially The Rookie. I’m glad 2 of our favorite actors from Dark Matter and Firefly are back in the game! Team Two, Team Melissa! Speaking of, two shows taken out by the networks far ahead of their time. Pun post-intended.

FYI check out severed zombie head Nathan Fillion on the very funny Santa Clarita Diet – Netflix.

Love to hear more about your ongoing writing and related projects when you get the chance. Gives me much needed encouragement and insight. Thanks

Chem_Is_Try
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Chem_Is_Try

I have a question for the mailbag about a shooting location I’ve seen in several episodes of Stargate SG-1 and Atlantis. It is a long, dark, narrow hallway with a long pipe and several smaller ones running along the ceiling, and concrete block walls. For example, in SGA episode Sateda Ronon is being pursued by the Wraith, and he enters the hallway. He collects weapons and body armor from the corpses of his fellow Satedans.

I’m guessing it’s in the Vancouver area somewhere, but where? I’ve scoured IMDb to see if it’s mentioned anywhere, but can’t find any reference to that location. It’s driving me nuts. Is it a basement hallway somewhere?

Thanks!

Duane Kennedy
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Duane Kennedy

Quick question about dark matter , two has a child, did the child inherit any of the “enhancements” that are caused by the nanites? Also have you tried Max of Manila for fried chicken? Have a great day

Ponytail
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Ponytail

Oh great! A mailbag! Yeah! I have a question, I’m sure. Um. Hmmm. Let me think. Well…gee…um…what was I thinking about asking a while back? Shoot! I can’t never think what is was when you ask us for questions. Give me some time….

DP
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DP

Double-fried chicken has some potential. You could do both plunges at high heat and the second wouldn’t kill the oil temp. Didn’t your chicken breast recipe have 2 or 3 cooking steps?

I’m more about high pressure chicken cooking. Did you know that the KFC process doesn’t use the ideally high pressure to cook the chicken? There is a better process. However, regulations were put in place to reduce the highest cooking pressure allowed in the kitchens, thereby taking away the competitive advantage of the superior process through the threat of government-sponsored violence.

I do, however, have access to refurbished/maintained pressure cookers that use the long-banned pressure. They are hard to find, in garages, RV’s, I’ve even seen one installed in a sort of rickshaw concept. I’ve said too much already.

Tam Dixon
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Tam Dixon

Double fried is good. The key to good fried chicken, in my experience, is the brine. My concoction is buttermilk, bourbon, hot sauce and sometimes, an egg. I’m mostly vegetarian but my hubby/son could live on fried chicken. So I’ve had a few years to experiment or go broke dining out.

No questions right now. Thanks for the food porn!!!! Okay, one question: how are NOT overweight?

TheOtherOne
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TheOtherOne

OK Joe. Always meant to ask this…
‘Maku-Chan (aka Marc Bendavid)’ in your December 14th 2015 blog entry. Please explain?

Wayne Hughes
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Wayne Hughes

Hey Joe, Do you think that there is too many T.V. shows being produced theses days? I think there is about a dozen Marvel shows alone.

coveredincathair
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coveredincathair

That pizza looks mighty delicious! I must confess I’ve never seen anyone in my 60 something years use scissors to cut a ‘slice’ out of a pizza pie!

Any news on the Stargate front???

Quantum Mechanic®👽🌊 (@JamesEFinch)
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Quantum Mechanic®👽🌊 (@JamesEFinch)

That Pizza sounds delicious and I bet it even tastes delicious, too! Double Fried Chicken? Yes, please. Ovaltine soft serve….I could eat two of those at one sitting, especially when the weather is dank. I don’t think I’ve ever had a snickerdoodle, but I’d like to try one. Food porn is the best.

So, any news on the Stargate front? How about how your screenplay is coming along? Do you read digital comics or just hard copies? As I have gotten older, I need a large screen (32 inch) in order to see comics anymore and sometimes even then, use the magnifier app on my laptop HDMI’d to the big screen.

Finally, how did you get Dark Matter from an idea to a comic book?

Best wishes, peace & happiness always.

DJ Quantum Mechanic

cudaker
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cudaker

Questions:
-Do we (Canada) Have a potential($) to Host a tv series like Netflix do with their originals..Have you though to summit your scripts to one Canadian network?.
-Do you have a marble in the top lead..wich one ?

Thogar
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Thogar

Reading your blog makes me fat. Thanks, Joe.

TheOtherOne
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TheOtherOne

Here’s a daft question – what is your most perfect day, weather wise, and your favourite season? Please describe in glorious detail so we can experience it too 😊

Line Noise
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Line Noise

I dunno. I think the Smokey Bear or the Spicy Sicilian are more my style in pizzas. Minimal vegetables and NO olives! It does look like great pizza, though. I’ve added it to my wish list if I’m ever in Toronto.

But what’s with the scissors? What’s wrong with a pizza cutting wheel or a mezzaluna? Even a knife and fork would be preferable (for cutting into slices, eating still needs to be done with your hands like nature intended).

I’m afraid my only fried chicken experience is KFC. There are a lot of Korean Fried Chicken places here in Melbourne but I haven’t tried any yet.

Mailbag: When are we likely to have a visit from Cookie Monster? I have all the superhero movies queued up ready to go!

David Kirby
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David Kirby

Is she cutting that pizza with scissors? Cobra style? That’s pretty badass!

Jenny Blood
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Jenny Blood

‪I have a question (and please forgive me in advance if it’s already been asked a thousand times in the past).

Question: In Dark Matter S3:E9 “Isn’t That a Paradox”, is that Lulu your dog in the scene by the Chocolate Shop?‬

Curtis L Burnett
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Curtis L Burnett

Hello Sir, I am an Alaskan automotive painter with dreams of becoming a writer. What do you remember being the hardest obstacle to conquer, when you began your writing career? And, what advice would you give to aspiring writers? Thank you for your time.
CL Burnett

Katie
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Katie

Thank you for doing another mailbag!! My question is….would you ever consider doing some sort of drawing or something along those lines to read through and note a script? As an aspiring writer I would love to have someone I look up to read and note a script for me. Thanks for taking the time to answer questions!!

JeffW
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JeffW

@Joe:

So does Chica’s Nashville Fried Chicken also have cornbread and sweet tea? Thoses would seem to go together in my opinion.

With all this talk of fried chicken, you got my juices flowing for a fried chicken dinner…complete with mustard greens, corn-bread, and a jug of dark sweet tea! But it’ll have to wait till I get back from traveling.

On a semi-related noted: Barb and I have been talking about having a chicken coop at the next house, but she made it clear that I’d be the one slaughtering, cleaning, and butchering the hens when they stop laying. Fortunately, I have a couple of bloodless methods for slaughtering…the catching is the harder part.

@Tam Dixon:

The key to good fried chicken, in my experience, is the brine. My concoction is buttermilk, bourbon, hot sauce and sometimes, an egg.

You had me at ‘bourbon’! smile

Tam Dixon
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Tam Dixon

The more bourbon, the sweeter the chicken is. My mom is using an earlier version I was experimenting with. It’s the more traditional water/salt/sugar brine. The chicken pulls that salt in and makes it juicy too.

PBMom
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PBMom

Congrats to Martin & Melissa.

Poor Lulu. Three weeks in the cone of shame? Horrible. Suji is just adorable.

Ponytail
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Ponytail

When you move into your new place, any plans for a 3rd doggie?

arcticgoddess
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arcticgoddess

So many questions I need to ask you. How about a simple one…what would we be surprised to learn about you?

Edmond Dantes
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Edmond Dantes

If the Time Lords and the Daleks started a new Time War over Destiny (and the ninth chevron project as a whole), who would win ?

PS: twin destinies + gibbs’ rule 39 = Time Lords interference using Hand of Omega