Had dinner with writer-producer Alan McCullough (Stargate, Reign, Private Eyes). It was great catching up – and hard to believe that next year will mark the 25th anniversary of SG-1’s premiere. 25 years! It feels just like yesterday that my pugs were running the halls of the Bridge Studios while the gang and I spun stories and produced what now seems like a seemingly insurmountable amount of television. All told, over 330+ hours of sci-fi television. Amazingly, over the course of a couple of those seasons, we actually produced 40 episodes of television annually.
I have to admit that my introduction to Stargate was not all that memorable. It was season 1’s fourth episode, “Emancipation”, and I was so unimpressed that when the opportunity to pitch for the show presented itself,I honestly didn’t think it was for me. And then I read the scripts they forwarded and discovered “Damn, this is a really good show!”.
So, I’m curious. What was the episode that made you fall in love what the series? Were you on board from the start with Children of the Gods, or were you late to the party?
P.S. Regarding tonight’s dinner – Walking into a restaurant that smells like vinegar is a bad sign.
You know what’s also a bad sign? A D.J.
Off to Montreal this weekend to celebrate Canadian Thanksgiving. Fly out Saturday and back Tuesday for what’s looking to be a pretty big week.
Went to see the optometrist for my annual eye exam yesterday. It looks like I can’t put off the reading glasses any longer. Has it really come to this?! I used to have perfect vision and now I have to put my latop screen on full bright (much to Akemi’s alarm) or default my phone text to full bold (much to Akemi’s amusement). My optometrist informs me that there is a surgical procedure that would address the issue – but it would involve plucking my corneal lenses and swapping them out for artificial implants. Just the explanation had me squirming in my seat. I think I’m going to hold off a couple of years and wait for them to perfect those medical nanites that, once injected into your bloodstream, can address all of your body’s ailments.
Full disclosure: I spent the better part of an hour today watching old videos on Pug Nation Rescue of Los Angeles’ facebook page so I could check out the senior pugs – especially that sweet gal Lexxie. While Akemi is dubious, I’m convinced Suji would eventually warm to a little sister.
What do you think?