“In this crowded marketplace, if you can start with some kind of brand awareness and IP that has a vocal support and, in this case, a crazy, passionate love for it, you’re ahead of the game.” [source]
The above quote is from FOX Entertainment President Michael Thorn in response to queries about a possible Firefly revival. But, of course, it is equally applicable to Stargate with its 350+ hours and massive fanbase.
Updating you on my continuing #AmazingPeopleWithWhomIHaveWorked series –
Alexander M. Ruemelin: Bad-ass writer-producer. BIG in Germany! We met and worked together under very difficult circumstances but he remains, to this day, a good friend. No one can make me laugh like he can. pic.twitter.com/AvpQPOl4jH
— Joseph Mallozzi (@BaronDestructo) January 4, 2020
Roxanne Borris: 1st Assistant Art Director – #DarkMatter. Kind, talented, and incredibly creative, Roxanne's masterpieces have ranged from space station logos to dog portraits to one killer jalapeño relish. pic.twitter.com/D3fjhY97hy
— Joseph Mallozzi (@BaronDestructo) January 5, 2020
RT Thorne – Director, Creator, Executive Producer. @directedbyRT
A chance encounter turned into a 2 hour lunch turned into me showrunning his creation – #UtopiaFalls, a 10 episode YA sci-fi hip hop series streaming next month on @Hulu and @CBC pic.twitter.com/7GiVHMp5Wf
— Joseph Mallozzi (@BaronDestructo) January 6, 2020
Jenny Seelman Stiven – Digital Consultant and point person on #Stargate for many, many years. Thoughtful, strategically-minded, and generous with her time, Jenny continues to be a huge supporter of the franchise and its many fans. pic.twitter.com/wYe1DlVhwU
— Joseph Mallozzi (@BaronDestructo) January 7, 2020
Robert Picardo – Gifted performer, kind soul, brilliant mind, and all around class act. I had the pleasure of working with Bob on #Stargate and he has remained a good friend ever since.
Simply a terrific individual. @RobertPicardo pic.twitter.com/VylnyDXIDl
— Joseph Mallozzi (@BaronDestructo) January 8, 2020
James Robbins – Production Designer
His unique vision and inspiration are on display throughout #Stargate's run, from spaceships to aliens, otherworldly weapons to the city of Atlantis itself. #DarkMatter's space stations were also his designs. pic.twitter.com/6IUR0hDIQt
— Joseph Mallozzi (@BaronDestructo) January 9, 2020
John Stead – An incredible Stunt Coordinator, John was responsible for all of the onscreen action on #DarkMatter, planning and executing every move with precision and care. He is also one of the best damn directors I know! pic.twitter.com/X3gM406Iyv
— Joseph Mallozzi (@BaronDestructo) January 10, 2020
Great great people!
Finally – mom took a fall in the kitchen the other day and suffered two small fractures – one to her hand, another to her wrist. She slipped on the carpet she put in the kitchen to keep her dog from slipping. Ironic, no? Here’s hoping she makes a full recovery and back to making orecchiette in no time!