Yesterday, Akemi and I were sitting in the living room when we heard a BANG!, and saw a small bird bounce off our window and land on the balcony. We assumed it was dead but, some fifteen minutes later, it was up and around. It hung out for about an hour and then, finally, took flight. A happy ending!
Until about twenty minutes later when – BANG! A bird hit the other window and dropped to the balcony, either dead or unconscious. A closer look revealed…it was the same bird! This time, I thought, he was dead for sure and I was wondering how Akemi was going to dispose of the corpse when –
The bird hopped up. He looked dazed and clearly not flight-ready. In fact, after an hour went by, I began to wonder if he’d ever fly again which, in turn, left me to wonder what I was going to do about this injured bird sitting on my balcony.
A nice, comfy little bed. Water. And a snacks in the form of strawberries, almonds, walnuts, and a piece of leftover Hong Kong Milk Tea mocha donut. What more could a bird want?
As it turns out – freedom. About an hour later, it just flew off, probably sorer but hopefully wiser. Although I really can’t criticize as I’ve done the same on several occasions.
Fielding a few questions from the comments section…
Jessica C writes: “1) Will the amazing plot hook of Stargate Universe and an artificial structure in the cosmic microwave background radiation be mentioned in the new series? (note: it’s actually entirely possible, and current scientific papers have hinted at finding such a structure in our own CMBR; see this video from PBS Space Time, 13:55 mark, released after SGU: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PC2JOQ7z5L0 ).”
Answer: I’m not developing the new series so this is really a question for Brad Wright, but as I’ve been saying, any new in-canon series could open the door to answering many of the franchise’s outstanding questions.
“2) It has been mentioned that Atlantis is meant to be massive, around the size of Manhattan, but due to a mixup with the CGI team it was rendered a lot smaller. Will the new series render Atlantis in all its fidelity, splendour, and more importantly, scale?”
Answer: Again, I have no idea if and how Atlantis would figure into a new series, but I imagine the revisit of any established locations would come with upgraded visuals.
“3) Will the series be more adventure of the week (SG1, Atlantis) or continuous (SGU, The Expanse, Game of Thrones, etc)? I’m really a much bigger fan of the latter, especially when binge watching / streaming, but I understand it’s what a lot of people didn’t like about SGU and what eventually led to its cancellation ”
Answer: Alas, no idea, but I would think it could offer the best of both worlds – episodic stories that contribute to an over-arcing mystery or conflict.
“4) Will the series be set in our current time (around 2020), or will it follow on shortly from where Stargate Universe left off?”
Answer: I don’t know, but it’s highly unlikely a new series would be set in the distant past or far future. What made Stargate so accessible to many viewers was the fact that it was set in the here and now, so I would imagine any new series would follow the same path.
“5) Will viewers who have never seen prior Stargate series and movies be able to get into and understand the show with smooth sailing, or will they need that all that backstory and lore first?”
Answer: Any new series would have to serve as a jumping on point for new viewers completely unfamiliar with past mythology.
“6) And finally, will the theme for the new Stargate series have lyrics?”
Answer: Even if I was privy to all the creative, I wouldn’t be able to answer this question at this point. I will say that there has been a concerted shift away from lengthier opening title sequences since those early seasons of Atlantis, so I believe it’s unlikely you’ll get one with lyrics.