October 31, 2019: Stargate Command and the future of Stargate!

Received the following news update regarding Stargate Command, the streaming platform dedicated to all things Stargate... Alas, while sad in principle that a site dedicated to Stargate is shutting down, I think the big picture offers a more positive message.  Much of the exclusive content (interviews, behind the scenes videos, etc.) will be moving to…

October 24, 2019: More Secrets of Stargate!

https://twitter.com/BaronDestructo/status/1187356381680029700 https://twitter.com/BaronDestructo/status/1187020409297887233 https://twitter.com/BaronDestructo/status/1186648091572744193 https://twitter.com/BaronDestructo/status/1186255626206433281 https://twitter.com/BaronDestructo/status/1185897789441691648 https://twitter.com/BaronDestructo/status/1185292233219674112 I remember back in the day taking all these behind the scenes photos and videos and thinking "Maybe I'm going a little overboard.".  In retrospect, I regret not having taken more!

October 17, 2019: Eagle-Eyed Readers, Suji & Lulu Pins, and #SecretsOfStargate – and Dark Matter!

There's not getting anything past you eagle-eyed readers!  In response to many of you who were taken by surprise... Yes, that IS a Gudetama mug Akemi got me for my birthday.  Cool, no? Oh, and, yes, we got married. The important thing is Suji and Lulu will no longer be made fun of by the…

October 3, 2019: The Stargate: Atlantis Greatest Episode Championship!

The finals are upon us!  It's season 1 vs season 5!  Adventure and discovery vs introspection and relationships! Epic vs character piece!  Rising vs The Shrine!   https://twitter.com/BaronDestructo/status/1179873206607302656 Window of Opportunity won the title in the SG-1 championship.  Who will take it for SGA?  By the looks of the early votes, it's going to be close.…

September 14, 2019: The Stargate: Atlantis Greatest Episode Tournament Continues! Roger Cross eye candy!

What is Stargate?  My friend Michelle gave me the heads up that the answer, pictured above, appeared on a recent episode of Jeopardy.  And, yes, apparently, someone had the right question. Siege Part 3 earned a hard-fought victory to secure a playoff spot in our Stargate: Atlantis Greatest Episode Tournament.  But second place finisher Duet…

September 13, 2019: The Stargate: Atlantis Greatest Episode Tournament is underway! Alex Mallari Jr. eye candy!

And Rising takes the season 1 crown, securing its spot in the playoffs. A respectable showing from Siege Part 2, but will it be enough to grab one of the three available wildcard spots?  We'll find out soon enough. In the meantime, cast your vote for the best episode of Stargate: Atlantis's second season... https://twitter.com/BaronDestructo/status/1172631941818081280…

September 12, 2019: Window of Opportunity reigns supreme! And the Stargate: Atlantis Greatest Episode Tournament Begins!

Well, the final results are in and fan favorite Window of Opportunity has been crowned champion of the Stargate: SG-1 Greatest Episode Tournament.  I know, I know.  Many will disagree - some passionately - but that's what makes democracy so great: the fact that a majority of others are directly responsible for your unhappiness.  So…

August 5, 2019: That special Stargate scene!

As part of last month's SDCC Stargate: Atlantis panel, attendees were treated to a reading of select scenes from the unproduced Stargate: Extinction movie.  But since actress Torri Higginson was in attendance, I decided to include an original scene for the occasion, a scene that perhaps could have been canon had the show continued past…

July 1, 2019: Hallucinatory Wraith Feeding!

Came across this little gem on one of my old hard-drives - what appears to be footage from an extended hallucinatory wraith feeding sequence.  It's actually surprisingly disquieting.  Your mission, if you choose to accept it, is to name the episode. I celebrated Canada Day by completing my latest (and last?) revision on that big…

Finales I Have Wrought!

12 finales in 18 seasons.  10 in the last 13. February 23rd, 2001... May 17, 2002... March 25, 2005... March 10, 2006... March 7, 2008... January 9, 2009... June 11, 2010... May 9, 2011... August 28, 2015... September 16, 2016... August 25, 2017... ???... Whew!  What a ride so far! And hopefully a few more…

April 23, 2019: More from the Stargate trove!

So, last night I found myself with a window of free time between my two scripts and my episode 1 cut (that never materialized) and seized the opportunity to go through the various discs, DV's, and hard-drives I'll be shipping out to MGM this week.  I can't access a good 95% of the material, but…

January 14, 2019: Flashback Monday!

Lunch date today with Zoie Palmer (aka Dark Matter's Android).  You wouldn't believe how much she ordered.  I mean, I could barely keep up! Great to hear she had a crazy-busy 2018 - and is looking ahead to an even crazier and busier 2019! Came across some behind the scenes pics from the Dark Matter…

14 Ridiculous Plot Twists That Hurt Syfy Shows – Or Were They?

I came across this interesting Screen Rant article today by Toby Symonds which offers up his take on what he felt were ridiculous plot twists (and a few that weren't) on shows that aired on syfy.  Among the culprits was the decision NOT to kill of Ronon Dex in the Atlantis finale and the decision…

My Top 10 Toughest Episodes!

My Top 10 Toughest Episodes!

The other day, I did a rundown of the top ten episodes I had the most fun writing. Today, I switch gears to focus on My Top 10 Toughest Episodes.  Why were they tough?  Well, the the issues varied, ranging from script challenges to productions issues, scheduling headaches to post-production problems. A few may surprise…