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…

September 10, 2019: The Stargate SG-1 Greatest Episode Tournament Championship! Goodies from the Dark Matter vault! Actor Anthony Lemke checks in!

And the polls are now open for the final showdown in the Stargate: SG-1 Greatest Episode Tournament.  Window of Opportunity is out to an early lead over Lost City Part 2, but there's still 14 hours left to cast your ballot.  Things can change.  So head on over to twitter and vote or click on…

Fan Support! A Sci-Fi Survey! And the SG-1 Elite Eight!

Wow.  Tuesday I mentioned that Playback article detailing some of the projects Vanessa Piazza and I have in development, among them a sci-fi series called TimEscape.  Well, yesterday fans, clearly impatient for another rollicking sci-fi show, got the ball rolling by establishing a TimEscapeHQ twitter account.  It's early, as several pieces still have to fall…

August 23, 2019: Whirlwind Day!

This morning it was work, workout, and walkies.  Then, taco lunch with friends followed by chocolate chip cookies, chocolate-covered pistachio gelato bars and... Fan Expo! These aren't the droids you're looking for. The Green Room. Somebody help me move this bar cart into the lobby. This kid's a natural! Then, it was another round of…

August 20, 2019: The Stargate SG-1 Greatest Episode Tournament is underway!

11 hours in to our 24 hour poll and Window of Opportunity is showing why it is the #1 seed in the tournament, opening up a huge lead over its opponent in this round, Urgo.   https://twitter.com/BaronDestructo/status/1163812893856428032 If you haven't voted yet, click the link or head on over to twitter and cast your ballot.…

August 19, 2019: The Stargate: SG-1 Greatest Episode Tournament is set!

We have our last two contestants.  The field is set.  Here are your first round match-ups: #16 Urgo vs #1 Window of Opportunity The hottest episode coming into the tournament, Urgo rides a write-in vote and upset victory in the playoff round to capture the last seed.  But it has a tough first round match-up…

August 16, 2019: Here are (most of) the episodes that will be squaring off in the Stargate: SG-1 Best Episode Tournament!

Here are the Top 10 Seeds (as decided by you, the fans) in next week's Stargate: SG-1 Best Episode Tournament: #1 - Window of Opportunity #2 - The Fifth Race #3 - Abyss #4 - Moebius Part 2 #5 - 200 #6 - Lost City Part 2 #7 - 2001 #8 - Ripple Effect  #9…

August 8, 2019: It’s the Stargate’s Greatest Episode Tournament (Qualifying Rounds)!

Early evening sound design meeting for Utopia Falls' first episode tonight.  Things are moving fast! Hey, over on twitter, I'm doing daily polls to find out what the fans felt were the BEST episodes of each season of Stargate.  We are presently through the first three seasons and, so far, these are the results: No…

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…

The Perfect Storm Approacheth!

Here.  We.  Gooooooooo! Looks like we'll convene the writers' room sometime in September.  Before then, the show's creator and I will map out the first season game plan covering all ten episodes, character and story arcs.  We're also aiming to have the pilot co-written by then.  After that, it'll be smoooooooth sailing!   All that…