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…

Share Your Rejections!

Every once in a while, one of these trending hashtags will catch my eye and I'll think: "Oh, yeah.  I can add to this conversation."  Like, say, yesterday's #ShareYourRejections hashtag.   I mean, are you kidding?  The life of a writer is filled with rejection.  When I first started off, I remember being fortified by…

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…

Joseph Mallozzi’s Top 10 Funnest Episodes!

Joseph Mallozzi’s Top 10 Funnest Episodes!

Oh, sure.  As a viewer, your mileage may vary.  But, looking over the list of 100+ episodes of television on which I've been credited or co-credited as a writer, THESE were the ten I had the most fun writing... Honorable Mentions... The Ties That Bind/It's Good To Be King (Stargate SG-1) Yeah, it's always the way.…