March 1, 2018: Stargate news and revving up for tomorrow’s revive rehearsal!

Hey, speak of the devil! Former (and future?) Stargate television series co-creator/writer/showrunner Robert C. Cooper casts his upcoming miniseries.  Joining him on Unspeakable, none other than fellow Stargate alum Michael Shanks - https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/sarah-wayne-callies-michael-shanks-join-tainted-blood-scandal-miniseries-unspeakable-1089817 Also on board for Unspeakable is former Stargate writer-Executive Producer Carl "The Truth" Binder - (Carl Binder - file photo) Meanwhile, former…

February 28, 2018: The Stargate Initiative Gaining Steam and Best Comic Book Covers of the Week!

Less than 10 days out from our scheduled tweet-storm, the Stargate Initiative is gaining steam!  The @StargateNow twitter account is inching towards 9k followers with a number of familiar faces boarding the drive including: @MichaelShanks, @dhewlett, @martingero, @cpbinder, @Ivonbartok, @redTamsen, @JeffTeravainen, @dopudmike, @Ayisha_Issa, @PatrickGilmore, @mikamckinnon, @marksavela, @PeterKelamis, @MichaelMoreci, @MichaelWelchAct, @SamMaggs, @actualApophis, @ranthonylemke, @SuanneBraun, @cliffsimon, @PaulyMcGillion, @imcorinnemec,…

February 26, 2018: Save the date Stargate fans!

In less than two weeks, we'll be blowing up the internet with a good old-fashioned tweet-storm.  Actually, two. Friday, March 9th at 6:00 p.m. PST/9:00 p.m. EST - for North American fans Saturday, March 10th at 7:00 p.m. GMT - for International fans. [note: corrected times] Of course (and preferably), you can show up for…

February 25, 2018: SciFi Fandoms United!

Stargate was a fantastic 12-year experience for me.  I learned a lot from showrunners Brad Wright and Robert Cooper, the cast, the crew, and fandom. Among the greatest takeaways from my time on the show is this oft-repeated (by me) nugget: "Fans tune in for the hook, but they stay for the characters".  To that,…

February 24, 2018: Here’s the Game Plan, Stargate Fans! StargateNow!

With the release of Stargate: Origins on the Stargate Command platform, MGM has taken the first steps towards exploring fan interest in further Stargate adventures.  However, as the first couple of SG:O episodes rolled out, I wondered if there was another way to gauge fan support for a potential new series.  There are many, MANY international…

February 23, 2018: A call to all Stargate, Dark Matter, and scifi fans!

Where do you get your scifi fix? Do you read? Do you check out the latest big screen offerings (I've been hearing great things about Annihilation)? Possibly tune in to traditional broadcast homes like FOX (The X-Files, The Gifted, The Orville) and CW (The 100, Arrow, The Flash, Supergirl, Black Lightning)? Perhaps go the cable route…

February 22, 2018: Spreading the word on the StargateNow front! Those Oscar-Nominated live-action shorts!

Spent a couple of hours today getting this message out to Stargate fandom: The point is you don't have to bother with writing letters or making phone calls or spending money on this or that.  Just hop on over to twitter and join the cause because we WILL be heard.  I guarantee it. Hit up…

February 21, 2018: Stargate Update and the Week’s Best Comic Book Covers!

This morning, Stargate enthusiasts Rita and Rebekah forwarded me a list of some 30 more fan sites to go with the 40 or so sites you've all been kind enough to send my way.  These Stargate fan communities boast a combined membership of just under 4 million.  Of course when you account for crossover, attrition, Russian…

February 20, 2018: Okay, Stargate fans – Let’s do it!!!

Well, this is impressive.  The @StargateNow twitter home of the "#DriveToRevive the Stargate we know and love" has amassed over 1100 followers in less than 24 hours.  If you're interested in seeing a new in-canon Stargate series created by Brad Wright and Robert Cooper, one that is highly accessible to new viewers yet rewards longtime…

February 19, 2018: Stargate Initiative Roll Call! StargateNow!

Alright!  Time to rally the troops and make your voices heard! If you are a member, contributor, or lurker of/to a Stargate-related site, please post a link to said site in the comments section. Stargate fans worldwide unite!  Let's hear from you! Meanwhile, head on over to twitter and join the drive to revive: @StargateNow …

February 18, 2018: The Stargate Initiative!

"What do you know, Joe?"fans have started asking, given the timing of my recent blog posts. To be honest, I just know - and can infer - only as much as you.  The launch of stargatecommand.co and the production and premiere of Stargate: Origins is, clearly, the first step in the return of an all-new…

February 17, 2018: Stargate possibilities

I know, I know.  You're sitting there, re-reading yesterday's blog entry, thinking to yourself: "Surely rebooting the franchise wouldn't be that big a deal.  The longtime fans who invested so much in those 17 seasons of television history - the characters, the technology, the worlds created for SG-1, Atlantis, and Universe - would get over it.…

February 16, 2018: Stargate – the next step!

Recently, I've been asked my thoughts on the immediate future of Stargate. Specifically, with the release of the Stargate: Origins web series (you can check it out here at StargateCommand) fans want to know: "Where do we go from here?" Well, to be honest, my opinion hasn't really changed since I wrote this blog entry…

February 15, 2018: Stargate pics and musings!

Alas, those seemingly inaccessible hard drives, once accessible, were a bust. Mostly whale footage and videos of Special Features Producer Ivon Bartok's trip to Dominica.  On the bright side, I was reminded that there are a couple of other more promising hard drives in my storage locker.  Now it's just a matter of finding them.…

February 12, 2018: Food for thought and assorted goodies!

Kicking off today's blog entry with a link to a terrific article that appeared on Gateworld.net yesterday: "How would you feel if a theater ushered you out of your seat with 30 minutes of the movie still left? Would you come back?" Syfy Owes Fans A Bigger Commitment "If a serialized show is on the…