February 10, 2018: The Stargate Concept Art of James Robbins!

So the other day, I came across an old hard drive containing a slew of Stargate-related visuals: concept art, designs, previs.  It's actually about 0.5% of the library of BTS pics and vids sitting in my storage unit, much of it somewhat inaccessible due to the fact that the technology is incredibly old and lacking…

February 1, 2018: Taking a trip down Stargate memory lane!

Over the past couple of days, I've been going through some old blog posts, taking a trip down Stargate memory lane, and sharing some of the BTS pics on twitter.  Here are a few of the highlights... Me, ten years ago, plotting world domination...and Atlantis's fourth season. This awesome Asgard fan art adorned the production…

August 18, 2017: Dark Matter and Stargate – the parallels!

Viewers tune in for the hook, but they stay for the characters.  It's a lesson I learned working on Stargate.  As much as fans enjoy the sense of adventure, the action, and the dazzling visual effects, it's the characters at the heart of each show that draw them back, week after week.  Whether it's SG-1, the…

August 4, 2017: Tonight on Dark Matter…prepare yourselves! 9/8C on SYFY! Vote for your favorite Stargate Cast Member! Win some swag!

First of all, I want to take everyone who took the time to submit their request for the Which Stargate Cast Member You'd Like To See On Dark Matter? impromptu poll.  The response has been - well - overwhelming, but I've got our Top 13!  And this is how it's going to work... You have…

August 3, 2017: Stargate and Dark Matter (and, apparently, Farscape) Fandoms Converge!

Well Holy Smokes!  When I composed yesterday's blog entry and asked fans to select a former Stargate cast member to guest in Dark Matter's fourth season, little did I realize the deluge I was in for.  Between this blog, reddit, Facebook, google, and twitter, I've received over 1000 responses.  And counting!  Requests have ranged from the expected (Amanda…

August 2, 2017: Which Stargate cast member would you like to see on Dark Matter?

In yesterday's blog entry, I mentioned the similarities between Stargate and Dark Matter, but one of the parallels I failed to mention was the talent, both behind and in front of the camera.  Former Stargate Executive Producers Robert C. Cooper and Martin Gero consulted and wrote for Dark Matter, former Stargate directors Amanda Tapping, Andy Mikita, Will Waring, Martin Wood,…

August 1, 2017: The Stargate/Dark Matter Connection!

A little while ago, a buddy of mine forwarded me an old article he came across while clearing out his place.  Titled "Winning the Space Race", it was a piece on Stargate: SG-1.  The article intros: "It's slammed by critics and sci-fi diehards, but Stargate: SG-1 has become the little show that could, staying on the…

July 31, 2017: Reflecting back on Robert C. Cooper’s directorial debut way-back-when!

Well look who dropped by the comments section.  None other than Robert C. Cooper.  I mentioned his upcoming miniseries, Unspeakable, in yesterday's entry and, today, he left the following message: "Thanks for the shout out Joe! If you’re interested in following the progress then head on over to http://www.unspeakableseries.com and please like us on Facebook…

July 27, 2017: Happy Stargate 20th Anniversary! And more Dark Matter sneak peeks!

20 years ago today, Stargate: SG-1 premiered on Showtime.  I celebrated by going out for spicy chili chicken and dan dan noodles with actor Michael Shanks. Five years from now, I hope to celebrate the 25th anniversary with Amanda Tapping over tonkotsu ramen and chicken karaage. Hey!  Who's ready for our craziest episode yet?  Tomorrow,…

December 19, 2016: It can’t get any better than this!

I started my writing career in animation,  After several years of freelancing, I landed a full time job as the Manager of Animation Development at a local studio in Montreal.  My 9 to 5 duties covered all aspects of the internal creative and, over the course of my time there, I developed such shows as Animal…

May 1, 2016: Easy to root for!

"Easy to root for" is a term Dark Matter Supervising Producer Ivon Bartok introduced me to years ago.  It was in reference to actor Brian J. Smith (SGU's Lieutenant Matthew Scott) on the heels of his Tony Award nomination for his Broadway performance in The Glass Menagerie.  "Easy to root for" in that Brian, in addition to being incredibly…

September 30, 2015: Win an SG-1 10th Anniversary framed photo and keychain!

Feast your eyes upon the glory that is the 10th Anniversary MGM giveaway which includes a gate-framed photo of the team that started it all AND an SG-1 keychain in its original flimsy silver paper and cardboard box! This can be yours if you are one of the first to correctly answer the following five…

September 29, 2015: Win a Stargate: SG-1 compact!

Win this Stargate: SG-1 compact!  All you have to do is be one of the first to correctly answer the following five SG1-related questions!  The quicker you respond with the correct answer, the greater your chance of winning the grand prize!  As per LineNoise's suggestion, I'll hold off on approving comments to ensure a level playing field. On…

September 28, 2015: Stargate caps giveaway! SG-1! SGA! SGU!

Another day, another giveaway! Up for grabs in today's blog entry, the above-pictured caps from all three Stargate shows. I'm posting early so that readers in the U.K. can participate as well. To win all three caps, all you have to do is be one of the first to correctly answer the following six questions... Match the…