September 15, 2020: Getting in touch. Or not.

THIS BLOG Yes, the most obvious and perhaps easiest way to get in touch with me is through this blog.  Have a question?  Just post it as a comment.  I moderate all comments before publishing so if you'd rather not have it made public.  Just let me know.  Please avoid the "feedback" section of this…

September 14, 2020: The Crime Club convenes to discuss Sleuth!

A wealthy mystery writer invites his wife's lover to his estate and enlists his help in staging a home robbery.  Of course not all is as it seems and their curious encounter turns into a battle of wits marked by deceit, disguises and, oh yes, death. Well, this was a deliciously devious Crime Club entry…

September 12, 2020: My favorite gate!

The mystery of the missing Diet Coke (via my sister)... A few photos from the SGU vault... This was my favorite gate of the franchise. Director Ernest Dickerson and the Destiny crew. Colonel Telford Executive Producers Robrert C. Cooper and Carl Binder tour the Destiny in-progress. The Nicholas Rush surprise party patiently awaits the birthday…

September 11, 2020: The Crime Club convenes to discuss Point Break!

The Crime Club convenes to discuss the surf-crime thriller Point Break. I recall this movie being somewhat of a cheesy classic but it was only on second viewing, decades later, that I came to realize the true depths of its cornballness.  The plot is pretty predictable, Keanu's performance more suited to his vacant Yo-Dude(!) undercover…

September 10, 2020: Who knows what the future holds?

Chevron Five locked! https://twitter.com/GateWorld/status/1303783632323014656 Who knows what the future holds?  More Stargate?  Maybe. A little Yes/No? https://twitter.com/BaronDestructo/status/1304155645680254976 Honestly?  I'd try this before I eat chocolate-covered fruit. Amazing People With Whom I Have Worked... https://twitter.com/BaronDestructo/status/1301499157073534983 https://twitter.com/BaronDestructo/status/1301856837608898562 https://twitter.com/BaronDestructo/status/1302211354682630144

September 9, 2020: I would advise caution and remind you to take your vitamin D!

Covid-19 case rates are rising in some places, falling in others, but the death rates have either remained flat or fallen off.  This seems very promising and, as a result, many are already looking past this pandemic.  I would advise caution. There are many theories for the drop in the fatality rate, everything from a…

September 7, 2020: The Crime Club convenes to discuss The Taking of Pelham One Two Three!

The Crime Club convenes to discuss the 1974 classic The Taking of Pelham One Two Three... This movie was, in two words, "truly awesome".  And, to be perfectly honest, I was surprised.  Pleasantly so, because a lot of these classics to not stand the test of time.  In this case, however, outside of a few…

September 5, 2020: Remembering my time on Whispers!

Name this band! Two episodes really stand out for me over my five year involvement with Stargate: Atlantis.  The first was "Harmony".  The second was this one, "Whispers".  I would occasionally venture down to set during production, but those visits were few and far between simply because I often had my hands full with either…

September 4, 2020: The Crime Club convenes to discuss The Man From Nowhere!

The Crime Club reconvenes to discuss The Man From Nowhere... A reclusive pawnshop owner with a dark past befriends his neighbor, a neglected young girl.  After the girl's mother steals a drug shipment, the rightful owners come looking to reclaim their stash - and exact a little revenge by kidnapping mom and daughter.  But our…

September 3, 2020: More from the Stargate vault!

More from the Stargate vault... The Atlantis gate. Setting up the gate - White Sands, New Mexico. Fun in the sun with Jamil Walker-Smith and Brian J. Smith. Director Andy Mikita's On-set Brain Surgery TED Talk - "The Shrine" You get one trip through the gate.  Where are you going and who are you taking…

September 3, 2020: Temporal distortion fields, Project F, and more amazing people with whom I have worked!

Sometimes when I talk to my mother on the phone, I feel like I've inadvertently crossed into a temporal distortion field where time passes slower for me than the actual time would indicate.  Today, the effect was triggered by a seemingly innocuous question: "How much did it cost?".  This a reference to the renovation work…