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 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…

July 16, 2014: My Top 10 Stargate Atlantis Memories!

Stargate: Atlantis premiered ten years ago today.  I'm celebrating with a look back at my Top 10 favorite SGA memories. In no particular order... #10. RODNEY MAKES THE CUT.  BUT JUST BARELY! Production on the new Stargate spinoff was fast-approaching, but we were scrambling to cast one crucial role: the part of the intrepid, dedicated…

April 18, 2014: Akemi’s birthday festivities!Our Stargate Atlantis re-watch continues with…The Prodigal!

Akemi's birthday... Continuing our Stargate: Atlantis re-watch with...The Prodigal! Another Carl Binder-san spectacular.  I loved this episode even more on repeat viewing.  It's got action, humor, and high-stakes developments with all of our characters in play (even Zelenka, Lorne, and Amelia Banks).  Fast-paced fun! And Akemi agreed.  She laughed out loud a couple of times,…

April 5, 2014: A Book of the Month Club Reminder! Resuming our Stargate: Atlantis season 5 rewatch with…Search and Rescue!

A reminder to all that our book club reconvenes this Monday (April 7th) for a discussion on our April BOTMC pick: Annihilation by Jeff VanderMeer. You can always check this blog's right sidebar for info on our upcoming Book of the Month club reads (including our May selection: The Rich and the Dead by Liv…

February 14, 2014: The Hot Chocolate Festival Top 5! Plus 1 for good luck! Our Stargate: Atlantis rewatch continues with…The Eye!

Alas, it was a herculean task and despite my best efforts, I came up short.  In the end, I sampled only 47 of the some 60 varieties of hot chocolate offered for this year's Hot Chocolate Festival.  Still, 47 hot chocolates in 24 days aint bad, especially considering I took those four days off to…

February 12, 2014: The final leg of the Hot Chocolate Festival! Rounds #16 – #20! Our Stargate: Atlantis rewatch continues with…Home!

We're in the stretch run of our Hot Chocolate marathon! Round #16... High Society:  Earl Grey drinking chocolate.  Served with East Van Roasters' signature gluten-free brownie and candied orange. Available at: East Van Roasters, 319 Carrall St, Vancouver, B.C. East Van Roasters A great cup of hot chocolate with a  pronounced Earl Grey flavor,  served with an equally…

February 11, 2014: Perusing my spam folder! Our April Book of the Month Club winner! The Stargate: Atlantis rewatch continues!

Every so often, I check out my spam folder for erroneously misdirected reader comments.  Last night, amid the 535 quarantined messages, I came across the following: "Brazil shemales" "Star ladyboys" "Big ass shemales" "Trilby hat sales" - I find this offensive, embarrassing and downright disturbing.  How dare they presume I'd wear a trilby hat! Hey,…

February 7, 2014: Planning ahead and picking our April Book of the Month Club pick! Our Stargate Atlantis rewatch continues with…Poisoning the Well!

Yes, our Book of the Month Club is back and we're kicking things off with a March 3rd discussion of Matthew Kloos's Terms of Enlistment, the book YOU selected in our January poll.  Aint democracy grand?  With February upon is, it's time for another round of voting as we choose our April Book of the…

February 5, 2014: The Vancouver Hot Chocolate Festival tour continues! Rounds #14 and #15! The Ampamakia vs. The Banana Split! Our Stargate Atlantis rewatch continues with…Suspicion!

Never let it be said I don't make sacrifices for you blog readers.  For the past several weeks, I've made the ultimate sacrifice - sampling and reporting on the various (60+) flavors being offered as part of this year's Vancouver Hot Chocolate festival…so that you can sip and experience vicariously through me.  You're welcome!  Today,…

February 4, 2014: Does McDonalds really want you to know what’s in their McNuggets? Really? Dog matters! The Stargate Atlantis rewatch continues with 38 Minutes!

So one of the ads that did air here during the Superbowl was a commercial for McDonalds Canada that seemed to invite questions about the ingredients in their McNuggets: Pink goop in Chicken McNuggets? McDonald's Canada answers (Super Bowl XLVIII)www.youtube.comhttp://mcdonalds.ca/yourquestions Armand R. from Edmonton, Alberta asked: "What are legitimately in mcnuggets is there pink goop?"…

February 3, 2014: The Superbowl wrap-up! Our Stargate Atlantis rewatch continues with Hide and Seek!

Whoa.  Didn't see that coming.  Well, I kind of did given that I correctly predicted a Seahawks victory (see last blog entry), but I was far too generous in my estimation of the Broncos' offence (and clearly underestimated the Seattle defense).  It wasn't a great game (unless you're a Seahawks fan) and those much-ballyhooed Superbowl…

February 2, 2014: Superbowl Extra Large 8! My prediction! And admonishment! Our Stargate Atlantis Rewatch continues with Rising II!

Who is going to win Superbowl XLVIII (a.k.a. Superbowl Extra Large 8)?  Got your pick?  Well, so does Madden 25, EA's football-based video game that predicts the Broncos beating Seahawks in overtime, 31-28: http://games.yahoo.com/blogs/plugged-in/broncos-win-super-bowl-xlviii-predicts-madden-nfl-144805173.html So what?  So what if a computer simulation says the Denver Broncos will be hoisting the Vince Lombardi trophy in New…

February 1, 2014: The Hot Chocolate Tour Continues with Rounds #12 and #13! Twisted Romance vs. Beyond the Milky Way! Winter Citrus vs. Chocolat Glacé a la Cardamome! Our Stargate Atlantis Rewatch Begins with Rising 1!

"You must be so sick of hot chocolate by now,"said my buddy Ivon.  Sick of hot chocolate?!  I can't afford to be sick!  I've only reached the halfway mark of my hot chocolate marathon, my bid to sample all 62-ish flavors being offered as part of this year's Hot Chocolate Festival. Round #12... Twisted Romance: You'll…