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…

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,…

December 10, 2014: The shuttle!

We're heavy into prep on episodes #101-102 and, with the commencement of principal photography about a month away, sets are coming together nicely.  Our ship, The Raza, has come a long way in the past couple of weeks.  The corridors have been textured with faux-grate flooring, pipes, vents, and grills, its walls painted in metallic…

March 29, 2014: The Houseguests! T.V. Graphs! How’d the Stargates fare?

Check out our houseguest, the love of my buddy Tio's life, the lovely Petunia.  She's here for a sleepover and has come armed with her own pink bed, pink blanket, and snacks.  According to Tio, she's a snuggler, so tonight will be interesting.  Four dogs on the bed.  Just like old times! But Petunia wasn't…

December 14, 2013: Planning the Fan Campaign! And next year’s Group Holiday!

Okay.  Pursuant to yesterday's blog entry, some careful strategy is required. I think that, rather than striking out now as everyone - especially those in a position to make the decisions - prepares for the holidays or, in some cases, is already off on holidays, the campaign should hold off in order to maximize its…

September 12, 2013: Whither Stargate?

With the recent news that Roland Emmerich would like to make a second, big screen, Stargate movie, questions surrounding the future of the franchise have again started popping up throughout fandom. It's been three years since Stargate: Universe was cancelled and fans want to know: What's next?  Whither Stargate? Well in my humble and somewhat…

April 2, 2013: From guest stars to recurring favorites! My Top 10! And 1 for good luck!

Television, like life, is just full of surprises.  Shows you expect to be huge hits tank while apparent duds become breakout hits.  Seemingly average episodes on the page magically come together onscreen while guest characters envisioned for a single episode appearance will pop, surpassing all expectations to develop into fan - if not writer -…

March 20, 2013: 2007 Silver Wraith-mobile for sale! Only used for picnicking and chasing down human prey! SGC Blueprints!

I had a feeling that trying to sell my car would prove a giant pain in the ass.  As it turns out, the experience has surpassed expectations. Initially, I thought I'd save myself the hassle by contacting my local Audi dealer and trading my Q7 in as part of a new vehicle purchase - but…

March 14, 2013: Veronica Mars fans are finally getting their movie! So when are Stargate fans getting THEIR movie?

This was the question many Stargate fans were asking themselves yesterday after news broke of the astounding success of the Veronica Mars kickstarter campaign. For those of you who haven't heard, series creator Rob Thomas approached Warner Bros. about making a Veronica Mars movie. According to Thomas: "Their reaction was, if you can show there's…

February 1, 2013: Stargate Prop Builder Mark Nicholson Answers Your Questions!

The hard work and contributions of so many individual went into making one of the greatest SF franchises in television history.  Over the course of this blog's run, I've invited various members of the extended Stargate family to talk about their experiences on the show(s).  We've spotlighted writers, producers, directors, actors, stunt coordinators, VFX and…

November 24, 2012: Stargate lives! Sort of.

Well, MGM may have pulled the plug on Stargate - or, if you prefer, placed it on indefinite hiatus - but it's nice to see that interest in the franchise remains strong.  A recent google search turned up the following Stargate-related news items... It was only a matter of time.  Apparently, China has started their…

October 12, 2012: The Perfect Pork Chop!

I'm a big fan of pork chops, but usually only when I make them.  Like fireworks, dry ice, and raw milk cheese, the proper care and preparation of pork chops cannot be entrusted to just anyone.  Many high-end restaurants seem to know what they're doing, while my buddy Rob, an avowed pork aficionado, certainly knows…

October 11, 2012: My To-Do List! Vote for your favorite comedic Stargate episode!

When I was growing up, I wanted to be a writer.  And so, I sought out opportunities, worked hard, persevered and, today, I'm a writer.  This story would be impressive if not for the fact that, in addition to wanting to be a writer, I also wanted to be a famous detective and a starting…

October 10, 2012: Looking ahead! Another Stargate poll! What was the best comedic episode in Stargate history? The Snow Monkey report!

To those of you asking - Yes, I fully intend to continue my trip down Stargate Atlantis memory lane by covering the fifth season and, eventually, offering some insight into the never-produced SGA movie, Stargate: Extinction.  I've planned a trip to Japan for early November, so that Akemi can visit with her family, and plan…

August 31, 2012: News of Note! Cast your ballot for The Most Heartbreaking Moment in Stargate History!

Off to dinner with Ivon and Tio tonight to discuss - what else? - football!  Our fantasy football season kicks off tomorrow when our league (Vancouver Unite) holds its 2012 draft.  As you all know, my Snow Monkeys are 2011 league champions looking to defend the title. I've done my research and plan to spend…