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 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…

June 29, 2016: 2 days to the Dark Matter season 2 premiere!

Today, the season 3 writers' room followed up yesterday's blisteringly creative outburst - in which we broke not one, not two, but two and a half episodes! - by spinning our wheels in frustration, watching an adorable cat video, and having soft serve for lunch.  Ah, well.  There's always tomorrow. And the day after when Dark Matter season…

April 11, 2015: Our Stargate Family Reunion continues on Dark Matter!

Well, well, well.  Look who it is.  Director Martin Wood (Stargates SG-1 and Atlantis) hits the streets of Toronto - in his trademark shorts.  Yes, if there are two thing I remember about Martin Wood from our days on Stargate, it's: 1) His penchant for wearing shorts year round, and 2) His onscreen cameo character,…

April 2, 2015: Dark Matter casting announcements! David Hewlett! Ruby Rose!

Well, finally!  It's official! http://io9.com/first-details-on-david-hewletts-return-to-syfy-in-dark-1695188609 "David Hewlett is returning to Syfy! This summer Hewlett will reunite with Stargate Atlantis writers Joseph Mallozzi and Paul Mullie on their new show Dark Matter. Hewlett will have a recurring part as Talbor Calchek. In a slight change for Hewlett, Calchek is a sleazy agent for unsavory mercenaries who…

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…

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, 2014: Dognapping in Vancouver! My March Reading List! Continuing our Stargate: Atlantis re-watch with…Remnants!

Wow.  This has been all over the news here: http://www.petsearcherscanada.com/stolen-french-bulldog-in-vancouver-do-you-recognize-this-woman2/ If you live in the Vancouver area, check out the video and maybe help identify this sorry excuse for a human being. Capsule reviews of all the books I read last month... Blood Kin by Steve Rasnic Tem A southern gothic tale that alternates between the…

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…

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…

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…