September 14, 2019: The Stargate: Atlantis Greatest Episode Tournament Continues! Roger Cross eye candy!

What is Stargate?  My friend Michelle gave me the heads up that the answer, pictured above, appeared on a recent episode of Jeopardy.  And, yes, apparently, someone had the right question. Siege Part 3 earned a hard-fought victory to secure a playoff spot in our Stargate: Atlantis Greatest Episode Tournament.  But second place finisher Duet…

14 Ridiculous Plot Twists That Hurt Syfy Shows – Or Were They?

I came across this interesting Screen Rant article today by Toby Symonds which offers up his take on what he felt were ridiculous plot twists (and a few that weren't) on shows that aired on syfy.  Among the culprits was the decision NOT to kill of Ronon Dex in the Atlantis finale and the decision…

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…

June 3, 2016: Dark Matter goodies! Stargate eye candy! Signed scripts!

Less than a month to go before the Dark Matter season 2 premiere - yet only a little over a week to go before the writers' room convenes to start spinning the show's third season.  Optimistic much?  Well, yes, and you would be too if you saw what was in store for you in the show's second…

February 25, 2016: A #Stargate Reunion on #DarkMatter!

Well, what do we have here?  It's a Stargate: Atlantis reunion on Dark Matter!  Princess Harmony and Rodney McKay, back together again!  This takes me back... And this... Today was our cast read-thru for Episode 207 and, while I can't confirm that Tabor Calchek will be making a return appearance on the show (There's a possibility that David…

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 18, 2014: Project updates! Our Stargate: Atlantis rewatch continues with…oops!

This morning, I took part in my very first Skype conference.  It was not without its problems.  For some reason, my writing partner's webcam wasn't working properly and, as a result, he appeared as a faceless avatar for the call's duration.  It was a little unsettling, like I was chatting with that Anonymous guy.  Everyone…