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…

August 30, 2012: The things we do for our pets! Cast your vote for The Most Heartbreaking Moment in Stargate History!

Some of you were wondering about my sister's dog, Aspen, who made an appearance in yesterday's blog - a video of him following his post-chemo treatment, clearly feeling a little zoned-out.  Well, here's the update. In early June, the poor boy was diagnosed with prostate cancer that had metastasized to his bladder and lymph node.…

August 29, 2012: My sister’s dog is high as a kite! A souffle-less souffle outing! What was The Most Heartbreaking Moment in Stargate History?

My sister's dog is high: Aspen apparently feeling uber-relaxed following his latest chemo treatment.  Fingers crossed it helps! It never fails.  Every night, Akemi and I work out while watching one of the food shows, be it Hell's Kitchen, Master Chef, Top Chef, Top Chef Masters, Chuck's Day Off, Chef Academy, or Around the World…

August 28, 2012: The Most Heartbreaking Moment in Stargate History!

A new poll and another chance to win a signed script! What, in your opinion, was The Most Heartbreaking Moment in Stargate History?  In coming up with the list of candidates, I tried to consider the events in context.  For instance, while Universe's final episode was heartfelt, it was only heartbreaking insofar as the audience…

July 29, 2012: Snapshot Sunday! The results of The Greatest Season-Ending Cliffhanger in Stargate History Poll! And lucky winners!

Today, I was up at the crack of dawn - ish, at a little after 9:00 a.m., so that we could pack up up all three dogs and head on over to the beach for the monthly Pugs on the Beach gathering.  Lately, there hasn't been much of a turnout, but that hasn't stopped the…

July 27, 2012: You’re all awesome!

A HUGE thanks to everyone who took the time to leave a comment on yesterday's entry.  Akemi and I greatly appreciate each and every one. Next week, amid the documentary evidence of our relationship that I'll be sending out will be said blog entry - and all of your accompanying kind words.  It's been a…

July 22, 2012: Vote for The Greatest Season-ending Cliffhanger in Stargate History! The Evolution of Akemi at Starbucks! Back to the Kits Street Fest for Dinner!

A reminder to cast your vote for The Greatest Season-ending Cliffhanger in Stargate History for a chance to win a signed script and a nifty Stargate security badge - Head on over here, pick a cliffhanger, then leave a comment for a chance to win: To whoever asked - yes, I'll be continuing my trip…

July 21, 2012: What was the greatest season-ending cliffhanger in Stargate history?

"I am melty sleepy" - Akemiism.  Translation: I'm REALLY sleepy. It was nice today, so we ended up checking out the local farmer's market with Jelly.  On the way home, we happened to come across a street festival so we parked, hopped out, and too that in as well. On an unrelated note - ooooh,…

June 20, 2012: Dark Matter (and me!) at Comic Con! Take a breather with Jelly! Winners of the Greatest Mid-Season Two-Parter in Stargate History contest!

Finally booked my hotel for Comic Con next month which means I WON'T be sleeping on the floor of the convention center after all.  On the one hand, it's nice to know I can look forward to a mattress, a hot shower, and room service cookies and milk, but on the other hand, I was…