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…

October 5, 2015: Canadians love their scifi television!

Well, this is interesting.  Apparently, Canadians are HUGE fans of science fiction television: "During the 2014-2015 broadcast year Canadian TV sci-fi series Orphan Black on Space (4.3 million viewers*), Dark Matter on Space (3.7 million), Between on City Total and Killjoys on Space (both 3.2 million) each reached roughly 10% of the Canadian population. In…

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,…

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…

January 28, 2014: Stargate Universe 2.5 – The Japanese Girlfriend Edition! Join our Stargate Atlantis Rewatch!

The other night, Akemi and I finally wrapped up our viewing of Stargate: Universe. So, what did she think?  What was her take on the final ten episodes?  The finale? Well, what follows are her unique thoughts on episodes #211-220 (Stargate: Universe 2.5)... DELIVERANCE While she appreciated the action in this one, she did bump…

January 17, 2014: Stargate Universe 2.0 – The Japanese Girlfriend Edition!

Akemi and I have reached the halfway mark of Stargate: Universe's second season. On re-watching these ten episodes, I've discovered a new appreciation for the series. The show really started to hit its stride in season two and it's a damn shame it came to such a premature end. But, really, who cares what I…

December 28, 2013: Stargate Universe 1.5! The Japanese Girlfriend Edition!

Akemi and I finished watching the second half of Stargate: Universe's first season today.  It's been interesting to see her develop a genuine passion for the series.  "I love Stargate!"she declared this morning.  "Please call me, geeku-chan!" Like any fan, Geeku-chan had her favorite characters, her favorite episodes.  Robert Cooper's Time is still tops in…

December 20, 2013: Stargate Universe 1.0! The Japanese Girlfriend Edition!

After dating me for almost four years, Akemi finally decided it was time to take the plunge.  Yes, after all these years, she finally made the BIG commitment.  She actually started watching Stargate! I gave her a choice between the three series - SG-1, Atlantis, and Universe .  She elected to go with the latter…

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…

December 13, 2013: Stargate: Extinction! The comic book?!

StellaByStargate writes: "I’m curious as to who (person or organization) “owns”–for lack of a better word–the scripts for the SGA and SG-1 movies? So many of us would love to see those novelized and made part of the Stargate canon…is there any way we could launch a campaign to make that happen? Who would we…

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 6, 2013: Design your own Destiny! Let the Resurgence Art Department package be your guide!

In advance of my official Days of Stargate Universe Past trip down memory, how about a little something to whet your appetite?  Ah, this takes me back!  The Resurgence Art Department package accompanied by visuals from various points in Stargate: Universe's two-year run... The Gate Room... The control interface room... The apple core... In his…

March 22, 2013: The Destiny Bridge!

In Stargate: Universe's second season, the crew finally discovers Destiny's bridge.  From a creative standpoint, holding off the discovery until then allowed for some great drama: Rush's attempts to hide it from the rest of the crew, the subsequent attempts to control the ship, etc.  Also, waiting until season two permitted us to give it…