January 26, 2021: Powder progress, fried chicken sandwiches, and Stargate concept art!

A productive day.  Completed a first draft of the Powder Mage overview and got some excellent feedback from author Brian McClellan.  Will do another pass, get it out and, after that, it'll be smooooooth sailing! https://twitter.com/BaronDestructo/status/1353493659384213505 I have come to the conclusion that there are only two places for good barbecue in Toronto - Barque…

December 8, 2020: Aliens among us! Santa eggs! And SGU BTS pics!

Actress Torri Higginson!  Director John Stead!  The gang at Orville Nation!  And yours truly!  In case you missed it... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lHS5v3LWsyY&t=2336s Looking ahead to the holidays, sis sent me an idea for the perfect Christmas gift for Akemi... She'd never wear it, but it would be worth it just for her reaction. Aliens among us?  Apparently…

November 2, 2020: We discuss Dark Matter’s spookiest episode! Snow Monkeys! And Stargate stuff!

A spooky ship!  Dead crewmembers!  Space Zombies!!! Join us TONIGHT at 5:30 p.m. ET when the gang at Orville Nation and I discuss Dark Matter's spookiest episode... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Axcn98gAvjo Come armed!  With questions! So, how was everyone's weekend?  What did you all get up to?  How are your respective fantasy football teams doing?  For my Snow…

September 3, 2020: More from the Stargate vault!

More from the Stargate vault... The Atlantis gate. Setting up the gate - White Sands, New Mexico. Fun in the sun with Jamil Walker-Smith and Brian J. Smith. Director Andy Mikita's On-set Brain Surgery TED Talk - "The Shrine" You get one trip through the gate.  Where are you going and who are you taking…

July 21, 2020: Answering YOUR questions!

Alrighty.  It's been forever since I've done one of these, so let's get to it.  Opening the mailbag... Egal writes: "A while back you tweeted that you gave your old stargate behind the scenes box to MGM.  Is there any news on that?" Answer: Apparently, a lot of the digital files I sent over were duplicates…

November 18, 2019: Crowning a champ and planning a tweet storm!

Well, there you go.  It was back and forth and, in the end, pretty darn close, but we finally have a winner in our Stargate: Universe Greatest Episode Tournament!  Twin Destinies takes the crown. Having hosted a tournament for each of the three Stargate shows - SG-1 (Window of Opportunity), Atlantis (Rising), and, now Universe…

November 9, 2019: Yet another take on Stargate’s future (but, really, it’s the same take)!

Well, here are the final results of our Stargate: Universe Greatest Episode Tournament - Season 1 Face-Off... Time advances to the semifinals.  But Air Part 1 and a couple of write-in candidates will be duking it out in the wild-card round later this week - so stay tuned! In the meantime, head on over to…

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…

Writers’ Rooms!

Writers’ Rooms!

Over the course of my almost 12 years of blogging, I've often made references to "the writers' room" as it's a crucial part of the production process.  But what, you may ask, is the purpose of "the writers' room"?  What goes on in this storied chamber? Well, simply put, "the writers' room" is a gathering…

Joseph Mallozzi’s Top 10 Funnest Episodes!

Joseph Mallozzi’s Top 10 Funnest Episodes!

Oh, sure.  As a viewer, your mileage may vary.  But, looking over the list of 100+ episodes of television on which I've been credited or co-credited as a writer, THESE were the ten I had the most fun writing... Honorable Mentions... The Ties That Bind/It's Good To Be King (Stargate SG-1) Yeah, it's always the way.…

Mailbag!

You have questions?  I have answers! Unending One writes: "Any rumblings on the Stargate front? I saw at the ComicCon panel they said the “wheels are turning”." Answer: Oh, I'm sure the wheels are turning and there are definitive plans to bring Stargate back for a fourth series.  What form said series will take remains…

March 4, 2018: Thank you, Stargate International Fans! Stargate A Besoin De Vous! Creating Destiny’s nexus controls!

Another day, another successful tweet-fest run-thru.  Here are the stats from yesterday's event... Although we had more contributors, we had fewer tweets and a smaller reach, but that can be attributed to a number of things: the lack of influencers, a few miscues, and, of course, soccer (aka football).  There were more than a few…

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…

February 25, 2018: SciFi Fandoms United!

Stargate was a fantastic 12-year experience for me.  I learned a lot from showrunners Brad Wright and Robert Cooper, the cast, the crew, and fandom. Among the greatest takeaways from my time on the show is this oft-repeated (by me) nugget: "Fans tune in for the hook, but they stay for the characters".  To that,…