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,…

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 17, 2018: Stargate possibilities

I know, I know.  You're sitting there, re-reading yesterday's blog entry, thinking to yourself: "Surely rebooting the franchise wouldn't be that big a deal.  The longtime fans who invested so much in those 17 seasons of television history - the characters, the technology, the worlds created for SG-1, Atlantis, and Universe - would get over it.…

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…

October 12, 2017: How MGM Almost Saved Dark Matter – And How Close We Came to a Dark Matter/Stargate Crossover!

In truth, pretty damn close. So often, you'll hear stories long after the fact.  Like how Apple almost brought Stargate: SG-1 back for an iTunes exclusive 11th and final season.  Or how Canada's Space Channel attempted to save Stargate: Universe.  But in this case, the events are fairly recent  - a last ditch effort to…

August 18, 2017: Dark Matter and Stargate – the parallels!

Viewers tune in for the hook, but they stay for the characters.  It's a lesson I learned working on Stargate.  As much as fans enjoy the sense of adventure, the action, and the dazzling visual effects, it's the characters at the heart of each show that draw them back, week after week.  Whether it's SG-1, the…

August 6, 2017: Dark Matter Episodes 310 and 311!

ScreenSpy: "Holy twists, Batman. This episode had a little bit of everything—insight into Android’s creation was a given, but the glimpses into the crew’s past interactions really sealed this episode emotionally." SciFiMoviePage: "An excellent episode that answered a lot of question about the characters in the show." Geeksiders: And what did the AfterBuzz team have…