Tuesday, August 28, 2007

Stargate Atlantis - Joseph Mallozzi's Blog Update Aug 28

From Joseph Mallolliz's blog update for August 28, 2007:


(Please follow the link for the complete blog update. There are photos at the site: Director Andy Mikita, Jason Momoa [as Ronon], Christopher Judge [Teal'c] and Gary Jones [Walter Harriman].)

Tuesday, August 28, 2007


The last time the production shot at Widgen was way back in SG-1’s fourth season on a little episode called Scorched Earth, the very first script Paul and I wrote for the show. According to legend, one of the actors refused to come out of their trailer until the bear that was stalking the grounds had left the area. In the end, it came down to a couple of P.A.’s who saved the day by chasing away the no-doubt adorable furball. Seriously, I wonder what that conversation must’ve been like. Martin Wood: “Hey, Spencer, we need you and Tim to wrangle the extras, get the guest star a script and, oh yeah, chase away that hungry predator.” Hmmm. According to the fine print on the spray I picked up, it repels mosquitoes, ticks, and something called “chiggers” (which, if I remember correctly, are surly forest-dwelling gnomes). It doesn’t say anything about bears. In fact, it’s quite possible that bears enjoy the taste of Raid.


Mailbag will return…hmmm, don’t really know when. I’ll be on location for the rest of the week and while I’ll probably be able to upload my entries and some pics and, hopefully, some vids, I probably won’t be getting around to answering any questions. So, for the time being, limit your comments to effusive praise and we’ll get back to questions this weekend.

Stargate Atlantis - Two Nominations for Gemini Awards

The 22nd annual Gemini Awards nominees were announced Tuesday, August 28, and Stargate Atlantis received two nominations. (The Gemini's are Canada's version of the US' Emmy Awards.) The nominations are:

Best Writing in a Dramatic Series

- Martin Gero
- Stargate Atlantis: McKay and Mrs. Miller

Best Visual Effects

- Mark Savela, Tom Brydon, Brenda Campbell, Debora Dunphy, Shannon Gurney, Andrew Karr, Todd Liddiard, Alec McClymont
- Stargate Atlantis: No Man's Land.

Congratulations to all the nominees!

For more information, please follow the link to the 22nd Annual Gemini Awards:


Stargate Atlantis - Amanda Tapping Audio Interview

From the Daily Telegraph (Australia):


A Chat with Amanda Tapping

Life After Stargate SG-1

She's played the same character for ten seasons and two films, now Stargate star Amanda Tapping chats to The Daily Telegraph about shooting the final scene of the films, working in Antarctica, dealing with a symbiotic relationship and what's coming up in the science fiction goddess's exciting schedule.


This is formatted in Adobe Flash Player 9, with photos and an eight-minute audio interview.